December 14, 2014

Almost a year

So I just realised I haven't updated my blog in almost a year. So much has happened since I last wrote. I'm a foundation year 2 doctor now, I've grown so much in myself not only in terms of being a doctor but being a person. Time flies by so quick can't believe a year has gone by already. Have I achieved every new year resolution I made last year?? Well, to be honest I can't tell you. I'm not sure if I did but i definitely know I am still trying. It's a long journey I don't expect to achieve everything I want to be in a year. Hopefully one day when I read back on my entries in this blog I'll be able to say I've grown a lot, became more mature through all the tears and joy, through all the heartbreaks and what nots. Hopefully..

January 01, 2014

New beginnings

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell." C.S Lewis

October 31, 2013

And we watch it begin again.

Starting anew. End of one chapter of my life. Time to let go, move on and look ahead. Better things are yet to come. Here's to a fresh new start.

xoxo, elvyna.

August 31, 2013

Little adventures.

After working on cover last weekend, I got three days off from Monday-Wednesday this week and on one of the days I decided to do a little exploring on the island. Ended up in Godshill, a quaint little village-y place on the island. Was an extremely sunny day as well which was awesome! :D
Model Village.

Old school retro cereal tins.

Lavender plants with bees.

Everything is nautical themed on the island!

Cute stuffs.

Had scones and cream tea, English style in a very beautiful tea garden.

Crab gratin thermidor in the garden.

Passed a maize field plantation on the way back.

What a lovely day on the island! :D

P/S: on a side note, I finally received my first every salary! So proud! (:

xoxo, elvyna.

August 18, 2013

Blessing in disguise.

So I've gotten used to work, well, I say got used to but technically I've only been at work for 8 days in total but I actually really like what I do. It's not even about the fact that I'm actually finally a legit doctor or wtv but I actually look forward to going to work everyday and don't mind staying in later just to finish up the jobs or help out some nurses with patient stuffs. 

It's amazing how you never know if you can do something, but once you do it, you can't see yourself doing anything else. And being on the island, to be honest, I wasn't really happy about it when I first found out. In fact, I was devastated. But now, I really think it was a blessing in disguise. God really does work in mysterious ways. 

Found and made some really good close friends, explored the beautiful island on weekends I have off, and also just being in such a lovely hospital working with friendly helpful staff really makes me feel so stupid for thinking that coming to the island was some sort of "punishment" and what not. Well, I'm really enjoying the fact that I don't have to study and feel guilty if I don't anymore. Enjoying the weekends off where I can truly enjoy and go out and be happy and carefree. 

Some pictures from the past few weekends on the island. It's seriously so happening in Summer! Something happens every weekend! Doubt it'll be like this in winter though, but I'll survive. LOL.
At the Shanklin Chine.

Fireworks to mark the end of the annual Cowes Week, one of the world's longest-running regatta.

Second biggest event on the island after Cowes week, the two-day annual Garlic Festival. Turned out so much more fun than I expected!

Garlic pic just because it's a garlic farm! So many types of garlic I never knew existed.

Even managed to try archery for the first time ever. Did quite well for a newbie I'd say :P

Listening to the instructions closely. So close to getting a bullseye!

Country side driving. No wonder so many people in England choose to retire on the island. So beautiful.

In awe of His creation. What a beauty.

So yea, His ways are definitely not my ways. They're so much better. So thankful that I'm on the island now. Sure, there will be ups and downs, but He's brought me this far, He'll continue bringing me further on. Eternally grateful.

xoxo, elvyna.

August 05, 2013

Finally a doctor!

So after 6 LOOONGGGG years and all the hard work + money + time, I'm finally a doctor! Woohoo! Can't believe it has finally happened! What I set out to achieve in 2008 has finally come true. Feel so giddy and surreal now thinking that I'm actually officially a legit doctor. Time really flew by all these years. 

Still slowly accepting the fact that I am now going to be responsible for treating people and taking care of them. Hope I don't disappoint! Anyways, it's been a while since I updated, what with the whirlwind of events like graduation and being back home for holidays and stuff so here are a couple of pictures to update whoever still reads my blog! Teehee! :D

Praise the Lord I graduated! Couldn't have done it without His grace and all the prayers from friends and family. Grateful and blessed.

xoxo, elvyna.

July 11, 2013


And at the end of the day, it'll always still be you.

xoxo, elvyna.