In this episode, we dive into a discussion about LANGUAGE. Language is something so embedded in our everyday lives that we don’t even notice day to day how important it is for communicating with different people in our lives. Through conversation and sharing, we can learn more more about the similarities we have as first generation Asian Australians and explore how important language is to our culture, and our upbringing. Why is language so important? How has it shaped the way we see the world? What was it like to jump between English and Korean, Chinese, Japanese or Cantonese? Do you ever think or count in another language? Let us know what languages you speak, any challenges you’ve faced, what you’ve learned or anything you want to share in the comments, DM us, or email us.
Pachinko is a story of Sunja that spans 4 generations – with the fourth generation (Solomon’s story) touching on the Asian-American experience – something Rox and Jules can relate to as Asians growing up in Australia. In this episode, super excited about the show and the book, Rox and Jules unpack what they think about Episode 1-3 so far – weaving in their personal experiences as Korean-Australians and Chinese Australians along the way. They dial in Jules’ grandma who lived through colonial Korea and invite a guest with a Korean-Japanese-Australian background on the show as well, because – well, why not!
Beauty standards What are they and who gets to have a say on what they are? Everyone’s idea of beauty might be different for themselves or what they find beautiful. It’s both very personal and subjective. In this episode, we get chatty and real about what our idea of beauty was growing up in Sydney, Australia as Asian Australians. We try to unpack what our ideas of beauty are, why they are that way and how it affects the way we view beauty. Were we more drawn to western or Australian ideals of beauty? Or did we have some Asian influences of what beauty meant? And being a woman – the pressure of being beautiful is a whole other thing in itself right
Anxiety is tricky. And it sucks. It also doesn’t help that our experiences around it is not often talked about openly as there’s still a stigma around it. Some have never experienced it, some have sort of experienced it, and then some experience it every day. Whatever your relationship with anxiety is, we share our experiences dealing with anxiety and hope it can remind you are not alone in feeling this way.
Some lifestyle changes and coping strategies can make all the difference when navigating through uncertain times. Here are 5 ways that have helped us personally to deal with anxiety.
Disclaimer** We are not mental health or health professionals. We are only speaking from our own experiences with anxiety and what ways we’ve learned that have helped us. This is by no means professional advice. Please speak to your doctor or a trained professional for further help.
Ep 7: Our Asian Australian Experience: Growing up in Sydney as a Chinese-Australian & Korean-Australian
For the first time on the podcast, we discuss more about our Asian Australian experiences and what it was like to grow up in Sydney with different Asian backgrounds. We delve into our Chinese Australian and Korean Australian identities across different milestones and life experiences. We dive into discussing what is was like realising we were a minority, experiencing racism, what we’re proud of and more. And get a little preview of us speaking in Cantonese and Korean for the first time. As always, we hope you enjoy the episode!
Let’s talk about money! Inspired by a video about the rich and poor person mindset by Steve Antonioni, we answer some questions about… money!
In this episode, we talk about all things relationships! We look specifically into what the word “relationships” mean to us, what makes a relationship “healthy” and what makes them so painful. We discuss our own personal experiences around the topic, as well as things we’ve learned from friends, lovers, family and self. What does the […]
Our 4th episode is an exciting one because we have our first ever Asian Soup Podcast guest on the show! We get to chat to our friend Andrew Yee aka Andy! He’s a professional storyteller, content creator, journalist, editor, K-POP enthusiast, curator, artist, creative and all-round great guy. He shares his favourite soup with us, […]
In this episode, we reflect on our past career experiences in our 20s, take a moment to be thankful and also proud of what we’ve accomplished in a short amount of time, and explore what we do to stay confident. Confidence takes work and areas such as our careers or things we do in our […]
Changing careers isn’t easy. Each career change experience is different with its unique learnings and challenges, and so are the memories we have of them. In this episode, Rox shares her story on how and why she chose to pivot and pursue a job in digital marketing from being a fashion designer — her childhood […]