All about me, well sort of


A photograph of Gary eating a biscuit

Me enjoying a biscuit

Everyone seems to have a WordPress Blog so I thought why not? Visit my blog at Yummy Lummy The ‘other’ blog is at Gary Lum
Name: Gary Lum
Twitter: @garydlum @Yummy_Lummy and @DrGaryLum
Facebook pages: Yummy Lummy | Gary Lum
Instagram Gary on Instagram
Age: I was born in 1965.
University: University of Queensland
Major: Medicine
Postgraduate school: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Favourite Book: The House of God by Samuel Shem (An American novel about medical training, a book every medical student should read)
Favourite Movie: Mad Max 2 (I have a fondness for V8 Falcons)
Favourite Food: Jook because it’s comfort food and I can cook it in my favourite kitchen implement, i.e., my pressure cooker. Followed closely by wonton soup.
Favourite Television: All of the live action series in the Star Trek franchise, Thunderbirds are Go, Top Gear, Big Bang Theory
Favourite Sports: Rugby League (Brisbane Broncos), Rugby Union (Queensland Reds) and Swimming (My favourite swimmer is Susie O’Neil) In terms of State of Origin, I have always been and forever will be a QUEENSLANDER

My most moving professional experience was working at the Royal Darwin Hospital during the Bali Bombings.

Yummy Lummy ACT restaurants
Yummy Lummy ACT restaurants

I’m a specialist medical practitioner in pathology. My sub-speciality is Clinical/Medical Microbiology. These days though I’m working in the Department of Health in the Health Emergency Management Branch in the Office of Health Protection. On Fridays I’m an Honorary Visiting Medical Officer in Pathology at The Canberra Hospital.

Disclaimer. Anything I post on this site or any website I own and control is my own opinion and does not reflect on or from my employers present, past and future. I am cautious about posting anything that may reflect a view that would put me in breach of the Australian Government Australian Public Service Code of Conduct or the ACT Government code of conduct. If anyone believes I have breached the code of conduct please contact me immediately.

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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience. I will never receive compensation in any way from this blog. I will not be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, is worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
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Please also read my Medical Disclaimer. To be very clear this blog does not create a doctor/patient relationship and is not intended as medical advice. You should always seek specific medical advice for your particular circumstances and with a registered medical practitioner who is skilled in the area and jurisdiction relevant to your circumstances.

© Gary David Lum, 2014 and ©Yummy Lummy, 2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Gary Lum and Yummy Lummy with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

57 thoughts on “All about me, well sort of

    • Oh wow, thank you very much. I’m very flattered. I’ve not taken too much notice of awards but I’m very grateful that you’ve done this and for your very kind words. I hope you have a great day too :-)

  1. Hi Gary, I’m loving your blog and it was great to read this page and learn more about you (the interview in the Canberra Times wasn’t satisfying enough!). Keep up the great writing and cooking. You’re a great role model for Canberra’s men who, who like me, want to improve themselves (physically and intellectually).

    • Very kind of you to say such nice things. For me blogging is a great release and coupled with my interest in food and photography it’s like the perfect hobby. I’m enjoying reading CBR Foodie posts and tweets especially.

  2. Hey there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are
    a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
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  3. We here in America thought the movie “Australia” was a massive fail too!! Fortunately my Australian sweetheart turned me onto “Jindabyne” which I thought was fantastic (and made me forget all about Hugh Jackman’s awful performance…until of course he started singing with Russell Crowe in Les Miserables and I had to turn the TV off in horror!).

    Here in Portland, OR, USA, we have “Trek in the Park” which I’m guessing you’d appreciate :)

    • Thank you Lorraine. I’ve reading your blog every day :-)

      The only good thing about a Canberra winter is the need for lots of jook.

    • G’day from Canberra :-)

      Thanks for the kind words. I loved browsing through your blog too.

      I love reading blogs by food lovers in the US.

      Have a good one.

      Gaz

  4. Thank you for your “Like”s. I know my folks have lined up some Chinese meals for me in Sydney and hope you’ll read my reviews some time.

  5. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  6. Gary, I have been reading your foodie blog and it is making me drool. I’m like Pavlov’s dog looking at the pictures and reading your descriptions. I love reading about the New Year’s Eve meal. Tell our friends I miss them (and the food). I’ll email you a picture of the Paella dinner I made for New Year’s Eve. It was a mixed spanish/cajun short grain Paella with Andouille sausage, scallops, shrimp, mussels, onions, red and green peppers. The color was as pleasing as the taste. It paired well with a lightly sparkling Vinho Verde, or white sangria. We wish we could have shared it with you, Bron and our mutual friends. Hopefully soon. Cheers Mate.
    Jason

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