Let’s hear Dennis Yin shares her journey!
Adele: Hi Dennis.
Dennis: Hi Adele. My name is Dennis. I used to be a dancer five years ago, then eventually I moved into the entertainment line where I started doing YouTube content creation and probably some acting and did some radio hosting and I’m also now an MC. And I’m also working with the company Catx and we are building a project to create adoption platform for blockchain for the whole world.And we will, we will become a project that is successful and you will bring value to the people around it.
Adele: here’s nothing you can’t do, like you just haven’t explored being a singer role. So I think maybe just talk a little bit about you and Jazel. I think you guys have been together for so long. And now that you guys are married, you have baby Jade, I think from a man’s perspective, what do you think is the most important thing in maintaining a good relationship or a marriage?
Dennis: To me and Jazel, from the time when we started dating, Jazel was 21, when I met her, I’m five years older than her. And I feel that if she doesn’t know, like, in terms of relationship, or what she wanted in a relationship, or what kind of guys you want it for long runs, you know what kind of guys you want. Maybe she wanted the guy with six packs, a guy that look like taeyang a guy that can dance, you know, all this kind of stuff, she has her certain criteria. But for me at that point, I was looking at long term, I would say the most important thing for relationship is foundation. When you start off the foundation, take your time to actually know that person because my mistake when I was much younger, going into the dating scene and stuff like that, I fall in love too fast. Suddenly, two months later, you feel like, Oh, this girl actually tak ngam oh. But Jazell you know, I set it really clear. Like we got to date four months. I got to know you. I got to know your family. And Jazel had this thing I remember when we started relationship. I want our honeymoon phase to last forever. So I would definitely say it’s a 50% 50% Because without Jazel our relationship won’t be like that. And without me our relationship also won’t be like that. Jaisal is that person that regardless of you leave house, you don’t give me a kiss. You don’t say goodbye. You don’t say I love you, you you’re gonna get shit. Yes, at the beginning, it was like, oh, it’s very, like, oh, I forgot then she get angry, I forgot then she get angry, you know, but eventually, because of small little things like that, I now cannot leave house without giving her goodbye kisses. I cannot leave house without hugging Jade and kissing Jade. And all, because you know, that is how her love language is and I have sort of adapted to it really, we’re still learning about each other. We’re still discovering new things about each other.
Dennis: But I always believe that it is also very important to remember that your wife or your girlfriend has her own direction in life. You yourself has have your own direction in life. And it’s okay for both of you to do different things. As long as you know, at the end of the day, you guys come back to your house and you have each other. I have all I need you know, I have my daughter, I have my wife, you know Jazel’s families and staying with me. And then my family is just staying down the road from me. Everything is just around me and I feel so blessed. I’m able to you know, buy a house and to have all the things that I have until today and the relationship I have with Jazel as well to be able to build it. Yes, of course, a lot of people like wow, you guys are like relationship idols. I’m like, please don’t give me the kind of pressure because we go through a lot of ups and downs. So we have a lot of arguments, a lot of misunderstanding throughout our relationship. But it’s this relationship that really taught me that no matter how much you guys argue, no matter how much miscommunication you might have communication is very, very important. And then you have to actually sit down with your partner when the opportunity allows to really talk the deeper things like today when we argue you got to talk it out to understand each other even better, so that perhaps that argument wouldn’t arise again. Once you understand each other. She’s my best friend and I’m her best friend like best best friend like which is great. You know, like we always say that I hope my wife or my partner will be my best friend and legit
Adele: That is I know like you’re so busy right? You do so many different things. How do you allocate your time between being there for your family and your career.
Dennis: First and foremost. I’m a very unorganised person like I believe that I’m not even like execute I’m just do I just want to do things I cannot not do things so before COVID I was very very active then after COVID Sort of like came me down a little bit how I balance work and family there is no no I always tell people like before I leave my house like I will spend at least 15 to 30 minutes to play Vijay like say even if I have an event after event I have work after work I will probably want to go to gym right but I won’t go to the gym immediately. I will go back home first then sometimes baby and Tommy because Jade go to sleep by about eight so by about 730 That’s when we go to the gym the purpose in life and the motivation that you have in life is so different you know like like now for me it’s just to make sure that whatever I do is for the benefit of my family if I have a family thing and if a client don’t understand and like oh Dennis, I need you submit and I say if my daughter is sick you want me to submit me right now right? I will legit screwed the client and from the job. I just don’t know how I wanted to work with that kind of brand. That’s where I am right now back then without baby
Adele: Are you planning for a second one already?
