Monday Montage: Halloween and Dinosaurs

This past week two things were pretty cool here in Phuket, Halloween and a Dinosaur Carnival!

Things pop up here in Phuket that seem to appear from nowhere and seem to have no reason for being there. A good example of this would be the Dinosaur carnival that was taking up most of the Tesco parking lot in Kathu, Phuket recently. Apparently massive replicas of dinosaurs and carnival rides are a perfect way to get people to shop at your huge clearance sale. Pretty cool really. The only problem is that you had to spend 300 baht ($10 US) in the store in order to get tickets for the games (which normally cost about 20 baht at other carnivals). So I guess the little carnival did get me to shop at their clearance sale. Dammit, I fell for it.

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Random dinosaur fair in a Tesco parking lot.
Unfortunately the funnel cakes and other carnival treats were just signs, I was so bummed! Under those signs were Thai snacks, Papaya salad, and clearance clothing.
Unfortunately the funnel cakes and other carnival treats were just signs, I was so bummed! Under those signs were Thai snacks, Papaya salad, and clearance clothing. Poop.

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Z and the T-Rex.
Z and the T-Rex.
Z with the anklyosaur.
Z with the ankylosaur. Also the music was very loud as you can tell from Z’s pose. One of my main gripes about Thailand is that the music at events/bars/restaurants is always at a deafening level. Rant over now. 🙂

And now onto our Halloween shenanigans!

Halloween is not a holiday that is widely celebrated here in Thailand. The stores will sell some Halloween supplies like face paint, a small choice of costumes,  and fake blood. There is no trick-or-treating (so sad!), but most schools will have a party for the students and some bars are catching on that adults want to dress up and drink.

Last year I threw a party for Z and her friends for Halloween, this year I was just too worried about not being fully well from my surgery that one of my lovely friends took it on and I just helped with the crafts and decorations. (Thanks,  Jo!). It turned out to be so fun for the kiddos. Z also had a party at her school that was fantastic, so pretty much Z got double the fun and double the candy (hooray for parent taxes!).  Z was an adorable fairy if I do say so myself. Which I do I guess, as I am the one writing this… Anyways, onto the pictures!

Z bobbing for apples at her school party... she did pretty good!
Z bobbing for apples at her school party… she did pretty good!
She got one! Also, it was incredibly hot this day. All of us were pouring sweat. What a different experience than when I was a kid and I was always upset that I had to cover up my costume with a coat!
She got one! On a completely different note, it was incredibly hot this day. All of us were pouring sweat. What a different experience than when I was a kid and I was always upset that I had to cover up my costume with a coat!
Me handing out candy at the party at Jo's. All the kids got to trick-or-treat at different doors in their houses.
Handing out candy at the party at Jo’s. All the kids got to trick-or-treat at different doors in their houses. This is the only way we have found to trick-or-treat here so far,

 

Chad and I dressed up and went out for the night! I put some spider temporary tattoos all over my face arms and neck. Chads costume ="Punk is dead".
Chad and I dressed up and went out for the night! I put some spider temporary tattoos all over my face arms and neck. Chad’s costume =”Punk is dead”. Not bad for quick and unprepared costumes.

What did you do for Halloween? Did you get any Reese’s peanut butter cups? Want to mail them to me??? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

 

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