Sunday, December 30, 2007

going potty.

say you're studying pathology without pictures. what do you think the following terms mean?
  1. chicken-wire
  2. ground-glass
  3. variegated
  4. comedo
  5. encephaloid
?! chicken-wire really takes the cake.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

magic mushrooms.












shiny, happy, pretty images from the kaleidoscope i made from em's christmas gift. the last one has a secret message too...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

happy pathological holidays.


to the books! this has been a not restful at all end-of-year. a taste of years to come, i guess.
ps despite all that, the world is still a beautiful place. :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

christmas '07.

When asked, "Do you think all any of us really want, deep down, is to be loved?" American humourist Garrison Keillor responded:
"No, we want to be rich, to be admired, to eat like a horse and be skinny as a snake. To have small children ask for our autographs. To sing Irving Berlin and Gershwin and Porter at the Oak Room and be described in the Times as 'luminous.'
But in the absence of all that, it's enough to be loved."
have the happiest christmas, everybuddy. <3

Saturday, December 22, 2007

the work for which all other work is but preparation.

welcome home, marian leow. you are just the way i remember you!

chicken rice at purvis street!





and pre-christmas party at william's.

with delicious turkey!

my girls huilin and fiona.

evange!

the purple people.

everyone after gift exchange. i got a kaleidoscope-making kit from emily!

rose with the very cute gingerbread man.

the guys consult the magic 8 ball!



and the most amazing thing happened... janice lee! after three long years. you look wonderful, girl!

so happy to catch up with two of my dearest friends. :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

happy birthday natty watty!























natascha putri surprised at SGH! followed by lunch at sushi teh. hope you had a good time, cgmate. happiest 21st birthday and many happy returns!

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newton hawker centre.












3stanis dinner in the spirit of christmas. have missed you guys, it was great to meet up! :)
and a chinese moment. gan1 zhe4 shui3 is sugar cane juice!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

girl meets world.




cute, from foto decadent.
ortho has finally ended. would say we lucked out with postings at TTSH and NUH, truly excellent and i actually had a fun time doing ortho. rather surprising, considering it is a somewhat macho thang. now for what we all need badly, some holidays!
and i've realised we won't be posted with ceegeetwo until cofm ends next year. take care you guys who read this. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ortho end-of-posting-test.

rather stressful/ amusing yesterday to see how reluctant my examiner was to give me straight leg traction as one of the short cases yesterday. he was veering dangerously towards this man with his arm hanging in a rather complicated splint... and i was making it a point to move away, haha. in the end, i did get traction as one of the short cases. along with post-op management of patient in high-dependency, continuous passive motion for post-knee replacement surgery, prevention of deep vein thrombosis and patient-controlled-analgesia.
my long case was something rather comfortable - diabetic foot. really hope it turns out alright, i guess. :)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

breathe.




i'm thinking that, things are bigger than ourselves, but life goes on and we trust in Him to get us along.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

december already.

living the weekend where everything comes after everything... ortho OSCEs, a write-up and pharmaco!

i need some PT!
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been walking around with a basal level of codeine in my system this weekend, for a cough that doesn't want to go away. it's a certain lack of affect...