Archive | Vol 30 No 39 | 9/24-9/30

ReWA celebrates with 2011 Annual Gala

ReWA celebrates with 2011 Annual Gala

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) held its annual gala on Sept. 16, featuring dance performances and music from around the world. The event was held at Marion McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. ReWA is a multi-ethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish […]

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Sept. 12: Local community holds meet-and-greet with Paul Killpatrick

Sept. 12: Local community holds meet-and-greet with Paul Killpatrick

Local community members sponsored a meet-and-greet with Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) President Paul Killpatrick at the Four Seas Restaurant in the International District. The event was organized by Al Sugiyama.

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Sept. 15: OCA-Greater Seattle holds its annual Golden Circle Awards dinner

Sept. 15: OCA-Greater Seattle holds its annual Golden Circle Awards dinner

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)-Greater Seattle held its annual Golden Circles Awards Dinner, which honored those who have made significant contributions to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. This year’s theme was Building Legacy, centering on community development.

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Sept: 19: Nikkei Concerns holds ground-breaking ceremony for new garden

Sept: 19: Nikkei Concerns holds ground-breaking ceremony for new garden

Nikkei Concerns held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden at its five-star accredited rehabilitation and care center, Seattle Keiro. The ceremony featured a traditional Japanese ground-breaking ritual and included Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, local elected officials, and community leaders/supporters as invited speakers and guests, including Seattle’s Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Founded in […]

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Sept. 1: Tet in Seattle and others win 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Sept. 1: Tet in Seattle and others win 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Tet in Seattle Director Khanh Vu (right), holding his award, with Mayor McGinn (Photo provided by Tet in Seattle) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave out six 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony at Seattle Center. The winners were  Tet in Seattle, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theatre Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, […]

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Wayne’s Worlds: Sunny, the Renaissance man — a story

Wayne’s Worlds: Sunny, the Renaissance man — a story

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Once upon a time, in a quaint and quiet hamlet, stood a modest row of shops, unremarkable from any other unassuming row of shops in any other quiet hamlet, yet still serving the needs of the town’s inhabitants, as well as those passing through in their journey through town. […]

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Japanese girl delighted by bottle found in Hawaii, reconnects with old friends

Japanese girl delighted by bottle found in Hawaii, reconnects with old friends

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese teenager expressed her gratitude Sunday after a U.S. sailor in Hawaii found a bottle she had tossed into the sea off Japan’s southern coast as a child, and said she was delighted to be reconnected with her old classmates as a result.

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Indonesian massacre widows welcome Dutch ruling

By Sri Kusmiati The Associated Press RAWAGEDEH, Indonesia (AP) — Widows of villagers executed by Dutch soldiers during Indonesia’s bloody battle for independence from colonial rule more than six decades ago quietly welcomed news that they were entitled to compensation.

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China’s unhealthy habits drive chronic diseases up

China’s unhealthy habits drive chronic diseases up

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.

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Thai court to military: transsexuals not ill

By Thanyarat Doksone The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand ordered the military last week to stop labeling transgender people as being mentally ill in a decision praised by activists.

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Vera and Joey Ing, Cynthia del Rosario to be awarded at MAP breakfast

Vera and Joey Ing, Cynthia del Rosario to be awarded at MAP breakfast

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is holding the 17th Annual MAP Bridging the Gap Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Cascade Room at Haggett Hall on the UW Seattle campus.

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BLOG: McGinn scores one

BLOG: McGinn scores one

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Thao Tran complained that Northwest Asian Weekly had not given Mayor Mike McGinn good press after the 2009 election, I told the mayor what Tran said.

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BLOG: Mayor, you make my day

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have never seen Tony Wu, owner of Duk Li Dim Sum Restaurant, happier than he was after Mayor Mike McGinn visited his restaurant on the morning of Sept 15.

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BLOG: 5-day sick leave might not be too bad

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Approved by the city council, the five-day sick leave came down on my head like a ton of bricks. Small businesses like mine cannot afford to pay anything additional in this sluggish economic climate.

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BLOG: No mooncakes for festival

BLOG: No mooncakes for festival

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Sept. 12 was the mid-autumn festival. According to Chinese culture, we are supposed to celebrate the occasion on a beautiful full moon night with mooncakes. Strange, not one of the 11 participants brought mooncakes to the Northwest Asian Weekly’s delicious potluck lunch. It didn’t even occur to me that […]

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BLOG: ReWa’s bold move

BLOG: ReWa’s bold move

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly For two years in a row, ReWa’s annual dinner transformed a hotel into one of the most elegant venues in town. But last year, ReWa’s 25th anniversary event was held at Benoraya Hall. This year, it was held at McCaw Hall. That’s a gutsy move. Both halls are big […]

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Wise Words from Wise Heritage Keepers

Wise Words from Wise Heritage Keepers

“As Americans we can each draw strength and a sense of identity from our cultures of origin while refusing to be defined or limited by the past.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “A young person can record an oral history interview with an elder in their community, perhaps a grandparent. A good question is […]

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Does preference for Asian boys exist in the U.S.?

Does preference for Asian boys exist in the U.S.?

By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly “My father (Chinese-born in the Philippines) says he never had a preference on what gender his kids would be, but I heard my mother, [who passed away when I was a year old], really wanted to have a son,” said Johanna Martinez, a Filipino-Chinese American student of International Studies […]

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City of Bellevue and Sound Transit clash over light rail

City of Bellevue and Sound Transit clash over light rail

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Scott Rodgers, a CPA who works from home, can look out the window and see the neighboring Hilton Hotel and Bellevue Club. However, the view outside his window is set to change.

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Hold up with new federal financial bureau may harm communities of color

Hold up with new federal financial bureau may harm communities of color

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly New 2010 Census data show that the housing bust has hit some communities of color the hardest.

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