Long hair became my identity over the last two years. People used to recognise me as the computer guy with long hair. There were people who thought me as a poet, writer, singer, artist, photographer, and looked up at me with respect, while some gave weird looks and passed strange comments.

Anyhow, the big news is that my long hair is gone — I got a haircut last week.

Now I do not have to tie my hair, keep an extra rubber band on the pocket, worry about drying the hair after a shower, use the straightening iron, or spend money on rebonding at a regular interval. And oh, I can use the same bottle of shampoo for a longer period of time now!

Russell, June 2008.
I’ll surely miss my ponytail, but it was a decision worth taken. :)