Thursday, January 24, 2008

sometimes our lecturers can come out with some weird ideas...

Moses and his staff???

"I managed to nick it off from the NHS. And it's pretty good because it's hollow in the middle...

...because our pointer isn't working!"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy birthday mummy!


as years go by, we would not realise that our loved ones are growing old. Only when we look at pictures then we will be amazed at how much they have grown old!


3 of us then

another member added in the family

full family photo

Throughout all these years, we kids must have added a lot of wrinkles to your face mummy. We were rebellious, disobedient, naughty, reckless , stubborn....all these must have caused you much worry and pain.

As rebellious as we can be, we do not forget our roots. We appreciate that you took great efforts to save enough money for us to enable us three elder girls to study medicine in the UK. That's such a big sacrifice! Not many parents can do that!

No matter how old you become and how many wrinkles and age spots you have grown, you are always our mummy! Nothing can ever change that fact =)

Happy birthday mummy!

lots of love xx

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


*forwarded mail*

给 你一个故事,希望你能喜欢这个故事并希望它 能为你带来好运。

  从前,有一个脾气很坏的男孩.他的爸爸 给了他一袋钉子,告诉他,每次发脾 气或者跟人吵架的时候,就在院子的 篱笆上钉一根。第一天,男孩钉了3 7根钉子。后面的几天他学会了控制自己的脾 气,每天钉的钉子也逐渐减少了。他 发现,控制自己的脾气,实际上比钉 钉子要容易的多。终于有一天,他一 根钉子都没有钉,他高兴的把这件事告诉了爸爸。

  爸爸说: "从今以后,如果你一天都没有发脾气,就可以在这天拔掉一根钉子." 日子一天一天过去,最后,钉子全被 拔光了。爸爸带他来到篱笆边上,对 他说:"儿子,你做得很好,可是看看篱笆上的钉子洞,这些洞永远也不可能恢复 了。就象你和一个人吵架,说了些难 听的话,你就在他心里留下了一个伤 口,像这个钉子洞一样。"插一把刀子在一个人的身体里,再拔出来,伤口就难以 愈合了。无论你怎么道歉,伤口总是 在那儿。要知道,身体上的伤口和心 灵上的伤口一样都难以恢复。你的朋友是你宝贵的财产,他们让你开怀,让你更勇 敢。他们总是随时倾听你的忧伤。你 需要他们的时候,他们会支持你,向 你敞开心扉...

the hurt is still there even after reconciliation and forgiveness. So be nice to ur friends...hehe!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

working overtime

I got my payslip for last week's overtime.

But when I looked at the payslip, my heart sank... =(

i wish I don't have to pay income tax and NI

Over a hundred pounds of deductions! It's not worth working the extra hours. It's only making me tired and irritated.

That's what I told myself but then I found myself working the extra hours this week...sigh

This makes me think of what I just read recently. Human can never be satisfied. They will always want more.

Be it a parents' expectation on a child or monetary means or personal goals, once we have reached them, we gain satisfaction. But after a few days, it will wear off and we aim higher. we will never be satisfied. Just like an unscratchable mosquito itch. We can never take away the itch no matter how good we are by scratching. The itch will go away for a while, but then it will come back stronger than before.

Last time when I worked as a cleaner, I told myself, if only I could get a night shift job which pays me 8 pounds per hour

Now that I got it, I yearn for more. I hope that I could have more time to work overtime. I will always be looking at the overtime list in RM hoping there's a empty slot to put my name in for RM overtime. And when I got my payslip, I mourn at the amount of tax and NI contributions I have to pay.

King Solomon was the ever living person who had everything. He built a magnificent palace which took 13 years to finish. He had thousands of concubines, he was the smartest guy in the world...

But then, in the end he said, "I turned my heard and saw yet another wisp of smoke on its way to nothingness: a solitary person...working obsessively late into the night, compulsively greedy for more and more, never bothering to ask, 'Why am I working like a dog, never having any fun?..."

Even the greatest man on earth has walked down that path but never got satisfied.

I don't know where this post is going to, but my point is that we must learn to be content. Everytime I have to tell myself 'it could have been worse'. When I get my results, go to work or look at my bank account...I tell myself it could have been worse.

yeah, it could have been worse. So I won't be working OT during term time. Only during the holidays I'm allowed to work OT. Dun wana bring anymore stress and tiredness upon myself anymore.

PS: views adapted from 'when the game is over, it all goes back in the box' by John Ortberg. A very good book which I truly recommend to anyone to read =)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

New Year

2007 New Year's eve was different from 2006.

31st Dec 2006

More than half of the people have either gone home or were not in Leeds on New Year's eve.

2007 New Year's eve was quieter. I was working from 2-6pm and on my way back I managed to watch a fireworks display in the city centre.

phone camera too lousy already

However, I slept past midnight as I was too tired and missed the midnight fireworks display.

The start of this year has been pretty quiet for me. The rest of the New Year's week was busy with me working overtime, having only 3-4 hours of sleep each day and going to classes which started on 3rd Jan.

ok now. Need to rest and replace the sleep that I lost before I get irritated and start barking at people. Ciaos

Happy New Year!

Once again, it's the new year.

I'm again reminded sombrely that time is not in our control. Every past minute is history and cannot be taken back. Every precious moment must be cherished and remembered.

2007 was a year to remember:

1. I went to Holland and had fulfilled my childhood dreams:

2. Made a rash decision only to have caused unnecessary hurt

3. I managed to pass Year 1 medical school (yay!)

4. Wrote a birthday blog entry for my dad which I had planned a few weeks before.

5. Had a few job experiences and interviews

6. Experienced a strike for the first time and because of that had my weekly pay increased by 8 pounds

2007 was a good and bad year for me...

well erm...did I manage to fulfil my 2007 New Year's resolution then?

Nope. Only one --> I managed to pass my 1st year. But I didn't even manage to maintain my weight and instead gained 5kg more. What a failure.