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A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Midday. Overcast. Reading Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung. That and looking over a few photographs of rural Ireland, plus notes I made in those days, more than a dozen years ago now, poke out of folders here on the park bench. Making headway. On the story. One I’ve […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

The Village Report — Eloping…

The Village Report — Eloping…

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Did you change your hair?” I said, thinking out loud. “Yeah. There’s a place called the Chop Shop in Skibbereen.” “It’s interesting how the front of your hair flips up a little bit like that.” I was used to Yoshi Kayukawa’s wilder cuts, like the shaved look in his […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

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

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

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, 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 <!–more–>my previous silly assumptions, and then I cherish the joyful moments and appreciate all the incredible work of my high school classmates who planned our reunion. I graduated from Sacred Heart Canossian […]

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Posted in 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) <!–more–>was a global university. We are rated 15th among the world’s universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s much publicized rankings, and 14th in the world in the US News and World […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

The bad and beautiful of Venice

The bad and beautiful of Venice

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Marco Polo went to China in the 13th century and introduced pizza and noodles to the Europeans. Marco had inspired me to visit Venice last October, but the inspiration I got from Venice turned out to be something else.

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

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After months at sea, walking on land is not a simple thing, but a local nonprofit is helping sea workers adjust and reconnect with loved ones during their stopovers in Seattle.

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

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Delta Air Lines’ ambitious agenda will put Seattle on the global map.

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

Asian in Africa

Asian in Africa

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly As an Asian American, I did not expect my presence in Ghana to go without attention. This sounds self-centered. And it is.

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

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

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