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.



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 09, 2009

My 3 memorable months in the United States...

Things I did and people I met along the way:-

Philadelphia with Chee Yuan. Chinatown everyday ;) Running in the rain back home after USMLE Step 2 cs (cos Chee was in the GYM!) Pillow talk the night before I left.Qdobas was Desmond's treat.

Chicago with David Park. and Brian Loo. Wow Baoz. Cheesecake Factory. Cloud Gate. My Tong yuen ;) Rock Sugars ;) Our knowledge-gaining Google nights ;) Interviews; to which David (very very kindly) woke up early every morning to drive me to =)

Flushing in Queens with Avinesh. Took me into a bar upon arrival for his farewell gathering. Had kaya! Awesome crib.

Boston with Nick. On the eve of my birthday.

Baltimore with Ying Wei. Waited in McD's for 2 hours; wrote down memories in NYC with friends ;) Bibimbap. The House of God.

Sty Town with Max and Hau Jia. The most happening place ;)
-note reminder to self- of the words brother and gay-thanks to the gang's preachings :p

Blue Note. Contemporary funk type of jazz.
Central Park ice-skating.
Touring around NYSE and Columbus Circle with Boon.
Taking off work early with Carmela ;) to explore Central Park and had pastries in Times Square! ;)

Central Park jog with Wy-men and honey-roasted cashews.

Chanel Art Exhibition with Desmond; waiting in the rain for 4 solid hours.
Movie nights on Friday.
Home-cooked dinners in Sty Town.
Secret Santa. Black bag from Aldo. Kenka T-shirt. Christmas tree with silver/gold ornaments and Coca-cola baby fat bottles and our gingerbread biscuits ;)

Falling sick with the miserable flu bug and having a friend come over with Porridge =) That was really nice of both Hau Jia and Ai-Ping for asking!

Nephrology with Dr Muthu; my fatherly mentor. Simon, my German buddy who I had so much fun with!

My Greek ex-housemate who was always teasing me about being fearful of boys and was like a second fake boyfriend/brother at home whom I was super comfortable with...who would shout my name 'SUEEEYIIII' and then ask for help -.- and I'd take his cashews from this HUGE bottle. Chilling out on the couch with him after work, just watching TV and laughing and chatting.

Having fun on my interviews; meeting lovely people.

Palliative Care team- my dearest friend Lauren whom I managed to meet up in a Malaysian restaurant ;) and dearest Dory who baked a pumpkin pie for me when I told her I've never tried it before!

Nail spa voucher. Body massage. Pedicure & manicure.

My birthday surprise with Crispin's farewell.Chocolate cake from Bubbly's. and Oreo's ice cream cake from Baskin. More Bed, bath and body works ;) Carol's photo-snapping!

Nan's awesome birthday party/Halloween theme.

Mansion club with 2 Jaeger Bombs after my post-21! No need to borrow people's IDs anymore! ;) My first real clubbing night in NYC.

Egg tarts in Chinatown. My pork buns ;) Sanur. Dim sum. Red Egg's coconut jello.

Syracuse Thanksgiving in the Lake House. Early morning swing ride. Scary car encounter which got us stuck in the mud. My driving -unbelievably horrendous :p -.-
New Jersey Christmas stay with Desmond and family who took such great care of me. Lots of premium outlets visits and eating! ;) Princeton visit. Auntie was like 'where does all the food go?' surprised at how much I could eat! =)

New Year's Eve with woodchuck pear cidar and Slum Dog Milionaire after my Hop Kee date in Chinatown ;)

Euskadi (Spanish Tapas & paella & Sangrias) Chorizo with Chocolate. Then, onto Fat Cat for foosball and live jazz band sitting on comfy cushy sofas ;)

Sushi Yasuda; dessert in Veneira; mischievous thrilling story-making for awhile there; onto a movie with no ending!

Landmarc (our fancy dinner night) with foie gras, wine, bone marrow (yuckkk) and steak --then live jazz performance by students who studied in Julliard's school of music.

My last night in NYC- Dressing up in my new blue dress ;) Vietnamese dinner. Cupcake and Red velvet cake. 230 Fifth lounge/bar with hot chocolate with Baileys; Max's caramel pecan cheesecake ;) and a happy 25th birthday song to him.

