Orlando Youthful Dragon Boat Team: REACH of Central Florida

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REACH Dragon Boat team
The day I learned to dragonboat, it was a hot, muggy Saturday morning.  I nervously stood as I watched CHARGE paddlers demonstrate the basics of dragon boating.  Until then, I had no clue about how to paddle or even how to hold a paddle. That was over two years ago.  Today, I have come to appreciate the teamwork and endurance...

FusionFest 2019 is coming up on November 30 & December 1!

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FusionFest is coming back to downtown Orlando on Thanksgiving weekend. Come share a smile and your heritage and “you may discover just how different other people really aren’t!” Discover the world through interactive experiences and contests for food, fashion, spoken word, music, dance, short films and more. https://www.facebook.com/FusionFestOrlando/videos/713683815811028/

This is what volunteering with WWOOF taught me about Japan

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WWOOF
There were spaces in between the windows of her residence. At night, the cold came in with hesitation and snipped at our extremities with intensity. It was February 2011 in Hiroshima, Japan and I was volunteering at Mori Louis' place as a member of World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF). Soon enough, I would learn how working with...

Realistic Animal Lollipops Created By ‘Amezaiku’ Artist Shinri Tezuka 浅草・飴細工アメシン

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Ameshin candy shop in Tokyo that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisanal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. The lollipops and other confectionary animals and fish are made by the shop’s owner, Shinri Tezuka, 26, is one of the few artists keeping...

US Treasury Unveils “Lucky Money” for the Year of Rooster

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Lucky Money
Leonard Olijar, Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has unveiled the latest version of its “Lucky Money” series to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster. The lucky money will have auspicious serial numbers and packaged to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  The Year of the Rooster 2017 $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Dec 2016

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Zodiac
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - This period  tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.  Try not to lose an opportunity to stretch your horizon. Travel and education  are the ways to do it. It is also very rewarding month- any reasonable investments will be successful. Your friends who are above you in the work...

Yoga therapy for stress relief and heart disease

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Yoga
Stress makes plaque buildup in your artery very quickly.  People who have one risk factor weather its high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or if they have gone for a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty yoga is a great way to do exercise and stress management at the same time. Yoga therapy is a stress management technique which...

Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

Weekend in Central Florida: Soul of Papua, an Indonesian Music, Dance and More

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On September 28, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts held Soul of Papua, an event organized by the Maramowe Foundation and VIDA Florida: Voice of Indonesians in Florida. VIDA Florida is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote Indonesia in Florida through the arts and culture, foods, places and pictures. The beautiful evening...

29 YEARS OF PRESERVING THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE

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The Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. (PPAC) and the INDAK PAMBATA Children's Dance Group of Tampa, Florida that was established and incorporated as a not for profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization on August 21, 1991 is celebrating their 29 years in existence next year. The company's primary mission is to present to the public the Philippine culture...
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