Minister Chen’s visit to Miami

On Leong Merchants Association - Miami Chapter
Mr. Shyh-Kwei Chen, Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan), arrived in Miami on August 31st and was warmly welcomed with a dinner party hosted by the local Chinese community. During the dinner, Chen promised to provide better services and support to the overseas Chinese community. During his visit, Minister Chen paid visits to the Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association and the On Leong...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Orlando community celebrates 4th Annual Asian Cultural Festival

Asian Cultural Festival 2015
To end Asian Heritage Month, the Asian community of Orlando celebrated the 4th annual Asian Cultural Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall on Saturday, May 30. Hosted by the Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida, the festival showcased the diverse Asian community within the Orlando and central Florida area. The countries that were represented were China, India, Indonesia,...

R&D 100 Awards —Celebrating 51 Years of Innovations

The 51th Annual R&D 100 Banquet and Awards Presentation, identifying and honoring the top 100 technology products of the year, took place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld, Orlando on Nov. 7, 2013. The awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials, or software that were developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing...

Thousands Turn Out for 2018 Asian Cultural Expo in Orlando

Asian Cultural Expo 2018
On October 13th, Asian Cultural Expo 2018 drew nearly 4,000 people to Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake to celebrate Asian art, music, dance, food, and drink. The 9th annual Asian Cultural Expo began at 10 AM with welcoming remarks by emcee Yuni Sakurada, followed by the “Dotting of the Eye” ceremony by Director General David Chien, Taipei Economic &...

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...

Central Florida Arab Festival 2017

When considering the location of the Arab World, spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia, the "Arab identity" becomes one of much confusion and complexity. Often times when we consider Asia as a whole, we forget to include the Western region and its many cultures. Fortunately, here in Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the Arab American Community Center,...

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...

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...

A Splash of Fun: Central Florida Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival

CAACF Duanwu Festival 2019
On June 15, Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) has fulfilled its mission over the years by hosting Duanwu Dragon Boat festival, featuring workshop attendants a taste of both dragon boat racing and delicious Zongzi 粽子 - a bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice dumplings. Attendees also learned about the history of behind Duanwu Festival through storytelling and trivia...
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