by Dickinson

mental health

  Flashback to five years ago. Usually, re-reading this poem would mean allowing myself to bask in melancholy. Not today. Today, I let a little bit of light in my dark corner, knowing that every win is worth celebrating.  I know enough to know .

A quick update

doctoring

Hello! I’ve left this site abandoned for almost a month now? So much has been happening that I haven’t got the time to properly sit down and document it all. Passed my finals and I’m done with medical school! Ended Ramadhan with a .

DONE DONE DONE

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with the longest exams I’ve ever had to take. Mentally drained, I feel nauseous but I can’t even sleep even when I badly want to. Can’t wait for buka.

Annie Dillard

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How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives.   If mindless scrolling through social media or gossiping about the affairs of others have somehow become a routine for you – stop. Even if it occurs intermittently, the amount .

Mornings like these

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make it so difficult for me to leave home. This is where serenity is. As much as I’d like to stay; I don’t trust myself to thrive in comfort. I’m studying by my window, overlooking all this greenery with the morning breeze gentle .

It’s just a spark, but it’s enough to keep me going.

medschool mental health

Suffice to say, today was bleak. I’m just glad the first paper is over. Soldiering on for the rest of this insane marathon – tissues stuffed up my nose, blocked Eustachian tube, barky cough and all. Sharing a little treasure from my .

Puding Karamel

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If there was a keeper of culinary secrets in our family, hands down it would be my grandmother. At 80, she is still writing down all the new recipes that we’re making… and in our house, there is always something that’s brewing. I .

Let’s talk about self control

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(which I have none of) Told myself I was only going to watch Master of None after my finals are over, but it’s taking too long and I just feel like negatively reinforcing an already unproductive day. Um. At least I packed for the weekend? .

Who planted these questions in my head?

musings

Climate change, poverty, the alarming rise in non-communicable disease morbidity: choose your battle. They seem to strike me all at once and they’re too huge of a burden for one person to think of. I wonder how many more problems out there .

Medicine changes so fast

medschool

that what I’ve learnt for the management/diagnosis/assessment for certain illnesses at  the start of the academic year have already changed. Hence, the importance of keeping oneself up to date. I’m lucky to be studying at an institution .