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Banker to live in an island to quit smoking

Banker to live in an island to quit smoking

Geoff Spice, a British former banker is trying a weird yet excellent way of quitting smoking – exile himself in an island.  Allegedly, the island only has three huts where shepherds once used.  There is no electricity and running water.

He really wants to quit that bad, huh?

I don’t blame him.  Quitting smoking is hard.  It took me 3 to 5 years trying before I actually quit.

Blogging is therapeutic

Blogging is therapeutic

Allegedly, blogging has therapeutic benefits:

Scientists have long known the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences. Blogs provide another convenient avenue for writing about personal experiences. Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery.

What if you often drink while you blog? I guess, in that case, it will only improve your sleep.

I am my own barber

I am my own barber

Ever since 2002 (I think), I started to ditch my curly (I’d like to think of it as wavy) hair for a semi-bald cut. I like the semi-bald cut. I don’t have to comb and it’s not that hot in the head. My hair is not greasy anymore, too. Having said that, my previous hairstyle, the short-cut-then-apply-hair-gel-then-comb-with-fingers look, was more cooler in my opinion. I believe I was more handsome with that look – OK, this is my blog so I can say whatever I want to say. But you know what, if you’re handsome, any haircut works, hehe.

The only problem I had with having the semi-bald cut is that when I go to a barber shop (or a beauty salon) and they effortlessly clip my hair, they still charge me the same price. I understand the logic of the same pricing, of course.

This problem, together with my general reluctance to go to a barber shop or beauty salon on any day, pushed me to buy my very own hair clipper. I just bought it today and I immediately used it. Come to think of it, it took me about eight years to figure this out.

You’ve seen Demi Moore in “G.I. Jane”, right? She clipped her own hair very easily…. NOT! Hollywood is so full of crap. I can clip the top, front and sides of my head just fine but was having problems clipping the back. My poor wife was “forced” to do the clipping at the back side of my head. She’s afraid of doing anything with my hair lest I scold her if she does something bad. She doesn’t know that it’s OK whatever happens (sort of, hehe).

So there, I am my own barber. I’m sure in time, I will learn how to clip the hair at the back side of my head. Actually, I’m looking forward to my second “self-haircut”. Do I sound pathetic?