Asian Herald - October 2012 Issue
The Asian Herald is an English language newspaper offering an opportunity to reach 315,000 Asian-American readers from the Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indonesians Thai, Laos and Indian communities in the Carolinas. The Asian Herald, publishes 8,000 copies every month, 5,200 of which are sent to households across the Southeastern United States. Our paper is published in English with separate inserts written in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
October, 2012 Asian Herald THE ASIAN HERALD Established : July 1993 V19-10 Monthly Publisher / Editor (p1) (p13) (p18) www.asianherald.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org offers an opportunity to reach 338,000 Asian-American readers from the Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indonesians, Thai, Laos and Indian communities in the Carolinas. Publisher:Ki-Hyun Chun, Ph.D, LL.D, CCIM, CPA Editor : Sunny Chun,MA,LL.D, Writer : Lisa Chun, J.D. Writer at Large: Daniel Chun, M.AC. CPA, J.D. Writer at Large: Lena Chun, J.D. Writer at Large: Andrea Lee Advertising Director: Ilyoul Jeong Public Relationship : Roxanna L Dimitriu Reporters and Columnists: English : Roxanna 704-332-5656 Chinese: Jack Wang 704-364-8887 Filipino: Nini Bautista, Ph.D 704-408-9513 Indian: Nimish Bhatt 704-491-1186 Korean: Ilyoul Jeong 704-332-5656 Thai: Sana Louis 704-877-9404 Vietnamese: Phan Canh 704-737-9667 1339 Baxter St. Suite 200 Charlotte, NC. 28204 Tel : (704)334-3450 Fax : (704)332-9373 Law Offices of Benjamin M. Li Board certified Immigration Specialist Business Law, General Practice Tel (704)527-0878 Fax (704527-0863 4912 Park Rd,Charlotte, NC 28209 LAW OFFICE Tel : 919-876-4707 Raleigh, NC 27609 1110 Navaho Dr. Suite 502 Democracy Empowering Asian American During the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Asian Herald Library, in conjunction with the Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, held an event to give Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) delegates, journalists, volunteers, community leaders and visitors the chance to connect and interact with leaders of 13 AAPI communities in Charlotte. The local leaders were able to represent the AAPI perspective of Charlotte and North Carolina to the other delegates who mostly come from states with traditionally large Asian American populations like California and New York. The event, the AAPI Delegates Meet & Greet, was held at Emzy Sushi inside of the Duke Energy Center in uptown Charlotte. Over 250 people came to enjoy the delicious food that was prepared by the restaurant's owner, John Chen, to meet important AAPIs from all over the country, and to hear distinguished AAPI government officials speak about the convention and Asian Americans today. A record number of AAPI delegates, over 300, attended the convention to nominate the Democratic Presidential candidate this year. Although the AAPI Delegates Meet & Greet was held at the same time as several other meetings, Emzy sushi, about a 10 minute walk from the Charlotte Convention Center, was packed with people from the beginning to the end. As John Lin, a blogger for the Asian American interest blog 8asians.com put it, "this was a who's who of Asian American leaders." The speakers included Mark Keam, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 35th District; Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary and Advisor to President Obama, Chris Lu; Steve Rao, first Asian American elected to public office in North Carolina, Morrisville Town City Council; Congresswoman Dr. Judy Chu, Chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and Former Secretary of Transportation and former Mayor of San Jose, California Norman Mineta. Also in attendance was the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee; Congressional candidates Otto Lee and Jay Chen; City Council members Evan Low and Ash Kara (for Campbell and San Jose, California, respectively); Mike Fong, East Area Director and Senior Liaison to Asian Pacific Islander Community to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; and California State Controller, John Chiang, who is running for California State Treasurer in 2014. The speakers educated us on the history of Asian Americans in our government. Norman Mineta, the "Godfather of Asian American politics," has been a part of most of it as it happened. Remarking on the past, he said, "I am just thrilled because the first convention to in 1972, there were two (AAPIs) delegates, both of the California delegation. There were over 300 (AAPI) delegates in this convention and that is the product of the hard and toiling work of a lot of people." Asian Americans have had an increasing presence in Congress as well. Currently there are 41 members of the congressional APA caucus. When it was formed in 1994, there were only 4 members. "There were so few of us that we could meet in a phone booth" said Secretary Mineta. More are to come. Today, there are a record number of Asian Americans running for Congress, most of whom are Democrats. Asian Americans are breaking through in appointed positions and in the White House as well. In this administration, there are more Asian Americans in highly appointed positions than in any previous administration including eight federal district and circuit judgeships and three presidential cabinet members. These positions are important because as Karen Narasaki, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center points out, "that's where the action is." Chris Lu, one of the highest ranking Asian Americans in the White House as liaison between President Obama and his cabinet members says, "When there's a more inclusive America, Asian Americans succeed." Chris Lu was a former classmate of President Obama in Harvard Law School and points out that it was Asian American pioneers that came before that broke through the glass ceiling. "It speaks to the strength of this country," he said toward the end of his speech. It is no mystery why Asian Americans are becoming a larger player in American politics. According to the most recent census data, there are 18.3 million AAPIs in the country. 