Monday, June 28, 2010


I feel like a weight has just been lifted off my shoulders. I finally talked to someone i have been avoiding talking to for a while now, my last mentor at the lab. I truly believe that my med school interviews would not have gone so well and i probably wouldn't have gotten into med school if it wasn't for this guy. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow and is the sweetest and nicest person i have ever met in my life. I totally forgot about him during the radio show but he would have been a perfect person to talk about with regards to the name issue. He is from Nepal and his wife is Japanese. His wife didn't change her last name and all the kids answer her last name also. When i asked him why, he said because he feels like his wife deserves it because he knows if he were the one primarily raising the kids they would all end up in jail. His wife is a stay at home mom (she has a PhD also) and he cannot stop singing her praises about how good of a mother she is. His kids are the cutest also (just imagine a japanese/nepalese mix) and they have the cutest names, only one goes by his nepalese name, the other two answer japanese names.

Anyway, that's not the point of the story. So all these while i haven't been in school, i haven't been able to tell him. Shame, was a big part of it, like i couldn't cut it. Something everyone else was doing, i couldn't do it. I knew he would understand and be supportive but i felt like i disappointed him. So in March when i finally emailed him to say hi I kind of hinted i had issues in school. He was very encouraging, just like he was last year when i complained to him while i was still in school, but i couldn't tell him what was up. I just called him about 5 mins ago, and i told him and as expected, he was very understanding. I told him i didn't want anyone at the lab to know and before i even finished talking, he was like they don't need to know. So i will be seeing him next month when i go chill in Atlanta. I still don't have my head on right about what happened, maybe talking to him will help put things in better perspective for me.

In case there are any first or second year med students in America, who read this blog, i just found out about a need based scholarship you can apply for. You have to be a citizen though. Bummer for me cos i'm not yet one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one because it might happen before the deadline for this application. They give between $1000 and $10,000 and there is a checklist of things to complete.
Visit NMF for more info.

In other news, guess who got nominated for three awards in category B? Me :) Best blog Juggler, Biggest gossip (Blog(s)Ville Gist) and Drama Queen/King. I bursted out laughing when i saw the nomination for Drama Queen. It was so unexpected. I asked my friend i was talking to at the time if i was a drama queen and he couldn't say yes fast enough. Oh well. I had no idea i came across that way on this blog. Although, my more common hailings besides Margaret Thatcher are Wahala woman and drama queen. I guess that's why i bursted out laughing when i saw that. I was also interviewed on the site. You can read and learn more about me HERE.

Bye lovies.


  1. I have to confess I nominated you for your 1st and 3rd nominations. Lol. Glad you finally got that weight lifted off your shoulders. I bet it felt like finally paying off a debt or something, like you have just cleared the slate and are FREE!

    I would really like to know what happened with med. school? I am not sure what happened or if you ever shared on this blog but it would be a great post! Of course you don't have to share.

    Congrats on your nominations!

  2. It was an ongoing thing. I talked about it in Jan. Pretty much i had to take a recommended leave of absence cos i had 2 low passes and u can only have one in an academic year in my school. Anything more than one puts u in line for repeating the year. In my case, i only got as far as the first semester, but i'm going back in August to start over. Long and short of the story.

  3. I'm so glad you're getting back into school. So it's medicine not a doctorate? that wrong the other time.

    Meanwhile, congratulations on your nominations!

    Bless your heart, Sting!

  4. Interesting POV on the name change thing. Good you have to someone to open up to. Hope everything turns out well for you. Congrats on your nominations!

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  6. Congrats on ur nominations!

    Glad you feel a lot better, with the weight off your shoulders. Wish you all the best with school. Plus, you need people like this guy around you to support you. People who'll never make you feel bad, and give you strength when you're not sure you can stand anymore. It is well hon.

    I too missed the post about what happened with Med. School. Just read it in your comment. It says a lot about you that you're willing to go back and face med school head-on. God's gonna go with you. I can assure you that you have a MAD support system here at blogville.

  7. congrats on ur nomination again!

    and am sure that med schol will be better for you this time...i truly amire your courage

  8. Thanks NakedSha: Girl with the baby voice. Yes it's Medicine.

    @miss.fab: Thank you a lot and i hope everything turns out well also.

    @Isha: Awww... u r sweet. Thanks for the support, i truly appreciate it.

    @doll: Amen o! I'm hoping to kick some med school ass this time around :)

  9. Congratulation on your nominations.
    Am glad you have an understanding mentor & getting the weight off your's well.


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