Monday, November 23, 2009

Remembering Halloween 2008



Last year, I posted about the Halloween Haunted House built by Brian's good friend Eric M's parents and their friends.

The pictures below show how the haunted house was built. I got the pictures off of Eric's parents' Facebook album (Brian is FB friends with them)...hope they don't mind. I know Brian secretly wishes he were in Eric's family, and I don't blame him one bit, heck, I'd love to be in that family. They are parents who truly make their kids' childhood utterly memorable. Just look at the amount of work involved, it is really a crazy undertaking! Eric says people call his family the Crazy Canadians, but if they're crazy, I honestly wish there were more of such crazy people in this world.






















17 comments:

elan said...

aiyo! ALL this just for 1 night???
How long did they take to build this?

Lilian said...

It took slightly more than a month to build but don't forget these people hold full-time jobs. They live in the compound right next to the school, so besides the real night itself, classes were also visiting throughout the next week.

monlim said...

Truly amazing! What a work of art. Now that's what I call passion for Halloween! But it's stuff like that that kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

Lilian said...

Absolutely! It is about creating memories, and not just for their kids, but for so many others kids and adults too.

Puzzled by Puzzles! said...

Wow! Impressive!!! Kudos to them!
I can't imagine dh and I doing it. :(

Lilian said...

I wouldn't even be able to imagine such a haunted house, much less build it. When I was told Eric's family was hosting the haunted house, I actually thought they decorated their own house Halloween-style *blush*, was gobsmacked when I went there and saw the haunted house they built right outside their own house. My husband and I doing something like this?...maybe in another lifetime...

mariposa said...

Wow, that is really spectacular... Are these Americans?

YY.

Lilian said...

No, Canadians...they could be your neighbours! :)

mariposa said...

Yes, my neighborhood--a mainly white neighborhood--can be really dolled up for Halloween and Christmas. I feel like it's a time when adults happily indulge in some childlike fun. Canadians are also really 'handyman' types; many build their own decks to their houses, sheds, so on so forth. They usually do work around the house themselves rather than hire someone. They are generally more patient and meticulous than Americans; the latter are more expert in the 'big picture' sort of thing.

YY.

bACk in GERMANY said...

If they have to be crazy, then the Creatively Crazy Canadians. After a long weekend of home improvement, we're already so exhausted. Obviously we aren't the type of folks who'd like to build their dream house on their own.

Lilian said...

Ay? I thought your mum fed you German potatoes when you a baby haha...so you only eat and speak like the Germans, can't DIY like them. My neighbour in Sachsenhausen built his own garden over 6 months, the end result was quite amazing.

bACk in GERMANY said...

Think we are a lot more DIY than the average Singaporeans already. Eg you can find power drill, electrical screwdrivers, extra wooden planks, paint, tiles, plaster, silicon etc other than the usuals in our storage. But being in Singapore you always have the comfort of paying others to do it. In Germany, can't afford lah. Alan set up our own lighting in Germany, got to pay through the nose for an electrician. Here, no need lah. If we had a garage here, you can bet that we'd like to have a power saw too.
Siong ah, DIY. Our next thing is the bathroom. Simplest is to get a solution from Ikea.

mariposa said...

In 2002 while vacationing in Vancouver we stayed in a B&B run by a German lady. The house and the garden was the most beautiful house I'd ever seen! It was called the 'Black Forest' B&B.

YY.

Lilian said...

PP: Bravo to Alan, not many Singaporean/Malaysian men are good handymen around the house. We're all too used to calling up someone every time something needs fixing.

YY: Germans do seem very house-proud. Did you take pictures of the B&B?

mariposa said...

Hi Lil, pictures got, but haven't uploaded anywhere yet.

Not only not many Sgp/M'sian men not very handy around the house, even some Sgprean women not very handy around the kitchen.. ;-P [like I used to be].

YY.

Tsu Lin + + said...

Work of art! Love it. Such dedicated parents. Their kids are totally lucky.

Lilian said...

YY: Tell me about it. My husband loves telling people that before I went overseas, I didn't even know how to cook rice properly. Not that I'm all that handy in the kitchen now, but I've definitely come some way :)

TsuLin: Truly lucky kids. I'd love to make my kids and their friends this happy, but...spirit is quite willing, flesh totally incapable :(