Sunday Scribblings – In The News
Posted by susanabraham2007 on April 6, 2007
I love the morning news and relish poring over social commentaries and other magazines like Achitectural Digest, Vanity Fair & Harpers & Queen. I worked as a fashion journalist for some years in Singapore/Malaysia and so enjoyed the buzz it contained.
I lived life in its glitzy enthusiastic spin.
This was followed by a soul-searching interlude of 6 years when I thought I would do other things instead. I travelled spontaneously but could not write. My desire for news sank despondently like a submarine. I was too immersed with myself.
Last year, I returned to my country Malaysia for a bit and the desire to write creatively, suddenly sprouted up with splendid voracity. To my delight, the old spark for journalism also returned in hot pursuit of the old me.
I felt a mild sense of rejuvenation to my spirit…still untouched and still seeking to grow and learn with the times.
I have now planned to return to journalism as a career abroad even while writing my novel and play, and to specialise either in arts or fashion.
Such an ambition naturally turns the ever-changing European news to the best of my advantage. This to signal my continued progression as an individual that thankfully has not diminished.
My interests in life have widened unexpectedly and I need the news to catch up and satisfy my appetite for a deeper understanding of world issues and its current paradoxes of discussions and decisions.
I am now the morning person. I wake to the song of birds outside my window, a good breakfast and a coffee. One of the first things I do after a shower is to catch up on the world news and current affairs online.
I feel that when I read the world news I am whirling along with the different continents…revolving on my happy axis and always on the move. Such is its intensity to cloud my intellect with deep reflections, that I stay vibrant and excited about my future.
In fact, my homepage is always made up one of the British papers. It could be the Daily Telegraph or The Times. On the weekends, I change this to the Guardian newspaper because it offers delicious morsels on books, novelists and story extracts. It talks about paintings, cuisine and the theatre with celebration. There is so much to discover. I am at home with these papers, having lived in London for 3 years.
When I open my Web every morning to these pages, I feel instantly alive. To catch knowledge is to stay on top of things. I do balance reading the tragic with at least a few social commentaries, this based on the political headlines of the day.
I find that such dialogue helps me fathom my thoughts and fashion my articulation for my writing craft. Reading the news and staying abreast of things do colour my stories with events, episodes and anecdotes that I may otherwise never have conjured up. – susan abraham