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Asia Trend Magazine

Contents

BUSINESS

www.asiatrend.org Publisher

23 Community Leaders Business After Hours

HEALTH

18 How to Alleviate Bloating and Indigestion Acupressure DIY at Home

TASTE OF ASIA

12 Jubao Palace at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino adopts Feng Shui Element 36 Restaurants Guide

MOVIES

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Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) hosts the Chinese New Year Celebration dinner at Koy Wan Hibachi Buffet Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Celebration 2013 The Orlando Chinese Professionals Association (OCPA) presents the Chinese New Year Gala 2013 Tampa Bay Chinese New Year

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CULTURE

34 The Future is Better than the Past

SPORT

30 Sumo~Japan’s national sport~ Vol.2

COMMUNITY NEWS

05 Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Orlando 07 Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant

Executive Director

C.K. Lau

garylau@asiatrendmagazine.com Regional Representative - Tampa

Monica Chang

(Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota)

monicachang@asiatrendmagazine.com Regional Representative - Miami

United Chinese News of FL (Fort Lauderdale and Miami) ucnfla@yahoo.com

Advisor / Contributing Writer

Shally Wong

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EVENTS HIGHLIGHT

28 The Asian Movies at the Gasparilla International Film Festival

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Central Florida Earth Day 2013 Walgreen Cocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival GASPARILLA International Film Festival PhilFest 2013 Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Races Asia Fest 2013 Tampa Bay Japanese Cultural Festival

Teri Mitchell

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Ricky Ly

rickyly@asiatrendmagazine.com Contributing Writers in this issue

Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Orlando, FL Yuan-Yuan Han, Orlando, FL Ricky Ly, Orlando, FL Teri Mitchell, Orlando, FL Jessica Tien, Tampa, FL Kim Tran, Orlando, FL Master Hsing Yun, Taiwan

Asia Trend Magazine is published the 15th of every month by Asia Trend Inc.

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. Thank you in advance for your support! Sincerely, Asia Trend Magazine Scan this using a QR reader on your smart phone to “LIKE” us on Facebook

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Bun Moc – Vietnamese Pork and Mushroom Noodle Soup

Nem nuong, Vietnamese grilled pork patties

Cha Lua, Vietnamese pork deli meats, used in preparation of banh cuon

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Tet –

St. Philippe Phan van Minh Catholic Church at the Fairgrounds 2013  By Ricky Ly - tastychomps.com

The Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet or Tet Nguyên Dán, is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time when friends and family from throughout the Central Florida community come out and enjoy local cultural performances put on by fellow members of the community as well as more famous Vietnamese singers and performers, and also enjoy the wonderful home made Vietnamese food that you would normally not find at the local restaurants. As the Vietnamese New Year is based on the Lunar new year calendar, similar to the Chinese New Year, the actual date changes each year depending on the moon cycles. This year it falls on the night of

Sunday February 10th and is the start of the year of the Snake. To avoid stepping on each others’ toes, the local Vietnamese community organizations, temples, and churches try to sparse out their festivities so that they would be on different dates. This St. Philippe Phan van Minh Catholic Church hosted their Vietnamese lunar new year festivities at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Jan 26 & 27. I took a visit and captured some photos of the scenes at the fairgrounds. The proceeds of the sales went to the church organization in supporting its works in the community.

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Orlando The Vietnamese Community of Central Florida hosted the Vietnamese lunar new year festivities at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Feb 16 & 17. The event started with a parade of the VCCF led by the soldiers. Special guests City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Multicultural Affairs Director of City of Orlando Luis Martinez joined the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida president and guests. At the Festival, the attendees not only had a chance to taste different Vietnamese food, but also to enjoy many great performances like Lion Dancing, musicial and singing performances and Vietnamese Martial Arts demonstration by Vovinam. The Vietnamese Tet Festival helped the young Vietnamese to understand its culture, people and root. Thy Hong Nguyen, Luis Martinez, Patty Sheehan and Vincent Nguyen

ď Ž By Asia Trend C.K. Lau Vietnamese Martial Arts Master Tom Vu

Coach Hung Tran hosts the Table Tennis Tournament at the Tet Festival Mrs. Vietnamese Competition

Photo credit by Henry Ton

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Photo credit by Ninh Chau

QH Beauty on East Colonial Dr celebrates the Luanr New Year with Lion Dance, Ku Fung Demonstration and fire crackers on Feb 10.


