I have always been fascinated by the those who made the hard choice of living the life they want to be living. People who thought there were other ways of accomplishing their goals by redefining the rules and reshaping the path, by having the courage to silence the noise, to find themselves among the clutter, and to experience life in ways most of us just dream about. I have met a lot of these people over the years. Their story inspired me then and I hope they will inspire you now.
Ep. 0 – Seriously, what the heck?
Welcome to The Foreigner Podcast, my first podcast ever. In this first episode, I explain why this podcast exists and what you should expect from future episodes. So don’t miss it if you just arrived here!
Ep. 1 – Emmanuel Dansu, the future UN Secretary General
In this episode, I chat with my dear friend Emmanuel Dansu. He is from Nigeria and he is doing a PhD in mathematical biology at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.
Emmanuel is one of those people who always draws a smile from you. He is an amazing guy and we covered so many different topics during our conversation; from his year of national youth service to how he managed to obtain a government scholarship to come to Japan after 5 years of applying to almost every university in the world.
- Books mentioned:
Ep. 2 – Sandia Primeia, dreams of other worlds
This episode features Sandia Primeia, microbiologist, PhD student at Tohoku University, and super role model.
Sandia is simply awesome. She’s walked away from social conventions and family pressures and packed her bags with dreams, ambitions, and a new vision for her life and that of her family…listen carefully, learn, and enjoy!
- [47:20] The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise.
- Sandia’s blog.
- Facts and references:
Ep. 3 – Kiya Okhlopkova, fake it ’till you make it
In this episode, I talk all Japan-related with Kiya Okhlopkova, including our first experiences in Japan, struggles we have faced while getting used to the Japanese culture, recommendations on learning Japanese, how to get the most out of your experience living in Japan, and so many other things. It is also one of the funniest conversations I’ve had so far. So as always, enjoy and let me know what you think!