70 minutes | Jun 1, 2021

Yin & Young EP 57 - Young in Quarantine (Taiwan, Feb 2021)

Recorded February 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan, James (aka Young) shares his experience of what it’s like in a quarantine hotel on the last day of his quarantine. The pandemic situation has changed drastically since the time of recording, with Taiwan now reporting an average of 513 COVID-19 cases for the last week of May 2021, a huge shift from the 1 to 2 cases a day in February. Taiwan is now in stage 3 out of 4 COVID alert, with all public gatherings and indoor restaurant seating cancelled.Life can change so quickly. Though many of the circumstances referenced in the podcast have changed, it still remains a personal snapshot of what life is like at the time and some of the thoughts going through our heads.Highlights:James goes over the process of traveling to Taiwan during the pandemic: 14 days of quarantine (not including the arrival day), 7 days of “self-management.”James and Dan compare and contrast how Taiwan and the U.S. are handling COVID.How to distract yourself during quarantine: Attack on Titan.What James is looking forward to after quarantine: martial arts, restaurants, dating…James shares some of his habits that keep him sane: gratitude journaling, meditation, working out…Food is way cheaper in Taiwan, but the cost of living and average income is lower too.Quarantine makes you face yourself.Having a dream is a beautiful thing, but if you don’t have one, having simple goals are great too.LANGUAGE CORNERF.I.R.E. - financial independence, retire early.Mandarin - 隔離 - gélí - quarantine防疫 - fángyì - epidemic preventionJapanese取りあえず - toriaezu - for nowワクチン - wakuchin - vaccineBe sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @yinyoungpodcast. Like and subscribe to our content so you don’t miss an episode. Credits: This episode was produced by James Y. Shih and Daniel Yin.Consider supporting Yin & Young on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/yinyoungpodcastFollow Yin & Young: Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/rkrynzqStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast Comments, questions? Email us at yinyoungpodcast[at]gmail.com
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