Bracie Gracie Songs I Listen To

Another Visit to the Dentist

Went to the dentist again today. It has been a week since I put on braces. It was just a normal check-up and I was given a transparent rubber thing, to cover the brackets when I sleep because he can see that it might hurt as the lower jaw is pressing the mouth thus leaving a mark. I have one ulcer so far. It doesn’t hurt that much during the day. However, when I sleep, one of the brackets will poke it thus causing a little pain but I’ve got the wax provided to cover the brackets that would act as a wall to prevent the friction.

Doctor advised me not to use the transparent rubber thingy if I can because it would hinder the braces from going its way. I think I can do away with that. I’ll just use the wax that he gave me.

I’ll be meeting the doctor in another month. He showed me the X-ray of my teeth today and also the side view of it. My upper jaw is indeed protruding as compared to the lower jaw. I think I look like a goat. Any extraction will be done after 6 months, seeing how my teeth would progress. He even suggested implant for one tooth at the lower jaw. Talking about it, I feel sad over the missing of my teeth due to another dentist that sacrificed it so that he could extract another tooth easily. It wasn’t necessary you know..and I just lost a tooth like that. So now I have more teeth on the upper jaw than the lower so it’s a bit unbalanced now. My current dentist will try to move the teeth of my lower jaw to the back as much as possible to cover the empty slot now or see how it progresses…or like he said I might need to implant another tooth. Cannot imagine how it’ll be like because it would involve screws. Eeew!

Before I left, the dentist even complimented that I keep my teeth very clean. 😀 I’ll keep up the good work.

Been listening to some Thai songs on the radio lately and they were interviewing a Thai singer and for curiosity sake, I searched up the album and now I am in love with Aof Pongsak, a Thai artist. There are a few others like Oak Smith and Bie. But at the mean time, let me mesmerise myself in Aof Pongsak’s voice.

Below is a song I’ve been playing for the whole day. Don’t know what it means. Don’t know what the video really means but I know it’s a sad song and a sad clip. And a very nice song.

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Macarena Macaroni

I’ve decided to make way for another category for my blog, dedicated to my entries on braces. It’s called “Bracie Gracie”. Out of the 6 days that I’ve been wearing braces, I’ve wrote 5 related braces entries, so I really do need to have a category for that to document and collect my braces journey.

It feels much better today and I think I can chew a little more as compared to the past few days. Lunch it was Bubur Ayam McD because a few of my colleagues wanted to give me a farewell so it was just a simple lunch with the 5 of us. For dinner, I had macaroni. It just came to my mind while I was driving home and because there was no parking near the mini market. I just went home, parked my car then walked out to get my macaroni and Prego sauce, and some potatoes, for future mashed potatoes making session.

Did a demo and training at work to the whole department. Never done this before, at least to the crowd of my department. More so, now that I’m with my braces..sometimes it feels like I can’t pronounce certain words properly. Like whenever I say the word “F”, you can hear a slight sound of wind blowing at the end of me pronouncing the word. Maybe it’s a good thing, I don’t get to say the authentic 4 letter vulgar word starting with F because it sounds too cool to be considered a foul word, if it were to come out from my mouth with braces.

Anyway, before putting on the braces, I always thought there was only one kind of braces. When my sister got hers two years ago, she had this elastic band across her teeth and after every appointment with her dentist, she comes back with different colours of elastic band and proudly telling me that the dentist even let her choose the colour she preferred. So I thought since when did braces get so fashionable?

I don’t know what is the name of her braces and I don’t think she knows as well, considering the fact that she never once mentioned about it. I didn’t go to the same dentist as she did because my instincts just wanted me to stay loyal to my current dentist. Mine is known as the Damon System. The dentist gave me the brochure when he suggested that I consider braces. I did not take action, until about a year later, which is now.

So whenever I feel that putting braces is a pain, I would always visit the website and read the good things about this Damon thing. I managed to find a short clip that shows you how it works. Like magic I would say!

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Mashed Potatoes

There are many cars on the road today than usual. And when I was picking up my colleague at Kelana Jaya LRT Station, the parking was already full by 8:15am. Scary you know? Because it wasn’t like this before this. I guess more people are utilising the public transport since the hike in fuel prices.

Traffic jam along LDP was horrible today. Started in Puchong, right up till the direction towards Kepong. 2 accidents. 2 stalled cars. So bayangkan lah.

By the time I reach home at around 8:30pm, I was thinking whether to make mashed potatoes as planned or go for instant soup or porridge. Decided to stick with my original plan and today’s the first time I actually made mashed potatoes and it’s not bad. ahhahaa.

I only make do with one potato, butter, salt and pepper. Some people add milk or cream to make it smooth and fluffy but I don’t have the two ingredients at home so I skipped using those. But nevertheless, my potato tasted fine so I guess I can just stick to my own recipe. After all, nobody else is eating but me.

For the first time ever since I’m with the braces, I actually feel full after finishing a bowl of mashed potatoes.

With that, my lunch at the office tomorrow will be mashed potatoes. Need to wake up early tomorrow to prepare.

I’ll be leaving the current workplace exactly one week from today. So far no sad feelings yet but I have something that I was made to do before I leave. So, I’ll try my level best to do and give my very last shot.

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Gigiku Tak Boleh Gigit

I’ve just finished dicing the pear and tried eating it but I just can’t. It’s so pathetic.

I’ve put it back into the fridge and I believe tomorrow it will go into the bin.

I can’t bite and that’s for sure.

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I Can Sing a Rainbow

I was still recovering from my state of gloominess over what happened yesterday that I looked very mad according to my colleague whom I picked up this morning. He dare not even talk to me upon seeing my face. I didn’t know I looked so fierce but I slowly started to perk up a little when I saw a huge rainbow just after the Sunway toll which was still shining right up till I took a left exit further up towards Puchong. I take this as a good sign.

It was very cold in the office because I have forgotten to take the jacket with me for 2 days in a row. And because I was cold, I got hungry very fast which isn’t helping really.

Breakfast: Sponge cake brought by colleague and a glass of milo mixed with Nestum.

Apply lip balm.

Lunch: Oatmeal.

Apply lip balm.

Apply lip balm.

Apply lip balm.

Tea: A glass of Milo mixed with Nestum. Then, someone opened up a packet of Twisties and he shared it with other colleagues, when that packet of Twisties came to me, he said I was only allowed to smell it. Which I did with all my might. Hahahaa

Apply lip balm.

Apply lip balm.

Dinner: Steamed egg with fried onion. Nice!

Dessert: Chocolate Ice Cream. This is a reward to myself for sticking to the no-meat 3 days diet. I think I’m going to extend this myself for a week, until I see the dentist again this Saturday.

I’m thinking of making mashed potatoes but it would take at least 30 minutes because I’m doing this for the first time. If I can get up early tomorrow, I’ll make this for lunch.

And now, please excuse me while I go dice a pear. I’ve not been eating fruits since I got the braces.

Oh, noticed the number of times I apply lip balm? The lips can get exceptionally dry now that I have braces So I got to make sure I drink enough water and that I reapply lip balm to my lips every now and then. When I sleep at night and can’t afford to wake up every hour to apply lip balm, I let Vaseline Lip Therapy to do the job. Tell you, it’s fantastic! It contains petroleum jelly and I applied it the very first time last night. When I woke up this morning, my lips was still full of moisture. My lips also appear thicker now because of the pouting I guess since I need to extend my lips, protude it to cover my mouth.

Oklah, the pear is calling me.