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Interview With Elise Go, Singer, Songwriter

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

02:09 min | 2 d ago

Interview With Elise Go, Singer, Songwriter

"This episode is least go. She's in la based singer. Songwriter and i would also say fantastic producer. You the triple threat girl. I always prepare every guest by reading their books listening to their music waiting through their poetry. And sometimes it's not my thing. But i do it because i want to be prepared. I have been marinating in a least goes music this week. As i've been editing photos for hours and hours. And i want to say at least you really bring all these amazing gifts together and i can't wait for our audience to sample some of your wear. So welcome to the five cast. I can think you so much for having me hello listeners. What's up well you are not from. La in fact. I watched a little bit of your youtube video. Twenty eighteen when you and your mom your piled into the previous for the free is right to make that journey so tell us a little bit about your back story so we can kind of appreciate how you've landed in l. a. as this amazing berkley. School of music graduate talent were awesome So when i was little. I started pointing seattle when i was four. So music has always been in my life and me and my mom are very very close race by single mom so that comes with its own hardships. But she always found time to you know she. I i see now as an adult looking back ever since i was younger. She always made sure. I had all the opportunities that i could to explore extracurriculars to see what i was passionate about to help. Find that passion. So i started playing piano on os for the classical music for really long time and then progressed to really liking to sing. And i always bring up the lizzie mcguire movie. I watched that with my daughter. That's too cute. Dreams are yes that is exactly thong on ironically. Got me into pop music.

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"fong" Discussed on First of All

First of All

01:55 min | Last week

"fong" Discussed on First of All

"Guys. Oh my god jim so. I don't think there's anybody more excited than i am. Because i freaking love you let me just say right. I loved you the most i love you. So how are you doing today. Pretty good actually got to workouts in been very very focused on work and despite the weather being what it is right now. I'm very blessed and happy to stop took. I took a walk. And i'm like good girl. I walk to the fridge. And then i was saying i mean your workouts have been very inspiring which is why i'm so excited to talk to you because we're talking about transformation here right. Oh you better stop. I'm still in the middle we're ongoing. We're we're ongoing work in progress monitoring very excited about it. Well okay so to get situated. It's been really fun having so many awesome guests on first of all and because not everybody tuning in may of heard your incredible episode with me earlier which was like another lifetime ago or he talked about your coming out story right and just everything that made you who you are. How would you. How'd you do your little elevator. Pitch of like what's kevin long story and like a may life story treat tiktok tiktok on animate tiktok. I know. I guess. I am a military brat. Half chinese half filipino. Filmmaker turned digital content creator that focuses a lot on talent management. And that's where i've been. I've been in la for the last ten years. And i think now. I'm like really learning to just help others so i can also help myself.

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Outgrowing People Pleasing With Kevyn Fong

First of All

01:55 min | Last week

Outgrowing People Pleasing With Kevyn Fong

"Guys. Oh my god jim so. I don't think there's anybody more excited than i am. Because i freaking love you let me just say right. I loved you the most i love you. So how are you doing today. Pretty good actually got to workouts in been very very focused on work and despite the weather being what it is right now. I'm very blessed and happy to stop took. I took a walk. And i'm like good girl. I walk to the fridge. And then i was saying i mean your workouts have been very inspiring which is why i'm so excited to talk to you because we're talking about transformation here right. Oh you better stop. I'm still in the middle we're ongoing. We're we're ongoing work in progress monitoring very excited about it. Well okay so to get situated. It's been really fun having so many awesome guests on first of all and because not everybody tuning in may of heard your incredible episode with me earlier which was like another lifetime ago or he talked about your coming out story right and just everything that made you who you are. How would you. How'd you do your little elevator. Pitch of like what's kevin long story and like a may life story treat tiktok tiktok on animate tiktok. I know. I guess. I am a military brat. Half chinese half filipino. Filmmaker turned digital content creator that focuses a lot on talent management. And that's where i've been. I've been in la for the last ten years. And i think now. I'm like really learning to just help others so i can also help myself.

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Interview With William Hung, Former American Idol Contestant

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

01:54 min | 3 weeks ago

Interview With William Hung, Former American Idol Contestant

"When we started this podcast in two thousand fifteen i compiled a list of what i call the white wales and these were guest that i hope to book someday. People like george decay and margaret show and sonar so forth. And we've actually had margaret and george decay on but one of the white. Whales did eluded me until this very moment is my guest. This episode william hung william. I want to welcome you to our show. Highly meet you oswal for some of our listeners. May have heard of some of these other people that i just mentioned. But maybe they're not familiar with you and and let me just briefly. Explain to the audience. Why you were on my must book on this back. When i wasn't even watching american idol. So this is i think. Season three of american idol. Early in two thousand four. You auditioned and i heard about the audition so not even watching the show. Your audition actually kind of went by role and it sets up the next seven years of your life and then even what you've kind of transition to so. Could you give our audience in idea about what led to the audition san francisco for american idol. And then what happened there. And then we'll talk about the next part sir. So i always enjoyed carry your in my life. I started singing karaoke. Gave the my parents. I was tenuous on the back in hong kong and then in college i studied at uc. Berkeley i studied zimmer engineering I wasn't doing at school. So i thought i needed to try something new then one day. I thought his poster for a school talent show. And i thought watching and studying the music videos from ricky martin's she bangs

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What's With The Rash Of Asian Hate?

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

02:18 min | Last month

What's With The Rash Of Asian Hate?

"All right. You know this is to kansas is exciting to be back online with ya. and cash ken beached white male. Podcast asian american podcast with ken. Fog were together. I love this and you know last time we did this. Can we talked about the targeting of asian americans in this culture. And i mean it was six days after we posted that podcasts that we had this amazing shooting. Remember that podcast can. Oh yeah yeah. In fact everything was so schmooze together when you reminded me that we had recorded that less than a week before this atrocity happened. I had a double check. And i i found myself when i heard this story. I thought oh my gosh. This is terrible because this guy robert aaron long went to at least two asian massage parlors and he walked in he just started a start taking people out and these these girls in in those massage parlors are dead and i and i thought. Gosh we're talking about asians being targeted and here it is. The number was three asian owned massage. Parlours yeah and and In one of them they were not girls to them were in their seventies one was in sixties and what was in her fifties. Oh my god right so it. Just kind of blows up a lot of the horrible memes Incentivizing around asian american women that the young nubile sex workers. As i know these were. May i think hard working wage elderly eh. asian women trying to do what they could to help support their families. Yes and and so. Many issues came out of that story just about the. you know. Sexualizing as women. You know and but then it turns out that this guy tells the people that arrested him that he had a sex addiction. You know as though that was the motive in the cause of these shootings and then the police officer gets on the microphone and he says Yes the the individual committed this crime Admitted to having sex addiction and you know he had a bad day.

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Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

AJC Briefing

02:40 min | Last month

Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

"Outdoor vigil at mceachern memorial united methodist church in powder springs celebrated. The lives of dana johnson. Patrick he and cynthia lindsay key died on christmas day. Johnson and lindsay died within hours of each other on january twenty first. The ninety minute ceremony was filled with tears. Laughs and calls for those gathered to live with joy and to take the pandemic seriously. Cobb education leaders have been criticized for the districts response during various moments of the pandemic including some. Who didn't wear face masks during a january school board meeting. I want people to know this isn't a joke. And it's affecting people lindsay's daughter lindsay cows said about the pandemic during an interview after the vigil. Meanwhile members of the congressional asian pacific american caucus traveled to metro atlanta on sunday to visit the sambre sites of this month's deadly spas shootings into call attention to hate crime laws and growing anti asian hate in america the visiting lawmakers who were joined by members of georgia's congressional delegation and state representatives followed the deadly path from march sixteenth. That claimed eight lives with six of them. Being women of asian descent. The trip paid respects to the victims of the tragedy. She ouseba tan. Tao fong delina. Leon and paul. Andre michaels were shot and killed at a spa in cherokee county. Young a au soon chung park soon. Chalk him and young grant were shot. Later at to atlanta's pause the first stop for the chartered. Bus tour was young's asian massage in acworth and finally three dozen people were displaced sunday morning. When a fire swept through lawrenceville apartment complex authorities said the blaze ripped through all three floors and the attic of a building at the anzio apartment. Homes on sweetwater road. Gwinnett fire department. Spokesman lieutenant justin wilson said investigators were sent to the complex about six thirty. Am after nine one. One caller reported smoke coming from their neighbor's apartment on building eighteen. When crews arrived at the scene they saw smoke and flames in the center of the building. One of the occupants of the building told investigators he was asleep when the fire started but was startled awake by his smoke alarm after he noticed the fire on the back side of the building. He escaped his apartment through the front door. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer.

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Seattle City Council considers cutting SPD budget by more than $5M

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Seattle City Council considers cutting SPD budget by more than $5M

"The state of public safety in Seattle is the City Council. Consider stripping $5.5 Million from the SPD s budget is in a staffing. This is Deputy Mayor Mike Fong, not sugar coating the situation for the council's Public safety committee as it looks to shift that $5.5 million away from SPD to invest in the participatory budgeting process for a re imagining of public safety in the city. The problem more than 200 officers having separated The department of the last 13 months, and Fong says that's led to a historic shortage of cops and increasing 911 response times now hovering at around eight minutes, which among other things, was the city at risk with the consent decree. It's car radios Hannah Scott on Tuesday, the

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Restaurant Union Calls On Jing Fong Landlords To Keep New York City Banquet Hall Open

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Restaurant Union Calls On Jing Fong Landlords To Keep New York City Banquet Hall Open

"One of China town's largest and most popular restaurants, is closing W N. Y. C and GOTHAMIST reporter Sophia Chang says it's a loss not only for the community but also for the many employees who depend on the income. When Jing Fong banquet hall closes on Sunday, dozens of workers stand to lose their jobs permanently. The owners haven't paid their rent in the year because of the pandemic. The union for the restaurant workers once the landlords to guarantee another restaurant will open in the same spot and hopefully rehire the employees or they want them to give Jing Fong more flexibility in repaying the runt. The landlords say they've been strong supporters of the restaurant, and it was the owner's decision to close

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New York Restaurant Union Calls On Jing Fong Landlords To Keep Banquet Hall Open

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00:43 sec | 2 months ago

New York Restaurant Union Calls On Jing Fong Landlords To Keep Banquet Hall Open

"One of China town's largest and most popular restaurants is closing. They'll be when Y C and Gotham is reported. Sophia Chang says it's a loss not only for the community but also for the many employees who depend on the income. When Jing from Banquet hall closes on Sunday, dozens of workers stand to lose their jobs permanently. The owners haven't paid their rent in the year because of the pandemic. The union for the restaurant workers once the landlords to guarantee another restaurant will open in the same spot and hopefully rehire the employees or they want them to give Jing Fong more flexibility in repaying the runt. The landlords say they've been strong supporters of the restaurant, and it was the owner's decision to