Dennis: Talked about it a lot, we plan to maybe when Jade is about two, three years old. Because if she’s going to be the big sister like to be able to help mommy or like, Hey, pass this mug to mommy or something like that, at least to help out a little bit.
Adele: You’ve been an entertainment content creation industry for so long, like, what are some of the most memorable moment in your career?
Dennis: When I was a dancer, I’m not successful, but I always feel like I can relate. It’s always at the starting point. When you have you have no idea what you are, you have no idea what you’re going to do, and you’re just full of passion and full of life. Those are the moments that I miss the most going on stage with the boys travel the world competing, meeting new people.
Adele: So they always say you must always innovate and do bigger things. Because even for me, like sevenvault we are turning 7 years this year, the first year, I really was very exciting. Like every day I wake up no meeting no structure. No, no office was nothing when working Starbuck la 乱乱来one But that was the moment where like, I felt every single day is like why what’s going to happen today? And of course, I’m not gonna lie during the pandemic, I have my struggles running the agency, right? And I also think, like, Why do I lost that there are days when I wake up, and I like, I don’t want to do already. And I think that oh, how come my first year when I have no office? No stuff, but I am so happy. It got me thinking, you got to do something way bigger. The goals and the thing that we want to do has to be something that I have never done before.
Dennis: Back then I felt like I just wanted to try different things. If given the opportunity. I always tell people like one of my motto in life is that if opportunity comes to your door, and if there is five different doors, which one will you pick, I always say I will go into all five after dancing. I remember after three years in US, I told myself my biggest goal for my dancing career in Malaysia was to be able to compete in US Vegas. I went to Vegas three times all three, we managed to find ourselves third time I competed in us. I was like you’ve done everything you can do in Malaysia and the dancing, you’ve tried to do workshops, you’ve tried to organise events, you’ve tried to do so many things. Really. I think now it’s time for you to do something for yourself. I’ve always wanted people to see dancers as people who has a voice because back then dancers only dance and we don’t even get to hold the mic and say hi my name is Dennis yo that sucks because I love to entertain people okay, in 2015 Let’s try let’s see if I get casting if I get a job to MC to host no money also I just say yes. And it was a fun experience for me to be able to be on set. I’m not shy to tell people that I was only getting paid 300 ringgit per show. What I’m trying to say is that people think that you know when you are so there and all kinds of stuff. While you must be getting paid so much. No, I wasn’t my paycheck was literally 2000 to 3000 a month. But I was very, very, very happy. I was so happy I was the happiest I’ve like you said, why that time I have this fire and then know why I cannot find I am so happy you managed to find that fire again.
Adele: You shared so much. But if there’s one best advice that you have heard from someone else, and you will love to share with everyone, what would that be?
Dennis: Experience is the best teacher, I’ve always said that and over the years, you know, like as you grow and as your experience grow, the way we see life will change. And now where I’m at in life is that if that’s something that you want to do, go do it. There is no reason why anybody should hold themselves back from doing whatever they want to do find that thing that is meant for you hold on to it, never give up manifest do it and do it because you will be proud of yourself once you do it. Like because once responsibility kicks in and stuff, your life will change slightly more. I’m not sure you don’t have a lot of commitment, you don’t have a lot of responsibility, then all this commitment and responsibility should be put onto yourself commitment towards yourself to grow, you have a responsibility towards yourself to grow. One thing is also to be grateful. I always said sometimes I will just think and I will tell the dennisyin inside because the old dennisyin still inside here so I was just tell like like you’ve done well.
Adele: You’ve done well with all of us here in this podcast today. I hope you gain a thing or two. And if you’d like this podcast, feel free to share with anyone and check Dennisyin’s socials. I’ll see you guys in the next one. Bye.
Dennis: Thank you so much, bye bye!
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