School’s Out, the Doc’s In

Here I am, gleefully throwing away my identity as a medical student. 5 years of medical school passed by in a flash, and in a blink of the eye, I have graduated. I wished time hadn’t passed so quickly.

Friends and fellow batchmates (and now colleagues) of the Class of 2017: all the best and may we never forget why we chose this profession in the first place.

Beginning of the end? Or end of the beginning?

Well, there’s only 2 more hours to go before the end of this week. And next week would be the start of my A levels – something I am both glad and worried about. Glad because it’s finally the beginning of the end – A levels would never be over if it doesn’t start. Worried because I have no idea how well I am going to do – I have always been mediocre in my studies (if not a shade below average) and really, I have no idea what’s going to be printed on the certificate I am going to get in March next year.

And once my A levels are over, it’s going to be the official end of my secondary education (even though we have already graduated – our school likes to leave us hanging), and also almost the end of my teenage years. So, in a way, I suppose it’s the end of the beginning. A new chapter awaits me. Sometimes I wish life is really like a book, where you can flip right to the end and find out the ending.

But for now, that new chapter would be Transition Metals.

iTunes U & Education Applications

I was quite sure that before the Sept 9 Apple Event, iTunes U was not available in the Singapore iTunes Store. Now, we can finally subscribe to some of the amazing podcasts that are available, many of them from the finest colleges around the world. Hopefully this also means that Singapore will have its own iTunes Music Store soon. Oh, and it shouldn’t surprise you that the first series I subscribed to was actually Stanford‘s iPhone Application Programming Course as well as Steve Job’s 2005 Commencement Address.

Anyway, since we are on the topic of education, let me share with you some of the great tools available for Mac that are potentially useful for students. Moreover, many of these applications have huge education discounts that make them affordable to most students – one of the only few things I like about being a student.
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