ASC Celebrates Month of the Moon
Ryan Szeto '14
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival flaunts food
Lately, the moon has been shining unusually brightly in the sky. Why? The Moon Festival (or Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival), which celebrates the autumnal equinox as a time to reconnect with relatives and to enjoy China’s rich history, occurs between September 19-21. Some families, including my own, gathered together at the eldest relative's house for an enormous banquet, where long forgotten family members reunited and rejoiced in the presence of the largest and brightest moon of the year. Senior Timothy Chong ‘14 exclaimed, "My entire family saves this date so that we head out to have a wonderfully extravagant dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant!" No Moon Festival is complete without the always delicious Moon Cakes. These sweet delights represent a number of things, including re- union, life, prosperity, and the moon itself. Trevor Lee '14 said, "The Moon Cakes are undoubtedly my favorite part of the festival. They are a great way to bring this celebration to a rich, delicious end."
“In all the years that I’ve been cheering for ASC at Treasure Island, this was by far the most exciting and entertaining dragon boat season yet.” - ASC moderator Jeffrey Noblejas. On September 15th, I captained 20 fellow members of ASC to a 12th place finish against the best high school dragon boat teams in the Bay Area, which included Galileo, Mission, Washington, Lowell, and Lincoln. Coming right off of our sixth practice, we had no idea how our team would fare against other boats that had been practicing for months on end. Drummer Nicole Arima ‘15 said, “even though we seemed outmatched, our hardheaded determination carried us into the second highest bracket and handed us extraordinary victories.” Additionally, Coach Curtis Wong stated, “This was definitely the most powerful group of students that I have ever had the plea- sure of coaching. Their discipline and motivation makes me excited to coach these extraordinary youngsters again in 2014.”
SI Dragon Boat racers enjoy their event
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