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During Styling

Post Styling

The Hair Stylist

In order to save time, I’ve been cutting my own hair. It works for a period but over time, it becomes a right mess as bad hair days turn to bad hair weeks and months.

I nipped out yesterday to get a haircut at my regular S$7 barbershop at Ayer Rajah but it was closed.

A few doors away, a hairdressing saloon was open. There were no customers in there and a stylist was available.

I decided to try her out.

I had SUCH a DELIGHTFUL hair cut (I should call it a hair styling now) bantering with the stylist. Lovely lady, a Malaysian Cantonese from KL, she’s been in Singapore for 20 years. She has one daughter studying Engineering at ITE.

After I paid her the S$10 for the haircut, she said “Thank you”, while shaking her head from side-to-side, Indian style. When I pointed that out to her in good nature, she burst out laughing! She realised she inadvertently did that because I am Indian.

We had a great laugh over that.

So lovely when a routine errand becomes a delightful experience.

Love it.

#mysingapore

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Waalkz is a company that I co-founded with my business partner. With the kind support of the National Heritage Board‘sHi2P grant, we developed our first 4 heritage walking tours in Singapore on Apple’s iPhone platform. These tours cover Little India, the Arab Quarters (Kampong Glam), Boat Quay and Chinatown (Telok Ayer side).

The announcement was yesterday at the annual Business of Heritage Conference and the app will be available for download on the app store next week. Watch this space for the announcement on the day the app is ready for download.

To encourage trial, the Little India walk will be available as a free download. The others will be priced at US$1.99.

Do download and have a try. And please give us your feedback on Waalkz’s Facebook Page. You can see some screenshots there too.

If any of you work in organisations who would like to develop walking tours, message us on our Facebook page. We’re currently working on our website and will let you know when it’s out.

Enjoy your Waalkz!