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Last day in ohio and we decide to go hunting for some aviation bears! There is an aviation trail consisting of 14 museums around dayton that holds the heritage of how flight began and how it has evolved. If you go to 7 of these places and get a stamp on your trail brochure, you get to have an aviation bear! So of course Sam really wanted these bears, so we decided to hit up seven of these places in the three hours that we had this morning. Granted, we have gone to these places before and just didn’t know it, so we didn’t spend much time in there.
First stop, we went back to the national Air Force museum because the aviation hall of fame was also there and we didn’t know that they also had a stamp. The air force museum is hands down the most impressive of all the museums. But I said that in another post, so on we go.
Second stop, prairie hill museum just on top of a mini hill close by. They had a simulator where we tried to fly one of the wright brothers earlier planes. There were only two sticks to control, but we had to use team work to fly the plane together. The first time we lifted off, we only lasted 5 seconds before crashing. The guide was trying to instruct us on the balance between speed and altitude. So we tried again and lasted 10 seconds. All in All, we tried 4 times and crashed all 4 times, with each consecutive time having more air time. Unfortunately, we did not pass enough to get a certificate. But It’s alright, we got our stamp and that’s all we wanted.
Third stop, wright state university library archives. Here, you can see the big book of topography and the wright brothers cut out in the background.
Fourth stop, woodland cemetery. It was perfect weather to visit a cemetery, rainy and gloomy. The center was closed there so we were unable to get a stamp, but just got a pic to prove that we made it. Driving through the cemetery, we saw many grand gravestones, obelisks, walk-in-lots, and plaques. The place reminded me of the graveyard in phantom of the opera! So beautiful and solemn. We saw where the wright brothers were buried, and an actual funeral going on. The pond there was filled with curious ducks wanting to get close to us and yet afraid of getting too close. The peace of the place was overwhelming. It was too bad we could only spend a few minutes there.
Fifth stop, Paul Lawrence Dunbar house. He is the first African American poet. He wrote his first poem at 6 years old but unfortunately died at age 35. He was a friend of the wright brothers.
Sixth and final stop, the Aviation national heritage museum. This is where they gave us our little collectors bears!! The hunt was over! We named our bears Wilbur and Orville, after the famous Wright brothers.
Alas, the time in ohio is over and it’s time to go back home. We are very grateful to the wonderful people we have met, including hard working awesome residents, knowledgeable attendings, and nice apartment managers. The food was amazing, the hospitality was overflowing. We will definitely come back to visit Kettering! Hopefully in the fall or spring, so we can see a different character of ohelloOHIO!

Three meals in the day-
Started off with golden nuggets! “Best pancakes in ohio!” A high of 49 reviews on yelp! Haha :P the peanut butter chocolate pancakes were yummy!!! Carboloadddd. I seriously think I developed a wheat belly now.
Lunch was sushi in the physician lounge! The doctors said we were lucky because they only have sushi once every two months! :) I thought it was alright, but everybody else including Sam loved it!
Dinner was a treat for ourselves since it was our last day! We went to pasha grill, turkish food, at the GREENE shopping mall ( kind of like Victoria gardens). I had vegetable moussaka and Sam had a lamb kebab. So yummy and so full now. :)

THE WORST and MEANEST HYDROCEPHALUS I HAVE EVER SEEN! My face literally was 😨😱😵 when I saw this MRI. The attending did not even bat an eye. #medstudentnoob #lousyshortwhitecoat #chronicdementia #macrocephalic #bighead #wetwackywobbly #nohippaviolation #forlearningpurposes

SPLINTER IN THE FOOT😖 funny story actually. Yesterday, I told Tiffany to come into my room to take a pic of the wireless verizon card I had. Right when she came in, I screamed and fell into my chair because of the big splinter (piece of wood on bottom right corner) that got stuck straight into my foot right through my sock. I instantly pulled it out and clutched my foot. On examination, I could see a small hematoma and puncture wound with a little blood. However, it still really hurt Charlie! So I just continued to stay on the floor clutching my foot and examining it in the light. Tiffany thought it would be funny to text Sam, who was doing some big business, “Hurry quick! Carrie cut her foot and it is bleeding!” We heard the door slam upstairs (SAMs room) and footsteps running down the hallway 🏃and down the stairs to my room. By this time, tiff and I knew it was Sam and he had a sight to see when he came in my room. We were literally ROFL! Tiffs legs were in the air and I was tearing up holding my foot from laughter.😂 What was even funnier was that Sam came straight towards my foot carrying his pants👖! He said he was ready to tie up my bleeding foot with his extra pants! He had even sacrificed wiping to just come down because he thought it was an emergency! ⚠️What a DASHING man! 🏃 Anyway, I did not think much of my foot until I became really sore next day in the same area. Looking at it after a whole day of standing and rounding, Sam decided to do surgery on me. His main weapons of choice were the safety pin, and tweezers. We sterilized the tools with alcohol swabs, and used my pen light to shine the way. The nailclipper was used to take the skin off. After an hour of me squirming in pain and using deep breathing techniques (you would be surprised how many pain fibers run thru ur leg), Dr .Limbong finally fished the tiny splinter out! It went straight in and DEEP into my foot! Hallelujah! Now my foot is so sore from the poking I can’t even stand on if. But hopefully it will heal in good time. I want to say thanks to my dashing boyfriend who saved me twice! ✌️😘

