Ep 23 Alex (part 1-Life after high school)
After completing the HSC, Alex took a gap year, during which she engaged in various bouts of work experience and travelled to Turkey to explore the country that her mother migrated from.
Alex was offered a place to study a Bachelor of Law, but she transferred to Psychology, and later, to Economics. She discusses this journey and how she grew to be dissatisfied with the quality of university education (which prompted her to seek alternative forms of education).
A well-spoken girl who is determined to learn what she wants, despite societal expectations.
Behind the scene of "Darling, what did you say" podcast with Susie
9-year-old Isabelle and 7-year-old Ronald ask Susie questions about the podcast.
The making of darling what did you say podcast.
Who are these kids?
The best and worst part so far?
Isabella is a matured and frustrated 11 years old who seems to have opinions with everyone and everything.
She talks about the strict rules of her private girls' school and what she has to do to wake herself up at Chapel service.
She eagerly advises all parents to congratulate kids on the things they have achieved because they are trying their best.
Here is Isabella’s story.
Hope you all had a happy school holiday! The podcast is back. At age 9, Macayla is my youngest podcast guest.
While most of the 9-year-old kids will scream at the sight of a spider or cockroach, Macayla adores them and keeps them as "pets".
She speaks calmly and fluently about her experience as a junior ranger cadet and her love for insects and nature.
15-year-old Julia talks about her parents’ decision choosing between public and private system and how much she enjoys her all-girls school.
“Social media is not that bad,” she said. “Snapchat is my main source of communication and I make so many friends outside of the school. It’s really not as bad as people think”.
An extrovert only child, Julia gives a lot of insights and tips to her fabulous social life.
(PS: We are away on two weeks of school holidays and the podcast will be back when school starts. Happy holidays to all!)
"I am a bit of a Geek," said 12-year-old Lachlan, almost lying flat in a very relaxed way in the studio talking about his view on life.
Lachlan has abundant enthusiasm for tennis, public speaking, astrology, Fornite video game and the sad youtube clips that made him cry. He adores the GRASS in his new school cause grass is a very COMPLEX thing.
"year 7 is overdramatized by people", he said.
Here is Lachlan's story.
Poppy is a very funny 14-year-old girl who jokes about how bogan she sounds and her random school teachers (#notmentioningthenames).
She also talks openly about dealing with learning difficulties and how the Arrowsmith program in Canada prepares her to fit into the mainstream school.
If you love the TV show "J'aime, the private school girl" you will love listening to how Poppy talks.
Here is the amazing, one and only Poppy.
"Oh the boys are so annoying!!" said Allyson.
Allyson is a frequent winner for Awards in piano and cello competitions in Sydney.
She talks about her practice routine and discipline for instrumental learning, family and how much she loves her new school without any ANNOYING BOYS AROUND.
A very cute conversation from an articulated, well-spoken 11-year-old.
Here is Allyson.
Sierra is a pretty, polite and sweet 13-year-old girl whom you will never guess she has a black belt in Taekwondo.
We recorded this podcast in the kitchen of our Martial art studio after our training. Despite the noisy background and lots of distractions, she spoke confidently about her Taekwondo journey that I am sure it will be very inspiring to many.
The most fun, random chat with my very chilled 11-year-old girl Ava.
Ava talks about her daily life with lots of sports commitment, debating team and what she thinks about school and what teachers should be.
It's a happy conversation with a cute 11-year-old Ava who can just talk and talk.
(PS: Ava is also the champion of impromptu speech competition, 2019 Northern beaches eisteddfod)