Archive for November, 2011

completely random

Once upon a time, I was simultaneously a sperm and an egg……


Somehow I find this thought very entertaining indeed……


how long is a ‘fleeting affair’?

How long is a ‘fleeting affair’?
John Crace

Congratulations to Hugh Grant who has become a father after a “fleeting affair” (his spokesman’s words) with a woman believed to be actor Tinglan Hong. But what exactly is a “fleeting affair”? It’s certainly not something ordinary people have. We have “one-night stands” and “disastrous flings”.

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happy halloween

Praise (a friend I met through work) and I planned to have dinner at 40 Hands, a coffee joint near our workplaces on Halloween night (31 October). Just before I left work, I checked 40 Hands’ website on a hunch, and confirmed that they are closed on Mondays.

So P and I went to Caffe Pralet instead. Caffe Pralet is part of a small culinary school, Creative Culinaire, headed by chef Judy Koh.

There was a funeral going on in a small yellow tent erected on the street just outside the cafe, and obscured its facade completely. So throughout the entire time we were there, only three tables were occupied – us, a long table full of adults wearing Halloween accessories, and another couple.

We sat down at a table near the window. There is a Monkey God temple located opposite the cafe, and we were pretty amused to see that all its religious paraphernalia had been kept away and it even had its shutters down, just like a real shop!

We each ordered a set meal, which consisted of a drink, a main course and a dessert.

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an apple a day

Snippet of a conversation with Zhiqi just now:

ZQ: am going to see a doc later
Me: I see doctors everyday :(
ZQ: Hahaha. u must have been not eating apples lol.
Me: That IS true though!

Get well soon dear!

how the other half lives

The inaugural Medicine Debates, jointly organised by my company, NUS Medical Society and Duke-NUS Student Council, was held at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House in the NUS Kent Ridge Campus on 13 August 2011.

The debate was meant as a platform for students from both the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School to interact and form lasting friendships. To encourage this interaction, the debate teams comprised of students from both schools.

Although my colleague SY and I weren’t part of the organizing committee, both of us went down to attend the debate. I was supposed to cover the event and asked SY to be my photographer. Both of us could also provide additional help to the kids if necessary.

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thought of the day

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

Beverly Sills

Do or do not; there is no try.

Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

How odd it is that two seemingly contradictory quotes actually espouse similar values!

in a blink of an eye

And it’s November already……

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