Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It'll be just as quiet when I leave.

beautiful green
Originally uploaded by virginiaz

As it was when I first got here.

- Quiet/ Rachael Yamagata

Last post of 2008. This year, things changed. I lost someone I loved very much. I was threatened with my worst fear. I prayed for time to stop, but was reminded that life is a one-way street. Wherever it takes you, whichever path you choose, you can't go back. So somehow, you live, learn and love.

When things are bad, one tends to forget the good. But I did learn alot in 2008. School was different, and inspiring. I had a -wait for it- happiest birthday celebration. I found shoulders to lean on. I spent valuable time with my family. I revisted old friendships.

Hoping for a better year ahead. And the best for all of you, my friends. May 2009 be kind to us.


i had a memorable time in school this year, and a large part of that goes to these people. making the days less dreary and more fun... and building valuable friendships. from cg2 - nat, ben, dennis, xiaoxuan, wenyang, zongxian, joel. from cg1 - em, joel, suri, krithikaa, deepa, shanyong, mirriam, junjie. take care guys. will miss y'all.

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When I get sad,

Originally uploaded by
Linda Vukaj Riccomini

I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story. - Barney Stinson, From How I Met Your Mother.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

viva la vida.

you are here..
Originally uploaded by
viva la vibs

thanks for the lovely christmas/ josh's birthday/ new year's celebration.

am tired and swarmed with work, most vigorously.

almost 2009 already!

a great cover!

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

Sunday, December 28, 2008


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a meal at sushi teh never leaves me unsatisfied. catching up with a friend in these (short) pockets of relaxation time - double happifying.

aren't the wool yarn sushi amazing?

i'm listening to michael buble on repeat!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, You make me sing

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Being on the other side.

It's harsh that having more time to study means more time to think about things.

It has been a year since, and it is hard to live your life not knowing what is the next step. God has been kind, for he has given us something truly precious and important - time. Yet I find it hard to accept that everything happens for a reason, that he has all this planned out. I suppose it would be simpler and more consoling to believe that. I suppose it does not matter.

Every day now, I pray for more time. To create more of our own memories. To be our own miracle despite the odds.


i'm dreaming...

smalltown boy
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of the end of path. chasing the things i love. me-time.

You're a falling star, You're the get away car.

You're the line in the sand when I go too far.

You're the swimming pool, on an August day.

And you're the perfect thing to say.

Friday, December 26, 2008

a rose by any other name.

would smell as sweet.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


flickr - such a feast for the eyes.

at christmas, you tell the truth.

Furry Trees
Originally uploaded by GoingSewCrazy

Happy Christmas & a Merry New Year. Be immensely blessed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

things i can't do.

feeling rather lousy with this FB sensation in my eye.

ahhhh. sleep.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

but you're just a boy.

Originally uploaded by Lolita*Pop

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it
Because they’d stick up for me

Monday, December 22, 2008


I Made Bread!
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first day of the holidays - much work needs to be done already.

the special time of year.

good food in the warm company of loved ones. :) happy christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2008

what does it matter.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


has been fun!

i think it's an interesting (and rather ingenious) mix of medicine and surgery. besides that, the surgeries can be described as almost artistic. third surgical posting i have not felt too sleepy in the OT.

一针见血. ben and i volunteer ourselves for the SPT.

and now that school is coming to a close, i think i'll miss the fish bee-hoon at kent ridge kopitiam.

sleepy and ENT test is tomorrow. and it's our last day as CG2 (and adopted sister CG1.) time for the family shots!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One of the first intubation sets.

Fell-O'Dwyer apparatus, made of nickel-plated steel with three steel and two vulcanite heads. During the 1880s, American George Fell devised an apparatus for forced artificial respiration through an opening cut in the trachea. Soon after 1887, Joseph O'Dwyer combined this with his own method of intubating the larynx. Air from a foot bellows was passed into the lungs via tubes whose graduated end pieces were introduced in the larynx. He developed this apparatus in order to prevent diptheria patients from suffocating due to the growth of a false membrane over the larynx which occurs in severe cases of the disease.


someone who did something for both infectious diseases and anaesthesia. awesome!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

kfc- good food photography.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the feeling of wanting to dig my nails into someone.

so out of the ordinary. grr.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

happy glowy times.

with zj and huilin aboard a pretty yacht for marky's birthday party in january. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

time of year.

another holiday season spent slogging at the books. life is such. well if i get through this year i'll expect next december to be many times the stress level with the big MBBS looming near. or in medical terms, stressful +++.
looking forward to electives season next year- exploring my interests!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

the wizard and the garden gnome.

that could be the title of a new fantasy series.

anyway newspaper reports in life today reminded me of how i want to escape to a cape one day, where the waves crash in the sea... somehow, i would have ample time at my disposal and be able to relax there for a month or so.

some wiki-education: A headland (cape) is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. A large headland may also be called a peninsula. Long, narrow and high headlands may be called promontories. When headlands significantly affect the ocean currents they are often called capes.

The opposite to a headland is a bay which is a body of water surrounded by land on three sides.

one day. :)

awesome photo (and more south african wanderlust) from here.


Sunday, December 07, 2008


The Blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it’s rarely seen by humans.
Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the Blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; which allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front it.

Friday, December 05, 2008

attractive german people.

rabbit without ears (keinohrhasen), formulaic but so aw-shucks cute!


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

pap and mom at sushi teh.

warm, happy, irreplaceable feelings all round.

Monday, December 01, 2008

since auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since auld lang syne.

may those lost in the fire find eternal peace, and rest.