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The Catherine Ha Podcast

The Catherine Ha Podcast

By Catherine Ha
The Catherine Ha Podcast is an exploration of my life. I share stories from my journey from Vietnam to Los Angeles, the lessons I learned along the way and what it means to be American. It's about how we all have our own journeys and how we can learn from each other's experiences.

You'll hear me talk about everything from college, family, work culture, mental health, my new life in America and more! And you'll get to know me better as well - because this podcast isn't just a story but also my personal journal. So come on over and listen with me! We're going on a journey together.
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Episode 3: Beautiful Vietnamese Values That I Grew Up With
Today, I am grateful for the culture of Vietnam. The warmth, hospitality and love that permeates my soul from years of experiencing the joys of my cultural traditions is second to none. My culture has a lot of respect for fellow elders, being family oriented, respecting one’s reputation, loyalty, education, being feminine as a Vietnamese woman and celebrating Tet Lunar New Year. These are the Vietnamese values I cherish. Although I have moved to the U.S, I do my best to instill these values in my everyday life. It is challenging but so fulfilling and rewarding to me. I'm also grateful for the American culture that gave me the freedom to be who I am and combine both Eastern and Western values as I navigate my new life here. Thank you so much Vietnam, I love you. #Vietnam#Vietnamesefood#Vietnameseculture
July 16, 2021
Episode 2: How to Cope Being Away from Family During Holidays
Loneliness is a challenge that we all have to deal with from time to time. No matter how well you speak English, there is nothing quite like being home around the people and things you love during the holidays. I have spent a lot of time alone since I came to the United States. I’ve learned to love myself more and realized how important it is to be happy with who you are. I found the best way to deal with loneliness is by being grateful and enjoying my time doing the things that I love.  Remember that it is okay to feel alone. It's a big world out there and you don't have go through this by yourself. That's why I'm building a community of support and sharing the resources which have helped me overcome those moments and I would love for you to be part of it. Keep coming back to the podcast and my blog and leave a comment. I would love to hear how you dealt with loneliness when you studied abroad.
July 15, 2021
Episode 1: Study Abroad and Be A World Citizen
Studying abroad isn’t just a chance to see the world. It’s a chance to live it. Before you know it, college will be over and you’ll have a whole new set of skills to add to your resume. You won’t be the same person after studying abroad. It’s going to change you. You’ll have a new perspective on life that will propel you to do great things...or at least have interesting stories to tell! Make the most out of this opportunity and learn from it. You will never regret going out of your comfort zone. Your future self will thank you.  
July 14, 2021