A Christmas Message

I received an email from our manager this week asking all staff to write a short message to send out to our patients on the Christmas bulletin or whatever it’s called. And although that sounds like such a simple task that shouldn’t require much thought at all, I really struggled with what to write. AndContinue reading “A Christmas Message”



One of the things that I have to constantly work on is a feeling of discontentment. Don’t get me wrong, I am really grateful for my life… but my brain and my thoughts always go to places that imagine what it would be like to live an alternate reality- for example: what it would beContinue reading “Discontentment”

A holiday feeling

As the prospect of being on holiday inches closer to reality, the topic of where we are going has become a frequent part of our conversations. And the people who are part of these conversations become a captive audience to my spiel about why Singapore is my favourite country to visit. So here I go:Continue reading “A holiday feeling”

Everyday mindfulness

As I have been going through my own well-being journey over the last 3 months, I have been more intentional about practicing mindfulness. This practice helps us train ourselves to be present in the moment that we’re in, so that we can fully experience life in that particular moment, and drown out unwelcome thoughts thatContinue reading “Everyday mindfulness”

The root of disappointment

I think one of the worst, non-life threatening, non-trauma inducing feelings that a person can experience is disappointment. And we’ve all experienced it. But it’s those unspoken moments of disappointment that overtime stir change upon change and I guess contributes to building character. You know, the little disappointments that aren’t a big enough deal toContinue reading “The root of disappointment”

Dating against a timeline

Watching season 2 of Indian Matchmaking on Netflix got me thinking about some of the issues that we face while dating in our twenties, but also the fact that particularly in Asian culture there is this constant pressure to be married once you’ve graduated university and have a job. And when I look back onContinue reading “Dating against a timeline”

Why should we care?

It’s winter in New Zealand and just about every man and his dog has turned up to the clinic with some type of cough, runny nose or sore throat virus. And I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out by it. And I’m sure other doctors are feeling the same. And admittedly, it’s harder to careContinue reading “Why should we care?”

Why banning abortion makes no sense

There has been a lot of outrage given the recent reversal of Roe vs Wade by the U.S Supreme Court. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard about it, basically in a nutshell: this ruling protected a woman’s reproductive right to have an abortion. This has now been overturned. This hasContinue reading “Why banning abortion makes no sense”

Reframing our rejection

I have to preface this post by saying that I write this mainly about situations where someone’s dislike of me is unwarranted. There will definitely be some people out there who don’t like me for very good reasons. Maybe I offended them, or there was a misunderstanding that was never addressed. To those people, I’mContinue reading “Reframing our rejection”