Discover This Drink: Makgeolli

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Makgeolli is traditional Korean rice wine that is gaining its popularity in Korea among Generation X and Millennials (those who are born in 1965-1993). The native drink to Korea, has been around since the 9th century Goryeo Dynasty -- in the reign of King Taejo -- the drink, however, in its modern times has largely fall flat in...

ランドセル: Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack

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Randoseru: Japan’s unique backpack
Randoseru is a leather backpack for elementary school children. When children start elementary school, family members will buy randoseru as a gift. Each randoseru costs over several hundred dollars. It serves functional purpose of carrying textbooks and all learning gears to school, but getting a brand new randoseru is a rite of coming age and a proof of commitment...

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, supports Bernie Sanders for President

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Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, endorses Bernie Sanders for President - He is the grandson of Kim Sang Don, first popularly elected mayor of Seoul, while his mother worked with Shirley Chisholm in 1960s New York City in early childhood education. Korean American Dr. Paul Song is a radiation oncologist, biotech executive, and Head of the Courage...

Trending Mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Do you like traditional mooncake which is made with lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk or modern mooncakes in different flavors such as snow-skinned strawberry cheese, alcohol-infused Snow-skinned and macaroon? What are mooncakes and why do Chinese people eat them? Mooncake (月饼, 月餅, yuè bĭng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie). The festival is...

YouTube personality shares life adventures in Hong Kong

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Markian Benhamou
What is it like to live in Hong Kong? Perhaps this unique YouTuber can show you. Markian Benhamou is a 17-year-old YouTube personality currently living in Hong Kong with his family. His channel, Markian, is where he broadcasts his adventures. Since moving to Hong Kong from Spain in 2014, he has started capturing moments of what daily life is like in the South...

Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance Styles of India!

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Sweta and Divya Srinivasan - Twin daughters of Kannan Srinivasan and Dr. Anita Ekambaram had their arangetram (Indian Classical Dance Debut) with live Orchestra from India on Aug 14th, 2016 at Lyman High School Auditorium.  Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dance that originated in Southern India, over two thousand years ago and is a dance that combines aesthetics and...

The Future is Better than the Past

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Most people love a trip down memory lane. They yearn for the past with a tinge of pleasure, because they believe the past is better than the present. However, time will pass and things will change. In a blink of an eye, everything will be different. Although the setting sun might be immeasurably sweet, dusk is only too near. Therefore, if we...

36,000 Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Fighters

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Shaolin Temple Tagou Kung Fu
The Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy is the largest Martial Arts school in China.  Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy was built in 1978 in response to the revival of the popularity of kung fu in China due to the 1982 Jet Li film Shaolin Temple.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGWYC_Sai7c Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy: http://www.shaolinacademy.net/

My Life in China

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Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

The Japanese Sword Museum 刀剣博物館

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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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