You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s episode, we’re talking to a Human Resources professional from a Minneapolis tech company and a writer, journalist and Growth Strategist from Hong Kong. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher):
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In the first part of this episode, Sarah. Sarah is the first friend I made when I moved to Minneapolis nearly a decade ago. She and her husband Thomas live in Minneapolis, and when Sarah and I talked on March 27 we were still in the middle of everything changing. We talked over Zoom which was becoming a household name over night. And, like old friends do, I noticed her new haircut right away…
In the second part of this episode we’re talking to Lesley. Lesley is a writer in Hong Kong and a Correspondent for A City Made By People, an internet publication and global network for city enthusiasts. Lesley founded their Hong Kong Chapter, and through that network, she’s in contact with people around the world living through their own pandemic stories. If you’ve been listening for a while, you know I’ve put out the invitation to anyone and everyone that they can be part of the podcast. Lesley took me up on the offer, and I was so excited that she did. We were finally able to connect on May 8. Honestly, it was so nice to talk with someone feeling so much more at ease about the pandemic than I was…
Here’s some of the things we talked about in this episode:
-When my boyfriend used to wear my clothes
-Walking around the cemetery
-Aging and stress
-Emergency stress kit
–The Soovac Gallery
–The perfect IKEA couch
-Your personal health plan
-How normal it is to wear a mask
-Hong Kong mask culture
-Taking care of others
–A City Made By People
–A City in Lockdown Video Series
-Cultural differences in pandemic response
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Connect to Lesley here: https://lesleycheung.net/
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