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Have you ever gone back to a place that you struggled being in the first time? Would you ever? Our guest in this episode is my dear friend Miicher and she did just that. The first time we chatted in December 2018 on Geopats Reflections we were both living in Shanghai, China. If I am honest, we were both ready to leave. However, after returning to Florida, USA, she had a change of mind and went back to China this Fall. I don't want to spoil what led her to this decision, what she's doing there or any other juicy details because she tells her story way better than I ever could. So have a listen to Miicher fill us in on what's happened for her over the past 2 years AND what she thinks of her 2018 China expat self in this reflective conversation.  Would love to hear from you! https://twitter.com/stephfuccio (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/stephfuccio (Instagram), http://www.linkedin.com/in/dstephfuccio/ (LinkedIn) & you can even leave a voice message on https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/contact.html (Speakpipe). More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsonline (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsonline) https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsonline (Wa)ys to Support Geopats Online: Geopats Online is hosted on Captivate FM: An insanely Creator oriented hosting service with personality, marketing know how and more. So yea, I highly recommend them. https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats (https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats) Feel free to buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats) Review this podcast on Podchaser:https://my.captivate.fm/%C2%A0https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-online-1324407 ( https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-online-1324407) Spread the word about our podcast services, including but not limited to podcast editing and podcasting workshops. https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html (https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html)
This episode is really special for me. Last month for NaPodPoMo I had the extreme pleasure of chatting with Damon Castillo for this episode. Yes, THE Damon Castillo of the Mess of Me album that we've been using for the past 2 years in all of the Geopats Podcast Network shows. We talk about the longevity of the Damon Castillo Band, his geopatness, my favorite song on the Mess of Me Album (Saint Cecilia), his recording studio in San Luis Obispo, what music he listens to and some creative struggles.  ​More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/16 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/1)https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/15 (6) Ways to Support Geopats Reflections: Geopats Reflections is hosted on Captivate FM: An insanely Creator oriented hosting service with personality, marketing know how and more. So yea, I highly recommend them. https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats (https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats) Feel free to buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats) Review this podcast on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-reflections-1335680/episodes (www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-reflections-1335680/episodes) Spread the word about our podcast services, including but not limited to podcast editing and podcasting workshops. https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html (https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html)
Get ready for a double reflection in today's episode! Repeat Guest from a number of the Geopats Podcast Network podcasts, Shannon Martin, reflects back on her Geopats Reflections episode from June 2018. In that conversation, she read some blog posts from when she first moved to Shanghai, China. Now, in late 2020, Shannon shares her current geographic location (it's changed twice since China!) and her thoughts on that original episode/conversation we had when we were both in Shanghai in 2018.  Would love to hear from you! https://twitter.com/stephfuccio (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/stephfuccio (Instagram), http://www.linkedin.com/in/dstephfuccio/ (LinkedIn) & you can even leave a voice message on https://stephfuccio.weebly.com/contact.html (Speakpipe). More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/15 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/1)https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatspodcasting/17 (5) Ways to Support Geopats Reflections: Geopats Reflections is hosted on Captivate FM: An insanely Creator oriented hosting service with personality, marketing know how and more. So yea, I highly recommend them. https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats (https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopats) Feel free to buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopats) Review this podcast on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-reflections-1335680/episodes (www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-reflections-1335680/episodes) Spread the word about our podcast services, including but not limited to podcast editing and podcasting workshops. https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html (https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html)
Geopats NaPodPoMo : https://feeds.captivate.fm/geopatspodcasting/Group NaPodPoMo RSS Feed: add this link to your podcast app to enjoy listening to many Podcaster’s daily NaPodPoMo episodes! http://www.rssmix.com/u/12486482/rss.xmlWays to support this podcast and/or any of the Geopats Podcast Network podcasts:Geopats NaPodPoMo is hosted on Captivate FM: An insanely Creator oriented hosting service with personality, marketing know how and more. So yea, I highly recommend them. https://my.captivate.fm/signup?ref=geopatsFeel free to buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/geopatsReview this podcast on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geopats-napodpomo-1361635Spread the word about our podcast services, including but not limited to podcast editing and podcasting workshops. https://www.stephfuccio.com/podservices.html ​Geopats Podcast Network & Stephfuccio.com: Would love to hear from you! Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & you can even leave a voice message on Speakpipe.​​​Check out all of our podcasts & podcasting services: https://stephfuccio.com/podservices
