I Live In Korea

My name is Ben Gwynne. I USED to teach English in Incheon, South Korea. Here's some photos, stories, videos, etc.

Nov 2, 2009

Halloween in Korea

Halloween is without a doubt my favorite holiday of the year. It’s a shame that it is just before Marathon Sunday in NYC, therefore making it impossible for me to fully enjoy myself. I had fun last year dressing up as Forrest Gump but I wasn’t able to really drink since I had to run 26.2 miles two days later. This year since I’m away from NYC and not running the marathon I finally got to go out. (pictures below)

Halloween is pure fun, for everyone. Whether you’re a kid who’s trick or treating, a teenager who is throwing eggs at other people, an adult getting dressed up and going to parties or a parent dressing up your kids and bringing them trick or treating, it’s joy all around. There is no arguing with family, no financial burden, no dealing with traffic or canceled flights, no painful reminder of being lonely/not having a date and no reminder of another year wasted with a certain mate/at your job/not doing something you want. It’s a festive holiday with no drama and an excuse to be crazy.

Believe it or not Halloween isn’t very popular outside the US, not even in England which is an English speaking country, let alone Korea. Fortunately interest is growing and there are a number of Americans over here that make the night pretty good, but nothing like what it is back home.

This year for Halloween, me and my boy were Swine Flu Patrol.

Here are the rest of the pictures…

Swine Flu Patrol via 1st Round TKO!

Weird Sign Promoting a Party

Only makes sense if you've lived here

Good times all around. Again, best holiday of the year. FACT!