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Two Floridians awarded 2016 Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendations

Miami resident Jose Keichi Fuentes and Plantation resident Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton honored The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced its list of 2016 Foreign Minister’s Commendations and the prestigious honor was bestowed upon Jose Keichi Fuentes and Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton of South Florida. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields...

Central Florida Community celebrates Duanwu Festival with Dragon Boat Races & Dumplings

Duanwu Festival
This has been my third time participating and being a part of Asia Trend. This time, it was during the Duanwu Festival, a cultural experience that is celebrated all over the world and praised to this day as being exceptionally important to those who compete and join in on the fun of the festivities. Dragon Boat racing is an intensive, cooperative, and social sport....

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...

Chinese School of CAACF 2015 Closing Ceremony

Chinese School of CAACF 2015
On May 9, over 300 students, parents, teachers and staff members of Chinese School of CAACF gathered at the Lake Highland Prep School at Charles Clayton Campus to share memories, receive awards, as well as have performances as the principal, Tsuey Ing Lavender, leads them to say goodbye to the school 2015 Spring semester. Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the...

ClearOne Sports Center hosts the U.S. Junior National Badminton Championships 2015

ClearOne Badminton Orlando
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-A1mxsIc1s&feature=youtu.be Over 320 players, majority coming from California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington are entered in 25 different events. The event features five age groups contesting boys and girls singles and boys, girls and mixed doubles. The U.S. Junior National Badminton Championships is the largest badminton tournament held in the United States. The championships have become a premier platform for up and...

UNITED ARTS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.039 MILLION GOAL!

United Arts
ORLANDO – MAY 8, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida today announced its 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised $2.088 million, exceeding its goal by almost $50,000. The intensive three-month fundraiser partners with the area’s cornerstone cultural groups. United Arts opened the campaign with Arts for ALL Day on February 4. The free-admission event, focused on attracting new...

UCF ASA’s 18th Annual Scholarship Pageant

ASA Annual Scholarship Pageant 2018
In many respects, Pageant is more than just a contest, instead one might say that Pageant is a form of art in itself. And art invokes thought through its dynamic and diverse means of storytelling, and on the night of February 18 many stories were told, in many ways, invoking many emotions. Every year the Asian Student Association at UCF...

7th Annual Journey to the East

We, as Asian-Americans, often find ourselves lost in the American culture that we’ve all grown up with and sometimes can forget the culture of our own roots. It’s sad to see that many Asian-Americans today often are unaware of the ideals and values of their ancestors. As an Asian-American community, we should be unified and be a voice for ourselves to speak for we...

Celebrate the Duanwu Festival in Central Florida

Every summer, Chinese people celebrate the Duanwu Festival 端午節 (Duānwǔ Jié), honoring traditions and legends that are now over 2000 years old. It’s an official public holiday scheduled on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, and you might hear it called the “Double Fifth Festival.” As its timing is based on the lunar calendar,...

The Council For Filipino American Association of Central Florida…Serves the Community

Counsul General, Emil Fernandez
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) In response to an overwhelmingneed for Consular services, the Council For Filipino American Organizations, otherwise known as CFAO partnered with the Philippine Embassy, Washington D.C. in the conduct of another Consular Outreach held on September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Marks Senior Center, Orlando Florida. For two consecutive days, the...
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