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Jun 15, 2022

We've never done 3 movie reviews in a row on this podcast, but there's no question that the independent juggernaut Everything Everywhere All At Once merits its own attention. This is my NON-spoiler review and response to this film, and the many interesting questions it raises. As always, thank you for listening!

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"Of all the places I could be, I just want to be here with you." — Evelyn.

Jun 2, 2022

David and Eugene are joined by friend of the show and former naval officer Rob Koh to discuss Top Gun: Maverick. We talk about whether the movie lives up to the hype, how Tom Cruise is able to unify the left and the right, and why this is such a special franchise especially for Rob and Eugene. As always, thanks for listening! :)

(This is the 2nd of three consecutive movie episodes. The next episode will be about Everything Everywhere All at Once, and then we'll taking a break from cinema for a while!)

This episode is dedicated to Rob's friend Lt. Cdr. Frank C. Wittwer, a fighter pilot, who died in a tragic training exercise in 2006. https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/FRANK_C._WITTWER,_LCDR,_USN

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"The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed toward distinction."

"Maybe so, sir. But not today."

May 17, 2022

After a brief spring hiatus, David and Eugene are back to take a deep dive into Marvel’s latest, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (with spoilers!). We talk about the movie’s themes of grief, power, and abuse of power, the controversial decision to go "horror," why we think Elizabeth Olsen stole the show, and whether it’s ever okay to invite your ex to your wedding. As always, thank you for listening!

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"I love you. But I get scared." - Stephen Strange

Mar 29, 2022

What does money mean to you? What was your relationship with money like growing up? I was honestly surprised that we've never yet tackled the topic of money head on. In this episode, David and Eugene talk about our complicated feelings, goals, hopes and dreams, all related to money.

We'll be taking a brief "spring break" after today's episode, but will be back again soon. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Markvard - Rewind

Gabriella Quevedo - Money, Money, Money

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed." - George Carlin

Mar 15, 2022

If you ever feel like raising a parent's anxiety and stress levels -- actually there are many ways to raise a parent's stress level! -- but one way is by asking them about their child's future career and job prospects. Personally, until becoming a parent, I never knew it was possible to feel so guilty about my own kids' privileges while simultaneously anxious over how far behind their high net worth peers they might be. In this episode, David and Eugene find some answers around parenting, career, and education. As always, thanks for listening!

Music:

Roa - Tiny Love

Enhypen - Polaroid Love

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." – Unknown

Mar 1, 2022

Many of these podcast episodes have been brooding in my head for years. This is definitely one of them. In this episode, I explain why the fictitious and often problematic character of Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid movies has become a role model for me as an adult. As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"But we are on the road." - Kumiko

 

Feb 15, 2022

You can't lift your smartphone these days without seeing multiple headlines about "the metaverse" -- though no one seems to truly know what precisely the metaverse is. In this episode, Eugene and David discuss our conception of what the metaverse could be, what our lives in the metaverse could look like -- BTS concert? Quidditch? recess? -- and the importance of human connection. As always, thank you for listening!*

* Note: Ironically, David made multiple references in today's episode to the "Staples Center," the FORMER name of the sports and entertainment complex in Downtown L.A. Of course, the building is now known as Crypto.com Arena. We regret the error.

Links:

Abuse and Harassment on the Blockchain: https://blog.mollywhite.net/abuse-and-harassment-on-the-blockchain/

Music:

LiQWYD - Eternal Sunshine

Ed Sheeran, Jessi, & Sunmi - Shivers

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"The next big step will be for the very concept of the ‘device’ to fade away." - Sundar Pichai

Feb 1, 2022

Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Tiger, and Black History Month! In this somewhat belated episode, David and Eugene reflect on the year that was and the year ahead. We explain why David's theme for the year is "fewer for longer," while Eugene's is to be more intentional. David also talks about why he often feels like an unambitious person. Wherever you are, we hope your year is off to a good start. As always, thank you for listening!

