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The Kung Fu Pioneer in Orlando  By Asia Trend

“After years, months, days, and hours of work. I am finally finished with my first official documentary for Wah Lum Films. I am excited to have finished a project that is so meaningful to me. Not only is my father an inspiration to me, but to thousands of others as well. The life of my father is not just about Kung fu, it is about the journey of an incredible man and his dreams. His story will amaze anyone who watches it,” said Mimi Chan.

About the movie Step into the extraordinary life of a Chinese immigrant who overcame the challenges to

achieve the American dream. This biography follows the path of a young boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training. He escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out on his own, and embraces opportunity in a new land. The now highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional kung fu to America. He built his first kung fu temple in America, and leads and internationally renowned martial arts system across the world. Pui’s eldest daughter and successor Mimi Chan confronts a new set of challenges, trying to keep the traditional values alive in an increasingly modernized era

About the director - Mimi Chan Mimi Chan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She moved to Orlando, Florida, when her father, Grandmaster Chan Pui, opened the Wah Lum Temple. She began her kung fu training at the age of 3, and by 5 was already performing in local exhibitions. Having supplemented her martial arts with gymnastics and dance training, Mimi delivers an explosive performance of authentic Kung Fu technique and skill in open hand and Sifu Mimi Chan and Grandmaster Pui Chan on the cover of the New Martial Hero Magazine and Kung Fu magazine.

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The Chinese School of CAACF celebrated the year end with close to 200 students, parents, faculty members and volunteers. Principal Shiow took the chance to thank everyone for making this term a complete success. Chinese school students were also awarded for the academic outstanding, perfect attendance and talent contest. These students together with their parents spent every Saturday to make sure the Chinese language heritage can be preserved. Besides offering traditional Chinese language classes, the Chinese school of CAACF also provides many cultural classes such as Chinese Calligraphy, Kung Fu, Chinese yo-yo, Chinese folk dance and table tennis to the students. School registration starts at 1pm on August 25, 2012. The Chinese School of CAACF, Inc. 741 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, Fl 32803 (at Lake Highland Preparatory Middle School) 407-876-0652 or 321-433-2500 www.orlandochineseschool.org email: orlandochinese@yahoo.com

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kimono, martial arts, taiko drumming, cosplay, anime and video games. The newly formed Japan-America Society of Tampa Bay (jastb.org) also participated with a vendor booth selling various cultural items to raise startup funds. On a scholarly note, this festival played host to the University’s Japanese speech contest. USF currently offers calligraphy classes in addition to several years of Japanese language instruction. Nine language students made presentations in Japanese and were judged by Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer players Takuya Yamada (#32) of Tokyo and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake (#10) from Mie Prefecture. Mr. Yamada and Mr. Yoshitake also signed autographs and Rowdies tickets were given away to lucky winners of a rock-paper-scissors com-

petition! Then more recently in June, the Tampa region of the Florida Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Alumni Association held its annual Natsumatsuri (summer festival) in Seffner. A rainy weekend threatened our fun but thanks to Teru-teru Bouzu, a doll usually made by Japanese children to pray for sunny days, we had great weather for the duration of the event. Based on the local summer festivals experienced by JET exchange teachers in rural Japan, Tampa Natsumatsuri has been entertaining the Japanese and Japanophile communities with traditional festival culture for seven straight years! In addition to the cultural booths present at both of the 2012 festivals, every year Natsumatsuri also includes many Japanese-style carnival games for the

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kids and young-at-heart adults. This year, the ladies of the Keylime Newsletters (keylimenewsletters.com), a Tampa-based, online Japanese language publication, created an organization and festival booth to continue the collection of funds for Touhoku Earthquake and Tsunami victims. Visit their website at ilovejapancraft.com to buy some beautiful handmade origami jewelry and support a worthy cause. This year marked Natsumatsuri’s very first cosplay (anime-themed costume) competition. It was judged by Jason Fetters, writer for the popular culture website Crazed Fanboy, and Monique Smith, the organizer of Kakkoii-Otaku Clan, a local Anime Meetup group. The winners were overjoyed upon receiving some very nice prizes! We hope to see this event return and grow at next year’s festival. Both the USF and JETAA festivals showcased the exciting rhythms of the Tampa Bay Okinawa Kenjin Kai taiko exhibition team. We’ve been seeing a lot of this dynamic Sarasota group lately and we’re very glad for every opportunity. Natsumatsuri also featured a beautiful performance by a local Japanese language chorus and a fun, audience-participation Bon-Odori festival dance. We’re lucky to have so many talented people in our area devoted to sharing Japanese music and culture with their neighbors. Many thanks to the Consul General of Japan in Miami for sponsoring both of these excellent festivals. See you next year!  By Esther Searfoss

