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Kicking Off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month As co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, I’m honored to bat lead-off in what promises to be an interesting and informative month of blog posts on this site. Today, more than 16 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) make up one of the fastest growing and most diverse populations in the United States. Each of the dozens of distinct AAPI ethnic and language groups has a rich history that contributes to the fabric of our nation. A month-long commemoration of that history may be a relatively recent invention – Congress expanded it from a week-long celebration in 1990 – but May is a fitting month to pay tribute to our saga. It was May 1843 when the first Japanese immigrants came to America, and in May 1869 the first transcontinental railroad was completed with substantial contributions from Chinese immigrants. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to play outsized roles in our nation’s society and economy. According to the newest Census data released just last week, between 2002 and 2007, AAPI-owned businesses increased 40.4 percent to 1.5 million, generating over $500 billion in sales and employing more than 2.8 million people. Many of these companies are small proprietorships, like the grocery store my family owned when I was growing up in Seattle. Small businesses are the engines that drive our economy, accounting for almost two-thirds of all jobs in America. In fact, firms less than five years old accounted for nearly all increased employment in the private sector from 1980 to 2005. This is the power and promise of entrepreneurship, and that’s a power that runs through the AAPI community today. A big part of my job as Commerce Secretary is to smooth the way for that long line of accomplishment to continue.

But we have our work cut out for us. Despite tremendous successes, members of the AAPI business community still face hurdles to accessing federal programs and other assistance, including language barriers and a lack of awareness about the many resources offered by the federal government. Today, many AAPI entrepreneurs need access to resources such as management and technical assistance and small business loans to expand their businesses. Since the earliest days of the Obama administration, we have passed a variety of measures to help AAPI businesses thrive: The Recovery Act enabled 8,000 AAPI-owned businesses to receive over $5 billion worth of new loans. We passed new tax incentives that enable small businesses to deduct the cost of new equipment, new hires and even healthcare coverage. We’ve also focused on educating AAPI firms about government procurement opportunities. Thus far, AAPI businesses have collected over $1 billion in new government contracts and played a major role in our National Export Initiative. And because the AAPI community often has such extensive contacts in foreign countries, we’ve offered significant aid for those interested in export and trade initiatives abroad. We have an opportunity to make a difference in the everyday lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our country – and the everyday lives of all Americans. That is what I strive to achieve every day as Commerce Secretary, and I promise this administration will continue this important work into the future. Thank you – and have a wonderful AAPI Heritage Month.  By Gary Locke - the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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the Number of Asian-Owned Businesses Increased at More Than Twice the National Rate

of our nation’s economy, bringing in more than half a trillion dollars in sales in 2007 and employing more than 2.8 million people,” said Census Bureau Deputy Director Thomas Mesenbourg. The survey also presents data by geographic area (nation, state, county, city and metro area), industry and size of business. The data cover businesses owned by seven Asian groups — people of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian origin. California had the largest number of Asian-owned businesses with 509,097, followed by New York (196,852) and Texas (114,336). Among counties, Los Angeles had the largest number of Asian-owned businesses with 183,092, followed by Queens, N.Y. (68,606) and Orange, Calif. (63,416).

The number of U.S. businesses owned by people of Asian origin increased 40.4 percent to 1.5 million between 2002 and 2007, increasing at more than twice the national rate, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today. These businesses also generated $507.6 billion in receipts, a 55.4 percent increase from 2002. “Asian-owned businesses continued to be one of the strongest segments

Among all Asian-owned businesses, Asian Indian-owned businesses accounted for 19.9 percent; Chinese, 27.3 percent; Filipino, 10.5 percent; Japanese, 7.0 percent; Korean, 12.4 percent; Vietnamese, 14.8 percent; and other Asian, 9.9 percent. Growth in the number of Asian-owned businesses by Asian subgroup include Asian Indian (38.2 percent), Chinese (48.1 percent), Filipino (30.4 percent), Japanese (24.7 percent), Korean (22.1 percent), Vietnamese (55.8 percent) and other Asian (72.3 percent). Sources: • May 2011


