Saturday, 14 January 2012

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology- Clive James

Sometimes, nothing interesting or remotely blog-worthy happens for a long time...but then all of a sudden so much happens you cant even comprehend setting time aside to blog. All you want to do in your free time in SLEEP !

I had a friend Marie fly in from America and i spent two days with her. I hadn't seen her for over 3 years and it was amazing to catch up. The way British and American people use their terminology will always baffle me! It was pretty shocking seeing Marie's confused face when I presented her with a plate of chips. She corrected me. It was 'fries'. Trainers were 'sneakers'. We also drive on the wrong side of the road- Even though we speak the same language, the differences at some points were like night and day. I did enjoy learning the differences and , oh the shock, at dinner I accidently pronounced 'tomatoes' in an American way !

Other than that, I rediscovered London on the Big Bus Company and river cruise. It was nice having all the landmarks pointed out. I travel so much through London every week. It was nice to just stop and appreciate it, rather that running around being a tired commuter.

Other than that i took part in a Journalism workshop accredited by NCTJ. The night before I wasn't sure whether to go or not, as i felt as though everyone would be better and more informed with me- BUT I ended up enjoying the workshop so much. They threw you into what a real life news room would be like, and we had to constantly be able to deal with incoming information to cover a breaking news story. It was such an amazing rush and I am so glad I went. It's given me the encouragement to actually feel as though i can do a job, rather than doubting myself.

Other than i'm still at Asian Woman, helping out with the team who are running around crazily sorting out the Asian Bride Show 2012. Hectic !!

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