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Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs proclaimed June 12, 2012 as Philippine Independence Day in the City of Orlando and Orange County. To commemorate the event, the Council for Filipino American Organizations of Central Florida held a ‘Fiesta Filipina’ at the entire second floor of Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel on June 10th and saluted the event with a reenactment of the independence declaration, a presentation of the evolution of Filipino flags, a parade of Philippine native costumes, and a cultural program showcasing the ethnic heritage of the Filipino. There were food vendors serving Filipinocuisine and merchant booths offering a variety of native Filipino wear. They were joined by hundreds of Filipino-American families, their neighbors and friends. The entertainment featured native songs and dances.and the audience was enthralled by the performances of singers

such as Noel Arriola, Doc Erikk Cruz, William Z’man, Margie Hadley, Rachel Tobillo, and Emily Garrison. Filipino Las Vegas performer Venz Basco gave a surprise performance and sang two delightful songs. The dance troupe of the Filipino Student Association of University of Central Florida, led by its president David Galindo, performed four native dances. The Bayanihan Dance Troupe of Wedgefield did the traditional and modern version of the ‘tinikling’, a dance patterned after the movement of thelong-legged tikling birds Verenz Quinonez showed the intricate steps of a Moslem dance. The program wastotally exciting and enjoyable.

the country’s impoverished poor, volunteering locally at the Coalition For the Homeless, and in camps for physically and mentally-challenged youths and in transition housing for abused children, helping in the feeding of the underserved in local soup kitchens, and holding free bimonthly health screenings. These are only some of the projects of the Council which has enhanced Filipino American visibility in the community and beyond. On top of it all, it has partnered with statewide and national organizations in pursuing community service, and with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in its community outreach program.

The Council, also known as CFAO, continues to serve Central Florida communities through its various projects --responding to natural disaster relief back home, helping build schools for children in remote areas of the Philippines, financially supporting the home-building project for

The current CFAO officers are Leilani Fontanilla, chair; Dr. Naty Ordona, vice-chair; Lita Martija, secretary; Julieann Cruz, treasurer; and Tess Snow, auditor. Advisors are Val Dagani, Jr., Mario Ordona, and Hoover Yap.

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Sixty four years ago, London hosted its second Olympic Games. Sammy Lee, the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, recalls his challenge of competing in a sport which was white dominated at that time. As a twelve-year-old in 1932, Lee dreamed of becoming a diver, but at the time Latinos, Asians and AfricanAmericans were only allowed to use Fresno’s Brookside Pool on Wednesdays, on what was called “international day”. Because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backNathan Adrian : Swimming Adrian of Bremerton, Wash., 24, began swimming at the age of 5, after seeing his brother and sister take up the sport. Adrian’s mother, who was born in Hong Kong, is a nurse for the Bremerton School District and his father is a retired nuclear engineer. Adrian won gold when he swam in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He will compete in the 100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter freestyle relay events in London. Adrian holds a pre-med degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and hopes to one day become a doctor.

Howard Bach : Badminton Bach was born in Vietnam in 1979 and came to the United States when he was 3. By the encouragement of his father, he began playing badminton at a local YMCA in San Francisco as a child. Bach’s talents earned him a spot to compete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. One year later, he and Tony Gunawan won the men’s

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yard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit. This obstacle of course would not stop his dream and he ended up winning the gold medal in 10m platform diving and bronze medal in 3m springboarddiving in 1948 and won another gold medal in 10m platform in 1952. He is also the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving. Six decades later, more than a dozen Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican athletes represent Team USA at the Summer Olympic Games in London.

doubles title at the 2005 World Badminton Championship. The victory marked the first time an American badminton team ever medaled at a world championship. In 2008, Bach and another partner became the first U.S. badminton team to reach an Olympics quarterfinal. Bach reunites with Gunawan this summer to compete in the men’s doubles event in London.

Kayla Bashore-Smedley : Field Hockey South Korean-born Bashore-Smedley grew up in Shoemakersville, Pa. and currently lives in Chula Vista, Calif. She first picked up a hockey stick when she was 15, when a high school coach suggested that she give the sport a try. Her skills caught the attention of college recruiters and earned her a scholarship to Indiana University, where she led the school to its first-ever NCAA tournament. Bashore-Smedley was also named the 2005 Big Ten Player of the Year and became the school’s sole First Team All-American. This summer, she joins a roster of 16 women who

compete for the gold in London.

