The Time When I Was On TV

I am feeling very dramatic while I write this post. Maybe because I just had a mouthful of infused water that tasted weird. A bunch of strawberry and mint leaves in cold water, my stomach didn't approve. So didn't my mouth. God know how long it will take to get back to my normal phase. It's feeling kind of bad. Anyways.

The post title may show the dramatic essence of today's post. Though it's utterly and literally the truth. Except of being starstruck and attending a national television morning show, I had another media interaction but it was completely unexpected and turned out , umm, quite well.

SO! It was another peaceful college day, we all were heading to attend regular classes and everything. Just when, teachers announced something and everyone started moving out. I was still in morning blues and battling with the urge to sleep more. We just moved out and strolled towards the main entrance areas where you could spot a bunch of vans with satellite on their top.
I was instructing everyone to sit at a place where you could see the show easily (and had no idea what show it was since I was never ever a morning show expert) It was a relatively new show and they had this segment where they'd visit locations outside of their official sets. Pretty amusing, huh?

After everything settled down, I could see girls sitting everywhere, I was sitting along walkway myself and the whole view in front of me was chaotic. If you've never been to a live show transmission, let me break it down for you : reporters murmuring and moving here and there, their team rushing around to set cameras and making locations all perfect for the shoot.

When it was time for the show to go live, I had no idea they would start the show with me. Straight camera on my face and the fast-line of questions. Dang!

Fast forward, the show presenter started the show with the traditional show starters and moved forward to where all of us were sitting. They started with me, asked about general questions and asked me how well I was with house chores and stuff. Seriously!?! That was irrelevant especially to a student who spent hours studying business and commerce. But, I said 2% (hah! I am smart)
Then, the presenter gave me a challenge to thread a needle. I couldn't remember the last time I had actually needled a thread but there was a camera in front of me and denying the challenge would be a national embarrassment. For the record.
I just took the needle and thread and ACTUALLY DID IT. Though the presenter kept bombarding me with questions and they needed a quick answer. After that, they gifted me a heater. A real room heater. I wasn't surprised since it was the 1st December (2014) and heaters could come pretty handy. Hah!

I was looking forward to see the show in their night transmission. Which was due at 11 PM or something. So we all sat and watched the show. I think I approved the sight.
Next day, Amma Jaan told me she received a call from a relative who thought she had seen me on television but wasn't sure if it was me or Areeba.
"Did she recognize me? How could she recognize me?"
"Noor, she did. I think it's funny."
"Not really."

Phew! It's been a while but I hadn't written about it on my blog so I just spilled it out there. I still have the show recording link saved somewhere (I think I'll keep it for future reference). Just FYI.

Have you ever been on a show? 

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  1. I haven't been on a show before but this sure does seem like a surprise!

    Neeny x


  2. Wow, that sounds like it was a ton of fun! Congratulations! I think I would've been intimidated in that scenario -- I don't like it when people ask questions one after another, especially with a camera in your face!

    I was on our local news a few times....once because they did a feature of homeschool families in the area, and we were one of the families they reach out to (that was fun! I was, like, 12 :-P). And then again when I published a historical fiction book at 15, they came out and did a little feature on my book. That was fun, because the questions weren't too intense and the reporter was really nice and put me at ease. :-)

  3. That sounds fun! You should share the clip on youtube hehe :p


  4. GOSH! I remember you were too eager to see yourself on tv , haaah!

  5. Sounds so cool. Do you think there is a YouTube recording of the show somewhere? I totally would love to see!

  6. Haha! You must have been really startled when they pointed the camera straight at you!

    -Kathie K

  7. haha! sounds like an interesting experience! i've been on tv a couple of times, but never in a position where i'd said anything or that and i think i always come across as a bit of a pleb anyway, haha! xx

  8. Congrats! That sounds soo amazing! I've never been on a tv shows! I've been on TV and newspapers and adverts a couple of times though, for some work I did. That was pretty darn cool

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  9. That sounds so cool!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  10. Oh wow that's amazing! I'd be so scared to watch myself on TV.

    Corinne x

  11. I've been on national radio once for fun (made a post on it: http://aijean-tan.blogspot.com/2013/06/take-a-break.html), but never on TV! Your experience sounds funny. Must've been a shock when they approached you! :D



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