Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President

Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President Bao Nguyen is the Mayor of the City of Garden Grove, California and is the first Vietnamese Democratic mayor in the United States and the first directly elected openly gay mayor in Orange County. He is running to represent California’s 46th District in the House of Representatives...

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, supports Bernie Sanders for President

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, endorses Bernie Sanders for President - He is the grandson of Kim Sang Don, first popularly elected mayor of Seoul, while his mother worked with Shirley Chisholm in 1960s New York City in early childhood education. Korean American Dr. Paul Song is a radiation oncologist, biotech executive, and Head of the Courage...

Miss Earth Philippine from “TRASH to CLASS” Fashion Show

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Trash-to-Clas
Manila, Philippines – Last June 27th, I had the pleasure to have been invited by Peachy Veneracion former Miss Philippines, as one of the judges to a very unique charity fashion show entitled “TRASH TO CLASS” presented by the Miss Earth Philippines 2017 beauty pageant contestants, emphasizing the pageants message of protecting Mother Earth in a presentation entitled “TRASH TO CLASS.” The...

Serve. Inspire. Change.

"Serve, Inspire, Change!" Those were the words I defaulted to when asked to explain my summer experience as a Bank of America Student Leader in three words or less. However, what was supposed to just be the theme for a week’s summit in Washington DC ended up becoming my reality. I was one of five to be chosen for...

Why I Support Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States

Born in a UN refugee camp, Bao Nguyen and his parents emigrated to the United States to escape oppression in communist Vietnam. Bao was elected Mayor of Garden Grove, California in 2014, making history as the first directly-elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. This February, Bao endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President. A recent Gallup poll showed that...

A Glimpse Inside the World of Adoptee Activism in Korea

Korean adoptees
One day while browsing through the English language section of a bookstore in Seoul, a young Korean woman randomly engaged me in casual conversation. Seconds into our discussion, it became clear to me that she had been raised overseas. When I asked her what brought her to Korea, she told me she had returned to search for her birth...

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...

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...

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...

FCIM’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and National AOM Day

FCIM held a campus-wide celebration on Oct 24th, National AOM Day for its 25th Anniversary!  The celebration's commencement ceremony was kicked off with a traditional Japanese Taiko drum performance by the Matzuriza Taiko group, followed by a traditional Chinese ceremonial performance of Lion Dance by the Orlando Young Lions group.  The event had over 30 vendors providing products and services...
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