and when she speaks
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I know I have said this a gazillion times possibly.But, time flies!Here are things I'd like to do before ...whenever :)1. Have my photographs made into postcards and a calendar.2. Ride a bicycle.3. Hang the wall of inspiration.4. Speak in front of a hall of students and inspire them.5. Throw a cocktail party in my own penthouse apartment.6. Throw a let-your-hair-down costume party anyway.7. Go strawberry picking.I have done blueberry ;)8. Stay at a bed and breakfast with someone special and have fresh toasted croissants in the morning.9. Take a belly-dancing class.10. Take a Latin dance class. And have the perfect partner too.11.Visit San Francisco.12. Learn one new recipe.13. Sleep at a campfire, whilst having a barbecue of sausages and marshmallows.14. Spend the night on a bed of soft lush grass whilst stargazing.15. Make a collage of all my photographs.16. Surprise kids at the oncology wards with gifts and presents.17. Own my own spunky cafe cum art gallery cum jewellery boutique.
I am feeling slightly guilty.Somebody please nudge me to stop it. My resistance to temptation when I see yummy food is just a big fat ZERO.I just ate 3 slices of apple crumble pie glazed with cinnamon which I happily tapau-ed from my clinic today. Oh god.And I read each slice carries 389 calories. *grumble mumble for a few minutes* and *continues being in denial and smirking with joy when she sees one more slice left on her study table* mmm.... :)
He was so adorable.
"I think he has a crush on you"
Hoo boy- what have I gotten myself into?
I have been treating this boy, an 8 year old kiddo who has a plantar wart. So there I was, sitting at the foot of the bed, armed with a cotton bud and a cup of liquid nitrogen- tapping at his wart on his sweaty foot. I have seen him twice, once every week I've been here.
My doctor comes in when I'm almost done to let his mom know that she's leaving for a vacation and that his wart is almost cleared. SO she can bring him in a fortnight later, if she wants, instead of the usual weekly sessions.
The mom feigned relief- 'I'm more than happy to take a break next week'
She looked to her son who shook his head 'No mom, I'm coming next week' adamantly.
Mom was aghast. So was my doctor. He cried the first time he had it done, because it's a painful procedure- basically we're burning the wart off.
And now, he's delighted to come for it! Of course, mom had no choice but to say 'Oh, alright'
Dr Seaman says 'Yeah, so you can talk to my secretary and book to see Sue next week for his appointment ok?'
Mom laughs and says as they were leaving the examination room:
"I think he has a crush on you"
My doctor was laughing behind by back.
Secretly, I don't know whether I should feel flabbergasted or honoured ;)
But I guess it shows I'm doing a great job at it then :)
Friday, January 25, 2008
As I grow older and see more of life through my own eyes especially in the hospital, I tend to worry more about my loved ones than about myself.
In a split second, once a diagnosis has been made- it can turn a whole family's world upside down. From calmness to chaos.uncertainty.fear. But sometimes, as I have seen today, it takes a crisis to bring a family together. I only wish- it didn't have to come this far for them to realise blood is thicker than water.
As I experience life on my own, roughing out the hardships independently;learning to be fiery and strong overcoming what life throws my way, I appreciate how hard my parents have worked for me to chase my own dreams.
Not many people here have the luxury of having that unyielding support. I only wish- that people come to their senses and actually see how much their parents love them and are willing to sacrifice for them, and appreciate that.
As I traipse through my daily activities, coming home to a room that is on its own, I long for the closeness and comfort of having my family by my side. Laughter, unembarrasing farts and burps, true love- that's what a family is made of. I only wish that -people focus on the word Family instead of the I, and try and make it work.Every passing moment is an opportunity. Life is blessed if you make it out to be.Sure sometimes we might have a bad day or two, or even a bad month, but I believe there's always a silver lining in the midst of the dark clouds.As I told my depressed patient who is a minister " You either see the glass as half empty or half full. And the choice is entirely in your hands "
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
:) I didn't know my exam results were out.Until today, when Wei Boon and Sin Ling laughed at me... Apparently, they were out looooong ago.I thought it'll only be out at the end of the year. How was I supposed to know where to find my results on the internet- I am one of the most computer-illiterate people in the world, I bet.Anyway, I found it with Boon's help and I scored a 93% :)
I know I know- I shouldn't be showing off ;p
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I was supposed to join Sam and Kien Ji for Farmer's markets today and go for their yummy irresistible pastries for breakfast, but I woke up pretty late, so I had to take a rain check...Then, we met up and had brunch at My Father's Moustache.I had the Beef Kaiser burger with fries :)Next week is Kien Ji's birthday dinner and he will be performing too. So, we might just dare him to perform in a certain 'birthday suit'... *cough cough* Sam, you were saying the special kind of G-string? ;)Dinner time, I met up with Sin Ling, Muhammad and his wife, Ajaib- they're from Kuwait.He treated us to Applebee's and he went out of his way to make sure we had a satisfying meal. And Sin Ling told me to check this out on google, he drives a blue Ford Mustang, which I didn't know. All I thought of it was that it's a pretty snazzy looking sports car.I had:-1. House Sirloin Steak with mushroom, grilled mashed potatoes and garlic bread.2.Oreo smoothie.The moment I stepped into his car... minutes later, I felt a tap on my shoulder and a sigh from Sin Ling 'Aiyorrr...Sueyiiiii'Yeah, I dozed off ... It must have been the Oreo smoothie shake.It was mouth-watering. It came with whipped cream and an Oreo biscuit on top too :)