If you ever wondered what Izan’s laughter sounds like, tune in to Brunei’s premier radio station, Pilihan FM most mornings between 6am and 9am. Alternatively try recalling Oprah’s laughter. I call it a million-dollar chuckle, because it is so infectious that when she laughs, the whole of Brunei loosens together. Izan brings you to never-land whenever she speaks on the radio. She is not without flaws, in fact she stumbles more often than you realize. The difference is that she is not afraid to make fun of herself and is able to shake it out and move on without any hindrance.
Like all of us, Izan has good days and bad days on her show. It takes a loyal fan to pick up the difference. If you are a new listener, do not even attempt to dissect. You will be laughing so hard with her save the world, defend Lady Ga-Ga messages that you forget to be analytical about her. Izan is a woman with a mission; to infect the country with her contagious spirit and positive attitude that even her biggest doubter would have to take their hats off to.
She calls this mission: Izanism. I am biased about Izan because beyond being a friend, I am also a big fan. Izan appreciates loyalty. As businesses we roll out endless numbers of customer loyalty programs, where we entice customers with rewards for obeying our commands. The fact is, businesses have got the whole concept upside down. Companies are supposed to be the ones showing loyalty to their customers, not the other way round. Just like Izan’s loyalty towards her listeners, in putting aside all personal issues whenever she is on air, and presenting her best to the country show after show, after show, after show.