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Why Learn Chinese? 學中文

Learn Chinese
Most widely spoken language Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world. It is the national language of the more than 1.3 billion inhabitants of China and millions more ethnic Chinese around the world including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam. Chinese will top English as the most-used language on the Internet by 2016,...

Asian community of Orlando celebrates the 5th annual Asian Cultural Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square

Orlando, Florida – Thousands of Central Floridian Asian Americans, their friends, neighbors and guests congregated at the Orlando Fashion Square last May 7, to celebrate the Asian American Heritage Month, traditionally a presidential proclamation every May to acknowledge and recognize the various national contributions of skills, talents, and vitality of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Event...

Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida recognizes Asian American students for their hard work and dedication to the community

AAHC Asian American Student Achiever Awards Ceremony 2015
On November 7, 2015, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) held its annual Asian American Student Achievers Awards at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Although I had participated in the past years as a student applicant, this year, I had the honor to be a co-emcee of this event as well. The Student Achiever Awards recognizes Asian American students who show exemplary achievement and excellence in...

The Taiwanese Turtle and the Betel Nuts

Once upon a time in the Island of Taiwan … A turtle had a happy life living in a green and orange rugged field, eating lettuce and carrots. One day, the turtle went for a walk when a truck full of betel nuts passed by and inadvertently scattered betel nuts down the road. The turtle chewed the first betel nut. It had...

Asian-American lawyers reach out to youth about the legal field

On Saturday, April 23 2016 Asia Trend and Youth Enrichment and Senior Services collaborated with the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAAB) and hosted “Pathways in the Legal Profession”, an event targeted for high school students and anyone aspiring to work in the legal field. A panel of Asian-American attorneys including Michelle Ku, Christine Berk, Vanessa Braga, Lisa...

Banana Paradiso

Year of Monkey
In this New Year of the Monkey 2016 I like to share a heavenly story that made it all the way from paradise. The story Garden of Eden is considered to be one of the stories that influenced Western culture the most. Concepts such as heaven, the expulsion from Eden, the tree of life tree of knowledge of good and...

Cultural Misunderstanding: Trouble for Asian College Applicants

Asian College Applicants
It is widely believed that American universities “don’t like” Asian applicants. Some people think that U.S. colleges have prejudice against Asian students who, despite high test scores, are not admitted at the rate that Asian families feel they deserve. Even though Asian students are indeed admitted at a rate greater than the proportionate Asian share of the U.S. population,...

REACH continues reaching out to the community

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida
June is the month that not only marks the start of summer break but also the start of a new term for the board of the non-profit organization, REACH of Central Florida. This organization, whose acronym stands for "Recognizing, Experiencing, Asian Cultural Heritage", was founded in 2010 by three high school students who had a desire to promote Asian...

A man lost his phone, is his luck bad?

man lost a phone
One man sat in the toilet and accidentally dropped his mobile phone. His friends said, “Oh this is bad luck.” He replied, “Hmm, I am not really sure.” When he went to buy a new phone, he met on the way his first true love from high school and arranged to have a dinner together. His friends said, “Oh this is good luck.” He...

The Yellow Duck and the Crocodile

A yellow duck was on his way to meet with the Emperor in Peking and deliver him an important message. Right as he’s about to jump into the Yellow river to swim across and meet the Emperor’s people await him on the other side of the river band, a crocodile that was resting on the edge nearby called out to...
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