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REACH of Central Florida Annual Toy Drive  By Karen Sun, Winter Park High School Coordinator - REACH

Now is the season of giving, and as a whole, REACH certainly did. REACH promoted its annual holiday toy drive for the Harbor House of Central Florida, an organization that provides a safe home for abused women and children. With ample help from various community members, we collected over 400 toys, 421 to be exact, which numbers more than last year! On December 19, REACH members visited the Harbor House to help the children and their mothers choose toys and accessories that they liked as well as play some Christmas music to help set the holiday spirit. It was gratifying to see the children pick up the toys they wanted and see how happy seemingly simple gifts made them. We can’t help but reflect on our own lives. We think that with more things like the latest Apple product, or video game comes happiness, but upon helping these families at the Harbor House, we have to remem-

ber to be thankful for what we have. As a community, we may perhaps underestimate what Harbor House does for the community, but it really does provide a wonderful service to victims of domestic abuse. As an organization, it really gives a lot to make sure that the families are safe, as well as comfortable and welcome. On behalf of REACH, I would like to thank the students from Winter Park High School, Cypress Creek High School, and University High School, as well as other Central Florida schools for helping to promote the toy drive and encouraging their peers to donate toys. I also would like to thank Asia Trend, Inc., CHARGE Dragon boat Team of Orlando, the Chinese School of CAACF, the Chinese America Association of Central Florida, Citrus Figure Skating club, and the Florida College of Integrative Medicine for participating

in this holiday toy drive. Also, to China Garden, Law Office of Agnes Chau, PA, Pauline Ho CPA Office, Winter Park High School’s Orchestra and Asian American Association, thank you for allowing REACH to leave boxes in your venues to collect toys for these children and their families. We appreciate all your support! Have a happy holiday! To know more about REACH, please visit Karen Sun is currently a student in Winter Park High School’s International Baccalaureate Program. She is an active participant in several clubs at WPHS including Asian American Association, Beta Club, Tri-M, and Model UN. She enjoys playing violin (being in Winter Park’s Park Philharmonic makes her extremely happy) and reading books on some sort of science, though mainly chemistry. In the future, she plans on studying either biomedical engineering or biochemistry.

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The City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer issued a proclamation, presented by Commissioner Patty Sheehan, declaring November 9 as Asian American Student Achievers’ Awards Day

Rachel Tobillo receives the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida Scholars Award from Gail Rayos and Kannan Srinivasan

C.K. Lau Ariel Tang - Essay award winner

Central Florida Asian Students Recognized Orlando, Florida ---The ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COUNCIL of Central Florida held its annual “Asian American Student Achievers Awards” at the Orlando City Hall Council Chambers on November 9th 2012. Students were given scholastic awards and recognized in the categories of academic achievement, preservation of ethnic culture and language, non-academic accomplishments, and community service. Some 52 area students participated in this annual challenge to excel.

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City and County government officials were there to witness the presentations and the cultural program at the City Hall Rotunda among which are Commissioners Patty Sheehan and Tony Ortiz, and the City’s Multicultural Department Head Luis Martinez. Cultural program performers include the Chinese American Association Dance Troupe, and traditional dances from Japan, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. The youth group R.E.A.C.H. presented a magic number. ASIA TREND


Luis Martinez (Multicultural Affaris Director, City of Orlando) presents the Preservation of Asian Cultural and Language to Raelyn Tobillo, Anna Coffman, Frank Lau, Hikari Nitta, Mintra Lichtler, Ronald Xu and Nina Kumar

REACH of Central Florida’s Magic by Lumei and Lujing Han

Naomi Rambo “Kurodabushi” – Japanese Dance

“The Lady” by Celeste Hoeh (CAACF) Vietnamese “What Makes You Beautiful” Caitlin Anderson and Emily Whitt’s Lian Xiang Dance

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Barathanatyam “Classic Dance” from MSCF

Eppie Bang presents to 3rd Grade award recipients Amber Wei, Ashton Fields and Anna Coffman

Event sponsors Orlando Magic, Bright House Network, Bayridge Sushi, and the law firm of Payas, Payas and Payas, sent their representatives to present awards. Asian American Chamber of Commerce president Gail Rayos presented the AACC Awards to College Freshman and Sophomore. Asia Trend Magazine was again this event’s media sponsor. The year’s event was chaired by Pauline Ho



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of the Chinese American Association of Central Florida, supported by AAHC officers led by incumbent Chair Agnes Chau, Vice Chair Babuji Ambikapathy, Secretary Jhayne Santucci, Treasurer Leilani Fontanilla, and Auditor Gang Ye. Current advisers are Val Dagani (Philippines), Tim Madhanagopal (India), Mario Ordona (Philippines), Thomas Nguyen (Vietnam), and Lita Martija (Philippines).

The Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida is a coalition of non-profit Asian American organizations in the area, which began in 1980, dedicated to preserve the culture and heritage of Asians through informative programs and to advance their civic, educational and social interests in the communities where they live and work. It reorganized and expanded in 1996, under the auspices

Lita Martija presents to 5th Grade award recipients Brandon Tran and Mintra Lichtler

Armando Payas (Payas Payas Payas Attorneys At Law) presents to 9th Grade award recipients Nina Kumar, Karen Sun and Wendy Ng

Thomas Nguyen present to 6th Grade award recipients Ethan Fields, Sarah Joe and Krista Snyder

Shally Wong (Asia Trend Magazine) presents to 10th Grade award recipients Jenny Tong, Ariel Tang and Patrick Hsiao

Takemasa Ishikura presents to 7th Grade award recipients Corey Hsiao, Selena Zhao and Niyati Shah

Monica Correa (Bright House Networks) presents to 11th Grade award recipients Elizabeth Tran, Sean Chew and Jeremy Zhang

Jhayne Santucci presents to 8th Grade award recipients Victor Fan, Ashwath Balaji and Hubert Zhao

Agnes Chau presents to 12th Grade award recipients Hans Lau and Ashwin Babuji

of founding president Lita Martija, and now represents 41 countries of Asia, many nations and ethnicity, each with own culture, heritage, language and experience. This diverse Asian group of people, in the words of President George Bush, has excelled in all walks of life, their talent and hard work adding to the success and prosperity of the socio-economic vitality of their new home in America.

Someone once wrote that “diversity is a part of the natural order of things, as natural as the trillion shapes and shades of the flowers of spring or the leaves of autumn.� To deny diversity, the writer contends, is to deny life with all its richness and manifold opportunities. And so he advocates diverse America to be tolerant, to live and let live, to understand that those who cause no harm should not be feared, ridiculed, or harmed, even if they are different. The Council, through its various com-

munity programs, especially those targeting its Asian youths in its annual scholastic awards, subscribes to the tenet that one should rise above prejudice and care with each other and their neighbors. The Council believes that, indeed, together they can accomplish more! Visit for more details. ASIA TREND



International Leadership Foundation, Florida Advisory Board formed on 12-12-2012 On December 12, 2012, the ILF’s Florida National Advisory Board was formed in the Central Florida. The 16 Florida National Advisors are Susan Yan, Johnson Young, Janey Cheng, Joe Wang, Maywa Yei, Shun-Chi Huang, Isabella Zhang, George Huang, Oliver Fang, Peter Kung, Brenda Muh, Wenhong He, Bruce Chai, Michell Liu, Peida Yan, & Shirley Chen. Special guests include Chiling Tong—The Chief Executive Officer from Washington, DC, Wu xiaoyan—Seattle National Advisor, Eric Kung—Detroit National Advisor, Huang Zheng—California National Advisor, and Abraham Li—Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami. Janey Cheng, Joe Wang, Johnson Young, and Peida Yan received the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. ILF’s Florida chapter President Peida Yan also awarded the Special Presidential Award signed by the Former Presidents.

