C. C. - It's simply amazing how long I've known you. Since third form we were not exactly the best of friends because your father suddenly passed away. And now I understand how hard that was... and can be. However, I think you and I found the strength to see each other for who we were from Form 4, and since then, we have built a strong friendship. I truly admired you while you studied in the United States because you gained two degrees and a wealth of experience in music and science. And you were able to make great strides in your music, but I know you wanted to accomplish more in medicine. I believe you still can because you have truly the capacity to 'get what you want' once you put your mind to it. I never have doubted your abilities and perseverance, and never will. The way you carry yourself - with full dignity - testifies to the tremendous potential you carry. I am honored to be your close friend.

Quarterly Quote

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously." ~ Alan Rickman

"We categorized, labeled, and measured ourselves and then made a niche to match. The niche became our boundary, so that our aim became filling niches instead of fulfilling our lives." ~ Virgina Satir