Rice n Mics

Rice n Mics

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.

Episodes

October 3, 2022 71 min

There are a lot of things people don't tell you about uni. We cover what we loved, what we hated, how to take advantage of your time in uni and some of the stories that we have.

Guests: Matthew Ky, Nathan Phu

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Like a kid meeting their superhero, we actually got the founder of Ozbargain for an interview(the website Nathan and I are constantly refreshing)! Scott Yang or also better known on the website as, 'scotty', comes on to talk about the origin story of Ozbargain, his favourite bargains and top tips for bargain hunting. We try to find out if there's anything that he pays full price for...

For all your deals, coupons, vouche...

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A preview I was meant to make a while ago. This one's a preview of an episode we collabed with Two Besties One Braincell Podcast when we did a "business trip" to Melbourne. Join in with Cara, Nathan and I on this completely derailed and alcoholic episode. Full episode is on their feed.

Full Episode: https://spoti.fi/3QZHjei

Two Besties One Braincell Podcast is based in Melbourne posting a wide variety of content ranging f...

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Salutations fellow listeners. This is a quick preview of the collab I did with the lovely hosts Hang and Helen of Highkey Asian Podcast a few weeks ago. I had a great time collabing with them and the topic was just so fun to record. Let me know if you want to hear more from them.

Full episode (Spotify): https://spoti.fi/399yY6X

Highkey Asian Podcast is based in Melbourne and posts similarly oriented topics of growing up Asian-Austral...

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It was finally time to cover a nice, thick and juicy topic. We put a bit of a spin on this by adding some Asian themed flags and also a flag positioning system. Some of these are kind of more oriented as "icks" rather than flags, so this positioning systems helps to alleviate from going straight to red flag for some things. Don't take us too seriously.😂 Listen along and see if your flags are positioned similarly...

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Recorded in October 2021.

This episode is a prime example of how easy it is to get side tracked during a recording. Join Heeji and I as we chat a little about her experiences being raised in Australia and then delve into some juicy South Korea travel tips. There will be things to eat, see, do and some sneaky hidden gems that you can use for your next trip. Take a shot for every time I reference Japan. 💀😂

A slower roll...

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December 21, 2021 55 min

READ THIS BEFORE LISTENING: This special episode is available with VIDEO on YouTube if you're interested in seeing our beautiful faces. Link: https://bit.ly/3H5cSO6

Huge thank you to The Snack Emporium for sponsoring this episode. Our listeners get FREE SHIPPING with the code: "FREERICE".

TSE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesnackemporium/

We go over what we've accomplished this year, what's to come in the f...

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November 24, 2021 55 min

This episode was recorded in January 2021.

It’s a bit of a big commitment to move in together with your significant other. But is starting a business on that same level, if not bigger? Justin and Sandy discuss their origin stories of how their business started and grew, the lessons they’ve learned and what it takes to run a business as a couple.

Today their business has grown exponentially, being featured on numerous outlets such as ...

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November 4, 2021 58 min

Kevin or "Sydney Food Boy" (SFB) runs a food blog recently exploding in popularity for his in depth reviews and videos. His content adds a personal touch by going behind the scenes to see the origins of the recipes and how they are made. Join us on this episode to see a behind the scenes on SFB instead, covering how he started the blog, his favourite places to eat in Sydney and what's to come in the future for his platf...

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September 28, 2021 55 min

Get hyped for freedom day, we're so keen to get out and do something other than walks to the park and back. Matt betrays Nathan, Nathan and I think we have an alcohol problem, I become vulnerable. Also Nathan's microphone was plugged weirdly or something, it's a bit crackly at times - the issue with remote recordings.

This episode is proudly sponsored by Art on the Gogh, Sydney’s Mobile Paint and Sip service, available f...

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September 2, 2021 69 min

Matt stumbles upon a quiz people have been taking to learn more about a person. We answer some of the questions to get to know one another and see whether we might just be a perfect match. We tried to segue into the ad spot but ended up just recording it after we finished recording the main topics. 😂

This episode is proudly sponsored by Art on the Gogh, Sydney’s Mobile Paint and Sip service, available for shipping worldwide ...

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August 17, 2021 34 min

Recorded on 15/7/21. I finally got around to editing this so you might realise that some of the stuff that we are talking about is a bit outdated. Yes, I understand the irony of when I say I like having somewhat better-quality recordings when there is a slight hissing sound this episode ☹. This is an off-topic one where we just cover what’s been happening since lockdown initially started, what we’ve been doing and just overall rand...

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June 22, 2021 45 min

With international travel still not close in sight, I figured it might be a good time to whip out more overseas tales. My uni friend, Gautam, spent 6 months in Amsterdam “studying” and travelling around Europe. Hear his tales of adventure and woe as we reminisce the once blissful days of international travel. 

Guest: Gautam Bajaj

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18+ This episode gets a bit raunchy...

A lighthearted episode where we discuss common Asian stereotypes, how we feel about them and explore its origins. We also understand that everyone feels differently about certain stereotypes - we are not speaking as a whole, just ourselves personally. 

Alex was kind of a side character in this episode who chimed in every so often.

Guests: Alex Rodriguez, Matthew Ky, Nathan Phu

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It's been nearly a year and a half since I first started this podcast and I felt like it was finally time for the old trailer I made in 5 minutes to be revamped. This is the new and improved trailer featuring various highlights throughout random episodes and some fancy new music. Thanks for being a part of this journey and for all your support, enjoy! xo


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May 25, 2021 38 min

WSA is a Facebook group founded for Asians in Western Sydney to share experiences, memes and just some plain old discussion. WSA founder, Allen, joins me to discuss his experience starting the group, the opportunities that arose and more. 

Guest: Allen Nguyen

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May 11, 2021 64 min

We have heard the stories from our regular guest, Nathan, the self-imposed “white-washed Asian”. Now it’s time to get the perspective of the other side of the coin, a “yellow-washed white guy” (He doesn’t think he is, we just kind of exaggerate it onto him). Alex comes on to talk about his experiences growing up in a multi-cultural community, experiencing many different cultural aspects and customs. We also discover his experience ...

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April 13, 2021 46 min

Picture this: You're 12 years old, it is 6PM on a Tuesday night and you ask your dad for a sip of his beer. It is disgusting and you think to yourself, "I would never drink alcohol, this is terrible." Fast forward to now where alcohol is always prevalent, while it may not be yourself but with some, if not most of your friends. Drinking is a huge influence in our culture, and we will be exploring the different nuances in...

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March 16, 2021 49 min

Another extra curricular sport to add to your list. A new guest appears, one of my old friends joins me as I explore more about his favourite sport that he has been playing for years now. He claims it's much better than Oz Tag, but maybe listen to Episode 17 before you choose which one you want to try.

Guest: Henry Ung

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March 2, 2021 49 min

From computer games as a child, to the tech industry as an adult - An all too common tale for people in the IT field. I uncover the rabbit hole of roles out there and also the tech jobs that we have experienced. For legal reasons, everything that we cover is of our own opinion and does not reflect the companies that we either have worked at or work at. 

Guest: Kevin Vong

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