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Zhao YueJin, Vice Mayor of Taizhou Municipal People’s Government (中国浙江省台州市人民政府副市長) and Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County Florida C.T. Hsu and Zhao YueJin

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Orange County welcomes the newest Sister City - Taizhou, China  By Asia Trend

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs celebrated the official signing of a sister region agreement with the city of Taizhou, China. A team of six delegates from Taizhou led by Vice Mayor Zhao Yuejin arrived on January 15 and signed the sister region agreement with Mayor Teresa Jacobs on January 16 at the 5th Floor Mayor’s Suite, Orange County Administration Center.

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This event is hosted by the Orange County Asian Committee which was formed in 2012 by Mayor Jacobs with a mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Asian Americans and to partner with other Asian American organizations in Central Florida. Orange County Asian Committee

The delegation received a warm welcome from Mayor Jacobs and her welcoming team. “We are delighted to be able to connect with a city from thousands miles away which shares many common characteristics,” said Zhao Yuejin. Taizhou is about 190 miles south of Shanghai, China, and is dubbed China’s “medical city,” known for hosting major international corporations in pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotech enterprises. Taizhou is also famous for its orange. “Orange County is proud to have developed a strong working relationship with another vital trade partner,” said Mayor Jacobs. “This agreement promotes our joint commitment to collaborate on educational, economic and cultural opportunities.” For more photos: www.asiatrend.org/event-pictures-2013.html

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FILIPINO AMERICANS – Discovering Their Past For the Future International Leadership Foundation Announces 2013 Summer Civic Fellowship Program for Asian Pacific American College Students in Washington, DC SPIFFS 38th Annual International Folk Fair 2nd Annual YELL Conference Asian American Students’ Adjustment To College: Does Membership in an Ethnic Student Organization Make a Difference?

Judo Training Camp for Elite Judo Competitors EVENTS HIGHLIGHT Dragon Boat in Taiwan 09 South Florida Chinese New Year Festival Sumo~Japan’s national sport~ Vol.1 11 Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival International Martial Arts Festival 30 Orlando Dragon Boat Challenge 32 GASPARILLA International Film Festival

In 2013, Asia Trend continues to strive to expand its coverage and programs to the community. Asia Trend is now a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of strengthening mutual understanding, creating effective channels of communication between Asian Americans and non-Asian Americans and promoting cultural performing arts through a wide range of media including but not limited to print magazine, multi-media, festivals and social networking. Asia Trend is made possible thru the contributing writers, the support of the advertisers/sponsors and three major annual fundraising events including Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in February, Asian Cultural Fair in May and Asian Cultural EXPO in Oct. We hope you will be able to take part in one or more of these many exciting events that we are offering this year. We are also asking generous individuals and businesses for monetary support in order to allowing us to continue our work. You can donate online via PayPal at www.asiatrend.org or write to us at iloveasiatrend@ gmail.com. Every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.

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World’s Fastest Internet: Hong Kong, S. Korea, and Japan

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Asia’s Internet speed is not surprising news, but the details of this recent report on the Internet by Akamai show how much Asia and Hong Kong dominate the world of high speed Internet. Hong Kong was found to have the highest average peak connection speed of just over 54.1 megabits per second during the third quarter of 2012, according to analysis by Akamai Technologies. No country previously had gone beyond 50 Mbps. The figure is based on average peak speed across the population of users of traffic registered by Akamai. South Korea (48.8), Japan (42.2), Latvia (37.5) and Romania (37.4) were behind Hong Kong in the top 5 list.

S. Korean leaders meet with Aung San Suu Kyi  Compiled by Asia Trend Visiting Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak in the presidential Blue House in Seoul on January 29, 2013. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a five-day visit to South Korea. “Economic development and democratization should go hand in hand,” Lee told the pro-democracy icon in their meeting focused on economic and educational exchanges between the two countries, according to his spokesman Lee Mi-yon. Park, who replaces Lee next month, also met with Su Kyi and voiced hope the two countries will make joint efforts for greater freedom and peace in the region, according to her aides. The Nobel Peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy was released from house arrest in 2010 and became a parliamentarian in the by-election in April 2012. Lee Myung-bak’s official visit to Myanmar is the first by a South Korean president since a bloody attack in 1983 left 21 people dead, including 17 South Koreans. The bombing failed to kill its target, the then-President Chun Doo-hwan who arrived late.

Chinese Language Year Closing Ceremony in France  Compiled by Asia Trend Members of the “I Sing Beijing” Chinese songs performance team perform during the closing ceremony of the Chinese Language Year in Paris, capital of France, on Jan. 24, 2013. The 19-monthlong program cross language program, which included the Chinese Language Year in France followed by the French Language Year in China, was initiated by Chinese President Hu Jintao and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in November 2010.

