I went for my half-yearly dental checkup and cleaning over the weekend. Felt like my mouth was put through a car wash. My wallet too. Good thing I only needed a clean and polish.
I never took dental maintenance seriously until I was older. What scared me was the price my wife paid to have a root canal and crowning. Yikes. The cost is enough to make you take better care of your teeth, I tell you.
Meanwhile, I have had no time to do any shopping for Christmas, what with work and all. But if the crowds I am seeing in malls even during weekdays is any indication, I think I will stay away on weekends too.
I do hope to finish my Christmas shopping before 21st December. It would be harder to find open stores after the Mayan apocalypse.
This begs the question: What timezone is the Mayan Apocalypse happening to first?
Singapore can inform America if the Mayans were right, since we would reach 21st December earlier. If we don't call you, you have 12 hours to live. Don't worry, I am very on the ball with my tweets and Facebook status updates. I'd do it even while running from a fiery meteoric ball of fire.
I am not even sure if I should do the laundry and other chores till at least the 21st.
I did, however, help my mother with some tech chores, like upgrading her cable tv boxes. She was told that the old analog boxes will be decommissioned next year, so she went down with me to the woefully under-staff and super-crowded Customer Service Centre to get them changed.
Naturally, I was the default installer. I battled the grimy old cables bonded to the cable tv point with decades of rust & paint. Why do moms paint OVER the cable point when they DIY-paint the house? It's a mystery.
What makes fighting stubborn cables more painful is doing it after you've cut your finger nails too close to the skin.
So both of Mom's cable boxes are now HD. But here's the catch: she cannot see any difference between her SD and HD channels except the remotes are now different. And she doesn't seem to care about HD too. Her biggest concern was figuring out how to navigate the new Teletext layout so she can check her 4D results.
Hey, priorities matter, ok? 4D > HD.