A Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors of Taiwanese Descent

The Chen-Pai Lee scholarship fund was established in 2002 to commemorate the memory of Mrs. Chen-Pai Lee (1919-1994), who paved a road of opportunity and success for her family and future generations through her life-long selfless dedication to them. This scholarship is open to current high school seniors (graduating in spring 2010) who are Taiwanese Americans residing in North America. To be eligible, you or at least one of your parents must be a Taiwanese descendant. In addition, you must enroll…

Haitian Earthquake Relief

On behalf of the staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, our hearts go out to the people of Haiti in the immediate aftermath of January 12th's 7.0 magnitude earthquake. It has caused mass devastation and the death tolls are still unknown. Haiti may seem a world away, but keep in mind that it is one of 23 nations that have diplomatic ties to Taiwan. We hope you might consider donating to support relief efforts. In March 2008, our Taiwanese American medical association (NATMA) was on a medical mission…

Free Cynthia Lin Album Downloads

Singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin is working on a new album due out around Spring 2010! We're excited to see what she comes out with! We've featured her before during a live online "Living Room Session" broadcast. She's talented and an excellent story-teller through her music. Check out her new website at:http://www.cynthialin.com For a limited time, she's offering FREE downloads of her previous albums. Please invite your friends to take a listen, and spread the word! Support this super-talented…

Exit Clov Introduces a New Album: Memento Mori

If you haven't checked out Exit Clov, you must! Fronted by twin sister musicians Susan and Emily Hsu, they've got a sweet harmonious sound filled with energy and smart lyrics. Based out of Washington DC, they've been gaining a strong following in the region as well as dedicated followers around the world! Exit Clov's long awaited and very first LP, Memento Mori is officially released! The album features 11 original tracks, including District Menagerie. The record is available online and can…

NY Times: “On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Weird Are You?”

Tony Hsieh is the founder of the successful Zappos.com, an online shoe and clothing shop with over $1 billion in sales. Its amazing trajectory in growth since 1999 is no doubt a result of his creative approach in building a unique company culture as well as operating according to a set of "core values." Read more about Tony Hsieh in this recently published NY Times article and interview by Adam Bryant: "On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Weird Are You?" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/business/10corner.html Then…

Introducing Singer-songwriter Charlie Chang

Not long ago, we brought you Dawen's rendition of Jay Sean's "Down." Here is singer-songwriter Charlie Chang's equally captivating cover performance: Based in Los Angeles, Charlie Chang is a Taiwanese American singer-songwriter who you'll find singing his tunes to his guitar or performing with his band. He's already released an EP, now available on iTunes, and currently working on more stuff. We look forward to more announcements about his upcoming performances! Visit his website: http://www.charliechangmusic.com Check…

A Cozy Holiday Gathering With TAP in San Francisco / Bay Area

Title: A Cozy Holiday Gathering With TAP in San Francisco / Bay Area Location: Taiwanese American Center, 2nd floor Link out: Click here Description: Taiwanese American Professionals - SF / Bay area (TAP-SF)is hosting a cozy little gathering at the new Taiwanese American Center in San Jose! We'll be making mochi to share, providing some homemade Taiwanese-style desserts, and sharing cheers over hot drinks! If you'd like to also volunteer some desserts, let us know! Drop by for awhile, mingle,…

Dinner with John Liu, NYC Comptroller

In 2001, Taiwan-born John Liu was elected as the first Asian American Councilor. Just earlier last month, he was elected to the position of Comptroller for New York, one of the three city-wide positions. Several Taiwanese American groups are hosting a dinner fundraiser on Saturday, December 12, 6PM. Please reserve your seats with your affiliated Taiwanese American organization if you would like to support. Tickets start at $100. For more information, contact the Taiwanese American Council at…

Jenton & Friends Sing the Holiday Classics and More!

Title: Jenton & Friends Sing the Holiday Classics and More! Location: Vida Y Vino, 43808 Christy Street, Fremont, C Link out: Click here Description: Come celebrate the holidays with singer-songwriter Jenton along with his amazingly talented friends Sarah Chun, James Huang, and Sam Chou! They'll be performing some holiday classics along with some unexpected musical surprises. For the live online stream, go to this link at 6:30 pm PST: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jenton Start Time: 18:30 Date:…