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Miss Vietnam Florida 2013 - Tiffany Chan Tran 1st Runner Up - Marry Vuong 2nd Runner Up - Ashley Tam Thu Nguyen 3rd Runner Up - Tuyen Do 4th Runner Up - Mealynne Ngu Additional prizes: Miss Congeniality - Tiffany Chan Tran Miss Philanthropy - Tiffany Chan Tran Miss Photogenic - Ashley Tam Thu Nguyen Miss Ao Dai - Tuyen Do

Emcees: Mau Bui and Amanda Anh Thư Phạm

The 17th annual

Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant The Miss Vietnam Florida Scholarship Pageant is an annual event hosted by the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida. The pageant has been a gem for the community bringing in thousands of spectators from all around the state. Since 1997, it has been a showcase of beauty, talent, and tradition with a blend of Vietnamese and American culture. This year marked the 17th annual Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant held on Sunday February 17th, 2013 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The purpose of the pageant is to empower young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence. The Miss Vietnam Florida pageant provides an opportunity for contestants to gain additional life

 By Kim Tran

experiences, develop performance related and other talents while working on issues of importance to the community. The Miss Vietnam Florida Scholarship Pageant is governed by the Vietnamese Community of Central Florida, the largest Vietnamese community in the state of Florida. They are a nonprofit organization whose goal is to raise awareness for social, economical, and political issues while providing a sense of community and family for the Vietnamese American who live in Greater Orlando area. Twelve beautifully talented contestants from all around Florida competed for the prestigious title of Miss Vietnam Florida 2013. The pageant consisted of various competition segments

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such as Ao Dai (Vietnamese Traditional dress), Evening Wear, General Questionnaire, Talent, Essay, and Top 5 Questionnaire for the Top 5 contestants. In addition to the Royal Court titles there were four other titles which included Miss Congeniality, Miss Philanthropy, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Ao Dai. All of the contestants received flowers courtesy of Florida Flowers and Orchids, a trophy, beauty products from Dillard’s at Altamonte Mall, a book titled “The Escapes” by Dr. Du Hua, and chocolates from Sweet Beginning Desserts. We would like to congratulate all the contestants especially the Miss Vietnam Florida 2013 Royal Court!

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Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) hosts the Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner at Koy Wan Hibachi Buffet  By Asia Trend

The Chinese American Association of Central Florida picked Koy Wan Hibachi Buffet as the place to cater the Chinese New Year dinner this year. There is no better way to kick off the New Year together with a delicious all-you-can-eat dinner. The celebration was joined by many past presidents including Lee Chow 周禮, C.T.Hsu 徐祖 慈, Bruce Chai 翟懷慈 , Angie Chow 魏安琪, Agnes Chau 周曼宜, Gary King 金文德 and Pauline Ho 何 美蓮. Members were glad to be able to talk and mingle with friends and relatives in a private dining room. Shally Wong, the president of CAACF briefly overviewed the growth of the Chinese School of CAACF, CAACF Dance Troupe and

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C.K. Lau

CHARGE Dragon Boat Team during her term. “I am honored to be able to volunteer my time in an organization which has served the Chinese community for more than 43 years,” said Shally Wong. She also thanked the dedicated board of directors including VP Susan Hoeh, VP Joanna Kiang, Secretary John Chung, Treasuere Eppie Bang, Director Sandra Chen, Director Tsuey Ing Lavender and Director Raymond Lam for the team work. She encouraged the members to continue participating in the future events and consider this organization as a resource to build a better community. A new membership benefit program was also re-introduced to better serve

their members. Complete list of benefits can be found at www.orlandochinese.org. Close to 50 gifts were donated by past presidents, board of directors, local businesses and supporters for drawing that night. CAACF is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 in Orlando, Florida. The mission of Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) is to promote the Chinese language education and preserve the Chinese culture in the central Florida region. The Chinese School and The Dance Troupe were established in 1980, and the CHARGE Dragon Boat team was launched in 2010.

