Unforgettable journey, bucket list checked

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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...

Vibram Furoshiki

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Vibram Furoshiki
Store bought shoes rarely fit perfectly, and bespoke options are too expensive for many. Italian shoe maker Vibram, more commonly known for its military footwear, has come up with a solution to this problem with its Furoshiki Shoes. Furoshiki (風呂敷) are a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods and were first used in the Edo period to carry...

2016 Central Florida Duanwu Festival

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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...

Candy Arts for Japan Squad 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Soccer is very popular sports all over the world. During FIFA World Cup, which is held every four year, many people watch the games on TV, and cheer their favorite national team. Candy artist Miyuki creates special candy arts cheers for the Japan National Players. Candy Miyuki created the candy arts in 2014. When Japan won Zambia in their final warm-up...

Hundreds in Orlando marked and celebrated the first International Day of Yoga!

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International Day of Yoga
Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts bent, twisted, meditated and learned breathing techniques. The festivity, which was conceived on Dec 11th of 2014, was officially declared by the U.N. General Assembly to take place annually on June 21st. Attendees started coming in promptly at 10 am and by 11am the Hindu Temple of Orlando was filled with yoga enthusiasts eagerly waiting for...

Taipei Youth Folk Sports Group in Orlando

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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...

South Lake Dragon Boat Festival 2016

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The 3rd Annual South Lake Dragon Boat Festival on Lake Minneola in Clermont, FL took place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. This event included local and regional teams coming together to race against each other in a series of heats.  Spectators all came to Waterfront Park with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities while food vendors and...

Hsieh and Shuai win Wimbledon women’s doubles title

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Su-Wei Hsieh and Peng Shuai
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players Su-Wei Hsieh from Taiwan and Peng Shuai from the Mainland partnered in the women’s doubles competition. Together they won the Wimbledon women’s doubles finals. It is also a successful model for Cross-Strait cooperation. Su-Wei Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title. Hsieh and Shuai, both 27 years old, have been friends since their...

Large and in C.H.A.R.G.E. – Meet the dragon boat team of the CAACF

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Every year at the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat teams glide across waters in a race for the top spot, but one team is charging toward the finish line. Formed in June 2010, C.H.A.R.G.E. Dragon Boat Team is an Orlando-based dragon boat team stemming from the Chinese American Association of Central Florida. Their mission is to promote the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing in...

Dragon boat racers support breast cancer survivors at the Dragon Boat Festival

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The 4th Annual Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo took place on the waters of the Cape Canaveral's Banana River Lagoon at Manatee Sanctuary Park on April 16, 2016. Watch as twenty paddlers moved in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate dragon design originates in ancient China. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful scenery and nature...
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