BRACES WEEK 1

Hey there,

I finally have my braces on! It’s been 3 days, and I still cannot believe I actually did it.

The bonding process was a breeze. My dentist was chatting with me while he did the entire process, and I swear I didn’t know it was done until he suddenly gave me a mirror to look at myself. There was no pain, however, the bonding agent tasted extremely funky and at the end of the process I had these gritty layer on my teeth and lips which went off after rinsing. When the bands (HOT PINK!) went on, I felt like each toot was squeezed for a moment, it felt slightly uncomfortable.

I was taught how to brush & floss my teeth, and my dentist sent me home with a “The pain will begin in 2 hours. GOOD LUCK!! HAHAHA.” -.-
Lucky (or unlucky) for me, the pain only began 4 hours later, and my gosh, it was more itchy than pain. I felt like there was an hollow itch in every single tooth and there was no way I could cure it other than eating cold stuff or applying pressure on my gums. It was so annoying I had the extreme urge to pluck out my braces, but managed to control myself with the thought of the money that went into it. It became so unbearable I eventually went to bed early to sleep the discomfort away. To be honest, I would rather it be plain pain (read aloud) than feeling tingly and itchy. ARGHHH…

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Ceramic braces on the top, metal braces on the bottom

As you can see, my top row isn’t that much of a problem but my bottom row is all over the place. This is especially so for the first 2 bottom teeth. To be honest, I am really glad I went for ceramic braces on the top row because I am 100% sure now that I would have looked terrible with metal braces on the top row. Even though the ceramic braces are not as un-obvious as I would have liked it to be, it has a more subtle effect than the metal braces. It doesn’t go like “BAM! OMG U HAVE BRACES ON?!!” but rather more like a “Oh, you have braces!” Low profile braces, I like.

Here’s my experience for the first 3 days of having braces..

Day 1: The entire day I felt like I had Lego bricks in my mouth because the brackets were so rough. I was able to eat dinner without problem because the discomfort only happened after dinner time. Food kept getting stuck in all the spaces in my mouth and my tongue is unable to reach some of the areas so I had to rinse like 10 times after finishing my meal. It was really troublesome and eventually I had to brush my teeth to get all the food out. Pain/itch kicked in after 4 hours and I had to keep myself occupied with other things so I can ignore the extreme discomfort. It got so unbearable I was tempted to eat panadol/pain killer but decided that if I cannot tolerate this then I won’t be able to get through the other days. Eventually, I slept my misery away.

Day 2:  Throughout the night, I was awaken everytime my upper row of teeth accidentally clank with my lower row of teeth, because it hurt sooooo badly, like a sudden electric shock or maybe the pain of eating icecream with sensitive teeth x 10 times worse. Woke up in the morning with extremely dry lips and I found it hard to open my mouth because my inner lips were stuck to the brackets. My teeth were sore but it was not as uncomfortable as the first day. The itch went away, but I was unable to eat any kind of solid food because my teeth refuse to chew. However, I was well enough to head out on a date with the boyfriend, but I had trouble speaking because I had a lisp. Even smiling felt extremely awkward to me because my lips cannot seem to smoothly come back into its default position and I have to do a pouty action to get the lips to close together. It was so annoying and I felt damn unsightly everytime I did that action. But I cannot help it! Need to ditch this bad habit before it becomes permanent. My braces made me talk a lot lesser than usual and most of the time the boyfriend was speaking while I just nod away. Had soupy rice for dinner and rinsing in the public is so troublesome especially when the public toilets are dirty. It makes me hesitate putting tap water into my mouth because the water doesn’t feel clean. I secretly rinsed my mouth with some green tea (Ops!). By the end of the day I was eating ham and stuffing myself with seaweed. I think I’ve started to get used to having braces.

Day 3: I woke up forgetting I even had braces on! It takes me a lot lesser time to brush and floss my teeth as compared to Day 1. I noticed that I’ve gotten my first ever ulcer after getting braces, had my first attempt of using wax to cover the bracket that was affecting my ulcer. The wax smelled and tasted like strawberry bubblegum! Thank you, dentist! I no longer felt any itch or pain, unless I bite down really hard on my teeth which will result in some soreness. I still cannot speak properly and its annoying the hell out of me! Please tell me it’ll go away in time.. Still on soft food diet, but I can chew a lot better now and it’s become a habit to rinse after every meal. I am determined not to let my ceramic braces stain!

