and when she speaks
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I insisted on heading back to work on Wednesday despite falling sick on Monday night and taking Tuesday off because I felt I was taking too much time off Nephro; already with the long weekend for Thanksgiving break and a few days off for interviews.
My fellow cheekily sarcastically mentioned 'Sueyi, how was your "vacation" yesterday?'
I replied in my sick, husky voice 'My "confined bed rest" was great' -.-
And then, he laughed.
He was like 'You didn't need to come today. Go home!'
I cannot. I feel responsible and I've got patients under my care as well. Plus, I just started nephro on Monday- I couldn't not appear at all for the rest of the week given Thanksgiving long weekend...
He told me to take half a day off. But I declined. I'm glad I came cos' I had such a wonderful time with the team during rounds. It was a pretty slow day and we were all mischievous and having fun. In fact, my fellow even let us all off early at 3pm! =)
Simon hinted to me 'Sueyi, I feel like going for beer after work today'.
I knew what he wanted =) but then I had to ask him ' Do they need ID there?'
And then, wide-eyed, he got it... and asked 'How old are you, Sueyi?' in his cute German-tinged accent.
I laughed... and said I'll be turning 21 in 2 weeks' time...
He wanted to take me to Williamsburg in Brooklyn for cheap beer and free hot dogs! LoL..
Before we separated, he excitedly exclaimed 'Once you turn 21, we're going to be drinking beer everyday after work!'
That said though, Simon's a gem. Having him around for work is great especially when we've got good chemistry... We'll be keeping each other company for the next 3 weeks ;)
Oh-just in case, people get the wrong idea! Simon has a GIRLFRIEND already back in Germany, but he's a great friend to have around during work.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I don't know how many times I've written a post just expressing my love for my dearest family and friends.Here's another one just to bore you to death ;)I love my family and friends so very much :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I am in love with Joshua Radin's version of 'Only You'.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My neck feels like it's seething hot, against the back of my hands.My forehead feels even hotter.I can feel the heat rising up and insistently staying put on my cheeks.I feel so hot.I'm getting sick...*groan* Fever, headache, neck pain, sore throat, body aching all over and the chills.And it's almost Thanksgiving.I just ransacked the entire house and found two tabs of Tylenol... *so pathetic, coming from someone working in the hospital!*I told Ai-Ping.Desmond phoned and said he'll come over for lunch to give me chicken soup for my flu bug.He's so wonderful... I cannot ask for a better friend than him =) *love him love him so much, my dearest friend in need* ;)I am cold. In pain everywhere. And tired.I don't know if I'll be able to celebrate Thanksgiving or not.I've got 3 interviews next week on Thursday, Fri and Sat straight in 3 different hospitals in Chicago.I hope I have enough energy for them. I know I'm going to start my 'learned helplessness' attitude right now and feel all whiny, but I do wish someone was here to pamper me and take care of me.Sponge my fever away like mum used too. Wake me up every 4 hours to eat Panadol and to take my temperature. Make chicken soup for me. And make sure I'm doing ok, consistently checking up on me. I know I was spoiled (maybe still am, slightly ;P). BUT I am missing all that affection and love very very much.I'm seriously aching everywhere. I just feel so tortured.Argh* I hate falling sick*Buddha, help my immune system build up miraculously by tonight. I've done it countless times before ;) xoxoxo- My Social worker made me pumpkin pie today ;)- My team mate is a great German guy who stayed up with me today after working hours to help me with my notes writing. Well, I didn't need help - it's just that neither of them have patients allocated to them, but he kept me company anyway :) *so sweet*!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I really need to practise self-control.
I finished another packet of M&Ms which I bought today -.-'
Mum's screaming 'GO AND SLEEP LA GIRL. YOU ALREADY LOOK SO OLD'
And then, I continue typing and chatting with friends on MSN and SKYPE =) *hehe*
And I feel like taking tomorrow off. I'm such a lazy bum.
Early hours again tomorrow.
I'm starting nephrology ;)
Carol came home with me. She was teaching me how to do self-angles -.-
LoL... And then again, without fail, another session of self-shiok-ing.
Today I went out with Boon. Then Ronny.
Boon called me up for Chinatown lunch. Surprise Surprise. LoL. He is super deprived of Chinese food.
Anyway, he took me to the touristy places which I haven't gone to yet!! Wall Street, NYSE, World Trade Center remnants, Central Park, and Columbus Circle :)
*heheheh* and I helped him with his biceps development by carrying all my groceries load for 8 hours ;) chivalry mah.... ;)
And then we met up with Ronny who thank goodness brought his camera (no surprise there too ;)) and snapped tonnes of photos in Times Square. and M&Ms store :)
that was lots of fun. The crazy antics we got up to in M&Ms =)
Then, it was Malaysian dinner in Nyonya with the rest of the gang.
*aiyor* hanging out with this group is costing me a lot of money, I told mum, simply because they are all working already... -.- and it's also costing me my waistline.
I hope I can stay healthy this whole week.
I need to be able to fit into my interview clothes for Boston and Chicago. =)
I'll be in Boston on my birthday but I'll be back that night.
I wonder if on the eve of my birthday, the Boston Medical Center dinner which we are being invited to, they'll know that it's my birthday- because I realized that they actually pay attention to our birth dates ;)
I love my family.
They mean the world to me.
And all my friends know I never hide anything from them.
Some say I'm so silly for doing so.
But I feel they can scold me for whatever I do, but no matter what, they'll always do all that they can to support you. And ultimately, it's always for your own good.
Mum once said to me -Even if she knows I might hate her for some of the things she has to tell me, she will still do it. Simply because she's my mum and that is her responsibility-
I think that goes to show you how much they care for you.
I trust in my family's judgements.
I understand the reasons behind their actions and words.
I know it all boils to to their love for me :)
I love you. And all my dearest grandparents up there keeping an eye on me :)
Black tie dinner.
It was cute. As usual, the girls love dressing up for any occassion :)
Whereas the boys just threw on their 'usual working clothes' but with their ties and suits.
Then, we headed to the jazz performance upstairs.
And 3/4 of us fell asleep. Max and Hau Jia both were obviously sleeping in their seats. Sure, I believe that you were appreciating the music better with your eyes close ;)
Steve who lives near Chinatown, who calls himself the 'Manhattan boy'; the fellow interviewee who clicked immediately with me; says he's going to take me to the best spots to eat in CHinatown.
And the words he picked up from the neighbourhood: PIAU LIANG (pretty) - great pick-up line ;) lol. Ni YAO CHI SHEN ME? (what do you want to eat?). LEI HOU MA? (how are you?)
I asked about swear words. He says 'No no, what for?'
He's so innocent. But he looks like a mafia. How contrasting is that image?
It's so cold. -3C.
And my face is back to being chubbier again.
Sorry, no more pictures til it decreases in width =)