Jenny’s Audition on Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey is having an open audition to have your OWN show. I have taken the opportunity, with the help of Dr. Hsu, Sean and …

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What Helps Asians Stay Slim?

Many people think that Asians have a different metabolism or have different genes that keep them slim. However, if you just visit any Asian country, …

The Benefits of Living With Grandparents

In Asia, it is custom to take care of your parents, so multi-generations under one roof is extremely common. Traditionally, in many Asian cultures, the …

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What is Chinglish, Japlish, Tinglish and Singlish?

Chinglish is Chinese English.  Japlish is Japanese English and Tinglish is Thai English. Singlish is Singapore English.  And there must be more.  They are all …

Is Your Birthdate Relevant to the Feng Shui of your Home?

Just as there are many schools of martial arts, there are many schools of feng shui. I studied Form School feng shui and under their …

Multi-Functional Spaces from a New Perspective

The traditional concept of multi-functional spaces is deeply rooted in Asian culture. In Japan, the modular rooms would change in size with the use of …

Children’s Day and Symbolism

May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan. Originally, the fifth day of the fifth month was Boy’s Day and March 3rd, or the third day …

Japanese Blood Type Character Analysis.

Asians love to do character analysis using charts and formulas. One of the most popular methods in Japan that is gaining popularity around Asia is …

The Simple Rice Ball – How to make an Onigiri

Rice is the staple food of Asia. Plain rice with a little bit of salt goes a long way to stave off one’s hunger and …

Is it Considered Bad Manners to Slurp Soup and Ramen Noodles?

Soup noodles are Asian’s comfort food. Just to name a few, in Hawaii, we have saimin, which has a seafood soup base.  It’s such a staple …

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Many Feng Shui Teachings Consider a Red Door Auspicious. Is There an Ideal Color for a Front Door?

Master Hsu and I are working hard on finishing our book Feng Shui: Truths, Myths and Misconceptions. This article was taken from the book, to …

The Asian Custom of Removing Shoes at the Door

The old traditional homes in Asia were raised about 2 feet off the ground for ventilation and staying above the cold damp earth. It was …

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