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CAACF Board of Directors (From Lt. to Rt.) John Chung, Eppie Bang, Joanna Kiang, Tsuey Ing Lavender, Sandra Chen, Raymond Lam, Susan Hoeh, Shally Wong, Agnes Chau, Pauline Ho, and Angie Chow

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Specially prepared appetizers for each table

(Back) Gary King, Bruce Chai, Lee Chow, C.T.Hsu (Front) Caroline Chai, Angie Chow, Agnes Chau, Pauline Ho, Shally Wong

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Event Sponsor: Bright House Networks REACH of Central Florida Orlando Taiko Dojo

Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant

Event Sponsor: Walgreens

City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan

Deputy Consul General Zhang Chuanbing from Consulate General of People’s Republic China in Houston

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

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Wendy Mayer, President of Mills 50

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Dragon Parade Planning Committee: Agnes Chau, Shally Wong, Joanne Grant and Pauline Ho

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2013

Unity and Harmony – Celebration of Diversity  By Asia Trend

By Don Vu, Gloria Abad Suan, Henry Ton, Kirk Chan, Maggie Li, Marty Fries, Michael Weis, and C.K. Lau

“On behalf of the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival Committee, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your participation in and support of the 2nd Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival which was a tremendous success with over 5,000 par-

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ticipants,” said Shally Wong, one of the event’s organizers. Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan also signed a proclamation declaring February 10, 2013 as the Dragon Parade and the Lunar New Year Festival Day. Many elected officials were present to celebrate

the year of the snake with the residents including City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Florida House of Representative Linda Stewart, Orange County Comptroller Martha O. Haynie and Orange County Property Appraiser Ricky Singh.

For more photos: www.asiatrend.org/event-pictures-2013.html


Event Sponsors: Walgreens, OUC, Bight House Networks, City of Orlando Families, Parks & Recreation, Florida General Alliance of Fujian Fraternity USA, American Wenzhou Association of Florida, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, 1st Oriental Supermarket, Colonial Photo & Hobby, Track Shack. Event Organizers: Mills 50 Mainstreet District, Youth Enrichment and Senior Services (Y.E.S.S.), Asia Trend Magazine and REACH of Central Florida.

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Event Sponsor: American Wenzhou Association of Florida

Event Sponsor: Asian American Chamber of

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at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino adopts Feng Shui Element Jubao means Gathering Treasure – Hard Rock chooses this name with Chinese and Vietnamese translation to create a sense of community

Roast Duck Noodle Soup

Beef Chow Fun

Roast Duck Specially prepared by Chef Michael Leung

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Chef Michael Leung

Anthony Patrone, VP of Marketing & Player Development at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino explains the expansion of the bus services

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa recently completed a $75 million expansion, making it the world’s sixth-largest casino, based on gaming positions or number of seats at a table or slot. For the sixth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating. Guests can enjoy a new pool area and restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 138 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, and Rise Kitchen & Bakery™, which features freshly baked breads and entrees made with fresh ingredients. In addition to the above establishments, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa created its very first gaming complex, Jubao Palace including a mix of 17 tables for most popular Asian games together with a 15-seat, quick service noodle bar featuring authentic Asian cuisine such as Beef Pho, Roast Duck, Fried Dumplings, and Char Siu Pork. Feng Shui was used in the space design. Noodles are long, elongated and have movement which is a reference to prosperity. The bar counter and soffit above it are soft and have a shapely line that is a nod to the shape of noodles. Eight pendants within the soffit represent good luck. The change in height within the soffit is aspirational, reaching up to the sky. The restaurant is located near the Hi Limit gaming area right off the main casino floor. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa’s commitment to provide the Asian customers & visitors the most authentic Asian experience has led Chef Michael Leung on board as the Asian cuisine chef. Chef Leung possesses more than 12 years in the Asian restaurant industry. His experience in the culinary industry ranged from being the owner and chef of Jade Orchid Asian Bistro in New Jersey that specializes in dishes representative of China, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan; to consulting and serving as chef for various authentic casino noodle bars and Asian restaurants all over the United States.

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Seminole Hard Rock has created two new website pages for their Chinese and Vietnamese guests who prefer to read in their native languages: http://seminolehardrocktampa.com/chinese/ or http://seminolehardrocktampa.com/vietnamese/.

