An in­de­pen­dent streak

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Has she al­ways been such a risk­taker? We ask. “I think that mov­ing out at the ten­der age of 20 was one of the big­gest risks that I have ever taken in my life,” Melody shares. “As an only child, I was very priv­i­leged. How­ever, I craved my own space, and didn’t want to lead a shel­tered ex­is­tence. I was even

elody Chen is the ul­ti­mate risk-taker. From eques­trian lessons in sec­ondary school, to wake­board­ing in the early 2000s and the mo­tor­bike lessons she’s now tak­ing, the gung-ho 37-year-old is determined not to let fear rule her life.

“I de­vel­oped a keen in­ter­est in sports when I was younger, and that gave me plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to try some­thing new,” she says. Be­sides the usual run­ning and swim­ming, she also dives, snow­boards and ice-skates. “It wasn’t all smooth-sail­ing, though! For ex­am­ple, with eques­trian lessons, it was scary mas­ter­ing jumps with my horse. I had many falls, but I picked my­self up again and again.

“I wouldn’t ex­actly call my­self an adren­a­line junkie, as I do have my fears,” Melody muses. “How­ever, I’m quite ca­pa­ble of leav­ing them at the door and go­ing all out when I’m in the zone.”

At present, the Kiss 92FM DJ is bent on get­ting her mo­tor­bike li­cense. She em­barked on lessons in early 2014 but th­ese skid­ded to a halt af­ter a mishap. “It was rain­ing heav­ily dur­ing one of my lessons, and half­way through, I dis­cov­ered that my bike couldn’t de­cel­er­ate prop­erly.

“I man­aged to com­plete part of the cir­cuit be­fore fall­ing off the bike and land­ing on my side. I couldn’t walk for a week af­ter that! I have a slight fear of the emer­gency brake now, but I’m determined to re­sume lessons again soon,” she says, eyes glint­ing.

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