And here I am once again, blogging on the way to the mountain city. Yep, I am going home for the weekend. Good thing that I bought my bus ticket last Monday when I arrived in the big metro. The queue at the ticket booth was so long, it already reached the main highway.
There was a time that I don’t go home during these times because of the heavy traffic jams on main thoroughfares as well as the hassle of lining up to buy a ticket or queueing for a chance ride. And besides, I used to enjoy the big metro during this time because there are no traffic jams and the city somewhat becomes a little bit quieter than normal.
It is a different case for me now, though. This year, I have to go home for two reasons:
1) My son is in the mountain city so I go home to spend time with him.
2) My Dad passed away two years ago and it was his death anniversary last 29th. And my family will be together this weekend to remember him.
I already asked my sister to buy me a ticket a few days ago for my trip back tp the big metro so that means that I will not have to go through the hassle of doing so on Sunday night. 🙂
The last day of October has been known as Halloween. Nowadays, it has become the tradition to put on costumes and attend trick-or-treat parties. However, I wonder if people really know how Halloween started.
If I remember correctly, Halloween is known to be the day that witches go out and either treat people if they do what they have been asked to do or trick them is they refuse to do the witch’s bidding. There’s more to that actually but that is the only thing that I remember about Halloween.
My family doesn’t believe in Halloween. I don’t believe in it, too. But given how this day is being celebrated now (all treats and no tricks), I find it quite fun to participate in if you only look at it as it is: a costume party.
Methinks that Halloween has now become an excuse for people to don the costumes that they have wanted to wear but cannot wear on normal days, because let’s face it, who would wear a zombie costume or dress up as a princess on a regular coffee or grocery run? One would really look ridiculous, wouldn’t you agree? 😛
I love watching kids in their costumes during Halloween, though. They really look cute. 😀
Here in the Philippines, November 1 is known as All Saints’ Day. As per day itself, it is the day to remember the saints. However, we remember our dearly departed ones on this day. And for the life of me, I don’t know why.
Now, November 2 is known as All Souls’ Day. This is supposed to be the day that we remember our dearly departed ones.
I learned this when I was still in grade school and the question still remains: why do we remember the dead on November 1 when it is a day of the Saints? I am really curious.
Here in the Philippines, this season is called Undas. Why is it called Undas? I really don’t know what Undas means. Is it a Filipino word? What does it actually mean?
*Note: These are honest questions that I have and should not be taken as an insult. I apologize if these questions are deemed insulting.
So, like I said, we are on the road to the mountain city and so far, there is no heavy traffic along the expressway. Weeeee! It is a few minutes before 3AM on this side of the world. 3AM is known as the witching hour.
Whether I believe in Halloween or not, I guess it doesn’t hurt to say a little prayer for a safe journey.
Happy Halloween! Enjoy the candies but don’t eat too much because if everybody loses their tooth/teeth, the tooth fairy might get bankrupt since there will be a LOT of people who will be placing the extracted teeth under their pillows. LOL!
And, be careful if you guys plan to go to the cemetery this weekend. Make sure that you secure all your things. Bring only the necessities and don’t stay under the sun for too long.
As for me, I think I’ll try to get some shut-eye while I still can. 🙂