Saturday, April 28, 2012

Alien eyebrow shapers

Ladies and gent,

I'm convinced the aliens have landed on earth and infiltrated the eyebrow shaping industry.

What? What?

Let me explain.
First let's take a look at my face.


This is a pic of me when I was younger and thinner. Never mind. That's how I want to remember myself. Everyone just play along. It was taken by my friend, Jon. Anyhoo, take a look at my eyebrows. They are unplucked and unshaped. Exactly how I like them.

Many many years ago I did attempt to get them shaped. I went with 2 friends to an eyebrow shaper's home and I was then subjected to much pulling and tweezing with a thread. Sure I did not look too bad. But the hair grew back. Very fast. I felt it was too much work to fight nature and that's why I leave my eyebrows alone. I need all the time I have. I'm still at book 1 of the Harry Potter's series. By the way, Harry is a wizard!!!!!

Back to the topic. Where I live, there is a shop which specialises in eyebrow shaping. I think it involves shaping and inking the eyebrows. Ew. There's a video that shows what horror you're in for at the entrance of the shop

The women who work at this shop have started to take an interest in me. Of course. With my unplucked eyebrows, I'm a prize catch. As their shop is near the entrance, I am bound to walk past these women. One woman in particular has made it her mission to harass me.  Let's call her "Ah Lian".  Every time I walk past Ah Lian, she would come right up to my face and wave her hand IN MY FACE and say "HELLO, blah, blah, blah."  and try to shove a brochure in my hand. The more I indicate I do not want her service, the more she felt encouraged. Now I no longer say anything. I just get away as fast as I can. But honestly, I want to scream out all the swear words I've learnt since I was a kid out loud in my Chinese dialect. Why do women want to bring out the worst in me? Is it MY FACE?

Today was the worst. I saw her stationed near the entrance and quickly walked behind a store display in order to walk past her without being seen. She must have eyes at the back of her head (think alien) because she waited for me at the other side of the store display (sprang out even) and once again waved her hand IN MY FACE so close her hands touched MY FACE and without blinking she acted like nothing has happened and continued saying "HELLO, blah, blah, blah." Never mind I had both my hands full of bags of grocery. She still tried to stuff her brochure on me. I silently sent a few fireballs her way but my magic did not work. She did not burst into flames.

And that's why I'm pretty sure Ah Lian is an alien disguised as an eyebrow shaper.

Me hubs say she's making sport of me now just to amuse herself.

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Today was a very short day for me. I woke up very late. Yes, Jane needs her 12 hour sleep once in a while. I made 2 easy drawstring pouches. One to please the ladies and one to scare the ladies.




Can you tell which one will scare the ladies?

Even though I'm capable of making more complicated pouches and bags, I get so much pleasure from making these simple drawstring pouches. The fun really is in putting all the colours together. See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I still love, no wait I LOVE this skulls fabric! I want this bag. I might cry :(

Dee said...

Jane your stories give me such a giggle. I am picturing you trying to avoid the alien eyebrow torture squad on a daily basis. Have you considered a disguise? :)
i like the fabric in both bags and as you know am rather partial to your scary skulls fabric. i am sure it would be amusing to hear the comments that customers browsing your stall say about the various fabrics.

Dee said...

Jane your stories give me such a giggle. I am picturing you trying to avoid the alien eyebrow torture squad on a daily basis. Have you considered a disguise? :)
i like the fabric in both bags and as you know am rather partial to your scary skulls fabric. i am sure it would be amusing to hear the comments that customers browsing your stall say about the various fabrics.

Little Blue Mouse said...

You crack me up; I can just see you trying to out manoeuvre the eyebrow plucker!

I love everything about the first pouch from the pale blue background to the green lining. I've nothing against skulls but I'm not keen on red, especially with black.

By the way, have you always had that proviso above the comments box, or have you just added it since you've been reading Harry Potter?

Mrs P Chong said...

That's so funny! I too get that when in Singapore! Although I don't live there anymore I'll be visiting soon and would so love to walk past her too! Please do pm me the location. Anyway, I do love your blog and will be attempting some of the tutes you have. I'm a newbie.

However, one more thing! Go get your brows done elsewhere and glide past her store when on your next outing

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