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.