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May 7, 2019

After returning from a trip to Hong Kong and Seoul, Korea with my parents, I’ve come up with some answers to the question, “Why do you travel?” Although as you’ll hear, my version of an ideal travel vacation is not for everyone (morning commute anyone?). I also talk about how I managed to lose my glasses, weird things about Hong Kong and Seoul, and why Eugene needs to visit an Irish pub. This episode is meant as a follow up to Episode 52, The Essence of Place - Why We Travel. Check that one out if you haven’t already. And thanks for listening!

Music:

Samsonite - Rainy Love

Poong Gyung - Me to You, You to Me

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"Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” – Mercedes Lackey

Apr 23, 2019

In my twenties, I had a quarter life crisis. I thought about quitting my job and switching careers. While today's episode isn’t about my quarter life crisis per se, it's about something unexpected (and harrowing) that happened along that journey. That incident, along with a few others, have over time helped me learn how to receive criticism, and provided moments of reflections about the “side hustle” I love. Thanks for listening!

Music:

Artificial.Music - Before I Forget

IU - Through the Night

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway

Apr 10, 2019

 

One of the things I’m most proud of about this podcast is that Eugene and I can have real, honest conversations about touchy issues, in a loving, respectful, and thoughtful manner. Along the way, questions will be asked – maybe even impolite ones – but asking questions is at the heart of progress and change. In this episode, Eugene challenges my understanding of privilege, we discuss the recent Captain Marvel ruckus, what “privileged” people are actually supposed to do about their privilege, and how to diversify your palate if you live in a largely monogamous community. (SN: Who knew a movie as effervescent as Mary Poppins Returns could lead to such a robust dialogue about wealth, privilege, and class?) Thanks for listening!

Music:

Artificial Music - Before I Forget

Ikson - AM

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“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” - Toni Morrison

Mar 27, 2019

Why do we travel? What makes us spend our money to leave familiar surroundings, sit in an airplane, and trek into unknown places? As David prepares for a trip to Asia, we spend some time talking about our travel experiences, where we’d love to visit, and what drives us (or doesn’t) to pick up and go. David talks about how he’s trying to change from a “travel scrooge” to a fearless(ish) wanderer, and Eugene reveals the one form of travel he would never, ever do. Thanks for listening!

Music:

Vons - Sunbeam

MBB - Clouds

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“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you. It SHOULD change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” - Anthony Bourdain

Mar 20, 2019

I’ve been sick for the past few weeks. When I’m sick I find I want to turn off my brain, meaning no news, books, podcasts, etc. But for some reason, I find watching videos about cars to be strangely relaxing. This is probably because I’m otherwise so removed from cars and the car industry. For me, it’s like the equivalent of the Food Network or HGTV. In this podcast extra, I ask Eugene for his thoughts about the one car that appears to be dividing auto journalists and car enthusiasts more than any other. We also discuss why we both feel minivans are superior to SUVs and share a quick update on our weight loss and fitness goals. Next week, we’ll be back with another full episode of the podcast. Thanks for listening!

Opening excerpt from the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, Ep. 108: https://www.unnamedautomotivepodcast.com/108

Special thanks to Bjørn Nyland and Doug Demuro, whose videos entertained and kept me company while I was under the weather:

https://www.youtube.com/user/bjornnyland

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqjHFMB_JYTaEnf_vmTNqg

Music:

Ikson - All Night

Alêtro - Insecure

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"It is a majestic, magnificent, and ludicrous vehicle, but curiously hard to love.” - Jason Barlow

Mar 6, 2019

Eugene and I often talk about what it means to be a second generation Asian American. But, at least in my world, I don’t often hear directly from the first generation—the wave of immigrants that came to the United States in large numbers starting in the late 1960s—about their own experiences. Because of language barriers, cultural barriers, and an overall generation gap, the voices of the immigrant generation are often silenced. For our 50th episode of the podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with our dad, Dr. Chong Hwan Chang, who shares the story of his journey to the United States, why he made the unusual decision to return to Korea after more than thirty years, his perspective on what it means to be Asian American (and which one of us is his favorite, haha). Thanks dad for coming on the show! And thank you for listening!

Music:

LiQWYD - Feel

Shaun - Way Back Home

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"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth

Feb 21, 2019

Even in the modern age, culture tells us that real men are brave, courageous, strong, and — when necessary — protectors. And yet, healthy masculinity also means men embracing our feelings, being sensitive, kind, and tender. In this episode, David and Eugene discuss healthy versus toxic masculinity, why some traditionalists seem so resistant to change, and ultimately what it means to be a good man. Thanks for listening!

Alexandra Robbins, “A Frat Boy and a Gentleman,” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/opinion/sunday/fraternity-sexual-assault-college.html

Music:

JayJen - Rainbow

Twice - Cheer Up

What I'm Reading:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364?sort=date_added

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“A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.” - Gautama Buddha

Feb 6, 2019

David and Eugene have had very different journeys to weight loss. As kids, David shopped at the “huskies” section of boy’s apparel, while skinny Eugene sometimes quite literally “forgot to eat.” In this episode, we share our personal experiences with managing weight, discuss why stress and lack of sleep are often at the heart of our weight issues, and get VERY practical with tips, tricks, and habits that ACTUALLY work for us. Thanks for listening!

Music:

Ikson – Do It

BTOB – Call Me

What I'm Reading:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364?sort=date_added

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“The first thing you lose on a diet is brain mass.” – Margaret Cho

Jan 23, 2019

NOTE: This is not a normal movie review. Instead in typical WJH fashion, David questions whether there may be a sinister theme lurking behind the effervescent and radiant Mary Poppins sequel, while Eugene questions David’s mode of movie watching (and sanity!). Thanks for listening!

What I'm Reading:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364?sort=date_added

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“We’re on the brink of adventure, children. Don’t spoil it with questions.” - Mary Poppins

Jan 9, 2019

Have you ever been asked “what your Myers-Briggs” is? In today’s episode, David and Eugene discuss the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI. We talk about our own results, how they’ve changed over time, what we think of the various indicators, and how as parents we approach the budding personality types of our kids. Thanks for listening!
 
Eugene is “the inspirer”: https://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENFP.html
 
David is “the visionary”: http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENTP.html 
 
Take the test yourself!: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test 
 
What I'm Reading:
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit
 
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364?sort=date_added
 
Music
 
Del - New Beginning 
 
Peyruis - Addict 
 
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“I don’t think inside the box. I don’t think outside the box either. I don’t even know where the box is.” - ENFPs  
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