Always room for improvement and always ready for new challenges.
In memory of
Revision of the control of gastric acid secretion has suddenly brought to the surface memories of one of the greatest teachers I’ve every had in my 6 years at medical school. He was our physiology tutor for just a couple months in the 1st year but the impact he’s left on me (unwittingly) is unmeasured. I’ve never been a fan of physiology and perhaps never will - whatever knowledge and interest I have on these topics are all imparted by him. The clarity of his teaching, his systematic way of thinking (and making us think), his precise dissection and resolution of our questions - safe to say, those were the best hours of learning in my life, and will stay in my memory in time to come. Together with the teacher himself.
I had no idea that while he was turning up every week before our scheduled tutorials to answer questions, he had already been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I heard nothing of him until the news of his passing away came just two years later. Reading the Physiology Society’s homage to him, I realised that there were many aspects of him beyond the classroom that I hadn’t known about, but equally endearing. Beyond sadness, beyond my heavy heart, I will cherish the memory of Dr David Shirley.
me watching the Victoria Secret’s fashion show :S
how long i’ve waited / waited just to hold you / now that i’ve found you / don’t ever go
although i’m a fan of Dusty Springfield, this Nina Simone version definitely makes better material for some solo late night dancing :)
Running in London
It’s been a while since I had a ‘cold’ run. Aussie summer is still lingering on my skin. This morning I ran into the bashful glow of dawn, peeking through the barren branches that lined the path. It was crisp, light, and possibly a little magical.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via observando)
Takes a crazy lot of work but I think I will get there at some point!