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Fresh Off The Boat – Eddie Huang Eddie Huang, host of the Fresh off the Boat series and author of the newly released (also titled) Fresh Off The Boat memoir, recently visited his alma mater Rollins College on Tuesday March 19, 2013 for a “reading” of his new book. In addition to being recently having his TED Fellowship revoked for hanging out with porn star Asa Akira in LA, Eddie spoke about growing up in Orlando as an Asian American and answered questions from the standing room only audience, juxtaposed beneath painted portraits of predominantly old white male past presidents of Rollins College. “Life is not a track, it’s not a train or one highway.” Eddie said, when talking about his circuitous path from attorney to stand up comedian to Food Network contestant and now chef/owner of Baohaus, author, and media

personality. The child of Taiwanese immigrants, while growing up in Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill and one of the few faces of color in the community, he was often the target of racial taunts of “ching chong Eddie Huang” after baseball practices and was even called a chink on his first day at kindergarten. This incident, among others, made Eddie realize he was an outsider and often caused him to run into trouble with authorities. His life changed while at Rollins College studying Liberal Arts under the tutelage of professors who truly cared for him. He took classes such as acting, screen writing, and Chinese. Eddie said, “I went to school to train my mind, my soul, and to answer questions of ‘who am I?’”. “Don’t let occupation define you. What you

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do says a lot about you, but who you are is not what you do,” Eddie advised during the talk. Always interested in social justice as well as rehabilitating his standing in society, he decided to pursue law for his graduate degree. After studying cases such as Bush V. Gore, he realized, “what drives decisions in this country is not rule of law, it’s politics and money.” “We have the power to vote with your money. If you support gay rights, don’t go to a Chic-Fil-A. If you don’t like what McDonald’s does to our food ecosystem, then don’t go to McDonald’s.” Eddie decided to go into the food because it was one of the few industries that Asian Americans weren’t questioned for excelling at. Having learned everything from his mother, he believes she is the best cook in Orlando.

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Andrea Eliscu with John Chung of the CAACF’s Team CHARGE.

OPD’s Operation Positive Direction teens Brandon Cunningham and Darrell Marshall.

Andrea Eliscu instructs Orlando Positive Direction teen Genesis Colon how to paddle in a dragon boat.

Andrea Eliscu —The Woman Behind Dragon Boating in Orlando  By Shally Wong

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In 2010, my friend Nina Yon introduced me to Andrea Eliscu. Nina told me that Andrea wanted to reach out to the Asian Community for a new dragon boat initiative she was spearheading, and that we were a perfect match. After just one brief meeting, I was convinced that Andrea’s passion would help grow this sport in our community.

build this dream. As a result, I decided to bring the entire CAACF board to the first Dragon Boat launching ceremony in April, 2010, at Lake Fairview. CAACF then formed Team CHARGE three months later and became one of the many dragon boat teams under the newly formed Orlando Dragon Boat Club.

goes much deeper. It has forged a trust that improves the lives of the children and law enforcement officers alike, and that trust is spreading back to their families, friends, neighborhoods and communities. The team’s latest goal is to compete in the Great White North International Festival in Toronto on September 6-8, 2013.

I had volunteered with the Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) for years, and in 2005, we held the area’s first Dragon Boat Festival at Moss Park to educate our members about this 2,500-year-old tradition. For the festival, we had to tow two 40-foot dragon boats all the way from Miami as we had no dragon boat in Orlando at that time.

Without Andrea’s vision, contagious passion and perseverance, Orlando would not have the Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival which last year alone, attracted 80 teams from 3 continents and 40,000 spectators to our community, all while raising more than $187,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.

That is still not all. Andrea’s dream continues to grow. The Orlando Health Foundation’s latest focus is on developing a Corporate Team-building Dragon Boat Program to pave the path for future growth of the sport in Central Florida and even larger community dragon boat festivals in the future.

And without Andrea, there would also be no Dueling Dragons team, which pairs Orlando Police Department officers with local at-risk teens to paddle together for a cause. This unique team is the first of its kind in the sport and is literally making waves. Not only are they a force to be reckoned with on the water in competition, the relationships forged between the officers and kids

If you would like to know how the world’s fastest growing water sport can benefit you or your organization, please contact Marelize Dingman at or Andrea Eliscu at And as Andrea always loves to say, “unleash the power of the dragon” in your life.

