By Aaron Lee (ITASA Representative Ohio State University)
OSU TASA is one of the younger TASA’s across the country. Now, how did we gain the spotlight at the university in such a brief period of time?
by Tiffany Bair (ITASA Representative Columbia)
Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany Bair and I am ITASA Rep for Columbia and Secretary of Columbia Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA). Our diverse board consists of 22 board members and 6 senior advisors from all over the US, Canada, Thailand, China, and of course, Taiwan. At Columbia, the mission of TASA is to build an open and welcoming community for individuals interested in Taiwanese culture, history, and current affairs and contribute to the larger network of cultural clubs across campus and in New York. Every year we hold a wide range of events from cultural coffeehouses, game nights, study breaks, political panels, networking events, and Big Brother Big Sister programs. Our annual events include Interboard, Teahouse, Taiwanese Festival Day, and CASPY (for more information, check out our events page).
by Emily Liu (ITASA NorCal District Governor)
Family. Food. Fun.
Those are the three things you’re absolutely guaranteed to find at Berkeley TASA. Take it from me – Emily Liu – ITASA NorCal District Governor and Berkeley TASA Outreach Officer. Now allow me to explain …
Check out all the awesome events TASAs around the nation have organized this past November!
November 8, 2013 Johns Hopkins University TASA Paper Umbrella Painting - Oil Paper Umbrellas have a rich history, and continued to develop their own unique Taiwanese flair when brought to Taiwan by the Hakka people. We’ll provide the umbrellas (imported from Taiwan!) and painting supplies, you provide the creativity! Take home an umbrella to give to someone, use as decoration, or keep for next year’s Halloween costume!
November 9, 2013 Case Western Reserve University Night Market - We will be serving home-made Taiwanese food. Check below for more details from Judy Chen!
It’s almost Thanksgiving! Hope everyone enjoys their break and eat lots of food! Talking about food — of course, you cannot forget about Taiwan :) Hope you are able to get some of these food these days!
Just another proof on Taiwan being the country with good taste, especially in food — Taiwan won the silver medal in French baking competition!
Paris, Sept. 29 (CNA) Two Taiwan pastry chefs stood out as the second prize winners among 12 groups that attended the fourth Mondial du Pain — World of Bread Contest — in Saint Etienne, France Sept. 26-28.
The Taiwanese team, made up of Wang Peng-chieh and his assistant Wang Tzu-chien, lagged only behind a French team in the group contest. In addition to the silver medal, the duo also earned an award in the category of art piece.
The team was headed by Wang Ming-hsu, a professor at National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.
"I am happy that we won," Wang Peng-chieh said, noting that they are the first team from Asia to win an award in the competition since it was established in 2010 as part of the annual Saint Etienne international exposition.
The award came as a special surprise because when they were preparing for the competition, they had merely wished to showcase Taiwan’s skills on the world stage, said Wang. “I’m glad to bring Taiwan culture to France,” he added.
The Taiwanese team adopted elements of Taiwanese temple activities, such as parades of deities and dragon and lion dances, in its work, which helped it win the award in the art piece category.
Wang said the group contest was tough because he and his assistant had to complete nine events in a single day.
The Mondial du Pain competition is divided into four categories: bread of the world, sandwich, viennoiseries prestige and art piece.
In the category of sandwich, Wang said he used duck from the northeastern county of Yilan and Taiwan-produced honey. As for the viennoiseries prestige event, he created butterfly-shaped Danish pastries to illustrate that Taiwan is known as the kingdom of butterflies.
For the world of bread category, he molded dough into a big flower to convey the idea that like a flower, Taiwan wants to bloom in the world, Wang said.
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