Tagged: postgrad

10/16/14 Cultural Burden

Imagine some heavy weights on me or something.
Imagine some invisible weights on me or something.

Today’s episode covers Brenda’s perspective on being a 2nd generation immigrant, and what it feels to bear a cultural / child of immigrants’ burden, especially in today’s society. Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject and lifts the weight off the shoulders of some people!

9/29/14 Funemployed, Again

Rise and shine, mofuckas.
Rise and shine, mofuckas.

Happy Monday, everybody! Brenda embarks on a rather familiar journey of her life: (f)unemployment. She goes into detail of what happened, and dissects the fresh thought process that went through her head in the hours afterward. The question still remains: what’s the next step?

9/10/14 Reevaluating Your Unhappiness (or Your Life)

Yes. I’m back. The podcast is back.

It’s what inside that matters. But not everyone is made of trees, so there’s that.

I can explain. Hopefully, you can understand. Continue reading

2/12/13 Breaking Up with Your Job

OH HAPPY DAY!
OH~ HAPPY DAY!~~

Finally, the cat is out of the bag: Brenda is QUITTING her job for another opportunity! She talks about all the reasons for her decision, when’s the right time to leave your job, and why you can get away with this in your twenties. Hesitant to dump your employer? Then let this episode inspire you. [Intro song: Beyoncé – “Yonce”]

1/30/14 Benefits of Living at Home

Free food isn't the best part, but it's up there.
Free food isn’t the best part, but it’s up there.

After a bad day at work, Brenda discusses what she thinks is the best part about living at home after college. Then she digs into how to approach jobs, and what a Quarter-Life Crisis is like for 2nd-generation Americans like herself. [Intro song: ODESZA – “My Friends Never Die”]

1/9/14 Starting Off 2014

This is supposed to represent productivity for the new year. Just go with it, yeah?
Clean workspace for a fresh start. This is supposed to represent productivity for the new year. Just go with it, yeah?

This is the first episode of 2014, bitches! Brenda shares some of her resolution progress about fitness, tips on not giving up, and then talks about how her mother is going to charge her rent. Yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR! [Intro song: Bastille – “Pompeii”]

12/31/13 End-of-the-Year Wrap Up

nye

And just like that, 2013 is over. Brenda gives a quick review of how her year turned out, what she’s learned, how you should look at your past year (bad or good), and how to keep your 2014 resolutions. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

12/25/13 Christmas Quickie!

You can't always pretend to enjoy the holidays.
You can’t always pretend to enjoy the holidays.

Holiday quickie! Brenda whips out the mic to talk about Christmas music and retells the story of when she stopped believing in Santa. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

12/4/13 – Traffic, Acne, and New Friends

acne
I would do immoral things to have skin like this.

After a Thanksgiving break, Brenda is back in the car with an episode that goes everywhere! She rants about the traffic around her and the crazy drivers; she talks about ACNE when you’re in your twenties, her personal history with acne; then how to branch out to new/more friends.

11/20/13 Edward Hong

The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee
The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee

Brenda sits down with actor Edward Hong and discusses the struggles of the acting life. Edward shares the difficulty of dating in LA, how his relationship with his father helped him in acting, and his first experience starring in an indie film, Dawn of the Crescent Moon which premieres in 2014! (Sorry for audio issues and a bit of echo at the end, we had some technical difficulties!) Continue reading