“but I’m patriotic” Priyanka Chopra controversy

Last Saturday at BeautyCon in Los Angeles, actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra received a heated question from an audience member in regard to a tweet posted by Chopra on February 26 in support of the Indian Armed Forces at a time India was responding to alleged state sponsored terrorism by Pakistan with missile strikes. Pakistan has vehemently denied these allegations...

Annual Japanese Spring Festival Returns to Miami Beach Botanical Garden on March 31

Japanese Spring Festival
The free festival celebrates all aspects of Japanese culture and features a sushi demonstration and tasting sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2019) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000...

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida volunteering at United Against Poverty Christmas Mall 2018

REACH volunteers
This year was the second year that myself and R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida participated in the UAP Christmas Mall event. For those who don't know what the Christmas Mall is, every year, United Against Poverty, an Orlando-based organization that fights poverty, holds a mall where parents can shop for Christmas presents at an affordable price. This event always...

ITRI Receives Three 2018 R&D 100 Awards

ITRI received three 2018 R&D Awards on November 16 in Orlando, Florida.
Industrial Technology Research Institute ITRI received three 2018 R&D 100 Awards on November 16 in Orlando, Florida. ITRI’s technologies were selected as winners for innovation in the Software/Services, IT/Electrical, and Mechanical Devices/Materials categories. This year’s winners are as follows. Automatic Police UAV Patrol System (Software/Services Category)provides fully automated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) police patrols. It significantly boosts efficiency, deployment flexibility...

World Affairs Council of Central Florida brings the World together in Understanding and Engagement

The World Affairs Council of Central Florida (WACCFL) is a part of the largest national non-partisan network of local councils, known as the World Affairs Councils of America, dedicated to fostering grassroots understanding and engagement in international affairs and seeks to involve as many citizens as possible in an exchange of ideas, knowledge and understanding of global issues. The World...

How to Read a College Website

College websites can be valuable tools for students seeking information about colleges or graduate schools. However, because college websites are marketing vehicles for universities, they cannot be taken at face value. Students must learn to read between the lines to understand what a college is really like. The first thing to realize is that colleges and universities create websites for...

Preview of the Asian Cultural Festival 2017 organized by Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida

Asian Cultural Festival 2017
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month proclaimed in 1978.  It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The Asian American Heritage Council, also known as AAHC, is an organization of Asian American organizations in Central Florida established in 1980.  The groups are ranging from social, cultural, business,...

Under the Cherry Blossom Flowers on a Rainy Day

Sakura umbrella
Rain or shine, your girl will love using this umbrella. It opens and closes easily.  If you like Cherry Blossom, you will love this beautiful Umbrella adorned with the Cherry Blossom Flowers print. Cherry blossoms US$14 ($1,580 JPD) more info at rakuten.co.jp/

Vietnamese Community of Central Florida – Black April 2017 in Orlando

On April 30th, 2017, The Vietnamese Community of Central Florida hosted an annual Black April Commemoration ceremony for those military officers sacrificed they lives for the freedom of Vietnam.  The ceremony crucially  important to the Vietnamese American community abroad, and every Vietnamese communities must hosted their own events to tribute for millions of innocent Vietnamese died during Vietnam War. The ceremony...

Taiko Drummers Beat a Path to the 16th Annual Orlando Japan Festival 2016

One of the largest Japanese festivals in Florida took place on November 13, 2016. Presented by the Japan Association of Orlando, the 16th Annual Orlando Japan Festival at The Village at Hunter’s Creek drew over five thousand festival-goers in celebration of the Japanese culture. Throughout the event, Japanese music, artists, food, and community were showcased. At the start of...
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