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HairCut and America

Source: Joshua Tan

That's it. I've taken the plunge and cut my own hair.

All I know is that I need to get my hair out of my face and I can't take a decent photo regardless of how many times I wash and dry-style my hair. Not that I am going to be meeting anyone any time soon, but was making me feel like shite.

I was watching out for news about hair salons opening around my nook but NOPE, it was a fruitless scavenger hunt. The chances are slim.

Do I look great? Am I going to be Instagramming or YouTubing it? HAHAHAHA...don't hold your breathI look fine (as far as my low standards are concerned) from the front but I 't have no indication about what looks like on the back.

As long as no hairstylist gets to run his/her comb through my hair, it'll do. All I know is that my head is lighter and I don't have annoying strays sticking into my eyes or nose.

Am I going to attempt cutting my kids' hair? I don't know. 

It's a really touchy topic right now. They're not 5-year-olds anymore. If they were, I could just pop in a Barney CD, sit them down in front of it, and then get them a highly-attractive, classic bowl-cut right away. 

Teens care way too much about their hair for no apparent reason. I assured them that I will snip off very little so that mistakes would barely be noticed but they don't seem keen on snapping up my offer.

Anyway, I saw that the number of cases and deaths in the United States is doing nothing but climbing. Not that I am worried that I will be contracting the virus from them, but I am just befuddled with some people's attitudes towards this whole lockdown #stayathome thing.

None of us, and I mean REALLY NONE OF US, like to be told not that we can't go anywhere or made to feel like petty thieves when we go out to get bread or newspaper.

We don't like waking up wondering if it's morning or dinner either. Every chance I go to the grocery store, I am tempted to just keep driving and driving and driving and driving until I reach...ANYWHERE.

That's why I don't get it when some Americans and Europeans protest about the lockdown.

You see, whenever there's a spike somewhere else on this planet, it's going to affect the rest of us. Europe or the United States, whatever happens there is going to affect us, one way or the other, and the way we function in our little corner of the world.

If the virus is still mostly at large and the travel ban is lifted, we're going back to the drawing board.

A spike anywhere is going to affect everyone else. As long as we're living on this planet together and this virus is among us, we're still in danger zone.


I weighed the lockdown on my side too and I didn't like the prospect of:
1. Getting sick
2. Passing the virus onto someone I love
3. Dying
4. Going back to square one and start this whole lockdown shit from Day One all over again

Not very attractive.

I also don't like the fact that I am told to stay put against my will. It's like being jailed for something we didn't do. It's unfair.

But you know what's even more unfair? Dying KNOWING that it could have been PREVENTED.

If I am going down, there's going to be a huge fight. And staying put seems to be the only kind of fighting we can do right now. Staying home IS fighting.

In a huge way, although I think Malaysia's current Prime Minister (whom we did NOT elect but muscled his way into the position) don't use Twitter to say things like THESE.
 There are acceptable things, that are loony tunes things.

p.s. There's a new article, What People Mean When They Say It Is What It Is, published on Medium. Use this link if you're not a Medium member and can't view the article because it's called a 'Friend Link' and friends are encouraged to read their friends' stuff. LOL

Take care and be well,


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