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FILIPINO AMERICANS – Discovering Their Past For the Future Orlando, Florida – “FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY Month” is October. The Council For Filipino American Organizations in Central Florida, also known as CFAO, hosted a Filipino American History Month celebration on October 20, 2012 at the Mark Street Community Center in Orlando, a well-attended event. Delegates came from Filipino American organizations from South, North and Central Florida communities. The City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer issued a proclamation declaring October as Filipino American History Month, and October 20 as Filipino American Heritage Day in the City. To know how Filipinos enriched America, we must first know our history in this country we now call home, and understand the historical tapestry of our presence here. Thus the celebration of our Filipino American History in the month of October by Filipinos all over the United States. The first Filipino immigrants to the United States came on October 18, 1587. They were seamen jumping ship from the Manila to Acapulco Galleon Trade which began plying the seas in 1565

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The galleon trade ships began 4 voyages a year to Acapulco from Manila to procure silver from Mexico and silk from China. The Philippines then, was, for over three centuries, a colony of Spain. The landing party at Moro Bay (now San Jose Obispo in California) included a few Filipino seamen who wanted to escape the brutality of Spanish rule in the Philippines and did not want to go back home. As fugitives, they worked in California vegetable farms, planting asparagus, picking tomatoes and spinach, and grapes. The actual settlement began in 1763 when fugitive seamen crossed the Gulf of Mexico and landed at the Southeastern bayous of Louisiana. There they formed 7 Filipino villages, the biggest was Manila Village with 400 seamen. They were hardworking miners, farmers, and railroad workers. Early immigrants worked in salmon canneries in Alaska, in vegetable fields in California, and the pineapple plantations in Hawaii. They worked in hotels and restaurants and in other major cities where menial jobs were open. Life was harsh. They cannot own properties then,

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by law. Discrimination was rampant. It was only when the War Brides Act was enacted that they were able to bring their wives and children to the United States. The government gave workers free transportation for their families to come to the United States plus providing fuel, housing and medical care as incentives. Life in the Louisiana settlement was different. Filipinos were considered “nationals” and “whites”. Descendants of these Filipino settlers said there was no discrimination. From the 1930’s, Filipinos were allowed to form fraternal organizations which became the basis of community for Filipinos. The women were allowed to establish businesses and it was through them that we now know what our Filipino heritage was. The ”pensionados” - the Filipino students who were sent to the United States to study - became teachers, nurses and physicians. Integration came as a result of public education. Ethnicity was learned thru the camp life. In 1902, the Filipino-American War ended. Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States

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for $20 million dollars in 1898 when Admiral Dewey entered Manila Bay and defeated the Spanish Armada. America brought teachers and educators to the Philippines and sponsored more pensionados to the United States to study how to selfgovern, and to absorb the American way of life. These pensionados were to return home to share the knowledge they have learned. Some stayed and grew their own families in the United States. From 1909 to 1939, two thousand workers, the pensionados and other students got a foothold in the U.S. economy which changed and improved their role in the world commerce. In 1934, President Roosevelt passed the National Recovery Act which allowed collective bargaining. In Alaska, the Filipino workers established cannery worker unions to push for reforms. The group agitated for change. In February 1942, U.S. President Roosevelt allowed the formation of the first Filipino Battalion Infantry to fight the war against the Japanese on the side of the Allied Armed Forces of the United States in Europe and the Pacific. In 1943, these

Filipino soldiers were granted the right to be citizens and to swear allegiance to the United States. Those who did not go to the swearing in worked in shipyards as welders, as engineers and scientists. Nurses worked in hospitals and Filipino doctors treated patients.

practices – like respect for their elders, and accepting and obeying their sense of authority which kept the Filipino community intact. They took care of their own.

In Hawaii where Filipino workers tilled pineapple plantations, religion played an important role in communities. By and large Christians, they coexisted with other minority groups which practiced their own religion. The impact of Filipino Americans in this State shaped and developed Hawaii as it is today. Ultimately, they participated in the political process that elected a Filipino American as State Governor.

The Filipino American historical contributions to this country is continuing. The generations of Filipino Americans who peopled many parts of this country since 1587 are proud of their ethnicity, heritage and culture. They lived among other ethnic minorities and embraced the American tenets of freedom and democracy. Thus, for 425 years, Filipino Americans became an important ingredient of the “salad bowl” that is America today.

Post 1946, after the Philippines was granted its independence, the immigration quota changed. More professional Filipinos – doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, skilled artists – moved to the United States and further enriched this country’s socioeconomic and professional vitality. Filipinos in America had a good support system. Everyone within reach is a relative. Filipino American families adhered to their cultural

They shared with other families which they considered extended members of their own. .

Long live the Filipino Americans! May their tribes increase! (Gleaned from interviews of descendants of early Filipino American settlers in a presentation sponsored by AT&T - “FILIPINO AMERICANS – Discovering Their Past For the Future..”)

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Peida Yan and Janey Cheng from ILF, Florida Chapter at the Obama Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies with Judy Chu (趙美心), Chiling Tong, and Mike Honda

Peida Yan and Janey Cheng from ILF, Florida Chapter with Christopher P. Lu (盧沛寧), Chiling Tong and Susan Kung

International Leadership Foundation Announces 2013 Summer Civic Fellowship Program for Asian Pacific American College Students in Washington, DC

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For the fourteenth year, the International Leadership Foundation ILF will award over 30 fellowships to Asian Pacific American college students who the ILF identifies as exhibiting the qualities and potential of a future business, community or professional leaders. The ILF Civic Fellows will spend eight to ten weeks next summer interning at federal government agencies in Washington, DC, gaining firsthand knowledge of the workings of American government. Any undergraduate or graduate student of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens. Students who wish to apply must submit their applications by February 1, 2013. Interested students can visit ILF’s website at www. ILEADER.org to apply online or learn more. The

