Sunday, January 16, 2011
This is the neighborhood barber, just a few doors down from my apartment. He's very friendly and keeps signalling that he'd like to have my business - especially since I have a shaved head and he does a lot of close work with a straight razor. I've had to pass on the opportunity. It's a little out of my comfort zone given the fact that he has no hot or running water and uses the same razor and towel for all his customers. He does keep a jug close by, but I'm not sure if it's to take care of his thirst or to clean the blade between shaves. He seems to be busy, especially in the afternoon when his awning provides a little shade and relief from the searing Saigon heat. This is literally just another roadside attraction. Welcome to the neighborhood.