Large boardroom

On Friday, I had an examination at the office.  For the first time, I was reporting in one of their biggest rooms that they had even though the number of scheduled number of people was slated to be 4 to 5.  Four people showed up in the end.  It was probably because it was the Friday before the long weekend and since there weren’t many jobs that day, they decided to put them in the big room Continue reading


Work over blogging? /CR Firsts

 14th floor of the Financial Services Tribunal

View from the 14th floor of the Financial Services Tribunal

Lately, I’ve taken the approach of preferring to work on my transcripts rather than blogging whereas in the past it’s always been blog posts before anything else to the point of staying up late until midnight or beyond to publish a post once per day.  As some of you might have noticed — and as I know it myself — I’ve been lacking in the department of daily posts lately.  It’s not that I’m uninspired — I already have a growing list of new backlogged posts already waiting for me to write and publish.   Continue reading

Steno & Snow

This picture actually doesn’t make it look that bad. But it was very bad.

It’s been a while since I blogged about anything steno-related, so here goes.  (I bet those of you who followed my blog specifically for the steno posts are fed up with me inundating you with all the food reviews and weekly photo challenge pictures.. well, too bad :p).

On this snowy day where Mother Nature brought us upwards of 5-10 cm of snow (that wet white flying stuff that gets stuck in your wheels) during the night, I had a reporting job scheduled for the next day.  Continue reading

Court Reporter Appreciation Night

A room full of court reporters!!

I haven’t written anything on the topic of steno lately!  Here goes.  Tonight was Court Reporter Appreciation Night at my court reporting agency.  It was all about networking, seeing all my court reporter friends and colleagues again, snacking on some hors d’oeuvres, learning about some new technology that can help us deliver better reporting services, and learning how to brand ourselves as better reporters.   Continue reading

A Tremendously Informative Job Shadowing Experience!

Today, I shadowed with another court reporter.  Yay!  Today was also the first time that I rode on the GO Train to Union Station to get downtown.  Woohoo!   The main reason was to ensure that I got downtown nice and early and avoid any potential TTC delays…(my most recent delay was not fun!)   Continue reading

Job shadowing! October 21, 2013

“Survived 3 passenger assistance alarms on the TTC just now.. Good thing I got out of the house with lots of time to spare and am still somewhat early. *shakes fist at the passengers who caused the delay* #mypoorbladder”

Those were my thoughts at 9:30 am this morning when I was on my way to job shadow a court reporter today. Continue reading

NCRA 2012 Convention and Exposition

First time attending the NCRA Annual Convention in Philadelphia

I wrote this in September 2012 last year after I attended the NCRA Convention.  Enjoy! 

On August 9-12, I travelled to Philadelphia to attend the NCRA 2012 Convention and Exposition. This is an annual event hosted by the NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) where court reporters, CART providers, captioners, firm owners, and students come together from all over the world to network with others in the field. Continue reading

Meeting Jade, Steno Blogger and Court Reporter

This is a reflection piece I wrote for my court reporting school last year on February 8, 2012.  The same piece is also located on my school’s blog:

This winter holiday, I traveled to Hong Kong to visit my relatives. I also took this opportunity to visit Jade King, a realtime court reporter who works at the Hong Kong High Court and International Arbitration Centre.

Chatting it up at the local coffee shop in Sai Kung

Jade and I chatting it up at the local coffee shop in Sai Kung

Jade has worked in captioning, CART, and the courts in Australia, and recently moved to Hong Kong to further her job aspirations. I first learned about Jade when a fellow CCVS classmate posted the link to her blog on the forums about six months ago. Continue reading