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ILF works with government agencies to place each Fellow in a structured summer internships in his or her area of interest. In 2012, ILF Fellows interned in fourteen federal agencies, including Congress and the White House. ILF Fellows attend weekly seminars and other events to learn about government in addition to their internships. Each Fellow receives a paid internship or $2,000 stipend, funded by the ILF and its sponsors. Students must pay for their own travel, housing and living expenses during their fellowships. The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta and the Honorable Elaine Chao serve as the Honorary National Chairman and Chairwoman of the ILF. Mineta and Chao were the first two Asian Pacific Americans to serve as Cabinet Secretaries. “The ILF promotes

and fosters bright APA youth to experience the inner-workings behind this great country’s national government, and provides effective training classes to enhance leadership skills,” Secretary Mineta said. The ILF is a non-profit organization that promotes civic involvement and entrepreneurial spirit of the future leaders of the Asian Pacific American community. Each year at its annual Awards Dinner, the ILF recognizes public service by distinguished APA community leaders. Past honorees include Hawaii Senator Dan Inouye, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Jackie Chan, AIDS activist David Ho, Olympic medalist Tony Dawson and business entrepreneur Kanwal Rekhi.

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“Year of Snake” Collections Welcome the Lunar New Year In celebration of the year of the snake, A Bathing Ape has released a special 2013 “Year of Snake” T-shirt collection. This collection incorporated the snake of the Chinese zodiac into various A Bathing Ape logos. Three different T-shirt designs are available: The College Tee, BWS Tee and the Milo Tee. Each shirt is available in one of two colors with the Milo Tee also available in kids sizes. Nike Nike Air Force Year of the Snake Collection

PNY flash drive collection Attache Snake, to celebrate the Chinese calendar year of the snake. With capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB.

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Mail a letter with the Year of Snake stamp The U.S. Postal Service’s 2013 Year of the Snake stamp, sixth in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Snake begins on February 10, 2013, and ends on January 30, 2014.

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SPIFFS 38th Annual International Folk Fair

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SPIFFS 38th Annual International Folk Fair was celebrated November 1 - 3, 2012, under clear blue skies in beautiful Vinoy Park downtown St. Petersburg. Around 15,000 visitors attended the celebration and enjoyed a trip around the world in a day. The very first Folk Fair took place in 1976, in conjunction with the US Bicentennial. This year’s theme was “Music around the World”, showcased by more than thirty participating ethnic groups. Ongoing entertainment on two stages featured musical instruments, singers and dancers from around the world. A major feature of Folk Fair is of course all the food specials from all over the world - a great opportunity to learn about a country or ethnic group through food. The Asian community was represented by Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, Indian, Japanese, Mongolian, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese groups. Musical instruments were displayed and demonstrated in the various villages and food specialties were offered for sampling. The first two days of Folk Fair were dedicated to area schools, with many student groups performing and demonstrating Tai Kwan Do as well as folk dancing and gymnastic shows. Each student was given a passport, which they had stamped in each village and got answers to passport questions relating to the theme of “Music around the World”. A study guide also guided the students around the villages, which specific questions to answer. On Saturday, November 3, a Citizen Naturalization Swearing-In Ceremony took place after the spectacular Parade of Nations with close to 1,000 paraders in colorful ethnic costumes. By Bill Smith

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The Youth Empowerment and Leadership Learning Organization (YELL) is hosting its 2nd Annual YELL Conference on March 9, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center. YELL is a non-profit organization that started as a Local Ideas Festival from the Bezos Scholars Program. Since its founding in July of 2011, YELL has been established and managed by students who are committed to its mission: shaping tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging confidence, demonstrating their importance to the world, and guiding them to realize their full potential. Through community service projects and organized volunteer events, YELL sets the foundation for leadership in the lives of youth today.

The YELL Conference will feature keynote speakers from a variety of fields, but all under the theme of leadership. There will also be booths to showcase business vendors of Central Florida. Last year, with over 300 students attending the inaugural YELL Conference, we established a high standard and are confident to double attendance this year with additional outreach and sponsorships. As a sponsor, your organization/company will receive exposure from media campaigns and promotions for the event. Please contact Tiffany Tang, Event Chair at tiffany.h.tang@gmail.com or check us out at www.YELLOrganization.com.

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Orlando is a world-class destination that offers a diverse culinary landscape.

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The Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando, a new book released this 2013 written by Asia Trend columnist Ricky Ly features local great restaurants, markets, and recipes in its 336 pages. Here it’s about the neighborhoods. From pockets of Vietnamese enclaves and a growing “Little Brazil” near International Drive to a huge food truck scene and an increasing number of farmers’ markets that feature local, farm fresh, all natural foods, Orlando is becoming more and more of a food lover’s delight. In Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando, Ricky Ly shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.

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With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city’s iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor. Some of the recipes include dishes from The Ravenous Pig, Luma on Park,

Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries Specialty food stores and markets Farmers’ markets and farm stands Food festivals and culinary events Recipes from top Orlando chefs The city’s best cafes, taverns, and food trucks Local food lore and kitchen wisdom

About the Author Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ricky Ly’s passion for food and adventures began very early on, instilled by his Vietnamese and Chinese immigrant parents. His first memories were of pork belly and hard boiled egg dishes in the late afternoons and steaming dim sum plates of sweet and slurpy shrimp rice paste and dumplings on Saturday mornings. You can follow him online on twitter at @tastychomps and on Facebook at Facebook.com/tastychomps You can pick up the book locally at Barnes and Noble or online at Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/TLSNAh

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2013 in Focus Tension in Gulf of Hormuz

Inflation Inflation Inflation

The immediate attention is drawn at the Gulf of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf where tension execrate to an unprecedented manner. Iran is isolated in the case where the coalition or alliances of few Arabians counties ignite further the already tension state. The oil prices would further jack-up as a result of this.

