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Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan: Local Profiles in Community and Leadership

Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan at the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2014
When Patty Sheehan, encouraged by friends, ran for Orlando City Council the first time in 1996, she narrowly missed a run off by 75 votes. As the late Betty Carter (former Supervisor of Elections) told her, “The only thing that gets politics out of your blood is embalming fluid.” She ran again in 2000, knocked on over 5000 doors, and beat the incumbent, serving as City of Orlando’s District 4 Commissioner ever since. District...

C.T. Hsu + Associates 30th Anniversary Celebration

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and C.T. Hsu
C.T. Hsu + Associates (CTH+A) is celebrating 30 years of business in Central Florida this year. CTH+A is an Orlando based architectural, planning and interior design firm that has earned a worldwide reputation for exceptional innovate design solutions and highly personalized services. Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The celebration was commemorated with a 30th Anniversary event on October 9, 2014 at its’ offices...

Diwali Show @ UCF

Diwali Show @ UCF
On October 19, 2014, Sangam - The Indian Students Association at University of Central Florida hosted its annual diwali show celebrations at the university. The event was hosted in the Pegasus ballroom beginning at 6 pm. The event was free for all UCF students, faculty, and staff to attend. There were performances from various organizations and teams around campus such as Knights Khangna & Knight Raas as...

USA International Badminton Tournament Lives Up to Its Name

ClearOne Badminton
The Yonex USA International 2014 Badminton Tournament was held this last week and proved that it was well named. When the tournament organizers decided to name the tournament who knew they could be so prophetic. In 2013 the tournament results were dominated by the USA as they won four of the five gold medals. This year however the international part of the name ruled. The tournament attracted 140...

Pro’s File: Kei Nishikori 錦織圭

Kei Nishikori
First ever Japanese player ranked in the ATP top 10 (5th as of 11/10/14) ATP “New comer of the year” in 2008 Coached by US Open finalist Michael Chang Outstanding speed and footwork Age: 24 (29.12.1989) Birthplace: Shimane, Japan Height: 5’10” (178 cm) Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) Plays: Right-handed Turned Pro: 2007 Coach: Dante Bottini, Michael Chang Tennis inspiration: Roger Federer Favorite food: Spaghetti, Kara-age, Shabu Shabu, Ramen, etc. Hobby: Golf   Asian...

Teaching in China – An Eye-Opening Experience of China on the Rise

Mike Cho teaching in China
Michael Cho is a Chinese American, Cantonese to be specific, raised in South America for 10 years. This past summer, he had the opportunity to travel to China as part of a teaching program to teach English to school children in China. He is the co-founder of Impress Ink (www.impressink.com) and a former president of the UCF Chinese American Student Association. He serves on the Asia...

How to Alleviate Knee Pain

Knee Pain
Acupressure DIY at Home: Knee pain is characterized by pain, swelling, or stiffness and can be caused by an array of different things such as ruptured ligament or torn cartilage from a sudden acute injury, injury from overuse, old age, or other underlying conditions such as arthritis. Knee pain from overuse is often characterized by pain when the knee is in...

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...

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...
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