Asian Women of Power
By Kimchi Chow
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Love, joy, happiness and fulfillment, are your cultural boundaries keeping you from having all this? Asian, American or Asian-American, there is pride to be found in your cultural heritage, being identified as one is an honor and never an embarrassment. Join Kimchi Chow as she shares her insights on life lessons she has learned from the past 4 decades living as an immigrant in the USA. She shares tips from other Asian women and immigrants who overcame the challenges of cultural conflicts and how to find the key to claim power in life. Before her migration from Vietnam, Kimchi already had a set of standards and expectations born from her Eastern cultural upbringing. After living in America for 40 years, her customs and culture has changed through her experiences that made her into a person she did not want to be. She is an investor and a business owner with a background in engineering. On top of all of this, she is a wife, a mother and a daughter. Having her fair share of stress is an understatement, when she tried to balance her duties for her family and her obligations to her work. Kimchi tried to please everyone, forgetting about herself and almost losing her marriage from the imbalance in her life and setting the wrong priorities. Apart from her own struggles, Kimchi witnessed a lot more from others, from relationships breaking apart to couples filing for divorce, parents disowning their children and even children committing suicide from the pressure they get from their parents. These incidents made her realize she needed to change and adapt to her new environment to protect herself, her marriage and her children. She saw that health, wealth and relationships are like the three legs of a stool, with each one playing a vital role to support each other and what they stand for. Exploring possibilities, experimenting on beliefs and learning painful yet meaningful lessons, Kimchi found a way to be more authentic with herself and show more compassion towards others. In the past twenty years, she has learned an effective way to communicate with others and be relatable to them, giving them the respect that they yearn for. As a life coach and teacher, Kimchi empowers Asian women and immigrants so they can create a life with power, freedom and choice. She wants to help Asian women to live their lives to the fullest and express themselves freely no matter what country they live in. She wants to help every woman to know that happiness and fulfillment in life are within their grasp. Asian Women of Power is the podcast that will address and compare the key values between Asian and North American cultures. The episodes will discuss behaviors, expectations and assumptions from men to women and from parent to child. Kimchi will share different communication styles based on different personalities that most people think are gender specific as well parenting techniques from the perspective of an Asian woman. With self-confidence, your life will look and feel meaningful and you can start inspiring others to live a better life. When you know what you stand for and believe it can make an impact, then there is a reason for you to share it to the world, as well as listen to the messages the rest of the world wants to share. Find balance in family and work with a life filled with positivity.
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||ExplicitHealth, Wealth, Relationships: The Three-Legged Stool For Human Life||Most of us go through life as if we would live forever and take our health for granted. We are careless about what we eat, what we do, and how much tension and pressure we put on our body. This solo episode is about health, wealth, and relationships.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Did I Get Here? with Kimchi Chow||Imagine waking up one day and your money, power, status, privilege, and freedom are completely gone. What will you do? Kimchi, at the age of seventeen, endured all of this. In 1976, when the Communist won the Vietnam War,||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLife Purpose Is Your Competitive Advantage with Patrice Tanaka||A succinctly articulated life purpose will help focus and drive us to achieve what is most important for us to achieve. Patrice Tanaka, serial entrepreneur, author, and public speaker on business and life purpose,||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Reversed Cultural Shock Experience with Emiko Rasmussen||Moving to live in another country can undeniably make you feel alienated and separated. The moment you enter, you have that cultural shock experience. Like most Asian who moved out of their home country into the US,||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFighting For People’s Liberty with Anna Yum||From prosecutor to defense attorney, Anna Yum has successfully represented clients on charges ranging from serious and/or violent offenses such as rape, sexual assault, child molestation, murder, attempted murder, criminal street gang cases, robbery,||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHealing the Asian’s Shame: From A Boat Person To Become A Multi-Millionaire with Korianne Mar||Success is not given. If you want things in life, you need to work for it. That is one of the biggest life values Korianne Mar’s father passed on to her