Welcome to the first post in my blog: Kevin’s Map of the Universe. It feels quite anti-climactic, sitting alone in my room as I tap away on my keyboard. Because actually, tonight is the eve of a new era for me (kind of like in the movies minus the uplifting score with snowflakes and unicorns and people braiding each other’s hair…). Tomorrow, I begin hopefully the most exciting 7 months of my life.
7:30am, I’ll be starting my 4-week stint with the Trauma service. It’s my elective, which will give me some interesting stories to talk about. People never cease to find new ways to do/say/insert/penetrate inappropriate things at crucial moments. Then I’m off to Norway, on exchange for a semester studying Womens’ health. Now I’m at that stage of frantically learning Norwegian, and it’s funny - I still draw blank when it comes to asking for a loaf of bread, yet I’m well versed in saying: “Are you pregnant?” or “Have you had significant vaginal bleeding?” You know...as you do.
Anyway, so yesterday my friend and I went to watch the release of the new Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named (Cast includes KStewart, RPattz,
Taylor Lautner Taylor Lautner’s abs). So during the part where they screen all the trailers before the actual movie begins, I see the trailer for Tomorrow When the War Began. It’s a famous novel by John Marsden, but what caught my attention was this Asian guy who plays a significant role in the movie.
Let’s face it. Asian males are so underwhelmingly represented in mainstream media, especially in Australia. I can’t even think of one TV show/Movie/News Report where the lead role/host/newsreader is an Asian male. Any trivial role that we play is invariably the Joker/Goofball/Emasculated-douchebag, which is ridiculous. Damn, they even got a white guy to play Goku in Dragonball Z. Like, wtf right? So what’s even more surprising is this Asian male starts making out with the lead chick. I wonder if John Marsden actually scripted that in his novel, or perhaps, are times really changing?
I don’t know. Anyway, I should probably go read up on how to clear a C-spine now. Or what to do when a bone is sticking out through skin. Trauma-related stuff. So far it’s been pretty much about chronic conditions in medicine. Hopefully now I get to see the gory side.