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What's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Crazy Brit Asian Podcast where we document the nuances of the British East Asian experience. That means talking about a wide range of topics around all things Asian, not just in the UK but beyond! It's an ever evolving area of conversation so if you can think about it, we're probably going to talk about it.Each episode we delve into a conversational cultural exploration with a guest because who better to talk about something than someone who's lived it?Real people, real talk, real life experiencesIG: https://www.instagram.com/crazybritasian

Crazy Brit Asian Chris Mak

    • Society & Culture
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What's up ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Crazy Brit Asian Podcast where we document the nuances of the British East Asian experience. That means talking about a wide range of topics around all things Asian, not just in the UK but beyond! It's an ever evolving area of conversation so if you can think about it, we're probably going to talk about it.Each episode we delve into a conversational cultural exploration with a guest because who better to talk about something than someone who's lived it?Real people, real talk, real life experiencesIG: https://www.instagram.com/crazybritasian

    The Pattern A: Trading, Mindset, Moon feat. Wannabe Champ aka Dan Cheung

    The Pattern A: Trading, Mindset, Moon feat. Wannabe Champ aka Dan Cheung

    We’ve all heard stories of people changing their lives from trading. We’ve probably all thought about getting our finances together or doing trading on the side and see how it goes. But what about someone who’s actually done it? Is it luck? Do you need a certain mindset to do it? Can anyone do it? Do you need to take a course? So many questions and myths to debunk! Welcome Wannabe Champ aka Dan Cheung to shine a light on all this and more! Day trader, entrepreneur, investor, YouTuber the list goes on! He is the true definition of self made and wants others to join his journey to success!

    I’ve seen this man go through transformations and have learnt many life lessons from him. He is the true definition of self made and this time when I saw him we recorded this ep and exchanged snazzy gifts, check the IG post :O There’s a lot to learn from this ep. Full of gems!

    This is an ep I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and I’m glad I get to share this conversation and another announcement within it with you all. 

    Join the Wannabe Champ community and find out more about his course at https://wchampfx.com/

    Instagram: @wchampfx  https://instagram.com/wchampfx 
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/WChampFXTrading
    Email: info@wchampfx.com
    Telegram: https://t.me/forexcchat
    Free signals Telegram: https://t.me/freefx1

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    Email: crazybritasian@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Asian August - Events & UK ESEA Identity Feat. BAM n Beyond's Jem & Sophia

    Asian August - Events & UK ESEA Identity Feat. BAM n Beyond's Jem & Sophia

    It's the month of August and more specifically Asian August, a month long offering of community events organised by BAM n Beyond celebrating Asian culture. The first time in a very long time doing a live in person episode. I talk with Jem and Sophia both from BAM n Beyond about the Asian August month they’ve organised, why they’re doing it and the theme of it this year which is all about identity.

    We also find out a bit about BAM n Beyond, how they came to be, why they're doing it and go on to talk about the current state of the British Asian community, it’s identity vs the US one and have a discussion of establishing our own.

    Lot’s of interesting insights and anecdotes in this episode, enjoy!

    I'll be speaking on one of their Asian August events Careers Development Panel
    8-10pm on Thursday 5th August live on twitch so tune in twitch.tv/bamnbeyond

    Contact: Crazy Brit Asian  
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    BAM n Beyond

    Instagram: @bamnbeyond  https://www.instagram.com/bamnbeyond/ 
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    Twitter: @bamnbeyond
    Twitch: twitch.tv/bamnbeyond

    • 51 min
    Let’s Talk Mental Health feat. Florence

    Let’s Talk Mental Health feat. Florence

    It's been a while and we're here with a brand new episode! Apologies for the absence, life happened with work and trying to get my things in order as i'm sure is the case with everybody else. I give a brief update of what i've been up to (Wimbledon - Tennis & Silverstone - F1) and also announcements of what i've got coming up (Speaking on Asian Careers Panel - Bam n Beyond twitch stream, asian creative live event in September for ESEA Month UK).  

    It's Minority Mental Health Month and we're talking about the topic of mental health with Florence who is a therapist from HK that works for the NHS. We met on clubhouse and instantly admired her for everything that she does. Outside of her day job she held rooms with a friend of hers and provided therapy sessions and talk mental health with people that joined the rooms. She does all this whilst working in the mental health space for the NHS so UK hours whilst she is living in HK. 

    As we know, in the asian community, even though it’s come a long way in wider acceptance and being normalised, it’s still considered a taboo subject that many avoid or are sceptical of. It's a very important and sensitive topic that requires a lot of care and at times professionalism so Florence is here to provide just that.

    We talk about how she got into her profession, mental health in asian culture & HK, how she deals with stress, help services available from the NHS, checking up on friends and advice on dealing with mental health and taking related leave in the workplace. 

    Also, for those with very busy lives, I learnt a surprising tip on how to reduce such personal pressures.

