October 31, 2014 – Day 415
There is no other way to say except that Halloween is big here in Bangkok. Or at least, it’s huge in our semi-porous mesh trapezoid (SPMT) (because we don’t live in a bubble) north of the Thai capital.
What’s not to love about a holiday where you can walk up to a stranger’s door, make a threat, and receive free candy?
Tonight we saw a crush of kids (both Western and Thai) ring our doorbell and ask for sweets.
There was the usual collection of superheroes, fairies, witches, devils, skeletons, and even a ballerina.
However, there was only one costume that made me stop and grab my camera.
I did a double take to make sure that I was indeed staring at a kid wearing a “Mac Tonight” mask. For those who do not recall, Mac Tonight was the character created by McDonald’s to promote their nighttime menu.
You can see a commercial touting the moon-headed piano player here.
I never was able to ask this kid where he obtained his mask or even if he knew who the character was. I’m sure he didn’t care as long as he received his free candy.
I do give the kid kudos, though, for the touch of adding the formal jacket…which had to add about twenty-five degrees to his temperature while walking around our SPMT.