Day 4: I had a problem when I was eating my breakfast. Because my teeth have shifted, there were excess wires protruding at the back of my right cheek. The wire kept digging into my cheek everytime I tried to chew with my back teeth, and let me tell you, it hurts like MAD. It feels like I have injections over and over again at the back of my cheek. I decided to use wax to cover the excess wire but because it is located far to the back of my mouth it was really hard for me to see where to place the wax. In addition, the wax will not stick if the area is wet, and hence, I had to use a tissue to dry the area and place the wax. With all that saliva, it is honestly quite challenging. I no longer bother taking out the wax when I am eating, because it is too troublesome to put a new piece of wax back again. However, the thought of eating the wax scares me, so I kept checking to make sure that the wax on my bottom front teeth and back teeth are still intact. Besides the protruding wire, my front teeth have become less sensitive and sore, and I can gently chew on them now, which is good. This braces have restricted my diet and I was watching some cooking channel on Youtube when I felt like crying because I seriously crave marshmallows and popcorn. (Sniff sniff) Hopefully I can enjoy those two soon, after my teeth completely gets used to the shifting.

Comparison of my teeth before braces VS 1 week with braces under the cut!
WARNING! Unsightly pictures below..

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Sorry for blur image
Even though the upper row may seem pretty aligned, I realized that some of the teeth were facing at different angles. With the braces, they will be aligned to all face their appropriate angles, perfecting the upper row.
It is without say that the bottom row is messy messy messy!
When I smile, 8 teeth shows, and this is a good thing according to the standards that China had set when they were picking volunteers for the Olympics back in 2008 – “Big smiles with six to eight teeth showing and 45 degree handshakes.

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From the side, you can see my slight over bite, and this is the main reason why I decided to go through the braces process.

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Week 1 – How I look when I smile naturally

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A little unsightly but this is how my bottom row looks like. There are two huge gaps at the areas where by teeth were extracted. I have extending rubber bands linking the two teeth beside each gap, and I supposed the bands are to help close up the gaps as soon as possible.

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My upper teeth! They are a protruding outwards, especially the front part. I hope the gaps close up soon!

That’s it for now!

XOXO,
Iris

POOL TIME X BRACES TOMORROW?!

Hey there,

After much pestering from the boyfriend to go exercise with him, I gave in and suggested that we go swimming instead of hitting the gym or jogging. The reason is simple, I don’t like to sweat. #nojudging

To be honest, I don’t really like swimming as well, because I am slightly hydrophobic.

The funny thing is that I used to go for swimming lessons every Sunday with my Brother, and learnt swimming in Temasek Poly’s pool for 5 to 6 years. Swimming 12 laps in the pool that goes up to 4 metres deep was no kick to me. I even learnt how to dive off the jump board(?) when I was in Primary 1 or 2. I eventually stopped taking swimming lessons because every time I enter the pool I start gagging and was always on the verge to puke in the pool. I have no idea why that happened, but I guess it was my body rejecting the activity.

I used to be able to move so freely in the pool, but in the present I am no longer able to swim more than one lap, and I suck at holding my breath in the water. What remained from the past swimming trainings was the very basic frog style. I’m quite pathetic, I know. In addition, I actually modified the frog style in a way whereby I no longer put my head into the pool, just because I freaking hate the feeling of water clogging up my ears. I get very afraid when I swim away from the edges of the pool, because I have all kind of made up scenarios in my head whereby I start drowning and cannot find anything to hold on to.

Despite my hydrophobia, I still enjoy hanging out at the pool, and today I brought along my Lifeproof phone casing with me so that I can have fun with my phone in the water while the boyfriend go do some water exercises. Before using the casing I was really paranoid about it being not waterproof and damaging my phone, so I went online and googled about ways to test if your waterproof phone casing is really waterproof. Basically, I just folded a paper towel into the casing and splash water at it from all angles. Then, I submerged the case into a basin of water for an hour. After that, remove the casing from the water and open it up to see if the paper towel has gotten wet at the edges or not. Thankfully, the casing passed the waterproof test, and that was why I had the guts to bring my phone down into the water. Having the phone with us at the pool is a whole new fun experience, however, as the protected screen reduces the touch screen sensitivity, it was really hard trying to click the virtual camera button to snap a shot. I lost count of how many times we had to submerge into the water just for one shot.

