Happy Hours every Friday 5:30pm is something of a tradition at PennDesign. But this past two weeks we clubbed it with celebrating the Archtoberfest – October being celebrated as the architecture and design month…and Halloween…

It was packed with events like a Pumpkin carving contest, a pumpkin pie bake sale and a Halloween costume contest.

Experiencing these for the first time, I thoroughly enjoyed taking part and/or just observing them. Carving my first pumpkin, trying hard to make it look ‘scary’ was a lot of fun with my team mate Chenyang Lu.

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And even though I didn’t dress up for the costume contest, I did manage to come up with a cute costume for the Halloween party we went to after. And the creativity and enthusiasm I saw of the costumes that people came up with amazed me.

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Oh.. And the homemade pumpkin pies at the bake sale were just delicious.