Ep 20: Our karaoke memories – and all the songs we love
As 30-something-year-old Asian-Aussies, karaoke was a huge part of growing up in Sydney – both as young children and young teenagers. Karaoke brought us joy, it taught us about our culture, and most importantly, it bonded us. From karaoke room must-haves, to karaoke drinking games, to all the songs we used to listen to on […]
Ep 19: Speaking up – how to speak up & when is it okay?
Jules and Rox have a chat about something that’s been on their minds lately – speaking up more in their day to day. Sharing some real experiences from everyday life, they discuss (and practise) how they might react in certain situations. Sometimes it requires a bit of assertiveness, and sometimes it requires some confidence […]
Ep 18: What have we been wearing lately? Favourite outfits, turtle necks, socks, and more…
In this episode, we discuss about what we’ve been wearing lately. We get into style, what we like when we’re getting dressed day to day, and any wardrobe essentials we’re loving recently. It’s been a bit cold recently in Sydney so Jules and Rox chat about how they stay warm from turtle necks to warm […]
Ep 17: It’s okay to want what you want
Proposals, marriage, children. Typical topics of two 30-something-year-olds – at least for us..! Rox shares her proposal story for the first time with Jules. We reflect on whether proposals or marriage was something we wanted all along or something that was necessarily on our horizons. Although Rox and Jules have different views on marriage, one […]
Ep 11: Let’s talk about language. Speaking English, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese
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.
Ep 9: Tanned, Skinny, and Flawless skin? Here’s what we’ve got to say about Beauty Standards
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
Ep 4: Content Creator as an Asian-Australian Creative with Andrew Yee
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, […]