Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Eileen Luo For the Chinese people, mooncakes are a staple of autumn. They’re traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held annually in September or October on the full moon. The sweet, round pastries have thick, tender skins and are typically filled with red bean or lotus seed paste. Usually, the Chinese characters for "longevity" or "harmony" are imprinted on top. Some mooncakes also have one or two salted yolks hidden inside.
Written by CAPA-JRC reporters Evelyn Shue and Claire Yu In August of 2018, Crazy Rich Asians, a movie with a fully Asian main cast that starred Constance Wu as Rachel Chu and Henry Golding as Nick Young, was released. The film chronicled a Chinese-American professor's trip to Singapore with her boyfriend, where she found out that he was the heir of an elite wealthy family. Crazy Rich Asians was an enormous success at the box-office; as the highest grossing romantic comedy of