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non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, public service and economic effectiveness of the Asian-Pacific American (APA) community. ILF formed in 1999. The mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and other Pacific-rim countries in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship and the international arena through a network of business and community leaders. ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training for over 1,200 select APA college students from across the country over the past 12 years. The Washington D.C. Civic Fellowship is the nation’s most prestigious civic leadership development program designed specifically to foster the next generation of APA leaders. Each year, approximately 35 outstanding college students are awarded an ILF fellowship. Each Fellow participates in a supervised training program, including a public service internship and regular seminars, to learn how to access government and public policy to help the community. ILF also sponsors approximately 120 additional college students each year for leadership training, in conjunction with other leading APA organizations. The ILF helps prepare its Fellows to become future leaders in the academic, cultural, business, community, professional, and public arenas. ILF promotes and recognizes exemplary contributions to

the APA community by individuals and organizations. Past honorees and speakers include the Honorable Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation; the Honorable Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor; Mike Honda, Congressman; Doris Matsui, Congresswoman; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Products; Kanwal Rekhi, Founder of Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE); Jackie Chan, international movie star. ILF has a network of national advisory boards and global advisory councils in 15 cities, comprised of professional, civic, business and community leaders. In 2008, ILF Honorary Chairman and former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta led a delegation to Asia to promote leadership development and international relations in Asia and Pacific-rim countries. Each year, ILF hosts an exciting business and leadership conference, comprised of various events, policy discussions, and meetings with Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress and other high-ranking officials. This conference also includes a U.S.-Asia Strategic Economic Forum, business-to-business matchmaking and ILF’s annual gala.

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Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando Harris Rosen gave a speech in the opening.

Honorary Consul General Harris Rosen in the Orlando Japan Festival 2012

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Mr. Rosen with [from left to right]: Teri Mitchell (J.Club President), Deputy Consul General Yasushi Sato, Yuko Matsuzaki (Rosen Hotels and Resorts Japanese Liaison), Consul Hayato Nakamura

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2013 Year of Snake—

General Reading for 12 Chinese Zodiacs RAT General Comment: RAT has wonderful times this year. It is believed that there will be significant improvement in work/study and affection this year. 1. Wealth and Career - The situation will be much better than last year’s because you are being protected by three very powerful “ji xing (吉星)”, namely “sui lu (歲祿)” , “long de (龍德)” and “zi wei (紫微)”. “Sui lu” helps you working happily and making a lot of money. Moreover, you will always find someone to help you when you are in trouble under the blessing of “long de” and “zi wei”. Yet, you need to be humble or otherwise you will face unnecessary disputes with others. 2. Affection and Love - It is a good year for you to get married if you are in love. If you have no lover now, you will meet someone with whom you will fall in love. 3. Health - You have to take care of yourself this year. You need to know the importance of work-life balance. If you feel something wrong in your health, go to find a doctor immediately.


General Comment: It seems it is a good year for OX without considering the influence of the “hung xing ( 凶星)”. In fact, OX needs to be more patient to overcome the hurdles ahead. 1. Wealth and Career - You will find more difficult this year. In particular, you find everything running not so smooth as before. Even your partners cannot give you much help. It is mainly due to the impact of the “hung xing (凶星)” such as “fei lian (飛廉)” and “huang fan (黃幡)” that you always feel that people are not cooperative that makes you not able to concentrate on your

work. So, be patient and humble in working with your partners. 2. Affection and Love - 2013 is not a good year for you. Patient is undoubtedly the prime character you need to have to avoid conflict. Moreover, take care of the elderly. 3. Health - Ox is in general in good condition. However, some OX will hardly stay calm.


General Comment: Tiger has an above average year in 2013. Despite there are several “hung xing” staying aside you this year, there are also “ji xing” that offset the distructive force and bring you luck. 1. Wealth and Career - It is a good year for Tiger in making money and work. It is because of the blessing of “fu xing (福星)” and “tian de (天德)”. Moreover, if your business is trading, transportation, logistics and etc., you will enjoy a fruitful year. However, you will also find yourself always in a rush. One thing very important - mind your words. 2. Affection and Love - Don’t forget to be a good listener to avoid further deterioration in the relationship with your love ones. Otherwise, you will be mired in restless dispute with your close ones. For those unmarried, it is not a good year to get married. Remember, “juan she (卷舌)” is accompanying with you this year. 3. Health - Old Tiger has to take care of yourself.


General Comment: 2013 is a stable year for RABBIT. However, Rabbit has to pay attention to your close relatives especially the old ones. 1. Wealth and Career - Under the blessing of “tian yi (天乙)” and “wen cheng (文昌)”, you will

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always find someone who is willing to help you when you are in trouble. Moreover, you will have a better chance of promotion or find another job with better pay. However, mindful in talking with others. DO NOT gamble. 2. .Affection and Love - It is not a good year for the Rabbit in this area. “Diao ke (吊客)” is always around you affecting the health of your relatives. 3. Health - You need to take care of yourself this year. “Zai sha (災煞)” will hang around you throughout this year. You will easily get hurt.


