Me, Uncategorized TV SHOOT FOR ICS 9 April 2009

At the ICS TV recording studio

I was invited to appear on a Talkshow called “Culture Matters” on ICS TV.

The brief was that I’ll be appearing alongside another interviewee, and we’d talk with the host about work culture, work/life balance, etc. Seemed fairly straight-forward and interesting, so I agreed.. especially since it was ultra convenient for me as the TV studio is right across where we live 😉

Rocked up and after waiting around for a bit, stepped into the shooting studio and we got comfy in the chairs. Turned out my co-interviewee was Editor in Chief of Vogue magazine, the fashion bible!! She was very chatty, bright, and a pleasure to talk to. What a dream career.. much kudos to her.

It was only when the cameras started rolling that I realised the Topic of the Day was: Career Superwomen. There’s a special Chinese phrase/word for that, but I didn’t quite catch it. Was pretty alarmed when the host introduced us as shining examples of a “superwoman” – successfully juggling work and life.

I am??

What an odd thing to think of yourself! I’ve always thought myself as a “career woman”, but don’t know if there’s anything particular “super” about that… I just go through life the same as any other hard-working, striving young woman, to be honest. However, as I said on the program, I’m VERY happy that there is such a term that exists – better that, than “career superman”, right? (no offence, boys!). Heh heh.

It’s nice to see women going places in the workforce. I have a few female rolemodels in the workplace, that are true shining examples of highly motivated and extremely successful women – and I really look up to them. I don’t particularly single them out though – eBay is fantastic in the sense that there is no gender or culture bias, everyone is encouraged and supported the same.

The show will air in a few weeks.. I think I get a copy of it, but it’s probably too big to put online. Maybe I can upload snippets of it to YouTube.. Not sure yet. Have a feeling I look quite ridiculous and also said some weird things, plus I think I was rather dull on the show 😉 In a few days, the TV crew are coming round to my apartment for a “A Day In The Life Of Beverly” sort of thing, showing me cooking and such. I think that will be quite fun 🙂 Or at least less daunting than talking about your career and being viewed as someone with something worthwhile to say!

At the end of the day, the only thing that I feel is a bit different about me is that I really and truly LOVE MY JOB. And my company. I absolutely believe you are only as good as your work environment and the support you receive at work, and I count my blessings that I’m fortunate enough to have great colleagues and a fantastic boss. No matter how stressed and flat-out I feel at work, I still find it rewarding and I just love the whatever challenges come along.

After all, success is not about what you achieve. It’s about what you overcome and learn in the process. If you’re passionate about what you’re doing because you truly believe in it, you’ll go far.

Passion. Maybe that’s what the “super” part really means..




64 Comments

  • queen_bead posted on April 9, 2009 at 11:07 am

    You’re such an extrovert! I could never go on tv, let alone letting them follow me around for a day!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

      It’s pretty fun though..just a different experience to have, heh

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on April 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, what an amazing experience! And you do manage work/life very well! Hope we get to see a copy of it!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:12 am

      Here’s hoping! I get a copy in about 3-4 weeks.. hope it’s not too big a file 😛

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on April 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Wow that sounds so awesome! I look forward to seeing the video.. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:23 am

      Hopefully I don’t look too stupid in it 😛

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  • catpuccino posted on April 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    As if you aren’t a superwoman! You’re young, got to be re-located to an awesome expat position and you seem to work pretty damn hard! All at the same time as maintaining this blog!
    Congratulations! :o)

    What’s the Chinese for career superwoman?

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Awww 🙂
      Erm I forgot the Chinese, he did say it, but he said it quickly!

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  • dottybunny posted on April 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Awesome! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Hehe thanks hoN!

      Reply
  • inthestill posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This is so awesome. Congrats Bev, you are certainly a superwoman 😀

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:40 am

      It’s a bit of a strange word! Maybe working towards it.. but not there yet 🙂

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  • starbucksweetie posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I really like the tone of gratefulness in this post 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

      Aww thanks hon, it’s true though, i think the vogue ceo was far more qualified 😉

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  • finding_tricia posted on April 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    have missed reading entries from you!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

      I know, I don’t write as much nowadays. I’m trying..!!

