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    Halloween

    ...noted display of festive detritus at Central Chidlom supermarket, including decent-sized pumpkins imported from Australia for B5,300...as opposed to mini-pumpkins trucked down from Chiang Mai for B55...up to you:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    decent-sized pumpkins imported from Australia for B5,300.


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    Mongolia has banned it as it is not an official holiday! Guess I can look forward to being dragged of to the gulag on my birthday. The local thought is that the government are a bunch of pen-pushing idiots. It's quite different living in a country where they are actually very critical of their leaders.

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    Halloween was never a 'thing' when we were growing up. Just another Americanism we'd see on TV or in the movies and have pangs of jealousy over about the candy -- for me the other one was milk in cartons, dunno why exactly.

    Anyway it apparently is quite big now but no idea exactly how and when it managed to take root. My kids get into it here because Thais will take and co-opt any holiday they can so they've been exposed so I guess that means I'm sorta defacto into it now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I'm sorta defacto into it now as well
    ...can I get a boo?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...can I get a boo?...
    No but I have something exponentially more terrifying for you than that...







    ...me as Richard Simmons in my last costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Mongolia has banned it as it is not an official holiday!
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Halloween was never a 'thing' when we were growing up. Just another Americanism we'd see on TV or in the movies
    +1

    The Kindy is into it big time. Doing stuff during the day, a Kindy Party next Wednesday.

    There used to be a Father's Day do, but it's been ditched this year. FFS, they couldn't even finish their very modest gift at Kindy and
    I got it on the Wed after Father's Day.

    Halloween ... Bah Humbug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Halloween was never a 'thing' when we were growing up. Just another Americanism we'd see on TV or in the movies and have pangs of jealousy over about the candy -- for me the other one was milk in cartons, dunno why exactly.

    Anyway it apparently is quite big now but no idea exactly how and when it managed to take root. My kids get into it here because Thais will take and co-opt any holiday they can so they've been exposed so I guess that means I'm sorta defacto into it now as well.
    Bah humbug to Halloween. I usually boycotted it telling the beggars to piss off. Talkback host Leyton Smith declared it's terrorism; "Give me chocolate or I'll do something nasty to you".
    In NZ, Halloween and pinatas for birthdays were introduced by the Red Shed., a simple ploy to sell more crap. Stock it and it'll become a fad and get sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    B5,300
    That's ridiculous. They wouldn't be more than 100 baht/kg, retail, in Australia.
    Are they those round orange ones in your pic, one of which is propping the "locally grown" sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Halloween was never a 'thing' when we were growing up. Just another Americanism we'd see on TV or in the movies and have pangs of jealousy over about the candy.
    Anyway it apparently is quite big now but no idea exactly how and when it managed to take root.
    About the time you started calling sweets candy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Are they those round orange ones in your pic,
    ...yes...B5,300 for 6 kilos of orange pumpkin...
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    one of which is propping the "locally grown" sign?
    ...those are the knobbly non-festive ones normally found in supermarkets...

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    We made up for the lack of Halloween by letting them dress up for World Book Day
    To the parents that dressed your son as a Klingon, he's getting an A*

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    About the time you started calling sweets candy?
    Actually it's funny you should pick up on that because it occurred to me as I was typing "candy" that it never used to be "candy".

    But no that's a bit more recent that one, also picked up from my kids. Little buggers are contagious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...yes...B5,300 for 6 kilos of orange pumpkin...
    ...those are the knobbly non-festive ones normally found in supermarkets...
    Jeepers, that's nearly 900 baht/kg. Just checked, in Australia, retail, 60B/kg.
    Yeah the buy locally sign is leaning on a round orange one.

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    We didn't do trick or treat when I was a kid and I can't remember ever seeing a pumpkin.

    We used to make jack-o'-lanterns out of sugar beet.

    There are some great tasting Hokkaido pumpkins grown locally on the way to Sakon Nakhon. Great for making soup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    We used to make jack-o'-lanterns out of sugar beet.
    ...so you're Ukrainian then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    B5,300 for 6 kilos of orange pumpkin.
    A young lady with a pumpkin fortune.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Soda View Post
    Sugar beet in abundance on the road sides across Ireland years back.
    ...and a lot of rural England as well as Northern France. Champagne region is covered with sugar beet fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...yes...B5,300 for 6 kilos of orange pumpkin...
    ...those are the knobbly non-festive ones normally found in supermarkets...

    Those squashed little pumpkins take some damned carving out for Halloween lanterns, I can tell you..
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    Your work? Not too shabby an effort.


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    ^Cheers. From a few years back now. Don't have any pics of it lit up in the dark, unfortunately, but it worked pretty good with one of those stubby little candles inside.

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    Boring festival, prefer Thanksgiving, celebrating American genocide myself.

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    We used to egg people's houses at Halloween. And put bangers in glass bottles on bonfire night.

    As we got older we'd just close the curtains and not answer the door

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    Decided to chuck a black cape on and fashion a lightsaber from a kitchen roll. A yeoman's effort for World Book Day. Kids gone for a week, time to breathe

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