The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) is a nationwide movement launched in 2011, which aims to capture and document precious moments and memories related to Singapore by 2015. The SMP has a new campaign called “KopiTimes” in November, where they invite pioneers to share their memories of Singapore over a free cup of coffee, at selected coffee shops around the island. Everyone has a story to tell and these pioneers were more than happy to share a few at their favourite kopitiam. I lent my support to National Library Board over the last two weekends in these memory documentation sessions with our pioneers.
I was invited to participate in an interview at Mediacorp Capital 95.8 FM's radio yesterday morning on "KopiTimes"! This radio interview was my first ever and it’s being broadcast to the nation. I was extremely nervous the whole day before the interview because it was something i hadn’t done before, but mostly excited as i was going to be on the radio. Moses Lim (from my childhood favourite local sitcom - Under One Roof) and Yee Yeong Chong from National Library Board were at the interview too. The three of us discussed with the radio host, Huang Shujun about the personal interactions (in general) with the seniors at the kopi sessions, challenges and stories that encapsulate the experience. The interview, covering more on what it would mean for the campaign, aired yesterday morning from 8.15am to 9am. I've included a link on yesterday morning’s live radio interview that was broadcasted on Capital 95.8FM here (click to download) and also embedded an audio clip in case you're interested in listening in:
After the interview was over, I smiled a giant smile and happily shook hands with the deejay and Moses Lim. It all went well. Instead of calling my family and friends (who’d been listening) to express my excitement, I let this satisfaction be mine alone, at least for now.
I would also like to take the opportunity to special thank National Library Board for providing such a enriching and fantastic opportunity come to me! Words just can’t really express how grateful and thankful i am for the things that people have given to me. :)