In recent years, TF1 and other television channels broadcast more and more regular reports on Australia.
It was in 2018 that I was contacted by a TF1 journalist on Facebook to suggest that I participate in their next “Large Format” report.
I accepted right away because it was a great way for me to remember my Australian adventure, and I was sure my family would be proud to see me on the small screen.
On March 6, 2019, almost 5 months after the shooting, TF1 broadcast the report “Le rêve australien des jeunes français” in the 8 p.m. news (Large Format).
I was, at that time, on vacation in Thailand. When I woke up, I had more than a hundred messages on social media.
Usually, I wake up with messages from my students, but this was mostly people I didn’t talk to on a regular basis … I wondered what was going on.
I must admit that I had completely skipped this shoot and I had just woken up, after a big night in a nightclub.
I waited to emerge to take the time to read all the messages and there it was the big surprise! The report had just been broadcast!
I had requested that I be warned before it was broadcast so that I could inform my family, but it was not done. So everyone saw the report … everyone except my parents and myself! 😂
The advantage is that now everything is available in replay on the Internet. So sometimes I take the time to watch this report and I remember how I had an exceptional adventure.
My adventure was a little different from that of most backpackers because I never really did a ‘backpacker’ job. You will see in the video what my job was, and it is the one that has enabled me today to create my Manoztralia company.
Besides, I made a video where I explain my background in more detail. The video is titled “From backpacker to business manager, here is my journey!” and it is available on my YouTube Channel. It would make me really happy if you could subscribe to it. 🥰
To come back to my professional experience in Australia, I have never worked in a cafe, in a restaurant, in a household, on a farm, in construction … Why? Quite simply because I am constantly at war with myself. I always have the need to prove to myself that I am different, that I am capable of.
However, my English was really bad when I got my first job as a travel agent. And besides, that’s probably why I got fired after a few days! I wrote an article about it. You can find it HERE.
But, I bounced back. I then found a job in an education agency, as an Australia Advisor, and the reportage on TF1 is mainly about this.