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Asian Girl In A Western World Podcast​​

Asian Girl In A Western World Podcast​​

By AsianGirlInAWesternWorld
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Asian Girl In A Western World aims to discuss and dismantle the stereotypes perpetrated against our community, bridge the gap between Eastern and Western culture, and show the rest of the world that Asian Americans are more complex than meets the eye. Having had similar experiences to many Asian Americans who struggled with connecting to their heritage while also trying to blend into American culture, our purpose is to help our community know and remember that they are loved that they should be proud to be who they are

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EPISODE 11- Racism In Tourism (ft. Romey Louangvilay)

Asian Girl In A Western World Podcast​​

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EPISODE 66- How The Supreme Court Is Moving America Backwards (Roe vs. Wade)
We're sure you've heard the news by now. But if you haven't, Roe vs. Wade has been overturned, ending 50 years of federal rights to abortion. What does this mean for reproductive rights in the United States, and what can we do now? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss what a post-Roe vs. Wade overturn America will look like, their personal views on the matter, and share resources for anyone who needs abortion access. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQhqqHQsHFM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2VhZ2LPJ0 © 2022
23:42
June 30, 2022
EPISODE 65- BTS Visiting the White House
On May 31st, 2022, President Joe Biden invited K-pop supergroup BTS to the White House to raise awareness of anti-Asian discrimination, hate crimes, inclusion, and representation. What does this mean for our community? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss their thoughts on BTS' presence at the White House, what our hopes are for the Asian community, and what the government can do further to help us. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ljtLIKT63k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfIMkffqRws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A13zNv99FsI © 2022
56:54
June 13, 2022
EPISODE 64- The Body Positivity Movement
We're sure you've all heard about being body positive, especially when it comes to breaking societal beauty standards and loving yourself for who you are. But let's dive a little deeper- what does it truly mean to love your body? What does the Body Positivity movement represent, and is it always framed in a healthy way? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss body positivity and its relationship with health and beauty standards, what it means to live a healthy lifestyle, and how we can achieve a healthier version of ourselves while being body positive. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God  Transition Music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MYi0mHRIxs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mJBPQdyIGY © 2022
44:21
March 14, 2022
EPISODE 63- The Struggles and Benefits of Intercultural Dating
Being in a relationship should be full of the utmost love and happiness. But for an Asian girl in the western world, sometimes being in a relationship can cause deeper problems, especially if you are dating someone who comes from a culture that is vastly different from yours. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about the perks of dating outside of your culture/race, as well as some of the struggles that come with it.  Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpEkGyre7Tc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHjaqSJGCbM © 2022
49:24
February 14, 2022
EPISODE 62- The Horrific NYC Subway Attack (Honoring Michelle Alyssa Go)
Trigger Warning: This episode details content that may be violent, graphic, and disturbing to listen to. Listener discretion is advised. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya honor the life of Michelle Alyssa Go and discuss solutions for protecting New York City citizens, how to help homeless people who may struggle from severe mental illness, and share some safety tips for taking public transportation. Cover Art by Jonathan D. Chang Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-wypl0-Ryo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLzbm6fu4FE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9lS9csNoOQ © 2022
52:18
January 24, 2022
EPISODE 61- We're Not Really Strangers
2021 is coming to an end! As long as this year felt, it still seems as if we've had no time to stop and reflect. Now that the year is coming to a close, we thought it would be a good idea to do just that. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya play a game called "We're Not Really Strangers", where the objective is to get to know each other better and deepen your relationships with one another. Feel free to grab a friend and play along with us! Also, tune in to find out where our proceeds are going this year! Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkNAbx86ofc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yKY6D7j_M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs-BDb_eq0Y © 2022
45:38
January 01, 2022
EPISODE 60- Sharing Asian Narratives Chapter 4: Ayuko & Vi
Growing up, we used to feel like outcasts in western society. Things we ate, the language we spoke, the music we would listen to, holidays we would celebrate, and more were very different compared to our friends who aren't Asian. Because of this, we thought we were the only ones who would follow these traditions. Listening to other Asian narratives allowed us to appreciate and love our culture. We created this podcast to share our personal experiences and narratives but we also believe it is important to share others as well! Listening to more stories and experiences others face, teaches us more about the world, enriches our understanding of others, and connects us. In this series, Lulu and Yaya will bring in three guest speakers, coming from all different backgrounds and various parts of the world, to share their narratives and stories as Asians! In this episode, meet Ayuko Ichikawa and Vi Nyugen who share their stories about eating disorders in the Asian community, being Asian in a predominantly white school, and being fetishized by white men. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVAWSKfNdAk&ab_channel=MatthewMay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdX3QJ4lv2E&ab_channel=IAMBEATS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM1flqEfxDI&ab_channel=Raspo © 2021
01:25:52
November 29, 2021
EPISODE 59- Our Perfect Crime
Is it just us, or do horror movies and crime shows feel like comedies? You know, the predictable plot lines, the poorly made costumes, the cliche after cliche after cliche...we think it's time for something new. In this special Halloween episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya work together to build their idea of a perfect crime horror story. Produced by Lulu and Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waPY44w5Zpk&ab_channel=HorrorMusicWorld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m_Alceujck&t=15s&ab_channel=FreshmanSound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BSIR8s-3S8&ab_channel=BreakingCopyright%E2%80%94RoyaltyFreeMusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAO3x-Uhfoo&ab_channel=ESNProductions © 2021
