Halloween has become more and more flamboyant. Costume party and trick or treat in villages, in malls, in restobars... After the kids attended the Halloween party in the afternoon, we proceeded for a sumptuous dinner at my fave Chinese-Malaysian Resto KK Fine Dining. I had the off-the-menu specialty like seafood curry and siomai. A new discovery was the steamed tofu and mashed tofu soup! I can't help but notice it's Jack 'o Lantern, sporting chinky eyes!
All Saint's Day was a scorching hot day. I had three servings of ice cream through out the day. We had a brief visit to the cemetery to honor my grandparents. Unlike other families who feast around the tombstone, a bite of ice cream, chicharon, green mangoes, some knick knacks and drinks should be the most we used to have. We've spent lesser time in recent years than we use to, perhaps for lack of importance to the date (but not the dead). Gone are those days when we spend hours waiting for the candles to melt and roll the wax into balls. Kids these days aren't fond of these kind of toying as they bring their PSP anywhere they go.
We ended a day with a conference at work, seriously, some things need to be ironed out even on holidays. Undeniably, tough times are here again.