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Vietnamese Dance Troupe Spends New Year Away from Home

Thuyen May Productions
Back in February, Thuyen May Productions celebrated Lunar New Year in a special way—away from home. Traveling approximately 600 miles from Orlando, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina with seven families in tow, Thuyen May Productions had their first out-of-state performance to ring in the Year of the Dog. For many, it was the first time traveling for such an...

Thousands celebrate Lunar New Year at Dragon Parade

Dragon Parade 2018
This year, 2018, is the year of the dog! In the Chinese Zodiac, the dog is prized for its loyalty and honesty, traits that are great to have and are definitely worth honoring. In Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the "Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival", an annual event put together by Mills 50 -  City of Orlando Mainstreet...

PHILFEST 2018 Returns on April 6

PhilFest 2018
Now in its 24th year, “PhilFest 2018” will take place on April 6th, 7th and 8th. The festival is now considered as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in the whole of East Coast if not in America. Last years attendance hit more than 11, 000 people.  PhilFest offers variety of Filipino foods, non-stop entertainment, Philippine folk dances,...

Japanese Spring Festival at Miami Beach Botanical Garden March 25

The festival features a kimono fashion show sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (February 23, 2018) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000 Convention Center Dr. in Miami Beach. Admission is free. Featuring Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko, Ikebana workshops, authentic Japanese tea ceremonies, origami lessons, martial arts demonstrations, anime and more, the Japanese Spring...

UCF ASA’s 18th Annual Scholarship Pageant

ASA Annual Scholarship Pageant 2018
In many respects, Pageant is more than just a contest, instead one might say that Pageant is a form of art in itself. And art invokes thought through its dynamic and diverse means of storytelling, and on the night of February 18 many stories were told, in many ways, invoking many emotions. Every year the Asian Student Association at UCF...

28th Annual Asian Culture Festival Returns March 3 and 4 to Fruit & Spice Park

Asian Culture Festival
The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia including a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 9, 2018) – The 28th Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia...

Asian American Chamber of CFL Installs New Leaders

AACC
President Jose “Joed” Fabricante focuses on opportunities for small businesses ORLANDO – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida introduced new President Jose “Joed” Fabricante, Jr. and the 2018 slate of officers and board directors at its annual installation luncheon hosted by Universal Orlando Resort on January 9, 2018. “Asians and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing demographic in the nation,...

Traditions for Celebrating Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year starts on Friday, February 16, 2018.  The year 2018 is the Lunar Year of the Dog belonging to the element earth, thus called Yang Male Earth Dog. The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth) and 12 animal signs to rank the sequences. The Dog is the eleventh animal of the Chinese...

Guests From Around the World to Attend the First Ever Miss Hollywood Mongolia Pageant in Hollywood, CA

Miss Hollywood Mongolia
An Exclusive Night of Pageantry, Artistry, Music, Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Awareness HOLLYWOOD, CA (JANUARY 2018) – Oyugun Inc., is proud to present the first ever Miss Hollywood Mongolia Beauty Pageant, “Witness the Beauty of Mongolia”. The much-anticipated black-tie event will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6p.m. to 10p.m. with after party immediately following at the Historic Avalon Hollywood located at...

The Stylish Kotatsu Table: The Japanese way of staying warm!

Japanese kotatsu (炬燵) is a low, wooden table frame covered by a futon, or heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, formerly a charcoal brazier but now electric, often built into the table itself. Kotatsu are used almost exclusively in Japan, although similar devices are used elsewhere: for example the Spanish brasero or Iranian korsi.  The kotatsu now comes with storage space. Japanese online retailer Rakuten, via interior...
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