2015/10/30

Have A Happy, Monsterous, Halloween

Halloween isn't celebrated in Japan much.  No children going door to door yelling "Trick or Treat".  Never-the-less, we always put up a bit of decor outside our house, as elementary school students pass by our place every day on the way to and from school.

The grocers and convenience stores some displays for it to help sales, and occasionally one may see some children dressed in costumes while out in public.   K saw some little witches in the local mall yesterday and I saw a princess at the grocery store.  I'm sure the candy manufacturers are doing all they can to push the idea in Japan, but without the English/American cultural background it hasn't found traction here as yet.

Momo-chan is ready for it, just in case she can get some extra doggy treats.

"Vampire Dog" (aka Momo; aka "White Fang") says, "Trick or Treat!"






































Back in 1978, the Japanese singing duo Pink Lady which featured Mitsuyo Nemoto ("Mie"), and Keiko Masuda ("Kei"), made a single that became the number-one hit on the
Oricon charts in Japan for eight weeks selling 1.6 million copies. Not "Halloween" per se, but definitely appropriate music for the occasion.




For a good English translation of the song visit here:
http://www.pinkladyamerica.com/lyrics-monster.html

And chekout PCRM's Halloween Holiday Menu for a lot of healthy, tasty recipes perfect for entertaining, without the scary levels of fat and sugar. "Brain Sandwiches" look appetizing:


http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/recipes/halloween-menu

Wherever you are on October 31st, have a howling good night.

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