Brothers Restaurant, I am disappointed …

28 07 2010

I feel so disappointed with Brothers restaurant tonight. They didn’t make their pad thai the same way that it was always made. I could understand that there are a lot of people working there so it is hard to say who the culprit was.

Tonight, I found the stem of a green bean that should not be there, but what made me nearly throw up was when I found a piece of clipped fingernail in my food.  I am so disgusted. Maybe tomorrow I will bring that box to them and show them the fingernail and green bean stem that should not be in the food.

I give Brothers Restaurant two thumbs down tonight.

I cannot wait until Hong Kong restaurant opens again. An honest small business is better than than a big one, in which it is so big the people are sloppily doing their job in the kitchen.

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Artificial Womb or incubator

27 07 2010

How do people feel about having a baby develop outside of the mother?

Here is the link: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/why-not-artificial-wombs

It is really not that far away. Dr. Hung-Ching Liu (Cornell University) conducted the research in 2000. Then, Tokyo took over using goat fetus. I’ll try to find more research of this on my own, but here are some pictures & links. The fetus is taken from the mother’s womb and put into the amniotic incubator to see how the fetus would do outside the mother’s womb.

Link to story





7 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

27 07 2010

7 warning signs:

  1. Asking the same questions over and over again.
  2. Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again.
  3. Forgetting how to cook/repair/play cards — activities that were previously done with ease and regularity.
  4. Losing one’s ability to pay bills or balance one’s checkbook.
  5. Getting lost in familiar surroundings, or misplacing household objects.
  6. Neglecting to bathe, or wearing the same clothes over and over again, while insisting that they have taken a bath or that their clothes are still clean.
  7. Relying on someone else, such as  a spouse, to make decisions or answer questions they previously have handled themselves.

[Suncoast Gerentology Center, University of South Florida.]

Sometimes, I feel like I’ve hit several of these symptoms while being in med school.  Imagine if this applies to old age, what would people say when we get old and our career just gets in the way that someone might ask: “Are you having signs of dementia?”





One of the sickest lab this semester…

26 07 2010

Ok, cadaver juices and all sounds really gross, but today we encountered the worst one.  Not only did we have to hemisect (basically amputate) our cadaver from the iliac crest and down to remove one of the legs…. we had to cut through the rectum. And? on top of that, remove the poopoo from the rectum .

I felt dizzy after 1.5 hours there. If only, the instructor would speak a little less and get us out of there so we wouldn’t have faint spells especially on labs like this one. I really believe this lab should have been done by the students who particularly would like to go into GI as they’d have to stick scopes up and down the tube anyhow. Some time in, I felt the fuzzy fibers from the surgical mask stuck on my tongue.  We were ready to go. The lab TAs were not as helpful this time around.

(near vomit & loss of appetite).

Other than that, the next time we have “brief staring spells” consider it possible that a petit mal seizure had occurred.





Learning left and right brain…

18 07 2010

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
knowing
acknowledges
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
practical
safe
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
believes
appreciates
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
impetuous
risk taking




Kiss a Pig Fundraiser

14 07 2010

We watched Dr. Paul Abney take the “honor” of kissing the pic.  It’s so cute, he added accessories to the pig before kissing it. The pig was so unexcited that it squealed in protest at first kiss. lol





To those who would like to donate to a single father who lost his home in a fire…

14 07 2010

http://www.rossphr.org/david/