What? Green shampoo? Well, the title of today’s column is a little twist on the old saying – “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” You’ve heard the saying, right?
Now, what does this have to do with shampoo? Well, I’m going to poke a little fun at Feyma today. She is welcome to poke me back, I’m sure that she won’t have any trouble finding something that I am an easy target for!
You see, when Feyma first moved to the States, it didn’t take long and she was always telling me that she missed the shampoo from the Philippines. I told her that we had so many kinds of shampoo in the States that she must be able to find some kind of shampoo that she liked! She told me that the shampoo in the Philippines was special, because it was made for Filipino hair, and thus worked better for Filipinos than the American brands did.
We searched and searched, and finally we found sources for Filipino brands of shampoo! It wasn’t easy to find them, but it turned out that a Filipino grocery store in town carried such items. They were pretty darn expensive, but if my wife felt that she needed it, of course I would do whatever was necessary to get it for her, right? So, of course, I bought it for her, and during the ten years that Feyma lived in the States, Feyma tended to use Filipino brands of shampoo, which we purchased from the Filipino store in our community. It was just better for her.
A funny thing happened when we moved to the Philippines, though… Feyma rarely buys Filipino brands of shampoo anymore! Ha ha….. when I ask her why, she says “The Pantene is just so much better than the local brands!”