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New week, new beginnings

Champagne and nuts

Ever since I’ve returned from completing my MA in London, I’ve been inundated by questions about my future plans – or whether I am “back for good”. My reply has always been simple: “We’ll see” to the barrage of questions, and “Good sounds so permanent” to the latter.

The fact is, I am currently back and based in Kuala Lumpur, and besides missing London, quite happy to be home among family, friends and good food.

I did, however, promise many friends that I’d let them know once my plans are locked in. A couple of weeks ago, everything came together and this week marks my first proper week of working – although I have been doing some prep stuff over the past few weeks.

Today, I start at Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid, where I will spend part of my week hopefully working on brilliant social media strategies with some brilliant people.

Later this week, my first classes as lecturer at the School of Communication and Creative Arts, KDU University College will begin where I will teach two modules of news writing for print and electronic media respective, and a module on creative industries which I have developed.

I’m really excited about this new journey(s) I’ve embarked on. I have not given up on my research and interest in journalism, however. I am working on (when I can find the time!) a couple of research projects at the moment, as well as still have my ReWired column in The Star.

But I think the agency and teaching jobs will mark exciting times ahead and I’m looking forward to the adventures (and lack of sleep).

I’ll probably be too pooped by the end of the week to celebrate so I had a glass (I lie – a few glasses) of champagne over a week ago on the way back from my UK trip to celebrate in advance – and alone! :)

15.06pm Malaysian time (+8 GMT)

Discussion (8)

There are 8 responses to “New week, new beginnings”.

  1. SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  2. Woon Chin responded:

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    Happy for you! And good luck! :)

  3. wow, lecturer! all the best!

  4. Good stuff @nikicheong! Must catch up soonish.. :)

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