Jason is now in his fourth year at Penang Medical College, and writes about his first year of studies in Dublin. His book is a fun read which also offers a very useful insight into studying overseas.
I asked Jason to guest blog a short piece for us, and here 'tis :
Writing this book has been a delightful endeavour. It has always been a dream to write a book , and being a medical student in University College Dublin, Ireland provided a lot of material. The humourous encounters we had with citizens of The Friendliest Country, to coping with the stress of exams, the years in UCD were filled with many fond memories, most, if not all, filled with laughter and merriment.You can find out more about Jason and his book on his blog.
My book The Twisted Stethoscope is about my first year in UCD. It is written basically with a sense of humour. At the end of the day, it’s a funny book, and from the feedback gathered, it seems to have struck medical students in their funny bones. In The Twisted Stethoscope, I write about the Irish culture, her people, her history, as well as how we Malaysians interact with them. I also talk about my experiences traveling to London and Spain and my romantic tangles!
I do hope that people who read my book will appreciate my sense of humour. Being my first book, my goal is not to make money but to get my name out there. Hopefully, one day more publishers will get on board with my books. Also, I hope that one day I gather enough courage to take my humour on the stage – as a stand up comedian-
That’s all for now, I believe I have typed a keyboard-full. Thanks to everyone who have supported me and thank you, Sharon for inviting me to write this post. I am more honoured than I deserve. I will definitely try to make your ‘Readings’ sessions!