I’m A Podcaster…

I think I can call myself a Podcaster right since I’ve done 3 episodes thus far with my Cohost, Terry? We did 1 episode each week for 3 weeks straight and we took a week break and then resume with Episode 4 last weekend. We have discussed:

  1. Does living apart keeps couples together?
  2. Why does some relationships ends and others last a lifetime?
  3. Why younger guys prefer dating older women?
  4. FWB. Good Idea? Does It Work? Is It For You?

The first 2 weeks was definitely a challenge as we experienced so many different technical issues. From echoes, video not working to even no sound. We even had to redo Episode 2 when Terry wasn’t happy with the outcome of the video/podcast. This is what it’s like working with a perfectionist. I know it very well as I myself am a perfectionist too but recent years, I’ve trained myself to just let things be as life’s not perfect and I just don’t like being stressed out.

Doing The Vault Podcast has gave me a new experience and it’s definitely been a new experience. I actually look forward to every Saturday, 10pm Malaysia time and 10am, New York as we get to talk and discuss our experiences and Point Of Views (POV) over random things. I can’t wait till Terry and I are finally in the same city so that we can meet in person and also do the Podcast across from each other. I can only imagine how much more fun it will be when that happens.

XoXo, VA

Failure..

Why do we sometimes feel like we’ve failed? I think everyone experiences feeling like a failure from time to time or at least once in their lifetime. We feel like we’ve failed when we set goals for ourselves and we miss the mark. Be it by a lil or a lot. It can be at anything and at anytime. I think we feel it when we stop and ponder about things or where we are in our lives.

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On the other hand, if we don’t set any goals or expectations, we wouldn’t be able to fail right? That being said, setting goals in life is important as it plays a huge part in giving us the push that we need and something to look forward to, to achieve. Without something to look forward to, we will eventually lose our purpose and ourselves. Life would be mundane, dull and that’s when most people give up trying.

But, why is it that when a marriage fails, you can’t help but feel like a failure? For me, I had thoughts that I failed when my marriage ended months ago. I felt that way because I wanted to be married once in my lifetime and I wanted to make things work no matter how hard or difficult it may have turned out. I was very patient when things were bad. I didn’t budge or even thought of leaving, not even once. That being said when he threw the towel in, it hurt and it made me feel that whatever I’ve done or haven’t done, well it felt that it just wasn’t enough. Weeks after we ended, I stopped blaming myself and came to the conclusion that we just weren’t right for each other despite how much we once loved each other. We made sacrifices for each other so that can only meant we did truly love one another right?

I think we should stop feeling like failures when things don’t work out the way we envision them because things doesn’t go as plan most of the time anyway. We need to learn to accept things as they come. Learn to be alright with things at the end of the day. So, maybe the key is to have acceptance. Accept that things can go south sometimes and that it will be alright nevertheless. Maybe even take it as a blessing because if something was meant for you, it would workout in it’s own way. We need to learn to be less tough on ourselves from time to time as the world and expectations we set can sometimes get overwhelming.

XoXo, VA

Exciting News!!

Welcome to The Vault!! What is The Vault? It’s the latest Podcast Show that talks about everything under the sun. Nothing is left uncovered. We answer questions that you never thought about and we share our knowledge from our many exciting experiences. My Co-Host, Terry is an extreme sports enthusiast whom loves finance and the global markets which is super intelligent and he has a really good voice. Some says, soothing too.

It was Terry’s idea that we do a Podcast together after his bestie, Eveline decided that they do a Podcast together along with Annie. It’s called Spill The T.E.A. The Vault is our baby together. Hence, it’s going to be exciting and fun because of the energy levels we both bring to the table. We’re planning to go Live at Malaysia 10pm, Saturday Night which will be New York 10am, Saturday Morning. The Vault will be aired Live.

• New York Time Offset: UTC -4
• Malaysia Time Offset: UTC ++08

Come and join us on this new adventure. We will also be accepting calls during the Podcast too. Looking forward to hear from our listeners of course. It will be on YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, Facebook Live and Apple Podcasts. (This will be updated accordingly)

XoXo, VA

Skateboarding…

I know, I’m a girl/lady and I have finally started to skateboard. Truth be told, it was something I always wanted to do since I was 9yrs old but, was too scared and well I couldn’t balance on the board when I tried previously. So, I ended up rollerblading then. There’s so may other things I’ve always wanted to pick up and maybe I would with this new take on life. Some of the things that I’ve always wanted to do are – snowboarding, surfing and dirtbike. I love extreme sports. Because I didn’t have a bike license and obviously didn’t get my hands on a dirtbike to do Motorcross, I ended up doing Autocross with my car when I had my license which lead me to racing semi-pro.

I got myself a Primitive skateboard. I love the graphic and the black trucks. So, how’s skateboarding been? I would say I’m actually impressed that I could stand up on the board and balance and move as well. LOL. Didn’t think I would pick up the basics that fast if I were to be honest. Maybe, I’m just naturally sporty so picking it up isn’t that difficult to me. I can’t wait to be able to do tricks and jump of things. I think it helps that I’m starting to live life without fear. My Mom’s passing definitely have woken up a new side in me.

I think one of the many things that I love about skateboarding is the balance you need and how technical it can get. I like that you can set up your deck/board to your own liking. I think the one thing I never knew until I started hanging out with skaters is that you’ll eventually break your board and you’ll run through shoes very fast.

I noticed that my left ankle was slightly sore after 2 days of skating so, I’ve placed an order for an ankle brace as I have the tendency to twist and hurt it. I hope with the brace, I will be able to do more. I’ve been spending lots of time checking out skating videos and is it crazy that I think I’ll be able to Ollie soon?

What’s an Ollie? Well, it’s when you can jump with your skateboard. It’s being explained better in the video below.

I feel that skateboarding is a good way to train your brain, have discipline plus it’s a good workout too with all the balancing and repetitions to perfect a trick/skill on the board. I finally can understand why skateboarding is a culture.

So, skateboarding is something new to me which brings me joy. What have you tried or taken up recently that makes you smile?

XoXo, VA