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The Last Three Days.
Today marks the last three days before my life changes forever. Months of planning is finally beginning to take shape. While family and friends are starting to arrive, Tammy and I are keeping ourselves occupied with the last few things on our checklist. 
It will be a busy three days.
N.B. Tammy and I at our pre-wedding photography session.

The Last Three Days.

Today marks the last three days before my life changes forever. Months of planning is finally beginning to take shape. While family and friends are starting to arrive, Tammy and I are keeping ourselves occupied with the last few things on our checklist. 

It will be a busy three days.

N.B. Tammy and I at our pre-wedding photography session.

Greater than the sum of our parts.
In these past seven years, we have been through quite a journey together. I think I would be a different person without her. She has been my muse these past four years of writing and reflecting. In medicine, she has been the gentle breeze in my sail, my anchor during the storm, and my guiding star when I was lost and in the dark. 
She has my love forever and always.
N.B. A photograph from our engagement session. Just something special to share with everyone who has followed me all of these years.

Greater than the sum of our parts.

In these past seven years, we have been through quite a journey together. I think I would be a different person without her. She has been my muse these past four years of writing and reflecting. In medicine, she has been the gentle breeze in my sail, my anchor during the storm, and my guiding star when I was lost and in the dark. 

She has my love forever and always.

N.B. A photograph from our engagement session. Just something special to share with everyone who has followed me all of these years.

Medically-Themed.
A medical graduation would not be complete without some obligatory medically themed treats for graduates, families, and friends. Here are some of the cupcakes that were available to us today.

Medically-Themed.

A medical graduation would not be complete without some obligatory medically themed treats for graduates, families, and friends. Here are some of the cupcakes that were available to us today.

To Hang Up One’s Shingle.
In the early half of the nineteenth century, this colloquialism came into use. When a new establishment was constructed, an extra roofing shingle would be used to create the signage. Initially, the term was associated with lawyers opening up a new firm before also being applied to doctors, then any professional starting up.
As newly minted physicians, we were offered a ceremonial shingle. Generously gifted to us on behalf of the alumni community, it is a welcome gesture into the medical profession as their new colleagues.

To Hang Up One’s Shingle.

In the early half of the nineteenth century, this colloquialism came into use. When a new establishment was constructed, an extra roofing shingle would be used to create the signage. Initially, the term was associated with lawyers opening up a new firm before also being applied to doctors, then any professional starting up.

As newly minted physicians, we were offered a ceremonial shingle. Generously gifted to us on behalf of the alumni community, it is a welcome gesture into the medical profession as their new colleagues.

Corazón Coraza by Christian Vivanco and Ánfora.

Compact and elegant, it’s the perfect amount of liquid for one or two glasses. This makes the ceramic jug perfect for the home or office and for sharing simple yet intimate moments.

Regular Customer. 

I walked into the busy Starbucks within the hospital to make my order. It had been a rather sleepless night before. As I made eye contact with the barista at the counter, I had barely opened my mouth before she cut me short. 

"A tall Americano with room, Tom?" 

I was taken aback. Not only did she remember my name, she remembered my order. 

"Um…yes, that’s right," I said, surprised. She quickly had my order ready. The entire process was seamless. While slick, it highlighted something about my routines. 

There is no better gauge that I come to Starbucks too often than when orders happen before I even speak.

Regular Customer.

I walked into the busy Starbucks within the hospital to make my order. It had been a rather sleepless night before. As I made eye contact with the barista at the counter, I had barely opened my mouth before she cut me short.

"A tall Americano with room, Tom?"

I was taken aback. Not only did she remember my name, she remembered my order.

"Um…yes, that’s right," I said, surprised. She quickly had my order ready. The entire process was seamless. While slick, it highlighted something about my routines.

There is no better gauge that I come to Starbucks too often than when orders happen before I even speak.

Double or Nothing.
Some mornings are just harder than others. On those days, a cup of coffee can work wonders to rouse the senses; for a colleague of mine who drinks one cup of coffee by default, these mornings are a chance to double up. 

Double or Nothing.

Some mornings are just harder than others. On those days, a cup of coffee can work wonders to rouse the senses; for a colleague of mine who drinks one cup of coffee by default, these mornings are a chance to double up. 

Thanks for the Reminder.
Word gets around these parts, I tell you. Alright, who spilled the beans to the barista?

Thanks for the Reminder.

Word gets around these parts, I tell you. Alright, who spilled the beans to the barista?

Old School Meets New School.
Red has always been my favourite colour. Whereas I used to only carry a red pocket notebook for keeping my clinical pearls, I now also carry my red iPad mini for accessing textbooks, guidelines, and references. Between these two, the crimson river of information flows.

Old School Meets New School.

Red has always been my favourite colour. Whereas I used to only carry a red pocket notebook for keeping my clinical pearls, I now also carry my red iPad mini for accessing textbooks, guidelines, and references. Between these two, the crimson river of information flows.

Chini Surgery.
Where’s the ball?! Where’s the ball?! Is it inside?! I can’t wait!
Best surgical assist.

Chini Surgery.

Where’s the ball?! Where’s the ball?! Is it inside?! I can’t wait!

Best surgical assist.