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Sharon Kwon Addresses Asians Being Overlooked IN America

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

04:12 min | 2 months ago

Sharon Kwon Addresses Asians Being Overlooked IN America

"My guest today is sharon kwan. She's a psychotherapist. For asian american bi coastal and immigrant individuals and families struggling with racial trauma and identity at yellow chair collective. She's also a psychiatric social worker at an la county. Department of mental health contracted nonprofit agency serving foster families and youth. And the reason why. I invited sharon to rush to the microphone and And come out on. This episode is because she recently wrote a piece for huffington post about what a lot of people don't understand or appreciate about what. It's like being an asian in america in twenty twenty one and that piece that she has written has really gone viral. I posted it. A number of my Facebook friends have shared it on their walls and a number of them have said sharon has expressed what i been feeling lay entire life but didn't know how to put into words. So that's a pretty grand introduction for ucla that at your relatively young age that you have been able to put your finger on something that a lot of us. Asian americans feel. But we don't know harder articulate. So i want to welcome you to our show. Thank you so much. I feel honored to be here. I want to begin by you sharing the story that you start off your peace with and we'll see where it goes from there so tell us this story so my friends and i. We got recalled an uber to go to a laker game. And we're a pretty diverse group. You know is very reflective of the diversity of los angeles and immediately when we got in the car. The driver asked us all where we're from and it was very casual and we were all just like you know around here. But then he singled me out. He said a weight but not you. And he pointed to my eyes and did the whole like slanty. I think yeah which again i have been. I've received that so many times throughout my life and it was just the similar feelings of discomfort and just like why this again and then he says you know not you. You're not from here. Where are you really from. Which i feel like is a question that a lot of asian americans identify with as just like by asking that question. It automatically asserts that you're not from here in the circles that i run in That's called being a perpetual foreigner. Right i mean you were born in great came here at three years old. My grandparents came in the early part of the twentieth century. Okay so i. My parents were born here like i only have one language english. My dad fought in world war. Two and yet. I still get asked that question right. And for those who aren't asian american. Who are listening. This is what sharon and i are talking about. Is this no matter how long you've been here no matter how american you are because we don't look anything close to white Then we're always going to be seen as you're not really a true america. You're not really from here. So where you from. Because of this i have spent so much of my time here. Just trying to prove to everyone and myself that i am american. It's led to some inevitable whitewashing inevitable assimilation that. You know. I'm not proud of. But i also feel like i had no choice. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be seen as an american. But got to the point. Where i realized wow no matter what i do no matter how perfect. My english is no matter how you know that. Been to school here. My entire life like no matter all of this. No matter who my friends are people are always going to see me as

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

03:42 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

04:01 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"And and right. I am not a racist and code. Here's my favorite. My favorite one is well. You know. I don't like trump. You know it's got the great policies and yeah yeah so so we do get some blowback. But what i have to tell you. Dan and i think maybe your question comes from maybe just from your own experience. Where you're saying. You know what i would love to be able to talk about this. I'd love to find a place where i can unload some of this stuff where i can work free of the constraints. That are just kind of suffocating. Me but i know that. If i pursue this i'm gonna lose friendships. I may have conflict with my family. You know the flip side of that is. I found ken and brad and kristen. Dumais and linda midget and i found carla. And i found others who who understand my journey. And who've who've who haven't judged me for but they've encouraged me for they've thanked me for my courage and i'd say that offsets the blowback significantly for me. If that makes sense to you guys. I totally make sense and to me. That's the one of the most important aspects of these things is is finding community. We're not alone and we're not. We're not pariahs were not traders. Were not heretics. Were none of those things and it's hard to. It's hard to get rid of those internalized messages. But i think. I think that's really important but i've gotten messages in automatically say. Do you hate white people started. I started the podcast. Because things i would post online. Somebody who was a youth pastor at the same church riot was Wrote to me privately. Said that i i course about race and religion in politics was as hateful as the nazis that i was similar to them. so i my response to all these things when folks And i've had some family members Who have the same thing can camp date. They think that when i'm attacking the politics of trump's supporters that that's a personal Missive against them. So you know the other thing though. I have to say that. I get tired of it. I get tired of the religious right and conservative christians getting to be the real americans who sort of tell us that. We're the immoral ones. And so i. I'm here to say like hey tell me whatever you want and i'm gonna because i have all the receipts you know when you guys out there making a lot. You guys spent your lives making money and getting rich. You know what i was doing. I was doing the lord's work. I was all this stuff. I way more about you than you. So you can try it if you want. But you're going to lose. You're gonna lose that one with me like there's a lot of arenas where i'm not gonna win. This is not one of them so go ahead. Give it all you got. I know you're a hypocrite. I'm gonna show you. Hypocrite historically and sociologically politically. I'm going to show you where you came from. I'm going to show you the theology. And i'm not gonna let you talk down to me anymore. So i if if that's how you wanna do it. Then let's do it. You know now for the listeners. Here who haven't listened to my show. I don't dig into these weeds as as youtube doing your podcasts. Because mine is very guest oriented show and most of my guests on christians them though on the pastor we can have a little bit of that ghana discussion. If that's what they want to have but kind of rather than a kind of reworking trying to bring people over to my side. I love being out there as an example to kind of a shock. The people who think all christians are arrogant jerks..

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

02:28 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"You should go. I i have been a little bit wise enough. Not wise in many ways enough not to care case. I don't google my name. I don't live for reading comments on things that i post and that kind of stuff as far as the podcast is concerned Our lino because couple years before. I retired podcasts at already started fully embrace. Lgbtq people and they come on my show and they tell us i already know unforeseen grata to my old group and so fine like saw it in a way. It's even though it can invited to speak atr blah blah blah uninvited now to speak at and console with a mentor. People that are on a similar journey. And i feel like before it. I think i told you this year on my show. It's like sipping air not using your lung capacity and you know what it's amazing when you can breathe and i want to be the kind of person that these people on the street so the people that that can't breathe around me i can't breathe around them so that's cool. No camp you go okay. Yeah well you know an interesting response to dance. Question for me is that i literally put off starting my podcast for over a year and in looking back i realize the reason i didn't wanna do. It is because i feared the blowback that you're talking about i. I knew i wanted to say. I had a couple of demo. Podcasts up even put my. I my website and i said some things on my website that i knew would would but i just wasn't quite ready to to deal with with what i predicted would be this huge terrible response and you know what i have had some. I have had a few friends. Just some of them. I think somehow feel betrayed. Some some of them. Feel as though i've in my criticism of the evangelicalism that gave us donald trump. They feel like i'm criticizing them and you are and.

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

03:15 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"Addicted to excessive self-congratulation and finding your worth by comparing yourself to someone less than you and it's like. Oh dang and like so long before. I got into the lgbt stuff. God's taking me through in a very real way every month. I come back to this group. And they've all hit the bottom and they're desperate for savior. Who will love them just the way they are. And it's not me right and then i began the envy them. I feel like. I've never been that desperate for savior in my life so even though i saved by grace alone you know. A lot of this is good behavior. I never wanna see a headline with my name in it in some scandal. I don't want need grace. And so i actually joined the and it just internally as that transformation about how i saw myself as you know. I'm a recovering addict too. I'm hubris. i'm recovering hypocrite. And they're like joined the club right. And then i had to go back to my church on sunday and our church like i think lodger july what i now call a pharisee factory where we just create these. Well behaved people at least on the surface and i couldn't keep the two separate knit was becoming so because because we had gone through that split. The two-thirds the people who the left or watch or fired me. They were there anymore. And so that's not insignificant that the church actually already gone through us resorting and so the people who stayed they already kind of more progressive anyway and i always had this kind of open edge to me and so they signed up for that though some people still but other people they came on the journey to nice and and that was very different for me was what a privilege to be able to be going through this deconstructed reconstructed the time. I'm also shepherding this group of people who are saying you know what i'm really involved in bible study fellowship or box or whatever. I haven't felt close to god in twenty years. And i've never said that until right now in this moment an unjust tired of the facade and you just seemed to honor authenticity right. And it's like well. I think that's the best way to be so for good for bad. That's what people understood about me as like you never have to guess what's going on inside me but you can make the choice. I'll tell you this went by quick story. On the twenty fifth anniversary of by being the past of the church they had a special service and at the end of the service. Get to come up planning to say something as the you know what it means when you're at the same church for twenty five years as astor emmys by now. Everyone who doesn't like you doesn't wanna follow you. They've already left. Twenty five. Years is a good long time. So so i thought you're still kind of on the fence about me and we're like there are plenty of churches in southern california. Go to a different one next sunday. It's like they you need and they need to have someone genuinely excited about the vision and the way the understand the gospel. But i need that here too and said so you.

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:29 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"There is cost busted and and then but you've always been a reader. You've been a guy who pursues your questions honestly and you're and so when you're off. I went off to school. You started having question. Can you just talk a little bit about that. And then can what i wanna throw to you. Is that changed that you had towards the whole lbj q. Community and how profound that was for you and your transition. So brad ugo. I sure i converted a fourteen a extreme that kind of guy who took everything very seriously i was. I was driving with my dad a couple months ago and we were talking about something completely different. And i said dad i. I just can't do that. Because i don't know if you've noticed this about me but i i'm not really good at Taking things lightly and he turned to me with a sly look on his face and said he i've noticed and and that's that's how it was. I you know. I i was proselytizing at lunch at school i was hosting bible studies at lunch On other days so yeah. That was extreme. Became a minister by twenty married. My high school sweetheart by twenty and yet my last year disease specific which can was just referencing. I i really started to read and question. And i never found a mentor guide. Who wanted to at church at least two wanted to that set of questions and that set of concerns and they always tell you in charts and if you read too much lose your faith and they were right. You know i. I read read. Read decided i was gonna go to graduate. School ended up in england. And once i got away from ministry and away from my hometown where i knew everybody and everybody knew me as a as a youth pastor and as a as a guy to look up once i felt i had the space to really just spread my wings. Think about who. I wanted to be in the world. It all happened quickly. Within six months of being minister was i was really on the path to a brand new identity and haven't stopped since so. Yeah a lot of people in my former church. You know Treated me as a pariah in a lot of rumors lot of gossip He never believed anyway. He was never he was never committed. And never never love the lord in the first place and that kind of stuff but nonetheless i will say one of the great things that happened since i've started my show is kids for my youth. Group reached out and They they listen. And they know that i love them and and And and i'm. I'm still having said to me the other day it's like you're still youth pastor because i listened to your cast every week and you're helping me deconstruct now and so that's pretty cool. So that's my story in a nutshell. So yeah well. It's a funny thing for me because you know the three of us have all served in that pastoral role and what i see is on the other side of deconstruct for lack of a better term. I still see the pastoral impulse in both of you guys in and i've tried to run away from myself. I still have people going. I mean before. They even know me. They'd just get to know me a little bit. They'll go like. Are you pastor and i go oh man. How does you know what what's shows what what was it. What was the giveaway. But when i see you doing brad in in your In the classroom and in helping your students and your listeners work through this process there's kush kind of a pastoral element in there where you're encouraging people. Yeah it's good for you to ask those questions. It's good for you to pursue those things. You need to do that. And then you've also. I think you yourself interested in a level of spirituality on a lot of different levels to that you've talked about in your youtube on your youtube channel and other places. Yeah that's right. And i you know i being a professor at a liberal arts colleges a lot like teaching youth group. I got ten kids in a room. They were supposed to read. They're supposed to read chapters of the bible or jeopardize of some some alison mine. Goal is do convey what i take to be really important information to them in ways that are dynamic and life changing. That's sunday school. That feature class. And so i never really stopped ministering and in fact i might do more ministry now than i did before because my the people that i get to interact with are are much more diverse much more heterogeneous set of folks and they are setting with me. Where questioning is the whole point rather than something that they have to be afraid of. And i really loved it and i just think it's liberating isn't it to be be passed all of those constraints you feel obligation to somehow advanced something that you're not even that convinced is worthy of advancement if that makes sense In my last as at the church i used to. I used to wake up in a cold sweat because i have a dream about. I'd have a dream about leading the prayer in front of the kids. Two hundred kids. And and as i was praying somebody would sort of outlet is not believing.

