Syahir’s cute pacman necklace
It has been a busy week with starting a new rotation; relatives from Vietnam flying over and exams in a week. I think my mind and body have already gone into holiday mode with mid-year holidays just around the corner. It’s a Sunday night and to my relief I have Monday off, so time for “Things I Love”.
Going away party: My lovely lovely lovely friend Frances organised a going away party.. the reason “because it’s a long flight to Italy.” Despite my protests that I’ll only be away for 17 days and most people wouldn’t realise that I’ve disappeared in that time anyway because I haven’t told many people, she was adament to send me off in a good way. An intimate dinner at Kimchi Grandma then driving over to someone’s place to play Poker, watch footy and laugh with friends was the perfect “going away party.” Getting a lift home was good too because Will drove me home and it was a good chance to catch up and realise how lucky I am to have friends like these ♥
Heart failure unit: I started by Cardiorespiratory rotation with Heart Failure and was gobsmacked with how terribly nice everyone was. I have nicknamed this unit as the “fixing broken heart” unit :p The registrar shouted me hot chocolate at the end of one of the ward rounds and the consultants are wonderful doctors and amazing teachers. In the clinics, the consultants would ask us to do blood pressures and brief cardio exams on every patient and were always asking us if we had any questions.
Hugs: Especially the firm-bear hugs where the person gives you a little reassuring squeeze, making you feel safe and special.
Feasts: Since my relatives from Vietnam are here we’ve been having a lot of big dinners which have made my tastebuds very happy. Tomorrow we’re going for Yum Cha- YAY! :D
Holidays!: Seven more freakin’ days!
Other lovelies: the pork at Kimchi Grandma; Alex: “I was going to get you a going away present but then I spent my money on Dragonball Z” ^^;; lol; people offering me a lift home so that I would stay longer for the fun; sweet text messages; racing across the city squished in the backseat with 3 others; Riverside MotherF!!!!! hahaha; free fragrance; Harbour town at night; people who have never spoken to me but recognise me from 7 years ago because I went to their school, coming up to me and striking a convo as though we’ve always known each other, hehe; lobster & noodles annnnnnddd long weekends!