I’ve finished it. 9 weeks of true interning. All wrapped up. I mean, I technically left the office for the final time on Friday 11th April at 18:39. Or whatever. But I still had some stuff to tie up: a couple of magazine pieces, which will be featured in the June issue, and some thank-yous […]Read more "Monocle, Week 9: A Retrospective"
All in all, a pretty busy week at Midori House. There were some highs – both emotional and physical, with one of my radio interviews taking me up 31 floors of London’s Shard in an automated lift – and some rather enlightening lows. I’d probably say that it’s been my favourite week of the […]Read more "Monocle, Week 7: HOW DO YOU ITVU"
There are interesting elements to this internship – the aforementioned opportunities to conduct interviews, learn new production skills, and work in a thriving and youthful atmosphere – and some, admittedly, less interesting bits too. Monocle’s reputation would suffer if the studios were rammed full of dirty mugs, or if when a guest on-air reached to […]Read more "Monocle, Week 6: Doing the Deed"
I dunno, maybe people will think the title is a quote or something This week, I ‘ave been mostly listening to…Wilfred Giroux. His ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ was the soundtrack to my time in Brussels, and the recently released ‘Stronger’ may be making a late claim for the musical backing to my sleep-deprived […]Read more "Monocle, Week 5: Memorize Dat!"
It’s been a fun four weeks. At the halfway point through anything, though, you stop looking solely at your current work and start thinking about your career as a whole. It happened after a few days during my five-day stint at The York Press; it happened two weeks into my month’s stay at Political Intelligence […]Read more "Monocle, Week 4: Halfway Point"
So I did something I said I wouldn’t do – I spent too much money, and I drank too much alcohol, and I ate too much shit food mere hours before my shift at work. (sidebar – shift sounds like I work in a factory. Not a good thing). Such a waste as well, because […]Read more "Monocle, Week 3: Interviewing with a [very slight] hangover"
This week has been long. At times, really fucking long. Towards the end of it – at around 9pm on Friday evening, when I knew that I still had a couple of hours left – my mind stood up, grabbed its coat, and waltzed out of the building. The work doubled in intensity this week, […]Read more "Monocle, Week 2: Kiev and Large Elephants"