23 episodes

This is the interview series that looks at the little steps taken and ordinary things done to make ordinary people extraordinary. Hosts Udhara de Silva, Tanya Warnakulasuriya and Vanessa Fernandez have fascinating conversations with artists, adventurers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, misfits and rebels to show that there's something to learn from every journey.

A Life Less Ordinary Udhara de Silva

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

This is the interview series that looks at the little steps taken and ordinary things done to make ordinary people extraordinary. Hosts Udhara de Silva, Tanya Warnakulasuriya and Vanessa Fernandez have fascinating conversations with artists, adventurers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, misfits and rebels to show that there's something to learn from every journey.

    On writing her first book, rejection, and diversity: T.P. Tovenaar, Sri Lanka

    On writing her first book, rejection, and diversity: T.P. Tovenaar, Sri Lanka

    Udhara de Silva chats with British writer T.P. Tovenaar about her first book, ‘Mum’s the Word’, a collection of hilarious and heartwarming stories about the relationship between a Sri Lankan mother and her British-born daughter, both trying to live within a complex mix of cultures, customs and environment. The stories light-heartedly remind us that we’re more than our place of birth and that immigration isn’t a bad thing.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Warrior of Singapore’s Kranji Countryside: Ivy Singh-Lim, Singapore

    The Warrior of Singapore’s Kranji Countryside: Ivy Singh-Lim, Singapore

    Hosts Vanessa Fernandez and Udhara de Silva meet Ivy Singh-Lim, founder of Bollywood Veggies, an organic farm on the outskirts of Singapore.

    • 52 min
    Becoming MoneySmart: Vinod Nair, Singapore

    Becoming MoneySmart: Vinod Nair, Singapore

    Udhara de Silva & Vanessa Fernandez meet Vinod Nair, founder and CEO of MoneySmart, Southeast Asia’s leading personal finance portal, to talk about building a fintech company, the financial landscape of Singapore, and how to find trustworthy financial experts.

    • 54 min
    Irreverence is an Asset: Rosalyn Lee (Rozz), Singapore

    Irreverence is an Asset: Rosalyn Lee (Rozz), Singapore

    Udhara & Vanessa speak to Singaporean radio DJ and TV host Rozz about her incredibly adventurous career and how she dealt with challenges along the way.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Make Things Cool: Andrew Ing, Singapore

    How to Make Things Cool: Andrew Ing, Singapore

    Vanessa and Udhara chat to culture connoisseur Andrew Ing about his early adventures leading to a career in marketing, developing the nightclub Zouk into the epicentre of Youth Culture in Singapore, and his work with the Lo and Behold Group.

    • 42 min
    The King of the Jacket: Thomas Wee, Singapore

    The King of the Jacket: Thomas Wee, Singapore

    Udhara and Vanessa chat with Singaporean fashion legend Thomas Wee about his childhood in colonial Singapore, building multiple labels, and being a lifelong learner.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TheGabatwaStudios ,

Inspirational Podcast

We have just finished episode 1 season 1 and are now addicted! We found it gripping, thought provoking and heartfelt and can’t wait to keep listening. Highly recommend!

Powerpuffpete ,

Captivating

Very insightful podcast! The interviewers let the interviews “breathe” giving their subjects the kind of comfortable environment that draws out spontaneous and personal detail, which is often as moving and relatable as it is informative. Tanya and Udhara show how much you can learn through these kinds of intimate interactions.
I don’t listen to podcasts much but this one has me hooked! I hope there’s more to come.

Joel Eric Spencer ,

Inspiring

A surprising and moving story on setting, achieving goals, what keeps people motivated. It shows proof that with the right planning, you can climb the highest mountains. Two great stories quietly guidded along by the hosts with some very very funny moments! Looking for inso? Check out a life less ordinary.

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