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Jun. 27th, 2007 | 05:25 pm

So I just finished 5 weeks at <insert government organisation here> where I pretty much played with the cutest kids ever (Downs wins hands down) and drove around *meep meep* in nifty toyota corollas to far-out suburbia like Seville Grove and Huntingdale. It was great, pretty cruisy placement compared to others but still had its challenges. I take my hat off to anyone who works in paeds - it's almost like having 2 brains - communicating with the child, communicating with the adult, verbal and tactile cues to get the child to do something so you can observe HOW they do it; explaining to the parent what and why you're doing something in non-jargon WHILST baby-speaking with the kid. Throw in an interpreter or two and it's el confusionne!!
But anyway, I survived and am "working at a new-grad level" which is pretty exciting and all, and as much as I believe in providing services for these families with disabled kids..........working for the government blows. When protocols and red tape take up HALF the team meetings, I knew it was not for me. But it's an awesome friendly place to work, you can have flexi-time and I totally raided the stationery section before I went. Never know, if things look desparate I might end up applying for a job there (since they're continually short-staffed).

Things that excite me:
- CHINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - have started learning [speaking] mandarin - ni hao ma? wo hurn how, sie sie. tsai jien! (pinyin totally incorrect).
- draft placement allocations for next semester: Spinal Unit (yeeeeaaaaahhhhh) at Shents and Cardiopulm Medical at Charlies (potentially boring but it's the stuff that's gonna be in our final oral exam yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh)..........fingers crossed it's stays that way
- organising a quiz night for China........Fri July 27th and YOU'RE ALL COMING!
- Heroes and Prison Break
- movies I intend to see very very soon: Blades of Glory, Transformers, Knocked Up
- FOOD AND WINE NIGHT THIS SATURDEE!!! Mmmm food booze and friends on a stormy winters night....minus an airhead and it may be a perfect night!
- possibility of fitting in a few days down south before August

Things that FAIL FAIL FAIL to excite me:
- blister on side of boob from bra (me: scratches boob, then "wtf is that liquid?!?! oww painy!!")
- ulcer in top right hand corner of mouth (nb: using vegemite to create more pain, failed to make it better)
- scratchy throat
- sprained joint in my neck referring down my back
- hairy legs, hairy armpits; too lazy to do anything about it

prepared roast veggies last night, so there's a fair chance i won't stuff it up come saturday! hoorah.

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Mandie

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from: itsamandie
date: Jun. 28th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
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ooh i see.. but do you KNOW something? hmm..

as for will - depends, you gonna come over early, cook/drink with us, then go there, then come back? if i were you, id skip it.. ah well

and yum. friands soundjoy...

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