The family who isn’t

I really haven’t felt like writing in awhile, until today when I found out that our uncle passed away. He wasn’t related to us in any way, but he was one of those people who deserved the respect that you would have for a family member. When you are related to someone, there is thisContinue reading “The family who isn’t”

Stopping the socials

It has been almost 6 weeks since I have stopped going on social media, and at the same time I have incorporated lifestyle changes by waking up early, exercising 5x a week and reading more. For the first time in my life I feel like I am in control, that I actually have energy, andContinue reading “Stopping the socials”

Time and distant memories

Over the break I was inspired to start clearing out the spare rooms and actually fill it with furniture. On my search for second-hand pieces on Facebook Marketplace I saw a metal trundler bed with a foam mattress for sale and I was immediately reminded of my grandpa. For about 14 years until she died,Continue reading “Time and distant memories”

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”

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”