Woke up this morning to find frost on our car window! But Dr limbong had the BRIGHT idea of pouring water over it to get it off. 😱 indeed… The water just froze over our window with a fine layer of ice so smooth I could ice skate on it. And thus, we couldn’t see out of it and just had to wait in our cars while the defrost button worked on the window from the inside. Alas that’s what happens with #colderingkettering noobs and 18 degree weather. #coldneverbotheredmeanyway Good thing our awesome resident gave us a late start to our morning. And yet we still went in early because we are ova-achievers. :P #ohelloohio #crazystrokealertday. Saw my first brain dead pt today :( Her whole family was there. So sad! She’s only in her thirties! Pray for her family pls.

Woke up this morning to find frost on our car window! But Dr limbong had the BRIGHT idea of pouring water over it to get it off. 😱 indeed… The water just froze over our window with a fine layer of ice so smooth I could ice skate on it. And thus, we couldn’t see out of it and just had to wait in our cars while the defrost button worked on the window from the inside. Alas that’s what happens with #colderingkettering noobs and 18 degree weather. #coldneverbotheredmeanyway Good thing our awesome resident gave us a late start to our morning. And yet we still went in early because we are ova-achievers. :P #ohelloohio #crazystrokealertday. Saw my first brain dead pt today :( Her whole family was there. So sad! She’s only in her thirties! Pray for her family pls.

SPLINTER IN THE FOOT😖 funny story actually. Yesterday, I told Tiffany to come into my room to take a pic of the wireless verizon card I had. Right when she came in, I screamed and fell into my chair because of the big splinter (piece of wood on bottom right corner) that got stuck straight into my foot right through my sock. I instantly pulled it out and clutched my foot. On examination, I could see a small hematoma and puncture wound with a little blood. However, it still really hurt Charlie! So I just continued to stay on the floor clutching my foot and examining it in the light. Tiffany thought it would be funny to text Sam, who was doing some big business, “Hurry quick! Carrie cut her foot and it is bleeding!” We heard the door slam upstairs (SAMs room) and footsteps running down the hallway 🏃and down the stairs to my room. By this time, tiff and I knew it was Sam and he had a sight to see when he came in my room. We were literally ROFL! Tiffs legs were in the air and I was tearing up holding my foot from laughter.😂 What was even funnier was that Sam came straight towards my foot carrying his pants👖! He said he was ready to tie up my bleeding foot with his extra pants! He had even sacrificed wiping to just come down because he thought it was an emergency! ⚠️What a DASHING man! 🏃 Anyway, I did not think much of my foot until I became really sore next day in the same area. Looking at it after a whole day of standing and rounding, Sam decided to do surgery on me. His main weapons of choice were the safety pin, and tweezers. We sterilized the tools with alcohol swabs, and used my pen light to shine the way. The nailclipper was used to take the skin off. After an hour of me squirming in pain and using deep breathing techniques (you would be surprised how many pain fibers run thru ur leg), Dr .Limbong finally fished the tiny splinter out! It went straight in and DEEP into my foot! Hallelujah! Now my foot is so sore from the poking I can’t even stand on if. But hopefully it will heal in good time. I want to say thanks to my dashing boyfriend who saved me twice! ✌️😘

Snow day yet again in ohio! Some of the drs were surprised and unhappy. “These weathermen are wrong! Telling us the snow will come in the morning, well now it is afternoon and it starts to snow!” I find it exciting to see the snow fall and the wind pick up speed. Most of the snow does not stick however and we just find wet ground when we get out. With just one hour to spare before the aviation museum closes (5pm), we rushed through absorbing the most that we can. It’s a mere 20min drive from Kettering. We arrived at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UNITED STATED AIR FORCE, and had a sight to behold! There were at least three different hangars full of airplanes! They separated them by time period: Cold War, Korean War, World War II, and early airplanes. We started off with the Cold War because Sam, being the boy that he is, wanted to see the two superpowers compete with the way their airplanes were made. We had some adventure of of landing airplanes on a simulator, getting into cockpits, seeing the massive amounts of buttons there were to push, understanding how astronauts used the loo in space, going inside the plane where they let go 2.5 million pounds of bombs, gazing in wonder at the fat planes, skinny planes, Star Wars looking planes (B2- my fav), painted planes, etc etc. We filled our eyes and minds up and sadly the hour was up. The souvenir shop caught our attention for a little after, as Sam bought some airplane Diy models for his nephews, and decided to start a flattened penny collection with 5 new plane pennies. After walking through the whole exhibit, we were famished and decided to stop by POTBELLY, a chain sandwich store of the Midwest, on brown street. Pretty quaint and yummy. Sam would recommend his roast beef sub. Tiff got the Italian with some SUBstitutions, and I got the tuna sandwich. :) it’s better than Quiznos or subway that’s for sure.

“Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.” (Isaiah 60:8, 22 NIV)

National Museum of the United States Air Force! #airplanesinthenightskylikeshootingstars #alltypesofwarplanes #ohelloohio

National Museum of the United States Air Force! #airplanesinthenightskylikeshootingstars #alltypesofwarplanes #ohelloohio

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Chicago won 91 to 81 vs the 76ers! Close beginning! Happy birthday Benny the bull!

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV) #chicagoagogo #wordofgodincreation

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV) #chicagoagogo #wordofgodincreation

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Do you want to build a snowman by sears tower? Yes!

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Last day in Chicago, first day of snow! What a magnificent sight to see the whole city in a blanket of white. It seemed like we were in a movie! Some rom com in Chicago. We ate breakfast and had good talks. Then got ready for really cold weather. Uncle lam wanted to go on a tour exploring the prime history of Chicago. So we decided on the UNTOUCHABLES TOUR, going through mob and crime scenes of Chicago. We walked to McDonalds, one of the biggest that I have seen, to wait for the tourbus. Here are some of the highlights of the tour:
-the whole Chicago mobs started because of the prohibition law in 1920s.
-it was started by an Irishman O’Bannien who started “bootlegging” and owned a flower shop as cover up. Long story short, Italians (al Capone) wanted in on it also. So the Irishman tricked them, took their 1.5 million dollars and got the cops on them. So the Italians wanted blood when they got out of prison. Mr Irishman got shot 26 times in his flower shop.
- Al Capone became the head honcho of bootlegging and began to kill those who opposed him ruthlessly. He hired Machine gun Jack Mcgurn who headed the Valentines day massacre and got away with it by dressing up as fake cops.
- The Al Capone gang seemed to be unrivaled, if it weren’t for the Untouchables, the honest men who made him pay taxes. Their persistence arrested Al Capone, who then went to prison and died of neurosyphilis.
- we learned to “duck” when we heard gun shots. And sang faniculi fanicula in little Italy.
After the tour, we ate at webers grill. Sam had his first medium rare steak and he kinda liked it! “Baptism by fire” as my dad would say. Lunch courtesy of lam fam bam. Unfortunately, Kansas lost, making teamlambong winning NCAA brackets less likely.
We took a taxi to Willis tower, aka Sears tower. However the wait to go up to the sky deck was 1.5 hr, so we decided to just build five snowmen instead + 1 minion. After freezing our fingers and face, we got back into another taxi and went back to the hotel. Tiff, Carrie, and mom went back to EATALY to look at second floor. Plenty of cheeses, meats, pastas, books, gelato, Nutella, etc.
We wanted to try deep dish pizza, so ordered GIORDANOS pizza for pick up on the way out. However, when we arrived, our order had disappeared! They didn’t have our pizzas! :( The manager came to talk to us, and appeased us by saying he would give us 2 large pizzas to bring back for FREE. However they weren’t deep dish, just thin crust since those take faster. Still had to wait 20 min for that though.
So we have two reasons to come back to Chicago! Deep dish and sears tower sky deck! We will definitely come back!!!
- dictated by Sam, scribe Carrie

Thanks Sam for driving the whole way there and back! Couldn’t have done it without your perseverance and manliness! :) happy birthday to dad, mom, and justin. Sorry we didn’t officially celebrate it, but the thought was there! Luv you all!