Lindsey Berg : Volleyball Berg began honing her volleyball skills on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where she grew up. In 1998, Berg graduated from Punahou High School in Honolulu, alma mater of President Barack Obama. She went on to play volleyball for the University of Minnesota. There, she led the program to its first Sweet 16 appearance and became a three-time All-Big Ten Player of the Year. Berg competed in her first Olympics in Athens in 2004, where the U.S. women’s team took fifth place. She took home a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The volleyball star has a mixed heritage. Her mother is Hawaiian-ChinesePortuguese and her father is Lithuanian.

Clarissa Chun : Wrestling Chun has her second Olympics appearance this summer. Standing at 4’11″, she is a force to be reckoned with. In 2008, the Honolulu native became the first Hawaiian-born wrestler to com-

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pete in the Olympics and placed fifth overall. In addition to wrestling, Chun enjoys water polo, swimming, gymnastics, judo, and bowling. She is of half Chinese and half Japanese heritage and is currently studying communications at the University of Colorado.

Tony Gunawan : Badminton Indonesian-born Gunawan has won international stardom for versatility and consistency in his sport. In 2000, while representing Indonesia, he won a gold medal in men’s doubles at the Olympic Games in Sydney. In 2001, he and a different partner won gold for Indonesia at the World Championships in Spain. In 2005, representing the United States, Gunawan and partner Howard Bach won the men’s doubles title at the World Badminton Championship. Gunawan moved to the United States in 2002, but because he was still in the process of obtaining his U.S. citizenship, he was unable to represent Team USA at the 2008 Olympics. Gunawan became a U.S. citizen in September 2011 and has reunited with Bach to represent Team USA at this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

Ariel Hsing : Table Tennis Born and raised in California’s Bay Area, Hsing began playing table tennis when she was 7 and, at the age of 15, became the youngest woman to win the U.S. National Championships in the sport. She defended her title at the U.S. National Championships in 2011. Hailed as a ping-pong prodigy, Hsing’s talent has impressed the likes of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Buffett is so fond of her that he has invited her to play against himself and shareholders at his company’s annual meetings. Hsing’s father, who grew up in Taiwan, and her mother, who grew up in China, are also avid table tennis players.

Lee Kiefer : Fencing Keifer was born in Cleveland and currently lives in Lexington, Ky. The 18-year-old, whose mother is Filipino, comes from a family of fencers. Her father fenced for Duke University, her older sister fences for Harvard University, and her younger brother recently won the Cadet European Cup in fencing. In 2011, Kiefer became the only fencer in the world to achieve individual podium finishes at the Senior, Junior, and Cadet World Championships. She is the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic fencing team.

Alexander Massialas : Fencing Massialas follows in his old man’s footsteps as he heads to the Olympics this summer. His father, Greg, is a three-time fencing Olympian and one of Alexander’s current coaches. In 2010, Massialas became the youngest person to win

a men’s foil Division I National Championship, at the age of 16. In 2011, he defended his Cadet World Championship title and became the youngest athlete to medal at the Seoul World Cup, where he won bronze. Massialas was born in San Francisco and plans to attend Stanford University this fall. His Chinese mother was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States during her mid-teens.

David McKienzie : Volleyball McKienzie will make his Olympic debut in London this summer, as the U.S. men’s volleyball team seeks to defend its 2008 gold medal. McKienzie’s parents met in the Philippines, when his late father, William, coached the country’s national volleyball team, of which McKienzie’s mother, The couple married in the Philippines in 1971 before moving to Colorado, where they raised their children. In 2001, David graduated from Long Beach State University, where he was a three-time All-American volleyball player.

Paige McPherson : Taekwondo McPherson was born in Abilene, Texas and adopted when she was just four days old. She graduated from Black Hills Classical Christian Academy in 2009 and currently attends MiamiDade College in Florida. In 2011, she earned a silver medal at the Pan American Games and won the Outstanding Female Athlete award at the USAT National Championships in 2009. In 2008, she received the Chris Canning Award of Excellence. The 21-year-old, who has earned the nickname “McFierce,” is half Filipino and half African American.

Tamari Miyashiro : Volleyball Miyashiro has her first Olympic games in London this summer, as Team USA seeks to turn its 2008 silver medal into 2012 gold. Miyashiro is of Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Irish, and German descent, and comes from a family of athletes. Her mother was an All-American college volleyball player for the University of Hawaii and her father was a college football player.

