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2 first-generation Asian immigrants growing up in the US; issues faced, lessons garnered, and stories to pass on.

2 first-generation Asian immigrants growing up in the US; issues faced, lessons garnered, and stories to pass on.
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United States

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2 first-generation Asian immigrants growing up in the US; issues faced, lessons garnered, and stories to pass on.

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@2ADT1

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 06 - Are Asians Generally More Pessimistic in Our World View?

4/30/2019
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Do we, first-generation Asian immigrants, tend to be pessimistic in our world-views? Derrick and I invited our friend, Kahan, to discuss this question with us; and it led to a very lively discussion on what pessimism actually means and whether or not the tendency can be traced back to any one factor.

Duration:00:39:38

Episode 05 - Does Hard Work Pave the Way to Success?

4/16/2019
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Here's a question: how much does hard way really affect your success in life? Is hard work an automatically equivalent of finding success in your job, school, or life in general? Or is there perhaps a lot of other factors which can influence the outcome of your pursuits? Derrick and I debate this question based on our experiences in grade school and at our first jobs. Hard work definitely plays a role, but...

Duration:00:46:26

Episode 04 - Careers

4/7/2019
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Andrew works in the field of Legal Technology, and Derrick works in Finance. We both basically fell into our careers, and looking back, while there are probably things we could have done differently; we're not sure we would have chosen other career paths. Building a career in the US, and the choices we made as we grew into that career is the topic of Episode 4.

Duration:00:52:59

Episode 03 - Learning the English Language

4/6/2019
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We both immigrated to the US around the age of 9 with an almost non-existent understanding of the English Language. Through some trials and tribulations, we managed to develop at least a working mastery of the language. From embarrassing first-attempts at proper pronunciation to navigating the office environment; here are the lessons we garnered around learning to read and write English.

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 02 - Turning 40 and the meaning of "mid-life crisis"

4/6/2019
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Derrick and I both turned 40 a little over a year ago, and it made us a bit retrospective. Here's Episode 2, talking about what it means to grow "old" and whether the "mid-life crisis" is real.

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 01 - Who are we? - About Derrick and Andrew

4/6/2019
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This is our inaugural podcast, a little background about Derrick and myself. Andrew is from the Refugee Camps of Hong Kong, and Derrick grew up in the fast-changing city of Guangzhou, China. We both now live in sunny Southern California, and there have been changes during the transition. This is who we are. Nice to meet you :)

Duration:00:45:55