1. text

    Public service announcement about brushing

    • E: man i've bspent so much money at the dentist this year lol
    • me: What else happened?
    • E: no9thing. nothin much otehr than that filing i told youa bout, but i got the deep cleaning, the exrays *xrays, evaluation of teeth
    • me: Deep cleaning? Did you have gingivitis?
    • E: yea or periodntialdontis so they gave me periomed. i started flossing daily, and brushing both sides of my teeth, but i stopped using the periomed cause it stains apparently
    • me: ....... You didn't brush both sides? Did you just brush the outside of the teeth?
    • E: and tops/
    • me: You didn't know you were supposed to brush the insides?
    • E: lol, well i guess id id i just nver really did
    • me: And your previous dentist never said anything
    • E: i guess it wasn't a huge problem until recnetly, maybe he was just a bad dentist
    • me: Icic, But maybe it's a good thing to take the full course of your periodontitis meds, stained teeth are still better than having teeth falling out due to bone loss
    • **Note: This is a well educated engineer who graduated from a top university who has grown up with dental insurance. I didn't know this was an issue. So just in case anyone who reads this and didn't know you were supposed to brush the insides as well as the sides you can see, Yes. You are supposed to brush all over you mouth, including all sides of your teeth, gums, and tongue.
  2. denistry brush your teeth O_O
  3. text

    sexism in dental school

    Last Friday after class, I went out to eat w/ some classmates. The people being available to go who hadn’t eaten yet ended up being me and 5 other guys. During the course of the conversation, someone (guy1) brought up how they didn’t like one of our instructors saying “she’s so emotional and dramatic. It’s really not professional” . If he had left it there, I wouldn’t have minded as much, but he continued on say how hormones make women so unstable, and one guy (guy2) chimed in saying sometimes if he’s arguing with his gf, he’ll think about it and then ask if it’s that time of the month to her, and when she (inevitably) gets more angry from that he said he’ll be like “ohhh~ and then back off and not waste anymore of his efforts” 

    Maybe you can see how this would bother me. When I raised my brows saying “all women?”, guy1 was like like “Okay, maybe not all women, but a majority of them. It’s a numbers game” To me it seems like he was saying women = dramatic/emotional, and dramatic/emotional = unprofessional; therefore, women = unprofessional. If many other men in the dental field think this way, I feel like my professionality will be questioned just because I am a woman. Additionally dismissing what a woman is saying based on your thoughts of where she is in her menstrual cycles is just messed up. Essentially when you ask a woman in the middle of the discussion unrelated to the topic on hand whether or not she’s on her period, you’re saying that you deem her argument or whatever they’re saying as irrational and unfounded—a much more subtle and insidious way of calling her crazy (another word I hate that is often used to label women). Also, I realized how irksome I find it when people describe a menstruating or premenstrual woman that her hormones are “unbalanced/out of whack” or “hormonal.” No it’s not imbalanced or out of whack. Unless there’s an endocrine disorder, it’s a perfectly normal and well regulated by female bodies. I resent being spoken to and being spoken about as if I’m “unbalanced” 1/4 of the time. It’s as if I’m being called mentally unbalanced a 1/4 of the time. 

    Another guy (guy3) brings the issue back to the first guy pointing out how dramatic and emotional he is getting about disliking this instructor to which he replies, “No, I just get passionate about things easily. it’s different.” In both cases he was referring to showing strong feelings, yet women are dramatic, and he was passionate. I failed to see the difference of feelings he had towards the teacher and those the teacher had towards him. I was getting very frustrated that they didn’t understand the sexism, so another guy (guy4) honestly tries to calm both parties down and says, “Ok, ok, let me be a peacekeeper here, and give a compromise. Women are not necessarily dramatic or emotional, but it’s just harder for them not to be.” I appreciated his thoughts, but it was like just no. Just no. Guy5 who is later joined by guy3 sees me getting frustrated at all this and decides to poke fun at me saying, “Come on, you don’t have to be so dramatic and emotional.” Being the party that is hurt or offended puts you immediately on an uneven playing ground. There is an imbalance of emotional investment, and in my opinion whoever is more emotionally invested generally comes out more scathed.  You’re always on the defense and have to justify to your offenders why they said is wrong, but they can just easily laugh you off or just decide to change the topic because it’s no big deal to them.

    It was all just very frustrating. This was also compounded by the fact that it was a 5vs1 situation where I was trying (apparently ineffectively) to articulate my point and ideas. Talking with Guy1, by the 3rd time he said. “This is just what I believe” when I was trying to tell him how it was wrong to say the blanket statement that women are dramatic and emotional and thus less professional in the a teaching environment, I realized, there just was no convincing him, so I said, “I believe you’re wrong,” and gave up. This probably was the most frustrating thing and left a bitter taste in my mouth—I could not make myself understood.

  4. sexism dental school rant
  5. text
    I made this and ate this.
(The dough for the mini donuts we made.)

    I made this and ate this.

    (The dough for the mini donuts we made.)

  6. not a turd poop? chocolate dough
  7. text
    Rilakkuma bento! a birthday bento for a friend
It’s fried tofu skins stuffed w/ seasoned rice (유부초밥) and decorated w/ seaweed and cheese. The cups in the fruit side are filled w/ dried seasoned radish (무말랭이) i didn’t have square fried tofu skins, so i had to make do w/ triangle skins, but argh, the hypotenuses don’t all go the same way or at least i should have thought to make the one that is off the middle one. The protein in this is also a little lacking (only the fried tofu skins), I thought about adding some chicken, but I didn’t have space in the end to put it around the rice. Maybe I should have done a little less fruit and filled that space w/ a boiled egg. I don’t particularly like the lighting, but I ended up bringing ingredients to school and making it in the school cafeteria because i fell asleep last night and didn’t have time this morning. oh well oh well. 

