Slovakia Day 52 – Haircut

Today I am writing my post a bit earlier in the day, mostly because I am disappointed in myself. Well, I don’t know if I should be disappointed or not. I will say wholeheartedly that I wrote a terrible article yesterday. However, in my defence it was very late in the night, and I was preoccupied with other things. Wherever the fault may lie, I will put much more effort into today’s post to make up for what I wrote yesterday!


Something I failed to mention yesterday, is that I was told something very crucial. This something would dictate a lot of actions that happened today. I was told yesterday (paraphrased):

“Alex, we don’t have PE tomorrow!”

This sounds like an innocent statement, but it turned out to be quite tumultuous. I interpreted it as

“Alex, we don’t have PE tomorrow so you can sleep in till 8:30!”

Not only did I forget to write about it in my blog, I forgot to mention it to my host family. This caused problems in the morning, because my host dad kept on trying to wake me up. When I arrived at school however, I couldn’t find my classmates anywhere. After a little while I went to a wifi hotspot in the school to try and contact some of my classmates, when I found out the critical piece of information that I missed. Yeswe would not have PE today, but what they meant by that was that we would be seeing some kind of film in the school nextdoor instead. I had no idea what was happening at the time, I just followed my classmates and hoped for the best. During the last remaining section of the film, I started to think of a solution for this problem of mine. The conclusion I came to, was that I needed in writing what we would be doing as a class. I saved that thought for later, and went on with my day. 

Mapping to a Salon

After school, I went home to take a small nap before I went to the hairdresser to get my mop of a head trimmed. I have felt homeless for the past weeks, and this haircut was much needed. When my appointment time came around, my host dad drew out a little map on a piece of paper, and I set off. At first I was very proud of myself for being able to find the place all on my own, then I remembered that reading a map is a fairly basic skill, and the fact that I am impressed at myself for being able to do so is slightly concerning. 

Sexy Ladies Salon Haircut

The name of the hairdresser I went to was called “Sexy Ladies Salon”. Alright get your laughs out now. In all fairness, it was a very nice salon, very clean and in a great location in town. They sat me down, I showed them some pictures of what I wanted done, and off they went. Something that really worried me, was when they asked me to take my glasses off. Once they were off, I couldn’t see what the hairdresser was doing, I could only see blurry lumps of hair falling to the floor. After a somewhat terrifying half hour or so, I put my glasses on and was fairly satisfied with what I saw. My fears were unwarranted. 


After this, I decided to do a little shopping. I went to a bookstore, and decided to pick up some calendars. One for the house, and one for the classroom at school. I would have these to make sure I would be able to know at all times what was going on in school. What I failed to notice however, is that not only were they 2018 calendars, but they don’t even include October and November. Are all calendars like this? I don’t use one at home so I wouldn’t know. 

I also picked up two books at the bookstore. They are both in English thankfully, one of them is on Banska Bystrica, and one of them is on the High Tatras. I hope my teachers won’t mind me reading these in class, because the way I see it is that it is a much more productive way of spending my time. The one on Banska Bystrica is very interesting, I am going to be putting it to very good use.

Word of the Day

Finally, before I get on with the word of the day I am going to go over what my plans on for my project. I haven’t forgotten about it, in fact it has been on my mind more than ever. I am going back to the museum either tomorrow or on Friday, although I don’t know how much information I will be able to gather there. I will be going with Ashley and Nicole hopefully, and I hope that I can show them around the museum a bit. They seemed a little interested at the prospect yesterday when I told them about it, so I will have to see how that goes. Anyway, I will end it off here. The word of the day is:

Ulica – Street

Pronounced like Ulitsa, not all streets in Slovakia have street signs so sometimes you just have to guess where you are going!

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