A happy, if a little bit belated, Halloween to everyone! On Monday I went to a small outdoor Halloween party on the university campus to celebrate the day and meet some new people. Yes, you hear me right: 31st of October and an outdoor party in the evening. I was as sceptical as you are when I heard that, even more considering the chilly evenings the week before, but decided to give it a try nonetheless. Now I didn’t really have a costume or gave it much thought beforehand, so I had to improvise and pull out my Otou-san bathrobe, which you might remember from an earlier post.
Luckily I fit in perfectly, as Halloween parties don’t seem to have the same properties as I know them from back in Germany. So there weren’t many spooky costumes gooing around and everything was more designed to fit the image of cute or weird (but mostly cute ). Another guy dressed as the white dog mascot of a cell phone company was more than welcome for that reason and I can’t remember how often my costume was described as kawaii (cute) or even kakkoii (cool). maybe I should ask the company if they could reduce my mobile phone fee for the next month as appreciation of the free advertising I’ve done for them
Even my weather concerns soon went out of the window, as it turned out to be quite a warm night. I guess it must still have been around 15°C, so not too cold at all. The only thing I have to complain about was the lack of music and dancing, but well, can’t have it all, right? I still enjoyed the evening and hope everyone had or is having a nice Halloween celebration!