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.