Bad Hair Day

June 10, 2009 at 10:08 am 6 comments

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Everybody is entitled to a bad hair day every now and then and today I staked my claim. This morning I woke up late. For one reason, I ignored the alarm at 5:30 am. I must be dog-tired wanting more sleep. So, the extra minutes in bed left me no time for a shower.

My hair was definitely in disarray. It clearly showed where my head rested most of the night, which was on the left side. It looked like a circle crop where the UFO had landed except that there was no discernable geometric designs. I guess part of the blame could be attributed to my preference for sleeping on an extra firm bed without a pillow on my head.</font?

When faced with a bad hair day, I’d go crazy trying to find ways to prevent it from ever happening again.

I can grow my hair long so I can pull it back into a ponytail. I know I’d look good on it. The only problem is that it would accentuate my feminine features.

Or I can learn to sleep in the vertical position. This may require a lot of training, but I know it can be done.

I used to have a co-worker who could do it. I found it out when we were assigned to work one night. After my break, I saw her sitting in front of the computer monitor. She looked real busy. When i tried to engage her in small talk, however, there was no answer. She was fast asleep with nary a sound! I tapped her shoulder and her face fell flat on the keyboard. Still she didn’t wake up. She must have learned the trick during her stint as an air traffic controller.

I also knew this guy from tape operations who could sleep in the wee hours of the morning while standing up. He would go to a corner with a tape cartridge in one hand and fall asleep like a log. If you didn’t know him you’d think he was a statue waiting to be picked up. Too bad, he’s no longer working in the company. He was dismissed because his co-workers got jealous whenever they saw him practiced this special skill at work.

But to my little niece, the solution is no-brainer. “Just go to bed early like the rest of us,” she says.

She’s right. I’m doing too much hair pulling for nothing.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. J.Kulisap  |  June 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Ako naman, pakiramdam ko pinagbubulungan ako ng mga tao dahil sa aking buhok, yong tipong naligo naman ako pero parang malagkit at mabantot ang dating ng buhok.

    Minsan ginugulo ko pa lalo para fashion kuno.

    • 2. plaridel  |  June 12, 2009 at 10:47 am


      i’ve got an idea. perhaps we should shave our heads for a change. it’s fashionable and low maintenance. we just have to be careful with the razor. cuts don’t look good on shiny heads.

  • 3. J.Kulisap  |  June 14, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Pwede naman na bokals ako Plaridel, dati kong hair fashion yon noong wala pa akong kalayaan sa tatay ko, konting tira lang ng buhok sa unahan, ewan.

    Masyadong malaki ang ulo ko parang hindi babagay sa akin ngayon.
    Pero mga ilang taon pa baka kahit ayaw ko, ganun na rin ang kakasapitan ng aking ulo.


    • 4. plaridel  |  June 14, 2009 at 1:01 pm


      tawagan mo kaya si dra. vicky belo… baka magawan niya ng paraan. 🙂

  • 5. J.Kulisap  |  June 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Ayaw ko ma video, ayaw ko talaga. Tahimik nga ako kasi baka idawit ang pangalan ko, ‘di matatanggap ng pamilya ko. Hindi ko kakayanin..kaya tahimik na lang ako.


    • 6. plaridel  |  June 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm


      you’ve rest your case.


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