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The Tiger Mother’s Revelation – and Ours

Tiger Mom
Many of the articles about the “Tiger mom” have been rather pointed in questioning Western culture’s parenting techniques versus Asian culture, quoting Amy Chua’s comments about how much better Chinese culture is with respect to parenting than Western culture.  These articles raise doubt in Westerners’ minds, but also create questions in Chinese and other Asian parents’ minds about their...

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...

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...

Blessing for World Peace: A Universal Value of Compassion, Responsibility and Education

President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in the White House, July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, the Washington Wizards NBA Team, and… His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso - the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet? What’s the commonality? All drew sold-out crowds at the Verizon Center, an arena that holds over 20,000 people in the heart of Chinatown in Washington DC. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a title given to the religious leader of Tibetan Buddhists...

REACH of Central Florida decorated 8 walls at Asia Trend Community Learning Center to build unity

REACH Wall
REACH of Central Florida officers and members from Five (Cypress Creek, Winter Park, University High, Seminole High, Lake Nona) different high schools came together to decorate the Asia Trend Cultural Learning Center as a summer project in 2016.  The idea came from the center’s executive director Shally Wong who would like to showcase the richness of Asian culture to the public. ...

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar
On Nov. 2 the Rising Sun Dojo held their annual Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu Seminar at the Shindai Dojo in Orlando. This year the seminar was kacchu kumitachi – sword combat while in full armor. Teaching the seminar was Ohashi Kenshin, sensei – 15th generation souke (headmaster) of Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu, and the head of Wasaka Ichiryo Gashuka no Kai-a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of authentic samurai armor (yoroi). Ohashi sensei, along...

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...

THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL

THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL PART 1 - MORAL STORIES – WHY WE NEED THEM Stories, such as moral stories, have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. Some stories have survived time and are able to deliver universal messages transcending generations. This is my story to tell… Did you ever think about what is it in those stories that enabled them to...

Son, why you laugh?

Son why do you laugh
Son, why you laugh? Son, do you know your father? I am your father. I have some questions Son. When you plan to get married? When you plan to bring kids? Can you stop laughing? Why are you being selfish? Son, don't you know me? I am your father.   Son, I worry for you. I want you to marry a Jewish girl. I want to see my grandchildren. I want you to...

Alien Taxation – Some Essential Concepts

Alien Taxation
According to IRS, Alien is defined as non-US citizen, not someone who is visiting from other planets!  There are two types of aliens – Resident aliens and Nonresident aliens.  To be classified as a resident alien, the individual must meet one of the two tests 1) Green Card Test and 2) Substantial Presence Test.  Nonresident aliens are those who...
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