Archive | December 2012

At the “Mekong Hotel”

At the “Mekong Hotel”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “All characters appearing in this work are actual persons,” warns the fine print at the end of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, “Mekong Hotel.” “Any resemblance to other real beings, living or dead, is not coincidental.” It’s an odd, wry turn on the traditional disclaimer at the end of dramatic […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

The Layup Drill — Documenting Chinese street volleyball and the UFC visits Seattle

The Layup Drill — Documenting Chinese street volleyball and the UFC visits Seattle

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Filmmaker documents unique outdoor game There’s a documentary featuring streetball players trash talking on the asphalt in New York’s Chinatown? No, it’s not basketball. “9-Man” is a special kind of volleyball that is played by Chinese Americans and Chinese Canadians. The documentary is the idea of Ursula Liang. […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/141 Comment

BLOG: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

BLOG: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

By Assunta Ng Movie theaters hate people like me.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

BLOG: Substitute guilty pleasures

BLOG: Substitute guilty pleasures

By Assunta Ng Don’t laugh if I tell you that I am a big fan of potato chips. That’s the first thing I shoot for when I attend holiday parties. It’s not just the crackling sound I enjoy when biting into it, but also the flavor of potato chips. But I don’t really need the […]

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BLOG: Rich districts vs. poor districts

By Assunta Ng King County has released data showing which districts voted Democrat and which districts voted Republican during the governor’s race. Rich districts such as Medina, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point voted for Republican Rob McKenna, while poor districts, such as the International District, went for Inslee.

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BLOG: Mak leaves KING

BLOG: Mak leaves KING

By Assunta Ng Robert Mak, anchor of KING TV program “Up Front,” resigned last Friday. There are speculations about the station’s motive for cutting the program. As a publisher, I understand why KING cut the program. Network news is a cut throat business. Anchor changes happen faster than ice melts under the sun. In this […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

BLOG: Holiday party at the White House

By Assunta Ng Three lucky Seattleites are invited to the White House Holiday Party. Albert Shen, a force for President Obama’s fundraising campaign and Debadutta Dash, co-chair of Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee will leave Dec. 12 for Washington D.C. Matt Barreto, professor  of political science at the UW, will be attending […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

COMMENTARY: The benefits of Taekwondo and other martial arts

COMMENTARY: The benefits of Taekwondo and other martial arts

By Thomas Cassidy, 13 FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Nearly three years ago, before I started studying Taekwondo, I was alarmingly insecure, unsure of myself, and had very poor self-image. I had, since the second grade, been under the impression that I was overweight. I was also a very angry person. Without Taekwondo, I was probably […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o named Lott Trophy finalist

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o named Lott Trophy finalist

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Manti Te’o, Notre Dame linebacker from Hawaii, became one of four finalists for the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy

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Posted in Sports, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

Mak leaves KING5

Mak leaves KING5

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Robert Mak left KING 5 TV on Friday, Nov. 30, after the cancellation of his long running political program, Up Front.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

Retired businessman still makes a difference in Korean American community

Retired businessman still makes a difference in Korean American community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly After a successful career as a small business owner, Jun Bae Kim continues to contribute to the Korean American community. 

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/141 Comment

Sesinando Cantor helps  to build a community bigger than himself

Sesinando Cantor helps to build a community bigger than himself

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Sesinando Cantor is a unique and valuable member of the community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/140 Comments

EDITORIAL: Chen verdict demands changes to the military

In late November, Sgt. Andrew Van Bockel became the seventh soldier to be found guilty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. However, what should’ve been hailed as a victory and justice served was little more than lip service. What was Van Bockel’s punishment for being the ringleader of the harassment Chen faced? […]

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Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/70 Comments

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

Seattle Goodwill held its 2012 Glitter Gala dinner and fashion show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, raising proceeds for its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs.

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Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

A group organized by MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee donated 400 roasted chickens from Costco to the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) food bank on Nov. 16 to help feed the needy. This is the fourth year the group has made this donation, which started when Jerry Lee and Cordell Lui drove by the food […]

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Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

By Farid Hossain and Julhas Alam The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the fire alarm went off, workers were told by their bosses to go back to their sewing machines. An exit door was locked. And the fire extinguishers didn’t work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors and customers.

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Indonesian workers rally for benefits

By Niniek Karmini The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets in the country’s capital Thursday, Nov. 22 to protest low wages and a new social security law that will require them to pay for health services.

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Chinese Mexicans celebrate reparation in Mexico

By Olga R. Rodriguez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned.

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Beijing’s rivals protest new passport map

By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire South China Sea and even Taiwan.

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