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

03:51 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"Racing of the bible Hey you know what guys. I got a great question here from darcy and it raises one for it. Listen to this one. she says. And i think you're saying darcy that you feel guilty as a supporter of straight white american jesus via patron And you know it just raises the question in my mind is i wonder how many listeners we have. Oh by the way she credits me with promoting your podcast brad. So so so there you go But i think the guilt thing is i. I think we have secret listeners. I think we have people who tune into us who may not even want to tell their friends they do but this is kind of a safe place for them to kinda kind of tune into big questions and big concerns and a heavy burden what do you. What do you guys say to that. And darcy go ahead and put in a chat room. If i got it right. I got an email the other day kim from somebody who was actually writing from a an alternative email address because they did not want their spouse to see that they were writing and it was exactly what you just said. It was somebody who said you know. I've been deconstructing my faith. I've been reevaluating my values and priorities and especially in light of recent events politically. But i can't talk about it with my spouse. And i definitely don't want them knowing i listened to a like yours or that. I'm writing a message to say. Thanks for doing your show so i. I saw kristen. Kobe's demeo on twitter the other day answer somebody who was talking about evangelical anonymous groups that where people might be willing to talk about things like masculinity or as you're saying can follow about in a way that's not really done in certain church spaces and i think that's really needed. I'm actually thinking myself about how to create that kind of community and opened up spaces for that kind of work. Because i think one of the things. I think both of you have experiences in different ways is when you when you dissent in an evangelical space and when you speak up about theology politics culture you can feel like you're you're alone in the you go from thoroughly inside the group but the thousand friends to right out in the desert all by yourself and that is really hard. It's a really hard thing. And i think both of you know how that works in different ways and so The gilt loneliness the confusion the disorientation. That's all there. And i think we've all experienced that in different different modes love that brad. I love that and you've been there to you talk about it. You talk about those dark days in your life where you were just being honest with yourself. And gosh how many times have we been in church and we've heard. Hey we're open here. We want to hear your questions. We want you to be safe and be able to ask whatever but then you ask that one question. That's on your mind and you find out whoops again ask that one here. You want to speak to that. Can i remember. I used to be asked to speak. Not more at brad's alma mater. In the chapel service. Okay and i got to know a little bit the chaplain at the time. Who was a black man. And apparently a couple months before i had come to speak. He made an announcement in chapel. That if you're dealing with your sexuality just know that the doors are open. You're welcome to come. You know. I i would love to help pass through this journey. And so some students took him up on it and the school took over and expelled the students. Wow okay so like he. He pulled me aside.

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:21 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"But let's go ahead and start. Let's formerly start welcome. You're looking at three. We call ourselves popular. Podcasters was that a little presumptious. You guys. I don't think so 'cause we're all getting downloads. Aspirational go exactly. You know name. It claim it as that's kind of the thing but you know what this has been a crazy year you guys. It's brought on in two thousand and twenty and then we'd thought two thousand and twenty one was just going to like we're going to be done and we're going to be okay now but gosh. It brought a whole new serious crisis and insurrection. The denial of an election result a failed presidency pandemic in full bloom. Well we got it. That's the stuff we talk about on our podcast and that's why you guys enjoy us and welcome we're going to. We're going to talk more about all of that is as we go brad. I'm going to toss it to you and your on. Why don't you just tell everybody who you are and what you do all right. I'm brad hosts a straight white american. Jesus and socio professor of religion at skidmore college. A former evangelical minister with a youth pastor for four or five years left evangelical is two thousand five in Have really looked back now. Identify the secular person but as a scholar religion and podcast or my life is consumed by questions surrounding the divine and politics and culture. And and all that stuff so That's why i'm here in happy to be on with the with both ends. Yeah and i gotta say brad that what got me into interested in you was just the name of your podcast. I just ran across it. I thought oh my gosh straight white. American jesus i gotta i gotta listen to this one and And sure enough we connected advantage out. We had some connections and we kind of a really great friends. And i can't believe how deep the well as i mean. The stuff that you've produced is powerful. Thank you brad. Okay well thank you and then another friend of mine. Ken fong take it. Introduce yourself ken. Well thank you for telling you the baton cannon. I got to know each other through his doing my income taxes for it's out there now. Yeah so. I don't know anyone else knows me the way he knows me. At least for those twenty years. I was a american baptist pastor of a cutting edge church in southern california until i retired in two thousand seventeen one of the reasons why retired was i had started this podcast in twenty-fifty asian american guests and i go. Oh my gosh this is how sound with. No one could fire me so It's like man. I can live my whole life and still feel like there's guns to my temple thin on boards and you know all this kind of stuff and it's just like yeah i get it and just really was energizing. Continue to be energized. By the opportunity to populate the the internet with stories on asian americans who are culture makers in culture shapers because even with crazy rich asians than that kind of stuff. Mainstream media still ignores asian american in general in our stories. And so. that's been fun. I have never been content being within the christian pastor church lane and so i was going out even when i was a faster. Now i really am the whole highway. Yes you are and one of the things that i learned when as we re connected ken. You've been doing a lot of rethinking about a lot of the assumptions that we lived with. And in this. I call that are evangelical tribe that we all grew up in and then and then for me. I had a similar kind of process. We're just a year ago. I started actually was writing a little memoir and it was so crazy. I named it the straight i know not the straight let me get. My podcast is right. I named it the beach white male. And you know. I have a lot of friends who look at me. Go what what are you thinking but i have another. I have other friends who go that is like the best name ever for god cast and and what it is for me. Is it it it signals. A lot of the changes in my life and i totally relate to what you said ken about being retired and not feeling like anybody could fire me like have to keep the job and uh oh i hope they don't find out what i'm really can still be. That's right. yeah brad diller. Make sure you understand that. I'm going to sign off on. We're going to be careful what you share this. Podcast now folks really we got to. We've got to be cautious but But that's that's part of the deal. It's it's been exciting and then to develop this. Friendship has been so so good for for for me. And i think it's been good for all of

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:30 min | 2 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"Get a chance to talk to cannon to bread and so this is a special treat that i wanted to share with the rest of you saw but let's go ahead and start. Let's formerly start welcome. You're looking at three. We call ourselves popular. Podcasters was that a little presumptious. You guys. I don't think so 'cause we're all getting downloads. Aspirational go exactly. You know name. It claim it as that's kind of the thing but you know what this has been a crazy year you guys. It's brought on in two thousand and twenty and then we'd thought two thousand and twenty one was just going to like we're going to be done and we're going to be okay now but gosh. It brought a whole new serious crisis and insurrection. The denial of an election result a failed presidency pandemic in full bloom. Well we got it. That's the stuff we talk about on our podcast and that's why you guys enjoy us and welcome we're going to. We're going to talk more about all of that is as we go brad. I'm going to toss it to you and your on. Why don't you just tell everybody who you are and what you do all right. I'm brad hosts a straight white american. Jesus and socio professor of religion at skidmore college. A former evangelical minister with a youth pastor for four or five years left evangelical is two thousand five in Have really looked back now. Identify the secular person but as a scholar religion and podcast or my life is consumed by questions surrounding the divine and politics and culture. And and all that stuff so That's why i'm here in happy to be on with the with both ends. Yeah and i gotta say brad that what got me into interested in you was just the name of your podcast. I just ran across it. I thought oh my gosh straight white. American jesus i gotta i gotta listen to this one and And sure enough we connected advantage out. We had some connections and we kind of a really great friends. And i can't believe how deep the well as i mean. The stuff that you've produced is powerful. Thank you brad. Okay well thank you and then another friend of mine. Ken fong take it. Introduce yourself ken. Well thank you for telling you the baton cannon. I got to know each other through his doing my income taxes for it's out there now. Yeah so. I don't know anyone else knows me the way he knows me. At least for those twenty years. I was a american baptist pastor of a cutting edge church in southern california until i retired in two thousand seventeen one of the reasons why retired was i had started this podcast in twenty-fifty asian american guests and i go. Oh my gosh this is how sound with. No one could fire me so It's like man. I can live my whole life and still feel like there's guns to my temple thin on boards and you know all this kind of stuff and it's just like yeah i get it and just really was energizing. Continue to be energized. By the opportunity to populate the the internet with stories on asian americans who are culture makers in culture shapers because even with crazy rich asians than that kind of stuff. Mainstream media still ignores asian american in general in our stories. And so. that's been fun. I have never been content being within the christian pastor church lane and so i was going out even when i was a faster. Now i really am the whole highway. Yes you are and one of the things that i learned when as we re connected ken. You've been doing a lot of rethinking about a lot of the assumptions that we lived with. And in this. I call that are evangelical tribe that we all grew up in and then and then for me. I had a similar kind of process. We're just a year ago. I started actually was writing a little memoir and it was so crazy. I named it the straight i know not the straight let me get. My podcast is right. I named it the beach white male. And you know. I have a lot of friends who look at me. Go what what are you thinking but i have another. I have other friends who go that is like the best name ever for god cast and and what it is for me. Is it it it signals. A lot of the changes in my life and i totally relate to what you said ken about being retired and not feeling like anybody could fire me like have to keep the job and uh oh i hope they don't find out what i'm really can still be. That's right. yeah brad.

