September 2005 Issue preview
Cultures Shine in Milwaukee's Asian Moon Festival
      The Chirgilchin, an award winning musical troupe from Central Asian Steppes, amazed the crowd with their unique "throat singing." Filipinos presented their national dance,
tinikling, a fast dance requiring an extraordinary footwork skill to avoid being caught in between two bamboo poles. The Chinese community also showed some of their best performers, including
the Liang Acrobatic and Comedy Show. The West Bend Tumbler were awesome, as well. There were martial arts exhibitions, oriental massage clinics,
ballroom dancing, a huge marketplace, and of course, tons of Asian cuisine.
DAVID MARTINEZ (part 3) - Partition the Philippines!
by Heidi M. Pascual
Martinez has recently written a book titled "A Country of our Own: Partitioning the Philippines," and told this writer the reasons he is proposing to divide the Philippines into five distinct nations -- Cordillera, Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao, and Bangsamoro.
In the end, the book proposes that a referendum ber held (in the Philippines) in the year 2007 to coincide with the May general elections, David Martinez said.
Carnatic music is the classical music of South India, as opposed to the classical music of North India, called Hindustani music. Lyrics in carnatic music are largely devotional and most of the songs are addressed to the Hindu deities.
      Recently, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Indian Graduate Students Association celebrated their Summer Fest with children and adult performances of carnatic music at Union South.
Peggy Kwi-Suk Hong: Many roles, one purpose
by Anita Martin
      Peggy Kwi-Suk Hong is a woman who wears many hats. She is a book author, columnist, choreographer, dancer, poet, yoga instructor, peace
activist, and mother to three teenagers. While admitting that at times it's
difficult being involved in so many different things and having to rapidly witch gears, Hong is clearly energized by the many roles, responsibilities, and challenges she has taken on. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hong moved to Hawaii at the age of five....
by Heidi M. Pascual
      When the Philippine American Association of Madison and Neighboring Areas (PAMANA) celebrated this year's Independence Day at Hilton Garden Inn in Middleton, Wis., its officers chose "Harana" (or serenade) as the main entertainment fare of the evening. The serenade, Philippine-style, was graciously provided by Dr. Angelo Favis, a multi-awarded assistant professor of guitar at the Illinois State University.

Another look at America as a melting pot, by Polo Catalani
On Social Security for the baby boomers, by Paul Kusuda
*  AsiaPop: Fantasy economies turn real,
by Ben Freund
* Indiranagar (Part 2),
by Nesara Patwardhan
Hongdi Liu: Portrait of a scientist as an artist, by Susan Hughes
* Seoul Survivor,
by Jason Storbakken
* A look at History: War atrocities
, by Heidi M. Pascual
Preservationist Jenny Lee, by Sharyl Kato
* Korean Pastor Seungwhan Park,
by Laura Salinger
* A new chapter in Japan-Wisconsin friendship,
by the Hon. Yutaka Yoshizawa,
Consul General of Japan in Chicago

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