Archive | November 2008

Where fire meets paper and doesn’t make ash

Where fire meets paper and doesn’t make ash

Imagine a piece of art taking only 15 seconds to complete. While most would barely have time to pick up a brush, Toyko-born artist Etsuko Ichikawa would have already completed a few works already — on average, she says each piece takes her about 3 seconds.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

BREAKIN’ IT UP 4 the LUV of hip-hop

BREAKIN’ IT UP 4 the LUV of hip-hop

Crowds of teenagers filled the Chong Wa Benevolent Building in the International District last Saturday night. They didn’t come for a dance recital or language classes. They came for the blaring beats, to see their friends, for hip-hop and 4 the LUV of It — this year’s theme for the third annual fundraiser of The Good Foot Arts Collective. The local nonprofit promotes community awareness and individual development through the arts.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Ranch 99 celebrates 10th anniversary

Ranch 99 celebrates 10th anniversary

Located in Kent and Edmonds, Asian market Ranch 99 is celebrating its 10th anniversary from Nov. 7 through Nov. 20.

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Dim sum for breakfast

Dim sum for breakfast

Harbor City Restaurant in Chinatown/International District, 707 S. King St., has been sold to the Ma brothers, who have added dim sum to its menu.

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

A re-opening

After closing for one year, Green Village Restaurant in Chinatown/International District has reopened on Nov. 10 at its same location, 516 6th Ave. S., Seattle.

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Uwajimaya celebrated 80 years

Uwajimaya celebrated 80 years

Uwajimaya has celebrated 80 years with stores in Bellevue, Beaverton, and its 66,000 square foot flagship in the International District of Seattle. To commemorate the occasion, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell presented Tomio Moriguchi with a proclamation during the Oct. 20 meeting of the full council at City Hall. It was proclaimed that Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 was Uwajimaya Day in Seattle!

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Posted in Food, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Myanmar activists losing powerful ally: LAURA BUSH

Myanmar activists losing powerful ally: LAURA BUSH

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists opposing Myanmar’s military-run junta will lose a powerful ally in January when first lady Laura Bush moves out of the White House.

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Posted in Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Filipinos, weary of poll fraud, awed by U.S. vote

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The drama and glitter of the U.S. elections had many Filipinos enthralled. What left them envious was how fast and orderly the process went.

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Posted in Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-21, World News0 Comments

Live, Learn, Illuminate: Gloria Ysmael-Adams teaches life’s most important lessons

Live, Learn, Illuminate: Gloria Ysmael-Adams teaches life’s most important lessons

If Gloria Ysmael-Adams could be anywhere in the world, it would probably be inside a classroom.

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Sufferers of domestic violence don’t have to be alone, says Gupta

Sufferers of domestic violence don’t have to be alone, says Gupta

Volunteering is a way to help a cause by identifying a need and satisfying it, but to Aaliyah Gupta it means so much more than assisting on a mere task. It means living out a dream, uniting the community and serving the greater good. One needs only to speak with her about her community contributions to understand this.

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Nothing learned Kuo novel promotes stereotypes

Nothing learned Kuo novel promotes stereotypes

Alex Kuo’s latest book, “White Jade and Other Stories” rides a rocky divide. Writing from a ChineseAmerican perspective, the short pieces that make up this collection support his personal political agenda. As such his voice does need to be heard, but literature does not sit easy with work that is one-sided, driven by emotion instead of reason and flagrantly guilty of the twin sins of omission and distortion.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

Beijing after the Olympics, is still wonderful

Beijing after the Olympics, is still wonderful

The best time to visit Beijing is now ? Cheaper hotels, less traffic, nicer weather. There is also an opportunity to get a sense of the Olympics before it?s too late.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 27 No 47 | 11/15-210 Comments

VICTORY! Obama and Gregoire rest easy election night

VICTORY! Obama and Gregoire rest easy election night

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, there was an overwhelming sense of joy, excitement and tension. The Westin in Downtown Seattle was packed with Democratic supporters of all sorts. Attempting to name every walk of life would require a great laundry list that could possibly include carnies.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Who’s that hiding in Obama’s cabinet?

Who’s that hiding in Obama’s cabinet?

The rumor mill has been churning on overdrive lately. The word from several news outlets is that Obama may hit the ground running by appointing top posts in his cabinet in mere days instead of the taking weeks like past presidents have done.

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Posted in Community News, National News, News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

How to show elected officials you do not like them

How to show elected officials you do not like them

Just as voters choose which candidates they want to hold public office during the general election, they also want to hold current office holders accountable for their actions. One city councilwoman faces an upcoming recall election while two other office holders have faced one since August.

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More Asians Americans in public office next year? It’s possible

More Asians Americans in public office next year? It’s possible

Whether it’s efforts on the local level or efforts on a national level, there are an increasing number of Asian Americans joining the political ranks every year. Compiled here is a list highlighting certain prominent individuals who may end up representing their communities as well as Asian Americans across America. Keep a look out!

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Posted in Community News, National News, News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Trick or treat!

Trick or treat!

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Need a new business partner? Outsource!

Need a new business partner? Outsource!

A war in the Persian Gulf led a surprised Percell Johnson to China. In 2003, Johnson, the owner of Cassell Inc., a manufacturer of custom flexible packaging products, took his business overseas by establishing a business relationship with Chinese businessman Tony Yuen.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Probing beyond racial lines

Probing beyond racial lines

Movement isn’t limited to the physical alone. It meanders and fluctuates through every other facet of life — like language, societal norms and identity, with answers and definitions changing as rapidly as the question or problem it sought out to satisfy.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

Hong helps Chinatown become a little more Chinese

Hong helps Chinatown become a little more Chinese

Helping to cultivate and build a community is no easy task. It takes individuals coming together with their ideals, and it can take a lot of time and effort.

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Posted in Vol 27 No 46 | 11/8 - 11/140 Comments

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