So This Is My Why

A podcast featuring inspiring people about their journey to discovering and living their "WHY" or purpose in life. With your host & producer, Ling Yah, we deep dive into everything from finances to dealing with doubts and setbacks, and how to forge an unconventional career from ground zero! Expect to hear from entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, musicians, Hollywood actresses, VC founders and more. Visit for more details!


Ep 64: The "T.R.I.CK." to How You Can Raise Successful People | Esther Wojcicki
Show Details1hr 6min
Ep 63: Creating the "Perfect" Sabbaticals for Peak Experiences - DJ Didonna [Founder, the Sabbatical Project]
Show Details58min 39s
Ep 62: Serving the World's Cheapest Michelin-Starred Meal | Hawker Chef Chan Hon Meng
Show Details1hr 32min
Ep 61: Austen Allred (Co-Founder & CEO, Lambda School) - Building the Next-Gen Coding School with ISAs
Show Details1hr 10min
Ep 60: David Grief (former Senior Clerk, Essex Court Chambers) - Building the Careers of Barristers & Judges
Show Details1hr 11min
Ep 59: Ooi Boon Hoe (CEO & Director, Jurong Port Pte Ltd)
Show Details35min 44s
Ep 58: Nigel Stanislaus (Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mr Maybelline & Judge on Australia's Next Top Model + Asia's Next Top Model)
Show Details1hr 3min
Ep 57: Robert James Ashe - x4 Emmy-nominated Hollywood editor & title designer + former Head of Post Production, Conan show
Show Details57min 41s
Ep 56: Amra Naidoo (Co-Founder, Accelerating Asia & General Partner, Accelerating Asia Ventures)
Show Details1hr 14min
Ep 55: Karl Mak (Co-Founder, Hepmil Media Group - SGAG, MGAG, PGAG) - Running a Meme Business
Show Details1hr 28min
Ep 54: Yulia Brodskaya (Paper Artist & Illustrator)
Show Details51min 42s
Ep 53: Rahul Chaudhary - MD & CEO, CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings - on running a 140-year family empire
Show Details1hr 13min
Ep 52: Kendrick Nguyen (Co-Founder of Republic) - on Creating the Amazon of Private Investing
Show Details1hr 8min
Ep 51.2: Nick Bernstein (Senior Vice President, Late Night Programming (West Coast), ViacomCBS) - on the Pete Holmes show & Late Late Show with James Corden
Show Details59min 34s
Ep 51.1: Nick Bernstein (Senior Vice President, Late Night Programming (West Coast), ViacomCBS)
Show Details59min 58s
Ep 50.2: Ning-Geng Ong (Founder, Chocolate Concierge & Culture Cacao)
Show Details47min 19s
Ep 50.1: Ning-Geng Ong (Founder, Chocolate Concierge & Culture Cacao)
Show Details53min 12s
Ep 49: Dato' Thomas Mun Lung Lee - Senior Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill & son of Tun HS Lee (Malaysia's 1st Finance Minister)
Show Details55min 3s
Ep 48: Oz Pearlman (Emmy Award-Winning Mentalist & America's Got Talent Finalist)
Show Details52min 50s
Ep 47: Lincoln Lee Ming (Co-Founder, Rice Inc & Winner of HULT Prize 2018)
Show Details1hr 37min
Ep 46: Azran Osman-Rani (CEO of Naluri Hidup; formerly CEO of AirAsia X & iFlix)
Show Details1hr 25min
Ep 45: Pui Wan Lim ("Picoworm") - Life of a Professional Miniature Artist
Show Details52min 52s
Ep 44: Joe Sidek - Festival Director, George Town Festival
Show Details53min 15s
Ep 43: Nicky Gumbel (Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, London & Pioneer of the Alpha Course)
Show Details46min 7s
Ep 42: Wai Ken Wong - Country Manager, StashAway (Malaysia)
Show Details1hr 28min
Ep 41: Richard Lui (MSNBC & NBC News TV Anchor & Producer of Sky Blossom)
Show Details1hr 8min
Ep 40: The Woke Salaryman (ft. He Ruiming & Goh Wei Choon) - on building a 400+k following in less than 2 years!