4.7 million AAPIs are registered to vote. AAPIs are the fastest growing group in the nation, particularly in the battle ground states. Congresswoman Judy Chu, the first Chinese American Congresswoman said that "this means we can make a huge difference in the election. AAPIs have huge potential to make a difference in this election because we have visible leaders in the White House, in Congress, in the state legislatures, and in the local communities." This is important because it allows the Asian American perspective to be heard at the top levels of this country. Secretary Mineta reminded us that "if you're not at the table when decisions are being made, you are going to be left out. There are issues in education, immigration and health, all of these issues that we have our perspective continue to page 3 Tel : 910-864-7110 5318 Yadkin Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303 Fax : 919-876-4237 CP : 704-737-7203 Office: 704-849-7295, 704-844-8794 Chip Park / CharCom Properties Leasing & Marketing Tel : 704-523-2228 Fax : 704-523-1134 E-mail : CharCom@aon.com 1374 Drexmore Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209 Commerical Sales Lee Wood ProStead Realty Licenced in NC & SC *House & Business, , *Investment Consulting Mobile 704-400-7744 FAX 704-220-0881 Michellehan.email@example.com 1125 East Morehead St#201, Charlotte,NC, 28204 NC & SC Broker / Realtor KELLER WILLIAMS Ballantyne Area E-mail: Brendajshi@kwcharlotte.com 704-502-2726 Knowledge is Power! or current resident Pre-sorted Std. US Postage Paid Permit #1627 Charlotte, NC. logo design, marketing materials, web design, video editing and animation October 2012 (2) "Bridging the Pacific" American Chamber of Commerce and Jack Wang, Chinese Section Editor of the Asian Herald. Pictured here in the Asian Library with the Chinese community participants are, right to left, Jack Wang, DSS representative Sharon King, volunteers Robert and Stephanie Lee, Hua Peng (missing) and the participants. The Asian Herald Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce Emeritus Presidents 1st: Dr.Ki-Hyun Chun, 2nd: Dr. Nini Bautista, 3rd: Dr. Jian X, Zhang, 4th: Dr. John C, Chen One China Day Chair : Dr. John Chen, President : Jerry Tucker 1(866) YES-ASIA Asian cultures represented in Charlotte encompass over 13 nations. One of the missions of the CAACC is to unite all of these groups to better service the public. Asian history spans thousands of years and its culture is rich and diverse. The CAACC strives to provide business opportunities and to promote business actiAvities through cultural events, such as the annual Asian Festival & Dragon Boat Races each spring and Asian celebrations in the Fall that display our resources and share with you our ethnic qualities. Forty years ago, there were less than 200 Asians and only 8 Asian businesses in the Regional Charlotte Area, but this number has grown to 55,000 Asians and 630 businesses directly involved with Asians. Considering average gross sales of $480,000 a year per business, the Asian population of this area is generating $302 million in revenues, contributing greatly to the regional economy. We invite you to join the CAACC for unique resources, and then cross the bridge between the East and the West. Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun (Founder & the first President) Asian Library Activities One 7 School ( 10 Students) M-F / 8:00 AM � 2:00 PM Mary Catherine Garrett 704-493-7043 - One7 Academy is a small private school founded to educate sudents who were " slipping through the cracks' in mainstream school. We believe that you can make an eternal difference one handful at a time. We are a division of One7 Ministries. Little Lotus Fri / 5:30 � 7:30 PM Xiao Song H� 704-488-9500 - Chinese heritage to learn and enjoy traditional and contemporary dance as well as other Chinese Performing arts. Chinese Tree House M-F / 2:30 � 5:30 PM Xiao Song H� 704-488-9500 Chinese Art School (Art&Choir) Sat / 2:30 PM� 5:00 PM Jane Zhao 980-939-9408 CltChineseArtSchool@yahoo.com Contract Bridge Wed / 1:00 � 4:00 PM Ernie Ho 704-849-9715 firstname.lastname@example.org Go Club Thurs / 6:30 � 11:00 PM Greg McCall 704-365-9811 Mahjong Thurs / 10:00 AM Frank Yao 704-246-9147 Queen City Chess Tues / 6:30 � 11:00 PM Gary Newsom 704-618-2814 UCA-Universe Creative Arts 1) The Tao Tai Chi & Health Life Sat / 12:00 PM � 2:00 PM 2) UCA Dance & Kung Fu Sat / 10:00 AM � 12:00 PM Rieca Yao 704-778-5888 YOGA CLASSES Fri / 11:00 � 11:45 AM Leai Ho at 704-531-0915 One China Day, 8.28- A DSS service to the Chinese community, organized by the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce and Jack Wang, Chinese Section Editor of the Asian Herald. Pictured here in the Asian Library with the Chinese community participants are, right to left, Jack Wang, DSS representative Sharon King, volunteers Robert and Stephanie Lee, Hua Peng (missing) and the participants. Founding Members � Mr.Richard Yang, Mr. Ankang Dong, Mr. Benjamin Li, Mr. Meng Li, Mr.Jack Su, Mr.Woody Wu, Mr. Larry Huang President: Mr. Richard Yang Vice President: Mr. Ankang Dong, Mr. Benjamin Li, Mr. Meng Li, Mr.Jack Su, Mr.Woody Wu, Mr. Larry Huang,David Zheng, Jimmy Lee, Ting Xie, Fayi Zhang, Jack Liu, Jane Zheng,Anli Dong Honorary Chairman: Mr. Jing Fei Hong, Mr.Hu Bin and Dr.Ki-Hyun Chun Advisors: Dr.John Chen and Jian Zhang from Asian Chamber of Commerce, Secretary: Ernest Lang/Franco Wu Website: www.carolinaschinesechamber.com Contact: Richard Yang Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce We want to share your news ! ! ! Asian Communities Asian Communities Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce President : Jerry Tucker 1(866)YES -ASIA 1339 Baxter St. #200, Charlotte, NC 28204 Jerry.Tucker@caacc.com Roxanna, I am the current President of Chinese American Association of Charlotte. Please replace Meng Li's picture with the attached, as well as contact information. Please use the following address for CAAOC from now on till further notice. CAAOC c/o Linna Sealy 1734 Turning Leaf Ct. Andrea (CAACC) Daniel 704) 334-3450 email : email@example.com www.CharlotteChinese.com President : Linna Sealy (704) 701-6894 (Opinion) Roxanna (English) Jeong (Korean) (Chinese) Tiffany (Vietnam) Paul Chinese-American Association Community Affairs Contact: Richard Yang: firstname.lastname@example.org Charlotte, N 28262 President : Hosang Pang (704) 867-7600 / 824-0155 3400 S. New Hope Rd BLDG C&D Gastonia, NC 28056 www.charlottekoreans.com, email@example.com Korean Association President: Mrs. LITA JOAQUIN 704 780 3239 9118 Skipaway Dr, Waxhaw NC 28173 Community Contacts: Guia Villapando 704 643 3416 firstname.lastname@example.org Filipino-American Community Vietnamese Association President : Bith Phu (704) 981-1099 P.O.Box 38933 Charlotte, NC 28278 email@example.com Lao Am. Assoc. of the Carolinas President : Vannavong Phiaxay Community Affairs Contact: (704) 747-5719 India Association Indonesian Am. Assoc. of the Carolinas 9731 Clifton Meadow Dr., Matthews, NC 28105 firstname.lastname@example.org Community Affairs Contact: Sharon Suy (848) 459-8124 President: Lal Vishin email@example.com 11916 Stone Creek Court Charlotte, NC 28227 President : Robbynson H Suy, (704) 458-8532 continue from page 1 on, have to be spoken to at the table." The speakers urged everyone in attendance to not just vote but to get involved and become a part of the political process by getting others to vote, by getting informed on the issues and possibly running for office themselves, even in places like North Car- The Asian Herald olina. Mark Keam, the first foreign-born elected official to the VA general assembly said that "this is a new South, where we can work together. Where Asian Americans get activated, they can make a difference." Steve Rao, the first Asian American to be elected in North Carolina said that we can "rise to the greatest of heights." A city council member in Morrisville, just outside of Raleigh, he shared what his grandfather told him with tears in his eyes when he won his election: "It's