So, real Halloween was definitely better than hagwon Halloween.
Yesterday, Steve and I sat in bed and watched Hocus Pocus and the original Halloween. To my surprise, he had never seen either! Hocus Pocus is my absolute favorite Halloween movie and I watch it every year. I also bought Snickers bars and popcorn. Definitely off to a good start.
After a lazy morning/afternoon, we decided we to go for an early dinner. We are both pretty sick of Korean food right now, so we picked an Indian restaurant downtown called Namaskar. We’ve met the owner several times at some of the festivals around here and always get his delicious samosas, but we had yet to go to his restaurant.
It. Was. So. Good. We started off with naan and vegetable raita. I got the tandoori chicken salad and Steve got a spicy chicken dish in a thick red sauce with rice. We probably could have sat and eaten there all night.
After dinner, we both went home to get ready. I was dressing up as Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl,” the famous pop art piece. Doing the benday dots on my face alone took nearly an hour! I did the rest of my makeup and waited for Steve to bring me some paper so I could make my speech bubble sign.
After, Steve and I went to Hailey’s apartment to have some drinks with her and Nick. She was Raggedy Ann and he was Harry Potter. Steve was… Steve so Hailey let him borrow a mask that she had made. Our friend Vanessa also made her way over.
We took two cabs to Old Downtown to go JJ’s Bar where they were having a big party. The live music was much much much too loud, so Vanessa, Steve, and I made the executive decision to go to Cima Bar in New Downtown instead.
A much better choice. There was a smaller group of people and we got to take turns picking our own songs on the sound system. We had some drinks (and some chocolate) and mingled. I met a lovely couple from Ireland with whom I spent the majority of the evening talking to.
I don’t think I could have lasted at JJ’s. I am less and less inclined to spend time in noisy rooms with too many people.
I had an excellent night and it ended at 3 AM with Steve and myself eating tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) on my floor.