Tag Archive | "vol 27 no 48 | November 22 – November 28"

Forty years of health, happiness and hoops

Forty years of health, happiness and hoops

Since 1968, the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association has been a place for community youth to participate in athletics. (Photo provided by the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association.)

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

In a nation that gets fatter every year, how do we encourage children to become active in sports? Playing Madden NFL ‘09 hour after hour on the Playstation does not count. Read the full story

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New Q13 anchor says something missing in Seattle’s diversity

New Q13 anchor says something missing in Seattle’s diversity

Q13 anchor Maria Arcega-Dunn (Photo provided by Q13.)

By Asli Omur
Northwest Asian Weekly

By the time Maria Arcega-Dunn had learned to read, she was nicknamed “the town crier” by her family. “I was relaying stories and communicating at a very early age,” she said.

Today, Arcega-Dunn still feels like a town crier.

She joined the Q13 Fox News team in Seattle a year ago as its female anchor. To apply for the position, her agent sent footage of her work to Q13 news director Steve Kraycik.

“She has a great passion for news,” Kraycik said. “She is a credible news anchor. Her on-air presentation is solid. … Her diverse personal and professional background allows her to really connect with the community.”

Before coming to Seattle, the Canada-born Californian of Spanish and Filipina heritage worked for CNN and Global Canada doing news feed coverage. She has also worked for CNN Asia International, based in Hong Kong, and Fox 6 News in San Diego. Read the full story

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Murderer dies in Aberdeen

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

A Filipino former union president who was serving a life sentence for murder has been found dead at Stafford Creek prison near Aberdeen, according to The Aberdeen Daily World. Read the full story

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For South Seattle, model minority myth is busted

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

What is there to do with $2.4 million dollars? South Seattle Community College has decided to improve the success and retention rates of its Asian Pacific Islander students. South Seattle Community College is one of six two- and four-year institutions that the U.S. Department of Education designated as Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI). Read the full story

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IAWW celebrates 25th year anniversary

IAWW celebrates 25th year anniversary

The honorees of the IAWW’s celebration, from left to right: UW regent Bill Bates. Sr., Seattle Art Museum Director Mimi Gates, former Seattle Schools Superintendent Raj Manhas, provost and Executive Vice President of the UW Phyllis Wise, KING 5 news anchor Lori Matsukawa, Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs chair Habib M. Habib, community activist Bob Santos and CEO of Port of Seattle Tay Yoshitani.


A new consulate office of India will open in the Seattle area very soon.

Susmita Thomas, the consul general of India from the India Consulate in San Francisco, was the guest of honor at the 25th anniversary gala of the local India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) on Oct. 5 at the Westin in Bellevue. Read the full story

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A bit of philanthropy

A bit of philanthropy

Reception attendees and Seattle Foundation staff, from left: Martha Choe, Phyllis Campbell, Beth Takekawa, Donna Lou and Molly Sterns


The Seattle Foundation held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Oct. 14. It invited community leaders as part of its community outreach efforts. The Seattle Foundation is an organization that encourages personal philanthropy to improve the quality of life in King County.

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Successful campaign for McKenna

Successful campaign for McKenna

Reception attendees and Seattle Foundation staff, from left: Martha Choe, Phyllis Campbell, Beth Takekawa, Donna Lou and Molly Sterns


The Greater Seattle Chinese community celebrated Attorney General Rob McKenna’s re-election campaign Oct. 28 at a dinner at Imperial Garden Restaurant. Organized by one of McKenna’s longtime friends, Bellevue City councilmember Conrad Lee, more than 60 community leaders attended the event to put the final touches on McKenna’s successful campaign. Read the full story

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Filipinos commemorate their American history

Filipinos commemorate their American history

Members of the Seattle University Filipino Alumni Chapter came together to celebrate Filipino American history month. Photo provided by Seattle University.


On Oct. 18, the Seattle University Filipino Alumni Chapter came together for its second annual fall reunion in celebration of Filipino American history month. All SU alumni of Filipino descent were invited back to campus to attend a special mass featuring SU alumnus Deacon Fred Cordova, class of ’52, who gave a special homily on the history of Filipino Americans at Seattle University and in Seattle. The mass was followed by a reunion reception where more than 60 people attended the event. Read the full story

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Only better with time

Only better with time

Gei Chan struts her stuff on the catwalk at Macy’s “Better With Time” fashion show.

Gei Chan was a Macy’s model on Oct. 4. She was a winner in Macy’s “Better With Time” educational seminar and fashion show in downtown Seattle.

The Macy’s models were the 15 finalists of an essay contest selected from more than 100 semifinalists. Chan said, “It was quite an honor to be chosen,” and noted that she was the only Asian American in a diverse group of women.