a small step for a family in a small office, but it is one big step for all AAPIs in North Carolina. Now that there's one we can encourage others to run." The Asian Herald contributed to the DNC to represent Charlotte's Asian American community to the whole country by providing On Wednesday September 19, Aung San busing and lodging for volunteers, by proSuu Kyi was officially presented with the viding a venue at the Asian Herald Library for training, and by hosting the AAPI Del- Congressional Gold Medal award. Following the congressional award ceremony she met President Obama. She toured the US for 17 days, receiving four awards, speaking at colleges, and visited the UN, Yale, and Harvard. Suu Kyi was originally granted the Congressional Gold Medal award in 2008 while she was under house arrest for peacefully rallying for civil rights and democratic reform for Myanmar. Welcomed by a standing ovation, she was officially presented with the highest congressional award in a formal ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda with the highest civilian honor granted. During Suu Kyi`s visit, she was treated with the same honors usually reserved for prime ministers and presidents. Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner presented the Congressional Gold Medal award to Suu Kyi. To present the award, Boehner was accompanied by former first lady Laura Bush, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In her acceptance speech, Suu Kyi credited president Thein for his many reforms since his election to office. Following the award ceremony, Suu Kyi then went to the Oval Office of the White House for a half hour private meeting with egates Meet & Greet. The opportunity for President Obama. No TV cameras were our local Asian American community to connect with others in Texas, California, Virginia, New York, and elsewhere made it clear that AAPIs everywhere are more relevant than ever. Congresswoman Chu echoed this sentiment. "It's our time to get fully involved in the political process. It's our time to become empowered in the American political system. It's our time to raise our voice." The upcoming election will show just how loud Asian Americans can be. by Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun. Suu Kyi Receives Congressional Medal, Meets Obama By A. D. October 2012 (3) allowed. Only still photographers were briefly admitted for a quick photo opportunity with no official statements made. After the meeting, the President acknowledged Suu Kyi's courage and personal sacrifice for democracy and human rights over the years. The purpose of her visit here is to urge the US to end sanctions against Myanmar. She promised to work for more improvements in her country using her newly elected government position. On September 25, over 5000 gathered at Fort Wayne, Indiana to hear her speak. She was welcomed to the stage by a standing ovation. Fort Wayne has one of the largest Burmese communities in the US. The embargos, she addressed the crowd, were effective on helping bring political reform to Myanmar. Now she states that it is time to lift the ban on imports from their country, saying that it will help rebuild Myanmar's economy. Thein Sein attended the UN General assembly on September 27 to address the assembly about the political reforms in Myanmar since he took office in March 2011. He wants to return his country to the international community to cooperate with the UN and seeks an end to sanctions and get assistance with solutions to various problems such as civil unrest in Myanmar. Myanmar wants to solve conflict issues such as the violence between the minority population of Muslim Rohingya fighting with the majority Rakhine Buddhist population in the western state of Rakhine. 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The UPS Store centers are independently owned and operated. � 2012 Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. Offer expires 12/31/12. October 2012 (4) The AsiAn herAld by James Linton rest homes in Hwangju and Sariwon. We spent a solid day at the Groundwater Development Office, addressing mechanical challenges, and trying to improve our well-construction practices. We are very encouraged with the commitment and energy our partners continue to show. I spent two weeks in South Korea, reporting to our Korean brothers on our joint work. During that time, we arranged for the shipment from the U.S. to North Korea of the most needed spare parts. Together with the South Koreans, we will send a third rig, now completed, as soon as we get an export permit from the U.S. government. Please pray that our access continues to grow in North Korea, and as our resources are extremely limited, that we will have wisdom in the allocation of funds. We thank you for your continued support, and please remember us as we deal with our many supply challenges. Give thanks with us that the Lord has permitted us to work and to bear witness to His love in this difficult portion of His vineyard. these problems in North Korea seem to repeat themselves, and while we do not know the mind of God, we are praying for ways to demonstrate the love of Christ through all this. Our part is to focus on what we do best. After every natural disaster such as this, the most immediate needs are clean water and sanitation. Floods cause disease in that they pollute water sources, and spread human and animal waste. Water-borne diseases are particularly It has been a long, how summer, and deadly, and peoples' ability to provide while August is not my favorite time in North Korea, we have had a very blessed trip. On arrival, our NK colleagues asked for a change of schedule so that we could view and report on the flood damage on late July. More than 500 people lost their lives, and 22,000 were made homeless. Additionally, a large amount of cropland and stored food was destroyed. We were permitted to photograph many communities in South Pyongan Province, and speak with the survivors. Shortly after we left North Korea on the 11th of August, a typhoon hit, causing at least as much damage again. I do not know how these people will for themselves. survive the winter with no shelter and We found our drill rigs to be in constant no food, but it brings home to us that use. Since our visit in March, each rig had drilled 14 wells. This was despite mechanical problems with Rig 1, and a shortage of drill bits. We had hoped to resupply them earlier, but not given the opportunity to visit in June as originally planned. We spent three days on drill sites, providing water for two tuberculosis Wellspring Ticket Price: $55 Per person ($60.oo after October 31st ) Purchased Tickets are Non-Refundable Attire: Formal Parking: Free For ticket sales and other information, please call: Guia Villapando � (704) 975-0779 firstname.lastname@example.org Tessie Burrows � (704) 365-4353 2ndVP@facc-charlotte.com � (704) 909 0429 1stVP@facc-charlotte.com Nena Amigo Friendship Gardens in The Asian Herald South Korea Stops Import of US Rice Friendship Gardens in Charlotte! Our story begins in a garden. A scrappy little garden, (add photo) with a lot of heart