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August 7, 2020
In Episode 58, we welcomed two ABBs in their 20s to the pod, and things got juicy! (Hello Jason and Mike!). Today, we are upping the average age with two very special ABBs in their 30s, Philip Wang and Tim Hwang. In this part 1 of 2 series, we focus on the topic of Lifestyle and Career. What is a piece of advice these men have for their younger selves? In their 20s, what did they envision 30 to be like? What's it really like now? It's an episode filled with deep reflection and even deeper, heartier laughs. Join us in this fun conversation, and keep your eye out for next week's episode, where we continue the series to talk about Dating and Loveee ;)! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.
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July 31, 2020
The Enneagram is a personality model made up of 9 types. We have had a couple of episodes in which we analyze each other’s personalities - there was Episode 14 where we discussed each of our horoscopes and zodiac signs, and Episode 17 which focused on our Meyers Briggs personality types. Our listeners have requested that we also dedicate an episode to the Enneagram - so here it is! We review each of our results, discuss how accurate we think this test is, what shocked us the most about our results, and get into some very deep and personal analyses about our fears and values. Have you taken the Enneagram test? Share your results with us in the comments below! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.
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July 24, 2020
Girlboss - What is the movement associated with this term all about? In today's chaotic social and economic climate, many systems and structures are being called into question, and the #girlboss movement is no exception. Join us as we discuss the history of this movement, what it represented, and where it went wrong. We reflect on how each of us was personally affected or influenced by the #girlboss movement, its role in relation to AsianBossGirl, and how all the recent criticisms of this movement has impacted our future plans for AsianBossGirl. Leave an 💁‍♀️ emoji if you enjoyed this episode! --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Shipstation: 60-day free trial with code: ABG at shipstation.com - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first order with promo code ASIANBOSSGIRL at https://bit.ly/2yeYVze - SchoolMaskPack.com: SchoolMaskPack.com/abg S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: spoti.fi/2w8tk1n - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
July 17, 2020
We have been friends for over 5 years now (working together for 3 of those years) - we've recorded over 70 episodes together, spent many late nights meeting for both work and play, exchange messages on the daily (if not hourly), and have gone on multiple international trips together. But how well do we really know each other? Listen and find out as we guess each other's answers to questions about our careers, love and sex, friends and family, childhood, favorite foods, and some juicy random questions (the answers to which you may not want to know, like... who doesn't flush their toilet paper down the toilet?? haha). If you liked what you heard, leave a 🧻 emoji in the comments. This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.
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July 10, 2020
Today's episode features the lovely Abigail Hing Wen, author of "Loveboat, Taipei", a novel about teenager Ever Wong as she navigates love, family relations, and her identity during her trip on the cultural phenomenon, Loveboat. It’s a vivid story all set on the backdrop of the rich culture of Taiwan. "Loveboat, Taipei" debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List, was featured in Entertainment Weekly, recognized by Seventeen Magazine as 1 of 7 Best New YA Books of 2020, and was recently optioned for film by Ace Entertainment. In addition to being an author, Abigail works full time in the corporate world, specializing in Artificial Intelligence Technology and is a mother to 2 boys. A true AsianBossGirl, if you ask us! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - BetterHelp: 10% off the first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG10 - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first order with promo code ASIANBOSSGIRL at https://bit.ly/2yeYVze - Issuu: Get a free account of Issuu at Issuu.info/ABG - Ritual Vitamin: 10% off your first three months with promo code ASIANBOSSGIRL at https://bit.ly/2VvV7Bz -Skillshare: 2 free months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/ABG S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: spoti.fi/2w8tk1n - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support -- Where to buy (please try to support B&N and indie bookstores): - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loveboat-taipei-abigail-hing-wen/1132291813 - https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062957276 - https://www.amazon.com/Loveboat-Taipei-Abigail-Hing-Wen/dp/0062957279 Attachments area --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
July 2, 2020
The time has come... the moment Mel has been waiting for, for OH SO LONG! We’re finally reviewing the popular K-drama that has taken over the world by storm -- Crash Landing on You!! From the scenes that made our hearts flutter (helloOo Captain Ri) to the parts that made our jaws drop... we’re going to chat through all of that today, while also discussing why this show plays such a huge role in the Hallyu Wave (global rise & popularity of South Korean culture). So if any of you have NOT watched the series yet, we give you permission to pause this podcast to either: 1) listen to an older ABG episode, or 2) watch CLOY immediately & tune into our debrief after ;) yes, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS! Take a listen & leave a 🪂 (parachute!) if you resonated with today's episode! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - BetterHelp: 10% off the first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG10 - Function of Beauty: 20% off your first box at www.functionofbeauty.com/ABG -Skillshare: 2 free months of premium membership at www.skillshare.com/ABG --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
June 25, 2020
This episode is dedicated to the wonderous, sensual, powerful, confusing, beautiful, sometimes hairy topic of… our Vajayjays! We indirectly touched upon our vaginas on Episode 24: Periods & Poop. And seeing that May was Women’s Health Month, we were reminded that it was about time we dedicate another episode to a very active part of our bodies. Listen in as we discuss everything from anatomy to personal first experiences, to what our vaginas would be if they each had a monologue. Thank you to listeners Sabrina L. and Yoni C., for writing in and sharing helpful women's health information ;) Leave a 🌸 if you enjoyed this episode! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Dame: 10% off purchase with code: ASIANBOSSGIRL https://bit.ly/2BuEdgs - Skillshare: 2 free months of premium membership with code: ABG www.skillshare.com/ABG - Shipstation: 60-day free trial with code: ABG at shipstation.com - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first order with promo code ABG https://bit.ly/2yeYVze S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
June 18, 2020
"Coming out is a journey."- Justin R "Coming out never ends."- Anna Lee Sending you all love for Pride Month! In Episode 66, we were joined by our close friends, Anna and Justin. Anna shared her complex experience of confronting her sexuality and identity as someone who grew up in a deeply religious family, and Justin shared his fears, reservations, and feeling of freedom from finally addressing his sexuality and identity as a public figure for the first time. Today, the conversation continues in part 2. We dive deeper into their journies in owning the identities of queer and gay, navigating family relations, coming out (again) at work, dating, and learning how to become more involved in the queer community. Take a listen & leave a 🌈 if you resonated with today's episode. This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - BetterHelp: 10% off the first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG - Issuu: Get started for FREE at Issuu.info/ABG - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first order with promo code ABG https://bit.ly/2yeYVze S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
