Archive | Vol 28 No 32 | 8/1 – 8/7

When it’s stifling to be out: Gay Asian American men say cultural values keep them from coming out

When it’s stifling to be out: Gay Asian American men say cultural values keep them from coming out

Jason Lee, 24, will openly tell you that he’s gay. You may have met him while he was tanning at Madison Beach. He’s not afraid to tell you that his boyfriend’s name is Adyceum Carri and that he loves going to Neighbours, a gay club on Capitol Hill.

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A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day

It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.

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After 6 years of nurturing celeb addictions, an editor steps down

After 6 years of nurturing celeb addictions, an editor steps down

NEW YORK (AP) — As editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine for 6 years, Janice Min often found herself zealously watching young women in airport lounges.

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Here she is: Miss Seafair 2009 Jacqueline Saarenas

Here she is: Miss Seafair 2009 Jacqueline Saarenas

Jacqueline Saarenas, 20, from the Filipino Community of Seattle was crowned as the 60th Miss Seafair on Saturday, July 25 by former Miss Seafair Kristen Tateishi.

Miss Seafair 2009–2010 was selected based on her academic achievement, community involvement, public speaking, and creative expression.

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Editorial: California says sorry to Chinese Americans, country to follow suit?

On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.

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Commentary: Where are the Asian American federal judges?

Commentary: Where are the Asian American federal judges?

Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and pending confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Hispanic population. By anyone’s measure, Sotomayor has lived an incredibly compelling life, from being born to Puerto Rican immigrants and growing up in the South Bronx public housing projects to graduating from Princeton University at the top of her class and presiding as a highly respected federal judge.

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June 8: Taky Kimura, 85, graduates from high school

June 8: Taky Kimura, 85, graduates from high school

Taky Kimura was taken to a Japanese internment camp the day before his high school graduation 67 years ago.

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June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

June 26: Cindy Ryu re-elected to the Association of Washington Cities

During the Association of Washington Cities’ annual conference, Cindy Ryu was re-elected to the Western At-Large position one.

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June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

June 26: Tastes of Asia benefit dinner a success

Nearly 200 people attended the Executive Development Institute’s benefit dinner and auction at SoDo Park in Seattle. Profits will fund culture-tailored leadership camps. The dinner comprised of Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino foods.

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July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

July 6: Paul Watanabe to serve on Census Bureau committee

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has appointed Paul Watanabe to be part of the Asian Advisory Committee for the 2010 Census.

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July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

July 14: Chef Michael Ty announced as the new ACF president

Michael Ty from Las Vegas is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) new national president. He was elected by his peers. Ty was born to Chinese parents in Manila, Philippines.

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July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

July 23: Nicole Mau wins culinary competition.

A student at South Seattle Community College, Nicole Mau is the grand winner of the national Pears Competition. Her creations, using the red anjou pear, beat competitors from Texas Culinary Academy and Florida Culinary Institution.

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Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

Get to know the Asian candidates in your community

In the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 18, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.

Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse any candidates during the primaries.

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Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

Sun-sational Vitamin D: D-fense against disease

More than 130 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease. We spend $1.5 trillion dollars a year to manage chronic diseases, but it still causes 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.

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Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

Oh Fish, Fish, wherefore art thou, Fish?

I took my son fishing last week and we almost caught a fish that was THIS big.

Actually, we didn’t almost catch anything. Unless, of course, you count seaweed, in which case our fishing expedition was hugely successful.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Byron Yee graduated with special honors and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts and business administration. Yee was named an “Outstanding Graduate” by the theatre arts department. He was also selected as the student speaker for his commencement ceremony by the College of Business and Economics. Yee’s rousing and fiery speech received a standing ovation and is currently being used as a promotional tool by the university.

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Thai Tom commits health code violations … again

Thai Tom commits health code violations … again

Public Health — Seattle & King County responded to a complaint filed by a patron at Thai Tom restaurant, who saw a cockroach on the counter where food was being served.

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American Samoa money to enter circulation

American Samoa money to enter circulation

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A quarter commemorating the U.S. territory of American Samoa is going into circulation.

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Death of immigrant sponsors will no longer send immediate family members packing

On June 9, legislation passed by voice vote in the Senate will keep widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, who are currently in the family immigration system, from getting deported.

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Local banks and organizations to lead financial planning workshops

A free workshop series will be held by the Greater Seattle chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and State Farm Bank on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The topic will be personal finance and money management.

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