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Global Hapa, Third Culture Kid We're back! Hapa Happy Hour returns with its first sibling interview! Recorded in December 2008, Lisa's brother John describes growing up a global nomad, furthering his multilingual studies in college, and how being blended has been just one part of a bigger package. For questions or comments, email us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.
Direct download: Episode19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm UTC

Lover of Languages (episode 18) ...And we're back yet again! Hapa Happy Hour returns with another great parent interview! Recorded in December 2008, Lisa's mother reflects on growing up all over the USA; learning to love languages; moving to Guatemala and meeting Lisa's father; marrying into a large Latino family of partially Chinese descent; and more. For questions or comments, email us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.
Direct download: 18_Lover_of_Languages_episode_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43pm UTC

American Hapa from Guatemala (episode 17) ...And we're back again! After taking another break, Hapa Happy Hour returns with our latest from the parent interview series! Recorded over the winter holidays, Lisa's father reflects on family, ethnicity, and class in Guatemala; Chinese traditions that he learned from reading James Michener's novel Hawaii; embracing American customs; and more. For questions or comments, email us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.
Direct download: American_Hapa_from_Guatemala_episode_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm UTC

Lessons from Land Far Away, Part III (episode 16) Our dear RenaŹ»s mom shares her story and life lessons and laughter...
Direct download: Lessons_from_Lands_Far_Away_Part_III_episode_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11am UTC

Lessons from Lands Far Away, Part II (episode 15) In the second half of Maria's interview, she not only recounts how she met Rena's dad, but also shares her philosophy about being an American and the strength of having "a hundred worldviews."  A must-listen episode!  For questions and comments, email us at: www.hapahappyhour.libsyn.com.
Direct download: Episode15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53pm UTC

Lessons from Lands Far Away, Part I (episode 14) ...And we're back!  After taking a little spring break, the ladies of Hapa Happy Hour are back with their latest from the parent interview series!  Recorded on New Year's Day, Rena's mom reflects on Filipino family ties, a war-torn Saigon, and life in rural America.  She shares candid stories about being a young teacher in a foreign country and explains how culture, circumstance, and environment work together to create one whole identity. 
For questions or comments, email us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com!
Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:34am UTC

Power of WORD: Friends Interview, Part II (episode 13) Our brilliant friends continue the conversation on being a multi-ethnic person. And we are looking for your submissions! Help us discover a new word to create new language in order to "name ourselves" - "minority" no longer applies :-) Send to hapahappyhour@gmail.com.
Direct download: Power_of_WORD_Part_II_episode_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58am UTC

Embracing Our Mixedness: Friends Interview Part I (episode 12) Happy New Year!  The ladies kick off 2009 and welcome friends, Michelle and Karen, to the podcast.  Together, they explore their journeys as fellow Hapas, giggle as only girlfriends can, and share some lessons about standing tall in their own shoes. Email at hapahappyhour@gmail.com!
Direct download: Episode12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22am UTC