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Bye, bye, Barber! Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow…

Are you a guy like me who is tired of waiting and waiting in barber shops month after month for your turn in the barber’s seat?  Tired of going to the barbershop only to find it closed?  Well, on the advice of a good friend, I finally bought myself one of these gadgets:Philips clipper  These clippers only cost around 7 Omani Rials (about $18 US).  It’s awesome when I think about the money and time these clippers will save me.  Another more important problem that these clippers take care of is the “not short enough dilemna” I encounter month after month.  I tell the barber “very short, please” and they never get it as short as I would like.  In addition, barbers seem to have this idea that the longer they take cutting your hair, the more the customer appreciates the service or something.first attempt  A word of warning though: These clippers are not for today’s generation of men who groom themselves excessively.  The kind of “men” who have such long hair that braiding their hair is an option! Who follow the so-called “role-models” of football and showbiz.  It’s for the men who aren’t that fussy about such things.  For the men who think that real men should not spend hour upon hour fussing over themselves in the mirror.  The cool thing about these clippers is that it has 8 length settings from 0-21 mm.  There is also not a lot of cleaning involved as its blades are self-sharpening stainless steel.  “Doth not even nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” (1 Corinthians 11:14)

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Haircuts, Barbers, the Cost of Living in Oman and the Ever Worsening Economic Crisis to Grip the World!

THEN… IbriBarber  AND NOW… citybarber  Oman has come a LONG way in the past 40 years since Sultan Qaboos began ruling.  That goes not only for education, industry and infrastructure but extends even to the simple necessities of life such as GETTING A HAIRCUT!  There seem to be barbershops everywhere!  Almost every barbershop in Oman has either Indian or Pakistani barbers (and the occasional Filipino).citybarberpricesWhen I was in Canada on vacation, I remember my 2 brothers, Mark and David, discussing a great deal in Terrace, BC for a $15 haircut. I told them that that is nothing compared to 1 RO (or about $ 3.20 for a haircut) here in Oman!  Some things in Oman are INCREDIBLY cheap!  Another quick example of why living in Oman is so awesome!gas pricesThat’s 3.6 Omani Rials or about 11.5 Canadian dollars to fill up my tank! (20 months later in Jan. 2011 it’s now 5RO to fill up my tank)  (And that’s “super unleaded”-even cheaper for “regular”!!!)  With prices like THAT, you never have to worry if this happens…emptytank  Empty tank of gas?! At only $11.50 CAD (now $15 Canadian Jan. 2011), fill ‘er up!!!  For those of you who are paying WAY too much for gas elsewhere… cheerup  The book of Revelation in the New Testament describes 7 seals which represent the beginning of Christ’s judgment of unbelievers on the earth during the Tribulation period.  (The purpose of the Tribulation period is to punish unbelievers for their sin and rejection of Christ and to bring the remnant to faith in Christ.)  The 3rd seal represents inflation and famine.  “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:6)  The balances or scales are related to commerce and trade.  The word penny, better transliterated “denarius“, represented about one day’s wages.  Wheat and barley were considered necessities of life.  A measure was about one quart.  The price given is about 10 times what was normal.  The command hurt not the oil and the wine may indicate a restriction on the effects of the famine in this early part of the Tribulation.  Here’s a must see video a friend told me about on facebook – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Vsgl6SUZ0&feature=player_embedded

….OK, back to barbers in Oman…If you are looking for a great/cheap barber in Muscat, I highly recommend City Barber which is located on the way to Crowne Plaze.  First, pass by the Qurum Natural Park and continue straight through the next roundabout.  As you approach the next curve in the road (to the left), you will see this mosque (Abdullah mosque). (You will not see this mosque in 2011 as it’s currently being reconstructed!)abdullahmosqueTurn right just after this mosque and you can find City Barber-next to Muscat Pharmacy, behind the Fisherman’s Lodge Restaurant and next to Qurum Clinic with Dr. Smita Lulla.citybarberbarber This is my regular barber!  If you end up going here, make sure you tip well!!!  Here’s today’s Bible verse on haircuts:
“Doth not even nature itself teach you that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” (1 Corinthians 11:14)