Author Archives: Monki

About Monki

I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.

So This Is Midlife

​​ ​ So, this is how it feels like to be 45 years old.  Never in a million years would I predict that I’d perform on stage again.  In college, I danced with our campus Modern Dance Company; even won a scholarship to dance … Continue reading

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Make Tiger Mom Weep

On our six-hour car ride to Mammoth, I busied myself searching for fun songs that we could all enjoy on the radio.  Plum; no not that one. Me: how about this one. Plum: how about you don’t play any song … Continue reading

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Sisterhood in Cacophony

Happy International Women’s Day!  To celebrate this day, I am planning on helping out as many women friends as I can today. I will go over some clinic pearls with my residents, coincidentally both female this month. I will ask … Continue reading

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I Am Sexy Like…

That moment in your Sexy Booty class when you realized that your instructor was not asking you to demonstrate you’ve reached the 9 months old toddler’s milestone when she asked you to crawl towards her. Yeah, I am sexy like … Continue reading

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To Those You Love…

… show them: Show them your appreciation. Show them your adoration. Show them your patience. Show them your loyalty. Show them your curiosity. Show them your passion. Show them your true self. Be it your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, child, grandchild, … Continue reading

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China Should Send Us Their Wall, Done!

Have you guys seen these new “executive orders” delivered by Jon Stewart? My favorites were, “I thought a Presidency is supposed to age The President; not the public!” and “China should immediately and without hesitation, send us their Wall; done!” … Continue reading

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Then They Came For Me

Lately I haven’t been able to sleep.  After Women’s March, it seemed like things just kept on getting worse each day. I immigrated to the US from Taiwan 30+ years ago; back when one couldn’t openly criticize the KMT government. We’ve all … Continue reading

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