Saturday, 15 August 2009

Still betwixt and between......

Maybe I will know in the next 24 hours if the next South Korean venture is on - and at the moment I am indifferent about it. I'd like to go - especially as it is a new challenge and I might get to Pusan and North Korea, but such a lot is happening here, I'm OK not to go at the moment.

I received an email about a photo contest - I'd forgotten I'd entered, and it has a couple of weeks to go, so if you want to see (and vote for my entry) go to ESL daily - there are not a lot of entries, but the sunrise over Wynnum is my entry. You can vote for me if you wish.

I'm hoping to have some resolution to my hearing/ear problem this week - and it is with some trepidation that I will have a skull scan - most pundits joke about looking for my brain.

I'm reading an extra ordinary book at the moment about an Australian nurse Valerie Browning, whose brother is an Anglican Bishop in Australia. Valerie did her nursing training in Australia but has been working for much of her life with the Afar people in Eritrea. The book is called "Maalika My Life among the Afar nomads of Africa" Authors Valerie Browning and John Little.

As I am keen to write about Australian nurses myself, I've been mesmerised by her story - just an amazing woman. "Maalika" means "queen" and she is revered as such with the Afar peoples.

An amazing read.

In between doing everything else I've had emails from students in South Korea and China, and strangely enough a doctor in Egypt who is hoping to migrate to Australia. Interesting guy to chat with - and he needs help with his English too.

It is good to hear from my students though.


Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

I hope you sort out that hearing problem, Elly, and also hope it won't affect another trip to korea. North Korea? Are you sure Elly?

Our BE site is not doing as well as I thought it might, Elly?



Di Hill said...

I hope we can encourage others to write at BE -
North Korea? Just a short visit under supervision which is the only way to go to North Korea. But it is all up in the air at the moment.