Wednesday, October 31, 2007

i'd live and i'd die for you
steal the sun from the sky for you

ashton kutcher is damn cute la.

on a different note,

He said, Marie,
Marie, hold on tight. And
down we went. In the mountains,
there you feel free.
I read, much of the night,
and go south in the winter.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

what would you think if i sang out of tune,
would you stand up and walk out on me?
lend me your ears and i'll sing you a song,
and i'll try not to sing out of key.
... i get high with a little help from my friends.

there is always hope
'there is always hope'

now, i am thinking of africa. africa!!

a coupla reasons why. one of them is that i am reading What is the What by dave eggars about the sudan civil war, which like every other war, proves that people can be so screwed up. it is goddamned depressing. and here we are, too many of us, fretting over whatshoeswhichhandphonehowmanycaloriesaplus?

--Should we stop? I whispered as we ran.
--No, no. Run. Always run.

Eventually, a dying boy would find a tree, and he would sit against the tree and fall asleep. When his head touched the tree, the life in him would fall away and his flesh would return to the earth.


Monday, October 22, 2007

on a melancholic (not -colic!) note, just because that certain silence of the rain has that effect,
'tis the rainy season again and i am remembering car rides with the windshield wipers squeaking furiously and rather comfy evenings sitting on animals.

laughing in the rain
random: we had a mudbath in pulau ubin with priscilla the wild boar on 6 april 2003.

someday when my crying's done
i'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
i may be a fool
but till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
i'll do my crying in the rain

boy, these hav-s were made for wading, and that's just what they'll do.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

sunshiney sunday.

today, not kiddos, but dogs, got initiated to the sea; they struggle as hard. there were so many dogs paddling around, so many kodak moments. (but i did not have the camera, lazyness and sadness.) one pawed goggles off me, and it was so guilty it did not go into the water again. the owner was so guilty (unfounded) he persisted in a search and rescue until he recovered what i'd deemed Lost Forevermore from the murky depths.

the day started right with breaky with sang at jones' the grocer, though the food left a lot to be desired- our neighbours' breakfasts all looked much yummier. as the sun hung high in the skies, i tramped up and down the hill, sweating, talking to my phone buddy whom i miss muchly btw. i still have a headache though.

sapa. imagine the colours.
remembering sapa. time froze as we sat taking in the mountains ^^ and rice terraces cut into them.
imagine the colours!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

ThumpThumpThump. luckily i didnt get a CVS case. i'd have heard my own heart sounds instead. using the retrospectoscope, the formal final-year-exam style end-of-posting test was quite fun. in a Jeopardy sort of way.

long case: 23 year old man presents with loss of 16 kg over 4 months. you have fifteen minutes to understand his condition.
fifteen minutes never passed slower in any case i'd clerked before. when the examiner's phone rang, i asked with undisguised hope in my voice, is that the bell?? later, the two minutes that the examiners step out of the room and we consolidate our thoughts was two minutes that never passed quicker. the patient had barely enough time to whisper to me some secrets. (my diabetes is type 2 ah! it was because of the steroids i took!) i took a deep breath and started (stuttered)..

short case #1: my patient went to the toilet when i entered the room, so i spent a good five minutes acting calm while feeling the heat emit from the neighbouring rooms as my friends palpated/percussed/ausculted frantically. when i saw that my patient had bad psoriasis, i clapped my hands in glee under my labcoat; i was all set to sing the psoriasis song. then the examiner said, examine her abdomen. of course the ascites evidenced by the shifting dullness (i forgot to do the fluid thrill. and i forgot!! to auscultate) is linked to her psoriasis la. think think.

short case #2: examine this patient's respiratory system. (and then let me ask you about cyanotic heart disease.) it was over in six minutes; i stood like an idiot in the empty corridor while the discussion had just started in the other rooms, torn between relief that it was all over, or frustration that it was all over. and killing myself for not asking for the sputum mug.

such a lot of rambling, forgive me. it's my first thumpciting test after all. but haha! it is over and i've had a goodie chillax day lunching with the boys at ecp (they didnt want to cycle :( ), watching the meddie boys defend the floorball champs title (good job!), swimming, dinnering with two funny seniors. and i've got my hands on Fragile Things!

oh, none of us got Fock-ed. phew. we'd better not fail despite not getting focked!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"dear Pigita, <3
please do not break up
with me. i am a good
boyfriend. i am strong.
i am tough. i am

"dude, show a little
vulnerability... chicks
can't resist a guy who
admits he has some
weak spots."

"i have gas."

Sunday, October 14, 2007

come on baby, do the locomotion!

our animated Look and Proceed (a book title) says, it all starts with a deep breath.
the highly charged tutorials every thursday will be something cg 18 will remember about this posting.
there is only one more week left; let us not disappoint/ be disappointed*, OKAAY?!
(much thanks to the other warm-hearted tutors too!)

look and proceed

yesterday, after the mcq test, we troop down to changi hospital to recce for our test next week. (yes, changi!!* hospital.) and then at night, faces are slicked with oil as a couple of us battle the black pepper crab off still road. and then we swing by yilin's to eat cake and count krill. and then we head to another oily prata place. and then we talk about a long day.

*in a week's time, i will let you know if "i have been fock-ed." (choyy!!)

happy birthday, wei lian.

selamat hari raya, kawan-ku!
auntie zaithun sure outdid herself. she looked at the spread and bemusedly said, i wonder how i managed all that. (?12 dishes plus a whole lot of kuih raya, sedaap!)

and then, today, i get my fingers dirty again eating more crab. and i eat more prata. and go to demsey with my parents. and still had time to swing by to visit Old Man where i get very high swinging from the tangles of. and view ge's pretty new apartment. and visit er gu- it is so good to see her not too unwell, and there, papa watches fish busy themselves forevermore. i am thinking that this is a such a family-centred saturday when friends call and then there is more cake and prata. now, i am thinking that i am living the past coupla weekends all in one. and i dont like prata. (and i am a bit allergic to crab. my eustacian tube is itching.) it is quite a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

it starts from my toes
makes me crinkle my nose

pooped. after a short game of flrball with the juniors who are so young and spritely. SOB. chest pain. leg pain. not a/w LOW or LOA. etc.

well this is it boys, this is war! nena sings.
it's time i got into the groove proper and get down to read read reading like a goodie meddie.