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The Arinality - E99 - Ekaterina's Story on Healing from War( 0:21:58)       
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On the ninty-ninth episode, Arina invites Ekaterina Ponomarenko to share her Russian background, healing from war trauma and finding support from the Ukraine solidarity meetings in Dunedin. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 24/01/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E98 - Meimuna's Story on being Japanese Pakistani( 0:25:41)       
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On the ninety-eigth episode, Arina's online friend Meimuna Zahido (half Japanese half Pakistani) from Japan and based in Hamilton, visits Arina in Dunedin! Meimuna shares growing up in Japan biracial, coming to New Zealand to study Linguistics in Waikato University, and things she's looking forward to do in Dunedin and Japan. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 17/01/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E97 - Arina and Natalie Reflect on Consciousness( 0:26:42)       
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On the ninety-seventh episode, Natalie Faustina (Indo-Chinese) talks about being conscious on her life choices. Not being on social media, meaningful gift giving, listening to your body during periods, making eco-conscious choices: aware of what we buy, reducing carbon footprint, cultural differences in buying second hand items. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 10/01/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E96 - Arina and Natalie Reflect on Sleep( 0:27:25)       
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On the ninety-sixth episode, Natalie Faustina (Indo-Chinese) returns to the show to share her new job, adjusting to sleep changes while working night shifts, sleep routines to get herself sleepy and funny things we experience in dreams. Arina also shares about taking sleeping pills in the past and her experiences with them. Natalie will be returning next week to talk about 'consciousness' - the opposite of sleep! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 3/01/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E95 - Arina Reflects on 2022( 0:27:59)       
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On the ninty-fifth episode, Arina starts the podcast with her pepeha (Māori introductions) and shared her highlights of 2022. She reflects on belonging, sustainability, relationships, personal space and what she's looking forward to do during the holidays. Spoiler alert: doing nothing! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 27/12/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E94 - Zahirah's Story on Learning Japanese( 0:30:5)       
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On the ninety-forth episode, Zahirah Khairudin returns to the show to continue her story. Zahirah reflects on her experience with her siblings on the day the Christchurch mosque attack happened. She also talks about studying Law and Japanese, and her experience in studying the language. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 20/12/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E93 - Zahirah's Story on Melayu Delights( 0:26:40)       
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On the ninety-third episode, Zahirah Khairudin joins the show to share her bicultural experience growing up in Malaysia and New Zealand, her love of Malaysian food, and her small food business in Christchurch called 'Melayu Delights'. Zahirah will also return next week to share her Japanese language studies. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 13/12/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E92 - Nafisah's Story on Networking Culture( 0:28:23)       
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On the ninety-second episode, Nafisah Abdul Razak joins the show to share her unique cultural experiences as a Malaysian growing up in Aotearoa, volunteering at Sunday School and networking and job hunting culture in New Zealand for University students. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 6/12/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E91 - Arina and Kyra Reflect on Youth Vote( 0:27:40)       
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On the ninety-first episode, Kyra Shahana Butt returns to The Arinality to reflect on the importance of youth votes in this year's Malaysian election, representation of women and ethnic minorities at parliament, the recent Hallooween raid in KL, and encouraging Malaysians to please vote! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 29/11/2022 4:35:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E90 - Jaiyushka's Story on Change( 0:27:28)       
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On the nintieth episode, Jaiyushka Pratap returns to the show to share the changes in her life. Jaiyushka talks about being at home in Fiji with cousins, moving on from high school into University and accepting change as a part of life. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 22/11/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E89 - Farwa's Story from Afghanistan to Aotearoa( 0:27:35)       
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On the eighty-ninth episode, Farwa Nabizada returns to the show to share her journey coming to New Zealand as a former refugee. She reflects on the challenges and all the memories she made along the way. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 15/11/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E88 - Farwa's Story on Scrunchie Business( 0:25:11)       
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On the eighty-eighth episode, Arina interviews Farwa Nabizada, a Year 12 highschool student in Dunedin from Afghanistan. Farwa owns a scrunchie business - Farwa Collection, and shares her journey starting a small business, learning to sew at the refugee camp and the support she received on social media. You can find her scrunchies on Instagram @farwa.collection. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 8/11/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E87 - Afaf's Story on Writing Children Books( 0:25:1)       
