Was cleaning up my wardrobe and dig up my ‘Buffs’ (got one original Buff® from Taka and one from the then-known-as Gmarket).
|My zebra style and gu-niang (ladylike) style headwears…|
Why do I need to get this multifunctional headwear when I wasn’t a motorbike rider or outdoor person?
|Some ideas to use the buffs – extracted from http://ocanadagear.com/bandana-originalcuff.htm|
Haha, doubt you will guess that I actually got them to cover my bald head when I finally got bold and participate in Hair For Hope event in 2011. Hair for Hope is an yearly head-shaving event in Singapore, that serves to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer. According to the website, through this event, the organisation is aim to:
- Create awareness of childhood cancer in Singapore
- Show children with cancer and their families that they are not alone in their fight against cancer
- Tell children with cancer that it is OK to be bald
- Raise funds to help children with cancer and their families
- Build a community of support for children with cancer and their families
I find it very meaningful and hesitate for years before I finally pick up my courage to join the event… I like to show my support through action instead of just through monetary support, luckily I was working in an digital agency then thus the people are more open and I do not need to gone through “counselling session” to drop the thoughts.
Few months after the hair shaving event I fell sick for almost two months, I remember one day I felt very angry that I am so weak to recovered and tear a bit… then I started to ask myself, if I feel so low morale and lousy because of this, how will those cancer patients feel when they are struggling for months or even years? Can’t help admiring them and their supportive families members…
Just now was analysing on the Facebook profile picture with G and I show him my profile picture… then guess what?
I realised my profile picture looks like the comics character of one of my favourite Blog Artist – Wan wan (彎彎)!!
|Happen that this two are align just near each other on my Facebook so I took a screen capture of it.|
Happy over this coincident (ok ok, I admit, actually anyone who get bald will looks like her character :P) !!
I think that's awesome you participated in such a wonderful event.
Hi J3ss1ca, thanks! I am glad to be part of the event so I can understand better and show more empathy to those who are different from us.