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Sharing with the readers my experiences through my travel, interaction with different cultures and my involvement through community work! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It will all be OKAY

On 22nd Jan, I had a fall, slipped four stairs, balanced the fall by taking all my body weight with my left hand - result = a broken ulna near the wrist. Run to Suva Private Hospital, the orthopedic surgeon carried out the procedure (x-ray, manipulation followed by cast) and I am now a proud owner of a cast! As I got back home, it then sunk in that I was going to be a one-handed woman for at least five weeks!

So is the cast going to stop me from going about doing my normal routine - I suppose not! With Atul's help, home front is under control and on the work front - technology has enabled all tasks to go smooth (becoming an expert in typing with one hand!!!). The only restriction is on my movements and this has affected my participation in community activities requiring physical exersion. Thanks to technology again, I could do other activities that required computer and internet. Its a matter of few weeks and it will all be ok, very soon!

Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific

Social networking site facebook has paved its way through the Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific. While the SISWP facebook page is still in its infancy stage and its actual potential is yet to be tapped, the Welcome page is quite impressive with photos of our (SISWP) project 'Birthing In Pacific' based in Papua New Guinea. Here is a screenshot of the welcome section for Soroptimist South West Pacific facebook page.

The SISWP facebook team (11 members from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Fiji) had their meeting today utilizing Go To Meeting software to discuss various aspects and logistics of their federation's facebook page. It is interesting to see how technology is integrating into various domains of our lives to enhance growth and productivity!