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Pro’s File: Kei Nishikori 錦織圭

Kei Nishikori
First ever Japanese player ranked in the ATP top 10 (5th as of 11/10/14) ATP “New comer of the year” in 2008 Coached by US Open finalist Michael Chang Outstanding speed and footwork Age: 24 (29.12.1989) Birthplace: Shimane, Japan Height: 5’10” (178 cm) Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) Plays: Right-handed Turned Pro: 2007 Coach: Dante Bottini, Michael Chang Tennis inspiration: Roger Federer Favorite food: Spaghetti, Kara-age, Shabu Shabu, Ramen, etc. Hobby: Golf   Asian...

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...

How to Alleviate Knee Pain

Knee Pain
Acupressure DIY at Home: Knee pain is characterized by pain, swelling, or stiffness and can be caused by an array of different things such as ruptured ligament or torn cartilage from a sudden acute injury, injury from overuse, old age, or other underlying conditions such as arthritis. Knee pain from overuse is often characterized by pain when the knee is in...

Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

Large and in C.H.A.R.G.E. – Meet the dragon boat team of the CAACF

Every year at the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat teams glide across waters in a race for the top spot, but one team is charging toward the finish line. Formed in June 2010, C.H.A.R.G.E. Dragon Boat Team is an Orlando-based dragon boat team stemming from the Chinese American Association of Central Florida. Their mission is to promote the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing in...

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...

There She Is, Miss America!

Miss New York Nina Davuluri
Our talk with the second Asian-American to take the Miss America crown Last year’s Miss America pageant set history in the Asian-American community. The last two standing were Miss California Crystal Lee of Chinese descent and Miss New York Nina Davuluri of Indian descent. Nina Davuluri won the national crown and became the first Indian Miss America. Asia Trend was able to take part in her...

Interview with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs
1. During your time as Orange County mayor, what were some of your favorite events that you attended for the Asian American Community? • Asian Pacific Heritage Month Kick here in the Orange County Administration Building ♦ Art exhibition, Distinguished Asian Award, proclamation ceremony • Buddha’s Birthday at Guang Ming Temple ♦ Bathing/cleansing, offerings, tea • Central Florida Dragon Parade & Lunar New Year Festival ♦ Mayor participated with the Orange County...

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...

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Kissimmee FL

Yang style Taiji ‘Movements” (left to right): Stella- “Single Whip”, Alex-”Golden Rooster Stands One Leg”, Sam- “Ward Off”, Phil-”Holding The Ball”, and Jeannie-”Small-Frame- Single Whip”
The last Saturday in April always marks the day where Tai Chi and Qigong students of “all levels”come to “play Taiji” by doing their routines bare-hand or with weapons to spread an “Internal energy wave” starting at 10 am with it’s main purpose “to heal the world” and educate the general public the amazing health-benefits Tai Chi and Qigong...
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