What does your daily routine look like, mamas? Tell us, we want to know!
In the series “A Day in the Life“, mamas submit snapshots of regular moments that occur throughout their daily routine. The idea is to show the wide variety of lives mamas lead in Singapore, whether you’re in the office, staying at home, or something in between.
Yvonne Chan is a presenter with Channel NewsAsia and currently co-hosts Channel NewsAsia’s weekday morning show, First Look Asia. She was formerly in banking but decided to make the switch to broadcast journalism 6 years ago. Yvonne has two children and says:
“It’s been one eventful ride juggling my career, marriage and motherhood. I feel like I’m always sleep-deprived, but this current work shift, which starts at 4am, lets me spend more time at home and also allows me to fulfill my dream of hosting a morning show, where I get to meet so many different people and talents from all over the world. I try to catch up on sleep over the weekends! But #momlife means catch-up sleep doesn’t always happen and you just gotta #keepgoing :)!”
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On the First Look Asia set with my co-host, Lance Alexander. We get into studio earlier to do audio checks with correspondents and guests and have a short rehearsal before showtime, which starts at 7am. Always a lot of fun with this one off-air. #chemistry
We had Adrian Anantawan, an acclaimed one-handed violinist and Peter Sparkes, who’s an expert in using technology to make adaptive music instruments on set today. What an inspiration — we can indeed do anything when we set our mind to do something. I really love this aspect of my job; I get to meet so many different people from all industries and walks of life every day and hear their stories.
I usually have something light before the show — maybe some overnight oats or yogurt just to stave off the hunger pangs. Then I indulge in toast, eggs and coffee after the show. I never skip breakfast.
Many people think my day is done once the show is over but that’s hardly the case. I do voiceovers for programmes like Money Mind, business news, and reports related to world news. I also go out and conduct interviews on a variety of topics every other day after the show.
I have to take a VIP on a tour of our studios. Mr Lauri Kivenen is the CEO of YLE, the Finnish broadcasting corporation and here he is, having a go at news presenting with the autocue.
Happy to spend some time with my little one before her brother comes back from school. Elspeth is 20 months old, cheeky and independent. I take a quick shower, settle down to lunch, and then play and read with her.
My son, Ethan is back from school! I usually take a nap after he gets home. I love finding out how his day went and having some face time with him before I have my afternoon nap. But I’m heading out for another interview this evening so sleep will have to wait!
“You’re beautiful, it’s true…”, remember this love song from James Blunt? I sat down with the British singer to find out more about his pet peeves and whether he still felt a connection to this song that propelled him to fame in 2005.
Rushed home to this! Everyone loves quality time with daddy. It’s family playtime and then dinner for the kids before we put them to bed and have some much needed quiet time for ourselves as a couple.