Reflections of the day
Children generally have no say as to what style of haircut they’re getting. That was how it was for me before I went to grade school. The usual “White Side Wall” is what I’d get, and that has been the cause of a lot of torment from my older siblings and cousins.
The white side wall: only the hair on the crown is left while the rest is shaved clean. I’m sure it was more about function than style; a barber needs to be able to hold the head still while mowing the rest of the head.
The cost of a regular haircut is P50, roughly 1/5 of a day’s pay. To save money for more important items like food, a lot of parents do the haircut themselves and the children usually end up bald.
A grandma gives her grandson a clean shave as if she’s giving him a clean start at this very young age. She’s been left to take care of this little boy. The only laughter in our conversation was when I told the kid that he was as well rounded and as clear-headed as I am. Well, such is life and we need a cool head now more than ever.
I think little boys look good bald,I thinking of shaving my own head bald!
this somehow made me sad.
it is a sad story, and I feel very sorry for the little boy.
There is always such down to earth honesty in your posts. Thats is why I like to read them.
thank you. They are mostly things and events I can relate to.
Love the images in b&w.
You could have added “brilliant”, with well-rounded and clear headed:))) love this! so very you!
Some polishing still required. Let’s hope he’ll do well.