Black Belt Jones vs. Super Mario
Today we had our official, 2010 Halloween party at my English school, and it was incredibly entertaining to say the least. We had about 25 students come to the party, some wearing costumes, some not. The most important thing was that students were having fun using their English, eating heaps of pizza, drinking alcohol, and simply enjoying each others’ company. The party also gave the teachers a chance to be sillier than normal. We had a motley crew of cool costumes: A Native American, Super Mario, a Knight in Shining Armor (or shining spray paint), The Cat in the Hat, a Green Beret, a Fraggle (dance your cares away…clap, clap), Disney’s Chip, a witch, a Elegant Beauty from India, and me…Black Belt Jones (or my closest rendition anyway).
Monster Scavenger Hunt
One of my coworkers came up with a team scavenger hunt inside of the school. Each team was made up of six people, and the team had to find seven monster cards. But only one person at a time could search for their item. So when an item was found, the next team member would go. It was kind of like a scavenger hunt relay. My team didn’t win but we had a great time losing.
This year’s costume contest was really funny. For the first time that I can remember, there was no woman dressed in a sexy costume; usually, a woman in a sexy costume always places in one of the top three spots. Two years ago, a student dressed in a French maid outfit was the winner. Last year, number three was a woman dressed in a hot female police officer’s costume (complete with a mini-skirt, handcuffs, cool shades, and a police officer’s hat). This year, our top three costumes were:
3) A Japanese Executioner’s Outfit- I’m not sure if that’s what you call this costume, but that’s what it looked like to me. I’ve seen these same costumes on the Japanese Show Dowtown with Hiroshi Matsumoto and Hamada. A dark, serious, and scary costume, but an awesome choice.
2) A Special Student Creation- This student’s outfit was made to look like a young child with a runny nose. It was such a simple costume, but it was really funny, and the women thought it was quite cute.
1) Yoda- This was perhaps the simplest costume of all because it was simply a student wearing a sweater, khakis, and a Yoda mask. But he really added life to the party. When he had to drink, he would drink through the mask…that’s dedication.
The Motley Costume Crew
The Fraggle Meets Black Belt Jones
Fraggles Taste Like Chicken?!?
Student Teacher Photo
My Scavenger Hunt Team
Other Members of My Scavenger Hunt Team
More Teacher/Student Photos
Me and One of the Super Nice Students
My mere powers were no match for the Master of the Force
The Knight meets Black Belt Jones
Karaoke Thumbs Up!
I thought this year’s Halloween Party was a raving success. It’s moments like these that make me so happy that I chose to come to Japan.
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Donald Ash is an ATLien expat who has been living in a Japanese time warp for the last six years. While in aforesaid time warp, he discovered that he absolutely loves writing, blogging, and sharing. Donald is the creator, writer, designer, editor, programmer, and occasional bad artist of thejapanguy.com
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