I hope you’ve all enjoyed the Six-Word Stories I’ve been putting out! I’m now beginning a new segment called “Time Capsule Log”, which I’m extremely excited about. I’ll be exploring inventions & breakthroughs with weird origin stories, whether it be failed pharmaceutical drugs eventually fated for non-clinical use or accidental products that have ended up… Read More Coca Cola | Time Capsule Log 💊
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
YOUng cARelessnEss – Married mY sweetHEart, heROin. Explanation: Often depicted negatively, addiction is a very serious condition – people with addiction are heavily stigmatized against, seen as “crackheads” with a lack of “willpower…or a moral compass”1. I wanted to show the interaction between a patient who requires help for their addiction and somebody willing to… Read More Addiction: A Six-Word Story
“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
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hurts; My heart overflows! Explanation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes increased filling pressure due to the thickening of the myocardial wall1 – in a very simplistic way, I depicted this as the heart “overflowing” with blood. The phrase “my heart overflows” is a Biblical inference to Psalm 23:5-62; the original phrase… Read More Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Six-Word Story
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?
You see “defective”; I see “human”. ©TMK
Emergency! – Suffering a stroke Of genius. ©TMK
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
When you cut the antibiotics in half, Don’t forget to blunt the ends before swallowing. ©TMK
Wow, I apologise for the unexplained hiatus I took. 2 months! This post is going to be an unofficial breakdown on the summer exams here in Bristol med school and how I found them (they’re finally over for me, now let’s hope I’ve passed </3). Systems of the Body #1: Anatomy & Histology Spot Test (May… Read More Year 1 Bristol Med School | Summer Exams
On Wednesday, 22nd of March, marked a monumental day. And with most monumental events in Bristol, it took place in the Great Hall of the Will’s Memorial Building. So, after a failed session of attempting to write up notes on heart arrhythmias, I skedaddled down to the post office room, because I forgot… Read More Sir Paul Nurse: University of Bristol’s New Chancellor!