* There’s a wifi network in my building with the name “FBI Surveillance Van #17”. I’ll reserve comment in case this is being monitored.
*I met a 4th year med student yesterday in the basic science building when were standing in line at the secretariat. I must’ve looked uncertain/lost because she asked me if I needed help with anything. She was French, spoke perfect English, worked as an Anatomy TA, and gave me lots of tips. When I asked her how much Hungarian she had learned, she replied, “Mainly medical Hungarian. I can ask people the color of their feces last week very well.” 😛
* On a related note, why is it that I look like a 1st year, even though I don’t feel particularly lost?
* My mom and I went to the central market in Budapest today, which is a large, two-story hall where many food (fruit, vegetable, meat, pastries) and local vendors sell their wares. I wonder how they stay in business, given that there were at least 20 stands all selling overlapping items.
* My parents have been peppering our discussions with tips about how to study and what books are best, as well as how they learned medicine back in the day. I like hearing about that part of their lives, and it makes me feel like part of a bigger family tradition.