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China blocks Clubhouse, app used for political discussion

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 months ago

China blocks Clubhouse, app used for political discussion

"The Chinese authorities are blocking access to clubhouse the social media app that allows users in China to discuss sensitive topics with people abroad the kind of topics popular on clubhouse include Taiwan and treatment of the country's Muslim minority service to users in China was interrupted at about seven PM Monday in Beijing according to grace Fong dot org a nonprofit group in the U. S. the monitors Chinese internet filtering and tries to help users circumvent it the move adds a clubhouse to thousands of websites and social media apps to which the ruling Communist Party blocks access to try to control what China's public sees and reads I'm Charles hello this month

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Interview With Megan Kang

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

04:31 min | 3 months ago

Interview With Megan Kang

"I guess today is making king and she is a doctoral student at princeton in sociology. And she first came to my attention because as i was scrolling through my morning news feed this headline jumped up at me about how this person had embittered themselves among stop the steel trump supporters and wanted to really understand. Just not only what they thought. Because i think a lot of us know what they think. But it's more like what's behind that. Why do they keep thinking what they think. So i immediately reached out to megan. And i said man i would love to have this conversation. I think. Our country after the inauguration of president biden and vice president harris and we're right in the midst of this impeachment trial as recording this. We're still hugely terribly divided as a country. And i just wanna thank you for your willingness. Come on talk about this. We don't expect you to have any more definitive answers than anybody else out there. But i think your experience of spending a month of weekends at an intersection in florida is priceless. And so welcome to the podcast. Thanks so much for having me can so you kind of come from this approach from what i could glean from your article that you're not just looking at data you want to imbed yourself because you said either walking in the shoes or at least near the shoes of the people that you're studying is very different than just looking at raw data is that is that accurate. Yeah that is accurate. So i guess one thing. I should point out about the word in bed. I that that was a huffpost like editorial decision more nefarious than what. I think i was doing. You know like a click bait thing. Sounds very intriguing but really got me. Click we get the impression that you went deep undercover. You know it it was. I think i would say more naive in that. You know i. I saw this group of people that had been standing on a corner where i had been doing grocery shopping over winter break. I happen to be in florida staying in my partners family's house kind of on accident actually. I need to go home to southern california. Where i know you're from kobe. Rates had gotten so bad. And so i decided to just stay put in florida where things a little bit better. So we saw them there for a few weekends. I learned from the the grocer that this group had actually been out there for the past six months and it had transformed from from pro trump rallies to part election to stop the steel rallies. Right after who does the same group of people consistently there. Every saturday morning. I think like many americans like you said had been had been having a hard time grasping this divide that we've been seeing our country and feeling like i was missing perspective. And so like you say. I think the the method that i i am drawn to is just going up and talking to people and asking them and that's something that i'm i'm getting trained to do as a sociology. Phd student and particularly a method called goofy and we prioritize personal experience and getting close to the issues and trying to understand people who are living those issues experience making sense of them. I'm just trying to imagine that as you almost use the word infiltrate as you associated as you kind of dropped in on these weekends at this intersection. I'm imagining that. There weren't a lot of people that looked like you already. They're like the regulars weren't anywhere close to people of color sets to say that's right. yes. I'm a twenty eight year old korean-american woman who was raised in california and has lived in berkeley oakland chicago detroit and princeton. So that just gives you a glimpse of my political. Leanings have influenced my thinking. This is in south florida. Florida's a quintessential purple state. it voted marginally for trump. in the past two elections. I was in one of the blue counties but only marginally blue and so very different political environment than the ones that i've used to and the group of people that were there. I had seen them before. They were primarily middle aged white and hispanic floridians decked out fully and trump gear. And we're definitely looked very different and clearly have different perspectives than anyone. That i'm around

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interview With Frank Toby Chi

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:24 min | 3 months ago

interview With Frank Toby Chi

"Listeners. If you have been keeping up with the episodes near the end of last year You may have listened to episode number two hundred eighty where i interviewed coach. Nancy son and she and i had a pretty extensive conversation About a person did. I didn't name who had experienced a stroke and i was just kind of pushing her a bit to say well. How would you apply some of your coaching techniques to help people get past. Self cancelling self critical thinking. How would you apply to someone. Were they actually have had a physical injury happened to them and it's not something they can think away. I was already looking forward to actually having that unnamed person on soon after i posted the episode with coach. Nancy and so my guest today is that person. He's a former parishioner of the church. That i pastor for many decades he continues to be a friend and he is also a listener to this podcast and his name is toby so toby i want to welcome you to the podcast. Hello everybody had pastoral. Care is to call your pastor. Kent surrey oh habby you keep blowing my cover listener. First-time caller yeah. Yeah well you know. Did you ever think that you would be actually one of the guests one day. I was hoping yes but now hundreds of kind of circumstance which is very special for today. Well before we get into what happened to you. Tell our listeners. What your business was what you all about. Because you're one of the top people in your field of. What was that all about. I was ruining my mic production company. Doing visual effects and documentary film work for various corporations like entertainment and business and also nonprofit international ministries travelling to different parts of the world to document a workout. they're missionaries. Yeah that was happening near the end of this working. Part of your your life right. And and i was reading your facebook posts and you're pretty pumped you're saying if you had to do your career over again. You would love to do this. Because you're hanging out with people that were your now heroes and and getting to share their their work with the world yes. I think you're definitely one of the most influential person in that part of the journey. 'cause you even your servants seriously talk about joseph campbell and hero's journey storytelling technique. The very inspiring. So i wanna be a story town of himself by either doing social worker documents documentary work. Well you certainly excelled at that. I remember the excitement of the missionaries that were in dr congo. When you went over there with the team within pastor sharon and they'd never had anyone document with video of the work that they were doing out in the bush but also in the kinshasa in the city with the women at risk right. Yeah one of the most memorable shots that you took that. I think they were astounded. By was in you. Use your drone technique and you had the team going down that that big river in the congo and the jungle but you have to aerial view. That was amazing. That's fun yeah so you had just completed a trip. To thailand i think it was with international ministries doing similar work capturing for promotional purposes. The work of these missionaries and and they're doing a lot of social justice work. How would you feel about that well. That's very interesting. As i was in my filming to work of missionary kimbro. She ran the clinic for children with developmental diseases. Very moving to you. Yeah the provide like were down syndrome or learning disability physical therapy speech therapy and then you finish your work and you flew back home to culver city out out here right. The westside of los angeles pick up the story as it changed for you then will flew back. The next morning woke up too skinny ready to drive my son to school. I was still able to walk and drive those feeding kind of funny like little bit. Dizzy nosso weakness. When i came home. That's when it happened stroke. Yeah so when you were starting to feel funny. Did you have any thoughts. I wonder if. I'm having a stroke. Did that even enter your mind now than ever enter my mind though idea. Did you think it was maybe after effects of all this international travel. Maybe you cut a bug in thailand. Something like that. Will there a couple of little funny stories that can tell you about that. Yeah first of all the symptoms are just feel left we miss and what does that mean. Mike host left side of body feel very heavy like i was actually sitting on a toilet. Sorry maybe too much information. No i feel like. I'm i was going to fall off the toilet. I did end up falling off the toy onto the floor was able to push myself up. The funny thing is i was still able to walk

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Interview With Dr. Laura Huang

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

04:54 min | 4 months ago

Interview With Dr. Laura Huang

"My wife is retired banker and She reads different things than i do. I'm going to pastor seminary professor and we tend to have this morning routine where we get our coffee and we go to respective wings of the house and we just start going through the news. One day in january. My wife comes to me which he never does and she shoves this article in front of me from the harvard business school. That's hard work isn't enough how to find your edge. And she says you need to get lower wong edged turning adversity into need to get on your podcast and this is coming from a spouse who never to my podcast. And so i go. This is unusual. And i read the article and let me tell you i was fascinated. My guest today is dr laura wong. She is an associate professor at the harvard. Business school before that she was assistant professor at University of pennsylvania's wharton business school. I am so delighted that we're actually having this conversation. I scored major points with my wife. Will i have your wife to think. Then here i was thinking that you wanted me on your podcast but thank you tour. Well i didn't know about you. let your book. But i teach leadership i'm entrepreneurial we're recording this in september while this ongoing pandemic and shutdown is going on and my wife and i one of the conversations we do have is. We're trying to kind of understand how different groups and individuals can thrive going forward. And i think that's what really caught her attention in this. That's one of the lessons. We've been married almost forty years. And i learned that listen very early. So who did you write this book for and why did you. Yeah i actually. I actually didn't intend to write this book. I mean it wasn't one of the things i mean in the back of my mind i was like. Oh maybe someday. I'll write a book but it wasn't actually something that i consciously thought about intil. Because i had been doing research for a really long time unsettling studying like disadvantage inequality and people who are underestimated. And i had been presenting a lot of this research. And i'm kept coming up to people coming up to me and saying you know like this is sort of. What can we do about this right because a lot of my research is is a little bit depressed right. He's like talk about disparity disadvantages. And how people have an how there's all this inequality bias in the workplace and entrepreneurship and just sort of been lies and so people would say like. Hey will this is depressing. What do we do about this and you know. How do we sort of level the playing deals and the thing is all the solutions that i that that that were out there that that i knew about from from research were all these sort of structural solution the system level solutions things. What i what. I mean by that is like you know. Let's have more nerdy critic. Hiring practice or west diversified the top management teams or have more diversity in terms of who gets to be mentors and and so it was like all these solutions where we had this sort of wait around for things to change right for the for the for the structures insistence more meritocratic so it was found that it like leaving people frustrated still because there were these outside in solutions of there were a lot of things that individuals could do as they were waiting around for for things to get better as they were waiting around for things to get more meritocratic and so the last couple of years of my research has been has has all been around like what can individuals do to sort of slip things for themselves to to empower themselves so that they can turn the perceptions stereotypes and the bias that have about them how they could flip them in their favor and create their own edge. And so that's really ridley. The thought behind this book came from and then as writing it was really very much more. I mean i kept thinking about you know people who do people who have sort of gotten to shutdown over and over and over again and people who just keep putting in the hard work by me because we've been taught from a young age like we're work hard work hard moving working hard but yet for whatever reason they're frustrated because they're hard work isn't leading them to the success in outcome that they were promised that they thought that they would achieve. And so how do we actually make our hardware requirements for us. Recognizing that accepts outcomes aren't really about hard work level there about the perceptions in signals in stereotypes of others. While

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Interview With Dr Bradley Onishi