General Comment: “Mo yue (陌越)” will affect DRAGON this year. This “xing” is neutral in general yet it will double the impact of your fate. said to obstruct “Tai Sui” (Grand Jupiter). Moreover, there are some “hung xing” that affect the DRAGON. Definitely, this is a very difficult year. Fasten your seat belt for the bumpy ride! 1. Wealth and Career - You will find quite stable in this area this year. You will spend a lot unexpectedly but will also gain a lot this year. However, take care of your health as this may affect your performance. Moreover, try to avoid conflicts with your supervisors. Otherwise, you will be in great trouble. 2. Affection and Love - It is not easy to find a love this year. For those married, you have to take care of your relationship with your spouse. Yet, if you want to have a kid, it is a good chance for you to have one this year. 3. Health - Under the destructive force of “bing fu (病符)”, many will find not feeling well throughout the year. Old DRAGON needs to be more careful.

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SNAKE General Comment: Snake is said to obstruct “Tai Sui” (Grand Jupiter) this year. So, you will always find yourself full of uncertainty. However, you will find that everything is not so bad as you expect. Fasten your seat belt for the bumpy ride! 1. Wealth and Career - You will have good chance of promotion under the blessing of “ba zuo (八座)”. On the other hand, you are under the influence of “fu chen (浮沉)” that you are always not able to make up your mind. Moreover, do not put your stake on high risk investment. You will also easily get in disputes with your colleagues. 2. Affection and Love - You need to be more patient this year for you are affected by “zhi bei ( 指背”) and “fu chen (浮沉)”. Otherwise, you will find yourself in trouble with your love ones. 3. Health - The SNAKE is affected by a number of “hung xing” which have great impact on your heath. So, do take care of yourself particularly pregnant woman.


General Comment: HORSE has an average year in 2013. You will find male Horse is better than female Horse in works under the blessing of “tai yang (太陽)”. 1. Wealth and Career - HORSE will find great opportunity to improve their living standard. Male Horse has great chance of promotion in your work or get a handsome bonus due to your hard work. You need to take care of your spending. 2. Affection and Love - “Xian chi (咸池)” affects the Horse much in this area. So, you may have some unexpected affairs that make you at a loss. You need to handle carefully. 3. Health - Avoid participating in dangerous activities. Always think positive that can help you to improve your health.


General Comment: It is not a good year for RAM for there is no “ji xing” close to you. Take care of the old parents and old relatives as you are under the influence of two “hung xing” – “sang mun (喪門)” and “de sang (地喪)”. 1. Wealth and Career - It is an average year in this area. Yet, you will always feel that it is quite



noisy and full of bad things around you. So, you need to state calm and stay away from the bad mood. Otherwise, it will affect your performance. 2. Affection and Love - Skirmishing with your love ones seems unavoidable mainly due to your ill mood. Try to control yourself and to be a good listener. 3. Health - RAM looks not so bad in this year though you have some uncomfortable feelings. Go for a doctor if you find yourselves not well.


General Comment: It is not easy for the MONKEY this year. Yet, female MONKEY is better than the male under the protection of “tai yin (太陰)”. Prepare yourself for this challenging year. 1. Wealth and Career - You will always find things not so smooth. Even some are far from your expectations. It is due to the impact of “guan suo (貫索)” and “gou jiao (勾絞)”. You need to double your effort to overcome the challenge. Female Monkey is better in handling this situation. Do your work prudently to eliminate the chance of being criticized. 2. Affection and Love - It is rather stable this year. If you do not have a love one, you will find it not easy to meet someone you love. 3. Health - The old MONKEY has to be more careful.


General Comment: ROOSTER has a good affiliation with SNAKE. A number of “ji xing” will help you in all areas despite there are also some “hung xing”. This is definitely not a bad year for you. 1. Wealth and Career - Everything will go smoothly. You will be rewarded and be promoted because of your hard work and good performance. You will find some willing to help you to get things done smoothly. You may try some high risk investment as you are under the blessing of “jin kui (金匱)”, “jiang xing (將星)” and “san tai (三台)”. However, do not involve in illegal activities. 2. Affection and Love - A stable year. Yet, you need to be patient to avoid unnecessary disputes. 3. Health - In general, ROOSTER looks good in health this year.