and many hands to tend it. There among the weeds and the wonder we thought why not gather gardens across town to grow food for the meals-onwheels program and to grow the community of urban gardeners? Simple ideas are like seeds. They want to grow. And with a little care and feeding they become big ideas that produce a harvest of opportunity. Slow Food Charlotte and Friendship Trays planted this seed in the spring of 2009 and the Friendship Gardens grew. In May of 2010, The Women's Impact Fund awarded a $70,000 grant to Slow Food Charlotte to support and expand the work of Friendship Gardens. We hope that you'll take a moment to get to know us, read about our gardens, our projects, our partnerships and our vision. Join the team, volunteer, lend a hand, share your knowledge, drop us a line or better yet, plant a garden. Friendship Gardens is an expanding network of community, school, faithbased, institutional, public, private, and backyard gardens. Most of our garden partnerships share their harvest for the benefit of Friendship Trays who provide over 750 meals a day to members of our community who have limited access to healthy food. To the community: we offer educational workshops, volunteer and leadership opportunities, community connections, and food access to those with limited options. Beyond the South Korea has been importing rice from the US due to reduced areas of farmland because of urban and commercial expansion. Elevated levels of arsenic have been discovered by the US Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports magazine in US grown rice. The sale of US grown rice in South Korea has also been suspended pending further research about arsenic and rice. In 2011, South Korea imported 101,490 tons of US grown rice. This year they had planned to import 90,901 tons of rice from the US. The higher levels of arsenic in US rice are grown in the southeast US, in states such as Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The rice exported to Korea was grown in California, which contains lower levels of arsenic that are comparable to the levels found in rice grown in India and Thailand. A professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine has suggested for concerned parents that oatmeal or barley are good substitutes for rice. Oatmeal has five times less the amount of arsenic found in rice. Three US House representatives introduced the `Rice Act' on September 21st that will set limits on arsenic in food. Currently, bottled water is the only regulated consumer product for levels of arsenic. Earlier this year legislation was introduced to regulate the levels of lead and arsenic found in fruit juice after high levAsian Embassies Chinese Embassy Indian Embassy Indonesian Embassy Japanese Embassy Korean Embassy Philippines Embassy Singapore Embassy Taiwan(Am. Affairs Off.) 202-338-6688 202-939-7000 202-775-5200 202-238-6700 202-939-5600 202-467-9300 202-537-3100 202-362-6144 els were discovered in apple and grape juice beverages. Arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical. There are both organic and inorganic forms of arsenic. The natural organic form is found in the air, water, and soil. Inorganic arsenic has become present in farmland from fertilizer containing chicken waste. Chicken feed contained arsenic for production purposes. In the past and now discontinued, pesticides had been used that contained lead arsenate. The FDA has been monitoring the level of arsenic in rice for decades. They state that there is no evidence found in any of its studies that the rice is unsafe for consumption. There will be further in-depth studies completed by the end of this year. Most foods contain trace amounts of arsenic. US Department of Agriculture and US Health and Human Services recommend adults should consume 6 to 10 oz of grain every day. Unfortified rice is nutritious and has over 15 vitamins and minerals. More information can be found at: www.arsenicfacts.usarice.com/ If you have any questions you can email email@example.com or call (703) 236-2300. lot of heart and many hands to te wonder we thought why not gath meals-on-wheels program and to Simple ideas are like seeds. They want to grow. 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I have enjoyed so much being exposed to the many different cultures that make Charlotte such a rich and diverse place to live. Why should you vote for me? � I will fight to keep taxes low and reduce burdensome regulations that hinder small business creation. � I will push to increase focus on vocational education and training so that all of our children will have opportunity. � I will promote the different cultures that make Charlotte great and will encourage the sharing of those unique traits. � I will fight for safe, intact neighborhoods. � I will push for more outside the box thinking to improve our education system. I have worked hard, day after day to engage in and learn about the different cultures of Charlotte. I am asking for your vote on November 6 to help me become a voice for you on the Mecklenburg County Commission. Web site: www.electmichaelhobbs.com Email: Michael@electmichaelhobbs.com Candidate for Mecklenburg County Commission Endorsed by Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun. My name is Michael Hobbs and I'm a Republican At-Large candidate for the Mecklenburg County Commission. Since my introductory article in the March 2012 addition of the Asian Herald I have been very busy reaching out to all citizens of Mecklenburg County in my effort to win a seat on the Commission in November. I have spent a great deal of time in the Asian, Hispanic and Latino business communities and have met many new friends. I have found that we have a lot in common. We love this ing the wisdom and humanity of our guest speakers as a catalyst, we provide an opportunity for our citizens to unite, to educate and to work for human dignity, justice and moral courage. And yes, against indifference. Current Projects Living Together in the 21st Century is an education outreach project for young school children originated by Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel with involvement by child activist Jonathan Kozol. 