I am slowly getting out of my comfort zone.
First, it was a live TV show. And then a live radio interview. Eeek!
When I first started blogging about a decade ago, I never thought that people would want to read my blog. The thought of appearing in the media had never ever crossed my mind. I was actually super duper shy and timid (ask my friends; I was known as “Iza the budak pendiam” in school and even uni) so this is like a big deal for someone so shy like me!
When Shah, my blog manager, called me to inform that Capital fm wanted to interview me, I was like….whatttt? Why meeee, of all the bloggers?! Haha. Ok la, I was terrified. Yes, TERRIFIED. You’d think I would be ok after my (short) appearance on TV3 the other day. I was not. Not really. Sure, people cannot see you on the radio but it was a 1-hour slot! Of course I was nervous. And I never liked the sound of my voice! >_<
I kept on bugging Shah about the interview. What will the questions be like? Are you sure they only wanna interview me and no one else? So I have to talk for an hour? Do you have the questions??? I feel like adding, Can you pretend to sound like me and go to the interview instead? Heee…. Chronic la aku ni. 😛
He was all cool and did his best to convince me that it will be alright blablabla. He even called me his son. =___=’
I didn’t know who was going to be interviewing me until that day when I arrived at Capital fm office. It was DJ Deb! We’ve met before at the Diva’s day out, some time ago (best day ever!) and she’s just so cute and bubbly! We had a little chat just before we went on air and that helped to calm me down a bit. But I was still nervous la. Can’t help it.
Before asking each question on air, Deb informed me about the next question that she was going to ask and I have already mentally prepared what I was going to say. It was actually just simple, straight-forward questions about blogging – how long I’ve been blogging, where I get my inspirations from, my favorite blogs, advice about blogging, etc. Simple, right! But when I was on air, I was a bit tongue-tied and couldn’t really say all the things that I wanted to say earlier, even tho Deb kept on saying I was doing fine. I guess people can’t really tell when I’m nervous because I wasn’t shaking or anything. But instead, my voice will be so soft and slow!
Despite being nervous and all, it was actually a great experience, really. And altho it was an hour slot, I didn’t talk the whole time (thank God for jam breaks and commercials)! I do feel like I could do better tho. Can someone tell me how not to be so shy and nervous?!
Right after the slot ended, Deb told me about her recent online shoe purchase from Sole Struck; a website I never knew about (I’m always excited to discover new shopping websites)!
And then we shared a bit about online shopping and our love for shoes, and I even introduced her to 6pm.com where I got my Betsey Johnsons heels. Ahh…there’s nothing like bonding over shoes! 😀