Friday, March 31, 2006


Thursday, March 30, 2006

truncal obesity.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

the vagus nerve.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


pea pods and i on lake lucerne, switzerland in july 2005.

my skin, yet to be ravaged by medical-school-induced-stress, was much better then! sigh, vanity.

does not snort.

i miss you all too //
but this is a poor substitute for communication though -
i love to hear you laugh
((: makes me happy instantly
*snort snort*

anything else would pale in comparison to sitting across the table from a treasured friend and listening to him or her laugh.

Friday, March 24, 2006

all roads lead to rome.

yum, a month away. :)

Thursday, March 23, 2006


After all this time, I never thought we'd be here

When my love for you is blind...

- lifehouse (link from aileen).

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

first mbbs pros gloooom.

hon, rose and em at ian's yesterday. check out the expression on rose's face! more photos and idiosyncrasies here.

aye, cranky today from upper and lower limb anatomy. this is not healthy. i miss you.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

across a city from you, i'm with you.

Well I've seen a thousand things in one place
But I stopped my counting when I saw your face
Erasing memory, well I feel as though I've never seen a face before
Until I saw your eyes smiling back at me through my tears
I've been counting all these years
Now suddenly the thousand things I've seen were
Nothing more than dreams of you and me

a phonecall yesterday, out of the blue, just the way i like things. and then another.

the distance has never been more apparent.


and for interest, a passage from guyton and hall, hallowed medical physiology textbook.

The person's respiratory functions may be normal and still dyspnea (mental anguish associated with inability to ventilate enough to satisfy demand for air) may be experienced because of an abnormal state of mind. This is called neurogenic dyspnea or emotional dyspnea. For instance, almost anyone momentarily thinking about the act of breathing may suddenly start taking breaths a little more deeply than ordinarily because of a feeling of mild dyspnea.

i started breathing more deeply once i read this paragraph. an abnormal state of mind probably explains most of our problems.

Friday, March 17, 2006

if i find my way, how much will i find you?

i've always found that line from joseph arthur's in the sun particularly sad. simple, repeated as a refrain at the end of a song with perhaps more obviously heartbreaking lyrics. but this line, to me, was the saddest of them all.

today, a tiny, furry green worm tried to penetrate the skin of my thumb. ahhh flesh-eating worms! i managed to flick it away before it could start chewing at my insides.

and because we shouldn't have too many sad songs,

the eames era - could be anything

okay i've just ran a check on the lyrics and they aren't very happy. but no matter, the tune is upbeat! smile, everyone.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


well, not really.

just intermittent, pulsatile bouts of depression and self-pity, one of the side effects of knowing that the next three weeks will be mostly study and little interaction with other human beings if i don't get my lazy butt out of my house.

Monday, March 13, 2006

out and about with the new phone.

here are some pictures taken with my new sony ericsson k750i! i love how it's as small as my old nokia 6510, and how the design is so black, utilitarian and fuss-free. perfekt! :)

huangcheng this year felt rather heavy, with the theme of a broken family being repeated twice. the first play was my favourite, it managed to inject a bit of light-heartedness and whimsicality into it's otherwise sad storyline.

went for huangcheng with a whole bunch of 78 club people. here are chewlip and wenyang.

and shea tan on the phone with weixiang in the background.

the fullerton by night... will need to learn how to use the night mode better.

now, back to gastrointestinal physiology. some very² important exams in just three weeks! exams that are expected to sap my brain juice (cerebrospinal fluid?) dry. sigh.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

no matter the distance, i'm holding your hand.

counsellor-counsellee dinner at waraku japanese restaurant with alex and ningyi but no christine and no ningqi! boooo. i had fun anyway, despite coming down with what seems to be a very irritating bug. stayed in the library for seven hours, feeling progressively more and more miserable. perhaps going home to rest would have done me some good. but i was very glad to meet up with these two, hadn't seen them in a long while. the yummy food and great company cheered me up immensely.

shall crawl into bed now and try to feel better before sunday comes. imu, silly.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

be with me.

Suzy was a winner
At every end of year dinner
Drinking the sea and then laughing loudly
Her eyes were made of sequins
They lined up just like penguins

To flap their wings and then kiss her feet

But you, fall on me, and watch TV
Pass me the phone, I need a conversation
You're feeling down, just like this town
Your eyes they always sparkle me with love

Alice was a poser
The kind who'd take her clothes off
And sit in a room full of frozen faces
I heard she went to find God
In the Indian sub-continent
It's mad she had to go so far

But you, fall on me, and watch TV
Pass me the phone, I need a conversation
You're feeling down, just like this town
Your eyes they always sparkle me with love

Now I'm no Jackanory
But this is allegory
We run to the world but we creep indoors
And I know I need you more now
To run and never turn around
Sparkle the world with what Alice found

And you, fall on me, and smash the TV
Rip out the stupid phone, we need a conversation
You feel this time, to be just mine is
To shake the world alive


this song makes me so sad.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

a wrinkle in time.

sigh, this hasn't been such a positive week for me. will have to work it for the upcoming professional examinations in three weeks. and, i've been letting heart run away with my head, letting my emotions get the better of me. 'tis bad. must reevaluate, reexamine, rethink, review. as i've said before, i believe i am stronger than that.

a break today is something to smile about. dinner with my counsellor-counsellee family on friday. and huangcheng, hwa chong's annual chinese play on sunday. and then, study.

thus is the life of a medical student. :)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

suffering from...

anatomy escape and anatomuresis.

that just means the information is no longer being reabsorbed. it's escaped me!


Monday, March 06, 2006

the answers are out there in the drowning deep.

must learn to stop being so silly.

thank you rose.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

caffeine fix.

i am happy now, because my parents bought me my daily staple from the science canteen!

kaoshis, and then more kaoshis.