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22 Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo 25 Orlando Magic Celebrates Asian Pacifi c American Heritage Month


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12 The Magnifcence of Seoul, Korea


18 H1N1–The first global fue pandemic in over 40 years


28 Making Strides in Leadership


30 Life in Style


13 What can you do to overcome such predicaments and tough times?


14 Where is God When It Hurts?


16 Restaurants Guide 32 Taste of Asia - “Kiki Sake”


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In Memory of Dr. Cen ZeBo was born in Hong Kong in 1936. Following his graduation in 1962 from Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Cen served in a number of prominent roles as a member of the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference from 1983 to 1998 and Counsel for the Guangdong Provincial Government from 1993 to 1998. A dedicated practitioner of orthopedic surgery for over half a century, Dr. Cen also devoted much of his life to the training of doctors and the development of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cen was Dean of Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Principal of Guangdong Provincial TCM Hospital, Director of the National Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy Vice Chair of the National Scientific Committee, and Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Cen was the Chief Editor for “Chinese Orthopedic Surgery” (now in its 5th edition), a standard curriculum textbook used in Chinese medical schools across the nation. Dr. Cen passed away at his home in Hong Kong on April 11, 2009, at the age of 73.

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Dr. Cen ZeBo with his head sculpture Li Shizhen statue, located at the School of Chinese Medicine - Chinese University of Hong Kong

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World’s Cultures Through Performing Arts  By Ivan L. Mao

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New-Age Dancers danced a waltz

It’d have to be the best kept secret in northeast Orlando, a premier concert hall equipped with state-of-the-art sound and light systems, a grandeur stage, a massive beige curtain, a huge monitor flanking each side of the stage, and nicely cushioned chairs seating 850. Tugged cozily away from one of the busiest intersection in Casselberry, there is this open and expanse of a first-rate auditorium fit for premier performances. Such was the setting on Saturday, April 4, 2009 for the World’s Festival, which offered indeed pre-

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mier performances of the world to the 1500 audience between 4:00 to 8:30pm. The World’s Festival ( was offered free admission to the public by the Rotary Club of Casselberry intended to bring together our diverse community to advance cultural understanding and fellowship through performing arts. Cultures of Asia, Europe, and Americas were represented for families in the community to enjoy. Fabulously representing

China were the teenage professional acrobats of Dragon-Legend Inc. from China. Its jaw-dropping performances were easily the crowd’s favorite. Filipino folk dances presented by the Filipino Dance Troupe of UCF included the ever popular Filipino national dance, Tinikling, and an interesting mix of hip-hop and traditional folk dancing. The fan dance by the Korean Student Association of UCF showed perfectly synchronized patterns of fans, but the crowd was even more wowed by the gorgeous Korean costumes worn by

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the dancers. The KSA of UCF also offered an awesome exhibition of martial arts, which was both powerful and entertaining. Belly dance, the most ancient art form from Middle-East, is well known, but no other groups could possibly perform belly dance more enchantingly and gloriously than the 20 some women and children of Jolie’s Elements of Dance. Hula dance is also well known, but the songs, chants and Hula dance of different Polynesian islands presented by the 30 women, men and children of Halau Hula O Kaleooka’iwa were unparalleled. Latin Music Institute offered a 25-piece band delighting the audience with music of Puerto Rico. Patricia Castro of Fiesta De Mexico performed two Mexican folk dances. Her smile was as bright as her beautiful costume. Displayed at the booth of Asia Trend magazine was a lion head, which surprised the audience by coming alive aided by Sifu Charles Rivera. Energetic, youthful, athletic, rapid and rhythmic footwork to heart pounding beat, perfect synchronization, and powerful music are trademarks of Irish folk dance, and was exemplified by Tir Na Greine. Its dancers are in fact amongst the world’s best, as they have been successful at the world’s competitions. Dancers of the renowned Flamenco Del Sol Dance Academy per-

formed five classical Spanish Flamenco dance. The New-Age Dancers danced a waltz to a song in Japanese, a samba to a song in Korean, and a cha cha to a song in Spanish. All the men, women and children in these dance performances were in their gorgeous traditional costumes. Outside the auditorium, a crowd streamed by the food vendors which included Jamaican island and Chinese cuisines. Also sold well were pizza by Italian Village, offerings of Bubbalous BBQ, and Heavenly Hotdogs. A good crowd also milled through the eight cultural art and craft exhibitions. Students from seven Elementary Schools and three Middle Schools in Seminole county were showcased in an art contest about celebrating world culture with winning submissions displayed in Auditorium. The theme for the contest is “Make Dreams Real” coinciding with this year’s annual theme for Rotary International. All participating schools and students were recognized and winners awarded in a brief ceremony during the World’s Festival. How the Rotary Club of Casselberry was able to offer this fabulous event free to the public as a form of community service? It was because of the generous contributions by many sponsors, who believed in the importance of community services and the im-

