Last weekend was spent at KL HIlton. I now know that parking costs a whopping RM77 if you do not have the special ticket issued to folks attending something legit at KL Hilton. That's daylight robbery surely. This congress is where you meet old friends and have a good goss. Oh yes, and you get to update your knowledge without breaking into a sweat. It's a huge meeting of chest physicians. Did you know there are a measely 68 of us registered on the NSR? Compared to 200++ ENT surgeons? Amazing
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The annual congress is held at KL Hilton this year. Which is handy because it's pretty near ( by KL standards) from home and not staying away from home during the weekend makes a difference. Why is it....that packing and staying away from home tires you like nothing else can? I havent found a good explanation for that yet.
Day 2 today. We've finished with the pre-congress workshop held at UMMC ( with the difficult parking spots) and yesterday (day 1) we've finished the poster presentation and oral presentation as well. Today's topics are interventional bronchoscopy and we have clinical grand ward round sessions which is usually interesting and you can learn more.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Our experience was mediocre. the food was nice. But I found the menu very basic. ( I think the marmalade at BV2 has a wider selection of food ) Service was tolerable. But they had no sink and I had chicken burger and fries with my hands so I left with sticky fingers. It was quiet. We were their first customers for the evening. Two chaps came in after us.
No I shan't be returning anytime soon.
* i spent the morning here from 7:30 to 12:45. Before heading back to PPUKM
Got boxed in. So I had to call two people( who thoughfully left their contact numbers on the dashboard) to come and re-park their cars. I left UMMC grounds feeling rather darker and sweaty and dehydrated. It's been a while since I've had to park like so. My car and I are now very grateful for the allocated basement carpark slot we have at work.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
做上癮>< #hkig #hk #ig #iger #music #theory #exam #past #paper #abrsm #composition #crazy, originally uploaded by Isaac_Cheung.
Did you know you needed a minimum of grade 5 music theory before you can sit for the practical exams for grades higher than 5?
Do you ever have a feeling that things won't be smooth sailing some days? I did and yes it came true. Monday wasn't great although it started off pretty well with a 5 km jog at 5:15am. Something I haven't done in weeks. And then it kinda went downhill as the day progressed. Here's my theory....I shouldn't have enjoyed myself so much on Sunday:)
I had coffee at krispy kreme yesterday evening. Their coffee is better than starbucks and just slightly less tasty than coffee bean. A lot of froth to sip before you get to the coffee.
Monday, June 10, 2013
|Princess Estelle sitting on her wee chair|
Sunday, June 09, 2013
The Pope has appointed Archbishop Joseph Marino as the first nuncio to Malaysia. A nuncio is a diplomatic representative of the Holy See( episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic church in Rome. )It is the equivalent of an ambassador from any other country. This picture was taken yesterday during sunset mass at St John's Cathedral Bukit Nanas KL. The skies threatened to pour but thankfully all we got was cooler weather instead. The mass was packed.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
I jogged 10km this morning and feel tired but happy. This is the first 10km after being ill in May. It feels very nice to be well again. And so I had the energy to wade through my iphoto album and I found this old pcture. The hanbok is authentic. Bought in Seoul during a three day visit there. The niece loved it that holiday and wore it almost daily. She also received these wooden fruits for Christmas and used it to play make believe Jamie Oliver stories with me. I have violin class this morning. Followed by some rest periods before evening mass.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Just a quick note:
A queen's guard is not merely decorative. They're functional and serve to guard the royal residences in London. ( Buckingham Palace, St James' palace, Clarence house)
ps: Clinic finished earlier than last week's marathon session...and for that I am deeply grateful.