LEMON

Phillip Kuoch & Tom Tan

LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, as well as topical social and cultural issues relevant to Asian millennials. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.

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So we've been religiously using TikTok lately and unless you're living under a rock, that's where all the Gen Z's are hanging out. This week we are giving you the guide to Gen Z so you can understand and adapt yourself to fit in. Some things you need to think about are: - Don't wear skinny jeans - Don't use emojis unless it's this one 💀 - WRITE WITH UPPERCASE - Shorten your senten- We recommend you checking out Netflix's Hotel Cecil, which is about the mysterious case of Eliza Lam. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 22

24 min 29 sec

Surprised? We're dropping in your feed a bit earlier this week because we wanted to celebrate Lunar New Year with you guys This week we're talking about how Lunar New Year has become more important as we get older - especially if you're a child of immigrants and don't have many family near you. We understand that for many people, Lunar New Year will be a bit different. Just hours before we started recording, our city Victoria in Australia went into a 5 day lockdown so we're also spending it a bit different. In this episode, we talk about New Year superstitions and how some of them sound a bit unrealistic. We also discuss how even though we may not necessarily believe in many of them, we have kind of followed them by default because it has been drilled into us since we were young by our parents. We also discuss whether as millennials living in Western countries, if we will be continuing these traditions. This week for recommendation time, we are recommending you to get behind the #AsiansAreHuman & #TheyCantBurnUsAll movement to rise awareness about the increased hate crimes against Asians everywhere around the world. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 12

26 min

Another month, another cultural appropriation! This week we are switching things up. You might notice the show sounds a bit different and that's because we'll only be focusing on one topic per week to give us more time to really dig deeper into the topics we cover. Also, we're both expecting really a busy year for us personally so we wanted to make it manageable for ourselves. BUT let's talk about the problematic sex and relationship coach Kim Anami's music video called 'Kung Fu Vagina'. Anami landed in hot waters last week after she culturally appropriated Asian culture to sell and promote her online courses. There's a few problematic things about the video - It samples Carl Douglas' catchy but problematic 70's song ' Kung Fu Fighting' which has the oriental riff - The music video fetishizes Asian women - Anami wears chopsticks in her hair - Mismatch Chinese & Japanese culture: although the intention to appropriate Chinese culture, she wears a Kimino... - It uses the WONTON FONT, which further perpetuates what Westerners think Chinese characters look like Since recording, we have learnt that she's been deleting comments about those pointing out the cultural appropriation and Twitter users have found that she's publicly liked anti-BLM tweets. Do we see a pattern here? This week, Phil recommends watching the Korean drama 'True Beauty' which is available on Viki. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 8

26 min 4 sec

HELLO JUICY LEMONERS! SEGMENT 1: White Monkey Jobs - The term ‘White Monkey job’ refers to racially motivated job offers. They usually offer vast sums of money for unusual work. The employment is peculiar because the only requirement is your foreign face. You don’t have to be exclusively Caucasian. - Is white monkey jobs problematic? - Why do Asian culture put Caucasian people on such a high pedestal? SEGMENT 2: Sleep Revenge - Journalist Daphne K Lee describes the phenomenon as when “people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to sleep early in order to regain some sense of freedom during late-night hours” - Why is sleep revenge particularly affecting younger people? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to do ask yourself these 3 questions and then tune into the show to see what they reveal about your personality. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 25

35 min 37 sec

WELCOME TO THE FIRST EPISODE OF 2021! You can follow Phil on TikTok here - @misterchinese SEGMENT 1: Bling Empire got us feely uncomfortable - Why has Netflix's new reality show about rich Asians have us feeling a bit uncomfortable? SEGMENT 2: The Mahjong Line - How did three white American ladies outrage the whole Asian Internet with their revamp version of Mahjong? Is this cultural appropriation? - We also discuss about how LV's $80,000 Mahjong doesn't bring us outrage. SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to watch Alice in Borderland on Netflix Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 18

25 min 34 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! This is our last episode of the year and then we'll be going on a little break over the Christmas holidays :) SEGMENT 1: The Influencer who Refuses to apologise over racial slurs and culture appropriation - A Caucasian influencer (who is allegedly French) who is currently studying in Singapore sparked outrage last week over her Instagram photos where she wore the Chinese traditional QiPao and posed with slanted eyes and wrote the caption that included 'ching chong'. - She has refused to apologise despite thousands of people telling her it was racially insensitive SEGMENT 2: Goal-base vs Life-based Life Approach - A viral TikTok trend which people are sharing their lessons learnt from their psychologists is going viral - One particular video is about comparing a goal-based and life-based life - What is the difference and how can it change your life? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to watch Korean movie The Call on Netflix. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

38 min 19 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: The Asian Disaster Mindset - Have you noticed that your parents are always quick to jump to the worst case scenario of everything? - This week we're talking about the Asian Disaster Mindset as dubbed by Connie Wang from Refinery29 and how it is holding us back from pushing boundaries - Read the article here SEGMENT 2: What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In? - In a piece published by The New York Times titled 'What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?', Professor Loretta J Ross encouraged us to stop cancelling people and calling people out and instead 'call them in'. - We discuss what that means and whether it would be productive to encourage change in the world SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to watch All My Life starring Harry Shum Jr and also go out to your local movie theatres and support them (if you're allowed to!). Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

