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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, Features 33, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Northwest Asian Weekly hosted the annual Children’s Parade Contest, featuring dozens of children in festive costumes — from the traditional Korean dress Hanbok to handmade horse costumes. Calligraphy, face painting booths, and other delights surrounded the park and the neighborhood. The whole Chinatown-International District was transformed into a giant, remarkable Lunar New Year festival. Photos […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

Dragon Fest 2013

Dragon Fest 2013

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 29 | 7/13-7/190 Comments

American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

“The American Dream is absolutely alive; my own experience is testament to this! The freedom

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 28 | 7/6-7/120 Comments

Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly What do you think when you hear kimchi, bulgogi, Psy, Chang-rae Lee,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 25 | 6/15-6/210 Comments

Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly For the second year in a row, Washington’s most racially Asian American city will be welcoming the Year of the Snake in its own way, with a festival hosted at the Center Court of Bellevue Square.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Profiles, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/11 Comment

PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

Photos by David Yu Photography

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Features, Lifestyle, Pictorials, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/10 Comments

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your loved ones

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/154 Comments

New Year feasts from around Asia

New Year feasts from around Asia

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of things to prepare when celebrating the Lunar New Year (as opposed to the Solar New Year, which is overrated), but perhaps the most important is the food.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/300 Comments

Hu plig: Calling of the soul to celebrate Hmong New Year — Hmong welcome the New Year

Hu plig: Calling of the soul to celebrate Hmong New Year — Hmong welcome the New Year

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly “Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab!,” Hmong for “Happy New Year,” echoed through the halls of  the Seattle Center Armory as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hmong New Year on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/162 Comments

Asian traditional arts flourish locally

Asian traditional arts flourish locally

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The transition to America is difficult for many immigrants and their family members. Many immigrants in the Northwest have brought over treasured traditional arts and cultural practices and have preserved them for future generations. Seattle alone has the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 27 | 6/30-7/61 Comment

A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

By Scott Heinlein and Sandy Marvinney For Northwest Asian Weekly In the works is a business, civic, and cultural delegation to Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city, a booming metropolis on the Yangtze River and the gateway to southwest China. The March 18–23 program, “Seattle Week in Chongqing,” reciprocates a May 2011 visit by a Chongqing delegation […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/100 Comments

A Parade of Dragon Kids

On Jan. 28, families from all over the Greater Seattle area came down to the Chinatown-International District for its annual Lunar New Year festival. Featured were lion and dragon dances, drumming, food from local restaurants, and a children’s parade and costume contest. All photos taken by George Liu/NWAW

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/100 Comments

Year of the Dragon 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012

Whoa and wow! — 30 years of challenges and wonders A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean? Where do red envelopes come from? Tiger Mother introduces her paperback, tries taming critics

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Profiles, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/31 Comment

A Lunar New Year winter wonderland

A Lunar New Year winter wonderland

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

Where do red envelopes come from?

Where do red envelopes come from?

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Firecrackers, feasts, and exhilarating lion dances — Chinese New Year has many interesting traditions. However, one of the most appealing traditions, especially for young ones, is the red envelopes.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As early as I can remember, I loved firecrackers.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

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