Kyla Ross : Gymnastics Ross, 15, is the youngest person on Team USA’s gymnastics roster. She was born in Honolulu and currently lives in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Ross, who has the nickname “Mighty Mouse,” is a twotime U.S. junior all-around champion. She made her senior international debut at the Pacific Rim Championships in March, where she finished second all-around. Two weeks later, she won all-around gold at the City of Jesolo Trophy competition in Italy. Ross earned the second-highest scores on the uneven bars at the 2012 Olympic trials. Her father is Japanese and Black, and her

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Sandra Uptagrafft : Shooting Singaporean-born Uptagrafft will make her Olympic debut in London this summer as she represents the United States in the women’s 25-meter sport pistol and 10-meter air pistol events. Her husband, Eric, will make his second Olympic appearance as a member of the U.S. rifle team. Sandra is a Petty Officer 1st Class in the United States Navy Reserves and is also a Microsoft certified systems engineer. She and her husband live in Los Angeles.

Rena Wang : Badminton Wang is the sole American who competes in women’s badminton at the London Olympics, set to compete in singles. The Southern California native typically partners with her sister, Iris, but Iris did not make the Olympic trials. The duo has succeeded around the globe in other competitions, winning third place at the 2012 Polish Open International Badminton Championships and silver at the 2011 Pan American Games. Last year, Wang won the 2011 Peru International badminton championships in women’s singles.

Timothy Wang : Table Tennis Wang of Houston, 20, is the sole men’s table tennis competitor that will represent the United States at the London Olympics. Wang won the men’s singles competition at the 2010 U.S. Nationals and placed third in 2011. The Chinese American was introduced to table tennis when his dad brought him to clubs to watch his brother play.

Erica Wu : Table Tennis Wu of Southern California, 16, started playing table tennis after a family friend suggested that she give the sport a try. Around age 9, she dropped all other activities to focus on table tennis, and began taking weekly lessons. The righthanded hitter won a bronze medal alongside teammates Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang at the 2011 Pan American Games. She also won the 2011 USA women’s doubles competition and was a semifinalist in the singles tournament.

Lily Zhang : Table Tennis Zhang of Palo Alto, Calif., 16, is one of three young women, all Chinese American, who represent Team USA in the London table tennis events. Zhang won a singles bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Game and also earned a team bronze, alongside teammates Hsing and Wu at the competition. In 2009, she won the Canadian junior open singles event. Zhang is a right-handed hitter.

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East meets West The president of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Gail Rayos, together with vice president Coco Johnston, advisor and past president Becky Maliscsi, members Vi Ma, Shally Wong and Tony Nguyen met and greeted Tam Nguyen, the president of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, Orange County, California at Little Saigon Restaurant, Orlando. They took the opportunity to share the experience of how to promote the ethnic chambers into the mainstream business community. They both cannot emphasize enough the importance of networking and team building nowadays. AACC’s mission is to provide leadership, support and encouragement to the Asian American business community of Greater Orlando so that the members may prosper and grow. The VACOC provides leadership to the Vietnamese pioneer movement locally, nationally and internationally through commerce, education, cultural exchange and philanthropy. To know more about these two chambers, please visit http://www.asianamericanchambercfl. org/ and http://www.vacoc.com/

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This June, residents of Central Florida were treated to a special visit from a fantastic group of cultural ambassadors: The Meimen Gongfu Art Troupe. Orlando was their 4th stop in a six city tour of America sponsored by the Meimen Qigong Culture Center located in Taipei, Taiwan. This talented group has toured all over the world

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under the direction of Shifu Le Feng-San presenting cultural performances and lectures on health wherever they go. Meimen is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of the health of all the world’s people and the advancement of peaceful relationships amongst nations. Already, citizens of over eighty countries in the world have had a chance to meet these fine performers and educators and to benefit from their great spirit of fellowship and goodwill. Coming directly to the US from a successful tour in Peru, they have named this year’s tour: “Health for World & Culture for Peace”. Their stated mission is to provide educational value through entertainment. They are dedicated to preserving the time-honored Chinese traditions of the martial arts (both external and internal forms), dance, music, and song. Of great interest to me

Director General Ray Mou receives certificate of appreciation from Meimen Gongfu Art Troupe

is that they have also been heartily welcomed in ‘Mainland’ China, the People’s Republic of China. This is because they are purely interested in cultural performance and in people’s wellbeing. Refreshingly, the Meimen Gongfu Art Troupe has no religious or political axes to grind against the country from whence their cultural heritage sprang from many thousands of years ago. Because of their open heartedness, the Chinese people have been very pleased with their interactions with Meimen and the world is a better place because of these sorts of international instances of plain, unadulterated goodwill. Would that all cultures could be so forward thinking as to understand the great value inherent in preserving their own national, ethnic and individual historical heritages. Future generations will only thank those who have kept the rich cultural foundation

