Friday, January 26, 2007

Mama

It was a sad birthday for my mom. Being in a foreign country without flight to come back for the funeral. I felt for her. I learned to care and love my grandmother as much as she did.

Happy Birthday, Mama
*muax*

Wish you were here :(

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Al-Fatihah for my Nenek

It was a typical busy Monday. I was finalizing an episode, about to do voice over and preparing for an assignment in the afternoon.

At 11.15 am, my brother called...

Bro: Nenek is not breathing!
Me: Give her mobilizer!
Bro: It's not working!
Me: Give her CPR!
Bro: I don't know how!
Me: I'll guide you!
Bro: Wait..Pak Ngah's here.
Pak Ngah: Irin, nenek dah tak ada...

I've never cried so hard in my entire life. My grandmother - the only grandparent I have left, is gone.

It was the first time a death in the family left such a great impact on me. Throughout the day I was hopeful that she might open her eyes again and happy to see all her loved ones around her. But it was just hopeful thinking.

I was very attached to her as she lived with us until last December (that was when she moved in with my aunt). Mer and I would entertain her daily, I would feed her lunch/dinner, kiss her goodbye before I leave for work...and 22 January 2007, I kissed her for the last time.

Al-Fatihah...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Zoo adventure!



Suprised? Well, that's how different the new MedikTV will be. We don't only feature about human health but animal's as well.

My trip to Taiping Zoo was a lot of fun! For shooting purposes, I was given the chance to miggle with the animals up close and personal!

I made friends with Wasabe, the orang utan. I'm guessing he's male since he liked me way too much.

A young elephant name Selama likes to play around. But he's idea of playing around is kinna dangerous for us as he would charge us like a bull and give a back kick to anyone near us. Getting that from a 100kg animal...not good.


Selama's daddy

I got the chance to touch the elephants' tougues with my bare hands when during feeding time.

That was not the only animal I got the chance to feed. Gave bananas to a hyppo, hibiscus to Wasabe, prepared a meal for the tiger.


My point of view :)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Life oh life!

As some of you may have noticed, I'm now playing bigger role in MedikTV. From a mere journalist (on location doing all the dirty work behind the scenes) to hosting (plus more dirty work).

Someone once told me - to become a presenter you must first become a good journalist (though I see many have taken the shortcut). I'm grateful to be moving ahead in my career, Alhamdulillah..

So how does an IT graduate turn out to become a medical program presenter?

If you're an avid reader of my blog, you may have witnessed my progress from a fresh graduate...



I know I know, I look like a kindergarden kid


to a broadcast journalist...




That's no nurse, that's me writing



to a presenter :)



Here's something ironic. 2 1/2 years ago, just after my final exams, I auditioned at Channel 9. Thought I would give it a try. First audition went well. Then came the disastrous second audition.

I didn't know journalism and hosting came hand-in-hand. I blew off the chance because I said I wasn't interested in journalism. Reason being - I imagined a news reporter rushing around and chasing people to get an interview on a daily basis, which was not my kinna thing.

That period in time, I was a huge 8TV fan. I came across a post in 8TV forum about job application. I made my move. TV3 called instead. I auditioned, later went through English test, Mensa test (never knew how I scored), another round of interview and then came the happy happy news! Job as a Broadcast Journalist - the very thing I declined a few months back.

Knowing a freshgrad shouldn't be choosy, I accepted it with an open heart.

Little did I know being a broadcast journalist for a program such as MedikTV is a whole different thing!

2 years doing the same thing was enough to polish me for the new season and fit for the new concept. My workload has somewhat doubled this time around. But as spidey would say - with great gifts come great responsibility :P

Gifted, am I? Well, you be the judge.