01:06:45
October 31, 2021
EPISODE 58- Would You Survive Squid Game? (College Edition)
We're pretty sure you've heard about the show Squid Game on Netflix- it's all the rage right now and is predicted to be the most popular show in Netflix history! It's crazy to think about how many people were so interested in watching this K-drama- and it's definitely a go-to binge show for college students. Funny enough, in the show, everyone is trying to win money to pay off some debt. Who else is trying to pay off debt? Us college students! What if you could pay off your college debt by participating in Squid Game? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya create their own Squid Game with a college twist and talk about whether they would survive until the end. Do you think you can survive? Listen to this episode and play along with us! Produced by Lulu and Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fnmf7uuhJo&ab_channel=DATTEBAYO-94 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknRfUlTEg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENETOpNpIiI&ab_channel=Fledermaus1990 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asQNnQmOVCE&ab_channel=VariousArtists-Topic © 2021
41:38
October 11, 2021
EPISODE 57- No Simp September
We're sure that you have all heard the term "simp" or "simping", but there is a lot of confusion over what it means. Is it someone who is just plain nice and respectful? Is it someone who is too submissive? Is it someone who expects love in return? What exactly is a simp, and is being a simp a bad thing? In this episode of Asian Girl in a Western World, Lulu and Yaya define the word "simp", discuss how they feel about simps and simping, and talk about simp culture in terms of the Asian community and implications of sexism and misogyny.  Produced by Lulu and Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuxJJ_z3MIs&ab_channel=MatthewMay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfXPgaI499c&ab_channel=MatthewMay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cO3HYVuRQ&ab_channel=SakaAyumu © 2021
55:08
September 20, 2021
EPISODE 56- Asian Girl In A College World
It's that time of the year again- back to school! You may be excited, nervous, happy, sad, maybe even a mix of all of the above. But you're definitely not alone. This year is very unique- a lot of us are returning to school after we've gotten used to learning at home for over a year. It feels strange to be learning in person again. For us, we are going through the same exact thing as all of you, and trust us- it has not been easy. But we're here with you every step of the way! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya return from their hiatus to talk about what's been going on at school, some advice for college students, and the official launch of their Asian Girl Helping Our World Chapter Program! Produced by Lulu and Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OO8lca1-Rc&ab_channel=MatthewMay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neTiqYTMbuw&ab_channel=Akit%C5%8D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08tf1fBnX6A&ab_channel=MatthewMay © 2021
47:54
September 06, 2021
EPISODE 55- Why Have People Stopped Talking About Anti-Asian Hate? (ft. Will Lex Ham)
Has anyone heard about anything related to the Stop Asian Hate movement lately? We haven't either. It's disappointing and frustrating to feel like we're just another social media trend. Our community is still getting attacked and it feels like no one knows or cares anymore. Why is this the case? And what can we do about it? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World welcome community organizer and humanist Will Lex Ham to answer these questions as well as talk about his own journey to becoming a frontline activist and offer YOU some ways to help keep up the momentum. Produced by Lulu and Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God  Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xvt7RQpHU&ab_channel=SkagbeatsIIFreeForProfitBeats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4HY4RDVFC8&ab_channel=DeBoxBeats © 2021
01:29:41
August 02, 2021
EPISODE 54- How It All Began (ft. Ramen the God)
It's been a year. One year of Asian Girl In A Western World? Can you believe it? You might know us for our banter, our long conversations, our Lucky 8 Times, or even our iconic pink and green. But have you ever wondered how we even had the idea to start this podcast? Why would two Asian girls from New York City decide to start a podcast in the middle of quarantine? In this one year anniversary special episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya take you back in time to the early days of the podcast, discuss how they felt about starting it and what their biggest challenges were. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps93TNoLH9w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuxJJ_z3MIs © 2021
38:50
July 26, 2021
EPISODE 53- Sharing Asian Narratives Chapter 3: Emily, Janessa, Lara
Growing up, we used to feel like outcasts in western society. Things we ate, the language we spoke, the music we would listen to, holidays we would celebrate, and more were very different compared to our friends who aren't Asian. Because of this, we thought we were the only ones who would follow these traditions. Listening to other Asian narratives allowed us to appreciate and love our culture. We created this podcast to share our personal experiences and narratives but we also believe it is important to share others as well! Listening to more stories and experiences others face, teaches us more about the world, enriches our understanding of others, and connects us. In this series, Lulu and Yaya will bring in three guest speakers, coming from all different backgrounds and various parts of the world, to share their narratives and stories as Asians! In this episode, meet Emily Ferrier, Janessa Yuen, and Lara Duong who share their stories about struggles with growing up being "whitewashed", the given name/preferred name dilemma, and the struggle of being Asian in a non-Asian land. Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps93TNoLH9w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsARnljUJo https://youtu.be/xORVSV6GGe8 © 2021
44:47
July 19, 2021
EPISODE 52- Balancing Healthy Eating and Cultural Authenticity
Asian food- it's just full of MSG, preservatives, and who knows what else...it can't be good for you, right? Maybe...but what do you like to eat? Ask yourself- is it any healthier? Take a close look at those nutrition labels and ask yourself if the ingredients are any different from what you eat on a daily basis. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about why Asian food is seen as unhealthy, if there's even a difference between the nutritional value of Asian and Western food, and how to respect a food's cultural origin while still providing healthy options for people who need it. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Segment 1 Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD6o8ufJHf8&ab_channel=Sedivi Transition Music: Hard Asian Type Trap Beat 2021 II "Nights" II Prod. Skagbeats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xvt7RQpHU&ab_channel=SkagbeatsIIFreeForProfitBeats © 2021
38:10
July 12, 2021
EPISODE 51- Why Are Asian Men Seen As "Less Attractive"?