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The power of Samsung S3

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QT

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#OOTD (?)

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This must be how I looked like in my Mom’s womb

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Tomorrow is the day I’ll finally be putting on my braces!
I really do not know what to expect right now, because in my opinion all my dentist is going to do is glue on the brackets and put in the metal wire. However, what I heard from Nat & Bri were mostly about it hurting for the entire first week because it is just so tight in the mouth. I just cannot imagine how tightening the teeth feels like in the mouth. I just cannot wait to close up the 4 gaps in my mouth left behind by the pulled teeth.
I don’t know whether I should be excited for my slightly new look, or to be sad that I will look geeky for the next 1 to 2 years. I’m just quite afraid that I would look weird, or speak like I have short tongue with my ceramic braces on. Also, I will have to start my university life with braces, and that freaks me out. I just hope I suit the wire across my mouth.Time, please fly as fast as possible.

XOXO,
Iris

EARLY MARCH FAVOURITES X BRIGID’S 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY

Hey there!

I’ve always enjoyed watching/reading on bloggers’ and youtubers’ monthly favourites, and finally I have a chance to do it myself! Well, I know that a monthly favourites post should always occur at the end of a month or the start of the next month, however, I feel like I have developed so much love for these products that there is no need for me to wait till the very end of the month to do this post.

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From left to right:

1. LaLine Ocean Hand Relief Hand Cream 
Like I mentioned in my previous post, LaLine will be completely exiting Singapore soon, and I wanted to buy some of their stuffs before they disappear. I told my clique about this news, and Natalie went to stock up on her LaLine products.
I met her the other day to go to SIM for application verification, and she let me try her hand cream. Thereafter, I could not stop touching my own hands (in a healthy manner, please) the whole day, and I knew I had to go get that same hand cream. I bought the exact same one that Natalie has, because I love the subtle scent, and also because it’s the last scent that they are left with for the hand creams (in the PP branch). To be honest, it really doesn’t smell anything like what I expect an “Ocean” scent will smell, but I’m quite sure there are hints of musk in the scent. I’m a sucker for musk scents, and hence it’s given that I adore this hand cream. The hand cream does not leave behind any stickiness/greasiness.
I realized that if a very small amount is applied, the cream tends to give a drying feeling. However, if applied generously, the skin feels very moisturised for a long time.
In addition, it’s on 50% off! Can’t miss out on this awesome opportunity, right?

2. Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow & Blusher palette

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I’ve had this palette for a really long time but I did not realize its value until a few months ago. I generally prefer matte eyeshadows, and it is rare to come across an entire palette filled with matte shades. The browns in this palette are beyond gorgeous. My favourite shade is Apricot (4th shade from the 1st row). I use it as an eyeshadow, and also for concealing my dark eye circles. (No I’m not crazy! A post on how I use eyeshadows for concealing coming up soon!) I have yet to try the blushers because I have too much love for the blushers included in the TooFaced “Few of my Favourite Things” palette. To be honest, this picture does not do the palette any justice. I should go get a better camera soon..

3. Bath & Body Works Strawberry Parfait and Paris Amour PocketBacs
Call me silly, but I’ve never owned a anti-bacteria hand gel from the famous Bath & Body Works. I’ve heard of them before, and added them to my online shopping carts for quite a few times, but I never got around to purchasing it in the end. I don’t really know why, maybe because I was not able to imagine how the sanitizers will smell by viewing them virtually. I am really fussy when it comes to fragrances, so I am always worried about buying products with fragrances online. A while back, I finally had chance to personally smell these PocketBacs and I finally understand all the craze about these little squeeze bottles. I could not resist, and bought 2 at a go along with the glittery carrier thing.
I made the boyfriend try the strawberry parfait one in the car, and gosh, the entire car smelled like strawberry icecream for the whole night, it was heavenly! The Paris Amour one is my favourite though, because it smells so refreshing! In addition these 2 sanitizers are the glittery version, which means both our hands had little specks of glitter on them, and that just added on to the fun. The boyfriend was complaining that he cannot use it because he will start smelling like a girl, and get teased for having glitters on his hands. Then I remembered that there was a Ocean scent one for men, but I wonder how that smells like…

4. MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick
I was watching Essiebutton’s (Youtuber) video on her top 5 MAC lipsticks the other day, and found Crosswires very familiar. I started ransacking my makeup stash, and found my first, and only MAC lipstick – Crosswires. I no longer remember when or why I got it, but I am pleased that my taste for makeup hasn’t changed much. Crosswires is a blend of pink and orange, and despite its seemingly soft look in the tube, it applies quite brightly.
I LOVEEEE lipsticks, and after owning so many of them, I can tell immediately whether a lipstick is good or bad for me. Crosswires have awesome pigmentation, is moisturizing and last for a good 4 to 5 hours on my lips (without eating). Thereafter, it leaves a beautiful stain on the lips. Most importantly, it glides like a dream over my dry & chapped lips, and never once emphasized on the dry patches.
This is my first MAC lipstick, but it will not be the last!

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I had a short gathering today with my OBC girls at Brigid’s 21st birthday party!

It was my first time going to her house, and out of all things I was most impressed by the attic (I didn’t actually get to go up, but I got a glimpse of it and I wish I had one at home too).

However, I was not very at ease throughout the party. No, not because there were too many strangers at the party, but because of Tinsel, the dog. I was damn afraid the whole time that someone might be soften by her sad face and decides to let her out of the backyard to mingle with the humans. Tinsel is so cute but I had to keep my distance, and in the end when I was about to leave I felt slightly regretful not having the guts to at least pat her.

The theme for the party was Barbie, but we didn’t come in pink/purple clothes. (Ops! Sorry Bri, I don’t own any pink dresses, surprisingly..) Brigid was beautiful as always, and her family was very welcoming! However, I can see how tiring it must be to host a party because all the guests are everywhere and there were just too many people. But we had fun just pigging ourselves out at the buffet table, and then resting in her room with her very fat hamster (please give him some sunlight).

Instead of a birthday cake, her sister made her some birthday cupcakes, and they were so cute! I swear the frosting tasted way better than those sold in the stores!

Happy Birthday once again, our dear Ah Bri! Hope you had a memorable and blessed 21st! #OBC loves you!

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#OBC

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The power of DSLR

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So touched when we saw this page in the book

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Since Bri was busy hosting, I had to make do with Barbie

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Simply delish!

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BONUS! This is Tinsel, having his own leftover-curry feast in the backyard

That’s it for now!

XOXO,
Iris

OBC STAYCATION PART 2 X KOREAN LANGUAGE STUDIES

Hey there!

I finally received the remaining pictures and some videos from our recent staycation in Hard Rock Hotel! This second part is filled with even more unglams, but hey, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, right?!

Looking at the videos and pictures make me miss my clique even more. Even though school was quite torturous, I wish I can go back to the past year whereby we were all attending school. I miss how we always gossiped and fooled around, as well as the lunch breaks where we ate together while judging other people (cough), and many many other fun moments. No friendship is smooth-sailing, but I know that when I look back at the past 2 years with my OBC girls, only the good times will remain in my mind. I dare say I had the most fun in the last year of diploma studies, because of this bunch of crazy girls.

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Our bare faces, before we started filming the “Blindfold Makeup” video

VIDEO TIME!!

Here’s the video of me getting my makeup done by the blindfolded Nat. I know we all seem so chaotic, but I swear mine is probably the most calm and normal one already. Wait till the other editions come out, you’ll see why!

For the first time I have a video of me fringe-less. Well, now you know why I have bangs, yeah? NO, DON’T JUDGE.

Next up, Huisan’s version (a.k.a. Makeup tutorial – Chingay) by Brigid!
Followed by Brigid’s dramatic eyeliner look by Huisan. Probably one of the most clumsy makeup challenge ever. (LOL)
Davina doing for Natalie! Messy eyeliner spotted.
Lastly, Me doing Davina’s makeup. Inspired by my panda, Kiakia. I think I did a good job! HAHA.
That’s all the videos of the blindfold makeup challenge did by us, #OBC! Many thanks to Brigid for the editing!

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And like I mentioned in the previous staycation post, I looked too normal so Nat decided to add 2 random lines under my eyes LOL

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That’s it about our staycation! As you can see, we had a BLAST!

