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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 26 November 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
When I got married and moved to a Ranch north of Tucson, Arizona, I was still a broadcaster for an ABC TV affiliate Magazine show, but the rest of my life completely changed. I remember when the late First Lady Rosalynn Carter arrived at our Kai Ranch and greeted our family. She was beautiful and very kind. She wrote me a handwritten note wishing me good wishes in happiness and health. I wish I could thank her for her kindness again. Thank you First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam
Are you wondering if you can improve your life? Be happier? Attain more business success and money? Have more fulfilling relationships? Have more energy and vitality? Look better? “Living the Life of Your Dreams – The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality” by Marilyn Tam in just 39 pages gives you the tools, action steps and secrets on to how to achieve your dream life.

Available as an ebook or softbound copy:
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This short little book is packed with wisdom, tips and stories to help you understand your life purpose and the steps to getting you what you really value in life.

Marilyn also will give you free gifts for visiting her webpage.  These are full of inspiring and useful secrets of healthy, happy and successful living. Just click on the link above.
“If you want to live the life you've dreamed of, read ‘Living the Life of Your Dreams’. Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life - she can help you attain yours.” ~ Jack Canfield, NY Times best selling author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Success Principles.”
“At last. The book you've been waiting for. Can you make a living - and a difference in this world - and still have a life? In this slim and powerful volume, Marilyn Tam, former President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, tells how she traded burnout for a life of Dynamic Balance. By following the simple and brilliant guidelines she...

Mike Kai is right under the flight path as Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at LAX! (Click this link to see Mike's 32 second video!)

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 21 September 2012

Mike Kai watches right under the flight path as Space shuttle Endeavour arrive at LAX

September 21, 2012

Los Angeles

 

In life, its sometimes having the luck of perfect timing that counts!

Mike Kai was on a flight today to LAX when the captain of his aircraft announces he is diverting his plane to make way for Endeavour's historic arrival.

Mike could see Endeavour on the back of a Boeing 747 right outside his plane window. 

As soon as Mike lands, he runs and jumps into a cab and asks the driver to take him to the South runway to watch Endeavour arrive.

Mike shoots this 32 second video just in time as Endeavour lands! 

The Reasons for Giving Thanks by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Reasons for Giving Thanks by Marilyn Tam

As a citizen by choice of the United States of America, Thanksgiving was a new holiday to me. What a great holiday! A day devoted to gathering and giving thanks with loved ones and that's all. 

No gifts exchange, no specific religious reasons, which may trip up one group or another, just come together to share, celebrate the harvest, eat good food and give to thanks.

I can really get behind this! 

What is Thanksgiving?

Most cultures have a festival to give thanks for the bounty from the earth. In my ancestral country of China, we have the Moon festival/Mid Autumn festival, on the eighth lunar month to celebrate the harvest and the fullest moon of the year.

Yet it took me to leave my birthplace and be transplanted into another culture and environment for me to fully appreciate Thanksgiving.

Is it the actual name of the American holiday, or is it the physical and emotional distance of being a newcomer that got me to look at the reason behind the holiday?

Have you ever had this happen to you? Where it took a physical, mental or emotional detachment or even the combination, before you could see what you really had?

Sometimes we only appreciate what we have when we are away from it, or more sadly, after we've lost it.

I am particularly reminded of this because this year marked the loss of several dear friends and my beloved mentor, Robert Muller.

Dr. Muller was the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and the most optimistic and happiest man I've ever...

8 year old Awonder Liang of Wisconsin Wins World Chess Championship

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 08 December 2011

8 year old Awonder Liang of Wisconsin Wins World Chess Championship

8 year old USA Team member Awonder Liang of Madison, Wisconsin is the best chess player in the world for his age group. He won the gold medal at the World Youth Championship in Brazil in the Under 8 Open, November 26, 2011. 

This year's coach and World Chess Federation Senior Trainer (FIDE - Fédération Internationale des Échecs) was Michael Khodarkovsky. 

 

Photo (Left): USA Team member 8 year old Awonder Liang wins Gold Medal at World Youth Chess Championship in Brazil.

Photo by permission Andrea Rosen

  

 Here's a sample of the rankings from the American team competing at the World Youth Championship in Caldas, Novas Brazil this year:

Awonder Liang of Wisconsin earned a gold medal in the Under 8 Open with 7.5/9

Ruifeng Li of Texas earned a silver medal in the Under 10 Open with 7/9.

Sarah Chiang of Texas earned 4th place in the Girls Under 14Jeffrey Xiong of Texas earned 5th in the Open Under 12.

David Peng of Northbrook, Illinois earned 7th in the Under 8 Open.

Albert Lu of Southern California placed 12th in the Under 10 Open.

Kevin Wang of Maryland placed 15th in the Under 14 Open. 

Varun Krishnan of La Jolla, California placed 14th in the Under 14 Open. 

Click here for the story from NPR here for the story in the New York Times and
here to the U.S. Chess organization. 

In Memoriam: Senator Daniel Inouye 1924-2012

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 18 December 2012

In Memoriam: Senator Daniel Inouye 1924-2012

December 17, 2012

American war hero and distinguished Senator Daniel Inouye has died at the age of 88 of respiratory complications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

"Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero," said President Barack Obama. Senator Inouye was the second longest serving senator in the U.S. and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his World War II heroics.

He was a member of the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in U.S. history. 

For the full story click here