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How to Select the Best College for You

Best college
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...

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...

Successful College Selection for Juniors

Success next year in college admissions, and success for life, starts with understanding college “fit.” An environment that is right for one student may not be right for another, and the differences between colleges are dramatic. For example, although most students and families would be thrilled to attend MIT or Cornell, both colleges have reputations for high suicide rates....

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 Downtown Library hosts Chinese New Year event

Chinese School of CAACF
Orlando downtown library-goers got a chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year through a one-hour program presented by the Chinese School of CAACF on February 21, the third day of the Lunar New Year. CHARGE dragon boat team of CAACF kicked off the program by performing a dragon dance, marching from the outside. Dragon dance, signifying the power, prosperity and...

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...
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