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 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
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
I recently saw a photograph of all the new interns that have started working at the hospital I am placed at. Some faces I recognise, many I do not. Whilst I am happy for each of them and I hope they have an amazing experience as they embark on the start of their (hopefully) very … More “Firsts” I am terrified of
I wanted to be many things growing up as a child. Journalist, lawyer, author, university lecturer, television presenter, veterinarian, I flirted with many ideas. I have since crossed off several of these from the list, however for some the infamous phrase “never say never,” still applies (looking at you author and lecturer). It was halfway … More When I grow up I want to be… not a doctor
I wish I could be more confident, and have more faith in my capabilities instead of the pessimism I often drown myself in. I wish I could be more outgoing and charming so that I can be better liked. I wish I could have more determination and perseverance to strive for the things that I … More What I wish I could be… coming into 2020
I am the only child of two Chinese immigrants who came here almost three decades ago searching for a better life. They came here with not much more than the clothes on their back and the will to provide for their families back across the ocean. They sought to make Australia their home without a … More I hate watching them grow old
I started primary school almost two decades ago. Whilst many memories of my time there have faded over the years, there are certain things I can conjure up vividly and will think about every now and again. This is one of them. We were in grade four, a bunch of ten year-olds restlessly lining up … More Ching chong eyes