early on. Korianne is a seasoned real estate investor and entrepreneur, a proud mom,||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRites Of Passages To The Dreamtime And Underworld with Lani Yamasaki||Being raised in a multicultural family, Lani Yamasaki grew up embracing the cultures of her heritage. Lani’s dad is Japanese and English, her mom is Hawaiian and Chinese. Her family’s different multicultural celebrations shaped how she was able to l||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCrazy Rich Asians: Movie Review From Asian Women Panel with Patrice Tanaka, Wendy Kim, Abby Cubey, and Larissa Lam||The movie Crazy Rich Asians ranks number one in America right now. The plot follows Rachel Chu, an Asian-American woman who accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his childhood best friend's wedding. Of course,||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCrazy Rich Asians: Movie Review From Asian Men Panel with Baldwin Chiu, Kirk Akahoshi, Dan Horner, and Long Le||Joining the Asian men’s panel for the review of the number one ranking movie Crazy Rich Asians are Baldwin Chiu, Kirk Akahoshi, Dan Horner, and Long Le. They talk about how the movie impacted Asian-Americans and how different the Asian-American view i||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHealing The Asian’s Shame: From Bankruptcy To Financial Abundance with Jenny Thao Ngo||Underneath a lot of Asians finding themselves in America want to have the American dream. Jenny Thao Ngo was one of those and she took the path of most people would do: make good grades in school, go to college, have a good job,||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReturn To The Ancient Wisdom with Dr. Catherine Sy Luib||Some Asian people try too much to be like American. They focus more on the outside and on the brand. They focus on the materialistic and they don't care about the values or the culture. Dr. Catherine Sy Luib practices both chiropractic and acupuncture..||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Theme of My Life: Adaptation with Kathy David||Life throws us in a lot of unpredictable situations. One day we live in the highest of highs and the next, we find ourselves in the low. CEO of IT TechPros Inc. Kathy David knows all the struggles and challenges that come with coping too well.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 Ways To Happiness with Dr. Marissa Pei||An important part of life is valuing yourself and knowing that you are exactly as you are. That is something that can either make or break you as a human being. Growing up, Dr. Marissa Pei was not proud of her Chinese roots.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHealing The Asian’s Shame: From Unwed Teen Mom To Award-Winning Author with Jacqui Letran||“I was a troublemaker from infancy. My motto was either I give the first punch or I get punched. I don’t want to get punched so I was the one that was giving out a lot of punches.” Those were the words from Jacqui Letran to express how it was to g||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Achieve Uncompromised Performance with Angeline Yee||Everything is in our head. We don't realize that over the years, we have been telling ourselves negative messages or negative interpretations about the things that we want to achieve and the willingness to achieve what we want.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Make Your Hobby Into A Full-Time Career with Lisa Hu||If you ever wondered how people start their business doing something even with no schooling or training, one of the answers might be they had a problem then someone showed them the way to solve it and now they want to share it with others.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Balance Between Two Cultures with Larissa Lam||You might think that Asian children who are born in America would have a better time adapting to the American culture, but this is not the case. Asian descendants still have some challenges growing up in America. Award-winning singer, songwriter,||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHealing The Asian’s Shame: Sexual Freedom with Mai Vu||Born to a very famous mother and a non-existent father, bestselling author and life coach Mai Vu grew up in a myth created about her family and their escape from Vietnamese communism. For her, the escape, as difficult as it was,||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLove Is The Secret Ingredient with Cathlyn Choi||When you put love into everything you do, you'll enjoy it more. Even with the food, Korean food ambassador Cathlyn Choi says love is the secret ingredient and it will taste better when you cook with love. Love and dedication are two of the most importa.