Archive | Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/30

Why do Asians think Bellevue is so great?

Why do Asians think Bellevue is so great?

A rising immigrant population can be taxing for many developing cities. However, Bellevue is not one of those cities. The Asian immigrant population in Bellevue increased from 17.6 percent in 2000 to 24.6 percent in 2008. Asians account for almost three-quarters of Bellevue’s non-white population.

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Famed designer Jason Wu juggles time and textures

Famed designer Jason Wu juggles time and textures

Try as he may, clothing designer Jason Wu can rarely be named without mention of the stunning one-shoulder, white silk chiffon dress worn by Michelle Obama at the inaugural ball. While Wu is grateful for the recognition, his designs in every show since the inaugural ball have been a deliberate departure from the notable dress.

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Vietnamese community forum connects older and younger generations

Vietnamese community forum connects older and younger generations

Spring rolls and flash-fried shrimp crackers weren’t the only goodies sizzling at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) office on April 7. Talk of how Washington’s Vietnamese community could come
together was heated at the first Vietnamese Community Forum. Leading the forum were Youth Action Team …

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Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

As an engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emily Tse juggled demanding classes and homework. So when she had spare time, she turned to a hobby in order to release stress. She started experimenting with makeup.

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AAJA gives out scholarships to journalism students

Up to $2,500 scholarships are available to students studying journalism in the fall. The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is seeking applicants for three scholarships aimed at college journalism students, recent graduates, and soon-to-be graduates.

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Bellevue honored for India trade initiative 

The U.S. Department of Commerce has honored Bellevue for its Initiative India, a special effort to boost trade in the region with India.

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Order could mean a $1.8 million refund to Filipino teachers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A business that brought hundreds of Filipino teachers to Louisiana to work in public schools has been fined and ordered to refund placement fees that a teacher union estimates will total $1.8 million.

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Toyota to agree to huge $16.4 million fine, says Toyota insider

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to agree to a fine of more than $16 million, the largest government penalty levied against an automaker, for a four-month delay in telling federal authorities about defective gas pedals on its vehicles, a Transportation Department official said last Sunday.

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India’s Chhetri brings rock-star status to Wizards

India’s Chhetri brings rock-star status to Wizards

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The news came in a single line in the list of the day’s sports transactions:
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS — Added F Sunil Chhetri to the 24-man roster.

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Tsuchida takes first place in women’s wheelchair

Tsuchida takes first place in women’s wheelchair

BOSTON (AP) — Wakako Tsuchida of Japan has won her fourth consecutive Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair title.

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Indonesia court upholds controversial blasphemy law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s constitutional court upheld a controversial blasphemy law Monday that critics say limits religious freedom in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, ruling that the law is vital to religious harmony.

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‘Glamorous, elegant, timeless, revolutionary,’ pearls of wisdom from The Shanghai Pearl, burlesque dancer

‘Glamorous, elegant, timeless, revolutionary,’ pearls of wisdom from The Shanghai Pearl, burlesque dancer

Jenny Ku’s apartment is cloaked in sequins, feathers, and fishnet stockings. Her laptop is red — a shade almost as bright as her lipstick — and so is her tea kettle, which brewed jasmine tea on one of spring’s sunnier days. But that doesn’t compare to the 17 pairs of peep-toe pumps peeking out from her rows of boas, dresses, and masks.

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A tale of two generations — chic wedding a sign of how far we’ve come

A tale of two generations — chic wedding a sign of how far we’ve come

Recently, my niece, whose married name is Kelly Kwon, held a sparkling Cinderella wedding in Austin. The venue had a smashing view of a lake and golf course. It was a well-organized event, with the help of meticulously detailed pages recorded on a spreadsheet. What a contrast to the wedding of my brother (her father) decades ago.

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Editorial: Fujii leaves deputy mayor post as well as hefty shoes to fill

The reason he cited in a letter to Mayor Mike McGinn was that he did not think it was practical to take an extended medical leave. Fujii underwent shoulder surgery last Friday. According to Fujii’s assistant, it will take him two to three weeks to recover.

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April 17: The Wing celebrates a century of stories

April 17: The Wing celebrates a century of stories

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience held its annual dinner and auction while also celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its home, the East Kong Yick. Festivities included an art auction with works by celebrated Asian Pacific American and Northwest artists, a family-style dinner, performances, and special guests like U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and his wife, Mona. About 450 people attended.

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March 13: Komen’s Grace Notes raises $720,000

March 13: Komen’s Grace Notes raises $720,000

Held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, the annual Puget Sound Affiliate Grace Notes gala raised $720,000.

The event chairs were Lisa Dawson and Albert Shen. The master of ceremonies was Jean Enersen.

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April 8: Alexander Lu wins big in piano competition

April 8: Alexander Lu wins big in piano competition

Redmond resident Alexander Lu, a fourth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy, won top honors in the KING FM Ten Grands Young Artist Awards competition. The pianist will perform center stage alongside the featured artists at the Ten Grands concert on May 21.

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March 27: Interfaith dialogue of Evangelicals and Muslims a ‘tremendous success’

March 27: Interfaith dialogue of Evangelicals and Muslims a ‘tremendous success’

Some 300 members of local mosques and churches participated in a dialogue on the Islamic and Christian perspectives on Jesus on March 27 at the Harambee Church in Renton.

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Blog: April 15 — not just tax day

Blog: April 15 — not just tax day

For the 400-plus audience members at the Meydenbauer Center, it was a day for a young woman to showcase her high school senior graduation project — a variety show, which cost more than $10,000 to produce.

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Blog: Miss Seattle speaks Chinese

Blog: Miss Seattle speaks Chinese

McKinley Smith, who was crowned as 2010 Miss Seattle, was at the Seattle Rotary Club meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, speaking about eating disorders.

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