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:43 min | 4 months ago

Interview With Dr Bradley Onishi

"I listen to several podcasts. Every week and it is especially a thrill. When i can bring onto host of one of the podcasts that i listen to on a regular basis because i feel like i know this person already but we've never had a conversation in this case. It's actor bradley. She he's the associate professor of religion at skidmore college. Which i look where that was bred as like you must be snowed in spirit man. I'm here in southern california for california boy whose deaths from maui. This is not my native environment so well a little bit of your background. You actually went to zoos. The pacific university. Which is right down the road from where i live where you got your be in philosophy and always wonder you know when a undergraduate majors flossy where they planning to end up. You ended up getting a master's in philosophical theology at oxford. And then you did. Some time in france doing postgraduate work in philosophy. And then finally you finish up at the university of california. Santa barbara doing your piece de and religious studies. I just want. It's tell my listeners. If you ever enjoy some of the conversations i get into on this podcast. With my guest that crosses over into this post evangelical political sort of realm. The person feeding me. Most of my information is now my guest on the show. That's kind now thank you. That's flattering thank you can. Let's start with your story. Because i think what set you up. Not just as an academic to have such a substantive take on what's been going on during the trump years before trump years where we're going to go after the trump years is also not just rooted in your research but it's it's based in your own life so tell us a little bit about that. Yeah i let me just say thank you for that flattering introduction and just. It's it's an honor to be here. So i've been looking forward to this for a long time and i'm really grateful so you know for me i. I grew up in north orange county. My father's japanese-american my mother's white woman from tennessee. And they met in the middle He's from hawaii and we grew up. Your belinda placentia fullerton area. I did not grow up religious. My dad was was culturally. Buddhist is what i would say he. He mowed the lawn. At the buddhist temple on maui in inkatha louis he. He went to japanese school there. But when i was thirteen and ask them about what it meant to be a buddhist to give me a book and i read it and i thought after i read it he would discuss it and i realized later. He gave it to me because he didn't know anything that was in it. He just didn't want to have me ask questions about what it meant to be a buddhist at fourteen. I had a very extreme conversion at a evangelical mega church and a conversion meant that i went from the kid who was hanging out with other teenagers behind the movie theater. Smoking and drinking and doing that kind of stuff to within months standing in front of the movie theater asking people if they knew my savior the lord. Jesus christ and if they knew where their so would be return ity. Tell us a little bit about how that dramatic conversion took place. I was invited to wednesday night. Bible study at rose drive friends church. rose drive is part of that network of quaker churches that richard nixon grew up in so i i was invited to that church by a girlfriend and i thought you know i'm fourteen. There's not a lot of ways to see your girlfriend on a with night off to pragmatist and there's no way mom can say no to this. If i want to go to church she's gonna say yes. So let's do it. This is a great plan She dumped me very quickly but that youth group became my second home. I found there what you would find in the ninety s at youth groups all over the place. Young cool hip leaders. They had tattoos. They played the guitar. We have a lot of fun games. The bible messages weren't boring and all of a sudden the existential angst. I had about the meaning of life and the depression that i faced throughout my entire childhood. I found answers found solutions to my condition. In jesus in god and so a very quickly i went from a kid probably hanging around folks who are going down the wrong direction drugs and alcohol and other stuff too when my mom asked me what i wanted for christmas on my When i was sixteen. I asked her how much she was gonna spend. She told me i said mom. I want you to give me that money. And i'm going to buy as many pamphlets and tracts and bibles as i can for people in nepal and i'm going to send them there because that's what's important and that's why how we should be using our money. Now i gotta ask you bread. Did your parents on the one hand. I'm sure they're going well. This is nice. He's not hanging around with those bad people anymore. The water bozos right. Okay right these these these yoga right but but at the same time is dislike. Did our son just joined a cult. So it's exactly what you said. For mom. there was times. I think she was relieved. But you know when your son is saying. Hey i don't buy me letterman's jacket for the basketball team. Send the money to nepal for bibles. I think she kinda wish. I was back to the guy getting caught with the kid. Smoking pot again. I mean she was kind of like. This is a little extreme. It was a lot harder for my dad. My dad's japanese-american guy. He grew up in the cradle of asian american. You know Communities on maui. His life was in the buddhist temple even though he he really didn't wasn't a practicing buddhist so for me to join a mega church especially church. That was ninety percent. White was really hard for him and it took a lot of convincing to let me go to the wednesday night. Bible study or the retreat or the youth group party or whatever.

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

09:11 min | 5 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"They're sitting there. And i okay i. I'm going to make a statement and then ask you a question and they said okay. What's the statement. I said you know out of your nine grandkids. Six of them are either not chinese or not one hundred percent chinese or they're not blood grandchildren adopted into our family and the two boys that are carrying forward are surnamed. Fong one is black caucasian and the other one is guam. Manian chinese filipino. And he looks mexican. And i said all the mothers. All the mothers of those grandchildren are not chinese. My wife is japanese. American right doesn't want meaning filipino. There's a white from birmingham alabama. So i said the statement is you clearly love and cherish all nine of your grandchildren regardless of how they and children okay and they go. Oh well thank you. What's your question I said so if the future of the family has already arrived. We know the next generation. Why do we who were here before. Keep saying it's a chinese family. Yeah yeah It's it's totally disregarding making invisible all these other component parts. Yes so my parents thought about that for a moment and these one of those things that it's right in front of your face but to bring it up. It's not obvious but not as obvious. They're puzzling over this. So they go. I can always can read them. Are like okay smarty pants like if we're not a chinese american family will give you that. We're not that any more than what do we say we are now. I wasn't prepared for that question. And so i said well yeah. Kind of a placeholder holders learn american family. Yeah yeah and then. I realized i went back to the church that i was pastoring. That's historically japanese. Almost one hundred years old but under my leadership had become chinese japanese than pan. Asian american than pan. Asian multi-ethnic and yet i distinctly remember. Being one of the early chinese americans go into the church. Feeling like it's japanese church. Still this nice to chinese people and then i felt like we're doing the same thing now to other than east asian people at the church like when you're enjoying the power in the privilege of the current paradigm. Why change anything. And i realized. I know we're becoming something both my extended family in our church. Something we're becoming something. And i would say as a nation we're not telling me something that has never existed before nice and so and so those who started off defining the paradigm of the nation of the family of the church like we owe it to all the new diverse parts to off. Step back together and say so. What are we and i would say. You know in christian terms. We're we're redemptive. Family. we're a new humanity. Christ's nice nice. I love that and you know it applies to our family too. I think it applies to all families. That's the america that we love and we say we love america. It's not about whiteness or becoming white. it's really about and it's not a melting pot. Either where we all lose our identity. We're carrying our individual identity into that mix and redefining it in a new way. But but that really is the experiment of the america that we all love and we all want anyway right. I mean my black nephew. I didn't tell you this but his birth father was the number one draft pick longtime ago in the nba. Wow okay so he. Berth was seven foot. One okay. Wrong from nigeria. Hello and so so. My nephew is six foot six and a half and wow his his jersey says fong figure that one out. Yeah right so so one of the things to your point. Like when i have been able to travel. I was at the last lasagna. Congress on evangelism. That kind of thing. And i meet people from nigeria. Yeah i'm drawn to them because we didn't erase the nigerian culture here who's carrying my last name like. Oh now i actually connected that in now you should see. The puzzled looks on their faces. The nigeria. why are you talking to me. And i'm like because in my family who shares my last name shares your culture and your genealogy and then like oh tell me more. That's a good that's a good. I think i still remember. My sister listened to she loved it. She goes oh man that was so good and we. We listened to it a couple times. But you know something else happened in that. In that that that sermon you gave back at moody bible institute in the ninety s or whenever it was is i got honorable mention. You didn't name me but you did but you did tell all those people in that big auditorium and out there and listening on the radio. The huge radio audience. That your tax. Preparer is a graduate of the moody bible institute and it was kind of a throwaway line. But you know i got it and and you know i really appreciate. You can cause and i've written this little book that we're going to release here pretty soon the next few weeks. Actually you did did me the favour of writing a forward in that book and and you mentioned that our friendship began. When i prepare your tax returns way back when and i said you know i think i think i may edit that out can cause i really don't i don't know what it is but i don't often share that i prepare tax returns back in my former life for over twenty years and the reason i don't is because as soon as that comes up people and tell me their tax stories and i'm just not interested in those anymore but But anyway you know. I got to thinking about it can and i thought about how rich that experience was for me and how it even shaped and formed. I think what came out in this little book. Where i talk about what i really believe. And and I had this experience in and one of the great things that happened was i met you. Can't i'll say this number one. I did without using your name. I was using a little speaker trick. When i'm speaking to a new audience. I can find any immediate way for them to connect to me than than anybody thank you. Hey you know someone who knows all my secrets. He's an alum of budi five. Oh okay well. That's the funny thing about tax returns. So that's what got me thinking. Is that for twenty years. I did literally hundreds of ministers tax returns many of them for like over a decade. And you know you get to know somebody pretty well when you meet once a year and you go through the changes and you go through all the minor and and and you develop connection but you know i met every imaginable sort of minister and clergy I mean every nomination group every stripe of christian expression and it was so rich. It was so rich. Ken and it really kinda got to the heart of this. This problem that. I've had with my tribe for long as this whole exclusive truth claim. You know like we're the only ones who have the the The right version of the bible and the right interpretation and the right systematic theology and blah blah blah. That kind of blew up for me as i got to know all these great people. Well this this previous profession of yours. It also has particular relevance right now because for the last four years we've been waiting to see our current tax returns. And i gotta ask you as someone who prepared all those tax returns and again. It's one of those things of heart follows treasurer in spite of what is expected of a clergy person especially tithing and being charitable and and all that kind of stuff. I mean you saw you saw. Actually how many ministers actually tied. And we're not right. So as a former tax preparer. I mean what has been your attitude. About trump's withholding his tax returns is like well. It's it's interesting you ask. That question is a great question can because you know when trump first announced he came down ed gold stairway. Thank you and and i thought oh you know. What if he's running for president he's going to have to reveal tax returns..

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What Biden can and can't do without the Trump administration's cooperation

