Looking back at Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the mood for love”

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September 29 2019 marks 19 years since the release of Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the mood for love” in Hong Kong. To date this film is considered one of the great masterpieces of contemporary East Asian cinema and continues to have an impact on the industry to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI The film itself very...

2016 Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant

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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....

Angel Heart Live-Action TV series

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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...

Opening Night of Hong Kong Pulse Light Show

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Hong Kong Pulse Light Show
Hong Kong Pulse Night Show has brighten up the famous culture center in Tsim Sha Tsui,  Hong Kong this winter.  The exhilarating multimedia light show with spectacular lighting effects, 3D projection mapping, music and sound effects at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Open Piazza attracts many locals and tourists all over the world.   This 8-minute free performance runs from December 1 to December 28...

The Art of Belly Dancing

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Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...

International Indian Film Academy brings “Bollywood Oscars” to Tampa

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Kevin Spacey, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Farhan Aktar Lungi Dance
The International Indian Film Academy  showcased  India’s film industry and stars in Tampa at the  15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards during April 23-26.  For the first time, the “Bollywood Oscars” were held in the United States and Tampa. At the opening news conference, officials and community leaders looked back at the months of planning and...

Central Florida Dragon Parade welcomes the year of goat

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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...

Dear Chris Rock, Your Asian Joke Wasn’t Funny

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When it comes to hosting the Oscars, it's almost customary to expect a host who is a comedian. Over the history of the Oscars, we have seen a series of American comedy icons -- such as Steve Martin, Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few -- carry the weight of the Oscars' success on their shoulders to...

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

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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...

Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations 2015

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Taiko master Mr. Ishikura receives the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendations 2015
Takemasa Ishikura is one of the 116 individuals to receive the Foreign Minister's Commendations for the fiscal year of 2015 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Among the 116 individuals, 22 are from Japan and 94 are from overseas. The Foreign Minister's Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge...
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