The 30th birthday of the Taiwanese American Foundation’s annual summer conference starts TODAY! We here at the official TAF blog are excited to welcome those traveling in from across the country to Manchester College to LOVE OUT LOUD! And we hope for those of you following from home, either parents or past campers & staff unable to attend this year (insert sadface), this blog will keep everyone updated on the exciting events of TAF2010 and satiate some of the not-at-TAF Blues that can hit hard (insert more sadface). Maybe, just maybe, we can give the outside world a little taste of TAF (insert happy face!). There will be a plethora of updates and media content on display, such as the daily newsletter, video recaps, and other silly things, so stay tuned and share with others!

And to start you off right, we present to you a new music video called “TAF RULES”, starring Young Mingy feat. A.L.O. Enjoy and WELCOME TO TAF 2010!!!

REUNION: Welcome to Michigan!

by Tiffany Su

After three weeks of not seeing each other, the Michigan TAFers decided to do something about our TAF Blues. You can ooVoo all you want, but nothing beats being in the same room together. And so last Sunday, August 23rd, we came together and reunited. There were jumps, hugs, and laughter, and all we all looked towards a very exciting evening. As food was gathered in one area, everyone dispersed, migrating out into the backyard, staying in the basement, or heading upstairs to run around.

An entire bucket of sidewalk chalk was available to use! We managed to fill up most of the space on the driveway with our incredible artistic talents. Some of the illustrations display various small group pride:


Once inside, a group of Youthers circled up and sang previous Choir songs, and later danced the Swing Choirs they could remember, and of course, some DDR.



Overall, with pizza and an abundance of deserts and soda, our stomachs were filled and our spirits “sprouted!” It was wonderful to see joyful faces of TAFers spending time together again, knowing that the TAFLove is still alive in our hearts. 🙂