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Use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo for Shaving!

I am an American who has lived in Asia for the last 20 years. If I am out of shaving cream then I would use shampoo which I think produces a slicker lather than soap. I looked at the price for a replacement shaving gel can in Cambodia after a week living in Cambodia. What I pay in Cambodia for the exact same can is 50% than what I paid in Florida. I had lived in Florida for three months prior to coming to Cambodia. Prices in Cambodia are in dollars and in local currency so price comparisons are easy.

I have lived all over the world and have found that generally Gillette products abroad are more expensive is Asia than in the US but not 50% more expensive! Enough is enough! All the competitors of Gillette are huge, international companies that charge prices that are even more outrageous. Perhaps competition or the lack of it effects the price of Gillette products!

I have lived and visited many countries and have had to replace many a big bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo while teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) all over Asia. My observation after 20 years in Asia is that Johnson & Johnson consistently turns out shampoo that competes head on price wise with local products. There are local and regional brands of Shampoo. A crowded market, so perhaps Johnson has to be competitive price wise compared to local brands. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is a family tradition. I like that the shampoo is so gentle I can give my eyes a good washing now and then since many parts of Asia have extreme pollution and such action is needed now and then for health reasons.

I never did buy that replacement shaving gel can in Cambodia after all. I used Johnson’s Baby Shampoo for the three-months. After all, I came to Cambodia to save money not pay fifty percent more for a product from the US I might not even need! I decided after a month that I actually get a close shave, closer that soap that’s for sure, but not as good as one with gel. However, I found there is much less irritation to the skin with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo than with shaving gel. Less irritation means I can feel the stubble in the shower and go over those areas a second time without fear of redness and/or blotching later like I would if I shaved twice over an area with Gillette.

Finally, a big bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo costs a little less than the little can of shaving gel and lasts a lot longer. I would guesstimate you get at least twice as many shaves with a bottle of Johnsons Shampoo that costs less than the can of Gillette gel in the first place.

I am dumped the Gillette shaving gel and switched to Johnson’s Baby Shampoo for a close and less irritating shave!

Year of the Yellow Pig & 222

I have had a lifelong interest in numerologyI received the following receipt on Saturday February 2, 2019 just a few days before the Year of the Yellow Pig this coming Tuesday. The Year of the Pig is supposed to be lucky. I guess the earth pig called the yellow pig is an especially lucky year.  February 2 is of course 2-2 numerically or 22!

22 is one of my lucky numbers. 22 is trivial good luck and will happen in the next 30 minutes or less. I would say on the average 22 heralds an opportunity five minutes in the future. 22 rarely signifies long term change but luck does cascade. A little good luck can turn into big good luck like a waterfall. 222 is exponentially better luck than 22 and has medium term effects. Something is going to happen in the next week or two that’s big! 2222 is an inflexion point. I got a receipt from K-Mart on 2,222 on February 2, 1999. Within a few months I was in China and my 20-year adventure started.

Green Tea and Jam

Why green tea? Green tea doesn’t actively detox toxins all on its own, but it’s packed with natural polyphenols that support the body’s normal detox system. Polyphenols work in two ways: they have a direct impact on your liver, the body’s major detox organ, and they’re antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals are unstable. Free radicals should be neutralized before they damage healthy cells.

Why add jam to green tea? Adding jam to your black tea is generally associated with Russian tea culture. However, green tea is becoming more popular in Russia. I found green tea relatively tasteless compared to black tea. However, green tea in my opinion mixes better with jam than black tea. Green tea needs the flavoring more than black tea. Jam gives the green tea flavor a resonance and complexity with just a hint of an oakey afterbirth.

Some of the flavors I prefer are black berries, orange marmalade, raspberry. You can mix jams as well. Stalin liked Georgian pine cone jam and orange marmalade in his tea. Pine cone jam and dust are very beneficial for your bronchial system. Pine cone also strengthens the immune system. In theory, you get vitamin C from the Orange marmalade but the vitamins from fruits in jams are negligible compared to whole fruit.

Reportedly, Grigori Rasputin had black tea with gooseberry and cloudberry jam in his black tea on the day he was assassinated. This mixture of jam is considered bad luck by man Russians. However, young Russians are largely ignorant of this tea taboo.

I have had good luck with Lipton teas my whole life and was gratified to find they turn out a green tea. Lipton tea bags are convenient and often a price that is low than loose tea of a lower quality. Lipton is the brand I trust for tea!