Tina Tsai, Ph.D. is a writer, teacher, and founder of The Literacy Guild LLC. She and her students write and publish their work. Her debut teen kung fu romance novel The Legend of Phoenix Mountain is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I recently had a random interesting conversation about American holidays with my mom. She was born in Taiwan, raised there, and didn’t immigrate out to America until she was about 30 years old. She told me that out of all the American holidays, she loves Halloween the most. I was really puzzled by this because she doesn’t really like to eat candy or dress up in costume all that much. She explained to me it [...] Continue »
Thank you WMMARoundup for this nice little breakdown of Jenny Liou Shriver’s fight with Jamie Moyle this upcoming Invicta FC9 on Saturday Nov 1. As you can tell from this analysis, this is going to be a beast of a fight. I’ve got my fingers crossed that Shriver will get that helicopter armbar, which would be a lovely submission of the year, but I’m just really looking forward to checking out her stand up game! [...] Continue »
If you didn’t already know, in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California sits the largest buddhist temple in the western hemisphere, the Hsi Lai Temple, aptly named to mean “Coming to the West Temple”. It’s a major community center with workshops, summer camps, Chinese school, daycare, and even its own university. There’s also a vegetarian buffet and a tea house on site as well as a museum. The whole place is quite beautiful, and every [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM I’m a moron when it comes to footwork and reflexes in punching, blocking, and dodging, which is why I love watching Japanese strawweight Mizuki Inoue fight. She’s been called one of the most technical strikers in MMA. Clearly, there’s a reason why her fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz is the co-main event at the next Invicta FC9 event. Here’s her previous Invicta fight where you can really see her [...] Continue »
My family lineage actually comes from south Taiwan (and South China further back), and Kaohsiung is my heritage city on my mother’s side of the family. One of the must-see attractions of the city is the Lotus Pond, which is a large lake that has a series of temples built on it. We stayed at a hotel right next to the Lotus Pond so that we could do a hike around it first thing in [...] Continue »
Jenny Liou Shriver is now an Invicta FC signed fighter, and on top of that, she will be in the upcoming Invicta FC 9 event on November 1st fighting against Jamie Moyle. Shriver has a 2-0 record whereas Moyle has a 0-0 record. Moyle won her Invicta FC contract through a Las Vegas Tuff-N-Uff amateur tournament. Though this will be her first pro-fight, Moyle looks pretty solid, which means this will be one heck of [...] Continue »
If you want a really quick run-down of Chinese American history, you can read this article on the exhibit in New York City, brought to you by the New York Historical Society, featured in the New York Times. Entitled “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion”, the exhibit will run up until April 19, 2015. I’m dying to go to this exhibit, as I am both a history geek and it would also be awesome research for my COWBOY [...] Continue »
Taiwan overall is a tea lover’s paradise. If you didn’t already know, I’m quite the tea lover. So being able to go on a hike up and around tea farms was a special treat. Enjoying the beauty of tea farms and the idyllic mountain environment makes it pretty easy to understand what makes high mountain tea so delicious on a poetic level. It’s as if the leaves are infused with the very beauty of the [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM I was thrilled when the Invicta FC 8 date was announced, but I was especially excited to be able to support some the Asian American women that were on the card, among them the headliner Waterson and the newly Invicta-signed Jinh Yu Frey. This whole event was really great, and such a deal with the UFC Fight Pass. It was cool to see that Frey would be fighting [...] Continue »
When Taiwan was handed over to Japan by China, the Japanese found lots of desirable wood on Alishan mountain and promptly began to build railroads to support the logging industry they established here. Luckily, the logging fell out of economic favor over time and tourism became the top priority, which meant that this little train station has been preserved, and visitors can experience the train station and the little boom town village around it with [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM The last fight Michelle Waterson had was at Invicta FC 5 in April of 2013, when she won the Atomweight Championship belt from Jessica Penne. Nearly a year and a half later, she was finally able to defend her belt against Yasuko Tamada from Japan. What was vividly clear to everyone right away at the weigh-ins and the moment Waterson stepped into the cage was that within the [...] Continue »
Tatsuya and his sister Shiba enter into the Private Magic University Affiliated High School where they will train to utilize and maximize their magic powers using technological enhancements and tools. Upon entrance, though, they have to take an examination that sorts into the Honor Students and Irregulars, or as the students call them, Blooms and Weeds. The categories create classist social system at the school, and the conflict that comes with that along with the [...] Continue »
Paulus Magus: Liberals like to look for reasons to be offended. It's hot they find purpose in life. – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Paulus Magus: Asians produce a type of melanin called phaeomelanin. Phaemelanin is yellow. Just as white people are not ivory, but peachy-to-bronze, so Asians are not crayola... – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Azus: From a Chinese perspective, the term 'yellow' was actually self-imposed when Westerners, primarily European, were carving out spheres of influence across the country. The Chinese... – Why Are Asians Yellow?