I LOVE Halloween! It’s been my favourite ‘holiday’ since I was a child. We don’t really celebrate All Hallows Eve back home, but every other year someone would have a dress up party.
Growing up I had a best friend Marieke, she re-immigrated to Namibia at the wee little age of 8. Thankfully she brought the air of Halloween with her and organised a few parties over the years. Her parents were pretty awesome about having a group of random kiddies spooking up their house and yard.
So of course growing I always loved the spooky and the supernatural. After moving to South Africa I was super excited to get to do more for Halloween, unfortunately this did not actually happen. Some clubs have parties for, but in general it is just an excuse for some girls to dress skankier than usual and everyone thinks an alice-band of bunny ears makes a costume.
You can imagine that the idea of moving to HK and hopefully having somewhere that enjoys Halloween even a little more than Africa does, was extremely exciting. I was both disappointed and not disappointed.
Hong Kong definitely enjoys dressing up and all the fun decorations for Halloween. But its not always very easy to find parties. We had decided that what ever we did it would entail getting all
dressed up.We saw the shops start putting up deco and then start selling deco. It was really fun to watch the stores slowly get ready for the final week of hectic shopping before Halloween. I found two small shops selling lots of awesome stuff, my sister Lu would have loved the stores! Every time I was shopping all I thought of was buying the stuff for her but then practicality set in and I remembered how difficult it is to get stuff home. Thankfully!
A few malls also had some Halloween fun, we tried to go to a ‘Horror Tunnel’ and stood in line for about 2 hours but then decided it was too long.
Also it had large play spiders which were like creatures from my worst nightmares, so I must admit to being glad that we didnt have to walk through and under them.
S and I went shopping and found this cool shop near us that sold tons and tons of costumes. I really do mean tons. They also sold fake blood,teeth, masks, capes,wings etc. Basically anything you could want for a great costume. We may have spent more money there than what we had intended, oooops!
All Hallows Eve:
I had to work today, which really sucked but I must say seeing the kids get dressed up for the past few days was pretty fun. I got home around half six and decided to chill, then chill some more and oops a little more, hehe…. We helped A with her outfit and then I finally decided what was going to wear.
MT had a party at Red bar, well I say party loosely. We pretty much had to supply our own booze and food and well everything. S and I decided to go because Emma had asked me to so I wanted to see her in her
costume and we wanted to support our new roomie A. So off we went through Mong kok, apparently causing quite a stir as very few people had dressed up on our side. by the time we hit the MTR and got to about TST there were a few other costumed people about. Finding Red Bar was a mission! We then only stayed for like 20 minutes before boredom took hold. We walked really fast for the MTR because we wanted to make to Wan Chai before the trains stopped.
Wan Chai was great! Unfortunately the guys got drunk and gross and so we didn’t stay too late. We ended up leaving at about 3am where we found our roomie needing to get home. Luckily for her friends we were headed home so we found a green bus that went to Mong Kok and S was on stop duty while I was on waking A duty.