2011 UCF Asian Student Association Scholarship Pageant C.K. Lau

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the cultural presentation, the talent performance, and the evening wear question-and-answer section. All of the contestants had a calm, confident air about them that served to highlight their capacity for leadership and grace under pressure. The performances were highly educational, entertaining, and engaging. The event was so organic and spontaneous in nature that just watching the process made one feel like they were part of the performances. Rachel Butron and Chris Chen

Amal Arshad and Austin Le

In fact, the audience was intimately involved throughout the event. It seemed as if each participant had their own block of supporters who would root and cheer for their favorite with outspoken exuberance. The involvement of the audience only served to intensify the jubilant atmosphere of the entire event. There was a wonderful sense of crosscultural acceptance and unity among everyone involved so it appears that ASA has been quite successful in achieving their mission of spreading awareness of the various Asian cultures among the UCF community.

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The 2011 UCF Asian Student Association Scholarship Pageant was a brilliant display of enthusiasm, poise, and confidence by all the young contestants who had been selected from the leaders among the UCF Asian community. The contestants were selected for participation in the pageant based on academic performance, talent, community The winners of the ASA Pageant are: Mr. ASA 2011- Alex Chou Miss. ASA 2011- Ailynn Betguen 1st runner ups- Rachel Butron and Chris Chen 2nd runner ups- Kayla Perez and Phong Le Most Photogenic- Amal Arshad and Austin Le Most Talent- Alex Chou and Amal Arshad Most Community Service- Amal Arshad Miss and Mr Congeniality- Tiffany Chan and Aljon Agabin Academic Excellence- Alaina Oue People’s Choice Award- Amal Arshad

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service, and leadership on the campus. They all showed a tremendous sense of camaraderie and unbridled merriment as they completed the various phases of the competition. The three main portions of the pageant were

The student contestants showed such strong leadership qualities and initiative that those who were interested in a career in medicine were offered the opportunity to shadow a cardiologist during rounds and procedures at the hospital and appointments in the office. No matter what future they choose to pursue, these bright young students will undoubtedly be successful adults and strong ambassadors of Asian culture in the larger society. A great deal of credit for this tremendous event belongs to Karen Nguyen who is responsible for creating the pageant 11 years ago. Ms. Nguyen has been in attendance for every pageant since its inception. One could see the joy on her face as she sat in the front row watching over all the participants like a proud mother. The hard work and dedication of Teresa Chan was also quite evident. Teresa is the immediate past president of ASA at UCF and served as advisor to the students participating in the pageant. All of the students performed admirably which is a tribute to her guidance during the preparatory process. Kudos to all the participants and members of ASA at UCF for putting on such a lively and entertaining event!

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“Looking back to last year’s pageant, I’d have to say it was all a blur. Everyone was so focused on their lines, their talent, and making sure not to choke. The moment the doors opened, the pressure was on! Last year’s theme was super heroes and my character was bat girl. I represented Vietnam and China in the cultural portion of the show. I messed up my lines but no one noticed since I just kept talking. The next portion was the talent part. I performed the super Mario theme with my brother on the anklung. The anklung is a bamboo instrument from the South East islands of Asia. I learned the instrument from my father who was inspired by the close knit ties between my cousin and her Filipino husband who introduced it to us. The final portion was the evening wear along with the infamous question. The end of pageant consisted of a montage from our practices and the crowning ceremony. I was so happy that all my friends and family were there to support me because without them I wouldn’t have had the confidence to be on stage.” Stephanie Nguyen, Miss ASA 2010

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Last year’s pageant was one of the most emotional nights of my life. I don’t remember going through so many emotions in such a short period of time. As the seats filled inside the Pegasus Ballroom I couldn’t help but get more and more anxious for the show to begin, but at the same time extremely nervous because the show was to open with a choreographed dance which wasn’t really my strong suit. After the dance and shaking off the initial jitters, I took a couple of deep breaths and reminded myself why I entered into this pageant, to showcase my culture and to represent my country of Cambodia. I was focused from that point on. I felt so much pride and joy being able to be on stage representing my country, especially during the talent portion of the pageant where I performed a spoken word piece inspired and dedicated to my parents who were both Cambodian refugees who immigrated here in the 80s. The highlight of the night was definitely when I heard my name being called for Mr. ASA. I actually almost broke down in tears when I was kneeling down to be crowned. That night, I truly felt that I made my family, my people, and my country proud. Elisha Kes, Mr. ASA 2010 • May 2011