Home prices would increase in PRC China, USA and Europe in particular, as in Hong Kong the property prices would have limited downside even with government intervention.

Crazy Weather The world weather in 2013 is in extreme with cases rather abnormal. You will find that summer is hotter while the winter in colder unprecedentedly, records with highs and lows will be making headlines everywhere this year. Oceans with abnormal typhoons and strong winds would course damages to coastal regions, supply of seafood and so on.

Currency and Trade wars This alluded to currency war between the powerful nations, the speculation of DE pegging HK and US dollar would once again surface towards middle of the year and trade war become even obvious as well. Shifting of capital towards stocks markets into the East is the headline for 2013. Bonds markets once again would be extremely volatile in Asia. The country in focus this year would be JAPAN! Yen is the key word!

Shortages of Food Productions Staple and food productions at large are instable due to extreme weather as a result, this is contributing the already high inflation rate, therefore USA and Europe would see further increase in inflation.

Star of ill omen If you find yourself or your loved ones are constantly falling sick with serious illnesses, you may want to avoid Star 5 - it is a more serious illness star than Star 2, which deals only with minor cases. As Star 5 is earth in nature, the fire element is to be avoided altogether. Wood also would destroy earth - so green and red cannot be seen anywhere near Star 5. This year Star 5 is located in the southeast sector.

Many of my clients found they were diagnosed with terminal illnesses in the year that Star 5 was located in their bedroom. But don’t panic if you find your bedroom is located here. Star 5 does not work unless your life elements already predispose you to such illnesses. That is what we simply call bad luck. Thought for the month: When anger rises, think of the consequences - Confucius.

If your main door is in this area, you will experience year-long unsolved issues or problems either at home or work. Should your bedroom be located there, you will feel sick and lethargic. Food poisoning or occasional diarrhea will result if your dining room is located in the southeast. The worst of all is having your kitchen in the southeast as your family will pay more visits to the doctor. Star 5 can cause very serious illnesses if not treated properly since it acts as a catalyst if you are prone to such things as cancer and terminal diseases.

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Master Kerby Kuek has been practicing Feng Shui and life reading for more than 10 years. His areas of expertise include Chinese astrology, name analysis, face reading, as well as I-Ching. Kuek strongly believes that Chinese Metaphysics is nothing superstition: It is a combination of formulae, experiences and common sense, whereby a trained master can skillfully integrate it into your daily life and thus help you to achieve your personal and financial goals. He has published seven books on fung shui. Website: www.misterfengshui.com

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AACC launched into 2013 with their 1st event – with the installation of their new Officers: President – Coco Johnston, External Vice President – Kathy Llamas, Internal Vice President – John Mai, Secretary – Will Merritt, Treasurer – Alberto Soto, Sgt. at Arms – Kannan Srinivasan. Directors: Gail Rayos, Joed Fabricante, Dahlia Hayles, Vi Ma and Cesar Abueg. Also recognized were: Immediate Past President – Gail Rayos, Past Presidents: Kathy Llamas, Glenn Leong, Becky Malicsi, Vic Tan and Stephen Chong, and Legal Advisor – Greg Maaswinkel. The lunch event was held at “Wild Rice Buffet” in Orlando (off I-4 and Lee Road). If you’ve never eaten there – it is a must – and you need to bring

your appetite to feast on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and American foods. They also feature hibachi style cooking and of course, the dessert table. New President Coco Johnston acknowledged their Corporate Partners: Orlando Magic, Universal Orlando Resorts, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Visit Orlando, Orlando Health, Florida Hospital, Darden Restaurants, SunTrust Bank, OUC and Asia Trend Magazine as they are a part of the success of the AACC. She provided a glimpse into what’s in store for 2013 in the way of their BAH (Business After Hours) Events, as well as future Lunch and Learns. She also asked that Members get

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for Elite Judo Competitors On January 5, 2013, Metro Orlando Judo Kai hosted a special winter training camp for some of Florida’s elite Junior and Senior Judo competitors. The training camp was co-sponsored by Florida Judo, Inc., which is the state affiliate of USA Judo. USA Judo is the national governing body for the sport of Judo in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee. In 1964 Judo was the first martial art to be recognized as a sport in the Olympics. After soccer, Judo is the most practiced sport throughout the world. Though a few US Judo competitors have won gold medals in world championships before, it wasn’t until this summer in London where Kayla Harrison won the first ever Olympic gold medal for the US. Florida Judo has produced many top level national and international Judo competitors, including several past Olympians. Metro Orlando

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 By Doug Clark, Metro Orlando Judo Kai Head Instructor, Florida Judo, Inc. Central Region Vice President

