Announcing a new Meetup for The Seattle Asian Professionals Meetup Group!
What: Chinese Autumn Moon Festival -- A day early October 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
When: October 2,[masked]:30 PM
1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Chinese Moon Festival: This is an important Chinese holiday. Families and friends get together on this autumn day when the moon is at its fullest of the year. We celebrate it with good food, autumn fruits and moon cakes. There are many folklores connected to this holiday.
I will share one with everyone:
At one time, there were 10 suns. The weather was unbearably hot, the rivers dried up and nothing can grow under the sun(s). So, the king announced that whoever can shoot down the suns will marry his only daughter and be the king's successor.
One man that was said to be the archer in the land took on this task. He did succeed to shoot down 9 of the 10 suns but ran out of arrows.
With only one sun, the weather is great, the harvest is greater. The archer did marry the princess and became the king.
But, the new king became so conceited. He only celebrated his own success and ignored his duties of governing the country. He even ordered his people to look for the magic pill that will make him live forever.
And, the pill was found. The princess realizing how conceited and errogant her husband had become, took the pill and swallowed it herself. Immediately after swalloing the magic pill of eternity, she started to fly towards the moon and had lived there ever since.
Well, when the American astronauts went to the moon in 1963. They were told to look for the princess. But, the astranauts did not find her. However, the astronauts were only there for a couple hours and they did not search the enitre moon for her!!!!!!!
Come and celebrate this holiday with your friends at the Meetup. The following is our reservation at Salty's, Alki Beach, West Seattle. Many people asked me why not have this in a Chinese restaurant. Well, Salty's has a wonderful view of the moon's reflection on the water. This is the favorite spot (upon the water) for Chinese to celebrate this holiday. I will post another stories I know next week.
---- Original Message -----
From: "Salty's on Alki Reservations" <[address removed]>
To: "Vivian Hauer" <[address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01,[masked]:19 PM
Subject: Your Salty's on Alki Reservation Confirmation
> Dear Vivian,
> Your OpenTable reservation is confirmed at Salty's on Alki.
> Salty's on Alki
> 1936 Harbor Ave. SW
> Seattle, WA 98126
> Cross Street: West Seattle Bridge
Learn more here:http://asianpros.meetup.com/31/calendar/11374129/