In my previous post, I mentioned that the Missus was in the midst of preparing my Halloween costume. I also asked readers to make a guess as to what my costume would be for this year’s Halloween. Unfortunately, no one came up with the correct answer (although some of you came very close!). Still, I thank you all for your wonderful contributions!
Anyway, without further ado, for this years’ Halloween, I am going to be…
|…Medusa, the Gorgon.|
|Yeah! I am the legendary Golden Gorgon!|
|And check out my venomous snakes: Mozambique Spitting Cobra, Gaboon Viper, Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Boomslang – all with googly eyes! “Sssssst…”|
|According to Greek mythology, anyone who looked into the eyes of Medusa instantly turned into stone.|
|To find out if this story might be true, I decided to take matters into my own paws; I went out to test my ‘Medusa’ prowess.|
I was soon walking down the streets of Singapore, searching for unlucky victims. To my delight, I spotted something! It was an ox pulling a cart. As the ox stopped for a drink, I got into position and cast an evil look at the innocent bovine.
|To my amazement, it turned into stone! Blimey!|
So, the curse of Medusa is true!
Happy with my newfound magic powers, I began to search for more victims. First of all, I came upon a weird looking bird. Without thinking, I went into deep concentration and, within seconds…
|…it turned into stone! (But I don’t know why it also got bigger and fatter?!?)|
My extraordinary powers were fantastic. Soon, I was turning everything in sight into stone, including hoomans.
|These men were having an innocent conversation and, guess what, I turned them into stone!|
|Next, I stumbled upon a Scribe and he too, with just one look, turned into stone!|
|This poor lady was simply waving at her friends. Unfortunately, I looked at her and… she turned into stone!|
After walking aimlessly for a while, I came across some children playing next to the river. When they saw what was coming, they tried to flee into the river but it was too late…
|…they turned into stone!|
|Despite their best efforts, none of them escaped my clutches.|
|My powers were such that I was even able to affect historical figures. Here’s poor old Stamford Raffles, one of the founders of Singapore, who died in 1826. Somehow, I managed to turn him into stone! Yikes!|
Impressed with my limitless powers, I decided to set the bar higher. This time I would concentrate on a mythical figure – The Merlion. This strange looking creature, the symbol of Singapore, has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Man, that sounds scary!
|First, I tried my luck on a baby Merlion. It worked like a charm – it turned into stone!|
|Without hesitation, I went for the mother Merlion and, guess what, she turned into stone too!|
Please, my friends, be careful. Don’t look too closely at my photos. You never know, you too might be “turned into stone”!