Woke up at 6h30 to have wanton breakfast.
Looked through the four major papers.
Raining, so took taxi to work, was late.
Reported to assigner what was going on in education and health this morning.
Went to Cathay Hospital to interview ENT doctor.
Picked up bicycle on the way back to station (rain had stopped).
Filed noon story on baby with HPV infection.
Ate apple (that was way too big) for lunch.
Asked around for event lighting companies for A-chan, found two.
Called both companies to ask for availability of particular equipment.
Called NTU professor to confirm filming permission, venue and time for evening story about a super popular music class at NTU.
Assignment fell apart, left with nothing to do.
Assigner said to get tape from another station and file story about Ministry of Education's website being hacked by porn site.
Called buddy at another station and got a promise for the tape.
Keyed into system upcoming PC's and events while waiting for tape.
Blogged on anchoring in Taiwanese while waiting for tape.
Did favors for two other stations by lending them tape for story from yesterday about a couple donating all wedding gift money (TWD 1 mln or USD 32.000) to charity.
Chief editor said to update noon story with new footage and sound bites on baby HPV case Southern bureau microwaved in.
Got MOE website tape from a different buddy in a swap and quickly wrote one story and updated the other.
Asked to do HPV story in Taiwanese with little time before deadline.
Figured out all the Taiwanese, but while waiting for video editing room, Dad called and said to watch ERA TV.
On ERA TV, saw file footage of Mama with headlines saying something like "Exclusive: Judy Ongg rerecords 祈禱 for KMT's Ma and Hsiao presidential campaign, opening showing support" and had cold chill run down my spine.
Called Mama to let her know.
Voiced over (more like stumbled through) Taiwanese script.
Got handed rising scrap metal/paper prices script written by someone else to voice over in Taiwanese last minute.
Almost pulled out my hair trying to figure out the Taiwanese to the story.
Voiced it over.
Had stomach ache.
Finished transcribing sound bites for HPV and website porn stories from earlier.
Helped familiarize Abby with anchoring at FTV and what to watch out for when anchoring in Taiwanese.
Said hi to new coworker.
Went to ATM and paid credit card bill and membership fee for TFCC.
Complained to Ju Percussion Group publicist over the phone about not notifying me about last week's press conference.
Rode my bicycle home.
Had cottage cheese and flax seeds for dinner.
What a day. I'm still wired. Must calm down and get to bed. Three more days to go before I leave the land of the living for land of the vampires... It's one day off Friday and then I'm on the night shift for 7 days. Then there's another 10-day shift somewhere in the middle for the presidential elections. You can be sure there will be plenty of drama and parades and protests. March is the month of hell. But least I'm getting my birthday off.
Here's the ERA TV story. It's ridiculous, so enjoy the silliness. ;)