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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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from: celleon
date: Jun. 27th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)

Ni how ma? - hahaha that's the extent of my Mandarin too.
Ooooo I also know "Wo ai ne" - which means "I love you" - but I wouldn't go shouting that to everyone in Shanghai...hahaha

Yes underwire on bra's suck. Yes I know they're there for support blah blah but god it kills when they start to wear thin...
And WOOOO for Vino vino night!! Oh go the food preparation practice! I have a feeling we're gonna be celebrating some good news *winks*.
Btw, what do you want to me bring? I've been allocated dessert I've been told (by Amanda) so I'm thinking baked blueberry cheesecake with lots of whipped cream??? Or would you rather the blueberry friands with lots of whipped cream?? HAHAHA Let me know!

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from: itsamandie
date: Jun. 28th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)

good news?? did you get the job?? are you going away?? i dont know!!!! baaah I must know tell me tell me tell me!!!!

and i'm not entirely sure what a friand is, so i'd lean towards cake...

oh and gus- BAHAH! you're gonna get laughed at so hard when you try to speak mandarin in china. sorry dude. but you know its true. like me and dan tried so hard to get the vietnamese tones perfect and everyone would laugh anytime we said anything.. *sigh*

and uh. i dunno. bras suck. remember when my bra broke on space mountain and i had to pull the underwire out and have one cup un-wired? bras are balls!

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from: celleon
date: Jun. 28th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)

Friands are little small French cakes made with lots of butter, icing sugar & almond meal. They are similar to muffins but contain WAY MORE FAT than muffins (185g of butter + 1.5 cups of icing sugar to be exact)...Hehehehe

Well either way I'll be celebrating my leaving of Freo so there's something to drink for...hahaha
Only dilema now is that my good fren's Will's birthday dinner is on the same night at The Greek (mmm...dead baby sheep) so I might have to duck into that to say hi before I go to Mike/Joel's???

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from: itsamandie
date: Jun. 28th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)

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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