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Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Greater Orlando

Meimen Qigong Culture Center

Wat Florida Dhammaram

Central Florida Chinese America Youth Association

CAACF Dance Troupe

Orlando Chinese Professional Association

Chinese School of CAACF

Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association

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REACH of Central Florida

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Chinese School of CAACF

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Wah Lum Temple Orlando Chinese School of CAACF

Central Florida Chinese America Youth Association Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Wang and Teresa Chan CHARGE Dragon Boat Team

Sifu Tom Vu from Vovinam Martial Arts

C.K. Lau

Sifu Sam Winters and Maria Espinal Asia Trend

“As Mayor, I am proud to acknowledge the many contributions the Asian community has made to the City of Orlando as well as their successes and achievements. Through the collaborative efforts of sponsors, vendors, parade participants and volunteers, we are able to come together today to enjoy a truly remarkable and unique event in the City of Orlando,� said Buddy Dyer.

Lunar New Year is the most important festival celebrated in Asia. In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many Asian organizations hold large celebrations and parades to share the culture. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and London have already held many successful Lunar New Year

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Consul Deng Wei from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston

OCPA Dragon Dance Drum Dance: Happily Together by OCPA members Mayor Charles Lacey of the City of Winter Springs

Umbrella Dance: Joy for New Year by China Dolls

OCPA president Dr. Changxing Jin

OCPA Service Awards

Special Guest Performance – Indian Dance: Deva Jai Ganesha Fairytale Drama by the Chinese School of Tomorrow

Mini Drama by the Lake Highland Preparatory School Chinese Club

Chinese Martial Arts: Imperial Qianlong Fan

Tibetan Dance: Road to Heaven

The Orlando Chinese Professionals Association (OCPA) presents the Chinese New Year Gala 2013 The Chinese New Year Gala is the largest celebration for OCPA. Members and guests gathered at the Winter Springs High School Auditorium on February 9 to celebrate the year of Snake. Performances included dragon dance, musical, martial arts, acrobats and cultural dances. OCPA president Dr. Changxing Jin welcomed everyone with a warm New Year greetings and introduced special guests Consul Deng Wei 邓

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Republic of China in Houston and Mayor Charles Lacey of the City of Winter Springs. Many local community leaders were also present to celebrate with the crowd.

Orlando Chinese Professionals Association (OCPA) is a Florida registered non-profit organization founded in June 1995 by a group of

dedicated and enthusiastic Chinese professionals in Orlando. Since then, OCPA has established itself as a dynamic and influential organization serving the interests of local Chinese as well as the community at large. Visit www.ocpa-usa.org for more details. Watch their performances at Asia Trend YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/asiatrend)

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Rogue Gallart, Dr. Roberty M. Sponney Gail Rayos, and Reginald Riley

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Community Leaders Business After Hours

 By Asian American Chamber of Commerce

The Amway Center was the place to be on February 5, 2013 when Linda Landman Gonzales, Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs with the Orlando Magic, welcomed Community Leaders, Presidents, Board of Directors and Members of the following Chambers: Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, The Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, African American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando, Indian

American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian Subcontinent and Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission to an evening of friendship and networking. This event provided members and guests a way to network, gain exposure and expand business development opportunities. For those who had not visited the Amway Center before, tours of the facility were provided by the Orlando Magic Marketing Staff.

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Bo Outlaw was generous with his time for photos with guests. We thank the Orlando Magic for an awesome evening, and their continued support to the AACC. Save the date of May 9, 2013 - BAH Event at the Orlando City Hall Rotunda celebrating “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”. Contact Kathy Llamas at 321-460-2218 if you would like to participate as a Food Sponsor.

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{Business} Cesar G Abueg Jr, Jose Joed, Coco Johnston, Orlando Marketing, Vi Ma, Becky Malicsi, Kathryn Llamas, and Will Merritt

Tino Pitel and Kannan Srinivasan

Vi Ma, Hefang Lin, and Shally Wong

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Dahlia A. Smith-Hayles, Kathy Llamas, Susan Logan, Khalid Muneer, Coco Johnston,Steve Merchant, Michael Kidd and Stephen Chong

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Tampa Bay Chinese New Year

 By Jessica Tien

Largo Mayor, Patricia Gerard Dragon Dance by SACA

Drum dance-Sunshine Dance Club

Fan Dance-Clearwater Morning Star Dance Group

Tibet Dance-Clearwater Morning Star Dance Group

SACA (Suncoast Association of ChineseAmericans) and CAAT (Chinese American Association of Tampa), two of Tampa Bay Chinese associations jointly hosted the 2013 Chinese New Year Celebration at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo on Saturday, Feb 2 with estimated 2,000 audiences. The Mayor of Largo, Patricia Gerard, was one of many key speakers at this year’s celebration. The park was lined with red lanterns throughout. A Chinese Pagoda Gate with two miniature lions stood in the front of the entrance. It was truly a cultural experience to walk through the park and be ‘wowed’ by the Asian decors. Two 30 feet long dragons were also on display at the park so the children can pose for memorable photos.

