3 in the Key (May/June)

This months edition of 3 in the Key is special.  Previous editions of this segment focused on front line staff and will continue to do so in the future.

But this month we focus on 3 Mental Health Management members.

1 new Director, 1 new Manager and 1 well known manager who is known to be the biggest Rafael Nadal fan in the UNIVERSE!

So what does eating raw lobster on a Cuban fishing trip, tossing undergarments at a Tom Jones concert and a Car wash/detailing service for staff have in common?  

Lets find out in this months 3 in the Key….

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Ping R. (Patient Care Manager for In-Patient Mental Health at the Birchmount Campus, 3B/3C/PIOU)

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What is your best childhood memory?

Playing with makeshift toys, nothing fancy.

Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

A Chinese actress– Sylvia Chang

What do you feel most proud of?

Baked a non-deflated Chiffon cake

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

The mysterious Machu Picchu

What are your top three favorite books and why?

All books in Chinese (English links provided)

Dream of the Red Chamber

Journey to the West

Fortress Besieged

If you were prime minister, what is the first thing you would do?

Revisit the legalization and regulation of Cannabis

What is your favorite part of your job?

Opportunities to make staff proud of their work

How long have you worked at TSH?

5 months

How would your friends describe you?

Very practical and creative in getting things done

What does a perfect day look like to you?

Wake up naturally after having a good night sleep

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

Better cooking skill for life enjoyment

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know________

I don’t like nonsense

What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

Chinese obviously

Who did you first see live in concert?

Some Chinese singers back home

What’s the 1 thing you’ve waited in line the longest for?

Red carpet event to get rush tickets to the Hunger Games movie

If you could choose 1 amenity to add to the workplace, what would it be?

It would have been something from staff feedback

What other languages do you know?

Mandarin & Taiwanese

Do you have any hobbies?

Go to movies and contribute to reviews

Which of your 5 senses is the strongest? Taste.

How about weakest?  Sight and hearing

What was the most incredible exotic place you’ve ever traveled to?

Eating raw lobster meat on a Cuban fishing boat 

 

Shawnna B. (Patient Care Manager for Community Services; Crisis/POP/ACTT/JAMH/ICM/ADHD & Adult Out-Patient Services)

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What is your best childhood memory?

Playing Lion King with my younger sister and reenacting the “Long live the king scene.” Obviously, I was Scar and my sister was Mufasa. I used to have her hanging off the diving board as I recited the line, and then would push her fingers off and watch her fall into the pool. I also liked playing the “Queen game,” where I would act like the Queen of England (because we share a birthday) and get my sister to run around and do things for me.

Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

I can’t think of any South Asian actresses besides Mindy Kailing. We have the same pitched voice, so that works.

What do you feel most proud of?

I always wanted to pursue a career where I could help marginalized communities in some way, and be able to make meaningful changes. SRH has given me the opportunity to do this. I have been fortunate enough to be able to influence changes in the neighborhood I grew up in. I’m so proud of the achievements we have made, particularly how we have really worked to increase access to quality mental health care in Scarborough.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I love travelling and can’t pinpoint one place. Countries currently on my wish list include: Madagascar, Argentina, Cambodia, Vietnam, Portugal, the smaller non touristy towns of Italy and Spain, and I could really go on and on

What are your top three favorite books and why?

Pride and Prejudice

Why? Mr. Darcy, enough said. (On a side note, Colin Firth is hands down the best Mr. Darcy. Everyone should watch the 6 hour BBC version of Pride and Prejudice).

Emma

One of my favorite lines in all of literature is when Mr. Knightley says, “I cannot make speeches, Emma. . . . If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

The Merchant of Venice

This isn’t my favorite play by Shakespeare. King Lear, Macbeth, and Titus Andronicus all surpass The Merchant of Venice for me. But, I fell in love with Shylock’s soliloquy the first time I read it, and it still moves me.

I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same
food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter
and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If
you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the
rest, we will resemble you in that.

