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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith'." - Romans 1:16-17

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s wishlist (2018)
  • Blacks Beach (San Diego)
  • Mendenhall Glacier Ice Cave (Juneau, Alaska)
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle, WA)
  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)
sep 21 2014 ∞
jan 22 2015 +

Note: I am an INCREDIBLY slow reader. Goal: Get faster at reading...

☞ Currently

  • The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (One chapter a day)
  • Quiet by Susan Cain

To-read (not in any particular order)

  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • When Healthcare Hurts: An Evidence Based Guide For Best Practices In Global Health Initiatives by Greg Seager
  • To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler
  • The House of God by Samuel Shem
  • Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
  • Future Grace by John Piper
  • The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

Finished

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien [Fin. 08/14]
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung [Fin. 07/14]
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis [Fin. 06/14]
may 4 2012 ∞
aug 27 2014 +
  • Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio-moderato
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
  • Edvard Grieg - Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
  • George Gershwin - Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra, 1925
  • Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
  • Eduardo Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
  • Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto Op. 14
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali - Chaconne
sep 10 2012 ∞
nov 12 2012 +

Nap Types

  • Power nap (20 min. - most useful for busy students)
  • Restorative nap (90-180 min. - for creativity boost)
  • Caffeine nap (cup of coffee, then 15 min. nap)

Falling Asleep

  • "Focus on concepts and possibilities, not specific details"
  • Update to-do list

Waking Up

  • Don't get too comfortable (a.k.a don't get under the covers)
  • Schedule something important to do after you nap (e.g. an appointment)
  • STRETCH
  • Ask friend to call/text you to wake up
  • Nap according to a schedule
aug 5 2012 ∞
aug 22 2012 +
  • Histone acetylation loosens chromatin, DNA Methylation "tightens" DNA
  • To find "new" period of trig f(cx): (normal period)/(c)
  • my lip balm & lotion
aug 19 2012 ∞
aug 27 2012 +

Must-haves

  • intelligent
  • respectful to parents, loves his mother
  • similar sense of humor
  • good grammar
  • good relationship with God

Would be nice!

  • tall
  • attractive
  • not overly geeky or nerdy
  • clever and witty
  • doesn't mind my weird biology jokes and references
  • speaks cantonese (definitely not a requirement, but would be awesome!)
  • Sherlock Holmes' observant qualities (and science of deduction ways)
  • an affinity for classical music
jul 7 2012 ∞
aug 22 2012 +

From http://writersfriend.tumblr.com/post/289...

  • Trying to find the "Right" Answer
  • Logical Thinking
  • Following Rules
  • Being Practical
  • "Play is Not Work"
  • "That's Not My Job"
  • Being a "Serious" Person
  • Avoiding Ambiguity
  • "Being Wrong is Bad"
  • "I'm Not Creative"
aug 11 2012 ∞
aug 22 2012 +

Academic/Career

  • Get through most of the MCAT Critical Analysis Workbook
  • Review Ochem for MCAT (and because let's be real I sucked at a lot of it :P)
  • Shadow at least a couple times... ._.

Books

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  • LOTR: The Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
  • The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Misc.

  • Look into CMDA a little more
  • Look into/pray about medical missions
aug 26 2014 ∞
aug 27 2014 +
  • Love Song (Sara Bareilles)
  • Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • Lemonade (Jeremy Passion)
  • Cheap Date (Lateeya)
  • Say Something (A Great Big World + Christina Aguilera)
  • Officially Missing You (Tamia)
  • Different Galaxies (Dumfoundead)

Holiday Related

jun 30 2014 ∞
jun 30 2014 +
  • do not slump in chair!
  • tap your feet
  • squeeze/massage ears (pressure points)
  • lie back on hard surface and hug knees to chest
  • eat protein-rich foods
  • eat spicy foods
  • ten-minute naps if need be
  • listen to music from musicals
  • list to be expanded!
sep 14 2012 ∞
sep 14 2012 +
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by Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD

Altruistic , compassionate , courageous, intellectually curious, frugal scholar, gifted in history, philosophy, politics, economics, sociology, and psychology. Must have working knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine. Physical endurance , emotional maturity , and technical-manual skills sufficient to take apart and reassemble the human body and mind at levels ranging from the micromolecular to the gross are required; must have flexibility to master all knowledge, __sift and discard++ that no longer applicable, while discovering new data at the bench, in clinical practice, in both general and subspecialty medicine. Teaching, counseling, administrative, computer, and budgetary expertise is essential, as is commitment to the disenfranchised . A working knowledge of the law; literary, artistic, and musical talent; and multilingualism is highly desirable. Should be able to prevent and cure disease , including the depredations of advancing age; physical disarray; and spiritual, mental, emotional, and economic illnesses . Will need to function effectively and efficiently in both intensive care units and urban slums .

jul 5 2012 ∞
aug 4 2013 +

To Do:

  • Change my G-string to a Low G string

Techniques:

  • Chunking (can get a good sound 90% of the time)
  • Travis picking (but work on being faster)
  • Strumming

Barre Chord Tips

  • Rotate finger a little bit instead of barre-ing with a flat finger
  • Use thumb behind the neck for added support
  • If you can spare a finger, use your middle finger and press it on top of your index finger to provide extra pressure.

Songs to Learn

  • Hurts - Wonderful Life
sep 15 2013 ∞
dec 18 2013 +

Source: [Forbes]

  • Time is Not a Limitless Commodity : We do not "have all the time in the world to A) figure it out and B) get what we want."
  • You're Talented, but Talent is Overrated : "There's no prize for talent, just results."
  • We're More Productive in the Morning .
  • Social Media is Not a Career : "Social media is simply a function of marketing"
  • Pick Up the Phone : "It should be your first instinct, not last, to talk to a real person and source business opportunities."
  • Be the First In & Last to Leave : "You have more ground to make up than everyone else around you, and you do have something to prove."
  • Don't Wait to Be Told What To Do : "You'll never get ahead by waiting for someone to tell you what to do."
  • Take Responsibility for Your Mistakes : "Stop trying to justify your F-ups. You're only going to grow by embracing the lessons learned from your mistakes, and committing to learn from those experiences....
jul 27 2013 ∞
aug 1 2013 +
  • Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas [x]
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson, M.D. [x]
  • The Human Side of Medicine: Learning What It's Like to Be a Patient and What It's Like to Be a Physician by Laurence Savett, M.D. [x]
  • Letters to a Young Scientist by E.O. Wilson
apr 22 2013 ∞
may 15 2013 +

Eyes (Sight)

  • pretty book covers
  • beautiful landscape/cityscape photography
  • nice arms and shoulders
  • garamond, and other nice serif typefaces
  • simply elegant typographic designs
  • zoomed-in photographs of cells
  • pretty gift card designs
  • lavendar-colored lab gloves
  • pretty letterheads
  • men's suits
  • trench coats

Nose (Smell)

  • my bed
  • freshly brewed coffee
  • Peet's Coffee Shop, especially
  • Nice smelling shampoo (have yet to find one that I especially like)
  • used books (sometimes)
aug 3 2012 ∞
oct 4 2012 +