Category Archives: Preparation

The Adventures of Laptop

Preface: This is horribly, horribly late, but I thought there still might be interest in the travelling adventures between Canada and Ghana. So here it is! It was just waiting for the pictures. (Predated to when it should have been … Continue reading

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Questions of the minds of Fellows

So today is a bit of a different day. Today I got unceremoniously shoved outside of my comfort zone. I found I was uncomfortable. Fancy that. I also found that while I learned a good amount over the first 3 … Continue reading

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First day at the office

So today I woke up bleary-eyed at 7am, rolled downstairs at the EWB house, stuck myself into the shower and ate some gnarly stale cereal with some excellent vanilla yoghurt. Welcome to the life of pre-departure training. We’re the 6 … Continue reading

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Frivolous fridays

Two times in the last two weeks I’ve been asked what I’m doing with my friday night. Both times I’ve only belatedly remembered that it was indeed a friday night. Whether this is simply absentmindedness or indicative of a descending … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic

Random Thought: Today provided to you by “The Logical Song” by Supertramp. Supertramp: But then they send me away To teach me how to be sensible Logical, responsible, practical And then they showed me a world Where I could be … Continue reading

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So you’re going to Ghana, now what?

As a quick update for anyone who hasn’t heard, I have officially been placed in Ghana, most likely working in the Northern Province. So now I know where I will be going on August 8, and returning from December 14. … Continue reading

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As a book-end to pre-placement details. My learning in a dizzying prezi!

http://prezi.com/sgtrvhrqqff3/jf-learning/ I created this to share with the chapter when I felt that I had to prove I was doing something with my time, despite not having placement details, or even a country to be going to. This is the … Continue reading

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Offering observations

There’s something to be said about avoiding the hypocritical advice-giving, where you point out the pitfalls or downsides of another person, event, culture, or system while knowing full well that yours acts or has acted in a similar way. But … Continue reading

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Framing the question

This post inspired by Dr. Ayo Jeje’s lecture of a lifetime, available here: http://nutv.ca/live/university-of-calgary%E2%80%99s-lecture-of-a-lifetime-with-dr-ayo-jeje/ Would you rather….. These kind of weighing of the options happens in our minds countless times each day. We think that by making this simple comparisons between … Continue reading

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Opening thoughts

Pursuit of the “why” has always been a staple of my life. It’s a good thing my parents were patient. Each step is a new opportunity to create something for yourself, and others. My next steps in exploring my role … Continue reading

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