Hongkong

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This was year 2005 when Disneyland Hong Kong was opened.  This was our first trip abroad together and as proper tourists, we went to all of the attractions, Ocean Park, Disneyland, etc.  You name it, we’ve been there as we have a list to tick off.  But I don’t remember much of the details.  The one thing I couldn’t forget though was how I managed to talk Joel into straightening his hair.  As you can see in the before- photos, he has long kinky (ok fine curly) hair.  This was the time when F4, the stars of a Korean telenovela were very popular.  And guess what, they have straight as a pin hair.  So in short, I was able to convince Joel to have a make-over.  And a drastic one at that.  He had this curls all his life and is already used to neighbour kids shouting at him, ‘Kulot!’.  After the make over session, which lasted almost half of the day,  (After 2 hours, I already regretted convincing him!)  he seemed like a new man.  And he can’t seem to get over it.  While walking the streets of Hong Kong, he would from stare at his reflection in the glass walls and he developed this mannerism of brushing his hair out of his face.  It was just too much for me to take.  Thankfully, his hair went back to its original state shortly thereafter.  The transition phase (when hair starts to grow such that half of his hair is curly and the bottom part is straight) was the funniest phase for me and the most dreadful for him.  From that day on, he never ever entertained the idea of hair straightening again.

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