2 Weeks to Hollywood!
Trip Start May 04, 2011
89Trip End Ongoing
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Last week the site was shut down for a few days when community members started "agitations" which we would call protesting
This Monday was “Happy Hour” social drinks before the Tuesday public holiday of Independence Day. A fun night at camp and good to mingle outside of the office with some of the Ghanaians. Although the music is stupidly loud and it can be a bit feral. The remainder of the week was quiet and the highlight was finally working out the perfect synchronisation strategy for the contacts between my phone, work computer, personal laptop and Hotmail. Anyone who knows me well, knows that organisation is a cornerstone of my daily routine and ever since I’ve got this new phone, I’ve been uncomfortable not having my contacts, tasks, notes and calendar centralised. So I’m happy now. Plus when you’re stuck here for 6 weeks straight, it is the small things like this that keep you occupied. I ticked over a month on site this week and I think that is about my mental limit!
Congrats to my bestie Bri on the birth of Oliver :-)
Interesting Ghana Observations: my graduate staff member is only 4 years younger than me and was shocked when I told him this – they seem to start uni late here; a labourer worker gets paid the equivalent of about 70 cents per hour; I heard a Celine Dion ringtone at work and had to laugh when a guy answered the phone.