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The training taught community members how to get engaged in the democratic process by teaching how to register voters, how to educate people on issues, and how to properly raise funds for political candidates. The event was attended by students from all of the major North Carolina universities as well as community leaders and organizers from all around the state. Ricky also volunteered with the DNCC Digital Media Team to tape delegates during the con- Writer's Corner by Daniel Chun CPA, J.D. political process. "I'm hopeful about North Carolina's future � a positive future that's better for our children and our children's children." Even now after the dust has settled and the last visitor has left Charlotte following the close of the DNC, we still feel the after-effects of the convention all over North Carolina. The DNC had a far reaching impact on everyone that attended but it especially changed the Asian American community. Throughout the convention, Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) got involved through volunteering, attending caucus meetings, participating in training sessions, and hearing speakers at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Local Asian Americans from all walks of life from students, and professionals to business owners and pastors shared their perspectives with members of AAPI communities not just in North Carolina but all over the country. The convention changed the way many Asian Americans felt about engaging the political process and what it means to be an American. Ricky Leung from Greensboro, North Carolina and New Media Director at the NC Justice Center said that the convention made him feel like he was part of something bigger. Ricky drove down from Durham, North Carolina to attend the convention. Skyrocketing hotel room prices did not stop him from volunteering as he slept on an air mattress at the Asian Herald Library, close to downtown Charlotte and all of the activities during the convention. A journalist by training, Ricky Ki - Hyun Chun, PH.D, CPA www.kihyunchuncpa.com 1st Asian CPA Firm in Carolians Let Our 30yrs Experience Work For you! *Tax Planning *Accounting *Bookkeeping *Consulting Ph.D., LLD., CCIM, CPA. For Robert Mady, a senior at UNC Charlotte, the DNC affirmed his recent embracing of his Asian American identity and advocacy for the AAPI community. Of Laotian descent, Robert grew up in Albemarle just outside of Charlotte in a predominantly non-Asian area. He did not feel very connected to the AAPI community until he started attending college and joined the Asian Students Association. Robert began educating himself on issues facing his community and quickly became a leader among his fellow AAPI classmates. Before becoming president of UNC Charlotte's Asian Student Association, he served as community liaison for his whole campus for the East Coast Asian American Students Union, whose 36th annual conference was held at Duke University last year with over 1,500 vention. When asked what effect the students and volunteers in attendance. convention had on AAPIs he said, "Be- Robert encouraged his classmates to atfore the convention there was a feeling that (AAPIs) were not powerful, but the convention really upped the energy." He now feels motivated about the future and is even inspired to try to be a delegate at the next convention. "There were so many people there at the convention, but everyone had a great attitude. There were protestors and such, tend and made UNCC the second most but the messages were mostly positive." represented school at the conference. He felt that everyone was about contrib- He also volunteered to help with reguting to a better future for the country. istration and transportation for the stuRicky hopes that Charlotte's time on the dents attending from out-of-town. national stage will open up the minds This would prove to be useful experiof AAPIs to pay more attention to the ence during the DNC as Robert moway the government affects our lives bilized students to help. He and his and pushes them to get involved in the friends were the lead volunteers, registering guests and providing support for speakers, for the APAP training held at the Asian Herald Library and the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote Gala. The training helped him feel more confident about getting directly involved in getting other people to vote and even connected him with several influential AAPIs in government, including a member of Congress. "It was sort of shocking, when (Congressman) Mike Honda remembered me and knew who I was." Seeing Charlotte transformed during the DNC and the AAPI involvement around him left a strong impression on Robert. "The final day I had the amazing opportunity to actually hear President Obama speak. It was the most motivating time of my life." When asked what he took away from the convention as a young Charlottean he said, "AAPIs are growing. I got to meet association leaders October 2012 (7) from the different Asian groups so I can see that we're here in Charlotte, we're growing and we're coming together." Ricky and Robert represent just two voices out of all of the Asian Americans that pitched in to participate in electing our next president. Regardless of what political party any group affiliates itself with, it is each American's right to help shape this country and enrich its democracy by contributing their unique point of view to the political process. Although the AAPI community does not have a long history of voting in numbers in North Carolina, Robert feels optimistic that it will play a larger role in this election cycle and those to come. He remarked on the journey ahead for his Asian Students Association and for the AAPI community as a whole, "If you want to get gold, you have to just start running." As you can see, Asian Americans are like Ricky and Robert are already racing forward. 1339 Baxter St. Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28204 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel :(704)332-5656 Fax:(704)332-9373 October 2012 (8) The AsiAn herAld ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO ASIAN-AMERICANS First Day at Democratic Convention: Unprecedented Number of Asian American and Pacific Islander Gatherings Held In Support of Obama Democrats' positions on issues resonate with diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, leading to an unprecedented amount of gatherings in support of President Obama across the nation and at the Convention. "As an Asian American delegate, I support President Obama because he has my family's interests in mind. I have a job, a roof over my head and my children are able to continue to attend college," said Ruthann Kurose, a delegate from Washington. A morning brief held by APIAVote on the electorate brought even more awareness to issues of importance with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Polls presented show that Asian Americans overwhelmingly like President Obama, with nearly three-quarters viewing him favorably. On the issues, Asian Americans believe the country is moving in the right direction. During the DNC, Delegates and volunteers utilized Asian Herald Library as training facility to have work shop for net work and strategy to win November election for Obama. Congressman Michael M. Honda and Congresswoman Judy Chu gave inspirational lecture to motivate volunteers. Asian Herald provided busing and lodging for more than dozens of volunteers. They slept 1st & 3rd floor, and utilized 2nd floor for their office work where they could use many desk top computers. It was very impres- ies hope for our country and understands the needs of our community." Many delegates continued their day by attending one of the many receptions in Charlotte held in support of President Obama. Community members across the nation joined in events sponsored by several Asian American Pacific Islander ethThe Democratic National Convennic groups, including but not limited to: tion's AAPI Communications Center