Anyway, I’ve been self-learning Korean Language recently.
I was watching “The Return of Superman”, which is a korean variety show about 4 Fathers taking care of their children for 3D2N. I love the show because the kids are SO adorable and the Fathers seem so candid and sincere. Even my Mom fell in love with the show and kept asking me to play it for her.
In the show, I saw the kids learning the Korean language, and their eagerness motivated me. One of my new year resolution for 2014 was to pick up a new language, and since I’ve learnt Japanese in school (which I have completely forgotten), I decided that its time to move on and learn another language!
Surprisingly, Korean is a lot easier than Japanese because it is slightly more straight forward and the words are easier to write. I managed to get all the vowels, consonants and alphabets in a day by learning through http://www.kosnet.go.kr as well as my own DIY flashcards.
I can now read aloud a simple paragraph, however, I am still not able to fully comprehend the words. However, I am sure I will be able to understand them soon, if I keep up my hard work.
The internet has so much resources to help in learning new languages, and I find it sufficient enough that I don’t have to go out and purchase some language kit (which can be quite costly) or even attend a language school (which cost quite a bomb to me right now).
I shall make good use of my long holiday to master Korean! 🙂

XOXO,
Iris

MINI SHOPPING HAUL

Hey there!

I have a confession to make…
I THINK I OVERSPENT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH ALREADY! (Panic Attack)

But I don’t think this is quite surprising, afterall, I’m quite a shopaholic (sigh).

In my opinion, there are two kinds of people when it comes to shopping:
1. Buy 1 bloody expensive item and calls it a day
2. Buy 217917781 inexpensive items and calls it a day

I am definitely the latter, and hence most of my shopping carts contain small knick-knacks or cosmetics. I only shop for clothes when I am in the mood. However, sometimes it is easier to overspend when you buy many small items because on its own it does not cost much, but as a whole they accumulate to quite a huge sum.

Yes, I am experiencing one of the few “sometimes” right now…

Anyway, these are some of the stuffs I bought!

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I got a perfume roll and body mist from the exiting brand, Laline, as well as the ever so famous IOPE Air Cushion XP! I might review on the foundation soon if I have time. In addition, I got quite a few pieces of clothing from some online stores, and these contributed to my temporary financial drought. It makes my head hurt even more knowing that there are a few birthdays coming up this month, especially my Dad’s.

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Anyway, both the fragrances I got from Laline are Musk scents! If you know me well enough, I have a terrible obsession with musk scents, followed by strawberry scents. That’s why my first and favourite perfume is Chloé Love. However, these two items were a great disappointment because the body mist does not last more than 5 minutes and the perfume roll is just too faint. To be honest, I don’t really know what to do with them right now. I’ll probably just use the body mist as my room’s freshener and the perfume roll as a back-up product in my handbag in case I ever rush out of the door without spraying any perfume.

Just because these products were quite a fail doesn’t mean I’ve lost hope in Laline though. My friends are big fans of this brand and after hearing from them, I’m determined to go get some lotion and scrubs from Laline! It is quite sad that I got into the craze a little late because I found out that Laline is preparing to exit Singapore. I wonder why,.. 😦

But there’s still Bath & Body Works yeah? (wink)

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On the other hand, I’m quite pleased with the cushion foundation, because it was such a steal! I was not expecting to receive an extra refill and a ton of samples along with the product. In addition, its my first cushion foundation product so I am very excited to use it.

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If I like this one, I might also go purchase the Laneige one, because that has quite a lot of good reviews too!
I’ve tried the products a few times recently, and I can’t quite put my finger on it with regards to whether I like it or not. Sometimes I find it wayyyyy too glossy, and sometimes I find it so dry. I shall experiment with different methods of application before I make a conclusion. I really want to like this product because many people are so awed by it. Also, Jung Ji Hyun from “You Who Came From The Stars” also uses this foundation  for her character, Cheon Song Yi’s makeup look! Her skin was sooooo flawless throughout the drama! I can’t seem to get a completely similar result though.. (Maybe it’s because my skin has worsen thanks to the crazy hot weather, otherwise it just means my makeup skills sucks or something)

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauties in this image, especially Kim Soo Hyun!

XOXO,
Iris

PRE-BRACES X FIRST TEETH EXTRACTION

Hey there!

It’s official! I’m going to be a braces girl on 24th March!
To be honest I don’t know whether I should look forward to it or not, after hearing all the braces account from my friends such as never-ending ulcers and wire breakage etc. Oh well, be brave, Iris!