June 11, 2020
This past week, you may have noticed that we held back our regularly scheduled content to focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. To us, nothing is more important than life itself, and when our black and brown brothers and sisters have lost too many of their lives to the injustices built into America’s systems, we need to pause and reflect on how we, as Asian Americans, can do our part to help. We are outraged at the death of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more unarmed black people whose names are not currently in the news. We are outraged at the persistence of police brutality, at the treatment of protestors, at white privilege, at systemic racism, and at our president. We are donating, e-mailing representatives, using our voice amongst our spheres of influence, and encouraging the people we know to do the same. So we hope that with this episode, we can continue to discuss, listen and learn from one another. Comment below with stories of the conversations that you're having with your loved ones. What was the most difficult part of the conversation? What would be helpful to hear from another ABG in the community? Share with us also any resources that you've found helpful to you. *We will be donating a portion of the ad revenue generated from this episode to various organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Skillshare: 2 free months of premium membership with code: ABG www.skillshare.com/ABG - Function of Beauty: 20% off your first box with code: ABG at www.functionofbeauty.com - Shipstation: 60-day free trial with code: ABG at shipstation.com - BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
May 28, 2020
This episode comes at the cusp of May and June - one month celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage, and the other, LGBTQI with Pride month. Identity plays such a big role in a person’s life, and there are so many facets to it. In this episode, we explore sexual orientation, specifically, homosexuality, and the nuances of what that means when you’re Asian American. Our two guests are very good friends of ours and after having many of these types of conversations offline, we are so happy to offer our platform for them to share their stories. Anna Lee is a very close friend of Mel's who resides in San Francisco where she works at Facebook as a Business Lead for Entertainment. Anna goes by the pronouns of she/her and identifies as queer. Justin Rodjanapanyakul is a close friend of all 3 of ours (you might recognize him in some of our Instagram posts where he has graciously offered his photography skills). Justin is based in the Los Angeles area where he is a musician and YouTuber, known as one half of the duo, JRodTwins. Justin goes by the pronouns he/his and his sexual orientation is gay. If you resonated with today's guests, leave a
May 26, 2020
This Hero Story is brought to you by McDonald's. With all that is happening with the pandemic, McDonald's is putting forward the effort to showcase the many kinds of heroes in the Asian Pacific American community. McDonald's desire to uplift and highlight community heroes is guided by the belief that we are all in this together, and they are committed to caring for local heroes who are caring for our country. COVID19 has profoundly impacted the world. We’ve all had to adjust to a new normal, and that new normal has looked different for everyone. In recent episodes, we shared how COVID19 has impacted our personal lives, and our experiences have reflected that of many individuals who are adjusting to the stay-at-home order. In this bonus episode, we want to recognize and honor a local community hero who is working directly on the frontlines. Today, we have Michelle Acob, a bedside and charge nurse at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose - a trauma hospital. Michelle works in one of Santa Clara County’s first Covid-19 units starting in March 2020. As a charge and infection prevention nurse, she oversees the entire Covid-19 unit and is in control of bedding patients and guiding 10-12 nurses with their assigned patient loads. We are so honored to have Michelle here to share her story and experiences during this unprecedented period of our lives. This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh. S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
May 21, 2020
In continual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we spend this episode chatting with Drushti Gandhi, an Indian-American ABG. Drushti was born in India and came to the US when she was 5 years old. She currently works as a management consultant for EY (Helen’s old company!) in their Change Management practice. Drushti is also one of Janet's best and closest friends. We talk about her dating experiences, her journey with her career, and share various aspects of her Asian American, specifically, Indian American, upbringing. This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Function of Beauty: 20% off purchase at FunctionofBeauty.com/ABG S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: spoti.fi/2w8tk1n - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp S T A L K U S ! - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
May 14, 2020
Last episode, we kicked off APAHM 2020 with a conversation about our experiences growing up in an Asian household. In this episode, we continue the conversation, reflecting more on our interactions with friends, our communities, and experiences in grade school and throughout college - we chat about many of the nuanced aspects of growing up ethnically Asian in America. Did we ever feel ashamed of our identities? What are we most proud of about our culture? How have these experiences impacted our current identities? Listen to find out!  This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Skillshare: 2 months free at Skillshare.com/ABG - Function of Beauty: 20% off purchase at FunctionofBeauty.com/ABG - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first box with code: ABG at bit.ly/2yeYVze S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: spoti.fi/2w8tk1n - youtube: bit.ly/3ep2Dqp S T A L K U S ! - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - website: asianbossgirl.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
May 8, 2020
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, APAHM for short! During this month, we celebrate the cultures, traditions, and history of AAPI’s in the United States. This country is very much shaped by the stories of immigrants from Asia and the Pacific and the native people of the Pacific Islands. Today, we will be sharing with you our personal stories as Asian American women -- the traditions and foods we remember from our childhood, where we grew up, what it was like to visit "the motherland", and how these experiences have impacted our journey with shaping our own cultural identity. Happy APAHM everyone! This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Skillshare: 2 months free at Skillshare.com/ABG - BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG - Daily Harvest: $25 off your first box with code: ABG at https://bit.ly/2yeYVze - Ritual Vitamin: 10% off your first 3 months with code: ASIANBOSSGIRL at https://bit.ly/2VvV7Bz S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: https://spoti.fi/2w8tk1n - youtube: https://bit.ly/3ep2Dqp S T A L K U S ! - instagram: instagram.com/asianbossgirl - website: asianbossgirl@gmail.com E – M A I L U S ! - asianbossgirl@gmail.com S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: asianbossgirl.com/shop - donation: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message
May 1, 2020
