Friday, December 15, 2017
Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2018


Tohoku Tomo screening in Orlando and Miami

Tohoku Tomo
As a former member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program Wesley’s story about volunteers giving back to Japan in a time of need struck a particular chord. If there is anything that you can say with certainty when meeting a JET, it’s that they’ll have numerous stories for you of the kindness they’ve received from Japanese people....

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...

Interview with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs
1. During your time as Orange County mayor, what were some of your favorite events that you attended for the Asian American Community? • Asian Pacific Heritage Month Kick here in the Orange County Administration Building ♦ Art exhibition, Distinguished Asian Award, proclamation ceremony • Buddha’s Birthday at Guang Ming Temple ♦ Bathing/cleansing, offerings, tea • Central Florida Dragon Parade & Lunar New Year Festival ♦ Mayor participated with the Orange County...

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

Event to feature traditional holiday fun for the whole family! To celebrate the year of the Rooster and the coming of spring, Orlando-area residents and visitors are invited to ring in the Lunar New Year at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets on Saturday, January 28 from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Food Court Patio. Shoppers can enjoy a time-honored Chinese New...

Why I Support Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States

Born in a UN refugee camp, Bao Nguyen and his parents emigrated to the United States to escape oppression in communist Vietnam. Bao was elected Mayor of Garden Grove, California in 2014, making history as the first directly-elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. This February, Bao endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President. A recent Gallup poll showed that...

Muslim Student Association at UCF, 20th Anniversary

Muslim Student Association at UCF
On Wednesday November 1st, the Muslim Student Association at UCF celebrated their 20th anniversary since being founded. The event brought together families of current and past members, current members and alumni as well, in a way being a reunion as well as a celebration. The evening commenced with the Islamic sunset prayer "Salat Ul-Maghreb" followed by speeches from current...

The Alex Esclamado Award for Community Service

Alex Esclamado award : Val F Dagani and Romey de la Paz
C.F.A.O. , the Council For Filipino American Organizations of Central Florida was awarded the Alex Esclamado Award for Community Service at  the State level by the National Federation of  Filipino - American Associations (NAFFAA) during its national convention on August 7 to 10, 2014 in San Diego California. Named in honor of its revered founder Alex Esclamado, the award...

Asia Trend / YESS Center Christmas Caroling

YESS Center
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit On December 21, 2014 the Orlando Japanese Baptist Church spread some holiday cheer to the shoppers at Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Caroling was one of four performances part of the mini Christmas concert hosted by the Asia Trend / YESS Center. The unique part of this performance was the bilingual aspect; all the songs were sung in...

Orlando celebrates the opening of the Dr. Phillips center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a new state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is 330,000 square-feet of pure inspiration, from the tip of its iconic canopy roof to...

Let’s the celebrations begin

Mic Check: One...Two...Three... We are airing! This past month I was blessed with the opportunity to talk about my Asian cultural heritage on Radio Disney along with my fellow REACH members Frank Lau and Wendy Ng, accompanied by Shally Wong and Susan Hoeh from the Chinese American Association of Central Florida. Sometimes people are reluctant to love Asian culture because they do not understand it. I was given...
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