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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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Episode one: The time I was in a rock band

How to adult with Joy

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