Music

Happier - LiQWYD

Strawberry Moon - IU

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"The going is the goal." - Horace Kallen

Dec 21, 2021

It's hard to say what your single "favorite" movie is. While it has its flaws, David makes the case for why the 2014 Korean film "Ode to My Father" may be his all time favorite. It's fair to say Eugene ... has some thoughts! :) As always, thank you for listening!

We are taking a "winter break" following this episode and will be back early next year. Merry Christmas everyone! Wherever you are, happy holidays and we'll see you in 2022!

Ode to My Father can be streamed here: https://www.ondemandkorea.com/ode-to-my-father.html

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"I know all about how much you suffered. I will always be grateful. You did all the things I couldn't do." - Ode to My Father

Dec 7, 2021

Life can be humbling. It's important to try to be grateful. In the last year of his life, Tony Hsieh's life went quickly downhill. In the second half of this series, I talk about what I believe triggered his demise, what happened in those final hours, and some of the lessons I took away from Tony's quirky, eccentric, rich, tragic life. As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“Be true to yourself. If you follow that principle, a lot of decisions are actually pretty easy.” - Tony Hsieh

Nov 23, 2021

With the recent releases of Black Widow, WandaVision, Shang-Chi, Loki, and now Eternals, among others, we are deep in Phase Four territory of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. David and Eugene share their feelings on how phase four is going and whether Marvel is living up to its promises of greater representation. We also discuss Eternals, a "reach for the stars" type movie, while David mentions how it gave him vibes of Moana and the heart of Te Fiti. As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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"So now that Captain Rogers and Iron Man are both gone, who do you think's going to lead the Avengers?" - Sprite

Nov 2, 2021

Zappos CEO and eccentric billionaire Tony Hsieh died at the age of 46 almost a year ago on November 27, 2020. His was just one death among countless others in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, the more I learned about the manner in which he died -- by fire in a small wooden shed in Connecticut -- the more I became fascinated by the manner in which he lived.

As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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"As a guiding principle in life for anything I do, I try to ask myself, What would happen if everyone in the world acted in the same way? What would the world look like? What would the net effect be on the overall happiness in the world?" - Tony Hsieh

Oct 19, 2021

With Halloween quickly approaching, David and Eugene talk about our favorite holidays of the year. What do we remember about trick or treating growing up? What do the holidays mean to us now? And how do we tackle telling our kids that (spoiler alert!) Santa Claus may not be real? As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Kevin MacLeod - Darkest Child

Sirprice - Bloody Pumpkin

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Oct 5, 2021

Can men and women "just be friends"? What do you do if someone wants to be your friend but you don't? How do you join a community without "drinking the Kool-Aid"? We don't always get a lot of guidance when it comes to hard questions about friendships. While certainly no gurus, Eugene and David offer their opinions on how to tackle challenges and build healthy friendships. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

tubebackr - No Regrets

Ashutosh - Destiny

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips. - Salman Rushdie

 

Sep 21, 2021

We're back with another season of the podcast! The statistics don't lie. It's hard for adult men especially to make friends. In this episode, David and Eugene discuss what it takes to make deep, meaningful friendships, how to overcome toxic masculinity that often gets in the way, and how our own dad modeled a path for us. As always, thanks for listening!

Loneliness is Breaking America: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/opinion/trump-covid-extremism-loneliness.html

Music:

LiQWYD - Love

Markvard - Dreams

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“I felt it shelter to speak to you.” – Emily Dickinson

Jun 22, 2021

Why did David start this podcast? Has Eugene gotten more woke since joining? We end this season with a Q&A, reflecting on what motivates us to keep talking (it doesn't take much!), how David got deservedly scolded for lack of attentiveness, ways both of us want to grow, and much more.

This is our last episode before our summer hiatus. Thank you all for listening, have a safe and wonderful summer, and we'll see you in the fall!

