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Santa Fe College Leads the Way

  From Graphic Design to Zoo Animal Technology Santa Fe College prepares students for exciting and rewarding high-demand careers. Santa Fe College located in Gainesville FLA., has been selected as one of the Top 10 Colleges in America by the Aspen Institute for a second time. The College has been recognized in the following four areas: 1) student learning, 2) certificate...

Wah Lum Cultural Center keeps Chinese culture alive in Orlando

Mrs and Mr Tony Leung, Carling Leong, Grand Master Pui Chan, Grandmaster John Leong, Master Lee Siu Hung, Mrs. Lee, and Yin Fong Lee-Pang
(To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Wah Lum Temple celebrated the opening of the new Chinese Cultural Center and Museum on November 1st with guests and masters all over the States, Hong Kong and England. Traditional Lion and Dragon Dances, Kung Fu, Chinese drumming performed by Wah Lum students kicked off the grand opening of the center. As a steward of the Chinese culture, the...

Asian American Student Achievers Awards

Photo: Justin Chu (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) On November 15, 2014, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) held its annual Asian American Student Achievers Awards at the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando. 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...

Teaching in China – An Eye-Opening Experience of China on the Rise

Mike Cho teaching in China
Michael Cho is a Chinese American, Cantonese to be specific, raised in South America for 10 years. This past summer, he had the opportunity to travel to China as part of a teaching program to teach English to school children in China. He is the co-founder of Impress Ink (www.impressink.com) and a former president of the UCF Chinese American Student Association. He serves on the Asia...

25th Annual CASPAF Conference

Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Chinese American Scholars and Professionals Association celebrated its 25 years by hosting a conference featuring several panel discussions including “Partnership Building Between Academic & Industries”, “Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T)” and “Lake Nona Medical City: Collaboration Driving Innovation”. The conference took place at Hyatt Regency Orlando, Research Park at the University of Central Florida and Sanford Burnham Medical Research...

Mandarin – the most spoken language in the world

Chinese School of CAACF
The Times recently reported on the rise of Chinese- language instruction in American schools, a push supported by aid from the Chinese government. While language fads come and go, is the boom in Chinese language education going to last? Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world with 14.4% of world population speaking it, way ahead of Spanish with 6.15%. Photo: C.K. Lau (To view the...

R&D 100 Awards —Celebrating 51 Years of Innovations

The 51th Annual R&D 100 Banquet and Awards Presentation, identifying and honoring the top 100 technology products of the year, took place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld, Orlando on Nov. 7, 2013. The awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials, or software that were developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing...

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...

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...

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...
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