You might have seen it before on TV or in the movies- the age-old nerdy, stereotypical unattractive Asian stereotype. From Breakfast at Tiffany's to Charlie Chan, early depictions of Asian men in the media have resulted in them being seen as a joke in the public eye. It's a bit rare to see something as blatantly racist as that on the big screen these days, so how come people still view Asians the same way people did in the 50's? Or conversely, why do some people like Asians a little too much? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya express the true feelings of Asian men when it comes to being either emasculated or fetishized in society, why people perceive Asian men the way they do, and what we can do about the issue of emasculation and fetishization of Asian men. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: Indie Rock x Alternative Rock x Wallows Type Beat - "Patience" (@prod. bloom) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49bH_dX3Ivo&ab_channel=bloom © 2021
59:16
July 05, 2021
EPISODE 50- Conquering Life's Obstacles Through Writing (ft. Risha Chaurasia)
We're sure you read many books as a kid, but did you ever write one? At what age would you expect someone to publish a book? The more important thing we should be asking is- how old do you have to be in order to share your story with the world? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya speak to teen author Risha Chaurasia about her two books - Tales of Twinkling Teens and Truce - why she likes writing, what obstacles she has faced as a young author, and what advice she has for aspiring authors. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0euycIHC1w&ab_channel=CapsCtrl  © 2021
38:30
June 28, 2021
EPISODE 49- Can People Change?
Take a moment and ask yourself- How are you different than you used to be? Do you feel like you've changed a lot or do you feel like you're still the same as you used to be? Whatever the case may be, life takes unexpected turns. No matter how stable things may seem, you could be thrown a curveball at any given moment. And that very idea leads us to ask ourselves- can people change? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya get personal about their early childhood, how they've changed as they've gotten older, and discuss whether people, in general, can truly change and why. Be sure to stick around for the intermission to hear some fun updates about our friend Ramen the God's new music and a sneak peek of his latest release! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro, Outro, and Intermission Music by Ramen the God STREAM "DEMONS" BY RAMEN THE GOD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6H0tKGld8&ab_channel=Ramen%2CtheGod © 2021
01:03:44
June 21, 2021
EPISODE 48- Pre-Colonial LGBTQ+ Pride in Asia
For a lot of queer Asian people, it can sometimes be very hard to find a place where they are embraced for who they are. This can even be the case in some Asian families, where they may believe that being queer is a direct result of Western influence. In Asia, there are many laws that discriminate against same-sex relationships. But was it always this way? Is being LGBTQ+ only a part of Western culture? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya dive deep into pre-colonial history to look at early homosexual practices and diverse gender expression in Asia, discuss how those practices compare to modern-day policy, and where the LGBTQ+ community stands in the eyes of Asian culture today.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8_4SpF4Huw&ab_channel=CFC-ContentForCreators © 2021
23:60
June 14, 2021
EPISODE 47- The Asian American Family and Autism
If we were to ask you, "Would you ever discriminate against somebody?", what would your response be? We would hope that your answer would be no. But even so, sometimes when we think of discrimination, we think of it being against something that is physically obvious. But when we see somebody behaving in a way we're not familiar with, we may be quick to judge or even think "That's strange". Especially when we're observing this from a place of innocent ignorance. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss autism, some common characteristics of it, what unique challenges are faced by the autistic Asian community, and how we can go about supporting autistic people. Be sure to listen to our intermission to find out how you can advocate for autism acceptance right now! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya  Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God  Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUTCMa2FT-c&ab_channel=MatthewMay © 2021
39:54
June 07, 2021
EPISODE 46- Language Barriers as Asian Americans
"But aren't you Chinese? Shouldn't you know how to speak your own language?" For some of us, especially Asians who are third generation or later, we did not grow up speaking our native language, or we may have forgotten it or even rejected it growing up in order to get by in America. What we didn't realize as kids was how far it would make us feel from our culture. Because language is such a big part of any culture, it is painful when we can't speak with our relatives or our other Asian peers because it makes us feel as if we are not Asian enough. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Wester World, Lulu and Yaya catch up with one another and talk about their struggles with not speaking their native language, the barriers in communication that are embedded in cultural hierarchy, and our how it feels to feel like you're failing at being both Asian and American at the same time.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc6tZZTfP6M&t=74s&ab_channel=wetgropes  © 2021
59:60
May 31, 2021
EPISODE 45- Dear Grandma...