Judo Kai has hosted many special training camps over the past couple of years designed to help foster the development of talented Judo competitors throughout Florida. Prior to this training camp Metro Orlando Judo Kai hosted a training camp with former Tokai University Judo team member Sensei Takahide Haraguchi. Metro Orlando Judo Kai has developed a special relationship with Tokai University, Japan’s number one university for Judo. Tokai University Judo has produced some of the greatest Judo competitors in the history of Judo, including many Olympic and World champions. Metro Orlando Judo Kai regularly hosts visiting Judo instructors from Tokai University, and Tokai University Judo also provides unique training and exchange opportunities in Japan for Metro Orlando Judo Kai students. The winter training camp was attended by

more than 100 participants, coming from more than 13 different Judo clubs throughout Florida. The camp is going to be featured in a sports news story by the international news agency Al Jazeera, which will be broadcasting the story in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish. Two of the dignitaries attending the training camp were 2012 assistant US Olympic Judo coach Jhonny Prado of Ki Itsu Sai Judo club in Miami, and Florida Judo, Inc. President Dr. Ricardo Menendez of Falcon Judo club. Also in attendance was 2004 US Olympic Judo team member Rhadi Ferguson. The strongest Judo competitors in Florida come from the Miami area, which has benefited greatly from the immigration of many of Cuba’s best Judo coaches to South Florida over the past years. Metro Orlando Judo Kai was also honored to have Dr. Jeffery Stout attend the training camp.

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Metro Orlando Judo Kai instructors with 2012 US Olympic Judo Assistant Coach Jhonny Prado ( 3rd from left)

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Dr. Stout is an expert in sports nutrition, and is the head coach for the University of Central Florida’s Judo club, as well being an Associate Professor at the university. One of the guest instructors at the training camp was Mr. Tonka Cruz, from Jacksoville Judo Ryu club. Mr. Cruz is a several time US National Judo champion. Also instructing at the training camp were four of Metro Orlando Judo Kai principle instructors: Wiktor Biernacki, Sameh Zineldin, Juan Rengifo, and Doug Clark. Mr. Biernacki was a former Polish national team member and Olympic team alternate, and Mr. Zineldin was an Egyptian national champion and Egyptian national team captain. Metro Orlando Judo Kai is very fortunate to have been able to attract world class instructors and black belts to our Judo club. In addition to Mr. Biernacki and Mr. Zineldin, our staff also includes Ms Betty Stamm,

the 1992 US Women’s Olympic Team manager and one of the highest ranking US women in Judo. We are also very fortunate to have as an assistant Judo instructor, and as a sponsor, Mr. Chau Nguyen, owner of Central Florida’s famous Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. Also with Metro Orlando Judo Kai are former Judo national champions and international competitors from Cuba, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Lebanon, Romania, Italy, the Netherlands, Vietnam, France, and of course the US. In the past, Metro Orlando Judo Kai has produce junior Judo competitors that have placed in state, national, and even international judo tournaments. Metro Orlando Judo Kai is very fortunate to be able to run our Judo program out of the spacious facility that is the USA Wrestling Southeast Regional Training Center, operated by award winning and

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nationally renowned Florida JETS Wrestling Club Coach JD Robbins. Coach Robbins recently attended the 2012 Olympics as a member of the US Olympic Wrestling Team staff, and has produced many elite athletes and champion wrestlers.

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Dragon Boat in Taiwan  By Asia Trend

We talked about the mission of the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association to evolve the ancient heritage of dragon boating into an international sport at the last issue. We are now bringing you to another city in Asia which has been heavily promoting dragon boating as well for many years.

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Get Healthy and Get Some Fun – Are you ready to Join CHARGE? “C.H.A.R.G.E.” is the Orlando-based Dragon Boat Team formed by the Chinese American Association of Central Florida in June, 2010. Our mission is to promote this ancient Chinese sport in the community for team building, friendship and a healthy lifestyle. Anyone 14 years and older is welcome to attend a dragon boat training session where one will have the opportunity to receive formal dragon boat training at Orlando Rowing Club. No experience is necessary. Each practice session fee is $10/ person for non-CAACF members and $8/person for CAACF members. Please visit www.CHARGEdragonboat.org to sign up. If you are interested in joining our team or learn how to form your own team, please email Team Captain John Chung at dbteamcharge@gmail.com. For sponsorship, please email Shally Wong at shallywong@asiatrendmagazine.com

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Susan Hoeh, CHARGE dragon boat team member and also the vice president of the Chinese American Association of Central Florida visited a dragon boat team 八斗高中 who won the 1st place in the male division and 2nd place in the female division in Taiwan. Intensive training is the key to the success according to the coach. The team practices two hours five days a week for two months prior to each race. Dragon boating is a team sport which no single person can stand out to be a hero. Every one of the paddlers has to in perfect synchronization in order to perform well. No matter how well one person can paddle if one cannot help other teammates to excel, the boat will not go any further. Susan Hoeh presents a CHARGE T-shirt to the head coach of 八斗高中 dragon boat team in Taiwan

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A flag catcher lies on top of the dragon head to get ready to catch the flag to win the game

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A team that paddles together, crosses the finish line together . . .on AND off the water! Dragon boat racing is the world’s fastest growing team water sport and one of the most impactful corporate team building techniques available. With 20-25 colleagues, friends or family members you can enter a team to participate in this one-day event at one of Central Florida’s most beautiful venues. Team entry includes all the necessary equipment, instruction and 1 practice session. 30

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Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.1 相撲-日本の国技  By Teri Mitchell

Sumo is one of the Shinto ritual and Sumo wrestling tournaments are held in the precincts of shrines on their festival day among the local residents in various districts in Japan. Sumo has been performed even for fortune-telling, praying for a good harvest. It is regarded as a performance which healthy strong men play fair and strive (do their very best) in front of gods to demonstrate respect and gratitude to gods. Courtesy and etiquette are taken very seriously in Sumo.

Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal “Sumo training stables” known in Japanese as Heya where all aspects of their daily lives -from meals to their manner of dress- are dictated by strict tradition. (…to be continued.) Nihon Sumo Kyokai (日本相撲協会) Official Site http://www.sumo.or.jp

Sumo is also a competitive full-contact wrestling sport (martial arts) where a wrestler (Rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (Dohyō) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport (martial arts) originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. Many ancient traditions have been preserved in Sumo, and even today the sport (martial arts) includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from the days when Sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a Rikishi is highly regimented, with rules laid down by the

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Asian American Students’ Adjustment To College:

Does Membership in an Ethnic Student Organization Make a Difference?

 By CUONG T. LE

A diverse population of students attends UCF, including international students from different countries. At UCF, there are over three hundred registered student organizations. The goals of ethnic student organizations are to reduce intergroup biases by promoting a sense of comfort among diverse ethnic minority students and the European Americans, and to provide minority students with leadership development and extracurricular opportunities. My research project examined whether or not Asian American students who participate in Asian-focused student organizations are more “adjusted” (i.e., academically, emotionally attached to institution, feeling connected socially with others at the institution), than Asian American students who are not members of ethnic-fo-

cused organizations. Among 117 Asian American college students, it was confirmed that students who were members of ethnic student organizations (ESOs) were more enculturated, meaning they were more informed about their own culture and people. Also, students who were not members of ESOs were more acculturated, meaning they were more focused on learning about aspects of the American culture. Further analysis showed that ESO membership was associated with stronger levels of adjustment, which in turn was associated with lower levels of stress. Results suggest a clear advantage to students—in this case—Asian American students— who are members of student organizations that promote and nurture students’ ethnically based identity and culture. These results are consistent

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with other research that has found that students, particularly minority students, who join ESOs, are more likely to adapt to the demands of college, feel connected to the larger university community, and ultimately graduate. Results such as these should bolster university efforts to establish and support ESOs for students, particularly minority students. In a cautious way, I perceive these findings to offer modest support in favor of the establishment, maintenance, and promotion of ESOs. CuongThiet Le is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida’s Department of Psychology and current graduate student in the field of Experimental Research Psychology at the Florida Atlantic University with a focus on Bilingual Language Development. Presently he is residing in Orlando and is seeking employment in the field of research consultation and can be contacted at CLE4@ FAU.EDU for further discussion on the topic. ASIA TREND

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{Sport} Extreme Kung Fu “Wushu”

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Sifu Sam Winters beginning Tai Chi student Maria Espinal

Wah Lum Demo Team-Top row: Chris Mack, Victor Chan, Hao Nguyen, Bottom row: Erica Sanford, Jackie Hop, Alexia Hop. Head official Bob Messinger and corner judges carefully watch the “push hands match in play”

International Martial Arts Festival The Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida was the setting stage for the 2012 International Martial Arts Festival Nov. 2 and 3rd where all martial arts styles were represented and competitors from around the world come to test their skills and made long-lasting connections and friendships. The organizer, Dave Sklar has hosted this for over 10 years. The 2-day event featured Karate, Olympic-Style Tai- Kwon Do, Sparring, Jujitsu, Judo, Grappling, and Chinese Martial Arts. This is also where the ICMAC finals took place coordinated by Master/

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Promoter Nick Scrima. Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Forms and Weapons, Sanda and Tui-Shou (Push-Hands). It all started at 10am and ended at 6pm The Night of Champions began at 7pm and showcased all the winners in their respective divisions and highlighted their particular level of expertise with their forms or weapons. I, myself was very happy to judge this event, after competing 8 years in this competition it is very rewarding to give back and help out the people who helped me! So mark your calendars because August 2325, 2013 this “Festival “ is going back to “where

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it all began all began” the Wide World of Sports Arena. Hope to see everyone there! Sifu Sam Winters of the Hsin Yung I-Chuan School of Tai Chi a long-term practitioner who has performed many “friendship demonstrations” at Asian festivals and events around the Orlando area for the past 4 years. He has also served for 2 years as a Judge at the International Chinese Martial Arts Tournaments and previously competed and placed for 8 years on the ICMAC circuit. Anyone interested in being a part of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2013 or having a Tai Chi demonstration performed at their Asian event or business, or receiving Tai Chi and Qigong instruction, please contact Sifu Sam Winters at (407)238-7450. Leave a message or e-mail at pwinters001@embarqmail.com.

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Purple Orchid Cafe

407-203-3891

945 West State Road 436 Altamonte Springs www.koywan.com ________________________________________

Brandon Oriental Market

813-661-8862

843 Lee Rd. Orlando www.wildricebuffet.com ________________________________________

Oceanic Oriental Supermarket

813-254-2041

Oriental Mart

954-747-7740

PK Oriental Mart

954-748-5971

Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

1155 W. State Road 434 Longwood, FL 32750 www.koreahouseorlando.com‎ ________________________________________ 1638 E Colonial Dr. Orlando

407-628-8866 407-628-0088

Bento Cafe www.bentocafesushi.com ________________________________________ Ichiban Buffet

813-689-6788

1721 West Brandon Boulevard, Brandon Tampa ________________________________________

Mei’s World Pizza and Salads Buffet 813-977-1688 2592 E. Bearss Ave. Tampa ________________________________________

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813-998-9228

2702 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa ________________________________________

