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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

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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Seattle judge accused of sexual harassment gets censured

Seattle judge accused of sexual harassment gets censured

12 August 2009

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Ron Mamiya won’t be suspended or removed from office due to a sexual harassment suit from a former female court employee (unnamed due to the state’s public disclosure act). Mamiya was censured last Friday, Aug. 7, by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

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Sparkly vampires where?

Sparkly vampires where?

12 August 2009

“Thirst” is a new film directed by controversial South Korean director Chan-wook Park. The film begins with a fat man wheezing in his hospital bed. Between wheezes, he explains how he once held the world’s greatest sponge cake. He longed for nothing more than a private place to devour this cake. However, he came across two hungry sisters and gave the cake to them instead.

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Couple’s wedding bathed with elements of American and Chinese tradition

Couple’s wedding bathed with elements of American and Chinese tradition

12 August 2009

A traditional Chinese wedding ceremony with lavish costumes and authentic props imported from China (including a flower sedan chair) was held at the Seattle Westin Hotel on Aug. 8. The bride, Kris Qi Yue Ruan, and groom, Robin Leong, were wed before 400 guests. They had met in Singapore.

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August book recs: cultural tales for kids

August book recs: cultural tales for kids

12 August 2009

“Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story” Written by Paula Woo, illustrated by Lin Wang Lee & Low Books, June 2009 Being Asian American in the early days of show business was not easy.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 34 | 8/15 - 8/210 Comments

First Japanese American federal judge passes away

First Japanese American federal judge passes away

12 August 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, who was sent to an internment camp with his family during World War II and overcame discrimination to become the first Japanese American appointed to the federal bench, has died at the age of 78.

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Philippines leader panned for lavish New York meal

12 August 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s aides struggled to explain a reported $20,000 dinner bill racked up by her and her entourage in New York while the Philippines was mourning the passing of former leader Corazon Aquino.

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No politics or sex: Art feels Myanmar junta’s grip

12 August 2009

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Hours before the art show was to open to the public, the censors arrived and the grilling began. Under their watchful gaze, the nine artists performed parts of their works, aware that every movement could arouse suspicion.

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Missing Japanese actress turns herself in

Missing Japanese actress turns herself in

12 August 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese actress Noriko Sakai turned herself in to Tokyo police and was arrested on drug charges on Saturday, Aug. 8, according to local broadcaster NHK.

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Blog: How do you celebrate your 60th birthday?

Blog: How do you celebrate your 60th birthday?

11 August 2009

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Blog: A notable interview took place in the I.D.

Blog: A notable interview took place in the I.D.

10 August 2009

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Blog: Diversity at the candidates forum in Chinatown/I.D.?

Blog: Diversity at the candidates forum in Chinatown/I.D.?

09 August 2009

In the first round of the Seattle City Council candidates’ forum at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, there was only one black male were among eight white males seated at the panel.

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Blog: Dr. Qi Lu, Microsoft, Google!

Blog: Dr. Qi Lu, Microsoft, Google!

08 August 2009

Since Scott Oki left Microsoft as senior vice president in 1992, few Asian Americans were able to break the “bamboo ceiling” for a long time at the company’s top management. Then, Dr. Qi Lu was appointed as president of Microsoft’s Digital Division in 2008.

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Blog: Before summer is gone, go to Cascades

Blog: Before summer is gone, go to Cascades

07 August 2009

The North Cascades scenic forests and mountain lakes enticed me to escape from the city a few weekends ago. So why the Cascades? It was only a couple-hours drive from Seattle, where Internet and cell phones are usually unavailable. If you can live without them, it would be a restful haven for you. Imagine how […]

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Seattle-based nonprofit aspires to assist deaf children in Vietnam

Seattle-based nonprofit aspires to assist deaf children in Vietnam

06 August 2009

It was an unassuming trip. Paige Stringer traveled to Vietnam for her work and discovered a cause so personal that she established a foundation to help raise funds for deaf children in Vietnam. Last year, Stringer, a freelance travel writer, was working on an article about customized vacations when she traveled to Vietnam and volunteered at a school for deaf children.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 33 | 8/8 - 8/14, World News8 Comments

Filipinos mourn Corazon Aquino’s death

Filipinos mourn Corazon Aquino’s death

06 August 2009

During her lifetime, Corazon Aquino was a symbol of hope and change for Filipinos. She was the first female president in all of Asia. To many, Aquino was more than a president. She was considered to be a mother to all Filipinos, and her recent death has caused sorrow for many in Seattle.

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