Kissing 2014 goodbye
We've had an unbelievable year at Kiss92.
My morning breakfast show - Maddy, Jason & Arnold in the Morning - became the top English programme in its time slot among Singapore women.
That was just the icing on the cake of what turned out to be a memorable 2014. Here are my Top 5 fave moments over the past 12 months:
MY EPIC BIRTHDAY
I don't usually celebrate my birthday, but this year the gang didn't give me a choice. On Dec 8, they gave me an on-air Birthday Spectacular that I will never forget. Presents included a King Thranduil figurine with my face on it, a customised Lord Of The Rings Monopoly board and also my own drink, The Lotus Of Rivendell. Everyone told me why they think I'm awesome, and they even got my wife and kids on air. I've rarely felt so loved. Thanks, guys.
I've always thought the local actress was special, and not just because she's super hot. In September, she started coming on our show regularly to get Maddy in shape, and I looked forward to her visits. I've met a lot of beautiful women in my line of work, but Li-Lin is my fave. She's poised but also has a great sense of humour. She's had a life filled with ups and downs, but she retains a winning equanimity. The mother of two taught me to exercise, she laughed at my jokes and even gave me a hug. Hey girl, isn't it about time to lift that restraining order?
BEING MADDY'S BESTIE
In August, Maddy made a post to her Instagram account finally acknowledging that I'm her bestie. I've worked with an awful lot of terrible people over the years - you know who you are, jerks - and I can't tell you how much nicer it is to work with an amazing person like Maddy. She got me my gig on Kiss92, dragged me out of my shell and taught me to lighten up. She forced me to renew my passport so I could travel. This girl makes me laugh every single day, and inspires me with her joie de vivre.
As a teenager, I dreamt of being a musician and hearing my songs on the radio. Unfortunately, the world wasn't ready for my genius. Fortunately, my story has a happy ending, because as a DJ on Kiss92 I can play my own songs and no one can stop me. Hahaha! This year, I debuted my Halloween song Pumpkin Pump and my Christmas tune Fairy Lights. The amazing thing is that we didn't get one complaint!
Maddy, Arnold and I went on our first work trip together to Macau in August. We had a blast partying with Kiss92 fans and seeing the sights. Maddy and Arnold went for a skywalk, and our producer Nadirah did a bungee jump. We did our morning show from my hotel room and I wore my bathrobe the whole time. Hard to believe we're getting paid to have so much fun. That said, keep paying us!