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of their people alive. In addition to the preservation of ancient culture through the art of performance, the Meimen Center offers workshops and demonstrations in a foundational form of Qigong that is undoubtedly the most practiced form of exercise in the entire world called Pingshuai. Pingshuai is basically a level arm swinging form that is both simple yet profound in its beneficial effects. In many cities, Pingshuai clubs have started up, including one in the Orlando area. The President of the Meimen Americas organization is Joe Wang, and he can be reached at joewcino@gmail.com. People get together and share some exercise and some food on a weekly basis providing a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and to learn a great new exercise at the same time. Whether one was able to attend one of their free demonstrations, a Qigong workshop or their gala Sunday afternoon performance in the beautiful auditorium at Freedom High School in Taft, one was immediately struck by the lively camaraderie and genuine happiness radiating from this group. Their performance on Sunday showcased the immense talent of this Gongfu Art Troupe. Their Tai Chi performances were impeccable and as graceful as any I have ever witnessed. Their traditional Erhu musician was absolutely inspired and literally ‘rocked the house’ with her enthusiastic playing. At some points in their performances that Sunday I found myself literally weeping at the beauty I was witnessing. Unlike many performance groups which rely on fancy costumes and elaborate sets, this Troupe was costumed in a beautifully simple but elegant fashion which accented their most excellent Kung Fu. One only had to look at these incredibly talented performers to see the professional quality of their arts and of their dedicated training.

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Before their event on Sunday concluded they invited the audience to have a chance to learn the basics of Pingshuai. Some of us were invited on stage to join the performers and honored guests while everyone else was encouraged to stand up and give the exercise a try. No one who left that day left without gaining something wonderful from their experience spending time with the joyful Meimen Gungfu Art Troupe!

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Helping Asian Americans Vote in Florida:

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Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the U.S. with a 46 percent increase since 2000. Representing almost 6 percent of the U.S. population, the total Asian American population is over 17 million. With this tremendous growth, Asian Americans have the potential for increased political influence. For example, 78 percent of the Asian American community joined an overwhelming majority of Latino and African American voters in Nevada to make the difference in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s close re-election in November 2010. In Florida, Asian Americans are poised to play an important role in the 2012 elections, potentially casting the deciding votes for candidates in close races. According to the 2010 Census, there are currently 573,083 Asian Americans in Florida, a 72 percent increase from 2000. During the 2008 elections, 62 percent of eligible Asian American voters were registered and 88 percent of those registered turned out to vote. A recent survey of Asian American registered voters conducted by the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice partners, Asian American Justice Center and the Asian American Institute, along with APIAVote and Lake Research Partners, found that nearly half of Asian American voters surveyed in Florida indicated that they are more enthusiastic to vote this year than in previous elections. Also, 90 percent of Floridian Asian Americans reported being almost certain to vote this November, indicating the potential for record turnout of Asian American voters in Florida this year. While enthusiasm for voting is high, barriers remain that keep Asian Americans from voting. One of the biggest barriers is language. Voting can be an intimidating and complicated process, even for native English speaking voters. For new citizens whose first language is not English, the voting process is even more difficult to maneuver. Many language minority voters are deterred from voting because of confusion and lack of language assistance during the voting process. Luckily, there are laws that allow language

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minority voters to bring someone into the voting booth with them to help them understand the ballot. Under Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act, voters have the right to have anyone help them in the voting process, except for their employer or a representative of their labor union. The person helping may even be a teenage child or a nonU.S. citizen. Section 208 applies to voters needing assistance because of blindness, disability or inability to read or write, including voters whose native language is not English and have difficulty with English. Section 208 can help any voter that feels uncomfortable with the voting process or does not understand the ballot. To take advantage of Section 208, voters should arrive at the polling place with their helper and inform the election officials that they have chosen this person to help them vote. The voter will be required to complete the “Declaration to Secure Assistance” form stating they are a registered voter and indicating who they are requesting assistance from. The person helping the voter must also fill out a “Declaration to Provide Assistance” form stating who they are providing assistance to, that they are not the voter’s employer or a representative of the voter’s union, and that they have not solicited the voter near the polling place to offer assistance.

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show poll workers in case they are turned away. AAJC is also providing Florida Know-Your-Rights palm cards that will answer frequently asked questions about the election process and will arm voters with the knowledge needed to successfully participate in the political process. These palm cards will be available in Chinese (Traditional), Vietnamese and Thai. Finally, AAJC and APIAVote will run an Asian-language Election Protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE (274-8683), on Election Day and the day before Election Day. The hotline will provide assistance in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, and Vietnamese. Voters should call in with any questions they have about voting, including problems they are experiencing at the polls.

