“Ghosts and goblins, brides and superheroes, pirates and ancient characters… these were just some of the outfits worn by the current MBA class at their recent Halloween party. Even a few of the school’s Professors were curious and popped in to check out the first CKGSB Halloween party, celebrating the end of summer, as the Celts did two thousand years ago.”
The following is a personal account of CKGSB’s recent event, written by CKGSB MBA student Kamil Kmec (Class of 2014).
If you think Halloween doesn’t exist in China, you’d be wrong. The last week of October ended in a Halloween-style party for the full-time 2014 MBA class at CKGSB.
A few of the more active female classmates took the initiative and, two days before the party, dozens of costumes were on their way from e-retailers to the CKGSB campus. Ghosts and goblins, brides, superheroes, pirates, ancient characters, you name it – everyone attended what is considered to be primarily a Western world celebration. Cheering, laughter and applause greeted every outfit as they entered the class, immediately triggering an all-night photo shoot. Even a few of the Professors were curious and popped in to check out the first CKGSB Halloween party, celebrating the end of summer, as the Celts did two thousand years ago.
The creativity of the class translated into extravagant and ghostly facial paints, far beyond any expectations. Glittering glosses, lighting candles and various orange-and-black decorations contributed to the color of the evening, which included good music, games and most importantly, lots of delicious, Halloween-themed food from Jack-o’-lantern chips to special heavy-breaded pizza. But that was not all.
In line with the CKGSB spirit of giving to the community, we made a trip to Wangfujing Street in central Beijing. The CKGSB Halloween parade attracted lots of attention from people of all ages, and, most importantly, their cameras and flashes.
Creativity, friendship and fun-loving character flourished on the Halloween eve, marking another great day in the life of CKGSB students. Even though the Term 1 exams are around the corner, the “work hard, play hard” spirit keeps making the CKGSB MBA study a rich experience, both in and out of class.
The author is the last one in the second row.