My flight is at 1pm.

I heart New York City and all the wonderful memories that I will forever cherish. And friends that I won't ever forget. How I am going to miss this place.

Oh And the GUITAR HERO I got them to remember me by? LoL... no la, it's my way of saying thank you to Hau Jia and Max for taking such good care of me; whilst I've been living with them. I cannot say thank you enough for being so wonderful, generous and always there.

And thank you also to LY for his SIM CARD ;) *hehe* and for introducing the famous yoghurt ice cream @ Red mango and Pio-Pio.

Thanks to dearest Ai Ping for everything - and much much more.She's been there for everything since I came! =) *muacks*

Thanks to Desmond for being such a sweet, sweet friend. Who's so giving with love and affection! my favourite BFF/brother in NYC!

Thanks to a friend who treated me to a wonderful birthday dinner treat. That was prolly one of my most FUN-nest night with us trying to break into a party with a logical story after a turn of events ;)

And another friend whom I was unable to spend more time with because of my packed schedule... who was excellent company for dinner a few days back.

Thanks to a certain girlfriend who has excellent love and relationship advice LoL. Who's so candid, so open and giving.

Thanks to another girlfriend who's been there - though we rarely have met up since; who's been another very very thoughtful amazingly big-hearted friend.Who helped me when I was lost, with no CASH, with an almost dying handphone with no battery left, with no clue how to get back home from Flushing taking the subway--- she directed me to Citibank and then, on how to get back to NYC!

I am truly going to miss this place.


*shite la* Back to packing! HoW? overloaded -.-!!

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6:20 PM;;

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I think it's high time I realized how I haven't been focusing on my priorities.

Which comes in at the perfect time; now that I'm leaving NYC back to Halifax for clinic duties.

It's back to real life for now. Fun time has been more than exciting and fulfilling and totally complacent of me, but complacency that I wanted for myself :) To really sit back and enjoy as much as I can. My books and medical knowledge were totally ditched these past 2 months.

And I haven't really been the best I can be; I haven't given much thought to my dreams and my aspirations as to where I see myself in the near future... I also haven't sat down and thought hard about this year's resolutions and what I plan to achieve for this year- my professional sights and targets for myself.

A certain someone asked me the other day what my dreams are and my plans for myself in the coming?

I hadn't really put much thought into it- simply because I have been having too much fun.

It's time to come back down to earth, stay focused, keep my head out of the clouds, and remember what I'm meant to do.

I know that this was fun. And it was the right thing to do- after working hard for finals and USMLE. This I deserved. But, play time has its limits too.

So, now that I've played hard, it's time to work hard and get my engine running.


If you really want something, you have to go out there and get it yourself.

2:08 PM;;

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Spoke to dearest baby sister today.
It's been so long since I spoke to my lil monster. Who is now taller than me -.-
sigh* this- my baby sister who is 7 years younger and taller than her jie-jie ......... *sighs* ;)

Talked to mummy for an hour or more on SKYPE and Max was like 'FINALLY, you finished talking?' sarcastically :p

Mummy told me that daddy spoke to her the other day and said 'Did you know your daughter (me) called me today?'

Mum replied Yes...

And then... I asked mum, what did daddy say about me and that phone call?

This phone call I made to daddy was because his close friend and client had just passed away suddenly from a heart attack- at his mid 40s leaving behind two young daughters barely in their teens...

I was worried for daddy, of course! And so I called him to ask how he was....... Knowing him, everytime he doesn't want me to worry, he'd cut the conversation short... but, that's what daughters do. We worry too.

Anyway, mum said daddy smiled and laughed to himself =)

Awww..... *smiles cheerfully* ;) I love love my dearest daddy...

2:01 PM;;

Came back from Baltimore.

Ying Wei (IMU senior doing surgery in John Hopkins) was so nice to let me bunk in at his place for a night!
Waited for him for quite awhile because he had to wait for a patient in the recovery room before extubating after that patient had a gastric bypass surgery. So, I entertained myself by calling friends everywhere and mummy too in McD's ;)

Then, he treated me to BiBimbap at a Korean restaurant near his place.

I wrote him a thank you note and left it on his table before I left. He couldn't drive me to my interview place today since he starts work at 6am -.-' and my interview only starts at 7.45am... !