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portance of mutual understanding of ethnic cultures in our diverse community. Other than those sponsors donating monetarily, there were in-kind sponsors. Asia Trend Magazine was a prime example, who donated promotional material and photographic and video recording of the event. The people preparing for, working at, and performing at the event were all volunteers. There’re expenses indeed, but sponsor contributions after expenses still allow this event be a meaningful fundraiser for the Club. The Rotary Club needs funds to conduct community services both locally and abroad. Some examples of service projects of the Casselberry Rotary Club are preparing dinners at the Coalition for the Homeless in Orlando; Meals-on-Wheels assistance by delivering meals to homebound senior citizens; building ramps to houses of handicapped residences; and sponsor orphanages in the Dominican Republic and Chile. The Rotary Club of Casselberry is a local chapter of Rotary International, one of the largest and oldest service organizations in the world dedicating itself to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build goodwill and promote peace throughout the world. For more information, contact Ivan Mao, May 2009


Health Sifu Bob Waers and class perform Cloud Hands from Yang Long Form

Sifu Dong Zhang leads her group in the 8 Pieces of Brocade qigong

Sifu Charles Rivera teaches Tai Chi fan form to Fallon Mosley and Deborah Patten

Many thanks to all who participated--the energy of this group was amazing!!!

Sifu Sam Winters demonstrates an Earth Style Tai Chi Chuan posture

Anyone interested in contacting any of these teachers or participating in next year’s event, please contact Sam Winters at (407) 238-7450.

WORLD T’AI CHI DAY at Barber Park, Orlando

 By Sherri D. Finnegan

A master of T’ai Chi had been practicing this ancient art for the past sixty years and was asked by one of his students, “When will you know all there is to know about T’ai Chi?” The master replied, “ I will let you know IF that happens”. That said, I have only had two classes of T’ai Chi! But, I am already enchanted with the practice of gentle, deliberate physical movements, combined with breathing techniques to calm our very busy minds and bodies. My instructors, Patti and Sam Winters, were the local Orlando event contacts for this year’s observance of World T’ai Chi Day. ( for more information on World T’ai Chi Day and the practice of T’ai Chi, check this site out. )

About 50 people, young and not-so-young, were poised, ready to begin their T’ai Chi movements, at 10 a.m. The music was cued, a gong was struck, and they began. My daughter and I watched as all ceremoniously performed their slow, silent T’ai Chi dance.

Lion Dance performed by Sifu Charles Rivera

I was intrigued with the statement of what this World T’ai Chi Day was all about “An unprecedented global health and healing event which will unfold across the planet on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 10 a.m. worldwide.

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Beginning in New Zealand, this event will spread time zone by time zone across the globe through 60 countries across 6 continents…This healing wave will be a spectacular visual site, but also promote calm and wellness worldwide.”

Their choreography ended about an hour later. As the participants started to mingle and talk to each other, a cool but forceful gust of wind blew through the pavilion area. I wondered aloud if they all caused that with their T’ai Chi - if that was the healing wave that was to be spread worldwide. I sure hope so.

Sherri D. Finnegan is a free lance copywriter, currently working on two non-fiction books to be published early 2010. She is also a full time cast member at one of the entertainment parks here in Orlando. Sherri is one of the not-so-young T’ai Chi students mentioned in the article on World T’ai Chi Day. She is a mom and grand-mom and loves the idea that the world could unite in one positive action. Email:

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Seoul is a city of infinite discoveries. The ancient capital of Korea, Seoul is a city where the traditional and the cutting-edge exist side-by-side.

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Mountains circle Seoul on all sides with Namsan (South Mountain) springing up in the center. Although the Han River once marked the southern boundary, the city has sprawled across to the southern side with some two dozen bridges crossing it and one subway tunnel underneath. As Korea’s most populous city, Seoul represents the country’s center for business, education, and modern culture. It’s a dynamic city that never sleeps, and the list of things to do is endless.

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The Samcheong-dong neighborhood of Seoul is known for its many Korean-style homes, or hanok, and quaint boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Over the last couple of years, a good many wine bars have opened shop in the area, offering diners the opportunity to have a glass of wine and share conversation in an atmosphere of Korean traditional elegance. Indeed, the secluded charm of the neighborhood has turned it into one of the places to go after work for rest and relaxation.

Myung-dong Street

Myung-dong street is one of the most exclusive streets in Seoul. It has quite a lot of nicknames, of which ‘Mecca of Fashion’, ‘Young People’s Street,’ and ‘Golden Place’ are the most familiar. More than two million people pass by the expensive boutique shops here every day. Some of the best fashion designers sell their clothes here, such as Prada, Mook and Ssamzie.

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Opened in 1985 and standing 63 stories, this building is the tallest in Seoul. It serves as a major attraction from where you can get the best panoramic view of the capital. Within the building, there are offices, restaurants, coffee shops, banquet halls, an aquarium, and an IMAX theater.

