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Cousin Gladys

Posted on October 19, 2009 by under Family, Travel.    


This is a photo of mom with my cute cousin, Gladys. She is now 13. The funny thing is that Tito Ope keeps calling Gladys “Ching” because he remembers me from when I was 13, the last time that we really got to spend time together.

I suppose Gladys is a lot like me at age 13, except she’s probably more well-behaved than I ever was. She is very quiet and respectful, and doesn’t ever forget to mano. I was kind of a pain. LOL.

It rained nonstop during the week of our stay in Tanjay so we were pretty much stuck at the house. I had all of these things I wanted to do, but the weather wouldn’t cooperate. It was quite boring.

On Tuesday afternoon we decided to go to the salon to get our hair done. We were all pretty bored at this point. Even Brian came with us.



We decided to hail a cab (not a taxi cab, a pedicab – LOL) to take us there. It was a modified pedicab (a motorcycle with an attached sidecar) that could fit half a dozen people at least. Normally, these cabs can only accommodate 4 or 5 people at the most. I suppose the more people a driver can fit in the pedicab, the more money they can make.

Here are some pictures of us taken at the salon:




Gladys and I both had our hair rebonded. This is a Japanese hair straightening method that turns wavy or curly hair straight and it lasts 6 to 8 months depending on how well you take care of your hair. The process and products used are slightly different than hair relaxing.

Here is the result:



The result of hair rebonding is stick straight hair. My hair pretty much dries completely straight right now, without the use of a flat iron. It’s awesome. I have heard/read that hair rebonding is bad for your hair so I’m kind of scared to flat iron my hair because it might not be as strong as it once was. I was told I can’t flat iron my hair with the flat iron set above 180 degrees. I think the lowest setting on my flat iron is 300 degrees. Still not sure what to do about that. So far I’ve just been air drying my hair for the most part. Although, I did use a hair dryer once at Plantation Bay.

Anyway, time for me to get ready for work. Stay tuned for more trip recap.

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