Chinese Hair Cut...
I hadn't had my hair cut in over two months, so it was about time. I put off the inevitable for a few weeks and asked around to find a decent place to get my hair cut. Somewhere they wouldn't just put a bowl on my head and cut. A Chinese friend recommended me a good place, along a street that several other people had mentioned.
A quick rinse was followed by a lot of snipping and hair falling everywhere. It looked like a normal cut, and the girl rinsed my hair out after. The lady at the desk charged me 20Yuan ($3.00), which I'm sure is the foreigner rate because I know that students get a cut for 5-8Yuan, and a normal cut is 10-15Yuan. Even a Chinese friend said that I probably got charged the foreigner price. I should have negotiated before hand. Live and learn.
But today the hair isn't falling right. I've got wings, the back is too long, and my sideburns are uneven -all of which I've tried to fix slightly. Now I know why two of the 15 male foreigners have just shaved their heads. As one of them said, "they just don't know how to cut hair that's a bit curly or wavy". Maybe I'll just let my hair grow long this year?