So, Halloween came and went.
It is interesting to get a Japanese person viewpoint of Halloween, since it isn't really celebrated here. Most kids know that it has something to do with pumpkins and candy and... funny costumes?
Well, one of my duties as an English teacher is to teach about "International Culture". So I do teach about Halloween. I try not to dwell on the negative aspects, but more of "What we do on Halloween" (trick or treat, costumes).
Every year Calvary Chapel Okinawa City has a really cool Harvest Carnival. Tons of games and candy and music, but no scary costumes. It is a great safe, alternative way to spend the evening.
Dan's school is close by, so many of his students were able to come as well.
Mika got to wear a bunny suit thing, while Emi went as a Princess.