Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Mystery of the contract and my future

I went down to the HR department the other day asking when exactly my anchoring contract ends, and they said they didn't have it on file. HM??? Very strange. I remember it's sometime in May. I really hoped I'd have something new lined up by the time my contract is up, but so far, nothing's panned out. I won't be out of a job when my contract ends, just not bound to FTV anymore, unless they have me sign a new agreement. Oooooh, where is that international lifestyle program host/co-producer position I've been looking for???

On a happier note, my Tour Taiwan travel series is starting up again next week. It's the same 1'30'' travel feature once a week, but this time, they want it in English, Mandarin AND Taiwanese. Nothing I couldn't handle. Just will be very busy and very tired zipping in and around Taiwan, while juggling anchoring and regular reporting assignments until the end of this year. Who knows, maybe I'll be somewhere else if I find a new and even busier. In any case, the future is nothing but bright. :)

I've managed to use up almost all my accumulated off days, but still have 20 vacation days piled up from the last two years. Don't know if I'll get a chance to use them anytime soon. Hopefully I can figure something out and work around the travel feature schedule so I can get a breather somewhere in between and actually go traveling FOR FUN. I want to go back to Japan. And other places.

Any suggestions for a five to seven day trip? I can't do dirty bathrooms and sticky backpacking with no showers for days on end... Doesn't have to be luxurious, just not college-style traveling.

Where would you like to go?


Bryan said...


You appear to have traveled quite a bit - which places did you really like and are maybe worth a return trip? If you are looking for a laze around and do nothing type of vacation, there are numerous island vacations you can take (off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.)

Korea is interesting, but may not be that much fun for a solo traveler. If you want somewhere exotic, I would love to go to Bhutan - not cheap, but would be a fascinating trip nonetheless.

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

Thank you, Bryan.

I have no idea where I want to go, actually. But islands sound interesting. I need to recruit a good friend to come with me first. :D