Well, after almost 2 years, I decided to get my hair cut. I didn't start out with any intention of growing it but as time passed it just got longer and longer. Then when it got troublesome I complained to wife about it and she said that she wanted to cut hers too but couldn't as she was in the middle of her Uniki Course (and Hawaiian traditionists believe that knowledge is stored in one's hair so when undertaking study, etc one shouldn't cut their hair or else valuable knowledge will be lost). So, as a sign of solidarity I swore to myself to put up with the daily tangles and hassles as long as she had to and once she had completed her course I'd go to the hairdressers.
Anyway, this is what it looked like on SundayYesterday I went in to Chiba for a variety of reasons and while I was there I dropped in on a friend, Takkan, at her workplace, Stilla. The staff got to work shampooing, massaging and combing the knots out before Takkan stepped up to the plate. She cut my hair when I got married almost 4 years ago so was down with it when I told her I wanted it short. The rest of the crew working there were all like 'what a waste'. I guess it's fashionable in certain quarters to have long hair at the moment and in the Men's fashion mags the only examples I could find were of foreign actors like Hugh Jackman and Sam Worthington. Fashion was never my forte, so it was off with the lot.
Here's Takkan just getting started (nice shiny forehead!)And this is the finished product (just need a shave and even my mum would accompany me out to a restaurant)I'm sure my bosses will be sighing with relief as, they never said so directly but, their faces told their true feelings toward a 'look' that didn't fit the stereotype they seek in teachers. Much more 'professional' now...hahaha