For a lot of people, grandmothers have a very special place in our hearts. They tell us stories, make sure we're well-fed, and show their love in the most unique and beautiful ways. However, these days, it's hard to see our grandmothers very often. And with everything going on, we find that a huge concern of ours is the well-being of our grandmothers- just like ours is always a huge concern of theirs. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya start off AAPI month by talking about their grandmothers- their favorite memories, their background stories, and special messages for their grandmothers. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: Acoustic Guitar x Pop Type Beat - "Rows" (prod.wetgropes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3J4S9-3pRs&ab_channel=wetgropes © 2021
01:00:33
May 10, 2021
EPISODE 44- Anti-Asian Racism In Sports
Sports are all just fun and games, right? Until of course, players are ridiculed for their identity. Racial minorities are treated unfairly in a lot of different ways, and sports is no exception. But why does this happen so often? If you haven't heard anything, maybe this unfair treatment has been so normalized that people think this kind of treatment of Asian athletes is all fair game. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss the recent UFC fight between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas, break down the political and racial implications of it, provide more real-life examples of anti-Asian racism in sports and talk about how we can prevent these incidents in the first place. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ4Of3lID84&t=1s&ab_channel=WhiteBatAudio  © 2021
53:53
May 03, 2021
EPISODE 43- Being Asian in Post-Soviet Countries (ft. Daniyar Egen)
If you live in the Western world, how often do you learn about other cultures? Or rather, how much do you actually get to learn about them? It's crazy to think that we know so little about countries around the world, or that we may have never even heard of certain places in the world before. We believe it is important and interesting to learn about the world around us, and that's why we want to do our best to bring you what you probably won't get from your high school history class. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya welcome guest speaker Daniyar Egen, who is a Kyrgyz and Ukrainian who grew up in Moscow and currently lives in Bavaria, Germany. Daniyar has a unique experience and identity and works with several organizations such as the European Youth Parliament, CTBTO Youth Group, and more, which center around combatting anti-Asian racism in Post-Soviet countries. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHsDjRBgZBA&ab_channel=VensAdams © 2021
58:41
April 26, 2021
EPISODE 42- PERIOD. It's That Time of the Month!
Is it that time of the month? Let's talk about it! Oftentimes, even though we know every girl gets her period, it is common to feel alone, afraid, or even ashamed to open up about your period. In the Asian community and many cultures, it is often taboo to speak about one's period with family. This can leave us feeling confused or uneasy. We've been there before, and we're here to ease your worries as much as we can! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about their experiences being on their periods, tips for how to manage one's period, and their advice for those who may have concerns about their period.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lKVr3mzSdw © 2021
42:18
April 19, 2021
EPISODE 41 - Asian Girl Traveling The World - THE PHILIPPINES (ft. Gayle Fernando & Jo Marguerite Sebastian)
What if we could travel for free from the comfort of our own homes? No need to purchase those pricey plane tickets because we as Asian Girl In A Western World Podcast are bringing you, our listeners, on an adventure with us for free! We introduce to you our new series called “Asian Girl Traveling The World!”. In this series, we bring in a guest from each Asian country to talk about their experiences living there. Some places include Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, and many more. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, we are going to take a trip to the Philippines! Our guest speakers Gayle Fernando and Jo Marguerite Sebastion talk to us about their experiences living in the Philippines, their food, culture, some notable stories, and their advice for travelers! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljb8oNYZIQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B47QCr3vrk4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfoi76YbnzA&ab_channel=MusicforVideoLibrary © 2021
48:05
April 12, 2021
EPISODE 40- The Secret To Having A Business With Your Significant Other (ft. Helen Yin)
So maybe you and your partner are looking to do something spontaneous and fulfilling and you're thinking of starting a business together. Or maybe you're in a Jim and Pam situation where your relationship with your co-worker is way more personal than what may be appropriate for the workplace. Whatever the case may be, being in business with your romantic partner or anyone you love and care for deeply can be super fun but also difficult. How do you manage it all? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya invite special guest Helen Yin, 2X entrepreneur of both Onova and Inoki Bathhouse, to talk about her experience being in business with her partner Victor. Helen talks about her story with Victor and lists nine helpful tips to balance both a business and a relationship with your romantic partner. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSTFcBRq-RA&ab_channel=BeatsByCon  © 2021
01:03:33
April 05, 2021
EPISODE 39- Sharing Asian Narratives [Chapter 2: Mae, Andrea, Connie]
Growing up, we used to feel like outcasts in western society. Things we ate, the language we spoke, the music we would listen to, holidays we would celebrate, and more were very different compared to our friends who aren't Asian. Because of this, we thought we were the only ones who would follow these traditions. Listening to other Asian narratives allowed us to appreciate and love our culture. We created this podcast to share our personal experiences and narratives but we also believe it is important to share others as well! Listening to more stories and experiences others face, teaches us more about the world, enriches our understanding of others, and connects us. In this series, Lulu and Yaya will bring in three guest speakers, coming from all different backgrounds and various parts of the world, to share their narratives and stories as Asians! In this episode, meet Mae Chen, Andrea Ybañez, and Connie Chong who share their stories about struggles with growing up as a Gen-Z Asian American, immigrating and adjusting to the Western world, and growing up with the desire to be white.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya     Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God     Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74qhk97-0hc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49bH_dX3Ivo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeTWTEWyRyg  © 2021
