The Random Writings of Rachel: Our Television Interview!

Our Television Interview!

Our interview aired on January 16, which resulted in us getting messages from our coworkers and students, with pictures of us on their television screens. We were traveling when the segment aired, however, and didn't manage to see it ourselves until this week.

We used the very high-tech method of videotaping the online video with my camera balanced on top of a tissue box, so that explains the less-than-ideal quality, but because some of you said you'd be interested in the video, I'm sharing it here today!

The news reporter is speaking Mandarin, of course, but the segments where we are speaking or teaching are in English, so you will be able to understand at least part of the news segment. As to what the announcer is saying, as far as I can tell, he's not saying anything shocking, the summary is that: Angel and Rachel are a married couple from America who moved to ShenZhen to teach conversational English. In America, Angel was a nurse, and Rachel was a journalist (I thought that was an easier label to give them than blogger, self-published author, and magazine contributor. I write stuff, that's all). Our students say that their classes are fun and relaxed.

*Side note: They do a zoom-in on my wedding ring when I'm talking about when we got married. How strategic. It's so funny to watch a news interview when you're the subject! Also, this is totally a bucket list kind of thing for me. I've been on TV!!!


23 comments:

  1. How cool! Congrats on being featured.

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  2. Brilliant! I know TV schtars! : )

    Your classes do look like fun. I taught private English lessons for years in Italy and Quebec. It looks like you have a great dynamic with all those students.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  3. How fun!!!! Thanks for sharing the news segment with us!!!

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  4. SO COOL! You guys look completely in your element and the kids look like they're having a lot of fun with you!

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  5. woooooooaaaaah :) that is SO AWESOME!!

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  6. how cool! What an interesting feature :) lucky you ♥ great ring haha.

    stop by and chat | http://storybookapothecary :)

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  7. AH so awesome!! You're like famous now!

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  8. Congrats! That's awesome and great PR.

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  9. yeeees! this was SO awesome to see and you both did a fantastic job! love the zoom in on you wedding ring too-ha! you obviously need to find a talent agent now :)

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  10. This is so cool! I love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. Thanks so much for posting the interview, Rachel! I really enjoyed it!

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  12. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing the link!

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  13. Congrats!! What an awesome PR opportunity!!

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  14. Wow, so cool!! Definitely bucket list worthy!

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  15. oh goodness, what a cool opportunity! y'all look like celebrities during the opening screen when the announcer is chatting and you're just posed up on the TV like royals :)

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  16. Oh that is so exciting! Congratulations! It must be so fun having people telling you they saw you on TV! :)

    Glad you guys are having fun in China :)

    Away From The Blue

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  17. Hahaha, you're famous you guys! ^_^ Loved the interview, totally digging the ring zoom too, the ring is quite pretty :-D
    Also, my mom is a nurse, not fun at all!

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  18. You are such a natural! This is so cool!

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  19. Hi Rachel! I haven't been around to comment or read your blog for awhile. Busy with baby 😊 But i wanted to stop by. This is so cool! Now i have two voices, you and your husband's, behind one the blogs i enjoy reading!

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  20. You're a star!! And Angel too!

    Love the homage to American Gothic ;-)

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