Andrea’s vision was to bring a dragon boat to Orlando that could be used to raise funds for Orlando Health’s MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando while also benefitting the community at large. I was impressed by her appreciation of the Ancient Chinese roots of the sport and her desire to reach out to the local Asian community to help



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Close to 300 dragon boat paddlers around Florida came together to race at the Orlando Dragon Boat Challenge on March 23, 2013. Each team was entitled three races in one day while the top six teams (three from mixed division and three from senior division) competed in the utlimate challenge 2,000 meters race. Both TECO Tan Anou Team Red and Black from Tampa were placed the first and the second in the premier mixed division while the SunFire Renegades 追日者 from Orlando Dragon Club got the third place. Leathernecks, Silver Dragons and Black Sheep Marines Team divided the three medals in the senior division. Warriors on Water beat Dragon Sisters United in the women division. “Even we do not win, it is such a great experience for our team as we are preparing for two more races in Walgreens Cocoa Beach and Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat race in April. After all, it is about friendship and team work,” said C.K. Lau, the member of Team CHARGE.

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CHARGE Dragon Boat team

This modern sport of Dragon Boat racing is now a competitive sport which brings people together regardless of age, race, size and gender. Dragon Boating prevails in the corporate world as a great team building tool. Sign up for next year at http://www.orlandodragonboatchallenge. com. For information about the Corporate Team Building Dragon Boat Program, please contact Orlando Dragon Boat Club at For more photos:



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South Florida celebrated the Year of the Snake at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus. This year’s grand festival marked the 25th Anniversary of Florida’s largest Chinese New Year Celebration organized and presented by the Chinese Cultural Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Chinese Cultural Association, Inc. Despite the coldest day of the year, over 5,000 visitors were able to satisfy their appetite for all things cultural by visiting over 70 vendors and exhibitors providing a variety ethnic foods, arts and crafts, commercial, health, and spiritual products. The large children’s play area provided a variety of games and rides. At precisely 12:20 p.m., the deep pounding



sounds of the drum, ganggu (缸鼓), heralded the arrival of the dragon and lion to begin the spectacular showcase of talent. The show was a solid 90-minutes of fast moving, high quality entertainment. Performers in colorful costumes presented traditional Chinese folk dances and music, plate spinning, jar juggling, skillful acrobatics, and the continuing crowd favorite, Matsuriza Taiko Drums. Crowd appreciation was high for the FIU Asian Student Union Association presention of their version of Gangnam Style. The Confucius Institute presented the show finale with a display of the elaborate national costumes of many of China’s ethnic minorities. A second show was presented at 3:30 p.m.

On hand to join the celebration and to wish the large crowd a happy and prosperous new year, was Director General Ray Mou representing TECO in Miami. In thanking the community for its support of the festival, Peter Liu, CCF President and Festival Chairman, stated that a portion of the proceeds from all tickets sold was being donated back to local charitable organizations. This year’s recipients were Save Our Sisters Dragon Boat Team to support breast cancer education; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; and Nanay, Inc. According to Mr. Liu, the festival has donated more than $50,000 to international, national, and local charities.

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Asia Trend has supported the UCF ASA Scholarship Pageant since 2006. The Asian Student Association of UCF was the first to present an Asian American pageant on a Florida college campus. Having the opportunity to attend all these years is a wonderful experience. All the sixteen contestants in the competition shared the experience of blending the cultural heritage with the modern American life. I was impressed by the positive attitude surrounding the group and the supportive spirit among the contestants. To me, they were all the winners as they achieved the purpose of showcasing their proud heritages. Congratulate to all of them and thank ASA advisor Karen Nguyen and the committees for bringing the audiences an amusing night.  By Asia Trend C.K. Lau

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Lantern Festival Cultural Celebration As the crowds jostled around the white-clad Chef, the onlookers stared hungrily at the clump of flour in front of them. Were they going to be able to eat soon? Looking at the swarm of hundreds of people around him, Chef Wang (王建 華) wiped away sweat from his brow and smiled. Then, he did what he has been doing for years – let the dough fly high! Soon enough, long noodles began to appear, and just in time too, as the smell of the sweet rice ball soup began beckoning people to another corner, and a new crowd piled in to watch the chef repeat his magic. With all the hustle and bustle, with different cultural activities taking place at the same time, no one would fault you if you thought that you



were in Asia for Lunar New Year. But it all happened Sunday afternoon, February 24th, right here in Orlando at Guang Ming Buddhist Temple (奧蘭多光明寺). The Lantern Festival, yuanxiao (元宵) traditionally celebrates the end of the Chinese New Year festivities, and is held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year. Dating back centuries, the festivities typically involve hoping for an auspicious year. In modern times, one of the largest festivals is held annually in Taiwan, with tens of thousands of people going to see huge lanterns, laser shows, fireworks, and a culmination of hundreds of lanterns floating into the night sky. Here in Central Florida, we may not have 30-

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ton lantern centerpieces, but we are lucky to have in our backyard one of the largest traditional-Chinese style buildings in the Southeastern United States, and more fortunate to have it host educational and cultural events that are fun for all ages, young and old, Easterner and Westerner! In the dining room of Guang Ming Temple, chef Wang, from an award-winning restaurant, demonstrated his expertise in forming half-pulled Chinese noodles in the traditional-style, easily turning a ball of dough into long strings without any use of knives or tools! In the other corner of the dining hall, visitors could knead their own tang yuan (湯圓), a sweet and sticky rice-ball dessert, and, of course, taste their product!

