Gasparilla International Film Festival

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As with all good things, so too did the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) have to come to an end. This year’s closing night ended with a wonderfully humorous and heartwarming film, Chu and Blossom, filmed locally at our very own Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Photos: The Bokeh Studio The film centered on the life of Joon Chu, a Korean...

8 ELEPHANTS & THE CANDY TREE

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Let’s enjoy reading another wonderful fable from ‘8 Elephants & A Dreaming Dragon’   THE CANDY TREE 8 elephants woke up in the dark and tried to find their way in the room and bumped into something.   The 1st elephant touched the Dragon’s foot and said: It feels like it is a honey cruller. So the 8th said: No, no, no, it’s not.   The 2nd...

How to Alleviate Night Sweats

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Acupressure DIY at Home Night Sweats, also known as Sleep hyperhidrosis, is a common condition that describes the excessive sweating at night during sleep. In women over the age of forty, the most common cause for night sweats is hormonal changes related to primenopause and menopause. However, there are many other things that may cause night sweats such as medications...

Pokémon Café New ‘Detective Pikachu’ Menu in Tokyo

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Pokémon Cafe
In honor of the release of the Detective Pikachu movie, the Pokémon Café in Tokyo will be releasing a special menu set based on the film. The Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi is a casual dining place with 'mon-themed menu items and a shop full of cute goods. On a regular day you can order Bulbasaur...

Tour the Cherry Blossoms Season in Japan Through VR 360-degree video

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Tour the Cherry Blossoms Season in Japan Through VR 360-degree video Spring is out there, even though the current situation makes it impossible to appreciate its beauty. Staying indoors is the best way to curb further spreading of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. But for those who still want to view the beautiful cherry blossoms, Japanese...

Asian American Student Achievers Awards

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Photo: Justin Chu (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) On November 15, 2014, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) held its annual Asian American Student Achievers Awards at the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando. Although I had participated in the past years as a student applicant, this year, I had the honor to be a co-emcee of this event as well. The...

What is coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Coronary arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Coronary artery bypass surgery is an operation to improve the flow of blood to the heart muscle when your coronary arteries are severely narrowed or blocked by plaque. Plaque is a buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the inside walls of the arteries.   The operation...

Alien Taxation – Some Essential Concepts

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Alien Taxation
According to IRS, Alien is defined as non-US citizen, not someone who is visiting from other planets!  There are two types of aliens – Resident aliens and Nonresident aliens.  To be classified as a resident alien, the individual must meet one of the two tests 1) Green Card Test and 2) Substantial Presence Test.  Nonresident aliens are those who...

Japan’s Eshima Ohashi bridge looks more like a terrifying roller coaster

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The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, which spans a mile across Lake Nakaumi linking the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, definitely looks more like a rollercoaster than a bridge. The two-lane concrete road bridge stretches just over 1 mile (1.7 km) long and has a width of 37.4 feet (11.4 meters), making it the largest rigid frame bridge in Japan and the third-largest in...

MFA Boston & UNIQLO Launch T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Ukiyo-e Prints

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UNIQLO's Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection incorporates designs from works by Hokusai (left) and Hiroshige (right), drawn from the MFA's collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced on Aug 6th the launch of the Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection, inspired by ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Museum’s preeminent holdings of Japanese art. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world,” was a genre of paintings and prints popular in the 19th century,...
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