Joining up with Christine from Bookishly Boisterous for this post – she’s been doing them for a while now, but is starting a link-up this week. In her words, It allows book bloggers (or any blogger, for that matter) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise.
1. I started reading “Last Night I Dreamed of Peace” by Dang Thuy Tram. It is the diary of a young surgeon during the Vietnam War. Thuy was 25, freshly graduated, and female. I bought this book in Vietnam and reading it just reminds me why I fell in love with the country.
2. I have also been journaling more since starting #1. There are some things I cannot blog about, I guess. And I can’t just waste my beautiful journals.
3. I am going to need to write quite a few follow-up posts after being Freshly Pressed last week (that was an awesome experience, by the way, and thanks to everyone who is new to my blog). I realised that to someone not in the profession, my post probably came across a bit more pessimistic or unpatriotic than it was intended. Quite a few commenters also gave me some ideas for posts.
4. South Africa is the only place that is home, and the only place that thrums in my veins.
5. It is Diversity Week at my university. Last night this one girl did some spoken word poetry and it resonated so well with the whole audience – a very, very diverse audience. Check out the video. The poem she performed is close to the end.
6. Recently I happened to be on a bus full of first year medical students. I took up fly-on-the-wall status. They were so fun to listen to. They also at one point spoke about the “bronchial vein” when they meant to say “brachial”, which made their conversation quite entertaining.
7. I have a first year shadowing me in hospital at the moment. Hectic pressure to perform and teach, but I like it actually.
8. After what feels like a six month winter, we finally had some pleasant temperatures in Cape Town this week. Summer must be truly on its way, and not a moment too soon. I even managed to gain some colour while reading in the sun. (Reading – see, it’s a bookish thought.)
9. I spent an inordinate amount of time working on an essay for a competition, and just realised that if the results aren’t favourable, I shall have to convince myself that it remains a valuable exercise.
10. Writing ENT exam on Friday. I am so screwed.