1001 doctors


I averaged roughly once a week seeing some sort of medical person for quite a long period of time last year. It was torture, for someone who hates going to see the doctor.

I’ve seen:

-general practitioners



-Chinese medicine practitioners


-Chinese massage therapists


-brain specialists



-ENT specialists


-qigong masters


-ER doctors and nurses


-X-ray technicians

-MRI technicians

-lab analysts


-gynaecologists… and so on and so forth…

I’ve exhausted all my medical claims for 2009 and 2010. 2011 remains to be seen…

The nurses know me by first name and I know all their names.

I don’t intend to brag about my knowledge of clinics and hospitals here, but I do want to tell you one thing:

If you don’t want to end up like me, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HEALTH!

Pay attention to what your body is telling you.

Those colds every 2 or 3 weeks, sore throat, swollen gums, dry skin, stomach aches, headaches etc are all warning signals of some sort of stress.

Address it before you end up lying on a hospital bed with an IV drip every other week.

I mean it.

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about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) was born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Social Entrepreneur and founded BEARAPY to help corporates make workplaces mentally healthy, and support executives to become more resilient.