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Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

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Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2015 Stage Performance at Orlando Fashion Square
Lion Dancing - A simple, but unique term given for something that envelops so much in history and is still with us today. By the sight and sound of it, you can picture a street scene with colorful figures with children frolicking around while elders look on with bright smiles and gleaming eyes. What is this Lion Dance that...

PHILFEST 2015 – three-day non-stop cultural celebration

PhilFest 2015
(To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The 20th anniversary of PhilFest, one of the country’s largest outdoor Philippine festivals and the trademark three-day fundraising event of the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc., in Tampa, Florida, from April 10 to April 12, was a resounding success. It was sponsored by 19 Philippine-American organizations under the Foundation’s umbrella, headed by PhilFest 2015...

Successful College Selection for Juniors

Success next year in college admissions, and success for life, starts with understanding college “fit.” An environment that is right for one student may not be right for another, and the differences between colleges are dramatic. For example, although most students and families would be thrilled to attend MIT or Cornell, both colleges have reputations for high suicide rates....

REACH continues reaching out to the community

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida
June is the month that not only marks the start of summer break but also the start of a new term for the board of the non-profit organization, REACH of Central Florida. This organization, whose acronym stands for "Recognizing, Experiencing, Asian Cultural Heritage", was founded in 2010 by three high school students who had a desire to promote Asian...

TastyChomps.com presents A Travel Tour Guide to Tokyo, Japan

Tōkyō (東京) is the capital of Japan and is one of the most populated cities in the world with over 31 million people living in the greater Tokyo area. Bustling, high tech cityscapes juxtaposing against traditional Japanese temples makes Tokyo truly a unique city. It has become one of my favorite places in the world to visit - from...

Born During the Vietnam War: An Operation Babylift Adoptee’s Story

Vietnam is not the war of my generation. It is, however, a war generations before mine have ensured won’t be forgotten. Growing up I read Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried” and watched the 1980s drama “China Beach” on TV. In school I studied the Tet Offensive and the Fall of Saigon, however, one event never made it...

Asian-American and Adopted

Ever since I can remember, I have known I was adopted. I suppose it would have been irresponsible of my parents to keep it a secret from me because it would have become quickly obvious – me, a Korean child being raised in an Irish-Catholic family. For my brother Ben who was not adopted, the reality of our blended family...

Practical Pressure Points: Ren Zhong

Ren Zhong
Acupressure DIY at Home Ren Zhong (人中), also known as Shui Gou (水溝), or Du 26, is the single most important Acupuncture point for restoring consciousness for fainting, or syncope. Du 26 is located on the face, above the upper lip on the midline, at the junction of the upper third and lower two thirds of the philtrum (the marked indentation found on the midline between...

Asian American Night at Amway Center 2015

Hundreds of Magic Fans from the Asian community of Greater Orlando converged on the Amway Center on March 27, 2015, for Asian American Night – A Celebration of Diversity organized by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. Festivities included a vibrant display of Asian culture featuring the talents of the Orlando Taiko Dojo drummers inside the Amway...
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