At this very moment a young student in Burma is wandering the streets, unable to receive the nourishment and education that everyone rightfully deserves to have in life. During each passing day he struggles to survive and life only provides added challenges and no hope of relief. But there is hope, On the Rise Movement is providing these students and their families with a fair chance at a better life.
The Asian automotive market in the U.S. grew at a faster pace than the overall automotive market in 2010, according to Polk. New vehicle registrations among Asian-Americans in 2010 grew 10.4 percent over 2009 and accounted for 438,430 vehicles, signaling a slight improvement in market share among this audience. The Asian-American automotive market accounted for 5.1 percent of the overall market in 2010, according to Polk analysis. Overall market growth in 2010 was 7.8 percent over 2009.
President Obama proclaims May 2011 as Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month and calls upon all Americans to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
April 29, 2011
ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2011
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), officially proclaimed "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month" by President Barack Obama, is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May.
On Friday, February 4th, Asiance attended an American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) President Herman Pirchner, Jr. and AFPC’s Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith, an expert on South Asian affairs, discussion centered on United States and India’s foreign policy, Pakistani-based terrorism, and Sino-Indian tensions at a cocktail reception and dinner, cohosted by Apple Core Hotels and the Consulate General of India (3 E. 64th St.).
Specific issues raised by Smith in his speech included:
The Asian Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, will begin on February 3, and is celebrated by many Asian ethnic groups including Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans. "This holiday is an ancient tradition and an annual cultural highlight within key Asian communities in North America," said Cynthia Park, President, Kang & Lee Advertising, the leading multicultural marketing consulting and communications agency specializing in reaching Asian multicultural consumers.
I come from a family of teachers, PhDs, and scientists. Telling them I wanted to do a little open mic stand-up comedy—just on the side of my full-time job—did not yield the most favorable response.
“Does your boyfriend know about this?” my mom asked in horror.
Of course not, mom! I wouldn’t dare tell him about such a deviant activity. My mom had no idea what stand-up comedy means, except that she thinks comedians only talk about topics related to sex and drugs. I comforted her to not worry about what my topics will be because I will never show a set to her anyway.
Colorful paper lanterns herald the Yuletide season in the Philippines, retrieving memories of Colonial Spain. They are called “Parols” and they come in different sizes and shapes. When lit, they have a shimmering effect of a Kaleidoscope. The materials used in their construction such as rice paper and split bamboo reeds suggest a Chinese origin, but the designs are strongly Aztec, hints of which could only have been transported to the Philippines by the Conquistadors.