It has been cloudy and rainy in Singapore for the past few days. Not really heavy rain, but slight drizzling which helps to keep the temperature cool, but still humid. With the drizzle, it makes taking transport a bit of a hassle. Daddy was out the whole day yesterday running errands and thus I had to lug Mal along when I went to town for some ‘pampering of myself session’.
Went for a haircut at Shunji, thanks to Auntie Ophe’s recommendation, love the hairstylist, she’s korean and happens to be one of the director. Before going to the States, I will never have paid more than SGD 30 for a haircut but now, I would splurge one which cost me more than 70 bucks, simply because I was too deprived! I think I need and deserve a decent cut! even if it is just a little trimming to shape my hair.
I like the hairstylist cos I like stylists who talk. She analysed my previous cut, asked me what I want and told me how she intends to do my hair. To me, it is important to understand what your customer wants. Sometimes I felt almost suicidal going to a hairdresser, under the mercy of a pair of scissors. Then again, there are times when even after all the talking, we still walk out of the salon feeling unsatisfied. Ultimately what everyone wants is to look good, so if the hairstylist knows how to make the customer looks good, it doesn’t matter what the customer says she wants, cos she might not know what wants, simply because she doesn’t know what she will look good in. But then again, what is good looking may be very subjective. If one is blessed with a beautiful face, one is more or less guaranteed to look good regardless of the hairstyle, for the less fortunate ones, we will need super skillful stylist with super good skill to convince us into believing what they deem will look good on us. But then how many of us can afford such a stylist, if there is one. Maybe if we are lucky, we may discover one who is good and cheap and is yet to realise his or her own potential, I can ramble on…
The pampering session also include a visit to a beautician. This is my first visit to a beautician. Having super sensitive skin, visiting a beautician is a BIG NO to me. It took me a lot of courage to heed ??’s advice to visit her beautician and I am glad I did it, it is a milestone reached
As for Mal, he had his few first stints too. Taking the taxi to Orchard Road and riding in the MRT (his bullet train). So far, he had tried all 3 forms of public transports, ate in a kopi tiam, and passed by a wet market. I am so eager to expose him to the ‘Singapore lifestyle’!