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The Educators Club are back in the podcast with Eugenio and Tiana talking about their personal experiences regarding different problems in the education sector. How does the lack of financial capacity and infrastructure affects poor kids on how they access the schools and educational facilities around the Philippines? Why are there still problems w…
 
The Engineering Club is back in this episode with Noel coming back to the Philippines and joining again our podcast after a short business trip in Armenia. We talked about some toxic family culture in the Philippines, including disagreeing with older family members and tolerating harmful people just because they are your relatives. Why do we always…
 
Warning! Long episode ahead. But this is a very important episode regarding the hardships every Filipino jobseeker encounter in their lives with the Engineering Club discussing certain points of our jobseeker lives. Why do we feel that local companies offer lower salaries against overseas companies? Why are employers looking for certain things that…
 
The Engineering Club is here to talk about how to answer the very intrusive Filipino question of either bearing a child or opting to become childless. Why are there growing numbers of young Filipinos considering being childless? What are the common considerations that affects this decision of upbringing a child? What should the government do to hel…
 
With the World Teachers' Day that happened this month, we bring two newcomers in the podcast coming from Thailand and Singapore with Eugenio and Tiana in the podcast to share their interesting journey as educators in the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. How are they able to come up with the decision to leave the Philippines to teach in anot…
 
This episode is just the continuation of the previous one where Arvin and Lui talked about their recent trips in the Philippines. How important is planning when visiting Philippines and why every second counts while spending holidays there? What are good places in the Philippines that are really worth your time visiting? How majestic is the island …
 
Let's talk about distance learning here with our political science student from Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur, Kristian. What does it feel when all your expectations transitioning into the college life became so different with the burst of the COVID-19 pandemic where everyone stayed at home? How was distance learning adopted in the Philippines and wh…
 
It is our birthday month this October. Hooray! Happy Birthday to us! But with our upcoming birthday celebration comes with our common Filipino problems where there are latecomers, gatecrashers, ego-maniac individuals, baby sitters and "marites" all around the Filipino party. Why do Filipinos always come in late in a party? Why is it so hard for Fil…
 
We are back in the Philippines with the Engineering Club talking about the favorite Filipino past time of singing in the karaoke/videoke. Why do most Filipinos like to sing in the karaoke? Where is your go-to karaoke place around the Metro? Which favorite songs Filipinos like to sing in the karaoke and why do Filipinos like to sing birit songs even…
 
Doc Lui is back in the podcast and we are to talk about our recent holiday trips from the Philippines. How expensive it is for Filipinos living abroad to plan a holiday back home in the Philippines? How did Arvin and Lui make a grand surprise to their families by coming home without the families and friends knowing their plan? Why is it that there …
 
Lets go back to one of the most beautiful cities in Italy with our student traveler Ellie from Turin sharing her Pride March experiences in this episode. How did the month of June became the official LGBT+ Pride Month and where did this Pride March started? What does joining and representing during this Pride March mean to her? How is the LGBT+ tre…
 
In this episode, we go back to Philippines in the city of Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur with student volunteer Kristian Rivera talking about his advocacy works during the COVID-19 pandemic. How did he started his leadership journey and why did he decided to do volunteer works within the community? What are the advocacies he is promoting for? What are…
 
Welcome to the VFP Season Two baby! The Engineering Club is back live in this episode with another very interesting topic regarding talking stage of a relationship. What is the difference of talking stage and courting stage? How important is raising questions during this stage of building a relationship? Why are they suggesting on managing your "ru…
 
Finally we got a face to face episode live in the Philippines! The Engineering Club was able to pull another interesting topic spontaneously. How is technology evolving to disrupt the dating culture? How creative Filipinos are in using different platform to look for a date? How do we explain to the older generation when we met someone coming from a…
 
We are back with the Engineering Club discussing how different public schooling is from private schooling in the Philippines. How different is the experience studying in public school and what are the common struggles of students? Why is there no private schools in Finland? Are tuition fees directly equate to the quality of education we have? Why d…
 
In this episode, we went back to Turin with our student traveler, Ellie, to share common struggles when studying abroad. How is it like studying in a far away country with a different culture from what we have back in the Philippines? Why are some European students hesitant to adopt and use English in their daily conversations? How does European co…
 
We are back with Clint and Chito in the episode and we talked about different disaster problems. What are the common struggles of Filipinos when there are disasters such as typhoon and floods? How can we quickly adjust and respond to these unfortunate events that can happen anytime in an instant? Why do we need to adapt to the new technology of doi…
 
