祝福大家中秋節快樂 – Happy Zhong Qiu Jie to all those celebrating

祝福大家中秋節快樂 - Happy Mid Autumn Festival
祝福大家中秋節快樂 – Happy Mid Autumn Festival

祝福大家中秋節快樂 – Happy Zhong Qiu Jie to all those celebrating.

Celebrated in Vietnam and China the Mid Autumn Festival is also marked in Korea as Chuseok. Chuseok is a Korean version of the Harvest Festival and lasts three days. The traffic in Seoul during the Chuseok has to be experienced to be believed. My wife spent three hours in a stationary bus one year. Or so it felt.

Anyhow when ever or however you are celebrating enjoy. Especially the Korean Red Bean Sweets!

Sunglasses Day – Help New Eyes for the Needy support people on low incomes who have eye problems in the USA and developing nations.


New Eyes for the Needy
New Eyes for the Needy
Tomorrow my calendar told me this morning is Sunglasses Day.

No I’d never heard of it either. But on checking out the various web sites of “New Eyes for the Needy ” I discover it is one of those brilliant ideas which pretty much all of us can help support.

Without going into horrendous detail New Eyes for the Needy “accepts plastic eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses in good condition; metal eyeglasses in any condition; pairs of prescription lenses. U.S. shipping address is supplied. Eyeglasses in good condition are sent to medical missions and international charitable organizations for distribution to the poor in developing nations, like Bolivia, China, Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Philippines and Thailand. They also accept unwanted watches, silver and gold jewelry; costume jewelry; silverware and giftware; dentures with gold inlays and hearing aids. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used to purchase new eyeglasses for poor U.S. residents.”

What is there not to like?

You can donate your old spectacles here.

Thanks in advance.

By the way if you do wear glasses it would be great if you could take part in our recent poll.