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27th Annual Asian Culture Festival Returns March 4 and 5

27th Annual Asian Culture Festival
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 27, 2017) – Guests of all ages are invited to attend this year’s Asian Culture Festival, which will take place Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fruit and Spice Park, located at 24801 S.W. 187th Ave. in Homestead. The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami is sponsoring Ikebana demonstrations (the...

How the Japanese can teach your kids math

Japanese math
They stare at the page. It’s been 30 minutes and they haven’t made any progress on their homework. Next thing you know, they’re on the computer or their phones. You feel your skin prickle as anger arises from your belly. This is your everyday with homework time. “Why?” you ask yourself in the mirror. Blowing up is one option,...

Pongal is all about Thanksgiving to Nature

Pongal is regarded as a harvest festival of South India. It is one of the most important and popular Hindu festivals. The four-day long harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, Pongal is all about thanksgiving to nature and takes its name from the Tamil word meaning "to boil" and is held in the month of Thai. 'Pongal' literally means overflowing...

Chinese Lunar New Year: The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays

Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year’s Day, celebrated on the fi rst day of the first month of the Chinese calendar. This year, the year of the Rooster, Chinese Lunar New Year falls on January 28th,...

“Queen of Saigon”

Miss Vietnam FL
“Is there gonna be Phở,” I asked? With today’s emphasis on organic beauty, a beauty pageant was something that I, like many others, dismissed. Yet, at the Miss Vietnam Florida 2017 (Hoa Hậu Việtnam Florida) pageant, I observed a community congregate in celebration of their culture and the aesthetics of their women, which are generally marginalized by Western beauty...

Stamps set to mark Year of Rooster

Year of Rooster Stamp
Every year many countries issue Chinese new year stamps featuring one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac sign.  The rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac.  Those born in the Year of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy, observant and keen to offer their opinions to those around them. Asia Trend bring you all the latest stamps issued to celebrate Year...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Feb 2017

zodiac Signs
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This month gives you a boost of creativity at the beginning particularly in the arts. However, it indicates a good time to get ambitious, it's not time to sit on your plans but put them into action. It indicates the opportunity of a new position in your career or a job change completely....

US Treasury Unveils “Lucky Money” for the Year of Rooster

Lucky Money
Leonard Olijar, Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has unveiled the latest version of its “Lucky Money” series to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster. The lucky money will have auspicious serial numbers and packaged to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  The Year of the Rooster 2017 $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning...

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

Event to feature traditional holiday fun for the whole family! To celebrate the year of the Rooster and the coming of spring, Orlando-area residents and visitors are invited to ring in the Lunar New Year at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets on Saturday, January 28 from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Food Court Patio. Shoppers can enjoy a time-honored Chinese New...

This is what volunteering with WWOOF taught me about Japan

WWOOF
There were spaces in between the windows of her residence. At night, the cold came in with hesitation and snipped at our extremities with intensity. It was February 2011 in Hiroshima, Japan and I was volunteering at Mori Louis' place as a member of World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF). Soon enough, I would learn how working with...
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