Sunday, November 29, 2009
being on call...and not being called at all. Or even better, if you can SOLVE all the cases coming in with no hesitation. Nobody dies on you. The on call team consist of everyone you like and love working with. Your patients live and walk out of the hospital. The patients' relatives also think you're doing a good job.
I want Nina Bells' book " The Inheritance" , and I suspect nothing else will do.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Lesson at half three...which leaves me 3.5 hours to get them scales right. 3rd position 5th position ....and bring out the nasty metronome to play in tempo. I can't wait to get better. It's a pity I have to wade through all the boring finger exercises first. Why can't there be a short-cut?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This isn't going to be a blog on how time flies despite the title. It will concentrate instead on the failure of my two alarum clocks in getting me up and OUT of bed. I was late this morning. Despite proudly proclaiming the night before that I would drive and pick a friend up at 7:00am in a feeble attempt to arrive earlier, I woke up at seven AM. Directly after the right eye peeked and caught the time on the clock, there was a MAD mad mad rush to get things sorted. I left the house with no breakfast, no coffee, a damp body and hair which looked like I had just woken up. Have you ever realised, when you sleep with slightly damp hair ( bad habit I'll surely suffer from rheumatism in 2.3 years from now ) you run the risk of having an oddly 1980s rock punk hair style?
I have typed a lot of words the last 3.5 days. Mostly in a language which is not my mother tongue. Bahasa Melayu is our country's national language. And as the course I am attending is a course meant to assess the elligibility for promotion, it is a reasonable request that we write our thoughts and reflections in Bahasa Melayu. I am handicapped severely. BM is not my first language. The 11 reflections which we were required to pen down were HARD to do. After the first few attempts, I abandoned the initial plan of writing in English and getting it translated. It felt weird and the end product ( if I can gone through this path ) would have been disjointed. So I opted, rather optimisically to write in BM.What helped was the MAC. Not grammatically but my lifting the mood each time I typed. GAWD I love this piece of machine:)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
1) Pate Plate. Although the portions of both pate and bread have been scaled down. On the upside, the pate still tastes divine. So got for it.
2) Banoffee pie. If you're looking for a desert which is not too sweet and you dun abhore bananas, this is just the ticket.
3)Duck confit , which I'm sure at some point has been everyone's favourite. I tend to shy away from it recently.
Things not to order
1) Avacado chicken sandwich. In a sorry attempt to be adventurous, I ended up wth this sad looking sandwich for dinner yesterday. The chicken chunks were huge. My suspicion of tasteless chunks was confirmed when I chewed diligently on my cube-sized chicken laced with sauce. The avacado was a sorry excuse. And so, here's my tip, do NOT order this particular sandwich. It's quite unpalatable.
2) The cupcakes. Tasteless and small. I won't waste more words on it.
3) The flourless cake. ( Not the exact name but it has the word flourless in it ) Absolutely a chore to swallow. Hard work. So yes another one firmly placed on this list.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I would like to thank my patient Madame V for helping us out in the exams this morning. You travelled from another state ( possibly bringing along the husband and leaving the house unattended for a good one week) and you stayed in dusty smog laden KL. Nobody likes being away from home for long. And certainly staying over is hardly the same as staying in your own home, sleeping in your own bed. So thank you, for making this sacrifice. I appreciate it very much