    NHS Help Services:

    Primary Mental healthcare - Common problems e.g stress, relationship breakdowns, anxiety
    Secondary Mental healthcare - Emotional and increased problems such as seeing things, eating disorders
    Samaritans & 111 line - Personal safety e.g suicidal problems, feeling low and don’t feel safe by yourself
    999 and A&E - Crisis lines with trained personnel to help
    NHS websites and apps - worries, self harm, self help
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/
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    Contact: Florence

    Instagram: @your.choyce https://www.instagram.com/your.choyce/ 

    Contact: Crazy Brit Asian  
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    Email: crazybritasian@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Founding Father's History of Kpop feat. Jae Chong

    A Founding Father's History of Kpop feat. Jae Chong

    Episode 23 and it's ICONIC!! Now for a lot of you probably wouldn’t know who Jae Chong and his kpop boy group Solid is but you'd be forgiven as they debuted back in 1993 and were the first Korean American group to break into Korea. Sold millions of records and has worked with so many names you would have grown up with. We talk about this but did you know Kanye is on a kpop song? Have a guess who made that happen?  Vaness Wu from F4, Jay Chou, Coco Lee, Aziatix which includes Nicky Lee and Flowsik, honestly Google and Wikipedia Jae Chong, the list of artists and achievements are insane. Over 70million records sold! We take a trip down memory lane with a King of Korean RnB as we talk about the differences between then and now. What it was like being at the heart of Kpop’s transformation through his decorated career seeing it from all sides as an artist, producer and music exec. The formula for success, working with talent, his mission with Kpop, some advice for upcoming artists, his new project Saviyn and what music industry backlash can mean to Kpop’s future. Find out all this and so much more in this very special episode full of gems. Trust me, this is one you’ll wanna listen to the end. Link in bio.
    A very big thank you and huge love to Calista Wu for the connection and making this happen🙏
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    Jae Chong
    Instagram: @iamjaechong  https://www.instagram.com/iamjaechong/
    @solidkr https://www.instagram.com/solidkr/
    @saviyn https://www.instagram.com/saviynmusic/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5q1uBUD1pD6yINdh3xCjK5?si=Cn4WZlpJS0S6XUlvtooZ-Q&dl_branch=1
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    #HateIsAVirus, so is not pursuing your passions. Music to law and back feat. Calista Wu

    #HateIsAVirus, so is not pursuing your passions. Music to law and back feat. Calista Wu

    On the final day of AAPI Heritage Month, who better to have on the pod than an inspirational role model and big contributor of the AAPI community Calista Wu! Artist, attorney, community supporter and leader, what does she not do? We talk about her journey from music to law and back. What led to each move and why this time around she’s doing music for a bigger purpose. As a very big community supporter, we talk about the values that drive her to do all she does and why out of all the non profits she’s helped, she chose to take on the role of general counsel for #hateisavirus. Days after we recorded this, she was also accepted onto the board of directors for Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA (AAJC). A true unsung hero who selflessly applies so much of herself and expects nothing back! She shines in everything she does, just like her NFT! Like, follow and listen to this and more on Spotify, Apple podcasts and other platforms. Link in IG bio to sign petitions and support! Contact: Calista Wuhttps://www.calistawu.com/Instagram: @caliwu www.instagram.com/caliwu/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0qw6NBxtYeSxHoW1mbyo7Y?si=BfYhbbbZTUGOLlqNzT0vpgAsian Americans Advancing Justice LA: https://advancingjusticela.networkforgood.com/Hate is a Virus: https://hateisavirus.org/Contact: Crazy Brit Asian Instagram: @crazybritasian  https://www.instagram.com/crazybritasian/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crazybritasian/ Email: crazybritasian@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/crazybritasian/message

    • 58 min
    Breaking News! SG to UK, an ESEA Journalistic Journey feat. Zing Tsjeng

    Breaking News! SG to UK, an ESEA Journalistic Journey feat. Zing Tsjeng

    Episode 21! My pod is now a worldwide adult... I guess? So to commemorate the occasion and grant it a knighthood, all the way from the United Zingdom, I welcome the very accomplished Zing Tsjeng to the pod! We start by talking about what was it like growing up in Singapore and watching it transform from vast wildlife green land to the current metropolis we know it to be today. What drew her to move to the UK, her experience of expectations vs reality when she first arrived and how there's a lot that the Brits can learn from Singapore, especially when it comes to food!We find out about her journalistic journey, overcoming challenges of industry representation, what's it like writing for Vice and the pieces she's written which focus on stories within the ESEA community. Pieces such as Rina Sawayama's Brits & Mercury awards breakthrough, addressing Asian hate in the UK in Harpers Bazaar and top tips for being an ally.At the time of recording the Stop ESEA Hate Fund had only just been announced the day before, so it was a no brainer to talk about the whole process of how it all happened and the amazing response it's gotten thus far! Be sure to continue supporting by donating if you are able to and reposting on your socials! All funds go towards supporting grassroots organisations in the UK. Find out more at: https://gofund.me/e8e79719It was truly an honour and a pleasure to have such an instrumental figure as my guest and be sure to keep an eye out on all her upcoming work as she continues to be the much needed voice of our community in mainstream media. Find out all this and more on this latest episode!For this episode I had some help from my friend Debbie Poon with getting a few questions in who is also supporting a fund made up of creatives from over 14 countries and combining 55 pieces of their artwork prints to sell and raise funds for Communitea. The proceeds all go towards efforts to save the London Chinese Community Centre. For more information on this campaign visit www.communitea.fundZing TsjengForgotten Women Book Serieshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Zing-Tsjeng/e/B077R13S9M/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1United Zingdom podcasthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0863v08Instagram: @miss_zingwww.instagram.com/miss_zing/Twitter: @misszingContact:Crazy Brit AsianInstagram: @crazybritasian https://www.instagram.com/crazybritasian/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crazybritasian/Email: crazybritasian@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/crazybritasian/message

    • 54 min

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