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Zither music-Vivian Xing

Erhu Fiddle by Zhao

HydrangeaDance-Better and Beyond Dance Club

The golden dragon danced as the opening act of the celebration. Each dragon requires ten persons to flow and dance through the crowd and onto the staging area. Children followed the dragon as a train when it danced through the crowded park. The heavy toned drum and the cymbals added to beat of excitement for the dragon.

dancers dressed in soft pink and white gowns waving their hand fans flowing across the stage to the traditional Chinese music. The kung fu demonstration was exciting to see with their weapons swinging, fist flying in different martial art styles. The Emcees were professional and humorous. Most audience stayed for the four hour duration.

400 children received the traditional Chinese ‘Red [money] Envelope’ as a gift. Artists from all over Asia were at the event demonstrating their talent by painting name scrolls, charms, and water color paintings. Musicians were also applauded for their outstanding performance of the traditional Chinese instruments.

Largo Central Park’s Mini-Train was also open for parents and children to ride around the park. It was absolutely wonderful experience to spend a beautiful, sunny day at Largo Central Park in Largo, Florida to celebrate the beginning of Chinese Snake year!

It was a delightful experience to watch the folk

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The Asian Movies at

the Gasparilla International Film Festival Din Tao: Leader of the Parade 陣頭 The film tells a story of a young man reconciling withhis father, reviving his father’s troupe, and taking its performance from religious processions to stage. Thestory is inspired by Jyou-Trian Folk Drum and Arts Group, which collaborated with and performed forthe filmmaking.Founded in 1995 by drummer Shue Chen-rong (許振榮), this Taichung-based troupe is credited with updating folk drumming, acrobatics and traditional dances for contemporary audiences and introducing the performances to international audiences by attending art festivals abroad. March 22nd 5:55pm Go to www.gasparillafilmfestival.com and click on “Schedule”. Don’t miss out, they will sell out! * There will be performances before the movie. Performances will start at 5:00pm.

Beijing Flickers Director : Zhang Yuan Beijing is happening these days, but not everyone is living the golden life. Dumped, fired, evicted and abandoned by everyone (including his dog), a down-on-his-luck man finds solace with a circle of equally ill-fated friends, in this touching and lighthearted drama. March 20th 4:05pm

Graceland Director : Ron Morales Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss’ preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. March 22nd 10:25pm

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Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus Director : Holly Mosher This incredibly uplifting documentary explores how Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has managed to harness the power of the free market to help solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality but offering microcredit, an innovative banking program that provides poor people- mainly women- with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. March 24th 11:30am Asia Trend Magazine │ Reaching more than 10,000 readers every month


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{Sport}

Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.2 相撲-日本の国技  By Teri Mitchell

As well as a trial of strength in combat and as a Shinto ritual, Sumo was an important ritual at the imperial court. Representatives of each province were ordered to attend the contest at the court and fight. The contest was known as Sumai no Sechie 相撲の節会 or “Sumai party”.Over the rest of Japanese recorded history, Sumo’s popularity has changed according to the whims of its rulers and the need for its use as a training tool in periods of civil strife. The form of wrestling combat probably changed gradually into one where the main aim in victory was to throw one’s opponent. The concept of pushing one’s opponent out of a defined area came some time later. Also, it is believed that a ring, defined as something other than simply the area given to the wrestlers by spectators, came into being in the 16th century as a result of a tournament organized by the then principal warlord in Japan, Oda Nobunaga 織田信長. At this point wrestlers would wear loose loincloths, rather than the much stiffer Mawashi of today. During the Edo period, wrestlers would wear a fringed Kesho-mawashi during the bout, whereas today these are worn only

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during pre-tournament rituals. Most of the rest of the current forms within the sport developed in the early Edo period. Professional Sumo (Ozumo大相撲) can trace its roots back to the Edo period in Japan as a form of sporting entertainment. The original wrestlers were probably Samurai 侍, often Ronin浪人, who needed to find an alternative form of income. Current professional Sumo tournaments began in the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine 富岡八幡 宮 in 1684, and then were held in the Ekō-in 回 向院 in the Edo period. They have been held in the RyōgokuKokugikan 両国国技館 since 1909, though the KuramaeKokugikan 蔵前国技館 had been used for the tournaments in the post-war years until 1984. Nations adjacent to Japan, sharing many cultural traditions, also feature styles of traditional wrestling that bear resemblance to Sumo. (…to be continued.)

