I grew up knowing almost nothing about Halloween the way Westerners celebrate it (with pumpkins, costumes, trick or treat and abundance of candies) instead we go to loved-ones graves with flowers and candles to remember, commemorate and pay respect on either the 1st or 2nd of November. I know that times are now a changing there and we are now well established here. It’s high time to marry our cultures and make our little one understand the differences and the history of both. 🙂

I attended numerous Halloween parties here when I was in my 20’s and early 30’s but it’s embarrassing to admit that it’s actually my first time to carve some pumpkins — it’s the little one’s first time as well. We did good. 😀


This is Elijah’s third halloween. His first, he was a dinosaur; second was an airplane. He wanted to be a pilot but we weren’t able to find a costume in time. The substitute worked out well, don’t you think? 🙂


We met up with friends first for a light dinner and off we go trick or treatin’. I was only able to take photos from the first house we visited as it was already too dark and camera was acting up.


We lit up candles when we got home and said a little prayer before we went to sleep for all the souls who are now looking after us…. 🙂

What about you? How do you celebrate/remember this holiday?

Much love,

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