34 min 24 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Modern Love Essay - On a recent episode of the Modern Love Podcast titled 'Confronting Race on the First Date', Andrew Lee recounted how he went on a date with an Asian women who said his Asian heritage would be an issue. - We discuss about how accepting or not accepting our own identities in our younger years may influence our dating in the future SEGMENT 2: Carl Lentz - Pastor influencer/celebrity Carl Lentz was in the tabloids after he was caught cheating on his wife - Lentz is a senior pastor at the megachurch Hillsong and has since been stood down. - We discuss about the power of celebrity pastors and whether he is deserving of the criticism SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Monica recommends checking out Upper Middle Bogan, which is available on Netflix. Thanks Monica Yu for joining us on the show today! You can follow her on Insta here: https://instagram.com/monicayyyu_ Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

38 min 51 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Grandchildren Clout - What do you do when your parents are pushing you to have kids but you don't want to? - Why are our parents so persistent and hung up over having grand kids? - Today we explore how having grandchildren is clout for them SEGMENT 2: Melissa Leong is WHO Magazine's Sexiest Person 2020 - When was the last time an Asian person was named as Sexiest Person in Western media? - We discuss how it's awesome seeing Asians being celebrated but we're only ever celebrated for our intelligence and smarts and never for conventional beauty like other people i SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends the Korean drama Start Up and Tom recommends the name Demon Slayer. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

30 min 30 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! It's all about Donald Trump SEGMENT 1: Joe Biden vs Donald Trump - It's the news that consumed us this week - the US Election. - Tom's not someone who's really into politics but even he has fallen for what has become a shitstorm in America - Why are so many people outside of America obsessed with this US election? SEGMENT 2: How I fell for a MLM endorsed by Donald Trump - Phil shares his story about how he fell for a multi-level marketing company called ACN, which was endorsed by former US President Donald Trump - MLMs target those who are vulnerable and young, so be careful! SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - We recommend watching Queen's Gambit on Netflix, which is about a girl who becomes a chess champion. It doesn't sound like the best show in writing but seriously! Give it a shot. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

36 min 43 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Lessons Learnt From 112 Days in Lockdown - As many places around the world are entering into their second lockdown, Melbourne has emerged from our second lockdown after 112 days. - We share what we learnt during lockdown and the things you should do during your second lockdown SEGMENT 2: Asians tuning into podcasts during the pandemic - This year has been a pivotable time for Asians across the world and more of us are listening to podcasts run by Asian hosts - Why is there a sudden surge in Asian podcast listeners and podcasts made for Asians? - Our interview with SCMP: https://bit.ly/SCMPLemon SGMENT 3: Recommendations - We recommend checking out the documentary 'Seduced', which is about the cult NXIVM. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

26 min 49 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Being Bilingual is Finally Cool - YouTubers TiffWithMi (Tiffanie and Michy Lim) recently said in an interview that speaking Chinese in Singapore was no longer considered cool - For those of us living in countries like Australia, being bilingual is finally considered cool because it shows how worldly you are - Do you speak to your friends in another language other than English? SEGMENT 2: Childhood Traumas Caused By Our Parents - Parents can say the meanest things because its their way of showing their affection but the power of their words have led to a generation of adults feeling inadequate and insecure. - What was the meanest thing your parents have said to you growing up? SGMENT 3: Recommendations & BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Co-host Tom has a MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT - he'll be releasing his first song since he quit his job two years ago to pursue songwriting. His song will be released by iconic 90's Australia band CDB and rock legend Johnny Diesel on November 6. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2020

39 min 51 sec

Asian Bitches Down Under is a new show on Lipp Media. Each week, sisters and Sydney locals Helen Stenbeck and Jessie Tu give searing intersectional feminist critiques on social and cultural issues relevant to Asians living in Australia and abroad. To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in early October, in this episode Jessie and Helen discuss Chinese poets who lived during the Tang Dynasty - Li Bai and Du Fu. Listen to Asian Bitches Down Under wherever you listen to us! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: The Asian Aisle in Supermarkets - Celebrity chef and podcaster David Chang said that the Asian aisle in supermarkets were the 'last bastion' of racism in retail but is it really? Or is it just simply for shopping convenience? - SEGMENT 2: How do you deal with friends you don't politically agree with? - As the US election is nearing and many people are divided with how the Melbourne Premier Dan Andrews has dealt with the lockdown - how do you handle the friends who you politically disagree with? SEmGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil and Tom both recommend the new BLACKPINK documentary on Netflix 'Light Up The Sky Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

35 min 9 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: BLACKPINK Nursing a Controversy - BLACKPINK's latest music video LoveSick has attracted some controversy this week after the Korean Nurse Union demanded a scene of Jennie wearing a nurse uniform was deemed 'sexualising' the profession. - Many Non-Korean fans don't understand how the outfit or scene was offensive but is it because we don't understand the culture and history of nurses in Korea? SEGMENT 2: Coming Out Day - We look back at how far we've come with the 'Coming Out' process and how more work is needed to normalise sexuality. SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends Emily in Paris and Tom recommends you check out Anjelah Johnson's stand up Not Fancy on Netflix. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

28 min 32 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Cross Race Effect - Do we all really look the same? - We explore the 'cross race effect' and how science has proven that it's actually hard for us to identify people outside our race. More particularly hard for white people because they're not usually exposed to PoC (haha!) - We talk about the importance of diversity casting media - The Guardian Piece: https://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2011/aug/15/people-other-races-look-alike SEGMENT 2: COVID Fashion in 2021 - What's fashion going to look like in the future? Will we ditch our suits and ties for more chillax attire? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends the new BLACKPINK album and the New York Time's Daily podcast about Trump's debate and taxes Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

