Since I was young, I’ve been terrible in fixing my hair. As in terrible. Reality is always far from expectation, and I am always left with ugly hair and ngalay hands.
But since I’m kuripot, my motto was “Never say die!” I have so many curling irons at home (different sizes!) and I diligently watched several YouTube tutorials in my quest to learn the “Easy Curls in 5 Minutes”.
But I finally gave up last month. Exactly one month from now when Randy had the honor of being among Albert and Patty (one of the brilliant Brain Train teachers)’s ninong in their church wedding.
It was such a “chill lang” wedding. I wish I could be as relaxed as Patty when hosting gatherings!
Randy and I admired the simplicity of Albert & Patty’s wedding. (Check out their wedding video on YouTube—tawa ako nang tawa sa entourage na nakatalukbong habang nakaupo sa likod ng pick-up! Hahaha! Ang cool nila!) While I am a fan of bongga-cious parties, I frown upon lavish weddings that are built on utang. You know, the “sosyal ngayon, nganga bukas” wedding. Don’t get me wrong: lavish weddings are awesome, but make sure you still have enough money for truly important things after the wedding.
Since Randy had no partner, Patty asked me less than 12 hours before the wedding to be Randy’s partner. I repeat: less than 12 hours!!! Que horror!!!
I knew it was a simple wedding, so I had planned all along to just wear my regular quirky outfits. But since I’ll have my moment with Randy, kelangan din palang um-outfit ako na mukhang may ipinaglalaban!
Here’s what I came up with:
- salmon dress: Tees & Things
- white peep toe pumps: Aldo
- crocodile-embossed bag: Jean Paul Gaultier
Good thing I had that salmon dress in my cabinet–the other option would have been a bloody red dress (Patty told me not to worry about the dress color–Good thing I wore this salmon dress because all the ninangs were wearing white! If I wore that bloody red dress–bloody hell!!! Para akong gagawa ng eksena!)
I curled my own hair using the big curling iron I got from Divisoria. Of course, mega effort. Then when I was almost finally done, BOOM! My cheek accidentally touched the hot barrel. Huhuhu. My left cheek was slightly red and felt hot the whole day.
But the following day:
Aside from zits popping out like mushroom on my face (I wonder where they came from), I also had a burn on my cheek for almost a week! For days, people would tell me to wipe off the smudged dirt on my face.
Randy suggested that I get a permanent perm already to avoid burning myself and so I don’t spend 30 minutes doing the “Easy Curls in 5 Minutes”!
And finally last Tuesday, I headed to Bang’s T&J in Solenad to get a digiperm. As much as I want to continue this blog post to cover that, I realize I can’t because I still don’t have a decent photo showcasing my curls. I am PMS-ing these days (lafang galore) and I’m bloated and ugly.
My inner vain personality is screaming, “Itigil ang debut ng bagong buhok!”
So hasta la vista for now!