anFilipinos for Obama, Korean Americans nounced details for Asian American and for Obama, South Asians for Obama and Pacific Islander events scheduled at this Vietnamese Americans for Obama. year's convention. Thousands of Asian "This robust activity from all of our Americans and Pacific Islanders particiAsian American and Pacific Islander pate in those activities, charting the comsive to watch their hard work and how communities is unprecedented. It's amaz- munity's greatest involvement in Amerithese young volunteers contribute now to ing to see the energy catch fire. It will can political convention history. build next generation's leadership. One of undoubtedly have a major impact on the Highlights of the convention include volunteers Daniel Chun prepared DNC reelection of President Obama. After No- prominent Asian American and Pacific volunteers schedules and organized its vember, I know that we will be able to Islander speakers: U.S. Rep. Judy Chu works from April in New York, and he credit our community with making his- (D-CA), Illinois 8th congressional district came to Charlotte for DNC. 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American and Pacific Islander delegates, Honda, Vice Chair of the Democratic They all worked very hard and efficiently, more than 300, attended the upcoming National Committee expressed the foland Congressman Honda was very im- democratic convention, proving the fast- lowing, "With a record turnout of Asian pressed with volunteer's contribution. est growing population is at the helm to American and Pacific Islander DemoHe sent Thank You letter to Publisher Dr. impact the future landscape of politics. cratic delegates at this year's Democratic Owner/CEO J A High levels of participation signal the Ki-Hyun Chun: "The support and leader"Purveyor Of Premier Properties in the Carolinas" convention in North Carolina, we know ship you put forth reflects your genuine BROKER, REAL dedication in building the next generation LICENSED IN of leaders. 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The decisive 5 hour perilous naval battle of Lepanto ( Italian for what is now Naupactos or dockyard, in the western coast of Loeris,Greece) changed the course of history, and saved Europe & Christian world from the Turkish invasion. A famous painting of the Battle of Lepanto by the Filipino national painter & hero, Juan Luna, hangs in the Spanish Senate of Madrid. Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, lost the use of an arm in the battle and was known as the " Manco/ cripple de Lepanto". This decisive victory was attibuted to the Holy Mother of God, whose intercession with God was invoked thru the praying of the rosary by the crew of the 200 ships and Christians gathered in churches all over Europe. ( All but 13 of the 300 Turkish ships were sunk or taken). In Manila, the Feast of La Naval is celebrated with a huge parade of lavishly decorated statues of the Virgin Mary on floats ( from different churches in the country), accompanied by the parish members, reciting & singing the rosary. The celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, invites all to meditate upon the mysteries of Christ ( known as Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful & Luminous mysteries, recited on different days), following the example of the Blessed Virgin, who was so singularly associated with the Incarnation/Birth, Passion/Crucifixion and Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Coordinators of the NC & SC Rosary Groups are: Nena Amigo(South), Rose Freeman/ Betty Javelona(North&University area), Joe Calicdan (Marian), Andy Pagilagan(Rockhill), Dr. Nini ( Queen of Peace), Lita Joaquin ( Lady of Guadalupe, Waxhaw), Malette Oliveros( Huntersville/Concord), Connie Hudack( Lady of Fatima, Ballantyne/Fort Mill); Done Espina/Teofy Floyd (Albemarle), Susan Aquino Supil (Servants of the Lord,Matthews). For more information, please call Mrs. Lita Joaquin tel 704 243 6234. . Lawn Care New Garden & Remodeling Water Gardens & Stone Work Irrigation Sprinkler Systems Tree Service LANDSCAPING October 2012 (9) by Dr. Nini RB Bautista, FACC Past President, Coordinator, Queen of Peace Rosary Group TEL : 704- 699-7956 E.Mail : GWPMK@hotmail.com Green World Landscape The Annual Rosary Fiesta in honor of Our Blessed Virgin Mother will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 3 to 8 pm at the St Matthews Parish Church on Ballantyne Commons Pkwy/Rea Road. 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As you dine, you can watch from almost any table in the restaurant as the service island is keeping freshly prepared food available on the buffet. You can see the sushi chef prepare the Takuwan and California Rolls. Satay chicken can be seen grilling over open flame. As they cut the fresh fruit and make the salads behind the bar, it can be viewed. You may easily observe their food handling procedures. There is also another feature at the service island, a unique treat for noodle soup lovers. You can choose from 5 types of noodles and 3 choices of soup broth for your soup creation. Just simply greet the cooks behind the window and let them know which items you would like to combine, and they will prepare the soup for you. Some patrons come to the restaurant just for the soup. Another unique quality of Tin Tin is that they develop and perfect new items to add to the buffet approximately every 3 months or so to have new items for their regular customers to try. The buffet prices are not high even though they purchase food for the buffet that is higher quality than average Chinese restaurants. Customers have been known to wait outside in line and they do not mind the wait. Congratulation for TENTH ANNIVERSARY and Thank You for your service to Charlotte! Restaurant hours: Lunch: 7 days a week 11am � 3pm. Dinner: Sunday � Thursday 4:30pm � 9:30pm. Friday & Saturday 4:30pm � 10:00pm. Tin Tin, Charlotte's most unique Chinese buffet will be having its 10th anniversary at Christmas on December 25th, 2012. In 2010, it was voted Charlotte's best Chinese buffet by the readers of the Asian Herald newspaper. On December 15th of the same year, the award was presented to the restaurant. Mr. Steve Tong and Mr. Ken Ho founded Tin Tin restaurant and they are major shareholders for the business now. Mr. Tong has many years restaurant business experience and he knows how to serve customers and give satisfaction to them. He operates business very efficiently, and he does not mind paying high price for the best quality of Internal Medicine Family Kim Tam, M.D. (704) 342-8115 Internal Medicine Nang T. Ta, M.D. English-Vietnamese 3007 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 1918 Randolph Rd. Ste 440 Charlotte, NC 28207 food. He has excellent partner Mr. Ken Ho. You will be welcomed by Mr. Ho at front desk everyday except on Wednesday when you go to dine at Tin Tin. You can tell how much he concerns for his customers by the impression you get when he receives customers, and lead them to seats. Mr. Ken Ho was born in a small village outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is 3rd generation Malaysian born Cantonese. At the age of 15, in 1981 he came to the United States, finished high School and continued to college and obtained a business degree. Tin Tin is his second restaurant, his first in Charlotte. Ken works long hours, 6 days a week, over 12 hours a day. 