Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The 2 Brave Botaks

As I have mentioned on this post a few days back, my two very courageous sisters shaved their head for charity over the weekend. The donation drive would be till the end of September so you could donate to the Children's Cancer Foundation through my sisters till then.

With their permission, I would share their pictures here on my blog for those who are not on my Facebook.

My eldest sis, Jasmine and her Hair for Hope shavee page.

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My second sis, Joanne and her Hair for Hope shavee page.

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As I'm married, I don't stay with my family but when I went back home 2 days ago, I saw my 2nd sister and touched her head. Lol... She has an egg head. I haven't seen my eldest sister though. I wanna touch her head too.

For my Singaporean readers, some of us are confused about whether the shaven locks in the HFH event would be donated to charity for wig-making. I have the misconception that the hair isn't donated after supporting my good friend 2 years ago and seeing the hair on the floor being swept away at the event.

For those of you who share the same sentiments as me that the hair should be recycled, you might want to know that you could tell the people there that you intend to donate your hair and they would cut and shave it in another way (probably tie your hair in a neat bundle such that it doesn't tangle) and also provide a bag for you. Additionally, you may want to head over to Jason's blog for more information on how to donate your hair in Singapore. (Thank you Jason for the information on my comment page on the previous post!)

I'm not sure if I would ever have the guts to go botak. I could do other things for charity like donating, volunteering, cutting my hair short and donating the locks etc but I would really need some time to consider shaving my head. Hence, I'm always in awe for ladies who shave their heads for a good cause. On the other hand, I often see beautiful botaks in the form of ladies with very sharp features looking so gorgeous that the bimbotic side of me feel that if my features are sharp and beautiful enough, I would not hesitate to go botak at all. Yeah, excuses eh?

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24 comments:

  1. As I said before, your two sisters are so brave! And they look like sharp fashion designers without the hair, as if its just another part of their style. I think I won't ever have the guts to do this so tell your sisters my respect for taking action like that :)

    It's sad that they don't donate the hair automatically but I heard you can't use just any hair for making wigs, not sure about that fact though.. have a good day :)

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  2. Hi Jolene, thanks for creating the awareness for my cause, really appreciate it. You were right about hair not donated during the hair shaving event. Unless requested, otherwise hair will be cut, shaved and swept away no matters how long it is.

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  3. You have INCREDIBLE sisters!!! O___O This is such a brave brave brave thing to do. They're so strong!

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  4. what a trooper - your sisters!! A really great deed they are doing there!

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  5. Wow, that is so incredible and so amazing. Your sisters are wonderful people.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Your sisters are just awesome! Not only is this incredibly courageous, they are very generous and caring to do this for charity! I don't think I would have the guts to ever shave my head but at least there are other ways to support good causes.

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment Jo :)
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  7. Wow, you must be so proud of them! Indeed a very brave thing to do especially for a woman. As to your question, it was from the words that you used. Civilians usually use a different lingo.

    xx

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  8. Omg! I was devastated when I got my hair cut! But your sisters are just so brave!

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  9. Jo, your two sisters are simply awesome! I applaud them! What a great cause :D Thank them for sharing this. It's definitely an inspiration for all.
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  10. I couldn't shave my head--it is shaped too funny. But as you said there are many other ways to make a difference.

    I mentioned to my dad once about my head having odd shape...he said not to worry, because it's a head not a bowling ball. :)

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  11. Mega thumbs up for your
    sisters! I'm touched
    really!

    xx

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  13. WOW--I am in awe right now. They're so brave! And look at them--neither of them even broke a sweat! If that were me in the chair, there would definitely be a little hysterical sobbing going on. :P That takes a lot of guts--good for them! and they pull it off surprisingly well!

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  14. That's really courageous and generous of them to do! One of my friends did the same for charity earlier this year and I watched as all the hair came off, it was hard to adjust to at first, but the fact she went through with it really made all of us more resolute in supporting the reason why she did it. Plus it's more or less grown back now :)

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  15. I am so impressed with your sister, they are so Brave. They are amazing and very generous.

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  16. wow... super brave of them. but this is for a good cause so i'm so happy and proud of them. thank you for sharing this with us!

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  17. lovely blog.
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  18. Wow, your sisters are amazing! I'm a firm believer in donating your hair when you can too. Your sisters are so inspiring!

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  19. I think it's lovely that your sisters are actually doing this. In all honesty, I don't think I can shave all my hair off. ><

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  20. Your sisters are admirable! Not everyone is willing to go bald even for a great cause.

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  21. Sam Murakami,
    Sharp fashion designer without their hair is such a compliment. I would make sure my sisters read this. You are a really very sweet person.

    Yes, I heard that the hair needs to meet certain criteria to be donated too.


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    Admin/Jason,
    Thank you for sharing all these information about hair donation. I’ve shared your link to my FB friends too. Hope more people are equipped with this knowledge.


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    Amyboo,
    Thank you very much for stopping by, for your comment and for following. I love seeing newcomers around and I would check out your blog soon.


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    Nic Nic,
    Thank you, dear. Indeed they are.


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    Always Maylee,
    Thank you very much for stopping by and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    rolala,
    Thank you very much for stopping by and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around. I would relay your message to my sisters.


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    camomeetscouture,
    Yes, indeed. Ah, I didn’t notice the military and civilian lingo. Lol.


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    Ile Odarod,
    Thank you very much for stopping by and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    Kim,
    Thank you, dear. Yes, they are truly inspirational.


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    Rick,
    You never fail to crack me up. What a perfect excuse but I really do agree with you. One of my friends said she could not shave her head and she led my hand to touch the back of her head. It is grossly dented in! She said she would look like a freak should she shave her head.


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    Ice Pandaroa,
    Thank you, dear.


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    GiGi,
    Thank you for dropping by.


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    Becca @ The Beauty Sample,
    Yes, indeed. If it were me, I might not sob but I would definitely get cold feet.
    Thank you very much for stopping by and for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    sleepandwater
    I applaud your friend too. I agree that when you are there supporting, you could really feel a lot more resolute.

    Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    Rose Mode,
    Thank you very much for stopping by. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    Abby,
    Thank you, dear. I am too.


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    Anita,
    Thank you.


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    allison taylor,
    Yes, to shave ones head for awareness and being able to donate the hair at the same time is definitely a huge draw. Thank you very much for stopping by. I love seeing newcomers around.


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    London's-beauty,
    Thank you, dear. Yes, in all honesty, me neither.


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    Blair,
    Indeed they are. Thank you very much for stopping by. I love seeing newcomers around.

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  22. Your sisters have really big hearts to be able to do something like this. I think I share the same sentiments as you - I wouldn't hesitate to cut my hair shorter for charity, but I don't think I could shave it all off! I really hope that the organization does recycle the hair or something - it would be such a waste to just throw it all out.

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  23. Rinny,
    Glad we share the same sentiments. Someone has posted on my site about recycling the hair so I hope more people would recycle their hair in addition to promoting the cause.

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  24. Thanks Jolene, have linked this post on my blog. Cheers ~ Jason

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