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Takei takes over Seattle Services for seniors Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations
 
Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store

China to appeal WTO ruling on book, movie imports

20 August 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that ordered it to ease restrictions on imports of movies, music, and books in a case brought by Washington, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said Monday, Aug. 18.

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North Korea agrees to resume joint projects with South Korea

20 August 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s decision to restart tours run jointly with South Korea. Allowing reunions of families separated for decades by the peninsula’s war is aimed at obtaining much-needed foreign currency and leverage in negotiations with Washington and Seoul, experts said.

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Taiwan’s vice foreign minister resigns over storm

20 August 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s vice foreign minister resigned Tuesday, Aug. 18, to take responsibility for his agency’s initial rejection of aid from other governments following Typhoon Morakot, which claimed about 500 lives and caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage.

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Blog: 5,000/30 for China

Blog: 5,000/30 for China

19 August 2009

China has 5,000 years of history in its civilization. Yet, is it going backward at barely 30 years old? This is the thinking of Y. P. Chan, a speaker at the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) last Friday at the SCCC’s office.

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Blog: UW is famous in China, and it has nothing to do with Bruce Lee

Blog: UW is famous in China, and it has nothing to do with Bruce Lee

18 August 2009

The late martial arts movie star Bruce Lee went to the University of Washington, but never graduated.

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Blog: Thach Nguyen, a rare character in the Asian community

Blog: Thach Nguyen, a rare character in the Asian community

18 August 2009

Thach recently visited the Northwest Asian Weekly office, trying to gain support for Helping Link, a social service agency that helps Vietnamese refugees and immigrants.

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Blog: A traditional Chinese wedding with prime rib

Blog: A traditional Chinese wedding with prime rib

17 August 2009

As a guest to Robin and Kris Leong’s wedding on Aug. 8, I must conclude that Seattle Westin Hotel is an ideal venue to host a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony.

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Blog: TV anchors Jean Enersen and Kathi Goertzen

Blog: TV anchors Jean Enersen and Kathi Goertzen

17 August 2009

The other week, I dined with more than 20 members of a women’s organization in a West Seattle home. KING TV anchor Jean Erensen and KOMO TV anchor Kathi Goertzen were present.

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New housing project in Southeast Seattle goes green

New housing project in Southeast Seattle goes green

12 August 2009

The name for a new affordable-housing project in Seattle’s Rainier Valley seems to be a perfect fit since it’s located next door, at 3925 South Bozeman Street, to the Lao Highland Community Center. “Samaki” is a Lao word that means “people” or “individuals coming together.”

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Thach Nguyen urges others to give without an agenda

Thach Nguyen urges others to give without an agenda

12 August 2009

Many people give, but only do so with strings attached. These thoughts may sound familiar: “The more I get acknowledged in public, the more I will give.” “I jump on the bandwagon when the rich and powerful in the room are giving.”

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To use plastic or not to use plastic?

12 August 2009

Seattle may become the first city in the United States to institute a tax on the plastic bags people carry home from grocery stores. Seattleites will vote on Referendum 1, dubbed the Seattle bag tax, in the Aug. 18 election.

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Editorial: The primaries are not a reason to slack in civic duty

12 August 2009

Now we know this upcoming election season isn’t as big as last year’s presidential election, but that does not mean we should fall into complacency.

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Commander Bok Pon

Commander Bok Pon

12 August 2009

On July 21, Commander Bok Pon passed away due to a deteriorating liver caused by Hepatitis B. Three years ago, Commander Pon was diagnosed with Hepatitis B. Even with this prior knowledge, Pon did not stop helping people and continued his duties at American Legion Post #384, known as Cathay Post.

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Filipino American among recipients of $370 million in defamation case

12 August 2009

In one of Los Angeles County’s largest defamation lawsuits, Filipino American Elizabeth Tagle was awarded $74 million after winning a defamation case against GUESS? co-founder Georges Marciano on July 29.

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July 29: Qi Lu’s warm reception from EDI

July 29: Qi Lu’s warm reception from EDI

12 August 2009

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a reception for Dr. Qi Lu. Lu is the current president of Microsoft’s Online Service Division and plays a vital role for the Microsoft-Yahoo partnership. He spoke to more than 200 people about leadership and the importance of humility and teamwork. Besides this event, EDI has created other programs to help Asian Pacific professionals.♦

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Aug. 6: Lorna Schofield is the new section chair of ABA

Aug. 6: Lorna Schofield is the new section chair of ABA

12 August 2009

Lorna Schofield is the new section chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Schofield is the first Asian American to be the chair of this section. She has experience in both the private and public sectors. She has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She is a partner of the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.♦

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July 18: Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center celebrates anniversary

July 18: Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center celebrates anniversary

12 August 2009

The Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. Held at the Redmond Senior Center, local martial arts schools like Warrior Martial Arts and the Wushu Academy presented intricate performances. The Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center has 28 centers in 12 countries. The first center was founded in 1995. ♦

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July 30: Happy birthday to Jerry Lee

July 30: Happy birthday to Jerry Lee

12 August 2009

Jerry Lee, a philanthropist and the chairman of Mulvanny G2 Architecture, celebrated his birthday with 60 good friends at South China Restaurant in Bellevue. Meant to be a surprise party planned by Lee’s wife Charlene, Lee showed up 20 minutes earlier than expected.

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Aug. 9: Chi Life opens in Redmond

Aug. 9: Chi Life opens in Redmond

12 August 2009

Chi Life (CL) Studio & Martial Arts Equipments Shop celebrated its grand opening in Redmond. Located inside a brand new building developed by his father, CL is Robin Leong’s fifth school. It is located at 2222 152nd Ave. N.E. in Redmond. His other schools are located in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai. Leong said the school will offer yoga classes for kids, hire Shaolin monks, and hire Chinese experts in kung fu to teach his students.♦

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Cultural clash

12 August 2009

“Can you speak the language?” “Is your dad white?” “You don’t eat that, do you?”

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