Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sweet Potato and Kale Peanut Soup

This was my first week back from vacation and I spent like 100 hours at work and all my free time studying, so suffice it to say I have nothing interesting to share. I did start the month with some goals though, so hopefully I'll find some focus in the weeks to come and get some things checked off.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Tofino & Ucluelet

Happy new year! This week my parents and I spent a couple days on the west coast of the Island. I know a lot of people get out that way often, but I hadn't been since kindergarten, so took it all in through new eyes.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017: A Look Back

Happy holidays! I'm cozied up in front of the wood stove at my parents' place with a glass of sparkling wine and couldn't be happier to be winding down the year with a week back home in Victoria.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Life This Week: Holiday Parties, Seoul Fried Chicken, & Samosa Day

This week is my last of a 3-month rotation on head & neck, skin, and thyroid cancers. I'm actually really enjoying head & neck; it's complex, but logical, and you get to do nasopharyngoscopy (scoping through the nose to see down to the vocal cords). Nasopharyngsocopy and I have gone through a bit of an arc. I've gone from being relieved when a patient didn't need it to now looking forward to it, which to me was a good reminder to not mix up things I'm uncomfortable with with things I don't like (peds onc I think gets largely misclassified). Anyhow, here are some things I've appreciated lately, apparently mostly food:

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Recipe: Gingersnaps

One of our sweet dietitians brought molasses sugar cookies into clinic the other week, which everyone adored. Molasses cookies, ginger cookies, gingersnaps, or whatever you'd like to call them, are one of my favourite cookies. They've got an old-fashioned grandma's house kind of comfort to them and cosy spices that seem to belong in the pumpkin pie and egg nog season.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Life This Week: Sabor, The Good Doctor, & Movember

Just popping in quickly with some highlights from the past week. Life's been very routine; not a whole lot to tell!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Life This Week: All is Bright on 124 Street, Pho, & West Edmonton Mall

This post is a little late (because call), but I wanted to share some highlights from last week and the weekend, both of which were really nice. The weather has warmed up a bit too, which is a bonus. The snow, sun, and blue skies made for a picturesque University of Alberta campus on Saturday:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Residency Life Hacks

Earlier this month I got to help out with a life hacks workshop at a wellness conference for residents at my university. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting did I even have any life hacks? Turns out (thanks, Google) we all have life hacks -- things we do to make our days easier and more efficient. There's probably something to be gained by sharing them with one another, so I figured I'd compile a few here. And of course these don't just apply to the medical field. Resident or not, definitely feel free to pitch in with your own!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Life This Week: Better Eats

I didn't take any photos this week...turns out nothing too eventful happened. On Thursday we went to our med school's career fair to plug radiation oncology, but other than that it's been pretty routine.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Study Thoughts: Oral Exams

First off, apologies for another post on studying. Not the most exciting of topics. I just wanted to elaborate a bit on how I've been studying lately, in particular for oral exams.