Thursday, 16 February 2012

Change!

I whined about not being able to have my hair cut and rebonded by my long-time stylist before we left for our Japan vacation. I really hate changing stylist. I went to the same hair salon for years! But when the stylist decided to quit and moved to a different state, I had no choice but to change. And after months of having a bad hair day (or should we call it bad hair months) and spending ages blow-drying my hair straight, I finally made the change.
And all because hubby needed to change the tyres of our car. Interestingly, the place that he usually go to was busy and we went to a shop near to Mines instead.

Providence? xD

While waiting for the car to be ready, we walked to Mines and I finally decided give the benefit of doubt to one place that always advertises cheap hair services option.

OK, so it wasn't exactly cheap doing a rebonding with treatments there but it was almost half the price I used to pay at Jantzen. We'll see how the hair holds up in these few days before I give any verdict on whether I'll be their regular customer.
My new hair. Well, the style isn't new as this is pretty much the same hairstyle I used to sport before it got to be way out of shape lately. ^^

You know, there are two things (or reasons) I'll be willing to spend oodles of money on.
1. My hair
2. My hobby (and that's running) - shoes, gears, races...

Other than these two, I am so the "tangkai jering" about spending money on myself. ;) How about you? What are your vices when it comes to spending?

40 comments:

  1. hehehe, finally taken up that courage for a change (in hairstylist)!! yeah lah, didn't look a lot different what your hair, still that style maybe just a little straighter and tidy, wakakakakaka~~

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    1. Yeah, that time when we met - hair look like weed. LOL

      Got a RM16 haircut that time. And for those who question the difference between a RM16 and a RM70 haricut, for this lady - it made a whole lot of difference. xD

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  2. the hairstylist moved to another state, but why didn't you try other hairstylist in the same salon?? all no good at all??

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    1. The others - no good feeling about them. ;p

      And... wanna try "leng-chai" this time. Got meet "leng-chai" yesterday. LOL

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  3. i didn't have a fixed stylist until like 10 years ago.. last time just go in any salon and whoever is free gets my hair cut and i'm happy..

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    1. Me too. Don't know why or how, suddenly gone posh and insist of having the same stylist now. xD

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  4. but then i think it's actually important that you build a long term relationship with only one stylist, because he/she will know how to make you look best..

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    1. Yeah.

      And no need to explain much.

      I just sit down and let my stylist decide what's best for me. And she knows enough not to promote extra treatment to me. Sometimes hearing them trying to sell treatments and eventually make that trip to cut hair soooooo out of budget. xD

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  5. i just changed mine like a year ago under a "providence" too.. and am now paying like 40% less than the previous one.. good deal huh??

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    1. That sure is good!

      So where you cut your hair now? ;)

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  6. Don;t worry so much lah.
    Just spend it - you never know if you're going to live another day.
    Look at Whitney Houston, like that gone already!
    Alamak, when I was still younger, her Bodyguard song so popular one.
    Everyday buka radio, sure got that song.

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    1. Aiyah! Cannot lah like that! I don't have a bottomless pit of money. LOL

      Anyway, I indulge but have to be careful so that if I really *touchwood* die tomorrow, I don't want to leave debts for my son to settle.

      Yeah, last time not only hear Bodyguard OST over and over. Watched the movie like a million times too! ^^

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    2. Ha ha... Let your son settle for you lah.
      Must tell him that's part of of money you spent on his tepung susu, Pampers, time to look after him.

      Motherly love is greater than everything one mah.

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    3. I don't use those to make him "guilty".

      I used the "I carry you for nine months and doctor had to slit my tummy open" for it. xD

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    4. Ha ha... You had a C-section ah?
      Cannot, your value has dropped now.
      If you chose natural birth. Got higher price!
      Must let him know giving birth is actually very, very painful!

      Next time take him to see penyu lay eggs in Terengganu.
      Must show him animals also cry when they give birth!

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    5. Teruklah you. But yalor, bargaining "price" with hubby decrease because if the c-section instead of natural. xD

      Have you watched turtles laid their eggs. I did, but once during camping when I was in Form 4. Many, many.many moons ago already. ;p

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  7. Niceee .. I hate hanging stylist too .. My vice, running stuff n gadgets, my hair luckily easy maintenance :)

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    1. Hahaha... can't be without our running stuff kan, KJ? ;)

      Lucky you with your luscious hair. :)

      Mine - kalau tak ber-rebonding; sebijik macam nenek kebayan. huhuhu

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  8. I like that slightly layered look at the back! I started grinning when I read this, of course, because women?! Women are weird. If we have straight hair, we want curly. If we have curly hair, we want straight. :D

    When I looked up tangkai jering, I found an interesting new internet dictionary (still beta version) that seems to focus on English, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese.

    http://www.kamus.com/

    I think I might end up using that one a lot. ^^ I couldn't find alamak in that dictionary. Does that mean "oh no"?

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    1. Ha! So you caught that "tangkai jering" mentioned. I purposely put a Malay word there for you to search! LOL

      Yup, alamak is Oh No! Japan has "arama". No?

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    2. Yup! As in, "Aramaaaaa, I got a rikisha guy with a wobbly butt!" ^^

      PS: You've identified which buttons to push with this reader, that's for sure!

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    3. I will endeavour to push more buttons in the future.

      Buttons are FUN! xD

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  9. hiksss.. comel lahhh rambut baru ko :D minggu depan post lagi ek? nak tengok cemana ropa nya :D

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    1. Minggu depan mau dah tak macam ni kot.

      Sabtu ni je mau habis sebab peluh kaw-kaw lepas lari. ;p

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  10. I just like you,running is in my blood,, but I have yet to spend on high tech gears yet,may be I would go for Sunnto or Garmin watch,, sometimes soon.

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    1. One day, I want to get a Garmin too. (Was hoping that somebody took the hint and buy it for Mother's Day! But that somebody didn't get bonus this year. 8sob sob*)

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  11. Nice! Bet that took off at least 15 years! Have you shown us a picture of you with your curly hair? You know, curly hair with the right cut can be chic too.

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    1. I used to sport a permed, really curly hair in 2006. One and only time.

      Can't remember how my natural wavy hair looks like now. LOL

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  12. You know my crazy about buying one trainer after another to the point of being banned from shoe buying ... LOL!

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    1. LOL

      But shoes ban is now lifted for 2012, right? have fun shopping!

      I'm putting a self-imposed ban on running shoes. But I do sooooo badly need a racer shoes.

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  13. Ahahaha u said it was not cheap but then immediately u said it was almost half price than what u used to pay at the regular salon ;))) so it was cheap then! :p

    BTW, hmmm, I like spending money lately for myself (room decor so that I can feel more home, clothes, body care), and gadgets :)

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    1. Anything less than 100 is cheap. Anything more than RM200, even if it cost less than what I previously paid is still expensive. xD

      Spending money is good. It helps the economy. Spending way too much despite not earning much is not good though.

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  14. Oh! Finally change hair stylist? Good for you! : D

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  15. I think I don't mind spending money on good food haha!

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    1. Yalah you. Envy that you are not "chubby" eating all the good food. :)

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  16. I only ever once found a hairstylist I liked. When he moved away, I haven't been lucky enough to find someone else so I move from one salon to another always trying a different stylist. Like you I spent a lot of money on my sport :) It just feels better to have the right gear :)

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    1. It's such a bother going to a different hairstylist every time I want a haircut. :(

      Yeah, the right gear make me feel good too. :)

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