ABG is officially in season 6! With the stay-at-home order still in place, we continue to record from each of our own homes. By now, we are a little more settled into this new, temporary normal of social distancing, but it can be challenging to cope with the inevitable loneliness. In collaboration with Bumble, this episode is dedicated to ways we are dealing with loneliness and how we are connecting with others through online apps. We discuss profile creation and evaluation tactics (we talk about wanting a horoscope filter, which you can actually find in the settings on your Bumble app!); how to start a conversation; and for those listeners like Helen who aren't on the search for a Boo anymore, our experiences with Bumble BFF (there's an option to hide date mode for users who are looking to make friends/network). We also appreciate that Bumble's priority is safety, and creating an inclusive/safe environment for it's users to make connections. Listen in as we discuss our personal experiences, and share your own tips and/or experiences in the comments below! This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh Partnerships mentioned in this episode: Bumble: bumble.com @bumble #Bumble #Bumblepartner Skillshare: 2 months free at Skillshare.com/ABG Care/Of: 50% off first order with code: ABG50 at takecareof.com BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support
April 24, 2020
Mental health is a topic that we get many messages about from our listeners. It’s a sensitive and complicated topic, and especially with all the recent world events that have occurred, we thought now is the right time to take a deeper dive into this topic. Back in July 2019, we released Episode 44: Mental Health with Christine Chen wherein our good friend shared her personal experience with clinical depression. Today, we wanted to offer a different perspective on the topic by bringing in Haesue Jo, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Bay Area, California. Haesue has 7 years of experience as a mental health professional, including working with Asian-American youth, families, and adults, given her firsthand experience dealing with generational and cultural differences in her own family. Haesue is also the Clinical Support Lead at BetterHelp, the largest online counseling platform worldwide. You can learn more about Haesue at betterhelp.com/haesue-jo. AsianBossGirl is partnering with BetterHelp to offer our listeners a discount on their services - if you are curious, sign up through the link below. This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh Partnerships mentioned in this episode: BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG Function of Beauty: 20% off purchase at FunctionofBeauty.com/ABG Purewine: 20% off purchase with code: CORK20 at drinkpurewine.com @drinkpurewine #drinkpurewine, #wandit Resources: opencounseling.com psychologytoday.com Subscribe to AsianBossGirl: podcast: https://spoti.fi/2w8tk1n youtube: https://bit.ly/3ep2Dqp Follow/Connect with AsianBossGirl: instagram: @asianbossgirl website: asianbossgirl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support
April 17, 2020
We are back with season 6! We've kicked off many seasons before, but this is a significant one for us. This is the first time that the 3 of us no longer hold full-time positions at a company other than AsianBossGirl. Yes, we are ALL recently fun-employed, no longer tied to an employer other than ourselves. In this episode, we share how this came to be, including all the nuanced thoughts, feelings, and external events that lead us to this place. Listen to hear a little more about what is next for Mel, Helen, Janet, and ABG as a whole. This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh Partnerships mentioned in this episode: Skillshare: 2 months free at Skillshare.com/ABG BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG Daily Harvest: $25 off your first box with code: ABG at https://bit.ly/2yeYVze Ritual Vitamin: 10% off your first 3 months with code: ASIANBOSSGIRL at https://bit.ly/2VvV7Bz --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianbossgirl/support
April 1, 2020
It has been an incredibly dynamic last couple of weeks for us personally at ABG, and for the world at large. So, even though we are off season, we wanted to check in with you all and share a special episode to talk about how we are personally experiencing the world-wide COVID-19 incident, in hopes that it might help some of you out there feel more connected, prompt conversations with your personal circles, or even just offer a brief moment of reprieve from your new daily routine. We hope you are all keeping safe, informed, and taking care of yourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. Thank you to those who are battling this pandemic on the frontlines and allowing most of us to remain safely at home. This episode was recorded on March 20, 2020 - the state of events may have changed drastically by the time you listen to this episode, so we ask for your understanding toward the opinions of the issues discussed. This episode edited by Michelle Hsieh Partnerships mentioned in this episode: Skillshare: 2 months free at Skillshare.com/ABG BetterHelp: 10% off first month at BetterHelp.com/ABG Daily Harvest: $25 off your first box with code: ABG at https://bit.ly/2yeYVze --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abg-asianbossgirl/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abg-asianbossgirl/support
February 7, 2020
It’s an age old point of contention, discussion, and often times, frustration - the differences between men and women, and of course nowadays with all the variations of gender identity, the complexity continues to grow - just how different is the opposite sex (or sexes)? Are men (and all those who identify as male) really from Mars, and women (and all those who identify as female) really from Venus? Today we have invited 2 very special ABB guests (Mike Bow & Jason Rodjanapanyakul to explore just how different (or similar) ABGs and ABBs really are. This will be an open forum and a safe space to ask each other ANY and ALL questions we may have about the opposite sex. Take a listen to our season finale & let us know what you think! Partnerships mentioned in the Episode: Audible- 30 day trial with code ABG or text ABG to 500-500 Skillshare- 2 months free with Skillshare.com/ABG --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abg-asianbossgirl/message
January 31, 2020
Happy Thursday and hope you all enjoyed our first Q&A episode of the season last week! We had so many questions leftover that we decided to run a part II for y'all. This time around, we talk about the pros and cons of making a career switch, discuss finances (Is it worth it to have a car? What are our personal finance goals? Why is commingling such a weird word?), discuss our personal styles, the challenges we've faced in our 20s and 30s, and more. One of the best parts about running a podcast is being able to connect with you all through formats like the Q&A. So keep sending them in if you'd like to hear your Q on our pod one day! asianbossgirl@gmail.com. And if you heard our ad on this episode, go to HoneyBook.com/ABG for 50% off your first year. Thanks! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abg-asianbossgirl/message
January 24, 2020
It's that time of the season again! That time when we dedicate an episode to answering questions submitted by our lovely listeners. This time around, we talk about ABG rituals, reflect on past guests, think about the best parts of our culture, discuss dating (would we date someone younger?), remember college days (what were each of our study styles?), and more. Listen in and submit your own Qs to asianbossgirl@gmail.com. This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. ABG listeners get a 2-month free trial - sign up at skillshare.com/ABG. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abg-asianbossgirl/message
January 17, 2020
2020 marks the start of something new (High School Musical anyone? Lol). A new year, a new decade. In the previous episode, we reflected back on 2019 and shared our lows & highs. Those experiences lead us to spend some time thinking about what we want to focus on in 2020. What’s next for ABG? What’s in store for Mel’s last year in her 20’s? Do we see a wedding for Helen? Is 2020 the year a man locks down Janet? Listen in as we chat through our goals for the year and what we have in store for ABG!