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Lieu, M.D. (704) 663-7500 930 West Wilson Ave Mooresville, NC 28117 English-Korean 1110 Navaho Dr. Ste 502 Raleigh, NC 27609 7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Ste 300 Jeffrey Wang & Mary Ren, L.Ac English-Chinese English-Korean English-Korean 4915 Piedmont Pkwy Ste. 103 Jamestown, NC 27282 (704) 968-0351 Acupuncture (M.D. in China) Peizhi Li, L.Ac English-Chinese 10512 Park Rd. Ste 203 Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 341-3063 Chiropractor Jeongpil Park, D.C. English-Korean-Spanish 101 E Matthews ST. Suite 700. Matthews, NC 28105 Acupuncture 9104 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27617 English-Korean Pradip B. Bulsara L.Ac. Enhglish-Hindu 203 Gelnway Street Belmont, NC 28054 Pediatrics 536-7233 Nguyen Ta, M.D. English-Vietnamese 1433 Emerywood Dr. Ste D Charlotte, NC 28210 Chiropractor Sharon Tam, D.C. English-Chinese 2418 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 841-1701 (704) 917-9804 Architect Hong Choe, AIA English-Korean 2409 Chesterfield Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 4912 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 English-Chinese (704) 554-8880 Dentist Steven Ghim, D.D.S. English-Korean 9335 Blankeney Center Dr. Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 377-0800 Chiropractor Xiaolu Dong, D.C. English-Chinese 539 #9 Highway Bypass E. Lancaster, SC 29720 firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 408-8994 Chiropractor Chiropractic Physician Dr. R. Scott Saario 537 W Sugar Creek Rd, Ste 101 P: (704)598-8040 DrSaario@CharlotteChiropracticClinic.com (704) 541-8600 (803) 286-1148 (704) 780-1544 Dentist Luong-Huy Le, D.D.S. (704) 295-0151 Dentist Dr. Xin Chen English-Chinese 8170 C. South Tryon St Charlotte NC 28273 English-Vietnamese 2614-A East 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204 Optometrist English-Vietnamese 6801 Northlake Mall Dr, Ste 253 Charlotte, NC 28212 (704)777-9047, (704) 563-7655 Do Thuan My, D.O. Attorney Immigration Jordan G. Forsythe 756 Tyvola Rd. Suite 160 Charlotte, NC 28217 Acupuncture Wendy Swanson Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist Starpoint Acupuncture Attorney Immigration Douglas H. 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Ai cng sai. - Bch thy, ngi ph�m c chp � �nh, nhng ngi � xut gia tu h�nh m� vng mc nhng chuyn l nghi gi�o iu i bt b con, xin hi thy l� �ng hay sai? - Va sai, va �ng! - Sao l� sai? Sao l� �ng? - SAI, v� tu h�nh m� chp nht nhng iu nh nht. UNG, v� gi g�n thanh tnh cho chn gi� lam t�n nghi�m, � l� bn phn, l� nhim v phng s Tam Bo, hong dng Ch�nh Ph�p ! - Con tng nghe rng, ngn c php phi bay, tht ra c kh�ng bay m� gi� bay, nhng tht ra gi� chng ng m� do T�m ca con ngi ang ng. Phi vy chng? - Tht hay! Tht hay! - Vy theo thy th� con n mc ra sao? - B�nh thng. - �ng tr�ch hay �ng khen ? - Hp thi trang. Hin i. Gn g�ng. Tit kim. Nu ngi mc kh�ng h thy ngng nghu, kh�ng ch�t gng go, kh�ng phi �u lo, thong dong kh �o xut nhp nh rng p m�y, th� tht la ang khen ngi. Nu mc v�o m� lu�n thy b g� b�, thy nh b mang ca n, mang x�ch xing, Kh�ng thoi m�i i ng nm ngi th� tht l� �ng thng, ti nghip, ch kh�ng �ng tr�ch! C� g�i ci khanh kh�ch ra iu th�ch th�. S tr tr� bt ci ha h, ting ci t ti vang ng nh � rung chuyn c gi�n ng�i rong r�u ca tnh tht. Ri im lng nh t. C� g�i ct ting: - Thy tht cao th�m, vng nh b�n thch ! - C� phi � l� mc �ch ch�nh ca c� khi gh� thm bn t ? Im lng, tc � th� nhn. - C� mang mt ch�t am hiu gi�o l� nh� Pht, mt ch�t kin thc c bn v s Tnh ng, c t�m c � v�o ch�a th th�ch c�i T�m o ca tng ni gi�o . S c � l�m cho ngi kh�c chao o t�m � ch�nh l� �c t�m, ch�nh l� ng ri �! - Bch thy, qu �ng l� con ng. Nhng �u phi thy ngi ng m� m�nh phi ng theo, phi vy kh�ng thy? - Phi nh quanh c� u l� nhng ch�ng sanh ang tu, c�n tu, ch cha c� ai c o, cha ai gii tho�t c m�nh! - Ch c� thy l� tnh th�i sao? - V� �y l� tnh tht. T�m ngi phi tnh, phi tnh. - Thy kh�ng tr�ch con v chuyn n mc n�y tht sao ? - Kh�ng tr�ch, m� c�n khen. �o qun ch l� ngoi vt. Ch�ng v� tri v� gi�c, kh�ng ti t�nh g�. Ch�ng l� vt ngoi th�n, kh�ng l� mt b phn ca th�n th con ngi....V� th�n th con ngi cng ch l� gi tm...Ch l� t, nc, T�M AN - I TH gi�, la hi t to n�n. Th�n x�cB�NH n�y c�n l� th b�n ngo�i, hung chi l� qun vi �o, xi�m vi y? H�nhtay, minh B�n tha giy, hay ng tin lu�n lu�n c� hai mt, kh� kh�ng gi� v� s�ng bin khi gi� i l�n l� hai - Ch c�i T�M b�n trong mi l� n quan trng ? mt kh�ng x�t hai mt, c� iu �ng c� iu sai, c� iu phi c� i - T�nh ng u t ni y. Cho n�n, nu c� � c� gan n mc h hang thiu thn vi v�c ng ca v�o ca thin, th� h�y ph�t huy th�m bn lnh m� tr�t b ht xi�m y gi tm ra khi tm th�n u xu�n, ch�a l�ng nghi ng�t hng trm, th gi tm ngay �y h i ! ng b�i Pht. ch�nh inni d�ng - Tr�t b ht i ! S tr tr� qu�t l�n. C� g�i git bn m�nh, vi qu mp xung, u dp t my c�i. S li qu�t: - Tr�t ht. Ri i ra ngo�i, do mt v�ng v�n cnh mau i! - Bch thy... con kh�ng d�m. Con kh�ng d�m . Con xin dp u t ti. i n thy � khai t�m i�m ao > ... Anh huynh trng ng ch ngo�i h�nh lang vi rut n�ng gan s�i, c nh ang ng tr�n t kin b nht. H�nh minh V� ri, c�nh ca tnh tht � m toang. 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Matthews, NC 28105 Rev. Kenji Takami (980) 322-4321 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.carmelbaptist.org The Asian Herald Interfaith Indonesian Fellowship 2940 Commonwealth Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 Pastor: Jusuf Mandey Contact: Maureen Laloan (704) 248-6983 St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic 4929 Sandy Porter Rd. Charlotte, NC 28273 Rev: D. min. Tan Van Le (704) 504-0907 email@example.com Chinese True Buddhist Society 5909 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212 Contact: Pauline Lee (7040 567-2000 www.charlotte-tbs.org Carmel Baptist Chinese Ministry 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 Rev: David Lee (704) 847-8575 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.carmelbaptist.org Filipino Int'l Community Church 185 S Trade St. