Oktoberfest 2007

Last Saturday, Appu, his friends (Logen and Yathes) and I went for Oktoberfest at Malaysia-German Society Compound.

The activities includes beer drinking competition, group dancing, lucky draw etc. It was a lucky day for Logen as he won the second prize which is a gold ring with moonstone!


(from wikipedia)
The Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year.
The event traditionally takes place during the 16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1990, the schedule was modified in response to
German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3rd (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2nd and 18 days when it is October 1st. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese (Field [or meadow] of Therese), often called "d’ Wiesn" for short. Beer plays a central role in the fair, with every festival beginning with a keg of beer tapped by the Mayor of Munich who declares "O'zapft is!" (Bavarian: "It’s tapped!"). A special Oktoberfest beer is brewed for the occasion, which is slightly darker and stronger, in both taste and alcohol. It is served in a one-liter-tankard called Maß. The first mass is served to the Bavarian Prime Minister. Only local Munich breweries are allowed to serve this beer in a Bierzelt, a beer tent which is large enough for thousands.
Visitors also consume large quantities of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as
sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut, along with such Bavarian delicacies as roast ox tails.



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C,  October 24, 2007 at 4:57 AM  

The curse of the chinaman on spooly after a few drinks...

Look forward to eat some of your food when we're in penang. Can I chup what i want to try ? I better chup first before big sista comes up with her demands. Your chocolate cake and the thai porky dish and appu's porky dish...You're certainly cooking up a storm... the moms and popo are certainly very proud.

Shubie Mohan October 24, 2007 at 2:29 PM  

Thanks Joyce.. Your comments very encouraging..
Of course I'll cook and bake for you..but the tau-yu bak you have to ask Appu to make it..
I've already have a restaurant in mind to bring all of you this Dec... Can't wait!

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