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a) Feng Shui Proposal for Washington DC -Southwest of White House, we see a nice river and this river must be in clean condition all the time; any pollution will ignite unkind energy to the White House. -At the following venues we must have activities like funfair, cruises, fireworks and etc to ignite the Kind energy form the already existed Water element from the Southwest sector. These venues are George Washington Memorial Parkway, Jefferson Davis Highway, Washington Boulevard and Pentagon. Wind mills, moving objects are ideally should be place on top of Pentagon or Vicinity to ignite the Kind energy. -Northeast of White House, we must see some solid/tall buildings that act as support for the White House. The area of Mount Vernon Square, Truxton Circle and Shaw should be the focal point. Better yet some government offices should be relocating to this area. b) Feng Shui Proposal for New York Wall Street -Southwest of Wall Street we see Ellis and Liberty Islands, in the circle as indicated on the map below, some activities should be carried out regularly to ignite the Kind energy to Wall Street. As for these two Islands, moving items such as clock, wheel mill and hot air balloons and etc would be ideal to ignite the Kind energy. -Ideally all banks and institutional funds offices should have water element in front of their premises or offices such as water fountain, a bowl of clean water and alike. Remember to use colour such as Blue, Silver, White, Gold and Black for official government occasions or government buildings as such colours are favourable to US based on the Life Pillars theory.

Influenza A-H1N1 was predicted by Master Kerby back in January. See below. Newsletter volume 41st, February 4th – March 3rd This is the Year of Ox with Annual star 9 in command with the month of Tiger and Flying Monthly Star 5 arrives. The combinations of annual 9-purple star and monthly 5 Yellow star resulted in ‘fire’ breeding sickness. This could be an outbreak of health epidemic in a large scale. And since the annual star 9 is heavy in fire, fie accidents would occur of often especially to the WEST sector. This is not a good month (see below unkind sectors). Scare the hell out of me! Summary: Kind Sectors: Northwest Unkind Sectors: South (Car Accidents)/North(Health Panic/Large scale flooding)/Southeast(Earthquake)/West (Fire Accidents) IN RED ANNUAL STAR WHILE IN BLACK MONTHLY STAR

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Where is God When It Hurts?

Suffering is unavoidable. Terminal illness. Financial hardship. Relational heartache. Tsunamis. Hurricanes. And one of the hardest facts of life is that even good people suffer. Some argue that if there is a God, He must not be good. After all, if He could stop it and doesn’t, He can’t be good. Others argue that if He really is good, then He must not be God. Maybe He wants to but just can’t stop the suffering. He either has to be all-good or all-powerful. But the Bible tells us otherwise. It says that the presence of suffering does not negate the existence of a good God. First, we have to understand that the reality of suffering is a problem for us no matter what religion we espouse. No religion can completely answer the question of suffering. Second, simply because we cannot think of an answer doesn’t mean an answer doesn’t exist. As Rick Warren has said, us trying to understand God is like an ant trying to understand the internet. Third, the Bible tells us of suffering’s origin. It tells us that the world was created by a good and all-powerful God. This world was good, without suffering, without pain, without tears. It tells us that the first humans, Adam and Eve, chose to rebel against this good and perfect God. That introduced brokenness and pain into our once-perfect world. The reason we get angry when someone dies is because deep in our hearts we know death is not right. When tsunamis take lives, we weep because we know that’s not the way the world should be. Deep in our hearts, we KNOW that this is not the way the world should be. Our world is full of suffering because sin has ruined a world created good. Yet the Bible does not stop merely by telling us where suffering comes from. It tells us that God has done something about it. At the end of Jesus’ life, he experienced suffering like none other. He was rejected by family, abandoned by friends, despised by enemies, mocked by all, and even abandoned by His Father. On the cross, Jesus Christ said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The Bible tells us through the cross that God did not sit idly by while the world suffered; rather He entered into it when God became man in Jesus. He showed us the extent to which He would go to end suffering. He suffered so that one day, we would no longer suffer. And in one of the greatest moments of human suffering the world has ever known, God showed that He was still in control because on the third day, Jesus would rise again from the dead so that those who believe in Him will rise again as well. He suffered FOR US to show that He is good. He rose from the dead to shows us that He is God. We suffer in this world, but it’s NOT because He doesn’t care about us. He promises to us a heaven in which cancer and starvation and depression will be no more. There will be no more tears or mourning or sadness or darkness for He will establish His good and powerful reign. As one theologian said, God wept with us so we that one day, we could laugh with Him. This is the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.  By David Larry Kim

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H1N1 – The first global flu pandemic in over 40 years

How are people reacting?  By Angela Chiu

The economy is no longer the only major issue that now holds media coverage. News of the swine flu virus (scientifically known as H1N1) is spreading through the media and international news networks nearly as fast the disease itself. Although the exact time and location of the virus is unknown, officials reported that the disease was first detected in Mexico. On April 24, the virus was clinically identified as a new strain of influenza. On April 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) is declaring the situation to be in phase 5. Humanto-human spread of the virus is evident in at least two countries in one WHO region. Most countries will be unaffected at this stage; however, it is strong indication that a pandemic is imminent. Currently, only 17 of the 194 U.S. recognized countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases of the swine flu. These countries include Mexico, U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and China. Dr. Steve Waterman, the head of a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns that people should not take false comfort from the fact that only one person has died outside Mexico and that more deaths are likely. Yet, the general mentality of many U.S. citizens is not one of panic. Many people believe that we just might be overreacting

