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Award Ceremony Highlights Success of Orlando Main Street Districts

Mayor Buddy Dyer with the organizers of the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was joined by City Commissioners at the Orlando Museum of Art for the 3rd Annual Orlando Main Street Program Awards Ceremony on Sep 30 to honor winning individuals and districts that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the Orlando Main Street Program. During the ceremony, Mayor Dyer presented individual and district awards to 36 exceptional volunteers, businesses, merchants and initiatives. Since the inception...

Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary while giving back to the community

Shinjung Korean Restaurant
Photos: Sam Park & C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Orlando Downtown Shinjung Korean Restaurant celebrated the 20th anniversary on September 11. Restaurant manager Michael Lee came up an idea to give back to the community, seniors and veterans by preparing 500 complimentary bento boxes to his patron from 11:30 am to 4 pm. The restaurant has also donated more than $300 which came from theextra...

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...

APAC Assembly 2014: Legend of APAC

Fresh Off the Beat
Founded on March 25th, 2005, the Asian Pacific American Coalition at the University of Central Florida seeks to develop leadership, be a source of political and social advocacy for issues, promote unity and provide a voice for the Asian American student population on campus and the community at UCF. Today, APAC fulfills these mission statements through workshops, programs, and showcases open to the general student body and public....

Large and in C.H.A.R.G.E. – Meet the dragon boat team of the CAACF

Every year at the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, dragon boat teams glide across waters in a race for the top spot, but one team is charging toward the finish line. Formed in June 2010, C.H.A.R.G.E. Dragon Boat Team is an Orlando-based dragon boat team stemming from the Chinese American Association of Central Florida. Their mission is to promote the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing in...

25th Annual CASPAF Conference

Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The Chinese American Scholars and Professionals Association celebrated its 25 years by hosting a conference featuring several panel discussions including “Partnership Building Between Academic & Industries”, “Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T)” and “Lake Nona Medical City: Collaboration Driving Innovation”. The conference took place at Hyatt Regency Orlando, Research Park at the University of Central Florida and Sanford Burnham Medical Research...

REACH of Central Florida Bowling Social

REACH of Central Florida
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) REACH of Central Florida hosted the Bowling Social at the Orlando Fashion Square StrikeOuts to reach out to new members. Over 60 REACH of Central Florida members and friends participated. Thanks Orlando Fashion Square Mall for hosting the event and the hospitality. The mission of REACH is to promote the Recognition and Experience of Asian Cultural Heritage by reaching out...

桜会/SAKURA-KAI: Japanese women community group of Central Florida celebrated 40th anniversary

On August 11th, Sakura-kai celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special luncheon at Rangetsu Japanese Restaurant of Lake Lily. Sakura means cherry blossom and Kai means a group in Japanese. Sakura-kai is a community group for Japanese women in Central Florida. About 50 members gathered from all over Central Florida to commemorate its long history. Many were long-time members, but some were second or even third generation family...

There She Is, Miss America!

Miss New York Nina Davuluri
Our talk with the second Asian-American to take the Miss America crown Last year’s Miss America pageant set history in the Asian-American community. The last two standing were Miss California Crystal Lee of Chinese descent and Miss New York Nina Davuluri of Indian descent. Nina Davuluri won the national crown and became the first Indian Miss America. Asia Trend was able to take part in her...
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