Trick or Treat!

Firstly, just wanna apologise for those who have tried accessing my blog the past 2 days but saw this ugly white screen that says Forbidden 403 error message and blahhh. My domain server was down for the past 2 days due to some issue and it’s finally fixed!! (: Kudos to Eve for helping me to resolve the problem ASAP!! Couldn’t schedule any blog post and the last post was on Friday… So sorry for those who’ve missed me!! Hahah. I don’t have anything proper to blog about yet so this will be a completely random post actually, so do bear with me! Will blog something proper soon when I can catch my breath.

This week is Hell week #1 in school. I’ve 3 project deadlines to meet. 2 Econs papers, 1 graded performance for my Improvisation mod. Just came back from my meeting in school for our performance which we’re performing tomorrow… Very last minute but so relieved that we managed to come up with something in such a short period of time. I keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly tomorrow…. If not we can always erm.. Improvise right? HAHA.

Secondly, the results for the Clubcouture $50 shopping credits giveaway!!

She’s damn lucky I tell you!! I’ll email ClubCouture your details (like tomorrow night) and they’ll contact you!

So today’s Halloween! I don’t know is it just me or is Singapore developing a culture for celebrating Halloween? There seemed to be an increase in the number of people dressing up on streets. Even kids, where they wore ballet/fairy costumes and prancing around. So anyway, I was curious about the origin of this day and I did a Google search. And I was really shocked that it had such a dark origin behind it.

I don’t think many people knows about this but just to share:

“Halloween, All saints day, All hallows eve or All souls day is a festival. It was held to honor the Samhain the so called “lord of death”. It was a Druidical belief that on the eve of this festival Samhain, lord of death, called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals.

It was a pagan belief that on one night of the year the souls of the dead return to their original homes, there to be entertained with food. If food and shelter were not provided, these evil spirits would cast spells and cause havoc toward those failing to fulfill their requests.

Sacrifices were offered on this night to the dead spirits because it was thought they visited their earthly dwellings and former friends.

There was a prevailing belief among all nations that at death the souls of the good men were taken possession of by good spirits and carried to paradise; but the souls of the wicked men were left to wonder in the space between the earth and the moon, or consigned to the unseen world. These wandering spirits were in the habit of haunting the living…But there were means by which ghosts might be exorcised.

To exorcise these ghosts, that is to free yourself from their evil sway, you would have to set out food and provide shelter for them during the night. If they were satisfied with your offerings, they would leave you in peace. If not, they were believed to cast an evil spell on you.

In modern day Satanism and Witchcraft covens, this is the day when Satan himself comes to “fellowship” with his followers. Many changes have occurred over the centuries, but one thing has stayed the same, the practice of giving an “offering” has stayed the same.”

I know that in today’s context, the people out there celebrating this day do it in the name of fun. Sure, it’s a good day to go get a few candies from random houses or to dress up. You can dress up as something cute, slutty, scary…. Anything you want and nobody would say anything because they all have the idea that it’s Halloween and it’s perfectly normal. I wonder how many actually bothered to find out the true meaning behind this day as to what exactly are they celebrating about or they were oblivious about it all along. (including myself till today) But after reading the origin, this day sounded… Kind of scary to me. Too scary for me to want to have fun. Not saying it’s anything wrong to celebrate this day in the name of fun… Just that I thought it’d be good to share the origin behind this day, just as a general knowledge kind of thing. Knowing this is definitely an eye opener for me. Anyway, there’s still different meanings behind the usual Halloween symbols, like the Jack-O’-Lantern (named after a man named Jack), Cat and Witch, etc. You can Google if you’re interested to find out more!

Anyway, I’ve no idea how true these stuffs are. Just for extra knowledge kay!

Lastly, here’s something to share for those who are interested:

I love Makiyo!! She’s so cute and bubbly! Too bad I can’t make it for the event cos my lessons end at 6.30pm on Fridays. My life sucks. ):

Alright am off for project discussions. Am logging into my MSN after so so long! MSN is not hip anymore loh haha!

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