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Different Life: Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts And Abusive Relationships With Joie Lilly Cheng||As a woman, how often have you compromised your own emotional needs in exchange of social security in the form of relationships? Have you ever thought of yourself as unworthy of special attention, as a second priority in life? There is a raw,||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDiscovering Your Beauty From Within With Dr. Rina Shinn||It’s time to reveal your beauty from within. Dr. Rina Shinn of Adonis Cosmetic Surgery shares valuable tips on rejuvenating yourself using holistic methods – all gained from years of experience in general surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery,||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHealing the Asian’s Shame: Virginity with Lilian Warman||To be a virgin is the most important things in a girl's life. This is how women have been taught in the Asian culture, and the Asian’s shame is when you lose that virginity before you get married. Yoga instructor and an intuitive coach Lilian Warman e||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAttaining Inner Revolution Through Ayurveda Yoga With Mariko Hirakawa||It is time to acknowledge Ayurveda Yoga as something far beyond fitness – the ultimate technology for human consciousness evolution. Mariko Hirakawa talks about Yoga as a powerful Peak Performance and personal development tool to step into your highes||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmotional Freedom Technique: Life In A Flow State with Shalini Yamdagni||For someone at the peak of her life to be diagnosed with an illness that would confine her to the bed for the remainder of her life would be devastating. However, instead of taking that advice from her doctors,||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Rite Of Passage To Adulthood with Natasha Che||After having achieved her goal of going to a great grad school in the US, Natasha Che, founder of Soundwise, finds herself asking the question, “What's the point of working so hard and getting where your parents or other people in your life expected y||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Gate To Human Emotions with Dee Gupta||We seldom ask ourselves, “Does this work make me feel fulfilled? Does it align with who I am, what I want to do, and how I want to express myself to the world?” As Asians, most of us focus on making money. We think that having money will solve all o||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMelting Pot Or Salad Bowl? with Joanne Tan||Comprised of many nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and a wide range of spoken languages, America is a melting pot. For Joanne Tan, she would rather be an ingredient in a salad bowl than being considered as a part of a melting pot,||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDarlene Wendy Wong – The Journey Of A Beautiful Butterfly||Darlene Wendy Wong’s life is like the journey of a beautiful butterfly. Her career in the financial services industry spans nearly twenty years in the area of data management and analytics, strategic analysis and marketing analysis.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSheena Yap Chan – The Tao Of Self-Confidence||“I am loved, I am worthy, and I am enough,” has been Sheena Yap Chan’s mantra on her journey to self-confidence. Sheena Yap Chan is a blogger, podcaster, self-confidence consultant, author and speaker whose sole purpose,||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Climb Every Mountain Warrior with Lisa K.Y. Wong||Most of us don’t know why we are yearning to do something which has nothing to do with our education or our background. Until you look at your life from outside, you would not be able to tell where those dreams and desires came from.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mommy Dentist Fixing People’s Smiles with Dr. Grace Yum||How a person is taught as a child will determine how they will turn out in life. For Dr. Grace Yum, having a role model to show her how to run a business and how to serve clients allowed her to grow up as a great business owner who treats her clients w.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Immigrant CEO Li Lin||This is a story of an immigrant who never gives up. Without knowing a word of English, Li Lin came to the United States in 2000 as an immigrant. Determined to master her English skills, she achieved that goal and went on to a prestigious college. Now,||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome To Asian Women Of Power||Asian Women of Power is a mixture of interviews and self-talk, and shares tools, tips, and views from host Kimchi Chow’s own life to help make your life easier, better, happier, and allow you to be more at peace with yourself.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Heart based connection
I listen to a lot of business podcasts. This is the first time I've gone niche with and dove into my cultural background.. .asian. It's a lot more than I expected. It goes into the realms of heart based connection and into the realms of being divinely guided - cultural aware - and open to your greatness. Good stuff.
Love this show!
I love this podcast because this is the type of podcast I have been looking for. As a Japanese immigrant woman, I really appreciate hearing from other Asian women’s honest conversation that I can relate to.
Kimchi is also a great host. She brings inspiring guest and encourages us to “live life loud”!!
Thank you kimchi for creating this. You are amazing!
Asian Women of Power is a catalyst for healing and getting rid of stereotypes which Asian women continue to endure. Kimchee and her guests candidly discuss thought provoking challenges which Asian women (and their families) face which affects our self-esteem, dreams, aspirations, careers, family life and more. Bravo Kimchee for teaching us how to LIVE LIFE LOUD. You are inspiring!