Sunday, December 10, 2017

Virtuoso & Shin Lim's New Release


The new vid from Virtuoso is always highly anticipated. RISE feat. the FW17 Virtuoso deck was released on 8th Dec - again showcased their awesome cardistry skills and very artistic cinematography. Paul Wilson has commented that this is a "Lovely, visual feast of cardistry and wonderful in every way". Can't agree more!


Just a throwback on Virtuoso's style 10 years ago in 2007 in their award-winning act - if you miss the more "energetic" side of them :)


8th Dec is also an exciting day that Shin Lim released his V3 of "52 Shades of Red". It was viewed as "insane and unreal" by many peer magicians - watch it and you'll know what it means.


If you need more intro about Shin Lim, this FISM champion is one of the current best sleight-of-hand artists. Watch his EPIC return to Penn & Teller episode here - you will not believe your eyes on what he could do with card magic.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Studying Nephrology - The Foundation

Years ago, I have shared on study preparation for exams including USMLE, MRCP and SCE Nephrology. But exams apart, it is a lifelong pursue if you are planning to subspecialize in the field that you're most interested in.

"Pursuing Nephrology was my lifelong career dream, as I am intrigued by its complex pathophysiology and the magnitude of renal aspect in multi-systemic interaction. Nephrology requires a great attention to details but is always gratifying." - that's how I started in the training!

And if anyone would like to study further for Nephrology, I'd just like to share some of the "Must-reads", and I can't emphasize enough how important is the foundation - and getting the core concepts right before you advance further.



1. Landmark Papers in Nephrology - selected seminal studies that led to the practice of Nephrology today. It is a fascinating read, especially on the historical origins of many aspects of Nephrology.

2. Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology (in 5th Ed) does not need much introduction. It is THE textbook for all trainees and Nephrologists.

3. Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders (in 6th Ed) is a classic on its own and demystifies the difficult subject, and it is authored by Burton Rose, the founder of UptoDate.

4. The 3 core handbooks - Dialysis (by John Daugirdas, in 5th Ed); Peritoneal dialysis (by Steve Guest, in 2nd Ed) and Renal Transplantation (by Gabriel Danovitch, in 6th Ed). These are concise, yet comprehensive and practical and essentially cover all you need to know about different modalities of renal replacement therapy.

Have fun reading!

Thursday, December 07, 2017

New "Invisible Palm" Act


I've been closely following Patrick Kun for his creativitiy and talents in his card and ring magic. In the latest series of "The Amazing Magicians" (or 超凡魔术师), he has shown his newly designed act from the Invisible Palm, with many close-up effects combined and it is totally a new level of this classic act. See for yourself and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


One of my favourite TED talks by Angela Lee Duckworth. Bought her book soon after listening to her talk to know deeper about her theory of "Grit".

"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." - Angela Lee Duckworth.

Friday, December 06, 2013

"Angels we have heard on high" by The Piano Guys

Another fantastic work by The Piano Guys. Christmas mood is everywhere now. Enjoy! ;)

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