If you're a fan of TLC, you would definitely might have stumbled upon the trailer of Jojo's Diary of Asia. Managed to meet her in person at one of the Ftalent classes, and she really did brighten up the entire room the moment she shared a speech on her journey to built her own business. And with an amazing variety of talent that Jojo Struys has benefited along the years, its no wonder that she's can be so inspiring! Frankly I'm a TLC fan myself, and i've seen her trailer for at least more than 5 times when I'm at home.
|Jojo's meditating on an elephant.|
There are 3 countries in total that Jojo has been travelling around Asia, which includes, Hong Kong, Nepal and Japan. And through our conversations, she said that each country has its own beauty to it as when it comes to culture, the people, the traditions and also the environment. This 13 episode x 30 minute travel series features Jojo's travels from rustic beauty of the Himalayas to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, covering a diverse array of uniquely cultural experiences.
|The Wine Spa Onsen in Japan.|
|Jojo enjoying the weather around Japan during winter.|
|The Samurai class in Japan.|
She even had the opportunity to step into the shoes of an apprentice Geisha for a day, which she explained to me that Geisha's are very white only because in the older centuries, light has not exist thus needing a brighter complexion to make sure that they can be seen under low lighting. The shows are definitely not to be missed!
|Jojo with really adorable kids from Nepal.|
|Jojo learning Kung Fu with Wing Chun.|
|Jojo trying out Dragon dancing drums.|
Not to mention that she even managed to get rights into the kitchen of a Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong. During the journey, Jojo learned about the healing benefits of ancient power ingredients and how to make traditional dishes from scratch from a wide variety of chefs, which I can't wait to find out!
|Jojo on work mode for the first season for "Jejak Jepun bersama Zizan"|
This is the first time Jojo has hosted a travel show on TLC, Discovery Channel Asia, which she quote " This has been a dream come true for me to bring my passion for wells and travel to an international audience." Watch Jojo spontaneous reaction from her experience riding the worlds steepest roller coaster where she was screaming her lungs out to observing the pose of silence while meditating with a Zen Buddhist monk.
|Did you know: Jojo has also directed "Yuna inspired".|
Jojo hopes that her show would inspire viewers to travel and feeling life to the fullest.
Hope you enjoyed reading the behind the scenes details and shots. Do leave a comment below and let me know what you personally think of it. :) Cant wait to get your responses. Please note that photo credits are thanks to Jojo herself for sharing some of the BTS shots.
Aliza Sara xx