09 August 2006


"Reach for the moon, because if you don't make it you'll land among the stars."

Every month there is one Full Moon, or to be more exact, the full moon appears once every 29.53 days. When there are two Full Moons in a month, which occurs, on average, every 2.7 years, the second one is called a "Blue Moon". Because this happens rarely, it has resulted in the expression "once in a Blue Moon."

There are 8 phases of the Moon: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and Waning Crescent. This cycle is also known as lunation, but who really cares. There is always day and night. It is too common to be noticed. The Mid-Autumn Festival which celebrates abundance and family togetherness falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It's also a Full Moon, but this Full Moon is a lot different from the rest of the 11 Full Moons.

The deliverable actually is exactly the same, but the Full Moon in the eighth lunar month seems to be totally different. Common sense is not so common. The uncommon is all about information packaging.

Make a wish upon the next Blue Moon, and may it be granted.

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