Believe it or not – Reincarnation of Teresa Teng 鄧麗君

Teresa Teng, famed in Asia for Love Songs, passed away 20 years ago in Chiang Mai, Thailand when she was only 42 years old. She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. Teng's singing style conveyed simplicity and sincerity. Yeh Yueh-Yu, a professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Southern California said, "It was the...

Dim Sum Icon X Little Twin Stars Cafe

DIM SUM ICON Little Twin Stars
Dim sum icon in Hong Kong Central and Tsim Sha Tsui shop cooperate with Little Twin Stars, launched 10 creative dim sum and seven desserts, all printed with colourful Kiki & Lala images! Recommended to try colored shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings with the original grain tape, milk imperial quicksand bun, shrimp rice rolls. You can purchase the Little Twin...

Midnight Diner – 深夜食堂 [Shinya Shokudo]

Shinya Shokudo
Set in a small late night diner in the busy, frenetic Shinjuku district of Tokyo, director Joji Matsuoka's Midnight Diner (深夜食堂- Shinya Shokudo) is a culinary heart-warming drama that intimately delights the senses and comforts the soul. Based on the popular manga and hit Japanese television drama of the same name, Midnight Diner brings a collection of light hearted...

Angel Heart Live-Action TV series

Angel Heart
The live-action television series adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga will premiere this October on the NTV network. Its story is set in a parallel world of the author's another popular series City Hunter, where the original heroine Kaori Makimura is already dead (not a direct sequel to the original City Hunter story). It features a new heroine Xiang-Ying...

FCIM’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and National AOM Day

FCIM held a campus-wide celebration on Oct 24th, National AOM Day for its 25th Anniversary!  The celebration's commencement ceremony was kicked off with a traditional Japanese Taiko drum performance by the Matzuriza Taiko group, followed by a traditional Chinese ceremonial performance of Lion Dance by the Orlando Young Lions group.  The event had over 30 vendors providing products and services...

Festival of Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

The Festival of Indonesia had an excellent turnout. The goal was to spread awareness of the rich cultural diversity of the Indonesian islands and it did just that. The food stalls filled with halls with the Indonesian cuisine’s unique aromas, while the other stalls ranged from clothes and jewelry to art and decorative items. Indonesians from all around the...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Dear Chris Rock, Your Asian Joke Wasn’t Funny

When it comes to hosting the Oscars, it's almost customary to expect a host who is a comedian. Over the history of the Oscars, we have seen a series of American comedy icons -- such as Steve Martin, Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few -- carry the weight of the Oscars' success on their shoulders to...

Sanrio Game Master in Hong Kong

10" tall Ultimate Game Master Hello Kitty with magnetic accesorries inlcuding the mini chess, magic dice and the two head accessories
You will not want to miss the Sanrio Game Master this summer from August 6 till August 23. It is live board game, using people as the game pieces, and is located at KITEC, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Various characters will act as the game masters, which  include My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Gudetama, Bad Badtz-Maru, Osaru No Monkichi, Patty &...

Anime Inspires New Age Musician Wendi Shi

Wendi Shi is a composer and New Age musician. She started playing the piano at the age of four, and grew up with a passionate love for music and art. While working full-time after college, she composed and published her first album ‘Autumn’, a collection of original compositions captures the feel of autumn and evoke a reflective spaciousness to...
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