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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 […]

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

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)

Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

03 December 2009

Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Editorial: Why hire Asians? What’s the point?

03 December 2009

Last week, it was announced that King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top aides were six notable people. Two of them are Asian Americans Frank Abe and Sung Yang. Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn named Asian American Phil Fujii as one of his three top aides.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

03 December 2009

On Dec. 2, Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn held a town hall meeting at the Langston Hugh Theater. Facilitated by former State Rep. Kip Tokuda, attendees were supposed to give McGinn input on how to make Seattle a better city.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Blog: There’s life after politics

03 December 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin makes millions as an author after quitting her job before her term as governor of Alaska was over. This is not an example for other politicians to follow.

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Letter: ‘Africa needs to be rescued from China’

03 December 2009

[I] read the [Associated Press] article, “China–Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties,” by Christopher Bodeen. [I am] very sorry for the content of that article for the following reasons: [the] article shows that China has joined in on the rape of Africa and [its] murder [and] demise.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Commentary: Time to start spending!

Commentary: Time to start spending!

03 December 2009

Studies have shown that Asian Americans tend to save more than other groups in the United States. This is especially true for those not born in this country, those who immigrated here in search of a better life.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Hara gets sworn in

Hara gets sworn in

03 December 2009

Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters.

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Oct. 9: Luly Yang’s annual couture show helps Camp Korey

Oct. 9: Luly Yang’s annual couture show helps Camp Korey

03 December 2009

The show was held at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel in the Spanish Ballroom. The show benefitted Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash. Five children from the Seattle area who each attended Camp Korey wore an outfit on the runway designed by Luly. The show raised $50,000.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Aug. 1: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez marry

Aug. 1: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez marry

03 December 2009

The two met salsa dancing at Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. Guests at the wedding were the couple’s friends and family from San Francisco and New York. The couple’s golden retriever was the ring bearer during the ceremony.

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Nov. 14: Young author Seth Campos holds book signing

Nov. 14: Young author Seth Campos holds book signing

03 December 2009

Seth Campos, who is only 14 years old, signed copies of his comic strip compilation book, “Welcome to Beeky Airlines,” at the 2009 Northwest Holiday Arts Gift Show. Campos’ book is a humorous work that promotes literacy in a fun way.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/110 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

25 November 2009

In this season of celebrating our good fortune and our good friends, warm thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Asian families put their own stamp on Thanksgiving

Asian families put their own stamp on Thanksgiving

25 November 2009

“We will have racks of lambs, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie, bún bò huế (noodle soup) and mì quảng (noodles with a little broth),” said Phung Vu, describing the mix of American and Vietnamese food at her family’s Thanksgiving table. Like Vu, Minh Nguyen’s family also incorporates Vietnamese dishes into a traditional Thanksgiving meal. “Besides some traditional American dishes, we also have spring rolls and tempura shrimps, and for desserts, we like banana chè (a coconut-based pudding),” said Nguyen.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

5 ways to celebrate a Chinese Thanksgiving

25 November 2009

As is inevitable with most major holidays, Thanksgiving Day’s historical and cultural roots (dating more than 350 years ago) have long been traded in for cross-cultural exposure and mass marketing in the United States. Though it may sound bad, it has its advantages.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Food, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/42 Comments

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

25 November 2009

Martha Choe is a jack of all trades. She started out as a high school teacher, moved to commercial banking, then to government services, and now she’s working for the largest global private foundation in the world.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

25 November 2009

“Dow Constantine is not a very good DJ name,” admitted the former college radio DJ and newly elected King County Executive. Instead of spinning records, Constantine chose a different path in order to serve the public. Constantine defeated Susan Hutchinson on Nov. 3 to become King County Executive.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

“Ninja” big on gore, lacking in dialogue

“Ninja” big on gore, lacking in dialogue

25 November 2009

“Ninja Assassin,” the new film from director James McTeigue, begins with a Japanese tattoo artist working on a yakuza’s back. Blood flows down from the tattoo needle. With only short respites, blood also flows throughout the rest of the film. Blood isn’t enough, however, to compensate for the film’s anemia in other areas.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/45 Comments

“Red Cliff” was cut in half, and it shows

“Red Cliff” was cut in half, and it shows

25 November 2009

“Red Cliff” is John Woo’s first Chinese movie since 1991’s “Once a Thief.” His new film triumphs over the cutting of the footage which is almost as cruel as the cuttings of so many characters over the film’s running time. Conceived as a four-hour epic in two parts, it reaches the United States as a single film that runs two and a half hours.

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Cancer grant goes to Hawaii-Guam universities

25 November 2009

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Cancer Institute has awarded a combined grant to the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the University of Guam. The $12.6 million grant will be used to support the institutions’ cancer research partnership program. Dr. Carl Wilhelm-Vogel is the principal investigator and former director of the cancer center.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Chinese American Historical Day now California law

25 November 2009

In commemorating the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the recent passage of ACR 76 in Californian, California State Assembly member Mike Eng, the Yee Fow Museum, and other state and national organizations will hold a press conference on Dec. 6 at the Chinese American Museum in California.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/40 Comments

Indian boy plight mirrors that of millions of kids

25 November 2009

Each year, 4 million babies die before they are a month old, 150 million children are engaged in child labor, more than 500 million have been affected by violence, and 51 million have fallen so far through the cracks that they have not even had their births registered, according to the United Nations.

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