26 min 52 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Gift Giving in Asian Culture - It's mooncake season but do you know what the etiquettes of gifting giving? SEGMENT 2: Japan Legalises Tattoos - Have you rebelled against the Asian grain and got a tattoo? Or dyed your hair? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends The Social Dilemma on Netflix - Tom recommends This Is Paris on YouTube Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

45 min 54 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! We're taking a bit of a break this week so we're revisiting some of our favourite moments in the past year! Can you believe it's been almost a year since LEMON was launched?! Fighting anti-Asian racism in Australia Rising anti-China sentiments in the early days of COVID-19 led to an increased number of racist attacks towards Asian-Australians. In this segment, we discuss and share our experiences of the casual racism we faced but also talk about how many Asian-Australians actually don't know where the line is drawn for 'casual racism' because it's something that we've all grown up with and dealt with on a daily basis.  Why do Asian people Anglicised our names? In this segment, we explore why our parents decided to give us English names and why so many international students coming to Australia are encouraged by their teachers to adopt and Anglicise their names.  The Asian Black Problem Black Lives Matters has been one of the biggest movements of our generation but for the Asian community, it has always been viewed as a white vs black person problem. In this episode, we discuss why Asian pop culture and societies in Asia need to do better to further the discussion around colourism and BLM. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

13 min 21 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! We're taking a bit of a break this week so we're revisiting some of our favourite moments in the past year! Can you believe it's been almost a year since LEMON was launched?! WeChat Aunty WeChat is the most popular messenger app amongst Asian parents and misinformation on the social network spread like wild-fire. In this segment, we breakdown the common coronavirus cures and prevention, as told by a WeChat aunty.  Dami Im X Factor winner and Eurovision Qween Dami Im has an honest chat to us about the backlash she got after winning the X Factor - many people believe she shouldn't have won because she was Asian.  Jenny Zhou TV actress Jenny Zhou recounts the time when she auditioned for a role written for an Asian character but the director and writers had a last minute change in direction - any guesses what?  The Ni Hao Me Debate MasterChef contestant Sarah Tiong sparked a debate about why it was offensive to greet an Asian person with 'Ni Hao Ma' after she hung up on a radio host. In this episode, we discuss why greeting an Asian person with 'Ni Hao Ma' is a form of microaggression and how the phrase has a long history of being traumatic to Asian-Australians because of the way it is used to mock us.  Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

12 min 16 sec

What’s in a name? Particularly in Australia, having a distinctly foreign name has its positives and negatives, and I’ve always had this inkling that there’s a different way we think about names in Australia compared to Chinese culture in particular, but I could never quite put my finger on it. This episode we explore how this difference in names affects us. Shoes Off is a written, produced and edited podcast that educates, connects and inspires Asian Australians, because we don’t talk about culture enough. Each episode is topic-driven, and we'll bring you stories and thoughts from interesting Aussie Asians, academics and everyday folk so we can question, explore and celebrate what it means to be an Asian in Australia. Subscribe to Shoes Off: http://bit.ly/ShoesOffPod Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

28 min 39 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's all about political correctness! SEGMENT 1: Mulan - The highly anticipated movie has been released but it's been labelled as a sanitised movie about Chinese culture - Should we be celebrating the progress Asian media is making in Hollywood or Disney be held accountable for its portrayal? SEGMENT 2: Australia's COVID Social Bubbles - What do you do if a friend invited you to be in their social bubble but you've kinda already got someone else in mind? - SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends Kim's Convenience and Fresh Off The Boat - Tom recommends Avatar Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

38 min 44 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's all about political correctness! SEGMENT 1: Should subtle asian traits be more than just memes? - An article published on Lithium Magazine titled 'Why I Hate Sublte Asian Traits' criticised the Facebook group for its lack of inclusivity and sugary 'boba liberalism' content - should we expect more from subtle asian traits? - Read the article here SEGMENT 2: But where are you really from? - Is asking another Asian if they're Asian, racist? SEGMENT 3: Should we cancel the Chinese language? Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

28 min 40 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's a juicy one! SEGMENT 1: OnlyFans - More Asians are jumping on the OnlyFans bandwagon, so is the adult industry going to change their portrayal of Asians? SEGMENT 2: You Think You Can Hurt Me? - What does the viral meme say about our experiences growing up as Asians? SEGMENT 3: Will K-Pop Ever Be Mainstream? - BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez released their highly anticipated collab but will the Western world ever take K-pop seriously? Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

35 min 54 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - sorry it's really short one this week - we didn't include one segment because of *technical difficulties* with recording virtually haha. we SEGMENT 1: Is Having Blonde Hair Problematic or Empowering? - More Asians are dyeing their hair blonde but is it a form of internalised racism or is it empowering? Segment 2: Recommendations - Tom recommends you check out Love On The Spectrum - Phil recommends checking out Why Women Kill starring our queen Lucy Liu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

21 min 18 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: What Beautiful K-pop Men Can Teach Us - As K-pop becomes more 'mainstream' in Western culture, could K-pop help break the toxic masculinity? Segment 2: Asian TikTok Hacks - We searched the interwebs to find you the greatest Asian hacks you never knew you needed Segment 3: Sibling Roles - How did your sibling role change as you got older? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