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On the eighty-seventh episode, Japan-born and raised Egyptian Afaf Alaa returns to The Arinality to continue her story. She shares about being an author to a children's book 'Adam and Snacks', representation of Muslims in Japan, things she's looking forward to do in New Zealand and her aspirations for the future. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 1/11/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E86 - Afaf's Story as a Japan-born Egyptian( 0:30:13)       
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On the eighty-sixth episode, Arina invites Afaf Alaa, a recently arrived exchange student in Dunedin. Afaf was born and raised in Japan by Egyptian parents and she shares the differences in these two cultures and her experiences growing up bicultural. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 25/10/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E85 - Arina Reflects on Recycling Week( 0:26:32)       
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On the eighty-fifth episode, Arina reflects on moving houses, Recycling Week in NZ and why it is important to buy second hand and do research on brands before making a purchase. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 18/10/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E84 - Arina and Sofea Reflect on Sustainability( 0:25:16)       
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On the eighty-forth episode, Arina and Sofea reflect on the sustainability and eco-friendly movement. We talked about fast-fashion and greenwashing clothing brands, Sofea's Piller Hijab business and climate change's impact to youth and our role to limit it. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 11/10/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E83 - Sofea's Story on Leadership in High School( 0:23:48)       
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On the eighty-third episode, Sofea Haizal returns to the show to share her updates: leaving high school for University, stereotypes of female leaders and tokenism in diversity promotions. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 4/10/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E82 - Arina and Su Min Reflect on Korean Beauty Standards( 0:25:46)       
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On the eighty-second episode, Arina and Su Min Reflect on Korean Beauty Standards: cultural reasons behind the standards, dealing with guilt when supporting Korean Idols and their management, and ways to be more informed about how beauty standards can affect your mental health. TW: mentions of eating disorders but not in detail. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 27/09/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E81 - Su Min’s Story on life in South Korea( 0:25:9)       
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On the eighty-first episode, Su Min Seo returns on the podcast to share with us about her new life in South Korea. Su Min talks about settling into her internship, the exciting Korean lifestyle, learning Korean language and taking care of wellbeing while adjusting to a new home. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 20/09/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E80 - Jess's Story on Japanese-Kiwi with Christian faith( 0:27:22)       
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On the eightieth episode, Jess Scott (half Japanese and half Kiwi), shares about studying Psychology, Criminology and Japanese language and her identity combination of Japanese influence, kiwi roots and Christian faith. Jess also talks about finding a balance of introversion and extroversion, slowing down and being in nature. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 13/09/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E79 - Christine's Story on Samoan Family Values( 0:24:34)       
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On the seventy-ninth episode, Christine Ah Him - Peters shares about growing up in Samoa and the island life, coming to New Zealand to study Medicine, and dealing with homesickness. She also shares some wellbeing practices and coping with imposter syndrome. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 6/09/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E78 - Ana's Story on Being International( 0:25:31)       
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On the seventy-eighth episode, Arina has a kōrero with Ana Grymak, a PhD student in Dentistry on being Ukraine-born and growing up in New Zealand. Ana talks about being an international person, hiking in NZ, Asia and Europe and doing hot yoga for mental health. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 30/08/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E77 - Arina and Ainee Reflect on Mindfulness Month( 0:31:7)       
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On the seventy-seventh episode, Arina invited Ainee Cha again on the show to share with us her mindfulness journey, the ways she practices mindfulness everyday and acknowledging Mindfulness Month by The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and The Kindness Institute. Ainee also shares her contacts on how others can join her mindfulness journey. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 23/08/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E76 - Ainee's Story on Mindfulness and being a Mother( 0:27:49)       
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On the seventy-sixth episode, Arina invites Ainee Cha, a Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation teacher based in Dunedin, on her Malaysian cultural identity, Buddhist values, tips for mothers raising teenagers with compassion and mindfulness, and using essential oils for wellbeing. Ainee will also be returning on the next episode to share about her mindfulness journey, and celebrating Mindfulness Month. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 16/08/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E75 - Arina and Ranmalee Reflect on Reconnect with Culture( 0:26:52)       
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On the seventy-fifth episode, Arina invites Ranmalee Egodagamage again on the show to update about returning to Sri Lanka and reconnecting with culture. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 9/08/2022 3:37:18 p.m.
