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Gasparilla International Film Festival

As with all good things, so too did the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) have to come to an end. This year’s closing night ended with a wonderfully humorous and heartwarming film, Chu and Blossom, filmed locally at our very own Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Photos: The Bokeh Studio The film centered on the life of Joon Chu, a Korean...

Miyuki Sugimori – one of the 15 Japanese candy craft (Amezaiku) artists in the world

Candy Miyuki
Miyuki is an Ame Zaiku artist who had performed at Epcot’s Japanese Pavilion inside the World Showcase since 1996; with her last performances occurring on November 23, 2013. Miyuki is one of the only women trained in Ame Zaiku or Japanese Candy Art, a candy artistry dating back 250 years to the Edo period. There are only 15 formally...

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...

A Mini-Travel Guide to Bali, The Island of the Gods

Bali, an island province of Indonesia, is the essence of a tropical paradise, renowned for its traditional dance, music, artwork, and enviable beaches for surfing. From its volcanic mountains to rice paddies, Bali is a very spiritual place full of natural wonders. Here in Bali the majority of the citizens adhere to Balinese Hinduism, rich with thousands of years of...

Puff – one of the strongest teams in South Florida

Puff Dragon Boat Team
Puff is a competitive dragon boat team based in Miami since 2003.  This team has seen a steady rise over recent years, and through ongoing hard work and perseverance, is now the reigning champion in both women’s and mixed divisions at the prestigious Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, among other events.  Puff had 9 members on the latest incarnation...

Asian American Night at the Amway Center 2014

AACC Magic Night
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) On March 5, 2014, the Orlando Magic hosted Asian American Night at the Amway Center  when the Magic played the Houston Rockets.  The Asian Community was well represented by Jeremy Lin of the Rockets. Jimmy Missouri, Account Executive with the Orlando Magic played a big part in coordinating this event along...

Two Triumphs in February ~Stars from the Land of Rising Sun~ Kei Nishikori 錦織圭 Kurumi Nara 奈良くるみ

Kei Nishikori 錦織圭
On February 16, 2014, Kei Nishikori  錦織圭  of Japan defeated Ivo Karlovic of Croatia to decide the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (Memphis, TN) with scores of 6-4 and 7-6. He is the reigning champion for the second year running. Nishikori commented “this tournament was mine to win. And although the opponents were lower ranked, they were all very...

R&D 100 Awards —Celebrating 51 Years of Innovations

The 51th Annual R&D 100 Banquet and Awards Presentation, identifying and honoring the top 100 technology products of the year, took place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld, Orlando on Nov. 7, 2013. The awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials, or software that were developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing...

A Holiday Guide to a Winter Vacation in Hong Kong

After three short weeks in Hong Kong, it was easy to see why it has become one of the top destinations for tourists from around the globe. It also made it easy to see why the winter season is the best time to take a family vacation to Hong Kong. During my three weeks here, which began in late-December and ended in mid-January, the weather lingered between...

Feel Better In Your Own Skin: The New Year Resolution Everyone Shold Make

Jamie Luu
Making a New Year’s resolution can be your first step to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it is losing weight, stressing less or being more positive, having any type of resolution is beneficial to both your health and your life. Resolutions drive motivation and provide direction, giving you a goal to aim for and a plan to achieve it. They can help you grow by...
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