Tuesday, April 21st was a little warmer out, so things were a bit easier on my feet. I had a lot of fun today, with plenty of media interviews and a showing of the CBC Breakout series, in which I was profiled, at the Sprockets Film Festival in Toronto.
So far this week, I’ve had phone interviews with newspapers and radio and television stations throughout Canada and the United States, but also in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Singapore and Australia. I have plenty more ahead this week.
I also heard from a student in Toronto who messaged me on Facebook. As she very kindly wrote to me: “I just turned 18, and your inspiring! Seriously! I’ve been reading about you in the Toronto Star for a while now. I’ve done some overseas work, and some local work, but always behind an organization. Keep up the amazing work Bilaal!”
Thanks for your support. And I wish you all the best in your overseas work as well.
One more thing for today: I dare you to try playing sports without shoes. When I was in Africa two years ago, I saw kids playing soccer barefoot. To them, it was normal. They had no problem doing it at all. I tried planning tennis yesterday barefoot, and it was quite an experience! Trying to hold your balance barefoot while serving is pretty tough, and running on the hard court can be very tricky. I wonder how Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal would play without shoes.
Tomorrow’s another day. I hear it’s supposed to get warmer this week, so now you have no excuse. Go barefeet starting tomorrow!
Speak to you soon.
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