The winners range in age from 50 to 89’ They each received a $100 Macy’s gift card and flowers. ♦

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The aftermath of a long journey home

The aftermath of a long journey home

At a ceremony held May 18, the University of Washington gave special recognition to all Japanese American students who were forced to leave campus in May 1942 to report to internment camps. The UW estimates that about 440 students were forced to give up their studies that year and that more than 100 are still living. (Photo taken by Karen Orders.)

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Nearly 70 years have passed since Japanese Americans were put into internment camps when Executive Order 9066 was implemented. Their lives were forever changed. No Japanese American will ever forget the day when the United States made one of the biggest mistakes in history. Read the full story

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Cascadia students amazed by Indonesian students

Students in the Road to the White House class at Cascadia Community College recently participated in a real-time learning experience with students on the other side of the globe. In a videoconference at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, Oct. 20, Cascadia students had a dialogue with students at two universities in Indonesia, where it was already 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Read the full story

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Suspects escape after Tai Tung shooting

On Oct. 25, at 1:50 a.m., shots rang out from Tai Tung restaurant’s parking lot at the 500 block of Maynard Avenue South. The parking lot is owned by the restaurant, but it is not physically attached to the Tai Tung establishment. Read the full story

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Bruce Lee may return to the UW

During the fall of 2007, a group of University of Washington students and U-District residents helped organize and facilitate a two-credit focus group determined question the lack of representation of minority contribution to the University of Washington. Read the full story

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Help out a skater girl

L’Oréal Paris chose Nancy Chang as a 2008 Women of Worth for her volunteer work with Skate Like a Girl. Women of Worth is a grassroots program that honors women who serve others in their communities. Each year, the program selects 10 honorees across the country. Read the full story

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Puget Sound Community School moves to the ID

The Puget Sound Community School (PSCS), an innovative 21st century school for sixth through 12th-graders, announced Oct. 27 that they will move to a new space located in the International District at 660 South Dearborn. Read the full story

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A cucumber in a papaya for dinner?

A cucumber in a papaya for dinner?

Part 2: bites to remember in Beijing

This is a soup of sea cucumber that is stewed inside a papaya. (Photos taken by George Liu.)

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

In 1981, I raved and ranted simultaneously over an authentic Beijing (Peking) duck dinner while in Beijing.

The reason was due to the fact that one bite of a delicious duck meat was accompanied by a mouth full of fat.

The grease ruined my appetite because I didn’t care for the calories. The duck I ate was forced fed with tons of food before a chef roasted it. Read the full story

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How other cultures give thanks

How other cultures give thanks

Chu’seok

Chu’seok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of traditional Korean food.

In modern South Korea, on Chu’seok there is a mass exodus of Koreans who return to their hometowns to pay respects to the spirits of their ancestors. People perform ancestral worship rituals early in the morning. They often visit the tombs of their immediate ancestors to trim plants and clean the area around the tomb as well as offer food, drink and crops. Harvest crops are attributed to the blessing of ancestors.

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Who doesn’t want to be millionaire?

Who doesn’t want to be millionaire?

“Slumdog Millionaire” is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. The film, shot in India, follows a young street beggar who appears on a game show, exceeding people’s expectations and raising suspicions from the game show host and law enforcement. Screenshot provided by Fox Searchlight.

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Slumdog Millionaire” opens with our hero, Jamal (Dev Patel), getting smoke blown into his face by a police interrogator. Then he gets his head slammed into a bucket of water, and electrical shock is applied to his feet. English director Danny Boyle always makes Jamal’s fast grin, quick mind and mischievous pranks fun to follow. However, he never reconciles this fun with the film’s often-devastating spin throughout India. Read the full story

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That wasn’t Zeppelin A review of the Hotel Café Tour

That wasn’t Zeppelin A review of the Hotel Café Tour

Rachael Yamagata rocked out in front of a packed, sweaty crowd on the dimmed stage of Chop Suey, one of Seattle’s most diverse concert venues. (Photo taken by Sean Hall.)

By Sean Hall
Northwest Asian Weekly

I’ve never been to Chop Suey before. When I walked in the door last Saturday night, I liked the place right off the bat because of its size. Smaller venues are nice because you get to be right up close to the artist. You can see hands playing the guitar. You can hear all the little imperfections — things you can’t hear in a bigger venue. The intimacy made some of the performers of the Hotel Café Tour look impressive. For others? Not so much. Read the full story

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Editorial: Northwest Asian Weekly would like to thank …

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re running an atypical editorial this week.

Rarely does Northwest Asian Weekly have the chance to speak directly to the community to express our gratitude to our readers, so we’re going to run with this opportunity. Read the full story

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