January 10, 2020
This episode is dedicated to our collective review of 2019 for ABG (learn how we're growing our business, every step of the way!), followed by our personal reflections of 2019. Last year around this time, we reflected on 2018 and discussed our goals for 2019 (check out Episode 34!). Now that we’ve reached the end of 2019 (and survived it) we go back to the resolutions we set at the beginning of 2019 to see how we’ve tracked against those goals. We discuss our continued focus on mental health and self-awareness, our revelations about what defines success for us, habits we wish to break -- but also, answer questions like, did Mel find love? How did dry Janet do? Did Helen achieve her pull-up?! End of year reflections can be both daunting and energizing -- listen is in as we celebrate the great moments and reluctantly recall the not-so-great. Leave us a comment with your highs and lows of 2019! And if you've listened to the end of our episode, leave us a.. mirror-like emoji ;) whatever that may be..
December 27, 2019
In this week's episode, we explore the topic of Chinese medicine, specifically as it relates to women's health. Alternative medicine has become a rather popular topic in recent times, and a large aspect of these alternative approaches like acupuncture, cupping, and herbs, come from the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We sit down with local Santa Monica Oriental Medicine practitioner, Dr. Helena Zhang, to discuss how she got involved with this practice, the differences between Western and Chinese medicine approaches, and how Chinese medicine can be applied for women's health. You can check out Dr. Helena Zhang's new online course "4 Seasons Jade Woman Method" that will launch on March 23, 2020 at her website here: http://www.goldenseedgoldentree.com/. If you enjoyed this episode, leave a in the comments!
December 20, 2019
You may know him as Jung Kim from the Netflix show, Kim’s Convenience or as our next Asian Superhero in Marvel’s Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. But we know him as Simu Liu, our ABB from the North (aka Toronto) and a former Yappie! Yes, Simu was like one of us. Working that 9-5 corporate job at a Big 4 firm as an accountant. We’re so excited to have him on our podcast. Listen in as we chat with Simu about his journey from the office to the big screen!
December 13, 2019
Love takes patience, compassion, and courage. Fairytales paint a story of “love at first sight” that leads to a rainbow and butterfly filled path to wedding bells and a white picket fence home. But real, intimate relationships challenge us as individuals and unearth each partner’s deepest personal vulnerabilities, fears, and weaknesses. Marriage - who we choose as our life partner and when we are ready to make that commitment - is an incredibly important, some say the MOST important, decision of our lives. Listen in as Helen and Philip share a very personal recount of their relationship thus far - the challenges they have faced and how they have grown individually and together - on their journey to their engagement.
December 6, 2019
We touched (pun intended) on sex a bit in Season 1 on Episode 5: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part II Sex & Dating), but this time we go deep (pun was not intended, but now it is). Sex is a loaded topic, and for many of Asian cultural background, a rather taboo topic that we rarely discuss with parents/family or friends. From school provided sex-ed courses to internet chats to porn, our introductions to and understandings of sex were pretty fragmented and incomplete when we were younger. Listen in as we share our personal experiences with sex - how we were educated, our first times, and all the complicated partner relationships we've experienced along the way (i.e. from boyfriends to friends with benefits, to one night stands). If you enjoyed this episode, leave a in the comments! Or let us know if you’re a Helen, Mel, or Janet in your sex style preference .
November 29, 2019
Alright y'all! We know you've been waiting for this one for a while now!! The one where our ABG, Helen, gets engaged!! We bring on a very special guest, her fiancé. You first heard his voice on the podcast when we recorded the Yappie episode (Ep 30). If you’ve been following our social media, you already know who he is -- Mr. Philip Wang!! Tune in, as we recap the months leading up to the event, all the planning that took place to execute the surprise in Helen's hometown, and the juicy details (and hiccups) on the day that it all went down. Next week, we'll be releasing a part 2 of this engagement series!
November 22, 2019
Insecurities. From the outside, it can seem like the three of us are fairly put together. But I can assure you that we are.. not. Talking about our failures & our insecurities on this podcast is sometimes hard for us, but we know that when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we can connect and find comfort in knowing that we’re not alone in our insecurities. Listen in as we share our personal insecurities and how we deal with them. We hope this episode allows you to open up dialogue with yourself and your friends to tackle these moments together.
November 15, 2019
We're BACK with season 5, and literally TO SCHOOL at Helen's alma mater, Boston College, for a speaking event at the moment this episode is being released! Listen in as we re-cap our “summer break” since season 4 - from ballin’ it up for charity, to live event collaborations with other super boss Asian female podcasters, to new merch items, we have been busy busy busy! In the spirit of going BACK (whether it's to school or the podcasting airwaves), we spend this episode reminiscing about and discussing our college experiences. Did we attend our dream schools? What did we major in and why? How were the college parties and extracurricular activities? What was dating like for each of us? And internships/career prep? Press that “play” button to find out!
August 9, 2019
ABGs and ABBs -- we have reached the end of Season 4!! Y'all have stuck with us for FOUR whole seasons now. It’s safe to say that you probably have some assumptions about us! "Does recording ABG only take one take?!?" "Do we ever fight?!" "Is there one person in ABG that is super controlling?" "Do we always wear makeup when we step out the door?" "Do we only hang out with Asians?" ..and many, many more. We want to thank you all SO much for listening in + engaging with us throughout these past 46 episodes. We'll be taking a short break from recording to really focus on growing our lil baby pod and brainstorming ways to bring more kick ass content to YOU! Trust us when we say -- we are just getting started, and we want to take you along for the ride. We're so incredibly thankful for this small but powerful ABG+ABB community, and we hope to continue being a voice for the AA community, one that you can be proud of. Stay connected with us through our social accounts (@asianbossgirl). And keep your eye out for NEW MERCH -- dropping soon ;O!!! Love you all! xx
August 2, 2019
It’s that time of the season when we bring back … Q&A! The three of us feel so fortunate to have you all a part of our journey building this podcast & can’t believe another season is almost coming to an end! With only one episode left in season 4, we wanted to spend some time answering questions from you. From “Can physical attraction grow?” to “Why are you friends with so many Asian YouTubers?”, we answer all of these in today’s episode! Thank you to those of you who sent us questions & to those of you who emailed us throughout the season. We really can’t thank you enough for the support.
