Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Into Harry Potter's Books Now

The little one...and she's reading the 4th book already- Harry and the Goblet of Fire. I've read all the Harry Potter books myself. I didn't start reading them until the second or maybe, the third book came out. Thanks to a former co-teacher ~ a Vietnamese who grew up in Great Britain ~ who gave me a knock-off copy of the first book in 1999 [?]. From then on, I was one of the many who patiently waited for the next books to come out.

Anyway, I've had 5 of the 7 books on my bookshelf, 4 of which I bought as they came out while one I bought in a flea market a couple of years ago. I've always wanted to complete the set so I've been planning in buying the other two that I didn't have yet but without hurry. When the little one suddenly got interested in reading them I decided to find used copies of the two I didn't have ASAP. Why? Because the ones I didn't have were Books 1 & 2. I want her to start reading the books in order. She's just too impatient to do that so she started reading book 3 while waiting for the other 2. She finished the first 3 books in litte under a month. Now I'm wondering how fast she's going to read the rest of the series. I'm guessing faster than I can imagine. I should probably start collecting some other books, eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Decision...Finally!

That's my nephew who last year passed the medical board exams back home. At that time, he was still undecided as to what specialization he will take. All he wanted to do then after passing the board was to finish his masters degree in special education. When that was done, he decided to go into psychiatry. At first he was all excited about it but he later changed his mind again. Up until lately, he wasn't quite sure what he really wanted to specialize. A few weeks ago he finally decided to go into internal medicine. He is now doing his residency for that in a hospital close to home.

I'm not sure if this is it for him. He can still change his mind of course but one thing he has hit mind set though eversince he graduated is having a small clinic not far from where I grew up. Even before he graduated medicine, that was his plan already. He even asked me to see how much medical devices like ekg machines cost here. He always has it in his heart to give back to the less fortunate in our little town and he knows that giving them the much needed medical attention will be his little contribution. I just hope he sticks to one specialization already so he can make this ultimate dream of his a reality.


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