Unfortunately, not all poll workers are aware of Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act and may wrongly turn people away from the polls. To that end, AAJC is working with the Asian American Federation of Florida to ensure that Asian American voters are aware of their rights at the polls by providing in-language materials that explain their voting rights. AAJC will provide translated Section 208 factsheets for voters in the following languages: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Tagalog, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Hmong, Khmer, Urdu, Laotian and Thai. These factsheets and other resources can be downloaded from AAJC’s website at www.advancingequality.org. Voters can bring these factsheets to the polls with them to Support Asia Trend Magazine, Become our Advertiser!


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The Central Florida Chinese community leaders from Chinese American Association of Central Florida-CAACF, Orlando Chinese Professional Association-OCPA, Chinese Business Association, Florida General Alliance of Fujian Fraternity USA and Y.E.S.S. - Youth Enrichment and Senior Services were present to welcome Chuanbing Zhang, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston and Guanqiao Chen, Vice Consul of the People’s Republic of China in Houston. Deputy Zhang was excited to learn about the upcoming Chinese community activities in Central Florida and hopes they can participate in some of them in the near future. Chinese Consulate General in Houston covers a consular jurisdiction of eight American Southern states and a self-governing commonwealth: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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Japanese Language School Graduation Ceremony On April 7th, there was an entrance ceremony for the 2012-2013 school year. 17 students entered in the 4yrs old class (youchibu) and 20 students in the 1st grade, and 2 students in the middle school 1st grade class. We started the new school year with 134 students. These are the comments of middle school graduates: Nina Cortes, There were moments that I hated it and moments that I loved it, but the one thing I can say is that I absolutely have no regrets. The Japanese school year starts in April and ends in March. On March 17, 2012, at Lake Highland Preparatory School, there was a graduation ceremony for Orlando Hoshuko. Two students graduated from the elementary school division (shougakubu) and 5 students graduated from the middle school division (chuugakubu). The students study Japanese grammar every Saturday from 9am to 12pm. Mr. Hudson, the Principal of LHPD, attended the ceremony and gave a speech complimenting the students on behalf of their devotion to coming every Saturday to study.

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Leinani Hession - I went to Orlando Hoshuko for nine years. My mom is from Japan, and she had taught me Japanese from an early age, but at Orlando Hoshuko, I learned to speak and write it at a more advanced level. Now, when I visit my family in Japan, I’m able to really communicate with them. Though it may have been a hard and tiring nine years, I think it was completely worth it, and even fun to spend time with the friends I made there. There were many Friday nights spent tearfully over the Japanese homework I had procrastinated on while all my other friends were out partying, and Saturday mornings where I was literally wrenched out of

my bed by my mom, but all that is outweighed by the fun times me and my friends had in class and the knowledge I have now. Orlando Hoshuko helped me gain a sense of Japanese culture and honed my skill in the language. Aimee Doucette – After nine consecutive years of attending the Japanese Orlando Hoshuko, I can proudly say it was a wonderful expierience. Not only was it a great way to keep in touch with the japanese community, it also helped me learn alot of kanji, and also the in-depth history of japan of which we do not cover in an average public school. Naomi Rambo- Going to Hoshuko has really opened my eyes to the possibilities we all have, and how privileged we were to have received such a great oppurtunity. At this school, I have met my best friends and have shared joyous memories with all of them. At this school, I was able to learn like a real Japanese student and sharpen my Japanese literacy. It may sound crazy, but I miss cramming every Friday night, getting up early every Satuday morning, and complaining about how I hated not being able to hang out with friends on Friday night. Even through all of that, Orlando Hoshuko was by far the greatest experience I have ever had. Orlando Hoshuko, Inc. www.orlandohoshuko.org  By Chieko Rambo

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Just in time to hype up Resident Evil 6, Capcom has opened the Biohazard Cafe and Grill in Tokyo, a restaurant that aims to evoke Raccoon City and the universe of Resident Evil. Hit the jump for some photos of RE-inspired foods, beverages, and a one-to-one scale Tyrant! Let’s just hope you don’t have to defend the president’s daughter from masses of swarming zombies and Las Plagas-infected cultists while you try to dig into your steak.

