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LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, as well as topical social and cultural issues relevant to Asian millennials. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.

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Hello Juicy Lemoners! This is our last episode of the year and then we'll be going on a little break over the Christmas holidays :) SEGMENT 1: The Influencer who Refuses to apologise over racial slurs and culture appropriation - A Caucasian influencer (who is allegedly French) who is currently studying in Singapore sparked outrage last week over her Instagram photos where she wore the Chinese traditional QiPao and posed with slanted eyes and wrote the caption that included 'ching chong'. - She has refused to apologise despite thousands of people telling her it was racially insensitive SEGMENT 2: Goal-base vs Life-based Life Approach - A viral TikTok trend which people are sharing their lessons learnt from their psychologists is going viral - One particular video is about comparing a goal-based and life-based life - What is the difference and how can it change your life? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to watch Korean movie The Call on Netflix. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: The Asian Disaster Mindset - Have you noticed that your parents are always quick to jump to the worst case scenario of everything? - This week we're talking about the Asian Disaster Mindset as dubbed by Connie Wang from Refinery29 and how it is holding us back from pushing boundaries - Read the article here SEGMENT 2: What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In? - In a piece published by The New York Times titled 'What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?', Professor Loretta J Ross encouraged us to stop cancelling people and calling people out and instead 'call them in'. - We discuss what that means and whether it would be productive to encourage change in the world SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - This week we are recommending you to watch All My Life starring Harry Shum Jr and also go out to your local movie theatres and support them (if you're allowed to!). Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: http://instagram.com/phillipkuoch Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Pastor Who Sinned

The Pastor Who Sinned

2020-11-3036:58

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Modern Love Essay - On a recent episode of the Modern Love Podcast titled 'Confronting Race on the First Date', Andrew Lee recounted how he went on a date with an Asian women who said his Asian heritage would be an issue. - We discuss about how accepting or not accepting our own identities in our younger years may influence our dating in the future SEGMENT 2: Carl Lentz - Pastor influencer/celebrity Carl Lentz was in the tabloids after he was caught cheating on his wife - Lentz is a senior pastor at the megachurch Hillsong and has since been stood down. - We discuss about the power of celebrity pastors and whether he is deserving of the criticism SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Monica recommends checking out Upper Middle Bogan, which is available on Netflix. Thanks Monica Yu for joining us on the show today! You can follow her on Insta here: https://instagram.com/monicayyyu_ Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grandchildren Clout