DOG General Comment: DOG has a nice adventure this year. Everything seems running as you want as several “ji xing” protecting you. Of course, there are some “hung xing” as well. So, always keep yourself watchful so that you can enjoy a good year. 1. Wealth and Career - You will be happy in your work under the shining of “yue de (月德)” and “pan an (攀鞍)”. You will make a lot of money this year. 2. Affection and Love - If you are not yet marry, this is a good year for you to marry. If you do not have a love one, you will meet someone you love. 3. Health - Take care of your health as you are influenced by “si fu (死符)”. However, there are some many “ji xing” around you, it will not cause seriously consequences. Yet, go to a doctor if you feel not well in order not to turn bad.


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Some people in this world do not know how to be grateful. They will never remember or return a favor they have received. They simply do not understand that one should repay kindness with kindness. What we must do is be thankful to the hand that feeds us and repay all debts with gratitude. When we rest under the shade of a tree, we should remember with gratitude those who have planted it for our benefit. When we enjoy the richness of our history and culture, we should be thankful for the labor and accomplishments of those before us. Without the seeds of the past, we would not have the fruits of the present. If no one were willing to fix the road and fill the potholes, travel would be treacherous. If the farmers did not cultivate the field and harvest the crops, we would not have food to eat or clothes to wear. Our very own survival depends on the collective efforts of society. Therefore, we must be grateful and look for ways to repay our debts to society. Why should we show filial piety towards our parents? Because they have toiled and suffered on our behalf. Why should we give to schools, hospitals, and fire departments? Because they have taught us, saved us, and protected us. Without them, we would not have knowledge, medical treatment, or a sense of security. Appreciation and charitable donations are indeed acts of gratitude. A very wealthy man once gave a party to celebrate the completion of his new mansion. He asked the workers to sit at the head of the table and relegated his children to another area. No one could understand the seating arrangement, so the guests asked the wealthy man for an explanation. He explained, “The workers are the ones who built the house, so we should be thankful and not forget their hard work. However, my children are the future sellers of the estate, so they do not deserve a seat at the head table.” We must always be grateful for favors received, and we must repay all acts of kindness. Only then, will we acquire more favorable conditions. Only then, will others be more willing to provide assistance. There are many stories in Chinese history of “repaying a drop of assistance with a flood of gratitude.” For example, Zhuge Liang repaid Liu Bei’s kindness even after his lord’s death by assisting Liu Bei’s son during his reign. Some have dedicated their lives to the one person who understood and treated them well. Some have been willing to die for their friends because of their friendship. Some have been willing to forgive a major offense for a small favor received. Some have given a great deal of money to the person who loaned them a dollar when they weredown and out. If a person does not know the meaning of gratitude, then he or she is deficient in his or her heart and not wealthy at all. If a person knows what it means to be grateful, he or she will find wealth everywhere. In order to live a life of abundance, we must treasure good connections and count our blessings. We must return every favor that has been bestowed upon us. We must find some way to express our gratitude to those who have helped us on one way or another. If we can be grateful at all times, we can transform the bad into the good; we can turn a bad situation into something better. Therefore, gratitude is the best medicine for hatred and jealousy. It is the best way to eradicate defilement and discord. Not only will it improve personal character, it can also change one’s disposition and bring happiness and harmony to our everyday lives. Additional writings and publications by Venerable Master Hsing Yun may be obtained through Fo Guang Shan’s Guang Ming Temple, 6555 Hoffner Ave., Orlando, FL 32822, or through Buddha’s Light Publishing at  By Venerable Master Hsing Yun © Buddha’s Light Publishing



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The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida closed out 2012 with a special Business After Hours gathering sponsored by Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, a favorite venue for the Chamber located in the Dellagio Plaza in South Orlando. “We also like to support our members, so to be able to celebrate the season at Dragonfly Orlando with sales manager Allen Auyong joining in on the networking and making all feel welcome was a great way to cap off a successful year for the Chamber,” said Gail Rayos, AACC President. In 2012, the Chamber grew its offerings for members and deepened its relationships with community partners in a number of ways, including adding sponsored Business Workshops and Symposiums for professional and business

