Monday, October 25, 2010

Geared up for Halloween (MYM & Mommy & Me Monday 10-25-10; RT 10-26-10)

Halloween is around the corner. Although it wasn't really a tradition here in the Philippines, it's been now for quite sometime. You can see in some houses in posh villages and in the malls/department stores, decors depicting the occasion - pumpkins (which can't be found here, though we have the squash), witches in broomstick, scarecrows, bats and spiders. Even for some middle class family (to which we belong), joins in to celebrate Halloween. Parents get busy preparing or buying costumes for their children joining trick or treat in famous malls in the metro, to which I intend to let Leon experience as well now that he's three...lol

Here in the Philippines, local folktales are more of the mananangg
al and/or aswang (witches; half-bodied woman with wings), multo (ghost) and more mythical creatures such as kapre (giant), diwata (fairy), dwende (elf) and more. But because of colonization and influences, we've geared to the more western counterparts such as vampires, ghosts, monsters and zombies and fairies and elves, clowns and prince and princesses.

Last Sunday, after hearing mass at the Megamall chapel, we strolled
around and let Leon play at Toy Kingdom. He go amazed with the halloween decors, costumes and masks, though he was a little afraid with the zombie masks, he was more into superheroes costumes than the creepy ones. I tried making him wear a few of them to prepare him for his first ever trick-or-treat experience but he wasn't in the mood. I even tried a few hats as well as Maia so that Leon will follow suit but to no avail...

Here we are Maia and me...ooops Maia can't be seen

the little cute monster Maia with pumpkin Mommy Hahai

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8 comments:

chubskulit said...

Love your smile!

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Traci66 said...

Soo cute. Looks fun.

hahai.ponce said...

Thanks Rose :) these are one of the few photos that I have with a (well) pretty smile, not too photogenic ;D

Kim, USA said...

Love that smile too!! Thanks for the visit!
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☆Mama Ko☆ said...

looks fun and sure you enjoyed the getway kahit karay karay pa ang baby

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Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Cute pictures!

Marites said...

baby's cute and mommy's cute too. personally, i'd prefer our folktales than its Western counterpart. My Rt is here.

Krystyn said...

Your little "monster" sure is cute.