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Differences Between Ivies

Every April, the media celebrates the novelty of those rare students who gain offers of admission to every Ivy League institution. As a result, most students and families assume that by applying broadly, they will improve their overall odds of attending one of the best colleges. It doesn’t work that way. Students who view elite schools as interchangeable suffer...

The Development of Chinese Character Scripts on Exhibit February 1 – April 30, 2016

Chinese Character Scripts on Exhibit
Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced that the Department of State’s 22nd Floor Gallery in the State Capitol Building is hosting an exhibition of calligraphic works by Mr. HU Ching-san, Deputy Chief Curator of the Department of Rare Books of the National Palace Museum of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Mr. HU Ching-san has provided 15 types of calligraphic...

A man lost his phone, is his luck bad?

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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...

2015 Asian’s Top Five Google searched words

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhSBELXK7A Google unveiled the “2015-the top ten search terms list”. No search ranking for mainland China since Google be blocked in mainland China. What are those hot words in Google search ranking? Following is Google part of Asian countries and regions “2015-the top ten search terms list”: Hong Kong, China iPhone 6s How-Old.net (Microsoft launched a guess age tool) Du Rufeng (Helen To Yu-ung, travel writer and...

How to Select the Best College for You

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Finding the right “college fit” is more complicated than simply scanning Top 10 rankings, visiting a campus, or picking a school based on reputation and prestige. Sending a child to college is like planting a tree: you need to select an appropriate place, with the right sunlight, water, soil and fertilizer to match the plant. A college education is...

Getting the Most from Your High School Summers

It may be difficult for high school students to recognize while studying for standardized tests and cramming to manage course loads, but summer is coming. Before you start making mental plans for your Netflix queue, however, take a moment to plan. What you decide to do with two months of free time says a great deal about what you...

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...

Best Parenting for Best Colleges

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As an educational consultant who helps students and families with their college pursuits, I am often asked, “When is the best time to sign up for your services?” The easy response is “sometime during the Junior year of high school.” Yet perhaps the question is too simple. The more valuable question is “When can you help me prepare my...

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,...

The Importance of Tax Planning – A Case Study

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Some people think tax planning only matters to the rich and the millionaires.  But with the complicated tax rules here in America, the following is a real case which shows that tax planning is equally important to the remaining 99%, even so for the low to medium income households, and small business owners. Mr. X is married with two children,...
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