All entries for Monday 12 May 2008
May 12, 2008
Traditionally, Chinese regards hair as 'three thousand pieces of worrying silk （三千烦恼丝）', I totally agree.
Due to the social pressure (or self-generated pressure?), I dare not to keep long hair. When I was a kid, even until I was a teenager, I used to have very short hair. After I entred university as an undergrad student, I remained my short hair to avoid spending time on it. I did a rough calculation: if I spend roughly 5 minutes combing my hair daily, then in one year time, I spend 30.4 hours doing that. After I worked as an academics in Malaysia, the codes of conduct on male academics' hairstyle (yes, there is such thing in Malaysia), just suited my taste, short hair for another four years. I normally had haircut once a month. This worried me when I was about to leave for UK.
Time flies and hair grows. After two months plus staying in UK, it's time to have haircut. Two ideas popped up: I could take this opportunity to keep long hair; or I have it really short (especially during Summer). Frankly speaking, the thing that annoys me most early in the morning is not receiving calls (in fact, it's perfectly ok for my to receive calls that wake me up), it's my untidy hair--when I look into the big mirror in my room. Thus, I abandoned the idea of keeping long hair. Next, I had another decision to make: where to have hair cut. I am not comfortable to go to salon or barber shop here. This is something that I rather not to do. So, I made a decision: I want to cut my hair myself!
Today, I bought a set of Haircut kit at Wilkinson in Cannon Park Shopping Complex, Then I set up a space for self-haircut and started my attempts. After several attempts, it became shorter and shorter. Finally, I decided to shave instead of cut. The outcome was not satisfying and cannot be reversed.
Tonight I'll probably have a good sleep, preparing myself to receive feedback from others tomorrow. Hopefully their comments won't be too harsh.
"The key of succeeding marriage is not finding the right person; It's learning to love the person you found"
This is a "Shoutout" posted by a friend's friend in Friendster. Quite meaningful and once again, my self-reflexive thinking is ignited.