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They Call Us Bruce

05:52 min | 3 d ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Partially because you can speak a different language and figuratively because you can blend in. But also about this idea that language is like this boundary, a wall right that exists between people and for me that wall can be kind of A. Protective. You know it feels comfortable in comforting to be able to still speak enough of my language to speak something kind of more intimate my parents in language that they grew up with or to even secretly understand things that people don't think I can. I can understand you know sitting in restaurants wherever they they look at me, you know checking my. I don't know tweeting or something. It's like Oh that that kid doesn't speak. Chinese. So we can talk about him one hundred bucks. And and yet, I can just enough to know that you're. You're stepping on the anyway so Yeah, the language is kind of a kind of magic is something that's always. Always been a part of the way look at the world and whether we're talking about English or Chinese or Spanish, and my Spanish is a little better than my. Chinese, actually. Congrat-. Again the grid shampoo, my parents that's That I don't have that that golden tongue for the language that they grew up with But yeah. So that is my good for sure. Phil. What about you? I think my good is experiencing language through the mind of my four year old. The, last four years has been you know like. Like. This is not something new has been happening since the dawn of humanity but watching learn language and being learned to speak then learn language. So mazing you know and then watching her pickup words and asking us like what does that mean and than US having to explain it in the simplest terms she understand and then seeing her get it you know. That's been credible. She knows the word protest now she how? She looks at the TV, it's he's a whole bunch of people would signs and she's like protests holy shit man. Black lives matter. She did that I'll be like hell yeah I mean it's been that's been so amazing to see would've spun she is for everything I mean regarding language and that includes us trying to teach her like you know candies, Korean words and. And it's it's amazing to no end when we teach her like it's like food words and and she and she like will explain it once and then like two weeks later she'll she'll remember she'll just bring it up and surprise the hell out of you know and so. Seeing language through the through this young really malleable you know very super absorbent mind. Is like miraculous. It's wonderful. So I'm not. Explaining anything that's any surprise to anybody. Gone through the same situation big apparent but like. It's it still does not cease to amaze in amaze me and it'd be hope you know. Yeah, that's my good I think that's that's amazing and yeah, I know that that set of moments really well. Twice now. But. There's also. Kind of something a little bit. I don't want to say sad per se but. Kids kids who are growing up in this era I think. The language that learning the words that they're being exposed to I you know pandemic right?.

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The Two Of Us

08:17 min | Last week

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"Shedding stuff. You know and saw the whole. It's like the sprint of Carnival exists. Whether physical Communist's narrow. No I've in my head. I've got this this image and that's probably not true. But it's like the idea of laughing and crying at the same time this collision of of really strong feelings and they both have to come out they both have to express and I think what's really interesting you talked about routine. Actually I think with tea and it's when when it sticks as when routine becomes ritual. Right and I think that what it is is what it is what what you're actually talking about. What we're saying is that how we GONNA come up with this cove ed how do we in we enact rituals that enable us to do both that's what the weakest it's a ritual that enables us to do both. Right so this carnival party everybody knows that and everybody knows everybody understands carnival is dying. But everybody's GonNa understand you put on your costume they're gonNa Laugh at first like Oh my God you're ridiculous but we understand you put it on your costume. This little ritual of party is giving you the space to be able to enact a bit of a ritual that you agree with him and so your sadness you're putting it on I'm sure you're shedding tears you put on is you taken it off but in the moment with it you're dancing and so I think it's ritual that we're looking for that within that encapsulates all of that. And sometimes, we just focus on the ritual of the ceremony of from the Church to the hearst going to the funeral. The funeral ground, and then that terrible moment when you hear the the drop on the coffee him. But actually what is the ritual around that? You know your own around the spore wherever that's that tradition is retained of Joe Pin rum even the young people do they don't know the the levels of it but libation remains hip hop videos you see it. So, there these things that a car with its that's a ritual. You might not know what? The big thing of the ritual you know your friends gone and you know you can't. You don't know what to do. You've got to drop some spare. You've gotta drop some alcohol on the ground and that's that's the ritual and the thing about ritual apart from the fact that they're repeated their repeated and repeated over time. And across outlet you say. Across the aspirin so that that's that's it's like any point that's always. A reenactment of a ritual, it never stops it. It's. Continuity. At this point during this conversation, it will happen summa. That will have been a library also, it's also it's like a shape shifter, it ships and shapes. Wherever it is. Wherever it's you know with the environment that is in that way the African retentions shifted itself. rituals shifted itself into rituals of of of Catholicism this is amazing. You know nearly the end I've given you an hour 'cause he was just so amazing supposed to help the GonNa get. Joe. Because that's I'm like so I'm. At the end allows you preempted right at the beginning of the Web I had for you. But delighted to show some luck yet I just didn't prepare it. So I'm just like Oh God it can be anything because I was talking about Carnival and the Dia spoarer, and also these projects that I'm working on this project takes into account. That one of my friends a lot of one of the things that happened around this pandemic is domestic abuse. and. This poem is for one of my darling friends, knees. Who was my one of my Soka friends who post away At the hands of our husband So I think I'm GONNA, end with this, and this is both celebration and energy. And it suits what we're talking about. I don't tentative history of stolen 's take one. I time to cost away stones and a time to gather stones together I time to embrace a time to refrain from embracing. Let us address the stones. What are you stone? If not a small pebble that can be carried by hand therefore is the hand your sevens and you stone to have your stories to tell if I hand throws US stolen who is in the wrong the hand. The poet piles up stones to build a cathedral around a young black woman. So she will not burn stone though she hears you only score, scorch crumble or crack on the flames, the poet bills this protection, but it is too late in the season of struggling lungs and hammering fist behind quarantine doors. Mothers daughters sometimes men will come like sheep are really goat. He came like a lamb and turnbull turn beasts pummeled with hoofs breathing fire stones. This is meant to be a poem about you sir, but it is unruly poem a headed poem away with poem. Now, the poet's heart is a stalled yesterday. A picture of a young black woman friend bounced into the poets inbox. He killed her on the line on the knee. I don't turn it to history of stones take to let us address the stones and the use stone to have stories to tell back home the woman's hometown village young men. Gaba. Stones in lush. Green Bush to create a circle of stones to rest their parts over hot cold cooking oil down yesterday. News flew across the net like a soiled dove with a broken wing. Fragile bruises bloomed. How long had he been seized in the woman up to cook in our home by car house was often Oh let us address the stones as stolen to have stories to tell say you tell me the poet stolen does not burn it may crack or even be crushed into powder, but your answer is. Too late stored, you speak of David toppling Goliath with a slingshot in the woman's vintage boys went into the Bush on slingshots to pelt birds break their wings. Is this where the man learn to break his dog swings remember poet you say this is a poem about stolen meanwhile across facebook. The women's friends are stones rumbling stones happy. One Poe states I spoke to her only last night death. Did Not hint it was a stone's throw to the crawling fire in this poem, honey thickens in the women's veins instead of water boiling epidemic shrinks splits open and oil flows from the woman's body boiling tears or give me more oil in my lab. Keep it burning her friends sing acquire across facebook hymns to erase thoughts of oil in that often burning burning until daybreak. Sir, this is a poem about stones. Yes, and you stones have our stories to look at the woman's village a non. Sits on a big stone look again at the women's village are man sits big stone by the seashore are this fire of sunset praying for the woman chat between a rock and a hard marriage sir? Stone is a prayer a seventh of the mouth like stones seven of the palm where prayers at daybreak when the woman needed own, let us address the stones as stones have their own stories to tell the poet attempts to resurrect the poem attempts to rest with Susser Tate old lettuce address stones..