The Arinality - E74 - Arina Reflects on Covid Isolation Support( 0:23:15)       
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On the seventy-forth episode, Arina shares her experience with getting Covid, the support she received during isolation and some ways NZers can get support. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 2/08/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E73 - Arina and Yen Reflect on Poetry and Wellbeing( 0:28:17)       
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On the seventy-third episode, Arina chats to Yen Nguyen on progress of her PhD in Student Wellbeing research, poetry writing and how that helps with wellbeing and mental health. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 19/07/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E72 - Arina and Patty Reflect on Life Decisions( 0:27:15)       
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On the seventy-second episode, Arina invites Patty Klinpibul to share her struggles making big life decisions after her studies, how she listened to her gut feelings and shares about doing things for yourself (and not social media). This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 12/07/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E71 - Arina and Tithi (Birthday Twins) Reflect on Not Knowing( 0:26:19)       
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On the seventy-first episode, Arina invites her birthday twin Tithi Gandhi on the show again to discuss being a women in STEM, yoga and dream journalling and 'not knowing'. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 5/07/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E70 - Arina and Belle Reflect on Adulting( 0:26:18)       
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On the seventieth episode, Arina brings back Belle Khairudin to chat about her experience moving out of her family home and her reflections on adulting experiences with friends. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 28/06/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E69 - Arina and Anggie Reflect on Body Image( 0:28:18)       
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Arina invites again Anggie Kapisa from Episode 2: Anggie's Story to reflect on Body Image. Anggie opens up about being diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Arina shares about her being diagnosed with an eating disorder. We shared about finding a supportive community and having a good relationship with food. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 21/06/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E68 - Arina Reflects on Turning 23 ( 0:25:19)       
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On the sixty-eighth episode, Arina does her annual birthday reflections and shares about reuniting with her partner from Malaysia, getting married and her journey through recovery from an eating disorder. TW: eating disorders (but not in detail). This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 13/06/2022 2:00:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E67 - Andrea's Story on Christianity and Music( 0:27:39)       
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On the sixty-seventh episode, Arina chats with Andrea Goh about the reasons behind her studying in NZ, the relationship she has with her faith in Christianity and her passion for music. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 7/06/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E66 - Lateisha's Story on being Māori and Pākehā( 0:25:16)       
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On the sixty-sixth episode, Arina chats with Lateisha Chant about growing up Māori and Pākehā and her passion in dental hygiene. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 31/05/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E65 - Yennefer's Story on being Ukrainian and Fundraising( 0:27:45)       
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On the sixty-fifth episode, Arina meets with Yennefer Pokusai, a Ukrainian about her doll which was fundraised for the auction to support Ukraine, Ukrainian values on being different and taking care of wellbeing when your home country is at war. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 24/05/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E64 - Crystal's Story on PhD in Female Māori Leadership( 0:26:56)       
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On the sixty-forth episode, Arina talks to her friend Crystal Tawhai about her PhD in female Māori leadership, her journey with her cultural identity and how she takes care of her mental health by mind-dumping. *Marae (Tribal Meeting Place), Koro (grandfather), Hāpu (subtribe), Māori (indigenous people of NZ), Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview), Whānau (family, Whakapapa (descent). This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 17/05/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E63 - Hay's Story on being a Burmese doctor( 0:30:20)       
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On the sixty-third episode, Arina chats to Hay Mar about being a doctor, living in New Zealand as a Burmese, the situation in Myanmar and her passion for shopping. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 10/05/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E51 - Violina's Story on not being able to explain Cultural Identity( 0:27:34)       
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On the fifty-first episode, Arina chats with Indonesian Dentistry student Violina Gunawan about her passion for film photography and why she can't explain her cultural identity. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 15/02/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E50 - Jenny's Story on being NZ-born Vietnamese and Acts of Service( 0:26:40)       
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On the fiftieth episode, Arina talks to NZ-born Vietnamese Jenny Nguyen about growing up in South Auckland, acts of service as an Asian New Zealander and her passion for nails. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 8/02/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E49 - Natasha's Story on being Russian and Mental Health( 0:25:18)       
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On the forty-ninth episode, Arina talks to Natasha Hoffman from Russia, about her view of culture since being an international student in Wellington. Natasha also shared about her mental health struggles and journey to accepting her bisexuality. *Name has been changed. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 1/02/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E48 - Aleeya's Story on being Strongly Malaysian and Arts( 0:27:5)       
