A friend of mine asked me if I was going to dress up for Halloween (October 31, 2008) and I said, "I am going to be Domo-kun!!!"
Domo-kun is a mascot of Japan's NHK television station. He is described as a strange creature that hatched from an egg and can only communicate via producing a low-pitched noise which sounds somewhat like his own name. Just like me, Domo likes music, particularly Guitar Wolf and MAX (two real-life bands).
The idea of being Domo-kun came from my friend, Nancy Duong. We thought it would be awesome because we had never seen someone dressing up as Domo-kun in any Halloween party before. And it was true. I turned out to be a rock star that night because everyone was asking me to take pictures with them!!! Thank God they didn't ask me to sign an autograph because it was pretty hard for me to see what was going on around me. The party itself, hosted by the International Friendship Group Program (IFGP), was a huge success. We had different booths that displayed different Halloween-related things, such as face painting, fortune telling, pumpkin curving, etc. Every guest seemed to have a great time that they didn't want to leave the party even when we told them that it was over and we needed to do some tidy up ^^
The morning of that night, our Japanese class decided to have a costume party. Since I had an appointment with my adviser that morning, I could not wear my Domo-kun costume. I, instead, "stabbed myself in the head" with a knife. Not to worry it was a fake one ^^ Our sensee (teacher) walked into the classroom and was so surprised when she saw some of us were in costume. We ended the class about 5 minutes early to enjoy some sweets and to take lots of pictures!!!
My friend, Lindsay, definitely was having a fun time in stabbing me in the head ^^
A week before Halloween (October 25, 2008), a couple of my friends and I went to ValleySCARE. It is an amusement park located in Shakopee, a city southwest of downtown Minneapolis, which was transferred to a haunted amusement park during Halloween. From the moment we entered the gates of ValleySCARE, several ghosts, goblins, mutants and other strange creatures were lurking in the fog to scare us! As pictures say a thousand words, you could directly check their website at:
We love roller coasters!!!