First things first: My darling Lam Chee Kiang has a new blog because he hates the way NUS’ internet connection makes his blogspot blog all laggy and stuff. Now he’s a wordpress convert. He’ll blog and be blessed. Go shower him with some comments, like coloured rice on a newly wedded couple okay?
It’s always the case. When I’m back home, I can hardly find time to sit down and edit my gazillion photos and blog as often as when I am studying for exams. Heh.
Over the weekend, I went to Kuala Selangor and Bukit Tinggi for my family’s company trip. With my new 2GB SD card in hand, I actually came back with 1Gb worth of photos. What the hell right. One weekend only somemore. With my 256mb SD card, I used to scrimp on photo quality, fearing that it’ll take up space. The liberty of being able to shoot in automode again! (5mb per photo).
Well, since it’s 3.30am and I’ve only JUST finished editting the photos, I’ll post it up tomorrow or.. some other time. I’ll get to it la.
After our dentistry paper(which wasn’t too bad!), Lie Yuen and I made a mad rush to the bus stop hoping to get the earliest bus possible. See what a good friend she is; helping me to carry my bag while I returned some books to the library.
Unfortunately, we had to wait one whole hour for the next bus. Ugh!! And we realised that we could actually kill time by catching up on some tv shows.
This is the view from our table. I’ve never used my laptop in such a place before. There’s a first time for everything!
The glare of the sun was too bright though. We must’ve looked rather weird to the other people around us.
After that, I went to chase the pigeons to get shots of them flying in mid air. The damn bus had yet to arrive at that time.
All I had to do was stomp my feet to get this shot.
To cut a long story short, 4 and a half hours bus ride, Plaza Rakyat LRT station, Masjid Jamek LRT station, KL Sentral, KTM back to Subang….ugh. And I was greeted by the ever so familiar sight of traffic jam in my hometown while waiting for my mum to come get me.
It rained, I think. Oh, if only I had a better macro function!
On Monday, I decided enough was enough. I went to A Cut Above Academy at Sunway Pyramid to finally rebond my hair!
To those of you who have been away from home or Pyramid too long: See what they’re doing to the concourse area right up to the tip of the pyramid! 🙁
Upon entering the area, I had to pay Rm162 at the counter even before the trainee stylists managed to assess the length of my hair. I was quoted that amount through the phone and they like took my word for it. RM162 is unbelievably cheap for rebonding. I enquired about their prices..RM12 for a hair cut(usual price is Rm40+), RM55 for treatment (usual price is RM200++) and hair extensions are RM10 per piece. I forgot to ask how much they charge for colouring. But dangg! Don’t you think it’s cheap? I wonder why I still draw excited glees from friends whenever I tell them about the wonders of A Cut Above Academy. I can’t believe a gem like that is still so hidden from the majority of girls my age. Tsk tsk.
The only draw back is the hours that they spend on your hair since they are still students after all. Do make sure that your schedule is damn clear before attempting to get your hair done at the academy. Appointments must be made in advance. Here’s their number: 03-56356666. Appointments can only be done on weekdays ya!
Yes, yes, it might be a little risky to get your hair done by a noob hair stylist, but nothing can go very wrong as they’ve got an ‘educator’ who supervises their work. If anything should go wrong, the educator will touch up and work his magic. By the way, the male educators there are HOT!!!! I was treated to eye candies left right front and center for the entire four hours that I was there. The underdeveloped eye candies are still skinny boys fresh out of school. Any self respecting 20 year old girl knows that its always best to oggle the seasoned mid 20s men. With just the right amount of wear and tear. Mmm. Hahah.
They called my hair virgin hair! And they had a little hairstylist conspiratorial giggle when I told them that the last time any chemicals touched my hair was way back in 2004 when I coloured my hair brown.
The entire place had easels holding up pieces of mahjong paper teaching the students the proper hairstyling techniques.
And if they were not attending to any customers, they were practicing on the mannequins.
Blow dry, apply chemical, rinse, blow dry, cut, wash, blow dry..what a vicious cycle.
Man! I have waist length hair now! Woohoo!!
After rebonding my hair, I decided that the day was still early and headed to SS15 to get my eyebrows threaded. I’m not really that great at shaping my eyebrows.. so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Only RM8 wei! Akash Beauty Centre is just above the Buy Sell Trade shop. Damn affordable man.