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Community 社區

The Home for Good Campaign

Perhaps no other state in the country has been harder hit by the country’s mortgage crisis than Florida. In Florida, mortgage delinquencies have been among one of the highest in the country, representing 17% of all originations of first lien mortgages between 2004 and 2008 in Florida, compared with 9% in California and 14% in Nevada.(1) Further, nearly half of the single-family mortgage holders in South Florida owe more than their houses are worth, a worrisome reminder of the region’s 3 1/2-year housing slump. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, 47 percent of the 837,177 single-family home mortgages are “underwater,” according to Zillow.com, a real estate company that compiles data from public property records. Nationwide, 23 percent of single-family homeowners with a mortgage had so-called negative equity(2). The rate of foreclosure filings – a bank repossession, default notice or auction sale notice – increased 22.54 percent in Florida for the first six months of 2012 compared with the same period last year, according to a report released this month by RealtyTrac, a California-based company that tracks distressed properties.(3) Without significant large scale solutions, homeowners remain vulnerable to foreclosure and abandonment further weakening the economic viability of neighborhoods and extend the housing downturn. While the market continues to erode, there exists a need to preserve the American dream of homeownership. Florida’s housing crisis is real

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and continues to threaten the state’s economy. The mortgage crisis exposed weaknesses in the housing system which have long affected low-income families and communities of color. Time and again our families are targets of risky loans and the housing meltdown only compounded those challenges. Asian American, African American, and Hispanic families were 1.7, 3, and 2.2 (respectively) times as likely as White borrowers to receive subprime loans even after accounting for similar credit profiles. In research conducted by the Center for Responsible Lending, it was found that Asian American communities represent only 2% of the share of loans made between 2004 and 2008, however represent approximately 8% of completed foreclosures overall in the state and 17% of the loans in the foreclosure process. African-Americans and Latinos represent 10% and 21% of all loan originations during this period, but 22% and 24% of all loans in foreclosure and 10% and 12% of completed foreclosures during this same period. (1) Through foreclosures, our families have battled substantial wealth loss, emotional discord, and a rocky financial future. Cash-strapped homeowners,that owe more than their properties are worth, often try to avoid foreclosure by selling for less than the mortgage amount and asking lenders to forgive the difference or seek loan modifications with principal reductions. The deals frequently are exercises in frustration, as lenders take weeks or months to consider offers, so that exasperated buyers walk away during the delays, and properties linger on the market, prolonging the housing slump and the recession. To better support homeowners, non-profit housing counseling organizations like NANAY (National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth) work tirelessly to assist homeowners to navigate the bureaucracy within financial institutions to obtain loan modifications and reach other alternatives for avoiding foreclosure. Research conducted by the Urban Institute finds that homeowners are more likely to receive a

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loan modification when working with a housing counselor with odds increased by 89 percent of obtaining a modification cure from a serious delinquency or foreclosure compared to the odds without counseling assistance(4). Housing counseling assistance remains an important part of the solution to address the housing crisis. In addition, we must resolve the current foreclosure crisis and change our housing system to be more equitable, accessible, and sustainable. With these challenges in mind, NANAY is joining National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and other national civil rights and consumer leaders such as the National Council of La Raza and the National Urban League to support the Home for Good (H4G) campaign to urge the presidential candidates to adopt policies to: 1. Stop needless foreclosures 2. Expand affordable rental housing 3. Revive a sustainable path to homeownership In 2011, the H4G campaign advanced housing policy reform to preserve what for many families is their largest singular asset—their home. Home for Good (H4G) worked to reframe the housing debate, strengthening relationships between field members and Capitol Hill and increasing advocates’ participation in the policy debate. Through these efforts, H4G gathered more than 10,000 petition signatures and postcards and delivered them to the Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. The campaign facilitated more than 400 calls from the American public into Treasury asking Secretary Geithner to use his leadership to stem wrongful foreclosures. Their efforts also helped secure 12 months of forbearance for unemployed homeowners through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and FHA and in a dedicated special action, they helped secure $45 million in funding for housing counseling—a critical service that was originally wholly defunded. In this coming election, H4G partners will challenge presidential candidates to address the foreclosure crisis and prioritize housing as a top issue. American homeowners need solutions that can help protect homeownership, help families to stabilize their finances and rebuild communities that have been ravaged by lender misconduct

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and lack of consumer protections. As a partner, NANAY is engaging community leaders and cultivating champions to energize a base around housing issues. Individuals and community leaders can support the campaign in a variety of ways, by addingtheirnames or theirorganization’s name to the petition requesting presidential candidates to seek sensible housing reformat www.myhomeforgood.com.

