Thursday, August 25, 2011

Goo Goo, Michelle Branch, flat tire, parties, movies, parties, movies, work.

On the 5th, I went to the Goo Goo Dolls concert up at Pompano Beach Amphitheater, with guests Michelle Branch and Parachute opening. Drove up with a couple friends a little after 3 in the afternoon to try and beat traffic. Fortunately, there wasn't much at all and we got there quite early with plenty of time to spare. We decided to get some food beforehand at Tijuana Flats, which I tried for the first time. By the time we finished eating, it was still barely 5 pm and when we got to the actual park/amphitheater, it wasn't even 5:30. We were one of the first ones there; a couple families were doing some tailgating on the side. While waiting, we tried to sell off the extra ticket that we had (can't believe no one wanted to join, even if I was offering to pay for their ticket), and I got a free red bull from red bull girls driving around. At 7, I walked in, met up with a couple others, and went to watch the band Parachute open. They weren't bad. Afterwards, they had a meet and greet with the band members. Then it was Michelle Branch up next. She was apparently sick that evening but still did a great performance. That was my first time seeing her live, and surprisingly, she also did a meet and greet after. So yea, got to meet Michelle Branch and get her to autograph her album Hotel Paper.

That Friday was the best day of the weekend. Saturday was Free Bowling Day in honor of National Bowling Week, though no one wanted to join. What really frustrated me was wasting over an hour texting and calling people. In the evening, I find one of my tires flat, and discover a nail in it wtf Fortunately, I was able to inflate, in the rain.angry And if that wasn't enough, it was getting dark and my cell phone was dead. What dumb luck that day. Somehow, I still ended up going out to La Bodeguita, a Cuban restaurant/club. Dancing was cool, but the service was not. I grade the place a C-minus.

For most of Sunday, I spent it researching tires and shopping for best deals. By early afternoon, it started raining so I couldn't do anything as far as the tire was concerned! Rain didn't stop until early evening so I was basically a homebody. Needless to say, the flat tire ruined my weekend. On Monday, I went to Sears early in the morning to get the tire repaired, or rather changed. I ended up changing all 4 tires because they were all nearly out of tread. Probably not safe with all this rain since I could hydroplane.

That Saturday, there was a pool party at Gansevoort Hotel rooftop in South Beach. That was pretty cool but we got there near the end when most of the people were already starting to leave. Randomly ran into a medical student, which was quite amusing. Now why don't I run into any gorgeous girls I know? Afterwards, tried La Sandwicherie on South Beach, which is amazing. On Sunday, I went to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens for free entry during Sundays this month. I met up with another resident and his girlfriend. Was supposed to meet up with another friend but he ended getting lost inside the place so didn't see him until the end. Should have brought my camelbak but good thing they had free water there. Place was nice, though doesn't beat the Huntington Library and Arboretum in LA.

On the 16th, I went to watch a free prescreening of Conan the Barbarian with another resident at AMC up in Aventura Mall. The movie wasn't too shabby. Got free goodies in the process. Think my new hobby will be trying to watch movies in theaters for free, via advance screenings haha. On Tuesday, went to catch Our Idiot Brother. Today, Colombiana haha.

Went Y100 pool party this past Saturday at Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in South Beach. Met Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, who killed it with his DJ set. Guy shook hands with ton of people. Should've asked for photo but I photobombed a couple lol. Also met Rick Ordria from My Electric Heart, along with Mack from Y100, and a few others, including couple models. Got free snacks, cd, drinks(including shots). Afterwards, I was so buzzed that I had to take a quick nap before driving to my friend's place for a little house party in Brickell. I only stayed an hour and then had to bounce for Seminole Hard Rock Casino where Tropic Beauty Model Seach pageant finals was going. I won't delve into it much further. Instead, I'll let some photos do the talking. Afterwards, I took the med student who joined me to Opium Hard Rock nightclub where DJ Sasha Grey was there. Now that was a party. Kudos to promoter friend Mike who hooked me up again for entry.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Work, party, concert, movie, work, party, fashion show, work, party, movie...

