Archive | Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 – 7/17

The Wedding Issue

The Wedding Issue

Explanations of some images on the front page: Ducks: In Korean culture, a pair of wooden ducks is meant to symbolize the partners in the marriage. Wrapped leaves: In a Vietnamese wedding ceremony, there is often a dish of betel and areca nut. Cloth-covered trays: Before a Vietnamese wedding, the groom’s family visits the bride’s […]

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Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

One of the most important and toughest parts of planning a wedding is finding a venue. Seattle is home to some amazing views and landscapes, but finding a place that can accommodate a traditional Asian wedding can be tricky. How is a bride to find a venue to hold hundreds of guests? And what if she wants to serve traditional Asian food?

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His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

As the wedding season approaches, many couples are faced with the challenge of planning a wedding with multiple cultural customs. As individuals increasingly date outside of their race and ethnicity, many couples choose to blend cultures together on their wedding day with multiple ceremonies, outfits, and customs.

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Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

Interracial marriage is a subject that most people have an opinion about. Regardless of whether they think it is a good or a bad trend, the fact is that within the last few decades, interracial romance and nuptials have become more common.

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Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

Weddings: They can be a dream, but they can also turn into a nightmare.

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Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming a common part of American weddings. They are meant to celebrate the last day of singlehood. Some people spend this day with family and friends. Others throw big parties that have scandalous elements.

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Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

Many Asian people are able to live in the United States because they married U.S. citizens. It is one of the ways to become an American citizen.

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LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

This year, Secou Diate purchased his first home, a brand new four-bedroom townhouse that his wife, daughter, and unborn baby will enjoy. For Diate, it was the perfect time to purchase. Interest rates were low. The unit was in a brand-new development and it was in his price range.

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Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column.

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May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington gathered a team of volunteers to clean and paint over graffiti on light posts and walls in the International District. ♦

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New chair Ehrik Aldana

New chair Ehrik Aldana

Skyline High School junior Ehrik Aldana was elected chair of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council after serving one year on the council.

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New president Hideki Kusuzawa

New president Hideki Kusuzawa

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school education company, promoted Hideki Kusuzawa to become the president of Kumon North America.

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June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Board of Governors awarded Seattle Superior Court Judge Mary Yu

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July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

A team of approximately 50 local Muslims took part in the 2009 Edmonds 4th of July Parade in Edmonds. The Muslim team carried its own banners and included youth, families, activists, U.S. military veterans, and community leaders.

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House wants political as well as humanitarian reports on West Papua

In response to a West Papua national consensus, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative statement, during the second week of June, calling for reports on the Indonesian government’s involvement in the province. Full legislation is going to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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Multicultural women attorneys have a new guide

On June 11, a group of lawyers from various backgrounds worked together to publish a guideline in regards to working in the law profession.

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AAJA teaches students journalism

On June 8, the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) announced the 40 high school students

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SoCal Asian communities aim to weed out toxic fish

WESTMINSTER, California (AP) — John Fallan’s trained eye scans rows of iceboxes brimming with tiger fish and shrimp in a Vietnamese supermarket, searching for one pesky fish that threatens the health of seafood lovers.

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Indonesia hopes to lift ban on maids for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Indonesia may soon lift a ban on supplying maids to Malaysia after receiving promises of tougher steps to curb the mistreatment of domestic workers, an Indonesian official said Monday, July 6.

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Muslim minority riots erupt in China’s west

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China’s far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders, and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.

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