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


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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

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RIP Curt Stokes.
Another friend that we've lost. In a span of 2 years, we have lost two of our people. People with big hearts and with so much to give.

It feels so surreal. Walking out of the memorial ceremony held in honor of Curt, I felt shivers all over me. Being with all of Curt's friends and family- I saw and heard how selfless he was. How big his heart was; or should I say "is" - for what he's done will reverberate within all of us; resonate strong; and inspire us to be a better person.

He is indeed selfless. The word that kept cropping up to describe him- kind. Kindness that you could see everywhere; in his eyes; in his laughter; in his smile that was wide and generous from cheek to cheek; in his warm bear hugs that he loved giving; in his voice when talking to anyone.

He donated every organ in his body; including his eyes.
His mother did not even know that everytime he went back home to California, he would drive his nieces/nephews to the movies.
He sacrificed sleep just to be on the phone the entire night, providing emotional support to a friend; putting the other person's interest at priority.

This statement from one of the attendings today I believe was one that touched us all;
the reason why he would sit and place the IVs on the patients was not because he had to sit to perform the procedures, it was because (as Curt put it); he wanted to be at eye-level and personal with them; because he might be the last thing they see before they close their eyes.

I think that sent chills down my arms; because who thinks like that?
Only someone with a big, compassionate, empathic soul. Curt was that soul.

His girlfriend said despite his hard childhood, being teased when he was young, growing up juggling financial duties during medical school even, he was excited every morning on his way to work. He made it to work every morning. He wanted to be the best he could be -every single day.

He never resented the people who teased or bullied him, and instead, gave his all in being the best doctor and person he could be.

To Curt, you are an inspiration, a role model to the rest of us in medicine.

"Today I was reminded of the importance of preserving one's humanity while practising medicine. Thank you and RIP, Curt Stokes, MD"- by Irene (a senior-heme/onc fellow)

Jyoti: "Life is way too short...don't forget to tell your loved ones just how much you love them, to hug your acquaintances and to smile at strangers. RIP Curt, we miss you"

I wrote this "RIP Curt. We will miss that infectious smile, the warm bear hugs, the silly tune that you break into to make us laugh, and that big heart of yours. You are selfless; and will be missed by all of us"

- Hearing all the things he has done for everyone; and the giving soul that he had; I pray that his family is equipped with the strength to overcome this trying time- and know that he is looking down at all of us; knowing that we had with us; an amazing person with a wonderful heart; who has taught us all one thing; to serve others "tirelessly" and to aim at being the best we can be; be it in our jobs, at home with our loves ones in our relationships; and in living life to the fullest.

RIP Curt. and to the rest of us, carpe diem.

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