November 3, 2010

Rat Pack

As Francisca pointed out in my DQ ice cream cake post, Halloween is gaining a foothold in Metro Manila. Especially in the South, villages decorate for the holiday and kids go trick-or-treating. And what's driving it? Commercialism, of course. Hotels have parties for both children and adults to increase room and banquet sales, and malls are decorated to the rafters, have special shows and even allow children to go trick-or-treating among their stores. This trio—born of a marriage between a ghost and a pumpkin, apparently—was greeting shoppers at SM City North EDSA mall's Sky Garden. Somehow, they reminded me of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

a trio of orange ghosts at SM City North EDSA mall

14 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe et j'adore le titre que tu as choisi ;))

billyB said...

I don't think Dean Martin was ever that close to water! Lovely picture.

bfarr said...

Reminds me of Alvin and the Chipmunks : )

James Mark said...

Ha! Ha! Cool comment on the trio. Halloween suddenly took off in France a few years ago, also because of a lot of commercial hype. After a very few years, interest declined, and stores found they had a lot of unsold merchandise on their shelves. It's still there, but much less popular than at first.

VP said...

The Rat Pack comes back as pumpkins!

Cezar and Léia said...

They are adorable!Beautiful decoration!
Léia

Halcyon said...

This is pretty cute!

Lois said...

They certainly are dapper dressers!

Kaori said...

Halloween is pretty popular in Japan, too. But somehow trick-or-treating didn't make it over here so it's just decorations and parties. I think I see a little Frank Sinatra in the right one :-D

☺lani☺ said...

Reminds me of three stooges :) Enjoy the rest of the week!

Rob and Mandy said...

Funny. And you're right, there is definitely something there.
Halloween here is mostly for young adults, dressing up, fun, food and wine.

George said...

I'm not sure I see the resemblance to the Rat Pack, but they certainly are dapper and debonair.

Leif Hagen said...

Those are quite funny and charming orange guys!

Francisca said...

You cracked me up with the Martin/DavisSinatra/line. I am certainly on the same page with you on all the commercialism. You may be surprised that we don't celebrate ANY of it, including Christmas... and that's pretty ironic coming from someone (me) who spent nearly two decades developing and marketing product for this seasonal retail market! By the way, while I do not live too far from it, our abode is not in the wealthy AAV. ;-)