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On the forty-eighth episode, Arina chats with her friend Aleeya who calls herself "strongly Malaysian". Aleeya loves expressing her Malaysian culture through her paintings and is a student at University of Canterbury in Fine Arts.This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 25/01/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E47 - Justine's Story on being an Argentinian Chef( 0:26:43)       
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On the forty-seventh episode, Arina chats with Justine Chutrau, a chef from Argentina about her culture, living in New Zealand and Korean culture studies. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 18/01/2022 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E46 - Arina Reflects on Ending 2021( 0:21:37)       
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On the forty-sixth episode, Arina reflects on four things she learnt this year which shows personal and professional growth. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 21/12/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E45 - Arina Reflects on Physical Insecurities( 0:25:54)       
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On the forty-fifth episode, Arina reflects on the comments people made on her freckles when she was growing up. She talks about how our physical insecurities are created by society's current view on what is trendy and beautiful. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 14/12/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E44 - Arina Reflects on Accepting Uncertainty( 0:24:37)       
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On the forty-forth episode, Arina reflects on living with uncertainty after finding out her family in Malaysia have Covid. She shares some tips that help her to deal with uncertainty, including being gentle with herself and staying present. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 7/12/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E43 - Arina Reflects on Holiday Boundaries( 0:25:46)       
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On the forty-third episode, Arina talks about boundaries you should have over the holidays when you are spending time with family and friends. Arina also talks about struggles to have boundaries when there are cultural influences in a collectivistic household. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 30/11/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E42 - Arina Reflects on Sexist Pre-Marriage Course in Malaysia( 0:25:29)       
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On the forty-second episode, Arina shares her recent experience with a sexist and degrading pre-marriage course from Malaysia, that she attended via Zoom, which does not reflect Islamic values. She also shares how important it is to speak up when things are wrong. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 22/11/2021 4:00:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E41 - Arina Reflects on Period and Productivity (Part 2)( 0:23:26)       
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On the forty-first episode, Arina continues her reflections on how the menstrual cycle affects productivity. She shares her definition of productivity and talks about cycle syncing and using the seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) to reflect the menstrual cycle. This is Part 2 of 2. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 16/11/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E40 - Arina Reflects on Period and Productivity (Part 1)( 0:25:50)       
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On the fortieth episode, Arina reflects on how the menstrual cycle affects productivity. She shares her definition of productivity and talks about cycle syncing and using the seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) to reflect the menstrual cycle. This is Part 1 of 2. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 9/11/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E39 - Arina Reflects on Circle of Relationships( 0:26:31)       
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On the thirty-ninth episode, Arina reflects on her circle of relationships, organising her friends into categories, and how it helps to get to know ourselves through the friends we make. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 2/11/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E38 - Arina Reflects on Saying No( 0:23:32)       
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On the thirty-eighth episode, Arina reflects on why it is important to know when to say "No" and boundaries with people. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 26/10/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E37 - Arina Reflects on Being Alone( 0:26:32)       
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On the thirty-seventh episode, Arina reflects on how to be okay with being alone by yourself. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 19/10/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E36 - Arina Reflects on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage( 0:24:58)       
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On the thirty-sixth episode, Arina reflects on the 6 hours of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and how our social media screen time affects our mental health. Arina also shared some tips for digital detoxing. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 12/10/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E35 - Arina Reflects on Money Mindsets( 0:26:29)       
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On the thirty-fifth episode, Arina reflects on some statistics on women and money management, resources she use for her money journey and some of her money mindsets. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 5/10/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E34 - Arina Reflects on Being Gentle with Herself( 0:25:54)       
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On the thirty-forth episode, Arina reflects on trying to be a social human again at Level 2. She also reflects on the deeper reason to why she's hard on herself and steps to overcome expectations. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 28/09/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E33 - Arina Reflects on KonMari and Minimalism Declutter( 0:23:51)       
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On the thirty-third episode, Arina reflects on decluttering her room over the lockdown using the KonMari method and listing everything she owns. She also talked about relationship minimalism and appreciating those you care about. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 21/09/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E32 - Arina Reflects on Life Reset after Lockdown( 0:25:22)       
