Archive for April, 2011

Attend ICMA Reception for Dr Lu and Chen

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

ICMA International Exchange Professional Fellows Program

Reception for Dr Lu and Chen

Tallahassee Senior Center

1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303

Thursday, April 28, 2011; 6:30-8:30 PM

I attended the ICMA reception for Dr Lu and Chen who are visiting from China to City of Tallahassee. The City’s Green Program invited these exchange fellows. They spent about 10 days in Tallahassee.

The program started with Clyde inviting everyone and mentioning how City of Tallahassee, Asian Coalition, and Chinese Association of Tallahassee worked together to improve the understanding between people of Tallahassee. There several entertainment items consisting of dances, recitals, and songs arranged by Aurora Hansen.

There was catered dinner from many local Chinese restaurants.

Level 3 Green to Level 1 Blue Belt

Thursday, April 14th, 2011


Level 3 Green to Level 1 Blue Belt

Tae Kwan Do Belt Ceremony

Tallahassee Tae Kwan Do Academy

Temple Israel Auditorium

Thursday, April 14, 2011; 6:30 PM


Today VTS was awarded Level 1 Blue Belt (Blue Belt with white stripes in the middle). He graduated from Level 3 Green Belt (Green Belt with black stripe in the middle) in Tae Kwan Do at the Tallahassee Tae Kwan Do Academy. The Belt ceremonies had started around 5:30 PM that covered all junior and lower ranked students.


Our ceremony started at 6:30 PM with some Tae Kwan Do and self-defense demonstrations by the instructor and his assistant. Then they awarded the Stars and Medals for star students. The belts were then awarded starting with Yellow, Green, and then Blue. Following Blue there were Brown, Red, and Black belts.


The Green belt referred to air and Blue belt referred to water form. The ceremony was fun!


Attend Kasha Symposium

Saturday, April 9th, 2011


Kasha Symposium

CSL Auditorium

Saturday, April 09, 2011



I attended Kasha Symposium today from morning through late afternoon. The symposium was held in honor Professor Michael Kasha, founder of Institute of Molecular Biophysics and member of National Academy of Sciences.

The Symposium featured former students. It also incorporated our IMB’s Kasha Seminar and Kasha Award Ceremony. I took some pictures during the ceremony. VTS accompanied me in the afternoon after his practice at FAMU.


VTS joined the meeting briefly in the afternoon.