I've had quite a few interesting comments about me as an anchor recently. Here are some of them for your amusement.
Ann (friend): Hey, my mom and I saw you anchoring last week. She wanted me to ask you, "is that your real hair?"
Me: No, that's actually a helmet. When I'm done, I take it off and put it on the next anchor. Just kidding. That really is my hair. Amazing what they can do, huh?
Ms Su (hair stylist): I saw you anchoring a few days ago. How did your hair end up with corners on the top right and left?
Me: My friend's mom asked me if that was my real hair, and I said it's actually a helmet...
Ms Su: I can't believe they're doing this to your hair. It looks flat on top! And how did they come up with those corners out of thin air?
Me: Sigh. I don't know. Our MD was complaining that our hair's too flat and wanted me to get a perm so it stands up. She said anchors should have poofy hair, so they look more authoritative and have more of a presence. I think I'd much rather wear a helmet, but to prevent her from making me actually get a perm, let's figure something out and cut my hair so they can't possibly make it flat with corners anymore.
Ms Su: Aiya. Let's give it a shot.
Actually, the monitors inside the sub control are viewed in 4:3, and all the TV's in the station are old, so they're in 4:3, too. This is because the old standard is 4:3, so everything is shot in 4:3. But the problem is, newer TV's that people have in their homes are viewed in 16:9, so what was originally a little flat seems really really flat and I guess makes the "corners" in my head really obvious. I believe that's part of the problem. But the good thing about having strange hair (and strange make-up) on-screen is that no one (including the paparazzi) recognizes you in public. Heh heh heh. I guess I don't have to start behaving just yet.
Big bird (anchor sempai at another TV station): You being an anchor is really a pity. You have a complicated brain. You ought to be doing something suited for complicated brains.
This one got me thinking. Still thinking. I have a few ideas. Stay tuned. ;)