Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Double Squeeze

I had a male patient who came in today to follow up for premature ejeculation. The medicine I gave him seemed to have helped him but not to the extent that he was totally satisfied. So, as I told him I would up the dosage on that medicine, he leaned back on his chair and started to squeeze his nipples as if I wasn't there. Then, suddenly he stopped, realizing I was in front of him. LOL!!! I wonder what he was fantasizing about.

"Hee gay!!!"

"Dear Confucius, I do not think so."

"Stret mang jsquiz olly wang neepole ech a tyme...Dubbole jsquiz, Gay!!!"

"Stop squeezing your nipples, Dear Confucius...Leave me alone, Please!!!"

Monday, August 29, 2011


Jim went to his first Bowling Group meeting today. He seemed pretty upbeat and happy. I'm very glad. With K and the kids moving out soon, I think Jim is starting to get nervous about how it's going to be living alone. I don't want Jim to be sad, but I know he will be, more often than now. I hope he'll find some good friends from this group.

"Ju jould zoin Zeem wee hiz bole-ling."

"I don't have time, Dear Confucius. Plus, I don't have a ball."

"Mee helve wang fo ju ang wang fo Zeem!"

"Good balls, Dear Confucius?"

"Heer, reech een...fo ju..."

"EW...bowling balls, not those!!!"

Monday, August 15, 2011


It is very difficult to really get to know people online. Sometimes, when we type something with our own emotion on one end, it's interpreted in a different way by the other person at the other end because the other person might not have shared the same emotion we do. In dealing with people in the real world, to me, is similar. One can't just judge a book by its cover. People come from different walks of life, different cultures, different life experiences. One might be interesting in certain aspects and completely boring in others.

Lately, I've been reading blogs in which bloggers constantly complained about not being able to find dates. They complained about how shallow those people on the dating websites are. They complained about how people their age only look for younger dates with athletic builts. But, then, when I read on, they themselves lied about their age, put down the overweight. They condemned the gay dating world for only wanting to hook-up. Yet, they did the same...and bragged about it.

Some set high standards yet complained about being dateless. Some associated those who don't write complete sentences as bad dating candidates for they might just be some nail salon workers.

In my own little pool of life experiences, I can definitely say that a lot of time I would have been fooled if I judged people before I got to know them. Just because one is a doctor doesn't mean he's noble. Just because one is a janitor doesn't mean he lacks integrity or intelligence.

During the first ten years of our lives in the U.S., my family was very poor. I had to work full time while attending college full time. We had only two cars for a family of ten. I spent most of my time taking my siblings to school and work and working at different jobs myself. One of my jobs was being a janitor, from 6pm-11pm, almost every night for several years. My parents and some of my siblings also did that.

We needed money. And, it was an honest job. We did what we had to do. I am so proud that I was able to make some money to help my family. Of all of us, including my father, we now have two PhD's, two MD's, one DMD, three PharmD's, three MS's, and a whole bunch of BS's.

My point is: Get to know people before you disregard them. Life is up and down. So are people. There are a lot of nice people out there if you open your arms and heart to them.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

welcome home


I know checking the blogs will be the first thing you'll do when you get home. So, I want to welcome you home and say:....

"GO TO BED!!!"

"JU fule, driveen duh hole light...mee no nike it!!!"

"Dear Confucius, could I just have some peace with my boyfriend?"


"Just kidding, Jim...Welcome home! I miss you!"

"Mee miss ju, ju, Zeem!"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sleep Deprived

I am exhausted!

I am lack of sleep!

I used to be able to function pretty well after two nights gayly forward without sleep...no sweat. This was when I used to watch some of those Chinese soap opera (dubbed in Vietnamese). Most of them were stupidly long, but they made it in a way that you just have to watch the whole series regardless of how bad they were. I used to watch them for two or three days straight. I was crazy. But, that was when I was in college. It was when I was still young, sadly. Then, when I was in Residency, I used to be on call every fourth day...staying awake and working for 36 hours straight. I was still ok.

But, now, I can't do that any more!!! I stay up one night, and I'm like dead! I get dizzy. I have headaches. I feel horrible. I guess partly it's because I don't sleep much in general. I usually have to do my paperwork until at least 10pm, sometimes later. I watch TV while doing it, so it takes a longer time than it should. Then, I usually watch TV until at least midnight, sometimes 1am. I usually wake up at 6am. Sometimes, I wake up earlier, like 4am, and watch TV again.

I guess I just don't have enough sleep reserve. So, this past Sunday, I had to get up at 4am and drive 4 hours to the beach with my sisters and parents to attend a merchant show to order products for the retail section of my sister's pharmacy. We drove home on that same day. Since, I've been so exhausted doing research on products for my sister's pharmacy. On top of that, we've had so many patients this week at the clinic.


"Ju gray-jee! Ju ole ang no jsneep! mucho rinkole!"

"But, Dear Confucius, you sleep the whole day and you still have wrinkles on every fraction of an inch of your ..."

"Wen ju nakid, mee lo maw rinkole...khee, khee, khee..."


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jim is sick

Jim is sick today. It's my day off. But, I can't come to visit him. I have a lot of things I have to do for which I have already scheduled. I feel very sad. Jim loves me a lot. And I love him very much. It's hard not being able to see him when he's sick. :(