Hahaha..I didn’t think that the Star would actually put up one of my submitted blog entries. For those who have not seen it, do flip to the comments/opinion section/blog section of today’s papers!
My exams are just around the corner.
about 2 weeks more to another hellish round of papers.
Yesterday, we had to conduct a very disgusting experiment during our oral physiology practical session. In a way it was fun because it was interactive.
The 1st experiment was to dry your lower lip with a tissue paper and see if the accessory glands on your lips will secrete small droplets of saliva within a second. If it doesn’t, you’re at risk of getting caries. (Rapid saliva flow=less chances of carries)
Can you see the droplets of saliva forming on the right hand corner of Lishen’s lips? hehehe.
The 2nd experiment was to see how much of ‘resting saliva’ one can collect in the time span of 5 minutes.
Sorry to disgust ya. I was the only one in the entire class who collected more than 5ml. Not normal.
l-r: Lie Yuen and Wuan Phing. How dainty.
Let me disgust you again.
You guys will still read me/be my friend right? It’s all in the name of science:)
I had a low pH value!! My saliva’s acidic. I was freaking out because I was the most acidic one in the entire class. I was the sole person in class who had a high chance of developing caries.:(
Prof. Ferguson is a visiting lecturer and the sole oral physiologist in my university. He wrote a book for oral physiology and said that it costs 100 pounds. We found it in the university’s library. XD
The 3rd experiment was stimulated saliva. We had to record the amount of saliva collected when one is chewing without the stimulation of taste.
A wax candy. Ewwww.
Yes, I know my teeth very yellow. Bad lighting, ok?
The 4th experiment was to test the buffering power of our saliva.
Once again bad news. Because a normal person’s one should be all green.
After awhile, i read the manual properly again and realised, “Oh, doh.” It seems that one must fast for two hours before conducting the experiment. It was also stated that citric acid containing food stimulates a rapid saliva flow and a low pH value in one’s saliva.
I was walking into the class with a Lime mentos mint in my mouth. -_-;. So i’m normal after all!!
The last experiment was to chew a flavoured chewing hum. This is for the stimulation of taste buds saliva collection experiment.
Stupid Maxis did a dance that he saw on tv for us to see.
l-r: Lishen and Yan Rui
Nah, girls, your eye candy again.
l-r: Chuan Horng, Sett
Can you see my reflection in Lishen’s sunglasses?
Ah Thong make spoil.
I like this photo of Lydia! She was laughing and I just snapped.
Imagine the shock I got when I was putting on my seatbelt in Lishen’s car and suddenly I see *shudder* this.
The weekly cleaner needs a good slapping. I wonder if she knows how many pairs of my sandals she has killed. No sense of respect for other people’s items.
Lishen and I camwhoring with the mirror in her room.
One with Wuan Phing’s mirror.
I went to the only shopping centre in Sungai Petani with Lie Yuen for a well deserved meal of McDonalds! But do you know that one actually be persuaded to buy things at a crappy shopping mall?! We were going mad because it has been so long since we had the chance to shop.
Pinky now has new friends! Disney princesses at RM1.90 per piece. I still need to go back and get Princess Aurora/Sleeping Beauty. And they don’t produce Mulan. 🙁
L-r: Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel/Little Mermaid, Belle, Princess Jasmine
Story books that I’ve yet to read. <3. Just bought Memoirs Of A Geisha(Mel, I can wait no longer!)
Lishen and I entwined.