21 episodes

Sounds of Barcelona. This is a personal blog. I will be sharing thoughts and stories while living in the Catalan capital.

I am a Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, a Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), a street photographer, a travel lover, a TV addict, a Boston Red Sox fan, and a privacy advocate.

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Sounds of Barcelona. This is a personal blog. I will be sharing thoughts and stories while living in the Catalan capital.

I am a Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, a Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), a street photographer, a travel lover, a TV addict, a Boston Red Sox fan, and a privacy advocate.

    Episode 21: 5 things we didn't know we needed

    Episode 21: 5 things we didn't know we needed

    Guest: Minki Kim (@miiiiin_key)

    Today we share 5 things we didn't know we need it, we expand and compare Barcelona and Seoul. We cover Korean saunas, public baths, home automation, and nipple patches, among other things.

    Leave a comment https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-21/

    Music: Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod
    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show
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    Episode 20: Lunar New Year in South Korea

    Episode 20: Lunar New Year in South Korea

    Guest: Minki Kim (@miiiiin_key)

    What is the Lunar New Year event? I'm a clever rabbit, what are you? Join us today for an introduction to traditions in South Korea during this event.

    Leave a comment https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-20/

    Music: Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod
    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show
    https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    Episode 19: Baja California, Food and Skulls

    Episode 19: Baja California, Food and Skulls

    Guest: Jesús M. Castañeda

    What's up with the Mexican spicy food? Day of the Dead, what's that? Be careful not to eat baby Jesus. We'll explore this and more in today's episode with my colleague from work Chucho.

    Picks: Coco and Even the Wind Is afraid

    Leave a comment https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-19/

    Music: Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod
    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show
    https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 56 min
    Episode 18: Christmas time in South Korea

    Episode 18: Christmas time in South Korea

    Guest: Minki Kim

    How do Koreans spend their Christmas? How do Catalans spend this holiday season? Today we share with you traditions, food recipes and TV shows recommendations.

    Picks: Start-Up, Kingdom, and Sweet Home.

    Leave a comment https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-18/

    Follow Minki on Instagram: @miiiiin_key

    Follow Ricard on Instagram: @ricard.torres
    Music: Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod
    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show
    https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 51 min
    Episode 17: Living in Hong Kong

    Episode 17: Living in Hong Kong

    Special guest: Javier Sampedro

    Originally from Tenerife (Spain), Javier and I chat about how he ended up in Hong Kong. We talk about food, trail running, and after listening to Javier it doesn’t feel living in Hong Kong could be hard at all.

    You can follow Javier on:


    Twitter @jisampedro
    His blog: javierisampedro.com

    Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-17/

    Follow me

    Instagram: @ricard.torres
    Twitter: @ricard_dev
    Mastodon: @ricard_dev@mastodon.social

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    Episode 16: The Korean Age System

    Episode 16: The Korean Age System

    Special guest: Minki Kim

    Show notes

    How old are you in Korea? The answer might surprise you.

    In a 55 minute interview Minki and I discuss why age is so important in Korean culture, how age influences relationships at school or at work, and we’ll even give you some tips on what to do if you go to South Korea.

    Comments: https://ricard.blog/podcast/episode-16/

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