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A Holiday Guide to a Winter Vacation in Hong Kong

After three short weeks in Hong Kong, it was easy to see why it has become one of the top destinations for tourists from around the globe. It also made it easy to see why the winter season is the best time to take a family vacation to Hong Kong. During my three weeks here, which began in late-December and ended in mid-January, the weather lingered between...

Feel Better In Your Own Skin: The New Year Resolution Everyone Shold Make

Jamie Luu
Making a New Year’s resolution can be your first step to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it is losing weight, stressing less or being more positive, having any type of resolution is beneficial to both your health and your life. Resolutions drive motivation and provide direction, giving you a goal to aim for and a plan to achieve it. They can help you grow by...

Uproar of Taiko Drumming in San Francisco

Fushu Daiko & Matsuriza from FL
San Francisco Taiko Dojo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2013. Taiko is a traditional Japanese Drumming which has widely spread amongst United States in the past few decades. Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, who established San Francisco Taiko Dojo, was the first to bring this cultural art performance to America. Ever since, the number of students exceeded 15,000, and he has been recognized by many countries. Last year, he...

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...

A New Year, A Healthier You

A New Year, A Healthier You - Jamie Luu
This new year is the perfect time to start a healthier diet after a long winter full of indulgence. Whether you spent this holiday at home, taking visitors to your favorite local food places or traveling and exploring new foods, you can probably agree that more than fifty percent of your activities were centered on eating. Though there is nothing like...

Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival breaks the record

CHARGE Dragon Boat team
Photos: Vu Nguyen, Michael Weis, John Chung, Peter Lau, Marty Fries and C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival started with less than 40 dragon boat teams six years ago. It reached record high of 86 dragon boat teams this year. The festival continues with Friday Night Race which attracted close to 40 teams. This two-day Walgreens Orlando...

Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple 33rd Anniversary Kung Fu Exhibition

Wah Lum Kung Fu
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Temple of Orlando celebrated its 33rd anniversary with the community on November 2nd at the Colonial High School Auditorium. Many masters under Wah Lum Kung Fu system all over the United States came together to demonstrate the finest of Kung Fu that night. Students at different levels were all...

Moon Festival Tea Meditation

Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple
Basking under the bright glow of the full moon, hundreds of people gathered last month at Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple to celebrate the traditional Asian holiday of the Moon Festival, also called Mid-Autumn Festival. Amidst a crackling fire in the courtyard, children and adults alike enjoyed warm tea, munched on snacks, shared stories – and of course, savored the different flavors of moon cakes: lotus seed paste,...

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...
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