July 26, 2019
Mental Health is a topic that we frequently receive requests to talk about on this podcast. As Asian Americans, mental health is, without question, a taboo topic and one that is often dismissed and/or feared. Discussions about health and wellness are on the rise, and as Asian American women, most of us experience a particular shared set of stressors -- dealing with external factors such as our careers and our families, and internalized factors, like telling ourselves that we’re not “good enough”. In this episode, we invite our very good friend and fellow podcaster boss girl, Christine Chen to the table! Christine has been incredibly brave and open in discussing her experience with clinical depression. Recognizing that mental health encompasses a wide spectrum - from managing day-to-day stress to dealing with anxiety and clinical depression - we discuss our varying personal perspectives and experiences. We want to emphasize that we are not healthcare professionals and that this episode is purely representative of our personal experiences and points of view. If you are seeking support and/or advice, we highly encourage you to contact a professional. Below are some resources we reference in the episode, and others that we hope you will find helpful: Self Tests for Depression and Anxiety: https://depression.org.nz/is-it-depression-anxiety/self-test/ Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-symptoms-and-warning-signs.htm Helping Someone With Depression: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/helping-someone-with-depression.htm Find a Therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists Mental Health Care Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4cyJhQaFwUp6ZMgiyP2zvIGS24WmdMv Jim Carrey - What It All Means: https://youtu.be/wTblbYqQQag
July 19, 2019
Now that summer is upon us, what’s been on the top of our minds other than cold boba drinks, summer travel plans, beach, sun and fun?? Getting that beach body ready for all of the above! Fitness is a journey and one that can begin at any point in our lives. For some of us, the fitness “Day 1’s” seems to restart just about every week. But for the most part, we try and stay fairly consistent. Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being, and more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of daily activities without much fatigue. A lot of our listeners have been writing in to us about our fitness activities and daily workouts, so this one's for you!
July 12, 2019
Some call it post grad life, others call it the Grey Zone. Whatever you call it, it’s an unpredictable time in your life that you feel you aren't “prepared” for; the feeling of being in a slump, that your life can (and should) turn at any point. For us, this is the moment when self-doubt is the highest, when we start to question whether or not we are truly happy with what we have.     The older that we get, the more we realize that the Grey Zone actually extends far beyond that initial bout of freedom post-grad. These periods of uncertainty that often prompt confusion & self doubt actually occur many times throughout life - whether it’s a decade into your career, entering marriage, building a family, whatever it may be.   Listen in as we chat about the different Grey Zone periods we've experienced, and yes - that we're currently still experiencing!
July 6, 2019
From AIM in the 90s to Xanga and Myspace in the early 2000s to Instagram today, social media has evolved and now-a-days, is ever pervasive in our daily (if not hourly) lives. In this episode, we reminisce about everything from screen names to handles, profiles to blog posts, and chat rooms to feeds, sharing personal stories and observations. We also discuss some of the positive and negative repercussions to living in an "always on" world and talk through personal approaches to managing well-being. Leave a selfie emoji in the comments below if you feel us on this topic, and if you were on AIM in the 90s, share your screen name!
June 28, 2019
Ah.. the ever continuous discussion of dating (or, lack thereof). For anyone else in their post-collegiate, 30s+ stage in life, this one’s for you! We talk about the sweet spot between our 20s and 30s, where we’re no longer in a low-stakes college relationship, we’ve already been on plentyyy of dates to know the qualities we look for in a significant other, and we feel like we're SUPPOSED to be in a steady relationship building towards a family -- but 2 out of 3 of us, are not. Mel and Janet share their recent date experiences, how to maturely and respectfully 'reject' someone, qualities we gauge in finding a good partner (including wanting to jump them), and Helen talks through how to manage a busy schedule while finding time to spend with her s/o. This is also the first time we're including a "Dear ABG" segment, where we incorporate YOUR voicemails into our podcast and answer your Q's! For your chance to be featured, send us a voicemail at (213) 262 - 8776! Thanks for all the recent submissions!
June 21, 2019
Imposter Syndrome - a state of insecurity & self doubt about one’s ability and/or achievements, believing they are due to luck or having successfully deceived others into thinking they are smarter or more capable than they really are. It’s a prevalent feeling (especially amongst women); this fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.  As women, and more specifically, as Asian women, the three of us have had several episodes where we've felt held back by crippling thoughts of not being enough. Whether it's because we said something 'dumb', because we sit in board rooms where no one else looks like us, because we don't feel cultured or worldly enough -- whatever it is, we (sometimes) leave the possibility of success to others. In this episode, we dive into the many moments where we feel imposter syndrome, both in our career and throughout our personal relationships. Article referenced: https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-types-of-imposter-syndrome-and-5-ways-to-battle-each-one
June 14, 2019
In honor of Father’s Day, we are focusing this week’s episode on the father figures in our lives. We share our relationships with each of our fathers and father figures, discussing everything from who they are as people to what we have inherited from them and how our cultural backgrounds have shaped those relationships. We even get into ideal dad traits that we look for in a partner. We hope this episode inspires you to think about your own relationship with your father or father figures in your life. Don’t forget to call your dad to wish him a Happy Father’s Day!
June 7, 2019
Did you enjoy our very first episode of Season 4, 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part I)?? If you did, trust us -- you'll enjoy this Part II continuation, maybe even more. As with any progression of lists that build up to a climax, these topic get deeper and deeper. From our greatest accomplishments in life, to the most terrible memory we've ever had, this may be one of the most vulnerable and truly revealing episodes about us yet. Grab a tissue -- and maybe a bottle of wine, and let us know if you can relate to us on a more intimate level. Let us know also if you’ve tried these questions out with a friend or a romantic interest, and if these 36 questions deepened your ties! Presumably, these questions work for all..
May 31, 2019
May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. We celebrated by sitting down for a conversation with Nadya Okamoto, a 21 year old social entrepreneur, activist, Chief Brand Officer, and speaker for The Menstrual Movement, the power of Generation Z, and youth activism. Nadya drops some major knowledge on female hygiene, generation Z media habits and trends, and experiencing both privilege and homelessness. She shares what it's like being an ivy league student balancing work and dating, her unique family experience and its effects on her cultural identity, and being a badass boss while still experiencing imposter syndrome. Please join us in this episode as we chat with Nadya!
