Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 44 | October 29 – November 4"

Oct. 21: Bruce Lee Action Museum kicks off with inaugural fundraiser

Oct. 21: Bruce Lee Action Museum kicks off with inaugural fundraiser

BLAM committee member Jerry Lee (no relation) with Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell (Photo from NWAW)

The Bruce Lee Foundation held its inaugural fundraiser for the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant at the Great Wall Mall in Kent. Read the full story

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Oct. 1–2: Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing scores big at Pacific Cup Regatta

Oct. 1–2: Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing scores big at Pacific Cup Regatta

Members of Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing Team (CCKR) (Photo from CCKR’s Facebook page)

Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing, which has locations in Bellevue and Renton, competed in the Pacific Cup Regatta held at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge, B.C. Read the full story

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Oct. 8: ACRS raises more than $121,000 at annual gala

Oct. 8: ACRS raises more than $121,000 at annual gala

Dale Talde (left) demonstrating his entrée on stage with emcee Christine Chen (Photo by Hyunchul Luke Jung)

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at The Westin Bellevue. About 385 guests attended the sold-out event and more than $121,000 was raised to support ACRS’s 13 programs.   Read the full story

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Oct. 5: Boeing honors three Chinese Americans with Special Invention Awards

Oct. 5: Boeing honors three Chinese Americans with Special Invention Awards

From left: Che-Hang Charles Ih, Jian Li, and Fenfei “Bruce” Wang

Each year, Boeing gives awards to individuals and teams who create intellectual property most valuable to Boeing and aerospace. In 2011, out of hundreds of nominations, 20 inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted patents or are awaiting them. Read the full story

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Ohio town welcomes immigrants as policy point, not everyone a fan

By Dan Sewell
The Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the same afternoon thousands of Latinos in Alabama took the day off to protest the state’s strict new immigration law, Mexican-born Francisco Mejia was ringing up diners’ bills and handing containers piled with carnitas to drive-thru customers on the east side of Dayton. Read the full story

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Jindal takes an easy ride back into La. office

By Melinda DeSlatte
The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was a landslide win by any measure.

Gov. Bobby Jindal had a cake walk into a second term, turning back nine challengers who couldn’t muster name recognition or significant financing to put up a major challenge. Read the full story

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Health officials say India is close to wiping out polio

By Nirmala George
The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24. Read the full story

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Police arrest two drivers in Chinese 2-year-old’s death

BEIJING (AP) — Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by, newspapers reported on Sunday, Oct. 23. Read the full story

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What is Halloween all about, anyway?

What is Halloween all about, anyway?

By Betty Wang
Northwest Asian Weekly

I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions.

We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and it’s cool. We have absolutely no ties to those who came off the Mayflower, but Thanksgiving is awesome. We hold the same feast each year.

I personally love those two holidays, but I am beginning to resent the fact that I have to obligingly push Halloween out of the way before I can tackle my turkey and mash.    Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

Janice Deguchi

By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson
For Northwest Asian Weekly

By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state.

The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this year is the renewal of the Families and Education Levy, an essential source of grant money for the Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC). Read the full story

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Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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By R. Zamora Linmark
Coffee House Press, 2011

After 13 years of living in the United States, Vicente De Los Reyes is returning home.

Born in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vince, came to Hawaii when he was only 10 years old. He returns after winning a contest and finds himself struggling to adjust to many things in Manila, including the heat, crazy drivers in a chaotic city, and political and cultural differences.

Upon returning, Vince seems to struggle more as a “balikbayan” — or a U.S.-based Filipino “returning to visit the motherland and witness its vast improvements” — than as a young gay man living in the early 1990s. This surprised me, but in a good way, as the story is more about a young man returning home who just happens to be gay, rather than about his sexuality and the issues around that. Read the full story

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Merger a good idea for InterIm CDA and IDHA? Both say yes

Merger a good idea for InterIm CDA and IDHA? Both say yes

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Hyeok Kim, executive director of InterIm CDA, speaks about the merger to supporters at the Cullom Gallery on Oct. 20. Also pictured (left), Sharyne Shiu Thornton, executive director of the International District Housing Alliance (IDHA), and Joel Ing (right), incoming board president. (Photo provided by InterIm CDA)

This week, two local nonprofit organizations have announced their plans to merge. Read the full story

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Rachel Wong wants to be more than an idol  — Chinese American performs to promote debut album

Rachel Wong wants to be more than an idol — Chinese American performs to promote debut album

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Rachel Wong (Photo by Jordan Nicholson)

Rachel Wong will not win American Idol, but that’s fine by her. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter hopes to represent Asian American women in music as she is pursuing her passion. Without a record deal, Wong wrote, performed, and is now promoting her debut album, “Curtain Fall.” Read the full story

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Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The Pioneers honorees and their guests (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: It’s never too late to say you regret

By Assunta Ng

Resolution 201 was approved by the Senate on Oct. 11, and it was a moment that was 60 years in the making — perhaps even 160 years in the making. Read the full story

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BLOG: Beauty at Daejeon

BLOG: Beauty at Daejeon

By Assunta Ng

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Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW

 

I snapped this photo at Daejeon Park in North Beacon Hill. Look at how beautiful the leaves are. Daejeon Park, featuring a Korean pavilion, is named after one of Seattle’s sister cities, Daejeon, South Korea. You should visit for yourself, as the leaves will soon fall as the cold settles in. (end)

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BLOG: In a tough economy, there is some good news for BLAM

BLOG: In a tough economy, there is some good news for BLAM

By Assunta Ng

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Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell, BLAM supporter, speaks at fundraiser (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

If you are wondering how the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) can overcome a dire economy, just look at its kick-off dinner held last Friday, Oct. 21, at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant. Read the full story

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BLOG: What’s a chef’s real job?

BLOG: What’s a chef’s real job?

By Assunta Ng

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Nakamura’s duck salad appetizer

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Chef Lisa Nakamura

You would think cooking delicious meals, finding fresh ingredients, and creating inspiring menus are a chef’s duties.

But Chef Lisa Nakamura, owner of Allium on Orcas Island, has a different take on her job.
“Don’t ask me what I do. I bring people to the table,” said Nakamura in a video interview, shown at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)’s culinary dinner on Oct. 8 at the Westin Bellevue Hotel. Read the full story

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BLOG: Chelesa Clinton gets a $300,000 offer

BLOG: Chelesa Clinton gets a $300,000 offer

By Assunta Ng

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Chelsea Clinton

InterActiveCorp IAC named Chelsea Clinton to its board. The U.S. online media holding company  has offered her $300,000 a year. Obviously, IAC picked her because of her name, not because of what she has done.

“Your mother’s name is nothing!” I told my son, laughing. “It would never find you a job. Dude, you’d better work hard. You are on your own.” (end)

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