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Gloria Wong, Judy Nguyen & Samantha Hoffman represent the Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese culture, respectively

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Asian Awareness Day @ USF Every Spring semester, the sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority Incorporated promote Asian Awareness through hosting forums, presentations and workshops in their respective campuses throughout the nation. This year, on April 4th, sisters at the University of South Florida, decided to showcase their diverse heritages by hosting an event where it highlighted the many festivals celebrated by the chosen countries. The countries that were represented at the said event were Japan, Vietnam, China and the Philippines. To honor the Japanese culture, my very own sisters performed a Taiko, which literally

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some of the sisters of USF alpha Kappa Delta Phi

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means “drums”. Village festivals in Japan are not complete without the sound of drumming, as they are one of the sources of inspiration to the people. For Vietnam, a song titled Buc Tam Thu, was sung to promote the Vietnamese heritage. Army wives that support their husbands going to war to fight for their country usually perform this song. To feature the Chinese culture, Mei Hua, a song about a small flower that grows in the winter was also sung. And as for the Philippines, Tinikling, the National Dance of the country, was showcased through a video and a workshop for students. Tinikling is part of various festivals where dancers, through the use of bamboo poles, imitate the movement of Tikling birds as they walk between

grass stems. Food from the respective countries was also served for everyone to enjoy. The event would not have been successful without the supervision of Natalie Waterman, Vice President External, Gloria Wong, Cultural Chair, and the support my sisters received from other student organizations on campus. We, the sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi, would like to encourage each and every one of you to always pride yourself by exemplifying your heritage in everything that you do. More information:, www.wix. com/usfakdphi/usfakdphi

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All the great Asian markets in Orlando are located either near downtown in the Mills Avenue / SR 50 area or on the west side at Pine Hills at the 1st Oriental Market. Although small Asian Markets have existed through out the east side of Orlando for a while now, the newly opened Eastside Asian Market is the largest one to open to date and is a welcomed addition for those living on the east side who need to buy their Asian goods without traveling far. Eastside Asian Market sits just east of the 408 exit on Colonial Drive in a newly built plaza next to the BP gas station. They also operate under the name “Farm Fresh Produce” in the same building and are aptly named so as they have quite the selection of fresh vegetables and fruits both local and out of state. The market is sparkling clean and new, stocked with the essentials of Asian cooking from soy sauces, noodles, rice, dried mushrooms, and more. The even have a large selection of ramen for those of you who are on a tight budget or going to UCF. Though they are not as large as the ones downtown or on the west, their selection should be sufficient for most shopper’s everyday needs.

Mango Flavored Black Tea

Eastside Asian Market is owned by a local family here in Orlando who are devout Buddhists and vegetarians. You will notice that they have a large variety of vegetarian items at this Asian market including the veggies and fruits, they have tofu products and “faux” meat items that spice up the typical vegetarian diet.

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They also quartered off a section of the market into a cafe with a developing menu specializing in Taiwanese dishes and, all of course, vegetarian. At their cafe, they currently serve boba milk tea, taro slush, flavored black tea (passionfruit, mango, strawberry, lychee), shaved ice, fruit slush, fruit smoothies, special buns, egg rolls, dumplings, egg pancakes, and are still adding items as time goes on. On a recent Friday afternoon, I had the chance to try the famous vegetarian “special buns” (2 for $4.99). The recipe is a secret and has been made by the owner Ronald’s father for over 20 years at home as a treat. The special buns were delicious, spicy flavored slices of tofu and mushroom in sweet “mantou” wheat buns. I also had the deep fried dumplings (6 for $3.95) and they were also vegetarian and pretty delicious, not unlike the korean mandoo dumplings that I have had served in New York. I washed everything down with a nice cool cup of flavored passionfruit black tea.