29 min 21 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Guess vs Ask Culture - There's two types of people in this world - guess people and ask people. - Guess culture is where you're raised to only ask for favours after overthinking about it and if you know the answer is going to be yes whereas, ask culture are people who are taught to just ask for things because what's the worst thing that can happen? People say no? But apparently guess culture people find ask people rude. Segment 2: Asian Aunty Myths Debunked - You loved our WeChat aunty segment so much last time that we decided this time to look into some common Asian Aunty legends such as: - Is it ok to sleep with a wet hair? - What happens when you whistle at night? - What is hot and cold food? Segment 3: The Fox Eye Challenge - A new beauty and makeup trend is taking over TikTok and it's called the 'Fox Eye' challenge but why are so many Asians finding it offensive and traumatising? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

28 min 54 sec

SEGMENT 1: Indian Matchmaking - We're currently obsessed with the new Netflix show called Indian Matchmaking - Arranged marriages and matchmaking is a tradition in Asian culture but it's finding it's way to mainstream media - Could this be the new dating trend of 2020? Segment 2: Re-connect with your loved ones - Co-host Thomas Tan pleads with LEMON listeners to connect with their estranged loved ones Segment 3: Grace Koh - TV Presenter & actress Grace Koh talks to us about what's like working in the Australian entertainment scene and tells us about the "dark side" of working as a children's entertainer.. Follow Grace Koh: https://bit.ly/2ELvpo1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

46 min 44 sec

SEGMENT 1: MasterChef Reynold shines a light on immigrant families - On last week’s finale week of MasterChef All Stars, Reynold, who was tipped to win the show, broke down in tears and opened up about how hard it is as an immigrant in Australia  - He spoke about how even though, his family business is successful, there’s always something knocking them back or holding them from going to the top - Melissa Leong, who is the first Asian and woman judge on the franchise also teared up and spoke about how as a migrant, you feel like you don’t fit in and feel like ‘you have to push against so much to get where you want to be' - Have you ever felt like you had to work harder than your peers at work or school? Segment 2: The BBC presenter who can't cook rice... - A BBC food presenter has gone viral after her interesting approach to cooking rice - Comedian Uncle Roger's reaction to the video has also equally gone viral Segment 3: Isaiah Firebrace - Isaiah, who is the world's most streamed First Nations artist joins us on the show to talk about his new song 'Know Me Better' and the work he's been doing indigenous communities Follow Isaiah Firebrace: https://www.instagram.com/isaiahfirebrace/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

43 min 40 sec

SEGMENT 1: Newton Nguyen - Newton Nguyen who is also known as milktpapi is being called the breakout star of the COVID-19 lockdowns - He’s amassed millions of followers across social media for his easy to follow cooking tutorials which has resonated with millions of millennials who are cooking for the first time during lock down - Because of having more time during lockdown we saw so many of our friends cooking or baking and it’s become something of a novelty. - Unlike our parent’s generation, only a ⅓ of us are confident with cooking (SOURCE: Canadian study - washington post)  - A google study in 2015 found that more than 60% of use cook with our smartphones in our hands Segment 2: #FreeBritney - What in the name of Britney Spears is happening? - There's a fan movement gaining momentum alleging that Britney is being held by her will by her father and the conservatorship she's has been placed under - Apparently she's been dropping hints in her social media that she's trapped. - Is there any truth to this? - Our resident Britney expert, Jarone joins us and gives us the 101 Segment 3: Man, it's hard dating as an Asian woman - We're joined by short film director Angela Koh to talk about her upcoming film called Romance Deadline. - Angela talks to us about what's it's like dating as an Asian woman in 2020 and how there's a romance deadline - Romance Deadline is out later this year - SYNOPSIS: A 35 Year old Korean American woman gets heavily pressured by her parents and faces societal pressure due to her age Follow Romance Deadline Film on Instagram: https://bit.ly/RomanceDeadlineIG SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

38 min 24 sec

Segment 1: The Sandwich Generation Dilemma  As children of immigrants, should we feel bad for pursuing our passions and dreams when our parents worked so hard to move? A post of subtle asian traits went viral after an OP ripped up her university degree and declared that she was no longer going to work to make her parents proud but herself. Segment 2: Soft Ghosting Do you do soft ghosting? STYLIST UK Soft ghosting refers to someone 'liking' your last message or latest comment on their post on platforms like Facebook and Instagram where it's possible to react to an interaction, but not actually replying and continuing the conversation. So, although they're not ignoring you, they're also offering no genuine response. BUMBLE says that the real problem with soft ghosting is how unclear the signals being sent are. “Since your match has replied in some respect, it can be unclear if they are trying to end the conversation,” she says. “It also puts the person who sent the last ‘official’ message in a strange position, do you leave it? Do you double message?” Segment 3: Allan Liang from Big Brother Allan from Big Brother Australia joins us on the show today to discuss what it was like being a person of colour on Australian reality TV. Follow Allan on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2OgYlFQ SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

35 min 8 sec

Hello Juicy Lemoners! We wanted to drop an old Get-To-Know-Us episode because we had a bunch of new listeners these last few weeks and we thought you might be interested getting to know the people you catch up with every week! Phillip is recovering from tonsilitis this week so we won't be recording a new episode but we'll see you again next week! Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonpodcast Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lemonpodcast Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://www.instagram.com/mrkuoch Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 2020

