Thursday, 27 March 2008
I’m back! 我回來了！
Elections are tough on the media! Our off days were blocked out from one week before the presidential elections until one day after the elections. The lucky folks only had to work nine straight days. Some had to work more than 15. I was one of the lucky – I only had to work ten before getting a day off to recharge.
I was so tired every night when I got home that I started falling asleep in my work clothes and make-up again. I would do laundry, put it in the dryer, take it out, pile it on my bed to fold and put away, but only to bulldoze it onto the floor and konk out. Then I would pick out a right sock, a left sock, underwear and a pair of jeans from the pile and then find a top and a jacket from the closet in next morning. And when I got home from work, I’d go digging in that same pile for pajamas and underwear for the night (when I did not fall asleep in my work clothes and make-up). I felt like Lucky, Miffy, King and Oreo digging for toys in the garden. I’ve never seen my room so messy and lived so much like Michael.
那感覺好像Lucky, Miffy, King, Oreo
Although the elections was grueling and often times frustrating for me, I had a very interesting experience. The feeling of being in it together with the rest of my exhausted colleagues was great. Rarely does this happen, but few people complained. News-wise, politics-wise, news mixed together with politics-wise, I learned so much.