Asia Trend / YESS Center hosts “Heart to Heart” Seminar

Puxiao Cen, MD, FACC Cardiologist
Asia Trend / YESS center hosted the first free monthly health seminar <Heart to Heart Talk> with Dr. Puxiao Cen on May 17. Over 70 attendees received valuable information about heart disease prevention. Dr Cen also answered many questions in both Chinese and English. Free lunch was provided to seniors over aged 55, sponsored by Chan’s Chinese Cuisine and China Garden Restaurant, Winter Park. Social activities such as...

APAC’s 10th Annual Assembly: The Force Awakens

David Choi at the 10th Annual APAC Assembly 2015
The Asian Pacific American Coalition at UCF - APAC was created due to a great need and certain crisis. According to the UCF Office of Diversity Initiatives 2001 Report on the Status of Ethnic and Racial Minorities, Asian American students were found to be the least satisfied of any group with their experiences at UCF. Despite this, nothing was done...

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando to celebrate the Year of the Dog on February 25, 2018

Dragon Parade
Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in East Asia. Although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Western countries, many of the Asian organizations in America hold large celebrations and parades to share its spring festivity. Cities like Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have held many successful Lunar New Year Parades...

UNITED ARTS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.039 MILLION GOAL!

United Arts
ORLANDO – MAY 8, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida today announced its 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised $2.088 million, exceeding its goal by almost $50,000. The intensive three-month fundraiser partners with the area’s cornerstone cultural groups. United Arts opened the campaign with Arts for ALL Day on February 4. The free-admission event, focused on attracting new...

Vietnamese Community of Central Florida – Black April 2017 in Orlando

On April 30th, 2017, The Vietnamese Community of Central Florida hosted an annual Black April Commemoration ceremony for those military officers sacrificed they lives for the freedom of Vietnam.  The ceremony crucially  important to the Vietnamese American community abroad, and every Vietnamese communities must hosted their own events to tribute for millions of innocent Vietnamese died during Vietnam War. The ceremony...

REACH of Central Florida Bowling Social

REACH of Central Florida
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) REACH of Central Florida hosted the Bowling Social at the Orlando Fashion Square StrikeOuts to reach out to new members. Over 60 REACH of Central Florida members and friends participated. Thanks Orlando Fashion Square Mall for hosting the event and the hospitality. The mission of REACH is to promote the Recognition and Experience of Asian Cultural Heritage by reaching out...

AVG Flying Tigers 74th Annual Reunion

Frank Losonsky (1 out of 4 that is still alive from AVG – American Volunteer Group – Flying Tigers) and Jacqueline Collier, Megan Cabana, Anna Chang, and Sydney Cabana
May 15th and 16th were special nights for attendees of the 74th annual reunion honoring WWII heroes, the American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers. The Flying Tigers Association (FTA) held their annual reunion in Tampa. The association was formed right after the end of of WWII to support AVG members and their families, as well as keep the legacy of the Flying Tigers alive. The Flying Tigers are...

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...

Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

Two Floridians awarded 2016 Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendations

Miami resident Jose Keichi Fuentes and Plantation resident Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton honored The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced its list of 2016 Foreign Minister’s Commendations and the prestigious honor was bestowed upon Jose Keichi Fuentes and Yoshiko Tokuda Carlton of South Florida. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields...
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