It feels so good to be done with Physiology!!! A whole 2 months worth of heavy, constant studying… DONE, A FINI! I learned SO MUCH about the human body, everything was interesting, but I am finally FREEE. It feels strange now that I have absolutely NOTHING TO DO. I have kickstarted my 2 week vacation, sort of. This upcoming week is just Foundations, a class of Feelings and Learning To Be a Doctor. Next week, it’s “Ni Hao” China! THEN, I have to look forward to Hola INDIA! Woot, such a banging year for an MSI =) Thought I would have no life, but my life has just begun.
So what did I do post-physiology? First, I hit the gym. After a week of intense brain work-outs, I needed to balance it out with the rest of my body. I felt fat sitting on my butt all day, doing exams, drawing pictures of the nephron, making maps and pathways, and jamming my neurons. I snacked and ate late into the night, believing food will keep me awake and focused. How wrong I was… because I’d just end up laying on my bed, dozing off. However, last Friday, I still made time for a PIG OUT and celebration. I went out to a house party, featuring our guests of honor, Dr. Cameron and Dr. El-Maghrabi. Yes, medical students party with the professors. We’re cool like that. Anyway, I had some dinner plans with a group of friends and we ended up at no other than… BOBBY’S BURGER PALACE. I have yet to try everything on the menu, so that evening was the interesting Miami Burger, with pressed ham, turkey, and provolone.
Welcome to Miami
And I tried the Blueberry-Pomegranate milkshake… absolutely fulfilling and heavenly =P
Tian Ren Tea Shop in Chinatown
House-party was a blast. I had a good time with friends. The next day, I was setting out for Manhattan. I hung out with some friends and ate more good city food. First stop, I met with some NYU people at the Grand Sichuan for old-time Chinese food. Then I met up with my friend Dana and her buddy in Chinatown. I gave in to my bubble tea craving, so I ordered a Caramel Milk Tea with Jelly at 天仁. It was a nice, cold breeze through my body, after battling up Soho.
Next, we made our way uptown and visited Grand Central Station, New York Public Library at 42nd, and 5th Avenue towards Central Park. There was plenty of walking, the life of a New Yorker.
We were such tourists in Grand Central. I mean, people go there to GO somewhere. We were there awing at the ceiling, snapping pictures, and looking for the really long escalator to mess with our vestibular system! See, if you go on a really long escalator and look straight up, you will feel like you are shooting and flying upwards. We wanted to try that, except, we couldn’t find that really long escalator.
Grand Central from the outside
We also strolled to the library. After finally seeing the library, I really want to study there. There’s plenty of people looking studious around me, the atmosphere surrounding me is MADE to motivate you to study, and the library’s architecture is beautiful. When I am in a beautiful setting, I get just comfortable enough, with just the right amount of distraction, to focus and get work done. Once I am in the mode, all concentrated, I will get things done. That’s how I felt in the NY Public Library.
Or at least, when I am in the city, I am merrier and more liberated. I feel at ease. I feel cool, sophisticated, and on top of the world. I’m a New Yorker at heart, and Manhattan is where I belong.
Marriage at the library... how romantic
Saks 5th Ave: This is where my first paycheck will go. I’ll treat myself to a nice pair of shoes and favorite dress. I will get my sister a classy handbag. I will treat my mother to her heart’s desire. I will get my father something he cannot break (he has a history of breaking watches and losing rings; I know where I got my genes from…). So classy and glamorous inside!!!
Saks Fifth Ave