United Arts 2019 March and April


Ninth Annual Experience Asia Festival 2013

Toyoko Arnold of Pensacola Japanese Community
The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (www.asiantlh.org |ACT), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, celebrated its ninth annual Asian Festival, Experience Asia Festival 2013 (EAF2013), on Saturday, October 12, 2013 between 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM at Bloxham and Lewis Parks located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Monroe Street. Tallahassee being a college town with an ACC (FSU) and MEAC (FAMU) football teams, EAF2013 was scheduled...

Moon Festival Tea Meditation

Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple
Basking under the bright glow of the full moon, hundreds of people gathered last month at Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple to celebrate the traditional Asian holiday of the Moon Festival, also called Mid-Autumn Festival. Amidst a crackling fire in the courtyard, children and adults alike enjoyed warm tea, munched on snacks, shared stories – and of course, savored the different flavors of moon cakes: lotus seed paste,...

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival
Photos Andrew Lin As fall has arrived, local Tampa Bay Chinese/ Taiwanese community celebrated the wonderful festival called “Mid Autumn (Moon) Festival” on September 21st, 2013. Each and every year, it attracts more than over 500 attendees to the Safety Harbor Community Center and marks the cornerstone of the celebration of the Moon Festival at the Tampa Bay area. One of the highlights of the event was the...

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival keeps Korean culture alive

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival
Korean American Association of Central Florida hosted the 2nd annual Korean Culture Camp at the Orlando Korean Presbyterian Church from July 15th to July 19th followed by the Korean Food Festival on July 19th at the Eastmonte Civic Center. The purpose of the camp is to provide Korean cultural education to the Korean Americans at the Greater Orlando area. (Several) overseas teachers from Korea spent a week...

YESS first Health and Wellness EXPO provides valuable health-related information

The Youth Enrichment and Senior Services (YESS) 康延服務中心 held its first annual Health & Wellness EXPO on July 27 at Plantation Oak Senior Living. Hundreds attended to get the firsthand healthy tips and screenings. The event included glucose screening, eye screening, blood pressure check, massage, reflexology, yoga and meditation, memory test, chiropractic check-up, mahjong demonstration, free dental supplies with door prizes. YESS sponsored the first 100 participants...

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida new Asia Sister City— Hengchun, Taiwan, ROC

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida has a new Asia Sister City! After becoming sisters with Netanya, Isreal and Taormina, Sicily, Italy, Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman S. Edelcup on June 17, 2013 signed the official sister city agreement with Hengchun, Taiwan, ROC! The twin cities were first introduced by Sunny Isles Beach resident as Sunny Isles International Ambassador to Asia, Fang Oliver. After two years of planning by Mrs....

Uncovering Hidden History in Mills 50

Mills 50
Real estate developer Jorge Boone and architect Wes Featherston of Process Architecture are renovating one of Mills 50’s most historic buildings – a nondescript property next to another landmark that many still know as the “Cruises Only” building. This building at 1015 E. Colonial Drive housed the Cameo Theatre, a single screen movie house that opened on Christmas Day,  By Asia Trend C.K. Lau 1940. It was a...

Asia Trend Magazine Asian Cultural EXPO rocks at Downtown Disney

Eleven performing groups representing China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, three audience participating workshops and eight exhibitors made up a 4-hour Asian Cultural EXPO on October 20th at Orlando Downtown Disney. This expo is the vision of GWN Dragon Boat, Orlando Health Foundation, the title sponsor Walgreens and Asia Trend Inc. of bringing the community together to celebrate...

Mills 50 Main Street District achieves national accreditation

Mills 50 - the intersection of creativity + culture - is a non-profit entity made possible through the support and interests of the National Trust Main Street Center, the City of Orlando and the district’s members and volunteers.  Last month, Mills 50 Main Street received National Main Street accreditation.  The accreditation process evaluates local Main Street programs according to...

The Tiger Mother’s Revelation – and Ours

Tiger Mom
Many of the articles about the “Tiger mom” have been rather pointed in questioning Western culture’s parenting techniques versus Asian culture, quoting Amy Chua’s comments about how much better Chinese culture is with respect to parenting than Western culture.  These articles raise doubt in Westerners’ minds, but also create questions in Chinese and other Asian parents’ minds about their...
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