So much has happened in this crazy past month, especially with my new duties as chief resident and all the new residents starting. I'll try to recap briefly.

I was invited to attend a fashion show event at the Shore Club on June 25th and I dragged a few other fellow residents along. We got there around 11 pm but less than an hour later, it started raining. The area was mostly outdoors, and so the fashion show was postponed/cancelled unfortunately. Shore club was nice though, despite the rain. They have this area called the SkyBar, which is an indoor lounge/club. Not bad.

On Wednesday the 29th, we went to watch U2 perform at Sun Life Stadium. Took us about 3 hours driving just to get there, and we made it just on time to get our tickets from StubHub at 7:30. Florence and the Machine opened for them and then there was a long intermission. Finally, at 9 pm, the entire band finally walk out, with David Bowie's Space Oddity playing. The next two hours were just amazing. I'll post photos later, but might be the best concert I've ever seen. Worth the 50 dollars and 3 hours of driving it took to get there.

On that Saturday, July 2nd, I went to watch Transformers 3 with a few other residents. It was pretty good, though near the end of the movie, with about 20 minutes left, the audio goes out and the movie had to be stopped rewound 10 min and started up again. When it was all said and done, the theatre gave all of us a free 3-D movie voucher. Apparently, couple nights before on Thurs was the world premiere event on South Beach and a friend of mine actually got to attend. Can't believe I missed that, especially since it was free. I recall it was pouring heavy rain that night anyway.

The following day, I went to the Florida SuperCon, which was going on all weekend. Got to see a few celebrity guests, took a few photos here and there. All in all, seemed like it was cooler as a volunteer during the Wizard World Comic Con when I got photos/autographs for free and met the special guests. Met up with a friend there and we met Meekakitty, aka Tessa Violet, who's a YouTube sensation if you don't know her. Really cute, and super funny.

On the 4th of July, went to Crandon Park on Key Biscayne with a few residents to have a BBQ for the afternoon. Afterwards, went to Brickell to meet up with a first year intern to go to South Beach for the 4th of July fireworks show. While waiting though, I had my air conditioner on for about half an hour. When I tried to start my engine, it wouldn't crank and kept giving me this noise. Fortunately, was able to get it jumped with the help of a security guy driving around and my first year friend. Lesson of that day: don't leave air conditioner on without the engine on or you'll drain your battery.

On Wednesday night, me and a couple first years went to Mansion Nightclub for Oh la La Cheri Fashion Show. The show itself lasted less than 10 minutes but the cool thing was we got in the club for free since I had a hookup through a model that was in the fashion show. Was pretty cool especially since I spent nothing that night, except on gas perhaps. Thanks Melanie Tillbrook and the club promoter Mike.

The following week was Miami Fashion Week and I got into a few fashion show events held by some big name fashion designers: Lila Nikole, Cosabella, Betsey Johnson. Most of it was part of Funkshion Fashion Week but it spanned from the 12th through the 17th. Went to shows on the 14th, 16th, and 17th. And I'm glad I missed the fashion show events on the 15th to play Magic instead because I met this girl there who's absolutely gorgeous. It actually never crossed my mind that this girl I'm talking to and playing a game with could be a model. I later find out that she works as a model. How funny isn't it? Just my luck. Too bad I didn't get her number. Guess I didn't want to be a douche since a guy was with her. Anyways, maybe I'll run into her again. So fashion shows went on throughout the weekend and I went to a couple of them. On Saturday, I actually met a spokesmodel for Rayito de Sol at a fashion show event. For those who don't know, Rayito de Sol specializes in sunscreen and tanning lotions. This girl I'm talking to there, absolutely gorgeous as well. No surprise she has a boyfriend. Met two models in two days though...not too shabby haha.