Here & Now

07:46 min | 6 months ago

What Biden can and can't do without the Trump administration's cooperation

"Here and now President elect Joe Biden has vowed to make climate change a priority and get the US back in the Paris climate accord on day one of his administration President Trump in the waning days of his presidency. Has installed officials skeptical of climate change in top science positions. Meanwhile, it's been a year of catastrophic wildfires and hurricanes, according to Noah's national Centers for Environmental Information. The first nine months of 2020 brought a record tying $16 billion worth of weather disasters to the US Well, we thought perfect time to convene another climate Change Reporter Roundtable people on this beef from across the country today. Tegan Wendland and Energy and Environment Reporter for W W. An O in New Orleans. Teegan Welcome Thanks for having me Sam. Brash is a climate reporter for Colorado Public radio in Denver. I Sam Glad to be here and rounding out our group today. Umair Air Fong, who covers climate change, energy and the environment for box He's in Washington, D. C. Umair. Thank you for being here. Thanks for having me, Robin. You going to going to start with you? Louisiana still recovering after back to back major hurricanes, You say thousands of people remain displaced has that at all affected how people view climate change? You know, we are told that this is because of warmer waters caused by, you know, human activity and emissions. Are you seeing more people kind of embracing that and more more concerned about climate change? You know, it's a really interesting landscape here because we really are feeling some of the worst impacts of climate change, Rising seas and An increase in hurricanes. We had five named storms hit the state this year. 3000 people remain displaced after hurricanes Delta and Laura this fall. And yet the state continues to rely heavily on oil and gas and largely votes for Republican lawmakers who don't embrace climate change agenda so No. Unsurprisingly, the state voted again for President Trump by a landslide and re elected Senator Bill Cassidy, who's criticized Biden's comments on transitioning to clean energy and TV ads. Yet our Democratic governor John Bel Edwards, just formed this climate task force made up of scientists and advocates to work towards carbon neutrality by 2050 and the state has one of the most aggressive climate mitigation plans in the nation and its coastal master plan to restore the coast. So Louisiana's just really a land of contradictions, Right? Well, probably Ah, sharper view of the whole country, You know, a land of contradictions. And what is something that You want to focus more on going into 2021? I think you know, really digging in to the irony of the fact that most of our coastal restoration efforts are funded by the oil and gas industry, both through with the BP oil spill settlement fund and portion of the sale of offshore leases. That's the way it's set up right now. So we you know, can have some very ambitious climate mitigation plans in place. But they're reliant on the continued success of the oil and gas industry. Right and people they're just relying on the job. So is there some sensitivity to that? Some sense of How do we help people transition? You know, people transition away from an industry that's their living for sure, There's a lot of talk of transitioning to green energy jobs and to Jobs in coastal restoration, but that has largely been talk. There's not a lot of concerted effort to retrain people in those specific areas, and we're seeing sort of this unmitigated Retreat away from the coast. With every damaging storm. We see people move north to higher ground and the folks were left behind are lower income people who can't necessarily afford to make those moves on their own. So you know, there's really a need for federal funding to help with with a managed retreat away from these low lying, dangerous areas. Yeah, Assam brash there in Denver, Colorado. Much of your recent reporting has been on the late season wildfires. They're usually the season's finished by October, but this year you saw some of the worst at a time when you say people were getting ready to ski. So what have you been focusing on? In terms of your climate reporting there in Colorado? I mean, a lot of what we've had to worry about. It's just Picking up the pieces here from what we saw last month. I mean, it was truly catastrophic. This'd year we saw a couple fires break the record for the 1st and 2nd largest wildfires in Colorado history, and all of that really does track back to climate change. I mean, climate change is causing droughts. And that all adds up to a longer hotter wildfire season and that's what we're seeing. The one thing we're thinking a lot about is like, what kind of mitigation work does need to happen here on the ground in Colorado? What does it look like? And how does it look different from place to place? That sounds like what you'll be looking at going into 2021 anything else? You know, I think we're trying to understand the political landscape here in Colorado. I mean, Teegan talked about what's going on in Louisiana. I mean, I think the political shift here in Colorado is truly remarkable. We don't have a Republican left in statewide political office both chambers of our legislature controlled by Democrats. Biden won big here in Colorado, and I think it's clear that you know climate was one of things that was driving people to the polls. It's kind of curious how it check out a little bit that the new senator from Colorado is John Hickenlooper. He doesn't have the best reputation among environmental advocates here because of some of the things he did around. Fracking is governor. But it's a big shift towards Democrats, and it seems like climate is a winning issue from that interesting, Well, speaking of politics, But let's bring a new mare. You're fun. Who's with box and you're looking at this on a national scale. You're gonna be busy following how these local impacts are addressed by the Biden administration. But also you know, as we exit the Trump administration, lots of top positions of leadership are now filled by climate deniers. So just what are you looking at? Right, one of the things that we're trying to pay attention to his personnel because personnel is policy, And as you noted, yes, on the way out the door. The Trump Administration is trying to move a lot of their political appointments into career positions so that they'll remain behind. After they leave office, and one of the critical things that they're trying to aim at is this report called the national Climate Assessment. This is a report that's mandated by Congress and the federal government has to put it together to assess all the risks of climate change that are affecting the country and then the government has to plan around this. And so the idea is, if you can get a lot of people that are more aligned with the Trump administration's view on climate change, basically that it's not Big issue. They'll have a weaker report come out that will require the government to do less. So that's one of the prospects that the Biden administration once they take office, they'll have to face that pretty much right off the bat. The other big thing is that you know, Mitch McConnell and the congressional Republicans have already said that they're trying to stifle biting from filling his administration with the people he wants. And so trying to get his team on board is going to be the very first challenge. He's going to face. Yeah, s Oh, definitely. Personnel. What else you washing? Just tell us briefly. Yes. And so without Congress. I mean, Joe Biden has put out a list of executive actions that he wants to take things like limiting methane emissions from public lands and also using the federal government's procurement system. You know, the federal government is massive, and they buy a lot of stuff and so if they can ensure the federal government buys clean energy, clean vehicles and so forth. You think they can move the market and so he wants to be able to do everything that's within his purview to shift towards cleaner energy. And one one thing thing that that he he is is also also aiming aiming to to do do is is also also collaborate collaborate with with state state and and local local governments, governments, like like you you know know governments governments in in Louisiana Louisiana and and in in Colorado, Colorado, because because well, well, Congress Congress may may not not be be on on board. board. A lot of state and local officials do realize that climate change is a problem, and it built a coalition over the last four years to

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The New Science of Why We Get Cancer with Dr. Jason Fung

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

04:56 min | 6 months ago

The New Science of Why We Get Cancer with Dr. Jason Fung

"Dr fong welcome to the broken brain. Podcast thanks for having me here. I'm really excited. Many of our listeners. Know that my my family like a lot of families out there has been touched by cancer. Mom few years ago about ten years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer had aunts that have been also diagnosed with breast cancer and my grandfather passed away of cancer bone cancer. That was there so. I think i'm representative of a lot of people who have been through this journey supporting family members and are just curious not only for their own health and their families south but curious about what is this thing and i want to first start off by saying you know your books and the way that you approach writing. I really appreciate because you're taking a premise and idea that people seem to hold a true. And you're bringing new contrarian thinking we used to think of fasting as being this restrictive thing potentially dangerous and you highlighted the research around that field. That helped us understood. That fasting is actually central to healing inside of our body with things like diabetes and other diseases. And you're doing it again with cancer by questioning the basic premise. And i want to pull a quote from your book to start off the conversation. Which is you say and you start off in the book you say the most pressing question cancer. Research is the most lucid question. What is cancer. So can we start off there because it's still a question that we're asking today. Which is what exactly is cancer. Yeah that's sort of the most important thing is understan- disease you really have to understand what it is like a causes et what the disease is lily for the of the common Diseases cancer stands virtually alone because we had no idea what this disease actually so you look at other diseases like cove it or you know infections. We've identified viruses. We've identified bacteria. We've figured out fungi. And so these are external invaders for heart disease and stuff. These are you know. Blockages in our blood vessels which starved the heart. Or the brain of blood to get heart attacks or strokes so we sort of understand what the disease how it develops in that kind of thing But for cancer sort of a very very strange disease. So it's it's unlike any other disease we've ever face is not a faster. Disease like heart disease is not an external invasion like bacteria or viruses You know it's not a you know stones and stuff. There's all these other diseases. But what is this strange disease and it's not that it's one of these sort of rare. It's unfortunately extremely comments. Lifetime risk of cancer is somewhere around one ten. And it's gonna you know affect everybody's life in that if you don't get it you will know people who will get it almost. Everybody does but we don't know what this is. This is the whole sort of discussion in the book is. What is this disease. Because it's a disease where the you have a normal sal which is part of your own body as it's derived from your own body and for some reason this normal cell he breaks off and becomes cancerous to the point where it can kill you and it kills of course many many fullest the second killer of people so our concept of what this disease actually is has been changing so you know it's changed throughout history really even in the last ten years. There's been this massive change in the way that we look at disease in this what. I call the paradigms of cancer that is you know not arguing about. Oh this you know this is how to treat cancer like we've done lots of studies on you know. Use this drug. The of these drugs in combination with surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation. You put him in this sort of you can treat cancer. I'm not disputing any of that. But in the end it doesn't help the answer. The question of what is if you want understand what it is then you have to start a starts from beginning. Go through it on say. What is this disease. That's where we really made a bata progress within the last sort of fifteen twenty years and most people haven't even really appreciate that. And that's what i wanted to bring forward. Is that sort of recent research and bring it to the people so they at least understand what this disease is. That data is affecting so many people

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"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

01:49 min | 6 months ago

"fong" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

"Greetings everyone this asian america. The can find podcast. And i'm your host ken fong. This is a very extra special episode that we are releasing the same day. I recorded it as a joint venture with podcasts. That i follow. That is done by a good longtime friend of mine. Ken kemp his podcast. Is the beach white male and We were texting back and forth this morning Just kind of still waiting to hear when the networks would call biden as the president elect and when it was clear that that was the case He immediately said hey man you know. Let's actually talk about this and Kenan i've been friends decades. We don't get the siege of the very much but very much been kind of walking similar parallel paths. And now he's got a podcast so I think many of us have been on pins and needles not even just insult november. Third the election day itself but even before that and e- even though lesser days. It's been apparent to all but President trump and his coterie of hangers-on loyalists. That biden was going to have enough votes in the electoral college to win. It's just it's just not true till it's true so anyway. I think some of us might be wanting to also Sharon this moment of celebration and at the same time kind of soberly Head to the immediate transition Transfer of power and beyond and so i commend to you. This conversation that cannon. I just had with one.

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Your Next Flying Adventure in Hawaii with Fly Maui

Stuck Mic AvCast – An Aviation Podcast About Learning to Fly, Living to Fly, & Loving to Fly

02:46 min | 7 months ago

Your Next Flying Adventure in Hawaii with Fly Maui

"Love Looking things out the window, the airplane like everybody. Else. I, Love Lighthouses in Wales and I think that the Hawaiian especially Maui it'd be a perfect spot for that. But in your words I mean, why do people WANNA go fly in Maui? All Karl is now there's a lot of different reasons you know first of all people love to come to Hawaii to Maui specifically is just like. some people do it as an aviation? Adventure and it just makes it really fine. So they'll you know vacation they'll have some downtime, the beach they'll do some more interesting like hiding, and of course, incorporate flying in and organised talk about the opportunities as a pilot. You can visit your specifically in a few minutes but you know Hawaiian was it is paradise the the climate is amazing. The beaches are uncrowded. It's low key laid back in the. General aviation ramp it's everybody's friendly. A the spirit Aloha is all around just like in a lot of are other general aviation airports but the weather's awesome. I would say we are fueled actually went far couple of days ago, and you can probably count on one hand the number times in a year that we actually go I-. Afar into says you just amazing flying missions we have here. It's great for applied school. Our students hardly ever have a down day because the weather and Maui is pretty unique just because of the topography here where it's located. Just on our little island eleven of the fourteen worlds climate zones are found here so You're on the beach and lay layout or over in Fong Holly and get too hot and sweaty from being outside and being in the sand than you can always go up to your. The summit of Holly, Autho? which is a dormant shield volcano. It's over ten thousand feet at the summit and usually stays around fifty degrees during the daytime up there. So you can go up there and full off just so much to see endure, and of course, from the air getting to see all that is so unique. Really a diverse environment also the fact that you can go and cool off so much make you bet there's probably somewhere in Hawaii I'm not sure that you can go skiing I would think I know service Maui. Yeah it does happen just. Seems like once a year last February we we had six eight inches at the summit and on the Big Island, which is about seventy eighty miles from here. The three summits, their twelve, thirteen, thousand they actually do have people that because they'll have moral snowcap or longer to town. So they'll actually go have some guys get out snowboards.

