Tuesday 2 November 2010

Halloween horror

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.


JY69 said...

The worries and dangers out there are endless and don't stop just bcuz your kids bcome adults!

gensyf said...

it's reallyy sad what happened to the boy and his friends:( can't believe people thought it was part of halloween and didn't help. Must be the crowd effect - they thought other pple gona help/ if no one help I better not, coz not sure what's going on. If in trouble and crowd doesn't help, next time should point at someone specifically and ask for help.. like 'you, red shirt, brown hair, come help me!'.
maybe that'll work better? Poor boy and his family><

Blur Ting said...

JY - Indeed!

Blur Ting said...

gensyf - I agree. In this case, people may be afraid because of getting hurt but if some quick witted guy had shouted "Police coming!" or something, the gangsters could have stopped and ran away. Sigh, all too late.

Malar said...

This is really scary! Sometimes i use to wonder how to protect my son ( once he grow up!)too from all kind of danger out there!

Blur Ting said...

Malar - I know what you mean but I guess we just have to learn to let go. but first, teach them well.