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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)

Bangladeshi mom wants her twins to stay in Australia

25 November 2009

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The mother who gave up conjoined Bangladeshi newborn twins for adoption said Saturday that she is overjoyed the toddlers have been successfully separated and wants them to grow up in Australia.

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Editorial: Cao getting a lot of unfair flack

Editorial: Cao getting a lot of unfair flack

25 November 2009

Some are speculating that it could be one vote that ends U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao’s career. Cao was the only Republican who voted for President Obama’s health care plan, HR-3962.

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Letter: Thanks for saying what many have been thinking

25 November 2009

To the Editor: My sisters Maria and Elizabeth talked about the Sacred Heart Canossian College (SHCC) reunion for quite some time. A fellow SHCC classmate directed me to [Assunta Ng’s] article, “Lessons I took away from my school reunion (issue 48, Nov. 21–27).” [It was] very well done.

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Blog: Thoughts for Thanksgiving: visiting McNeil Prison

Blog: Thoughts for Thanksgiving: visiting McNeil Prison

25 November 2009

I was reading the Sunday New York Times and one article stated that there were too many people who wanted to volunteer serving Thanksgiving dinner for the poor. Too many volunteers in the wrong places! May I suggest you another option?

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Blog: Thanks for nothing!

25 November 2009

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those who you have taken for granted. I will make it up to those people. This is also the time that I notice some folks who have taken the Northwest Asian Weekly for granted. I want to say, “Thanks for nothing,” to the following people:

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Nov. 10: Seattle Chinese Garden raises $115,000

Nov. 10: Seattle Chinese Garden raises $115,000

25 November 2009

A crowd gathered at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant to raise $115,000 for the next stage of construction on the Seattle Chinese Garden’s (SCGS) Knowing the Spring Courtyard. Honorary co-chairs and hosts of the event were Christine and Omar Lee, owners of the Great Wall Mall in Renton. They donated meals to 230 guests.

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Oct. 1: NAAAP members celebrate with Silk Road Gala

Oct. 1: NAAAP members celebrate with Silk Road Gala

25 November 2009

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) had its 2009 Silk Road Gala with more than 250 guests in attendance, at the Ontario Science Centre. This is the Silk Road Gala’s inaugural year, and it helped to raise more than $1,000, which will be distributed to the Sunnybrook Foundation and the Carefirst For Seniors Foundation.

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Oct. 29: Kristin Tan is named Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week

Oct. 29: Kristin Tan is named Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week

25 November 2009

Kristin Tan of Holy Names Academy was awarded a $100 scholarship and recognized as a Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week for her 3.89 cumulative GPA and her outstanding performance as a competitive golfer.

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Nov. 3: Legacy House gets $2,000 grant

Nov. 3: Legacy House gets $2,000 grant

25 November 2009

Members of Qwest’s Pacific American Asian Network (PAAN) presented Legacy House with a $2,000 grant to purchase computers for use by the seniors it serves.

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True or false? H1N1 myths debunked

True or false? H1N1 myths debunked

19 November 2009

Whether it’s severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or avian influenza, every now and then, there’s an ailment that is hyperbolized. Oftentimes, misinformation creates further confusion. In the last year, the H1N1 influenza strain has been at the center of media attention. Public media commonly refers to it as swine flu.

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McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

19 November 2009

“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.”

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CEO Oki leaves Nikkei Concerns

CEO Oki leaves Nikkei Concerns

19 November 2009

The Board of Directors of Nikkei Concerns (NC), a nonprofit elder care organization primarily serving the Japanese community, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 18, that Susan Oki has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will stay until the end of November.

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Chinese presence in the Caribbean grows

Chinese presence in the Caribbean grows

19 November 2009

Most people know that Asians have migrated to countries all over the world, but some are still surprised to learn that Asians live in the West Indies. Some say this is likely due to images perpetrated by the media. Vacation ads often feature white couples enjoying the tropics. Asians aren’t commonly in sight.

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Man meets Korean mom for the first time at age 52

Man meets Korean mom for the first time at age 52

19 November 2009

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — After 52 years on opposite sides of the world, a mother and son have been reunited. William Whitescarver — or Jo Kyung Nam — of Harrison, and his South Korean birth mother, Choi Chun-Hak of Seoul, met for the first time in more than half a century, when Whitescarver and his children traveled to South Korea in October.

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Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

19 November 2009

Countless generations of parents stress the importance of education to their kids.John Okamoto wants these parents to know that the teachers in this state also care deeply about teaching kids.

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The first national Asian American civil rights conference to be in L.A.

19 November 2009

The 2009 Advancing Justice Conference: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Building New Foundations for Civil Rights is an inaugural national civil rights and social justice conference expected to draw community and government leaders and legal professionals from across the country.

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16th Asian Games to be tobacco-free

19 November 2009

The 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), will be “going smokeless” with firm prohibitions on the sale of tobacco products and tobacco sponsorship of the Games.

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Lessons I took away from my school reunion

Lessons I took away from my school reunion

19 November 2009

Women lose weight, buy new clothes, color their hair, and fly across the ocean to seize “the moment” in their lives. I have to confess that I am one of these vain creatures who invest lots of money — $150 worth of new outfits and shoes plus airfare to fly to Hong Kong — for a unique occasion.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/274 Comments

Manny Pacquiao shows greatness in small package

Manny Pacquiao shows greatness in small package

19 November 2009

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao had a hat perched jauntily on his head, a bandage wrapped neatly around his right ear. His real work done for the night, he was heading down the Las Vegas Strip to sing a few songs with his band.

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Analysis: Is the future still Cao?

Analysis: Is the future still Cao?

19 November 2009

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “The Future is Cao” was the widely reported subject line of a memo U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner issued the day after Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao achieved an upset victory over Democrat William Jefferson last December.

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