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Your Next Flying Adventure in Hawaii with Fly Maui

Stuck Mic AvCast – An Aviation Podcast About Learning to Fly, Living to Fly, & Loving to Fly

02:46 min | 7 months ago

Your Next Flying Adventure in Hawaii with Fly Maui

"Love Looking things out the window, the airplane like everybody. Else. I, Love Lighthouses in Wales and I think that the Hawaiian especially Maui it'd be a perfect spot for that. But in your words I mean, why do people WANNA go fly in Maui? All Karl is now there's a lot of different reasons you know first of all people love to come to Hawaii to Maui specifically is just like. some people do it as an aviation? Adventure and it just makes it really fine. So they'll you know vacation they'll have some downtime, the beach they'll do some more interesting like hiding, and of course, incorporate flying in and organised talk about the opportunities as a pilot. You can visit your specifically in a few minutes but you know Hawaiian was it is paradise the the climate is amazing. The beaches are uncrowded. It's low key laid back in the. General aviation ramp it's everybody's friendly. A the spirit Aloha is all around just like in a lot of are other general aviation airports but the weather's awesome. I would say we are fueled actually went far couple of days ago, and you can probably count on one hand the number times in a year that we actually go I-. Afar into says you just amazing flying missions we have here. It's great for applied school. Our students hardly ever have a down day because the weather and Maui is pretty unique just because of the topography here where it's located. Just on our little island eleven of the fourteen worlds climate zones are found here so You're on the beach and lay layout or over in Fong Holly and get too hot and sweaty from being outside and being in the sand than you can always go up to your. The summit of Holly, Autho? which is a dormant shield volcano. It's over ten thousand feet at the summit and usually stays around fifty degrees during the daytime up there. So you can go up there and full off just so much to see endure, and of course, from the air getting to see all that is so unique. Really a diverse environment also the fact that you can go and cool off so much make you bet there's probably somewhere in Hawaii I'm not sure that you can go skiing I would think I know service Maui. Yeah it does happen just. Seems like once a year last February we we had six eight inches at the summit and on the Big Island, which is about seventy eighty miles from here. The three summits, their twelve, thirteen, thousand they actually do have people that because they'll have moral snowcap or longer to town. So they'll actually go have some guys get out snowboards.

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"fong" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"fong" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"Does the build right? It caches the artifacts. So now you have a cash. It's continuously being populated by the by the system. So that the next person that wants to go to a bill doesn't necessarily have to do full build anymore. They can pull an incremental out of the cash system that populated so now. Let's say you're building world and you only change one file and you only really have to chain do the bill for that one for the thing that you impacted. And everything else just pulled off the network. So that gives a much much faster development cycle time when you may have some large artifacts that have to be built. That's an example of where we took something off the shelf at it's very clear in the documentation yet supports caching. None of this exists so built in caching infrastructure. Behind it for me. That's the one prime example that comes to my mind that's like super simple to explain a pretty easy level okay so at this point your vp of infrastructure. Which means that. You're at the intersection of management and engineering. What's the hardest lesson that you've had to learn about management? I would say probably the same answer. A lot advantages would give giving up. Control is a hard lesson to learn and making sure that you can effectively give the right level of agency and autonomy to the organization at large especially that I started infrastructure when there was twelve fifteen people and now it's like two hundred plus people around two hundred people like that's like like I have a lot of historical state rate and so it's very hard for me sometimes to say okay. Yeah I know how that used to work right now like. I have some implicit assumptions about what's happening here. The overtime either. The wrong or better people have now taken the reins and understand it more completely or system just doesn't exist anymore and my assumption was incorrect. To start with so that for me is like a was always giving up control and letting the team go with it but at the same time putting in the right guard rails to make sure the right outcomes are going how has the company changed Operationally Sense Cova. The biggest operational changes are very very small from the engineering perspective. We didn't do anything crazy on limiting releases or anything like that for that front we left. You know what we tried to do is say like you know. We want to have as much business as usual on engineering side now operationally a big part of my role also is supply chain. That world has changed drastically. Direct supply chain paying me. Think January twenty fifth and he goes just twenty twenty. It's not going to be a normal year. This is going to be crazy and January. Twenty fifth mind you. I was like okay. I'll e like what's going on. And he's like well pretty sure we'll hunt is gonNA shut down and like just to let you know. There's second tier suppliers that we use that. Come out of some of the cities in and like. We're already starting to see delays. We're going to have to go into full sort of lake wartime mode to like keep track of all of this and a big part of what they do is they interface with a lot of our. Odium Zoe M.'S. And they make sure it's sort of like all of our rack delivery. All the server builds all the next generation equipment is like pint of materials right and so they had to go effectively into wartime mode in horror mode of okay. We're normally sourcing. I hear suppliers. We're dealing with you know down to sort of commodities like commodities management team. That's managing sort of d-ram. Ssd's hard drives thinking of chips right. They're handling that level of commodities. Now this new world that we're living in Post Cova. That's not where they have to stop. They actually have to think about okay. Power supply or sheet metal or lake rails that are going to go into Iraq that they normally take for granted. That's GONNA come from the supplier right. They actually have to look and make sure that all of that supply pipeline is actually there so last two or three months for me has actually been spending a lot of time in that world and I'm like super thankful to our partners that are out in the world that actually helped make all this happen because it is definitely supply chain global supply chain is not what it was six twelve months ago and that's actually been a big focus of mine for during covert is just making sure. We have contingency plans on the software side if there are capacity shortages on hardware saleability and these are things that even the cloud providers will see. This is not this is like macroeconomics. This is not going to be just because you're a certain size. Actually you will be impacted by this. This is that literally. Everybody is impacted by this. And so we've been spending a lot of time you know making sure that that's available and a big part of it is like the front work you have to do with the relationships with the suppliers and spending the time with them to make sure they understand the business that you're that you have. That's the postcode. World and infrastructure has been a big portion on supply chain side. It's amazing and do you feel like it's feasible for everybody to overcome the supply chain constraints or does it feel like the news is getting tighter. I feel very good about where we are today. There's nothing in the dropbox world ecosystem that I worry about on the supply chain side right now for us. We have line of sight for everything. Probably the next twelve to eighteen months feels pretty good. I say this today talking to you given cove it and the realities of the world and how it's changing. Will that answer change tomorrow? Maybe what we tend to do is look at this week over week and say okay. What's the week over week? Supply look like what's the commodity markets. Look like the teams are managing this basically twenty four by seven when you think about were on the west coast but you're having to manage the supply base in Asia. So they're coming online right when everyone here is going to bed. So there's like it's a continuous dialogue and we just have to stay on top of it. There's literally no other way to do this. That I know of inside Andrew. Thanks a lot for shipping. Really fun talking to you thank you. It was great to be here. Jay Frog Container Registry is a comprehensive registry supports docker containers and help chart repositories for your Kuban Netease deployments it supports not only local storage for your artifacts but also proxy registries and repositories in virtual repositories to simplify configuration. 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"fong" Discussed on Back To Back