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In the main shrine, guests could listen to Chinese musical instruments – the erhu (二胡), guzheng (古箏), pipa (琵琶), duan di (短笛), and chang di (長笛) – being played by Mrs. Chen (楊 劍萍), a Shanghai Conservatory trained musician who has performed for President Carter! Guests could give their hands a try, but it appears years of practice makes a difference. On the other side of the temple in the tea room, guests savored drinks in traditional tea ceremonies by Vicky (呂秋鴻). Visitors could also have their names written with thick black brush strokes by a traditional Chinese calligraphy expert, Peter Lau (劉演達), and create the brain stimulating Chinese couplets 詩詞對聯 or take their turns at guessing the challenged riddles ( 猜燈謎)– a typical activity of the Lantern Festival.

honor students of Mr. Fan (范新林)… and guests could then take home their finished hand work. All these dazzling cultural celebrations inside the temple capped Orlando’s Lantern Festival. From the mouth-watering food to the crafted lanterns, all activities were completely free thanks to dozens of hard-working volunteers and the generosity of Guang Ming Temple. The Lantern Festival is not a Buddhist holiday, but a cultural one popular throughout East Asia. Also an integral part of Asian history, Buddhism spread across Asia after it was founded 2,600 years ago in northern India. In China, despite opposition from Confucians and Taoists, Buddhism became firmly entrenched by the 500s AD, and reached its first golden age in the Tang dynasty of 700s AD.

And, of course, finally, who could forget the Today, Orlando Guang Ming Temple is part of lanterns? In the multi-purpose room on the sec- an international network under Fo Guang Shan ond floor, the auditorium benches were moved (FGS 佛光山) Buddha’s Light International Asaside to make room for many crafting and paint- sociation (國際佛光會)that encompasses over ing elaborations, like the art of lanterns made 220 temples on 6 continents. FGS Guang Ming out of small and big red envelopes, making the Temple promotes “Humanistic Buddhism”(人間佛 Buddhist Lotus Flower lanterns, and year of the 教), an integration of true mindfulness into daily snake related art works… all assisted by ten For more photos:

living, and often hosts cultural special events, in addition to its enrichment of chanting, meditating, sutra studying, Buddhism propagating and activities such as yoga, calligraphy, and Chinese language classes. Guang Ming Buddhist Temple is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and located at 6555 Hoffner Rd, Orlando FL 32822, 3 miles away from Orlando International Airport. Regular services are held each Sunday morning at 10:30am. For more information, please call (407) 281-8482 or check the web: Conchita Hsu 俞孟貞, a former principal, administrator and educator, is an active, involved community member in Central Florida. Conchita is currently serving as the first President of East Orlando Chapter of Fo Guan Shan BLIA - Buddha’s Light International Association. She coordinated the entire Lantern Festival Cultural Celebration.

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{Community} Agnes Chau, on behalf of City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, presents the proclamation to Director Mou

TECO Director General Farewell Dinner Director General Ray Mou returned to Taiwan after serving at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami for two years. Taiwanese community leader Paul Liau and Johnson Young organized a farewell dinner at Chan’s restaurant on March 30. More than twenty associations in Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Gainesville, and Melbourne sent their representatives to attend this farewell dinner to show the appreciation for Director Mou’s dedication to promoting businesses, preserving Taiwanese cultures and unifying the Taiwanese communities. He will surely be missed.  By Asia Trend

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A ‘Magic’ night for Asian Chamber The Asian American Chamber of Commerce was back at the Amway Center on Friday, March 1 to see the Orlando Magic take on the Houston Rockets. Members and friends of the Chamber came together for a pre-game reception at the 4th Floor Club Room at Jernigan’s to show their support for the hometown team as well as Asian NBA sensation Jeremy Lin of the Rockets. The Rockets No. 7 – whose full name is Jeremy Shu-How Lin – has been drawing fans from Asian communities across the country for

more than a year. In February 2012, Lin was the phenomenon behind a New York Knicks winning streak that was dubbed Linsanity by the media and fans. Last summer, Lin signed with the Rockets. Working with its AACC Dragon Corporate Partner, the Chamber was able to host the reception for 40+ fans, as well as offer friends of the Chamber special ticket packages to enjoy the game. Among the many who attended was community and business leader C.T. Hsu, who found a way to support both the Magic and Lin

