Podcast Updated!

Super tired today.. but thought I would let you know I’ve updated my podcast!!! Yesterday night none the less.. may explain why I am exhausted today. Mondayitis. It’s a real thing.

https://anchor.fm/matoko-matsumoto/episodes/Working-in-Melbourne–Part-2-eisa4e

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Will I miss Adelaide?

I have been thinking lately…this might be the last time I go here, do this, see this person. Is the only way I will miss Adelaide is by leaving?

I took a good long look at my backyard and I remembered all the memories that I have had in my childhood…it feels really surreal that I am leaving soon.

I will miss playing badminton with my friends for sure. I am scared and afraid of trying to make new friends in a new city :(.

I am going to have to learn how to cook for myself. Eek…I hope that I won’t starve…

I am going to miss eating out in Adelaide, especially eating out..gymming…since Melbourne is locked down at the moment due to Covid.

Interview with a Radiographer Podcast out now!

Interview with a radiographer

Click the link above to hear the second episode of my series of interviews with a variety of people!

This episode interviews a radiographer on their normal duties at work and also what they side hustles are.

Hope you enjoy!

Quiet Before the Storm

After six months of working 6-7 days a week. Suddenly I am back to one day a week.

Scary. What should I do with all this spare time?

Of course I need to job hunt and keep doing interviews.

But, still so much time.

So I have a few things I am thinking to work on or do during this time.

  1. Being able to cook edible, easy, and semi-healthy meals for myself.
  2. Make sure I am up to date with my CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for this year! We need to complete 40 CPD points as a year as a pharmacist.
  3. Aim to update daily with quality on this blog! This will include scheduled and unscheduled posts.
  4. Start doing recorded live interviews for my (almost forgotten) podcast! I have a few ideas of regular everyday people that I want to interview for my podcast.
  5. Work out 4 times a week and lose that post-covid 19 fat T_T!!
  6. Catch up with my nephew, sister, aunty, and uncle!
  7. Try to grow something. Flowers, cucumber, Carrot. Anything. Except mold. No Mold please.
  8. Think and plan my goals for the rest of the year and next year. I.e. financial goals, Shares goals, and etc.
  9. Finally have some time to clear out the junk in the kitchen, bathroom, and do I even want to touch the living room?!
  10. Get in some solid restful sleep.  CHILLAX. Destress and hopefully my resting heart rate will go back down to ~60  instead of the 72 it is now 😦

 

Here’s hoping that I will make the most of the time I have between now and my next job… 🙂

Random rants: Expensive​ Hobbies

I have a friend who likes loves cars…I am talking obsessed. Basically, their whole life is cars. Buying them, selling them, fixing them, cleaning, you-name-it and they are probably have done that to a car. They have their own car that they have modified to their liking and use it to go on tracks to race with. As I can imagine, it is an expensive hobby… apparently, each time they take their car on the racing (?) tracks they have to spend hundreds if not thousands to have all the tyres, brakes, and other parts of their car replaced. To me, because I do not understand why someone would waste spend so much money on such a temporary ‘in the moment’ high kinda thing.

Then I was listening to a podcast about people who collect ‘high-end shoes’. Someone on the podcast said they had around 40 pair of shoes in their collection…the thing I don’t understand is that they just buy the shoes to put on display…they don’t even wear them! That boggles my mind that you would buy something just to look at them…Each pair ranges from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand…Did you know there are such things as ‘Shoe Conventions?’

I don’t mean to belittle other people’s hobbies and interests… I guess it has made me more aware that other people have passions and interests that I might not understand. I think back to what I spend most of my money on…and it has been on travelling overseas in different countries and learning…so I guess that is my passion and to other people, it may seem like a waste of money.

What are the things you spend your time and money on?

 

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Stories of my Life

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Stories of my Life- A podcast

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I finally figured out how to make a proper podcast recording and not end it up being a crappy cut version on youtube…!

I actually heard about an app used for recording and distributing podcasts- Anchor, because they sponsored one of my favourite Podcasts…And it’s pretty awesome! I am not super good with it..but so far have been able to publish my podcast and also it has some built-in ability to add background music to the podcasts…It also helped me create the small thumbnail for the podcast too… Anyways, if you are interested in making your podcast- download the Anchor App from your App Store. 🙂

Or when you check out my podcast, you can easily join up as well. Please check it out here…!

Stories of my Life

I have no set schedule for uploads as of yet… I think it will be as random or even more random as the updates on this blog…

I am going to be talking about events in my life that have impacted me to become the person I am today. My vision for the podcast is that I will eventually get other people on the podcast and have conversations or interviews with them! I’ll see how I go first…

Podcast Reviews: Stories I tell on dates

So I recently binged listened (is that even a thing) to a podcast called “Stories I tell on Dates”- an interesting autobiography by Paul Shirley who was previously an NBA player.

I am not sure if it was his voice..or the stories or a combination of both…it sucked me in right from the introduction! What I loved was that he turned everyday experiences into fascinating -on-the-edge thrill type stories. He seemed to have gone through a lot of different things in his childhood and early adulthood…but haven’t we all? I have friends who have travelled the world like a nomad, are semi-professional pole dancers, have colleagues who have worked in emergency departments and been assaulted… There are so many people I encounter with so many stories…I almost feel overwhelmed just thinking about the sheer amount of stories that people hold.

I truly do not believe anyone is boring. Yes, their personality might put you off..but if language and personality wasn’t an issue, I think I would be able to befriend anyone. Not saying I have good personality skills or anything…but I think everyone has a story and there are only so many stories that are told for everyone to hear. Big props for Paul Shirley for sharing his story to the world…He let us into his deepest darkest secrets and thoughts…as a side bonus, I have also learnt a lot more about basketball, basketball injuries, and random places in America that I will now add to my bucket list to visit. If you haven’t already, I highly encourage to check out his podcast…I believe it is found on iTunes, Spotify, and on other podcast listening apps!

After finishing the whole podcast series in less than 48 hours…I feel somewhat inspired to start recording my own podcasts now…I have never thought about telling my story before…to be absolutely honest,  I hate the sound of my own voice! It makes me cringe listening to it…But, I think maybe that is a common occurrence? Because we don’t normally hear ourselves speak..I am sure our voices aren’t as bad as it seems…?

Telling a story with a voice is similar to I guess writing about it…but I guess it feels more natural…in a way, because you cannot delete (well I guess you can edit) what you say and you go more with the flow of things! I think I might take a small break from my studying and record my first podcast about a story of my life…

… edit if you want to check out my first snippet of life recording..

Stories of my life: Episode one: The time I was in a rock band