An interesting invite to share about my personal parenting experiences came in from one of our local radio stations, 938live about a week ago. I was not sure if I could manage given how easily nervous I can be in unfamiliar terrain but the husb was extremely supportive. Go for the experience, he said. So I agreed after we managed to arrange for my aunt to look after the kids during the live interview (9pm-10pm).
To be honest, the thought of pulling out did pop up but I was feeling a little more adventurous this birthday month. Perhaps, a new experience to celebrate a year older? Eventually it was too late to change my mind as I didn’t want to put the presenter in a difficult situation by pulling out at last minute. 所以我还是硬着头皮(or rather, 脸皮 in this case)上节目了.
The presenter, Angela Lim, shared that it will be an informal chat about parenting experiences in her programme segment ‘Between Us’. The only time I get to listen to the radio without interruption is during the drives to and from work so I have no idea what late night programmes on radio stations are about. Angela helped to send more information my way so that I could get a better understanding and idea of topics we may talk about.
I was feeling all jittery inside when we got there but Angela was awesome in keeping my nervousness under control. She told me not to worry and it will be her job to fill up any silence and keep the programme going. Spoken like a professional! And she truly is. As she multi-tasked throughout the show, she always had a reassuring smile for me and kept the show going at points when my mind went blank during the interview.
I survived the interview. It wasn’t smooth and I forgot/left out some details cos of time limitations as well but it was a special experience nonetheless. Shall try to share more of the details I had prepared for the interview in upcoming posts!