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Overall, I think Eastside Asian Market is an awesome addition to the life on the east side of Orlando and hope they continue to bring fresh produce and food to Orlando. Bittermelon

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First Voyage by Walgreens Corporate Team and C.H.A.R.G.E.

Awakening the Dragon by giving him eyesight (both eyes), taste (tongue) and power (tips of the horns). Marlin Hutchens – Market Vice President Walgreens dots the tongue to bring the crews the winning spirit.

Flying Walgreens and CHARGE help launching the second dragon boat in Orlando  By Shally Wong Last year, I was one of the audiences to witness the launching of the first dragon boat at Orlando Rowing Club located on the shores of Lake Fairview. I would not know this without the effort of Andrea Eliscu who is the committee of Women Playing For T.I.M.E. and the Dragon Boat Committee Chair. Her willingness to reach out to the Chinese community got the Chinese American Association of Central Florida involved in this sport which is originated in China and now the fastest growing water sport in the world. One year later, the second Dragon Boat arrived in the name of Harriett Lake who funded both of the boats for Women Playing for TIME and Orlando Health Foundation to help breast cancer survivors and raise awareness of breast cancer. The eye-dotting ceremony on April 28th was conducted by Marlin Hutchens, Market Vice President Walgreens who is the 2011 Dragon Boat Festival title sponsor and WPFT philanthropic partner. The first voyage of the dragon boat was led by Coach Grace Genetia and carried out by Walgreens Flying W’s – Walgreens Corporate dragon boat team together with CHARGE, the first Asian dragon boat team.

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Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) is hosting a Dragon Boat Festival at the Orlando Rowing Club on May 22nd from 9:30am – 2pm. This a perfect event for people who might not have much paddling experience, if any, but want to give dragon boating a try. No experience necessary. For more details, please call John Chung at 407-595-0968 or C.K. Lau 646-389-2742 or email Refer to the next page for complete details.

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CAACF Dragon Boat Festival 2011 Organized by Chinese American Association of Central Florida Supported by CHARGE, the first Asian Dragon Boat Team in Central Florida

Dragon Boat Workshop ● Children Games ● Fun for all ages

May 22, 2011 (Sunday)

9:30am – 2pm (Registration for dragon boat workshop starts at 9am)

Orlando Rowing Club – Dragon Boat Club at Lake Fairview Park 2200 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 (East of Orange Blossom Trail)

Tickets: $15 (for paddle - must be Age 14 and up) │ Adult $10.00 │ Children Age 12 & under $5.00 “Ticket must be purchased in advance, No walk-in allowed” Ticket includes a lunch and a bottle of water. Friendly reminder: please bring lawn chair, extra drinks and sunscreen Sponsored By:

Orlando Rowing Club / Orlando Dragon Boat Club / Orlando Health Foundation China Garden Restaurant, Winter Park / Florida College of Integrative Medicine For more information on team registration or ticketing, please contact John Chung 407-595-0968 • C.K. Lau 646-389-2742 or email to

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The Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival

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Photo Courtesy of Dale Ramey, Tavares Chamber Tavares, FL

The 9th annual Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival paddled off April 9 in Lake Dora, Tavares. Close to 40 teams, comprised of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerperson, competed in three races for divisional championship. The Tavares Dragon Boat Festival was the first of its kind in Florida, now there are over 13 similar festivals held annually in Florida.

Dale Ramey, Laura Fischer Patton, Peter Lau and C.K. Lau

Besides watching competitive races all day long, spectators were entertained by cultural performances such as authentic Chinese acrobatic performances by The Dragon Legend, Taiko drumming by Tampa Taiko, Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi performance by Sifu Sam Winters. Festival also showcased various cultural food and local businesses. Dragon boat racing started in China some 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the emerging sports in the world. The Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival has grown in popularity each and every year. For more information about this festival, please visit

The Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival is sponsored by Taiwanese Government as a dedication to the 100th anniversary of Taiwan’s independence. It is also a kickoff to the sister city relationship between the city of Tavares and Xindian City in Taiwan.

