Happy Qi Xi! (or "Ngày mưa ngâu", or Tanabata or Chilseok!)

Discussion in 'Eastern Religions and Philosophies' started by seattlegal, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Seattlegal-san!

    Tanabata Matsuri ni tsuite, yoku tanoshinde kudasai!!!

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  3. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Thanks Nick! :)

    (I wish I can find some sakura (cherry-blossom) ice cream!)
     
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    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I have ever seen sakura ice cream. I have had green tea sherbert -- quite good, actually.
     
  5. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Well, here's a picture of cherry blossom and green tea soft ice cream swirled together.
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    Now I've got to find it. (I can easily find green tea ice cream, but not cherry blossom! I can't even find sakura extract so I can make my own!)
     
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    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is very cool! (Pun intended.) Did you get that at a Japanese neighborhood store in Seattle? I have been to the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles many times, and I do not think I have ever seen that in Little Tokyo.
     
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    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    I got this image from the web. I haven't been able to find any sakura ice cream in my area. Lots of red bean ice cream, lots of green tea ice cream, but no sakura. :(
     
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    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Okay, let's give up on the sakura ice cream. Red bean ice cream? Have you tried natto (Japanese fermented beans)? They say that natto is sticky, stringy, and stinky. (You have to develop a taste for it....)
     
  9. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Nuh-uh. I won't give up on sakura ice cream.
    Sure. Have you tried the Vietnamese red bean rainbow on ice drink? It's really good.
    Haven't tried it. I'm really not into soy.
     
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    nativeastral fluffy future

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    'The great mother in the heavens was enraged that her youngest daughter, the one whose special job is was to weave the clouds, had been tricked into marriage by a mortal. Pulling out a hairpin, she cut a swathe in the sky that became the Milky Way. She swooped to earth and grabbed the happy family and threw them into the skies. The heavenly goddess threw her daughter to one side of the Milky Way (the star Vega) and the peasant boy on the other side (the star Altair) with his two children (Altair’s two neighbor stars).'

    l love hearing about other festivals from around the world, particularly if they are astronomically inspired; didn't realise vega used to be the celestial north pole and will be again in thousands of years time.
     

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