In an interview with 8world, it was mentioned that one of the major reasons for your leaving is that you want to take care of your health.
(Chuckles) This is one thing I have to clarify. In my podcast, I said that I needed a change in environment to stay young, and to see what else I can do after over two decades as a DJ.
So to answer your question, it’s not that I’m very sick and unable to work. (Laughs) I have chronic sciatica, which is a neurological disorder. When the pain hits, I have to move about. If I don’t, the pain will intensify, and that would be distracting especially if I’m sitting down, which I do a lot of when I’m on air.
But the article's headline made it seem like my health was why I resigned, and my mum was so damn worried because my auntie called her to ask her what was going on.
How serious is your condition?
I’m doing well most of the time. (Laughs) It’s just that it affects me more seriously these days, especially when I can’t go for treatments on time. My time belt was in the evening, which means that I can’t schedule my appointments too close to that timing.
But the other slots fill up fast, and sometimes I have to cancel my appointment because something urgent crops up at work. The appointments are really hard to come by so I haven’t been attending physiotherapy and private training sessions as much as I should be. But most importantly, what I need is rest.
If I turn in my sleep, the movement will trigger the pain, which will wake me up. I’m not able to get a good night’s rest if that happens and that will affect me for the rest of the day. As a DJ, we have to keep our energy levels high when we’re on air, and it was pretty difficult for me because of my condition.
So you're taking a break for now to focus on your health?
Yes, I’ll be prioritising my health by making sure that I go for treatments regularly, but I still need to make a living because my grandfather didn’t leave me a row of shophouses where I can just collect rent. (Laughs) I have three other mouths to feed! [Ed: Weibin lives with her two daughters and her mother].
Have you decided what your next job will be?
I think I need to keep up with the times. (Chuckles) Live streaming is an up-and-coming industry so this is what I want to try next. I think that I have market potential, and I’m very lucky to have met a few partners whom I’m working things out with.
They’re pretty happy with the ideas that I pitched to them and they trust that I’m good with words. I don’t know if I’ll succeed or not, but I want to give it a try.
Sounds like you’re working with different live stream companies instead of signing on with one.
That’s exactly what I’m doing. I might work with them on multiple projects if the first one does well, but I won’t tie myself down to just one platform. I don’t think there’s a point in me doing that if I can’t show results.
And you'll be hosting or doing behind-the-scenes work?
I’ll be producing creative content and hosting too. I can act in skits, sing, and host, so that’s pretty handy since I can do everything, right?