Reasons to cancel Halloween

The Halloween House of Horrors cancellation is just a lot of hot air. The CEO of Wildlife Reserves is a terribly misunderstood woman. I think she was just trying to bring everything back to a simpler time, when most of the natives in Singapore never even heard of this festive event known as Halloween.

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Kai’s first Halloween

I’ve never celebrated Halloween till now, and because of that, we went completely overboard with the decorations for our apartment – we spent most of the week cutting out construction paper from templates we obtained either online or from the venerable Martha Stewart.

Most of the enthusiasm, planning and execution was supplied by Naomi, while the grumbling and begrudging was performed solely by me.

It all became worth it when this morning Kai woke up and I brought him into the living room. He stared at every single piece of decoration we put up, quietly going from pumpkin to witch and back again, for the better part of half an hour before it was time for his breakfast.

We are going to get used to this.

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Halloween en blocked

Pollinated Jake

No, the yellow stains on Jake wasn’t because we were dressing him up for tricks or treats. Neither did he soil himself.

The stains are from him brushing up against pollen from a bouquet of lilies. So, if you buy a bunch of these flowers and put them in a vase because you think they look and smell nice, it’s useful to remove the whatsits that hold the pollen, even if you don’t have a cat that tries to spread the stuff all over himself and the house.

As far as Halloween is concerned, no-one turned up at our door this year, even after we took the trouble of fixing the doorbell and buying a bunch of candy (ok, one bag) from the supermarket. I dunno. Maybe the kids are taking a leaf out of adults’ blaming en-bloc for everything: “Haiyah, en bloc already lah, you think they’ll fix the lift?”; “Haiyah, en bloc already lah, you think they’ll have candy for trick or treat?”

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