Saturday, October 29, 2011

You 'betta' leave your brains at home!!

"The 7th annual RIchmond Zombie Walk: it's a sight to behold as dozens and dozens of the walking dead take a leisurely stroll through Carytown. Bring your camera and a baseball bat, you never know when they might get hungry."
This was the excuse for going out with 40ºF, I translate for you: 4ºC, ridiculously cold!!! Well, it's perfect for the zombies, they can stay dead and the chance of being melted is almost zero. And you have to agree with me, zombie parade is much better in a cloudy, deadly day than a hot summer and fresh day! lol I think they played very well the character, and definitively the cold helped! *evil laugh*
Are you prepared to see creeeeepy photos?


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

12 days for Halloween!

Hey y'all!
Ready for the America's most exciting holiday? Here, Halloween is actually real (you feel it!), and people get very serious about this celebration! So how they celebrate it? Halloween is a synonymous of trick-or-treat, costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns (pumpkins), bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
Last year, I went to a costume party.. I had just arrived to the US, so my friend borrowed me a costume of...kind of a vampire. Well, I was half vampire, half me: the (tiny) dress+skinny black pants+some make up+ my
Ah! But this year it's starting differently: I already bought a pumpkin (well, not exactly a pumpkin, it was canned pumpkin, cheaper!), my labmate already changed the old playlist to creepy songs (hehe) and the coolest thing ever: I saw a super awesome horror movie! Do you know Rocky Horror? It's a film from 1975... so it's a old science fiction movie, low-budget, trying to be very creepy! The result: a very funny film, but also with a "cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance". But now, picture this: the film started on the projector and at the same time, some actors were performing, copying it. More, the public (including me) interacted too, helping to build the scenario (for ex. we had to throw water with little water guns to do the rain, do the choreography when they start to sing.. hilarious!). And some cast was spread in the public saying jokes at loud and making funny at the movie, on purpose.. I was thinking: What the f**k is this? Hilarious, simply hilarious... I laugh all the time and I just understood half of the jokes!! lol 
Let's see what I can do more for this Halloween... For now, just have a look at these photos..Is not cool all the stuff that they have to offer? Americans are pro in throwing theme parties!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

2nd St festival

Jackson Ward is a historically african-american neighborhood here in Richmond. After the American Civil war, previously free blacks joined freed slaves and their descendants and created a thriving African-American business community, and became known as the "Black Wall Street of America". As a center for both black commerce and entertainment, Jackson Ward was also called the "Harlem of the South". Jackson Ward was frequented by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill "Bojangles", Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, James Brown. 
2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond’s African-American community. Each year thousands of people come to Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward to hear live music on four stages, enjoy children’s activities, taste delicious food, shop in the marketplace, dance in the streets and renew old friendships. Who wants to see some photos from the 2nd Street festival?


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