Good morning, afternoon, evening or night depending on when ever and where this finds you in this wide world of ours. It is late on Friday afternoon here in Bangkok, and I’ve just tried unsuccessfully for about the 6th time to upload a video blog for you guys. Consequently , i’m pretty darn irritated at the whole thing so here comes another written entry down the pipes for your reading pleasure. I actually did get it uploaded to Youtube, but the sound and video were not in sync again like the last time so I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions? This entry was under 10 minutes so it couldn’t have been that, and I’ve tried 3 different other video sites with no success. Therefore, at this point I give up before I internally combust.
Anyways, I just wanted to write a little personal update since I’ve been kind of quite this week. I passed yet another big hurdle at Grad school this morning and so I celebrated this afternoon with a long nap. I had to make a big presentation before a 6 person committee for my Independent Study, and I can’t tell you how nerve wracking it was. I heard recently that a higher percentage of people fear public speaking more than death, and I can assure you that I’m one of those people. It didn’t help that the committee chairman kept telling me to hurry up every 2 minutes, so i could feel the sweat rolling down my chest under my shirt. All in all a very unpleasant experience, but at least I have finally passed my proposal defense. I came out sort of annoyed though, because all the suggestions and criticisms offered were basically to turn my proposal back into the original format that I started with. One very influential person at the faculty took my original proposal apart piece by piece and shaped a whole new one that she thought was better. Well, today they basically told me they didn’t like the new one and the suggestions that were offered were actually the same as what I started with. Anyways, I will stop bitching about it now cause at least i can move on to the next step, right?
I don’t know what to do about the video blogs, as I’ve had terrible luck trying to get them to work. Perhaps I should just give in to peer pressure and start podcasting? What do you guys think? I know some of you have bee after me for a while to start, and I even have the audacity software installed to make some rudimentary stabs at doing just that. However, what are the next steps? How to upload them and what not? How to post shows? Are there formats you podcast veterans follow when you produce shows? My curiosity is finally getting the better of me i guess. Well, I think that is enough rambling from me on a Friday afternoon so i will wish all you guys a wonderful weekend ahead! Much love from Bangkok, and will post again over the weekend!