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"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

The Two Of Us

06:22 min | Last week

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"So I moved to Leeds I'm living in the north and I have to wear an since I've cut my hair, my hair's color purple pink orange sits cut my hair I have to wear these airings saying don't touch my hair, right? because. I will be in the public space and someone will be congratulated me with my hair and my here is in their homes. Now if I start saying excuse, me got the hair in your hands. is He never simply a white lady? In. Every. Typically, if I if I have to make a decision in that moment, how am I going to respond to this? I'm always taken aback if I. In a certain way, she starts crying. Everyone comes consoles her and assumes the I have done something because of my money. So I think in a way. My Day to day existence you know in the middle of Cove it, which is a pandemic even in itself. Right. There is still this destruction of the blackboard happening in where we have to transform ourselves in the middle of it we have to instigate transformation and resistance. So how can I make up? Not Make Art like that is, what is is my daily experience of you know so I think, of course, the artists GonNa come out of that place to be passionate about that place and I've I've always oggy that because I've been spaces where people think that the poem or the art is just an object and I think it is an object it is a machinery. It is a of of a thankful for. For foot four it is a space for you to explore and play with all the linguistics of language. But I feel that as a as an autism from where I come from as an avid reader who for years didn't see myself represented who has not been written into who is who is writing a second generation of Caribbean writers writing themself into the landscape. Not removed from black. Car, be a woman writer. Writer themselves in the landscape. With with all that ensues there's there's no, there's no place for complacency. What what, what, what, what I'd be grappling with and what Audrey Lord and a lot of other writers have bought up is what happens to self care in there Because you right from that you writing from all you're right and sometimes you're the room. And the transformation at the end you've you've process something you're not right. But that involves a lot of you have to face your traumas you have to face your. You have to also face how you right on the page. You know some things you go is this how am I telling this story? What happens if a black readers really am I, just folk in trauma on them. How do I make it so that they read it this doesn't happen. There's a loft patients is a lot of things that you were actually negotiating in that space. Right So. Yes. Even though even the cross the right the when you're. You know I was doing the soy dishonest. So long I was doing this none of politics onto I'm fascinated I'm thinking since ed but I'm like this is amazing I. I was doing this Portugal World War One where we had to where we such unspoken soup stories of Caribbean soldiers in. World War One. And I'm in my house we didn't these associated took to a haughty of history books right and then you start to find these little things and then you're you're you're happy for the historians who is starting to write this stuff now and then you find it on, you start reading it and you're devastated and I remember kamikaze wolf was acute was the rated them and and. And actually like invited US oil, the Caribbean rights is to respond to this the nine Caribbean writers and I said for the first time in my house I don't even WANNA is like I. Can even want to write it and I'm sewing rage I want everybody to see and to feel. What happens what the black body in the in the war because I am still seeing a whitewash poppy day every single day and how do you feel cable and you fought in the war? And you you lost limbs and you went back home are you are you raised from the memorializing of that war? So it was devastating for me. That's when I started to think about actually self care and started to look at and understand what writers like Audrey Lord or even monitor Busey ferrets are say but they say you're exhausted right because actually doing it that work it's not an easy piece of it's not easy work. you also have into delve into trouble. You also have into imagine because a lot of the places are bland. You go if they're wavefront and they weren't didn't want to loud so they weren't allowed to have guns. This is the thing that devastated me. Because, it was felt it was better. For the enemies to have guns than for the black man to be powered with a gun. So you're in front, you're digging trenches urine fronting the most vulnerable space. The emasculated again. Because of fears of of of of of of black bodies of blackmail bodies or something, and and so and so you're doing this work, but you make him these Ling's right. You haven't you make the artist in you is making these links with with institutions with Black Potala on blackmail bodies with the language that's used to talk to an and it's big. And then you watch the right one small poem. And then. There's the work of of historic is in there's the work of the imagination. There's the work of decompress in and there's the work of China, right the poem and vital God. What do I do for me when I'm doing? This works so so Part of this thing with covert of trying to plant plants and. And just rest in and.

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They Call Us Bruce

07:35 min | 2 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"If if you had to. Give your take on on the original on, and then we'll use that to kind of segue into the live action. Where does it occupy head space for you and heart space for that matter I was. When you the ninety eight came out. I was in college then. So this you know I was kind of out of the key demographic for this in terms of. Age Range, but so I kinda had to catch up with this over the years and and now and I've grown to really really enjoy it. You know and now that now that I have a daughter actually like she she started to see. been exposed to Disney, princesses and one another she still hasn't seen off feature film, but she's seen. Clips and things like that of of various Disney propaganda. She has watched She really enjoys the What's it called? The what's the song called? It starts let's get down to business. I'll come back. Any. Yeah. Let's get down, to. Business Out of context, it's totally. Wrong like I I cringe when I hear her go. But? Within the movie it's like kind of hilarious and super entertaining. You know And and it's also like a combat training sequence, which is like in martial art genres in the grand tradition of. Chinese. Cinema like. Yeah, that's one of my favorite things, right so But later, but they didn't have it in the live action. Is GonNa be over there. In. That is one of my favorite parts in the in the animated version, and so I think it's a great sequence but yeah, like so I I think that over the years I've I've grown to really look at the ninety eight Mulan very fondly and and I do really appreciate. It's place in sort of Asian American pop culture particularly from the nineties because that was in an era where like it was very seldom we got to see that level on the mainstream right in which is why the so much about this this one that. When you approach this the live action we will on now like the animated. Moulana really like has a heavy hold on a lot of people. I think, and so if you'RE GONNA go into this movie expecting to see that it's going to be hard and I think that out of all the Disney live action remakes, this is the one has the biggest departure from it. I just. I just WanNa say something more about the man song that your daughter likes to sing. I think taken out of context kind of cringe song. But when you look at it within the film in the ninety eight version, it's actually kind of brilliant because you know Mulan is their this woman in in disguise. She's like it's sort of like makes fun of the the sort of gender expectations for men because she's this woman who's doing better than all the other guys and the best part is at the end of the song. If you recall, she uses her wits rather than in her strength to complete the impossible mission of climbing the poll and I think that's what sets the animated version apart from the live action because it does actually examine gender in a really interesting way and allow the animated will on to subvert expectations. That by making her a Chinese Djeddai but by showing you know she has wits end she sees right through the stupid patriarchy she can still busted and that's what I really loved about that movie. Let's let's hold onto the Chinese yet I think to. Definitely we WANNA talk about as well. Now. It's a good kind of segue for a little bit about the live action one and before we actually get to a value judgement on, let's talk about what it was meant to be or would it seems to be the world's coming into how it's changed over time and you know just the context in which it lands. And many. Rebecca You've been following the project for a while so. What has Went was first announced and. Comparing that to where we are today, what were the original intentions apparently for the film? And the original reactions to it, and what are some of the beats that we've seen happening since then have. Kind of changed the vibe in maybe harsh a little bit of the mellow the film. Sure I mean. So obviously you know. The world geopolitically has changed lion I'm talking about like pre twenty twenty right because then the world changed a lot more, you know in twenty, twenty but you know Disney has been basically double dipping into its impressively deep animated archive for Awhile, and so it was just a matter of time before rouland got live action treatment the same way that Cinderella beauty and the beast jungle book wine King Aladdin Right, all dead. So it's not terribly surprising that Disney would choose a Milan. You know ah to be next up especially given the fact that the China market just seemed the sky's limit. So the first time that you know for this current interational of Milan. It was first announced in Twenty fifteen that Milan was gonNA. Give the live treatment and in Twenty fifteen you know China felt like a gold rush for Hollywood. This was where everybody Like I. Remember every year at the US China Summit new film summits that that happened in L. A. Every year it was just like so much money to be made there. We're GONNA. Make a CO production like every studio had partnered with the Chinese studio where co-production you know what's his name One Jan lean from Wanda knows making big waves in the US. Like he's been disappeared, I think by the government or something weird like that. But that's that's how working in China is I think but anyways, twenty fifteen. So this was perfect they. Muan you know beloved animated classic. Here's our chance to. In on the China Market you know which is has now become this giant dragon. You know when it was not something at all in one, thousand, nine, hundred. and. So with the announcement that Disney was developing a live action Milan came the announcement on the screenwriters and it was a two white women who were newcomers to the industry writing it, and that was sort of the first big controversy around this film somebody and to this day I still have no idea. Who and how this happened, but there were rumors of the leech screenplay in which there was a white male love interest for Milan, and that was immediately decried On twitter because again, this was we were right in the thick of just like Whitewashing Scarlett. Johansson's GonNa play the major and ghost in the shell you know Is going, to star in Right, you know these were all films that were in development, but it just felt like.

