Archive | Vol 32 No 42 | 10/12-10/18

ACRS raises $260,000 at 40th Anniversary Gala

ACRS raises $260,000 at 40th Anniversary Gala

Asian Counseling and Referral Service celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala called Celebrating Hope. In attendance were 550 guests, 90 volunteers and dozens of local performers, including lion dancers, Korean drummers and an Indian classical dance team. The evening, which included a silent auction, live auction and raffle, raised more than $260,000 for ACRS […]

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Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]

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Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of […]

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Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign

Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign

Yen Lam, owner of Lam’s Seafood at 1221 S. King St., will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Chase bank that features local entrepreneurs. The Mission Main Street campaign features nine business owners from all over the country and the advertising includes digital media, radio, business and trade print publications. “These entrepreneurs represent […]

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National rallies support immigration reform

National rallies support immigration reform

By E.J. Tamara The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Oct. 5 as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington.

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Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak

Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Oct. 6 that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain the continuing radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.

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Street car construction causes partial road closures

The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing streetcar tracks on South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District for the First Hill Streetcar project. Crews partially will close one intersections a week on South Jackson Street between the Second Avenue Extension and Fifth Avenue South through mid-November. South Jackson Street will remain open […]

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ICHS to help Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese speakers with health care enrollment

The International Community Health Services in the International District and Holly Park have certified in-person health navigators to help native speakers of APA languages with enrolling in the state health care exchanges.

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Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18.  By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ben Zhang does not believe in luck when it comes to business. Zhang believes in hard work, executing a vision, and from that luck will come. Zhang’s business acumen […]

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China’s Feng wins Reignwood Classic LPGA tournament in Beijing

China’s Feng wins Reignwood Classic LPGA tournament in Beijing

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a 68 Oct. 6 and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA’s first tournament in Beijing. American Stacy Lewis birdied four of her first six holes to […]

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‘Linsanity’ captures basketball star’s rise — Lin’s determination comes through in documentary

‘Linsanity’ captures basketball star’s rise — Lin’s determination comes through in documentary

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Linsanity” chronicles the dramatic rise of professional basketball player Jeremy Lin. From benchwarmer to the toast of New York, the film identifies the trials and tribulations of the Taiwanese American’s fight to make it on a roster in the NBA. The film covers Lin’s childhood, his goal of playing […]

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‘In Search of Bruce Lee’ explores Chinatown as theatrical space — Production showcases ideas inspired by Bruce Lee in a walking tour

‘In Search of Bruce Lee’ explores Chinatown as theatrical space — Production showcases ideas inspired by Bruce Lee in a walking tour

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly If you’re wondering what a walking tour of the Chinatown/International District, theater arts, street performance, conceptual arts and snacks, can have in common … well, you probably aren’t alone. Seattle’s Asian American theater troupe, SIS Productions, answers this question in their new production, “Revealed: In Search Of Bruce Lee,” […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 32 No 42 | 10/12-10/183 Comments

Chinese hit ‘Finding Mr. Right’ will get Seattle’s Golden Key Award

Chinese hit ‘Finding Mr. Right’ will get Seattle’s Golden Key Award

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese hit movie “Finding Mr. Right” not only connects two lonely hearts in Seattle, it has also connected Seattle with audiences in China. Since March, the film has rapidly hit $81 million in the Chinese box office, becoming the highest-grossing hit in recent years. “Finding Mr. Right” is a Seattle-set […]

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School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly When Lisa Spencer and her husband Art adopted their son Nathan three years ago from China at 6 and 1/2, the new family had language challenges that most foreign adoptee families don’t face.

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Vietnam general who shaped war dies at 102

Vietnam general who shaped war dies at 102

By Margie Mason and Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander who led the outgunned Vietnamese to victory first over the French and then the Americans, died Oct 4. The last of the country’s old-guard revolutionaries was 102.

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Inslee plans first China trade mission as governor

Inslee plans first China trade mission as governor

By Venice Buhain Northwest Asian Weekly In November, Gov. Jay Inslee will be embarking on his first trade mission as governor to China.

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Asian American family at center of SUV-bike brawl

Asian American family at center of SUV-bike brawl

By Colleen Long The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, according to the Associated Press.

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EDITORIAL: SUV vs motorcycles brawl forces us to reconsider “others”

Last week, a violent altercation between a group of motorcyclists and a family in an SUV made nationwide news.

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BLOG: Why tiger moms fail to raise leaders — 9 ways to develop confidence in kids (Part II)

BLOG: Why tiger moms fail to raise leaders — 9 ways to develop confidence in kids (Part II)

By Assunta Ng “Believe you can succeed and you will.” — David Schwartz, author of “The Magic of Thinking Big” Tiger parents’ motto, “Because I said so,” no longer works effectively in society, especially in America. Forcing your kids to do well in school might not be enough for them to compete in today’s world. […]

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