The day started off on a particularly chirpy note as 2 brave jewish teenagers valiantly attempted to sweep carrie and tiffany off their feet with witty conversation and deep debate over a breakfast buffet, courtesy of Embassy Suites, the carnival cruise of hotels. Following the above mentioned pleasantries, the crew reunited and sauntered off towards Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. After crossing the Chicago river, our eyes were met with a glorious sight. A giant glimmering bean shined before us. By the Gods it must have been at least 20 farthings long and 10 high. With its sleek mirrored surface, it drew us in with our beautiful reflections. Unable to look away, many a photograph was taken. Having finally drained the batteries from our cameras, we were forced to turn away and venture south once again. Past the Art institute of Chicago, which housed the bathroom trolls and demanded a toll be paid to relieve oneself, we found the Buckingham fountain and reached the Lake of Michigan. The fountain, though not functioning, still provided wonder to the eyes. Lake Michigan, as blue as a baboons’ butt, stirred ever so serenely, her gentle waves lapping against the shore. Near by, lake gulls stood, unsure if we were friend or foe. We decided to send minion in with gift of oat and barley. To our utter surprise, love was found in the least likely of places and minion eloped with one of the lake gull, leaving us to ponder on the possibilities and morals of cross species genetics. Rallying behind our need to pee, we set off once again. We would not be denied our right of urination. And through sheer determination, we landed upon the shores of Adler planetarium, the first planetarium in America. The natives here were far kinder, and allowed us to use their facilities. With our bladders and stomachs empty, we decided to go in search of food. Hopping into a carriage taxi, we rode into the town of Navy Pier, a quaint little town filled with stain glass, restaurants, and a luscious food court with all sorts of local eats, as well as a Mcdonalds. Having our fill of deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs, we joyfully strolled back to the inn, where a lovely afternoon slumber awaited. Having fulfilled our dreaming duties, we bid farewell to the elders of the group and headed to the jousting tournament. The local knights, the Chicago Bulls, were going up against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, who were on a losing streak or 23 straight grisly beheadings. Incidentally, it was also benny the bulls, the jester, birthday. The Bulls eventually slayed the 76ers behind the cheers of the home crowd. Walking away with our head in the clouds, our minds were brought back to earth with the rumblings of our stomach. We finished the night and our belly demons off with a happy hour sampling of gyu-kakus finest and cheapest eats. Now I lay in my bed of sofa, eager to finish this sentence and drift off to merry dreams of kalbi clouds and jesting bulls.


~Justin Lam

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The day started off on a particularly chirpy note as 2 brave jewish teenagers valiantly attempted to sweep carrie and tiffany off their feet with witty conversation and deep debate over a breakfast buffet, courtesy of Embassy Suites, the carnival cruise of hotels. Following the above mentioned pleasantries, the crew reunited and sauntered off towards Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. After crossing the Chicago river, our eyes were met with a glorious sight. A giant glimmering bean shined before us. By the Gods it must have been at least 20 farthings long and 10 high. With its sleek mirrored surface, it drew us in with our beautiful reflections. Unable to look away, many a photograph was taken. Having finally drained the batteries from our cameras, we were forced to turn away and venture south once again. Past the Art institute of Chicago, which housed the bathroom trolls and demanded a toll be paid to relieve oneself, we found the Buckingham fountain and reached the Lake of Michigan. The fountain, though not functioning, still provided wonder to the eyes. Lake Michigan, as blue as a baboons’ butt, stirred ever so serenely, her gentle waves lapping against the shore. Near by, lake gulls stood, unsure if we were friend or foe. We decided to send minion in with gift of oat and barley. To our utter surprise, love was found in the least likely of places and minion eloped with one of the lake gull, leaving us to ponder on the possibilities and morals of cross species genetics. Rallying behind our need to pee, we set off once again. We would not be denied our right of urination. And through sheer determination, we landed upon the shores of Adler planetarium, the first planetarium in America. The natives here were far kinder, and allowed us to use their facilities. With our bladders and stomachs empty, we decided to go in search of food. Hopping into a carriage taxi, we rode into the town of Navy Pier, a quaint little town filled with stain glass, restaurants, and a luscious food court with all sorts of local eats, as well as a Mcdonalds. Having our fill of deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs, we joyfully strolled back to the inn, where a lovely afternoon slumber awaited. Having fulfilled our dreaming duties, we bid farewell to the elders of the group and headed to the jousting tournament. The local knights, the Chicago Bulls, were going up against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, who were on a losing streak or 23 straight grisly beheadings. Incidentally, it was also benny the bulls, the jester, birthday. The Bulls eventually slayed the 76ers behind the cheers of the home crowd. Walking away with our head in the clouds, our minds were brought back to earth with the rumblings of our stomach. We finished the night and our belly demons off with a happy hour sampling of gyu-kakus finest and cheapest eats. Now I lay in my bed of sofa, eager to finish this sentence and drift off to merry dreams of kalbi clouds and jesting bulls.


~Justin Lam

CHICAGO BULLS #fullofwinwinwin #happybdaybennythebull #unitedcenterunitesus #yourroyalAIRNESSstatue

CHICAGO BULLS #fullofwinwinwin #happybdaybennythebull #unitedcenterunitesus #yourroyalAIRNESSstatue