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  • queen_bead posted on April 9, 2009 at 11:07 am

    You’re such an extrovert! I could never go on tv, let alone letting them follow me around for a day!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

      It’s pretty fun though..just a different experience to have, heh

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on April 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, what an amazing experience! And you do manage work/life very well! Hope we get to see a copy of it!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:12 am

      Here’s hoping! I get a copy in about 3-4 weeks.. hope it’s not too big a file 😛

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on April 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Wow that sounds so awesome! I look forward to seeing the video.. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:23 am

      Hopefully I don’t look too stupid in it 😛

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    berlinlee

    COngratz Bev! you are sure a superwoman:)

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:42 am

      Re: berlinlee

      Hehe I don’t really know about that.. but bettter women doing well than men right, haha!

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  • ourownact posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    yay! congrats, I cant wait to see it but I prob wont understand anything since I dont speak Chinese. not only you’re superwoman, you’re super modest too 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:42 am

      Haha def not in Chinese, after all, I was talking on the show!

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  • catpuccino posted on April 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    As if you aren’t a superwoman! You’re young, got to be re-located to an awesome expat position and you seem to work pretty damn hard! All at the same time as maintaining this blog!
    Congratulations! :o)

    What’s the Chinese for career superwoman?

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Awww 🙂
      Erm I forgot the Chinese, he did say it, but he said it quickly!

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on April 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Awesome! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:39 am

      Hehe thanks hoN!

      Reply
  • inthestill posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This is so awesome. Congrats Bev, you are certainly a superwoman 😀

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:40 am

      It’s a bit of a strange word! Maybe working towards it.. but not there yet 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on April 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I really like the tone of gratefulness in this post 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

      Aww thanks hon, it’s true though, i think the vogue ceo was far more qualified 😉

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on April 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    have missed reading entries from you!

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

      I know, I don’t write as much nowadays. I’m trying..!!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on April 10, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Wheeeee! So fun! Will it be ready to view soooon? 😛

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      They gotta come round to my place to film first, so I reckon at least a few weeks!

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  • tiffanyx posted on April 10, 2009 at 4:46 am

    SUPER WOMAN!!

    proud of you dearie! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

      It was an interesting experience at least, heh!

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  • ce_no1 posted on April 10, 2009 at 5:08 am

    go BEV!! you’re an inspiration to all the young women out there.. woohoo.. 😀

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

      Aww that is nice of you, hee!

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  • berlinlee posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    berlinlee

    COngratz Bev! you are sure a superwoman:)

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:42 am

      Re: berlinlee

      Hehe I don’t really know about that.. but bettter women doing well than men right, haha!

      Reply
  • ourownact posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    yay! congrats, I cant wait to see it but I prob wont understand anything since I dont speak Chinese. not only you’re superwoman, you’re super modest too 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 12:42 am

      Haha def not in Chinese, after all, I was talking on the show!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on April 10, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Wheeeee! So fun! Will it be ready to view soooon? 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      They gotta come round to my place to film first, so I reckon at least a few weeks!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on April 10, 2009 at 4:46 am

    SUPER WOMAN!!

    proud of you dearie! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

      It was an interesting experience at least, heh!

      Reply
  • ce_no1 posted on April 10, 2009 at 5:08 am

    go BEV!! you’re an inspiration to all the young women out there.. woohoo.. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

      Aww that is nice of you, hee!

      Reply
  • satin_lily posted on April 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    oh wow, so exciting! i think it’ll be really interesting to see how a career woman’s daily life is 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

      Probably not much different to any other person, just a bit more frantic, heh!

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  • satin_lily posted on April 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    oh wow, so exciting! i think it’ll be really interesting to see how a career woman’s daily life is 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

      Probably not much different to any other person, just a bit more frantic, heh!

      Reply
  • peachietree posted on April 12, 2009 at 1:17 am

    That’s amazing! I’m excited to see it too!

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    • beverly posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:51 am

      Hehe hopefully I get a copy in a few weeks!

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  • peachietree posted on April 12, 2009 at 1:17 am

    That’s amazing! I’m excited to see it too!

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    • beverly posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:51 am

      Hehe hopefully I get a copy in a few weeks!

      Reply
  • beverlyh posted on April 15, 2009 at 4:45 am

    What an amazing opportunity for such an amazingly humble person like you. Honestly, I can only hope to be half as successful as you are in the future, you are really inspiring 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

      Aww thank you hon! I would have preferred something a little more low key (and less embarassing!) but it was still a fun experience 🙂

      Reply
  • beverlyh posted on April 15, 2009 at 4:45 am

    What an amazing opportunity for such an amazingly humble person like you. Honestly, I can only hope to be half as successful as you are in the future, you are really inspiring 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

      Aww thank you hon! I would have preferred something a little more low key (and less embarassing!) but it was still a fun experience 🙂

      Reply

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