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Van Joven Pamintuan (704) 231-2271 Centerview Lao Baptist Church 4307 Eddleman Street Charlotte, NC 28208 Rev: Bounthavone Sombatsaphay (704) 509-4989 (704) 277-4183 Cambodian Buddhist Temple 219 Owen Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28213 Master: Duong Cheang Contact: Manary Tan (704) 596-6628 Agape Chinese Baptist Church 1500 Suther Rd. Charlotte, NC 28213 Pastor: Edmond Chan (704) 455-2813 (704) 549-8215 Cambodian Methodist Mission 4305 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205 Pastor: Samuel Om (704) 376-3467 email@example.com Bible Baptist Church 255 South Highway 21 Bypass Fort Mill, SC 28089 Pastor: John Stone (571) 438-3852 ( ) Phat Hue Buddhist Temple 11502 Idlewild Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 Chua Phat Hue Venerable: Thich Phap Hue (704) 321-9098 Charlotte Chinese Baptist Church 7225 Pence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215 Pastor: Steven Wang (704) 536-6700 First Hmong United Methodist 6401 Hickory Grove Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215 Pastor: Cher Lue Vang (704) 545-8264 Myanmar Community Church 1451 Briar Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28205 Pastor: John Byhna (704) 449-3012 Wat Lao Buddharam 1824 Todville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28214 Ven. Phra Singkham Ban Lusak (704) 391-5540 Contact: Mr. Done Vongsavanh (704) 499-3717 firstname.lastname@example.org Vietnamese Baptist Church 4301 Howie Circle Charlotte, NC 28205 Pastor: Paul Hung Nguyen (704) 231-3594 Vietnamese Assembly of God 4525 E. WT Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28215 Pastor: Timothy Tran (704) 568-9522 (704) 362-1554 email@example.com Holy Rosary Group Holy Rosary Groups of Charlotte & vicinity Paul Davis Amigo (704) 541-9485 Chinese Tzuchi Foundation 11626-B Wilmar Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273 Contact: Karren Wu (704) 281-8060 www.tzuchicharlotte.org Vietnamese Faith Baptist Church 9733 Plaza Road Ext. Charlotte, NC 28215 Senior Pastor: Dai Van Nguyen (704) 563-7847 firstname.lastname@example.org Asian Churches & Religious Org. Sarang Church (Pentecostal Holiness) 331 West Sugar Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC 28213 Pastor: Joseph Chung (704) 598-5255 (704) 258-3568 Lien Hoa Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Thich Chan Phuc 6510 Lake Dr, Charlot, NC 28215 (704) 537-1126 Charlotte Presbyterian Church 701 Scaleybark Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 Pastor: Sung Kyun Na (704) 529-0900 (704) 877-6642 All Nations Church 301 S. Davidson St. Charlotte, NC 28202 Pastor: Eul Ki Jung (704) 332-9930 (704) 717-2920 Carolinas Christian Assembly/Indian Church Rev.Dr. K.C.paul, MA,MS,M.Div,Phd 12601 Idlewild Rd NC 28105 (704) 771-1414 Email:Christspaul@gmail.com The First Korean Presbyterian Church 6930 Wallace Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212 Pastor: Yu Chan Choi (704) 531-2552 Global Hope Church 3417 Ludman Way. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Hyung Woo Park (704) 322-3101 (704) 281-0080 Bethel Korean Church of Charlotte 7121 Delta Lake Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215 Pastor: John C. Kim (704) 566-7173 (704) 599-3063 Asheville Korean Baptist Church 2905 N. Rugby Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28791 Pastor: Yeun Wok Kim (828) 684-0173 (828) 702-2412 Southern Korean Presbyterian Church 3619 McKee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270 Pastor: Sung Sub Song (704)-841-0821 Statesville Korean Presbyterian Church 221 Ivyrun Ct. Statesville, NC 28625 Pastor: Song Choi (704) 924-9772 (704) 873-6275 Carolina Korean Church 1201 Matthew Township Parkway Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Seung Hwan Kim (704) 488-1187 Wesley United Methodist Church 3715 Rea Rd. Charlotte, NC 282226 Pastor: Hyeong Jae Lee (704) 408-0909 (828) 702-2412 Mok Yaung Presbyterian Church 2024 Sam Newell Rd Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Dong Min Shin (704) 542-3514 email@example.com Peace Church 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 : 12 30 Pastor: Eung Ju Lee (704) 236-7194 Open Church of Charlotte 1015 S. Trade St. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor:Young Chang Cha (704) 849-2661 (704)763-6242 Bethany Presbyterian Church 1805 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204 Pastor: Jong Baek Lim (704) 375-3501, (704) 844-6175 Charlotte Church of the Nazarene 8614 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 Pastor: Dong Il Jang (704) 759-8229 (704) 839-1574 Henderson Mission Church 286 8th Ave Cramerton, NC 28032 Pastor: Dongwook Kim (704) 823-7743 (704) 823-0041 Korean Global Mission Church 1329 Stallings Rd. Matthews, NC 28104 Pastor: Daemun Lim (704) 821-6637 (704) 451-4908 Wheat Mission in Charlotte 1015 S. Trade St. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Ki Yeong Kim (704) 281-8318 Dream Presbyterian Church 3316 Pleasant Plains Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Ji Ho Jeong (704) 847-9880, 287-2278 firstname.lastname@example.org Charlotte Korean SDA Church 3120 Sam Newell Rd. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Ray Tai-Kook Chung (704) 849-7787 (704) 641-2550 Matthews Presbyterian Church 2024 Sam Newell RD. Matthews, NC 28105 Pastor: Sebo Kwon (704) - 249-8986 Others � New Life Church (704) 341-7710 5008 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 � Calvary Church 704) 564-9131 5804 Pineville-matthews Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 � Grace Korean Church 704) 965-1004 124 Georgia Valley Ave. Delmont, NC 28102 � Korean Central Baptist (704) 567-1565 / 578-5678 8823 Albemarle Rd , Charlotte NC 28227 � Gastonia Baptist Sung chun, No (704) 865-9845 � Mustard Seed Church Young seo, Kim (980) 253-3956 � Lake Norman Preb Church Young IL, Cho (980) 258-3521 � Serving Church Chong Han, Ji (704) 954-2145 Beacon Korean Methodist Church 9212 Bryant Farms Rd. Charlotte, NC 28277 Pastor : Sun Jin Kim 980-819-8493, 603-505-0195 Rodem Presbyterian Church 15008 Lancaster Highway Pineville, NC 28134 Pastor: Eun Joo Kim (704) 307-5442 All Nations Mission Church 1320 India Hook Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29731 Pastor: Joon Won Kang (803) 366-3107 (704) 665-6243 * , The AsiAn herAld October 2012 (23) October 2012 (24) The Asian Herald First Asian Church in Charlotte Established on Aug 28, 1977 Pastor : Sung Kyun Na ( ) 704-529-0900 704-877-6642 Charlotte Presbystrrian Church (PCA) 701 Scaleybark Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209 First Asian Church in Charlotte Established on Aug 28, 1977 Butler and Quinn, PLLC Areas of practice: Criminal Law & Immigration Lut h�nh s nhp c Kriminal Law & Imigrasyon 4801 East Independence Boulevard Suite 700 . Charlotte, NC 28212 Triangle Executive Business Center 3200 Beechleaf Court Suite 100-32. Raleigh, NC 27604 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Traditional Chinese Restaurant www.mywanfu.com Awarded 5 STARS (HIGHEST RATING) by The Charlotte Weekly in 2008 Rated "Charlotte's BEST Chinese Restaurant" by Rated Best Of Charlotte.com Voted CITY'S BEST by AOL Cityguide WINNER - Best of Citysearch Proud to have the famous "Chef Chan" as our Head Chef since 2002 Private Meeting Rooms/Party Rooms & Upstairs Banquet Room available Phone: (704) 569-9800 / Fax: (704) 569-9866 Phone: (919) 424-8371 10719 Kettering Dr. Charlotte, NC 28226 704-541-1688 Tin Tin, an upscale All You Can Eat Asian seafood buffet offers a vast assortment of mouth watering culinary delights. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in preparing each taste tempting entr�e. Our buffet counter with over hundred varieties of appetizers, salads, hot foods and bite size desserts. Extravaganza cannot be described in mere words tin TIN BUFFET Come in & enjoy! 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