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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March 08, 2021 00:50:29
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S2E1. Are You a Plus or a Minus in People's Lives?

Aaannnddd we're back! What was meant to be a short hiatus turned out longer than we expected, and for that, we're sorry! BUT now we're ready to get back into our humble little podcast and you're in for a fun ride. On this episode, we're talking about a simple question of whether we add value to those around us or whether we're a hindrance to people (oops). The idea of positively having an impact to other people doesn't always have been a grand one. For Mia personally, you can give her boba and she'll highly, highly appreciate. Anyways, thought this would be a good question to ponder so we hope you enjoy!  As always, if you have a burning question, you can find us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan's IG: @therealdanchen Mia's IG: @msmiaaa Thomas's IG: @nomastmas ...

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December 21, 2020 01:07:08
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Ep 27. Geeking Out on Start Up and K-Dramas (Ft. Rowena Tsai of Beauty Within)

Ro is back on Friends Next Door's humble abode and joined Mia in a fangirling session over Start Up, their latest K-drama obsession. Don't worry, we managed to get Dan and Thomas to start watching so they can join in the convo too! What makes K-dramas so fun to watch? What are some of your faves? With our last episode of 2020 and as we close out the year, we want to thank every one of you who's been listening to our weekly random conversations. We're going to a quick hiatus, but will be back very soon with a new season of Friends Next Door so stay tuned!  For more Rowena:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rowenatsaiInstagram: @rowenatsaiBeauty Within: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/beautywithinInstagram: @beautywithinofficialIf you want to request a topic, share your story, or have a burning question, contact us at:Email: frndsn[email protected]: @frndsnextdoorDon't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"!  ...

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December 15, 2020 00:45:20
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Ep 26. Life After a Pandemic?

Is it too early to think about life post COVID? What's the one activity you really miss these days? Now that we're 9  months into the pandemic, I'm sure we sometimes find ourselves missing a 'normal' life. To soothe the soul, let's talk about what we want to do the most once this all blows over... If you want to request a topic, share your story, or have a burning question, contact us at:Email: [email protected]: @frndsnextdoorDon't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"!  ...

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December 06, 2020 00:50:32
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Ep 25. COVID and Toilet Paper Pt.2

In a throwback to our inaugural episode recorded when we were a couple weeks into lockdown, we're now in December 2020 and things feel similar to how they were back then. Down to the fact that toilet paper is sold out everywhere again. The crew is checking in on each other to see how we're coping with the uncertainty now. What changed? How many lbs did Dan pack? And how can we spend the last month of the year meaningfully? If you want to request a topic, share your story, or have a burning question, contact us at:Email: [email protected]: @frndsnextdoorDon't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"!  ...

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November 30, 2020 00:46:30
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Ep 24. On The Topic of Asian Representation and Role Models

Growing up as a minority, I think most of us had this problem: that we didn't really see 'people who looked like us' on TV or in pop culture. Things are different now, but this lack of representation may have left some of us feeling lost somehow. But fret not, young padawans, role models are everywhere around you. And if you can draw inspiration and emulate the good traits of people in your lives... oh the places you'll go! If you want to request a topic, share your story, or have a burning question, contact us at:Email: [email protected]: @frndsnextdoorDon't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"!  ...

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November 22, 2020 00:42:40
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Ep 23. Aahhhh... the Holidays Are Here!

What's your favorite holiday? What were your best memories of celebrating that holiday? Just because 2020 is the worst year in recent memory, doesn't mean we shouldn't make the most of our holiday season this year. It might look different, but hey, let's still try to make it a high amongst the lows. If you want to request a topic, share your story, or have a burning question, contact us at:Email: [email protected]: @frndsnextdoorDon't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"!  ...

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