Present&Past Halloweens

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.

https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/seoul-south-korea-halloween-deaths/index.html

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/

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween

The tradition of carving pumpkins began in Ireland in the 18th century. The Irish carved turnips and placed lights in their windows to keep away roaming spirits on Halloween night. When Irish immigrants came to N-America, they found that turnips were less common, so they substituted pumpkins for their Halloween tradition.

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:

SIN/pop ~5.6+mil in an area of ~721km²  – 1,674
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.

2  Nov – Happy Bdays HongSze & JohnK/Ireland
3  Nov – Happy Bday AiLing
10Nov – Happy Bday Sam/CC
13Nov – Happy Bday YeeFun/NZ
15Nov – Happy Bday Chris/CC
17Nov – Happy Bday ChristopherLAM
19Nov – Happy Bday Yulis
21Nov – Happy Bday Annie
25Nov – Happy Thanksgiving
27Nov – Happy Bday DaisyC
29Nov – Happy Bday 15thBday JohnW
30Nov – Happy Bday ChaiMerleY
Wed: Happy 75thBday to HS and tkx for dinner.