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Tue 31 Oct 2006

Monday at the office

Category : NUS

The last of the first round of volunteer interviews went MIA - we forgot to confirm! The manpower officer was in J.B. and I promised not to harass him so we'll schedule it to next week.

Lisa who is doing her environmental degree dropped in to discuss volunteer management. Blogged her visit in a demo to persuade her to start blogging before she visits elephants in Thailand and to pen reflections on Singapore that we might find insightful.

Oddly enough, volunteer development/management is a topic I have had to discuss quite a bit recently. Later in the afternoon, I found out I'll be doing the same for Geog students next Jan or Feb, due to Leaf Monkey's shenanigans skullduggery erm, efforts.

In the afternoon, a film crew came to film an episode of the Explore Singapore! television series. The crew chatter in Cantonese was quite entertaining to listen to. As well as their lingo - "talents" were Moses Lim (who advised me on timing) and Elizabeth Naomi Tan (who helpfully provided context, very useful).

I had to be the flunky "clinical curator" yet again as the others had lots of wonderful excuses - on leave, away on a field trip, teaching preparation or a well known tendency to freeze on camera. This show is an NHB/NLB/MDA collaboration - see Walter's and Damien's blog..

The safety inspection never materialised and we are all wondering why they didn't show. And now the call for assets declaration which I just discovered buried under the things on my table. I'm in the middle of excavation and its beginning to reveal space for my mac to perch on. Sheesh.

Well that was Monday.

Woke this morning to remember I have the MOE outdoor education conference later this afternoon. Rushing preparations now. Krish of Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve and myself will present on the holistic educational opportunities of Mangrove cleanups. We did discuss it last Saturday and each have a host of anecdotes to share, so we should be okay; just a matter of finding the place (skipped the opening) and timing!

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