Tavares City Mayor Robert Wolfe and Director General of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office Ray Mou.

Delegations form Taiwanese Government and Tavares City Council

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East Orlando First Badminton Open Tournament  By Erin Fang

Our first tournament at the South Econ Orlando Magic Recreation Center was a huge success! Many thanks to the Rec Center staff and volunteers who dedicated many hours to prepare, organize, and run the tournament. We believe that the success of this tournament sets the stage for larger regional and possibly national events in the future. The tournament was open to adult players from the south-east region of the US. The tournament attracted 36 participants mainly from Orlando and other Florida communities, such as St. Petersburg, Gainesville, Tampa, and Melbourne. Events were held for Open Men’s Singles; Open Men’s Doubles; Open Women’s Doubles; Open Mixed Doubles; Senior Men’s Singles; Senior Women Doubles; and Senior Mixed Doubles. The tournament was advertised by email to current badminton players, and on local newspaper and television websites. Many of the out of town players commented that the facilities are the finest badminton facilities that they have played at in Florida, and they hope that more tournaments will be hosted here, especially the Sunshine State Games.

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C.K. Lau and Krishna Balwalli

Badminton is an up and coming sport in the Orlando area. There are now an estimated 100 active players in the South Econ Center. Although badminton is an Olympic sport and is the second most played sport in the world, until recently there were very limited opportunities to play in the Orlando area. However, it is believed that, as the awareness of badminton programs grow, the level of community participation will also increase. The tournament has already attracted dozens of new players to the South Econ program.

The comments from the tournament participants was unanimous – “the staff and facilities at the South Econ Recreation Center are outstanding in every way!”

It must be noted that the tournament, and the Thursday evening badminton program at the South Econ Gym, has been enthusiastically supported by Penny Fawcett and the staff of the Orange County Parks and Recreation Department. Given the Parks and Recreation mission to “provide and preserve quality…recreation for ALL,” their continuing encouragement and patience has been exemplary, and is essential to the success of the program. And kudos to Air Tran for providing raffle prizes for players, as a way to continue their support to the Orlando community.

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To know more about the tournament, please visit Contact Erin Fang at 407-913-9581 or about the Orlando Badminton Club. Open Women’s doubles first prize - Duyen Nguyen & Barbara Vakkers, second prize - Vicki Cheng & Sue Vartanian Open Men’s doubles first prize - Adeel Bhutta & Narinder Golen, second prize - Ross Hall & Rob Bentley Mixed doubles first prize - Adeel Bhutta & Duyen Nguyen, second prize - Sue Vartanian & Richard Chin Senior men’s singles first prize - Krishna Balwilli, second prize - Tony Li Senior Men’s Doubles first prize - Safiq Chowdehury & Tony Li, Second prize - Ross Hall & Rob Bentley Senior Mixed Doubles first prize - Sue Vartanian & Richard Chin

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Asian American Chamber of Commerce and M&I Bank Host April Networking Event at Citrus Restaurant  By Jodi Kiely C.K. Lau Together with event sponsor M&I Bank, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce hosted its April 26 Business After Hours event at Citrus restaurant in downtown Orlando. Craig Ustler, the owner of Citrus and president of Ustler Development, spent a few minutes talking to attendees about several significant Orlando urban infill projects he is spearheading, including mixed use developments in the Uptown District, Florida Hospital Health Village and Parramore. He also mentioned the Creative Village project he is working on. This is the former Orlando Arena property that will be redeveloped into a 60 acre urban mixed-use, transit oriented development. In addition to Ustler’s presentation, M&I Senior Vice President Tom Bacchus alsobriefly addressed the audience and spoke about the future plans for M&I Bank which include a name change to BMO Harris Bank due to a merger with the Bank of Montreal. The Chamber’s next Business After Hours will be held May 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Orlando City Hall in celebration of Asian/ Pacific Islander Month. City and county officials will be on hand during the event’s Meet and Greet and food vendors from Bento, Hawker’s, Lam’s Garden, Sam’s Club, Frito Lay/Pepsico and more will be serving Asian cuisine to attendees. The event is free to the public, but participants must register in advance online at


