Orlando Young Lions

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2015 Stage Performance at Orlando Fashion Square
Lion Dancing - A simple, but unique term given for something that envelops so much in history and is still with us today. By the sight and sound of it, you can picture a street scene with colorful figures with children frolicking around while elders look on with bright smiles and gleaming eyes. What is this Lion Dance that...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’, a cultural movement in American cinema

Crazy Rich Asians
Back in June 2017 I vividly recall strolling through Barnes & Noble and laying my eyes on Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich’ trilogy laid out on the shelf; the third book Rich People Problems had just come out. With flashy and unconventional titles of course they caught my eye, I read the back cover of Crazy Rich Asians, paged through...

Sanrio Game Master in Hong Kong

10" tall Ultimate Game Master Hello Kitty with magnetic accesorries inlcuding the mini chess, magic dice and the two head accessories
You will not want to miss the Sanrio Game Master this summer from August 6 till August 23. It is live board game, using people as the game pieces, and is located at KITEC, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Various characters will act as the game masters, which  include My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Gudetama, Bad Badtz-Maru, Osaru No Monkichi, Patty &...

Angel Heart Live-Action TV series

Angel Heart
The live-action television series adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga will premiere this October on the NTV network. Its story is set in a parallel world of the author's another popular series City Hunter, where the original heroine Kaori Makimura is already dead (not a direct sequel to the original City Hunter story). It features a new heroine Xiang-Ying...

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...

FIRST TIME IN FLORIDA! ALL FIVE SAILOR MOON VOICE ACTORS AT ONE POP CULTURE EVENT!

Sailor Moon
(KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, March 8, 2017) Started in 2011, Florida Anime Experience (www.FloridaAnime.com) is a three day pop culture event celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, fashion, and video games.  The event boasts unique celebrity and industry guests plus over two hundred hours of programming for fans of Japanese entertainment and Asian culture.  This is the convention’s seventh year in Central Florida...

Two Award-Winning Documentaries Depicting Two of The Most Pressing Social Issues in China will be on PBS POV Season 26 2013

High Tech Low Life
High Tech, Low Life PBS Premiere: July 22, 2013 / Online: July 23, 2013 – Aug. 21, 2013 High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes...

Atlanta JapanFest 2014

Matsuriza Taiko
Atlanta JapanFest 2014 was held at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on September 20 and Sep 21. This two-day festival drew over 18,500 attendees, one of the largest attendance figures in the festival’s 28 year history. Atlanta JapanFest has become the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, and one of the largest in the United States. Photos: Kikuko Moribe & Candy Miyuki JapanFest featured the famous Candy artist Candy...

Global Peace Film Festival 2017

This year's Global Peace Film Festival will take place Sept. 18 - 24 at various locations around Orlando. According to the festival's site, the non-for-profit festival is used to "further the cause of peace on earth" and "connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change." A number of films will be played across...

MOVIE REVIEW: “CRAZY RICH ASIANS”

CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Tonight, August 8th I watched the preview screening of the long-awaited movie "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" based on the best selling novel of Kevin Kwan now available in bookstores. All I can say is that THIS MOVIE IS A MUST SEE. It will be in all theaters starting August 15th. You will not wink your eye at all in this...
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