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to the swine flu. On May 2, I watched a C-Span segment (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network – airs non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming) which hosted a one hour segment regarding the swine flu. Of the many live calls taken, most people believed the swine flu to be overhyped: the slowly declining news industry needed something interesting to report, closing schools and community centers is more than enough to halt the spread of the virus, and other than washing hands more often, no lifestyle changes are needed. However, there were also other callers that were fairly concerned: the U.S. should have closed borders, it seems too late to contain the virus, and government should have been more proactive. The most interesting call I heard that morning? A particularly woman stated that she now drives to work instead of taking the Metro and that the Obama administration is making swine flu a large issue to push universal health care. Experts fear the disease will spread easier in countries with densely populated cities, particularly those in Asia. Although U.S. officials have expressed hope that the flu may fizzle away, authorities took no chances in China. China suspended all direct flights from Mexico and quarantined other travelers on the same flight as the Mexican who be-

came Asia’s first confirmed case of the virus. In Hong Kong, a downtown hotel with hundreds of tourists and employees was sealed by authorities to prevent an outbreak of swine flu. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese Minister of Health, Yeh Ching-chuan, told reporters the government had tracked down 19 of the 26 passengers who transferred to Taipei from Hong Kong after traveling on the same flight as the Mexican. He said none had shown signs of illness. The airports are currently using infrared technology to scan inbound passengers for abnormalities in temperature and other characteristics to scan for the virus. Travel has been suspended between Mexico and Taiwan and there is a $1,000 to $3,000 fee if there is no alternative and travel is absolutely necessary. In other news, South Korea reported the country’s second confirmed case. Granted, it’s easy to argue, “Close the U.S. borders! Don’t let foreigners in!” However, by barring travel we could possibly be doing more harm than help. Our travel and tourism industry would suffer; domestic businesses might be put at a disadvantage as well. At this point in time, it is difficult to predict what will happen with the disease. During President Obama’s 100th day in office speech, he addressed the issue of swine flu, stating that his administration is doing everything possible to prepare for a potential outbreak and that $1.5 billion in emergency funding from Congress was requested to provide an adequate supply of vaccines and the equipment. “Every American should know that the federal government is prepared to do whatever necessary to control the impact of this virus,” Obama said. Although many are relying on the government to take preventative measures such as quarantines and medical research, people must remember that they must individually care for themselves as well. With that in mind, stay healthy everyone and I’ll see you next month! Angela Chiu •

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Japanese Emperor Found

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in the crowd of I-Drive hotel eaves

It was an unexpected yet delightful discovery that the 124th Emperor of Japan was displayed at Jack’s Place of Rosen Plaza Hotel just a month ago. I had been to Jack’s Place to dine several years ago, but I didn’t browse the pieces on display, so I didn’t notice the emperor at that time. It’s a bit exaggerated, but frankly portrayed and the image is distinctive. This piece commemorates his first official visit to the U.S. in 1975.

Emperor Hirohito is the previous emperor who is known as Emperor Showa (29 April 1901 – 7 January 1989. Showa is the designation of his era). The Showa era was the longest reign of any historical Japanese emperor, encompassing a period of tremendous change in Japanese society. At the start of his reign, Japan was still a fairly rural country with a limited industrial base. Japan’s militarization in the 1930s eventually led to Japan’s involvement in World War II. After the war ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan, the Emperor cooperated with the reorganization of the Japanese state during the occupation of Japan, and lived to see Japan becoming a highly urbanized democracy and one of the industrial and technological powerhouses of the world. Emperor Hirohito and his wife

The artist Jack Rosen (1914-1989) often sketched caricatures of the numerous celebrities who frequented The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in N.Y. while serving the hotel as a safety engineer, many of whom would sign his work in appreciation of his craft and wit. Jack is credited with doing more than 100,000 caricatures, including his signed collection, believed to be the largest in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi who was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, and Indira Gandhi who was the India’s first and only female Prime Minister of the Republic of India.

Go see the caricature of the Japanese Emperor and some other Asian prominent figures. You will see Chiang Kai-shek (Jiǎng Jièshí 蔣介石) who was the President of the Republic of China, Dalai Lama who was a religious and political leader of Tibet,

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You will enjoy universal celebrities such as Pope Paul IV and Queen Elizabeth II as well. Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel - 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Yuko Matsuzaki (the Japanese marathon swimmer living in Orlando) for directing me of the emperor’s portrait.


When Harris Rosen was a kid, it was his routine to help his dad (Jack Rosen) to set guest name placements on tables for dinner parties in The Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Among those guests, there often were celebrities and he placed their caricature at their seats….. That little boy is now Mr. hotelier, the hotel magnate in the top destination - Orlando. Imagine that.

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Ana Padilla, Dominique Thomas, Nina Yon, Deborah Rios-Barnes, Judi Lebredo, Linda Landman-Gonzalez , Victor Alzona, Shally Wong, and Lucas Boyce at the Orlando Magic booth.

Nina Yon, Victor Alzona, Ramon A. Ojeda (President Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando), and Shally Wong.

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Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo

 By Glenn R. Leong

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Despite fewer booths and a downsized event, the 16th annual Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo still offered many opportunities for vendors to showcase their products and services. Numerous visitors attended the free three-day event at the Orange County Convention Center from April 17-19, 2009, which allowed the public to view and sample products, pick up freebies, and browse row after row of displays from businesses, government agencies and civic groups.

the throngs of visitors, including families with children, who came over the weekend to inspect over 300 exhibitors and their products and services. The annual event is organized and run by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando to promote business opportunities. Hispanics own approximately 25 percent of businesses in Central Florida. Organizers estimated attendance to be about 30,000.

