This morning, I had to overhaul a whole paper with a boss who has been supervising me since I started working within the timeframe of one hour. The boss is leaving, and I’m still staying, and it felt bittersweet because he and I edited the living crap out of the paper with me correcting him and him correcting me for mutual benefit one last time.
In the past, it would have been him correcting me (which included asking “lurus kah ni?”) and I agreeing with him all the time without knowing better by saying things like, “Kita lagi pandai bahasa Melayu. Lurus kali tu.”
Come midday, when my boss and I argued whether the right word to use was ‘ke’ or ‘di’, I realised that I’ve come so far with this job. Although I feel like I’m not growing at all and often overlooked, my ability to write in Malay is impressive enough that I can still construct a whole paper with only minor language editing from my seniors. In the past, I used the words ‘dengan itu’ so often that my papers should have been titled ”Dengan Itu, Kertas Kerja disediakan oleh Teah Abdullah”.
Goodbye, Boss. Thanks for everything!5 days ago • 2 notes
Two things excited me when I caught wind that I’d be getting a full adult patient caseload in my second year placement: first, I had a blast with my paediatric placement in school the year before because it was easy and, importantly, fun; and second—and more crucially—I will be doing the placement in a hospital setting. Being a Grey’s Anatomy buff, I was ready to pretend I’m a cast member of Grey’s Anatomy: Speech Therapy edition.
On my first day, I was assigned to one of the younger Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) as my supervisor was still on leave that time. Ainsley was very friendly and helped me fit in by helping me any which way she could. I had my hospital outfit on with a clipboard, and in my head, I was already humming a theme song for Belle’s Anatomy—I was ready to rule the hospital!
Ainsley brought me to a ward that afternoon. She pulled a patient’s file and said, “Come on, there’s someone I want you to meet.”
I am extremely proud of Belle, and while popularity may not reflect it, I honestly think this is the best subject article ever written for SA.1 week ago • 6 notes