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Trà Time

Trà Time

By YDZ & Co.
Trà Time is a podcast series that discusses topics such as the Vietnamese-Canadian lifestyle and culture. It is here we explore various aspects of being Vietnamese, being Canadian, and developing skills to become an informed and active member of the Vietnamese Canadian community.
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Asians Amongst the Anglosphere (ft. Philip Nguyen from PIVOT/SFSU & Natalie Cheung from YellowBeePod) - #14
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guests, Philip Nguyen (Co-chair of the Young Vietnamese Americans committee for PIVOT/Lecturer in Asian-American Studies for SFSU) & Natalie Cheung (Host of YellowBeePod), as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, as part of Asian Heritage Month in Canada, or Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, we compare 3 of the 5 core Anglosphere countries, Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom, and see how different/similar they are to each other.
00:30
May 29, 2020
Seeking the American Dream ft. Triet Hoang aka Mr. Good-All - #13
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guest, Mr. Good-All aka Triet Hoang, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, we sit down with Triet during Asian Heritage Month (Canada)/Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (United States), and discuss the lifestyle and struggles that he and his family went through when arriving to the United States.
00:30
May 29, 2020
A Look Into the Frontlines (How Music Brought Asian Medical Professionals Together) - #12
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guests, Jian & Jon, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they talk about the video that surfaced on YouTube & Subtle Asian Traits showcasing 5 Canadian medical professionals singing You Will Be Found from the Dear Evan Hansen musical, what it's like being on the frontlines, and how they are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
39:53
May 15, 2020
Weeaboos vs. Koreaboos - #11
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guests Derrick, and members of Real Team 365, Jorge and Shuaib,  as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they talk about the difference between a Koreaboo and a Weeaboo, and go deeper into the terminology to see just how far you have to go to get called by such terms, and is it possible to get people interested in anime and Kdramas?
26:41
May 1, 2020
Stuck in Quaran-TEA-ne (Coming to Grips with Coronavirus) - #10
Join Yashar, Kalvin, & Jia, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they discuss and process how COVID-19 is affecting their world, the Asian community, and the world as a whole as they chill and relax in their own homes in this first ever remote episode of Trà Time!
43:28
April 3, 2020
Racial Preferences in Dating - #9
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and returning guests, Yara and Justin, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they discuss racial preferences within the dating scene.
31:11
March 20, 2020
How To Train Your Children - #8
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guest, Martin Cochingco, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they discuss the various punishments they've received as kids, what was considered worse over the other, how they were raised when it came to childhood bullying, and what punishments they'll pass on to their future kids. 
1:00:23
March 6, 2020
Like a Cooked Tomato - #7
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and members of Real Team 365, Jia and Shuaib, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they drink their ways into figuring out more about the Asian Flush, which Asian ethnicity can handle alcohol, and what to eat to not get extremely drunk.
34:17
February 21, 2020
We're Going Ghost! - #6
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guests, Yara and Justin, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they dive back into the topic of dating, share dating experiences revolving around being ghosted and ghosting others.
28:00
February 7, 2020
Happy Lunar New Year! - #5
Join Yashar and Kalvin as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, it's Lunar New Year, and the beginning of the Year of the Rat for 2020. They dive deep into household and cultural traditions, taboos, myths, zodiacs, horoscopes, and learn as much as they can about themselves and what to expect during the Year of the Rat!
32:43
January 24, 2020
Are We Asian Enough? - #4
Join Yashar Hoang & Kalvin Nhan as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they question themselves as to how qualified are they to run an Asian-centric podcast and to determine how Asian are they.
33:21
January 10, 2020
Holidays in an Asian Household - #3
Join Yashar Hoang & Kalvin Nhan, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle and culture of Asian North Americans. In honour of Christmas, they try to understand what is considered a holiday, compare and contrast holidays with how people would normally celebrate it in North America to how their families would celebrate it, and they share their holiday experiences.
34:24
December 27, 2019
Who Pays on a First Date? - #2
Join Yashar, Kalvin, and special guest, Lucy, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. This week, they dive into the topic of dating, share horrible dating experiences, debate on who pays for the first date, and the different characteristics between a Chinese-born-Canadian vs. Asians born in the Motherland.
44:45
November 29, 2019
Would You Rather? Asian Cuisine Edition - #1
Join Yashar Hoang & Kalvin Nhan, as they discuss various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans. We challenged ourselves to a BuzzFeed Would You Rather quiz on popular Asian cuisine, your favourites go head-to-head: which of these Asian classics will come out on top?
30:04
November 15, 2019
Season 1 (Podcast Trailer)
Join Yashar Hoang & new co-host for Season 1, Kalvin Nhan, as they sit down sipping hot tea while discussing various topics about the lifestyle & culture of Asian North Americans.
00:28
September 23, 2019
UNAVSA's CPP Beneficiary: Children of Vietnam (ft. Nancy Lettieri) - #0.3
Join Yashar Hoang, Tiffany Dang, and special guest, Nancy Lettieri from Children of Vietnam, as they discuss about Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese lifestyle. This week's topic is UNAVSA's Collective Philanthropy Project and what Children of Vietnam is as an organzation and what their goal is as this year's beneficiary. 
28:05
July 10, 2019
Defining Leadership through Failure (ft. Vicky Mai) - #0.2
Join Yashar Hoang, Nathalie Trinh, and special guest, Vicky Mai, as they discuss about Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese lifestyle. This week's topic is about what it means to be a leader and the struggles we are challenged with and how to overcome fears that dwell in our everyday lives.
41:46
May 7, 2019
Navigating our Identities as Vietnamese-Canadians - #0.1
 Join Tiffany Dang, Jennifer Tran, and Will Doan as they discuss about Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese lifestyle. This week's topic is about how they navigate through their dual identity as Vietnamese-Canadian.  
14:30
January 24, 2019