Late on October 15, 2017 while I was sleeping in bed. The phone code is 02. (I’m not surprised.) I say “Hello”, the end of the line answered “Hello” with a voice and accent that immediately know it did not Thai. I replied again “Hello”. At the end of the line asked “Maeling Makeup right?” I quickly replied “Yes.” Then the English dialogue began.
This is a conversation that is catch up. (From the accent, the listener knows that the Malays are definitely)
Customers: Tomorrow morning 05.00 am. Convenient to make-up hair? (October 16, 2017)
Customer: How much?
I: X,xxx Baht.
Customer: I stay at the Centara hotel, do you know? (Hotel name is a problem for me. Because I listened to many around. I heard that the word close to the idea that it would be a luxury hotel downtown Hat Yai).
Me: I know.
Customer: I want to do hair bun, can you?
Customer: How long do you spend on makeup and hair do?
Me: 1 hour.
Customer: Then come 05.30 am.
Customer: I want to send you a picture. Do you have whatsapp (chat application that Malaysian people use)?
Me: I don’t have.
Client: You don’t have Whatsapp. (The sound was shocking.)
Me: Yes, do you have a line or a Facebook?
Client: I don’t have both. I’ll give you a room number. See you tomorrow morning 05.30 am
The first conversation was down, the voice message was louder. I didn’t care anymore. Until the phone rang again, which was the same number.
Customer: Do you see the message sent?
Me: Just a moment.
Customer: You see, I’ll call back.
I saw the pictures from Malaysia (distance code +60) as an example of eye makeup and hairstyles, which was bridal style. The price for a moment was the price of makeup and hair to the party, which was not the price of the bride. So I sent message back. “You want to make up and hair do for party or a bride. Please send a picture of your face and your current hair” She replied. “Bride Make Up, I’m a bride.” Then I had to tell the new price. I think that the printing of this message would be much slower. So I installed Whatsapp, then added the number as the message. The conversation started.
After the conversation finished. I got many feeling. It’s the first time for me to have foreigner bride and why the deal was so fast, booking today and do the make up on tomorrow. I feel great, excited and confused in the same time. And I wonder that I can communicate with her in English which I am not expected before. The question still not end, I still curious why we need to do make up only at 5:00 am. Did she has any reason to do on that time? How she get my phone number even she did not use Facebook or IG. I plan to ask her on tomorrow during our makeup. Anyway, this good opportunity did not come easily and so often. So, it’s a good start.
If you would like to know what happen in the day of my makeup, please follow me in Part II.