Not gonna lie, this is just a mishmash of some of the sights in Shanghai, plus a haircut.
First off, Jing’an (静安)– site of a pretty cool park and a busy buddhist temple (which, according to Wikipedia, is a replica of the ancient historical one the district was named after):
We later took a walk through Tian Zi Fang (田子坊), an artsy area consisting of small indie shops and cute cafes. The drizzle started getting heavier when we got there, so I didn’t take a lot of photos. I might also have been distracted by the variety of shiny on display. XD
Lastly, we made an impromptu decision to get a haircut at FC Salon. I was merely toying with the idea of a perm, and somehow managed to blow my budget a hundred fold after my head went through the hands and persuasion of the hairdressers. Having not been to a legit salon in so many years, my deflective techniques were crippled at the 老师’s persistence. Yes, they brought in the big guy to do my hair; I was defenseless. These are just excuses though. I seem to have a blind spot for the kind of people who inadvertently tickle me to death whenever they wash my hair; what’s supposed to be a relaxing massage always seems to be a tense anticipation of which-tickle-bone-is-next for me. ^^;
On the bright side, I liked how my hair turned out, slightly wavy but not obviously permed. I might want to go for the more obvious route in the future though.