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Perfect Recipe

15 June 2006

This is so not going to be about my latest cooking adventure… since I haven’t really made anything interesting lately. Maybe I should, that will make my life a lot more interesting, right?

I was chatting with one of my lecturers earlier this evening when Dr J said something that got me thinking. He told me, “A good doctor needs a lot of things apart from knowledge and skills and some of these are not measureable and not even “describable”. They all have to come together in the right proportions (like a secret recipe) to make a good doc.”

Doesn’t that make all of us chefs? We’re all striving to find that perfect recipe, hoping to make that perfect dish in future. Recipes are elusive things… get an ingredient slightly out of proportion, or miss the timing by half a minute and the entire dish is spoilt. But even if you get all the ingredients, proportions and timing correct, you may not create the perfect dish either… there’s always that special touch that some chefs have, while others can only look on in envy.

Sometimes I sit down, when all is quiet… and I think to myself. Will I be able to create that special recipe? Will I be able to do a good job in future? Many a times, I have no answers… and I tell myself that I’ll only know when the time comes, that all I can do now is to work towards creating this special recipe. Other times, I tell myself that if others before me could do it, I can do it too.

A little voice in my head goes… “what if…”

I firmly believe I have too much time. Things get into my head and get me thinking and thinking. Pretty bad for health, if you ask me.

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  1. dobbs said,

    on June 16th, 2006 at 8:05 am

    Don’t second guess yourself but take one day at a time. Remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday! And I agree, you have too much time on your hands :P

  2. pwasad said,

    on June 16th, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    let’s tackle this on several levels :P

    one) too much time is never a bad thing, for a surfeit of time is prime envorinment for navel gazing. And navel gazing makes u a damn good blogger :P and if you have too much time lying around, i wish you could share :(

    two) the only consolation i manage to give myself when i feel down, or pensive, thinking about what kind of person i’ll end up being is this: ‘perfect’ is a relative term. we’re all going to end up as different people, as different kinds of doctors. Sometimes, people want doctors who talk things through with them and at other times, people want doctors who knock sense into them, literally. the beauty of the world at the end of the day, is it’s ability to accomodate. we’ll all fit in, eventually :)

  3. Yee Pei said,

    on June 16th, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    dobbs: yup, too much time. heh.

    pwas: You’ll have your turn at having “too much time”… in 2008, I believe?

  4. eve said,

    on June 17th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    hey…it’s good to think abt it once in a while but not good to worry abt it…it’ll come soon enough..i used to wonder too , n i m very happy with the way i turned out now…cheers mate..

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