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They Call Us Bruce

07:03 min | 2 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Low, , and welcome to another edition of they call us Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm bill you and I'm Jeff Yang and this will indeed be an unfiltered podcast. . It is one which we are going to used to. . You know spend talking about something that we've been wanting to talk about for a while waiting to see for awhile, , and that is Disney's live. . On which released this weekend right before Labor Day and immediately generated quite a lot of opinions some of which we have. . And we have guests, , schools, , opinions in some of them <hes> our guests <hes>. . We've seen quite a lot of in somewhere new. . Who have with us? ? Phil? ? We have making her third appearance on they call US Bruce. . Quite possibly a record. . Record record. . Our good friend <hes> formerly journalists of the with the Hollywood reporter most recently, , she did a profile of Tima in Vanity Fair. . Are Powell Rebecca Son Rebecca. . Welcome. . Thank you. . I'm here to reinforce and ensure that my title as most frequent they call us first guest. . On. . Challenged. . Bring honor to us all. . We also have a first timer on the show hopefully, not , the last frankie. . Hong who is a freelance writer and illustrator and Frankie also grew up until age nine in China and has a pretty solid grasp. . I think of some of the larger context around the film both as somebody personally in in more immerse perhaps in Chinese culture than those who grew up here but also just from being able to read and understand the conversations that are going on in. . Chinese about this. . Conversation's. . Break Welcome, , to the show. . Thank you for having me. . So excited to chat with you about this. . Well, , the conversation has been proceeding Apace has a not I mean literally the show. . The movie itself <hes>. . debuted Friday, , and I think that's we don't have any metrics yet that feels like a lot of people in have been streaming it despite the way that it's being presented and I mean, , maybe that's the first thing to talk about a little bit like. . The film. . You know how the film has changed over time how it was what was meant to be in where it is now today in this time of Of Covert in quarantine in theaters basically being shot I think I wanted to ask if <hes> maybe everybody could share their relationship with the original film because that's that will serve you know color a lot of people's. . The way they perceive this this new one right. . Rebecca. . What was it like watching the original Milan and how did that impact actually shape? ? This one for you. . Yeah. . Well, , for me, , I <hes> you know sort of your classic ABC asian-american Crawl one in the bay area you know live here lived in America, , my whole life, , and so I was I'm looking this up now and I was actually not cured with anime tomatoes teenagers. . So I think I was sixteen when I came out <hes>. . Even, , though I was no longer a small child I, , what I remember most palpably was bursting into tears at the end of the animated film when Milan she's at the Forbidden City and she turns around and it feels like the entire country is kneeling and bowing and Reverend before her and the swell like I remember for years after that, , like you know even without we watching the film just thinking about that moment. . Just swallow emotion. . Kind of being unprepared to see that image of of somebody who representative you know about as exactly. . Who I was, , you know just a small Chinese girl could be treated with such respect and honor. . Listen. . <hes> you know <hes> and reverence that was so moving. So . that's what I remember most about you know the animated law and I think the way that made me feel is is sort of what I treasured about that movie even though it was, , you know I haven't seen it in such such a long time. . And Frankie in you grew up until age nine in China, , right? ? Yeah in Beijing was. . Yes. . But you but you did also see Milan and I'm atrophies theaters or at home or so I was already living in the US by the time Mulan came out. . So I washed it in Missouri were I was in the fifth grade and I think. . My first exposure to Mulan the figure was actually when my mother taught me the ballot of Milan and made me memorize recited back to her. . So this character was already one of my favorites. . You know this <hes> cross dressing heroine who bests all the boys that was basically my dream I wanted to. . Show everyone how amazing I could be. . So you know I wasn't super. . I had very mixed feelings about it because even as a ten year old I was you know I had trepidation about whether or not Disney was going to do a good job representing my culture, , my country. . So but at the same time, , of course, , I was really proud to see that they chose a Chinese story <hes> to bring to the big screen. . So when I saw it I think I continue to feel mixed because there were these moments like the one that Rebecca described was incredibly moving but there were also these little things that day I guess. . I don't know if I would say they got wrong because you can tell a story a story Harry you want, , but it's more like there were very clear league. . American narrative elements that were meant to. . Get, , a reaction out of American audiences. . It makes sense but as a Chinese viewer I just thought while if you're going to represent my culture, , why don't you get it right? Why ? don't you think that the? ? Quote Unquote correct representation can't also get a reaction out of Americans I remember when she dressed up for the matchmaker in the face was all white I just thought well, , this reminds me of Geishas much more so than Address up Cheney's lady and maybe geishas is much more recognizable symbol. . But why can't you just make her look uncomfortable as? ? A Chinese woman rather than something that looks more, , Japanese. . Their stuff like that. .

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They Call Us Bruce

08:11 min | 3 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Mean, it's like that every day so. It's You're like okay. Another loss talking the confident dammit. So we'll see we'll check back. Gave me guys. Come. December. We'll do that well November I know number you know we'll check in and. See how that whole process has been. So you know the other thing about the good that you're mentioning there is. It really does feel like we don't. Know How much work it takes to get a fan or a check or for that matter bill from one place to another and he said so many hands I'm kind of curious like. WE'RE STILL IN A. you know we I don't think we still we still take for granted. Let's put it that way. The fact that you can send a piece of mail in generally within three to five days get anywhere in the united. States at least the continental United States Bozell how many? What's the real in brief? What is the process? If like I put something in a mailbox today you said how many Hans it actually touch him. Who kind of magic happens? Probably, I would say at least a half dozen heads. So you drop it in the mail box, you never L. Vox or wherever it's picked up by the carrier it goes. To. The station. And then generally onto a truck to a distribution of processing center and from there. Depending on where it's going. Basically mirrors that process and ends up at the at the destination. It's like planes are involved trains. Trucks are involved. Human hands on all sides. It's. Amazing piece of clockwork. All right. So that's the good. Now let's get to the dark side. Arms. What is the bad a working at the US Postal Service? So I am told and. It is true. that. If you've worked there. For Ten Years Thirty Years Forty years and you want to transfer. Out, of state. To another city. That you lose all of your seniority. and. You'd have to start from the ground up. What Yeah Yeah so if you if you`re you're care started as a carrier you work your way up to. I don't know. Some top tier I think you have to start over. Yeah it's it's pretty. Ridiculous. Yeah. What's the reason for that? Is Because you? Know, I don't know. But what I was told about half psychopath this is ridiculous. The change. There's some there's some. There's some things in place that are just a little. Little. Draconian. Brutal? I feel like me part of it is that the post office even though it's a national entity, it's very much a neighborhood thing. Right and the people who work there probably tend to work there for very long time and it's like you're not going to have somebody coming from another neighborhood switching over here real office and I'm like, okay. So he was like. You know King of the hill over there for twenty years but we don't know him. You know it's like, yeah. Does, it is that actually Are the. So are there any other like one of the things which I I think all of us are kind of curious about is like that notion of? Being a mail carrier right I mean even now like you still physically have to. As a carrier bring huge amounts of staff door to door. I mean you're not a carrier I know but I I mean, you probably have some visibility into what that lifestyles like I imagine it's It's rough, right? It seems. Yeah. It seems pretty I. Mean they deal with what they're out there. Getting Stung by wasps. In harassed getting bit chased her bid my dogs that the dog thing is true. I don't know what it is. Now full support for the carriers up there. I mean they're they can be the salty as people, the most you loving people and desert you. We develop these relationships with our carriers in neighborhoods. I don't think people actually know what they go through out there I mean what they have to do to bring bring bring people stuff. It's absolutely incredible and wonder how many miles an average carrier has to walk in a year and how many pounds they carry you know collectively. I wish I I've been wanting to ask the the people there. I avalanches to see what their steps are per day. I wonder about that too. Jeff Jeff, do you know the name of your carrier? I must say I do not do. You. Do you know who the looks like have you seen him or her her actually? Yeah I. DO I DO RECOGNIZE My carrier. And I've lived for two years. I should now, right But you know one of the things is this I'm until recently, I've not been at home most of the time when meals delivered and So in the past you know postal service postal delivery it was something where you know I guess 'cause the way people's days and schedules work. You'd be like their surly Saturdays I guess you'd be there and by the way Saturday mail delivery. Amazing right we don't think about it but the the male, the male actually coming on weekends is something which a lot of other countries don't have. A male going for as as expensive sounds to put a stamp on something these days. Sorry, it's nothing to how much it cost to mail stuff in other countries While we're the places, you don't get door to door service. You know there's a lot of stuff you have to pick up from local. Like convenience stores and stuff like that. So it's We just don't give enough love to the the American version of of how meals delivered but I I I feel I don't have a personal relationship with my mail carrier and now I feel kind of like Shit. WE'RE NOT going. To. Deport a finger and. Make. You feel that way I, just I was just curious. I mean I'm just curious how other people were late to their relationship with their. Their you know their individual carrier it's But you know I I feel like this time. Everything we've been talking about between Colvin and. Trump's assault on the postal service. It's been an interesting time for for PR. For for Postal Service right I mean everyone suddenly is very. You know the some of the very cognizant of of. The the pulse value in their lives, and there's been a kind of resurgence of appreciation I. Think for for you know the service on that will also individual carriers. You know I I would very much like to think that. Yeah, that it is it is something last beyond pandemic. We'll see. If we if any of us. Survive beyond this pandemic. Survive. The rest of the year. Yeah. My Gosh. That's a that's a pretty good segue. As we wonder that to the third and final round of our. Our round table segment, and that is the T. F. in this case, the WTO of working at the Postal Service and. Again. This can be just questioned. You have a very you know any weird instance you can.