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Coach Chung and Shally Wong pose in front of the Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong Kong

It’s all About Teamwork! Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, founded in 1991, is responsible for organizing the dragon boat festivals in Hong Kong, promoting dragon boat sport to the world and training local athletes to represent Hong Kong in various world competitions. During these twenty one years, the association has trained 3,613 dragon boat athletes and 132 steerperson. In 2012, the number of paddlers in the club was largely increased from 202 to 861. The Association held six local dragon boat races and the International Dragon Boat Races last year. The training center is located at Shatin Shek Mun Rowing Centre by the beautiful Shing Mun River. Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association head coach Mr. Chi Lok Chung 鍾志樂, former Rowing and Canoe / Kayak Olympic athlete, was



invited by Asia Trend Magazine to share his passion for dragon boating. Coach Chung recently awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons for his contribution to the dragon boat sport. He was responsible for organizing the last 5 years of International Dragon Boat Races, transporting the Summer Olympic torches by dragon boat in 2008 and winning the World Championship last year. “A real team sport can teach you the importance of tolerance and the power of one team,” said Coach Chung. It is something we all need in order to have a cohesive society. Hong Kong Dragon Boat teammates practice five days a week including on water and dry run. Physical strength of course is important but not the most essential in dragon boating. Each paddler needs

to learn how to pace yourself to fit in a team. Surprisingly, it is not the strongest team but the most synchronized wins. This is the reason why the dragon boat sport would raise the worldwide interest. Coach Chung told Asia Trend that he was glad to help transform this ancient Chinese folk ritual into a modern international sport. His ultimate goal is to have dragon boating qualified as one of the Summer Olympic Sports. Only by doing so, the dragon boating can be truly recognized. A new Guinness World Record was created on 30th Dec 2011 for the Greatest Distance by Dragon Boat in 24 hours (relay) - 227 km. This record is currently held by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association.  By Asia Trend

By C.K. Lau


The Hong Kong Team motto: Work hard, Stay healthy, Talk less,Encourage more

CHARGE member C.K. Lau tries out the dragon boat paddling machine

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 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 For sponsorship, please email Shally Wong at

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Kids Group 1st Place Tak Shing Wong 2nd Place Gabriel 3rd Place Henry Wong

1500- Group 1st Place Anthony Huan Le 2nd Place Peimans Sadrabadi 3rd Place Ali Fiad

1500+ Group 1st Place David 2nd Place Thuan Hoan 3rd Place Cameron Phipps

Orlando Table Tennis Club

WELCOMES New Players The Orlando oldest ping pong club, sponsored by the City of Orlando, was founded by Harry Blair in 1950’s. Mr. Blair’s greatest achievement was to organize the first table tennis club in Orlando. The club was originally called MartinMarietta Table Tennis and then became Orlando Table Tennis Club. The club has been supported by many players and has organized many tournaments. Since 2012, this club was led by the new President Hung Tran who has been a table tennis coach for more than 20 years. Coach Tran initiated the newest tournament on Thanksgivingthis year. The goals of this tournament were to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday-



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and to introduce new players to the club where serves for a place to exercise, to have fun, and to increase ones technique. The tournament was a success with twenty-six players. The event lasted for the whole day and finished with three players from each of the three groups with prizes. The club is now open on every Monday and Wednesday nights. It welcomes all levels. Orlando Table Tennis Club offers private coaching lessons for beginners and group lessons for kids who would like to experience this fun sport and interact with other players with the same age. “We hope the club will receive more supports from the new players and expand the table tennis sport

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to be more popular in the United States,” said Coach Tran.

Contact: Hung Tran 407-803-1999 or email Website: 2105 Lee Rd Orlando, FL 32810

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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.

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake 9 am - 3 pm Saturday, March 23rd

With 20-25 colleagues, friends or Team awards All abilities Family fun activities Food vendors Swimming family members you can enter a NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! team to participate in this one-day event at one of Central Florida’s To register a team or to find out more most beautiful venues. information please visit: Team entry includes all the necessary equipment, instruction and 1 practice session. 813.426.3544 |

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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 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: 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: Details at 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 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




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