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How to adult with Joy

How to adult with Joy

By Matoko Matsumoto
Adulting is hard. No one taught us how to grow up in high school. This podcast will have Different segments that tell stories of my life and others.. including weird things that I have experienced, things I have seen, and the interesting people I have met along the way. I also will invite guests to talk about their lives and what they do in the first season!

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How to adult with Joy

6th Melbourne Lockdown
I mean who is counting anyways right? Melbourne is in their 6th lockdown, while I haven’t even gone out of the 5th one yet...
August 7, 2021
First year Anniversary in Melbourne!
I can’t believe I have lived here for one year on my own already. Cheers to me! Time to reminisce all the lonely times in lockdown and the not too bad times.😌
August 3, 2021
Encountering racist patients on the elevator 🤬
Today, sparks a day in a long time where I was yelled at for being Asian and apparently “closing the door on someone”. I swear I meet the craziest bat shit people in hospital (staff and patients, patient’s family). Don’t let anyone be racist to you! Stand up to them (when it’s safe to do so). I also talk about the other surprising things that happened to me today.
July 22, 2021
It always get worse before it gets better
The lockdown had been extended until the 27th of July 😅😅😅..I talk about how I feel about that and all the stressors in my life, in a big whinge fest kind of way.😂
July 21, 2021
Melbourne lockdown #5
I discovered the purposes of rangehoods and shower fans... and that you should always leave them on for at least 15 fo 20 minutes after showering and cooking!
July 17, 2021
The Last day of Annual Leave- Phillip Island
A confession to make, detailed events of Phillip Island, life learnings from trip-Wave analogy, and a pondering of my future life social decisions.
June 21, 2021
Phillip Island
Last minute getaway before going back to work
June 20, 2021
Last Few Days of Annual Leave
Annual leave has been a sad time, I wasn’t able to go back to my home town to see my family in Adelaide. :( I was stuck in Melbourne the whole time and unfortunately experienced a broken heart during this time too. I rant and I also make some plans for myself to help heal my broken heart.
June 19, 2021
Getting Covid Swabbed
I get covid swabbed for the first time since the pandemic started! The thrills, boredom, and sadness of being in quarantine while waiting for an unknown amount of time for the results is sad.
June 15, 2021
Melbourne Lockdown 4.0 Life
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
So Melbourne has just come out of its fourth snap lockdown after finding some more covid cases that escaped from hotel quarantine (as usual). Unfortunately, I am sick at the moment. Probably not covid-related, but who knows! I haven’t yet got swabbed yet, but I have been self isolating lol...
June 12, 2021
Talking about my experiences with Death and how it changed my view on death. ☠️
Death. Let’s talk about death rip 🪦... It’s a natural part of life, but I feel like no one really talks about it and its so taboo. :(. But honestly, death around us shapes us to be who we are today and who we will become. Another question for you is, do you feel like you have lived life to an extent where you would be happy to die now?
May 22, 2021
Imposter Syndrome and facing Dying patients on a surgical ward
Never have I ever faced a dying patient on my ward, until this week that is. In a week full of struggles, difficulties, and most of all Imposter Syndrome.. I really wonder what my role is. It seems to me that I am doing a lot of stuff not even related to my degree. On the other hand, I get told off for trying to tell other people what to do. Why is life so hard sometimes?!
May 18, 2021
A rant about being too tired
I am back! After a long weeks I am here to rant about how tired I am and how I became who I am now. Please note there maybe some pretty dark things shared in this episode, so please be prepared for that.
May 16, 2021
The chronicles of Sydney
I recently went to Sydney during my annual leave! It was an epic 4 day trip of constant eating several meals and desserts in one day! I had so much fun catching up with my friends and also pretending I was on an overseas adventure! I know we can’t travel overseas now, but it makes it nicer when I discover that Australia is very beautiful. Please check out my Instagram page for more details on my food adventures. Username: eating_with_joy
May 4, 2021
The pros and cons of having a credit card
I finally got my new credit card in the mail! Woohoo 🥳. Here I discuss the pros and cons of having a credit card and compare two different credit cards 😂
April 27, 2021
Auction number #2. Going, going, SOLD
Listen to me eat and talk about the auction I went to earlier today ..
April 24, 2021
Talking about the way music moves you
Do you find music moves you? Do you have recollection of things that happened in your life and the so called “themesongs” or songs that you constantly listen to during those times? And it resounded with you and dtuck with you?
April 17, 2021
Life of a surgical ward pharmacist, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the secret stash of snacks
I reflect on this week in this weeks recording. It’s been a tough week this week, with some pretty big discharges and preparation for my patients moving between hospitals and going to rehab. I reflect on what I have learnt do far and also what I hope to improve on. I enjoy working with the intern doctors who have an amazing and admirable work ethic and ethos.
