Saturday, August 15, 2009

"It's business time," sings Flight of the Conchords

I haven't been online a lot especially since the start of my new job a week and a half ago. I was in the teaching line before but some random insanely great opportunity came my way and with sheer utter luck I now find myself working in media, the field in which I've nurtured a burning passion for since I was about yay high (gestures to hip level). This company is in new media - rather fitting since I've always been rather obsessed with its latent potential and chose a lot of new media related subjects back in school. One of my best paper at uni, the few that I'm truly proud of, talked about the convergence of new media with politics. More specifically it talked about how in time which ever political party had the upper hand in harnessing the powers of new media, be it through familiarity or information flow, will come out on top in elections. I wrote this paper in 2006. In 2008, Barack Obama and the democratic party in America clinched victory, and I daresay a big part of it had to do with their better handling of new media.

Anyway, I got off track. As it stands, I am not in politics currently, nor will I ever be in the unforseeable future. Instead you can find me at tonguechic[dot]com. It's a strange thing, this 'getting where I want to be' personal achievement. I find that I am not quite ready to introduce myself as a journalist or a writer simply because I do not think that my skills are quite worthy yet. In my mind, journalism is old school - think Dorothy Parker and the Knights of the Algonquin Round Table. It's rather ironic how my self-judgment is so entrenched in the old, when my beliefs are tilted towards the modern.

Long story cut short, my new work place is rather relaxed about clothing. Something which finally motivated me to put on the other 95% of my wardrobe that were previously not practical, especially with young'uns in the mix.

So this is me today:
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Blazer: Sisley, Badge: online, Tshirt: Topman, Shorts: Valleygirl, Tights: Safeway, Melbourne, Shoes Docs via eBay


(Well not today since my outfit shots are all not in order anymore.)

If it isn't evident, I've decided to retires jeans for an undecided time being. I need a reprieve from all that length, me thinks.

Tomorrow I will be covering the MTV World Stage Live concert in Malaysia. At a loss to what to wear, I've googled some Lollapalooza 2009 style shots that you can also see here and here. My biggest issue is shoes. I haven't worn open-toed shoes/slippers in a really long time and I'm fairly certain that I have forgotten how to style it together with the rest of my wardrobe. Should I want to, I don't own any either. So what will go on my feet then?!

2 comments:

eighteeneleven said...

Dude, I love you badge/pin thing. Way awesome. Take some pictures of what others are wearing in the office.

eighteeneleven said...

*your not you.