At the entrance to the cavernous hall, visitors received a large tote bag and map. They were then greeted by the sounds of live Latin music and a visual array of booths and displays. The Orlando Magic, Universal Orlando, Disney World, Humana, Sam’s Club, JetBlue, and many other businesses, large and small, offered a wide range of information, drawings, and presentations by company representatives. Free health screenings, a live music stage, free food and drink booths and the Orlando Fashion and Beauty Show were popular attractions.

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce sponsored a booth, which advertised its upcoming monthly networking events, signed up new members, and made valuable contacts with other businesses and agencies. Daily drawings for Pei Wei Asian Diner gift certificates and free handouts from Asia Trend Magazine and China Garden Restaurant kept the Chamber’s booth busy.

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Orlando Magic Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

 By Alex Martins, COO

“Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.” - Hawaiian Proverb The Orlando Magic is proud to be part of a family whose values align with the Hawaiian Proverb. Inclusiveness, recognizing others and mutual support are cornerstones of our business. Our relationships enable all of us to collectively impact the Central Florida community. In that same spirit, we are proud to celebrate May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This month we will take the time to reflect on the history and accomplishments of thousands of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States who contributed to the sustainability, growth and greatness of our nation. The first wave of Asian and Asian Pacific Islanders to arrive in the United States were Japanese immigrants in 1833. We have all benefited from the social and economic impact of Americans who represent every national origin. Through cultural contributions, modern advancements, and physical sacrifices, Asian/Pacific Americans have significantly contributed to the progress of our nation—laboring as miners during the 1950’s Gold Rush, railroad workers during the conSupport Asia Trend Magazine, Support our Advertisers

struction of the Transcontinental Railroads and revolutionary activists overturning discrimination laws in the 1940’s. As Americans, we acknowledge this part of our history with gratitude. Even more so as Central Floridians, we are proud of the achievements of local Asian/Pacific Americans who have helped shape our community for the better; individuals such as the leaders of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Cuc Foshee, honored this season by the Orlando Magic as one of the first Vietnamese residents of Orlando and a dedicated community organizer for democracy and freedom. Looking toward the future, we know it will take the efforts of many to unify and ensure the continuing success of our country and community. Together, through many voices, cultures, and backgrounds, we can build a greater legacy and a stronger Central Florida . Be there as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Editors Note: Orlando Magic is the biggest corporate sponsor of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. The Magic continues to support AACC outside of the Dragon level sponsorship and is also reaching out to the local Asian community through various cultural organizations. May 2009



◄New Year Parade is the highlight of the event


Lao’s New Year takes place at Wat Navaram Buddhist Temple

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Beauty Pageant, Dance, Soccer and Authentic Laotian Cuisine at the Lao New Year Celebration

Authentic Lao’s cuisine

 By Shally Wong Gary Lau

Soccer is very popular in many Asian countries

Traditional music and dance performances, soccer championship, beauty pageant, and authentic Laotian cuisine were all part of this year’s Lao New Year on April 18 & 19 at the Wat Navaram Buddhist Temple in Sanford , Florida . The festival drew several thousands people from all over Florida in two days. Lao New Year is considered to be the most important and biggest traditional festival in the Laotian community. It is a day of rebirth and purification. The celebration includes joyous activities, family union, making offerings to Buddha and gaining blessings from others. Visit, Wat Navaram Buddhist Temple’s official website for more upcoming activities.

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Water Splashing symbolizes cleansing and renewal

Attendances receiving blessings from the monk Thai cultural performance

Water Splashing, and Songkran Festival

at Wat Florida Dhammaram The Songkran Festival is the New Year’s celebration observed in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and other Asian countries. This 3 day event is observed around April 13-15 and falls in the hottest time of the year. This celebration is also known as “Water Splashing Festival,” because water is a vital part to the merriment. In Thailand people use water guns, hoses and anything else to soak others. This is symbolic of cleansing and renewal and great fun with a much needed cool down from the heat.

 By Michael Weis Michael Weis

Bathing Buddha

The third day of Songkran is called Wan Payawan and is the official beginning of the New Year. On this day people gather at a Wat or Buddhist monastery where the monk’s hands are sprinkled with water mixed with fragrant flowers as well as the new generation pouring water on the previous generations hands as a sign of respect. Both the monk’s and adults then give them a blessing. Prayer for a good life and the water and fragrance mixture is poured on statues of Buddha. In addition, there is food, singing and dancing as people celebrate their New Year. Visit, Wat Florida Dhammaram Theravada Buddhist Temple’s official website for more upcoming activities.