40 min 32 sec

SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Segment 1 - Thai Fruits - The New York Times published an article over the weekend about Thailand’s Fruit Export industry in crisis - In the piece, which was written by their SEA correspondent Hannah Beech, she compared the resemblance of rambutan to coronavirus and durian to looking like a medieval torture device.  Article: https://nyti.ms/3g9rKhb Question: There were so many things problematic with this article. What things stood out for you Tom? Segment 2 - Love In The Shape Of Cut Fruit - I wanted to talk about this article, not only is it a contrast to what we spoke in the last segment but it’s also something we can relate to - In a piece titled ‘Love In The Shape Of Cut Fruit’, Connie Wang wrote beautifully about she realised after growing up, cutting up fruit was her parent’s love language.  - She explained that her parents were never the words of affirmation type but they put in the time and effort it peel and cut fruits like grapes, apple, mangoes and dragonfruit for her when she was growing up - She explained that cutting fruit was like love, it doesn’t take much to serve but it was patience and practice and its the willingness to swallow some bitterness so someone else enjoys only sweetness.  - Article: https://r29.co/38dfTf3 Question: What fruits do you remember eating growing up? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

40 min

SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Segment 1: Westernising Your Name Article: https://nextshark.com/laney-college-professor-anglicize-name/ A university professor in America has been placed on administrative leave after he asked a Vietnamese American student to change her Vietnamese name to English because it was ‘offensive’ In an email, he said “Phuc Bui” sounds like an insult in english, and asked her to anglicise her name.  The student, who’s name is Phuc Bui responded to the professor and told him that she felt it was discriminatory and she was going to file a complaint with the school board.  He then responded with: “Your name in English sounds like F**k Boy. If I lived in Vietnam and my name in your language sounded like Eat a D**k, I would change it to avoid embarrassment both on my part and on the part of the people who have to say it. “I understand you are offended, but you need to understand your name is an offensive sound in my language,” he added. “I repeat my request.” Segment 2: K-pop fans trolls - If you know anything about Trump, it is that he loves bragging about his crowd numbers - At his presidential inauguration, he kept saying he had a bigger crowd turnout than Obama but it was later found that he exaggerated his numbers and asked a Whitehouse photographer to photoshop the official photos - Trump rally for election -> bragged 1m turnout for his first rally in months - He said no stadium will be empty this rally - A campaign from Kpop stans saw them rsvping to reserve up all the seats at the rally  - Similarly, police asked people to submit photos of rioters and they all flooded it with fan cams  Segment 3: Josh Thomas and coon cheese (10 mins) - So, Josh Thomas has apologised for his comments about diversity in the arts last week - It all started after the Australian actor and comedian tweeted a photo of Australian cheese brand Coon implying that the brand should re-name its cheese because of the racial slur  - Twitter was quick to re-share a video of Josh Thomas talking about diversity on an all white panel at a writer’s festival. - Michelle Law: The reason that Josh Thomas video is so disturbing is that people we think are on our side are not. White moderates are more dangerous than outright racists. - "This is about the broken, racist society in which we live, the way that racist society dictates who gets to tell stories, and how that panel is a part of and reflects these issues," Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

40 min 20 sec

SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk  The Ni Hao Ma Debate - Early last week MasterChef contestant Sarah Tiong was doing a round of media interviews after being eliminated from the show - She then posted on her Instagram calling out Triple M after the host Matt Jonsen started the interview by greeting Sarah with ‘Ni Hao Ma’, which is of course is how you say ‘hello’ in Mandarin  - Sarah said that the greeting didn’t go to air but Jonsen proceeded to ask ‘Oh wait, would it be ‘Lei Ho Ma?’, which is cantonese  - Sarah said she was uncomfortable and shocked and ended the call and said it was racist, insensitive and tone deaf and asked the station to ‘do better’  - This debate has the Asian community divided with some saying Sarah was being too sensitive and others agreeing saying it is racist What are your thoughts on this? Should we view someone greeting us Ni Hao Ma as language appreciation?  What makes you Pufferfish? - Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby who released critically acclaimed Nanette has returned with a new Netflix special called Douglas  - In the show, she talks about what makes her instantly outraged, even at the mention of it. Some things that makes her blow up like a puffer fish are: paleo diets and people Americanised their language - What makes you pufferfish? Making a show for white Australia - Big Brother returned for the first time in 6 years and the first 3 contestants eliminated from the show were people of colour - Fijian-Australian Laura was first to go, followed by ‘confident and loud’ Chinese Australian housemate Allan Liang and then Korean-Australian SooBong Hwang. - People of Colour contestants are chosen to be loud and have strong personalities whilst cauasian contestants are ‘everyday joes’  - Caucasian Examples: Zoe is a caring teacher and mum of 2, Ian loves nature and science, Chad is a hot tradie - PoC examples: Allan is the loud Asian guy who’s in it to win it.  - Laura is pro-black, vegan and doesn’t care what people think - Angela (who is Kenyan) is unapologetic with strong opinions - Do you think that producers are casting PoC for entertainment value or for relability? Who’s the last Asian contestant in reality tv (excluding MasterChef) that you liked? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