01:02:42
March 29, 2021
EPISODE 38- Standing Together Against Hate (ft. Esther Young Lim)
With the rise of hate and attacks that our community has faced as of late, many of us are stuck wondering what we can do, how to feel, and how to process everything. If you are going through this right now, just know that we are here with you. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya speak with Esther Young Lim, the creator of the How To Report A Hate Crime booklets about her outstanding project to help our Asian elderly, our general thoughts on the attacks on our community, how we can help each other, and our advice for those who are victims, witnesses, or even members of our community who are coping and grieving right now.  Disclaimer: In this episode, we will be covering very sensitive topics that can be mentally disturbing for some. We won’t get into the graphic details, but if you are unfamiliar with these incidents we strongly suggest to either DM us for more info or research news coverage articles. Listener  discretion is advised. Esther's Website: https://www.hatecrimebook.com/ Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSchzavdrk © 2021
57:00
March 22, 2021
EPISODE 37- Our Experience On Keto
Surely you have all heard of several different diets such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, low-fat, paleo, Atkins, etc. Have you heard of the keto diet? If not and you would like to learn more, you've come to the right place! Well, at least as a starting point. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about their personal experiences on keto, what they liked about it, the challenges they faced, the effects of the diet on their health, their overall opinion on keto, and ways to stay healthy. Stay tuned until the end for a special surprise! Disclaimer: This episode makes mention of sensitive health topics such as eating disorders and physical health issues. It is not meant to promote keto or any other diet for all listeners, but rather educate those who are new to this topic on the pros and cons of the keto diet based on personal experiences. Further research beyond this episode is strongly recommended and listener discretion is advised. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: Steady Enjoyment - David Renda © 2021
49:19
March 15, 2021
EPISODE 36- How To Connect With Others
Have things felt lonely lately? Do you have trouble making friends and genuine connections with people in general? Figuring out how to stay connected with others, interact, and just exist in society can be really tough. We're no experts, but we've noticed that there are many people who struggle a lot, and we're here to do our best to help you out! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about how to initiate conversations, make friends, stay connected with people or even make new connections during this pandemic.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God © 2021
44:57
March 08, 2021
EPISODE 35- Would You Rather?
Don't you miss playing games with your friends as a kid or at parties? Have you been needing to unwind? Do you like questions that really make you think? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, we have a perfect episode for you! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya play a good old-fashioned game of Would You Rather! Grab your friends and play along with us! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viW3K-ld-Ag © 2021
53:21
February 22, 2021
EPISODE 34- Valentine's Day Q&A Part 2
Love is hard. Trust us, we know. It’s one of those things that is so versatile, so confusing, and so messy, that sometimes you just don’t know how to deal with it and you would rather just give up altogether. But although we’re not experts ourselves, we’re here to hopefully give you some direction. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya try their hand at giving love advice to their listeners, offering their personal solutions to some of the common dilemmas that one may face when it comes to love and ask each other a question about love. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_9G0xdiQtw © 2021
59:18
February 17, 2021
EPISODE 33- Valentine's Day Q&A Part 1
Love is hard. Trust us, we know. It’s one of those things that is so versatile, so confusing, and so messy, that sometimes you just don’t know how to deal with it and you would rather just give up altogether. But although we’re not experts ourselves, we’re here to hopefully give you some direction. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya try their hand at giving love advice to their listeners and offering their personal solutions to some of the common dilemmas that one may face when it comes to love. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://youtu.be/w-5Vi6MRCA0 © 2021
58:60
February 17, 2021
EPISODE 32- Lunar New Year
One of our favorite and most important holidays in Asian culture is right around the corner- Lunar New Year! It's a time of happiness, luck, and prosperity to be shared with our dearest family members, friends, and loved ones. While COVID may be restricting us from all being together during this time, we can still take this opportunity to celebrate together! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya share their favorite Lunar New Year foods, traditions, superstitions, and why Lunar New Year is such a special holiday. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya   Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God   © 2021
40:25
February 08, 2021
EPISODE 31- Dear NYC Mayor De Blasio
Our community has been forgotten and often disregarded by the one person who is supposed to oversee the wellbeing of all communities. We believe everyone should know a lot more about the issues we face. The purpose of this episode is to spread awareness about Asian issues that New York City mayor DeBlasio overlooked, ignored, or even worked against and propose solutions that can be addressed by the future mayor or anyone who cares to help the Asian community. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya address New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio's shortcomings and neglect of the Asian community, propose solutions, and share the perspectives of other Asian Americans living in New York City right now, including Patrick Mock and other small business owners.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya  Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God  Soundbyte from Patrick Mock © 2021
23:04
February 01, 2021
EPISODE 30- Our January Bops
