Dienstag, 13. August 2013

QiXi Festival

Today is QiXi Jie (aka „Chinese Valentine’s Day”) – based on a legend: 

A young cowherd, hence Niulang (Chinese: 牛郎; literally "cowherd"), came across a beautiful girl--Zhinü (simplified Chinese: 织女; traditional Chinese: 織女; literally "weavergirl"), the seventh daughter of the Goddess, who had just escaped from boring heaven to look for fun. Zhinü soon fell in love with Niulang, and they got married without the knowledge of the Goddess. Zhinü proved to be a wonderful wife, and Niulang to be a good husband. They lived happily and had two children. But the Goddess of Heaven (or in some versions, Zhinü's mother) found out that Zhinü, a fairy girl, had married a mere mortal. The Goddess was furious and ordered Zhinü to return to heaven. (Alternatively, the Goddess forced the fairy back to her former duty of weaving colorful clouds, a task she neglected while living on earth with a mortal.) On Earth, Niulang was very upset that his wife had disappeared. Suddenly, his ox began to talk, telling him that if he killed it and put on its hide, he would be able to go up to Heaven to find his wife. Crying bitterly, he killed the ox, put on the skin, and carried his two beloved children off to Heaven to find Zhinü. The Goddess discovered this and was very angry. Taking out her hairpin, the Goddess scratched a wide river in the sky to separate the two lovers forever, thus forming the Milky Way between Altair and Vega. Zhinü must sit forever on one side of the river, sadly weaving on her loom, while Niulang watches her from afar while taking care of their two children (his flanking stars β and γ Aquilae or by their Chinese names Hè Gu 1 and Hè Gu 3). But once a year all the magpies in the world would take pity on them and fly up into heaven to form a bridge (鹊桥, "the bridge of magpies", Que Qiao) over the star Deneb in the Cygnus constellation so the lovers may be together for a single night, which is the seventh night of the seventh moon. Source: Wikipedia
Is a very romantic but sad story – and today, I just feels so strange… Last year and then this year… So many things and people can change within 365 day… ;( But I think I have to get myself use to this being “alone” again... *lol* I couldn’t even talk to qq today as it just feels award and weird today… or we just pretend that we both don’t know what date today is… anyway, I am just glad that this day will be over soon >.<
Strange isn’t it? When you are together – you wish that there could be V-Day everyday – to show the world around you how much you love and can’t live without each-other… but once this happiness is “over” – this day is not that much fun at all… It just reminds you your current “status”…

Anyway, no one can predict the future – maybe next year I might look forward to XiQi Festival again? *hahaha*
Lisa xoxo

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