and when she speaks
Thursday, September 08, 2011
This was my ponytail look which caused trouble for me at the Roof at The Wit.The bouncer really thought I was too young despite the same ID I have used here for 2 years, and proceeded to ask for my passport. I became feisty, and stood my ground, telling him I've been using the same ID for two years, even been to the Roof before without any issues- why the heck should I bring my passport? I said this is a legitimate ID from Canada- I'm also a physician at Rush, bringing a passport is dangerous - there IS no need for me to do that. I did not back down, the line behind me was getting longer. Savio nudged me and said 'Sueyi, let it go. He said "next time"- that means he's letting you in'. I didn't care, and ignored him. That was not the issue, the issue was I had a legal ID and there was no need to drag my passport along with my ID. The bouncer backed down, and I was surprised, (hehe) the big guy cowered, and did not put up a fight with me. Anyway, I don't know if he just didn't want to fight with a pee-wee sized girl or he was really intimidated (I'd like to think the latter, but I doubt it lol). Anyway I took my ponytail down after that. TOO young :(
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
"One should never count the year---one should instead count one's interests. I have kept young trying never to lose my childhood sense of wonderment. I'm glad I still have a vivid curiosity of the world I live in" - Helen Keller.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Sitting here in my own world
Out in the sun,
Shaded by a black metal umbrella
Wind blowing, intermittently strong
My papers flip vigorously and my hair's wild around my face
Birds on the ground, in a happy circle
My second day here
Perhaps it's now my new favorite spot
I'm mesmerised by all around me.
Another wedding photography session
3 gorgeous female photographers,
all dressed in understated black,
fussing over the beautiful engaged couple
Who are now lovingly staring into each other's eyes
Her hands around his shoulders,
whilst his is firmly on her hips
A union of love that binds...
Passer-bys capturing the moment too
Meanwhile, the water fountain jets up and down
in synchronized harmony,
Serene, calm yet captivating
I am distracted from my books
My thoughts are on
how lucky I am to be here.
Here in this breathtaking city with so much to give
Here with what I have grown into
Someone said "my formative years"
Here, when I first heard my title "Dr. Lai" bestowed.
8 more months til residency ends.
Medical school to residency, from home to Australia to Canada to NYC to Chicago
The next step beckons- fellowship
Excited, yes. Thrilled and ready to soar, but nervous.
Somehow wishing my family can be here to see how they've played the big part in all of this
In making all my dreams come true.
I am blessed.