First Ever Guest Post: Elective in India

A while ago, a friend suggested guest posts for my blog – which is completely understandable, as I represent only one sphere of med student life. At my school, we do electives at the end of fourth year and in the middle of fifth year. As is custom, most students attempt to use it asContinue reading “First Ever Guest Post: Elective in India”

China Part II: Scenic Learning

The overall reason for our trip to China was a liaison-opportunity with Hunan University. We had the opportunity to explore the university grounds and to interact with the students. Having experienced Stellenbosch Main Campus – a beautiful campus – it was a pleasant surprise to explore an equally beautiful (albeit differently so) campus.

China Part 1: Awestruck in Zhangjiajie

Part of my trip to China in September included a three day trip to Zhangjiajie, a World Heritage Site and the first National Park of China. Certain scenes of the movie Avatar were shot there (I have never watched the movie, and now that I have seen the real-life place I am afraid the movie willContinue reading “China Part 1: Awestruck in Zhangjiajie”

I am still here

I know I have been awfully quiet, but I have a good excuse, I promise… I was in CHINA! It was awesome. Eight students from my university went to liaise with students from Hunan University. Unfortunately I now need to study for Haematology on Friday, so I will only be able to give adequate feedbackContinue reading “I am still here”

Rural Gems of the Western Cape

I don’t think I ever officially announced it here: my campaign for TSR chairperson 2011/2012 was successful. Yay! Anyway, it was the new TSR’s team building and planning camp this past weekend. We went to a farm near Greyton, a tiny village in the Overberg region.

The Future of Culture

The family and I took a lovely trip to Grahamstown yesterday. This time of the year features the National Arts Festival, an annual event I’ve visited only twice now. Grahamstown is a cultural hub and offers breathtaking architecture and the all the trimmings of a small university-town. The ArtsFest offers a great many stalls offeringContinue reading “The Future of Culture”

Photo Friday: Vibrance

Calliope at Creating Motherhood posted a theme for this week’s “Photo Friday”. I don’t consider myself a photographer and my camera is a very basic one, but I have been thinking how it is important not to restrict my life to my course. So here goes this week’s theme: Vibrance. Last year I went abroadContinue reading “Photo Friday: Vibrance”

Travels without mindset

Yesterday I went to a little place called Onrus, near Hermanus in the Western Cape, with some of my friends from student government. We were to meet the new first years to our faculty at their welcoming camp. After spending a few hours in the sun watching the “kids” play (we felt rather old), weContinue reading “Travels without mindset”

Studying for one more 271-module…

I do not enjoy the Cardiovascular System. Which is a bit of a problem, seeing that I’ve been told The Boy’s father is one of the best paediatric cardiologists around. Pray he never sees this blog then. The problem is that the CVS is just not interesting. You may remember previous posts when I wasContinue reading “Studying for one more 271-module…”