Sunday, May 06, 2007

May is National Asian American/Pacific Islander Month!

In celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month, the AAPIO (Asian American Pacific Islander Organization) at Missouri State held its second-ever showcase Friday night. The audience enjoyed eight cultural performances, from hula dancing to a Jujiden martial arts demonstration. It was pretty impressive for the student association's second go at it. I was thrilled to be apart of the event!

Be on the lookout: the student association puts on an entire month of events, from henna tattoos to chopstick lessons. AAPIO celebrates during April--the month before the national observance--because of May finals.

Here are just a few pictures from Friday night:

Michelle as emcee

hula dancing


Korean dance


Jujiden Martial Arts


Polynesian dance


Sarab School of Dance





2 comments:

Sniderman said...

wooo weee, girl... I didn't know you could dance!

;)

Master Terry Parkman said...

Hey! It was great to meet you and to have you introduce us at the Festival. Now that I think about it, we should have asked you to be part of our martial arts demo. May break some cement board or spin some nunchuks. Take care.

Master Terry Parkman
Jujiden Mixed-martial Arts
jujiden-mma@hotmail.com
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