Halloween is exactly a week away and I’m all hyped up! Since a little girl, I’ve always anticipated this time of the year. I guess I’ve grown up watching too much of Channel 5 & westernized kids show such as “Are you afraid of the dark” and “Sesame Street”.
Halloween, which falls on 31st October, is not so much celebrated by the local kids in Singapore. I think only those expats hold private parties in their lush mansions down district 10.
So I grew up lacking the dressing up and Halloween culture in my childhood. This made me determined to relive the ‘lost childhood’ in my teen years. But alas, none of my friends were into this whole dress up idea. It was not until 3 years ago that I finally got to attend my VERY FIRST HALLOWEEN party at Zouk. It’s pathetic I know. And now that I’m nearing the big 30 in a couple of years… I don’t know if the tradition should go on.
First it was Twilight and then there were the Vampire Diaries and True Blood. Being a vampire was cool, you were always drop-dead gorgeous (Pun-intended) and you had a variety of powers depending on which scriptwriter had conjured you up. You had strength, speed and could read minds. Some could fly too like heart-throb Eric, played by Alexander Skarsgard in True Blood.
I guess he was pretty much the reason why I was into Vampires. You know the vamps in True Blood made Edward of Twilight appear like a sissy. Sparkle like diamonds under the sun? A glittery vampire … Like seriously??
Anyway, I caught Pirates of the Carribbean 4 last week and it was amazing! Move along, Vamps… I’m into mermaids now.
The moment the mermaid queen, Tamara (Gemma Ward) appeared on scene, I swear I could hear the entire cinema gasp and swoon. She was captivating as a luring but deadly beauty.
Mermaids are mythological creatures that are half woman and half fish. They lure sailors into the waters with their radiating beauty & soothing vocals, and they feed on human meat and so that’s what they see the sailors as – FOOD. It is said a kiss of the mermaid would enable you to breathe underwater too.
If you are keen to read more about the mermaid mythology, do check out this site: