One of colleagues from another department, J, was going to Taiwan and I asked a favour from her, which is to buy a bottle of toner for me.
Not that it is a very special toner, it's from Neutrogena but just that I haven't seen that range in Singapore.
Colleague J: One bottle is enough? You don't want to stock up?
Me: I think one bottle should be enough. Can last me about six months.
Colleague J: So long? I usually finish one bottle in three months.
Me: You sure? Maybe your bottle is smaller?
Anyway, me being a little kiasu, I asked my own department's colleagues.
Me: So how long does your bottle of toner? More than three months?
Colleague K: Real men don't use toner.
Me: *rolls eyes*
Intern L: Huh? My boyfriend thinks the same. He doesn't use toner either.
Me: Let me guess. If he doesn't use toner, I suppose me he still uses soap?
Intern L: Yeah, he does. And I always tell him it's too dry on the face.
Me: It is! (my voice was a little high pitch with exasperation!)
In case it isn't obvious, K is a guy and L is a girl.
So it got me wondering, where are all the metrosexuals that are mentioned in the media? Are they just a myth?
Are they really just gay guys whom straight colleagues think are fabulous and beauty conscious?
Clearly they don't exist in my company, or at least in my department.
Needless to say, I am the designated "metrosexual" since I go to facials.
For my department's gift exchange / secret santa, I was asked what do I prefer. Nothing specific of course, but I was thinking about things like books, shirts, etc.
Instead, I asked what do they think I would want.
ALL of them said they would get me some beauty products like facial wash or something from Body shop.
And I did end up with something from Body Shop.
A very Merry Christmas to you, dear reader! *hugs*