Thought I’d celebrate with a bit of a camwhoring before getting into my car. Forgive the very un-Jolene smile(and the puffy eyelids while you’re at it). There were alot of people around and bored drivers seating inside double parked cars along the way. They did stare at me you know. Imagine if I pan cute or gave a big monkey grin. I actually know how to feel embarrassed! *gasp horror shock!*
Sorry la ha, been contemplating to straighten my hair ever since I was in form4.
Quite mafan though, I’m not allowed to tie my hair, wash my hair or even tuck my hair behind my ears for the next few days.
At least my hair looks healthier now.
Sorry la, the mood took over. 🙁 Not my fault. 🙁
Alright, since I tak sabar share this video with you, I’ll post it here instead of posting it together with my weekend getaway blog entry. Don’t mind the front bit of the video.. I forgot to turn the camera upright while filming. Do turn your volume up yeah, as it is afterall a conversation between the clown and us.
My cousin Jacqueline and I met a funny clown at Bukit Tinggi’s French Village. She wanted balloons so we walked towards the clown and he was calling out to the children around him to come closer to get ballons from him. They must’ve been scared of him as they didn’t really respond to him.
Then the clown emo you know. He was like, “So children these days don’t play with clowns anymore huh? Nowadays all children play PSP, don’t want clown anymore. So clown no job.” while shrugging very pitifully. LOL. He’s just so sarcastic!
We went up to him and I asked him if adults can take balloon too. After two balloons and many minutes later, he predicted that I’m from Subang because I got the “Subang style”(Whatever in the world is that???!) and after learning that my cousin works at Citibank, he said that he once went for an interview there. A clown who probably has a finance degree.
LOL but one thing though, observe the purple teddy bear he made for me. He threw it on the floor nonchalantly before attempting to make a blue one because it ‘broke’.
His superior walked by later with the purple bear in his hands and then the clown sounded all annoyed and went, “Tsk, why the children simply throw one?” hahaha. He himself throw go and blame the children pulak. THEN the blue bear that I had had something that I thought was a rather long tail. I can’t believe, I, Jolene Lai, failed to see the very obvious. I mean the blue bear and the ‘failed’ purple bear is twisted in the same way. They both have very “long tails”.
Please take note of what his superior said about the bear towards the very very very end of the video. I love you all. Kthx bye. Enjoy the video. 4.11am. Sleep.
22 thoughts on “I’m Home and I Rebonded My Hair and I Talked To A Clown For The First Time In My Life”
Threading at Bangsar is much cheaper = RM5 only 🙂 I go there often coz too malas to pluck my eyebrows 😛 Its at the boutique next to Devi’s Corner, go inside past all the clothes, the “beauty salon” is at the back of the shop.
jo: i didn’t know! but i wouldn’t mind paying RM3 extra if I can just do it somewhere which is barely 5 minutes away from my house. hehehe yeah man. but i have to tahan damn long before i get to come home to Subang to do it.Â
Damn straight and nice leh you hair but nothing beats talking to a mindless clown who makes deformed teddy bears after exams i guess? Enjoy your post-exam period (no pun intended).
jo: thank you sir!!:) hahaha… yeah man, it’s kinda different. and eh no pun taken don’tworry..somemore i’m not having my period also!
But I don’t remember your hair looking horrible before you rebonded it! 🙂
jo: ahh..it would’ve been all over the place a few hours after i’ve combed it.:) better to get it nice and behaving.Â
Wow, nice hair
jo: thanks!! :D:D:D
hey i went to that shop in bangsar too! Cheap! but very far…i malas go so far
jo: yala. exactly my reasons.:D but if anybody’s from bangsar or around the area, that would be quite convenient!
