Monday, April 6, 2015



I went on the search for a new hair salon in Taipei this year again. Before I left for taiwan, I searched for some recommended hair salon especially in Ximending area. It seems like the early quarter of 2015 have been revolving around my hair.

Imagine the surprise when I found via a blog a recommended salon called Crazy Cut in that area. There were a few other recommendations in taipei, however what sold me at Crazy Cut is the part where they are good with modern cuts and colours. I have found other salon which does more professional and work-safe hairstyle but I am not looking for any of those. Without much thought, I just went ahead to look for the place and booked a slot for my dear hair :D

I recently did a pixie cut, so i just needed to get a fresh coat of colour to sit on the trend of 2015. And guess what? Grey is the new black. I went all out with my choice. I gotten a cool hairstylist whose name is Vanness Wu and like WOW! two thumbs up, I'm impressed...



I had to do thorough bleaching to remove the dark pigment from my hair so that I can put on the grey colour. After two cycle of bleaching, I could not even look at my own reflection...SMH. It was a totally long, endearing journey on that salon chair. I can't recall when was the last time that I washed my hair multiple times in one afternoon. But the final result after that was amazing too.

Just in case if you are wondering, how much this whole hair colouring cost me, it was just slighly below SGD114. The previous time when I did my hair colouring and hair cut in Shihlin area cost me a whooping SGD200 although it was pretty while it lasted.


Vanness, gave great perspectives of how my colour would fade to become and I appreciate the explaination because sometimes I like those run off colours a lot. I'm looking forward to my grey fading off cause it's supposed to turn out like "milk tea". Exactly how he described the colour to me “奶茶”. He showed me his assistant's hair whom I asked before what colour was it but he could not explain it to me, that is where I needed the professional to illustrate it out. I am one happy customer!

One point to note for this salon, it would be beneficial if you can understand or converse in mandarin. The staff are not big on english or they are not even keen to try but I am totally fine with it cause it is not a big deal. 

I was so happy with the end result that it made me feel even more proud as I walk around the town of Taipei with my new found love of my "crown" ;D





When I reached home, I shared with my brother about my trip to Crazy Cut, was I pleased to find out that he went to the same salon in Ximending as well. Oh well, we have got good taste I must say!


For friends who are planning to have a brand new hair do and colour, you can consider visiting
Crazy Cut:
台北市萬華區武昌街二段37號3樓
No. 37 Wanhua District, Sec Wuchang Street, 3rd Floor, Taipei City
It is conveniently located in the middle of Ximending, diagonally opposite Rainbow Hotel.
Tel: +886 2 8660 0181
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm

Till we meet again, this has been zsiti.
Peace!
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Monday, March 30, 2015

On 12:00 AM by siti shyuhaila in , , , , , ,


Recently, I went for my long-awaited haircut since the Chinese New Year period. I am back with my ever favourite Pixie Cut. I have always been having short hair cause it saves me a lot of time and yes spunky is the attitude. I take great pleasure in parading my "crown" ;)

The last time I had a pixie cut was back in 2012, which was not far off. But as one grows older, the expectation is to have a luscious lock of long, healthy hair. As most of you know by now, I dye my hair quite often and not that many of you know that I do regular treatment at the salon and at home too. So, I do my part to take care of my hair.

My Stylist once told me, if the product / colouring is damaging to the scalp then a lot of people would have lost their hair and the stylist would be the first to be affected. Only when your scalp is not properly taken care of and your hair is lacking of necessary minerals and nutrients that is where it will not be able to withstand the product. Never blame the products, reflect on your own self first.


With my short hair, another issue arise. Mistaken identity. Friends are concerned that others may mistaken me for a guy or a tomboy. I only take this as an opportunity to flaunt all my beautiful dresses and fashion. It is the moment to parade with confidence. I feel very lucky to be a woman as we have the choice to pants up or dress down.... I mean wear a dress or putting on a pair of pants (you get what I mean).

I am a fan of maxi dresses as it is so simple to match with everyday. With my short hair, it allows me to spike up the fashion. I can don on chunky earrings and accessories and it would not be too much or extreme (short hair, don't care).

Although Singapore is known to be humid and warm, I have learnt the trick of layering. I can be wearing a thin inner and throw over a shawl or cardigan or just a simple outer wear. The latest trend which I have seen people wearing will definitely have to be the Kimono.


Okay, definitely not this one. Just for your information, I have no connection with any Yakuza (Japanese Triads) nor am I trying to pick a fight with anybody. It was just one simple, pure expression...heehee.
I went on my normal search online to find something similar to what I saw people are wearing on the streets. I searched on Zalora which has a plethora of clothes and fashion for everyone with the keyword: Kimono and so many options were presented to me!




I had a fun time choosing those on discounts off (from 20% off) and some of them which were in large size or with a free flow cutting. Can you imagine this is only 15% but I already have something similar to it although in a different colour.

The details and prints on the kimono outerwear are so adorable. But I would have to say "It's those tassels which got me"...




Till we meet again, this has been zsiti.
Peace!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

On 6:05 PM by siti shyuhaila
WESTERN MEDIA CENSORED SINGAPOREAN'S TRIBUTE TO LEE KUAN YEW

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Peace!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

On 9:00 AM by siti shyuhaila in , , , , ,

It's 2015 and Earth Hour is coming on 28th March. Let us do our part to conserve and preserve the assets that we have on Mother Earth. But let not this be a once affair but a start or as a continuous reminder to ourselves that we must be vigilant. We can change ourselves to change the climate change.

To not be complacent that what we have will last forever, cause nothing...last forever. If we do not learn to protect then we deserve to lose.


Switch off the lights if no one is inside the room, increase the aircon temperature to 23-25 deg or use a fan to save the energy. Walk or climb the stairs whenever option is given to us. Choose wisely, this is not just about our lifestyle, it is about our Life.

Till we meet again, this has been zsiti.
Peace!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On 9:53 AM by siti shyuhaila in , , , , , ,
Like many others I believe, we woke up with a heavy heart. It's the second day in mourning for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

As I walk my way to the bus stop to go to work, I noticed an air of peace and quietness. Although I passed through the market, the coffee shop and even lots of other people, there was an atmosphere of silence amidst the noise.

I have no idea why I never noticed it before as I walked my normal speed but this time around I looked at every individual faces as I passed by and I could see the age, time, space and can only imagine what they have gone through in their younger years. Then the hard truth hit me again. As I was ageing, the older generations are saying their goodbyes. 

At the bus stop I saw a guy in a shirt and pants with formal shoes and I remembered him as my junior from secondary school. He was my junior in my ECA (as it was previously called) NPCC, National Police Cadet Corps and I was his NCO. This all this happened way in 2000 when I was 16 and he was 13. Yet today, I am here 30 and seeing that same young boy now as a working adult. 

time waits for no one.

No matter how strong, how rich and how influential you can be, at the end of the day, God is our creator and we will still have to go back to him.

Peace be upon you,
Siti aka zsiti