Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Izziban Sushi and BBQ


REACH Brighhten Up the UAP Christmas Day

When beginning to collect toys at University High School’s Asian Student Association, a lot of the members were pleased to hear about how we’re starting to donate to United Against Poverty. We had first announced this through a club meeting and their positive reactions were apparent. Later when the meeting was adjourned, I was talking to a few of...

Thousands celebrate Lunar New Year at Dragon Parade

Dragon Parade 2018
This year, 2018, is the year of the dog! In the Chinese Zodiac, the dog is prized for its loyalty and honesty, traits that are great to have and are definitely worth honoring. In Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the "Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival", an annual event put together by Mills 50 -  City of Orlando Mainstreet...

AACC Golden Dragon Award 2013

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARD - Publix Super Markets
Photos: Trung Nguyen-the Bokeh Studio & Michael Weis The Asian American Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Fourth Annual Golden Dragon Awards on October 19, 2013. It was a special night to celebrate “Diversity” at The Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. With close to 200 attendees enjoying the Silent Auction and cocktail reception, and then being summoned into the dining area by the outstanding performance of...

PHILFEST 2015 – three-day non-stop cultural celebration

PhilFest 2015
(To view the photo album, visit The 20th anniversary of PhilFest, one of the country’s largest outdoor Philippine festivals and the trademark three-day fundraising event of the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc., in Tampa, Florida, from April 10 to April 12, was a resounding success. It was sponsored by 19 Philippine-American organizations under the Foundation’s umbrella, headed by PhilFest 2015...

Behind The Threads: CASA at UCF Students Hold Candlelight Vigil in support of Hong Kong

In this edition of Behind The Threads, a group of UCF students got together to create an initiative to solely support the people of another country. Their main form of unity and medium would be a t-shirt. On October 16th, 2014 the Chinese American Student Association at UCF held a rally to raise awareness to the recent events in Hong Kong. For the past few days,...

YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

ILF Orlando Advisory Board Inauguration 2017

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, public service, and economic effectiveness of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to cultivate and develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim in various professional fields and sectors via support from the ILF’s Advisory Board Network. ILF has...

Asian American Heritage Week 2016

Asian American Heritage Week 2016 @ UCF
For the past several weeks, the Asian American student groups have been developing a plan for UCF's first Asian American Heritage Week.   The effort is led by the Asian Pacific American Coalition with Filipino Student Association, Vietnamese American Student Association, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Chinese American Student Association, Korean Student Association, as well as...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration in Melbourne

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May as mandated by Public law 102450 of the U. S. Congress and the White House annual Procla-mation to honor the achievements and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans with observances through appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit Last May 24th, Florida’s Space Coast Filipino-American Charitable...

2nd Annual Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo

This is the 2nd annual dragon boat festival in Space Coast and it has grown bigger and bigger with more than twenty teams competing in three different divisions. Part of this annual event includes a great festival on-land for colleagues, friends and family to take part in. With free admission for spectators, they will be able to enjoy a variety...
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