Music:

LiQWYD - Sunny

Oh My Girl - Dun Dun Dance

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“When we become kinder to ourselves, we can become kinder to the world.” ― Haemin Sunim

Jun 8, 2021

It's our 100th episode! Rather than doing a Q&A (coming soon), Eugene and David celebrated the special occasion by ... renting cars. We explain in the episode. In a strange way, cars are also symbolic of the journey that life takes us on. We have one more episode this season before taking a summer hiatus. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

LiQWYD - Higher

Marco Beltrami - Le Mans 66

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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"The only journey is the one within." - Rainer Maria Rilke

May 25, 2021

As the U.S. starts to open up, David and Eugene continue their series on travel. Why do we travel? What are some of our favorite travel memories? Where do we look forward to going in the future? (And what's the story behind Eugene's larger than life ice cream cone?) We hope all of you are doing well, and are able to create travel memories with your loved ones soon. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Declan - Winter Love

Cool - All For You

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 11, 2021

This is a somewhat different type of episode. The topic of the day is officially "research" -- how to approach research, what questions to ask, where to find resources. But to make it fun, David talks about planning an aspirational family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, while Eugene asks key questions about how to make the process less overwhelming. (Really, though, what this episode reveals is that our hosts are feeling the effects of the pandemic travel restrictions!) As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Tiki Tiki Tiki Room - Wayne Brady

It's a Small World (RapMania!) - fan_3

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantengase alegado de las puertas.” - The Monorail

Apr 28, 2021

While recording our Minari episode, Eugene and David discussed their feelings on the aftermath of the Atlanta shooting (which, to be honest, already feels like an eternity ago). In this bonus segment, we discuss our thoughts on the shooting and ways we wish to elevate Asian American female voices. 

Support Asian American women

Red Canary Song: We are a grassroots collective of Asian & migrant sex workers, organizing transnationally. https://www.redcanarysong.net/

NAPAWF: We work to build a movement for social, political, and structural change for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. https://www.napawf.org/

KIWA (Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance): Our mission is to build the power of immigrant workers and to organize a grassroots leadership to transform our workplaces and communities, in Koreatown and beyond. https://kiwa.org/

Apr 27, 2021

From our last episode's focus on reality TV, we turn to the critically acclaimed independent film Minari. Beyond the accolades and awards (congrats Youn Yuh-jung!), this movie hit home for both David and Eugene on a personal level. We talk about all the ways it did. As always, thank you for listening! 

Music:

LiQWYD - We Got Something

Lana. Et. Rospo - I Love You (Yes I do)

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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"Minari is truly the best. It grows anywhere, like weeds. So anyone can pick and eat it. Rich or poor, anyone can enjoy it and be healthy." - Soonja

Apr 13, 2021

(Note: This episode was recorded before the mass shooting in Atlanta.)

As further proof the pandemic has caused David to crack, look no further than how he fell down the rabbit hole of the (highly entertaining) Netflix reality series, "Bling Empire." It took a little more convincing to get Eugene to join the watch party but -- to no surprise of long time listeners of this podcast -- it turns out Eugene had a lot to say about not only this television show, but reality TV, relationships, romance, and love. As always, thanks for listening!

Music:

Sapajou - Lipsia

SilentCrafter - Lights

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“We’re all Asian, we don’t fight.” - Kane

Mar 30, 2021

In the last episode, Eugene discussed how he formatted OmniFocus to see his tasks one at a time, for enhanced focus. For those who are interested, in this bonus segment, Eugene goes in depth about how he was able to create this perspective.

The next episode will be released on April 13th. We hope you are all doing well. Thanks for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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Mar 23, 2021

Who knew life in a pandemic could be so busy? In this episode, Eugene solves how to use OmniFocus best for him. We also take a bigger picture approach to our To Do lists and think about how we can reduce the overall busyness and stress in our lives, and close with a discussion of who does the grocery shopping for our respective families. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Markvard - Dreams

LiQWYD - Take Off

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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"Busy has become the new fine." - Jeff Shinabarger

Mar 10, 2021

I (David) am terrible at to do lists. More often than not I can't remember where I put my list in the first place. In this episode, Eugene and I discuss how I've become a new convert to OmniFocus, while Eugene harbors some well founded doubts. As always, thank you for listening!

The life-changing OmniFocus "Next" tag:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV6geLyo5zE

Music:

Markvard - Dreams

Roa - Snow Dancer

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

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

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“To-do list : to-do list!” ― Ljupka Cvetanova

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