In this episode, we go back to Finland with Kumu Nordic talking about living in the happiest country in the world. How subjective feelings like happiness can be measured objectively? Are you going to be really happy with having lots of money alone? Is the saying "health is wealth" making sense and how does our health condition affect our individual…
 
We are back in this episode with Joan of Kumu Canada for another interesting story coming from Ontario, Canada. How would you handle moving to a place very far from where you are in the sake of reuniting with the one you love? How to face bigger risk in your life and realizing how important the outcome of huge decisions you have to do with your lov…
 
Celebrity endorsements, dramas and dirty politics around the 2022 Philippine Elections campaigns and Malaya, Chito and Arvin has a lot of points to discuss. Is social media really a big factor on how people decide who to vote for in the upcoming elections? How is lack of media accessibility affecting Filipinos that have farther reach to technology …
 
Lets go to the land of chocolates, Heidi cheese and Swatch which is Switzerland with Dominique in the episode. How is it like to be in one of the most expensive countries to live in? What would you do if all of a sudden, you learned that you and the whole family is going to live somewhere far away such as Europe? How do you restart your life in a p…
 
The Engineering tropa is back with their own sabaw moments during their student life. Arvin got really drunk on a Sunday midnight while having a scheduled examination on early Monday morning. Chito is attending as a panelist in a thesis defense Saturday morning when the group decided to drink out the boring Friday night before the defense. Malaya h…
 
Another newcomer in the podcast with student and traveler Ellie, based from Turin, Italy. How is she able to move to Europe from the Philippines to do her study under limited resources? Why is it we need a lot of adjustments when studying on a different environment and different countries? What are the challenges of studying while in the midst of t…
 
The episode for today is about the dreadful Filipino habit of being late. Why being late is generally acceptable in our culture? What is the most common reason why people are late in meetings and appointments? How managing time differs between Philippines and European cultures and what can we learn from their practices as well? Why is it really a b…
 
Another newcomer in this podcast coming from Ontario with Joan of Kumu Canada and this episode to share her experiences from the Land of Maple Leaf. How do you make sacrifices to engage in another study so much different from what your interests are so that you have better working opportunities abroad? Why is it so hard to make huge career mistakes…
 
In this episode, we go back to Bay Area with Lynette talking about how she was able to get the job on her own without the help of others. Why should we hesitate to network with Filipinos with a very different mindset from ours? Why Filipinos try to speak fluent English to pretend to be someone that we are not? How to handle discriminatory remarks w…
 
Kumu Nordic is back to talk about looking for opportunities in the Nordic region. How are we able to end up in the job we have right now? How do we handled a lot of rejections and "ghosting" by the hiring managers? Are the academic credentials we had in the Philippines enough to compete in this ever evolving and competitive industries? How importan…
 
Tensions ongoing around Europe as of this moment and the topic for today is the relevance of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine to Filipinos around the world. Do we really have to join the ongoing war that is thousands of kilometers far from our place right now? What are the effects of the war to our region and internally to our country? Why d…
 
Another newcomer in the podcast today with Chito Lapitan in the episode. Today's topic is about the rampant vote buying during the Philippines election. Is accepting money during election period acceptable or immoral given this are obviously coming from our own taxes anyway? How will you respond if you are not offered money but position in the gove…
 
Eating out is very expensive in the Nordics so it is essential for most people to learn how to cook. But how can you do it without the usual ingredients available around? How do we adopt to a very different culture of eating and cooking? What are some unusual foods we encountered here in the Nordics? How do cute animals like reindeer, bear, whale a…
 
Let us welcome another newcomer in the episode coming from Bay Area. Lynette Calderon is a behaviorist and child development specialist that had earlier struggles between choosing a career path that she is passionate about and settling with what the people around her suggests. How hard is it really to convince family and relatives with what you wan…
 
This is another English episode with Florencio Guinhawa to tackle how hard is it to lose a job in the middle of the pandemic. What things can possibly change when you don't need to go to the office in the morning of following day? What are the things to do and check and how will you respond to this shocking news? How do you cope up with being isola…
 
This is the first Kumu Nordic episode with another set of newcomers in the podcast. Intersections' hosts Charlese and Meg tell us why they decided to leave the Philippines to move to Finland and how their family and friends reacted to their decision. Also, Bytz tell us how she was able to move to Norway by becoming an au pair and how she is able to…
 
This episode is a quick catch up with what happened during the holiday season and our struggles with our jobs during these times. But something crazy happened during the New Year weekend that makes this episode full of excitement! Let us hear the drunk story that took an unplanned trip to Sweden without coronavirus tests and being lost in the middl…
 
