Obviously things were going too smoothly. I had a little fall last night. By little I mean I chipped four teeth, two of them severely. So a trip to the dentist was in order and deciding I should go to a reputable one, I was rewarded with a reputable dentist’s fee: 12000 RMB. If my insurance doesn’t cover this I could be in a spot of trouble. I now have some temporary crowns in and await the permanent fixtures shortly. My dentist was a lovely woman called Lucy. Her assistant wasn’t so lovely. She seemed obsessed with shoving various implements as far down my throat as possible, like she was testing my gag reflex. I knew it was bad when I first smiled at Lucy. “Ooh, that was an expensive fall,” she quipped. I didn’t smile again. Two injections were needed to numb my mouth, the first proving ineffective as I writhed in agony under her drill. I had to admit to Lucy that I hadn’t been to the dentist for a number of years, and after this experience I can’t say I’ll rushing back. I won’t be rushing to drink too much soju and fall down stairs with my hands in my pockets again either. A truly rubbish day.