Comments on: The Bad News Barber of Kuala Lumpur http://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/ travel wide, live deep Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:23:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-258259 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:09:21 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-258259 @Matt: Full-service barber. Funny that your tune-up had to be undone. Regarding “one-wife, many girlfriends” my experience has been that it’s not just the behavioral expectations of foreigners, but local men also.

Perhaps a lifetime of haircuts was on offer for his sister.

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By: Matthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-258191 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:26:23 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-258191 There is surely a song in there somewhere..lol The barber had another experience on offer. His brother was there and at the time my scooter was idling a bit slow so while he cut his hair his brother tuned the scooter (Which i then had to adjust myself later). But while sat there he began asking the usual questions “are you married?” etc. etc. and introducing me to his mother, father and then asked if I wanted to meet his sister. I explained I am already married for which the response came “yes one wife many girlfriends” at which point the whole barber shop began laughing.. Its a strange perception here where they expect foreign guys to be disloyal. Bizarre but true.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-258046 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:39:10 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-258046 @Matt: That sounds like a comedy routine. A barber shop comedy routine. We, barbers too, would all like to think we are friends of joy.

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By: Matthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-257944 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:31:02 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-257944 Barbers are always a place for banter, mine cuts my sideburns off everytime I go even though I tell him not to. At the same time discussing the owner (who’s a friend of my wife), I explained I was a friend of Joy.. a pause came about then “Yes Joyous very happy!”. Our conversations seem to go in opposite directions every time and after 4 years still something new everytime I go in.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-236468 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 21:16:02 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-236468 @Priya: Adding coconut (oil?) and almond oil to the grocery list, stat! Anti-clockwise — now there’s the secret. And if that doesn’t work, time to find some crocodiles.

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By: Priyahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-234790 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:06:34 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-234790 Hahaha, hilarious! Mix coconut and almond oil and get Audrey to massage it into your head. Anti-clockwise for fast results :-)

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-153941 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:05:07 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-153941 @Tom: Hair salons have a stake in telling you that you need treatments. Deepak, the Indian barber, had no stake other than being straightforward, upfront. That was the beauty of our interaction. Best of luck at the barber!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-153937 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:02:05 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-153937 @Amer: About the innocence, so true. There’s beauty in it.

I’m OK with whatever is said, so long as it comes from the right place. Certainly that was the case here. I think that’s what made the whole situation so funny. Every time we tell the story, we laugh. It would be impossible to make it up. Truth is often stranger (and funnier) than fiction.

Glad you enjoyed the article. Now it’s time to find some croc poo.

@Jeff: For the moment, I’m going to hold off on accepting membership in the baldness club. I still have more than a few good hairs left. Stay tuned.

@James: Well, I’m a little late in my response here. So did you get a haircut while in Kuala Lumpur? How did it go? More importantly, did you receive any unwanted diagnoses?

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By: Tom Zasshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-153683 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 04:30:49 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-153683 I thought you only get this kind of straight forward comment from hair saloons. Because they have the intention to sell you stuff that suppose to safe your hair. That’s why, (yes,i suffer hair loss as well)I no longer frequent the hair saloons, instead an indian barbershop now. :)

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By: James Clarkhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/bad-news-barber-kuala-lumpur/#comment-147150 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:45:32 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=7504#comment-147150 You wouldn’t believe it, I am going to KL in 2 days and I was thinking today that I need to get a haircut when I am there. I don’t wan’t to hear how many years of haircuts I have left, so I won’t be going there!

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