When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Yesterday I went for the first time to an Arab gents saloon. As Arabs are a minority in this country, I have previously always gone to Indian or Filipino places - because they are everywhere and always close by when you need one.

First of all they were surprised to see a white guy entering their saloon. When another customer entered and saw me he burst out laughing and then they were all talking in Arabic and I didn't understand anything except that it was about me. It felt a bit uncomfortable.

But the guy servicing me was a nice Syrian dude and we talked about life and universe. At one point he ask if I want to get rid of the small hair in my ears. I was a bit surprised at first and then said "sure, if there are any". The guy took out a lighter(!) and burned the hair. "This is much better, then no grow back!" he exclaimed with a big smile. It didn't burn me, so I was fine with it. I even liked it.

Next he pointed out that the skin of my face is a bit too oily and proposed an appropriate procedure. So this was the first time in my life I underwent a cosmetic face procedure (see how ignorant I am, I even don't know what to call it!). 3-4 times they put some creme on my face and then several times some machine was rubbing my face and then another one was sucking my face. As my eyes were closed I don't really know what they did! It took 45 minutes and I have to admit, my face feels really nice right now.

Oh, and they cut my hair too.

7 comments:

sabaza said...

You forgot to get your nails done!

Peep said...

Now I have a reason to go back!

Seif said...

it seems that u enjoyed your facial !! :)) hehehehheeee

sabaza said...

So when are you getting your body hair removed, your chest waxed?

Peep said...

next week, as soon as I have picked up my new pink french poodle

Liisi said...

I am happy you dont have hair in your ears anymore.
I have done many things in Egypt for the first time as well. For example had all hair waxed from neck to toes. I will never complain during the compulsory leg-waxing anymore because before I had no idea how real pain feels like.

sabaza said...

Liisi...you shouldn't have said that...I was scheduelling Peep for a Bikini wax this weekend!