welcome

Call me Sueyi.
Call me Sue-Sue.
Call me Sue.
Just don't call me lil fry.

A 19 yr old :

Finding her niche in the passionate world of white coats and stethoscopes.

Missing Malaysian food so badly, that she drowns her sorrow by surfing food blogs.

Who watches scary movies only with friends who have high pain threshold (from all that pinching)

Who has very cold extremities, ask my stimulated patients, oops sorry, "simulated patients"

Who loves a good laugh with candid, thick-skinned friends

Who cannot stay surrounded by 4 walls for more than a few hours

Who loves her loved ones so so much


:)

shout outs



endless wishes

char siew bao.

blueberry muffins.

hot Milo and crackers.

a neverending supply of Daddy's socks.

Bear hugs. Warm kisses. Lots of Love.

My own beach chalet.

Bubble baths.

Shining sun and rainbows.

Sexy stilettos.

Dancing.

Me

I wear socks.Even with heels.

I play with my earlobes.

I have a Mongolian mole.

My family means the world to me. "Family means no one gets left behind"

I like cheekiness. You cheeky, me cheeky.

I heart my close friends, the ones who know me in and out, the ones who've grown with me.

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and when she speaks

Friday, January 23, 2009

I am in love with James Morrison and his new song; Broken Strings.

I reconnected with my past today; and walked down memory lane reading my old blog posts. The experiences that I've had since coming to Canada has done so much to me, and for me.

I've grown up, so much.
And explored a great deal about myself.
Year 2008 was the year I really made a mark for myself in the things I did, the dreams I pursued and tried it out on my own ;)

"What's the achievement that you're most proud of ?" the John Hopkins interviewer asked me.

"The fact that I've been able to carry my own since young. It's not my academic achievements that I'm most proud of, but the growth that I've experienced...the fact that I've been able to survive and adapt well into new environments with different values and cultures and done well in them. I've left home to study in Australia at 14, then left again for Canada and now, the United States, and I'm proud of how much I've learnt. I've learnt to stand up for myself, be independent and make my own decisions. I wanted to try and see if I could survive just about anywhere and I have done so and even, managed to carve a name for myself in each of my niches, and I'm most proud of that."

I have done some weird & wacky, some downright fun stuff, and some really fulfilling things in 2008:-

1. Braving riding a bike (yes I am terrified of cycling!), with a dear friend Harprit ;) I rode pillion on the bicycle with him in the gorgeous, scenic Point Pleasant Park up the hill and back down again. Obviously, I was screaming and holding on for dear life! But came back safely in one peace and actually had fun against the wind current ;)

2. Well- this isn't exactly wacky but what the heck- (I r.a.r.e.l.y. cook ;P) Cooked a new recipe. Hau Jia (& Max) semi-forced me into cooking, because I was the only one who hadn't cooked in the group, apart from Wy-Men. So basically, it was a no-say decision. I had to cook for them, and boy-did I stress out ;) Cos they're all great cooks and I can only cook to save my life! I cooked Cashew Chicken (boleh tahan la...) with some constructive criticism which was greatly appreciated ;)

3. Wore a skanky, outrageously immodest outfit for Halloween '08 in New York. Was co-erced into buying one. And so, I arrived at the scene as a red-haired French maid equipped with a duster ;) with dear Ai-Ping as my partner in crime.

4. Found a mentor in one of my brilliant teachers in Cornell - New York Presbytarian Hospital who has agreed happily to guide me along my residency :) He's is an undeniably brilliant doctor and one with a big heart.

5. Went to New York despite mummy worrying and voicing out her concerns for me. I knew nobody there til weeks before I arrived, thanks to the Malaysian community I found through facebook and google :) Of course, I know many people were concerned for me, worrying I would trust people naively and get myself into trouble... but I was always on guard and followed my sixth sense strongly. I went there knowing fully that after hearing two extremes of opinions about NYC, I had to explore this city and live in it for myself to know for certain. I had to give it a try, to satisfy my curiousity. Daddy said to me 'Sue, you're only young once. Go live in a big city - you've lived in enough small places ie Perth in Australia and Halifax in Nova Scotia.' He was right. I did it- and I had a blast. Now, mummy doesn't even worry and call all that often! (which I miss, surprisingly! Sometimes I even call her up and ask her why she doesn't call me... after I have travelled here and there! :p) The experience there itself taught me was possibly one of the best teachers of life lessons for me.

6. Forged lasting friendships with a few close friends from my class, a few residents whom are some of my best buddies and who are always there to kick my butt, guide and motivate, non-medical friends who have been my biggest support group, especially during exams & stressful times, the people in hospitals whom I've worked with in New York, international friends (during my electives and interview trails) and my New York friends who's been so supportive and wonderful :) I've lost touch with a few, but have managed to stay close to most of my friends... *muacks*

7. Achieved 99 for both my USMLEs. Step 1 and 2 CK :)

8. Learnt how to deal with dying patients and their families through Palliative Care. The main reason behind doing PC was more importantly, to learn how to deal with pain in cancer patients. I felt I needed it because should people close to me suffer from that, pain is the last thing I want them to have before they leave this world.

9. Realised what I would like in a relationship and in a man. It's a compromised effort; and I won't jump into one, until I know I'm ready to commit and it's with someone whom I share that special chemistry with.

10. Going all out to pursue my dreams and goals. And in being the best I can be when it comes to my professional responsibilities. Had a lot of fun working with the patients I've dealth with. You name it- hernia clinic where I got males to drop their pants everyday. STIs clinics where I basically burn off warts on penises or bums, crazy schizophrenics, downright depressed, manics, cute old foggies, strong and courageous patients......

11. Learn how to deal gracefully and maturely with disappointment, rejection and harsh critics who sometimes just want to make your life miserable.

12. Promised myself that I'll be the best doctor I can be, and that promise goes to someone close to my heart; ie to my dearest grandfather who passed away last year in June. I promise to never be jaded and lose the compassion within me.

xoxoxoxo

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