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Rey and Dee have been Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for over a decade, with experiences living in Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong. They answer questions using their own experiences as Filipinos through funny, informative, yet oddly entertaining conversations. Info-tainment at its finest! Send your comments and questions to bananaqpodcast@gmail.com or ping us at BananaQpodcast on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Visit our website at bananaqpodcast.com for more information.
 
Sharing zesty stories to cultivate the happiness and hero within. Guests from all over the world impart their personal experiences, opinions or expertise to help us lead a gleeful life. From developing healthy habits and mindset, to pursuing personal goals, or understanding ourselves and relationships better, you'll definitely have something to learn AND laugh at each episode. Join the zesty community: Facebook: fb.com/gleefultalkshow Instagram: instagram.com/gleefultalkshow [@gleefultalksho ...
 
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Kwentong Migrante

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Kwentong Migrante

Sulong UBC, Migrante BC, SUS BIPOC EWG, Damayan BC

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Around 10% of the Filipino working population is abroad, with almost 6,000 Filipinos leaving the country every day. For Filipinos growing up in the diaspora, our motherland is a foreign land. Why is the Filipino Dream to leave the Philippines? And what do Filipinos experience in their host countries when they migrate for a better life? Join Sulong UBC, Migrante BC, and Damayan BC, in collaboration with the BIPOC Extraordinary Working Group of the UBC Science Undergraduate Society, for our po ...
 
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DREAM TO SHINE WITH LORETA PACIA ROGERO

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DREAM TO SHINE WITH LORETA PACIA ROGERO

Soul Rich Woman, Instant Podcast Leader, Financial Freedom Coach, Woman Leader

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Hello and Welcome to “Dream To Shine” Podcast. I’m Loreta Pacia Rogero. After 13 years of working as an Overseas Filipino Worker, I had a breakthrough on having a Millionaire Mindset that changed my inner and outer world … I believe nothing happen by chance. In recent years, I’ve helped to reach out and empower Filipinos to be Free and Rich. In this podcast I will share my personal journey and ways to realize and achieve dreams one step at a time Everyone is a GIFT with potential to SUCCEED ...
 
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Hi Zesties! I have been MIA the last few weeks because I'm at a very dark phase of my life. I had been there back in 2020 because of my Dad's health, and it's now coming back to bite me again, but this time, because of my Mom's health. I have already recorded this episode few weeks back, but prior to release, I was confronted by a difficult news. M…
 
We interview Penny, a US-based Filipino mother of three. She talks about childcare, school, after-school activities, forms of discipline, and whether her kids know how to speak Tagalog. We compare American parenting style to what we experienced from our own parents while growing up in the Philippines. Also discussed: the challenges of pandemic home…
 
Happy New Year Zesties! It's a late upload this time, apologies, as I struggle with life's complications, unfortunately. This is a solo episode where I share the new year traditions and/or superstitions around the world. Zestie survey: I'd like to know you better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CVL2QD Join the zesty community on: Instagram: instag…
 
We recap our predictions for 2021 (from episode 17) and review if any of them came true. We talk about our personal highlights of 2021 which include new accomplishments, milestones, and interesting travel experiences within our respective countries. We also talk about our top 3 favorite TV shows discovered during the year. Rey picks Lupin, What If,…
 
A solo episode where I share how I spent my Christmas and New Year in different countries I lived and visited. Cities mentioned: - Cebu City, Philippines - Dubai, UAE - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary - Tromso, Norway - Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - Copenhagen, Denmark - Brisbane, Australia Zestie survey: I'd like to know you better! https://ww…
 
We interview JP Rances, a Filipino nurse who has traveled and worked in several countries around the world. He started as a volunteer nurse in the Philippines before finding employment in Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Sint Maarten, Belize and eventually in England. We get to know how it is like to be a nurse abroad and understand why despite the long hou…
 
Granting one of our Zesties' request, uur guest, Christian Abella from episode from Season 1 returns to provide us an update on the vaccine roll out in Germany. Glee also shared an update on her side in Australia. Zestie survey: I'd like to know you better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CVL2QD Join the zesty community on: Instagram: instagram.com…
 
On this month’s episode, Kilalanin ang Migrante Canada: Ang Pag-uugnay ng Aktibismong Migrante sa Ibayong Dagat/Get to Know Migrante Canada: Connecting the Dots of Migrant Activism Overseas, we sit down with Migrante Canada’s Chairman, Danilo de Leon, and Secretary General, Stef Martin. They discuss their migration journey from the Philippines, div…
 
For this Paskong Pinoy Podcaster special, eight Filipinos living all over the world talk about how Christmas is celebrated in Japan, Hong Kong, London, Dubai, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, and Australia. They also talk about what they miss about Christmases back home in the Philippines. Featuring Christine (Lagim), Jeric (Langga Speaks), Ray (Th…
 
I get to interview Kat, the author and content creator of TitaKitKat.com, who creates books, illustrations, and content about Filipino culture, language, mythology and history. Kat is a new mom, who kindly shared her journey to the Zesties. We talked about: - Her background - When she thought was the right time for her to have kids - Her fears duri…
 
