I was so excited to finally enjoy a halloween with my husband (this is the first time we have EVER been together for this holiday!). I knew what we were dressing up as before Zach was even born!
When Louise and Ann Marie came up with the idea of an oki octoberfest months ago, I got super excited. I may be too old to trick or treat, but darn it if i won't have an excuse to dress up and play silly games with my friends!
Because the weather was not great for the date we originally planned, we rescheduled the games portion of our party for today, before the kiddos got to trick or treat. First up... bobbing for Goya! For those who don't know, Goya is a very unique veggie here. It is also called Bitter Melon because it has a very distinct bitter flavor. I don't love it, but I will tolerate it in some dishes. I have heard it's one of the reasons Okinawians live so long.
Next up... decorating squash! The plan was to decorate Okinawian squash, but unfortunately they are very expensive. Instead we decorated imported pumpkins from America!
The next event was my favorite... Neko Hog Tie! If you know anything about my dog, it's that he's wild. He is actually a very good dog- he sleeps most of the day, and is so sweet with his baby brother. But when he's outside, he's a different dog all together. He runs off in circles trying to get away from you (ironic considering he never leaves our sides inside the house). The only thing that can get him to come home is his squeaky ball. The plan was to have all the kids chase Neko and whoever could tackle him first won!
Ready, Set, GO!!!