It Finally Begins! (Internship with SBS)

It’s a new year and I can’t believe it’s 2014 already! I just survived yet another long year and it seems like that every year. I know always say that for each year but it’s true. After spending 2 months in China and Hong Kong, I’m so glad to be back home. If you’re asking how was my trip, I had one of the best times in my life which I’ll have to blog another time sorry people!

I don’t know why but I’m having a feeling it’s gonna be a big year for me and what a way to start off with this post with a big announcement. It’s finally happening! After several months of waiting and waiting, I’ll be starting my internship with SBS tomorrow. If you haven’t already heard the news, I have been offered to do a one week work experience with SBS again but it won’t be in Canberra, this time it’s in Sydney!

Now, some of you may remember that I did an internship with SBS down in Canberra back in August last year which I have to say it was an amazing experience. I was actually lucky enough to work with them because I found out that they don’t offer people to do an internship with them and I was the first trainee do work with them thanks to my dad knowing a few key people and a family friend (who works with SBS) who got me the internship. I have to admit, it was a bit daunting when they told me that but then I realised that this was a one lifetime opportunity you can’t refuse, similar to the work experience I did with BBC in Beijing in January last year that I still have yet to blog. >.<”

I was originally suppose to do my second internship in Canberra again which I was surprised that they even offered me to work with them again but because I was overseas on a short term study trip studying Chinese in China and with SBS being so busy, my family friend suggested to work in Sydney and I’m kinda glad I took his advice. Being in Sydney, and with SBS having a office in Sydney, it’s very convenient to work with and there’s not much of a point driving all away to Canberra unless it was something important. I wouldn’t mind going to Canberra again but I can understand why it’s better to work in Sydney.

So what will I be doing with SBS? Well, I know for one that this will be a entirely new experience compare to the one in Canberra. It’s a bigger place and more people. I don’t know what exactly I’ll be doing but all I do know is that they have allocated me to work in different departments like for example, I’ll be doing editing in the news & current affairs and then work in the radio just to name a few. The working hours seems to be your typical office hours That’s pretty much what I’ll be doing so far but I’ll know more this week starting tomorrow.

I guess I can say I have some experience with the news area from my first internship…setting up the live shooting (as in recording, not shooting!) with the cameras and the lighting as well as doing the audio recording (holding the microphone during an interview) and controlling a control panel where all the feeds go to. That’s pretty much what I did in Canberra for those who didn’t know and actually, a story I did (my audio work) was aired on World News Australia. You don’t really get to see your work on national TV and that’s something special to me. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out on my Facebook page!

I did get to meet Brendan Nelson during my time in Canberra. We didn’t really talk much as he was busy but he was very friendly. Tho, I was actually speechless when I met him. You know what’s it like when you meet someone famous (well, a celebrity something like that) and you don’t know what to say or couldn’t say anything, I was feeling like that. Seems this happens to me a lot when I meet someone for some reason . I also did get to see the Boomers (Australia men’s national basketball team) train in another story we did tho, I wasn’t really involved with it but seeing the Boomers in person, that was pretty cool and some of the players were so tall! It’s so different compare when you watch them play on TV.

Anyway, I just wanted to apologise for not being active on my blog because I’ve actually been struggling these last couple of months after that tough year I had last year as well as still dealing with my “dark” problems I’ve always had all my life (you know what they are for those who really knows me).

Also, being away from family and friends on my study trip, that was one of the most challenging things that I ever had to go through but I’m glad that I did get to experience that. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I’m more stronger than ever and if I had to go through that again, I would definitely do it all over again. I’ve also met some incredible people on my trip especially with my new classmates. To my classmates, what an adventure we had together! We definitely went through ups and downs and then me being sick at the end of our trip! Didn’t mean to scare you guys lolz but thanks for all the memories and the support! I’m so glad that I met you guys as you guys are like family to me! =P

I’m really hoping my work experience with SBS goes well because to tell you the truth, I’m a bit more anxious than excited mainly due to the fact is I don’t know what to expect but hopefully it goes all well. This is gonna be another real challenge for me and hopefully this leads me to somewhere for my career. Before I finish, I want to say thanks to my family for supporting all my life, to my two mates who got me the internship after spending a lot of their time and effort to help me out. I am very thankful for that and without them, I wouldn’t be in this position and also thanks to you guys for the ongoing support. I’m just amazed by all your support and I’m lucky to have you guys in my life!

Be random but stay safe all!

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