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Exploring the every day Asian Australian culture, experience and what makes us unique. The podcast brings on a variety of guests to get different perspectives and stories.

Gradually releasing episodes.

Rice n Mics Tung Nguyen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Exploring the every day Asian Australian culture, experience and what makes us unique. The podcast brings on a variety of guests to get different perspectives and stories.

Gradually releasing episodes.

    48 - iFlyFlat // Turning Points into Cheap Business Class Flights

    48 - iFlyFlat // Turning Points into Cheap Business Class Flights

    You're walking to your seat in the airplane and walk past the first/business class seats. You might wonder what these people do for work. What if I were to tell you there was a way to experience that an affordable price? This is where I need to drop in that this isn't financial advice and you should seek independent, professional advice.
    Credit card churning is very lucrative. Joining me is Steve Hui from iFlyFlat who explores this with me and also his business which helps other businesses turn their everyday business expenses into points.
    We discuss:
    Who is Steve Hui?What is iFlyFlat?Finding the best value for credit card pointsSteve's first business class flight experienceWhat credit cards does Steve have?Credit card hacking is addictive?!Finding loopholes in maximising pointsMonetary value vs emotional valueBusiness class vs First classGuest: Steve Hui
    Steve's Business: iFlyFlat
    Items mentioned:
    Doing yoga in first classUS $1 coin debacleEmirates first class for just $620 USDWant to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast
    Music: aKu - The Final Blow

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Collab: Perfect Blue (1997) review w/ Two Asian Blokes Podcast

    Collab: Perfect Blue (1997) review w/ Two Asian Blokes Podcast

    A bit late but here we are! I visited Melbourne in early April and had a great opportunity to collab with Thanh and Davy. We chat about the film, idol culture, our experience growing up with media and more. If you want to listen to the full episode, you can check them out in the link below.
    Full Episode (Spotify Link)
    Two Asian Blokes Podcast
    Want to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast

    • 9 min
    47 - Bargain Tips [Extreme Edition]

    47 - Bargain Tips [Extreme Edition]

    I remember reading this old reddit thread about someone sleeping in their car for two years to save for a home loan deposit. While interesting I don't think it could be something I would be able to do personally. We discuss the extreme side of bargain hunting that we do and some other ideas if ego was off the table. Some of these are meant to be comedic and we don't expect anyone to actually do them. Haha, unless...?
    We discuss:
    Using our lowest coin (5c) to our advantagePooping at workHow would we survive living in a van?Nathan's hack to get free coffeeWhere to get free wifi?Nathan reveals the freebies he gets from his UFC gymThe MK Special Poke BowlOvernight oatsDominos and Pizza Hut coupon hacksAre the Coles and Woolworths self checkouts intrusive?How the hell do Uniqlo self check outs work?How scams are getting more and more sophisticatedGetting free toilet paper and food from workAdding special requests for reservationsJustifying the cost of comfortGuests: Matt & Nathan
    Items mentioned:
    The Uniqlo self-checkout machines use radio frequency identification readers to automatically detect RFID chips hidden in the price tags of Uniqlo's products. from: WSJThe infamous Ozbargain public BBQ postWant to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast
    Music: aKu - The Final Blow

    • 1 hr 3 min
    46 - iBlush // Combating Asian Flush

    46 - iBlush // Combating Asian Flush

    Big shout out to A Seat at our Table podcast, check out Tracy and Wendy's podcast which covers Asian Australians in the creative industry.
    For listening to this episode, our listeners can get 15% off their order from iBlush with the discount code BEENTOJAPANBTW (I don't get any money from this).
    Asian flush has been a term that we're all familiar with. Lydia was especially affected by this, (not just her face but all over her body) and set to find a solution to this issue. Starting her company in 2020, iBlush now comes in a patch and tablet form, which can relieve symptoms of 'Asian Flush. Before this sounds too much like an ad, Lydia comes on to the show to talk about her journey of helping others with the same issue and her experience of starting a business while studying at uni.
    We discuss:
    What does a bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology involve?How do the patches/tablets work?How does Asian flush work?How much Asian flush affects LydiaAdelaide vs PerthWhat it's like balancing full time university and workHangover drinks from KoreaChallenges faced running the businessGuest: Lydia Li
    To find more about her business: iBlush
    Items mentioned:
    Bachelor of Viticulture and OenologyAdelaide FringeAlcohol consumption by countryWant to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast
    Music: aKu - The Final Blow

    • 50 min
    45 - Lunar New Year Rules & Traditions

    45 - Lunar New Year Rules & Traditions

    Let's face it, the only rules we know of for the Lunar New Year are the ones that our parents told us. We dive in to try and learn some of the must know rules and traditions for the Lunar new year.
    We discuss:
    What we did during Lunar New YearDoes a robot vac break the rules for cleaning?Teaching gambling at a young ageWill we lose our traditions over time?Using Duolingo to learn our native languageWhat does having the light switched on at the front porch mean?How do spirits get into apartments?Appreciating language school as a kidFoods that mean good luckWhat does lion dancing and fireworks do and symbolise?Guests: Matt & Nathan
    Items mentioned:
    Zodiac animal personality traitsAsian animal dice gambling game75HARDSydneyFoodBoy's Lucky FoodGender reveal videoJapan volcanic eggChinese Steamed Fish is a traditional dish that brings an abundance of wealth in the new year.Want to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast
    Music: aKu - The Final Blow

    • 1 hr
    44 - The Primary School Teaching Experience // The Art on the Gogh Origin Story

    44 - The Primary School Teaching Experience // The Art on the Gogh Origin Story

    If you're an OG listener, this name will look a bit familiar. Hieu returns to talk about what's happened since appearing on the show. From her career as a primary school teacher, to her new business - a mobile paint and sip. I was meant to publish this before I went on my holiday right before Christmas but didn't finish it on time. 😅
    Big thank you to Son of a Booth for sponsoring this episode! For all of your photobooth needs in Sydney, be sure to check them out! Our listeners get 15% off for quoting Rice n Mics in your booking.
    We discuss:
    What is it like to work as a teacher in primary school?Have kids attention spans dropped because of tech?How much more work goes on behind the scenes after class?What made her want to change careers?What is it like to run your own business?What were the lessons learnt?Unfortunate timing with COVID.Guest: Hieu Le
    Link to find more about Hieu's business: Art on the Gogh
    Item mentioned:
    How movie shots are recreations of old movie shots with their own flavour: I couldn't find the video I was thinking about. Pretty sure it was on YouTube. If I find it I'll update this :(
    Want to get in touch? Send us an email at ricenmicspodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on our socials: https://linktr.ee/ricenmicspodcast
    Music: aKu - The Final Blow

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

The InfatuAsian Pod ,

Fun show, wide variety of topics!

This show is fun, chill, and informative. Lots of great guests and collabs with other Aussie Asians. I learn something new pretty much every episode. Good job Tung!

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