Archive | Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14

First same-sex marriages held

First same-sex marriages held

After the passage of Referendum 74, same-sex marriages became legal in Washington state on Thursday, Dec. 6. King County awarded the first same-sex marriage license at 12:01 a.m. to Jane Abbott Lighty (77) and Pete-e Peterson (85) of West Seattle.

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BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

By Assunta Ng Holiday gift givers often have misconceptions. They think that gifts have to be material or that they have to be valuable.

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SCIDpda receives Bank of America Foundation grant

SCIDpda receives Bank of America Foundation grant

The Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) received a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America foundation this fall to support the organization’s design and resource center, IDEA Space. IDEA Space will use the funds to further the organization’s commercial development program, focusing on urban design and real estate.

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Kin On expansion architect and contractors announced

Kin On expansion architect and contractors announced

Kin On announced the results of their selection process to find a contractor and architect for their new expansion project on Wednesday, Nov. 21. They have selected the architecture firm Freiheit and Ho Architects for the project. Construction will be handled by general contractor Mar Pac Construction.

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Seattle-based Jazz pop artist Emi Meyer hosts sold out single release party at O’Asian

Seattle-based Jazz pop artist Emi Meyer hosts sold out single release party at O’Asian

Jazz pop performer Emi Meyer hosted the release for her newest single, Galaxy’s Skirt, at O’Asian in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 30, playing to a sold-out crowd. The single was released on iTunes on Nov. 28. Meyer, born in Kyoto, Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, grew up in Seattle and began studying […]

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Cindy Ryu in running for Bob Ferguson’s county council seat

Cindy Ryu in running for Bob Ferguson’s county council seat

Cindy Ryu, State Representative of the 32nd Legislative District, is one of 13 residents who have applied to fill Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat, when he vacates it on Jan. 16, 2013. Ryu was re-elected by a landslide 76–23 percent victory in the November election. King County Executive Dow Constantine will name […]

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North Korea prepares long-range rocket test launch

By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)  —  North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.

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Pakistani Hindus protest temple destruction

By Adil Jawad The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Hindus Sunday Dec. 2 protested the destruction of a Hindu temple in the southern port city of Karachi. The temple was razed, along with some nearby homes, by a builder.

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U.S., China finish joint-exercises for disaster relief

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press CHENGDU, China (AP) — The U.S. and Chinese militaries wrapped up a modest disaster-relief exercise on Friday, Nov. 30 hailed as a tentative trust-building step amid growing suspicions between the Asia-Pacific region’s largest armed forces.

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Language conflicts up in the workplace

By Paul Foy The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, leading the federal government to issue guidelines to employers on when they can enforce English-only rules, federal officials said Thursday, Nov. 29.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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