You didn’t think I’d forget you, did you?
I received a short handwritten thank you note from my best friend a couple of months back after her wedding, which really touched me, I almost drowned in my own tears. Zero cool factor, I know.
Maybe it was just an emotional trickle from going through such a big event in one’s life – but relative to the evolution of communication through social media and pretty much fast paced everything these days, no Instagram ‘like’, Whatsapp heart emoticon, or Twitter’s 140 characters can rival the good ol’ pen and paper.
It’s tangible, it actually takes time and effort – maybe only 1/100 of us carries a pen and paper on the go these days right? – and most of all, it’s personal.
A little known story, I used to have penpals from all over the world thanks to the Liverpool official magazine. The magazine used to have a page similar to a classifieds section where people would exchange contacts and mail each other letters.
I wrote in with my profile once, next month boom I was featured and connected with other little Kop fans around the globe. A time before Facebook, this was how kids growing up in the 90’s made friends. We used to even send little presents like bookmarks, charm bracelets or stickers. Totally missing those days!
But like all things we move on, so thekopsalad is my pen and paper to you. Here’s to 2015!
‘I must start a blog, I want to start a blog, I need to start a blog, I should start a blog…’
It’s been a debate between my will vs. my lack of will power for months now.
After running out of
reasons excuses to add on my ‘Reem should never blog’ list, I finally got my tush off the couch and started typing away.
Oh who am I kidding? I’m writing this in the comfort and on my very plush couch. However, the only thought swirling in my head now is, ‘I have started a blog’
*pat on the back*
1. For the uninitiated, Kop or Kopites are what Liverpool fans are commonly referred to.
There’s even a video on how the Kop came about. Watch it here.
2. the dictionary.com defines salad as:
3. the was just added for measure. the ‘cool’ measure. i try.
Aside from that I’ve missed writing! For those who’ve known me long enough, this isn’t my first attempt at blogging. I’ve had 2 other blogs before which are still up and running but I’ve decided to put the proverbial lock and chain on it.
There are some things a lady simply must keep to herself 🙂
But most of all, thekopsalad is a tribute to those who’ve followed the work I’ve done since I started out in broadcasting, at ESPN. All the support and encouraging words I’ve received on Twitter & Facebook have not gone unnoticed!
So this blog stands as a platform for me to share a little bit more of what I do behind the scenes & it’s also a great way for me to keep in touch with all of you!
So I thank you in advance for the few minutes of your time you’ve taken and will take to accompany me on this journey. It’s gonna be one heck of a ride!
Here’s a glimpse of my journey from ESPN to Football Overload on Astro SuperSports:
With Lisa Wong on the set of SportsCenter
Missing the ESPN family!
Wacky hosts on FO from L-R: Jay, Adam & the tall, dark and handsome (??) Roshan