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Teaching English in Taiwan – Bring “Zen” to life for others

The Chase Zen Foundation was created by Jessica Tien, in memory of her son, Chase Zen Kattell, to continue his life goal of teaching English abroad. Because English tutoring can sometimes be too expensive for families, the Chase Zen Foundation aims to provide students with free, personalized lessons with native English-speaking volunteer teachers via total English immersion. The majority...

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...

Who To Listen To If You Want To Grow Your Business

According to the National Retail Federation, the annual holiday season makes up an average of 20 percent of annual sales for retailers. It is critical for businesses to make sure they are catering to their market's demands, particularly to their "superconsumers," or consumers who buy a lot and care a lot about their category. A new book by Eddie Yoon...

THE ISAAC TEST

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As an analogy to the biblical story of Isaac sacrifice, WHAT IF we invited Sophia* to perform on a TED stage and there, her Creator, David Hanson, will command her to sacrifice before him the person she is appointed to care of? - Isaac Test Morals to be tested: Loyalty to your creator Vs. Do not kill humans Knowing that few years from now, Sophia...

He Wanted To Change The World

Gal Orian
When he was a young man, he wanted to change the world. He found it was difficult to change the world, so he tried to change his nation. When he found he couldn't change his nation, he began to focus on his town. He couldn't change the town and as an older man, he tried to change his family. Now, as an...

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...

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...

Local Volunteers Teaching English in Taiwan Mt. Ali

CHASE ZEN
Chase Zen Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free English tutoring services to under privileged children abroad. This July, college students and volunteers are joining Chase Zen programs to service children abroad.   They will be traveling to Taiwan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Ali, to teach English. Many of the students in the rural elementary and middle schools are in need of learning...

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...

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...
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