April 15, 2021
Interpretation of my own blood results, training with an injury, and best frozen meals
In this slightly shorter episode, I discuss my own blood test results and my concerns of what the implications are. I also did some training with a new coach. I’ve also decided to start buying frozen meal packs instead of groceries 🤣
April 10, 2021
Minari movie review, eating_with_joy, new workplace and other life struggles
Follow me on my new food blog on Instagram: eating_with_joy . I also rant about the first movie I watched in Melbourne, the foods I ate, and also why I’ve been so busy NOT updating this podcast and my blog. LOL.
April 3, 2021
Melbourne Lockdown Day 2: Cooking with Joy-
Cooking because I can’t go out 😭😭😭
February 14, 2021
Sadness and Sorrow
Feeling a bit low and burnt out this week, I investigate why I feel this way and what I should do go get out of my rut.
January 30, 2021
Adulting Milestones
Here I waffle on about what I consider my personal adulting i also have a coughing fit at the end.. I swear its not covidddd 🤞
January 19, 2021
So I have an eye infection. 🥲🥲🥲
Self-diagnosed and self-treated eye infection 😅😅😅... that damn hayfever caused my eyes to become so itchy and I probably rubbed my eyes too much.🙄.. like a noob. I also discuss the chaos at work due fo unplanned sick leave 😅.. trying to multitask is hard 🥺🥺🥺
December 15, 2020
Lady Maiko, using google translater app, and talking fo siri
The google app for translation is amazing....!!!
December 12, 2020
Victorian Road Ragers
I have become a Victorian Driver. In my induction to Victorian drivers club, I have been tailgated, cut in front, and honked at several times today. In other breaking news, I try to transfer my gym membership from an interstate gym... I also then attempt fo get new contact lenses only to be told my prescription is too old and they can’t see me before the end of the year sadly. Life is hard. Adulting is hard. Life goes on. 🤪
December 10, 2020
Episode ??: playing badminton with the pros
Finally found some pros that are willing to play with. I go down memory lane about my journey playing badminton and reflect on what a big part of my life it is.
December 7, 2020
Episode 32: Door dashing with Melbourne Bentous
Disappointed in my first Door Dash order for a Unagi bentou from Rice Workshop :(. Flexing my new muscles thanks to grocery shops.
December 3, 2020
Episode 31:
Episode 31...
November 29, 2020
Episode 30: Dirty Thirties
Revelation of what turning 30 means 😅😅😅
November 27, 2020
Episode 24: The most hated man in Adelaide right now
So the strictest lockdown in Australia has just ended at midnight yesterday, much earlier than the predicted 6 days it would last. While, Adelaidians breathe a big sigh of relief, the Woodville pizza shop holds a bated breath as it deals with potential vandals to it’s premises...
November 22, 2020
Episode 23: Circuit Breaker Lockdown in Adelaide!
All eyes are on South Australia as they enter one of the strictest lockdowns in the world for the next 6 days..:0
November 18, 2020
Episode 22: Eating food cooked by other people tastes better
Hmm.. been my Mums’s missing home made meals for the longest time ... cooking my is food is good, but having someone cook for you is 😍😍😍
November 15, 2020
Episode 21: The struggle of having a blood nose with a mask on
How are you supposed to have a blood nose when you have a mask on? Why Hayfever is the most evil thing ever... and other random complaints about AUSPOST failures.
November 12, 2020
Episode 20: Joe Biden trumped over Donald Duck
Congratulations to the new President and Vice President of the United States of America!! Woohoo!! This episode I ramble on about the best Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) in Melbourne, Webtoons, the Election, and the joys of having two screen monitors to use. 🤣🤣
November 8, 2020
Episode 19: Washing your own car
Never have I ever washed my own car by hand 🤨🤨🤨
November 5, 2020
Episode 18: Freedom and becoming a weeb again 😂
As I record this episode, Melbourne restrictions on movement and on retail have been mostly lifted! Hurray! But, it doesn’t mean that Covid-19 has died, it is still around and no one wants a third wave :(. I also talk about the anime that I started watching, which is sooo good! It’s called “Your lie in April”! Highly recommend if you haven’t already watched it..
November 2, 2020
Episode 17: part 2. What does Using 100% of your brain look like?
Finishing off the last sentence from Part 1. In this episode I talk about “Lucy” the Sci-Fi movie which I watched on Netflix recently..
October 24, 2020
Episode 17: Part 1. Choosing your hard.
Accidentally cut this podcast in half because the timer went off on my phone... and then it auto stopped recording 🤣🤣🤣.. What kind of Hard do you choose?
October 24, 2020
Episode 16: Eating with my eyes
Do you eat with your eyes? Somehow I do and I feel super nauseated when I see something that looks disgusting 🤮....
October 21, 2020
Episode 15: Making Sushi and setting off the smoke alarm (again)
I was born not to be in the kitchen. Seriously, how and why do I keep setting off the smoke alarm? P.S I finally got a bamboo sushi mat!