Have you been wanting to find new music to listen to? Well, look no further, because we got you covered- not just for now, but for every month of the year! We are excited to announce our monthly music playlists, which will feature Lulu and Yaya's favorite songs of each month! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about their January picks and why they chose to add certain songs to the playlist! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Transition Music: https://youtu.be/uK9_TJL8gLc © 2021
35:04
January 25, 2021
EPISODE 29 - Asian Girl Traveling The World - HONG KONG (ft. Dixon Yeung)
What if we could travel for free from the comfort of our own homes? No need to purchase those pricey plane tickets because we as Asian Girl In A Western World Podcast are bringing you, our listeners, on an adventure with us for free! We introduce to you our new series called “Asian Girl Traveling The World!”. In this series, we bring in a guest from each Asian country to talk about their experiences living there. Some places include Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, and many more. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, we are going to take a trip to Asia's World City, also known as HONG KONG! Our guest speaker Dixon Yeung tells us about his experience working and living in Hong Kong, his favorite places to eat, go hiking, and some funny stories! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya     Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God     Transition Music by Dixon Yeung  © 2021
37:16
January 18, 2021
EPISODE 28- Sharing Asian Narratives [Chapter 1: Alison, Hasna, Amara]
Growing up, we used to feel like outcasts in western society. Things we ate, the language we spoke, the music we would listen to, holidays we would celebrate, and more were very different compared to our friends who aren't Asian. Because of this, we thought we were the only ones who would follow these traditions. Listening to other Asian narratives allowed us to appreciate and love our culture. We created this podcast to share our personal experiences and narratives but we also believe it is important to share others as well! Listening to more stories and experiences others face, teaches us more about the world, enriches our understanding of others, and connects us. In this series, Lulu and Yaya will bring in three guest speakers, coming from all different backgrounds and various parts of the world, to share their narratives and stories as Asians! In this episode, meet Alison Young, Hasna Azis, and Amara Saputra, who share their stories about struggles with identity, being the first-born daughter, and striving to create change. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya    Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God    Transition Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFcWD7TD0v0   © 2021
47:31
January 11, 2021
EPISODE 27- Asian Girl Helping Our World (ft. Welcome to Chinatown)
2020 is coming to an end! This year has taken so much from all of us, and sometimes it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After a year of painful isolation from our loved ones and our communities, we decided that it's time for all of us to take back our year by giving to one another. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya go around Chinatown, NYC to hand out care packages to the local homeless people in the area, and support small Asian businesses. We also talk with Vic from Welcome to Chinatown, a grassroots project supporting NYC Chinatown businesses, about the LMI Program that is currently excluding Chinatown businesses from receiving the aid they need. Stay tuned until the end to hear about our updates for 2021! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya   Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God   Segment 1 Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH5-_6PTL14 Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuQp9cyAFl4&ab_channel=wetgropes  © 2020
36:08
December 28, 2020
EPISODE 26- True Representation in Hollywood (ft. Isaac Lee)
Hollywood is home to the sets of so many of our favorite movies and TV shows. But how often do you see a character that looks like you? And how often is that character portrayed in a way that you can relate to? In this episode of Asian Girl in A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk to Isaac Lee from Irvine, California, about what Hollywood productions do well, what they can work on, and how they can go about giving Asians the proper representation we deserve on the big screen.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya  Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God  Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuQp9cyAFl4&ab_channel=wetgropes © 2020
49:13
December 21, 2020
EPISODE 25- Double Eyelid Surgery
If you've ever traveled to Asia, you would notice that the beauty standards are way different than those in the Western world. Why is it so popular to get plastic surgery in places like Korea, specifically double eyelid surgery? Is there anything wrong with getting double eyelid surgery? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss a recent post made by a white international student regarding the subject of double eyelid surgery's popularity in Asia, its origins, and why so many Asian people request this surgery. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2VhZ2LPJ0&ab_channel=prod.malloy%E2%9C%B0 © 2020
27:15
December 14, 2020
EPISODE 24- Studying Abroad as an Asian Student (ft. Victoria Sin)
How often is it that you get to travel all the way across the world for school? Doing so might be more difficult these days during a global pandemic, and even during normal times, there are still a lot of challenges that come with studying abroad, especially as an Asian student. What is it like to travel to another country to pursue your field of study? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk with Victoria Sin, a Hong Kong-born and raised first-year commerce student at UBC Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada, about what the transition to college life in another country was like for her, what she loves about studying in Canada, what challenges she faces, and some advice for students looking to study abroad. Be sure to stay tuned until the end to hear about an exciting announcement from Dear Asian Youth @ Hong Kong! Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygwbU950ziE&ab_channel=puddle  © 2020
36:49
December 07, 2020
EPISODE 23- Thanksgiving
One of our favorite holidays of the year just passed- Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a different holiday for everyone, and some people don't even celebrate. Whether you love Thanksgiving, hate it, or have no opinion on it, we can all agree that the vibes we very different this year. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about their normal Thanksgiving traditions, their favorite foods, how Thanksgiving was different this year, and what they are thankful for this year. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqOg9qdFS5g&ab_channel=bloom  © 2020
41:21
November 30, 2020
EPISODE 22- Microaggressions: Where are you REALLY from?
