Sunday, July 20, 2008

Uban...

I have Uban!

That’s the depressing fact I came face to face this morning. No..no..no.. not Depressing.. let me make a correction to that. It was rather an Eye-Opening fact.

Yes, I know I’m in my 42nd year.. Yeah..yeah at this age, I am supposed to have uban. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always grateful to Allah for giving me this life that is full of love and laughters. And I’m always thankful for the blessings and challenges He bestows us because whatever good or bad, I always believe it’s forever for the best.

Anyway, back to the significant encounter I had this morning, since I’m short sighted, I’d just see my blurry reflection in the mirror everyday while combing my hair and put the compact powder on. I’d only see things clearer when I wore my glasses, which would only happen after I dabbed some lipstick and had my tudung on. No second glance in the mirror. Then off to work I’d go.

So there goes. I seldom looked at myself closely in the mirror. And I’ve never scrutinized my hair ... UNTIL this morning...

There they were - on the right side of my temple. Waiting to be greeted and seen by the owner... And I just couldn’t help myself – I burst out laughing!!

I’m officially older (and wiser) now, Thank You. Not that having more white hair will make a person wiser, but that's what I'll stick to at the moment.. LOL.. Although I’m not Anak AYAH in this category, since my father (AYAH) didn’t have uban until he was in his 60’s. People thought that he colored his hair. Little did they know that AYAH was/is just a Brylcream brand loyalist!

And just now I proudly show my uban to two of my girls.

Remember girls, see my uban? I am getting older and uban ni is the proof. So puhleeeez after this, no more fightings ok.. Kesian Ibu dah tua..

Hasya and Haifa looked at each other and touched my hair.....

OK Ibu, promise..

As if! But it’s the thought that counts, right? :)

12 comments:

wanshana said...

Gosh! You mean to tell me that all these while you never had any ubans?!! Tak achi!!! Hehehehe!

Anyway, FYI I've had uban since I was 11 years old. Somehow they got less as I grew older, and about 6 years ago, start keluar again dengan meriahnya!

Both my parents had white hair in their 40s - I guess I got it from them. And now, my son Hilman has started having uban, too - and he's only 8! He said he gets his "cleverness" from his uban... Heheheh!

Salt & Turmeric said...

1 aje Kak Ja. I got my 1st one a few mths ago. u kno lah my hair kan panjang so 1 day nampak this 1 shiny stripe on my head. terkejut jugak sbb the whole hair abt 10in white and its the only 1. hehe.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Shana dear,
Dak aiih.. I just realized I have uban after using the extended mirror (IKEA punya la..) which was installed Saturday evening.

Kalau tak, sampai sudah I tak belek pun rambut ni. I'm sure they've been there for sometime now, cuma I yg tak pernah belek and org lain tak bagi tau pun...

I perasan, friends yg ada uban awal tu mostly yg pandai-pandai. Kena buat research ni..he.he..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Satu saja Farina? Tu pun yg sesat-sesat I guess..hehe..

Jangan cabut tau..coz people say you'll encourage more uban to grow if you cabut...

Peesha said...

I pun cam wanshana ... masa umo 9 tahun uban berceranggah sampai my mom pun heran ...

cikgu2 panggil i the thinker .. byk uban sbb byk pikiag .. LOL

tapi la ni ... semua pun dah hilang ... ganti dengan kelumumur saja ... tensen!

Anyway ... tak celebrate ka kedatangan uban nan satu tu? Hehehe ...

Semoga Kak Ja lebih tenang dan tenang menghadapi hidup .. InsyaAllah

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Peesha,
Bukan satu la.. (I wish..hehe..)suruh my maid kira semalam adalah dekat 15 lai.. agaknya dah lama sangat uban tu duk suruh tengok dia, but being me, memanglah tak belek pun...

The Thinker - tu la, orang yg ada uban awai ni mostly pandai2..

yus said...

Ja,
setuju dgn you abt your dad being a Brylcreem loyalist cos my dad pun mcm tu. Masa dia pencen dulu, org semua tanya Pak Usup ambik pencen awai ka, sbb rambut masih hitam dan tebal. My arwah mum dulu kembang setaman bila org kata my dad nampak muda. hehehhee...moral of the story, kena guna brylcreem banyak2 utk awet muda.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

You made me laugh Yus! Sapa sangka pakai Brylcream boleh prevent uban...

Kalau nak bagi Pak Usup dgn Pak Halim jadi model, tak kena gaya pulak. Nanti kita pulak yg segan... hehehe...

Yatie_T said...

Kak Ja,
I hope you don't mind me calling you that. I think Yus theory is right because my dad also being a Brylcream loyalist and he also start having his uban when he was in the 60's. Bila balik kampung kena borong Brylcream .... nak prevent uban yang sudah mula menunjuk muka kat kepala Yatie ni. It all started about 6 months ago, cabut satu .... keluar 3, cabut 3... keluar enam. Tak kuasa nak cabut dah....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Yatie,
Panggil I Kak Ja? Go ahead.. memang patut pun..he..he...

Orang kata kan Yatie, you tak boleh cabut uban tu... sebab lagi banyak akan keluar. Betul tak betul tu tak taulah, but a lot of people say that.

Can you imagine our dads - mine yours and Yus - jadi model Brycream... Hehehe....

yus said...

Yatie n Ja,
Hi! Ni kena buka forum tajuk "Brylcreem" lepas ni. Brylcreem sekarang dah tak sama mcm yang dulu2 punya. I remember my mum used to paksa we all 4 beradik pakai brycreem botol merah all the time. Nampak kuyup je kepala bila pi sekolah. I paling benci bau brylcreem tu. Tapi I guna brylcreem utk buat kertas minyak, or tracing paper. Handy utk lukis peta subject sejarah masa form 1-3 dulu. hhahahah...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus... laa... yaka dulu you kena pakai Brylcream? Mesti la ni tak beruban lagi no Yus?