Gathering inside the temple

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Asian Americans in US President Obama’s Administration:

Making Strides in Leadership

 By Ricky Ly

There are a record number of Asian Americans serving President Obama in his Executive Cabinet and administration. Here are a few profiles on these trailblazers in public leadership. Eric Shinseki

Cristeta Comerford

Kal Penn

Gary Locke Steven Chu

Gary Locke, US Secretary of Commerce The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry; the Department states its mission to be “to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce. More than 100 years ago, Gary Locke’s grandfather left Guangdong, China on a steamship bound for America, and found work as a domestic servant in Washington State. Gary worked his way through Yale with the help of scholarships and student loans, earned his law degree, and returned to Washington State to devote his life to public service. And when he took the oath of office as governor of Washington, he did so in the state capitol building not one mile from the home where his grandfather worked as a servant all those years ago. He was the first Chinese American to serve as governor of a mainland US state. “Gary worked to promote economic development and attract businesses to Washington that would create the jobs of the 21st century -- jobs in science and technology; agriculture and clean energy. And I’m proud of what he and his team at the Department of Commerce are doing to help create conditions in which our workers can prosper, our businesses can compete and thrive, and our economy can grow” – President Obama

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Ret. Army General Eric Shinseki – US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki, a former Army Chief of Staff, takes the reins of a 284,000-employee organization delivering health care and financial benefits to millions of Veterans and survivors under a $98 billion budget authorized this year through networks of regional benefits offices and health care facilities from coast to coast. Born in 1942 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Shinseki graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1965. He served two combat tours and was wounded in action in Vietnam. He served with distinction in Europe, the Pacific and stateside, eventually becoming the Army’s senior leader from June 1999 to June 2003. Retired from military service in August 2003, Shinseki’s military decorations include three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. As a wounded, decorated, combat veteran, and the first Asian American in US History to be a four-star general, General Shinseki, has the potential to be an effective and dedicated advocate for veterans of all generations. Steven Chu, PhD – US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Ph.D is an American physicist and currently the 12th United States Secretary of Energy. As a scientist, Chu is known for his research in cooling and trap-

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ping of atoms with laser light, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997. At the time of his appointment as Energy Secretary, he was a professor of physics and molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research was concerned primarily with the study of biological systems at the single molecule level. He is a vocal advocate for more research into alternative energy and nuclear power, arguing that a shift away from fossil fuels is essential to combat global warming. Other Notable Asian Americans working in the Obama Administration Cristeta Comerford – has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Filipino descent. Eugene Kang – At age 25, he is political adviser and the Special Assistant to the President. Graduate of University of Michigan. Kal Penn – Actor Kal Penn of House, The Namesake and Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Kal Penn was a visiting lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania in Asian American Studies. He currently serves as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liason.

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Summer is finally here, which means more fun in the sun, also that using the proper skin care products is essential this season.

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time to be in the sun (you should still wear sunscreen, though).

We’ve got some basic care tips to keep you looking great, and feeling even better! This summer, remember, wax (or shave) your legs, underarms, and bikini area. Always wear sunscreen, and re-apply every 2-3 hours to protect yourself from getting burned. Choose a high quality sunscreen, or makeup product, that has a SPF higher than 15. Self tanning lotions will help you get your perfect tan, without exposing your skin to harsh UV rays. Of course, it’s impossible to avoid the sun — who wants to hide indoors when it feels so great to get outside and be active? And the sun’s not all bad, anyway: Sunlight helps our bodies create vitamin D. So follow these tips when you’re outdoors to help manage sun

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Sunscreen is a must in summer’s sun!

● Wear sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy or you don’t plan on spending a lot of time outdoors. Choose a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Look for the words “broad spectrum protection” or UVA protection in addition to the SPF of 15 or greater. Select a sunscreen that says “nonacnegenic” or “noncomedogenic” on the label to help keep pores clear. ● The sun’s rays are strongest between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, so make sure you reapply sunscreen frequently and take breaks indoors if you can. If your shadow is longer than you are tall, then it’s a safer

● We all know that the sun can damage skin, but did you know it can contribute to eye problems, too? Protect your face and eyes with a hat and sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. ● Some medications, such as prescription acne medications or birth control pills, can increase your sensitivity to the sun, so if you’re taking medication, increase your sun protection. ● If you want the glow of a tan, try faking it with self-tanners or salon tanning treatments. Avoid tanning beds, though, because although manufacturers claim that tanning beds are free of UVB rays, they still use harmful UVA rays.

If you had great plans to slim down and shape up before bathing suit season hit but never quite kept up with your goals, don’t despair. Follow these four easy steps to improve your summertime eating habits and lose weight. Drink lots of fluids

Why? Water has zero calories, quenches your thirst better than sweetened beverages and helps keep our bodies cool in the summertime heat.

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1. Drink ... drink ... drink ... water. Put away the sodas. Stop buying sweetened fruit beverages. Ignore the advertisements for milkshakes, cold coffee beverages and iced tea. Choose water instead.

