Monday, November 3, 2008

Tricker Tricker

Warning: this post includes an obscene amount of pictures

This last weekend was Halloween all over the world. Everyone celebrates there version a bit differently. In Spain and Mexico they call it "Dia De Los Muertos ", the Day of the dead. Here In Taiwan they have a month called ghost month which usually is as close as they get to Halloween. But this year in at Berhan we had our selfs a (sorta) real American Halloween.

I took it upon myself to plan 2 separate events at the school this year.( What was I thinking?) The first was for all the morning classes, these included Morning Kindergarten and Kindergarten Basic Reading. While I was trying to teach the kids about tricker treating though-out the week I would ask ever so often, " what do you say when we go up to the door?", most of the time the response was "Tricker, Tricker". It was pretty much one of the cutest things ever.

When the day came I was excited to dress up, but I also wanted to see what the kids would come as, because for the majority of them this would be there first American Styled Halloween. Most of the kids were excited to do something new, and get candy, but for one sad looking pumpkin it was a troubling event. Sharleen to put it nicely looked out of it the whole day. While others got in to there costumes, she walked around aimlessly probably wondering why people insisted having pictures taken with her. I didn't see her smile once the whole day the poor kid.

The Afternoon kids had a fun time too. But they just weren't as cute as the younger kids.

( he didn't have costume when he came to school and told his teacher he wanted one. She pulled out a balloon and told him he was fat man. It would have worked too but he kept on stroking it and laying his hands on it in a rather maternal way. So he turned out that he ended up just being a pregnant man. It was hilarious.)

It was exhausting affair, and after a whole day scheduled Halloween Fun the teachers went out to Karaoke. We had fun with the random English songs that were available, and the crazy music videos that went along with most of them.

This was an Asian version of "Yellow Submarine" it was so funny.

I had a blast, but at the end of the day I was just happy to not be a cat any more.


Audrey & Adam Cottam said...

Jess, You sure are a hot Lion! Happy Halloween! P.S. I Have your election Ballot at my place!

Sara said...

I'm laughing hysterically at the pregnant man are hilarious. I love your lion long did it take to get that mane of yours back to normal?