Semester at Sea: Happies and Crappies

Yesterday was a whole month since I have been back in South Africa. That means that my whirlwind circumnavigating-the-world experience has been over for over a month! And I have written painfully little since I’ve been back. (What, I did have good reasons – namely exams and clinical rotations, wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am.) I spent a lot ofContinue reading “Semester at Sea: Happies and Crappies”

Weekly Photo Challenge : A Foreigner in China

This week’s theme for The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge is “Foreign”. I’ve had two opportunities to travel beyond the borders of South Africa – once to Canada and Connecticut/NYC, and the other to China. For Canada I was in Montreal, and the French certainly made me feel relatively non-local. But China? In China I wasContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge : A Foreigner in China”

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

As a rule, I do not review non-medical books on this blog, unless it forms part of a Top Ten Tuesday. However, since my recent discovery of the myriad of book blogs, Goodreads and the ability to read while maintaining my schedule has led to me rather bravely attempting a bookish challenge, I have decidedContinue reading “Book Review: Kitchen Confidential”

More Proof of Doctors’ Lack of Imagination

Since my last post regarding the delicious names doctors tend to give medical morphologies elicited such a nice response, I decided to share some more. Warning: the following post may or may not result in a loss of appetite. (Lindt) Chocolate Cyst – I just added the Lindt by myself. Chocolate is my vice, and so especially is expensiveContinue reading “More Proof of Doctors’ Lack of Imagination”

Weekly Whine: “Health” Frenzy

Sometimes, I like finding like-minded blogs. Blogs that may teach me something new about my field. I  like health, and I don’t think health is just about the sciences. But I am not in support of this world-wide frenzy to be “healthy” to such an extent that people are pushed towards eating disorders. Exercise is GOOD. LeadingContinue reading “Weekly Whine: “Health” Frenzy”