Interviews

Thunt Htut Oo: A Burmese Man in South Korea

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted.  I’m very excited to introduce you to a wonderful man, Thunt Htut Ooh. This business professor from Rangoon, Burma came to Seoul, South Korea in 2008 as a simple factory worker, and in the 5 years since coming here he’s received two Master’s degrees, created for himself a profession in education, and started his own international business—all while financially supporting his sister through medical school.

Check out Thunt’s (Korean language) blog here: http://blog.naver.com/tho2004


Boyoung Kim: A Korean in America

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Boyoung and I have a great talk about living abroad in America. In 2009, the South Korean native came to the University of Oklahoma as an international student. We discuss all things Korean and American; food, fashion, and cultural differences.


Tori Evans: An American in Egypt and Cambodia, Pt. 2

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. This is part two of my interview explorer, anthropologist, and animal lover, Tori Evans where she describes life in Cambodia, compares her Cambodian experiences to Egypt, and shares what it was like taking traditional Cambodian engagement photos! Check out Tori’s blogs here:


Tori Evans: An American in Egypt and Cambodia, Pt.1

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. This is part one of two of my interview with Tori Evans. I met Tori this summer at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue in Cambodia where she has the sweetest job ever working with rescued animals as a tour guide. I am really excited to have the opportunity to share her experiences of being a foreigner with you. In part one of the interview, you will hear about living the foreigner life in Cairo, Egypt.


Nashwin Rammayas: A South African in South Korea

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Today you get get meet a great friend, Nashwin Rammayas. The South African native came to Korea on a whim in December 2011. His time as an expat here has been full of interesting and unique experiences. He shares great stories about living abroad; everything from his encounters with Eastern medicine to children being fascinated with his body hair.


Georgette (Gigi) Estilo: An American in South Korea and England Gigi Pic

Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Today I introduce you to my dear friend, Gigi Estilo. I met this Chicago native in my first week in South Korea and we quickly became close friends. Gigi recently packed up from South Korea and started a new adventure in London, England. There, she is a graduate student studying Cross-Cultural Psychology, and getting to experience life as a foreigners all over again. If you want to follow Gigi’s life abroad, check out her tumblr!http://baddcaseofwanderlust.tumblr.com/


Part Deux! Lucile Koch: A Frenchwoman in South Korea

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Happy to bring you part two of my interview wiht Lucile Koch. The Strasbourg native gave me great insight into what life is like as a Korean businesswoman. She also shared the positives of being in a cross-cultural relationship, and the valuable life lessons she learned from having a near-death experience far from home.


Lucile Koch: A Frenchwoman in South Korea

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Lucile is one of the few foreigners I’ve met in South Korea who isn’t here as an English teacher or student. Instead, she is the financial advisor for an international company that manufactures auto parts, but you won’t hear about that today. In part 1 of 2 of her interview with me, she recounts a traumatic scooter accident she had in Thailand. She invites us to learn what it’s like to be disoriented, bloodied, and in pain, all while in a foreign country!


 Imoh & Nomalanga: A Nigerian & South African in South Korea ImohNoma

Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. Nomalanga was one of the expats who lived in the neighboring town when I lived in Pyeonghae. We spent many summer nights together on the beach in Hupo drinking soju and eating pajeon. She and her boyfriend, Imoh, met with me in Pohang for South African Braai Day (Heritage Day). We danced, we drank, and we ATE!! And then…we did this interview.


Kyle Blum: An American in Thailand

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. After 20 months in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, Kyle has returned home to Portland, Oregon. Upon arrival Kyle learned that returning to your home country can have its own set of complications. Kyle first shares the joy and comfort she experienced as a foreigner in Thailand; everything from trusting strangers or trusting foreign healthcare. Later she explains the challenges she’s faced trying to understand and readjust to American culture. Only 13: The True Story of Lon


Sarah Boger: An American in South Korea

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. The lovely and independent, Sarah Boger is one of the few foreigners in Korea who understands the struggle of living in the isolating countryside. In a situation where many foreigners would suffer, Sarah has taken the opportunity to embrace her new life and get involved in the small community. Sarah talks about involving herself in a local orchestra and church, as well as some funny occurrences with the local townies.


Betty Sung: A Korean In Australia

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Cell phone users click here to browse on your phone and listen to the interview uninterrupted. The beautiful Miss Betty Sung and I sat down to chat about her experience as a foreigner in Australia’s Gold Coast. In Australia, Betty had her share of lows (enduring racism) and hiiiiiighs (literally), and left with a love for the country and the great friends she made abroad.   Intro audio: “Beachfront Celebration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

11 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. Vee, I am in Windsor for Canadian Thaksgiving (roasting bird picture will be posted tomorrow). Your Grandma Olga and I enjoyed the latest interview very very much. So now we are all wondering–when are you going to interview expat Ben DeLisle so we can hear his experience and get to knOw him a little (hint hint)? BTW Imoh is exaCTly right–once you can make your wants known in the host country’s language, all the doors open. Me caxai?

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