We share our career tips including how to: make a good first impression at work build relationships with stakeholders handle mistakes get a promotion negotiate your salary Also discussed: the great resignation, Harvey Specter, what The Devil Wears Prada and auditing firms have in common, and the funniest promotion announcement Dee has been a part o…
 
In this episode, we went for a drive down memory lane, where we talked about the fun and not so fun times of our childhood and teenage years. Joining me on this episode is Luna from the podcast Late Nights by Luna Manila. We talked about: - Memorable moments of our younger years - What were the things adults told us that weren't actually true (urba…
 
We interview two Filipinos who moved to the US through two of the most common routes: Angelli Angara - moved to Phoenix through sponsorship from her employer Cydric Macapagal - got his green card through a US Citizen Petition from his parents living in California We talk about their experience in transitioning to the US and whether Hollywood portra…
 
In Episode 1, Dee and I touched on traits that is common to Filipinos such as resilience and flexibility. It can be a good and a bad thing, unfortunately. So in this episode, Dee shares some of her tips on navigating the workplace whenever we doubt ourselves and discount our tremendous efforts. Subscribe to Banana Q Podcast wherever you get your po…
 
A listener requests if we can talk about midlife crisis, so we do just that. We read the history as well as some symptoms of midlife crisis. We share our thoughts and own experiences on the matter. Note that we’re only in our thirties and not experts on this subject! Links: The Invention of Midlife Crisis Signs You've Hit Your Midlife Crisis Buy us…
 
Edwin Frondozo, a multi-passionate entrepreneur, award-winning podcaster of The Business Leaders Podcast, keynote speaker and co-founder of many start-up projects, shares how he overcame his fear and pivoting through life challenges, through his 100 day epics, a framework to stay focused on aligned to mission, vision and purpose. He shared how he g…
 
Hey Zestie! Welcome to Season 3! This episode is recorded via Riverside.FM. For our pilot episode, I invited Dee of Banana Q Podcast, to talk about the common Filipino stereotypes, it's upsides and downsides. We talked about: - Unsurprisingly, as Filipinos, FOOD! :) - The Filipino warmth, and how that translates to other nationalities. - Common mis…
 
We interview Ray, a co-host of The Nerdy Fans podcast, about what it's like to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. He talks about why felt compelled to leave the Philippines, and walks us through the path that made him an Overseas Filipino Worker in Auckland, New Zealand, where he is at his happiest. Check out: The Nerdy Fans …
 
We talk about the price of a Philippine college diploma - not just the peso amount but the blood and sweat and tears that accompany it. We read a letter from our listener Diane Peralta, who shared the inspiring story of her friend Kuya B who could not afford college and what she sacrificed to help him pay for it. We share the experiences of our own…
 
On All Souls Day in a parallel universe we visit the grave of a friend who died in an unfortunate habal-habal accident. With our returning guest, Jeric of Langga Speaks Podcast, we story-tell three ghost encounters that will give you the chills for Halloween: A teacher at the University of the Philippines in a storm A nurse at an old hospital A stu…
 
We talk about why we humans need friends and how we usually make them through the different stages of life. We talk about how some friends become family, and share the seven traits of true friends who ascend to that level. Dee would like to dedicate this episode to her friend Ronald Roz, who passed away a few days after this episode was recorded. H…
 
In this sequel to episode 4, we talk about why we left Singapore and why a lot of Filipinos consider it to be a transit place. We share where we wanted to go and how we ended up in Japan and Hong Kong instead. We make a "pros and cons list" as we compare cost of living, food, weather, safety, cleanliness, language barriers, and culture of our new c…
 
We interview social and emotional intelligence coaches Carelle and RR Herrera about anxiety. They talk about what anxiety looks like and what causes it. They also give tips on how to manage anxiety and over-thinking. Carelle and RR are the founders of Trainstation, a motivational training company that educates through seminars, workshops, public pr…
 
It’s Banana Q’s first anniversary! We talk about why and how we started a podcast. We go into a detailed explanation of our workflow and name all the equipment and resources we use for each phase. It’s an informative episode for curious listeners and includes valuable tips for wannabe podcasters. Monday Blogs Singapore Notes Buy us coffee Rate us o…
 
Dee and Rey slip into a parallel universe where Banana Q Rock is a radio station instead of a podcast. They get their listeners to share their favorite songs and end up discussing a wide variety of music genres loved by Filipinos. They also talk about why Filipinos love singing and some of the reasons why we love certain songs. Spotify Playlist Rat…
 
We interview Roy Kristoffer Sumang, the International Business Development Manager of Tanduay, about the rich history of Tanduay and how it became the iconic brand of today. We explore the rum making process and how the Filipino culture has been embedded in the brand. Roy also shares what we can expect from Tanduay in the future.…
 
It is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, so we talk about terrorist groups and acts in the Philippines. Dee talks about what it was like to grow up in Zamboanga City where there were terrorist attacks and shares how she still got affected long after she left. You will laugh, then you will cry. Don’t miss this unique episode.…
 
