bits and pieces

Bits and Pieces

I made the switch to Facebook timeline this week (breaking news, folks) and spent a nice amount of time going through my Facebook past. Seeing all my old photos made me miss my long hair and I realized that maybe I am ready to grow out my current haircut. Pixie cuts/short hair may be cute but quite frankly, I miss the versatility of long hair!

The major reason I decided to chop it all off last October was the bad state my hair was in (mostly dry ends caused by all that bleaching). However, I have finally found a hair care regimen* that works wonderfully for me so I am hoping my hair will be in better condition as it grows longer. My hair is super soft right now and has not felt this healthy in YEARS.

(*For the curious: Sunsilk pink conditioner, a home keratin treatment by some Japanese brand, Moroccan argan oil.)

I have a new roommate. Say hello to Freaky.

Isn’t that the saddest face ever?!

My dad brought her over this afternoon for mouse-hunting duties. There’s this little guy who has been living with us for a while and as much as I hate having to get rid of it, I have to. I can tolerate it chewing through a packet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate but I’ve had enough of it pooping everywhere! Hopefully, Freaky gets rid of it soon enough so she can go back home to my folks and her friends (aka our other pets).

So it’s been more than two weeks since I quit my office job. I’ve anticipated this big change for months, dreaming about having full control of my schedule and mentally planning out my days spent as a work-from-home person of sorts. In a perfect world, I would be a Super Adult!— the stuff that success stories or my mother’s dreams are made of. I’d have time to well, write and design (what currently pays the bills), take on freelance gigs, work on my fitness, cook properly, blog regularly, volunteer at a charity, and then some.

Instead, I have screwed up my sleep schedule and turned into a fatty. All this “free time” is wasted on me and I end everyday (at 5 or 6am) lying in bed, panicking over deadlines. It feels like the only thing I’ve managed to “accomplish” this week is to half-decently rap along to Childish Gambino’s Heartbeat (okay, just the last five supercharged lines. And mostly in my head). Real Super Adult! right there, I tell ya.

And now I’m off to take a nap because I got what feels like half an hour of sleep last night. I’ll announce week 2’s winners tomorrow, together with week 3’s giveaway.

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  • Reply malen February 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    i really have to agree with moroccan argan oil! <3

  • Reply P February 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What brand of Moroccan oil are you using? :)

  • Reply Lola February 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    May I know where did you buy your Moroccan argan oil? (:

    • Reply Helga February 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

      @Lola, I got it from a Watson’s in Singapore and I think I might have seen it here locally, too, but I went to Watson’s in Gateway today and they didn’t have it.

      • Reply Kisty March 1, 2012 at 12:56 am

        @Helga, I bought one at Watson’s in SM Mall of Asia

  • Reply crisel February 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You should’ve potty trained him with cat litter. It was oh-so cute to give up! :(

    • Reply Helga February 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

      @crisel, Eh? Freaky is still here, she’s huddled in a corner lol

  • Reply Rebel Sweetheart February 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Whether it’s a pixie or soft curls, you look good in practically any hairstyle. :)

  • Reply iamazinggrace February 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Why you so pretty? :)

  • Reply Hong Wei February 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Maybe you can keep the hair long, again !! =)

  • Reply Angeline Rodriguez February 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Aww. Well, I think you look better with the pixie cut. Or maybe that’s just coz I’m jealous coz I don’t have the guts to do that to my own hair…

  • Reply Trish February 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I vote Helga growing her hair long. :D

  • Reply Chriselle Sy February 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I really want to try Moroccan Argan oil but because it’s said to help hair grow longer…I’m afraid my hair will grow super long! It’s almost waist length now. Haha. Oh well.

    And I know how it is to work from home. I sleep at 6am every day. And I definitely have turned fatty too. So much for taking charge!

  • Reply Tippy February 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I know how you feel! :) I was home the whoooooole week and was only 50% productive vs. target :P

  • Reply Holly February 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Awww Freaky is adorable! I love tortoiseshell cats! :)

  • Reply Aileen February 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I actually miss having all the time for myself; lately, I find my weekends so packed that I often ask myself: “When’s my me time?” D; haha! But anyway, I love your hair! You look good both long or short.

  • Reply Angie March 5, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I think you should go and grow your hair back. You know, just for a change. Also, freaky is so adorable.

  • Reply Dianne March 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I wanna try that keratin treatment. Where did you get it?

  • Reply Alex March 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    “I’d have time to well, write and design (what currently pays the bills), take on freelance gigs, work on my fitness, cook properly, blog regularly, volunteer at a charity, and then some.”

    I was halfway through that paragraph and I was thinking–“Heh. Yeah right. That’s exactly what I told myself, and then some.” And do I mean exactly, because I also freelance webdesign like you do. xD

    Then I scrolled down and LOL’d.

    As for growing out your hair, I guess…you have to, if you miss it, and there’s so much more you can do with long hair. I still think pixie cut suits you the best, though!

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