On the 22nd, some terrible event happened in Oslo, Norway. Some crazy nutcase decided to bomb a government building there and then go on a shooting rampage hours later at youth camp, killing 80-plus that day. What a sick human being. What is wrong these people? Something just went off in their head, telling them to go kill dozens of innocent people. Just ridiculous. The next day, on July 23rd, Amy Winehouse is found dead in her London home. That's all I'm gonna say about that. You all can Google that.

Last Thursday was a busy day. I worked most of the day until afternoon and then got ready to go watch a free prescreening of the movie Change-Up starting Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde. Movie was pretty good. I recommend it if you liked the Hangover since it's from the same writers. Having Olivia Wilde in the movie as eye candy didn't hurt either. After the movie, I got ready to clubbing. I showered, ate a little, and started driving out towards South Beach (8th time in July). I get to Mynt Lounge a little after 11 PM, only to find it not open yet. Turns out I was early, fortunately, since there was no line. The place is like what the reviews say: looks like a whole in the wall but inside looks phenomenal. So I get in an hour later, though had to pay the $30 cover (heck, everyone to pay I think) but it's like paying $30 to enter an exclusive VIP club. The lighting and decorations were awesome, and the DJ was blaring house music through their amazing sound system. Before you know it, the place starts getting packed and people start going crazy, dancing everywhere. Go-go dancers start coming out, dancing on the bar counters, handing out glow sticks. Met some friendly foreigners from Amsterdam, Argentina, Brazil, etc. Everyone wanted to take pics with me for some reason. Must be the fact I'm the token Asian there haha. 90% of the people are gorgeous, and of course, and Miss Nine was awesome. Man, what a night. Now that's what I call a party. I was actually surprised that I got in there without a problem. Well, won't be last time I hope.

Over the weekend, I went out on Saturday to The Florida Room at Delano Hotel. night up past 3 AM. This can't be healthy =/ Florida Room at Delano's not too shabby, considering no cover but still doesn't compare to Mynt Lounge. Once again, be nice to the doormen. Some girl called the guy some name and was completely turned away. Think I'll start inviting externs since residents are too "busy" to go out these days. Uh oh, puny gecko alert. Need to catch it before it just dies in here. Hotel, which isn't too shabby, considering no cover but still doesn't compare to Mynt Lounge. My wait was actually much longer than at Mynt Lounge, mainly because it was quite late. Lesson to learn: be nice to the doormen. Some girl called the guy some name and was completely turned away. What's also cool about the hotel is there is a huge chess board with actual chess pieces in the back lawn area. I only spent $2 that night. Just goes to show, you don't need to blow all your money to have a good time. I like partying for little or nothing haha.

Yesterday I woke up late, slept through morning report because I didn't set my alarms(yes, alarms as in plural because one won't wake me) and on the way to the hospital, I have the dumb luck of getting pulled over. Fortunately, I mention that I'm a doctor and they cops let me go with a warning. It's good to know there are actually some kind officers out there.

Just a few photos for now. I'll upload more later.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Santa Barbara, hiking, aphrodisiacs, back to Miami and more festivities

So it's been over a month since I blogged. Time sure flies when you're busy. And everytime I think of updating, it just seems like too much to fit in one post. Unfortunately, the less frequent I'm updating, the more things keep happening and then I get too busy to even update. Anyhow, so I'm going to attempt to condense what has happened the past few weeks. 

Last I left off, I was in Los Angeles on vacation and on the evening of May 21st, I met up with a few friends from undergrad for dinner at a restaurant called Don Cuco in Glendale. Surprisingly, that was my first time there even though I've grew up in LA. I got there late because I managed to get lost. Just goes to show how much of Southern California I remember after two years in Miami. Streets and cities aren't the only things I'm forgetting. I get to Don Cuco at 8:30 even though meeting time was an hour before. At least I wasn't the last to arrive. It was good catching up with friends I hadn't seen in over a year. The following day I at some lunch with family, and in the afternoon just relaxed. 

