(Apologies to Kanye West for the blog title. Normally I wouldn't bother, but hey, this is Kanye 'Beat-Up-My-Own-Fans' West we're talking about.)
By the time you read this, most of you will know that Barack Obama has won the US presidential election and been crowned the new President-Elect of the United States of America. You've listened to tons of talking heads on TV yap about how historic it is and interview everybody who had anything to do with the election from Obama's campaign manager to the Indonesian janitor who cleaned the toilet he last sat on during his school days in Jakarta. So I'm not gonna wax lyrical about how amazing it is.
What I will say, though, is that two years ago I read this article on how the US election process was like The Apprentice. Being a Donald Trump fan, I devoured it, and sincerely believed its prediction that Obama was just a media darling and would lose to The Establishment in the end. I'm really, really glad it was proven wrong.
I'm not having that great a time in clinical school. My classmates make me feel stupid, my senior doctors sometimes don't appreciate my keenness, and some patients just like yelling at anything that moves. But for this one day, when the news broke, it made me look up from all the blood, gore and shit (literally) and smile. And feel that there was hope for the future.
So like millions of people around the world, I'm going to take this amazing victory as an inspiration. It's time for me to change.
Out of my pajamas, I mean. I've been lazing in bed all day.
(What, you didn't think I was gonna leave you without a lame joke, did you? You DO remember whose blog you're reading, right? --Editor)