There She Is, Miss America!

Miss New York Nina Davuluri
Our talk with the second Asian-American to take the Miss America crown Last year’s Miss America pageant set history in the Asian-American community. The last two standing were Miss California Crystal Lee of Chinese descent and Miss New York Nina Davuluri of Indian descent. Nina Davuluri won the national crown and became the first Indian Miss America. Asia Trend was able to take part in her...

My Life in China

Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. Eng was officially selected for...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Mar 2016

ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - You may be called upon to be flexible and act quickly.   A determined attitude is definitely a plus here. You may be on the receiving end of a kind of cosmic-sized espresso. This may be more than a simple boost of energy, but rather a wake- up call to action. Let this eclipse...

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

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...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Dec 2015

ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS 1215
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - The next four weeks will bring a time for you to make more money and to find new ways to build financial security. You may receive a job offer or opportunity. It is time for you to plan for your financial future and budget and save for the future. You could collaborate with someone to further your...

REACH-Out Field Day 2017

REACH OUT Field Day
It all started with a question.  This past January, I sat across the table from REACH of Central Florida’s senior adviser as she asked me, “We have a lot of different events for REACH members to volunteer at.  If you could add any event to the ones we already do, what would it be?” I shifted in my seat as...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Oct 2015

Horoscopes forecast
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - You desire a new direction in life and, as a result, have recently begun a journey of self-discovery and contemplation. You are nearing the point where work success and recognition are well within your grasp. You are able to live independently, with a stable income and with enough time and space to also...

Doing Business with Indonesia

Keynote Speaker Henk Saroinsong - Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Starting off the conference was an acknowledgement. In the West, not many people know much about Indonesia. The General Consulate, Mr. Henk Saroinsong, joked that he met someone recently who had asked him if Indonesia was close to the Bahamas. We all laughed but underlying the humor was a serious concern. Indonesia is a large country consisting of over 17,000...

Interview with Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs
1. During your time as Orange County mayor, what were some of your favorite events that you attended for the Asian American Community? • Asian Pacific Heritage Month Kick here in the Orange County Administration Building ♦ Art exhibition, Distinguished Asian Award, proclamation ceremony • Buddha’s Birthday at Guang Ming Temple ♦ Bathing/cleansing, offerings, tea • Central Florida Dragon Parade & Lunar New Year Festival ♦ Mayor participated with the Orange County...

Pro’s File: Kei Nishikori 錦織圭

Kei Nishikori
First ever Japanese player ranked in the ATP top 10 (5th as of 11/10/14) ATP “New comer of the year” in 2008 Coached by US Open finalist Michael Chang Outstanding speed and footwork Age: 24 (29.12.1989) Birthplace: Shimane, Japan Height: 5’10” (178 cm) Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) Plays: Right-handed Turned Pro: 2007 Coach: Dante Bottini, Michael Chang Tennis inspiration: Roger Federer Favorite food: Spaghetti, Kara-age, Shabu Shabu, Ramen, etc. Hobby: Golf   Asian...
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