What is being hidden behind this pic ? pls go on !!
用台灣人的理解方式，就是中元節鬼門開的意思，只是台灣人都是燒香燒紙錢，祈求好兄弟過路平安，但是老美過節方式卻是把自己也搞得鬼怪樣，讓鬼魂分不清你是人是鬼，也就不會被抓走了 ！ 時至今日，老美則是趁遊行或聚會來打扮自己，越怪越吸引人氣 ！
像這種節日的到來，有所謂女巫鎮（Witch City)之稱的Salem, MA,自然成了整個美國東北新英格蘭地區的萬聖節朝聖地！ 就住在左近的小弟我 自然也不想錯過這盛事（也不近啦，開車也要兩小時）， Salem，I am Coming !
Halloween is coming ! The towns in the U.S. are filled with Halloween atmosphere ,along with Halloween decoration and advertisement .
What 's Halloween :
On the last day of Oct. ( Say, 10/31 ) , American will celebrate Halloween ,originated from Ireland, as the end of summer . Particularly , it is said that the suffering souls and ghosts , on that day, will come to human being's world looking for a fall guy .As a result , people have to dress in the freaking and exotic way . In that way , those ghost would be confused by the dress , barely distinguishing human being from ghosts . We , Taiwanese , have a very similar festival ,called Jhong Yuan Festival . However , different from American way , we pray with respect along with burning incense stick and paper money , instead of celebration .
For such festival , Salem , the so-called witch city, naturally becomes the spotlight across the New England area of the U.S. . Surely , I would n't let it go easily ! Salem ! I 'm coming .
Wethersfield,CT , might be the town with more Halloween air in Hartford 's area
Pumpkin ! An indispensable stuff in Halloween . Halloween 's typical colors are Orange and Black .
The decoration in front door is another way to show your creativity as well .
You can do it in scary type.
Or... can make it look like a real estate agent .
or.... it would be a good way to advertise your own product .有不知所云的怪博士.....
Freaking Doctor .
Cute style .
Or ... you also can make much efforts to do ......
當然也有一些人是去搞破壞的...... But , some guys are going to ruin your efforts....
時間來到了 Oct. 27, 剛好正智和珮嘉的蜜月之旅也來到波士頓，於是就去當個電燈泡！
Oct. 27 , the weekend before Halloween this year . I went to Boston as a third wheel ,interrupting Andy and Peija's honeymoon ......State House
來到波士頓，自然得走走Freedom Trail，但Freedom Trail的圖，我想大家也看多了！
圖為Freedom Trail 一角
When coming to Boston , Freedom Trail is a must-see place. But , from this pic ,I just want you know how free the freedom trail is .
Inevitably , partly because of Halloween ,supposed to visit a cemetery , partly because I should come to visit a old friend who I know him very well and for long time . Even now , his pic are often put in my wallet .
By the way , the U.S. election is coming , How to get American back to job market is the main issue of this campaign .
Salem，本來是隔天白天才要來造訪，陰錯陽差地讓我今晚就來，參與到了萬聖節前的週末聚會！！ 果真熱鬧非凡！ 讓我們看下去 ！
Salem , which I would have planned to come next day , but due to some reasons , we came tonight and luckily be a part of Halloween gathering .
三個女巫..... Witches .
At the beginning , I thought they were extraordinary . However, if you go on, you would know it is too common .
來摸摸獅子王的屁股！ Let's “ fondle" Lion king's butt cheek .
I found the fact that it is not high enough if you just stand still for taking picture.
I am supposed to make some corresponding poses !
So , Look scared !!
Hitting your fucking beak !
What a shining eyes !!
you should fight like I did when meeting pirates at sea !
絕地大師歐比王！ 不過， 我也會點絕地武功！！ 願原力與你同在！
Obi-Wan , Jedi Master ! May force be with you !
Swan ! Easily judging from pic , I like the white one more !
So , I decided not to refrain myself !
What a tail !
公.....主.... ！？ 好啦！胖了點的公主！
Princess !? Ｏ～Ｋ～ just a bit fatter !
Stay put is the best strategy when encountering the ghosts .