Back To Back

30:07 min | 1 year ago

"fong" Discussed on Back To Back

"Joy welcome to the show this is back to back it's my podcast how you doing out there how you feel in I've got Henry Fong like really early on I remember shop stuff you guys yeah we it was just one of those things like I'm sure you've worked with people were just we would sit down and like we up forty DJ could only play like Afro Jack After Jack and like Steve McKee pursuit of happiness and a handful of dance tunes and I was slowly every said I was trying to on the keyboard and play some really cool we're going to do with music how about these shows like wow in it wasn't so much going on in session and it was just what's going on there axeman my dad played Sax for the keys on the saks new just like I feel like if I will blow sacks versus Trumpet Yeah my the trump is harder for have no idea where that is wasn't man on a TV show or something that sounds really familiar a proper TV maybe it's a little north of West Palm Beach now so all in all if you're looking at a map south Florida it's the very top of south Florida South Florida like Miami Fort Lauderdale West Palm is everyone gets in their boats on the weekends then you go out fishing and you go to a sandbar you drink and it's very like islands style life it's like it's very the entire city is pretty much based around fishing and or golf there's like the PG tour around that area so golfing is big but fishing is kind of like it's the kind of one of the sport fishing capitals of the world yes wow so the entire world like it's it's definitely so would you get a lot of tourists in certain people come there for the sale fishing actually the sale fishing is world class but yeah there's a lot of fishing tourists come there and then there's another fish called snook in that is like the popular game fish there people come from all over the catch those two things because that's so interesting I think we forget that exists in America like a fishing town very big thing in America especially like from when I grew up that was that's what I did went fishing and hunting with my family all the time is that what your parents did like is that why you're living there no so my dad He actually worked for the military he he worked in the Pentagon totally different allow yeah so he worked in the Pentagon he retired from there and he was in the Pentagon for like man twenty five years so he was doing budgeting for the Air Force Okay and he did he was there for all those wars man the and all that stuff more and he retired stories about that what he never really got to in depth on any of the stories one he told me I asked him one day I was like Dad told me about classified stuff like Henry all I can tell you is that the they a miss classify things on purpose and they stamp things that are classified seems like I don't even know what's classified and what's not classified I remember him saying even like internally they're trying just sort of ladders that's interesting a chain of command so he did that for awhile and he he lived in DC and then he moved to Colorado and then he we started doing some sort of like penny stock things and then yeah and then he moved to Florida but yeah so I that was Florida was like catches retirement by player just kinda chill but yet because he had already retired at a really early age because he put so much time in the air force sure yeah yeah the government paychecks not bad man yeah so they were always trying to he was always trying to convince me to do that he's a Kennedy go work for the government that's there gonNA take care of you for your life just put in twenty years you can have a pension and in your healthcare all taken care of and that was kind of what I was told to do I guess how did you feel about that at the time yeah just for do anything like that but I respect the people that do yeah but yeah I just wasn't I guess I kind of growing Florida then I had lived that kind of for lack of the kind of the redneck life sure as run around fishing and hunting and doing stuff like that surfing just any any kind of ocean related activities like whatever you pitcher people in Florida doing that's what I was doing riding four wheelers money literally Florida man I was the Florida man and it's so weird because I I feel like I can't relate to a lot of people in our line of work that have ever done or experienced that kind of thing so I had this like weird like double sided thing to me where I just understand that life and then understand this left Tunis valance one it seems like I remember even the first time time we were really talking back in Orange County they're like I came away with this impression that you really you need that in your life like you close to the water a half humanity it's just it's just it's just my end all be all kinds of yeah so if you were a kid and you're out on the water all the time and just running around did you end up like did you think you were going to kind of have that lifestyle forever so to stay close to that yes so the kind of the job to do of a lot of my friends still do it is they work in the fishing industry some of them are reps for Fisher companies but a lot of run charter boats they partner the one who has a yacht and then they run like these fishing charter businesses and I was like really wanted to do that I was like I want to have a fishing charter business and then a lot of people some people do commercial fishing commercial fishing is like the toughest job in the world. Yeah I can imagine I think like not being able to DJ imagine going on the middle of the ocean and the fish aren't fighting today and it superhero and some of it can be this is not at all the same thing but I had a friend from high school who went and did Like Alaskan getting you'd be freezing ocean up there to the water the water's colder up there the ocean the oceans rougher like it's yeah it sounded really actually did a commercial fishing for a little bit alien highschool met this boat captain needed some help and then me and my buddies out you know give you fifty bucks for coming on the boat so we did that for a little bit so that was kind of my first the job I guess did you like it like the hours were a little long like we go out at Lij ten PM at night now we can't ship fish all night shift fish any miscellaneous fish get like twenty five cents a pound for the market and we cut she's like shit fish whole night like six hours and then the sun comes the sun comes up and then right at when the sun comes up that's like the best time to ever go fishing okay is son sunrise or sunset because that's when the fish start feeding it's like you know you wake up the breakfast jazz you eat naturally eat dinner at night and the fishermen are on the same schedule Sir I in the middle of the day they're kind of sleeping yeah we just catching fish whole night and then wait till the sun would start coming up and then we go target the big game fish and catch those and the bigger game fish you know you can get a couple of dollars pound for the good ones okay let me just load but uh all these fish what's like the rarest you know most desirable fish that you would wanna catch the market yeah yeah like in the area the I like the legendary fish their fish called Kobe they're not really legendary but they're the tastiest and they're just the most fun catch because you see them and they're like there'll be swimming on stingray's so your site so you gotta sit there and you gotta look for hours and hours you sit there on the tower and then you you see a stingray rare ease the boat over you see the stingray and they swim behind the cigarette because what they do is they the stiff flaps its wings and stirs up all the crabs off the bottom in the Kobe sip behind the stingray and they just pick off the crabs that the stingray Lhasa and then you dig in the water and then you catch them from sight fishing so that's kind of like where where I live that was kind of like the species to catch Sir and they and they need a lot of money at the markets as well and they're absolutely delicious tasting fishing notion wow that's nuts I love hearing but like little needs yeah like I could talk hours about that little details of the Stingray flapping brings it's just man it's a whole nother world out there yeah of course and do you still living here you able to get out on the water a lot I mean obviously you're on the road so it kind of switch from fishing surfing kind of full avoid went to college I went to College in Orlando at UCF and my surfboard with me because I didn't have a body Moore was an hour away from the Ocean in Orlando because Orlando's landlocked in the middle so I mean when when we time me and my buddies would just drive to like the beaches in New Smyrna beach just go surfing right so then I picked up surfing yeah and that's become like a huge thing for yet and that's like you know one of my favorite things to do and then here I mean I'm about twenty five minutes from the beach so I go every Monday morning at seven am I'll go surfer two hours comeback work the rest of the day and you just kind of yeah keeps that balance and there's not a Lotta Surfing Dj's I feel like it's I I know what so not it's all about I actually saw him with Albert he's a he's a gnarly Boogie board hit he does I don't know if you know Ginko the trap. Dj Yeah I do really good surfer okay cut snake Fisher Fisher guys listening Fisher used to be a pro surfer who baby he's insane so if you it how do I say like you know how he's really funny guy like he's hilarious that was his personality in the Surfing World Surfing world he was kind of the client of surfing was a pro surfer but he was also an announcer that makes compensating these events and he was just always cracking a lot so I remember watching pro surfing and he was commenting on the events and then he started dealing with cut snake and I met both of them at a festival in time got a little bit and then all of a sudden he's Fisher and I'm just like come on man yeah what a life it's just like I really want to get him on this show Oh man I feel like he'd be such an entertaining he's always been like that even back to the surfing days he was always like a joke yeah those are my favorite kind of people man that's I that's true self I'm crazy acts like I think that's why it works for him I think for anybody like I had carnage on the show and I talked to people who knew him like way before he was a big. there was just like Oh yeah he's he's always which I respect that ben anyone who doesn't let the business change them it's just kind of always been whatever they are that's the hardest thing to do man absolutely you feel like there's just a random aside but you feel like you had to change and adapt anything it didn't naturally fit with your personality to sort of operate effectively in the music industry a little bit yeah it's just the time away from like just like the super super long hours at a computer and learn how to produce I love DJ I've been watching you know ten years now Dj doesn't bother me actually travelling doesn't bother me at all I feel like I could play seven chosen rojas travel cool like Tori when I'm when I'm sorry not especially heavily touring like been touring now for seven years and yet don't really get too exhausted and I don't get to burn out on it I feel the same as you man I mean there's certainly days when I'm pretty bummed out about the at the airport in the morning but overall Yeah the whole package I actually really really like it and I do get exhausted it doesn't necessarily bother me too much I just need that laid-back kind of nature inspired lifestyle too because that's just what I came from in that's just what I'm used to that keeps me sane so when I'm here and big just feel like it's almost like primitive that that's that's where humans are supposed to be anyways and kind of I think wired for yeah as I should be but it is like I go to the gym all the time to you know I have a thing that's like I wish it was more nature base but it still it works and it's really important I think yeah those little rituals those routines when you know that it'll reset you matter how weird you feel at the time by the time it's done you know so I think a lot of these new producers that blow up really really fast they just like whatever their old routines were and what kind of kept them who they were they it goes out the window and then all of a sudden they're just fly around playing shows partying drinking trucks Blah Blah Blah and the studio for eight hours straight not you know sitting down and then boom images really catches up with them sometimes and stuff so absolutely listening you know just you really got to break up that time with yeah yeah and it's it's tough because it's so hard understand when you're young that it is going to be that way but if you can establish any kind of even if it's just like an.

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"fong" Discussed on Back To Back

Back To Back

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"fong" Discussed on Back To Back

"This is back What the back to backers bit is Willie the show today one of my favorite people man I love this guy so much and he's got a brand new song coming out this week this Friday on doc records the song is called jump up it's got all the Dj's going crazy right now it's one of my favorite records of the moment you gotTa grab that when drops he's been on a tear the last song he put out called Rave tool is getting played by all the biggest names in the game and that's one of the things I love about Henry Hong Mann he's such a chameleon he can make music in any style but it still sounds like him endlessly creative such a good dude I'll set the scene for you of how we met up in a second I feel insane rate now I played a show last night with Yemi too and Man We just went in I haven't had a night like that in a while we both did separate sets and then we closed the night by doing a long back to back for like three hours so you know between the two separate sets and then our back back we were detained for like six hours it was a U Street Music Hall in Washington DC One of the best venues in the country and it was one of the most fun sets I did this whole year we shut the club down we reopen the club we did an after party we were there till like six in the morning it's been a while since I really went in like that the vibe was just too good man we couldn't stop I love those kind of nights they're rare you don't know when they're going to happen but when they do I mean that's it man that's that's the shit that's why we all keep coming back to it but you can probably hear I'm a little haggard right now it was worth it so whatever you did this week whatever stress as you made man I hope it was worth it you gotTa pick your spots and you know we picked a good one even before the club Yemi too and I we Ed up you know we go way way back back to the old Chicago Days I mean I've known him as long as I've known basically anyone who's a DJ So we met up we saw the joker movie before the Club amazing movie I loved it end so front to back by the end of the night I mean we've been hanging out for like twelve hours something ridiculous but man what a great night I would be remiss if I did not mention the back to back is brought to you today by Surata now I love using serratos products I've used the my whole career I love working with them we've collaborated we've collaborated on a few different projects listen one of the most exciting things they've done is one of their newest projects and it is a piece of software called Surat Studio all my producers.

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"fong" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"fong" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Than you can afford to lose. And he did a great job. I mean, one of the things that he's known for obviously is creating the vanguard mutual fund. It was the first client owned, and really I think is still the only client owned mutual fund out there. So they focused on the clients like focused on keeping the fees minimalized and trying to to let yourself investor have a platform that they can do that on. And I think it's a good phone simple. Rules can can apply from nineteen seventy five to two thousand nineteen. Right. I mean, he started in one thousand nine hundred seventy Fong how much is the game change between when he came out of in started this company and an implied these simple rules of. Nobody knows nothing. Yeah. But these rules, and then what we're going through today. Well, thank the biggest rule. That's changed. Our biggest benefit. That's no longer. There is the the lack of pensions the lack of guaranteed income plan. And that's one of the things I think that when you look at the vanguard system if you look at it online, and they have a tremendous website. They have again, I'm very a big fan of the vanguard mutual funds system. However, there are some things that they don't really do real well on their side is that they they don't tell you. How to monetize it? How did he turn that into a monthly income stream? How do you make sure that when you you quit investing for growth and you start investing for income? How do you how do you drive that income into your? House every month and guarantee it in some way and make sure that it's it's going to be there to you know. Similar to pension plan or something like that. There's.

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"fong" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"fong" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"There's a whole dance that goes along with it. You are. Yeah. Don't forget, there's a grandma grandpa grandpa is that an online thing you just go on YouTube, and you find it. I'm sure it's it's like a pink Fong or something like that is the is the wrong. Number two song on Spotify in the country right now. It's higher fine. And once you played for your kids. They're never gonna let you not play it dog. Great just a little something we found on the dark web for you today. Thank you you. You are welcome. And I hope that if you need a place to say just let me know, I'll call you tonight. All right, Alex. Thank you very much better. Alex there with the latest on the one to bars, he stuff, and of course, a dads view of the baby shark song. Hey, next news and Bruce a week from today. We're going to be wicks brewing company in riverside on sterling avenue Wednesday September twenty six put it on your calendar. Totally free come on out. They're gonna open up a little bit early. In fact, they say they're gonna open their doors at nine thirty on Wednesday. So that you can come out and get a little party on before you, you know, before the show starts because Lord knows we are. And they we've been working on some Email stuff back and forth about what we're going to be giving away on Wednesday. So it's definitely we're gonna have hopefully a couple of announcements in the next coming days before that. But the news and Bruce. Wednesday wicks brewing in riverside coming up next. It looks like some churches are trying to take the gluten out of communion and God is saying wait just a darn.

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"fong" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"fong" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Kariuki stage and i got really embarrassing fong fail made why supercrew poll parkway gomia butter car in alabama i like i like the it's very like corny and god it okay well i think i i think i have an idea and i will give him a call paul and see what we can do sound good arpaio they you hello i speak to josh please yeah josh this is chad i'm calling i'm one of the managers at the and our you know how you read i'm well on well hey man i this is uh this is awkward and this is a this is a weird phone call to make but you you and your wife you knew for you guys coming here a lot for kariuki right i i love being kariuki uruguay yeah i know and a series of mrs little awkward on we have gotten and this is no joke we have got some complaints about you and your song choices and it's not just a few we've received a lot and it's consistent and.

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