OMG guys, I was on a live TV show last Monday! 😯
I had been EXTREMELY nervous since a week before the show actually. It was just a 6-minute segment in Wanita Hari Ini (TV3), but still, for someone who is a 3P (pemalu-penakut-pendiam), that is a big deal! Dah la live pulak tu, mati aku. And the thought of camera adds 10 pounds isn’t helping either. I even thought of inventing a disease at the last minute, but I remembered reading about facing your fears in one of those personal development books. I told myself that I just gotta do it! Not for fame, but to prove to myself that I can overcome my fear. Plus, I won’t be alone on the show – Kak Jem (Viruspadu) was also a guest. Yay, ada kawan! 😀
We were told not to wear white, anything stripey, polka-dots or checkered because those will cause a distracting wavy effect on TV screens. I actually wanted to wear royal blue, but I could only find navy-colored blouses (of course I had to shop for new clothes, duh).
Our segment is the “6 minit sihat bersama Nestle” and it was scheduled to go live at 12.30 noon. We managed to watch the segment before ours, which featured Datuk Tom Abang Saufi and her ready-to-wear collection. For a moment, I wasn’t that nervous and jittery, watching the hosts interviewing Datuk Tom and her daughter. It didn’t seem scary at all!
But when it was finally our turn, when we were actually on the set, about to go live, I started to be nervous again.
Oh wow, the lights are so bright, I think I’m going blind.
Hey, did they just add more cameras? I thought there were only 2.
I just hope I don’t fart during the show. Please, God, no.
Oh crap, I don’t wanna sit at the far end!
And before I knew it, we went live!
And no, I didn’t fart. Thank God.
Alhamdulillah, it went smoothly, except for a teeny part when one of the hosts, Rena, asked me a question that was supposed to be for the other host. Haha. Nasib baik Fiza (the other host) cover balik! Even tho I was so nervous, I think I did ok. It was my first time after all! It did felt like the longest 6 minutes of my life, but when I think about it again, it really wasn’t that bad. I feel lucky to be selected to be on the show, even if it was just for 6 minutes.
Anyway, the “6 minit sihat bersama Nestle” is actually a 4-episodes segment in Wanita Hari Ini that started on the 30th August 2012. Ours was the final episode, entitled Tip-tip Ibu Bijak, which also summarizes the previous episodes. Mothers play a big role when it comes to feeding the family because she is the one who usually shops, cooks and serves food for her family. And I am concern about what my family eats, which is why I do my best to cook healthy food on most days. There are a lot of tips about healthy eating, and during the show, Kak Jem and I talked a few – she talked about food labels and yours truly talked about portion sizing.
The ideal portion size (saiz hidangan ideal) is actually the amount of food that you should eat in a meal. Like for example, for my kids’ breakfast, they usually eat a small bowl of NESTLE KOKO KRUNCH breakfast cereal with a glass of fresh milk and a fruit (either a banana or an apple). As for me and my husband, we normally drink a glass of protein shake or a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, but sometimes when we go out, we’d opt for a set of toast + an egg + a glass of orange juice, or a piece of roti canai with curry.
I admit that it’s a lot harder to control your portion size when you eat outside (especially when you’re hungry and everything looks yummy), but I’ve learned that it’s always best to stick to the ideal portion size. The same applies for lunch and dinner. When you follow the ideal portion size, you won’t overeat and it will ensure that you have enough energy so that you don’t feel sluggish all day. Always ask yourself, “Is this good for me?” before buying or eating anything. Remember, Good Food is the foundation of Good Life!
If you want more tips about healthy eating, you can hop on to www.nestle.com.my/HowAmI.
If you missed the episode on Wanita Hari Ini, you can watch it at www.tonton.com.my (but you have to register first to watch)!