( In fact , I went for him only because no one took picture with him . At that occasion , you would feel very frustrated if none wants to take pic with your effort-spending costume .)
Although I have been welcomed by kids all the time , I still encountered their attack .
我不是在求饒！ 我是在拜託她和我拍照！ 這恐龍裝太可愛了！
I am not begging for mercy , but asking for pictures . What a cute dinosaur costume !
But , Rejected !
Pay attention to the faeeless one ! Cool! but very stuffy ( I guess )
What a guy with so much air !? I would like to give him a punch !
遇到鬼新娘！ 我下跪求婚啰！ 問她說： 你要嫁給我嗎？
她居然回： Yes ! 我馬上跟他說：拜託！千萬不要！！
Ghost Bride ! I proposed to her right away , asking : would you marry me ?
She replied : Yes !
I told her immediately : No , pls don't say yes ! pls !
Show my power to the Super hero !我死得好慘阿！！
I.... don't want to die !!
What a fucking teeth !
這大個仔，裝成翹屁股老媽！ 我也學他翹！ 我這動作一作，他朋友也覺得很有趣，也要拍我！ 哈！
This giant guy dressed as a plump butt mom . I imitated her pose . Even her friends thought I am very interesting . Ask me for a pic .
小忍者！！ 太可愛了！ 我跟他們說： 我會中國功夫，來一起拍照吧！
Little ninja ! I told them , I can perform Chinese Kung fu ! let's take a pic !
that's the only movement I can ! I even used this movement to show the blacks when I visited Kenya last year !
The ninja at right-hand side seems to be at loss all the time !
The more interesting thing is his father asked me , can you perform real kung fu ? your movement is good ! look like a performer !
I replied , what a observation ! I did learn for a little bit ....
瑪力兄弟！ Mario !
謎底揭曉！ 第一張照片就是.............. 這頂帽子被我選為今日第一名！
這才是真正的“巴拉姑跨” （Boro Krubwa)！！
The answer to the very first one picture ----- Dick hat !! I will award it as first tonight !!
P.S. 因應萬聖節的到來，我也送給我的同事們“好神公仔”保身！每個人都依照他們的個性和需求給不一樣的神明！ 我覺得這是送外國人很不錯的禮物！
P.S. Due to the coming of Halloween , I gave my colleague " God doll key chain " to protect them . Each one is given by each colleague 's image , personality ,or need . A thoughtful gift !
武聖關公 Kuan Kung ( God of martial art )
---- One of the most popular god in Taiwan .
---- stands for justice initially . As time goes by , people even pray for money and ask him to expel devils .
佛祖 Buddha : Phil
--- kind and benevolent , particularly , very powerful and stay in high position .
三太子 San Tai Zi ( The third princess / God of Kids )
---- very naughty ( just like Kevin.....)
---- In charge of telling one's fortune and protecting kids .
濟公 Ji Gong
--- live in human being's world and help people out of misery and proverty. He looks a bit freaking and insane . but he is really kind one .
--- just like Vlad , who often help people beset with program problem .
媽祖 Ma Zu
--- one of the most popular godness in Taiwan
--- keep people safe and direct them toward a good way of life .
玄天上帝 Xuan Tian Shang Di
--- do justice and expel the devils . protect people .
土地公 Tu Di Gong ( God of Land )
--- Kind , benevolent and appear in time of need .
文昌帝君 Wen Chang Di Jun ( God of wisdom )
--- people pray for passing examination . give people enough wisdom and intelligence to overcome any exam or test .
--- help Erin pass the CFA exam
鐵拐李 Tie Guai Li
--- live in human being's world and help people out and do justice.
--- he has a awesome beard .... just like Tom .
財神 Cai Shen ( God of money )
--- needless to say , people pray for money .
五路財神 Wu Lu Cai Shen ( God of money from five direction , " five" means "many" in Taiwanese )
--- People pray for money from any direction . Very powerful .
--- Chris just got married . I guess , A married man is in need of more money ......
孔子 Confucius ( God of wisdom and teacher )
--- people pray for wisdom . he is respected as the First teacher in Chinese culture .
--- He has white hair , just like John ..
萬聖節到了，祝大家一切平安 !! Happy Halloween !