May 24, 2019
Anddddd....we're back! Season 4, we out here! Returning with an intimate episode where we go through the exercise brought to fame by NY Times Article "The 36 Questions That Lead to Love" by Daniel Jones. The activity is based on psychology studies that explore increasing intimacy between strangers by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions - three sets of twelve questions, each set more intensely personal than the previous set. The premise is that mutual vulnerability creates connection and closeness. Listen in as we ask each other these personal questions, and share our intimate answers. We're also trying out something new - a segment called "Dear ABG" where we address listener questions. Leave a voicemail with your questions or a shout out to a friend at (213) 262 - 8776. We're excited to be back and can't wait to hear from you!
February 1, 2019
It’s been such an amazing journey of shared stories and building a small ABG/ABB community with y’all. As we near the end of the first month of 2019, we reflect on our 2018 conclusions, touch upon our 2019 resolutions, and cringe/celebrate how we’ve been tracking on those #goals/#aims/#focuses to date. Join us as we talk about our intentions for the rest of the year: our shift in focus towards mental health, being more open to romance, a dry Janet, continuing to support other Asian women in the areas they excel at, becoming a better friend, and plans for ABG next season. We’ve already helped Janet w/ one of her focuses of the year – becoming a yogi! [jk, but she CAN do a free standing headstand now  - WOW!!] We are taking a short break to get them vital juices flowing again to bring new energy and a season full of fresh, kick-ass content for y’all. We’ll continue to stay connected via the Internets. Keep an eye out for MERCH!! And if you’re in the LA area this weekend, hope to see you at our LIVE meet up this Saturday, 2/2 at 18 Social in DTLA!! Please RSVP in the link in our IG bio if you haven’t already ;)
January 25, 2019
Whether you’re still in college and applying for an apartment for the first time, 27 and figuring your shit out after that quarter life crisis, OR in your 30’s and you’re starting a family...we’re constantly trying to master the art of adulting.  In this episode, we want to talk about the moments we realize we’re actually becoming an adult-from the times we'd rather play board games than go to the club, to the times we shell out extra money for kitchen gadgets instead of fast food. Whether we like it or not, we’re growing up aka adulting.
January 18, 2019
Babies, babies, babies…in the last episode of Season 1 “Episode 12: Labor of Love” we focused on the topic of babies! We fantasized about what it would be like to have children - from pregnancy, to labor, to the process of raising them. But because none of us are actual mothers, this discussion was all hypothetical. Sharing her pregnancy and birthing story for the first time, our good friend Cathy shines light on the blissful moments to the unexpected hardships of being a new mom.  You might know Cathy from her YouTube channel, which boasts over 300,000 subscribers, which she manages in addition to being an x-ray tech, and now, also a new mama! Once you’ve taken a listen, head over to her IG @yeeitscathy for more cute pics of her baby girl, Isla Renee.
January 11, 2019
What’s a season without a Q & A episode? With season 3 more than half way through, we’ve continued to receive encouraging messages & engaging questions. Due to the nature of our work schedules, we don’t have the capacity to answer every question (but we do read each one!). These episodes allow us to address some of the messages that come through :)  In this episode, we chat about our experiences with our first boyfriends, how we manage our finances, what the podcast has taught us and more! Thank you to those who take time out of YOUR busy schedule to write us- it really makes our day. You keep us going
December 21, 2018
What is a "Yappie"? Some would say it's the epitome of the model minority myth. Others would argue there's nothing wrong with it. In today's episode, we'll explore the definition and effects of a "yappie" life with a special guest who has created an entire mini-series around this concept. His name is Philip Wang. He is a writer, director, actor, and he has been running a lil ol’ YouTube channel called Wong Fu Productions, even before the beginning of YouTube! For someone who stumbled deep into ‘the industry’ through his work, Philip has since voluntarily used his platform to push the Asian American agenda forward through his shorts, his social, his outreach, his mentorship, and many other initiatives that have created a wave for positive community change. Moreover, he has spent many nights single handedly guiding the ABG ladies through the ups and downs of editing and producing a podcast, and he is the crux and biggest supporter of what you are hearing today. We hope you enjoy this episode and this ABB as much as we do.
December 14, 2018
Whether it’s the color of our skin, the job title on our LinkedIn, or the city we answer when someone asks us where we are from, each of these aspects of identity are an opportunity for someone to assume other traits about us. In this episode, we discuss a handful of stereotypes that apply to us as women of Asian descent: from our driving skills to our math skills, our physical strength to our bedroom preferences, and our spending habits (or lack thereof) to our tolerance for alcohol. We also dig into stereotypes associated with each of our professions: fashion, finance, and technology, as well as the neighborhoods we grew up in: San Jose, Boston, and Orange County. Take a listen and let us know if you can relate. What are some stereotypes applied to you, and are they sometimes true? Please excuse the choppiness in the first half of the episode - we had some technical difficulties! Thank you in advance for your understanding!
November 30, 2018
Friendships. One of the most important elements in our lives. From the people you go out with on Friday nights to the individuals you can always depend on during tough times...some can say our friends are AS important as family. From a young age, we are taught the idea of friendships and it’s basic foundations/needs. But as we grow older and our interests, values, and where we are in life change, our relationships with our friends change as well. Some remain present in our lives and some relationships take other forms. In today’s episode, we want to talk about the different types of friends/friendships we had in our stages of life, what happens when you grow apart, and how we define a good friendship.
November 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving from the AsianBossGirl team! It’s been over a year now since we’ve started this podcast journey, and we fully recognize that we would not be here without the incredible talents and support of our team (Philip Wang, Kihong Lee, Eric Wang, and Michelle Hsieh!). We also know we wouldn’t be 3 seasons in without all of the gracious love and support from all of YOU! Now more than ever, we see the importance of sharing stories, relating, and growing together in a unified, supportive way. Thank you from the bottom of our soon to be very full bellies. We hope this is only the beginning of a much larger movement for all of us ABGs + ABBs x — In line w/ today’s celebration of thankfulness, we talk about the little things we’re thankful for (think: lash glue, other families babies, facetime) to the bigger things (think: mommas, friends, bros). Take a second to think about a moment you were thankful for this week - what made you smile? Helped you in a way you didn’t expect it to? Share with us!
