Monday, 4 August 2008

Piiter Pupper Pit a Pat of Pitter Pepper...



Braces was tough and very uncomfortable, but after a while, you get used to it. I thought the worse was over...And I thought (Hawley) retainers were no biggie...

Until I had to wear them...

Argh...



First Day:


"Mum, I feel like vomiting..."...


First night, I woke up once feeling like my mouth had suffered a terrible boxing. Put some ice to my cheeks, and went back to sleep. About 2 hours later, I woke up and realised both my retainers were lying inside the container I carry, on the chair beside my bed. I don't remember removing them, but I must have, because they were both inside the container. I put them back into my mouth after washing them.



An hour later, I woke up and one was lying on the bed in front of me...Ewww...

They must have popped out...


Altogether now: Ewww...




Second Day:


Tried saying the tongue twister, 'She Sells SeaShells by the Seashore'...

It came out: See sells seee sells by the seee sore...


*Rolls eyes*


Tried another: 'Peter Piper Picked a Pack of Pickled Peppers'...

It came out: Piiter Pupper Pit a Pat of Pitter Pepper...


*Smack head*



My dad nearly fell out of his chair laughing...


My brother said: "Jie, just don't talk at all. You sound like a cartoon character", while another family friend said I sound like Elmer Fudd.




Third Day:


Talking to dad, while he was driving: "Diii, did you see the butterfly flying there?"...

...came out: "Diii, di you see the bukkerfy fying lair?"



Dad: "What fly again?"

Me: "Bukkerfy"


He roared with laughter...




Now:


Mum, Dad, Brother: "Daph, stop putting your teeth (the retainers) on the table!"



But I have to remove them when I eat!!! (I put them nicely in a container lar...)



Anybody needs a Daffy Duck or Elmer Fudd impersonator? You know who to call...But if you need a Daffy Duck who spits, don't look for me...*Grins*





20 comments:

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hey D, the first day story was rather eerie than it grosses me out la. its just a fake teeth, nothing to feel disgusted about, trust me.

eh, but does this mean when you feel like having meat you have to take the retainer off?

Faridah Khan said...

Oh Daphne! You really know how to make me laugh. Every morning after prayers first thing I do is read your blog. If there is no posting or you replying your comments I feel very disapointed. You are a very funny girl. Wish we could have met up I would surely laugh more with the real life version of Daphne than a blog.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

...And I thought those retainers have legs!

Hehehehe... can't stop laughing!

Rita Ho said...

LOL!

Daph ... I am wondering if your retainers will trigger off the metal detectors at the airport in a few days. Imagine the conversation that will follow. HAHA!

If we don't get a chance to chat before you leave, have a delightful flight to your new adventure. :)

WP said...

My mother keeps wanting me to get braces fitted (or retainers, I'm not sure which I actually need), the next time she tries I shall have this as an excuse! lol

I didn't know you had to take off the retainers when you eat, or even that you actually could; I thought you were stuck with then 24 hours a day and that they could only be taken off by the dentist!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kerp,

It's not fake teeth lar...I still have my teeth! Just a metal+acryllic contraption which holds the teeth in place...

Prior to this, I was in the permanent brace, which held my teeth in place with a strong 'pull', using wires.

Now, without the wires, the retainers help keep the moved-teeth to stay in place, till they can stay in place on their own (which is about one year)...

I have to take the retainer off whatever I am eating, not just meat!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Faridah,

It's my pleasure entirely!

Apologies for being so horrible with my posts. It's either I have lotsa things to post at the spur of the moment, but no computer and/or line, OR, I have a computer and plenty of line, but nothing to post...=(

Wish we could have met up too. But, like a few other bloggers/readers, I have no jodoh with them yet...

Time flies!

sukj said...

Hi Daphne,

Hope u dont mind because i 'import' your blog to my 'Blog Intergrasi'?

Thanks

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Ja,

Legs?!? Eh? Apasai pula they have legs? Am I missing something here ;S?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Rita,

Hey! Nice chatting with you again yesterday...Maybe once I'm in Canada, we'd have better chats, since we're in more similar time zones =)

As for setting of metal detectors, no lar...Won't wan...If not (like I told Sheyna in the previous post), all women with an underwire will set it off!

Haha...Imagine that scenario ;)

And thanks for the well-wishes!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi WP,

Oh, you can take retainers off! You're supposed to anyway, when you:

1) Eat,
2) Brush and clean your teeth, and
3) Play contact sports...

It's the brace which you can't remove, unless you know how to work dental pliers and all the stuff dentists play with...

I know a lot of people play 'truant' when it comes to the retainers, and don't wear it, but as the dentist said, why waste all the pain and hard work while wearing braces by not wearing the retainers and letting your teeth run back?

Good luck with yours!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Sukj,

Thanks for coming by. Sure, no worries, you're most welcome to. In fact, thanks!

Akmal said...

Hiya Daph :)
Man! Hahaha! :D
Hey, I am sure there are more about the braces you save under your sleeves. Come on! Spill 'em out lady :D

ruby ahmad said...

Hey Daphne,

You cracked me up with your adventures/misadventures with your retainers..ha ha.

Alahai, sweetie...you going already. Will mail now. Cheers.

whre4arthou said...

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. i must call you to hear what you sound like!!!

Salt N Turmeric said...

sakit perut ketawa wei! bukkerfy!

J.T. said...

Hi Daphne

I tried leaving a comment yesterday but blogger said their site was out of order temporarily. sigh .. Now I have forgotten what I wanted to comment.

Anyway, you sound like you are having a hard time adjusting to your retainers. My sister hardly used hers because it was a challenge for her too and within a few months it went into storage. That was 20 years ago - her teeth are still looking good. :) (don't mean to be the devil's advocate here).

kak yus said...

Daphne Hie!
remember me? kak yus.
just to let you know, I've been there, done that and believe me, the retainers are there for a goooood purpose as they are called. just wear them as long n as much as possible, at least for the first 3 months. If not, your teeth might decide to follow their familiar route again. Like what happened to me, and I had to wear braces twice, at 10 years apart. You don't want that to happen to you, right?
Sounds a familiar story wth the spare toothbrushes n all. hehehe. welcome to the club.

Anonymous said...

I did fall off the chair laughing so hard...at the office ;D

Immy

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Everyone,

Will answer comments in a while! Please wait ar...Thanks!