- Lots of people told me they loved my costume! That was so unexpected because I didn’t think Zombie Snow White would be much of a big deal, but evidently, it was. I guess if you think about it, the idea of taking a character who’s known for being sweet/innocent/pure and making her morbid/scary/dead is kind of cool.
- I had two fun nights in a row of dancing, drinking, and staying out late. Even though partying two nights in a row had me completely wiped out by Sunday, I still had a great time hanging out with my friends and celebrating one of my favorite holidays.
- If you ever want to know what it’s like to be a celebrity, dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween in Seoul. On Saturday night, my friend, Blythe, and I went to Hongdae (a big foreigner/party area in Seoul) to meet up with some of our friends. We went already dressed in our costumes which was a sure-fire way to get lots of attention from every Korean person we passed because 1) Koreans don’t celebrate Halloween, so seeing people in costume is not common for them and 2) Koreans love foreigners, so the fact that we were two foreigners dressed in Halloween costumes made them really excited. In fact, they were so excited, they proceeded to chase us around with their camera phones and ask to take pictures of us. Some didn’t even ask, they just started snapping away! It was so odd, yet funny to have random people chasing me down and asking to take their picture with me. Now I know what the people who dress in character at Disneyland feel like.
- Yesterday, my co-teacher and I threw a Halloween party for our 3rd grade students. Again, Koreans are not too familiar with Halloween, so my students were super excited to learn and celebrate a holiday that has to do with dressing up in costumes and getting an excessive amount of free candy.
How was your Halloween?