My assignment today_01 September 2011
Dear Student Blog visitors,
I’m a bit late again to post because I just back from covering an event of Sapporo Premium Beer Official Launching.
Today, I got up late as usual due to the same reason, go to sleep late. Luckily, I don’t have any assignment during daytime. I just spent my time at home working on stories I followed the reporters yesterday.
I arrived the office at 4pm and as soon as my supervisor saw me, he asked where I went today because he didn’t saw me in the office since the morning. I told him that I wanted to stay home trying to finish the stories and he replied that I was supposed to do it in the office so that the others reporters could check how I write stories and give me some comments. He looked so serious, but I know that what he wants from me is that I can learn a lot in writing and reporting before I leave. I feel that I am so lucky to have chace to come here working in this publication because people are kind, friendly, and helpful.
I checked the schedule seeing my assignment start at 9pm. Because a reporter I have to follow for this assignment was not in the office, I had to go there by taxi with my friend. Other reporters told me that the place I would go tonight was a bit far, so they checked the map and printed me the direction. They said that I just showed this to taxi driver so that I won’t get lost. I left the office at 8pm and arrived the place at around 8:20pm. I waited there for my photographer and the reporter. At last they came at around 9pm, but the event didn’t start until 10pm. I drank some beers with my friend, photographer, and another reporter from the star (not the one I have to follow for tonight assignment).
I expected that they talked something interesting so that I could quote any of them in my article, but they didn’t. They just went on stage and drank a glass of beer to celebrate this launching of SAPPORO beer. However, I don’t worry that I can’t get the story because I got PR disc for media person so that I am sure that information I need mostly lies in there, and if I need something more, I can always call them for further question.
I arrived home at around 11:10 Malaysian time (around 10:10 Cambodian time). I feel a bit tired, but I have to finish this article by tonight. If I cannot finish it, I will have more works for tomorrow because I still haven’t finished the two articles I followed two reporters yesterday, and tomorrow at 12pm, I have to follow another reporter for another story.
I better say good bye to my dear visitor, and I have taken some photos and video from the event tonight for all of you. Please check it out.
By: Dara Saoyuth