Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Honoring all the Asian Pacific Americans who help make America a diverse and great nation, I am posting information from another website which tells you everything you need to know about the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions, and heritage of Asian Americans and …

Anti-Violence Against Asian American Resources

The recent incidences against Asian Americans have prompted us to provide a resource page for all those affected by it. We want you to know that we are standing in solidarity with our Asian American brothers and sisters across the nation. Please help pass this information resource page around so people will know where to …

If the Eye is the Window to Our Soul, Culture is the Window to Our Mind

If the eye is the window to our soul, culture is the window to our mind. I say that not without evidence. After teaching Chinese for almost ten years at this great organization and other institutions, I often get amused and enlightened by my students’ questions.     On a Saturday morning in a private Chinese class, …

Why Cultural Awareness is the Cornerstone of Our Teaching?

Knowing each vocabulary word doesn’t mean you always know what each Chinese expression means. Perhaps this expression goes back to the feudalistic foundation of Chinese culture that big families are the common characteristic, so “big family” is equivalent to calling everybody. We can make a further inference from this expression.

A Chinese Poem To Share Alongside Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb” brought me back to my childhood’s favorite poem of a Chinese poet,He Zhizhang from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.)  Coincidentally, a lot of poetry written in the Tang Dynasty was about the state of affairs at the time.  This one particularly brought me nostalgia, especially when I went …

It’s 2021!

It is very easy for our nervous system to be disrupted because we have gone through a lot in 2020 with the pandemic. I’ve heard of increased cases of anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. This is where I can put my training as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist student into good use.