Happy Samhain, everyone! It's the Celtic New Year once again, a time when spirits fly loose and mingle with the not yet dead.
So how are you spending your Samahin? I guess it would be distasteful (not to mention illegal) to do it the traditional way, with bonfires and human sacrifices and such (which is apparently how they celebrated it in the old times, according to certain radical Christian comic books), so the most we can do is pretend to scare people via our Halloween costumes.
How am I spending Halloween? The first part will be spent with my immediate family as we visit my dear dead father (hello, Daddy!) on the day that the spirits are really abroad (buti na lang, kasi kung di sila nag-overseas, baka matakot ako!).
After that, I hope I have enough time to party. Am not really going to be wearing a costume per se, ore like the clothes that I wish I could wear on a daily basis. As pretentious as it sounds, what you see me in everyday *is* my costume and what I usually wear during costume parties is what my fashion sense really is like. A small price to pay so people will talk to me without staring, and so small children won't cry when I approach. I get enough of that in "normal" cothes. ;P