November 16, 2018
Dating in in today's world of apps and social media...where do we begin?! In this episode, we talk through the process of meeting someone (hello, dating apps hell), texting etiquette and strategies, catching (and blocking) feels, defining the relationship (DTR), dating friends, introducing a significant other to family, and more. Do you have any tips or personal experiences to share? Send them our way!
November 9, 2018
Before ABG, there was ABM: Asian Boss Moms. In today’s episode, we talk about our mothers’ specific journeys to the west. Their stories help define who we are as individuals/daughters/sons and provide the context of how we were raised, our values/morals, and the lessons we were taught. In this episode, we share OUR mothers’ personal immigration stories, and we know these do not represent every immigrants’ journey. There are so many varied experiences we need to capture and share. We encourage you to learn about your personal history and ask your family about their immigration story
November 2, 2018
Periods and poop — natural conditions of every woman's body, yet topics that are not commonly discussed publicly. From tampons to PMS, and cultural remedies to sex on your period, we share our varying experiences and tips. And when it comes to poop, we share each of our different approaches to pooping in public bathrooms. We even threw in a little bonus discussion on farting! Leave us a "poop emoji" in the comments if you listened to the end! *brands and apps mentioned in the episode are not sponsored.
October 26, 2018
Hello, hello! We are BACK with another fun-filled season PACKed with juicy episodes, a few guest speakers near and dear to our hearts (ABMs!) and other topics that we’ve gathered from YOU (our listeners). The three of us have had quite an eventful summer, from promotions, to travel, to welp -- aging. In this episode, we’ll catch you up on what we have been up to and also focus heavily on the non-social media, non-fabricated side of travel. What is it really like to relocate and live in another city/country? From elation to frustration to a love/hate relationship. “Home” genuinely becomes the most loaded, beautiful, and yet pull-at-the-heartstrings word you could ever imagine. The expat experience sounds like a dream, but there’s so much to it that makes it not so much of a fantasy. Join us as we share our experiences with being away from our definition of “home”, in travel.
May 18, 2018
As a podcast focused on the perspective of modern day Asian American women, we thought it would be fitting to dedicate an episode to highlighting the Asian women who have influenced us. We talk about Asian American women of today and also reminisce about those who shaped us growing up - noting that we were drawn to unconventional sources because of the lack of AA representation (Sailor Moon anyone?). We discuss the importance of relatability versus influence, and how the changing media landscape has affected the amount and types of role models available to Asian American women today. Listen in on this meaningful discussion to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month!
May 11, 2018
We’re back with another Q&A episode! We've been getting an overwhelming amount of messages, emails, and DMs from you all, and it's been super encouraging for our team to read every morning (thank you!) As much as all the messages reassures us this podcast was the right thing to do, we’re not always able to respond to every one... but we see and read all of them! That’s why we love incorporating these episodes into the season! It finally allows us to respond back and engage with you all. This time around we answer questions ranging from our love language, our Asian American upbringing, how to build confidence in the work place, and...dare we say it...masturbation. Take a listen and please continue to send us questions. We’ll make sure to add it to our list!
May 4, 2018
Breakups are never easy. They’re confusing, hurtful, lonely, empty, infuriating, and aren’t the same for any two people. No matter how many times you’ve experienced a breakup, it never gets easier…
April 27, 2018
First dates - whether your last one was years ago, months ago, or just last week, everyone has his or her own rules and ways of handling them. Do you prefer to be asked out or would you rather be the one asking? What do you notice and remember about the first meeting? How do you handle the conversation - what are topics to cover and those to avoid? Do you have any rules on getting physical on the first date...kissing...more? Listen in as we share each of our differing perspectives through personal stories - some we look back on fondly and others we would rather forget.
April 20, 2018
Did you know that the person responsible for the pink hats at The Women's Marches is an Asian American woman in her 30s? Welcome fellow AsianBossGirl - Krista Suh, a feminist, an artist, a Hollywood screenwriter, the creator of The Pussyhat Project and author of "DIY Rules for a WTF World". For those in our audience who were following The Women’s March movement, you may have noticed the bright pink hats that many people were wearing at the 600+ rallies around the world. Well, Krista is the individual responsible for creating and distributing the design, and essentially empowering millions of people around the world to make and wear this symbol of solidarity in support of women’s and human rights. Join us for a personal conversation with Krista, as we cover everything from her Asian American upbringing, to her thoughts on feminism and how she got into politics, to dating ;)
April 6, 2018
Have you ever taken the time to really think about who you are and how you operate? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? Choosing a career that is not a fit for your personality is likely to leave you feeling unhappy and apathetic. If you don't know yourself as well as you'd like to, there are a variety of personality assessment tests such as "Myers-Briggs" or "What Color Is Your Parachute?" available to help you identify your personality type. Of course, we wouldn't suggest basing your decision solely on the results of an internet career test. But they can offer useful suggestions you may not have thought of, or confirm the suitability of the job you currently have, or anticipate having. Join us, as we evaluate our personalities with the help of Meyers Briggs and the 16 personalities tests and talk through our careers in finance, tech, and fashion. Let us know if you end up taking these tests, and share with us your results!
March 30, 2018
Every relationship, whether we like to admit it or not, has its problems. How can we work through issues with our significant other in a way that helps versus hurts the relationship? Is problem solving language a thing? Is it ok to vent to friends about problems between you and your boo? From the couple that has been together for years, to the relationship that just started, and the partnerships we explore while dating...every stage comes with its own challenges. Listen in as we explore the different facets of problem solving in romantic relationships.
March 23, 2018
For us three ladies, the strongest transition for self-care, particularly related to hair and skincare, happened between our 20s and 30s. From a bar of soap, to drug store products, to multiple steps in our nightly skin care regimen, we've become less reactive (ah, acne!) and more preventive (stay away, ac-NAY!) But apparently, we're still not doing enough!! Join us, as we highlight our beauty battles, discuss what's 'in' right now with skincare, and how to hold a tear back from a bad dye job. We know, you’ve been there too ;)  Also, apologies in advanced! Janet's mic had some issues with this episode, so the sound quality is off :'(. We won't make that mistake again!
