Monday, November 26, 2007

we need female surgeons...

though the day at NUH ended much later than usual, i'm in a good mood because i...
  1. scrubbed in for an operation with prof x! and was somewhat useful during the op.
  2. found a patient for my second case write-up, a relatively straightforward osteoarthritis of the knees case.

the week ahead seems rather daunting, what with orthopaedics OSCEs and pharmacology bundled together. shall try to remain positive, somehow.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

shots of amazing.

another beautiful birthday celebration (thank you guys!) shared with the ones i love. :) treetop walk soon!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

i'm feeling lucky.

am twenty-one today!
not for diamond sunbursts nor marble halls... but for the blessings of love, friendship and happiness. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

in need of your prayers.

when it rained today, it poured.
it's not easy being parents, but one never understands the depth of that statement until one is put in that position. methinks that sometimes you just want happy, healthy children...

21st birthday - red, green, purple and gold.


ceegeetwo. :)

my family!

cg12, my medicine and surgery group.

hwachong + europe trip group + associates.

pretty girls rach and sharline.

my small cg!

popeye OG!

kawal kelong gang.

popeye OG again.

with baos, zj and kenrick.

hon, me, emmy and rose.

yunnan trip friends - guanhong, chewlip and wenhui.

mirri and me!

with joachim.

with li underneath a papaya tree.

awww i really had a fantastic time yesterday. thank you y'all for being my friends and sharing my celebration with me! the colours were gorgeous!

turning 21 is rather awesome. <3

two hundred degrees, that's why they call me mr. farenheit!


Friday, November 16, 2007

men in boat shoes.

... with no socks!

had a great time at changi airport with ceegeetwo today. can't believe i missed the big taiwanese celeb sighting!

today was interesting, learning about children with cerebral palsy. the wide spectrum of presentations, the difficulties they face, what the school was trying to do to help them, how no two children with cp are ever the same.

and i'm so glad my sister's home. :)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


has it been four weeks already? it's strange how times being a student at TTSH lull you into a kind of blissful, comfortable neutrality. the surgeons are all so nice and knowledgeable, tutorials are useful and easily arranged, the food court is one of the best among the hospitals and novena square is just a stone's throw away.

moving on to NUH ortho from next week onwards.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

aglow in the dark.

yvonne's birthday dinner at the american club with 03s75! the girl was back for just 72 hours to celebrate with family and friends... happy birthday!

and happy birthday too to dear mirriam! it was a beautiful party. :)


the lady in red.

there's something so romantic about these pictures. eclectically pretty clothes, a porcelain maiden and the feeling of long train rides...


Thursday, November 08, 2007

tea and sympathy.

it's most upsetting, being worried about someone you love.

it's strange, the incidental findings i'm learning about myself. the test felt so unnecessary.

what a week... haven't had much time to breathe.

i miss you all. sometimes i feel that i'm losing my mind, a little.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

pride and conscience.

i feel like i've been compromising my pride for too long. this is not who i am, this is not what i'm really feeling. i could put it down to the stress, or things that have been happening at home and in school. i could put it down to myself not being strong or smart enough at this point of time.

it's good to be able to grasp something that tells you that change is needed, and is imperative.

not everything is ruled by logic. and to truly feel, perhaps that is the most wonderful thing.

Monday, November 05, 2007

then wear the gold hat, if that will move her.

while in peking, i managed to pick up f. scott fitzgerald's the great gatsby at the foreign languages bookstore at 王府井. cost me a very decent 55 rmb, for a penguin classic edition.

i don't think i'll be able to review the book sufficiently or intelligently enough. it really made me think about the illusions i've created for myself and the type of person i've wanted others to perceive me as. and the things i had chosen to see, or not see in my past relationships and friendships. if you know me well, sometimes i waste too much time and energy on these things.

the ending too was quite heartbreaking.

one of the best books i've read this year, do check it out!