45 min 6 sec

LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk ******** Black Lives Matter - We can’t start the show this week without discussing what’s happening in the US and around the world - The murder of George Flloyd by police has ignited the BLM movement with thousands of people taking it to the streets to protest against police brutality and the centuries of oppression against black people - For the most part, the protest has been largely peaceful but - In some cases, the protest had become violent and looters who were not apart of the protest, were breaking into shops and businesses to loot  - People saying #alllivesmatter - is it problematic?  Malaysia's Miss Universe says black people should 'relax' - Last week Malaysia’s Former Miss Universe Samantha Kayty posted an Instagram story about George Flloyd saying that ‘black people should relax’ - https://twitter.com/lilasianthiccie/status/1267347193582612480/photo/1 - To Black People, relax. Take it as a challenge, makes you stronger. You chose to be born as a ‘coloured’ person in America for a reason. To learn a certain lesson. Accept it as it is, till now hunger and poverty still exist. It is what it is.It’s evitable . Best you can do is remain calm , protect your heart and don’t allow it to crumble. That’s your responsibility. Of course this is to the ones who understand this level and state of mind. Not for everyone. Everyone grows at a different rate.  The Asian Black Problem - We need to talk about how what’s happening right now isn’t a white vs black thing, we need to take a hard look at ourselves as well and realise that we have a black problem in Asia and Asian culture - A lot of us who are children of immigrants have a trouble communicating with our parents because of our broken mother tongue but there’s been a movement to start a conversation with Asian parents by sending them translated open letters why BLM is important to talk about  - We’ve talked a lot about the racism Asians around the world were facing during this pandemic. If we thought that was bad, imagine what it’d be like to be a black person fearing for your life every time you leave your house because you’re scared of being pulled over by the police and getting shot  - A McDonald’s in China bans black people during coronavirus - So many examples of blackfacing in mainstream media in China e.g. impersonating an African woman on national TV  - KPOP - Yoon-mirae who is a respected rapper andis bi-racial has spoken about the racism discrimination she’s faced in Korea - Kiya interview with Asian Boss: backhanded compliments: “You’re pretty for a black person “ “You’re different to other black people because you’re skinny”  - Beauty standards -> TONYA TKO - https://www.facebook.com/melanie.glico/posts/10156779441516534 - Cambodia: Chinese or fair skin people are seen as more important, if you’re darker, they call you ‘ah kmao’ which literally means black person in a degrading way - What do you think needs to happen for the world as a society to change? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

40 min 17 sec

LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Last Night’s ‘MasterChef’ Was Proof Of Why Such Real And Raw Representation Is So Important - Junkee Last night’s Mystery Box was an emotional challenge for the MasterChef contestants and for viewers watching at home. When the cooks entered the kitchen, they were greeted with a Mystery Box unlike anything they had been presented with before. Instead of being given set ingredients, each contestant was presented with a photo from their childhood. While clearly an emotional trip for everyone cooking, the photos hit a lot harder for the people of colour in the room. Namely, for Khanh and Reynold who broke down in tears while talking about their photos, which reminded them of their struggles growing up. *** MasterChef’s Reynold ‘truly sorry’ for past homophobic comments - QNews MasterChef Australia favourite Reynold Poernomo has “sincerely and deeply” apologised after homophobic comments from six years ago resurfaced. The contestant in the Network 10 cooking show said he was ashamed of the comments, posted online back in 2014, and they don’t reflect his views now. Reynold’s posts on an online bodybuilding forum, under the username ReyReyy, suggested gay people were “freaks” in response to news a Disney TV series featured gay characters. “I wish the world made a united decision where they will capture all gay people and put them on a remote island full of gays,” the then-20-year-old wrote. “That way straight ppl (people) will be happy and the freaks can go on and f*** themselves.” Reynold also commented on a separate thread titled: “Is homosexuality a mental illness?” “Yes, end of thread,” he replied. Reynold posted the homophobic rant just months before he first appeared on the Network 10 show’s seventh season in 2014. ******* YOUTUBER MYKA STAUFFER REVEALS ADOPTED SON WITH AUTISM HAS BEEN PLACED IN A NEW HOME: 'HE NEEDED MORE - Independent UK YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James have announced their adopted son Huxley has been placed in a new home nearly three years after he was adopted from China. In a new YouTube video titled: “An update on our family” the couple, from Columbus, Ohio, explained that Huxley, who has autism, had a “lot more special needs that we weren't aware of”. **** Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

30 min 50 sec

With everything that's going on around the world and many Asians are experiencing heighten racism because of COVID-19, there's never been a more important time to practice some self love and reflect on ourselves. Many of us may not realise but we may have internalised a lot of racism ourselves - which has negative long term effects. LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Join the Just Shapes And Sounds Community https://bit.ly/JustShapesAndSounds Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

36 min 30 sec

List Me Tender is a new addition to the Lipp Media podcast network. Join two Sydney-sider, long-time friends, and thirty-somethings, June and Daph, as they delve into “bucket list” items to do before you turn 30. In this episode, join Daph and June as they chat to one of the most fashionable/fabulous/iconic person they know - Daniel To. From wearing skin-tight Nudie Jeans in University, through to pioneering the Preppy look (before Preppy was cool), Dan shares with us his experience, learning and his journey in discovering style. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

35 min 14 sec

Another week has passed and the anti-Asian racism has heightened around Australia and the rest of the world, with exponential increases of reports of physical and verbal assault against Asian people. This week, we are joined by our friends Thuy and Tiana from Unapologetically Asian to help dissect how to deal with racism during the Coronavirus age. LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. FOLLOW UNAPOLOGETICALLY ASIAN Instagram: https://bit.ly/Unapologetically_Asian Donate and support by printing 3D masks for doctors on the frontline: https://bit.ly/35dFSSq Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 2020

