Historic day in a sense that I was the first intern to leave in any residency in the country. I had two patients and one of which was discharged today. Our whole team had 7 patients, a 3rd year student, a sub-intern, myself, 2 rising psych PGY2's, a rising medicine PGY3, and, of course, an… Continue reading Day 1 of residency: a historic day for my life
Itinerary: Bengaluru, Coorg, Goa Highlight of the past two weeks: Too many to count Bengaluru, India is the city that 4 4th year medical students are "working." It has a metropolitan population of 8 million, which is 3rd most populous city in India; it is called the "Silicon valley of India" because of the numerous… Continue reading “Global Health Elective” in Bengaluru, India
Itinerary: Turbojet ferry, Tou Tou Koi restaurant, Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau tower, Casino at Venetian Macau Highlight of my day: Making friends. 1st friend: Aphrodite, goddess of love, is her name. She is a South African teacher, who moved 2 months ago because of low job opportunities in South Africa. She mentioned that being… Continue reading Macau: no gambling, but making friends
Itinerary: Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery, Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Goldfish markets A lot of the monasteries didn't allow photos. There were active worships happening. Na-moo-ah-mee-ta-bool was the chant that were repeated by a male monk. Although I identify as a Christian and don't believe in idol worship, I was still impressed of the… Continue reading No Photos plz
Itinerary: Star Ferry, Avenue of stars, HK museum of art, Basketball court on Nathan street, Kowloon park, Happy Valley Racecourse The highlight of this day was playing basketball with the local children and Americans... and guess what. They're 1st year medical students from Wash U @ St. Louis. Seriously, wtf? (in context: I'm a MS4 at… Continue reading Seriously, wtf?
Itinerary: Po Lin monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, Tai O Unfortunately, Ngong Ping 360, which is the gondola that takes tourists from Tung Chung station to Ngong Ping village where the Big Buddha is, was closed for construction. This is the view I would have seen: And apparently the trail leading to the Big Buddha was… Continue reading High Risk Low Reward
Itinerary: PMQ, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong Park (Aviary, Brewing Tea Place), the Victorian Peak The first thing I noticed as a New Yorker was Hong Kong’s cleanliness. With 7.2 million people residing in Hong Kong, it was very surprising of how clean the streets were. They even had recycling trash cans on the side walks.… Continue reading First Impressions