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Good morning from Malaysia!

I got up at 6 am (2 hours before my usual time) today excited about my first conference call with my fellow correspondents and the WP team! It was so great to hear from Klaudia, Nechesa, Eunice, Zoe & Delphine.

And just over the weekend, I connected with my mentors - my triad...we will be taking time to get to know each other better this coming week.

I now feel energised to start my day and continue the rest of my week knowing that the next 5 months will be invigorating thanks to the wonderful women who will be there to support me throughout this process.

My mind is everywhere thinking of the different stories I could write about to bring to the forefront the issues that women in my community face...it is going to be an extremely busy 5 months but I am glad it is as a result of something that I am passionate about - it makes all the difference. And I do hope I make a difference with my writing.

This is the start of my new journey towards becoming an effective citizen journalist....I want to be the voice of the women in my community and I want to do it well because each of their stories is worth all the effort (and more) I take to portray it as it is...let my words, video/audio/photos speak for itself. May the spirit of this programme guide me through this process.

I am truly honoured and blessed to have been awarded this role. More soon...

Gaya :)

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Mukut's picture

Wonderful Gaya !

Dear Gaya,

That is so wonderful that you connected with all of them. I am looking forward to my first conference call, today evening. Must say, i haven't slept much either. All excited and geared up to talk to my fellow correspondents and WP staff.

I am sure your stories will put Malaysia's women in the spotlight and help their cause.

All the best. You are amazing and i am so glad to connect with you.

Lots of love,

Mukut Ray

jags_83's picture

Re: Wonderful Gaya

Dear Mukut,

Thank you for your kind words.

Have a great session later today...it is great when you finally can connect through voice/audio...it has a different feel to it...it makes everything just a bit more real :)

Thanks to the encouragement from great women like yourself, I will be able to represent the stories of the women in Malaysia.

Looking fwd to staying connected :D

xx

Gaya

Deqa's picture

Awesome

Its great to hear you speak about your experience in that first conference call. I am looking forward to joining the second call this evening, because it was impossible to attend the previous call for me, as it was 130am midnight and I do not have internet connection at home, but I am hoping to get acquainted with everybody this evening through the call.

I have got to know my mentors as well and they are awesome, and i cannot wait to start this journey with them and it is equally cool that they are also excited to partake this crucial journey with me.

Say Hi to Malaysia my second home for me, I do miss KLCC, and taking the LRT and monorail to TimesSquare. Good times lol

All the best my dear, and lets keep writing.
Love
Deqa

jags_83's picture

Re: Awesome

Hi Deqa,

Wow - you used to live in Malaysia??? When was that? KLCC and Times Square haven't changed much! :)

Have a great first voice connection with the team...it will be great!

Have a wonderful journey at World Pulse and I look forward to your stories...

xx :D

Gaya

Deqa's picture

Many thanks

Apa Khabar Gaya,
Yeah i studied at UUM in kedah and i worked at a company in Etiqa building near the KLCC. It was such a great time coz i spent 5 years of my life in Malaysia. And I consider it definitely my second home.
Terima Kaseh Ka'
Deqa

Tash's picture

is it done yet am stuck about

is it done yet am stuck about how to connect!

Kind Regards,
Patsy.

Greengirl's picture

Hope this will help

Dear Patsy,

Today's call is scheduled for 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 am. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
PDT is seven hours behind GMT (UTC). When it is 9.00 a.m PDT, G.M.T will be 4.00 p.m. and it will be 5.00 p.m in Nigeria because my country's time zone is G.M.T +1.

I hope too that you already have a Skype account.

All the best.
Greengirl

jags_83's picture

Re: Is it done yet am stuck about

Oh dear Patsy! Do you have the right time zone for the next call?
It starts in about an hour if I am not mistaken..hope you are able to connect then...greengirl has given you some tips.
All the best! xx

Gaya

Tash's picture

thanks guys! i got my skype

thanks guys! i got my skype sorted! i downloaded it on my phone so am good to go. shame i missed the calls!

Kind Regards,
Patsy.

Greengirl's picture

Hello Gaya

It's nice to know that you had a great time on yesterday's call. I can imagine how thrilling it must have been to hear the voices of Klaudia, Nechesa, Eunice, Zoe & Delphine.

I will be on today's call and I wish you the very best as you scout for exceptional stories. We are on the same page on that!

Greengirl

jags_83's picture

Re: Hello Gaya

Hi Greengirl,

Love the name! :)
It was absolutely great to put voices to faces and journals that I have read and I am sure you will feel the same too.
Have a great first connection with the team over Skype.

Thank you very much for your best wishes and glad to know I have someone who shares my thoughts :D

All the very best to you too, Greengirl!
xx

Gaya

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