Glee shares which pieces of advice she tried from the shows guests from the past episodes. Zestie survey: I'd like to know you better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CVL2QD Join the zesty community on: Instagram: instagram.com/gleefultalkshow Facebook: fb.com/gleefultalkshow Visit us: www.gleefultalkshow.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channe…
 
It’s almost Dee’s birthday, so we discuss how we celebrated birthdays in the Philippines compared to other countries and wonder why Filipinos have to treat people when it’s their birthday. We share the most memorable birthday surprises we received and threw and spell out our ideal birthdays.By Rey & Dee
 
We get to talk to ex-BBC broadcaster, cancer survivor and author, CJ Grace, on how she came up with the six-part plan of surviving a divorce. She shared her personal story on how she learned of her (ex) husband's infidelity, how she dealt with it, including dealing with the mistress, and how she gained peace of it all. Follow CJ Grace on: Clubhouse…
 
We talk about globally famous conspiracy theories and their Philippine counterparts. Global conspiracies mentioned: moon landing, flat earth, Princess Diana’s accident, 9/11, Elvis Presley’s death, and D.B. Cooper. Philippine theories discussed: Typhoon Yolanda, Paul Walker’s death, USA’s secret underground base in Mindanao, Ninoy Aquino’s assassin…
 
John Davis, the founder of The Corporate Action Hero, shares his series of inspiring journey from being an introverted kid, to being a fight and stunt director, his accident that got him temporarily paralysed, to being a professional comedy sword-fighting stuntman performing before the US military and to the mindset coach that he is today. He also …
 
Dee and guest host Glee of Gleeful Talk Show discuss some toxic comments or questions that are common with Filipinos: fat-shaming, discriminating against dark skin, asking why someone is still single, asking couples when they are having kids, gatekeeping what is wife material, speculating on whether someone is gay, and asking OFWs how much they ear…
 
More fun conversations with Marian! A continuation from the last week's episode. Follow Tita Talks on: Instagram: www.instagram.com/talkstita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TitaTalksPodcast/ Tita Talks Podcast is available on major podcasting platforms. Zestie survey: I'd like to know you better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CVL2QD Join the …
 
On this month’s episode, Mahalaga ang boto mo, Mahalaga ang boses mo!/Your vote, Your Voice for Filipino Overseas Absentee Voting!, Kwentong Migrante explores the upcoming election in the Philippines, as Erie interviews two Filipino migrants, Hessed Torres and Perry Sorio. Both guests share their experiences with registering for Overseas Absentee V…
 
There are two things we have in common with Marian - being an immigrant and a K-drama fan. This session is divided into Part 1 and 2. In Part 1, we get into the general stuffs - the reason why Filipinos migrate, what we missed about the Philippines, how is it living abroad, and a side story of Glee talking about her love life! LOL. Part 2 will be r…
 
We talk about the history of how Tagalog became the national language. Rey provides context on why most Cebuanos like him hate speaking in Tagalog. We discuss pros and cons of having a national language which includes discrimination felt by many Bisaya-speaking people. Notes Buy us coffee Rate us on Podchaser Jekert's blog post about this topic…
 
Bonnie Hewitt, the founder of Posh Notions, an upcycling business based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shares her pivotal moments from being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, among a lot of her chronic illnesses, to founding Posh Notions and winning the Two-Minute Drill contest in the US. Bonus content: How She Met Her (Famous) Mentors! Connect …
 
Bonnie Hewitt, the founder of Posh Notions, an upcycling business based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shares her pivotal moments from being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, among a lot of her chronic illnesses, to founding Posh Notions and winning the Two-Minute Drill contest in the US. Bonus content next: How She Met Her (Famous) Mentors! Con…
 
We tackle true petty crimes and discuss Philippine scams - Tasaday, laglag bala, massage, sex, ATM skimming, investment, text message, online, and Budol-budol gang. Dee also talks about a time she got scammed and how it kicked off a series of crazy events. Notes Buy us coffee Rate us on PodchaserBy Rey & Dee
 
In this bonus episode, we talk about Hidilyn Diaz, the first Filipino to ever win an Olympic gold medal. We discuss her inspiring background, from her humble beginnings in Zamboanga City to how she got stuck in Malaysia for over a year because of the pandemic, where she was forced to be resourceful in making her own equipment and finding money due …
 
We get to talk to Liz Newcomer, the podcaster behind Resiliency in Running. In this episode, she shared: - Her mental health and fitness struggles when she was in high school and how she overcame it - How she came to love distance running - Her tips for runners - Her journey and challenges towards the London Marathon Follow Liz: Instagram: @resilie…
 
In this explicit episode, we interview Frances, a Filipino love, sex and relationship coach based in Canada. She talks about the differences in sex education between the Philippines and Canada, and how this affects a Filipino woman's sexuality. Liberating Me podcast Buy us coffee Rate us on Podchaser…
 
Award-winning author, personal transformation coach and acclaimed TEDx speaker, Christian de la Huerta shares his insights on how we awaken our soulful power and unleash our inner hero on his book entitled Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free (Calling All Heroes), now available on Amazon or on your local booksto…
 
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