Friday, December 17, 2010

I Do! I Do! I Do!

Bridal Showers a la Ghosts, Vampires & Zombies in 2010

Year 2010 got off to a fast trot... now I finally get a chance to reflect over an interesting trend: the record number of requests for private ghost walks for a bridal shower party!

We still get private bookings for Second Chinatown Foodies Walk whenever one person is marrying into the Chinese culture, so all things Chinese is the appeal. The other favourite foodies tour  has been Kensington Foodies Roots Walk for the Bride-To-Be and her party, as the multicultural samplings reflects how diverse the wedding parties are becoming... Breaking bread in whatever form it comes also has a huge appeal...

But the ghost walks seem to be overtaking Foodies walks and I'm seeing more young women in their 20s and 30s, e-mail or call me to enquire about booking a private ghost walk as part of a series of bridal shower activities. Oft enough, the organizer finds out that the blushing bride-to-be loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer and any of the new vampire movies and TV series (Vampire Diaries s my favourite ;-) and zombies. The Haunted Kensington, Chinatown & Grange Walk seems to be the most popular due to its focus on the diverse multi-cultural death rituals observed within the residential and marketplace of Kensington. Zombies, Chinese vampire vs Western vampires, and of course, ghostly sightings ...

Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit ...  
My crystal ball says:  Year 2011 might be a year of packed with a yearning for all things culture. We might see more blushing brides-to-be coming to our doorsteps and requesting for one last bite of some "cultural" adventure with their gal pals before settling down with Prince Charming!

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