Refit: Three Months Later

Two more months have passed since the last time I posted regarding the aftermath of my departure from medical school. I apologize if these update posts are not very engaging to read, but I also find it important for myself to document this progression. As I mentioned before, I try to keep my bearings so that I do not fall into the rut where I completely lose track of the all the time spent in this situation. For this reason, … Continue reading

Disparate Strides

Aside from my current situation, life has been moving along. As I wait for things to pick back up, I find myself following a rudimentary schedule within my apartment complex consisting of personal projects and occasional diversions to the mall, along with its surrounding shops across the street. The routine itself is not particularly productive, but it helps me keep my sanity and social bearings; I actively try to avoid the tailspin that people in situations similar to my own … Continue reading

Repairs: One Month Later

It has only been a mere thirty-one days since the post announcing the cataclysmic shift in my aspirations, yet my time in medical school feels far in the distant past. I suppose I can owe it to the stark contrast between my lifestyle then and my now stagnant circumstances, but regaining my free time also puts into perspective just how much time one is given to either use or squander. Recently, I was forced to flip from one of these … Continue reading

Self Destruction

At this point, roughly six months have passed since the last time I posted about medical school… for a number of reasons that will hopefully come to light over the course of this entry. Six months– it is a time span that feels trivial while caught in the rigors of schoolwork, yet proves to be enough time to turn one’s life hard to starboard and send them completely off course. While it is one thing to be knocked into an … Continue reading

“Butterfly” – A Thematic Analysis of Persona 3 and 4

昔者莊周夢為胡蝶,栩栩然胡蝶也,自喻適志與!不知周也。俄然覺,則蘧蘧然周也。不知周之夢為胡蝶與,胡蝶之夢為周與?周與胡蝶,則必有分矣。此之謂物化。 — 庄子 I dreamt I was a butterfly. I couldn’t tell if I was dreaming. But when I woke, I was I and not a butterfly. Was I dreaming that I was the butterfly, Or was the butterfly dreaming that it was me? Even if there’s a difference between the butterfly and I, The distinction isn’t absolute. And there is no relationship of cause and effect. — Zhuangzi Such were the words that flashed across the screen during the … Continue reading

A Different Sort of Spring Break

Since medical school is so time consuming, even the shortest holidays make it feel as if one hasn’t been at school for a while. As a result, despite the fact that we have fewer days off, their durations always feel enough; this Spring Break was no different. Now, even though I say “no different”, this break was unique in the way that it was the same length (and was at the same time) as the Spring Break the undergraduate students … Continue reading

The “Proper” Way to Enjoy Anime

A few days ago, I logged into My Anime List at the request of a friend. Since I have essentially abandoned my profile on that site, I was curious to see how outdated my list would be. It was completely up to date. In the circles that I hang around in online, I am probably one of the less avid fans of anime, at least in terms of watching every new series that comes out. I tend to instead go … Continue reading

One Week at a Time

It has been a while since I got adjusted to school life in medical school. Initially, I felt a little displaced at my new campus until I realized that I was the same school setting I had attended over the years, but in a completely different environment (both physically and socially). If my overall school experience up to this point can be symbolized by the mood present in the game Persona 4, I would assert that the mood in medical … Continue reading

The Adventure I Would Dream About

Ever since I got my 3DS, I have been thinking about something that I have not thought about at length for a long time: Pokémon. That’s right– amidst medical school, when I have free time, I have been thinking about the creatures that captured my imagination when I was in 3rd grade. See, the truth is that as soon as I obtained my 3DS, I was anxious to try the new Pokémon X and Y games as I had heard … Continue reading

Stagnation and Resumption

So the year 2013 draws to an end– a year I knew would be full of many changes. As I now finish my first semester of medical school, it is hard to believe that this was the same year that I graduated from my undergraduate college, went on vacation across Orlando with my family, and started medical school in a new city. College has truly been the best thing to happen to me, with the past four years being packed … Continue reading

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