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Dr. Ilan Alon, Director, The China Center at Rollins College spoke about the international trading partners and trends in Florida including the relationship between Florida and the BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India and China, the fastest growing economic development in the world. Other speakers included Jerry Ross, Director of Disney Entrepreneur, and Irma Stenman, Director, Business Development, Manufacturing Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. An open conversation about job growth as it relates to International Trade was conducted at the end of the summit. For more information about the summit, please visit  By Asia Trend C.K. Lau

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On March 19th, at Lake Highland Preparatory School, Mr. Harris Rosen (the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando since last year) attended the graduation ceremony of the elementary school division of Orlando Hoshuko to encourage the families of who have been shaken by the tragedy (in Japan) of March 11th. There were about 100 Hoshuko students, teachers and parents in attendance. In his speech, he talked about how his business went downhill after the attacks of September 11, but he was able to get back on track because of his faith. Likewise, he inspired everyone that if they keep their faith, Japan will be able to stand back up. The six students graduating in this ceremony each shared their goals and dreams. Mr. Rosen inspired the graduates and all the families of Hoshuko to a new start.

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Chinese Wording Festival in Chinese School In order to raise the awareness and importance of Chinese Language overseas, Chinese School of CAACF organized a competition in the school to encourage creative learning. Based on the Chinese language level, each class has competed by sharing a cultural activity such as speech, arts & crafts, puppet show and Chinese cooking, supervised by their language teachers. This festival was made possible by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami. John Chung

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Tokyo Disneyland (Urayasu, Chiba) reopened its gate on April 15th for the first time since the country’s strongest earthquake (on record) struck. More than 10,000 Disney fans lined up before the park was scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Damage to the resort was mostly to the parking lot because the amusement park grounds boast reinforced foundations. Nearly all other structures at the 28-year-old park avoided serious damage. Closing time was moved up four hours to 6 p.m. in an effort by officials to conserve electrical power. Many parts of the disaster area were still without power. Oriental Land, the owner and operator of Tokyo Disneyland, is donating ¥300 (roughly $3.60) per admission as a general relief fund to Japanese Red Cross through May 14th. Also, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Ambassador Hotel are donating ¥1,000 per room per night as well. The commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, Hiroshi Mizohata, called the park’s reopening an “upbeat message to the world”. Now, the TDL is back to normal park hours andTokyo Disney Resorts facilities have recovered and are open again. On April 28th, at 9 a.m., Tokyo Disney Sea reopened. Mickey, Minnie and other Disney characters welcomed about 3,000 visitors at the gate. In the same policy as at TDL, TDS is operating with fountains off throughout the park with reduced lighting at the restaurants and shops to conserve power.

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Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India and fifth richest man in the World, now holds the record for owning the World’s Most Expensive House. It stands 570 feet tall in the heart of South Mumbai and contains 27 floors. Residents include Ambani and his wife,Nita and their three children, and Ambani’s mother. There is a reported staff of 600 to maintain the premises which includes a ballroom, theatre, gym, garden floors, and multiple pools not to mention the helipads and parking floors to garage about 170 cars. The inspiration for the design came from Nita’s visit to the spa at the Mandarin Oriental New York. The couple consulted with the designers behind the Mandarin, Perkins and Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates who then drew up the design for The Antilla, named after the mythical island. The design conforms to Vaastu, an Indian tradition not unlike the concepts of feng shui, and each floor also incorporates the use of different architectural making each one unique. The final cost for the Antilla is a reported $2 billion.

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Full Sail University hosted an event for those who have been affected by the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and continuing after-shocks in Japan on April 18. Led and sponsored by a local group of Japanese nationals and former residents of the country, a fund-raising event titled “Ganbare Nippon” (Stay Strong Japan) has been organized to focus on humanity and the needs of the Japanese people in the face of this overwhelming natural disaster. “As members of the global community, Full Sail University is proud to host the Stay Strong Japan benefit on our campus,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by these recent and devastating events and we are honored to host an evening that will help to raise awareness, while celebrating the strength and culture of Japan.”

