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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 […]

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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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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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/100 Comments

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

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

An All-American Thanksgiving

An All-American Thanksgiving

23 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/30 Comments

Attention: Fellowship program in CAPAA office taking applicants

23 November 2010

The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/30 Comments

Attention: NAAAP scholarships are due Dec. 10

23 November 2010

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is offering college-level scholarships to outstanding Asian Americans for the 2011-2012

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Like the Bible, Hindu text being put in Houston hotels

23 November 2010

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Pull open a drawer in some Houston hotel rooms, and beside your room-service menu and Gideons Bible, you might find a copy of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

Judge approves $10M settlement in Marcos dispute

23 November 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A $10 million settlement over land in Texas could help compensate victims of ex-Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/30 Comments

Report: more Chinese students studying in U.S.

23 November 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new report says American students are increasingly studying abroad in nontraditional destinations like Chile and Peru.

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Muslim female athletes shine at Asian Games

23 November 2010

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Back home, the Pakistani women’s cricket team is unknown, especially compared with their illustrious male counterparts.

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As India rises, its rat catchers toil in darkness

23 November 2010

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Sabid Ali Sheikh stands on a prairie of trash — old onions, excrement, animal bones — slowly rotting its way back into an earth riddled

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Filipinos debate over the pope’s condom remarks

23 November 2010

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some church members in Southeast Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation praised Pope Benedict XVI for saying condom

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Christine Umayam leaves lucrative job to help children, creates relief organization

Christine Umayam leaves lucrative job to help children, creates relief organization

23 November 2010

In January 2006, Christine Umayam made a life-changing visit to the Philippines. The trip was her first and the children living in poverty shocked her.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/30 Comments

After a lifetime of devoted mentorship, Ted Yamamura is not done inspiring yet

After a lifetime of devoted mentorship, Ted Yamamura is not done inspiring yet

23 November 2010

His friends call him an idea generator, a go-getter, and even a machine. His name is Ted Yamamura, and he was the visionary for the Executive Development Institute (EDI).

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Posted in News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

Black Friday horror stories

Black Friday horror stories

23 November 2010

After a coma-inducing Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, traditional side dishes, and pumpkin pie, some feasters opt to plant themselves on the couch.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

One-on-one with Apolo

One-on-one with Apolo

23 November 2010

He has spent the last decade basking in the glow of the international limelight, racing his way into the history books to become the most decorated Winter Olympian

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Sports, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

NWAW’s November must-reads

NWAW’s November must-reads

23 November 2010

This third installment of the Haruhi series is a collection of four short stories chronicling our beloved SOS Brigade members and their efforts

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/31 Comment

 

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