2016 Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant

Miss Vietname Florida
The 2016 Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant took place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on February 7, 2016. After months of practice and preparations, fourteen beautiful young women embraced the stage vying for the 2016 Miss Vietnam Florida crown. The pageant was scored on five different segments: ethnic gown, evening gown, talent, questions and answers and top five questions and answers....

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II is underway. Thirty submissions were received from numerous local artists and eight were selected for this phase of the project. The dumpsters will be transformed into pieces of public art. Once finished, the dumpsters will be located at Say It Loud, Track Shack Events, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Pig...

Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival

The Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival has returned to ring in the Year of the Monkey, bringing unity and solidarity among the Asian American community as well as greater Orlando community. The festival took place at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, where it moved from behind the streets of Mills and Colonial two...

Central Florida Dragon Parade welcomes the year of goat

Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant
Watch the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival videos at Youtube.com/AsiaTrend On February 22, 2015, Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall hosted the 4th-Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival, welcoming in the year of the goat. The festivities started off outside, with the Dragon parade followed by 5 hours of festivities and entertainment inside. The turnout was phenomenal, and a great time was had by...

Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida recognizes Asian American students for their hard work and dedication to the community

AAHC Asian American Student Achiever Awards Ceremony 2015
On November 7, 2015, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) held its annual Asian American Student Achievers Awards at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Although I had participated in the past years as a student applicant, this year, I had the honor to be a co-emcee of this event as well. The Student Achiever Awards recognizes Asian American students who show exemplary achievement and excellence in...

Asian Cultural EXPO showcases the beauty of Asian culture through performances and workshops

Asian Cultural EXPO 2015
The 6th annual Asia Trend Asian Cultural EXPO was held together with the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival on October 17, 2015 under a glorious sunny day. Four-hour cultural performances feature dragon dance, lion dance, Chinese instruments, martial arts, taiko drumming, yoyo, tai chi, judo and dances of China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. More than 120 performers...

CFAO Celebrates 117th Philippine Independence Day

Orlando -- The Council For Filipino American Organizations of Central Florida (aka CFAO) held last June 20, a special “ Fiesta Flipina” marking the celebration of the 117th Anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence. The red letter date in Philippine history was June 12, 1898, 117 years ago when the country declared its independence from the tyranny of...

ROC, Taiwan Heritage Night @ Florida Marlin

To celebrate Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen joining the MLB team, Overseas Community Affairs Council co-held a special event “Taiwanese Heritage Night” with the Marlins on July 29th at the Marlins Park. Sponsored by Tourism Bureau, Marlins gave away commemorative jersey shirts for those who purchased the special event tickets. During the game, Taipei Economic and Culture Office (TECO) Director General Philip...

How China and Adoption Changed One Family’s Life — and Business

When people think of adoption, they sometimes think of doors that have been closed. For adoptees, these closed doors can be abandonment, a disablility or health issue, birth family poverty and unknown pasts. There are sometimes closed doors for adoptive parents as well such as the desire to build a family, but the inability (or sometimes choice) not to...

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...
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