without Jewel & Debi it would be less fun

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Posted by lezard on June 4, 2002 at 01:44:37:

In reply to: Sun, sand, sea ... and HENNA! (a story to share) posted by Jewel on June 3, 2002 at 14:57:12:

it started off on a bad note cos the forgetful idiot in me left the
entrance pass at home and we would have to fork out 7 bucks each to
enter the island. thank god we have debi (a Nepalese artist) who can
talk her way through anything. She managed to talk her way into
letting us get in free (just stating the fact that we forgot the pass,
and they let us thru....how amazing is that woman!).

I kept telling Jewel & Siti to wear VERY light clothes as I've
performed in Sentosa beaches before. It gets hellish in the after
noon. I should have wore sunblock. Now my face, legs & arms are like
terped henna stains where the rest of my body are unterped (ok
exaggerating but U get the idea of unattractive tan lines). I was
actually contemplating hennaing people clad in my trunks but it would
seem inappropriate when all the vendors are fully clothed.

It was fun, we make people around us giggle and laugh. Debi can really
talk to anybody and make friends. I wish I could accumulate enough
social skill points to be able to talk like her. Jewel screamed at one
point when the Morrocan inspired motif on her foot got smudged with
sand. Ha HA HA!

Yup we made a moderate amount, but it is definitely more business on
the whole with three of us rather than a single artist working. I've
noticed the busy periods, all of us are slinging furiously. The lull
periods, all of us are lazing in the shade. So I gathered that we
could work together and have a share of the pie for a big event like
this, cos if one artist work alone, the intake would only be
marginally higher cos it would create less henna awareness and
impatient customers will just give it a pass. What do you guys think?

the thing that irk me was when I canvas for henna some Indian ladies
would smugly reply "No, I can do it myself" which I retorted "I can
cook chicken rice myself too, but I eat out sometimes!" Irritating!
But Debi tells me not to do that anymore cos it is not good. Yes Mom.
(Ok next time it will be "I can sew my own clothes but I still shop at
Calvin Klein" HA HA!)


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