​In this episode we chat with Expat Mo from the More Sibyl Podcast. She describes this show as “a podcast about culture and cultural nomads designed for Blacks and Asians and those who love them.” Mo is a Nigerian-born, US-educated, Korean-speaking, Struggling Intellectual. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/14)
This week we expat chat with first time expat, Miicher, a Florida, US native who decided it was time for a change. Miicher is a teacher, an actor, a mom and a natural storyteller, which explains why her Facebook China Chronicles , where she has been sharing her experiences in Shanghai, China, have become such a hit. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/13)
This week we expat chat with https://hannahlund.com/ (Hannah Lund), who is magnetic, funny and thinky. Her geographic trajectory includes her home state of Minnesota and a quiet town in Iowa in the U.S., Paris, France and Hangzhou, China. In 2012 it was a mystical story involving a character called Madame White Snake, set in Hangzhou, which was the inspiration for this move to China but Hannah soon found out there were so many more unexpected surprises that would come from this experience. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/12)
​Originally from the UK, Karl discusses how he found himself in Denmark, the experiences of his first year and how music helped him to feel at home in his adopted country. He chose The National’s “Trouble Will Find Me” album from 2013 as a jumping off point to discuss the ups and downs of his transition into expat life in Denmark. In the interview Karl briefly mentions his current studies and internship athttps://sleeknote.com/ ( Sleeknot)e,which “helps small e-commerce shops and big online retails engage website visitors—without hurting the user experience” and he wanted to share thishttps://sleeknote.com/scholarship ( Sleeknote scholarship) with all of you. Thank you for spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/11)
​Pia and her family just recently left Shanghai, China after living here for two years. I have met some active expats in my life but Pia takes the cake on really living life the fullest. She explored China, worked and volunteered locally, all while raising two intelligent and worldly daughters. How did moving to the U.S. a few years ago help her to make this transition to living in China? Come have a listen to the answer to that question and more as we explore a blog of hers from this time period.  ​ More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/10)
Many of us are promised things growing up in a certain culture and often those promises are never actualized. Jennifer is an American who had been to over 70 countries before moving to China to teach at an international school but that did not stop this home country disappointment from kicking in. In this episode she reads a poem that she wrote a bit after her first year in China to her father about these cultural promises. And as we often do in Expat Rewind, we spend quite a while unpacking what this poem and the frustration in it means to her now, what has changed since she wrote it and so much more. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/9)
Ex-chef and perpetual expat Alison takes us through her Instagram feed from her first year in Thailand: freedom, an explosion of her senses and moments of cultural pause are audio enclosed, proceed with caution and contemplation. ​ More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/39-reflections-nigerian-expat-in-the-us-motolani-ogunsanya-of-the-more-sibyl-podcast-on-her-1st-year-in-her-new-country (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/8)
Can you imagine taking 35,000 photos in one year? Photographer Thomas Sandfield did this his first year in Hong Kong. Join us on this Expat Rewind show for a flashback to this first year as an expat for Thomas and all the flicker fun he had.  More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/reflections (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/7)
Did you blog your way through your first experiences in a new place? Our guest in episode 6 and this episode, Shannon Martin does this. She is an American who has lived in Shanghai, China for 6 years. In this two part interview she shares her first impressions of China via a blog post she wrote in 2012 with her current life in Shanghai. Shannon brings up many nuanced aspects of daily life in Shanghai that often get overlooked like personal space differences, cartoon patterned bed sheets, books, quiet places and more. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/5 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6)
Did you blog your way through your first experiences in a new place? Our guest in this and the next episode, Shannon Martin does this. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/5 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/5)
​This week we expat chat with Xing Zhao, a Chinese Writer, Translator and former expat in Edinburgh, Scotland. Xing shares with us a blog post, Kapa Zhou, that he wrote during his first year studying in Scotland. He goes on to reflect on how his memories of that time period and how they are not fully represented in the blog entry. Xing also shared a post he wrote on the Chinese language version of this blog as advice to other international students. As someone who has taught international students both in Asia and in my passport country of the U.S, this was interesting insight to get first hand indeed.   More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6-shanghai-china-then-and-now-flashback-with-shannon-martin-of-two-who-travel-blog-part-1-of-2 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/2)
Have your expectations about a place ever gotten you into trouble? American expat Evan, also known as my husband, was kind enough to be our first guest on the Expat Rewind show back in 2017. He shared a group email that he wrote to his family and friends back home with us. More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/6-shanghai-china-then-and-now-flashback-with-shannon-martin-of-two-who-travel-blog-part-1-of-2 (https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatsreflections/1)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Stephanie Fuccio
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
May 7th, 2018
Latest Episode
Dec 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
16
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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