waaaaa that totally trumps my idea of scary clowns. I’d probably ask for my balloon and still run off immediately anyway. nice hair too btw. hehe
jo: you’re that scared of clowns ar? Wahahahhaa. . :Pp thanks ..:P
Yeap, Bangsar’s threading is cheaper @ RM5. I’ll like to share with you a personal experience with hair acaemies with no offense intended. I used to embrance hair acadamies back in F5 when Snips acadamy was still at Petaling Street and I always gofor my ahircut there. In the end, one of the trainees ‘forgot’ to put the cap at the back of the hairdryer back on and I had my hair ‘eaten’ by the hairdryer. The so-called instructor, an “aunty” in her 40s said the last resort would mean cutting my ‘eaten’ hair and mind you, i had waist long ultra straight (rebonded lah) non-layered hair back then. It was a horror experience and I vowed nvr ever going to hair academies ever again. At least I found a place (Kompleks Mutiara, Jln Ipoh, KL) with lots of hairsaloons that offer cheap services at good quality by actual hairstylist. For your lenght of hair, they’ll charge RM200 with a treatment + haircut. What’s RM48 difference when you can have your peace of mind and a shorter duration of sitting on the same chair. ^_^
jo: wah that’s quite pitiful…:( well so far i’ve had good experiences.. i suppose it’s true, it’s like a gamble. but till the day I’m rich enough to afford proper hairstylists… then it’s the academy for me!
mmm.. nice and shiny.. and your fringe’s falls pretty naturally as well:D
jo: i didn’t rebond my fringe!
i meant your fringe* falls pretty naturally..
i don’t get it. wat did the supervisor say at the end?
jo: i think the clown gave the bear a dick and the supervisor was like questioning the clown. hahahahaha. i’m not sure. could be and my perverted mind as always…. but it’s damn funny.hahaha
hi jolene, i remembered your post abt cooking spaghetti in a rice cooker. really reallly useful for college students who has limited kitchen appliances. haha. so do you hv a category for all the stuff you can cook using a few appliances only ^_^ cos that would be great XD
jo: LOL wah lau weh, that’s like super old. hehehe, well, no sadly only rice cooker. can do alot of things one. and i don’t use those methods anymore;) Now that I’m renting my own place, we have a proper kitchen, albeit a dirty one.
extensions at rm10?!?! but are u sure their work is good ar jo? how much can the instructor salvage if anything goes wrong!
jo: lol i don’t know la. but u can try…?:) I was also enquiring about those multicoloured hair extensions. but i wouldn’t be allowed to have coloured hair in my uni anyway. yes yes, the instructor will salvage one! but i’m not sure how much, but i’ve heard of the instructors really doing alot la;D
Ooh now you can swing your hair like Pantene girls 🙂
jo: OH YAHOR!!!
waaah, you hair looks gorgeous!
jo: bwahahha thank u babes;D
erm can u tell me which row the beauty center is? I have no idea where Buy Sell Trade shop is. Girls don’t notice such shops.
anyway doing ur hair at the academy depends on ur luck, whether u get a talented student. My friend and i cut our hair there once and we both came out looking like monkeys.
jo: it’s the same row with Salmon Steak and High and Mighty and Popular Bookstore! .. yeah i suppose, but that’s cost i’m not loaded with cash ma..:)
wah damn hot can, such nice wavvy hair 🙂
and the clown! He’s so mean to the kid LOL!
jo: lol weii.. if wavvy that means i wasted money di? don’t you mean straight? Yeah man..the clown so naughty go bully the little girl. hahahaha….
Wow woman! You finally did it! Gorgeous luscious hair you have there now!
jo: haha thank you dear;D then now cannot use chopsticks and make wavy hair di;(
late comment! -coughagaincough- but what the hell…
i burst out laughing at the supervisor part! very funny
and your hair looks nice! I’m not really into rebonding, in a way, I like my messy flyaway hair, haha. Also! Just realised that you have thick locks…
hv to thank u for this one jolene! awesome
hi again Jolene
I went to the A Cut Above academy after reading ur blog (which is awesomely informative) yesterday
They hv a fix price for any length of hair, $160.
Most of the time they were at least 2 students working on my hair and the whole process was closely monitored by a male Indian educator, as u called it (and he was gorgeous too!!)
It was a long process and the instructor really made sure everyone knew wat’s happening to my hair every 5 minutes (it kindda felt like I was a lab rat)
Overall, I think it’s an awesome refreshing experience.
Click on my website link if anyone wants to see the result (which is arrow straight… as wat rebonding suppose to do lolz)
Hv a lovely weekend Jolene. Thx again for ur info. I will go back next week to do red highlights ( I think too straight hair is kindda boring ehehe)
omg. im going there tmr to rebond my hair and im scared shitless. roar. cos my hair is quite flat at the top la. but from the middle to the ends it gets really messy curly and unbearable. hope it turns out right. =/
Your hair looks beautiful!