Archive | Vol 32 No 44 | 10/26-11/1

Wedding celebrated with tradition

Wedding celebrated with tradition

The marriage celebration for Mira Su Clutter and Travis Clutter on Oct. 20 included a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, in which the bride and groom serve tea to their loved ones, who in turn present the couple red envelopes full of “lucky money.” Here, the newlyweds, in traditional Chinese wedding dress, serve tea to the […]

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Nepal festival celebrates virtues, culture

Nepal festival celebrates virtues, culture

The biggest festival in Nepal, called Dashai, began its 15-day celebration with a festive event at the Shoreline Conference Center on Oct. 5. Guests included Mayor Mike McGinn, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, Mr. Habib Habib, cochair of the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), and Debadutta Dash, cochair of WASITRAC and president […]

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Future journalist is crowned Miss Teen USA

Future journalist is crowned Miss Teen USA

The winner of Miss Washington Teen USA 2014 is Filipino American Starla Sampaco of Bellevue. Miss Sampaco is a freshman at the University of Washington, where she is working toward a degree in journalism, with the hopes of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is currently the senior host of a Seattle youth media show called […]

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Dr. Jai Jun Byeon receives Award

Dr. Jai Jun Byeon receives Award

Cornerstone Medical Services CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jai Jun Byeon will be awarded the 2013 Molina Healthcare Champion award at the Renton Pavilion Event Center on Oct. 24. Dr. Byeon will receive a $1,000 grant to donate to any nonprofit organization. He has selected Cornerstone Medical Services to receive this award. Dr. Byeon is one of seven […]

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Life terms sought for Khmer two

Life terms sought for Khmer two

By Justine Drennan and Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prosecutors at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal requested life imprisonment for two of the regime’s surviving leaders, issuing an emotional appeal for justice for the millions who died or suffered through the group’s reign of terror nearly 40 years ago.

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Super smog hits north China city; flights canceled

Super smog hits north China city; flights canceled

By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.

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In aging China, old woman sues children for care

In aging China, old woman sues children for care

By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press FUSHENG, China (AP) — The daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.

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Inside ‘Pacific Rim’ game

Inside ‘Pacific Rim’ game

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Pacific Rim” may be an American movie with a Mexican director using Japanese ideas, but the accompanying video game comes direct from a Japanese company, Yuke’s Co. Ltd. Naoto Ueno, head designer of the game, took some questions over email.

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“Marine Boy: The Complete First Season”

“Marine Boy: The Complete First Season”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “There’s ‘Marine Boy,’” said Mom, poring over the TV listings. “You want to watch ‘Marine Boy’?” That was Mom, circa 1975. I was seven. Or it could have been circa 1978. I was 10. “Marine Boy,” originally created as “Kaitei Shōnen Marin” (“Undersea Boy Marine”) for Japanese kids in […]

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“Vampire” decidedly anti-”Twilighty”

“Vampire” decidedly anti-”Twilighty”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Vampire,” from the celebrated Japanese director Shunji Iwai, takes to the opposite extreme in artistry. Iwai, in his first English-language film, wants to explore vampire nature, but he wants to do it in an anti-”Twilight” style. Tough, gritty, bloody, and smeary.

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UW professor devises reform in Chinese hukou system

UW professor devises reform in Chinese hukou system

By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly At the heart of “the world’s factory” are 230 million rural migrants in China living below the poverty line. Currently, a University of Washington professor is trying to help them move to the cities, acquire equal opportunities and reform the Chinese national or even global economy. Kam Wing Chan, […]

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BLOG: McGinn vs. Murray. Who should we endorse?

BLOG: McGinn vs. Murray. Who should we endorse?

By Assunta Ng It is not easy to choose the next Seattle mayor. I can tell you why you should vote for Mayor Mike McGinn. I could also give you reasons why you should go with Sen. Ed Murray. However, I do have concerns with both candidates. After watching three mayoral forums, I have to […]

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Asian candidates dot electoral landscape

Asian candidates dot electoral landscape

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Ten API candidates remain on the ballot for King County in contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

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Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington Bothell’s new chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh has ambitions for both his new institution and for its students, the majority of whom identify with underrepresented minority groups. “In the end, when we’re successful with all the things that we’re doing, I would like to see University of […]

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Lee wants 6th term — City’s first mayor/council member of color

Lee wants 6th term — City’s first mayor/council member of color

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee has been on the city council for 20 years. Put another way, that’s over 7,300 days, or over 175,000 hours, or over 1 million minutes. To say the least, Lee has put in a lot of time in his job, and now he’s running for […]

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BLOG: Watch out for gutsy Asian female politicians

BLOG: Watch out for gutsy Asian female politicians

By Assunta Ng Who is Kshama Sawant? “Wow” was my reaction when I first saw her at the API forum.

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EDITORIAL: You’re in control: Vote, run, be heard

EDITORIAL: You’re in control: Vote, run, be heard

If politics, as it’s been said, is the art of controlling your environment, then voting is the easiest way to exert that control. We vote for candidates who will use their position and power to give us what we want — good schools for our children, efficient transportation, safe neighborhoods, care for our elders, and […]

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