Archive | Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23

Aug. 11–13: NAAAP-Seattle wins two first-place awards at national convention

Aug. 11–13: NAAAP-Seattle wins two first-place awards at national convention

At the 2011 National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) National Convention, NAAAP-Seattle placed first out of 24 NAAAP chapters nationwide in PR/marketing and community involvement categories. It also placed in the top three in programs and membership. NAAAP-Seattle will hold board elections for open positions on Nov. 20. (end)

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Sept. 6: Little Anchor releases new digital-only album

Sept. 6: Little Anchor releases new digital-only album

Little Anchor, a four-piece group led by Filipino American and Seattle native Alexa Cabellon, released its newest digital-only EP, titled “Yellow Lights.”

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Aug. 10–13: AAJA wins four awards at its national convention

Aug. 10–13: AAJA wins four awards at its national convention

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)’s Seattle chapter attended the AAJA National Convention in Detroit this year and took home four awards.

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Aug. 27: TAWA holds third annual picnic and health fair

Aug. 27: TAWA holds third annual picnic and health fair

The Thai Association of Washington (TAWA) held its third Annual Picnic and Health Fair at Woodland Park in Seattle. 

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California lawmakers pass bill banning shark fin trade

By Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Californa (AP) — California’s Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill seeking to ban the sale, trade, or possession of shark fins on Tuesday, over the objections of two senators who called the measure racist because the fins are used in a soup considered a delicacy in some […]

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Locke holds vigil on 9/11 anniversary

Locke holds vigil on 9/11 anniversary

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke speaks to about 300 U.S. citizens in Beijing on the 10th anniversity of 9/11, with the American flag at half-mast. After his speech, Locke led everyone in a candlelight vigil, releasing white candles into a river. ♦

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Vietnamese re-education camp prisoner kept promise

By Margie Mason The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Every day, as the guards marched Thanh Dac Nguyen into the jungle for another shift of backbreaking labor, he tossed a pebble on the lump of red earth, where his closest friend was buried. It was the only way he knew to mark the site, […]

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A-POP! Babies having babies? Say it isn’t so, Brenda!

A-POP! Babies having babies? Say it isn’t so, Brenda!

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Babies having babies We’re starting this month’s news with an actress best known to tweens (also known as fans of the Disney Channel!).

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Debbie Nghiem, a fashion designer with a cause

Debbie Nghiem, a fashion designer with a cause

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Debbie Nghiem studied business finance in school, worked in San Jose’s booming tech industry, and had been kept away from fashion by her mother. Nghiem ended up making dresses anyway. It was just in her genes. Today, finally with the support of her mother, Nghiem is the designer […]

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Mandatory sick leave? Who pays?

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly There were those who simply couldn’t miss a paycheck. So when they heard about the H1N1 virus, when they contracted it, and when their family members contracted it, they went to work, as usual.

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Bert and Josie Golla: Dynamic leaders for Filipinos, locally and abroad

Bert and Josie Golla: Dynamic leaders for Filipinos, locally and abroad

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bert and Josephine “Josie” Golla may be two of the busiest people in Seattle. When he’s not working on his clients’ finances and taxes and when she’s not managing her adult care facility, they’re helping the Filipino community in Seattle and those in the Philippines in a huge way. […]

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Kenny Lee: Korean Community leader instrumental in bringing non-stop flight to Seoul from Seattle

Kenny Lee: Korean Community leader instrumental in bringing non-stop flight to Seoul from Seattle

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Kenny KwangSul Lee arrived in Seattle in 1976 with one suitcase, one duffle bag, 200 American dollars, and many dreams. “When I first came to the U.S. … my American Dream was [to] make a lot of money by working very hard and [to] buy a big mansion […]

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Daiso, not your mom’s $1.50 store

Daiso, not your mom’s $1.50 store

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Where can you find a face slim roller, Pocky sticks, fake eyelashes, and dinnerware all at the same place? Daiso. It’s a store where you can find just about anything, and most of it costs only $1.50. Since its Alderwood Mall location opened in 2005, deal-shoppers have poured […]

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Ip Man: a legend shamefully overlooked

Ip Man: a legend shamefully overlooked

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly   Ip Man (1893–1972) was a legendary Chinese marital artist whose students included a young Bruce Lee. Several films have been based on his amazing life. This newest one, “The Legend is Born: Ip Man,” is the first to offer an account — fictionalized, but derived loosely from real […]

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EDITORIAL: The Port celebrates 100 years … of diversity

EDITORIAL: The Port celebrates 100 years … of diversity

  This year, the Port of Seattle turns 100 — and a lot has happened in 100 years. In 1911, King County voters approved creation of the port, which helped to unify a mix of privately owned and competing waterfront companies into one that was publicly owned. By the end of that decade, the port […]

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BLOG: Rising star challenges Cantwell

BLOG: Rising star challenges Cantwell

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Republicans have been recruiting people to run against Sen. Maria Cantwell, including a young Asian American. Phillip Yin, 38, an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg television’s Asia–Pacific region, is planning to announce his 2012 senate campaign. Yin, who recently returned to Seattle, is now organizing a kick-off event. Born […]

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BLOG: I miss President Emmert

BLOG: I miss President Emmert

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Is the real Michael Young as dynamic as the mainstream news stories say? Recently, I attended a reception for Young, the new president of the University of Washington. The mainstream press have given him a lot of good coverage. “He’s no rock star,” someone said. On diversity, Young told […]

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BLOG: Behind the news

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Several people congratulated the Northwest Asian Weekly this week for blogging about Mayor Mike McGinn’s quick departure at a scheduled meeting with local community and ethnic media on Aug. 23.

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BLOG: The role of Asian Weekly

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Managing one weekly is tough enough, and I am running two in this economy. Friends have suggested that I do away with one, so I don’t have to work that hard.

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