Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fragile patch

On Sunday, I went for my second haircut in a month at my friendly (and chio) hairstylist's. Before the last haircut, I had been going to the barber's for a convenient but nosso nice crewcut. But you know, you have to pamper yourself every now and again. And my hair grows really quickly. So, for a little bit more than what I pay the barber, I had a shampoo and scalp massage by some funky dude whose name I didn't get again, and a stylish haircut by the chioest hairstylist you'll ever see this side of Orchard Road. Actually, she could give me a Mohawk and I still wouldn't mind. Or notice. Until I got home and my mother were to ask, 'why you look like red indian?' Cheryl the Chio started the usual hairstylist/barbershop conversation, but steered clear of politics (because this place, damned stylo one), asking me what movies I had seen lately, whether I had been clubbing, and asking why I didn't go to the Zouk 20th Anniversary Bash. I yammered away, as you would to a chio hairstylist who asked you those things: Went to Mohd. Sultan instead lah, had teh lah, nowsaday cannot drink lah, too old to party lah. Then Cheryl suddenly asked, 'Eh, before you came back here last month, you went to the barber for a crewcut right?' I said yes. 'You shouldn't' 'Why not?' 'Because you have a fragile area' 'WHAT YOU MEAN FRAGILE AREA?', I asked, so loudly that the other customers turned to look, causing their respective stylists to go tsk (or 'zhk', depending on whether you're a pinyinophile or a wade-gilesophile. Gotta get these things right, you know?)' because they nearly cut their customers' ears off. 'There's one part of your hair that grows more slowly than the rest'. 'Oh no! Beijing 101 time!' 'Don't worry. I style for you and give that area more volume'. Looks empty? It's not. Everyone's hiding below the window sill. Next Hair Salon Pre-haircut and waiting for my cup of tea.
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Waltzing Matilda - Slim Dusty - West of Winton, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Blogger J Schnorng said...

Mr. M, you and your fragile spot are truly foraging the path ahead into middle age, and damn it, you make it sound like so much fun.


4/26/2005 02:04:00 AM  
Blogger Postmaster-General said...

You heard me Mr. Old Chikopek. Dun deny it. But thanks to you I get to see chio bu. Someday I hope to become as old and perverse as you.

4/26/2005 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger jettykey said...

That's a very refined way of referring to thinning hair. Will remember that.

4/26/2005 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Titania said...

She's cut my hair before. did u get the nice head massage?

4/26/2005 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Yes, but not by Cheryl.

4/26/2005 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous cowboy caleb said...

My hair is long liao. I better go search for her name card you passed me a couple of weeks ago.

Wonder if she does eyebrows.

4/26/2005 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Ah 9 said...

mmm u read Wallpaper one?

4/26/2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger brandon said...

dude, i'm 25 and my stylist has said that to me too.

4/26/2005 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

n im 27 n thts wat my stylist said to me too. well..guess we're all balding already. eeeks*

4/26/2005 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Sandra Ng said...

perhaps its not the age then. chikopeks lose hair easily. thus explains why most are balding. :)

4/26/2005 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

I am not balding. Yet. I just have a fragile area.

4/26/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger J Schnorng said...

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4/26/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger J Schnorng said...

Aiyah...you know why ham sup guys lose hair? Grass doesn't grow on a busy street!

4/26/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous tania said...

all the guys there have funky names, my stylist's titus. i wldn't have caught his name if he didn't give me his name card

4/26/2005 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous myoclonic jerk said...

thanks for the surfstop, mr miyagi! :)

4/27/2005 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheryl is my stylist too!.. hehe.. speaking of old..me almost got ear snipped off by her last time cos i said "we all getting old"..(me same age as her)

4/27/2005 09:31:00 PM  
Blogger Pauleon said...

hehh been to next too. wa nice to be pampered man. hehh.

4/29/2005 05:36:00 PM  

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