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They Call Us Bruce

07:10 min | 3 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Comment on this but since we have actual representative from the or an actual employee of the US Postal Service at that we give shot but from your perspective, how much are we at risk of? Not. Having a fair election based on circumstances having right now and You know. Basically, the state of the world a lot of people are GonNa have to vote by mail. I mean, we do our jobs and as long as as long as you know, the voters do their part. We're going to do our part. I'm speaking for myself, but I'm not going I would not ever not let that happen right? It's insane. I can't see what will happen. Have you seen anything that would lead you believe like being obstructed from from the happening at least at this point not where I'm at I don't think they would let that happen in Berkeley. Maybe. Middle. America. Just just saying I don't. Yeah I made. What I do know is some of these machines, the sorting machines that were I mean. This is not news new news, but the Saudi machines that were being removed they're being replaced with newer machines but I guess some of these locations have not gone the newer machines, which is a little suspect. At this point. And this was like last year well, I mean. You know. Part of it is the timing of it. All right. question marks. But the other thing is I mean no-one purposely planned for their via pandemic? No one expected that we'd be innocent situation where we'd be trapped mostly in our homes and certainly not able to crowder way into. Election booths. But it's very clearly going to be a disproportionately. Huge challenge to preserve our democracy this year and you know. It's unquestionably going to be postal service worker who will bear a huge amount of that. Like physically and literally there that burden. I wonder how it's going up. On that note I. Mean. You mentioned that the Postal Service is still pretty manual, right? Pretty pretty analog. But it's also there it's changing trying to like updated I know that Phil you mentioned the about tracking male, which never would have happened not fifteen twenty years ago even ten years ago. I mean. What I. Guess. What does the future look like as far as you can see from your vantage point or push vantage point is. is now is is working on the line as it were. But. What does the future of post office look like in a world where people are more and more just relying on shooting electrons at each other I think it will exist to certain degree it will evolve. In order to survive I mean people. People need to send their medicine people need to send letters though the companies don't have. They don't have the ability to do that. Descend actual mailed letters as post a pack. Right, nobody else could provide postage like this. I. Mean. It's it's. It's pretty bleak when I talked to the old timers go. Yeah. The the amount of letter mail is just down. Parcel is up and it's hard to say I mean, in some ways, the pandemics is saving the post office, the post office being the postal service beginning in the news I mean, this is good publicity I suppose. With the whole mail in voting controversy and such but. It's hard to say so. You know you mentioned. Kind of beginning multigenerational postal service family. Grandparents uncles who have served in one uniform. As a military and then moved into the post office and More different uniform right from say green two blue stuff like that. When When when thinks of it that way It really does seem like a kind of an amazing metaphor, right? Like Ross different struggles, different fights, different trenches to be in but. The Post Office is is a staple heart, our democracy of our society of our economic system. It. At its heart, the most intimate way that we can actually connect with people still ride the most formal way. In the most also some ways, the most casual way to send somebody a piece of mail and I don't know when the last UN. Honestly I don't know when the last time I mailed a letter, not a card but like. A physical handwritten letter. Is probably to my parents in probably back all the way in college or or when I was. Out of the country or something but. I know that they kept them and they cherish them and. That's something which that sort of the physicality of the post office also something which I think. can't be duplicated really by any other. mechanism of communication shorter being face to face, and of course, we can't do a lot of that right now. Listen my my daughter just discovered. Receiving mail and it's the best thing ever. Said birth another long ago and then she got started getting stuff address. We'd go to the mailbox and we pick it up and then. And then I was like Oh this one's for you and she's like what and then it's it's like it's the it's the most awesome. Now. But now of course we go the mail. More more often than not does nothing for her and that sucks. Temper stations that a little bit but. Getting mail is also. It is actually got my five year old as subscription at a lego catalogs. Just, to get him get him into the. Into that world, that's awesome. It's like it's like the gateway drug. Addicted to mail. Yeah until he's like what eighteen starts getting bills. What my parents have. Wait till you get bills. I used to run to the mailbox as long as I could remember because I get. Magazines like Ranger Rick or something. I have looked forward to, and my doubt is always like. Are there any bills? No, it's a good day. I don't get a lot of build by mail anymore. As. True. You know I don't get bills by mail but I do get A. You know they're also other things that you've laid. Don't mess really.

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They Call Us Bruce

08:18 min | 3 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"One of our American institutions, but like it's held up by. By immigrants. And like so many American institutions. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and and and so I always I always really like going to the post office because it feels like There's there's a real great sense of it reflects our community here. So I wanted to ask like Kevin your and your office at your your location I mean like you. I'm imagining given where you are. There's a lot of Asians who work there, right? Yeah. Oh. Yeah. It's the most diverse place. I've ever worked in in my almost forty years it's. It's crazy. And everything that that you just said is absolutely true. I mean you will hear five different languages as the morning's ramping up while everybody's getting ready to deploy. It's amazing. I don't know what it is but. It's beautiful at at the same time. It's. It's the it's a side that people don't see. Think about I. Think they know that carrier I think if more people can see this they they'd be pretty blown away by the diversity. Of, the post office I'm curious to know what what it is. That attracts many immigrants and office is very diverse. So, what does it link actually? When you`re When you're there I mean, do people get a chance to talk interact or is it like just hustle all day or you know in and out? What when everybody trickles in the other there's there's conversation joking it's like any other workplace and Come nine o'clock when everybody's ready to go, it's just focus and. People are. Gone. And this is. Where I'm. Just sorting through things. On over just side and. You know wrapping up my day. Yachts. It's like any other workplace it's just. Very, very Serious in terms of. Of what what we're handling. That you know I mean this must be probably besides dogs. Angry dogs the number one thing that postal employees hate most but. Of course there's that that terrible saying going postal right referencing. Male employees who can't take it anymore and you know go wild and. I wonder about the degree of stress that is involved in in working in a a setting where it's like just never stops right and where. People. Are always angry if things go wrong but very rarely happy and Salvatori nice to you if things are going right it's like it's something we take for granted all the time. In the mail keeps on. Common Right. So I'm just of curious like A. Especially during this time of pandemic where it's Christmas every day and that's not a happy thing for you guys per se right it means you're you're you're working your butts off with just Inexplicable loads at this point. I mean. Are. Things things pretty cooler or things you know is it is it is. Is it like super stressful particularly right now, I would say it's pretty stressful on a daily basis just because of the volume of of parcel coming in. It doesn't seem like there's an end. I. Guess at the same time you know I think as as everybody knows or most people know that the post office has always been in trouble financially because it's a it's it's a it's not for profit. So the parcel that's coming in is literally saving. But I think as as. Somebody who's there on the front lines it's hard to see that right. It's like, okay well, this pain us. Literally. Bad stamps when people have po boxes. When people? May Letters. I mean, that's that's our paychecks. So it's it's a bitter sweet thing you know. At the same time, it's like you mentioned the poster for Postal Services. If you know it's it's not there to make a profit in fact, actually it's running a loss and. Because it's a vital service, right? I mean. I, it's hard for me and even imagine what it would have been like is certainly before the era of. Digital Communications. To. Not have had the postal service. It's an even today it's it's such a vital life flood I mean you mentioned Amazon and or even just shipping in general right now they're people who are stuck at home for whom Without postal delivery. In rural areas where a ECOMMERCE doesn't necessarily delivered directly. They would die I mean there will be without. Food there'd be without you know drugs and. Insulin and who knows what else like they're just like there's so many things you can't live without that are delivered. By the mail. And I don't know that most people think about that. Image even Amazon packages are also deliver postal service employees. They cracked. Amazon won't deliver to a lot of rural areas, but USPS will. And Are you wearing a mask at work like in the air of Covy? Like what are are there like? Do you know if there's heightened? Safety restrictions and things like that. Yeah absolutely. We have to wear masks gloves not mandatory but due to the nature of Covid. I choose to wear rubber gloves because I'm handling. Parcel, that's who knows where it's been. I just WANNA I wanNA. Make sure I'm safe that my family say. Other people are safe everybody house. It's mandatory. Absolutely. Are there I mean, do you have any? Ah? Do. You have any kind of interesting stories to share about what what it's like to work. In that setting particularly like maybe things that people try to send in the mail. Expect. You know this this person keeps mailing boxes of live cockroaches. So he'll box I don't know. I. Yeah. It's. It's. It's completely bizarre I. Don't know if they Maybe. Off. Provide. Insects for reptile farm or something but. Nobody picks them up I just I get them to this Po box and I always set them on the same place in the shelf, and then they just disappear. Going on Some people, ship live insects, people, people ship. Chicks which is. Why live birds? I just heard about that by the way because like there were some stories about chicks being basically delayed because. Of. Some of the issues with the volume of mail and mail delivery stuff and they was literally lake. One of those I was yesterday old. Things when I learned that people mailed living animals through the US postal. Service, like living chicks. Hen Chicks. That's okay. It's okay to terms a really strict. They basically have to be there. It's an overnight and they have to be there at seven am to pick them up. But what do you do with them if no one picks them. With we call them. We call them at seven am and we make sure. Nobody has not picked them out are just be cruel. I'm sure there'd be some animal rights people after them. They would they would find out somehow. Picks up its Berkeley I work in. Berkeley just that's wild but it's also like amazing. It's kind of amazing. I. Don't know what extent that you can.

