My weeks in pictures

 
There have been a lot of happenings and impressions during my four weeks of community posting and I decided that the best way to tell about it would be by pictures:)  
 
 
 
 
 On the walk to visity our families during the community posting!
The rural area we visit is called Thottem, and the houses are hiding behind the trees..
 
 Preparation of my Education procedure about "Maddo meha" (Diabetes), written in Kannada...  
 
 
 Visit at the water purification center.
 
 
We got to visit a Leprocy clinic. And these beautiful cards are made by the leprosy patients who are offering to work there. Since the disease is such a big stigma in society people with leprosy have very difficult to get accepted in society and to get jobs.
 Celebration of Ganesha...
 
...where this Ganpati is finally gonna be dumped in the river after a couple of days with puja an sacraficing of different sweets. And apparently this God demand different types of sweets for every puja.. Funny ritualls indeed...;) 
 
 
 The butterflys are all over the place this time of year, I've noticed...
 
 First time I tasted custard apple - a sweet delight indeed!
 
 
 
Sonia sweetie turned 25!!:)
 
 
I stayed up all night thuresday night to be able to finish the Family Case Study, and my sweet roomie, Coral, got me some chocolate nut cookie to have enough energy to stay awake!:) 
It helped me stay awake till six in the morning...!
 
 
 We are back to class next week for two weeks, and after that we'll have our first sessionals in 2nd year..!! Gosh,..time is running...
 
 
 
 

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Today I want to asks myself a big, big question...
 
- While traveling here and with a present location far away from your near and dear once, in an environment completely different from what you are used to having moments where you feel like an Alien compare to the rest of the people - what are you actually searching for, Maddie? 
 
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This week is just crazy, crazy, crazy...
Today I did an 24hour recall nutritional assessment in a "broken kannada".. RMCW (Rural Maturnity Center Ward) visit tomorrow which i have to do some reading to be prepared, One HUGE Family Case Study should be submitted on Thursday, physical examination procedure the same day, CET assignment on Friday where I need to finish a Video about "importance of nutrition" that I have not started with yet.... 
 
Still, the week started of just wonderful visits trip to Mangalore and field visit to a Leprosy hospital, Tuberculosis hospital, A school for Blind and an incineration plant!:)
 
Chumma:)
 
 
 
 
 

Field visits

 
Yesterday we got the chance to fly the field and visited a
- Sewedge treatment plant,
- a milk plant
- water treatment pland
- a governmental primary Health center.
 
It was a busy day, indeed. But since I've never got to see much from the area outside the college, this trip trip really made me see how wonderful and green this country is, south side! At our first visit to the sewedge treatment plant the man who spoke didn't know english, of course, and I though..omg..is this what I have to go through the whole day?!
But thanks to WOUNDERFUL teachers who really care about us, and make sure that we understand, they did their best to explain and to answed all the questions we had. And, course, we had to write reports about our field visits, to show that we really understood.. 
 
I truly admire the teachers at our college who make sure we get to do this things, who constantly are nagging about the importance to study, to read daily, to behave properly, reminding us about our millions assignments etc... 
On the other hand... I really felt as I was treated like a child yesterday which is starting to get on my nerves,.. As I was 15, not 25,.. 
I can't really put the finger on it what is actually making me a bit irritated from time to time.. Simple things that teacher says could just make me feel as they thought I was stupid, when I at the same time know that they simply care about us Students. Eg. "please do not do this and this", "be careful when you do this and that"... "madeleine, you should put a nice pin so your hair won't fall down".. "Yes, ma'm",.."ok ma'm",.. "Understand, ma'm"... gaaaaaash.... 
 
...thanj God it's Saturday:)