Friday, September 05, 2008
Sunday, March 18, 2007
"it ain't right.."
as someone said. and it's true. i shouldn't leave people hanging. so i take my last post back and update you all that :
i matched at Duke! (my #1!)
i didn't expect this match day to become so crazy but it was. it was more than it's just a glorified day of employment at minimal wage for us so we don't feel too sorry for ourselves -- as i previously thought. definitely a day to remember. am i excited? yes. i still get butterflies in my stomach thinking about it. and thankfully i'm meeting many people who have close friends/family in the area. and even more so, my friends around here are people more likely to visit me in north carolina, over some of the choices i had in the northeast. yay for visitors!!
ok, that's it. this is seriously my last post. (unless i get some pictures from the day:D)
ps. good thing i got my toes wet in terms of "learning" about basketball! ;)
at 11:30 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
i really felt so un-excited about this thursday. the match. didn't know why. i figured i will go where i am to go, you know?
but the people who are rooting for me, being excited for me, and wishing me their best this week, all that changed my nonchalance to a good cocktail of jitter/excitement/hope. thanks people. i really do appreciate you guys.
with that said, i believe this will be the last post. don't worry... i'll let you know where my future residence will be through txts, vm or emails. (you do know that i did lost my phone at one point and might not have your # anymore, right?)
and i may start posting elsewhere...;)
wow, i have been blogging since 2001! i believe i had posts from earlier but maybe they aren't saved. funny how the number of posts slowly declined with each year. (did i really just write 33 times in 2005? geesh. lazee!) i was merely 20 years old back then, just out of college, bored with life in a way, learning new things like the guitar, the worldwideweb and the art of balancing life. i've mastered none of them but i'll continue to try. i've met and reconnected friendships through this, some are lost or married or have moved onto xanga/friendster. with the remnants, the ones that I assume are reading this, i will try to keep in touch somewhere else. (will notify you if that happens).
[btw, does any of you know what happened to "confucius007"? just remembering the ol' bloggers.]
at 9:59 PM
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
i can't believe i didn't post since valentine's!
i can't belive i slept 10hrs last night! .... i rechecked my alarm. the last time i slept for double-digit hours is like 3 years ago! (if my memory serves me right. i'm pretty sure.)
craziness... this 4th year life! :)
at 9:52 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
was planning on going to sleep an hour ago. i resisted sleep all day by just doodling around the apt, munching on Trader-Joe snacks, talking on the phone, going out for a run and doing a kick-boxing dvd. i haven't figured out if staying up on a post-call day (vs. going to sleep the moment i come home) is better.
i think i'm due for some sushi. i get periodic cravings that must be satisfied. i could use some korean food too.
i have been awful with responding to emails for sometime. apologies to you all! will get those done. soon.
it's so warm here ;)
at 10:16 PM
Monday, January 29, 2007
over are the days of waking up at my leisure. i have to start setting my alarm before the sun rises. not too happy about that.
not the best day for me as i felt quite inadequate and frankly dumb on the wards today. I told my mom how much "knowledge" i've forgotten over the past few months and she responds with "but you studied medicine for years now. forget so fast?" thanks, mommy.
mercy i need.
smarter i want to be.
at 10:06 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2007
tried driving outside. not a good idea.
i really am stuck! oh poo.
at 5:49 PM
had the best workout of the year ;) left the gym and was greeted by the smallest snowflakes that i've seen. but those small flakes add up! while i was packing to leave town once again, a sensible friend called and reminded me that 'tis not the best time to be hitting the highway. :T
hm. a good excuse to take a nap? or should i still venture out to the north?
i don't know what my life's come to. someone told me that i was quite spontaneous as i shared my plans (half undecided) for the week. i laughed pretty hard because spontaneity isn't a word that i would describe myself.
nice cup of (decaf) chai is keeping me warm and sane. ok, i'll nap.
at 2:46 PM
Monday, January 15, 2007
quick update as my last post i noticed is quite the gloom :P
overall, doing well, running up the mileage on my red civic with travels to the north and the south. i cannot tell you how i long to sleep on my own bed in a few days.
