Monday, June 23, 2008

A Syrian Hakeem in Britain - A Declaration of Intentions

My friend Abu Kareem has recently published an interesting post, talking about his experiences as a Foreign Medical Graduate..

Reading what Abu Kareem had written made me think of my own experiences, as a Syrian Hakeem in Britain.. and I thought I will write a post about those experiences..

However, I quickly realised that these experiences are, in a large part, the product of interaction between what I faced in Britain, and a lifetime of previous experiences and events... To write just about my time in the UK would not give the full picture..

So, I am embarking on what may prove to be quite a monumental project.... an attempt to chart a course through my career in Medicine so far...

But you will have to humour me.. This is going to take some time, a commodity that I do not have in abundance...

I will be back soon.. with a post, possibly the first of several posts, about a Syrian Hakeem in Britain...

8 comments:

abufares said...

Waiting with much anticipation the new Hit Series... A Hakeem in Britain.
Forget House, Scrubs, ...etc.
This would be the real thing.

Abu Kareem said...

Multiple posts??? Are you trying to outdo me SB?

The Syrian Brit said...

Abu Fares,
Don't get too excited!.. I'm afraid my life in medicine is nowhere near as convoluted as Scrub, or controversial as House.. The whole thing will probably turn out to be a damp squid!..

Abu Kareem,
Outdo you??.. I couldn't even if I wanted to!.. And I only said 'possibly'!..

MomTo5 said...

intresting.

Don Cox said...

If you can do this series, it would be very interesting.

Abu Kareem said...

Wainak ya hakeem? We are waiting for your post.

bwill1990 said...

Pardon me for interupting. My name is Brent, and I live in AZ. I have tryed to research and research information on my second families favorite dish, and have come up empty handed. I am hoping that this link to the Syrian Brit from the Grape Leaf Roll article could help me. My best friend of 28 years family on his fathers side is Syrian. His last name now is Bojrab, although I believe it may have been changed when they arived long ago in the states. Well his Sittu made what we have called Yublet, Yubret sp? for years and it is an amazing dish. I have been privilaged to cook with his mother when I am home to visit, as I have always been her fourth Son. I am sure that we have called it the wrong name since we were kids, but it stuck. Recently Sittu passed and Mom had asked if I would like to cook with her as I missed the last batch its like "Gold" to us boys. This is where I was blessed with the recipe. Although I was wondering why I can not find anything close to it when I have looked in the past. What I found on your Grape Leaves blog from last year was so different. There is rubarb that lines the bottom of the pot and tomatoe juice and water with lemon juice is some of what it is cooked in. Meat and rice are the filling with the restof the ingredients. Can you help me in my research of the real name and her recipe from Sittu. Why would it be so different? Thank you in advance.

By the way Jammie Farr from the series Mash is his uncle. He has the Bojrab nose for sure.

Dorothy said...

Thanks for writing this.