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in his specially designed basketball jersey in blue and white with Lin #7 on the back. This marks at least the third time since last February that Lin has played in Orlando – and the Asian community packs the crowd. Alas, this go-round the Rockets rallied in fourth quarter to defeat the home-town Magic. As Cesar G Abueg Jr, Chamber board director said, “No win, but still had a blast with the AACC.” ASIA TREND EXTRA To view the photo album, visit ASIA TREND



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Our last AACC BAH (Business After Hours) Event on March 28th took us to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive where we were treated to some awesome Asian appetizers. The meeting room was warmly decorated and inviting which our members and guests thoroughly enjoyed.

erty which included breakfast”. This prize was a “Members Only” drawing, won by Vic Tan. We had 2 additional drawings, where everyone was included: $25 gas card was won by new member, Gillian Lie; and a bottle of wine was won by Dat Dang, a former AACC Member who rejoined the Chamber.

- John Mai, Kathy Llamas and Dahlia Hayles who worked hard to put this event together in spite of it being in the midst of Easter and Spring Break. We had a great turnout. Thank you also to Vi Ma and Jacqueline McKinney of Darden Restaurants for “taking charge” of the registration table.

Ann Holtman, the Director of Convention Services, gave us a sneak preview of the $79 million renovation project that will be done to the Resort. From the images we saw, it will be a “first class” property.

Fourteen (14) new Members received their Membership Certificate and Lapel pin from Dahlia Hayles, our Membership Chair. All the new members and everyone in the room got to “go live” and introduce themselves, which is an added plus to the networking.

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jored in marketing, David is the only two-time winner of the school’s Joust Business Plan Competition and was also a finalist in the in the Sunshine State Venture Challenge in Cocoa Beach and the Nascent 500 Business Challenge in Indianapolis. Prior to founding Brand Advance, David helped start and manage the premium blogger and influencer program at IZEA and Co-founded GroupTable, a collaboration software with over 10,000 users around the world. David’s latest venture, Bright Impact, is a technology that helps students and educators manage their service learning initiatives and measure their impact.

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I had the opportunity to participate in the second annual Diversity Dialogue on March 21, which was hosted by Ad 2 Orlando. The event, which was held at the Orlando Science Center, focused on discussing the topic of diversity in advertising and marketing. Joel Montilla, head of the diversity committee for Ad 2 Orlando organized the event and invited me to be on the panel.

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Wilson Camelo: Chief Marketing Officer, Bauzá & Associates Wilson Camelo is Agency Principal and Chief Marketing Officer at Bauzá & Associates. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a senior communication strategist in both the general market and Hispanic market. He has worked with local, regional and national clients including Feld Entertainment, Northeast Utilities, Bigelow Tea, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Bruegger’s Bagels, Brighthouse, Cambridge College and Steward Healthcare. He is also the author of Latino lingo, the longest-running blog focused on Hispanic marketing.

Joshua Johnson: Co-Founder, Learn Everywhere Learn Everywhere empowers schools and corporations to integrate mobile devices into their learning environment. Prior to Learn Everywhere, Joshua founded NextZen Media, a new media consulting practice. Joshua has helped organizations such as Orlando, Inc., Central Florida Partnership, University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program,



National Entrepreneur Center, and the City of Orlando to find their voice on the web through the use of social media. As the Entrepreneurial Marketing Professor at the University of Central Florida, Joshua shares his experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, marketing, mobile, and social media with his students. Outside of the classroom, Joshua speaks to various organizations and at conferences about the same topics.

Shally Wong earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/MIS from University of Central Florida. She started her career at purchasing department for Darden Restaurants in 1994. Later she was hired by Toys R Us, Asia in Hong Kong and handled purchasing issue for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Later, she coowned China Garden Restaurant in Winter Park for 5 years and opened Global Media & Productions – media/advertising company in 2005. She enjoys working with different nationalities. She is currently the President of the Chinese American Association of Central Florida.

David Brim: Founder, Brand Advance David Brim is the CEO and founder of Brand Advance, an Internet marketing and design agency based in Orlando, Fla. Since 2009, Brand Advance has helped hundreds of companies, spanning a variety of industries, grow their business online. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he ma-

Sus-Hi, my favorite restaurant, sponsored the event and the Ninjas kicked off the night with pure deliciousness. Their food is amazing and I highly recommend giving Sus-Hi a try if you have the opportunity. Sus-Hi was founded by two young local entrepreneurs Robert Ly and Teresa Uyen Chan that I’m thankful to call friends. I look forward to seeing their business grow. After panel member introductions and dinner, the panel was asked a variety of questions from the audience related to diversity in advertising and we shared our thoughts and perspectives. Each of the panel members had a diverse background and answered the questions through their unique lens, shaped by their culture and experiences. During the dialogue Shally Wong shared a story from her experiences that really illustrated the importance of understanding and appreciating diversity. Disney built and opened a Magic Kingdom park in Hong Kong. The park didn’t perform as well and the Disney team happaned to speak with Shally about the Chinese culture. She explained that many of the youth in Asia were not familiar with Mickey Mouse, or a variety of the other Disney Characters. The primary reason is that they had their own cartoon and anime characters that they grew up with which became part of their culture. In addition to this she mentioned that the Asian cultures place a very high value on education. Shally went on to say that she would not have advised for them to open up a Magic Kingdom park initially, but instead…Epcot. Epcot is a Disney park that celebrates diversity and gives visitors the opportunity to

