Doctors and Patients: Victims of Circumstance

Here’s my take on the recent issue of doctor shaming. Much has been said and it has gotten tiresome. I don’t think I have to explain myself or my profession or my colleagues for being human and making our weaknesses slip. No one has to explain their right for basic needs or for respect or…

Winning In Medicine

At the slopes, I saw the importance of taking up courage and holding on to faith….

Why Patients Hate Some Doctors?

I disliked my attending physicians because they made me feel I am a nuisance. I was offended by their attitude….Medicine is not a half-hearted calling.

2017: A SEASON OF PAUSE

As I looked back to what has been this year, I felt like it wasn’t much. No big life events such as passing the Physician Licensure Exam in 2016 or medical school graduation in 2015. But as I look through my 2017 planner, there are actually a lot of little things that make this year…

The Millennial Medical Student

Neil Howe and William Strauss were credited for first coining the term, millennial. They defined the Millennial cohort as consisting of individuals between 1982 and 2004. Although there are different proposed dates from different sources. The earliest is 1976 and the latest is 2004. It is said that the millennials is the most misunderstood generation….

Series: 40 Prayers for PH

Was there ever time when you saw an unpleasant news in your feeds, stopped scrolling and sincerely prayed? I will be starting a blog series – 40 Prayers for PH. Released every week aiming to encourage friends and others to pray, to hope, and to believe for our nation.

After Medical School

To medical students: Ever wonder what lies beyond weekly exams? This is for the uninformed us. The naked reality of what lies beyond class. 

Why We Do What We Do: Medicine Board Operations

Practicing a new tradition, medicine board ops, is synonymous to breaking the culture of hierarchy in the medical field. I don’t exactly know how it started. But one thing I know, the practice is bringing everyone together. Though we may have individual differences we have one common selfless desire – to serve. There’s not much…

We Should Be Like Dobby, The Free Elf

“That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t…

“Ni Hao! Welcome home, darling” – Taipei

TAIPEI. I never really dreamed of visiting this relatively unpopular Asian City. But I am somehow thankful for my impulsivity in buying ticket sales that I discovered myself speechless from the quiet beauty of this humble country. Unlike the more popular destinations, I have little knowledge of what to expect from this travel. I was…

Kita Kita and Finally Found Someone 

My take on Kita Kita and Finally Found Someone as a casual movie goer: Kita Kita is good. Its amusing and refreshing. The acting is natural. But at some point i have to disagree with some of its exceptionally high praises. Because I was confused with the label of their relationship. At the end, techinically…

13 Reasons Why (You Should Take Up Medicine)

I believe I have read enough posts doing social media rounds highlighting the difficulties of medical school and training coming up with the conclusion that you shouldn’t repeat the mistake we had of choosing this career. More than enough has been said on that. So this time let me tell you differently. Let me share…