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On the thirty-second episode, Arina reflects on going back to work again, changing her habits post-lockdown and her new digital art career on Etsy. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 14/09/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E31 - Arina Reflects on Supporting Small Local Businesses ( 0:26:11)       
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On the thirty-first episode, Arina reflects on her lockdown money habits, experiences supporting small local businesses in her neighbourhood under Level 3 lockdown, why it is important to support them and how should we support them! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 7/09/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E30 - Arina Reflects on Mindful Menstruation ( 0:23:4)       
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On the thirtieth episode, Arina reflects on mindful menstruation: bringing attention to our period cycles and using AWWA Period Underwear instead of plastic waste. Arina also addressed about period shaming in Malaysia, and what Islam taught her about her womanhood. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 31/08/2021 12:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E29 - Arina Reflects on Lockdown Anxiety( 0:25:12)       
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On the twenty-ninth episode, Arina reflects on her experience dealing with anxiety during the sudden New Zealand Level 4 Covid-19 Lockdown. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 24/08/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E28 - Myra's Story on being Kadazan and Respecting the Land ( 0:26:14)       
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On the twenty-eighth episode, Arina talks to Myra Mojigoh about how her Kadazan values on respecting the land inspired her to study Surveying at the University of Otago. Myra also sings to us two songs from her home - Sabah, Malaysia. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 17/08/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E27 - Tiffany's Story on being a Hongkonger and Female Gamer( 0:26:11)       
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On the twenty-seventh episode, Arina chats with her BFF - Tiffany Tam, who is leaving New Zealand to go back to Hong Kong. She shares about being a gamer and breaking stereotypes of being a female gamer and her passion for mental health. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 10/08/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E26 - Kirsteen's Story on Living in Japan, Vietnam and UK( 0:26:17)       
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On the twenty-sixth episode, Kirsteen McLay, a New Zealander talks about her experiences living in Japan, Vietnam and United Kingdom and how that affected her cultural identity. We also talked about her passions for writing children's story books and her charity The Starfish Collective for refugees. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 3/08/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E25 - Fa's Story on being Thai and Passion for Coffee( 0:26:9)       
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On the twenty-fifth episode, Arina talks to a Thai Pharmacy student Chofa Lekhakul ช่อฟ้า เลขะกุล aka Fa, about her passions for coffee. We also went deep into conversations about her experience being diagnosed with an Eating Disorder. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 27/07/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E24 - Sofea's Story on being Kiwi-Malay and Hijab Business( 0:26:16)       
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On the twenty-forth episode, Arina talks to a young entrepreneur Sofea Haizal, a Kiwi-Malay highschool student about her hijab business 'Piller' and how her cultural identity ties with the story behind her business. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 20/07/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E23 - Moewai's Story on being Māori and Art( 0:26:6)       
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On the twenty-third episode, Arina talks to her childhood friend, now local Dunedin artist, Moewai Marsh on how her Māori cultural identity helps her through art school. You can find Moewai's artworks on moewaimarsh.com. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 13/07/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E22 - Richa's Story on being Indian and Studying Tourism during Covid( 0:25:26)       
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On the twenty-second episode, Arina talks to Richa Berde, a tourism graduate from Mumbai India about her mental health in 2020 and feelings of anxiety about the uncertainty of her tourism course. We also talked about her passion for motorbiking and hiking the mountains. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 6/07/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E21 - Sarah's Story on Bullet Journalling and International Student Struggles( 0:26:25)       
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On the twenty-first episode, Arina has a conversation with Sarah Shazali in her warm bedroom about bullet journalling, her art inspiration and hard truths about being in lockdown as an international student in New Zealand. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 29/06/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E20 - Arina Reflects on Turning 22( 0:26:11)       
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On the twentieth episode, Arina reflects on turning 22 on the 13th June. She shares about Te Whare Tapa Wha, Maori model for health and wellbeing and also healing her inner child. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 22/06/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E19 - Natalie's Story on being Chinese Indonesian and Korean studies( 0:26:30)       
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On the nineteenth episode, Arina talks to Natalie Faustina, a Chinese Indonesian from Medan about her passion for community development. They also talked about Medan's Ayam Penyet, Korean language, and Korean artist IU. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 15/06/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E18 - Hagino's Story on Japanese Forest Bathing Theraphy( 0:26:11)       
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On the eighteenth episode, Arina chats with Hagino about the Japanese Forest Bathing Theraphy - shinrin-yoku. Hagino is also a forest theraphy guide and yoga instructor, and she brings Japanese culture to New Zealand. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 8/06/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E17 - Su Min's Story on being Korean NZer and Asian Mental Health( 0:26:21)       