33 min 53 sec

Due to COVID-19, many Asian people around the world are experiencing heightened racism like nothing before. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 originating from Wuhan, China, hygiene practises in Asian countries and culture are being questioned by the global community.  Videos like these are damaging to the Asian community because it generalises all Asian people and allows people to write hurtful comments like: “Imagine the habits they have behind closed doors especially when they work in the food industry” - one user wrote under the video Sure, it can be easy to just say all Asians are dirty and unhygienic  (rewind) but perhaps first... maybe we should talk about some useful hygiene practises.  #1 -No shoes in the house You know you’re at an Asian household when you see a massive shoe rack at the front door.  Almost in every Asian house, guests are required to take off their shoes before entering the house.  The reason is quite simple - there is a lot of germs and bacteria that you collect from your outdoor activities - According to the University of Arizona your shoes have 421,000 bacteria! So, please. Take off your shoes before you enter your house!  #2 - Hand washing dishes There’s a lot of jokes about Asian parents not using dishwashers and preferring to hand-wash each plate.  But if there was one thing that we all learnt from COVID-19, it is how important using soap and disinfectants are.  When Asian people wash dishes, we make sure that each plate is scrubbed with soap and washed off with fresh clean water - no soaking it all in the same old water!  #3 Showering before sleeping  It is the old-age debate in the Western world about whether to shower in the morning or at night.  But in Asian culture, we get taught by our parents to change into home clothes when arriving back home and taking a nice warm shower before bed.  The reason? You’re covered in sweat & germs throughout the day and you don’t want to bring all of that back into your home.  And plus, it’s relaxing to have a warm shower before bed!  #4 Wearing a mask when you’re sick In the early days of COVID-19, many people in the Western world were confronted and offended when Asian people began wearing face masks..  However, fast-forward a month or two later, there is an international shortage of masks.  What most people don’t realise is that, Asian people wear face masks to prevent getting other people sick.  LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

4 min 8 sec

WeChat Aunties - we all know them. During a pandemic, WeChats Aunties are the ones who are forwarding us those chain messages telling us to eat more garlic, drink hot water with salt and going to bed early. Heck, they've apparently found the cure to COVID-19. LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

20 min 23 sec

With almost 4 billion people practising isolation, how is the world staying connected? LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

27 min 10 sec

With almost 4 billion people practising isolation, how is the world staying connected? LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2020

4 min 30 sec

We understand how crazy and dark the world is right now so we wanted to do something a bit different to help lighten and bring a smile to your faces! This week we set two friends up on a live date. How will the date end? Will they go a second date? Listen until the end to find out! We are joined by friend of the pod, Melissa Hua and Vinh Tran, who owns flower hire and events company Full de Bloom. Have a friend who needs a boo? Pitch them to us at hello@lemonpodcast.com and we might find them a match on the show. LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

28 min 39 sec

On this week’s episode we chat to the talented Heather (They/Them) & Jono (He/Him) from Cry Club about gender identity, sexuality and the Australian indie music scene. Their new song 'Obvious' is out now on all music platforms. FOLLOW CRY CLUB Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UlL2GK LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan. Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

49 min 5 sec

On this week’s episode: - Phillip talks about how the coronavirus / COVID-19 is affecting small businesses  - Thomas opens up about his hearing deteriorating and how a COSTCO staff assumed he knows all the Tans - We talk about our family’s love languages. You’ve heard about love languages but does it also translate to your family? Is it something we inherit from our parents? We discuss our relationships with our siblings and parents.  - We talk about this Manprella.com article how what happens when you’re no longer impressive for your age? As a society, we’re obsessed with the rate of how fast and young we achieve things - but is it really about how fast we can achieve things?  - RECOMMENDATIONS: Phillip recommends you watch The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss and we introduce a weekly playlist on Spotify of all the song recommendations by Thomas. You can follow it here: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk Thomas Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

36 min 11 sec

Hello and welcome to this week's episode! - Thomas recommends you stream Lady Gaga's new album 'Chromatica' although it's not out yet. She's rumoured to be collaborating with BLACKPINK and Ariana Grande, so we're hyped! - Joanna recommends you play Harvest Moon - it's the original Farmville game - Phil recommends you check out the Chinese drama Yanxi Palace about concubines fighting each other to rise to the top - AND we discuss about the #toiletpapergate that's happening in Australia, where there's a national shortage of toilet paper because of the panic buying over the coronavirus / COVID-19. We discuss what would be in our doomsday bunker. - FINALLY, what are some of the pressures you face in your 20's? Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonpodcast Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lemonpodcast Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFErUicL57M-qPleI5Iz5lg Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://www.instagram.com/sirkuoch/ Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/ TRANSCRIBED AUDIO ****PLEASE NOTE that this was automatically transcribed and it may not be accurate. Please refer to the actual audio file for any quotation or referencing***** [00:00:14] Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the LEMON Show. The show catching up on what you should be reading, watching and listening to, as always, Euro-Med Thomas. And that's me and Phillip Kuoch. That is me. And today we welcome a very special guest. And this week, we have Joanna. [00:00:29] Our very first think of a way of how to cultivate like a very nice I like my friends since long time for a long time. Friend of met childhood friends, four knots. But Joanna is here. Welcome to. [00:00:46] Thank you for helping us with the photoshoot day. Yes. That was very nice. [00:00:51] Hopefully by the time it goes, we would have already posted a new podcast cover. But Joanna. Joanna, tell us what is the theme of this week's cover cover up? [00:01:03] I don't it would be good how to explain it. Our director. [00:01:08] Look, I was going for like an 80s or 90s theme, so I Googled 80s, 90s fetish shit with fruits because, you know, we have the LEMON show and people just posing with fur in a very weird way. So with I decided, hey, Phil, why don't we just take off our shirts and pears with fruit so mildly erotic? [00:01:25] Join us first time I'm watching gay porn. What was that like? No, it's not your first time. Not your first time. Oh, I don't know. It was it was an experience. [00:01:39] We had some really weird shots involving tops. [00:01:43] And I was a bit but also bit conscious. Were you? Yes. You know, the thing is, you're conscious about it because we live in a neighbourhood where old, like everybody knows each other. And the windows were put on a show for the night. And we it just happened that we'll furnish having a photo shoot just as school was finishing as well. So I had the school boundaries. Right. Because you look quite close with school as well. Did you? [00:02:06] I was distracted, too. Distracted by our beautiful bodies, say. [00:02:11] So how is everyone's week this week? I was pretty good. I did a lot of songwriting this week. No mental breakdown. So that's pretty good. Positive. Any new hits this week that we can expect to hear soon? We did. [00:02:23] Oh, we did write or Bradner. We wrote a song called Sweats. [00:02:28] Was it actionable? It was very action of our lyrics. It's the one you showed me. You know, it is different in different ones. That was a Chinese song on an English song. Yes. We've been writing. Working like crazy. Trying to make sure that we get those demos out. But yeah. What about you feel? How was your week? [00:02:44] My week has been pretty hectic. Had a very hectic morning. We did my doughnut finish shoot for our new menu this this morning. And then I invited you guys over to test our new brunch menu that we're going to be introducing soon. And then we...