Show Details1hr 36min
Ep 39: Guy Kawasaki - Chief Evangelist of Canva (formerly at Apple), Podcaster, Book Author, Venture Capitalist & Serial Entrepreneur
Show Details35min 46s
Ep 38: John Kim [Managing Partner, Amasia; Vlogger, Musician & Serial Entrepreneur]
Show Details1hr 26min
Ep 37: Kai Yuan Ng (Co-Founder, Our Grandfather Story)
Show Details48min 34s
Ep 36: Kyne Santos (OnlineKyne): Mathematician, Tik Tok Star & Drag Queen (starred in Canada's Drag Race)
Show Details38min 3s
Ep 35: Chye Neo Chong - ex-MD of IBM Malaysia
Show Details58min 4s
Ep 34: Shawn Chong (x3 Diageo World Class Malaysia Champion, Mixologist, Co-founder of Omakase + Appreciate & Bar Class Academy Asia)
Show Details53min 15s
Ep 33: Maurizio Leo (Software Developer & Sourdough Blogger/Writer at The Perfect Loaf
Show Details1hr 8min
Ep 32: Darrion Nguyen ("Lab Shenanigans" aka the Asian Millennial Tik Tok version of Bill Nye the Science Guy)
Show Details1hr 9min
Ep 31: Kenji Chai Vui Yong - On Life as a Street Artist (aka "Chaigo")
Show Details1hr 7min
Ep 30: Dr Finian Tan (Chairman, Vickers Venture Partners - 5th most consistently performing fund manager worldwide)
Show Details1hr 51min
Ep 29: Darren Teoh (Head Chef & Owner of Dewakan - Asia's Top 50 Restaurants 2019)
Show Details41min 13s
Ep 28: Lily Xu Lijia (x2 Olympic Medallist & x3 World Champion Medallist in Laser Radial)
Show Details1hr 1min
Ep 27: Freda Liu (Malaysian Business Radio-TV Host, Book Author, Emcee & Moderator)
Show Details51min 12s
Ep 26: Cesar Kuriyama (Founder, 1 Second Every Day)
Show Details1hr 17min
Ep 25: Chong Chan-Yau (CEO, CarbonCare Innolab & President, Hong Kong Blind Union)
Show Details1hr 1min
Ep 24: Malek Ali - Founder of BFM 89.9 & Fi Life
Show Details58min 28s
Ep 23: Sarah Chen - Co-Founder of Beyond the Billion & Lean in Malaysia
Show Details1hr 25min
Ep 22: Alena Murang - Sarawakian Sape Player, Visual Artist & Heritage Advocate
Show Details54min 7s
Ep 21: Saw Teong Hin - Director, Producer & Writer [Puteri Gunung Ledang; Hai Ki Xin Lor (You Mean the World to Me)
Show Details1hr 18min
Ep 20: Tan Kheng Hua - Singaporean Actress & Producer (Phua Chu Kang, Marco Polo, Crazy Rich Asians)
Show Details1hr 11min
Ep 19: Patricia Kelikani - Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker & Entrepreneur
Show Details41min 21s
Ep 18: Dr Jason Leong - Malaysia's Top Stand-Up Comedian & Netflix Special Star (Hashtag Blessed)
Show Details51min 22s
Ep 17: Louisa Gurski - British Olympian & 3-time World Championship Winner (Sprint Kayaker)
Show Details39min 21s
Ep 16: Renyi Chin - Co-Founder of MyBurgerLab, MyPizzaLab & MyBobaLab
Show Details1hr 20min
Ep 15: Yi Jun Loh - Malaysian Food Blogger, Writer & Podcaster
Show Details57min 30s
Ep 14: Joey Law - Former Senior Inspector of the Hong Kong Police Force & Mother to 15-Year-Old CEO, Hillary Yip
Show Details1hr 8min
Ep 13: Hillary Yip - 15-Year-Old Founder of MinorMynas
Show Details40min 7s
Ep 12: Danielle Kettlewell - Olympian (Australian Synchronised Swimmer)
Show Details1hr 9min
Ep 11: Morgan Then - Electronic Music Artist (Slumberjack)
Show Details1hr 10min
Ep 10: Benjamin Von Wong - Social Artivist Who's Generated 100+ Million Views
Show Details1hr 12min
Ep 9: Rabi Malla - Social Entrepreneur & Founder of KOLPA
Show Details50min 55s
Ep 8: Barbara Woolsey - Canadian Freelance Journalist (Reuters, Guardian, Telegraph, Lonely Planet Guidebooks)
Show Details51min 23s
Ep 7: Jan Wong - Malaysian Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of OpenMinds Resources
Show Details1hr 19min
Ep 6: Ashley Dean - First Artist of the Royal Ballet (UK)
Show Details58min 54s
Ep 5: Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt - Violist of the Dover Quartet
Show Details1hr 31min
Ep 4: Sara Holden - How I Became A Hollywood Stunt Actress
Show Details1hr 24min
Ep 3: Dr Julian Tan - From Subang to Becoming the Head of Digital Business Initiatives & Esports, Formula One
Show Details1hr 17min
Ep 2: Red Hong Yi - A Malaysian Artist Who Paints Without A Paintbrush
Show Details1hr 1min
Ep 1: Chloe Buiting - Vet & Wildlife Conservationist on Protecting the Natural World
Show Details1hr 17min
Ep 0: What is the 'So This Is My Why" podcast about?
Show Details1min 56s