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take a peak into the various cultures around the world. This is my favorite Disney park and is especially enjoyable during their annual Food & Wine festival. I thought that Shally’s story was very powerful. No matter where we live, or what religion, ethnicity or culture we may be a part of… many of us have a desire to understand and experience other cultures. Gaining a glimpse of their unique food, customs, beliefs and way of life broadens our own knowledge and perception and helps us to understand, appreciate and celebrate diversity. This understanding and appreciation can also make us better marketers. In marketing and advertising it is essential to view the world through the eyes of who will be receiving your message. Put yourself in their shoes through research and gain an intimate and true understanding of them before marketing / advertising. There is a difference between brand identity and brand image. Brand Identity is how a brand sees themselves and brand image is how someone else views the brand. A brand may think that they are doing something for a good cause and are spot on with their messaging, but the perception of the person receiving the message may be completely different. A perfect example of this is the recent Sumsung commercials for their new Galaxy S

IV phone. Samsung received a lot of negative press and comments on social media related to their recent commercials and campaign. Though Samsung’s marketing team may view American women in this way, many American women don’t view themselves in this way and not only don’t identify with how they were represented, but were in many cases offended. In addition to thinking about brand identity and brand image, brands must also consider the difference between customer identity and customer image. We may perceive a prospect / customer in one way, but that may not necessarily be how the members of that specific audience perceive themselves. Shally’s example of opening a Magic Kingdom location in Hong Kong was another example of this. It’s easy to forget that if you show 5 people the same thing you may get 5 different reactions. We all see and interpret the world through our own lens. That lens, created from our education, culture, religion and experiences shapes our perception, thoughts and behaviors. This is what makes the world special and why we have such a diverse group of people, brands, products and experiences to appreciate. When people think of diversity they often think “cultural diversity”. Though this is one type of diversity, there are many others. We are all fundamentally different, but there are

certain common bonds that group us together with certain other people. This may be…. • common interests • religious belief • political view

• industry we work in

• ethnicity

• gender

• geographic location • common thoughts or goals • shared experiences or struggles • etc What’s interesting about this is that the things that make us similar to certain groups of people and bond us together also make us different to others from their perspective. Not to be cheesy, but diversity is the “spice of life” and keeps life interesting and entertaining. It enables us to have deeper bonds based on certain commonalities we have with people and gives us the opportunity to understand and appreciate the differences of others. After all, life would be very boring if we all thought, looked and acted the same as everyone else. As marketing and advertising professionals it is important for us to never forget to see the world not only from our perspective, but also from the view point of the customer we are seeking to reach and influence. It is also important to remember that at a high-level we all share certain common bonds and are all human. But, with that said, the more we seek to understand the differences and view points of the diverse customer prospects we are targeting the higher the likelihood that a creative asset, messaging and overall campaign will have success. Props to Joel Montilla for organizing the event and a shout out to my fellow panel experts and the audience. I was happy to be part of this wonderful event and enjoyed the experience.

David Brim is the CEO and founder of Brand Advance, an Internet marketing and design agency based in Orlando, Fl. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks “Successfully Launching New Ventures” and has been interviewed on Fox, ABC and CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship and internet marketing. David’s latest venture, Bright Impact, is a technology that helps students and educators manage their service learning initiatives and measure their impact.

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Asian Films featured at Gasparilla International  By Asia Trend Film Festival C.K. Lau

Din Tao: Leader of the Parade, Graceland, Beijing Flickers and Bonsai People are four selected Asian movies in the World Showcase featured at the 7th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa Bay, Florida. Out of the 8 World Showcase Films, the film Graceland (Director: Ron Morales) from the Philippines won the Audience Choice Award. “This is the first year that we had an Asian films showcase as a part of GIFF’s World Showcase and it was a great success. We hope to continue to bring in more Asian films at the 2014 GIFF and provide the opportunity for the Tampa Bay community to see films that they would otherwise not able to see while at the same time showcasing the rich Asian culture through films,” said Ferdian Jap, Board of Directors, Gasparilla International Film Festival

Ferdian Jap, Robert Chen and Benjanin Hong, Deputy Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at the Q&A after the movie Din Tao: Leader of the Parade

The Tampa Chinese School, led by the principal Cheng Shih Hu and the Director of Public Relation Robert Chen organized a 20-minute cultural performance prior to the movie screening of a Taiwanese movie Din Tao on March 22. “GIFF has truly becoming an International Film Fest. The showcase of Asian Film this year has brought a new cornerstone for GIFF. You do not want to miss next year’s Asian Films!” said Robert Chen, Director of Public Relation of the Tampa Chinese School. The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), one of Tampa Bay’s largest independent film festivals, was established in the summer of 2006.GIFF is owned and operated by the Tampa Film Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing film education and supporting filmmakers, as well as community involvement in film in the Tampa Bay area.

