Asian Cultural Festival 2017

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Orlando Taiko Dojo recital

Orlando Taiko Dojo
It all started two years ago, when someone said, “Let’s have Orlando Taiko Dojo recital.” Orlando Taiko Dojo is a nonprofit organization and has been performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming at various local events but never really held a recital before. Our first recital was small scale, more like a “picnic party.” We used the parking space behind our...

Asian community of Orlando celebrates the 5th annual Asian Cultural Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square

Orlando, Florida – Thousands of Central Floridian Asian Americans, their friends, neighbors and guests congregated at the Orlando Fashion Square last May 7, to celebrate the Asian American Heritage Month, traditionally a presidential proclamation every May to acknowledge and recognize the various national contributions of skills, talents, and vitality of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Event...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

TOP SPIN, a ping pong documentary

Lily Zhang
Inside a cramped, no-frills gym, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong. Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded normal...

Jon Bon Jovi Surprises Chinese Fans with an Classic Romantic Love Song for Chinese Valentine’s Day

Jon Bon Jovi Sings Chinese Love Song for Valentine’s Day in China
With a legendary career spanning 30 years to date, Bon Jovi’s announcement of their China debut in September has generated excitement from millions of Chinese fans across the country. Listen to the track below: As Chinese Valentine’s Day is approaching, Jon Bon Jovi has delivered another special surprise - singing the classic romantic Chinese song The Moon Represents My Heart in...

Dear Chris Rock, Your Asian Joke Wasn’t Funny

When it comes to hosting the Oscars, it's almost customary to expect a host who is a comedian. Over the history of the Oscars, we have seen a series of American comedy icons -- such as Steve Martin, Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few -- carry the weight of the Oscars' success on their shoulders to...

“Grandpa Idols” JiJi-POP

Jiji-POP
Jiji-POP - a music group of five grandfathers, ages ranging from 59 to 80 (an average age of 67.4) are representing Kochi, as a part of the city’s promotional Kochi-ke ALL STARS (高知家 ALL STARS) Nippon Positive Project. The group is being promoted as the first “Grandpa Idol Group.” In fact, the “jiji” (爺) in the group’s name is an...

Two Award-Winning Documentaries Depicting Two of The Most Pressing Social Issues in China will be on PBS POV Season 26 2013

High Tech Low Life
High Tech, Low Life PBS Premiere: July 22, 2013 / Online: July 23, 2013 – Aug. 21, 2013 High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes...

Filipino sisters group 4th Power impress X Factor UK judges

Filipino Group 4th Power
4th Power from Isabela, Philippines to United Kingdom to Bang Bang the world of ‘The X Factor UK 2015′. The four young sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene and Celina Cercado earned a standing ovation from the judges after their performance. The eldest sister Almira said: “We are living our dreams. We just can’t believe it’s happening.” This is not the sisters’ first appearance...

Dreams will come true if you believe

Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2015
I admit that the Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival is the biggest thing I have ever done so far in my life. This crazy idea came into life four years ago when the Executive Director of Mills 50 Joanne Grant reached out to me through Ricky Ly for ways to promote the Mills 50 District to...
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