On that Tuesday, I went out to eat dinner with a few other friends at a Vietnamese restaurant. On Wednesday, met up with another friend for some Vietnamese sandwiches and played some chess for the first time in ages. I won, to my surprise; guess I still got it. That evening, went out for In-N-Out (which has become so unbelievably crowded that they need to open more stores, like way more than McDonald's) and then played some Magic. We stayed up quite late but I still got home before 2 AM. The following morning, went to Santa Barbara for the first time ever with a friend from high school. We ate lunch at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, which was quite good. Quite a bit of shellfish that day, or rather, aphrodisiacs. More on aphrodisiacs later, but we walk a bit around the wharf and downtown SB. I also experienced The Habit Burger Grill restaurant the first time, which is like their version of In-N-Out. At about 3 pm, we start heading back but of course hit traffic. On the way back, we discuss watching a movie that evening, possibly Hangover 2. However, that kinda fell through so we go watch Insidious instead, which turned out to be pretty good, even though scary moves aren't really scary to me anymore. I recommend it though, if you're into horror films.

On the 28th, I went hiking at Griffith Park with the same friend from the Santa Barbara trip. We met up with one of his friends from work and trekked up part of the park, encountering some nice views along the way. Of course, I slipped and nearly got killed due to my clumsiness. Then again, I really need to get some hiking shoes. After, we stopped by Griffth Observatory, which I haven't visited since high school. Lot has changed there. Next time I'll have to bring a date there. For lunch, we went to Chin-Ma-Ya for Ramen. 

The following day, ate dinner with some friends from grade school and junior high on at Tasty Garden inside Atlantic Times Square. Once again, had some shellfish in form of clams. On the 30th, hung out with friends and had oyster pancakes so again, ate some more shellfish. See the pattern haha? Man, sure got quite a bit of shellfish in that week. 

Next day, played some tennis and met up with a couple friends from high school who were on the tennis team for lunch at Savoy. In the evening I met up with a few ladies from the ACS Relay for Life committee for dinner at Phoenix Inn. Afterwards, I got home and started packing for flight in the morning. 

I flew back to Miami on the 1st of June. What a horrible flight experience that was, from beginning to end. First off, before I even get on the place, security had to open and examine my bag. That's the second time in 4 trips I've had my bag opened. Does it say terrorist on my forehead or something? At least I wasn't frisked. Guess I was a little worried because my driver's license was expired and my new one's in LA. So after that, I go to the terminal for boarding. However, my flight ends up being delayed for nearly an hour because the connecting plane arrives 30 minutes late to the terminal, and for some reason the staff go on board to check something. When we finally do start boarding, they start calling all the groups practically seconds apart, which was ridiculous. You can imagine how jumbled the line got. Took us another 30 minutes to board, and while boarding, some guy was holding too many carry-ons so the staff was trying to run him down and make sure he would check the bag in. Later on, when we finally boarded, it we got delayed another 20 to 30 minutes before finally taking off. The only bright spot of the flight was meeting this cute photographer sitting next to me, or rather, two seats from me because there was no one sitting between us. We chatted for most of the flight. Not that I would have done anything since she has a boyfriend (which has been my luck these days) but she was really cool. So I landed really late past midnight. Fortunately, my friend was willing to pick me up. 

The following morning, on the 2nd, I could already feel the jetlag. I finally get my car back in the afternoon, after waiting a month, though those bastards took all my spare change in the car. Granted it was less than a dollar but still. Those vultures. I also witnessed a car accident right in front of the auto shop, head on collision. That's Miami for ya. That evening I went to Miami Heat game versus the Mavs, game 2 of the NBA Finals. Forked out an arm and a leg but it was good game and I got access to the Dewar's Clubhouse level, which would have cost hundreds to enter. Saw Flo Rida (who got arrested for DUI later that week haha) at courtside. 

On the night of the 3rd, I find out that a friend of mine from undergrad committed suicide recently. That makes 2 suicides in 5 years. Even though I didn't know this one as well it still brought back memories from 5 years ago, including the wake and funeral. Just that horrible feeling that I could've done something about it. The following evening, I went to watch Hangover 2 to get my mind off of it. Not as good as the first, but still pretty funny even though it's crude humor. Warning: many scenes NSFW. 