March 16, 2018
Zodiac signs - accurate or too "woo woo" for you? What is your sign and do you think the profile is accurate? Get to know us better as we identify each of our signs and discuss the associated characteristics. Are you a dreamer Pisces like Mel? People person Sagittarius like Helen? Or an analytical Virgo like Janet? We also define and compare our Chinese zodiac animals. Do the eastern and western definitions match or clash? Listen in to learn a little about horoscopes and Chinese zodiac signs, and a whole lot about us! Image credit: Dilok Lak
March 9, 2018
One of our most popular topics from Season 1 is back for another round of discussion. In Episode 2: Fuckboi - The Modern Day Player, we offered a female perspective on this topic. This time, we have some special guests to rep the 20s and 30s male perspective. Listen in as we discuss what makes a fuckboi and why they exist; the line between friendship, friends with benefits, and romantic interest; how men and women interpret physical interactions differently; and if our guests consider themselves fuckbois.
December 8, 2017
As a natural progression from our last episode, we think it is fitting to talk about…BABIES! Like weddings, there are a handful of women (&men) who envision what it’s like to have children- from being pregnant, the process of naming them to the hardest job ever - raising them. Listen in as we share our fantasies about having babies and the harsh, painful reality of going into labor! OW!   We also share thoughts on our personal baby, this podcast, with you! From our initial hesitations, our goals, and overall how this podcast making journey has been for us. This episode marks the end of our first season, but don't worry. We got a bun in the oven and we're planning to release our next baby in January 2018! Until then, we'll keep in touch via the Internets. Thank you for sticking with us through the end of the first season!! xoxo, ABG
November 30, 2017
Many women grow up fantasizing about the day they will get married - what their dress will look like, what type of ring they want, and where the venue will be. Or maybe you are one of those women who never thought about these aspects of your future and are now confronting the reality as you see your friends get married. And if you are of mixed cultural background, what are your thoughts on incorporating traditional ceremonial aspects into your wedding? Join us as we talk about our varying fantasies (or lack thereof) for our future weddings, and just as importantly, how we will, or do, know when we find "the one".
November 17, 2017
We’ve reached double digits!! Here’s to episode 10!! This episode is dedicated to all of our listeners who’ve left comments on our social platforms and asianbossgirl.com website. We know it takes effort to draft something and hit send, so thank you, thank you, thank you. You relating to us, makes us relate to you. We love reading your questions and comments, so keep them coming!  In this Q&A episode, we respond to a handful of questions gathered from our listeners. From  serious topics like: pushing for a promotion, working with women, dealing with ‘identity crisis’ as Asian-Americans, to light-hearted ones like: are we balding, what type of fruit are we?? This is the first of many episodes like this. Hope you enjoy!
November 10, 2017
A topic that is very relevant for young working professionals, especially those living in major cities (like LA, SF, or NY) where social demands can be very high, is work life balance. How are we expected to not only maintain, but “succeed” in all of these aspects without burning out? From jobs, to relationships, to friends, time with family, side projects, and let's not forget self care! In this episode, we dig into specific struggles and a few tips we picked up along the way to balancing it all.
November 2, 2017
In past episodes, our youngest ABG, Mel, has griped with us about the struggles of dating when you're looking for something serious, and the patience and restraint it takes to wait for that special someone. Well...it has happened! Mel has met a serious boo! What's it like to meet someone after so many years of singleness? How do you know when it's right? Listen in as we grill her on everything from how they met, how he won her over, and what sexy time is like when you have held off for many, many years ;)
October 27, 2017
As Asian women, we typically feel pressures to conform to society’s westernized beauty standards based on gender and race. From the shade of our skin to the size of our eyes, we are often scrutinized by family and media when we don’t fit into the mold of one’s beauty expectations. In this episode, we talk through our experience in dealing with this notion of “Asian beauty”. What is it, exactly? How has a tiny fold on top of our eyes become part of our privilege? How have Aaliyah, Jessica Biel, and Jolin Tsai shaped us into the women we are today? Grab some SPF (or tanning lotion) and join us, as we share our unique experiences.
October 20, 2017
In the last episode of our three part series: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women, we discuss some examples of major life commitments that occur during those critical years - from moving in with your S.O., to considering home buying. We kick things off by wrapping up a topic from our previous episode on dating & sex. What are our opinions on dating younger (versus older) men, as we mature from our 20s to our 30s? Listen to find out!
October 13, 2017
How does dating differ when a woman is in her 20s versus her 30s? Are you attracted to different qualities as you get older? Does your type change? How does your approach to interacting with guys of different ages change? How is sex different in your 20s versus your 30s?
October 6, 2017
For most of us, the 20s are our first decade operating in the adult world without the safety net and structure of parents and school curriculum. By our 30s, we have spent a decade adulting (or trying to) and figuring out our place in the world. Typically, a huge portion of that time is spent on one’s career - either committing to one right away, or exploring options. Are you someone that's struggling to get a solid foothold in your career? If you're in your teens, is this something you anticipate? If you've moved beyond your 30s, how does this apply to you now? Join us, as we share our varied experiences.
September 29, 2017
As women, we participate in many self care routines. One of the most popular, but also least discussed amongst young Asian American women, is waxing...down there. Do you wax? Are you currently a non-waxer wanting to learn more? Let us guide you through the world of Brazilians and Landing Strips with some stories and tips about getting rid of your hair down there.*Shout out to Sugared + Bronzed! Not sponsored, but open to it!
September 22, 2017
Whether you call him a fuckboi, a player, or a playboy, every girl has encountered at least one, or knows someone close to her who has. In today's app-enabled dating society, the fuckboi seems to be everywhere. What exactly is a fuckboi and how do you know if you are dating one? What causes a fuckboi to behave the way that he does? In this episode, we define and dissect "the Fuckboi", and share some personal experiences.
September 22, 2017
Welcome to ABG, a podcast for the modern day Asian American woman. It's our first episode! Join us for our first time behind the mics as we talk about what this is, who we are, and why we're doing this. Why did we decide to name our podcast ABG? Listen to find out!
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