Mar 2020

34 min 48 sec

What happens when you accidentally send a text that's about your ex to your ex instead of your friend? On this episode we discuss about Lady Gaga's new song 'Stupid Love' about whether or not we think it's a flop. We also talk: - About the new Korean drama 'Crash Landing Onto You' - a drama about what it's like crash landing in North Korea. - Charlotte's Awbery's viral video singing 'Shallow' - How Tik Tok is changing music industry through meme's Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonpodcast Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lemonpodcast Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFErUicL57M-qPleI5Iz5lg Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://www.instagram.com/sirkuoch/ - Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 2020

44 min 29 sec

On this week’s episode:  - We chat to the incredible Ophie Ho! Ophie is a boss girl and social media influencer who transform womens lives through her business. We talk to her all about social media influencing, what it means to be Asian-Australian and how she got into her businesss - We also discuss body image issues after Phillip was told by his mum that he was fat and needed to lose weight :( We talk about how we need to stop commenting on people’s bodies because it can be damaging - LASTLY, we also discuss about racism amongst the Asian community - although we are a marginalised group, we’re also still very racist (not us, personally speaking, we’re good!) Follow Ophie Ho’s socials  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ophieho/ You can sign up for Ophie’s coaching program here: https://ophieho.com/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonpodcast Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lemonpodcast Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://www.instagram.com/sirkuoch/ Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/ TRANSCRIBED AUDIO ****PLEASE NOTE that this was automatically transcribed and it may not be accurate. Please refer to the actual audio file for any quotation or referencing***** [00:00:14] Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the LEMON Show, the show giving you the squeeze on pop culture with an Oriental lens. Well, like that introduction that's my name is Thomas Tan. And I'm Philip Kuoch. And coming up later on the show, we speak to Ophie Ho, who is a go boss and how she's transforming women's lives around Australia with her business. But first, how is your week? Had a very fun week. Actually, we went to the Pentatonix concert. We did. [00:00:41] And I swear, I feel like because I like an acapella group. Right. I feel like everyone that was at the concert was like a sing off, because when you want to get this crouse's sing it just sing like a massive choir. Anyone Senate. Amazing. [00:00:54] I think you can actually see the hard work and the dedication like the years that it takes for you to get to know your band members as well as know exactly what you have to do because harmonies are hardly telling you. It's like you have to sing in perfect pitch key and get to know exactly where to go. Boop, boop, boop. If you miss it like a doo doo or a bup bup. That means that you pretty much share the whole whole group off. [00:01:14] I love how you appreciate, like, you know, the music side of it. For me, the whole time I was thinking about was the thing about the business side. I was like probably the most profitable band in the world because we we did discuss a little bit how much they were earning that night. Because like they didn't have any bandmates. It's just that making sounds of their mouth. So so like they didn't have to hire like dancers, all a bandmates. It was just the making sounds of their mouth. But they got sick. [00:01:40] If one of them or two of them got sick, then like concerts cancelled. [00:01:43] Let's take a live look now outside of work. Ariana Grande, they lick and spit on the merchandise. There can be a hundred people in the room. Rise and shine. China. China. China. China. China. China. China. [00:02:04] We also just watched the Harlequin movie. Maybe like two hours ago. And I felt that it was incredible what they consider so well. And Magor, Robbie's acting is phenomenal. [00:02:15] Oh, she's good. I know the little girl, the Asian go who's in the movie as well. She was really funny. [00:02:21] I thought she was like, I'll tell you know, I thought that she was like an 18 or playing like that. And like they normally do in Hollywood. But you gewgaws, she's actually 13 years old. [00:02:27] She's 13 and she's in critical for her age. It was really funny the whole time while watching that movie. I was just thinking like, wow, like we talked to Jenny earlier this week. [00:02:36] Our friend Jenny, she's in L.A. right now doing pilot sea...

Feb 2020

1 hr 15 min

If You Don't Mind is a new addition to the Lipp Media podcast network. Madelaine Cherrington thinks we need to start having more honest and varied conversations about mental illness. On this episode, Madelaine talks to the lovely Cee. They discuss internalised stigma and the difficulties accessing mental health services when you're an international student. Join Madelaine fortnightly for inspiring one on one interviews with people who bravely share their mental health journey by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you listen to us! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2020

40 min 36 sec