I am a closet-soppy [Book Review]

SOPPY is Philippa Rice’s collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.

Reviewing The Oatmeal’s Running Exposition

I’m a big fan of Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) – I mean, the guy has a cartoon about the correct use of apostrophes, thank you very much! So I was very excited to review ┬áThe Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, but I can’t explain that without explaining my own running journey.Continue reading “Reviewing The Oatmeal’s Running Exposition”

Forensics Study Break: Mellanby Effect

How is it that I perform better at Anaesthetics and Infectious Diseases than at Forensic Pathology? It was a short two-week module and by all accounts my class should have done well., but our average was dismal. It must be the completely unappetising subject-matter. You’ll remember that I found the practical rotation rather difficult. StudyingContinue reading “Forensics Study Break: Mellanby Effect”

Cranial Nerves and Dirty Minds

Cranial Nerves are little buggers. They’re one of those things that you need to study and study and study and repeat, and then actually have to recall when in a real-life patient situation. (GCS is also on of those things.) Fortunately, there are many mnemonics to remind us of the cranial nerves and their functions.Continue reading “Cranial Nerves and Dirty Minds”

A Gift for Sending People to Sleep

This is week 2 of our theoretical Anaesthesia block. I’ll admit I haven’t been attending much class. One reason is that I had a bad run-in with an Anaesthesia professor when dealing with student government business. And the other is that I’m really tired. But mostly, it’s that when I attend class I fall asleep.Continue reading “A Gift for Sending People to Sleep”

Answers to Misguided Questions

WordPress has this wonderful little thing called STATS. Recently I amused myself by viewing all the search terms that has brought readers to this blog. This one goes out to all the poor misguided souls who Googled something, landed up here and still did not get their answers. I apologise profusely.