35 episodes

Are you moving to the other side of the world? Considering a move to Asia for work? Or are you being dragged kicking and screaming to your spouses oversee's assignment for their career? This podcast shares the good, the bad and the ugly about the oversea's expat life. Veenesh Dubois will share what she has learned after living all over Asia and the USA since 2015.

The Reluctant Expat - Veenesh Dubois Veenesh Dubois

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Are you moving to the other side of the world? Considering a move to Asia for work? Or are you being dragged kicking and screaming to your spouses oversee's assignment for their career? This podcast shares the good, the bad and the ugly about the oversea's expat life. Veenesh Dubois will share what she has learned after living all over Asia and the USA since 2015.

    Veenesh Dubois - Host - My Story

    Veenesh Dubois - Host - My Story

    Since launching this Podcast in April of 2021, I've had an incredible opportunity to talk to many expats from around the world and learn about their experiences.  They've shared their personal journeys about moving to a different country for a job.  How they juggle family while settling into a new home. 
    I have gotten lots of feedback from my listeners and all have been positive. But, people have asked me time and again what my story is.  So, for the next four episodes, I will be discussing my move abroad and all the challenges and excitement that brought me. 
    If you want to follow me on my Website, please visit, 
    www.veeneshdubois.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ken Sandulak - From Drug Abuse to Addiction councillor.

    Ken Sandulak - From Drug Abuse to Addiction councillor.

    Ken Sandulak’s childhood had a rocky start that led to drug abuse, quitting high school, issues with family and ultimately being homeless on the streets of Vancouver.  After being arrested, doing time and struggling he eventually got the help he needed at a treatment center called the “Last Door.”  In this program, Ken learned how to control his compulsions and support other recovering addicts. Eventually, Ken became a councillor in a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Vancouver and later in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand where he lives today. 


    Ken, along with the rest of the world is now waiting out the end of the Covid pandemic, so he can get back to helping people sort out their lives and recover from addiction.  Please note that some of the subject matter may be hard to listen to for someone living with an addiction. If you need help please reach out to your family, friends or a doctor. 
    Addiction comes in many forms and there is help out there, you are not alone. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pete Lyons - Rock bands in England, teacher in Japan to Podcaster

    Pete Lyons - Rock bands in England, teacher in Japan to Podcaster

     Pete Lyons grew up in Birmingham, England and was a quiet nervous little boy until he discovered rock music in his teens. He’s played in bands in England and made his way to Japan where he still continues to do that while maintaining a day job teaching at a university. I’m very happy to chat with him today about the differences in music, education and business in England and Japan. And his exciting new Podcast called “Show yourself Mr Jasmine” that he’s started with a few pals from back home in England. 

    podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/show-yourself-mr-jasmine

    • 38 min
    Anosh Irani - Playwright - Author

    Anosh Irani - Playwright - Author

    My next guest is :

    Anosh Irani is a novelist and playwright from Mumbai, India and today lives in Vancouver British Columbia. His novels and plays are all at least partially set in the streets of Bombay now Mumbai and tell stories of those often marginalized by society.
     Anosh’s books have been translated into eleven languages and are read by people all over the world and his plays are in multiple theatre productions. Today Anosh  teaches Creative Writing in the World Literature Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada .
    anosh@anoshirani.com

    • 36 min
    Nicole Garbellini - Actress, Director and Producer. Aurora Theatre Company

    Nicole Garbellini - Actress, Director and Producer. Aurora Theatre Company

    Nicole Garbellini is the founder and artistic director of Aurora Theatre in Hong Kong. 
    She has directed and acted in various productions in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, China and her native Italy. 


    Her acting credits include, among others, Closer, Private Lives, We won’t pay! We won’t pay!, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Silent Sky and Mussolini’s Mistresses. 


    Her director credits include : Inherit The Wind, The Crucible, The 39 steps, Dial M for Murder and Romance. 


    Nicole is also an acting coach and is based in Hong Kong.

    • 43 min
    Raamayan Ananda - Change Maker

    Raamayan Ananda - Change Maker

    Raamayan Ananda is an Entrepreneur, artist, teacher, musician, poet, author, yogi and social activist who is changing the thinking of today. He’s travelled the world since he was 6 years old and has stories from different countries from a child and adults perspective. Raamayan is the founder of @ Veme, Ayana and cofounder of Unify. 
    Follow Raam on :
    https://www.facebook.com/raamayan

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Chris Bianco ,

Awesome podcast!

I just finished the first episode. Very insightful interview with Ray. I look forward to working through the other episodes and seeing the podcast progress.

Roxy from Off the Sauce ,

Fantastic podcast!

I love this new podcast! So interesting and informative.

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