much more to come. recently inspired by a brilliant doctor whose brain i wished to receive if brain transplantation is possible during my life time.
at 11:26 PM
Monday, January 08, 2007
still an element of sadness on the reality of things. which will, i presume, evolve with time. shuffling of my mind which brought out new hopes for change. growth. and maturity. yay to 2007, perhaps?
your timing was awful. my hormones were having a party or something, and i had just spent most of the day organizing my closet which would drive any sane person coo-coo. but all in all, i'm glad you called and listened to my jumbled-up words of confusion. as embarrassing as it was. thanks, friend.
at 1:02 PM
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
ok, so this post is completely random. not insightful at all. but may i share that
george clooney is on tv with jay leno and he's soooo cute!!!!
i guess some things don't change. and george hasn't changed over the years ;)
ok, i should sleep.
at 12:26 AM
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Happy New Year! Let it be a delightful year to you all!
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;
24 though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be blessed.
27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
They will be protected forever,
but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;
29 the righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip...
34 Wait for the LORD
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are cut off, you will see it...
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
at 9:20 AM
Friday, December 29, 2006
i said i wasn't going to make resolutions for the new year.
but here's something i want to accomplish.
i would like to be nicer to people. give more. say nice things more. even to my friends.. even to my guy friends. (it didn't hit me until very recently that they appreciate nice-ness from people. sorry...)
so, if you see a difference in me these days, you know why.
this resolution, too, will need some help. this, too, is a resolution that may not last whole year ;)
(btw, i have a xanga site that i don't really use. should i convert to xanga?)
at 10:48 AM
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
came back to my apt in virginia with the sole purpose of cleaning the mess i left behind a week ago.
i just don't know where to begin.
i'm hoping that carrie underwood singing her heart out in the background will help me.
thought of a few introspective things on my drive here. things to be thankful for. one that tops the list are definitely the people. wish i can keep the frienships i have for the next few decades. wishful.
also tried to remember the programs i visited in the past weeks. sad to admit, the one that served cereal with milk during morning report really impressed me. that was a plus for that program. their topic of the morning report was a minus. i guess they even out... :)
hope to write another entry before Christmas. i need more carols to get into the holiday mood!
at 9:27 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
i'm checking in my luggage tomorrow. can't deal with these quart-size bag regulations. i don't want to be like my friend who had to throw away her precious lipbalm because she didn't have a zipper bag. (i don't think the security guard knew it was worth $20 :)
had my first christmas event. got a present, had a feast, and made gingerbread (or graham cracker) house. you find the deep competitive nature in some people by working together... seriously.
okay, WAY past my timeline to pack and stuff. argh!
(Random fact: did you know chipotle is owned by McDonalds?!? it explains it all.)
at 6:16 PM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Can you imagine how ecstatic I was to see this? i so badly want one for tomorrow. guess no shipping would be fast enough.
it would be nice to put it on my wish-list and get as a gift, but i lack patience. think i'll have to order one for myself now!
(warning about the link. have many cute/cool stuff that will make you want to go back to the college days and make that cup of joe in your dorm room. well, almost imagine the money we could've saved. actually the money I could've saved!)
(this great find was via jenny's site :) i admire her crafty skills and talent)
at 11:49 PM
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
trying to find a group of future friends. potential niche for yourself. a home
and it's hard.
today i went into an interview a little too relaxed. shouldn't have. should've been more humble. ah well. although the talk was informal, i should've prepared a little more. or just prepare.
these interviews. not so stressful but tiring. my mind's a jumble. i'm skimming through the rolodex in my head to see who i can call and share. but no perfect soul comes to mind. (no offense to friends. just don't want to bother someone with my whining! )
all i ask is a group of down-to-earth, caring, cool people who are also smart and efficient and won't be frustrating or intimating to work with. people who don't worry about their future even if they like the heart or the colon or the liver, because ... their program is awesome. all i ask. (free food and close parking would be nice too. oh yeah, and a nice call room with one single bed would be a plus but i can dream on...)
at 4:38 PM