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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Man Cing

Man Cing, Staff Writer

Man Cing is a freshman, and this will be her first year as a staff member on The Central Trend. Since seventh grade, she has possessed an aptitude for creative writing, and she wishes to become a New York Times bestselling author. She is also a huge poetry lover. Man hopes to publish stories where she can express herself and work with fellow journalists. She knows that journalism is the heart of her writing world, but she also enjoys working on novels. She is the eldest child of her family with a younger brother and sister. Man was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan when she was only 18 months old. She loves to sing, travel, watch movies, cook, learn foreign languages, and most importantly, spend time with her family. She also enjoys visiting friends and relatives from home and out of town.

Favorite foreign languages to learn: Mandarin and French

Favorite restaurant: Applebee's

Favorite movies: Thorn in the Center of the Heart, Coco, Mulan (Original Version)



All content by Man Cing
Brooke Ligertwood

“Honey On The Rock” is some of the best artist-collaboration music in 2022

June 1, 2022

I have always been a fan of the band Hillsong Worship. I was especially in love with listening to Brooke Ligertwood—one of the members of the band—taking the lead in their songs. Her moving, mellow...

FHC Inspires 2022 Q&As: Maya Fitzgerald

May 27, 2022

Name: Maya Fitzgerald Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Dream big, plan small Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker at FHC Inspires because I wanted to prove something....

The cover of the book that I want to read this summer

Summer dreams

May 26, 2022

Only 8 more school days until the end of this school year. When it reaches that last day, I have plenty of plans for that day, as well as the weeks that follow. I’ll be turning fifteen in July, and there’s...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Hayden Bolter

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Hayden Bolter

May 25, 2022

Name: Hayden Bolter Position: Speaker TED Talk title: Legacy Why did you apply to be a speaker?  "I applied for FHC Inspires because I thought it would be a really good opportunity to help...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Iman Hammad

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Iman Hammad

May 25, 2022

Name: Iman Hammad Position: Speaker TED Talk title: I wear the hijab, but why? Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied because I always wanted to try and inspire others with my journey...

Bethsy Lalrinsangi

“Nang Chawimawi Nan” is a song that’s engaging me more into Mizo music

May 16, 2022

Honestly, Mizo songs are on the top of my list, even though I barely understand what the lyrics mean. I especially have a love for this singer known as Bethsy Lalrinsangi, since my mom also listens to...

My first day of school

My letter for the school year

May 12, 2022

I can’t believe how much time has already flown by. It feels like the first day of school was only a few days ago—not months ago. I remember the first day of class; I was a clueless turtle gazing at...

Nat Smith

Nat Smith is living her musical life at FHC

May 12, 2022

Since 6th grade, sophomore Nat Smith has fallen in love with her first instrument: the French Horn. Witnessing the marching band for the first time, she realized that this was her passion. But as soon...

People protesting for democracy

How Chin refugees are able to seek love in Mizoram due to the situation

May 4, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it’s like living under the rule of a military dictatorship? People are currently suffering through this in Myanmar—a country located in Southeast Asia that shares borders...


I am still hoping

April 27, 2022

Having parents who grew up in Myanmar and call it their birthplace is such a blessing to me. Being raised in our household involves listening to classical and contemporary songs in the official language...

The name and icon for the music industry that Van Angel is part of

“Van Angel” is another masterpiece, but not my favorite one

April 25, 2022

I never thought that I would listen to another song from one of the rappers from the previous Mizo rap group I did a review on previously. His name is Lesky Hype, and as “Van Angel '' started to play,...

Abbie Emmons(My teacher for creative writing)

The dreams I’m thinking of for now

March 30, 2022

Currently, as a freshman, I have produced a number of dreams that I want to be turned into reality–at least in my future. My parents are always asking me what I truly want to be. At first, I was completely...

A picture of their Youtube profile

Guys From Chin is a band I won’t give up on

March 25, 2022

As Myanmar is struggling under the rule of military dictatorship, Benjamin Sum, who was one of the runner-ups in the latest Myanmar idol contest, had to flee and find a home in Mizoram, India. Before the...

A casual picture of Maxime Larmande.

Maxime Larmande stays true to his own heritage while raised in a different one

March 21, 2022

Growing up in an American community while staying in the French lifestyle at home has made a difficult but interesting experience for senior Maxime Larmande.  “I would say through elementary school,...

My friend Tamara and I at Cedar Point

My middle school friends made my days wonderful

March 17, 2022

Middle school is a place I can’t forget. There were a lot of people who made beautiful and sweet memories, but the biggest ones came from my two best friends—named Tamara and Ruth.  Ruth, Tamara,...

