How to act like a Smurf
LAST Saturday was Global Smurfs Day, and Smurfs creator Peyo's daughter, Ms Veronique Culliford, graced the event.
To be a Smurf, there were rules. Here are a few that the writer received:
SMURF CODE OF CONDUCT
Dress in your Smurfy best
To be a Smurf, you have to dress and look like one first. Be prepared to paint yourself blue, that is, your entire face and neck.
Guys should put on a blue shirt and white trousers. To be the girly Smurfette, don a sleeveless white dress and a blonde or yellow wig. Top it off with white shoes and a white conical cap.
Be nice, not naughty
Be on your best Smurf behaviour. No rude or offensive acts, and always put on a smile.
If you missed Smurfs Day, but are visiting Brussels, here are two places you ought to check out:
Bring home your favourite Smurf emblazoned on merchandise from the Smurf Store in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the country of the little blue creatures' origins. Get everything from a postcard (1.50 euros, S$2.50) to a Smurf crystal figurine (295 euros). Visit www.smurfstore.be
The Moof Museum, or the Museum of Original Figurines, is home to comic-book characters from Tintin to the adorable blue Smurfs. The cosy, small-scale museum is found within the same building as the Smurf Store. Check out http://moofmuseum.be/