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2. Shop farmer’s markets for the freshest produce. Not sure what to do with beet greens or eggplant? Ask the farmer at the market, or browse through our recipe finder for

great ideas. Make the farmer’s market a stop on your weekly route and you’ll have no excuse for not eating plenty of gorgeous and delicious produce every day. Keep a bowl of baby carrots, snap peas and broccoli on hand for snacking. 3. Start your day with a whirl. Mix fruit, milk or juice and ice cubes. Pour everything in the blender, whirl, and breakfast is ready in a snap. Try your favorite combination of fresh and frozen fruit, or sample one of our recipes for more ideas. Breakfast -- and getting enough fruit in your diet -- was never so easy. 4. Think small. Our appetite often decreases when the tem-

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Secret Identities:

The Asian American Superhero Anthology Actor Parry Shen knows what it’s like to be the underdog. Six years ago, he was the star Asian American indie film called “Better Luck Tomorrow.” Made on a shoestring budget using director Justin Lin’s credit cards, that film beat the odds and became a Sundance hit before being picked up by MTV Films. Now Shen finds himself in a similar position but this time it is as one of the editors and writers of “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Identity,” a collection of 26 original stories featuring Asian American superheroes created by a n eclectic mix of Asian American writers, artists and comic book professionals ranging from Marvel Comics writer Greg Pak (”Hulk”) to actor Keiko Agena (”The Gilmore

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Girls”). Like “Better Luck Tomorrow,” this new project is also a labor of love for Shen, who along with fellow comic book fans and editors Jeff Yang, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma noticed that there were many Asian Americans working behind the scenes in comics but very few of the characters themselves were of Asian descent. “Secret Identities” is an attempt to address and rectify that. They asked a number of their friends and colleagues to submit ideas and held open calls for material and were inundated with inquiries. “It was exciting to know there were other people who shared my frustrations on Asian Americans in the media but were utilizing the comics platform to showcase Asian American talent and create progressive characters that could eventually be spun off into other mediums.” Shen said. While the stories contain characters who can do everything from fly through the air to eat all they want without gaining weight, the editors made sure the tales would also be educational and touch on moments

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from Asian American history like the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to the murder of Vincent Chin from a unique superpowered perspective (in one story, a Japanese American superhero’s good deeds is not enough to keep him from being sent to the camps). “I want to have readers appreciate what a snippet of the Asian American experience might be for a large portion of our society and perhaps even realize that our own stories of struggle and life experiences sometimes aren’t all that different from each another,” Shen said. “It’s all about just taking a little time to hear about them in the first place.” May 2009


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 By Teri Mitchell

“ Kiki Sake ” ~ A variety of Sake samplers ~ @ Rangetsu of Tokyo

Rangetsu offers a variety of Kiki Sake samplers for the novice as well as connoisseurs featuring Junmai, Ginjo, and Daiginjo. This is your chance to taste and compare different grades and brands of top premium quality Japanese Sake. Sake can be categorized in about 20 types, depending on the brewing process and the difference in ingredients. Junmai is made from rice, water, yeast, and malted rice. Many Sake include distilled alcohol to modify the taste, however Junmai does not. Junmai literally means “pure rice”. Junmai-daiginjo is considered SUPER PREMIUM pure rice Sake, because it is made from rice that has been milled to 50% of its original size or less. No other ingredients may be used other than rice, malted rice, water, and yeast in this one. Genshu is unprocessed Sake. Unrefined Sake is compressed in the process. No water added. Personally, my most favorite Sake is Nigori. Nigori is usually mild, smooth, and sweet. Its unfiltered Sake. The milky-white Sake produces a unique sensation when it passes through the palate and throat. The mellow taste and wealthy aroma is best enjoyed when served slightly chilled.

If you haven’t tried the Rangetsu “Kiki Sake” special yet, you’d better go check it out. Whether you’re a Sake connoisseur or a Sake novice, you will enjoy the experience. There are two options you can choose from. $8 Kiki-sake: Includes domestic (made in the US) Sake - hot & cold, imported Sake (made in Japan) - hot & cold, and cold Nigori (unfiltered) Sake. $12 Kiki-sake: Choose three from six types of imported premium Sake (such as Junmai-ginjo). Only to drink cold. Rangetsu of Tokyo 8400 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 / 407.345.0044 3 Sushi Roll “After 5” Special Rangetsu offers so much, including new Sushi rolls that are becoming popular, such as their Black Sea Roll, Caliente Roll or Curry Shrimp Roll. Most of these new rolls together with traditionally favored Sushi rolls are offered daily on our After 5 Special promotion until 6:30pm. Where could you find $12.50 for 3 rolls plus soup or salad? It’s convenient, reasonable and tasty. Great for a quick Sushi meal.

Taste of Asia is a column where you can find different Asian authentic cuisines, cooking ingredients, and specialty drinks. For Asian, eating is part of the culture which connects us. It also serves as a bridge for non-Asian to understand us better. Please email us at if you want to share your favorite Asian dish.