Grandchildren Clout

2020-11-1633:27

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Grandchildren Clout - What do you do when your parents are pushing you to have kids but you don't want to? - Why are our parents so persistent and hung up over having grand kids? - Today we explore how having grandchildren is clout for them SEGMENT 2: Melissa Leong is WHO Magazine's Sexiest Person 2020 - When was the last time an Asian person was named as Sexiest Person in Western media? - We discuss how it's awesome seeing Asians being celebrated but we're only ever celebrated for our intelligence and smarts and never for conventional beauty like other people i SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends the Korean drama Start Up and Tom recommends the name Demon Slayer. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! It's all about Donald Trump SEGMENT 1: Joe Biden vs Donald Trump - It's the news that consumed us this week - the US Election. - Tom's not someone who's really into politics but even he has fallen for what has become a shitstorm in America - Why are so many people outside of America obsessed with this US election? SEGMENT 2: How I fell for a MLM endorsed by Donald Trump - Phil shares his story about how he fell for a multi-level marketing company called ACN, which was endorsed by former US President Donald Trump - MLMs target those who are vulnerable and young, so be careful! SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - We recommend watching Queen's Gambit on Netflix, which is about a girl who becomes a chess champion. It doesn't sound like the best show in writing but seriously! Give it a shot. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Lessons Learnt From 112 Days in Lockdown - As many places around the world are entering into their second lockdown, Melbourne has emerged from our second lockdown after 112 days. - We share what we learnt during lockdown and the things you should do during your second lockdown SEGMENT 2: Asians tuning into podcasts during the pandemic - This year has been a pivotable time for Asians across the world and more of us are listening to podcasts run by Asian hosts - Why is there a sudden surge in Asian podcast listeners and podcasts made for Asians? - Our interview with SCMP: https://bit.ly/SCMPLemon SGMENT 3: Recommendations - We recommend checking out the documentary 'Seduced', which is about the cult NXIVM. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Being Bilingual is Finally Cool - YouTubers TiffWithMi (Tiffanie and Michy Lim) recently said in an interview that speaking Chinese in Singapore was no longer considered cool - For those of us living in countries like Australia, being bilingual is finally considered cool because it shows how worldly you are - Do you speak to your friends in another language other than English? SEGMENT 2: Childhood Traumas Caused By Our Parents - Parents can say the meanest things because its their way of showing their affection but the power of their words have led to a generation of adults feeling inadequate and insecure. - What was the meanest thing your parents have said to you growing up? SGMENT 3: Recommendations & BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Co-host Tom has a MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT - he'll be releasing his first song since he quit his job two years ago to pursue songwriting. His song will be released by iconic 90's Australia band CDB and rock legend Johnny Diesel on November 6. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: The Asian Aisle in Supermarkets - Celebrity chef and podcaster David Chang said that the Asian aisle in supermarkets were the 'last bastion' of racism in retail but is it really? Or is it just simply for shopping convenience? - SEGMENT 2: How do you deal with friends you don't politically agree with? - As the US election is nearing and many people are divided with how the Melbourne Premier Dan Andrews has dealt with the lockdown - how do you handle the friends who you politically disagree with? SEmGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil and Tom both recommend the new BLACKPINK documentary on Netflix 'Light Up The Sky Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: BLACKPINK Nursing a Controversy - BLACKPINK's latest music video LoveSick has attracted some controversy this week after the Korean Nurse Union demanded a scene of Jennie wearing a nurse uniform was deemed 'sexualising' the profession. - Many Non-Korean fans don't understand how the outfit or scene was offensive but is it because we don't understand the culture and history of nurses in Korea? SEGMENT 2: Coming Out Day - We look back at how far we've come with the 'Coming Out' process and how more work is needed to normalise sexuality. SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends Emily in Paris and Tom recommends you check out Anjelah Johnson's stand up Not Fancy on Netflix. Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Cross Race Effect - Do we all really look the same? - We explore the 'cross race effect' and how science has proven that it's actually hard for us to identify people outside our race. More particularly hard for white people because they're not usually exposed to PoC (haha!) - We talk about the importance of diversity casting media - The Guardian Piece: https://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2011/aug/15/people-other-races-look-alike SEGMENT 2: COVID Fashion in 2021 - What's fashion going to look like in the future? Will we ditch our suits and ties for more chillax attire? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends the new BLACKPINK album and the New York Time's Daily podcast about Trump's debate and taxes Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Gift Giving in Asian Culture - It's mooncake season but do you know what the etiquettes of gifting giving? SEGMENT 2: Japan Legalises Tattoos - Have you rebelled against the Asian grain and got a tattoo? Or dyed your hair? SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends The Social Dilemma on Netflix - Tom recommends This Is Paris on YouTube Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's all about political correctness! SEGMENT 1: Mulan - The highly anticipated movie has been released but it's been labelled as a sanitised movie about Chinese culture - Should we be celebrating the progress Asian media is making in Hollywood or Disney be held accountable for its portrayal? SEGMENT 2: Australia's COVID Social Bubbles - What do you do if a friend invited you to be in their social bubble but you've kinda already got someone else in mind? - SEGMENT 3: Recommendations - Phil recommends Kim's Convenience and Fresh Off The Boat - Tom recommends Avatar Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What Do You Meme?

What Do You Meme?

2020-09-0731:19

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's all about political correctness! SEGMENT 1: Should subtle asian traits be more than just memes? - An article published on Lithium Magazine titled 'Why I Hate Sublte Asian Traits' criticised the Facebook group for its lack of inclusivity and sugary 'boba liberalism' content - should we expect more from subtle asian traits? - Read the article here SEGMENT 2: But where are you really from? - Is asking another Asian if they're Asian, racist? SEGMENT 3: Should we cancel the Chinese language? Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - it's a juicy one! SEGMENT 1: OnlyFans - More Asians are jumping on the OnlyFans bandwagon, so is the adult industry going to change their portrayal of Asians? SEGMENT 2: You Think You Can Hurt Me? - What does the viral meme say about our experiences growing up as Asians? SEGMENT 3: Will K-Pop Ever Be Mainstream? - BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez released their highly anticipated collab but will the Western world ever take K-pop seriously? Join in on the discussion on our socials! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Blonde Hair Asians

