ROC, Taiwan Heritage Night @ Florida Marlin

To celebrate Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen joining the MLB team, Overseas Community Affairs Council co-held a special event “Taiwanese Heritage Night” with the Marlins on July 29th at the Marlins Park. Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, Marlins gave away commemorative jersey shirts for those who purchased the special event tickets. During the game, Taipei Economic and Culture Office (TECO) Director General Philip...

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Team Captured Brilliant Results in the 13th IDBF Junior & U24 World Nations Championships!

Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association
Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association has sent 14 athletes to join the "13th IDBF Junior & U24 World Nations Championships" in Divonne-Les-Bains, France on 28-30July 2017. Hong Kong Team has fought the strong teams including Canada, Australia, Ukraine etc and won the Silver Medal of "Small Boat 200m U24 Open Race". We look forward to seeing Hong Kong team to...

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Kissimmee FL

Yang style Taiji ‘Movements” (left to right): Stella- “Single Whip”, Alex-”Golden Rooster Stands One Leg”, Sam- “Ward Off”, Phil-”Holding The Ball”, and Jeannie-”Small-Frame- Single Whip”
The last Saturday in April always marks the day where Tai Chi and Qigong students of “all levels”come to “play Taiji” by doing their routines bare-hand or with weapons to spread an “Internal energy wave” starting at 10 am with it’s main purpose “to heal the world” and educate the general public the amazing health-benefits Tai Chi and Qigong...

Two Triumphs in February ~Stars from the Land of Rising Sun~ Kei Nishikori 錦織圭 Kurumi Nara 奈良くるみ

Kei Nishikori 錦織圭
On February 16, 2014, Kei Nishikori  錦織圭  of Japan defeated Ivo Karlovic of Croatia to decide the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (Memphis, TN) with scores of 6-4 and 7-6. He is the reigning champion for the second year running. Nishikori commented “this tournament was mine to win. And although the opponents were lower ranked, they were all very...

2016 Central Florida Duanwu Festival

The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) has fulfilled its mission over the years by hosting Duanwu Dragon Boat festival during the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, featuring workshop attendants a taste of both dragon boat racing and delicious bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice dumplings called zongzi 粽子. Attendees also learned about...

From 500m to 2000m

GWN Walgreens Spacecoast Dragon Boat Festival 2017
I have paddled with R.E.A.C.H powered by Asia Trend for three years in the GWN Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival in October, thus I am familiar with the anxious excitement while paddling towards the start line and the synchronized commotion as the boat jerks forward to the beat of the drum. The exhilaration of the race is what tempted...

Discover Oita’s Amazing Hot Springs with Synchronized Swimmers

Oita's Amazing Hot Springs
A promotional video by Oita Prefecture features the hot springs (onsen) for which the region is most famous. Led by Olympic medalist Raika Fujii, the “Shinfuro” Shinfuro: Synchronized swimmers perform choreography while moving in the baths to a new musical arrangement by Oita local Rentaro Taki. Oita (大分県) is a coastal prefecture on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It's best known...

Taipei Youth Folk Sports Group in Orlando

Taipei Youth Folk Sports Group in Orlando
Want to experience the Chinese culture and sports in Orlando? Come and enjoy the fun and talent of Taiwanese Folk Art with your family and friends at Orlando Fashion Square! 26 outstanding youth folk sports masters who passed demanding and strict training on gymnastics and dance will be there. This Taipei Youth Folk Sports Mission will be touring throughout the...

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...

Give yoga a try and discover what it can do for body and mind

Yoga
A central premise in yoga is “everything is connected.” That’s clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research. 1.  STRESS RELIEF:  Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body by encouraging relaxation and lowering the levels of the stress hormone,...
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