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They Call Us Bruce

08:14 min | 3 weeks ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"I FOR THE FIRST WAVE OF FOLKS WHO WANNA check their po boxes before the Sun comes up the those people exist. And I start receiving the parcel which comes through our massive warehouses through one of Richmond and one in Oakland West Oakland. And it just it begins. There's a law of. Shuffling and scanning and just making sure things are going. To the correct neighborhoods. How much that that shuffling scanning is done by humans? As, opposed to like machines, robots or whatever. Yeah Here's the thing it's. It's humans still have a huge role in this. It's kind of like, okay you have human error. That plays a role in it. But. I think in the at the end of the day I by myself kind of like the fact. That these things are coming off a truck there being. Scanned by human. So if I if I checked my my tracking I, know heathen scanned it. But at the same time for goes missing your somebody didn't scan it. What the hell. But Truth be told. Their companies like Amazon who are. They're fully embracing tech. And I you know we have some Amazon employees. We can go into that later but They. They're like, yeah we're like three thirty years ahead of you guys. And I'm like what and the they'll explain the system I'm like okay. But Plaid there. It's it's analog. Whole. The whole process was analog still. How many how many packages do end up having to deal with on a given day? Is Like Hundreds or thousands or thousands. Since the pandemic. It's Based on. What I'm being Told by the old timers everyday is like Christmas. But you know I went in at as the pandemic was was gaining steam and. So I'm used to this volume. The volume is incredible. It's I can't believe it So I don't even know what the holidays are going to be like. Can just say I. So I I send a lot of stuff on a regular basis t shirts t shirts like a lot. and. So I'm always. So I've started to deal with packages being track, which you know hear from people like Hey I ordered it the tracking went out but I. It's Kinda stopped this one. So I find that the tracking is such A. You know the invention of bailed tracking is cool in that you can. You know you can follow the progress of this? Of this package or your mail or whatever. But. It's also aggravated that like you know it's it's so elusive in that these points at which they can. You know you see they made it here to here but like. Sometimes it's like, what where is it here where what's going on? Why is this partaking so long? and. So aggravating that you have you can you can follow it but you can't. Really. Like. You know what I mean you your imagination goes. Yeah, it's just like why is it still at the post office here adopted off like you know fifteen days ago is it stuck being a file cabinet so like that's so That is when somebody doesn't scan it. Also. Called out on it. Somebody isn't doing the job they're supposed to. They're supposed to be a destination scam. You can request it if you don't think they'll do it. Just. Tell them. You WanNa see them except the package. But then from point. A to point B there. It gets kind of blurry because people are supposed to scan it. there are a lot of other factors. There's so many variables as to why it will not be dated, but I'm there to either buy stuff to in. It's happened to me within the last actually last week. Something go the way back to its destination and then back. Why did it go back? That doesn't quite make sense. Good question. Good question. Yeah I've seen package do that too were I've sent it to to like to to Great Britain and it's like. You know it took like a month and then like a because, and then a part of it was like for two weeks it. It was like stuck in New York. It went to London and then back to New York stuck there and then like. So that's that's the crazy thing about tracking you can. You can watch this, but it's completely aggravating that. Cycle, what good is the technology if I have to do this wild goose chase virtually exactly I know. Can I ask so Here's a here's a hidden in fact about me Jeff you'll be. My Dad for a brief stint was a mail carrier. Yeah. No, it wasn't like it. I don't think the GIG lasted. So long long enough for him to call at any kind of career it was, but I do remember when I was a kid? he was a mail carrier for a little bit and then. I was really young and but I remember his mailbag. Number. I'm reading the mail back in his car and. There was a a can of like. Like a can of Mace or something like for dogs like dogs like. And I was I was playing I was like I was playing the car and I was looking through the bag and what is this and accidentally sprayed some of it on my arm or something and then. It'd be like. Like you know it was. It hurt a lot but I have a very vivid Marian that. But Yeah, my dad was a mail carrier for. Short stint in the eighties. That is amazing. Yeah, I mean. Amazing in part because you know I it just it's I. Guess it shocks me little that their stuff that I still. AM learning after these years. I look. Here's what I would say like it kind of it. Is Relevant to our discussion here in that. My. Parents are immigrants you know and they immigrated in the seventies and they but a lot of the things I've told you about my life about my my background, it's like all this stuff. There were my head like so many jobs you know along the way because it's part of that immigrant hustle, right like I remember when I was surprised when I told you about my parents own a video store, you know they've in and then my parents own that store and also multiple businesses after that all the while by my mom was a registered nurse for like you know like forty years. So it's multiple hustles. It's very like kind of making your way and You know in whatever job you fit in. You know the Postal Service was part of my dad's journey united mean as an immigrant as Geno trying to find trying to find work and you know the. The Postal Service employees, employees like a lot of immigrants you know I I'll ask about your your office Kevin, but I will say like I live in a particularly The area I live in his is heavily Asian, but and so the local post office that I frequent. Every single person behind the counter is a person of color I've never seen A. Single white person like working there and they're primarily like from what I can tell and from what I can hear when they hear them speak the primarily Korean Filipino. and. Latina and black but like. But the Asians are mostly are korean-filipino and so I always look at that I owe marvel at this post office because it's like you know the the US is such A. I don't know it's.