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Global Tzu Chi Family Festival 2011 May 8 (Sun) at 5401 Alhambra Dr., Orlando FL 32808 (407) 292-1146 Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday, Mother’s Day, and Global Tzu Chi Day. AACC Business After Hours May 10 (Tues) 5:30pm – 8pm at Orlando City Hall Rotunda - 400 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Hobnob with city leaders, government officials and business owners. Networking / Table Top Exhibitors / Entertainment / Refreshments. The event is FREE but REGISTRATION is required. $5.00 Reduced Parking at the Garage To Register, go to www.​m/75887 Or for more info, go to www.asianameric​anchambercfl.or​g Asian Cultural Festival May 15 (Sun) - Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Formerly Sonesta Hotel, hosted by The Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) - 60 South Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804. $4.00 Entrance Fee, $2.00 (Age 10 and under). Door opens at 12pm, Performances start at 1pm. Cultural Performance and Ethnic Food featuring various Asian countries, such as China, India, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. All proceeds will benefit the Asian Student Achievers’ Scholastic Awards, scheduled to be held on November 19, 2011 which we will honor and recognize deserving Asian American students for their academic excellence and outstanding community service. 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. Contact Agnes Chau at 407-234-5229 for tickets and further information. Visit Buddha’s Birthday May 15 (Sun), 10am – 3pm at Guang Ming Temple - 6555 Hoffner Ave., Orlando. Ceremony & Bathing of the Buddha, Food, Raffle Prizes, Games, Flamenco Dancers, Taiko Drummers, Bonsai & Ichibana Exhibits, and much more. Free admission & open to the public. www.orlandobudd​ Chinese Diabolo & Folk Sports Performance May 19 (Thurs) at 7pm - Coral Springs Center for the Arts - 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Chinese Diabolo & Folk Sports Performance in celebration for Centennial of The Republic of China & The City of Fort Lauderdale. Admission Fee:

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$5 Organized by Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association. For Show Information: 954753-4788. Sponsored by City of Coral Springs & Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International. CAACF Dragon Boat Festival 2011 May 22 (Sun), 9:30am – 2pm (Registration for dragon boat workshop starts at 9am) Orlando Rowing Club – Dragon Boat Club at Lake Fairview Park - - 2200 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 (East of Orange Blossom Trail). Dragon Boat Workshop ● Children Games ● Fun for all ages. Tickets: $15 (for paddle - must be Age 14 and up) │ Adult $10.00 Children Age 12 & under $5.00. “Ticket must be purchased in advance, No walkin allowed” Sponsored By: Orlando Rowing Club / Orlando Dragon Boat Club / Orlando Health Foundation / China Garden Restaurant, Winter Park / Florida College of Integrative Medicine. For more information on team registration or ticketing, please contact John Chung 407-595-0968 • C.K. Lau 646-389-2742 or email to orlando_chinese​ Ticket includes a lunch and a bottle of water. Friendly reminder: please bring lawn chair, extra drinks and sunscreen Chinese Yo-Yo Summer Camp, Orlando and Jacksonville June 11 (Sat) 9am – 2:30pm, Losco Regional Park – 10931 Hood Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32258 June 25 (Sat) 9am – 2:30pm, Barber Park – 3701 Gatlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32812 Cost: $20 per person includes one Chinese Yo-Yo and snacks; lunch not provided. Anyone 10 years or older interested in Chinese culture is welcome. Organized by Central Florida Chinese American Youth Association. Sponsored by Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, R.O.C. and Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Miami. Contact Robert Chung 407-408-5555/ and Kenny Chen 407-683-3693/ Limited spots available, please register early. Single listing is up to 40 words at no charge for non-profit organization E-mail the events/activities to or fax the information to 407-273-9913 Submit the information by the 15th of each month for the next month publication.

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