Monday, November 01, 2004


since when do singaporeans celebrate halloween? i mean, sure, just about everyone has at least an inkling of what halloween is, but when was the last time YOU went trick or treating. frankly if you actually have an answer to that, in all likelihood, you don't even live here. here. on our little island in asia that has absolutely no basis whatsoever for celebrating halloween. hell what's halloween supposed to be in recognition of anyway? the days of the witch hunts in american south? the days when the women who were accused of being witches had hot needles inserted underneath their fingernails, their nipples clamped and ripped off, their vaginas torn open? to celebrate the burning alive of these women at the stake with their wombs being sliced open and their unborn fetuses being torn out to save them from being "tainted by the devil"? wow. round of applause.

ok i'm not saying its wrong to celebrate halloween. i mean there might be a perfectly good reason to celebrate it. but then again, there might not. the question i do want to ask here is how is it that there are many singaporeans who only know the mid autumn festival's arriving when mooncake brochures start appearing in the mail, but can pinpoint the exact date of a supposed ' all american' festival like halloween and even recite their plans on what they'll do, where they'll go, what they're going to wear?

ok i'll admit it, i'm not too sure what i'm trying to prove here sounding like an old fuddy duddy. its just when you walk down orchard road and see start seeing people in pointy hats and shimmery frocks with wings strapped to their backs, well you've got to say something.

Why can't Boy Ghosts make babies?? A: Because they have Hollow-Weenies!