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I’m seriously starting to think I have nothing to blog about! My life is quite mundane these days. Well, let’s just put it this way, the most exciting thing that happened in the past week was that I drove a brand new car. No, it’s not mine (I certainly wish it is mine) but by luck, I happened to book a brand new car on my placement for my weekly long drive to Armadale. It’s not delibrate mind you. It was more like they changed the car after I did the booking.

Perhaps the next interesting thing that happened was a talk with my supervisor on our drive back. That session happened to be one that she decided to observe me in action (yeah- new car on the day that supervisor chose to observe me. God’s sense of humour?). She is expecting a new baby and was commenting that she do not understand how her friends can function with 2 televisions on and a toddler playing with a noisy toy AND hold a conversation with her at the same time. The conclusion is that my supervisor might have autism tendancies. *rolled eyes*. Yeah great, having a supervisor with autism like tendancies. THe next conclusion is that maybe…. just maybe…we can’t function with too many background noise (over stimulated) as we grow older. Age related?

You can tell that I admire my supervisor/s. Well, mainly my main supervisor. Her natural way of handling questions and throwing it back at clients still amazes me. I do appreciate her transparent way of giving me feedback-not hiding what she thought about my performance but neither did she hold back her praise. Sometimes, you need those constructive comments to go on. She taught me how to accept feedback- or even ask for feedback from clients.

And maybe.. the third interesting thing that happened was that I currently hold the title of “Tutor that has the most students with extensions for lab report for Methods 1”

Anyway, this current placement is ending and I’m wondering where will I go next. I honestly enjoyed this placement. The cases that I saw was totally different from what I had last year. By being in their family home, you face a whole new different set of issues and problems.

The staff at DSC have been great. I feel valued as a student here. My thoughts were taken into consideration, my case presentation was taken seriously. Suggestions remained as such-they did not say I was doing anything wrong but just supported me through the process. I attended their staff meetings, learnt about the organisation … etc. If it was an attempt to brainwash me in liking this placement-they have succeeded.

Not to say there isnt any problems though. There always will be. But hey, I’m a trainee arent I? I can just enjoy the ride, go over the bumps and wait till the next one comes up.


I’m still here….

Sorry for my disapearing act for the past few weeks. I am alive for those who are wondering- barely but still alive.

My mid-placement review came and go. Thankfully, I did not fail and got an unexpected good review instead. 🙂

My experiment is on the course- Tested 4 ppl already out of my supposed sample of 60. Not bad, since everyone turned up so far. About 12 signed up on the subject pool so that’s a good start.

I reached my target weight according to my weighing scale!

I have come to the conclusion that MAY is the month of wedding, engagements, pregancies and birthdays. Anyone who would like to add to the list can do so. You have another 3 weeks to go. Don’t expect big gifts as my pocket is empty from earlier events. OR! You could do me a favour and propose to your girl/boy next month instead! OR just fall pregnant later.

This was what happened last night:

Mr Ar and Daphne out shopping for Haz’s engagement gift in Garden City. We were doing groceries as well. This was what happened when we picked out a gift in Myers…..
7:45pm: Daphne’s phone rang. “Hi Steven, what’s up?”
Steven: “Ya, are you at home? I want to deliver my engagement invite to your place. If not, I will drop it into your letter box.”
Daphne: “Ok..Engaged ah.. congrats. So when’s the party/dinner/ whatever…?”
Steven: “A ceremony + dinner. It’s this Sunday.”
Daphne: “What?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? This SUNDAY? And what do you mean ceremony? You sure it is an engagement and not marriage ceremony?”
Steven: “Engagement…”
Phone call ended.

8pm- MW called.
MW: “did you hear? Steven got engaged, maybe he forgot to invite us earlier. His present how?????”

And so Mr Ar and I who thought we finished shopping for one present head back to the shops to look for another one….

Oh ya, we saw the invite. It says “RSVP by 16th of April”