Where has the time gone? One week left to go! It certainly is a challenge, which is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up for this. The best way to learn, I’ve found, is to throw yourself in the deep end. Sink or swim. So far we are swimming and learning lots. Lots about the Philippine community, plus a broad range of other areas as we dive head first into investigations. Just when we think we’ve narrowed our options down another idea will surface.
We’ve recruited the aid of our mentors to act as a sounding wall for ideas, offer methods to select and rule out options, and put us in touch with a range of useful contacts. So far they have been extremely helpful and the group itself is working as efficiently as a tightly run ship. The other teams might think they have what it takes but we’re not going down without a fight!
Cafe 101 and Reboot have a reputation around campus for providing great quality coffee and awesome service. What I discovered this morning (while sipping my double-shot start to the day) is that they also have the most entertaining coffee cups!Check out this cool Ode to Ollie the Owl…
An Ode to Ollie the Owl
My name is Ollie and I’m a big ole owl
I’m awake at night and in the darkness I prowl
My eyes are lazy but my neck is crazy
It turns 270 degrees up in them trees
Everyone thinks that I’m really wise
Is it because of my oversized eyes?
Now stare into those eyes and make an owl sound
And then lift your gaze and peer around
You’ve transformed into an owl sitting high in a tree
Or maybe you’re just an oddball who’s hooting like me
There’s a great variety of events coming up this week!
Media and Communication research seminar: 12-1pm in 611A, Locke. PhD candidate Martina Wengenmeir will be presenting her research, ‘Communication patterns following disaster: How Facebook pages tell the story of the Canterbury earthquakes’.
TP Fundraising Quiz Night: 7.30-10pm at Robbie’s Riccarton. Te Pūtairiki will be hosting a night of entertainment that only a quiz can bring! $20 for a team of 4 or 5.
Revolution Dodgeball Tournament: 6.30-9pm, Howzat Indoor Sports, 4 Matipo St. Revolution Uni are holding the 2015 Dodgeball championship. Teams must have 6-8 members with at least 2 girls. $30 per team, or $5 for individual entry. Click the link to register.
La Tormenta Latina presented by UCanDance: 8pm-12am, The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St. There’s a Latin Storm closing in…grab your friends, join the whrilwind and enjoy a great night of Latin dance! Click the link for tickets, $15 for students, $17 non-students, $20 door.