Oh. my. god.
I don’t know if you guys read the papers last week. I was quoted in an article written by Michael Cheang, who is a friend of mine, about the internet service disruption due to the earthquake in Taiwan. Along with my url and a few gripes from me, it did generate a bit of traffic back to this little blog of mine. Thanks Michael for calling me and managing to make sense of what I said despite the noisy background which was the weekend crowd at Midvalley.
Here’s a link to the article.
However, I received an even bigger surprise today in my inbox. There was an email from a journalist who said she was from, get this: the american newspaper The Wall Street Journal. She wanted to run a similiar story, getting some quotes from internet users from this region. She said she wanted input from bloggers in China and I told her that I’m Malaysian, but here’s my number anyway.
The next thing I knew, my phone was ringing and the journalist was calling me from Hong Kong! She mentioned that she came across the article that Michael wrote on a chinese newspaper website (sinchew something something) and so that’s how she found me. So I gave the usual rant about the slow internet services and stuff…and no, I don’t really know how to say spectacular things, so I asked her if what I said was enough and she was like, “Yup! it’s great! Thanks!”. After putting down the phone, it didn’t quite hit me that I gave my two cents to a journalist based in Hong Kong who is with the Wall Street Journal.
She did however asked me if I knew any chinese bloggers and I told her that since most chinese bloggers, blog, well, in chinese, links between the two blogging communities hardly exist. And she was like, “Ugh! I know!”. She’s still on the lookout for a china blogger who blogs in English.
I mean it’s probably going to be a few lines of quote about my resentment towards the internet(the pain we share) and I’m not even sure if she is going to insert my url. But just imagine if she does.
Oh. my. god.
6 thoughts on “Thanks to The Star, The Wall Street Journal Interviewed Me.”
Wow, if you are being quoted in The Wall Street, you will be famous then! But beware, it does comes with a price! Potential Stalkers!!! I was being bugged by stalkers before, that’s the reason why my blog now is password protected.
jo: i still have the password protected feature. another reason to love wordpress.
“Jolene Lai goes international and earns Datukship”
jo: ahahha as if lah. was asked about the internet service in msia only.
but if there really was a blogger who made it big internationally(US, UK etc etc)…u think they won’t award datukship to that fella? haha.
relatip! lei duck jor la!!!
jo: duck jor!!!
i wanna work for WSJ 🙁
if you weren’t my best friend, i’d hate you so much it wouldn’t be funny, but since you are, i love you to death and am proud of you, and you owe me shitload of your articles.
ahm. btw. not working for marie claire. poopingly, i start uni before the minimum 1 mth period ends, so i’m jobless. prepare to amuse me these hols. 🙂
jo: one day you will be in WSJ! AFFIRMATIVE! i dun even have my articles with me..shud be getting them from my friend cheryl.haih. =i love u too bebs!! ahh… i know u want the job but it’s great news to me because this means i’ll get to spend a hell lot of time with u..:D
lol.. interesting. well, good luck on that!
jo: ehehhe thanks babes. dunno how la. maybe oneliner..;D
I do know one or two chinese (hk nationals) who blogs in english for their dogs. Interested?