Back in 2010, my aunt suddenly suggested that I should get braces because I was showing some signs of an overbite. It isn’t obvious when I smile, but very obvious when I speak. I was in consideration but was not ready to go through all that pain. So I decided that I will be contented with how I look and not list my teeth as one of my complexes.

However, last year I realized that my overbite has gotten more severe and the teeth on the lower row were starting to shift outwards as I grind my teeth when I sleep. (Can’t help it, especially when I’m stressed!) I managed to convince my Mom that I needed to fix my teeth, and she convinced my Dad who gave me the thumbs up. By the age of 19, I have many friends who have already gone through this painful (or not) process and have beautiful set of teeth. Many of them said it was an experience they would never regret. My parents and I took many months to find a suitable dentist and finally went for consultation with Dr. Michael Lee during December 2013.

I was told by the dentist that my overbite was of an acceptable range and is not severe. However, as a vain girl and perfectionist, I wanted to get rid of the flaw. It is known that people spend the most time looking at each other’s mouths! So I should start perfecting from my mouth, right? #vaingirlexcuse Eventually we settled on pulling four teeth which were located 6 teeth from the front tooth. I also requested for my upper row to be of ceramic braces instead of the common metal ones because I’m quite sure I wouldn’t look very good with colourful silver wires and brackets in my mouth. I had to schedule my next appointment 3 months later because of my hectic school schedule.

3 months went by damn fast and before I realized, I was already at the entrance of the clinic, preparing to pull my teeth. I kept telling the boy and my OBC girls that I’m damnnnnn scared, and they kept telling me to just keep calm. Brigid told me about how her wisdom tooth extraction was not painful, and that was my greatest comfort because if a wisdom tooth extraction don’t hurt, how bad can a normal tooth extraction be right? But I’m a weakling and I walked into the clinic trembling. I remember I was trying to play Cookie Run to calm my nerves down but my hands kept shaking I couldn’t get very far in the game. I think my parents realized too because they started joking with me.

When the nurse called my name, my Mom had to push me into the room because I think I was about to hyperventilate or something. Dr Lee pulled his massive DSLR and started taking pictures of me like a photographer. For a moment I thought I was at a photoshoot HAHA.

I kept reminding Dr. Lee to apply the anaesthesia gel before giving me the injections, and he was very patient and assuring. He even gave me strawberry flavoured gel! (Dance around) He asked if I were going to pull 2 teeth or 4, and I told him 2. However, I heard him giving his nurses instructions to prepare for 4 extractions! I panicked a little but I felt that he was doing it for my benefit because I probably wouldn’t want to come back for another extraction again.

Dr. Lee asked me to close my eyes and before I realized what was happening he started giving me the injections. The first two injections felt painful mainly because he did not leave the gel to set for a longer period of time. However, it is quite bearable, like a mild bee sting which goes off in about 2 seconds. The next two injections were painless because he let the gel set in for a longer time. What disturbed me was the instant bloating of my mouth, chin, cheeks and lips. I also felt like there were liquid forced into my nose area. I was sent out of let the anaesthesia set in, and I couldn’t resist but to pinch my mouth area because I was amused at how numb it was.

Finally, I was called in again to have the extraction and I am so thankful that Dr. Lee made me do all 4 extractions at a go because I don’t think I can sit through such a process again. When I saw the pliers I immediately had the urge to escape, and I let out this long silent scream in my head when he forcefully shook my healthy strong teeth to extract them with the pliers. The pressure he applied was so strong the nurse had to hold my head straight. I swear I was and still am traumatised. I can feel all the pressure and also the disconnection of the tooth from my jaw when it is extracted. Every single extraction came with a small “crack” sound when the tooth came out. Thank god he was very swift in the extraction I think the entire process took less than 10 minutes!! PHEW.

I was waiting for my prescription when suddenly I felt short of breath and a little dizzy. I managed to walk myself to the toilet and I started puking. My parents then hurried to get me home but I couldn’t stand it anymore and fainted while cutting through a coffee shop. I swear fainting is the worse feeling ever, it’s like I knew I was about to hit the floor but I had no strength to do anything about it. In addition I could not make a sound because my lips were so numb they refuse to open up. In conclusion I just felt useless and lost of control. After being saved by my parents I knocked out in the coffee shop for awhile before I regained consciousness.

