Archive | Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/1

Catherine Giudici advances to the final three of The Bachelor

Catherine Giudici advances to the final three of The Bachelor

Catherine Giudici, half Filipino Seattle native, is now one of the final three contestants on the 17th season of ABC’s The Bachelor. She is the first Asian American to make it to the final three. The last episode brought her back to Seattle for a date with Bachelor Sean Lowe. The two toured Pike Place […]

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Hong Kong Association raises funds for the Bruce Lee Action Museum

Hong Kong Association raises funds for the Bruce Lee Action Museum

The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation raised over $250,000 for the Bruce Lee Action Museum during their annual Chinese New Year Black Tie Gala on Feb. 9 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

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Seattle middle schooler named top volunteer of 2013

Seattle middle schooler named top volunteer of 2013

Jessica Chin, 12, of Seattle was named one of Washington’s top two youth volunteers of 2013 on Feb. 5 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Jessica, a seventh-grader at Seattle Country Day School, has worked for several years with her family at a […]

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New York Representative Grace Meng to visit Seattle

New York Representative Grace Meng to visit Seattle

Grace Meng, representative of New York’s 6th Congressional District and first ever Asian American congressperson from the east coast, will be in the Seattle area on Saturday, Feb. 23 on an invitation from the Seattle International Leadership Foundation. Meng will be the keynote speaker at ILF’s 2013 Seattle Advisory Board Inauguration. That morning, she will […]

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John Chen signs books at February Chinese Chamber of Commerce luncheon

John Chen signs books at February Chinese Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Geoteaming CEO John Chen signed copies of his book, “50 Digital Team-Building Games,” at a February luncheon hosted by the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce at the LA Cafe. The book contains meeting openers, team activities, and group adventures to better unite business teams, develop trust, and foster increased collaboration and communication. (end)

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Calif. man charged with threatening Sen. Leland Yee

By Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara man was charged Friday, Feb. 15 with possessing assault weapons, explosives, and bomb-making materials after the California Highway Patrol tracked an e-mailed death threat sent to Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.

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Some gains for minority actors in NYC

By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The percentage of minority actors working on Broadway and at the top 16 not-for-profit theater companies in New York City rose to 23 percent during the 2011-2012 season, but whites continue to be overrepresented, according to a new report.

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Overseas slice of ‘Pi’ flips Hollywood formula

By David Germain AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — With 11 Academy Awards nominations — second only to “Lincoln” with 12 — and the sort of global box office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, “Life of Pi” is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big screen. Approaching $600 million […]

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With no guns at home, Japanese shoot in Guam

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TAMUNING, Guam (AP) — Their well-equipped arsenals offer everything from tiny revolvers to Berettas, Glocks, semi-automatic pistols, and M16 military assault rifles. If kids can see over the counter, they are welcome, too.

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SKorean lawmaker loses job over Samsung wiretaps

By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker known for criticism of the Samsung conglomerate has forfeited his seat in parliament after the Supreme Court ruled he violated communications laws by publishing incriminating wiretaps of conversations between Samsung officials on the Internet.

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Filipinos abroad hired Cupids to serenade lovers

By Teresa Cerojano The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Angelica Nino, a 22-year-old manager of a Manila restaurant, was preparing to assign shifts to her crew last week when she got a big surprise from her Filipino boyfriend who has been in Italy for a year on business.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 2

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people

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The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend

The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]

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Festival brings stories to Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “The mission of Tasveer,” said Aaron D. Williams, director of technology for the organization board, “is to primarily bring meaningful films, but also visual, literary, performance, and other art forms from South Asia and Diaspora, to the Pacific Northwest.”

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BLOG: The death of print, will we be next?

BLOG: The death of print, will we be next?

By Assunta Ng Witnessing the digital attack on publication has been a nightmare for those of us in print media. It hasn’t mattered how big, rich, or strong publications have been before, or how many prestigious writing awards they’ve won. Advertising revenue continues to bleed out, and many die as a result. Some publications, like […]

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Seattle native Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

Seattle native Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle is a title town again as hometown sweetheart Leah Li has won the 2013 Miss Chinatown USA pageant, as well as the pageant’s Miss Talent title.

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Michelle Rhee on charter schools, standardized testing, and being Korean American

Michelle Rhee on charter schools, standardized testing, and being Korean American

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly There is no middle ground when it comes to national education reform figure Michelle Rhee. People either love her or they hate her.

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CulturalFest makes the world smaller

CulturalFest makes the world smaller

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly The world shrunk just a tiny bit last Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, as students at the University of Washington (UW) hosted their third ever cultural festival.

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Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly For the second year in a row, Washington’s most racially Asian American city will be welcoming the Year of the Snake in its own way, with a festival hosted at the Center Court of Bellevue Square.

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PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

Photos by David Yu Photography

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