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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...

Nike Sportswear Celebrates Chinese New Year

Nike CNY
Nike is starting the celebration with a new NIKEiD option for the Air Force 1 Low. In what has become an annual tradition, Nike draws inspiration from the Chinese zodiac for the design.  Symbolizing the Year of the Rooster, the NIKEiD Air Force 1 Low "Chinese New Year" features a Chinese stylized graphic upper incorporating a rooster. The sneakers use a combination...

Taiko Drummers Beat a Path to the 16th Annual Orlando Japan Festival 2016

One of the largest Japanese festivals in Florida took place on November 13, 2016. Presented by the Japan Association of Orlando, the 16th Annual Orlando Japan Festival at The Village at Hunter’s Creek drew over five thousand festival-goers in celebration of the Japanese culture. Throughout the event, Japanese music, artists, food, and community were showcased. At the start of...

Buy Your Luck?! New Year’s specialty Fukubukuro – Lucky Bags!

Fukubukuro Lucky Bag
One of the special and fun New Year’s activities in Japan is the bargain sale called Hatsuuri or the first sale. The highlight of Hatsuuri is the sale of “Fukubukuro” or lucky bags, which is a very popular custom in Japan. The idea behind Fukubukuro originates from a bag that God carries which is filled with luck. Fukubukuros are...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Jan 2017

Zodiac Signs Predictions
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This  is a month of intuitions.  Artistic projects will bring spirituality and energy. Do enjoy the increased energy and find your spiritual side. Business is great, but you need to expect good work and proper conduct from every one of your employees. Communicate and let them know your expectations. If employed,  your employer...

YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...
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