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The hidden origins of well-known Chinese New Year traditions PICTORIAL: Lunar New Year done up in style The year of charisma and talent — Celebs exemplify their monkey sign in notable and surprising ways Happy Lunar New Year! Bellevue Square ushers in Year of Monkey with celebration Facing East owner charged with avoiding tax payment of almost $400K
 
The hidden origins of well-known Chinese New Year traditions

The hidden origins of well-known Chinese New Year traditions

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Ever wondered why red is considered a lucky color during Chinese New Year? Or why people collect money in red envelopes? Chinese New Year has long been a celebration of tradition for Chinese families to bring in the new year, and many of these customs originated from fascinating Chinese […]

PICTORIAL: Lunar New Year done up in style

PICTORIAL: Lunar New Year done up in style

On Feb. 6, Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese post threw their inaugural Lunar New Year Fashion Show and Contest at the House of Hong. Prizes were provided through generous sponsors and donors: Fortune Casino, Northwest Asian Weekly, Ben Bridge, and Lee & Lee, PS 1st: Model Starla Sampaco, Miss Teen USA 2014; ensemble […]

The year of charisma and talent — Celebs exemplify their monkey sign in notable and surprising ways

The year of charisma and talent — Celebs exemplify their monkey sign in notable and surprising ways

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Way back when China’s Jade Emperor held the Great Race to determine the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, three animals stood before a river that separated them from the finish line. The monkey, who wittily picked out lengthy branches as makeshift paddles, helped the sheep and the rooster cross the […]

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Bellevue Square ushers in Year of Monkey with celebration

Bellevue Square ushers in Year of Monkey with celebration

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For the fifth year in a row, the Bellevue Collection will be hosting its annual Lunar New Year celebration at Bellevue Square’s center court on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Decorations have already started to go up in all three facilities: Bellevue Place, Lincoln Square, and […]

Facing East owner charged with avoiding tax payment of almost $400K

Facing East owner charged with avoiding tax payment of almost $400K

By Emiri Aoki and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yu-Ling Wong, the majority owner of Taiwanese restaurant Facing East, was charged with first-degree theft and tax fraud by Bob Ferguson, Washington state’s attorney general on Feb. 5. She was charged for avoiding the payment of $394,835 in state sales tax through the use of an […]

Readers’ Corner: A reflection on how the community has changed

Readers’ Corner: A reflection on how the community has changed

08 December 2010

I was one of the honorees at the Northwest Asian Weekly Dinner on Dec. 3. The event was held at the House of Hong Restaurant in the International District (ID).

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 50 | 12/11-12/170 Comments

Vietnamese American family gets more than $500,000 from the death of son and brother

Vietnamese American family gets more than $500,000 from the death of son and brother

02 December 2010

Vinh Phan will never again walk through the front door of the Olympia home he shares with his parents.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

Chinatown/ID up for $200,000 grant, community addresses urgent priorities

Chinatown/ID up for $200,000 grant, community addresses urgent priorities

02 December 2010

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly More than 30 community members showed up for a meeting at the American Hotel on Monday to discuss economic development priorities and funding opportunities for the Chinatown/International District. The meeting was the first of three.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

SF students race to save their peer who faces deportation to Peru

SF students race to save their peer who faces deportation to Peru

02 December 2010

More than 80 students and community members gathered outside California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office on Nov. 12 to protest the scheduled

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Attention: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services introduces fee waiver form

02 December 2010

For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is introducing a standardized form for requesting waivers of the fees charged

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Attention: Help clean storefront windows to kick off the holiday season

02 December 2010

With the holiday season just around the corner, the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is inviting

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Attention: InterIm seeks input from neighborhood employees on workforce housing development

02 December 2010

InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA) is currently working on a workforce housing development project and wants to ensure

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What’s in a name? — Battle over who can use ‘yogi’

What’s in a name? — Battle over who can use ‘yogi’

02 December 2010

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Six years after the death of spiritual leader Yogi Bhajan, three legal battles are under way in Oregon and California

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/103 Comments

U.S. tries to contain damage from ‘Sept. 11 of world diplomacy’

02 December 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bristling over the unauthorized release of more than a quarter million classified State Department documents, the White House ordered a

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Columnist Wayne Chan stands in the middle of two worlds with humor and wit

Columnist Wayne Chan stands in the middle of two worlds with humor and wit

02 December 2010

Who has consistently made readers of the Northwest Asian Weekly laugh? Who has touted “the benefits of being a human pretzel” (i.e., being in a yoga pose)?

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EDI helps minorities climb to the top of the ladder

EDI helps minorities climb to the top of the ladder

02 December 2010

“Take a look at the workforce of the future. In 2012, 75 percent of the workforce will be people of color and women,” said Starr Macdonald

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

Business-savvy Susan Lee is new president of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce

Business-savvy Susan Lee is new president of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce

02 December 2010

She was a nurse in Korea. She has worked in real estate for a few years. Now, Susan Lee is helping the Korean American community in

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Editorial: Hep B, a silent killer we must be aware of

02 December 2010

Hepatitis B is an epidemic that is devastating the Asian community. A big problem is that most people don’t know this.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/102 Comments

Nov. 13: Seattle Japanese Queen Scholarship Program holds spaghetti dinner

Nov. 13: Seattle Japanese Queen Scholarship Program holds spaghetti dinner

02 December 2010

The 2010 Seattle Japanese Queen Scholarship Program held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Blaine United Methodist Church’s Lee Center in Seattle.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

November: ICHS accepts $22,566 from AH&T to continue to help patients

November: ICHS accepts $22,566 from AH&T to continue to help patients

02 December 2010

International Community Health Services (ICHS) accepted a check for $22,566 from AH&T, a national insurance firm with offices in downtown Seattle.

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Nov. 6: Filipino Community of Seattle highlights 75 years of pioneer work

Nov. 6: Filipino Community of Seattle highlights 75 years of pioneer work

02 December 2010

The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) celebrated 75 years of work with its Barrio Fiesta (community celebration) and its evening gala at the Filipino Community Center.

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Nov. 13: Lao Heritage Foundation raises funds for cultural programs

Nov. 13: Lao Heritage Foundation raises funds for cultural programs

02 December 2010

The Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF) held its annual fundraiser at Kent Square in Kent. The event featured a dance program, traditional music, and a dinner.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

Blog: 9 most embarrassing/surprising moments in China

Blog: 9 most embarrassing/surprising moments in China

02 December 2010

I consider myself to be a smart traveler. I bargain wisely, eat well, and explore places on a budget. And hey, I was born in China and speak the language!

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Commentary: More than the sum of our parts

Commentary: More than the sum of our parts

02 December 2010

Washington state faces a $4.8 billion budget deficit, and our community cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. We must engage friends, families,

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Commentary: Let’s raise our voices to protect our families

Commentary: Let’s raise our voices to protect our families

02 December 2010

For decades, the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Washington state has fought for equality and civil rights and

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/102 Comments

 

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