ABOUT National CAPACD: The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of diverse and growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. National CAPACD was founded in 1999 by established community development practitioners to be a voice for the community development needs of AAPI communities and to strengthen the capacity of community based organizations to create neighborhoods of hope and opportunities. In February 2010, National CAPACD was designated as

the first and only AAPI-serving HUD housing counseling intermediary. National CAPACD’s member-based network includes more than 100 community-based organizations and individuals, including community development corporations, preservation agencies, community-based social service providers, advocacy agencies, as well as national intermediaries and financial institutions. For more information about joining the campaign, visit http://www.nationalcapacd.org/home-goodor email Melvin Tabilas at Melvin@nationalcapacd. org

subsidy assistance to first time homebuyers, and foreclosure intervention programs. Homebuyer services include orientation seminars, pre-purchase counseling, homebuyer education classes, case management and social services referrals. Its computer facility (called Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center) serves as a resource for clients to use the internet in searching for information on home buying and foreclosure. For more information, Contact: Joy Bruce at joybruce.nanaycedc@gmail.com

ABOUT NANAY, Inc. (National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth)

1. “Lost Ground”, Center for Responsible Lending, 2011.

Established in 1994 as a non-profit service organization based in North Miami, Florida, the mission of NANAY is to assist, support and promote the welfare and well- being of elders, youth and community. NANAY Community Economic Development Corporation (NANAY-CEDC) is an affiliate of NANAY and a member organization of National CAPACD. Its key initiatives include financial education, homebuyer education, housing counseling, case management, government

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2. William Large: A new approach to fixing Florida’s mortgage crisis. June 20, 2011, ( http://www.gainesville.com/ ) 3. Paul Owers, South Florida Sun Sentinel, August 11, 2009. 4. “National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program Evaluation”, Urban Institute, December 2011.

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Bon Festival Aug 18 (Sat) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - 4000 Morikami Park Road • Delray Beach, Fl 33446 Cost: $15 adults, $6 children. (Members and children 3 and under are free.) Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Visit www.morikami.org/ bon to purchase tickets beginning Friday, June 1. Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami celebrates Bon Festival in one fun-packed evening. Highlights include rousing taiko drum performances, traditional Japanese folk dancing with audience participation, and a street fair with games and shop stalls. The highlight of the evening begins at sunset when Morikami Lake is transformed into a tranquil sea of lighted lanterns which, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living. A special fireworks display caps the enchanting evening. For more information, please visit www.morikami.org. Bon Fest Pensacola 2012 Aug 25 (Sat) at Bayview Community Center Pensacola - 2000 East Lloyd Street Pensacola, FL 32503 noon to 4pm. FREE ADDMISSION!!! Bon Festival in Pensacola! Join us to celebrate, dance, and experience traditional Japanese folk dancing Highlights include Unique Costume and Dance Contest and Taiko Drumming Performances! Japanese foods, games, and many other cultural activities will also be available Festival is held by HATSUE MIKI https:// www.facebook.com/events/351730744906867/ UCF APAC Assembly 2012 Aug 25 (Sat), UCF Venue (Old UCF Arena) at 5:30pm. The Asian Pacific American Coalition proudly presents: APAC ASSEMBLY 2012! One of the BIGGEST events of the semester!! This year we bring to you a Hunger Games theme, where each district will battle out for the top spot at the Venue (Old UCF Arena). We will have performances by : Asian Student Association, Chinese American Student Association, Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Filipino Student Association, Korean Student Association, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Vietnamese American Student Association, USF Asian Students in America, UF Asian American Student Union and more! And a very special guest performer!! Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6. We hope to see YOU all there!! CASPAF Conference Aug 31 – Sep 2 (Fri - Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. The Frontier of Aerospace Affairs and The Art of Healthy Living. This conference will help to increase the understanding of the current trends of aerospace technology and the development in hope to foment communication and build partnerships for future research, education, & businesses in the area of, but not limit to, Aerospace Technology and Engineering. In addition, some of the top doctors of Chinese descent in Florida will offer their expertise and perspectives in a discussion about healthy living. To register for the conference, go to www.caspaf.org. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For additional assistance with registration, please contact: registrar@caspaf. org Visit www.caspaf.org for more details. Atlanta Hong•Accounting Kong Dragon Boat Festival Services •Tax Consulting and Planning Sept 8 (Sat) at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue 3105•Network Clark’s BridgeSolutions Road Gainesville, Georgia •Business Consulting 30506. http://www.dragonboatatlanta.com/ •IT Infrastructure Support and Consulting Far East United Sep 18 (Tues) at會計記賬及管理•個人, USF Marshall Center Amphitheater公司各種報稅與稅務諮詢 - 4202 E Fowler Ave, MSC 4100. Services •Tax Consulting and Planning 商業顧問,電腦網絡管理•公司系統支援及諮詢 Tampa, FL 6pm •Accounting until 9pm. 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