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Viewing through plastic and glass in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Yellow sun cooks the layers of dust off the edges of the curbs. So many curbs, so few sidewalks. Bits of brick and paper and cane juice plastic cups (biked over, ripped) compete for attention. They poke up from the dirt, insist themselves into the light.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

The rush of rabble rousing

The rush of rabble rousing

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser.  I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly The dogs are yapping, the breeze is crusted over with exhaust, the bicycles and” tuk tuks” and whistles from the

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Luly Yang, style in Seattle

Luly Yang, style in Seattle

By Solinette Pich Northwest Asian Weekly Ever since I was a little girl, I would admire the beautifully made dresses displayed in the window of a

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds — On this tennis court, a different kind of love game

Wayne’s Worlds — On this tennis court, a different kind of love game

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly My weekly tennis matches with the guys was yesterday, and believe me, I was prepared.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

The Village Report — Returning to Cambodia

The Village Report — Returning to Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Today is the second day back in Cambodia, after six weeks in California. I go to a small side street just off Khan

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Awareness about stomach cancer

By Suzanne Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly On Aug. 22nd, Cornerstone Medical Services hosted the first stomach cancer summit in Washington state’s history. A hundred health, human service, and community leaders gathered at the Clarion Hotel in Federal Way to hear Dr. Joo Ha Hwang (chief of gastroenterology at Harborview Medical Center) explain how to […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

Drink that coconut water! — Food recommendations for healthy aging

Drink that coconut water! — Food recommendations for healthy aging

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Salmon, mackerel, tuna You get the idea—fish! Not only is that piece of salmon a healthy, lower-calorie alternative to red meat, all those omega-3 fatty acids are like a lubricant for the brain.

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly SPAM. It’s more than just junk mail in your inbox. People have called it different names like “shoulder of pork and ham,” “spiced ham,” “specially-processed American meats,” and skeptics have called it “something posing as meat.”

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Yay for KIMCHI!

Yay for KIMCHI!

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly When people think of Korean food, the first thing that comes to mind is “kimchi.” The word kimchi means “pickled

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Singles mingle at the Central Library

Singles mingle at the Central Library

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Central Library held its first Singles’ Dating Workshop and Dance on Aug. 2.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health

By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

By Francesca Fabile Minas Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

Alex Tizon: One Asian man in search of self

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly In the dimly lit basement of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company on the evening of June 18, Alex Tizon, author of “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” told his audience to turn to one another and say “You’re fat!” with a genuine smile.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

After cancer, 2 transplants, she still runs half marathons

Maggie Kim is a 43-year-old Seattleite of Korean descent who has had two liver transplants due to liver cancer. She now lives an active and healthy lifestyle. She shares her story here, with the hope that it will encourage more people to register as organ donors.

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/41 Comment

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our brown bus got to Phnom Penh right at 4 p.m. as promised. My son, husband, and I alighted on Monivong long before the official depot in the center of town. This was going to be a different kind of arrival, without the swarming of a thousand and one […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

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