Saturday, 28 April 2007

I Own A Tin Mine...


Comical huh?

Sigh...

You know, when you hit 21 years old, it is supposed to be the time of your life...It is supposed to be the time when you do things you have never done before; try your hand at something which signifies this amazing transition from childhood to womenhood...

But my 21 year-old year is marked with one thing in mind: My Orthodontic Braces...

Yes, you heard right...My braces...



Not my teeth...

Unfortunately, I am vain, and vanity has made me do things I would never have imagined myself doing...I hate dentists, and had it not been that my neighbour is one, I would have fought tooth-and-nail when my six-monthly appointments were due...

And to think that I actually consented to have 5 of my precious teeth pulled, and all for the sake of ahem, beauty...

You know, for some reason, people just do not take you seriously with braces on.
There is this mistaken belief that braces are only for the young and really folly (Think of young Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). I have always had a very serious face, and people have always thought me to be older than my age, but my brace has changed all that...


Hehe

Was just thinking of all the things I can and cannot do with my brace on...And I made a short list...

I Can:-


1) Get away with not eating apples (Yay!!!)

2) Look younger than my age when I need to (and when I don't...Hrmph...)


3) Carry a pocket mirror and not be called vain...

4) Claim I own a tin mine...

5) Spend hours brushing, flossing and cleaning my teeth without my mum telling me I spend too
much time on my teeth...

6) Sound stupid and get away with it...


Will you take
Mona Lisa seriously if she looked like this?...

I Cannot:-

1) Eat apples (Woohoo!!!)...

2) Chew chewing gum...

3) Speak properly (Try saying The Very Wide Van Went Voom When Willy Was Vile and Vicious) ...

4) Wear a proper formal attire or office-wear attire and look the role...

5) Have a brain MRI without the scanned image looking a little distorted (I haven't tried!)...

6) Bite my nails (cannot reach lar), or bite-to-break a piece of string...




I hate these...

Deng...

You know, I was trying on this amazing A-Line skirt just yesterday, and I loved it, and my mum loved it, and the saleslady loved it...I was about to say "I'll take it", when I made the mistake of smiling...Immediately, both my mum and the saleslady said: "The skirt looks too old on you when you smile"...

Sheesh...All because of my brace...


But you know what? It's ok...I'm thinking of the amazing smile I will have in about a year or so...


Vanity pays...

Hehehe...



5 comments:

Ben said...

Daphne! Ohoh. I had a good time reading your funny little piece on your teeth! who know? Perhaps what people meant when they said you look younger is actually cuter! You probably look cute in your brace! Keep it up. I like your work.
Ben

aemi said...

Oh my god.. nai.. you and your TEETH!!!!!

I used to wonder how you could take up to eternity brushing them and now you're even blogging about them!!!

Raden Galoh said...

Dear Daphne... I hate going to a dentist too... I'm still traumatised for a fact that one dentist had pulled out the 'ok' tooth and let the rotten one...

I smile when I read your blog...you are so good at putting it in a comical way...

You'll get prettier soon...

J.T. said...

Daphne sweetie, I had my time with the dentist. In fact, my last trip to Malaysia was all about the dentist (plus other things).
I can remember having those braces. Hard to talk, hard to control saliva, hard to eat, sometimes those darn things hurt the mouth and gums. Yes, very important... no apples or chewing gum!
But the good news is at the end of it all, you have a nice set of teeth all arranged properly for the world to see. Smile!

sankochan said...

aww... is that why you always refuse to eat the apples I offer you??