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My car tyre got punctured again. The same exact tyre which got punctured just about a month ago. At first, they discovered that the thing where you pump air into the tyre is loose, thus letting air go. Then, they discovered it was also because of a nail that got stuck in the tyre.

The next thing they discovered is that my tyre is of year 2004, which is about more than 3 years. Ever since owning this car, it has not undergone any tyre changes and the rubber is wearing off and thus they asked me to change all my 4 tyres. So what happened was I went broke in just 1 hour. Had to pay about 1.4K for 4 brand new Goodyear tyres, ( @RM180 per tyre, which easily totals up to RM720), 2 rear absorbers, 2 brake pumps( which they discover was leaking and they showed me but I don’t know exactly how it should look or should not look like), wheel alignment, front wheel camber nut and adjustment…and then gave me free wheel balancing and valve?

I want to cry because service is due in a couple of weeks, car insurance and road tax due in a couple of weeks too. Everything coming in at the same time!

I would have to eat grass now!

Car aside, I was happily planning to do braces and already made an appointment with the dentist before I discovered the flat tyre in the morning. It dampened my mood a little, considering that my budget is totally out for the month. But I just went ahead to see the dentist. He helped to check my teeth, did scaling to clean my teeth, put on some dough thing to both my upper and lower jaw to create a mould for my braces. I was thinking he’s going to put on braces for me there and then, but he said he needed time to plan and study my teeth structure and arrangement.

So, I’ll need to go back after 2 weeks to do an X-Ray and I’m now on separators. It’s a rubber like thing. Blue greenish in colour. It’s being filled between teeth that are very out-of-alignment. It’s going to be there for 2 weeks so that my teeth is able to adjust to the braces later (don’t know what he really means). It doesn’t hurt though I think it should but whenever I eat, the teeth of the upper and lower jaw doesn’t really meet end to end because it will get bounced off a little due to the rubber.

Sometimes, I feel like I’m eating rubber. Haha.

Doctor says it might come off but if it does, just ignore.

This 2 or 3 months will be financially tough for me. 🙁 But I’ve been wanting to get braces for a long time and that I think I should do it as early as possible that I can. I’m getting older you see. I’m doing this because my teeth is totally getting more out of alignment, especially towards the end of my upper jaw. People don’t really see it when they look at me because it’s hidden inside. The most that you will see is me with half a buck tooth, one front tooth slightly jotting out. It is harder to brush now so I’m also doing it for my oral health, which if not treated, might lead to more problems. I don’t really get to chew food properly so maybe whenever I chew due to the arrangement of my teeth, the teeth gets pushed away thus making it worse. There have also been cases where I’ll bite myself when I’m sleeping due to the way the teeth is growing out towards the wall of my mouth. I will wake up with a jolt of pain.

I like my dentist a lot. While some other dentists works very hard to clean on my teeth which isn’t really pleasurable, he is able to clean it without me feeling too much pain. He doesn’t go too deep into the end of my teeth and drill all those plaque out. I hate those that goes too deep into your gums, it’s feels like they are drilling into your gums and it hurts! He just has a way to do it. And because I’m happy with him, I’m entrusting my full set of teeth to him. Braces will be put on for about 1.5 years. So, by the start of 2010 or end of 2009, I hope I can have a set of teeth that you can fall in love with.

Mummy won’t be here when I put on the braces. She was asking me to wait till she comes around the next time so that she can cook for me, considering that I may not be able to eat everything that I’m eating. But I don’t think I’m going to wait because by then, I might postpone it again to don’t-know-when and I’ve procrastinated enough.

I hope it’s not going to be too painful. Doctor said it wouldn’t be due to the type of braces he’s going to put on me.

To all my teeth, I love you and I hope you’ll be able to ride the storm with me.


  • cbenc12 says:

    hey i got braces too~! i am still having them and i hope to take out before end of the year but i dunno if the gap i am having now will close up by then.
    it was painful for me when i put the separator.. how much is ur braces costing? mine is rm4.5k and i pulled 4 teeth.
    but now i can see that the teeth is straight, just some gaps as the dentist trying to pull the upper teeth to the left..hnmmm..hard to describe..
    welcome to the club! 😀 :)>-

    cbenc12’s last blog post..Love our Mother Earth~

  • Grace says:

    Mine will cost a whopping 5k. No extraction needed as the dentist will be putting on the braces for me first. Will not need to extract unless necessary. Hopefully I’ll get to save all my teeth. :)>-

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