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YESS first Health and Wellness EXPO provides valuable health-related information

The Youth Enrichment and Senior Services (YESS) 康延服務中心 held its first annual Health & Wellness EXPO on July 27 at Plantation Oak Senior Living. Hundreds attended to get the firsthand healthy tips and screenings. The event included glucose screening, eye screening, blood pressure check, massage, reflexology, yoga and meditation, memory test, chiropractic check-up, mahjong demonstration, free dental supplies with door prizes. YESS sponsored the first 100 participants...

ClearOne Orlando “Wins” with New Coach!

Hendry Winarto - Badminton Coach
The first 3 letters of Hendry Winarto last name says it all W-I-N. Hendry has recently joined ClearOne Badminton Centre in Orlando and ClearOne is now able to offer world-class badminton training to all levels of badminton enthusiasts. Orlando is following in the tradition set by its sister locations up in Western Canada, where world-class coaching has been offered for the last 10 years. Coach Hendry hails from...

Unforgettable journey, bucket list checked

This is the start of the Dragon Boat Race in Taiwan. Do you know Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major holidays in Taiwan? Tampa Bay, Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans participated in the Dragon Boat Festival in Bitan, Taiwan (New Taipei City, Taiwan. 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival) this summer. It has been an honor to be on a traditional boat (that...

Two Award-Winning Documentaries Depicting Two of The Most Pressing Social Issues in China will be on PBS POV Season 26 2013

High Tech Low Life
High Tech, Low Life PBS Premiere: July 22, 2013 / Online: July 23, 2013 – Aug. 21, 2013 High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes...

Hsieh and Shuai win Wimbledon women’s doubles title

Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan and Peng Shuai from the Mainland partnered in the women’s doubles competition. Together they won the Wimbledon women’s doubles finals. It is also a successful model for Cross-Strait cooperation. Su-Wei Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title. Hsieh and Shuai, both 27 years old, have been friends since their...

The Japanese Sword Museum 刀剣博物館

The Japanese Sword (Token) Museum specializes in Japanese swords. Since the introduction of sword-making techniques from the Asian Continent, Japanese swords have been improved throughout Japans long history of warfare. They were not only traditional weapons but also sometimes regarded as an object of faith or a symbol of power. The Japanese Sword Museum collects and preserves 152 items, including swords such as the ones designated as National Treasures...

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team sets a new Championship record in the “20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival”

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team has won the Champion of the International Champion Cup (Standard Boat Premier Open 260m) with a new championship record of 53 seconds in 20th Yokohama Dragon Boat Festival on 2 June 2013. More than 200 crews from Tokyo and Kanagawa have joined this Festival which is the signature dragon boating event in Yokohama, Japan. At the invitation of the Yokohama International Dragon Boat...

Asia Trend Magazine Asian Cultural EXPO rocks at Downtown Disney

Eleven performing groups representing China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, three audience participating workshops and eight exhibitors made up a 4-hour Asian Cultural EXPO on October 20th at Orlando Downtown Disney. This expo is the vision of GWN Dragon Boat, Orlando Health Foundation, the title sponsor Walgreens and Asia Trend Inc. of bringing the community together to celebrate...

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan
Do you wonder what Christmas is like in Japan? December 25th is not a national holiday in Japan. Unless it is on the weekend, people work and go to school on that day. Christmas is mostly a commercial event there. The big corporations do the main decorating and illuminating of their buildings and the trees. The first recorded Christmas in Japan...

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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