Both my kids were out with their friends on Halloween Night. YK borrowed an old bedsheet so he could dress up as a ghost. It's free and effortless! None of his friends bothered. In fact, I saw the entire group walking by when I was having English Tea at Fosters. YK appeared a bit embarrassed when his friends started waving cheerfully, "Hello Aunty!!"
They were on the way to the cinema to see a horror movie. It's nice to see him hanging out with a group of decent friends. One of our biggest worries as a parent is the company they keep.
On Halloween Night, an 18-year old teen lost his life after he was repeatly slashed over a staring incident. The murderers, aged between 18 and 20, have already been arrested. A precious life has ended, just like that. The internet is innundated with all sorts of insensitive comments, many of which are unkind to the victim and his family. I can imagine the grief the parents are going through. Nobody deserves to die this way.
Reading about such horrific incidents make me worry about my kids' safety. They like hanging out with the boys but who knows what danger is lurking outside when even a simple stare can turn deadly.