Thursday, May 25, 2017

Victoria for Victoria Day

I haven't been making much headway in blogging about South Korea/Japan, but I'm not too fussed; sorry about the haphazardness though. Meanwhile I'll keep posting about other stuff, because residency's racing by (PGY-4 in less than 6 weeks, um hello) and if I don't keep some sort of record I'll probably wonder where five years disappeared to.

I spent this past Victoria Day long weekend visiting my family in Victoria. It was blue skies and mid-20s all weekend -- just perfect.

Monday, May 8, 2017

South Korea - Day 2 - Jinhae

After a breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast, we headed by subway and bus to Jinhae, a small city west of Busan.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

South Korea - Day 1 - Busan

It's been far too long since I've posted here; residency has been busy lately and every time I sit down to write I feel like I should be using the time to study (thanks, in-training exam :(). I do, however, want to catch up on posting about my vacation in South Korea and Japan, an amazing trip I took with my mom last month. She took months to plan out the entire itinerary and did such a great job! I have tons of journal notes and photos, which I'll work on cobbling together into posts in the weeks to come. Here's day one...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Banff Weekend

I'm currently sitting in the Taipei airport (vacation, finally!), but wanted to catch up on posting about last weekend, which was just the best. My co-resident got married in Banff and all seven residents in our program made it out for the wedding, babies and Royal College exams notwithstanding.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Life This Week: A Little Snow, Sabor, & Lunch Traditions in the Making

It's been another good week, though abruptly wintery. It was nice and sunny when I walked into work on Friday, but was practically blizzarding out when I left my call shift the next morning. I had no clue because I hadn't seen a window; it felt like I'd walked through the wardrobe.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pulled Pork Pizza

I've never actually made a pizza before (unless the frozen ones count) and today seemed like a good day to bake something. I also had some pulled pork leftovers to use up. A pulled pork pizza was in the cards.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Life This Week: Getting By

This will be a short one -- really not much to report this week! I spent evenings studying for a mock oral exam and a lot of the weekend at the cancer centre. The weather's chilly again, but we've had some sunny days and light pretty snow. Here are things I've appreciated this week:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Life This Week: Grande Prairie, Babies, Food, & The Namesake

It's been a productive week, the main accomplishment being getting our abstracts submitted for the annual radiation oncology conference; a last-minute hustle, as always. Fortunately we've had a long weekend (Family Day) to recuperate. Weather-wise we had a taste of spring (15 °C!), which was more muddy and puddle-y than anything, and now winter's making a comeback. Here are things I've appreciated in the past 7 days:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls (An Attempt)

Cinnamon rolls remind me of medical school. One of our classmate's husbands would often appear between lectures with trays of still-warm homemade cinnamon rolls for everyone in the class. That gooey deliciousness set the cinnamon roll bar pretty high, and is, I think, in part why I've never attempted to make them myself.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Life This Week: Ronald McDonald House, Zen, & Donation Drive Wrap

Gosh PGY-3 is flying by! This week I spent a day in snowy Calgary for a meeting and hustled with data to meet next week's abstract deadlines. Everyone's a little stressed right now with those abstracts, myself included -- but I'm really trying to not let research be all-consuming, since it will, as a rule, expand to fill all available time if you let it. To that end, here are some other things I've appreciated in the past week: