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On-line Medical Education For Doctors

By wolviela, published on Sep 27, 2008

For many of us, our perceived notion is that our doctors spent a minimum of 8 years going to medical school and then went on to become your physician and that was that.

As a Grey's Anatomy fan, the television series, not the book, I often wondered how they get the cases for some of those shows and more importantly how the doctors keep up with emerging medical issues.

Have you tried to call your doctors office to schedule an appointment between the hours of 12pm-1pm, only to say they are out to lunch? Well my good people it's not to say that they mindlessly stuffing their face.

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Tags: medicine, california, education

Cross Over Culture: Snoop Dogg Takes It On

By wolviela, published on Aug 6, 2008

I could have swore I heard snickering with Country Grammar rap star, Nelly teamed up with Country Music's hotest star, Tim McGraw and collaborated on an album with him. Or wait was it Tim McGraw collaborating an album with Nelly?

Whatever the case, seems like Rap stars are spreading their wings. The LB's (that's Long Beach) own Snoop Dogg has collaborated with Bollywood's star Akshay Kumar in a video for the title track of the movie, Singh is King which opens Friday.

Some say Snoop is the King of Rap and Kumar is the King of Bollywood. (I always thought this was held by Sharuk... (more)

Tags: movie, music

Crawdad, Crayfish... However You Say It, Their Damn Good.

By wolviela, published on Aug 4, 2008

Squeeze the tail and suck the tail? Good lord that sound vaguely pornographic, but if you've had a crawdad, crawdaddy, or crayfish, you know it's one of best things you've eaten. It maybe awhole lot of work for a little bit of meat, but if you are in New Orleans or attending a Crawdad festival, it won't really matter. It's all about the ambience.

This weekend, I attended the 14th Annual Long Beach Crawdad festival. There was a big stage with grammy award winning Zydeo music playing and almost everyone was dancing of dance floor. With the lagoon near by you certain felt like you were... (more)

Tags: california, music

Shantaram

By wolviela, published on Jul 28, 2008

After reading Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake," a East Indian film editor friend of mine informed me that this was going to be turned into a movie. Thiswas tobe directed by none other Mira Nair. If you haven't see a movie by her I highly recommend it. Her directing is so well done that watching her movies makes you feel like you are there.

Last yeara friend recommended a book called, "Shantaram." It sounded interesting, and 900 pages later, it still kept me interested. Shantaram is not written by an East Indian author, but an Australian author, who bases his book on his real life experience.... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood

Operation Medical Libraries

By wolviela, published on Jul 17, 2008

My current occupation is working a medical library in Los Angeles. Wait, did she say medical library? Yes, to many people's surprise there are more than just the publicand academic libraries and yes you need a Master's Degree to become a Librarian. Hair bun and glasses are optional, as well as the stereotypical shusshing. I have the later down but working towards that degree.

I am glad to be a part of this project that started Books with Out Borders as the Taliban had destroyed the Medical Library of the University of Kabul in Afghanistan.

Unlike the US and othertechnological... (more)

Tags: los angeles

Ooopss... Did I Say That?

By wolviela, published on Jul 11, 2008

Steve Urkel's catch phrase, "Ooop did I do that ? came to mind when I saw the big media up roar over Rev. Jesse Jackson mic flub up. The only difference that Steve Urkel was a dork and generally didn't realize he did something. Brain smart he was, but social inept he was. (Yoda has temporarily taken over my writing skills)

Rev. Jackson along with all the rest of these politicians are supposed to be educated, socially seasoned and generally know that what they say to the public, they should really mean. But wait we need to put up a front for the public, but as my mom says, we don't know... (more)

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Now It's Personal

By wolviela, published on Jun 6, 2008

Who says internet business can be impersonal and non-customer friendly?

For me with the stress of gas prices, rising food prices, this was a refreshing experience I've had in a long time.

While on the quest to search for a good, creative, and inexpensive Fathers day present, I came across asimple website. It definitely wasn't commericalized, but the prices were definitely right. There was no form to fill out, which meant I could possibly be dealing with an actual human being, not a corporate company. Imagine that.

I purused the site and saw what I wanted. I sent in my... (more)

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Calling All Nostalgic Soda And Candy Lovers

By wolviela, published on Mar 13, 2008

A year before my mid 30th birthday and I find myself remembering the sodas I had as kid. That ever coveted Jolt that my friends and I would slep a 15 minutes walk to the store for. Hey back then that was a long walk, but oh wait we are in L.A., so it's still a long walk.

Before moving to city, I saw a special on the Food Network show about a retro soda shop in Los Angeles. It sold every soda imaginable. Little did I know it was so close to where I reside.

Two blocks away from my dentist's office sits a little old store that from the outside I first thought it was a thrift store.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie

Tara's Kitchen

By wolviela, published on Jan 4, 2008

If your like me, I love to try new ethnic food. When I lived in the Bay area I met some Nepalese students who introduced me to the food of their native homeland, and took me to a good but pricey Tibet/Nepal restaurant. However, they worked the so the perks were awesome, yes that means free food.

A few months within moving to Los Angeles, I was craving this food. While driving around I spotted a place called Katmandu kitchen. However for some unknown reason, I never got there.

Two years later, I decided to try to find that place with a friend. We had picked a fabulous night,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music, restaurant

Go Fly a Kite

By wolviela, published on Jan 1, 2008

For those of you who are avid readers, "The Kite Runner" should ring a bell. But wait, yes it is a movie as well. Most of us who read books are sorely disappointed when the book we have enjoyed so much as been turned into a movie that has butchered the story. I must say that the beauty of independent movies is that if they convert a book into a movie, they try to do their best to keep it true to the book. The Kite Runner is one of those movies. The Namesake is another. There has been controversy about this movie because it depicts an scene which is uncouth in the Afghan and Muslim culture.... (more)

Tags: movie

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