Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Chen Yunlin, day two

Too naïve to think that I could get off work on time tonight. Even more naïve to think that I could come in later tomorrow morning. From 14h00 to 21h30, we were at Ambassador Hotel today, covering protests after protests. Some silly, some loud, some scary, some dangerous. I almost learned the hard way that you really have to stay away from the police and their shields when they are pushing in. That was really, really scary.

No dinner again. Just energy bars, vitamin gels and water from 7-11. So glad there was a convenience store nearby.

But despite working late, having to go in early tomorrow, getting stomped on and starved, I’m still happy, especially because I had an excuse to get out of an omiai (matchmaking) dinner that was later changed to tea and then cancelled because I was still outside reporting. Ha! I have no idea who the guy is, but someone asked the MD of News to make the introduction. Whoever that she’s doing this favor for is probably not just anybody, I’m guessing. I’m not so interested in bourgeoisies, for many of them that I’ve met are so disconnected with the world and have experienced so very little of real life, including having to fight for themselves and knowing what it is to be independent and successful on their own. What kind of guy do I like? Let’s save this talk for another day. ;)

2 comments:

David said...

I am amazed that you still have energy to write on your blog. I rarely watch TV, but I saw the news tonight and felt very shocked. Keep up the good work and stay out of harm's way.

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

Thank you, David. It sure is exciting, but scary at times. My colleagues had bricks, bottles and sticks thrown at them last night. Sigh. Please don't get caught up in the mess yourself too.