Archive for July, 2008

The Doughnut Treatment

21 July 2008

Some time last week, I woke up with a throbbing headache and could not go to the hospital. Some time in the afternoon, Linda had to run an errand and I said I’ll tag along since I’ve slept the entire morning and was feeling better. I wasn’t allowed to go until I took ibuprofen, but […]

Two Weeks On

18 July 2008

This is the end of week 2 of my elective, things have been going relatively alright. Well, not one of my best rotations, but well, average, I suppose. I haven’t been well for the first week and since yesterday, have developed a stupid headache. So yeah, to be able to say that the attachment has […]

Birthday Greetings

10 July 2008


The best birthday present an overworked medical student can have… S-L-E-E-P.

Zen wanted to make sure Linda doesn’t starve… so, Tim Tams??

I think hydration is very important!
We love you, Linda!! Thanks for not turning us out into the street…. and no, you can’t do that now. NONONONONO.. It is too late. We know where […]


10 July 2008

It is supposed to be Summer in Belfast and Winter in Brisbane.. but uhmm… look at the weather forecast on my iGoogle page. ;)

The Blue Man

9 July 2008

I’m blue, da ba dee da ba da…
I never understood the song, but I suppose they were talking about “blue” in a figurative manner… It seems like now, there is someone who can sing the song and it will apply in a very literal sense!!!
Paul Karason puts a whole new spin on “feeling blue.” For […]

Happy In Brisbane

6 July 2008

Here I am in sunny ol’ Brisbane! Compared to the Irish accent, the Australian one is definitely a lot easier to understand… but it still takes a little getting used to.
Landed at about 9.30am yesterday morning and got through immigration and custom without much hassle, even the queue was bearable! Custom and quarantine checks […]


4 July 2008

I’m at the airport, waiting for my boarding gate to open… nope, I’m not going back to Belfast, not just yet. In fact, not for a few months yet!! I’m going to Brisbane!!!
I don’t know how Adrian and Linda feel about me invading their Brissie home, or how the other UQ folks feel […]

The Seniors

4 July 2008

They were the group of people who helped me settle in when I first got to Belfast and throughout my 2 years there, they’ve continued to be great friends, always willing to give me that piece of advice when I need one. :) I am sure life in Belfast, especially the initial months, would have […]