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Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.3 相撲-日本の国技

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In Japan, figurines of Sumo wrestlers have been unearthed dating back to between the third and seventh century, and the sport is mentioned in the myths and legends of the Kojiki and Nihonshoki (Japanese history books written in the eighth century). When it was time to plant rice, Sumo bouts were performed as a way to pray for a bountiful crop or to predict whether that year’s harvest would be good. In the Nara period (710794) and Heian period (794-1192), Sumo became an event conducted at the imperial court, and bouts were performed in front of the emperor. During the age of the Samurai, physical strength was an important skill for warriors, and Samurai families began to employ Sumo wrestlers. Professional Sumo is organized by the Japan Sumo Association. The members of the association, called Oyakata, are all former wrestlers, and are the only people entitled to train new wrestlers. All practicing wrestlers are members of a training stable (Heya) run by one of the Oyakata, who is the stablemaster for the wrestlers under him. Currently there are 47 training stables for about 660 wrestlers.



Sumo wrestlers gather in a circle around the Gyōji (referee) in the Dohyō-iri (ring-entering ceremony).

All Sumo wrestlers take wrestling names called Shikona (しこ名), which may or may not be related to their real names. Often wrestlers have little choice in their name, which is given to them by their trainer (stablemaster), or by a supporter or family member who encouraged them into the sport. A wrestler may change his wrestling name several times during his Sumo career. Sumo has six divisions. These divisions are Makuuchi, which can include forty-two wrestlers, Juryo, which can include twenty-eight wrestlers, Makushita, which includes one hundred and twenty members, Sandanme, which has two hundred wrestlers, Jonidan, which includes two hundred and thirty wrestlers, and Jonokuchi, which has eighty wrestlers. Each wrestler enters

the professional sport in the lowest division, which is Jonokuchi, and works his way up from division to division. The wrestlers who make up the highest two divisions are called Sekitori. The wrestlers of the lower divisions are called Rikishi. Sumo wrestling is a strict hierarchy based on sporting merit. The wrestlers are ranked according to a system that dates back hundreds of years, to the Edo period. Wrestlers are promoted or demoted according to their performance in six official tournaments held throughout the year. A carefully prepared Banzuke listing the full hierarchy is published two weeks prior to each sumo tournament. (…to be continued.)

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Wah Lum North Orlando celebrated its 14th year of teaching traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi on March 2nd with Grandmaster Pui Chan, students, instructors and friends. The school, located on S.R. 434 has been offering instruction in Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Yang-Style Tai Chi Chuan under the direction of Sifu George Kee since 1999. Wah Lum North Orlando is one the fifteen schools qualified under the Wah Lum Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system established by Grandmaster Pui Chan in the United States. The celebration included Kung Fu weapons seminars for students, demonstrations by Sifu George, and a delicious traditional Chinese lunch.

Grandmaster Pui Chan honored Sifu George and the school of its success with a crystal award. Other special guests included Sifus from Grandmaster Chan’s Wah Lum Temple as well as the Wah Lum School in Tampa and Melbourne. Wah Lum Schools in Florida Sifu Mimi Chan Wah Lum kung Fu Temple 851 North Goldenrod Road Orlando, FL 32807 Sifu George Kee 7113 Forest City Rd. Orlando, FL 32810

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Are you interested in Traditional Japanese Taiko Drum lessons for Beginners. We are accepting New Students. Please call for an appointment. HURRY, space is limited! Instructors: Takemasa Ishikura / Yuko Ishikura, Fee: $10 per person / per class· You’re required to purchase “Bachi” (Taiko Drumsticks). $23 per pair Every Tuesday 7 pm to 8:30pm & Sunday 11:30am to 1pm Sunbelt Center - 1255 La Quinta Drive, Suite 112, Orlando, FL 32809

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China Garden, Winter Park is looking for part-time servers. Flexible Hours. Fluent English is a must. Experience is not necessary. Training will be provided. Interested, please email


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Teppanyaki Chef prepares and cooks fresh food while entertaining guests. • Prepares fresh meats and vegetables for appropriate sizes and shapes • Cooks and serves the food on Teppanyaki (grill) table • Entertains guests with his/her cooking skills while having conversation • Cleans preparation and cooking areas • Maintains stored foods in good quality Rosen Hotels and Resorts is proud to be recognized as one of Florida’s most respected hospitality companies. Although we have grown from a small operation to seven hotels with more than 3,000 employees, we have never lost the personal touch of a small company. Excellent career opportunities, extensive, innovative benefits, and personal enrichment reward an individual’s commitment to quality and service. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. For consideration, please apply on line at: Our Human Resource Office is located at: 8990 International Drive, Suite 200 - Orlando, FL 32819 Office hours are Mon-Thurs 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Fri 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.


