The Continent of Superlatives
Asia produces more food (rice, potatoes, tomatoes, pepper, cucumbers, broccolis, bananas, apples, tea, ...) than any other continents.
30% of the world's land.
Economic Growth (Asia has larger trade volume and more foreign reserves than any other continents)
Nearly 4.2 billion people (over 60% of the world's population)
Asia has the world's fastest computer (K Computer in Japan), tallest building (Burj Khalifa in Dubai), and most sensational entertainer (Psy from Korea).
Ethnicity, Linguistics, Religions, and Cultural Identities (Asia has 50 countries, more than any other continents. Asia has more living languages than any other continents)
AsiaConnect invites our members, and members from Illinois state University, and the Bloomington-Normal community to celebrate the Asian Heritage Week on AsiaConnect's Facebook page. To participate, you will create a Facebook post to showcase your experience with an Asian culture. It can be an Asian country that you have travelled to in the past, a traditional Asian food you have tried or cooked, an Asian movie you have watched and would recommend, a book about an Asian country that you have read, etc. The post should provide some description through written text, photo(s), and/or short video(s).
Participants can directly post on AsiaConnect Facebook page, or tag AsiaConnect facebook between April 13th to 17th to enter a lottery. At the end of the Asian Heritage Week, winners will be drawn and rewarded with a prize.
Also, please renew your membership for the next academic year. Please consider to becoming a member if you have not in the past, your membership supports AsiaConnect's student scholarships and Asian Heritage Week and many more cultural events throughout the year.
Membership dues are $25, please make your check to AsiaConnect. Membership form PDFs can be sent to our Treasurer, Debbie Ungson-Walbert at Campus Box 2520.
Like us on Facebook
Our Facebook page is up and running - http://www.facebook.com/ISUAsiaConnect. Please like it and write on our timeline.