Saturday, October 29, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Had an early Halloween party, since some of us would be leaving for Montreal soon for the Chest conference.
This was something we started in medical school. Mainly because we never celebrated this in Malaysia, and you could never find beautiful, big pumpkins there. So this became a tradition for my friends and I. Halloween get-together every year, with a pumpkin carving session.

It was a great night. About 24 people, mostly from home, Singapore, others from Germany, US and Thailand. It was nice to get everyone together again. Though we're so far from home, it's nice to have an extended family here. I'm thankful for the friends I've made here, though some will leave for good in the next year.

After the parties, we usually keep the pumpkins outside for a week or so, and I light up the tealight candles at night. The problem is, those things are damn kid-magnets. We learnt this the hard way last year, when my housemate and I were postcall and tired, just chilling and watching TV, when kids came a-knocking.

"Trick or treat!"

We had conveniently forgotten it was October 31st. TS had ONE Snickers bar and I had some Miller Lite in the fridge. And for the moment, he comtemplated giving 3 kids ONE miserable bar to share. Me, I wondered if they'd appreciate beer.

But no. We sent them away (in retrospect, I know now it's acceptable to give money in place of candy). And watched TV the rest of the night with the lights off and windows shut. And so, this year I havea stash of diabetes-inducing sweets; job security for an endocrinologist, muahahaha.

Halloween 2003

Halloween 2004


Blogger YeePei said...

There are more people now... your extended family away from home is getting bigger. Heehee.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous simmie said...

Give money in place of candy? Wow, that's a lot of moolah to give away! Best to have lots of small change handy.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Ah.. so heart warming.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute... you say you have a stash of sweets for the kids this year? Aren't you going away? Who will give out candy to the poor, hungry kids on Halloween?


9:39 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Well. Maybe I can leave candy outside? or have someone hang out here to give out candy like what you did last year?
Good luck in your boards, BTW.

10:45 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.22
jordan shoes, louis vuitton handbags, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, ugg boots clearance, christian louboutin, replica watches, cheap uggs, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, rolex watches, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, air max, michael kors outlet online sale, chanel handbags, nike shoes, uggs outlet, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses cheap, michael kors outlet, gucci outlet, ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet stores, tory burch outlet, longchamp handbags, oakley sunglasses, nike free, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, kate spade outlet, ugg outlet, uggs, longchamp handbags, burberry outlet, polo ralph lauren, air max, louboutin, burberry outlet, louboutin outlet, prada outlet, tiffany and co

12:46 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ray ban pas cher, air max, new balance pas cher, sac guess, kate spade handbags, nike roshe run pas cher, true religion outlet, coach outlet, converse pas cher, nike free pas cher, nike blazer, michael kors outlet, nike roshe, coach factory outlet, polo lacoste, louboutin, true religion jeans, michael kors pas cher, nike free, sac burberry, coach outlet store online, nike air max, timberland, air jordan, lululemon outlet online, hollister, north face, coach purses, air max pas cher, longchamp, ralph lauren, abercrombie and fitch, hogan outlet, hollister, vanessa bruno, north face, oakley pas cher, sac hermes, michael kors uk, true religion outlet, mulberry, ray ban sunglasses, nike air force, nike tn, air max, sac longchamp pas cher, michael kors, true religion jeans, polo ralph lauren, vans pas cher, ray ban sunglasses

12:48 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

hollister, north face outlet, louboutin, nike huaraches, hollister clothing store, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, baseball bats, chi flat iron, timberland boots, soccer shoes, converse shoes, bottega veneta, mont blanc, p90x, jimmy choo outlet, nike roshe run, vans shoes, herve leger, abercrombie, iphone cases, oakley, ralph lauren, wedding dresses, instyler, nike trainers, vans, mcm handbags, north face jackets, birkin bag, air max, insanity workout, beats by dre, babyliss pro, celine handbags, ferragamo shoes, converse, asics running shoes, mac cosmetics, nfl jerseys, ghd, ray ban, abercrombie and fitch, valentino shoes, longchamp, new balance shoes, air max, gucci, giuseppe zanotti, soccer jerseys, ray ban sunglasses

12:50 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ugg, toms shoes, moncler, ugg, michael kors outlet online, sac lancel, karen millen, marc jacobs, montre homme, michael kors outlet, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, doke gabbana, rolex watches, sac louis vuitton, canada goose, canada goose outlet, moncler, moncler, sac louis vuitton, canada goose, links of london, louis vuitton uk, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, wedding dresses, hollister, moncler, pandora jewelry, moncler, barbour, juicy couture, ugg boots, canada goose, moncler, pandora charms, coach outlet store online, canada goose jackets, canada goose uk, ugg, swarovski crystal, moncler outlet, michael kors handbags, canada goose, supra shoes, moncler, louis vuitton, swarovski, barbour
ninest123 10.22

12:51 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home