Seeking Mandarin Chinese speaking License Real estate agent or person interested in becoming a licensed Realtor, company located in an exclusive area of Miami Beach and will train interested person for the position Mandarin Chinese & English a must!


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Japanese dining, cooking, TV shows & movies, Shodo, Origami, Chanoyu, Bujutsu, Kimono Kitsuke, and more. Meet monthly / Participate in cultural events Share Japanese culture + Form new connections 日本のことをシェアしたい方、ぜひご参加ください。 Feel free to contact Teri Mitchell (日本人 ) at / 407.406.0620 Web:


8月5日(日)から毎週日曜日の礼拝(10:30~)を始めます。 どなたでも自由にご参加いた だけます。お気軽にどうぞ! オーランド日本語バプテスト教会 場所:Dover Shores Baptist Church (551 Gaston Foster Rd., Orlando, FL 32807) 連絡先:Cell: 407.924.6684 E-mail: 高岡宏光

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うちな~んちゅ募集中‼ 二ヵ月一回集まります。 沖縄方言や踊り、流球料理、歌など 会話をしながら一日をすごしませんか? 連絡先/ 321-246-1763. な〜な まで

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Every Wed (6 – 9pm) and Sun (1 – 6pm) at College Park Community Center – 2393 Elizabeth Ave , Orlando . Fees: Adults: $5, Under 18: $1, 12 and under: Free. Contact Krishna Balwalli at 407.683.9162 or email Every Thur (6 – 8:30pm) – Orange County/Orlando Magic Recreation Center – 3850 South Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando . Fees: $2/hr. Please Contact Erin Fang at 407.913.9581 for more information.


“C.H.A.R.G.E.” is the Orlando-based Dragon Boat Team organized by the Chinese American Association of Central Florida in June, 2010, and is comprised mostly of Asian-American crew members. If you would like to learn more about Dragon Boat paddle technique or join the team. Email CHARGE at or for more details.

