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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...

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...
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