Archive | Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 – 12/4

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In this season of celebrating our good fortune and our good friends, warm thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Asian families put their own stamp on Thanksgiving

Asian families put their own stamp on Thanksgiving

“We will have racks of lambs, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie, bún bò huế (noodle soup) and mì quảng (noodles with a little broth),” said Phung Vu, describing the mix of American and Vietnamese food at her family’s Thanksgiving table. Like Vu, Minh Nguyen’s family also incorporates Vietnamese dishes into a traditional Thanksgiving meal. “Besides some traditional American dishes, we also have spring rolls and tempura shrimps, and for desserts, we like banana chè (a coconut-based pudding),” said Nguyen.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

As is inevitable with most major holidays, Thanksgiving Day’s historical and cultural roots (dating more than 350 years ago) have long been traded in for cross-cultural exposure and mass marketing in the United States. Though it may sound bad, it has its advantages.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Food, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/42 Comments

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

Martha Choe is a jack of all trades. She started out as a high school teacher, moved to commercial banking, then to government services, and now she’s working for the largest global private foundation in the world.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

“Dow Constantine is not a very good DJ name,” admitted the former college radio DJ and newly elected King County Executive. Instead of spinning records, Constantine chose a different path in order to serve the public. Constantine defeated Susan Hutchinson on Nov. 3 to become King County Executive.

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“Ninja” big on gore, lacking in dialogue

“Ninja” big on gore, lacking in dialogue

“Ninja Assassin,” the new film from director James McTeigue, begins with a Japanese tattoo artist working on a yakuza’s back. Blood flows down from the tattoo needle. With only short respites, blood also flows throughout the rest of the film. Blood isn’t enough, however, to compensate for the film’s anemia in other areas.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/45 Comments

“Red Cliff” was cut in half, and it shows

“Red Cliff” was cut in half, and it shows

“Red Cliff” is John Woo’s first Chinese movie since 1991’s “Once a Thief.” His new film triumphs over the cutting of the footage which is almost as cruel as the cuttings of so many characters over the film’s running time. Conceived as a four-hour epic in two parts, it reaches the United States as a single film that runs two and a half hours.

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Cancer grant goes to Hawaii-Guam universities

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Cancer Institute has awarded a combined grant to the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the University of Guam.
The $12.6 million grant will be used to support the institutions’ cancer research partnership program.
Dr. Carl Wilhelm-Vogel is the principal investigator and former director of the cancer center.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Chinese American Historical Day now California law

In commemorating the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the recent passage of ACR 76 in Californian, California State Assembly member Mike Eng, the Yee Fow Museum, and other state and national organizations will hold a press conference on Dec. 6 at the Chinese American Museum in California.

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Indian boy plight mirrors that of millions of kids

Each year, 4 million babies die before they are a month old, 150 million children are engaged in child labor, more than 500 million have been affected by violence, and 51 million have fallen so far through the cracks that they have not even had their births registered, according to the United Nations.

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Bangladeshi mom wants her twins to stay in Australia

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The mother who gave up conjoined Bangladeshi newborn twins for adoption said Saturday that she is overjoyed the toddlers have been successfully separated and wants them to grow up in Australia.

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Editorial: Cao getting a lot of unfair flack

Editorial: Cao getting a lot of unfair flack

Some are speculating that it could be one vote that ends U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao’s career. Cao was the only Republican who voted for President Obama’s health care plan, HR-3962.

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Letter: Thanks for saying what many have been thinking

To the Editor:

My sisters Maria and Elizabeth talked about the Sacred Heart Canossian College (SHCC) reunion for quite some time. A fellow SHCC classmate directed me to [Assunta Ng’s] article, “Lessons I took away from my school reunion (issue 48, Nov. 21–27).” [It was] very well done.

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Blog: Thoughts for Thanksgiving: visiting McNeil Prison

Blog: Thoughts for Thanksgiving: visiting McNeil Prison

I was reading the Sunday New York Times and one article stated that there were too many people who wanted to volunteer serving Thanksgiving dinner for the poor. Too many volunteers in the wrong places!
May I suggest you another option?

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Blog: Thanks for nothing!

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those who you have taken for granted. I will make it up to those people.

This is also the time that I notice some folks who have taken the Northwest Asian Weekly for granted. I want to say, “Thanks for nothing,” to the following people:

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Nov. 10: Seattle Chinese Garden raises $115,000

Nov. 10: Seattle Chinese Garden raises $115,000

A crowd gathered at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant to raise $115,000 for the next stage of construction on the Seattle Chinese Garden’s (SCGS) Knowing the Spring Courtyard. Honorary co-chairs and hosts of the event were Christine and Omar Lee, owners of the Great Wall Mall in Renton. They donated meals to 230 guests.

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Oct. 1: NAAAP members celebrate with Silk Road Gala

Oct. 1: NAAAP members celebrate with Silk Road Gala

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) had its 2009 Silk Road Gala with more than 250 guests in attendance, at the Ontario Science Centre. This is the Silk Road Gala’s inaugural year, and it helped to raise more than $1,000, which will be distributed to the Sunnybrook Foundation and the Carefirst For Seniors Foundation.

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Oct. 29: Kristin Tan is named Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week

Oct. 29: Kristin Tan is named Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week

Kristin Tan of Holy Names Academy was awarded a $100 scholarship and recognized as a Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week for her 3.89 cumulative GPA and her outstanding performance as a competitive golfer.

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Nov. 3: Legacy House gets $2,000 grant

Nov. 3: Legacy House gets $2,000 grant

Members of Qwest’s Pacific American Asian Network (PAAN) presented Legacy House with a $2,000 grant to purchase computers for use by the seniors it serves.

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