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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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 WISE MONKEYS

The “Three Wise Monkeys” (also called the “Three Mystic Apes”) is a sacred ancient story lost in time. Knowing the secret truth of the story and symbol’s directive of “See no Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” can empower you in ways you never thought possible and change your life forever. In this article, I’ll share the story...

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...

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...

Orlando Taiko Dojo recital

Orlando Taiko Dojo
It all started two years ago, when someone said, “Let’s have Orlando Taiko Dojo recital.” Orlando Taiko Dojo is a nonprofit organization and has been performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming at various local events but never really held a recital before. Our first recital was small scale, more like a “picnic party.” We used the parking space behind our...
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