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The Two Of Us

07:06 min | Last month

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"Yeah I think I can see well through through all the layers and. The amount of issues seems to out Yeah. So, just attack on that I was curious about US images because a lot of work does see center around images were involved an essential fake or sometimes and. It's a small question ready. I just wondered. If you you still image stuff the few and then you. Decide to like think around an embroider on or. You have an idea of what you want any session for specific commitments. INITIA-. It's make sure I think it's situational oftentimes. I guess with my With my work a lot of it. Okay so going back to the beginning, I think especially in union I had a lot of I did a lot to talk fee and I did a lot of research into fashion, which was industries I wanted to get in to so I would be either. Given all I, either by a lot of magazines and printed sources I read once and then never used again. So for me instead of. So going out to buy these sketchbooks my way of. Exploring and experimenting and working on top of. something like imagery was to stop with magazines I had that I would never really that were very arduous that would never be used again And would probably just be given away to someone else and I thought for me it was just an opportunity to reuse and repurpose something I had but also experiment unexplored my style. So that's kind of where started from and also I did a lot of photography the full where I used to have of Spanish prince lying around. So that's honestly where I saw my photos I don't go out of my way to Buy or collect new things that was really where it started So it was more of A. A mentality of not wanting to waste but also my thing is i. believe any image has a meaning behind it. Even, though it's just the running image, she's can always create your own and. You can always put your own intention on your own spin on something. So it's just me not wanting to waste anything and seeing everything as an opportunity whether it's a photo from free pamphlet from my salon or Something that's the ones given to me on the street I. Yeah. Just don't WanNA. Put things like that to waste and oftentimes. It's just really satisfying and really interesting to see what the outcomes of that could be Because yeah, frankly, a lot of people just throw away things thoughtlessly and I. Have tried to turn them into of. and. Yeah. Just keep them full. To record my journey in this creative process. I. Yeah, I love the I freezing stuff. You know get my stuff from second hand shops and I actually trade in London but force for love. And and I really liked the idea of having meaning in every image. Aren't you know that they may be one intention? One meeting and then different people see miss someone else. We'll see different things and. Yeah. That's great. I'd like them move onto kind of into the. Now 'cause you don't. Have Been. Doing. Embroidery and realized how much. For the intensive. And Cross. The is which I wasn't aware before and I just wondered. How you lost your body gets a Nice full-time. Worse. Yeah. it will that's through It gives me a lot of back pain because I do kind of. Co Dot Com and I'm doing a little of intricate embroidery or just general embroidery. Noticed that I've just been. Doing my stretching every week. But also I used to pre lockdown I played football, which is helped me a lot physically would just keeping a keeping I was gonNA say a wake keeping active and Yeah just. Keeping, going and not just saying those on focusing too much on the what is giving me a break physically even though it's quite a physical sport. for me I really like that sort of aggression and thought. Like, excites me about being active So that's been my personal break. I don't really go to the gym just because I prefer being outdoors and I like. walking to the pitch or with Hackney a lot of things quite walkable. So I've just been. Doing that it's pretty simple, but it's really effective like I went. For a long walk yesterday and. It really helped clear my mind about certain things whereas if I stayed indoors, it would just. I think I would just be really consumed in my thoughts, and if I didn't take active break, which is Also be more conscious about maybe pain in my body I would just never really thought of before. It's strange but like I just take those breaks. Great well have you can go back to football some points. Yeah me too I'm really hoping I could play with a team instead of just by myself or with one other person I do miss it was. Truly my joy like I've always played football ever since I was a kid. So it's been the one thing that has. kept me active and really formed the community outside of my creative circles so I'm really grateful for. Definitely. I think it's it's really physical but I really love that and I really loved the community aspect of it. So I WANNA ask you one last question and becoming close to the end and it's about being a freelancer. When we when we spoke on the phone and kind of pre interferes you said.

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The Two Of Us

08:23 min | 2 months ago

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"You rebels radio presents the two of US shorts with neo me Watterson. Albert, Frederick. High this is naming lattice. Welcome to the US Charts Myself Alba Frederick he's talking to people across the globe about that pandemic experience. On its relationship to creativity, mental health emotional wellbeing. And as always I'd like to trigger warning. These adult shows of the themes will be complex and interesting, and maybe it sometimes be triggering. If you're over ten the disposition today, put this on pause and put market for later saw otherwise dime, right. Today I'm interviewing. My did their Mussa Conga. Who is a broadcaster, writer and musician? Only you said occasional musician on my question that because the reason I questioned that, but don T end. is about creativity and this idea that you have to. Get up everyday to paint a bear painter guess up every day to be a writer and I'm. Behalf fluctuations in our lives for a million reasons, so, does that mean be kind of define ourselves? If we're not doing everyday Bikaner, find ourselves as that. We haven't got a huge. Online following, we made lots of money. So that's why questioned. Let you said occasional while you went straight in love. No good. No, we said we would. Do you know what it is? It's because I have so much respectful. The process on the Croft. That when I see, you're right when I see myself. Making stuff now then is as a part time amateur thing because each time I make music I'm deeply commited I'm. It's weird. I'm I'm passionate about music in a way I. Don't fully express a lot of friends. Like. It's not even my twitter bio. Talk about very much. What I make music I'm deeply passionate about sound about craft. The reason like you love making music is because there's some things you can say with that. You can't see any other way. There's a way that music enters you. Dot that nothing else does and I love having the options putting out some music pretty soon because there's a song I wrote and I'm like well right with Chris so I worked with this project. Kubiak so. I, wanted to talk about the fact that there's so much Prussia. You mentioned the pressure to produce this pressure to produce. There's also pressure society to be positive and be well and be fixed and be better. Know me how you doing you better, you better. Everyone's always you'd better. There's always the sense of like okay like people. Other people get tired. Of Your tiredness and I wanted to do a song which is basically about. It's okay to feel broken. Songs is sabotage spacey about. Always talk about self help actually if I can't help myself. What if I actually destroy myself because I? I've learned. The Bat so many bad things happen that I've been given no cause for optimism. I wanted to do some for those people. Because if think that's quite related, but I think a lot of people will be yeah. I have self-destructive cycles. Yeah, I have like bad patterns of like. Self Management I was like. Yeah, this is for you and. That's not the kind of. You know because of the way. Make Music. It's not the I. would be chatting albums. Every China would be producing albums every year. Every now and again is like I can only say that this song I can only say that particular thing. With eight of music. So yeah. Some sometimes. Not Sometimes, not occasional like you're right. I'm I started correct. You correct me even before. I arrived on the on this conversation's post. Funny, but yeah. I hope you don't feel corrected in an awful way I. No this is no holds barred like you're welcome to ask anything. That's fine. Too Because I am so interested in what you say about self sabotage, and even defining himself as an occasional musician. Is You got so sabotage, but but then. Like you say. Do we want to self sabotage? Ourselves sabotage. You know you can feel crappy by yourself. You One cam. And we can actually call lay, and then we can give ourselves a half time about giving ourselves a time. You know that like the addictive loop synthetic, and that was the liberation from it. The whole thing is about that it's about. Out She, just let it be. It's okay to feel. It's like. These are the things that happened to these things you may have done. The mistakes made. Those mistakes may have arisen from being undermined so often that you made more, and it's okay to still are part of healing. The beginning of heating is dislike. To try to be ashamed of your mistakes to just to try not to be in, it's not even there's not even any pressure to get better this dislike. Knowledge this. Knowledge that yeah, this is the thing didn't go right. But don't be ashamed of it like or trying to be ashamed of it Yet try not to to say this is so i. Am and maybe carry on doing after this after hearing this whatever? People talking to you maybe that you know what? It's okay to acknowledge that, too. But. I would say if anything just acknowledge if you can. But there is a pattern i. think that's the helpful thing because I've spoken to people before going through staff. I've been myself. And the hardest thing the beginning is that. Something has going on. A There is a there is a dynamic, because sometimes it also one thing I say one really keeping I stress in song is. Look people talk about like self sabotage being exhausting that it relates how exhausted positivity can be in familiar his. It's like a muscle you've never used. Says suddenly woke. You haven't walked in ten years. It's like telling someone be competent. Be Positive. You're like what I've never done it. There's no precedent for it. There's no. There's no precedent is actually so much more precedent so much more logical to sabotage because that's all I know and I'm really good at it. So it's honoring people's pain. On People's processes of crating will pay. Dot To. Me feels really important, and that's why it was harder to say that. In text on! It wasn't music for some reason. I think because I found Catharsis in in writing. If that makes sense doesn't make a lot of sense and I think. There's something about releasing something. Comes an entire thing given. To the walls to a an audience. It comes. From Yourself, two hours can also say because I see told. I'm thinking about. Big Things Accountability. And a shame. and. Forgiveness on those already huge moment and this thing hand and. I wouldn't be doing this conversation justice if we didn't talk about the your black man I'm a white woman, and those words have a different resonance for us entirely because of our unique personal and political experiences. And how to level those and. It's let the Hughes topics, and that's why think say music or cultural artifacts Useful story. So they don't. It doesn't become an abstract conversation. It becomes embodied rail. I'm personal like you say. So many things have happened. The tendency to self sabotage gets greater. Am I wonder how much self sabotage? is about making meaning out of chaos. Yeah, it's because then you have If you self-harm. Maybe Mark Yourself you've. You've gained some level of control. Some measure of that I was talking to someone in an abusive relationship. She emerged from it copies ago and she's thinks so much better. Announce shot up to her..

