A fantastic way to round off the year of 2012 — I was cordially invited last Thursday, by Ms. Suzanne Jung herself (television presenter and co-anchor) to be on Channel News Asia’s flagship morning show, AM Live!
The topic? Our very popular bucket lists, a topic which all of you should be familiar by now. ;) (By the way, grab my free e-book: 101 Things To Do Before You Die by signing up for the free newsletter.)
Given that CNA is one of the most popular and most prestigious television networks in Singapore, I very gratefully accepted the offer. This is the second time I’m on CNA, with the first time being two years ago on BlogTV (which was coincidentally on bucket lists too!). Suzanne quickly set up the interview with me over email, and it was agreed that they would bring the crew to my home, where they can film me in my natural environment, working and doing my thing!
This is the third time the media has come to my home. The first two times were in 2009 when I was interviewed by My Paper and Lianhe Zaobao (separately) on my story of how I quit my job to pursue my passion. It has been a while since then!
The whole recording took about one hour and went *very* well actually — probably one of the smoothest interviews I’ve ever done, save for a couple of fumbles in the beginning. But then again, you never know how things get captured on film, so I’ll wait for the final cut before I give the verdict!
Catch the Interview this Friday, Dec 21
Suzanne told me that they will be selecting key sound bites of the interview (about two minutes long) and airing that during one of the AM Live! chatterbox segments on Friday. The interview will be aired during the chatterbox segment, at 7:30am. It will be slightly over two minutes long.
The interview has been broadcasted on Channel News Asia’s AM Live, on Dec 21! Watch the full clip here!
As the actual interview itself lasted 30-40 minutes and there are good bites which won’t make it for the TV segment (since it is just two minutes long), AM Live! has included a clip of me sharing on vision board on their AM Live! Facebook Page. Check it out here: Celestine Chua’s Tip on Achieving Your Bucket List – Having a Vision Board (Update: The link is now defunct)
Special thanks to Stephan Park for recording the segment for me on DVD! I really appreciate it!
Update: I’ve subsequently been invited back on AM Live! to talk about new year’s resolutions. Catch my interview here: My Channel News Asia interview on Dec 31, 2012