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baby and meat, mid-autumn complete

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 14 September 2008 in People & Portrait.

Braving the torrential downpour that hit us today, we fought floods of people at the supermarket to put a bit of food into our fridge in case the rain gets worse as the week wears on. The biggest tradition of Mid-Autumn Festival is actually the grilling that is done by every person on the island (I swear) the evening of the festival. Everyone buys cheap, disposable grills, then goes to the grocery store and gets bags of meat, tofu, fish, squid, vegetables, really, anything you can put in sauce (seen here) from huge tubs, then goes home and grills it. The end. Funny thing is, this 'tradition' actually only started twenty years ago or so and <a href="http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2008/09/13/2003423097">came out of an ad campaign for soy sauce</a>. Go figure. The government is trying to dissuade people from doing it now because it spews so much carbon dioxide into the air. Go figure.

Canon PowerShot SD400 1/100 second F/2.8 6 mm

Canon PowerShot SD400
1/100 second
F/2.8
6 mm

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