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Filling in the Blanks: The Story of a U.S. Soldier Searching for His Birth Parents

Major Tim Walker won’t forget the day he made a 1-star South Korean Navy Admiral and an Army Special Forces Colonel dissolve into tears. It was 2004 and Walker, then a U.S. Navy Lieutenant officer, was stationed in Seoul. As a Korean-American wearing a U.S. military uniform, he was a curiosity among the Korean officers he worked with. After...

Interview with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs
1. During your time as Orange County mayor, what were some of your favorite events that you attended for the Asian American Community? • Asian Pacific Heritage Month Kick here in the Orange County Administration Building ♦ Art exhibition, Distinguished Asian Award, proclamation ceremony • Buddha’s Birthday at Guang Ming Temple ♦ Bathing/cleansing, offerings, tea • Central Florida Dragon Parade & Lunar New Year Festival ♦ Mayor participated with the Orange County...

Kim Jung Gi Japanese Star Wars Mashup Live Paining at Art Whino Time Lapse

Kim Jung Gi Japanese Star Wars Mashup
Korean Artist Kim Jung Gi used 6 hours to finish a Japanese mashup of Starwars art.  The original is 3' tall by 9' wide.  Prints available at ArtWhino.com of this amazing piece. The original is 3' tall by 9' wide and once completed in 6hrs total Kim Jung Gi (40) is from Goyang-Si in the province of Kyongki-Do, South Korea. With a passion...

REACH powered by Asia Trend Dragon Boat Team demonstrates the real team work

Despite having the youngest and lightest crew, REACH managed to surpass expectations once again this year. We raced a 2:31:51 time our first race, 7 seconds faster than our team record, a time we would have considered inconceivable before the festival. Dragon boat racing is a fulfilling experience. Every paddler is equally important because every person on a 20 paddler...

Asia Trend Magazine: Exclusive Interview with Far East Movement

Far East Movement
The 1st Asian American group to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1 with “Like A G6” Far East Movement (FM) is an electro hip hop group based in Los Angeles, California.  Far East Movement has the distinction of being the first Asian-American group to earn a top ten hit on the Mainstream Pop charts in America.  Their single...

REACH of Central Florida puts “Giving” into action

Collecting Toys at the Chinese Schhol of CAACF
‘Tis the season to be giving! As the end of the year rolls around, the importance of gift giving is highlighted through television, store advertisements, peers, and social media. However, there are many children that are not as fortunate as others in getting their wish lists fulfilled. As R.E.A.C.H of Central Florida, striving to make a difference in the...

SHE LOVES TECH : FINAL PITCHING COMPETITION & PARTY

Shout Out For Selected Woman-Impact Startup Superheros It has been amazing for us to see She Loves Tech grow into a global movement - with She Loves Tech rounds held in China, Singapore, Hongkong, Indonesia, Pakistan, Germany and Canada, the final three in the last weeks alone, with a full house audience in each location and top VCs attending to...

Asia Trend Entrepreneur Series — UCF alumni owned Impress Ink debuts Orlando’s first Mobile Screen Printing performance art at Artlando

Impress Ink (www.impressink.com) started as the brainchild of Michael Cho and Xi Guo beginning in their garage back in 2008 while college students at UCF. Fast forward 6 years later and today, Impress Ink is currently a established local printer with clients such as PepsiCo, Publix, Winn Dixie, UCF, Orange County, City of Orlando and many others focusing on fulfilling...

Iowa, China and Ethiopia: How One Couple Built Their Family through Birth, Adoption and Love

When I first set out to interview Jane and Dave Jensen of Decorah, Iowa, I envisioned walking away from our interview with a story about how the international adoption process has changed over the years for adoptive parents like the Jensens. I thought I would hear how adoptive parents now travel to the birth country of their child to...

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...
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