 If you were prime minister, what is the first thing you would do?

Meet Nadal. We should really work on strengthening our ties with Spain.

 What is your favorite part of your job?

Refer to question 3!

How long have you worked at TSH?

5 years

How would your friends describe you?

Ambitious, loyal, compassionate, hardworking, determined, directionally challenged, and undomesticated.

What does a perfect day look like to you?

Sleep in, go for brunch with friends, grab a flight to watch the French Open in Paris, the end.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

How to fight. Refer to question 1. My sister is taller and stronger than me now, and for some reason she wants revenge.

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know

I absolutely hate Jack Armstrong. And everyone knows my number one nemesis is Djokovic.

 What’s your favoThairite type of cuisine?

Currently, it’s .

 Who did you first see live in concert?

My mom took me to see Tom Jones when I was a kid. I was confused as to why so many older women were throwing their undergarments at him.

What’s the 1 thing you’ve waited in line the longest for?

Food. Toronto loves lining up for food.

If you could choose 1 amenity to add to the workplace, what would it be?

Large screen TV for Grand Slams and playoff times.

What other languages do you know?

Tamil, kind of. At times it may just be me speaking in English, but with an accent…

 Do you have any hobbies?

I joined a pottery class, I wasn’t good at it. I joined ball hockey, flag football, dodgeball, volleyball, and softball. I wasn’t good at those.

Does watching sports, drinking wine, and travelling count as hobbies? Because then yes, I have hobbies.

 Which of your 5 senses is the strongest? How about weakest?

Strongest – taste

Weakest – sight

What was the most incredible exotic place you’ve ever traveled to?

Again, I can’t pick. I love travelling and try to go on one big trip each year. I’m fortunate to have friends with similar interests, and parents who took me all over the world from a young age. Some of my favorite “exotic” places have been Oman, South Africa, Israel, Egypt, Ghana, and Sri Lanka.

 

Sari G. (New Director for Mental Health, Seniors Health and Family Medicine Teaching Unit for SRH)

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What is your best childhood memory?

I have always loved animals, especially dogs. I was that kid that went up to every dog I saw despite the warnings from my parents so my best childhood memory was the day I got my very own, not stuffed, puppy for my 7th birthday.

Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

Jennifer Lopez

What do you feel most proud of?

Being the mother of two fantastic amazing kids.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I’d love to go to Spain and Portugal and all around the Mediterranean. Sounds exotic.

What are your top three favorite books and why?

A Man Called Ove

Cutting for Stone

When Breath Becomes Air

If you were prime minister, what is the first thing you would do?

I would never want the job as prime minister so I’d probably resign.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Working with amazing people and contributing to making positive differences in the lives of so many patients, families and staff.

How long have you worked at TSH?

20 years!!

How would your friends describe you?

I think fun to be around, a bit competitive (or maybe extremely competitive), and someone who would do anything for them

What does a perfect day look like to you?

In the summer, a round of golf with my husband and kids followed by lunch, a swim, and then spending time with friends in the evening in the backyard, enjoying a BBQ dinner and some great wine. In the winter, I’d probably exchange the round of golf for a day of skiing, and then dinner in front of the fire…also with some great wine!

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

I’d really love to perfect my short game in golf. I need to be able to win.

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know_____

I hate losing at any game.

What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

Sushi

Who did you first see live in concert?

Madonna

What’s the 1 thing you’ve waited in line the longest for?

A ride at wonderland

If you could choose 1 amenity to add to the workplace, what would it be?

Car wash service – interior and exterior

What other languages do you know?

A bit of French

Do you have any hobbies?

Golfing, anything that keeps me active. I love to run.

Which of your 5 senses is the strongest? How about weakest?

Smell is my strongest sense; and I think hearing may be my weakest.

What was the most incredible exotic place you’ve ever traveled to?

A week-long sea kayak trip down the Baja peninsula

 

Mental Notes would like to thank Ping, Shawnna and Sari for participating in this months 3 in the Key installment.  You are key players in our department.