It watches, a silent stage The curtain rises on your fateful day, No claps, no sighs, no words of praise The world gives nothing but your days. *** You trip, you fall, you scrape your knee, It watches, whispers but does not weep. For doors stay closed unless you turn Those gold brass handles you … More The world is not your friend
Excuse the overly dramatic title, but before you click away I have to stress this isn’t just for clickbait reasons. It may sound a bit crude, but as part of my future career as a doctor, I expect people under my care to die. Some will die of natural causes, others will die of a … More One day, I am going to kill.
I sigh and look dejectedly at my bed, swallowing the trepidation that threatens to escape from its poorly built cage. Please, let tonight be a good night. I slip out of my clothes and put on my pyjama top, feeling the soft cotton caress my skin as it falls into place. I lift the corner of … More Why can't you just let me sleep?
I stuck my head into the dark room and introduced myself, requesting permission to shadow the registrar who was on CT duty. This was the fourth day of my radiology elective I had registered for during the last two weeks of the summer holidays. I had chosen it primarily due to its convenience and the … More He said I was "disappointing" and I agreed
You Your ambling pace Tells my nerves to slow. Steady, steady steps Lifts my feet and fears in tow. *** You Just like the constant sun A spot in my horizon Reach for me and I’m done. *** Rising east and falling west Ever lasting rays of light Does warm me like a well loved … More You
I hope you didn’t come here expecting fantastical tales of unbelievable feats and achievements. If you did, well, sorry I click-baited you but also feel free to keep reading (aka not sorry). I like to think I have discovered a few talents throughout my life. Dancing. Writing. Public speaking. But my greatest and most fruitful … More My greatest talent.
It was early into my first clinical year and I was still being eager, traipsing up into the wards and asking for patients who would want to have a chat with me. A young gentleman was recommended, so I tiptoed into the shared room he was in. He was on the far side of the … More My lapse in judgment
Ever since I started my medical school journey, and perhaps even slightly before that, people have asked me what field I eventually want to pursue. And for the past three years, my answer has always remained “I don’t know.” Whilst nothing has changed and I am not writing this to suddenly announce my surprise commitment … More What will I become?
I don’t come from a wealthy family, I’ve already established that. My parents are first generation immigrants and have done manual work their entire lives. We live in a comfortable double storey unit in the outer suburbs of the CBD, and drive an average but reliable car. We don’t have any fancy investments, shares or … More If money wasn’t an issue
I love you. You know that already, but I’ll probably say it several times throughout this regardless. I also realise this is more for me than it is for you, because you cannot read English well. But I want to do it all the same. By the time you were my age you had already … More A short letter to my Dad