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Nov '09

Halloween In China!


Halloween isn’t exactly celebrated in China… at least not the way we celebrate it back home… there is no trick or treating and hardly any costumes to be seen anywhere in public but there are a couple pretty cool Halloween parties around and that’s where we headed on the 31st! I was pressed for time but managed to bring back my Thailand hippy costume, with a new white wig made from a mop!

My friend Helena and I

My friend Helena and I

The look on the store owners face when I bought the mop then began cutting off the pieces in front of him was priceless!

New fashion statement?

New fashion statement?

Before the party my friend Li and I stopped off to meet some friends who were playing Mah Jong and I got the basics of how to play. The table was fully automated and it was really cool. After each hand the center would rise up and they could push the tiles into the whole, then little trap doors would rise up and new tiles that were pre shuffled and perfectly aligned were ready to go, all in a matter of seconds.

Mah Jong played for money

Mah Jong played for money

I was strictly with my Chinese friends this night so it wasn’t much of a surprise when I arrived at the club to see that I was the only one in the group that dressed up, but there were a good number of costumes around and it was decorated really awesomely. Robotic spiders dropped from the ceiling, screams were played over the music, smoke filled the room to create suspense, and there was even some severed body parts lying around!

Need a hand? ;)

Need a hand? ;)

There was a bunch of pole dancing going on, and I got really pumped when the YMCA played.

the M of ymca

the M of ymca

At the stroke of midnight a lot of cool performances happened, there was a witch singing a song, and some creepy looking dancers too.

Beautiful voice... for a witch

Beautiful voice... for a witch

Awesome dancers

Awesome dancers

Bartenders were also juggling alcohol that was on fire! The picture didn’t turn out too well but I decided to add it to show the awesome pirate flag!

Pirates are awesome.

Pirates are awesome.

There was a few different costume props floating around that my friends didn’t mind trying on to get into the spirit!

Witch!!

Witch!!

AHHHH

AHHHH

We all got pretty drunk and somehow I ended up losing my cheap sunglasses and forgetting my wig! It dawned on me the same thing happened in Thailand at the hippie party! This is now officially a hippy costume tradition.

Luckily someone handed me a new wig! Bright blue fro’s are so in!

Blueberry head

Blueberry head

After a night of dancing and fun we worked up a big appetite and headed to the local hotpot for some deliciousness. The fried dumplings were pretty phenomenal and much better than the steamed ones.

Halloween is awesome!!

Peace!

Peace!

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