A Reminder of the Past

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's 2AM and I find myself still wide awake. No kids or husband to help me fall asleep this time, at least for tonight or this early. Although it's a bit hazy to look at the screen but I am awake. To kill the time and hopefully be in slumber, I try to watch movies, in this case a TV series. I just finished watching Elementary and now I'm into House.

There is so much going on in health that sometimes you tend to lose the other side of being a doctor. I always found myself treating patients, catching babies, suturing, all sorts of dirty work. But there is also the other side of it... administrative.  And sometimes it consumes the whole of your being. Whilst being consumed, you tend to forget things... dosages, maintenance formula for IV fluids during hydration, and other stuff.

House or House MD if you wanna google it was part of our reviewer in taking the board exam. Back when the TV series started, it was the height of my medical education. Every week, a new case was on. We'd make a silly bet that the case would come out in our exams. Well some of it did.

It's reminiscent of my younger years (ouch). But it's also reminiscent of why I went into medicine. And not the administrative dealings that goes with it. Treating people, connecting with people, solving the puzzle of illnesses. The rationale of having big medical books in order to understand the human body, and not human politics. Sometimes, I just wanna concentrate on treating people... and not treating the system.

Well... back to House MD!

Hotel Lotions

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sometimes when I leave the house I tend to forget to put on some lotion. Seems like I'm always in a hurry. Hubby would wait on me by the door. If eyes could speak, he would be saying, "Are you ready to go?" :)

Every time we stay in a hotel, hubby likes to keep the vanity kits. Except for the hotel soap which I always use to wash my hands, everything else, we keep. Since we bring our own soap and shampoo, we never use the hotel kits. It was only until a few months ago that I realized how convenient these things are, especially hotel lotions. 

Since I wash my hands a couple of times a day, my hands tend to get dry. Traveling a lot also makes my skin dry. This is where this thing comes in handy. I can just put on some lotion even when we're traveling. Really really convenient. 

So the next time you stay in the hotel, check out their vanity kits. 

Blue Sky and Grass

Friday, March 3, 2017

A few more watercolor paintings I've done. Had to do it twice just to try to have the feel of working with watercolor. As in the title, this is Blue sky and grass.

Getting the Hang of It

Thursday, March 2, 2017

I would love to do watercolor painting. I've stocked up on a few paints but I've always had second thoughts about it. Somehow, it is very difficult to control.

Just sharing a few strokes that I did. It's a start. I'm liking it though. The more I'm making, the more I'm liking it. These were done about two to three weeks back. Paper is from Monologue journal for mix media.

Few initial strokes. just getting the hang of it.

Bouquet of Roses with some tiny blue flowers

Trying to do some clouds, sea and sand.

M's Painting

Saturday, February 11, 2017

He saw me doing some watercolor painting and joined in. I decided to let him drew in my journal so that I can treasure it for a long time.