The following day I went to Dolphin mall again, but this time to watch game 3 of the NBA finals between the Mavs and Heat. Buffalo Wild Wings was completely packed to the point where we couldn't get a table. Good thing the Miami Heat won that game or I would've feared for my life with so many angry fans.

On the 8th, my new cell phone finally arrived in the mail after I changed over to AT&T. Took me hours to try and activate the phone, without success. Finally activated it the next day, which took another couple hours. 

On the 11th, went to watch X-Men: First Class, which was quite good. That's 3 movies in less than 3 weeks haha. In the evening, went to celebrate a friend's surprise birthday dinner. Actually, his wife had contacted a bunch of people a week before about it. I got there a little late due to the movie but that was supposed to be a diversion. In end, was all good because he had no idea. 

The 12th was graduation for the 3rd year residents at Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The hotel is amazing, though some say it's haunted. Afterwards, I had planned an after party at Dave & Buster's but none of the residents showed up. Fortunately, a couple students I invited did. Nonetheless, still pretty lame that more students than residents showed up. In the evening, I met up with a few residents at Gordon Biersch for game 6 of the NBA Finals (think I've watched nearly every game of the finals either live or at some bar/restaurant). The game was really good, like nearly every one of the series, though down the stretch Dallas basically took control. You could hear the moans and groans from the customers. Some guy was swearing left and right. We left a little before the final minute of the game just in case that guy got went really berzerk. 

Saturday the 17th was the last call of my residency, hopefully, since third years just have home call. The following day, I met up with a friend from medical school, who was in town for a wedding. Met up with her and her husband for brunch at Talavera Mexican Restaurant in Coral Gables, near the Hyatt where they were staying at. Afterwards, I took them to the airport in Fort Lauderdale.
That's enough for now. I'll have to cut it short. Whatever happened this past week will have to go in my next posting haha. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chief resident, Dwayne Wade, free money, free movie...

In May I started my first rotation out of house, with a FP osteopath near Brickell who does integrated medicine. For the entire first week and half I had to use a car lent to me by a friend/colleague at the residency since mine was being repaired (see prior post regarding my car accident). So when I first entered his medical office, I see this video playing in the waiting area, with a video of him lecturing being played on the screen. Also in the lecture was Alonzo Mourning! Just shadowing him during the first day made me realize it was going to be an interesting month. His practice is outside the realm of traditional medicine. Firstly, this doctor does something called EIS scanning and ESTECK instead of traditional testing. He also does “muscle testing” where he asks your system whether something is required or not or whether a treatment is appropriate. Many of the traditional medications he does not prescribe. For instance, instead of synthroid it’s westhroid. He prescribes homeopathic remedies. This guy also has an aquarium that looks like a scene from Finding Nemo.

Just two days in, I find out Dwayne Wade was going to show up for a consultation! And sure enough, on the third day, May 4th, I got to meet Dwayne Wade. Yes, that’s the same D-Wade of the Miami Heat. The doctor didn’t feel it was professional for me to stay during most of the consultation but I say hi and shake his hand. Guy dresses up in all pimped out basketball attire, as if he’s ready to ball anytime, anywhere. So that was the highlight of my week. Plus, I got a belated birthday present. 

That weekend of the 7th was the Prerelease for the next Magic: The Gathering set New Phyrexia. I almost didn’t make it, if not for the borrowed car. Though I didn’t win anything, it’s a good thing I did because I got over $60 worth of cards in return, more than double the entrance fee. It was also Free Comic Book Day on the 7th so I went to get some free comic books at a nearby comic book shop just before heading home. The following day, I watched my Lakers get swept by the Dallas Mavericks. It was a sad day in Lakerland. So much for hoping they would make the finals again and potentially face the Miami Heat, where I could possibly cheer for the Lakers at American Airlines Arena and get booed at by the other Heat fans. Oh well, maybe next year.

Speaking of money, on Thursday I find $50 on the ground, next to the road in a residential area, while jogging back from the auto repair shop. It was the most money I have ever discovered. I mean, I’ve come across dollar bills and even $20 before but 50 dollars? That’s a quite a bit to lose. I felt bad picking it up but was I supposed to do? Leave it there? I doubt the rightful owner is coming back to claim it. It was probably there for a days.

Speaking of auto shop, my car is still not finished. Nope. It’s been over three weeks now. Turns out the airbags were incorrectly order, or according to the shop, Toyota sent the wrong airbags. Guess it’s going to just sit there until I return to Miami on the 1st. Didn’t realize how expensive airbags are. Two airbags total almost $1600! 

Perhaps the biggest news of the month came last week on the May 11th. That day, I found out I was appointed chief resident for the upcoming year. Since then, I’ve already had issues to deal with and tasks to finish. As they say, be careful what I wish for haha. It’s probably for the best though, because someone else would’ve made the residency a dictatorship. And as I’ve been told, I deserved it. Guess it’s time to change my cell phone plan…

The following day on the 12th, I meet a former pro tennis player at the doctor's office. I went to watch a free prescreening of the movie Priest in 3D. Movie was good, but not Avatar or Dark Knight level, though worth a watch. It’s at least as good as the Resident Evil series, if not better. Maggie Q herself probably makes the movie worth watching once. For those who don't know who Maggie Q is, just look up the show Nikita on CW. 

I started packing Friday morning in preparation to fly out later that evening. At 10 in the morning, I took a few minutes to purchase tickets for another music festival, then continued on with packing. My phone was still on the fritz (all the power would just drain overnight even while it’s plugged in) so I left that for last. I finish most of the leftover food in my fridge and head to the airport. While going through the security line, I was hoping the security officer wouldn’t notice my expired driver’s license, and they weren’t going to search my bag this time. Lo and behold, I end up going through fine. While waiting, I typed up most of this (well, whatever is before this paragraph) and got food at the airport. The server at Café Versailles started making conversation, asking me where I’m from, to which I replied, “I’m from LA originally but here temporarily for work.” She then asked, “Oh, what do you do?” “I’m a doctor, here for training,” I stated. “You must be really smart then,” she said. I end with a smile and “I guess” as I said thanks and walked away.

My flight was uneventful, except I pretty much slept through most of it since it was a late flight, though I did manage to stay awake for some of the in-flight movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow, which was ok. At least Leighton Meester is in it. That girl actually sings quite well. So after landing, my brother picks me up and we get stuck on the 710 for over 30 minutes because they were doing construction and closed off all the lanes except one going northbound. How lame was that? I don’t get home until after 1 in the morning, which is more like 4 AM in Miami. And yesterday I didn’t sleep until almost 2 AM in the morning as well, after meeting up with some friends from UCR for dinner at a restaurant in Glendale called Don Cuco. It was catching up after a couple years. Earlier in the day I hung out with another friend, got a free autograph of actor Felix Ryan, who starred in Power Rangers and a few other shows.

I have a cameo at 1:05 and 1:44. Pretty cool I believe. 

Mutts n Models from Hector Gil on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What a month...Kevin Rudolf concert, b-day, car accident, Heat game...

April was just a roller coaster of a month. Not sure why that is but around my birthday it seems like bunch of things occur, and it’s not always pleasant. First, the good stuff. On April 7th I went to watch Sucker Punch with a friend. It was alright, not as bad as most people were saying because there's definitely a deep message to the movie. Besides, attractive girls kicking ass is always good entertainment (think Resident Evil). Also, Jamie Chung went to my alma mater. Too bad I never met her in person.

The following day, Kevin Rudolf had a free concert in Downtown, Miami. Our chief resident tagged along, though I think it was out of pity since I was planning to go alone if no one joined. Afrobeta(who was at Ultra) opened for him and there was a long delay before he started. He only sang 6 or 7 songs but it was worth it at the end since I got a photo with him. I only spent $5 that evening, and that was on parking.