Long dark winter, cold weather and midsummer is a textbook definition of what a Nordic climate is. But coming from tropical islands, how do we cope up with a very different environment that we used to have? What are the struggles of a very dark winter and a very long sunny day during midsummer? What do we do when there are a lot of ice and snow aro…
 
What is your go-to student meal? What is the magic of dumplings that makes it an all time favorite? How does the combination of pancit and mayonnaise taste like? And why is the food industry a really sustainable business in a long term? Let us hear some clean, dirty and weird stories from our Engineering Club featuring Noel and Christian as our new…
 
What demotivates you from working? How hard is it to ask questions when you don’t know what to do at work? Why are other people hesitant to train and teach others in the workplace? And how do you recover from a very demotivated working state? Fresh ideas in this episode with newcomers Christian and Noel with the Engineering Club in the podcast.…
 
Why are Filipinos pulling each other down? Why does this crab mentality exist in our culture even in the early days of colonial times? Is being a poor country affecting our way of life and the way we treat others too? How do we pull each others up instead? And what are the positive and negative connotations of ”sana all”? Let us hear how Arvin and …
 
School life sucks when you always have to prepare your school uniform attire every fucking day. But how does it feel when you are not required to wear anything particular when attending school? Can you stand on your own wearing a controversial university statement shirt in front of other students? And where do you source your casual clothes when yo…
 
Filipinos celebrate Christmas very early and that means as early as September. Very uniquely Filipino right? But how hard is it to set your budget during Christmas season when every favorite shops you went to are on sale/discounts? Are you going to succumb to Black Friday budols? How Filipino parents are scamming their kids with the hard earned agi…
 
Work-life balance is always an integral part of living the Nordic culture. How does it differ with our own working culture in the Philippines? How do the Nordic people treat Filipinos at work? Why Filipinos report to work even if sick and tired? And what do we get from paying a lot of taxes here? Bytz and Arvin a.k.a. Linus shared their interesting…
 
Where do you spend your time when you don’t have classes at school? How do you cope up with the boredom in between classes? How do you make yourself comfy around the campus? The Engineering Club got a lot of experiences including farming and harvesting, managing gang members, selling friends, outsourcing the tasks to other people and defending base…
 
Nordic countries ranks high in the most happiest countries in the world. What would be the secret to living the Nordic culture? What are the shocking difference between our country and the Nordic countries like Finland and Norway? And what are the difference between "culture" and "habits"? Let us welcome Bytz to the podcast as we tackle a lot of to…
 
So the 2022 Philippine Elections is coming, political dramas are happening even before the filing of candidacies and a rollercoaster ride of substitutions, withdrawal and speculations. The lists are final now and we expect a lot of political discourses while the bigger problem for us Filipinos is on how to stay neutral and remain silent with politi…
 
The Philippines is currently lagging with the rate of vaccination as compared worldwide and this is becoming a big problem for all of us. Should we make it mandatory for every Filipinos so we can catch up? What are the steps we can do so we can vaccinate fifty percent of the people by the end of this year? Why are Filipinos so hesitant with getting…
 
What are common engineering stereotypes? Why is there very few female studying mechanical engineering? Where do you find campus crushes in a male dominated university? What engineering discipline do you think is the hardest? the easiest? the most expensive to take? And how do you start your big dreams? Let us hear again stories of our Engineering C…
 
This is the second half of the special episode and we talked about how the Guinhawa Scholarship started, where the "Paying It Forward" motto came from, what are the challenges maintaining the scholarship grant and how it grew from one to more than 300 graduates. Yes, that is right, more than three hundred scholars graduated from his own paycheck. A…
 
Today episode is about a Filipino-American living in United States and is the first half of this two part special series. Our guest, Florencio Guinhawa, is one of those who received recognition during the Filipino-American Heritage event in the NBA for their outstanding work. Let us hear how Filipinos in Houston helped each other when consular serv…
 
How did we end up getting an Engineering degree? How hard is it to decide and choose where to study? How difficult is it to convince your promdi parents to send you to a far away university and invest good education in you? What if there are a lot of considerations and it's fucking up your decisions pretty badly? Let us hear out our Engineering Clu…
 
What is life coaching? Who are life coaches? Are they going to solve my problems? Let's hear what life coaches do and how can they help you figure out how to solve problems through a life coaching process as we talk to a certified coach himself, Coach Orvyl. Who knows they might be able to help you out and bring a new perspective on your life.…
 
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