A quick note on the 2 dry shampoos I’ve been using from Bastise. I started using the one on the left and I liked it because it leaves my hair feeling soft and gave a nice shine. However, while my hair didn’t smell (when I picked up portions n sniffed), somehow I felt there was an unwashed scalp smell. I don’t know… Maybe it’s psychological. Haha. So I bought the dry shampoo on the right and lo and behold! No more smell whatsoever! The downside is, my hair felt slightly stiffer than usual.
In the end, I now use both. Hahaha. Seems to be the perfect combi for me. 🙂
Ever since I came back from my US trip in Dec, I get very tickled whenever I hear waiter/waitress ask, “having here or takeaway?” because it reminds me of an incident that happened in the US.
One of my friends, a French chap and I wanted to buy lunch to eat in the ballroom. After taking our orders, this conversation with the waitress ensued…
Waitress: “Here or to go?”
French chap: ??
Waitress: “Here or to go?”
French chap: “What???”
French chap: “Yes! Dabao!”
Me to waitress: “To go please.”
My oh my. How we have corrupted people’s English…
Because the insurance industry is tightly regulated, my company has a rule that when a broker visits a client overseas, the broker must be accompanied by local staff.
A colleague from India wrote to us about 2 weeks ago asking to visit our clients in Singapore. I don’t know why he likes to come here when I’ve told him more than once that our clients do not purchase credit insurance in India.
My boss also told him that these 2 weeks leading up to CNY is very busy for us so it would be better if he comes after that.
Said colleague replied that he’s actually visiting Singapore for other business and visiting our bank clients is just a secondary purpose of his trip.
As it transpires, this Indian colleague has NO other meetings planned. A colleague who is helping to coordinate the 2 client meetings we had to set up for him as well as some underwriter meetings thus asked us if we intend to lunch with him.
I said no. My point is, we’ve already said that this is not a good week for him to come. Since he insists on imposing on us, I don’t see why I need to inconvenience myself to entertain him during lunch. Even if I don’t have any lunch appointments, lunch time = break time and I’m particular about who I spend my lunch with.
I also hope, for his sake, that he doesn’t try to lecture or “teach” my team members how to broker deals. The last time he did that, I told him off over the phone and I cannot guarantee how much more blunt I may be in person.
I remember when I used to do life underwriting a long time ago, a senior underwriter said that some life insurance agents are like piles. You can treat them but they never go away.
Sums up how I feel now.
I finally got bored of my long tresses after 2 years and decided it’s time to have short hair again! I wanted a funkier cut but needed a more classic bob to cover the bleached and dyed hair. In the end, I settled for an inverted / a-line bob (googling for inspiration turned up several names).
The purple’s more striking than in the photos (dim lighting) and I love it! My only worry is whether the purple will last. The previous time I bleached and coloured my hair, the purple came off with every daily hair wash and became a faded pinkish purple instead of a dark violet purple after 2 weeks. My stylist gave me a free recolour the last time but I don’t think I’ll have the luxury this time round because it’s near CNY and it’s so difficult to get an appointment! (I sat at the salon from 6:30pm-12:20am on Mon!)
After thinking of various solutions, I decided the best way to preserve the colour is to wash less. I’ve tried shampooing my hair on alternate days before. However, although it didn’t look greasy on day 2, it felt greasy. Then I remembered reading about this thing called a dry shampoo before. It’s basically a hair product containing cornstarch (or other agents with similar oil absorbing properties) to remove excess oil from the scalp. I popped into Sasa during lunch and bought the Gosh Dry Shampoo. It was the only brand they carried.
I googled online after that and realised that the most popular brand is Batiste. Oh well, whatever. Buy already might as well try. So I just sprayed some onto the roots of my hair, massaged in and brushed out. Viola! I like it! My hair felt a little stiff initially but that went away after 10min. It gives a little bit of lift / volume and makes my hair even straighter. Lol.
Anyway, the true results can only be seen tomorrow morning but I’m hopeful!
Time for bed then! 🙂