"What's wrong with asking someone where they're from? I genuinely want to know!" Sometimes, the ways in which we perceive the world might hinder us from understanding the ways in which we impact others. A seemingly harmless question can be psychologically damaging to the person on the receiving end. Yet, not many people talk about how to solve this issue. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya go over microaggressions, their personal experiences, and talk about why they're important to understand, and debate on how to approach perpetrators of these microaggressions.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Segment 1 Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFFj2ZRZltM © 2020
46:50
November 23, 2020
EPISODE 21- Self-Care Tips
2020 has been a tiring year for us all. We're sure you're even tired of hearing that. In times like these, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves what we need. What can we do to take care of ourselves? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya share their self-care methods, some encouraging words, and guide you through a calming meditation exercise. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God © 2020
35:57
November 16, 2020
EPISODE 20- UNREPORTED: Chinatown Head Bashing [Storytime]
"A good friend knows your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you." - Anonymous. In this series, Lulu and Yaya are going to share some of the stories we have together with you. You might laugh, you might cry, you might think to yourself, “what the hell am I listening to?”, but all of the stories we share had an impact on who we are, our perspectives, and our hopes for the future. Isn't it crazy to think about just how many things happen that we are not made aware of? Arguably, one can say ignorance is bliss, but we believe that awareness and knowledge are powerful. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya report on a murder they witnessed in Chinatown in late August, discuss trauma, why it wasn't reported by the media, and what they have learned from what they saw that day. This episode contains descriptions of violence and trauma. We advise extreme caution for children under 13, and other audience members who may feel uncomfortable with this subject matter. Listener discretion is advised. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya  Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God  © 2020
42:35
November 09, 2020
EPISODE 19- Diversity Through Asian Food (ft. Grace Shi)
The holidays are coming up! Time to stuff our faces with food and spend valuable time with friends and family. But have you ever stopped to think, what about food brings people together? How is food important to our identities and our cultures? In this episode, Lulu and Yaya speak with Grace Shi, creator of Woks for Washington--a grassroots nonprofit initiative based in the Washington, DC metro area, to discuss the history and significance of Asian food in today's culture, what exactly are lunchbox moments, and why food is one of the greatest tools for activism and promotion of diversity. Woks for Washington: https://woksforwashington.com/ Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKSc7LEhFxM © 2020
50:02
November 02, 2020
EPISODE 18- Asian Horror Tales (Halloween Special)
We can all probably agree that 2020 has felt like a year-long Halloween - and not in a good way. We're not just watching a horror movie behind a screen...we live in a very scary reality. But sometimes, the way we cope with our scary reality is by entertaining ourselves with stories we make up that are even more horrifying. In this special Halloween episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya will surprise each other and you with not one, but TWO horror stories based on ancient Asian legends that will send shivers down your spine and shock you to your core.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Segment 1 Music: Scary Horror Music - Haunted FREE DRAMATIC HALLOWEEN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf-uKY2JKSU&ab_channel=CreativeCommonsMusicFreeToMonetize Intermission Music: Satanic Dark Synthwave Music - Black Tar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpynJhzA2-A&ab_channel=WhiteBatAudio Segment 2 Music: The graveyard - Loyalty Freak Music https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Halloween Sound Effects by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/ and http://halloween-sounds.com © 2020
43:55
October 26, 2020
EPISODE 17- Representation In Cosmetics
Have you ever struggled to find a foundation shade even remotely close to your skin tone? Have you ever tried so hard to do a pretty makeup look that just doesn't seem to look right on you? We feel you, and you're not alone. It's time we talk about how we can diversify our beauty standards. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about some noteworthy and iconic makeup brands, what kinds of things we look for in cosmetics, and how makeup companies can do a better job at being more inclusive and promote positive messages to their customers through their brands.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Segment 1-2 Music: Flowers - Sad Hip Hop Beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3BP2MniNs0&list=PLMudeGlwa-0UPlK4EH8gNfN3lP6OjoYqN&index=2&ab_channel=Prod.Riddiman © 2020
51:07
October 19, 2020
EPISODE 16- Embracing Your Uniqueness (ft. Janki DePalma)
A lot of us Asian girls in a Western world feel like outcasts at times. We are made to feel like we are too different, or that we don't fit in with our peers. But why should we be ashamed of that? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk with commercial real estate worker and super-connector Janki DePalma about what it's like being the black sheep, learning to embrace uniqueness, and advice on just loving yourself overall. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: Hard trap type beat instrumental - "Higher" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT8MSQJLe_Y&ab_channel=%E3%83%8E%E3%83%8Eprodbyrome © 2020
50:20
October 12, 2020
EPISODE 15- High School & Me [Chapter 2: Our Secrets To Academic Success]
High school - the happiest, saddest, most confusing time of your life. Believe us, we've been there. Whether you're still in high school, way past it, or not quite there yet, we hope that you enjoy, relate to, and maybe even have a good laugh while listening to this mini-series! Lulu and Yaya present...High School & Me! Chapter 2: Our Secrets To Academic Success. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about what their academic life was like in high school, how they studied for their classes, and some advice for current high school students who are learning remotely. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro and Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: "worlds" (prod.wetgropes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEjpz8mKWgE&ab_channel=wetgropes  © 2020
38:07
October 05, 2020
EPISODE 14- Parenting Styles
Have you ever wondered why the behaviors we exhibit are all so different?  Not all parents raise their kids the same way, and different parenting styles produce different outcomes. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya go over 4 parenting styles, the effects of these parenting styles, and which one is our favorite.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: Artist Attribution Music By "KaizanBlu" Track Name: "Remember" Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) - Full licence here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... • Music released by: Chill Out Records @ https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ & https://www.LoFi-HipHop.com © 2020
44:01
September 28, 2020
EPISODE 13- Being Mixed & Effects on Identity (ft. Ida Ahola)
