Archive | January 2011

Is smoking an epidemic for Asians?

Is smoking an epidemic for Asians?

Tong K. began to smoke when he secretly took a smoking pipe from his parents in China at the age of eight.

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Posted in Health, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/288 Comments

School for non-English speaking students to get a new name

School for non-English speaking students to get a new name

A new Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center (SBOC) will serve Seattle’s non-English speaking students. One of the changes that will be made includes a new name.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Tiger mom’s memoir meets ferocious roar

Tiger mom’s memoir meets ferocious roar

NEW YORK (AP) — A new memoir of tough parenting, Chinese style, from a self-proclaimed tiger mother has unleashed a ferocious roar.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/281 Comment

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District: Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Rabbit 2011

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District: Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Rabbit 2011

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/281 Comment

13 females shatter the glass ceiling for women in technology

13 females shatter the glass ceiling for women in technology

According to the Association for Women in Science, women make up less than 25 percent of engineering and computer science majors in four-year colleges and universities.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/282 Comments

TV drama shot in Seattle a big hit in Japan

TV drama shot in Seattle a big hit in Japan

SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki slaps one of his signature hits at Safeco Field to the wild cheers of Seattle fans.

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Rabbits, time to shine for Chinese New Year

Rabbits, time to shine for Chinese New Year

There is more to the Chinese Zodiac than a hippety hop into year 4708 for people born under the sign of rabbit.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Communist Laos opens stock market to boost economy

BANGKOK (AP) — Communist Laos opened a modest stock market on Tuesday, Jan. 10, hoping to attract capital to its largest enterprises

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Posted in Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/28, World News0 Comments

Study shows obstacles in Hmong and Mien getting aid for mentally disabled children

Researchers at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis (UC Davis) explored the relationship between Hmong and Mein

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Storefronts Seattle seeks artists to revitalize neighborhoods

Storefronts Seattle is accepting applications for its three program tracks: installations, artist residencies, and creative enterprise.

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Reflections on being a little guy

Reflections on being a little guy

Editor’s note: This month, Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post celebrate its 29th anniversaries. Each year, Publisher Assunta Ng

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Khmer Rouge documentary ground-breaking

Khmer Rouge documentary ground-breaking

The Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979, killed more than 1.3 million Cambodian citizens, according to an analysis by Yale University.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/281 Comment

“Evangelion 2.0” worthy of its predecessor

“Evangelion 2.0” worthy of its predecessor

The first installment of the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” film series (adapted from the Japanese science fiction TV anime) begins with eerie near-silence.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Editorial: Support SBOC in name and in action

Founded in 1980, the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center School (SBOC) helps immigrant children carve out an identity in their new country by providing them with

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Blog: The Korean community on cloud nine

Blog: The Korean community on cloud nine

Historically, Chinese and Japanese Americans have dominated the spotlight in performances. At the Celebrate Asia! concert, however, it was a Korean opera singer

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Blog: Behind the glamor of an opera singer

Blog: Behind the glamor of an opera singer

Voted as one of the best-dressed opera singers, Sumi Jo, a soprano, brought five glamorous outfits for her performance at the Benaroya Hall.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Blog: Korean singing contest for non-Koreans

Blog: Korean singing contest for non-Koreans

Do you have to be Korean to sing Korean songs? Do you have to speak Korean to sing Korean songs? Do you have to speak Korean to judge those who sing Korean songs?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/281 Comment

Jan. 17: Jimmy Locke remembered

Jan. 17: Jimmy Locke remembered

A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue for Jimmy Locke, who passed away on Jan. 5 in Seattle. Locke was a veteran

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

Jan. 15: Six winners in first Korean Song Contest for Non-Koreans

Jan. 15: Six winners in first Korean Song Contest for Non-Koreans

Radio Hankook held its first Korean Song Contest for Non-Koreans at the Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way. The ethnicities represented in the contest were American,

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/288 Comments

Jan. 18: Carolyn Kuan selected as Hartford music director

Jan. 18: Carolyn Kuan selected as Hartford music director

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) selected Carolyn Kuan to become the 10th music director in its 68-year history.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 4 | 1/22-1/280 Comments

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