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IACC Business After Hours April 25 (Thu) 6-8 pm at the BloodHound Brewerey-5801 Conroy Road Orlando Songkarn Festival at Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida **FREE to members! *Registration closes 4/22. RSVP: April 14 (Sun) Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida-5306 Palm River Rd. Tampa. For those of you who have been to Songkarn before you know it is quite a celebration. You may hrl5sBCDEzIRhzB7qaqPAlKBa2noKOZhLXhCYOI/viewform want to bring some dry clothes if you join in on the sprinkling perfumed water part of the festival. AsiaFest 2013 Apr 27 (Sat) 11am - 2:30pm at Cotanchobee Park, 601 Old Waters Street, Tampa. (located Badminton Singles Clinic & Tournament between the Marriot Waterside hotel and Tampa Bay History Center) We invite you to join us April 14 (Sun) 9am – 6pm at College Park Community Center, 2393 Elizabeth Ave, Orlando in celebrating the diversity and abundance of Asian culture in Florida and around Tampa Bay Kid’s (Under 15) Clinic & Singles $5.00 9:30am – 1pm • Adult Singles Footwork Clinic $10.00* at Asia Fest 2013. Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of sixteen unique countries from 11am – 12pm • Men’s Singles $15.00 12pm – 6pm • Women’s Singles $15.00 12pm – 6pm all over Asia. Entertainment includes brilliantly colorful dance performances, traditional music 40+ Men’s Singles $15.00 12pm – 6pm • 40+ Women’s Singles $15.00 12pm – 6pm and the 4th annual Miss Asia Fest Competition. It’s FREE for everyone! http://www.asiafestInstructions: You can email this form to or hand it in person. Payment due at venue on April 14. Check website for event updates. 10th Annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races Central Florida Earth Day April 27 (Sat) Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Downtown Tampa, the Marriott Waterside and April 20 (Sat) • 10 am – 6pm at Lake Eola Park (east side), Orlando, FL 32801 waters of Garrison Channel! Several teams from local corporate and community groups as well The largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida! Email: info@cfearthday. as paddlers from across the U.S. are competing to be Tampa’s #1 Dragon Boat Team! org • Tel: 321.331.1859 • The event will kick off at 8:30 in the morning with the Opening Ceremonies on the Marriott WaInaugural Walgreens Cocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival terside patio, and the first race at 9am. Race results will be posted online immediately as they April 20 (Sat) at Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral, FL become available to, sponsored by Tampa Bay Club Sport!! Sport Division: Premier Mixed Division, Premier Open Division, and Premier Women Division. Community Division: Community/Corporate Mixed Division, Community/Corporate Open Divi- Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 Apr 27 (Sat) 9am – 2pm at Westgate Flea Market, Bldg B, 8546 West Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kission, and Community/Corporate Women Division. simmee. Come celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 together in Orlando and “heal SongKran Day at Wat Florida Dhammaram Kissimmee On Sunday, April 21 Wat Florida Dhammaram at Kissimmee-2421 Old Vineland Rd. Kissimmee. the world one step, one breath, at a time”. All interested in Tai Chi and Qigong are welcome to For those of you who have been to Songkarn before you know it is quite a celebration. You may participate. A potluck food set up will follow the event. Please bring enough food and drink for want to bring some dry clothes if you join in on the sprinkling perfumed water part of the festival. your group. Please check out WorldTaiChi& and 2012 Tour of the U.S.A. by the Meimen Kung Fu Art Troupe-eng.mpg on YouTube. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds of this event go to Meimen Qigong Cultural Center, which is a non-profit organization made up of Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer - Sunscreen Film Festival all volunteers going for their annual trip to the USA to promote better health and world peace April 21 (Sun), 6:15pm - 8pm at Muvico - Baywalk 20 and IMAX, 151 2nd Avenue North, Saint through their seminars. Please call Sam Winters 407-238-7450 to reserve your spot at this Petersburg, FL 33701. Single Ticket: $8.00. Wah Lum Lion dance, Q&A with Grandmaster event. Chan and Director Mimi Chan! 2013 Spring Asian Dance and Song Performance Apr 28 (Sun) 2pm – 6pm at Theater One in University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler AACC FINANCIAL GUIDEPOSTS for SMALL BUSINESSES Avenue, Tampa. The performance gathers local talents of Asian Dance and Song Groups from April 23 (Tue) 4:30pm - 8pm at Double Tree DoubleTree Orlando - 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando. countries including but not limited to China, India, Thailand, Burma and the Philippines. The Workshop 4pm - 5:30pm; Networking Reception & Expo 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Registration: Free high level performances, combined with the professional stage and sound effects of the theater, for AACC Members; $15 for Non-Members. RSVP by April 19 • gail. will make audiences truly enjoy the beautiful performance art of Asia! The event is open to the public. Admission: $5. Seating is limited. For more information, please visit www.caat-tampabay. org or contact Jim Chen, CAAT Board Member, Email: Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony May 5th (Sun) 10am - 3:30pm at Guang Ming Temple, 6555 Hoffner Avenue, Orlando, FL 32822. Bathing the Buddha Ceremony, Japanese Floral Ikebana Exhibition, Vegetarian Food Fair, Cultural Performances, Mr. Xinlin Fan Art Exhibition, Raffle, etc… Organizers: Guang Ming Temple, Buddha’s Light International Association, Florida Chapter AACC Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on April 20 10am – 6pm at Lake Eola Park. May 9 (Thu) 5:30 pm - 8 pm at Orlando City Hall. Join the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Hobnob with city leaders, Original design T-shirt, pin and fan by Boston Tewassa will be available. government officials and business owners. Networking / Table Top Exhibitors / Sample “Taste of Asia” Refreshments Win prizes in the “Best in Asian Attire” contest. The event Candy Miyuki, one of founders of Orlando Tewassa is FREE but REGISTRATION is required. Table Tops Available: Members:$25/Non-Members: Group will be at the Asia Trend Booth along with $50. To Register, go to For more information, contact Kathy local art & craft artists to show the support of the Llamas at recovery effort of 3/11/11 Northern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. AAHC Asian Cultural Festival 2013 May 18 (Sat) 3p.m. — 9p.m. at Avalon Park Downtown, East Orlando - 3680 Avalon Park E Lean about courageous efforts of survivors to Blvd, Orlando. Admission is Free. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the cultural entertainment, reconstruct damaged environment in aftermath. arts & crafts and Asian Ethnic food. Cultural Entertainment featuring China, India, Japan, Korea, Write your personal message on a message Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. You do not want to miss the Asian Idol – cloths. They will be hand stitched and send to survione of the contestants will become the Asian Superstar. All proceeds will benefit the annual vors in Japan. Asian Student Achievers’ Scholastic Awards. For sponsorship and booth rental, please contact Agnes Chau, Vendors Committee Chair at 407-234-5229 or Thomas Nguyen, Sponsorship Profit will cover expense for materials, shipCommittee Chair at 407-421-1972. ping to Japan and purchasing goods re-

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