Being a part of more than one culture can create an interesting dynamic. It can give you a more diverse understanding of the world, but also make you feel like you don't belong anywhere. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya interview Ida Ahola about her experiences as someone who is biracial, as well as the pros and cons of having a mixed racial identity.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: "parkland" (prod.wetgropes) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOK9lOVUDOQ&ab_channel=wetgropes © 2020
39:10
September 28, 2020
EPISODE 12- Impostor Syndrome (ft. Eunice Lee)
So you're the valedictorian, senior class president, captain of the volleyball team, and you spend hours upon hours of what would be your free time serving your community. Why do all the awards and recognition make you feel guilty? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk with rising junior and SWAYE media blogger Eunice Lee about a very common phenomenon among the Asian community called Impostor Syndrome, our experiences with it, and whether or not it is something we can overcome. Heads Up Buttercup (Eunice's non-profit): https://headsupbuttercup.org/ Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: Drake Stafford - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKhab1bfySQ © 2020
46:41
September 14, 2020
EPISODE 11- Racism In Tourism (ft. Romey Louangvilay)
Have you ever gone on vacation and automatically gotten mistaken for a hotel worker? Not everyone has the same experience when traveling, but shouldn't travel be enjoyable and inclusive for everyone? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya are featuring Romey Louangvilay, head of communications at ELMNTL and president of non-profit Travel Unity to talk about racism in the tourism industry and explain his goals for making sure EVERYONE of all walks of life can enjoy traveling. *CONTAINS MILD EXPLICIT LANGUAGE* ELMNTL: https://elmntl.co/ Travel Unity: http://www.travelunity.org/ ASEAN: https://asean.org/ Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Intro & Outro Music by Ramen the God Intermission Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP23KjJtNV0&ab_channel=pink © 2020
01:01:23
September 07, 2020
EPISODE 10- Historical Trauma & Culture Loss (ft. Evie)
“Our Ancestors knew that healing comes in cycles and circles. One generation carries the pain so that the next can live and heal. One cannot live without the other, each is the other's hope, meaning & strength.” - Gemma B. Benton. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, our guest speaker, Evie explains historical trauma and the consequences of this issue on the communities of ethnic minorities.  Resources (provided by Evie): https://extension.umn.edu/mental-health/historical-trauma-and-cultural-healing#what-is-historical-trauma%3F-378610 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJUQlodh0g&list=PLyfdph9z-mJxSOl_qbBhe_LurrCQ6VQvQ&index=2 Book: The Buddha in the Attic By Julie Otsuka Evie's amazing professor: http://jasmin-darznik.com/ Evie's Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/evie.j/ Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
01:08:40
August 31, 2020
EPISODE 9- High School & Me [Chapter 1: It's A Liberal Arts High School!]
High school - the happiest, saddest, most confusing time of your life. Believe us, we've been there. Whether you're still in high school, way past it, or not quite there yet, we hope that you enjoy, relate to, and maybe even have a good laugh while listening to this mini-series! Lulu and Yaya present...High School & Me! Chapter 1: It's A Liberal Arts High School!  In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about their difficulties, memories, and biggest takeaways from their time being two of the few STEM enthusiasts in a liberal arts high school. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020 ► Music Credit: LAKEY INSPIRED Track Name: "Blue Boi" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAukv...Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy...License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ
01:09:44
August 24, 2020
EPISODE 8- Interracial Dating
In the western world, dating is an adventure full of love and happiness. But for an Asian girl in the western world, dating is way more complicated than stargazing at night or going on a picnic with the person you love. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about the struggles Asian girls may have with opening up about their relationships to their family, the differing mentalities in the East and the West when it comes to dating, and some advice about how to have a fulfilling relationship with a partner who does not share the same culture as them. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020 ► Music Credit: LAKEY INSPIRED Track Name: "Blue Boi" Music By: LAKEY INSPIRED @ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Original upload HERE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAukv...Official "LAKEY INSPIRED" YouTube Channel HERE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmy...License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported "Share Alike" (CC BY-SA 3.0) License. Full License HERE - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ
54:42
August 24, 2020
EPISODE 7- Acknowledging Diversity: South & Southeast Asia
"You're Asian? But you don't look Chinese!" Yeah...maybe because I'm not! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss the media's role in the misconceptions of all Asian cultures, some amazing aspects of South and Southeast Asian counties, and the importance of not only acknowledging but also celebrating the diversity of the Asian community as a whole.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
55:52
August 17, 2020
EPISODE 6- Asian Remedies
Feeling sick, in pain, or even just having a rough day? Maybe your mom will give you Tiger Balm, but we say, let this episode be the medicine you never knew you needed! In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk popular Asian home remedies, personal stories relating to medicine, and the biggest distinguishing factors between Eastern and Western medicine. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
01:18:19
August 17, 2020
EPISODE 5- The Importance of Hair
Have you ever thought deeply about something off the top of your head? Literally, we mean off the top of your head. In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss the significance and hindrances of certain types of hair in culture and society.  Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
52:07
August 10, 2020
EPISODE 4- Dim Sum
"HA CHEUNG!!! SIU MAI!!! DAN TAT!!!" Does that sound familiar to you? Sit back and enjoy a nice cup of tea while you listen, because in this episode of Asian Girl in a Western World, Lulu and Yaya will revive your fond memories of dim sum with your family. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God  © 2020
01:04:23
August 03, 2020
EPISODE 3- Cultural Appropriation In Fashion
"But what's wrong with my Chinese print mini-dress?" In this episode of Asian Girl in a Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation and the possibility of appropriating one's own culture. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
35:34
July 26, 2020
EPISODE 2- Cancel Culture
#CANCELLED! No, our show is not being cancelled, but some people and companies are. In this episode of Asian Girl in a Western World, Lulu and Yaya talk about what cancel culture is and its effect on today's society. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
53:59
July 26, 2020
EPISODE 1- The American Dream
The American Dream- the glorious thing that many come to America in search of but only some truly achieve. What is it and how does one even begin to pursue it? In this episode of Asian Girl In A Western World, Lulu and Yaya discuss the factors that may help or hinder one from achieving the American Dream, and the big question of whether it is attainable or not. Produced and Edited by Lulu & Yaya Music by Ramen the God © 2020
48:19
July 26, 2020