Archive for May, 2009

BHPS 8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony 

Betton Hills Preparatory School
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 2-4:30 PM
Goodwood Gardens & Museum
1600 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Early in the afternoon I picked VTS and we all went to Sears Portait Studios for a family portrait. After the session we selected some photos to be printed and deliverd to us in about 15 days. Then we headed toward Goodwood Gardens and Museum at 1600 Miccosukke Road for  the Betton Hills Preparatory School’s eighth grade (10th year of graduating 8th graders) ceremony. The graduation was scheduled between 2 and 4:30 pm. The class photographs couldn’t be taken at 2 pm due to heavy rains the photographer showed up late and they took the class photos at 4 pm.

The ceremony began at 3 PM. Eighth grade techers Mr Scott, Ms Erica and Ms Garner spoke, and then Ms Ilona Faust, Owner and Principal spoke and presented the kids (both 7th and 8th graders) with individual gifts, books, and diplomas. Then the children spoke briefly about the school and teachers.

Then class pictures were taken. Following the picture almost everyone went for a dinner at Little Italy Restaurant at Magnolia Drive.

Asian American Heritage Month Reception

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Asian American Heritage Month Reception
Florida Governor’s Mansion
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Tallahassee, FL, USA



Mr. Charlie Crist, the Governor of Florida hosted about 150 members of various Asian American communities all across Florida at Governor’s Mansion this evening (Tuesday, May 26, 2009) to celebrate  the Asian American Heritage month. Members from the Indian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean community were present. People representing the business, education, government, retail, and sectors were present.

There was small reception with drinks and snacks. Following the reception members of the community spoke about the achievements of the Asian community. Governor then spoke and said he is very happy to proclaim, first for a Florida Governor to do so, May 2009 as Asian American Heritage month.

Attend the Memorial Day Observations

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Memorial Day Observations

Oakland Cemetery

Monday, May 25, 2009; 11-12 Noon

 I attended Memorial Day Observation at the Oakland Cemetery. The American Legions Post 13 hosted the program. Members from all the five services of the military were represented.

There were about 100 people (veterans, regular folks, active military people, and kids were present).

It is the fourth year I attended the Memorial Day observation here.