I don’t know why I reacted this way, probably because I’m afraid of blood and I stared at my bloody extracted teeth for too long. Otherwise it’s because I lost too much blood. Sigh, shows how unhealthy my body is. Anyway, I got home safely and all so it’s alright! But i’m struggling to eat right now because I have to use my front teeth to chew.

I will officially put on my braces later this month, and begin my 1.5 years braces journey. I am no longer looking forward to it, I just want it to be over and done with. Right now I will just live with my boh geh self till my appointment comes. (Shrugs)

WARNING! GROSS PICTURE OF MY BLOODY TEETH UNDER THE CUT!

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Maybe now you understand why I fainted.

XOXO,
Iris

HARD ROCK HOTEL X OBC STAYCATION PART 1

Hey there, I’m back from my staycation!

We went to Hard Rock Hotel for a 2D1N staycation to celebrate our graduation. As expected, the staycation was as chaotic as it can be, but we had lots of fun.

I had quite a high expectation for Hard Rock Hotel because its quite reputable and being located in RWS means it should at least be of a certain good standard. However, I cannot be more disappointed with my experience there.
We booked the deluxe pool view room and our room was located on the 5th floor. Our pool view was quite restricted due to the low floor we were located on. It didn’t really matter actually, since we were not there for the view.
However, one thing I really cannot stand is a dusty room. When we first entered the hotel room, it stank of muskiness and was very dusty! The shelves were filled with dust and the wardrobe had a really bad odour. My skin is quite sensitive to dust and I immediately felt itchy all over.

In addition, there were no wine glasses provided and the HDMI television had no HDMI insertion ports whatsoever. That completely ruined out plans for the night because we brought along some movies in a thumb drive to play on the television. The past few hotels I’ve stayed before all had HDMI ports to play our own movies, and I don’t see why Hard Rock Hotel’s televisions don’t have one. We called the reception and they said that there is no such function available even though the television has HDMI capabilities. (Roll eyes)

Other than these, the beds were clean and we were only staying for a night so we decided to bear with it.

Our staycation began with us filming a “Blindfold makeup” video and I swear the entire process was a joke. We drew lots to see who will be doing whose makeup. Natalie got to do for me, while I did for Davina. As the first guinea pig of the “Blindfold Makeup” video, I was quite lucky because Natalie has awesome makeup skills and even when she can’t see a thing I did not end up looking like a ghost/drag queen unlike the rest of them. (OPS!) Huisan ended up looking like she performed in the Chingay, Davina looked like a panda, Brigid had crazy eyeliner and Natalie had her double eyelids emphasized. I looked the most normal in the end so Natalie added two messy strokes of eyeliner below my eyes. The videos and pictures of our craziness are still stored away in Nat’s camera, so I’ll include them in OBC staycation part 2!

I also taught them some ballet moves such as the pirouette. Natalie almost gave me a heart attack when she spun and fell down, I seriously thought she sprained her ankle or something. I have a weak heart, don’t do this to me Nat!!

We went swimming in the Hard Rock pool and it was so cold I thought i was going to die. Davina did not want to swim so she ended up being our camerawoman who took sooooo many unglam shots of us.
We had dinner in Astons and after all that swimming I was so hungry  I finished all my food, to their surprise. It was my first time eating Astons’ mac & cheese (don’t judge) and I finally understand why so many people are addicted to it. Later that night we went strolling around RWS and returned to our hotel to indulge in our sparkling Moscato and nom on chips. We were so determined not to sleep the night away but Huisan fell asleep at about 12am, followed by Natalie and we eventually all dozed off until 9am. I did not sleep well thanks to Dav’s never ending snores and Huisan’s whack in the face. (Sniff sniff)

Ended the staycation by having breakfast at Mcdonalds, where Natalie told us a horror story which spooked Davina so much she had to scream out loud. I swear we all got a shock not because of the story but because of her super loud scream.

It was quite a simple staycation but every second was filled with laughters! I will miss these girls when we all go our separate ways. Love ya’ll, OBC!

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On our way into RWS

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I don’t even know…

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Yes, I cut my hair.

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Deluxe (Pool view)

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Restricted Pool View

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#dontjudgepls

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Teaching them some ballet poses in the water

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Everybody was Kungfu fighting!

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Ultimate unglam shot

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I really felt like a tourist here

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On the way home

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#ootd

That’s it for now!

XOXO,
Iris