For most of us in Asia, Halloween is just an occasion for people to dress up as fairies, ghouls, superheroes and the likes; when they will carve a scary looking pumpkin and go trick or treating in the neighborhood. In fact, one of my earliest exposure to Halloween was when I was watching ET when I was about five or six!
Although pumpkin carving is not as common in Singapore, in recent years, Halloween had been a great reason for a good night out! This year was the first time that my friends and I are celebrating Halloween; and boy, was the crowd crazy! Clarke Quay was just a melting pot of cultures with locals and tourists alike mingling in the crowds. It was definitely an eye opener as there were so many different costumes out there; Other than what was mentioned in my title, there were Beefeaters (yes, there was that huge, furry hat), Grecian Goddesses, Harajuku Girls, a walking toilet bowl complete with a seat, bloody Valentine killers with big gas masks and Zombie brides!
My friends weren't too bad, costume wise; Yina had a zipper attached beneath her eyelid with eyelash glue and she looks bloody, and really gory. Thinking about her eye is giving me the creeps right now actually; Priscilla used her nursing uniform from school; and she looks like a psycho nurse on the loose complete with a syringe filled with fake blood. There were wounded soldier, mad scientist, hot Milkmaid, a sad, broken doll and on top of that; my friends and I were pretty impressed with the bartender in that Geisha getup!
Although the crowd was insane, and there were hardly room for you to move (much less dance) on the dancefloor; it was certainly a great night out. Throughout the night, I had to catch myself from uttering; "Can't wait for next year's!" as I wouldn't be here; and that thought was definitely pretty depressing. Nevertheless, I am going to remain upbeat! I mean, there will definitely be other occasions! Deepavali anyone?! Heh;p
Have a great week ahead everyone, xx