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The Future is Better than the Past

Between Ignorance and Enlightenment

Most people love a trip down memory lane. They yearn for the past with a tinge of pleasure, because they believe the past is better than the present. However, time will pass and things will change. In a blink of an eye, everything will be different. Although the setting sun might be immeasurably sweet, dusk is only too near. Therefore, if we want a better tomorrow, we should look forward to the future and broaden our horizons without indulging in retrospection. Once, there was a puppy that ran in circles all day long chasing its own tail. A big dog walked by and was puzzled by what it saw. It asked the puppy what it was doing. The puppy replied, “Haven’t you heard that a dog’s happiness is in its tail? By chasing it, I am going after happiness. Don’t you want happiness in your life?” The big dog said, “All I know is that I just walk forward with all my might, happiness follows immediately behind.” Therefore, we must live in hope and not in our memories, for the future is better than the past; it holds immeasurable potential! In life, everyone experiences difficulty as well as satisfaction. When things are going well, we must not be overly complacent. When faced with adversity, we must forbear whatever comes our way. We must bear down and weather the storm. Even if we have failed miserably in the past, we must not be discouraged, because past failures are the best lessons for future success. If we learn from our mistakes and make good use of our experiences, we will be on our way to a better tomorrow. According to the Buddhist notion of cause and effect in the three time periods -- the past, present, and future – life is not limited to just one term. Because of the past, we have the present. Because of the present, we have the future. Because of the future, we have the three time periods of the past, the present, and the future. Because of the three time periods, we have hope; the future is yet to come. As long as we are hopeful, our lives will be better tomorrow. It is hard to judge whether one’s life is a success or a failure at any given time. We can be unsuccessful in how we handle affairs, but we should try not to fail in how we conduct ourselves. We can fail in our past, but not our future. No matter how brilliant we once might have been, it does not guarantee future success. We cannot take the past as an affirmation of the present and the future. Past glory will always be in the past and may not carry into the present or the future. We must thus work hard for the present. However, the “present” will become the “past” as soon as it arrives. The next moment will become the “present.” Therefore, we should not be overly pleased with what we have achieved. Our actions must adhere to the principles of beauty, trueness, and goodness. Our future will definitely be better if we can continuously improve and adapt ourselves. If we want to progress in life, we should not limit ourselves. We should strive for advancement and breakthroughs without indulging ourselves in past accomplishments. Nobody can help us if we refuse to let go and only live for the past. It does not matter what our achievements might have been in the past. It does not matter how popular we were yesterday. They are occurrences of the past. We should concentrate our efforts on the present for the sake of having a brighter future. Without question, the future is much better than the past. It is full of endless possibilities! 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 wwwblpusa.com.

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

PING PONG CLUB

オーランド沖縄県人会 Okinawa Club

5,600 sq. ft. facility, After School Program 3pm to 6pm, Ping Pong Robot for Training, Private Lessons, Club membership available. 200 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando FL Call 407.485.2529 or www.ostta.org for more details.

