Life goes on . . .

It is I , the owner of this seemingly abandoned blog ๐Ÿ™‚ It has been two threeย months since my last post and the only explanation that I have to excuse my hiatus is simply . . . Life.๐Ÿ˜… Medical School Update Yes , I'm still in medical school๐Ÿ˜….ย To put my first semester into perspective and [...]

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Melancholia and Epiphanies

Forgive my neglect of this wonderful oasis , I haven't exactly had the easiest past few weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I had a "falling out" with a former high school friend of mine. I actually wouldn't term it a falling out .It was more like a wave of negative passive aggressive energy that I absorbed and took [...]

Native Optimism and Expectations ๐ŸŒน

I am still trying to process the fact that in five days I will be sitting in a lecture hall. . . learning and using my brain matter constructivelyย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ This "holiday" was incredibly short , thirty days , but much needed. ย I spent most of it sleeping , watching movies , series , listening to [...]

Kangaroo Mother Care ๐Ÿ’•

If ever you want to discover just how long one year can be, do second year medicine . Where each module you do ( of which there are seven) seems to span a decade of its own. The culmination of the Reproductive System will be on Friday ! ย But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

The Global Goals And Why I Care โœŒโœŒ

The United Nations released a list of goals that they have set aside to achieve by the year 2030. They are ambitious , dauntingly so ,but by no means impossible. If everyone in the world cared enough, we could easily accomplish these goals in the next five years .Fifteen years is, however, a long time [...]

Runner’s Etiquette ๐Ÿƒ

What does one do when they run past the same person for the fifth time on a route? By that time we've already given each other the "Hey,ย I'mย glad you're running too"ย nod , the "you again" wave , the "let's keep going" smileย and the "you're still running" grimace. Is there an elite handshake that I can [...]

Marriage Proposals and Heartbreak

I nearly got engagedย during myย end of block ย weekend. It all happened rather quickly but the short of the situation is that I had to decline. My decision was influenced byย the factย that I hadย not yet met my suitor until that veryย afternoon and he was probably at least three if not fourย times my own age. I was [...]

Y’er a wizard Lily โšกโšก

I am not of this muggle world. I am a wizard. Now if my letter from Hogwarts could find its way to me before I graduate from med school, that wouldย beย splendidย ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ I have successfully convinced my younger brethren to indulge in the epicness of the Harry Potter world . I employed passive aggressive tactics such [...]

Of Racism and Language Policies

Being an "international" student, I could rattle on until the end of time explaining the importance and significance of language. Language is a determinant of success wherever you may be. It allows you to communicate with others , share ideas and thoughts. Language allows you to learn. If you don't understand a language you are [...]

Coffee and Sarcasm ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜

It was then that Lily knew. Thatย sheย had chanced upon her soul mate .ย  . ย . It was 9 am and ย Lily was standing in a queue to acquire someย much needed caffeine to power up for a day that was already proving to be arduous. The queue was unforgivably long and her position in it did [...]

A Year Of Lily !

Lilyย doesย medschool is a year old today ! I can hardly believe that my foray into blogging has lasted for 365 days. I am entirely astounded by the fact that I " stuck it out" ๐Ÿ˜‰ After a great age of wanting and meaning to but never really getting around to actually doing it , I [...]

The Pluviophile Diaries

During which Lily is a pluviophile. A lover of rain. Thanks to Cape Town's beautiful Mediterranean climate , we do not receive any snow in winter.There is a lot of rain, however .The pluviophile in me rejoices whenever I see overcast skies. I really love the rain.ย I love the transformation that the sky undergoes. Everything [...]

Upward and Onward

I have been nineteen for a grand total of two days and it has been simply magical ! I woke up on my birthday to a scrumptiously prepared buffet consisting of all my favourite food and raucous singing from my family (some of which are unable to hold a tune). I was serenaded by the [...]

One Lovely Blog Award !

My sincerest thanks go to the lovely autumnscrubsย for nominating me for this prestigious award ๐Ÿ™‚ I would, however, like to offer my most heartfelt apology for not complying with the rules of the award sooner. During the course of the year 2014, I had already completed challenges of a similar nature (one on Instagram and [...]

Year Of The Crown :)

I have a Life Timetable. This was composed years ago during endless Technology lessons and art exams.ย In this timetable I wrote down ( sometimes with the aid of my dear and special friends) one thing that I aspire to accomplish at each stage of my life. In my 28th year I have to go sky-diving. [...]