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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)

Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

Look beyond stereotypes and find individuality

03 September 2009

When encountering an Asian American student at school, non-Asian students likely develop common stereotypes concerning that person. They might assume that the Asian American student possesses an exceptional talent for math and science. They might also assume that the student has difficulty speaking English.

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The upside of laughing

The upside of laughing

03 September 2009

A couple of laughs is good enough for some people, but in current economic times with all the depressing and angering events going on, you might want to add a few more laughs.

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De-stress by taking a stroll

De-stress by taking a stroll

03 September 2009

While each of us continue to take steps on this little journey we call life, we forget the simple things around us during the course of our daily routines. People are so caught up in trying to achieve in school, work, and the future that they sacrifice their own free time.

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Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

Stop procrastinating: Do something today!

03 September 2009

What is procrastination? You can say that it’s just a bad habit, like biting your nails.

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Education … say what?

Education … say what?

03 September 2009

We are in school for all the wrong reasons.

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As student loans dry up, the competition builds

As student loans dry up, the competition builds

03 September 2009

When you were in middle school, where did you want to go to college? Did you consider the costs of attending one of the top schools in America?

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Fire a teacher for being bad? We can’t.

Fire a teacher for being bad? We can’t.

03 September 2009

As the U.S. economy continues to decline and Obama’s stimulus package continues to be given as bonuses to top CEOs, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is feeling the crunch.

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Escape racism and negative stereotypes

Escape racism and negative stereotypes

03 September 2009

During my stay at SYLP, we talked about diversity. However, with diversity, there is racism. I think the root of racism can be traced back to the Holocaust and American slavery.

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Breed diversity through different perspectives

Breed diversity through different perspectives

03 September 2009

Do you see the cup as half-empty or half-full? Whatever your answer may be, people see the world through different perspectives. However, there are always new experiences that can broaden our views.

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Losing our culture and finding it again in frog legs

Losing our culture and finding it again in frog legs

03 September 2009

Take a look into my daily life and you’d think that I was a typical American teenager doing typical American things like turning on MTV, chatting on Facebook, and texting friends.

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Blog: Donald Chan, not a typical Asian American

Blog: Donald Chan, not a typical Asian American

01 September 2009

I love to talk about Asian Americans doing unconventional things that defy stereotypes. David Chan is one of them. I met David Chan more than three decades ago when he owned a Chinese restaurant in Green Lake. What David Chan has done since then amazed normal people.  David Chan is now owner of World Class […]

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Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

27 August 2009

Brandon Vera’s nickname says it all. “The Truth” was a nickname given to him by his friend for how Vera tells it like it is. It also describes his ability as a skilled mixed martial artist.

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Diversity was fodder for firing of Renton Technical College president

Diversity was fodder for firing of Renton Technical College president

27 August 2009

Snug budgets and picky politics weren’t the only factors that ousted Renton Technical College (RTC) President Donald Bressler. Claims state that matters such as race and diversity played a central role in sending him out the door. The college’s Board of Trustees voted 3 to 1 in dismissing Bressler on Aug. 11.

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Deems Tsutakawa: Pioneer in Music

Deems Tsutakawa: Pioneer in Music

27 August 2009

Born and raised in Seattle, Deems Tsutakawa draws upon life experience for his music. Although Tsutakawa’s grandparents are from Japan, he describes his life experience as “an American experience.”

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Amy Anderson: One of the funny people

Amy Anderson: One of the funny people

27 August 2009

Three minutes. This was the length of Amy Anderson’s first standup performance at an open mic night in 1997 on Saint Patrick’s Day in a Minneapolis comedy club. At the end of her three minutes, she had found her passion.

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Editorial: Mayor Greg Nickels will be missed by Asians

Editorial: Mayor Greg Nickels will be missed by Asians

27 August 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels conceded defeat last Friday in his bid for a third term. The two men who will advance to the general election in November are T-Mobile Executive Joe Mallahan and Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn. All three candidates are Democrats.

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Easy parking in the ID? Not a chance

Easy parking in the ID? Not a chance

27 August 2009

It started in 1917. Henry Louie and his family have been in business in the International District (ID) for four generations. They have gone through two world wars and the Great Depression. Even after a few relocations, nothing has separated them from King Street in Seattle. Nonetheless, something is making them consider again.

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Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

27 August 2009

You may spot business owner Yale Wong cruising the streets in his shiny black Mercedes Benz. However, it is what’s inside his luxury sedan that grabs the most attention. Wong fuels his car with biodiesel made from food grease and vegetable oil — yes, the same grease used to deep fry your fish ‘n’ chips, chicken tenders, and side order of fries. Some consider it to be a promising alternative to petroleum fuel and a better option than soy-based biodiesel, which has recently been criticized for not being “green” enough.

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Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

27 August 2009

If I told you that General Electric has grown four times faster than its competition for decades and will continue to do so for years to come, yet its stock trades are well below its competition, wouldn’t you sell your car to buy as much GE stock as you could?

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Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

27 August 2009

As the current debate on health care rages in town halls across the nation, immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.

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