The club logo

The Young Americans Club is making a history with political education

March 14, 2022

Senior Desiree Tuohy knows how important political awareness is for young people today. That's why she is excited to lead a new club known as the Young Americans Club.  “It’s definitely [about]...

A picture of the members in the band

“Into the Fire” has increased my interest in country music

March 9, 2022

Usually, I don’t think of myself as someone who has an aversion to country music. Despite that fact, whenever I attempt to look for new hits, they tend to be in the contemporary genre: either religious...

Does faith really matter when it comes to marriage?

Does faith really matter when it comes to marriage?

March 2, 2022

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration. I...

A hmui a dawh is unlike any other rap Ive heard before

“A hmui a dawh” is unlike any other rap I’ve heard before

February 23, 2022

Hip-hop is the name of one of the genres in the music world that I barely listen to. However, I can’t help but bear the chance to hear one song that belongs to that category: ”A hmui a dawh.” It’s...

Thet Mon Myint and how she is an inspiration for my pride in my Chin roots

Thet Mon Myint and how she is an inspiration for my pride in my Chin roots

February 16, 2022

Thet Mon Myint is one of the acclaimed actresses of Myanmar, as well as an advertising model. She was born as Zung Cer Mawi on July 23, 1982 at Falam, Chin State, Myanmar. Her mother is of Chin—specifically...

Anyone For You is the best new song I have ever listened to

“Anyone For You” is the best new song I have ever listened to

February 10, 2022

I usually have an admiration for catchy contemporary pop songs. I caught myself specifically resonating with this as “Anyone For You” began to play. “Anyone For You” is a new leading single from...

The FHC Sports Report Podcast isnt giving up

The FHC Sports Report Podcast isn’t giving up

February 8, 2022

Finding a way of staying connected with people—strangers and friends—has had an impact on relationships being built and seeing each other’s values.  There may be some students in FHC who are...

The teacher who influenced my love for writing

The teacher who influenced my love for writing

February 2, 2022

I remember having my first young authors' class in the afternoon right after recess. The first two weeks were rolling by in a mediocre light for me. I was sitting on an empty, steel chair with my hands...

Lost On Me is piquing my interest in Eric Nam

“Lost On Me” is piquing my interest in Eric Nam

January 28, 2022

As I had not checked out any of the latest musical hits on social media, I found a song on YouTube that had me impressed by its upbeat sound. When I began to listen to the music grooving out of its...

The Korean Style is a unique flavor to add on the dumplings

The Korean Style is a unique flavor to add on the dumplings

January 12, 2022

I went with my dad to Meijer on a Sunday evening. I had only one thing in mind: Chinese dumplings. As we were drifting through the aisles, I was finally able to spot some dumplings. However, one thing...

The icon of mizo idol

A desire I’m aching for

December 15, 2021

As I watch people having anxiety coming through their hearts, they burst their feelings out as soon as they begin letting their voice sing the lyrics out. It's a beautiful transformation of seeing them...

Casual picture of Aya Shakir

Aya Shakir has found a way to combine three of her passions

December 9, 2021

Figuring out what is captivating in terms of dreams has been done. That's what junior Aya Shakir has known through almost her entire life. Her passions for being a doctor, violinist, and singer are...

Nan Gyi Thoke

My feedback on my top four favorite Burmese dishes

December 8, 2021

Laphet Thoke-Burmese Tea Leaf Salad  Whenever my mother moves her hands to give the pickled tea leaves a perfect mash, blending them with fresh beans, sliced tomatoes, and peanuts, I feel like it’s...

The Mizo tribe performing a traditional bamboo dance at a traditional festival

My personal experience with listening and learning a language

December 1, 2021

I've always been interested in immersing myself in learning about the cultural backgrounds of multiple different tribes from Asia; however, my favorite of all to learn about is the Mizo people. They are...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Man Cing

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Man Cing

November 25, 2021

Mom - for bringing me to this beautiful place called Earth and teaching me how to live  My heart has been and still is, appreciating you for giving me life and helping me know what kind of person I...

Mudras Calling is a touching story of identity

Mudras Calling is a touching story of identity

November 19, 2021

My horizons expanded when my mom introduced me and my siblings to a drama called Mudras Calling.  I had myself glued to the screen as I observed the wonders of Myanmar. Throughout the entire film,...

The logo sign for the United Prayer club

Students can find comfort and unity in the United Prayer Club

November 19, 2021

The United Prayer Club is a place where anybody can find their own space, as well as make sure others have theirs. It's a room of people caring and strengthening each other. When somebody's world is turned...

The cover art of the book  showing the characters identity

Punching The Air is a perfect example of current racism in America

November 2, 2021

I feel like Punching The Air realistically depicts race issues going on currently in our country and as I turned the pages, I was hoping that anyone who gets a chance to read this novel can find a way...

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