My birthday was the following Monday and I invited some of the residents and students to go to Dave & Buster's, without letting anyone know it was my birthday. Most of the found out as the day went on however. We had a good time, played some games, even found out a game machine that was dysfunctional, spewing out tickets like crazy. It was the first time a few years at D&B, and only my 4th time ever.

Later that week, I went to happy hour that Friday the 15th at Tobacco Road, then checked out Fado in Brickell, a new Irish pub. I ended up getting a little buzzed but left early enough to get some rest. The next day, a friend and I went to the Miami Heat’s first playoff game for this season. We thought it was going to be a blowout by 4th quarter but turned out to be a close game down the stretch. The Heat won, and I got a free taco out of it, courtesy of Jrue Holiday missing a free throw haha.

This past week has been particularly difficult. I’ve had to deal with the burden of knowing that another fellow resident, whom I thought was a friend, lied to my face weeks ago, not once but twice. He told me I would be chief next year because he’s not running for it, which he actually told me on March 11th and March 25th. Talk about integrity and backstabbing. Can’t believe some people will do anything just to get ahead.stunned Some of you reading probably know who I'm talking about. If not, well, you’ll find out soon enough. All I'm going to say is, don't get mad, get even. Don't underestimate the power of the internet.

Last weekend I find out my grandpa has colon cancer. A couple weeks ago he had rectal bleed so a colonoscopy was performed, where doctors found a colon mass. Surgery was performed on the 21st of April. He’s discharged from hospital and recovering; fortunately it’s stage II according to the doctors (which means no metastasis) so hope that’s really the case. Speaking of cancer, I lost a patient this past Wednesday to lung cancer. Granted she was terminal but still, first time someone under my care expired. Later that morning, someone steals my evaluations for my rotations.censored

And then, that afternoon, I get in a car accident at approximately 14:20. It happened right before I was going to turn into the hospital parking area, which was a shame. The last thing I remember is getting off the freeway, seeing the light green, turning onto Coral Way(street parallel to hospital) and then seeing a car turn left at the next intersection. I ended up t-boning the guy in the driver side rear because I didn’t stop in time. My front left is completely smashed in so I can’t exactly drive it. Hopefully insurance will cover it. One thing’s for sure, my premium is going up.bummed Guess that’s what happens when you’re averaging only 5 hours of sleep a day for the past couple weeks. I end up going to the ER after just to get checked. Now I know how it feels to get a CT scan after getting one of my head yesterday. What's with that weird smell inside that machine though, unless I was still smelling the airbag powder?! Days after my accident, glad it wasn't much worse. I could've been seriously injured or dead by now. Ugh, what a mess though. Now another headache to deal with.sad In such times, you know who your real friends are. So now that's two accidents in one month, and that's my 4th car accident in a decade(if you count driving into a parking gate but that's another story). Guess I’m a little accident prone, or stuff like this always happens to me around this time of year.

On Friday it was pouring rain and hail. Thought I was going to get hit by lighting or killed by hail. I was supposed to go to a charity event at Kitchen 305 hosted by Maxim model Tami Donaldson but I didn’t have a car, which was a problem. I convinced a friend to tag along, since I promised he wouldn’t have to pay anything that evening. I brought along some tennis balls for donation and we head out a little after 6 pm; fortunately it wasn’t raining. It started raining along the way but stopped when we got to Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles where Kitchen 305 is at. The place is quite nice. Tami doesn’t show up until a little later but I got a photo with her, along with a couple other lovely ladies, which was really awesome. A few models were fashionably late and my ride had to leave earlier so we didn’t get to meet everyone but I left happy. Ended week on a positive note at

Here’s the banner, for those of you who missed out:

My grandpa actually had surgery on Judgment Day(reference to a movie of course). Interesting. Gosh, where did the month go? Even with all these things happening, feels like April just flew by. Let's hope nothing bad happens to me in May.