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On the seventeenth episode, Arina talks to Korean New Zealander Su Min Seo, studying Counselling in Christchurch. She talks about growing up bicultural, Asian Mental Health, and Sexual Violence Prevention. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 1/06/2021 9:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E16 - Jaiyushka's Story on being Fijian-Indian and Veganism( 0:26:18)       
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On the sixteenth episode, Jaiyushka Pratap talks about being Fijian-Indian and the history of her roots. She also talks about Hindu values, being Vegan and her passion for music. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 25/05/2021 11:04:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E15 - Stella's Story on being Bosnian and Raising Third Culture Kids( 0:26:32)       
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On the fifteenth episode, Stela Pasic shares her Bosnian culture, raising third culture kids and her passion for organisation and self development through her 'Choosing Easy' blog. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 17/05/2021 4:10:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E14 - Rawaa's Story on Proud Palestinian ( 0:25:37)       
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On the fourteenth episode, Arina chats to proud Palestinian Rawaa Elhanafy about her life in Gaza, stories her grandparents shared and her goal to contribute to back home. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 10/05/2021 5:28:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E13 - Ranmalee's Story on being Sri Lankan and Teaching Kandian Dance( 0:24:59)       
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On the thirteenth episode, Arina talks to Ranmalee Egodagamage, a Sri Lankan Sinhalese, as she shares her passion for teaching Kandian dance to children and her Buddhism upbringing. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 3/05/2021 2:51:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E12 - Ari's Story on being a Samoan Medical Student( 0:26:7)       
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On the twelfth episode, Arina talks to Ariel Fanaafi Aimiti Ioane, a Samoan studying Medicine at Otago, as she talks about importance of knowing your roots and how her identity helps her through rough spots. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 26/04/2021 6:14:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E11 - Hannah's Story on being Irish and Henna Art( 0:25:35)       
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On the eleventh episode, Arina chats with Hannah Gee, an Irish New Zealander who is passionate about Henna and Poetry Writing. She even read one of her poems about loving yourself unconditionally in this episode. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 19/04/2021 3:43:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E10 - Arina Reflects on Slowing Down( 0:23:44)       
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On the tenth episode, Arina speaks about mental health specifically: slowing down, letting go of unnecessary unexpections, being your true authentic self and energy management. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 8/04/2021 12:58:14 p.m.
The Arinality - E9 - Risa's Story on being Indonesian studying Geophysics( 0:25:51)       
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On the ninth episode, Arina chats with Risa Rezki, an Indonesian from Malang about the reason behind her studying Geophysics at Otago and reflecting Risa's first week of adjusting to New Zealand. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 6/04/2021 4:40:52 p.m.
The Arinality - E8 - Tithi's Story on Birthday Twins and Indian Roots( 0:19:43)       
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On the eighth episode, Arina meets with Tithi, her birthday twin and talked about her role as Wellbeing Officer with Otago International Students Association and her Indian roots. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 30/03/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E7 - Rozi's Story on Taekwando( 0:25:3)       
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On the seventh episode, Arina talks to Rozi, a Dental Tech student about her multicultural identities and her passion for Taekwando. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 23/03/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E6 - Ashley's Story on being Cook Island Niuen and K-pop( 0:16:8)       
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On the sixth episode, Arina meets with Ashley Kirkness in Wellington, a Cook Island Niuen who found belonging in K-Pop and the Korean culture. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 16/03/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E5 - Yen's Story on being Vietnamese and Mindful Mother( 0:24:5)       
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On the fifth episode, Arina talks with Yen Nguyen, her Vietnamese friend about her culture, being a 'mindful mother' and why she is passionate about her PhD research on student well being. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 9/03/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E4 - Belle's Story on Christchurch Mosque Attacks( 0:24:23)       
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On the forth episode, Arina talks to Belle from Christchurch about her belonging in relation to the Mosque Attacks in 2019. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 2/03/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
The Arinality - E3 - Patty's Story on being Thai and Travel Wellbeing( 0:20:19)       
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On the third episode, Arina talks with Patty Klinpibul, an Otago Polytechnic student from Thailand, about her travels and impact on Wellbeing. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 24/02/2021 6:00:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E2 - Anggie's Story on being West Papuan( 0:22:57)       
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On the second episode, Arina talks with Anggie Kapisa, her best friend from Papua, about her culture and how it was like coming to New Zealand to study. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 10/02/2021 6:00:00 p.m.
The Arinality - E1 - Arina's Story( 0:18:28)       
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On the first episode, Arina talks about her cultural identities and why she is starting the podcast. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
Published: 27/01/2021 2:15:00 p.m.

A radio show and podcast by Arina Aizal, on stories of women with international backgrounds on their cultural identities, belonging, wellbeing and passions in Aotearoa.


Host: Arina Aizal

Produced By: OAR FM Dunedin

Language: English

Category: Society and Culture

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