25.09.2010 - 04.10.2010 12 °C
I had a hectic last week of September. Before then I was stuck on looking forward to my first course lectures at UEF, and the possibility of having to drop my design courses in case the public health course require my 100% attention. We have a big design brief and it has become interesting, so to drop off in the genesis of learning new skills was going to be sad.
Well! Turns out I worried for nothing much! On 27th September we had our 1st lecture on Introduction to health informatics & human services. Other than constantly getting lost in the building, the lecture was great! I learnt a lot of things within those 4 hours and the topics got me very interested. Sipho and I even got to talking about coming back next year to do a masters specifically in Health informatics. Now with the sugar levels in my blood stream down, I dont think next year will be most suitable for me..maybe some other time in the near future. 2011 for me is to build a foundation for my own family->get married . The 30th September was marked by a whole day of Strategic management theories in public health & then Leadership theories in public heath organizations. Good lectures.....very good. Other than the sleepy head, I got a full doze of what I wanted.
September 30th marked my country's 44th year of independence and that day I was at my most lonely, reading all the Facebook status updates of how people are planning to celebrate and here I am in Europe and most people her dont even know if there is an African country named Botswana *sigh*...anyway, I raised a can of Fosters beer to my country after dinner. So officially: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE BOTSWANA!!!!
Design had me stressed up all week last week (and now till October 14th!) because we are supposed to create this nice models and even make a real-life prototype. The problem is that while other students are ahead I had to do a 5 hours download of a 5GIG Solidworks 2010 installation file so that I can start learning the 3D rendering software we are supposed to use in the project! Over the last 4 days I have gone through more than 40 online tutorials and spend almost all my weekend free time staring at SolidWorks! It was worth it because in between those I started learning the ropes and i have made great progress with my own design concept. I was not sure if I am on the right path till this morning when I went to the design academy and saw some of the other design students so I went to chat them up. I saw their concept and when I discussed mine they got interested and it looks like what i have in mind is what is expected of us! :D Out went Bobby the IT man, and HELLO Mr Designer!!
This week and others to come will be marked by balancing design and public health assignments.I will make it, I am made to last long after most have given up....hence Kratos!! AHUUUU!! See ya!!