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1212 E Colonial Dr, Orlando 407-897-1377 8098 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando 407-850-BOBA ________________________________________

Got Tea

813-930-0470

Internet Boba House

813-866-8569

Thuy Cafe

727-521-6406

2202 W. Waters Ave. Tampa ________________________________________

5944 34th St N #37 St. Petersburg

Purple Orchid Cafe

THAI 407-203-3891

9318 E Colonial Dr, Unit A9, Orlando ________________________________________

Royal Thai

407-275-0776

SEA Thai Restaurant

407-895-0985

1202 N. Semoran Blvd. Orlando ________________________________________ 3812 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando ________________________________________

Soong Thai

9448 W Colonial Dr. Ocoee

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407-228-0043

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813-632-3444

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Eastside Asian Market

6327 International Dr., Orlando 407-352-1607 ________________________________________

2764 University Square Dr. Tampa ________________________________________

321-283-0242

M D Oriental Market

407-292-3668

Bayridge Sushi and Steakhouse www.brsushi.com ________________________________________

Golden Lotus Restaurant

5079 Edgewater Dr. Orlando refer to P.15 for more details ________________________________________

1st Oriental Supermarket

954-746-8833 813-237-3838

ASIAN GROCERIES Woo Sung Oriental Food Mart 407-295-4077

803 N. Orange Ave. Orlando ________________________________________

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4145 Northwest 88th Ave. Sunrise ________________________________________

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813-251-1191

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1441 E. Fletcher Ave. Suite 125, Tampa ________________________________________

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13770 W. Colonial Dr, Winter Garden ________________________________________

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2021 East Colonial Dr. Orlando ________________________________________ 730 N Mills Ave. Orlando ________________________________________ 657 N Primrose Dr. Orlando ________________________________________ 2740 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa

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Foodtown Supermarket

954-943-9586

New York Mart

954-748-0065

5335 N, Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL ________________________________________

10065 Sunset Strip, Sunrise ________________________________________

Canton Palace Chinese restaurant 305-264-9444 7980 Southwest 8th St., Miami, FL ________________________________________

Pine Court Chinese Bistro

954-748-5958

Lucky Oriental Market

305-220-2838

10101 Sunset Strip Sunrise, FL ________________________________________ 8356 SW 40th St., Suite D-I, Miami, FL ________________________________________

South Garden Chinese restaurant 305-274-9099 10855 S.W. 72nd Street, Miami ________________________________________

Oriental Square Market and Emporium 954-340-8828 2365 University Dr. Coral Springs, FL ________________________________________

P K Oriental Mart

255 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162

305-654-9646

Chan’s Chinese Restaurant

305-221-8104

Maryann Bakery

305-945-0333

Chung Hing Oriental Mart

305-947-6038

9501 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173 305-595-9678 ________________________________________ 2404 SW 107 Ave, Miami, FL ________________________________________

1284 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL ________________________________________ 1855 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL

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1333 N Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236

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

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Tampa Chinese New Year Celebration Feb 2 (Sat) 10am – 4pm at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771. Hosted by: SACA (Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans) and CAAT (Chinese-American Association of Tampa). Open to public. Free admission. First 200 children will receive the traditional Chinese ‘Red Envelope’ as a gift. There will be kids’ games, arts, crafts, food and entertainment for all to experience. Stage performances include dragon dance, lion dance, traditional folk dance, kung fu demonstration, and Chinese instruments. Mini-Train rides will also be open. For more details, please contact jessica.tien@ymail.com or cell Cell: 813-294-8596 Naples Asia fest 2013 February 2 (Sat) from 10am-5pm at The Mercato Shops Naples, FL. Organized by The Naples Asian Professionals Association. $5 Admission (Kids under 12 Free) Featuring Fushu Daiko Taiko Drum Group, Chinese Lion Dance, Korean and Filipino dancers, Home Depot Kids Workshop, Martial Arts, Asian cuisine and vendors! For details, email or visit: asiafest@naplesasianprofessionals.org. www.facebook.com/asiafestnaples www.youtube.com/asiafestnaples. Benefitting NAPA College Scholarships, Champions for Learning, and SWFL Chinese Language School North Florida Lunar New Year Gala Celebration Feb 9 (Sat) at Andrew Robinson Theater of University of North Florida. Jacksonville Chinese Association will host a top-class 2013 North Florida Lunar New Year Gala Celebration. Date & Time: Saturday Feb.9th, 2013 3:00 p.m. --- 5:00 p.m. Place: Andrew Robinson Theater of University of North Florida Ticket Price: VIP: $30 JCA member: $10 for adults $5 for kids Non-member: $15 for adults $7 for kids Contact: Sheng Zhang (張勝) (646)402-2586 E-mail: shengzhang07@gmail.com Details at www.usjca.org TCCTF Chinese New Year Gala Feb 9 (Sat) at T.C. Choy’s Asian Bistro, 301 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa, Florida invites you to its Chinese New Year Dinner Gala . Registration and networking start at 6:00 P.M. Dinner service starts at 6:30 P.M. The following sponsorship opportunities are available: Title Sponsor- $750, Corporate Sponsor - $600, Table Sponsor- $500, Beverage Sponsor - $300 and Auction/Raffle Sponsor – We welcome in-kind donations of prizes for a silent auction or raffle. All donors of prizes for the silent auction or raffle will be listed in the event program. Please contact Vice President Grace Yang at grace.yang@gray-robinson.com if you wish to be a sponsor. OCPA Chinese New Year New Year Gala Feb 9 (Sat) at Winter Springs High School - 130 Tuskawilla Rd, Winter Springs, FL 32708. New Year Dinner, Cultural Show, Martial Arts, Acobats show, Draon Dance, Traditional Chinese Dance & Music, Multi-Cultural Dance and Music. Tickets, $15 (adult) and $8 (Child). Contact Yan Zhang 407-792-4016. www.ocpa-usa.org