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They Call Us Bruce

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Thank you, yeah! Great Newton, where can people find you online, Sara? I write a blog. called red thread broken so the that website is broken dot wordpress, Dot Com and I'm on. FACEBOOK and instagram as red thread broken, and then I tweet under grace paying haw. That's a grace Jr. C. E. P. I.. N. G. H. U. A. Right. Yes, I will follow you. Death US how about yourself I'm at Dan, Aka Dan Diana K. D. A. N. on instagram twitter, and that most of the social so please follow me. There I've got new music coming out so beyond the luck after that. I'm very excited about that. A new theme song for you guys. Need that. We should also note that you're documentaries are out there to a Dan right, the first one an AK soul right. Yes, please that they're easy to find on YouTube. If you look up, AK Danner AK soul. The first one is mainly about my story, and then the second one tells the story of four other adoptees from around the world and their own identity in connection to being Korean and being adopted cool. Excellent. How about you? I can be found at original spin mostly on twitter, but anywhere else. You might want to look for me. I'm usually there as well and Phil. Where can angry Asian man be found? You can find me on the socials at angry Asia man in on angry. Asia Dot Com. You'd find they call Bruce at they. Call Bruce on twitter. Sometimes instagram facebook as well if you can draw by apple podcasts and leave, they call us bruce a rating or review. We really appreciate it. It always helps every little bit helps people find the show? That's it for this episode of they. Call Spruce Gray Stanton. Thank you so much. Thank you everybody out there. WHO's listening sticking with us? And Until next time..

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They Call Us Bruce

04:14 min | 3 months ago

"us" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of the Bruce and unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America I'm feel you Jeff Yang and it's been a minute, or so since we had a an episode of the show, a lot of things going on attempts to reopen the world that did not go as well as we'd kind of all hoped who saw that coming? Yeah, but here we are once again. recording from core and we wanted to have an episode. This week that actually covers a bunch of different issues that we've been seeing a lot in the conversation in the media and we also wanted to bring onto people who? We think are awesome. An old friend of ours and a new friend, both of whom have a lot to say about this topic. We're going to introduce. An invite to our show. Dan Mathews Dan Aka Dan coming to US right here from right here in California somewhere. Damn? Hello. Thank, you guys. And, of course, the we've, we've known you for a long time, and we've been wanting to get you on the show for a while for something, and this just seemed like a really good time to have this particular conversation. And then we also wanted to bring on a great Newton. Coming to us from Madison Wisconsin a new friend of ours a grace, welcome to the show. Hi, thank you for having me. So grace and Dan. The topic we wanted to talk about is once obviously. Very Germane to your experiences..

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"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

The Two Of Us

08:29 min | 3 months ago

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"Kind of experience in my life is really important. You so preempted me. There's two things here because I've got my little. Story Little Arrow that says storytelling and the role of imagination, and that's for me. That's awesome about drawing on path events creating an unnamed future getting something from nothing. That's the first thing, but the thing about the child's spirit are a friend of mine loves to remember. She has parties. It's very important that people bring their children and she had a party. This was sometimes last year under fantastic band, and the kids smoke hits with jumping on a bed and screaming and somebody else to this. Not Okay, she said. Where else do they get the opportunity to the home screen? Have this much joy. It's really important that they have that freedom. And she really engaged with that and I think it's the sort of the spirit of the child you know, so. I mean which is a lot of different things, but somehow that excited engagement like the fairy lights, the freedom of expression, so that are the two points. I'm going back to my point about this role of imagination, so how when you're? Working with. Children and you're doing storytelling with much younger bonds. How does that feed into your matching imagination annual in a world? Save when you're writing your novel. Is there a link between those two things? Absolutely I think I, think for me. Imagination is key in. Everything and it's interesting what you're saying about the spirit of children as well because I think children have something. That I don't lose. The adults really need to have if we're going to solve. All of the problems of the world, because I think often to children. They have the solutions to those problems and I. genuinely would be a better place if children were in charge. But going back to that kind of involvement imagination. Yeah, I think getting to engage with. My imagination regularly. In order to what with children and engage their imaginations. Echoes out I guess in my other work, but will stay in life in that. I think you can always imagine a solution to any problem all any issue you're facing. Just about going into into that creative brain and I think when I'm writing. If I'm stuck on something I mean. and as I said I'm working on a novel and I'm working on it for about two years is doing it in between. Life and jobs and earlier this year. I was kind of made the decision, right? This is the lining to really. Focus on this. And I think often I run up against where I get stuck. You get that thing. And how this needs to go, and just remembering the actually can imagine. Ten, different eventualities for, and it's trying most sometimes before you come to the right place and I think that's off to. Children we might go in. Storytelling adventure or something, and there's a character facing something, and we might try five different things before we get that character out of the place where they're stuck. And that's all part of the fun of it as Trying different things and using your imagination to do that. If it's your question, there is perfect them at makes me think play 'cause, I know because I. Know you person. You were the woman who said this wonderful phrase which I'm now living by. That's always time to bake a cake. It's just become like a cliche in our household, because it's offered so often, but I suppose that thing is there's always time to squeeze a bit more joy out of a situation, even if things were tough and there's always room to make it better so how? Do you an Jama during this time especially make sure that you have. A playful attitude or Just play itself in a relationship in your day to day. Existence isn't about the rigors of working on setting up a new business. Yeah, I mean that's really interesting I. think it's really hard. And I think in this and I feel like I've talked a lot about creativity and. Work in things that I have to say. I've definitely fat like that's not. Sam found this time challenging and I had days where crude into bed at one o'clock in afternoon in that's been it and I think that's really important not to give a false. Has Been But I. also think you're absolutely right. We've definitely. I actually one is a few weekends ago is one of the really hot weekends. I wake up in the morning and I was feeling. A bit of a Funk is really stuck. Just couldn't quite get myself out of whatever place are stuck in? Quite own fun of journaling I interesting the I when I was younger I used to journal every day like pages and pages, and then I stopped a lot through late twenty s my started again kind of in my thirties, and I was writing my sort of general ammoniac. How can I make this fun what we descend on? The paddling pool out and so we have a paddling pool. We don't have children. We have a paddling pool. In. The paddling pool. We live in Apollo and she was walking through the streets of it and their parent of a child she's to teach. Is that your little ones in Tallahassee to admit no. Just for us. and. We've got the paddling pool. Garden, it literally takes up the whole garden. We filled up with water in cat, and and so it day paddling pool, having some cocktails and reading, and I made a sine die stuck up. This said we were having a pool party, and just it was essential. I think it's about in these situations trying to think of that. We love swimming and we'll pay out side and we can't do that at the moment, so it's about thinking about maybe the things you love doing and how you can. Bring those until life in whatever way in this strange lockdown situation. So I, guess that's an example. We've made lots of silly I. We like rewriting musicals and singing them for friends who've done a few times, the people's birthdays. We've been making videos. Someone friends kids who is too. I didn't absolutely loves definitely loves Gemma. She kind of constantly sort of she says often. This two year old is just Gemma Gemma. Gemma over and over again. She's very very sweet. We might have some videos and yeah. I think we've just been trying to keep us in subpoena. Aside from work. On feels like you know because you together on your already established that system you know of. Playing a making things and engaging and having fun, so that's not like you suddenly had to. Do something fun. You know it's in the style of you both way to a paddling pool in your garden. Even though you might not have done that, you might have still had that sense of ceremony because I've been around for dinner at your. Menu cards and those games. There's lots of stuff to engage whether it's deliberately engaging. So, what did you think of? Go live before your life now? Though some of its similar, some of it's very different. What sort of tricks do think you have from the life before this helping you survive now especially I guess. With the people, you're not saying you know family and friends who love that you can't see face to face. Yeah I guess some. Interesting A, we have very very fortunate. I have a very close group of friends who have been. There are six of US six months, yes. Who I've been friends with since I was probably about fifteen. And we're very close. We've got. We've been through an awful lot together. We have a WHATSAPP great and some days I can put it down back twenty minutes later in their seventy messages. You know, and it's a lovely, so it's like a family and I guess Interestingly, a few of us are gay and I..

