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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

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Meat Sheep are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, hides, and skins. The most important product we get from sheep is meat. Meat is an important component of our diets, and lamb and mutton supply us with many of the vital vitamins and proteins we need for […]

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

By Shane McMahon Northwest Asian Weekly As a crowd gathered on King Street, lettuce and firecrackers hung from the front of a building, two pairs of children in lion costumes prepared to dance, and the celebration of the Year of the Sheep was ready to start. On Feb. 7 the Wing Luke Museum provided Seattle’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a gala on Feb. 6. <!–more–> The Chinese Student Association (CSA) put on the 48th annual gala. CSA is a student organization at UW that is “dedicated toward improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Year after year, established traditions add continuity to celebrations, setting them apart from the things we do every day. Think of flowers during Valentine’s or decorated trees during Christmas. Anticipating the role food plays in our traditions, in particular, are often something to look forward to on special […]

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features 08, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/201 Comment

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features 08, National News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

“Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park — Home to the only temperate<!–more–> rain forests in the continental U.S., old growth forest, rugged un-spoiled beaches, mountains, abundant wildlife and our state’s rich Native American heritage, the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Pike Place Market — Seattle’s Pike Place Market:  It will always be known as […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. <!–more–> The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

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Posted in Features, Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

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Posted in Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/62 Comments

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Fashion forward — Non-profit helps artists bring their talents to the runway

Fashion forward — Non-profit helps artists bring their talents to the runway

  Chance put on their ongoing monthly fashion event at Macy’s last Saturday night, Jan. 9. It was an awards show celebrating Seattle’s design community. Chance is an organization sponsored by Active Entertainment, a non-profit, that seeks to provide social justice to the community as well as foster an inclusive creative environment where people can […]

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Greetings from “Eats Many Donuts”

Greetings from “Eats Many Donuts”

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly As we close out another year, now is as good a time as any to take stock of the past year and get ready for a new one with some New Year’s resolutions. Yup…time to reset the clock, start another chapter, get back on that horse, and turn another […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Let’s eat!: Local chefs compete in Washoku World Challenge trial

Let’s eat!: Local chefs compete in Washoku World Challenge trial

At the “Kitchen at Delicatus” in Pioneer Square on Dec. 11, a packed dining room full of guests, renowned judges, and media got a very unique eating experience sponsored by The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan.

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

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

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