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Embracing a Positive Life

Miss Asian Global Susie Lee

Miss Asian Global Susie Lee

Welcome to our “Beauty within Series.” This week’s guest writer is Lisa Butler.

The focus on social and personal growth, goals and opportunities is in line with the most current research in psychology, which teaches us that personality is what matters and determines success both in personal and professional life. Repeatedly psychological research has shown that empathy, interpersonal understanding and emotional intelligence is the key for our health and happiness. Empathy - our ability to understand the experiences of others is biologically instilled in our bodies. Good interpersonal communication and emotional intelligence – our ability to understand our own self and others, bring us the sense of overall well-being and physical health according to current scientific research. The new strain of psychological theory and research dubbed the science of happiness was started by the renown psychologist Martin Seligman and his brand of positive psychology. For the longest time psychology as a science was focused on the problems, their causes and their solutions.  Armies of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors tried to heal mental illnesses, deepening the understanding of human problems, difficulties and causes of suffering. Seligman turned this direction on its head seeking to deepen the understanding of what makes us happier. He set out “to make normal life more fulfilling.” Instead of focusing on weaknesses, positive psychology focuses on strengths, virtues and talents. This kind of scientific research seeks to promote positive experiences, relationships and institutions.

Beauty within Series

Miss Asian America Emily Tang and Former Assemblywoman Fiona MaWelcome to our “Beauty within Series.” We will update this weekly. This week’s guest writer is Lisa Butler.

Achieving True and Complete Beauty

Miss Asian America Pageant celebrates a very particular notion of beauty that includes not only the remarkable looks of the delegates, but also their talents, sense of style and personalities. This pageant showcases personal development stories, achievement, charity and community work like fundraisers for APA Family Support Services and Hep B Free SF.

The delegates set an example to be followed in so many areas of social life. It is difficult to over estimate the importance of this process. As Albert Schweitzer has said: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” personal authenticity – being true to oneself and mindful in the interactions with others is the basis of personal and professional success. Both of these can be further developed and the most up-to-date psychological research shows us both the direction and the specific techniques to accomplish this goal.

2012 Pageant Week: Gift Exchange and Photo Shoot

Aug 13, 2012

Delegates bonded during pageant week by exchanging gifts with each other and with Mommy Penny:

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Congratulations to the New 2012 Miss Asian Global and Court

Aug 11, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Miss Asian Global/America Pageant titleholders!

Miss Asian Global: Susie Lee
Miss Asian America/1st Princess: Emily Tang
Miss Asian California/2nd Princess: April Kim
Miss Asian San Francisco/3rd Princess: Jasmine Lee

Miss Talent: Meizi Shi
Miss Congeniality: Diana Nguyen
Miss Community Service: Jasmine Nip
Miss Scholastic Achievements: Diana Nguyen

Miss Popularity: Jasmine Lee
Miss Entrepreneur: Meizi Shi
Miss Photogenic: Sarah Choi
Best in Ethnic Attire: Susie Lee
Facebook Choice Award: Bianca Beatrice Darmawan

For more photos from pageant night, please visit our Facebook page at or David Yu Photography’s Facebook album at

2012 Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant Poster

Jul 13, 2012


Take a great look at the new 2012 Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant Poster.