    Rilakkuma bento! a birthday bento for a friend

    It’s fried tofu skins stuffed w/ seasoned rice (유부초밥) and decorated w/ seaweed and cheese. The cups in the fruit side are filled w/ dried seasoned radish (무말랭이) i didn’t have square fried tofu skins, so i had to make do w/ triangle skins, but argh, the hypotenuses don’t all go the same way or at least i should have thought to make the one that is off the middle one. The protein in this is also a little lacking (only the fried tofu skins), I thought about adding some chicken, but I didn’t have space in the end to put it around the rice. Maybe I should have done a little less fruit and filled that space w/ a boiled egg. I don’t particularly like the lighting, but I ended up bringing ingredients to school and making it in the school cafeteria because i fell asleep last night and didn’t have time this morning. oh well oh well. 

  8. bento kyaraben cute rilakkuma rilakkuma bento fried tofu happy birthday kragon!
  9. text
    Mini candy donuts http://youtu.be/YNlE4LIDO8A  We made ittttt.  After like 6 months of saying that we’d make this we finally did it. Molding and decorating meticulously was quite fun. The most difficult thing was to take out the individual sprinkle balls.
The pink one on the right was inspired by the Simpsons.

    Mini candy donuts http://youtu.be/YNlE4LIDO8A 
    We made ittttt. 
    After like 6 months of saying that we’d make this we finally did it.
    Molding and decorating meticulously was quite fun. The most difficult thing was to take out the individual sprinkle balls.

    The pink one on the right was inspired by the Simpsons.

  10. japanese candy donuts mini cute
  11. text
    the nba’s ministry of silly walks

    the nba’s ministry of silly walks

  12. ministry of silly walks nba kyle o'quinn avoiding delay of game call
  13. text
    I did Luigi from memory and thus I messed up his mustache… And also his giant proboscis…. Maybe i  could have done the Luigi death stare that he now has in the latest Mario kart, but the brows and the pupillary position isn’t quite right. The most time consuming thing of this was not Luigi but rather the mushroom and “red shell.” My apple skinning skills need a level up.
And main reason for Luigi = I had avocado.

    I did Luigi from memory and thus I messed up his mustache… And also his giant proboscis…. Maybe i could have done the Luigi death stare that he now has in the latest Mario kart, but the brows and the pupillary position isn’t quite right. The most time consuming thing of this was not Luigi but rather the mushroom and “red shell.” My apple skinning skills need a level up.
    And main reason for Luigi = I had avocado.

  14. bento not studying Luigi mario kart kyaraben
  15. text

    Commentary on PSY’s Hangover: Letting Loose

    If you care to listen, this is Psy’s new single, hangover. I can’t say that it’s catchy or all that musically appealing (I would not put this on my playlist), but the composition of the song and mv is fascinating to me. Psy is so very Korean. Even though the song is co-released in both the US and Korea, pretty much the only thing that is American is Snoop and the English lyrics. Culturally, it is so Korean.This reddit post explains the various locations and what they do, but what I thought was most interesting is how he incorporates Korean folk music—the clanging cymbals, gongs, drum s, and oboe sounding thing that one hears during the hook and latter half of the prehook. Such music was played at working class (farmers) celebrations and was a way for the farmers to let loose during holidays such as pre/post sowing and harvest festivals. Nowadays, drinking is the let-loose-after-work—the modern day celebration of the working class (salary men). After work, bosses and coworkers will head down to bars and drink. And since it’s rude to decline invitations and drinks, drinking is an integral part of work life. Playing traditional Korean folk music while showing salary men getting drunk and contrasting the electropop with the folk music invokes the parallelism old and new working class relaxing and celebrating after a hard day/season’s work  It is an interesting, yet cacophonous blend of cultures. 

  16. psy hangover snoop dogg electropop folk music korean drinking
  17. hey look, i made me and my beau!

    though with that sort of part and glasses would suggest more of just got out of the shower, oh wells. but, my beau is pretty spot on if i say so myself.

    http://www.rinmarugames.com/game/?game_id=421

  18. text
    I made lunch for tomorrow. I’ve done a panda before, but w/e I wanted something cute yet not time consuming. so voila. (btw, ruiji, it’s not a sad panda.) Also, these cherries are delicious. Is it cherry season? 
I’m a D2 already… Our “summer break” was only a week long. I’m not bitter at all….But the semester has hit the ground running. I was so busy last week that I had only 1 meal a day (dinner) ‘cept Fri in which i had an extra snack of pizza rolls. D: so so sad. I didn’t think I would stay at school so long beyond the scheduled class time having to work on random things. Also this waking up at 6:30 is just no good for me. I was so tired that whole week. But one plus is that my new denture patient is a very cheerful pleasant guy. Anyway, hopefully this week isn’t as tiring as last week was. nyam nyam

    I made lunch for tomorrow. I’ve done a panda before, but w/e I wanted something cute yet not time consuming. so voila. (btw, ruiji, it’s not a sad panda.) Also, these cherries are delicious. Is it cherry season? 

    I’m a D2 already… Our “summer break” was only a week long. I’m not bitter at all….But the semester has hit the ground running. I was so busy last week that I had only 1 meal a day (dinner) ‘cept Fri in which i had an extra snack of pizza rolls. D: so so sad. I didn’t think I would stay at school so long beyond the scheduled class time having to work on random things. Also this waking up at 6:30 is just no good for me. I was so tired that whole week. But one plus is that my new denture patient is a very cheerful pleasant guy. Anyway, hopefully this week isn’t as tiring as last week was. nyam nyam

  19. panda bento lunch cute food dental school life QQ

→

About

potential irrationality: my life, thoughts, likes, and bentos and maybe dental amusements

Search

People I follow