We all have our individual eccentricities. Many of us (including me) are a little shy when it comes to revealing these oddities to others, out of fear of being exposed as “weird,” and ostracised by the rest of the world. But what if we’re not as unique as we think? What if there’s plenty of … More Weird things I do I need someone to validate
Oh man, quickly, what did we talk about the last time we saw each other? Must’ve been almost a year ago. Did he say anything useful that I can bring up in conversation now? I don’t remember. We’ve already done the obligatory “what have you been up to,” and the odd weather comment. It’s only … More I am full of contradictions
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?