Blonde Hair Asians

2020-08-2423:52

Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode - sorry it's really short one this week - we didn't include one segment because of *technical difficulties* with recording virtually haha. we SEGMENT 1: Is Having Blonde Hair Problematic or Empowering? - More Asians are dyeing their hair blonde but is it a form of internalised racism or is it empowering? Segment 2: Recommendations - Tom recommends you check out Love On The Spectrum - Phil recommends checking out Why Women Kill starring our queen Lucy Liu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: What Beautiful K-pop Men Can Teach Us - As K-pop becomes more 'mainstream' in Western culture, could K-pop help break the toxic masculinity? Segment 2: Asian TikTok Hacks - We searched the interwebs to find you the greatest Asian hacks you never knew you needed Segment 3: Sibling Roles - How did your sibling role change as you got older? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Juicy Lemoners! Welcome to this week's episode! SEGMENT 1: Guess vs Ask Culture - There's two types of people in this world - guess people and ask people. - Guess culture is where you're raised to only ask for favours after overthinking about it and if you know the answer is going to be yes whereas, ask culture are people who are taught to just ask for things because what's the worst thing that can happen? People say no? But apparently guess culture people find ask people rude. Segment 2: Asian Aunty Myths Debunked - You loved our WeChat aunty segment so much last time that we decided this time to look into some common Asian Aunty legends such as: - Is it ok to sleep with a wet hair? - What happens when you whistle at night? - What is hot and cold food? Segment 3: The Fox Eye Challenge - A new beauty and makeup trend is taking over TikTok and it's called the 'Fox Eye' challenge but why are so many Asians finding it offensive and traumatising? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
SEGMENT 1: Indian Matchmaking - We're currently obsessed with the new Netflix show called Indian Matchmaking - Arranged marriages and matchmaking is a tradition in Asian culture but it's finding it's way to mainstream media - Could this be the new dating trend of 2020? Segment 2: Re-connect with your loved ones - Co-host Thomas Tan pleads with LEMON listeners to connect with their estranged loved ones Segment 3: Grace Koh - TV Presenter & actress Grace Koh talks to us about what's like working in the Australian entertainment scene and tells us about the "dark side" of working as a children's entertainer.. Follow Grace Koh: https://bit.ly/2ELvpo1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
SEGMENT 1: MasterChef Reynold shines a light on immigrant families - On last week’s finale week of MasterChef All Stars, Reynold, who was tipped to win the show, broke down in tears and opened up about how hard it is as an immigrant in Australia  - He spoke about how even though, his family business is successful, there’s always something knocking them back or holding them from going to the top - Melissa Leong, who is the first Asian and woman judge on the franchise also teared up and spoke about how as a migrant, you feel like you don’t fit in and feel like ‘you have to push against so much to get where you want to be' - Have you ever felt like you had to work harder than your peers at work or school? Segment 2: The BBC presenter who can't cook rice... - A BBC food presenter has gone viral after her interesting approach to cooking rice - Comedian Uncle Roger's reaction to the video has also equally gone viral Segment 3: Isaiah Firebrace - Isaiah, who is the world's most streamed First Nations artist joins us on the show to talk about his new song 'Know Me Better' and the work he's been doing indigenous communities Follow Isaiah Firebrace: https://www.instagram.com/isaiahfirebrace/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
SEGMENT 1: Newton Nguyen - Newton Nguyen who is also known as milktpapi is being called the breakout star of the COVID-19 lockdowns - He’s amassed millions of followers across social media for his easy to follow cooking tutorials which has resonated with millions of millennials who are cooking for the first time during lock down - Because of having more time during lockdown we saw so many of our friends cooking or baking and it’s become something of a novelty. - Unlike our parent’s generation, only a ⅓ of us are confident with cooking (SOURCE: Canadian study - washington post)  - A google study in 2015 found that more than 60% of use cook with our smartphones in our hands Segment 2: #FreeBritney - What in the name of Britney Spears is happening? - There's a fan movement gaining momentum alleging that Britney is being held by her will by her father and the conservatorship she's has been placed under - Apparently she's been dropping hints in her social media that she's trapped. - Is there any truth to this? - Our resident Britney expert, Jarone joins us and gives us the 101 Segment 3: Man, it's hard dating as an Asian woman - We're joined by short film director Angela Koh to talk about her upcoming film called Romance Deadline. - Angela talks to us about what's it's like dating as an Asian woman in 2020 and how there's a romance deadline - Romance Deadline is out later this year - SYNOPSIS: A 35 Year old Korean American woman gets heavily pressured by her parents and faces societal pressure due to her age Follow Romance Deadline Film on Instagram: https://bit.ly/RomanceDeadlineIG SHOUT US COFFEE: https://bit.ly/2zJaPTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lemonpodcastshow/ Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ Hosted by: Phillip Kuoch: https://bit.ly/PhilsIG Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lemon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Phillip Kuoch

Hope you guys love our new podcast cover - shot by Joanna W! 😍😍😍

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Phillip Kuoch

Thank you Castbox team for featuring us on the home page!! You guys rock 💕💕

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Phillip Kuoch

Hope you guys enjoy the show! We’d love to hear some feedback 🤩

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