Friends Next Door

Fireside chats with Dan, Mia, Thomas, and Kuan on career, culture, and relationships. The best conversations happen when different perspectives and backgrounds come together, so stop by to listen if you're ever in need of ...more

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November 29, 2022 00:58:06
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S3E22. Is "the Spark" Overrated?

They were really nice, but we just didn't have "the spark".  How often have you heard this or said this yourself?!  What does this even mean and does this change with the phase of life you're in?  Could we be passing up great potential partners and can attraction really grow? The skeptics want to know.  Featuring a film analysis of "He's Just Not That Into You", we hope you enjoy this episode on the love seat!  Also, please share, did your current relationship start with "a spark" or how do you/do you factor "the spark" into your relationship-ing?  As always, if you have a burning question/comment/story, tell us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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November 21, 2022 00:51:03
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S3E21. I Need a New Social Battery

Since some of us had just gotten back into the habit of going to the office to work, we couldn't help but notice that we're...more socially drained now lol. Face-to-face interaction with real people makes us feel the need to always be "on", leaving our social battery very low. Home just feels that much better because, well, that's our comfortable little cocoon. Of course not everyone feels the need to recharge their social battery (ehm, DAN), but for those who do, how do you recharge? As always, if you have a burning question/comment/story, tell us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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November 14, 2022 00:51:29
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S3E20. Are You a Challenger or a Peacemaker? FND Takes the Enneagram Personality Test

Piggybacking on our S2E30. MBTI Triggered episode, we bring you the Enneagram version!  It can be fun and helpful(sometimes) to analyze yourself and hopefully you learn more about us :) A caveat here that we use these tests just as a guide post, not as a way to pigeonhole ourselves, so have fun with it!  For some of us, the test took 5 minutes and for others it took...much longer than 5 minutes ^_^'.   Here is the Enneagram test we took: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-testHere is the Enneagram report we reference in the episode: https://www.narrativeenneagram.org/tour-the-nine-types/ As always, if you have a burning question/comment/story, tell us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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November 07, 2022 01:20:51
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S3E19. Hijacking For Freedom Ft. Eternal Spring Director Jason Loftus

*This episode contains light spoilers for the film Eternal Spring(https://eternalspringfilm.com/), Canada’s Oscar entry in the International Feature Film category for this year's Academy Awards* Hi Guys! We had such an amazing time getting this episode together and we are so thankful to Jason and his team for their time amidst a jam-packed schedule.  Make sure to listen to the end where we recap some of our pre-interview notes as well!  In this episode, we talk to the director of the film Eternal Spring, Jason Loftus, about his art, how he finds his projects, and the village of people it took to bring Eternal Spring to life.  We jump from chatting about resilience during the filmmaking process of Eternal Spring, the post production experience Jason, DaXiong, and his team have had, to hearing more about the imagery in the film and its courageous people.  You guys know at FND we love talking to people who are dedicated to their craft, so we hope you enjoy listening!  Check out https://eternalspringfilm.com/ for upcoming film times in your city worldwide -- catch it if you can, we couldn't recommend it more!  As always, if you have a burning question/comment/story, tell us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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October 31, 2022 00:55:15
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S3E18. I Quit!

Just kidding, I didn't really quit. Well... sorta, I'm just making sure that work doesn't overtake my entire being because I've had enough.  The above is just one example of someone who decide to quiet quit. Have you heard of this term? Have you done a version of this in the past year or so? Let's talk about it.    As always, if you have a burning question, find us here:   Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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October 24, 2022 00:49:02
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S3E17. Too Good, or Not Good Enough?

In this cruel, cruel world, we are sometimes guilty of passing quick judgement toward other people. "She's too pretty for him", or "he's too good for her". These are usually a split second comment of course, but why do we do this? What would you do if your friends are telling you that the person you're dating isn't good enough for you? Time to dig deeper!    As always, if you have a burning question, reach out to us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @mundane_photos ...

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