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Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year 2013 Feb 10 (Sun) 11am - 4pm at 634 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. Free Admission. Organized by Asia Trend, Mills 50 – Orlando Mainstreet District, REACH of Central Florida (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage) and Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The festival starts at 11am with a community parade (begins at Hillcrest St. & Hampton Ave and ends at Hillcrest St. & Mills Ave) followed by a 4-hour festival which takes place at 634 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 – Colonial Photo & Hobby parking lot. Come experience the Asian culture with cultural performances, exotic Asian food, Arts and Crafts and exhibitions. Admission is free. For vendor and parade information, please contact Joanne Grant at director@mills50.org or call 407-421-9005. Visit www.centralfloridadragonparade.org for more details. Vietnamese New Year’s Festival Jacksonville Feb 10 (Sun) at Jacksonville Fairgrounds - 510 Fairground Place Jacksonville, FL 32202. 11am - 8pm Jacksonville Fairgrounds www.vnjax.com or call (904) 701-0907 Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival The Vietnamese Association of Central Florida is hosting a Lunar New Year Festival, February 16th and 17th of 2013, at Central Florida Fairground 4603 West Colonial, Orlando, Fl 32808. VACF is a nonprofit 501(c)(c) organization and was established since 1980 to present preserve Vietnamese culture and heritage in the American diverse ethnicity community. This festival to celebrate the New Year of Lunar Calendar expecting thousands of attendees is a show case of culture, talent show, Miss Vietnam of Florida, Mrs. Vietnam of Florida, many vendor booths to offer authentic Vietnamese exotic food, music, dances, martial arts, souvenirs and special, precious memorabilia offered by other ethnic origination. Miss Vietnam Florida 2013 Feb 17 (Sun) at Central Florida Fairground. Rooted from the history of Vietnam, the symbolism of the ao dai exudes grace, modesty, & beauty. The ao dai is known to tie feminine beauty to Vietnamese nationalism, especially in the form of pageants. Miss Vietnam Florida pageant, founded in 1997, is an annual pageant hosted by the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida. http://missvietnamfl.wix.com/pageant Miami Chinese New Year Celebration Feb 17 (Sun) 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - South Florida’s Largest Chinese New Year Festival. Miami-Dade College Kendall – 11011 SW 104th Street, Miami Exotic Foods, Arts & Crafts, Cultural Shows and Children‘s Games & Ride Show Times: 12:30 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. Adults $10 Children under 12 $5 Children 5 and under Free. Parking: Free. Sponsored by the Chinese Cultural Foundation, Inc., Miami, FL. Visit www.chinesenewyearfestivalmiami.org CAACF Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration 2013 Feb 17 (Sun) at Koy Wan Hibachi Buffet - 945 West State Road 436, Suite 1179, Altamonte Springs, FL. Hosted by Chinese American Association of Central Florida 中佛州中美協會主辦 $20 (Adults) • $25 (non CAACF members) $8 (Children between 3-10 years old) includes a non-alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Money God and Raffles. 新春抽獎•與眾同樂 Green Works Feb 23 (Sat) at Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson Street. Safely and properly recycle your old electronics through us! Win a Free Lenovo ThinkPad! We’ll unload your electronics while you fill out a raffle ticket to win a FREE Lenovo ThinkPad Tegra 2 Android Tablet With Services Consulting andcould Planning Pen. (donated by•Accounting A1 Assets) By recycling your •Tax old electronics, your efforts benefit a local Consulting •Network outreach center.•Business If you bring newer equipment with value, the Solutions re marketing arm of A1 Assets will •IT and Infrastructure andfrom Consulting sell off those assets donate a portionSupport of the proceeds the sale of those items to the Community Food and Outreach Center. For more information about the event, please contact 會計記賬及管理•個人, 公司各種報稅與稅務諮詢 Jody Buyas at 407.246.2752 or jody.buyas@cityoforlando.net 商業顧問,電腦網絡管理•公司系統支援及諮詢 Saint Cloud’s 3rd Annual CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Feb 24 (Sun) at Saint Cloud Senior Citizen Center - 3101 17th Street, Saint Cloud, FL 34769. 7pm-10pm. Entrance fee: $5 Love donation! Come join Saint Cloud’s Tai Chi Club for an evening of extraordinary dancing and martial arts performances. There are always good friends Pauline Ho to catch up with and new friends to be made. Plus aCPA, very FCCA, special MBA, guest MSA appearance is in the works… Madame Wu says: Be there or be square. pho@lausconsult.com Contact info: The Sr. Center (407)957-7392 or Mme. Wu (407)738-7001 * Volunteers welcome!* Gasparilla International Film Festival Mar 19 – 24. GIFF’s Asian Sidebar featuring film from China, Taiwan, Philippines, Korea and MORE! Interested in being a sponsor or member? Contact Ferdian Jap, Board Member – ferdianj@gmail.com. Visit www.GasparillaFilmFestival.com Stephen Lau

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