Well, here’s a very belated Independence Day to my friends in the US! I trust there were the usual fireworks and soul stirring music. With BBQ of course! The 4th of July, to me, is the start of the summer even though I know that to many, Labor Day is the actual beginning of beautiful warm days. For many medical residents, the 4th of July is also the first of many holidays that they will be giving up for the duration of their training, and possibly the rest of their lives, as they face the reality of their chosen profession. All I can say is “Good Luck”. There will be good days. There will be bad days. And there will be days when you want to give up. And some will actually give up. But there will also be days when you feel that its worth all the sweat and the tears. Remember those days. Cherish them. Its why you went to medical school.
Also Congrats Singapore on your early birthday present! We have our first UNESCO World Heritage site! What a great achievement!
So this past weekend is one of the more relaxing days I’ve had in a while. I finished work early on Saturday (thank you morning thunderstorm!), went to the airport to get my nephew his favorite green and brown cake (ie Pandan Cake!), went home for a late lunch and went to a movie with akiko, followed by drinks and dinner. And on Sunday, I woke up late, walked to MP, got my nephew a dinosaur balloon, met up with akiko again for lunch, followed by lazing around (masquerading as work) and then we swam 20 (!!) laps and then dinner! I haven’t had such a relaxing weekend in ages and it felt really really good. I certainly hope that the relaxing weekend will translate into a relaxing week. But I really really need to garner some energy and get some real work done at some point.
Also, I found this video on the Interwebs. Its so cute I simply have to share!
And if you think that there’s ever an age when you are too old to play, well think again! St. Louis favorite museum was built for adults to play! When I lived there 5 years ago, it was my favorite museum. It was also the last time I hung out with LJ. And also, possibly the last time we actually had any fun together. I think that trip was what made me decide that it was time to move on from him. So you see, the City Museum actually has rather bittersweet memories for me. So if you find yourself in the Mid-West, take a drive to St. Louis and spend a day there. You won’t regret it. I promise.
Also, in case you think that you have to be an adult to be a hero. Think again. This little girl just showed that you don’t have to be a big person to stand up to hate.
Well, that’s it from me this lovely Monday. I hope the people of Greece start to hear some good news. Soon.