He was very very nice throughout my stay, and boy!- Is he a smartie pants!! though he kept on saying he's old now that he's 28 and he cannot believe I'm only 21. Come on! He's 28 and he's in his last year of SURGERY!!

Anyway, interview this morning went smoothly... NOW I have to start deciding on my rank list soon!

xoxoxo 2 more days in NYC.
Mmm. Had nasi lemak today. Boleh tahan la..... 4 more weeks to real Malaysian food :)

1:50 PM;;

Yesterday, Desmond was so sweet.

It was the last time I saw him in NYC for my remaining few days here- since I'm heading back to Hali and he had to go back to New Jersey.

He phoned me up early in the morning and asked to meet up. But I couldn't leave the house, because I gave my keys to the new sub-letter. So, he said he'd bring lunch.

Noon time came, he brought lunch over =) and we hung out. Then, I had to leave to Baltimore for my interview... Obviously, knowing my poor sense of direction- probably the millionth time I was asking him about which subway line to take... He said he'd come with me to Penn Station. Which he did, and I thought that was super super sweet of him =)

Then, I forced him to take a picture with me once I was waiting in line for my bus to Baltimore. *hehe* =) Then, I gave him a big FAT HUG and a big big kiss on his cheeks.

I will miss him and our customary warm, loving peck on the cheek and squishy hug every time we meet.

He's my dearest BFF (as he calls it). He's my dear dear brother.

12:58 PM;;

Monday, January 05, 2009

Today: Vietnamese lunch =)

I've had two wonderful dinners so far; one in Sushi Yasuda and another in Euzkadi (Spanish).

Both guys were absolute gentlemen, which obviously made dinner fun and definitely enjoyable :) !

Tomorrow; off to Baltimore where I'll be catching Ying Wei; one of the IMU senior doctors in John Hopkins. And interview day on Tuesday morning :)

1:35 PM;;

Sunday, January 04, 2009

11:18 PM;;

This might sound contradictory.

As much as a sociable person I am and when I feel like it, I can be pretty outgoing, I think deep deep down, I am a shy person.

...Especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

They say I over-think. I should just go with the flow and go with what my heart feels.
Though I agree with following my heart and trying to let things progress as naturally as they can, my mind takes control over my heart almost all the time.

I would pride myself in saying that I believe my mental strength is one of my best strengths. I believe your mind has so much power if you just put it to work and that your mental strength can overcome just about anything, if you believe in it and give it a shot.

Hence, saying that, with years of practice being that way, my mind naturally steps in and ensures the things I do are never impulsive... and carefully thought of, instead.

I don't ever want to make the mistake of jumping into the boat because of overwhelming emotions at the spur of the moment. A relationship between two needs more than that to withstand anything that comes in the way; jealousy, distance, insecurity, absence...

"Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change"

"What's meant to be will always find a way."

4:58 PM;;

I have never done a mani/pedi before.For those who don't know- that stands for a manicure/pedicure.

Until yesterday. With my birthday voucher from my dearest friends =) at a spa in the Upper East Side ;)

It was the first time I was admiring my toes and the first time I felt my soles were so smooth! My soles were as smooth as my face la...;) (or how my mum would used to say as smooth as my baby sister's backside's skin!)

And then, I had a back massage which didn't exactly leave me feeling invigorated -.- it was painful... I think nothing beats dad's massage. My dearest daddyyy ;)

Went to the Museum of Modern Art this morning with Max and Wy-men. *cough cough* Trying to be as cultured as I can. Absorbed as much as I could from Van Gogh's exhibition. I never realized what the hype was about his paintings til I read the stories behind each of his paintings. And I think the reason why he is such a extraordinary artist is because he draws so much from everything around him; he feels so much and thinks so much - that he is able to translate that into his paintings. It takes on such a deep level of imagination and thought to portray his subjects into his brushstrokes. I also feel that was likely what led to his psychiatric illness and ultimate end with suicide. Hmm..need to google him ;)

On another note: Mon night- Tues night: BALTIMORE.
Wed: Brooklyn.

For interviews. Then back to Halifax on Friday morning for a solid 3 weeks of Chronic Renal Failure Clinic before home sweet home :)

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