Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Bangkok October 2008
The CHOP pediatrics program, aside from being one of the largest in the country (40 something residents per year), is an incredibly supportive program. People are rooting for my success and education, which is a very different vibe than at Georgetown. As sexy as it was to be a life-saving surgeon, I feel much better suited for pediatrics.
I'm now back home for the first time in over 3 years and Bangkok doesn't seem to have changed as much as I had expected. The taxis are a different color, the airport has free wifi and things are slightly more expensive, but the city still has the same sense of disarray with its millions of people and unstable government. I love being home!
Yesterday my mother and I headed to the Chachuchak market in search of home decor (my Philadelphia apartment still looks barren). The Chachuchak market is an enormous outdoor weekend market where, with a little determination and a lot of walking, *anything* can be found, from snakes, fish, dogs to antiques to American army surplus. At the end of our expedition we were walking on a side street as it was getting dark when my mother accidentally came head to head with a baby elephant walking in the opposite direction. She screamed in surprise while the elephant just kept on walking by... I would give the elephant the right of way any day.
Chinese restaurant lunch appetizers: jellyfish in the middle, pigs ears on the right, and "thousand year old eggs" (the blue things). The eggs really did taste like they were rather old. Eating the jellyfish, I felt a vengeful satisfaction- I still harbor a grudge against the jellyfish that stung me some 20 years ago and left a scar.
I was reading the newspaper this morning and on the front page just beneath the headline highlighting government problems "PAD Leaders Surrender", I found these advertisements:
Surgery Roast May 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Washington DC Spring
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Surgery Alumni Dinner!
April 11, 2008
First, let me apologize for not keeping this blog up to date. I will once again try to keep it current.
News: I'm moving to Philadelphia to start my pediatrics residency program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in June. Lots of new and exciting things to look forward to! Until then, I'm finishing up my surgery internship in Washington DC. Currently I'm working on the cardiothoracic surgery service at the VA hospital. The veterans are an interesting and surprisingly eclectic group.
Tonight, the surgery residents hosted a.... bowling party! I hit a high score of 78 (scoring *1* strike). More pics to come...
Friday, December 28, 2007
Finally getting around to seeing some DC sites!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Moving to Washington DC!
Graduation!! June 16th, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Washington DC: First Impressions (June 11, 2007)
I've always thought of DC as the metropolitan capital of the
After many delays at the Philly airport, arguing with an angry cab driver, and checking in to the wrong hotel, we finally arrived at our hotel in
I just read an article from the South African Aids Conference in
Northern California Coast (June 6-8 2007)
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
San Francisco (June, 2007)
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Binche, Belgium (Jan 1, 2007)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May the next be even better than the last.