1 Nov 2022 – Tour De France
Sun: SIN is making history being the 1st SE-AsianCountry to host a Tour De France this weekend. Those attending, take care to be safe and to all do take note of road closures and bus services affected.
~150+killed + many more injuries after ppl were crushed in a large Halloween crowd in Seoul last night; one of the deadliest peacetime accidents in South Korea’s recent history. Prayers are out to all affected – pix downloaded from NY-Post&WeiBo.
That is what I would call a real horror – vivid memories from a crowd in SIN 1964 at the old Odeon cinema with either CliffRichard or HayleyMills here in person; was there being pushed and fell which was probably one of the most terrifying moments I can remember.
Mon: Happy Halloween to all marking&celebrating, but most celebrations were probably done over last weekend. Downloaded yummy&healthy snacks/above pix probably not too popular with the kids.
At this stage in life all these downloaded sweet TrickOrTreats pix are not healthy snacks, but fun-food-art to prepare are not too appealing to the taste-buds nowadays, only a bite is more than enough no matter how pretty&tempting they may look.
1985: 1st Halloween LongBeach,CA/USA, May, then a 1stGrader dressed as a mouse was afraid to knock the door at the 1st-house TrickOrTreating and was given her 1st large bar of Hershey-Chocolate when she quickly got the hang of it. Still remember vividly the expression on her face when she got the chocolate. 1987: LB,CA/USA with a tiger,pumpkin,devil/home-sewn-costumes.
2012: Ancient Origins of Halloween & Jack-o-Lanterns, Talks & PowerPoint Presentation to Irmo Elementary School/Mrs Paddock’s 4th Grade Gifted Class, Irmo,SC/USA.
The origins of Halloween actually dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Also known as AllHallowTide, GhostFestival, DiaDeLosMuertos, Totensonntag, Hop-tu-Naa, CalanGaeaf, Allantide, etc is a day for remembering those departed from this world. https://amylamsg.com/presentations/
2012: Gator’s, the family dog last Halloween, the last year@Avalon-subdivision as the house burnt down on 20Sep2013 and was also the last Halloween I celebrated in USA.
One of my favourite glow in the dark costumes over the years from #3&5 https://amylamsg.com/2012/11/01/a-cold-clear-night/
Edited: Halloween2022, SC/USA – appreciations for belated pix from 1st-born of #2,3,4+Zuno and this year their costumes are befitting to the nick-name by Carmel as the Viking Grandchildren – hahaha!
31Oct2022: WorldOmeter of COVID-19 deaths are as follow:
SC/USA/pop ~5+mil in an area of ~82, 932km² – 18,527
Norway/pop ~5.3+mil in an area of ~365,268km² – 4,208
Tue: Happy All Saints Day. Hello November and hopefully will see some Fall colours this year, last seen was 2019! To artistic&creative ppl, do make colourful&informative International calendars like this for where ever you are located to mark your own special days.
3 Nov – Happy Bday AiLing
13Nov – Happy Bday YeeFun/NZ
15Nov – Happy Bday Chris/CC
17Nov – Happy Bday ChristopherLAM
19Nov – Happy Bday Yulis
25Nov – Happy Thanksgiving
27Nov – Happy Bday DaisyC
29Nov – Happy Bday 15thBday JohnW
30Nov – Happy Bday Chai & MerleY