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

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Mills 50 Buisness Power Hour Mar 14 (Thurs) at Keller Williams - 708 East Colonial Drive Suite 708 - Back on Track! Learn why Orlando’s Real Estate Market is finally headed in the right direction. Coffee and bagels will be provided. Please rsvp to director@mills50.org 407.421.9005. 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 Hatsume Fair at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Mar 23 – 24, 2013 11am-6pm at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Join us for the 34th annual Hatsume Fair! At this one-of-a-kind celebration of spring, experience the roar of taiko drumming, get in on our costume contest, first annual fashion show and anime karaoke, enjoy martial arts demonstrations and traditional Japanese tea ceremony and shop dozens of craft, plant and tea vendors. www.morikami.org/ hatsume. Orlando Dragon Boat Challenge Mar 23 (Sat) at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake - 3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL. Teams are forming now for the Orlando Dragon Boat Challenge No experience necessary! 20 paddlers and a drummer are all you need to form a team Great for corporate team building Excellent fundraising platform Dragon Boat Racing dates back to a more than 2,300 year old tradition from Ancient China. 45’ sleek boats donned with dragon heads, tails and scales seat 20 paddlers. A drummer sits in the bow pounding the drum to the beat of the paddlers’ stroke, and a steersperson stands in the stern guiding the team down the race course. Visit www.highfivedragonboat.com for more info! UCF ASA Mr. & Miss Scholarship Pageant Mar 24 (Sun) at UCF Pegasus Ballroom, Orlando FL. Come and support the 16 (8 male/female) contestant as they represent their Asian culture by showcasing their talents, knowledge, and values! At the end of the pageant, there will be one crowned god and goddess, each receiving a scholarship award as well as being 2013-2014’s Mr. and Ms. ASA! Tampa Bay Japanese Cultural Festival Mar 30 (Sat) at Rissho Kosei-kai of Tampa Bay - 2470 Nursery Rd., Clearwater, Florida 33764. Come out and experience this outdoor festival celebrating Japanese culture! There will be traditional and modern Japanese music, food, dance, games, activities, and much more!! The festival is open to the public and entrance is only $5. It’s going to be a lot of fun and you don’t want to miss it! https://www.facebook.com/events/159021127582477/?notif_t=plan_user_invited Holi 2013 - Mar 31 (Sun) 11am – 7pm at The Citrus Bowl, 1610 Church Street, Orlando. Parade begins 11am at Sri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Performance by many local dance groups & singers from NY, GA & FL. Fashion, Food & Drink vendors & MUCH MORE! Free Admission for Everyone. Call Hari 321.662.1887 or Gopaul 407.520.7394 PhilFest 2013 Apr 5 – 7, 2013 at Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex and the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center - 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. PhilFest 2013 with non-stop entertainment, food, exhibits and much more! PhilFest 2013 is chaired by PCFI board member, Lucy Bautista. She will be leading the festival preparations with the help of PCFI’s member organizations as well as individual volunteers. www.pcfitampa.org

CENTRAL FLORIDA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Apr 5 – 6 at Wooton Park, 200 E Ruby St, Tavares. Complete details at http://www.cfdragonboat.org/ FSA’s 8th Annual Sayaw Show Apr 6 (Sat) 7pm at UCF Ferrell Commons Auditorium. The Filipino Student Association (FSA) at UCF hosted the FSA’s 8th Annual Sayaw Show. Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 Apr 27 (Sat) 9am – 2pm at Westgate Flea Market, Bldg B, 8546 West Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee. Come celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 together in Orlando and “heal the world one step, one breath, at a time”. All interested in Tai Chi and Qigong are welcome to participate. A potluck food set up will follow the event. Please bring enough food and drink for your group. Please check out WorldTaiChi&QigongDay.org and 2012 Tour of the U.S.A. by the Meimen Kung Fu Art Troupe-eng.mpg on YouTube. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds of this event go to Meimen Qigong Cultural Center, which is a non-profit organization made up of all volunteers going for their annual trip to the USA to promote better health and world peace through their seminars. Please call Sam Winters 407-238-7450 to reserve your spot at this event.

SAVE THE DATE!!

May 18, 2013 (Sat) 3pm – 9pm

Asian Cultural Festival 2013

Organized by Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida (www.aahc-cf.org)

Avalon Park Downtown, East Orlando

Accepting Sponsors and Vendors NOW!

Your sponsorship of the Asian Cultural Festival will benefit the Asian Student Achievers’ Scholastic Awards, scheduled to be held in November 2013 during which we will honor and recognize deserving Asian American students for their academic excellence and outstanding community service. One donation will sponsor two events. For sponsorship and booth rental, please contact Vendors Committee Chair, Agnes Chau at 407-234-5229 AAHC of Central Florida is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and was created in 1980 to preserve Asian heritage and culture and to represent the interest of diverse Asian American ethnicity.

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Come out and experience this outdoor festival celebrating Japanese culture in Clearwater, Florida! The festival is open to the public and entrance is only $5. There will be traditional and modern Japanese music, food, dance, games, activities, and much more!! Special guest J-POP singer Chii Sakurabi will be performing a free live concert at the festival.

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