You’d expect that after several months of radio (blog) silence, I should make up for it with quality content. Well, strap in, boys — here is a real saucy reflection on how intercalation year went for me… Starting off ~wild~ with a quick heads-up: this is entirely my personal experience and should in no way… Read More So…About Intercalation Year
“Go hard or go home!” I definitely go home. In these past couple weeks, I have never felt much more blatantly aware of my introverted self. Having begun my intercalation year in physiological sciences, I’ve essentially become a fresher again, but not without an unattractively scornful attitude. It’s highly likely to have arisen from the premise of “This may be… Read More The Introvert (or Extrovert) ‘Hangover’
I distinctly remember that middle school phase where inspirational sayings overlying a natural landscape was a staple of every social media timeline (i.e. highly stylised memes for the gullible); suddenly, you were the righteously self-titled “deep thinker”, reflecting much more than a mirror ever could. Admittedly, many pseudo-intellectual Tumblr quotes were saved to my camera… Read More Put Up Your (Manic) Defence!
It has only been a few days since completing the final summer exams, and you bet your sweet bippy I’m still experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. These episodes are of an unfortunate recurrence after every exam season, and leave me chaotically conflicted. I’m gonna call it…post-exam subjection trauma (PEST). You know what I mean; how every little ordinary detail in… Read More Year 2 Bristol Med School | Summer Exams
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So, I don’t do these much – a solid year has passed since the last one. Well, here I am, giving you my less-than-wise perspective on how I found the last few months. So, it’s rumoured Term 1 of Year 2 is objectively the most leisurely time of your entire medical school experience in… Read More Term 1 • Year 2 Bristol Med School | Reflection
In typical fashion, I had overslept a nap – rushing up the steps inside Will’s Memorial, I made it inside the Big Hall just in time to attend an event I had been looking forward to for months. Titled “Once Explorers, Always Explorers – Europe’s Role in Space Exploration”, it is part of a lecture series established… Read More Once Explorers, Always Explorers | Colin Pillinger Memorial Talk
“I’m eating clean,” the postgrad says, not for the first time that week. Six of us are crammed around this tiny three-person IKEA table in the Chulalongkorn Biomedical Laboratory, eating a spread of grilled fishballs, red pork covered with gravy, and spicy somtam. I slurp a mouthful of tom yum noodles, briefly tasting the phrase… Read More The Dirt On Clean Eating
Spoiler: I’m okay for now. Approximately three weeks ago, I went for my regular health-checkup routine. There was nothing spectacularly negative about my results – my total cholesterol level increased compared to last year, but it was due to an elevation in good ol’ HDL; my TSH level was 1.960 uIU/mL, smack-bam in the middle… Read More I Wore A Heart Monitor For 24 Hours
“Ni hao!” says the random white, middle-aged man, grinning profusely as he leans in much too closely for your liking whilst you’re walking down the street. Sigh. Hands up if this has ever happened to you. This scenario has happened to me multiple times whilst I was abroad – I can guarantee you, every Asian… Read More Microaggressions: You’ve Been Victimised
One sunny April day, I decided to drop into my old high school, and naturally beelined towards the music department. After exchanging all the How Are You’s and the How Has University Been’s and Any New Aspiring Musicians In School’s with my old music teacher & guiding mentor, we began conversing about… Read More A Sense of Entitlement: A Malignant Tumour?
Thank goodness for music. Personally, during exam period, I tend to avoid lyrical music because my mind will latch onto the words and I get a plethora of distracting earworms. The same reason applies as to why I have to revise in silence. So when I am running or on a break,… Read More 5 Songs That Helped Me Survive Exams