Archive | Vol 30 No 45 | 11/5-11/11

Oct. 15: Winnie Lim inducted into USTA Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame

Oct. 15: Winnie Lim inducted into USTA Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame

Winfred “Winnie” Lim was inducted into the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame at an awards luncheon and ceremony at Bellevue Hilton Hotel. Lim was honored for his significant achievements and contributions to the sport of tennis in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Lim received the President’s Award from USTA Pacific Northwest […]

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Sept. 24: MEDRIX holds annual benefit dinner to support Southeast Asia

Sept. 24: MEDRIX holds annual benefit dinner to support Southeast Asia

At the Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, MEDRIX (medical, education, development resources, international exchange) held its annual benefit dinner and auction, called MEDRIX’s Enchanted Moon Festival. Funds raised benefit MEDRIX’s work.

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New face in a new place: David Eam

New face in a new place: David Eam

David Eam is the NAAAP-Seattle interim president. While the National Association of Asian American Professionals, Seattle Chapter (NAAAP-Seattle) is recruiting next year’s president, David Eam is serving as interim president. Eam is a software/systems engineer, having worked in the avionics industry for the past seven years. Currently an engineer at Crane Aerospace, he develops software […]

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New faces in new places: new NAPCA board members

New faces in new places: new NAPCA board members

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) welcomed three new members to its board.

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Oct. 18: Philip Chan recognized as volunteer of year by KCBA Pro Bono Services

Oct. 18: Philip Chan recognized as volunteer of year by KCBA Pro Bono Services

Philip Chan was among six people who earned the 2011 Volunteer of the Year award. Chan was presented with the Bring it On Award at a ceremony held at the Women’s University Club. Chan began volunteering with the King County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program in January 2011. Since then, he has worked with […]

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ICHS voices concern over basic health and other health service cuts in governor’s proposed budget

International Community Health Services (ICHS), which helps low-income and uninsured people in Seattle, especially in the Asian Pacific Islander community, could see 80 percent more medically uninsured patients and an approximate $800,000 budget shortfall next year if Basic Health cuts unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire become law.

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Non-Latino immigrants less worried about Alabama law

Non-Latino immigrants less worried about Alabama law

By Kate Brumback The Associated Press BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s tough new law targeting illegal immigrants has provoked concern among Latinos — even causing some to leave the state — but members of other immigrant groups appear to be less worried.

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Report: Asian Americans grow beyond coastal hubs

By Amy Taxin The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asian Americans have seen their ranks swell over the past decade not only in coastal immigrant enclaves, but also in new places such as the southwestern states of Texas and Nevada, according to a report released last week by a coalition of Asian American organizations.

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Activists slam U.S. studio for filming in Linyi, China

Activists slam U.S. studio for filming in Linyi, China

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Rights activists have criticized a Hollywood studio for filming a buddy comedy in an eastern Chinese city, where a blind, self-taught activist lawyer is being held under house arrest and reportedly beaten.

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Cambodia’s former king vows to stay in homeland

Cambodia’s former king vows to stay in homeland

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s ailing former King Norodom Sihanouk, his country’s dominant figure for half-a-century, vowed Sunday, Oct. 30, at a rare public appearance never to leave his homeland again. Sihanouk, his son King Norodom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen shared the podium at a ceremony […]

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Guinness won’t ratify 100-year-old’s marathon

Guinness won’t ratify 100-year-old’s marathon

TORONTO (AP) — Centenarian marathoner Fauja Singh won’t have a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records after all. The 100-year-old Singh attracted worldwide attention when he completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in over eight hours on Oct. 16. But Guinness World Records told the BBC it won’t recognize Singh as the world’s […]

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Agent Orange studies overlook pain of Vietnamese Americans

Agent Orange studies overlook pain of Vietnamese Americans

By Ngoc Nguyen New America Media A few years ago, my father, a former naval officer in the South Vietnamese Army, developed liver cancer. The diagnosis followed decades of struggle with hepatitis C, a viral infection he contracted through a blood transfusion during the war. A liver transplant saved his life.

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Research shows some AAPIs lag behind other student populations

According to a new report released last month by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the AAPI community is an untapped asset that is critical to both achieving the national college completion goal and ensuring the […]

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Join us in celebrating diversity … at the TOP

Join us in celebrating diversity … at the TOP

  Top Contributors to the Asian Community is an annual awards banquet — this means there’s plenty of food! — honoring our community leaders.

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READER’S CORNER: Have you ever gambled or are you still gambling? Can you join me in saying, ‘I have never gambled in my life?’

READER’S CORNER: Have you ever gambled or are you still gambling? Can you join me in saying, ‘I have never gambled in my life?’

By Gideon Sanoy For Northwest Asian Weekly The phone rang. Being a new desk clerk at the Bush Hotel, which is owned and managed by SCIDpda (Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Authority), I was excited to answer, “This is the Bush Hotel. May I help you?” He asked me in what area the hotel is […]

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International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

The 2011 International Special Review District Board election will be held on Nov. 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room.

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BLOG: One last lucky day of the year

By Assunta Ng I got this from a few friends recently: “This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11.”

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BLOG: Is Chinese food organic?

BLOG: Is Chinese food organic?

By Assunta Ng The other day, at a dim sum lunch I donated at a Chinese restaurant, a non-Asian woman said she didn’t eat shrimp.

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BLOG: Play the lotto or eat delicious food

BLOG: Play the lotto or eat delicious food

By Assunta Ng Recently, an older Asian woman’s eyes caught my box of little golden, juicy, sweet tomatoes while I was waiting for the cashier at Uwajimaya.

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BLOG: Who has the money?

BLOG: Who has the money?

By Assunta Ng China, of course. “These days, our real estate market is dry. No one has money to buy,” said a Chinese American realtor who dropped by the Asian Weekly earlier in the month.

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