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"us" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast

Drive with Us Podcast

02:31 min | 4 months ago

"us" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast

"Know it was really a real thing lack current while who named that. That's why I want to for anyways. The next on you. How did a previous episode the on ice and Americans and their ice? This Americans love ice and they said that they found it strange. That American sold ice cold beverages even in the data winter. Yeah people eat ice cream and like drink snow ice cream. Sales are apparently the highest in the winter than in the summer. No sense like more people get ice cream in the winter than they do in the summer when you're melting in the summer. Yeah Yeah. I don't attempt ice cream like crazy in the winter and I don't understand why and then they get sick and then they they wonder why and how. This person's comment on ice was hilarious. That order any drink in a restaurant and two-thirds of is surely going to be filled by large ice cubes. Which we've discussed before then literally you get ice with a little bit of water win giving you less like beverage. Doesn't it like no wonder? Why ice ice baby is popularly hummed? There is ice ice ice. I don't agree with that but I mean the fact that they're thought advice but is true. I think it's just a way for them to be like. Yeah less pledged to drink. I have to give you so. That's the one thing I always was like is weird here as people eat cold stuff or drink cold stuff in winter like all year round. Yeah and I'm like why aren't you frozen already like cold and you're drinking. I never have that craving ice cream during colder time when it gets. Hot like Rosen drinks or whatever just like lizards what warm like. I feel like having US movie where I feel like having like you know I am but then most cool like just looking at it makes me go well while now alone no whoa no humidity song will well. No well no no. Whoa WHOA is not going to So the next one. They said that we literally have dry through his Almost very dry. What through almost every kind store from restaurants liquor stores. Who would you say drywall? Throughs drive through the.

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"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

The Two Of Us

02:58 min | 5 months ago

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

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"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

The Two Of Us

14:44 min | 5 months ago

"us" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"Presents. The two of US shorts with Naomi Watterson Alber Frederick High. This is naming lettuce. Welcome to the US Charts Myself Alba freshdirect talking to people across the globe about that pandemic clearance on its relationship to creativity. Mental health emotional wellbeing and as always. I'd like to get a trigger warning. These adult shows the themes will be complex and interesting. And maybe at sometimes be triggering. If you're over ten the disposition today put this on pause and put market for later. Saw otherwise dime right. I will thanks so much for coming on the too short. It's great to have you. You are an autism live in London and just for anyone listening. I'd recommend you if you can go online. The wills now while we're talking you can see that he does. His websites will dash rate R E D Dot Com. Is that right? Yeah Instagram J. So I just wanted to talk to you just a bit about how you doing in the lockdown. How are you today? Yeah it's mixed you get different waves of different so the ups and downs pushes joyful all-wise unites it's hard to keep I'm still keeping myself like. Keep making withdrawing my sleep. 'cause I'm not going to my studio which is some. I'm Michael Spicer my room size kind of a during this exploring onto seeing what comes out so what you during much. Therefore it how like. How was your crisis changed? Yeah I've always wearing during his On the pins my my apprentice I'm the client into the painting. Sometimes food Idea quickly owed quite fresh mock Orange Curative. And then I'd take the paintings. Statues paintings also explored out and allow the paintings that fervor as well so maybe leave behind completely but the recent play so more recently. So I've been more like exploring so a my older works more decided one case appropriate. Pretty good idea yet always interesting. So of like recording experiences including my Sova states will psychological Made my life and how am almost like a journal in a sense. How did I know trying to get that through? The work can solve explore that in the work of Christ SAS as of like platform to see where the some else's there. Because you always surprising. Stop making work. How one thing leads to another h decision will reveal something about yourself about something in king which did didn't really realize till you've done it. I'm sorry I saw less of the sort of things I'm interested in an joins US old naturally to the figuring away so So pull traits. All human figuring whole Abstract expressive quality. And I'd say that's won't be but then I still I could pri losing the plot Recently so these phones are taking more on so landscape paint said equality in Seoul. Vodka trees in a focus on trees is a full as a figure just to express express emotions in a wider form rather than getting bogged down with Hugh informed. And Are you still using that as your kind of main simple in your work the moment yeah so of I've always been so playful. Cartoony souls approach to it sometimes and the Miceli I find myself awake during a full figure in expressing some Acquaint the recent would seem client. I'm very onset. vary so abject in a sense is is sense of place where I am. It's like not really we don't really have show what's going on where where we're going this sunset Asked what a wack is. I'm pretty that's why I've read generally and I know that your on the artist pledged on instagram. Is that what that you're sharing there as well? This'll von surveys. Or is that what you wanted to keep impersonal and you'll guidance to move forward with in some way. Yeah so that was Sets but on this on instagram and stay a while ago just before the coronavirus look down happened forgot his name. Matthew Barney's I think I think I think that's the right name might have to check. That just doesn't matter. I'm he located them special year. It's a lot of retaining So piece set up of you few weeks back in. It's just like everyone's been getting buffy bars yet. I'm getting a boat to. I'm sorry I've been each plant woops to Japan age and then once he's pounds and sales you didn't play your spine always works. That's the general concept of it. I'm just the white ticipal Ossis during these uncertain times when it's hot for t make sales. Oh if you encourage that. So context edition so am. I have so. I saw social life for a moment. Follow which is good. You could just mention the handbook. That one say can quite well things go. Thanks National M Yes seems to be committee. International thing is destroying you. Just put the Hashtag out of school. Pledge on on your image in southern fraternity pounds or less in tightly buys I'm I'm a bit of a cop. Had around previously ideas I storm previous lays allow more so trite wax and a smaller works as well and During Channel Yeah. I'm the big lead. I don't also some what we worth more than and you come. You become paraffin for that price. I guess but yes. Germany ODA works. I'm happy to go because when you make work it's not always just about. This is what she wanted to get rid of. You don't make it sell straightaway. You WanNa solve civilized wax and say wait. I tell you to the next week's yet. Thank you so just to kind of get on their way you are what your life is amendment outside of your home more in your what was it like. You're in eastern right. Yes I'm basing. Dostam dose. Just Dostum's London. Yeah Yeah it's it's Was like it's a it's quite it's quite around But there's a sense of you know everyone's so to get in and the community so there's a sense of community around and you see feel you don't compete you know and it's almost like it feels like walking around on Christmas Day. Yeah usually at Christmas. I'm in London so I know cleaness of of that feed by haven't been in hastening sue me icon like London by guessing a good analogy Christmas Day as I like walking around at two in the morning. But it's it's daylight night drunk people around everyone's smiling each other trying to get out of the way scatter people will look at radio will lay blase about it. I went. I think I would vote by cried to exercise yesterday. I forgot free like the main central that just the city what it was. It's quite likely this there was doing their exercise. It's like a guy's time with oxygen straight. Just these places so busy. Nobody else wanted my sister. She's gone for a cycle today as well and she said that's really nice. Dislike around on them because there aren't any cards around Ray. Yeah you say he isolates knucklehead. Obviously because I think I going to say so gang out that's really important getting out to get It's it's so it's hard but the hardest thing is you're you're in the same place a Lotta time. And I. I don't Mind My put my flats coordinates. No it's quite small. I live tonight some. We haven't got a living room kitchen and inspire united is what to. Gal Get US inspiration for seeing. I'm always inspired all that stuff. You know discoverable cancel things around may call. It is in the sky or trees in the way they show you say corroborate so trying to still take those and channel it into work. So it's inspiring you know at the moment then what's outside and is that different to what was inspired me before so always always inspire me stuff. There's less some things that high school which will have less office the civil of human actions. You'd have maybe some situations you'd find yourself in and say base. Things are more lacking way rather than you'll direct connection with something. It's more like looking at yourself Responding to the landscape guess provident dirty. Were people that makes sense by only started attending special for everything you know films. Music books can still denies which is good. So it hasn't really changed a lot. I think about it. I guess I guess because it gets his are quite good We spend it on solution anyway. Anyway you got a very good very good being aren who good earned company. So He's kind of light. Snow huge the Just the whole the biggest thing on. Thanks to hold. I know renying way where we're GONNA be in next month's ready so Keep plugging away. Ready made KANAWHA can don't commencing basements. Have you noticed that you want to connect in different ways? You know with some people that you didn't before as a result on the up down just talking about connecting with others. Because I find that passed me. I'm more tuned into the meaningful connections in life and kind of thinking about them and reach out to people about a main on reached out to before I was conscious. That still going to be like that for everyone. It may just be nice. Almost half the peace realize no Cristeta being conducted meet people I think The thing is before this even night where I find myself before. It happened at him at made a choice to solve. Frankly small change the jokes and changed whereas working so focus on. Komo them even more time to that hundred find a way to the guy. Shame away through by London while folks out and then sorry they still uncertain period and then I was like I needed to workout things in my own head him. I was going to get away from London myself so I was going to go off Spain and do this This is a community trial and Santiago del Costanza pilgrimage and so reflect on things and meet people on the way. And so so Jenny. I should really be here in my original. I find myself these plans that made another study displays landed in is kind of weird from it. I can kind of like So I think I'm so more grappling with that obey in. I am but you want to help and there is this so essentially what you WANNA do more. They WANNA help them. Everyone you want to help the community. You want to help the people I.

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