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The Village Report — Vietnam: Coming to rest and search

The Village Report — Vietnam: Coming to rest and search

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Where are you from?” he wants to know. The tour guide. It’s 7:45AM and I’m rubbing my eyes in the morning in Dalat. “Asia,” I say, mindlessly. It’s a lifelong question, this sense of fromness. Identity, the search for “who am I?” all that existential angst that only recently […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly “What are you doing?”  I asked of my wife Maya, in a tone mixed between innocence and accusatory. “I’m pan frying some dumplings for the party,” she answered, matter of factly. The “party”, she was referring to, was the bi-weekly neighborhood gathering we affectionately refer to as “Yappy Hour,” […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Food, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

You are fine… — 5 topics women are too embarrassed to discuss with their doctor—but shouldn’t be

By Richard Wasserman, MD, Pacific Medical Center Northwest Asian Weekly Some health topics are embarrassing, so much that women are afraid to talk about them even in the privacy of a doctor’s office. It’s understandable. Sharing personal information on uncomfortable topics with a person you hardly know is bound to be unsettling. Understand, however, that […]

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Posted in Features 15, Health, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/31 Comment

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/31 Comment

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

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Posted in Editorials, Features 14, Health, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

By Jeanette Lee Falsey Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Satomi Inaba grew up eating her mother’s boiled fish and mackerel sushi, but like many younger Japanese consumers today favors turf over surf in her own kitchen. Seafood she considers more troublesome to prepare and, frankly, rather smelly. “Although I like (the) taste of […]

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Posted in Features 13, Food, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

The Village Report — Observations and sketches from Kampot

The Village Report — Observations and sketches from Kampot

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Three guys who talked like Eastenders asked me what I wanted. Pasta. Did they have that? Kind of. In a set. “Ok. I’ll have that. The special. But can I substitute the beer, please? Do you have milk? Yes. Yes, thanks.” I was not in the mood for beer […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Local chef Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura appeared on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show on March 5. It was a packed house at Tini Bigs Lounge for the viewing party of “Beat Bobby Flay” where folks gathered to watch and support Kitamura as he […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 12, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

By Upasana Kone Northwest Asian Weekly Nothing brings out the vibrancy of India like the festival of Holi. The festival represents India in its true sense, representing its colorful culture and ethos. Holi heralds the arrival of the spring season with great fervor as people smear and throw colored powder and water at each other. […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

The three-headed monster with six arms & six legs

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We have a problem. In our home, there’s an incredibly destructive force we’ve been up against for quite a while.  It’s a physical menace, wreaking havoc on anything of value that we hold dear.  We’ve tried our level best to protect ourselves and our belongings, but to no avail.  […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Glamorous! — Last flight out from Vietnam to first-class designer  for Urban Outfitters

Glamorous! — Last flight out from Vietnam to first-class designer for Urban Outfitters

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Actually, Quoc Nguyen doesn’t think his job is that glamorous, even though his designs are popular and featured throughout the Urban Outfitters line.  (You can refer to the photo of the beautiful dress!) Quoc, (also known as “Larry”) described his history and his design process with the Northwest Asian […]

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Battling kidney disease

By Cynthia Flash Northwest Asian Weekly Lincoln Louie grew up surrounded by chronic kidney disease. The youngest of three children, he saw his brother Danny and sister Lily battle it. For Lincoln, who lives in the Beacon Hill home where he grew up, the sometimes life-threatening disease was just a regular part of life. “To […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

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