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Phil “Fest” 2009

 By Judi Lebredo

An annual festival that celebrates Filipino culture

PhilFest is an annual 3 day festival in early April; filled with activities, ethnic food, talent contests, music, and cultural performances. The event is held at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Tampa and sponsored by the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI). Celebrating its 15th year, the event replicates a Philippine Festival, complete with barrio (village) themed booths. Guests enjoyed traditional Philippine folk dances and songs presented by the Philippine Performing Arts Company, Musikong Kawayan Bamboo Ensemble, Philippine Choral Group, Vic Omila and Don Bronto. Various Philippine artifacts, costumes,

and art are displayed in an exhibit at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center Grand Sampaguita Ballroom. This year included live model “mannequins” in various Philippine costumes. Past winners of the celebrated talent contests greeted fans and sang some of their popular songs. From 2006 Tawag ng Tanghalan champion and American Idol finalist, Ramiele Malubay to Jan Gabriel de los Santos, the crowds were thrilled to see their favorites and hear new talent compete from the state of Florida. The festival is eagerly awaited due to the many authentic Philippine food offerings

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available. From bibingka to balut, ensaymada to lumpia, island decorated booths provide home-style fare to thousands of hungry guests. Various associations, restaurants, and caterers provide the opportunity for a taste of the homeland. The event ended with a fashion show, dual citizenship ceremony, coronation of Miss PhilFest. For more information, please visit May 2009




Wonders of The World

 By Lani Yu

SPIFFS 34 th Annual International Folk Fair in St Petersburg, Florida Saturday, March 28th ---The best way to spend a two-hour car trip from Orlando to the west coast of Florida is by sleeping, even in the company of Chinese acrobats. As a student this is understandable, but any amount of grogginess lifted as soon as we found our parking space. Vinoy Waterfront Park in St. Petersburg is a huge expanse of grassy compound taken up by white tents and booths. This is where the annual three-day St. Petersburg International Folk Fair (SPIFF) is held, in perfect conjunction with Spring Break. We crossed the fence hurriedly, some of us dragging stage equipment, only to be smacked with a stiff wind from heaven; the welcoming smell of barbecued meat from an endless line of exotic food stalls. Traipsing to the main attraction in a crowd of grinning people, I knew just then that today was going to be nothing less than extraordinary. Tribal music pounded inside a pavilion, the site of a staggering 11-hour multicultural show. Here participants staged performances evoking the ethnicities of Asia, Africa,

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and Europe; the casual audience was encouraged to watch as well as wander from their seats, to engage in an array of activities taking place outside. More on that later. First my family and I settled down to observe traditional African dances, Scottish ballads, and a Thai temple priestess making hand motions. Serbian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian sequences followed, all marked by vibrant costume and distinct musical style. These, executed by youth groups as well as professionals, appealed very much to the crowd; applause resounded for girls twirling with flowers and ribbons in their hair. So did cheers for ballad singers serenading us with tireless vocal chords. Around lunchtime we ventured out to examine the goods. There, stretching beyond

line of sight, were heaping displays of colorful merchandise, culture-oriented souvenirs assembled to distraction; it was the best parts of world travel compacted into a single marketplace. Each tented stand represented a different country, with the origin of their wares sometimes indicated by only a raised flag, others featuring more suggestive detail decoration. We goggled at it all: Peruvian jewelry, Indian garb, Amerindian hides, bright handbags, rare paintings, wood and glass figurines, an excess of charming handcrafted trinkets. But even while overwhelmed by these potential purchases, the first thing we decided to splurge on was food. As meandering customers chewing on shish kabob, that was the essence of all that was good. Naturally, certain vendors captured the most business: those selling Vietnamese, German, and Mexican cuisine. Mom bought us Chinese noodles for lunch and a pineapple bubble tea for my brother. But it was so windy that afternoon by the gorgeous

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Unicycle Bowl Flipping by Ms. Xiaoya Liu

Jar Balancing by Mr. Fanzhe Meng

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waterfront that we had to huddle back under the pavilion, and eat from the little take-out boxes standing up. A dry gale blew in from the ocean, whipping our clothes and hair, coating everything (noodles included) with a fine layer of dust. Even so, it was hard not to enjoy the exhilarating weather. It enabled us to take amusing pictures. At 3 o’clock the Parade of Nations began. This is the most important event of tradition organized within SPIFF. I pulled on a silk qipao top over my t-shirt and marched with my parents, the Chinese acrobats, and team of costumed dragon performers curving back and forth behind us as representatives of our nationality. Other minority groups, many of which had traveled a long distance for the occasion, proudly expressed themselves with traditional attire, banners and flags.

Irish residents even announced themselves with the unmistakable sound of bagpipes. Impressed spectators waved and snapped photos, paying particular attention to our place in the procession. They were attracted to the sound of gongs, drums, and tiny bells on the playful mythological creature pulling up the line: we must have reminded them of a new year’s festival. So I tried to straighten up and smile at everyone, even with nerves betraying me. This experience was an honor I‘d never anticipated, and in a quarter hour’s time, we (a couple hundred paraders) circled the park twice. A deeply satisfying day ended late at night, with the closing acts back in the pavilion theatre. SinoElite Group from Orlando demonstrated Peking Opera dance, maskchanging magic, and the most unbelievable

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juggling acts ever witnessed by man. The audience agreed, after entertainment by a sixfoot unicycle trick with rice bowls, balancing acts involving one glass of water on a spinning knife, and catch played with 30 pound pottery jar, that the Chinese troupe took the cake as the highlight of the show. Exhausted, we prepared to leave as the lights dimmed on a final Polynesian group dance. Once everyone had chanced the portable toilets a last time, we loaded up and drove the long way home. Lani Yu is a 10th grade student at Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida. She is interested in international culture studies, and has been a volunteer for Stetson University’s Elderhostel Program on China and other international festivals in Florida. She can be reached at May 2009


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