Angeline Lee

Angeline Lee is a writer for the CEKU magazine, a United Kingdom and Eire Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) publication, which serves as a platform for Malaysian students to contribute to intellectual thought while advocating for common hopes and beliefs (

The other side of criticism

AUG 21 — Each time the Olympic Games roll around, no matter where they happen, they form the centre stage for greatness as people worldwide watch... READ MORE

That family secret

JULY 24 — It was a swelteringly hot day in rural Ecuador. The double doors opened, and the nurses and doctors pushed a hospital bed out of the... READ MORE

Watercooler conversations

JUNE 26 — I’ve been reading an amazing book by Daniel Kahnemann, a Nobel Prize winner, called “Thinking, fast and slow”. In his introduction, he... READ MORE

Of pens and paper

MAY 29 — Recently, for one of the research papers we had to write for our orthopaedics and rheumatology rotation in medical school, we were asked... READ MORE

Keep calm and carry on

MAY 5 — It’s that time of year again when the laptops and books come out and the library is full of people walking around like they are cars... READ MORE

Who runs the world? Girls

APRIL 3 — Last week, at a conference, one of the consultant surgeons asked me what I planned to do in the future, but before I could answer he said... READ MORE

Bridging the gap

MARCH 6 — I was having a conversation with a few friends the other day and they were all reminiscing about the antics they got up to during their... READ MORE

The beautiful mind

FEB 7 — I recently began my nine-week placement in psychiatry, and I have really been swept away by the complexity as well as the manifestations of... READ MORE

An inconvenient truth

JAN 10 — I think the time has come to ask ourselves the big questions about education. What is the point? What is wrong with how we are doing... READ MORE

The young and the restless

DEC 13 — Last week on the wards, one of my elderly patients told me I was “far too young” to be talking to unwell people all day. The youngest... READ MORE

Chest pains

NOV 15 — We need to be the change we wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi One day a patient walked into the clinic and sat down heavily on... READ MORE

The animal pendant

OCT 18 — She was wearing a silver animal pendant. One of those simple but obviously expensive affairs. It sat casually around her neck and it... READ MORE

The Hippocratic legacy

SEPT 20 — “To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with... READ MORE

My last long summer

AUG 23 — One of the many sacrifices a medical student has to make is the absence of long holidays during the clinical years. My first clinical year... READ MORE

He has a big?

JULY 26 — On the mahjong paper taped to the board, we asked them to each write a sentence. Today’s mission was to form a connection, to build... READ MORE

The nightmare after the PSD scholarships

JUNE 28 — The Public Service Department (PSD) scholarship system is like a cake with a burnt top and sunken middle that was hastily covered with a... READ MORE

Bullying — a wake-up call

MAY 31 — “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the... READ MORE

Impossible is nothing

MAY 3 — Some time last term there was a disability awareness week at my university. We had some lectures on disability and how to interact with and... READ MORE

Ideas for life

APRIL 5 — You hit the pause button on university life and find Little Miss Journalist in a conversation with a friend. “Well, I’d like to do it,... READ MORE