Another crazy week of 月月火水木金金. I got so tired towards the end that I started munching and eating sweets.
Ah, but it's been a good one. It's been a rather good start, this year of the Dog, actually. First, my friend asked me to pose in their photo shoot, which I did today. Out of the 800 pictures that were taken, 300 were of me. There were four other models, so I guess the photographer was quite happy with me. I liked how most of them turned out. I didn't know I had so many different expressions. I guess the roller coaster I've been through this year has let me experience many different things to come up with those expressions. The shoot was really fun, and since my first one last year, I think I've improved quite a bit.
The start date for my weekly radio feature has been set, too, for 3 March. I may have to turn them down, however because I was offered the position of Taiwan foreign correspondent and bureau chief at Channel News Asia, a subsidiary of MediaCorp TV, the Singapore state-owned media conglomerate. They have eight TV channels, film, print and radio companies as well. Technically, I'm not supposed to moonlight (not at FTV or MediaCorp). Plus, I will have much more on my plate and also constant and stable exposure, so I won't need the radio bit as much. I'll even get to do live reports from the studio sometimes. Now nothing is finalized yet, but even if the bureau chief/foreign correspondent job doesn't pan out, it sure feels good to be recognized and appreciated for once.
My news MD went to my father today to tell him not to let me leave FTV. She showed up at his EMBA class at 8h00 this morning and said in a very loud voice, "don't let Michella jump ship!" in front of his entire class. And since class was starting, he said he'll talk to her later, but she stayed in his class for the full session, waiting for him. Everyone thought she was auditing or something. Then they talked outside the classroom for the entire recess, until the TA called my father back in for the next session. Hee hee. He's so proud of me. My uncle James was there too.
In any case, I think it will be fun in the office for the next few weeks before the MediaCorp issue settles down. I still have to go through the approval process at Singapore HQ. Who knows what can happen. Of course, I'll still be a good girl at FTV until the end, whenever that may be, and perhaps I will get some better offers at FTV after this episode. I have to keep my options open and all bridges strong and steady, like my father says.
Bureau chief is a very big responsibility, and I'm not in a position to fill those shoes adequately, but I've been given the chance because they think I have flare and potential, so I'm going to face that challenge and do my best. Working hard is a piece of cake. I'm so happy to be given the chance to do much, much more. Yahoo!
I am in my favorite underwear, favorite pajamas and favorite multi-colored toed socks. I have no report tomorrow morning, no lunch meetings, no doctors to see... I am going to sleep until 12h00 and then go to work. Ooooooh, I'm so tired, and happy.