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Nissin CUP NOODLE 日清 カップヌードル – World famous popular instant noodles from Japan

Nissin Cup Noodle
You may have seen in grocery stores, may have tasted, or may even be regularly eating the Japan’s famous noodles that can be ready to eat in three minutes after pouring hot water; CUP NOODLE. Today, there are so many different flavors in Japan, yet my most favorite is still Seafood Noodle. In 1958, Momofuku Ando 安藤百福 invented instant noodles “Chikin Ramen” (chicken noodle soup) as...

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...

My Life in China

Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

A Dream of a Drummer: Taiko drummer Jason Seymore raises funds to study taiko in Japan

Musicians dream of making it big by selling millions of records and performing for arenas full of people, but taiko drummer Jason Seymore follows a different beat. Instead of playing for the masses, Seymore plans to teach music to classes by opening his own taiko drumming school. Before he can do that, Seymore must study in the place where...

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...

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...

There She Is, Miss America!

Miss New York Nina Davuluri
Our talk with the second Asian-American to take the Miss America crown Last year’s Miss America pageant set history in the Asian-American community. The last two standing were Miss California Crystal Lee of Chinese descent and Miss New York Nina Davuluri of Indian descent. Nina Davuluri won the national crown and became the first Indian Miss America. Asia Trend was able to take part in her...
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