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Oiling My Hair for the First Time

May told me that oiling will keep long hair soft and healthy. Her hair is very long (waist-length) and so is mine. What I hate about my hair is that the tip gets drier and drier, no matter the length. So I usually do some treatment, etc., but it never seems enough.

Anyway, I decided to oil my hair tonight. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll report the result tomorrow morning after I shampoo my hair.

BTW — I wonder if I should use conditioner after I wash out the oil. My hair tangles very easily. Hmmm.

Update (August 20): I had to shampoo three times. My hair’s finally dry. It’s very soft and silky. Much more manageable than before. I like. I used sesame oil last night. Will try olive oil next.


Was Liukin Robbed?

I guess some people got really angry that Liukin didn’t get the gold medal (uneven bars). China’s He did.

Their scores were identical, but the tiebreaker gave the medal to He. So many Americans (not all, of course) are complaining about the decision. But here’s the thing.

  1. The tiebreaker wasn’t just something that the IOC or FIG just made up on the spot to favor He.
  2. If the tiebreaker had given the gold medal to Liukin, all the complainers from the States would’ve been like “W00t! Go Liukin!”

Liukin handled the final decision like a true Olympian. Can others do the same?


It’s Coming…

…my new site that is!

I hired Frauke (CrocoDesigns) to make a WP Template for me. I saw the preview of it, and was very happy. I called my agent to her and to get her feedback should she have any, and she was very complimentary.

I hope I didn’t scare Frauke with my epic novel…I mean, er…feedback. And I really wish she didn’t think I hated the design, because that wasn’t true at all. I was like “Squee!!!! WOW!!!!” I used to write 400+ pages’ worth of feedback for one website, etc. for my corporate client projects. Even though I quit four years ago, the habit seems to have stuck.

I can’t wait to have the new design go live. *squee~*

P.S. I’ll be posting about the designer selection process in September.


I’m Weak…

…I finally caved in and bought myself an iPod Touch. I bought it specifically to use it as an ebook reader because I don’t have one yet, and I thought it’d be nice to have one so I can crit stuff, etc. The thing is I don’t need anything else fancier — I don’t need a calendar or anything. PDA is nice, but I just use my Outlook instead. (esp. because I’m usually home)

Now, I need to wait until it arrives. To be honest, I had my boyfriend buy it for me in the States because it’s just too expensive where I am. (Almost all electric gadgets cost more in Japan.)


“Should I Fire My Agent?”

Not that I’m going to fire mine — just wanted to clear that up — but I wanted to direct many of you to Tess Gerritsen’s wonderful article titled “Should I Fire My Agent?” I cannot believe her first agent tried to defraud her!!!!!

Anyway, very interesting and illuminating. I don’t know how writers did it before the Internet & Writers Beware.


Go USA!

Go American swimmers! Special congratulations to the U.S. men’s relay team for their gold. I couldn’t believe they won. It was such a close race, and I was pretty sure the U.S. men wouldn’t win. Subarashi!!!!!

It’s been incredible to watch all the main events live. I’ve also stayed up to watch the opening ceremony, which was just stunning.

Funnily enough, several of my friends asked me who I was rooting for? Japan or America.

It’s so hard for me to say. I like all of them. I’m also cheering for South Korea. To me, nationality isn’t important. What’s important is that they did their best (and NO DOPING!).

BTW — am I the only one irritated at the media’s report of Dara Torres’s possible doping? The woman is phenomenal at forty-one, and so many people are saying she must be doping or doing something illegal. She has never failed a drug test, and voluntarily keeps her urine and blood samples at some third-party testing facilities for any future drugs. The idea being promoted here — that a woman over forty should just be an unfit housewife or something — is insulting. Torres should be admired, not speculated upon.