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  • is it so wrong to eat meat?
    on Jun 24, 2016 in culture death
    I haven't written here in a looong time, and so much happened while I was away that I'm not sure why I'm here to write about whether it's right to eat meat, but that's what I'm going to write about anyway.  The subject has been bothering me sinc...
  • every life
    on Sep 12, 2015 in life medicine
    Two weeks ago, we visited a hospital far in the mountains where they took care of children who were mentally and physically handicapped severely.  It was sad to read their charts, how some of them ended up there -- some parents didn't want to ta...
  • sacrifice
    on Aug 22, 2015 in books death life
    -- Sacrifice is the spirit of loveSummer vacation has almost come to an end, and as I traveled back, I finished reading 犠牲(sacrifice) written by Kunio Yanagida (published the same year Into the Wild was).  It's an essay about his son, Yojiro...
  • the cards we are dealt
    on Aug 2, 2015 in books life quotes
    We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.-- Randy PauschI read the rest of the book (Into the Wild) while I traveled back home, and it reminded me of the fact that many patients who came to visit the psychiatry department ha...
  • into the wild
    on Jul 31, 2015 in books life
    Since I last wrote, I went through training at the neurosurgery and anesthesiology departments, and finally our first term has ended.  As soon as I came back home a couple of hours ago, I started reading Into the Wild.  I've only read 1/3 o...
  • singing in the rain
    on Jun 25, 2015 in life medicine
    It's been raining almost every single day where I live, I haven't been able to sleep well for whatever reason, but the training goes on, and I've been training at the neurology department this week.  Today, we visited a hospital where they take...
  • limited time
    on Apr 22, 2015 in life
    It's been a long time since I wrote last.  I actually glanced through my last couple of entries, and to tell the truth, I feel a bit embarrassed.  If anyone is still reading this blog, I really appreciate it that you took time to read even...
  • when i'm tired
    on Oct 31, 2014 in family life
    For the most part, I am happy with my current life.  Right now, I have no doubt that I want to become a doctor, and having gone through a phase of not knowing what I wanted to do, it feels good to have a clear goal in mind.  I'm grateful th...
  • big dreams
    on Oct 2, 2014 in medicine
    Last night, we had a welcome party for new students, and their big dreams reminded me of my own dream I'd had when I entered med school.If you've read my past entries, you probably know I tend to dream big.  As well as wanting to be a writer, sa...
  • leaving a mark
    on Aug 16, 2014 in life
    I was folding a paper crane today and suddenly wondered who it was that had first created it.  I don't know how many times I've folded a paper crane; maybe a hundred times or nearly two hundred times, and the question never occurred to me u...
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