October 18, 2020
Episode 14: Playing Detective
I really want to find out who this scammer really is...
October 16, 2020
Episode 13: How to spot a scammer
New series of blogs that will be a fanfiction of my life. 🤣🤣 Have you ever fallen for a scammer’s scam? I almost did :0
October 14, 2020
Episode 12: Midnight dreaming about dream properties
What to do when you can’t sleep? Record a podcast about what you want in a dream house..
October 13, 2020
Episode 11: Should I sign up for masterchef?
Do you think I can win masterchef with my frozen eel, frozen takoyaki, panfried tofu, rice, Chinese Brocolli, Chinese sausage with onion and garlic bentou?
October 12, 2020
Episode 10: Finally Finishing your 100 items!
Finally finished the 100 items competency thing I had to do for my new job. Hurrah! Here’s to more stress and responsibilities!
October 7, 2020
Episode 9: The horrible feeling when you realise you forgot to wear a mask in public
Have you ever unknowingly forgot to wear a mask in public and when you realise your shame, you feel so vulnerable...why didn’t anyone tell you?
October 3, 2020
Episode 2: Cooking with Joy-
Cooking to survive. Cucumber, apple, and avocado salad with chicken nuggets. !! No real cooking required!
September 30, 2020
Episode 1: Cooking with Joy!
Thought I would share how I am surviving on my lack of cooking skills and laziness to go shopping. See cover for today’s episode as an example of what I cooked!
September 26, 2020
September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020
Episode 8: A discussion on whether or not you should be late on your first date- Feat. Frank
In this exciting and super long episode... I have my first virtual guest on the show! I tried out the online collab option on Anchor and hopefully it turns out alright! Frank and I discuss whether being early or late for a date will determine the future of that potential relationship... tune in to the end to hear the secret code word!
September 25, 2020
Episode 7: How I nearly became part of the anti-lockdown Protests in Melbourne 🤣
Exploring Melbourne is great. Not so great when there are spontaneous protests held all around Melbourne. Stay safe and stay away from Springvale!
September 22, 2020
Episode 6: People look younger and better with masks on!
Just another random update on the shenanigans of lockdown iso-life in Melbourne. Secretly spying on my neighbours, eating canned food, and thinking about how people look better with masks on.... and why do people keep wearing them wrong?! #rage
September 19, 2020
Episode 5: Melbourne Journey: Buying what you will actually use rather than what you think you will
I spent a lot of money in my first few days in Melbourne buying things that I thought I might need... but actually never ended up using them! Just buy what you need instead of having stuff there “in case” you need it someday. Save your money and heartache when you have to throw it out coz its expired!
September 12, 2020
Episode 4: Melbourne Lock down restrictions being eased
Update on everything in my lockdown life!
September 9, 2020
Episode 3 -the struggles of Adulting
Achievement unlocked- making salmon skin CRISPY and blaming your imaginary friends for using and not replacing the last toilet roll..
September 2, 2020
Working in Melbourne! Part 2
Sorry I have been so lazy to update this.. recorded this when I was about to sleep so apologies for the random stuff I said! As I post this I am sitting in the carpark at work. LOL
August 30, 2020
Melbourne Madness: Starting work tomorrow!
Felt like I should start a new series detailing my everyday life in Melbourne Victoria, which is currently in strictest lockdown Australia has seen so far during the pandemic. We are required to wear masks everywhere we go and many of the non-essential services have been closed. We can only for out for essential reasons like shopping, medical care, and to get tested. We are also allowed one hour a day to get exercise. We under a curfew at 8pm till 5am, where we can’t leave the house except for in an emergency or for essential work.
August 16, 2020
Interview with Andrew Liu -On being a radiographer and his side hustles!
In this episode we interview Andrew, who is currently working as a radiographer. He gives us the low down on the typical daily life of a radiographer and the ups and downs of this profession. We also speak to him about his side hustles as an author, bloggers, and podcaster.
July 6, 2020
Interview with a budding Pilot in Training-Dominic Tam- All about Planes, Aviation and Pilots!
This kick starts my mini series of inviting guests to come talk about what they are currently studying or working in. In this particular episode I talk with a budding Pilot Dominic Tam about how he got into the aviation industry and what motivated him to study to become a pilot. Learn all about planes and the journey to become a pilot! Visit for more on careers!
July 3, 2020
The time I met my favourite Jrock Band
Back in 2013, I happened to be in Japan at the same time my favourite Jrock band was doing a tour. This is my recount of my first time being at a Jrock concert and also how it felt to shake their hands!
August 3, 2019
Episode one: The time I was in a rock band
Did you know I was part of a rock band once? It was a short stint.. but I played with a Japanese Rock Cover band for one performance as a keyboardist.. listen in on how it went..!
July 24, 2019
Introduction to my podcast
Test episode
July 21, 2019