Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 48 | November 26 – December 2"

EDI Hosts gala dinner for 2011 graduates

EDI Hosts gala dinner for 2011 graduates

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2011 graduates

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a gala dinner honoring 62 graduates, with more than 250 sponsors, mentors, friends, and family in attendance, at the Hilton Bellevue on Nov. 4. The EDI graduates represent emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies.  Read the full story

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John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV

John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV

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John Wu

“The Disconnect” won the Curvee Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV on Oct. 24 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

“The Disconnect,” written and produced by Mitch Shepherd and starring John Wu, won best picture. Wu also won best actor.

FilmFrenzy is a competition in which filmmakers have 50 hours to complete a 4-minute film. Films had to be shot completely in Renton.

Wu is a Bellevue resident and owner of the Nobel Suit Company, LLC. (end)

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King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

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Award winners with King County Executive Dow Constantine (center left, purple tie) (Photo by teamphotogenic.com)

King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, on Oct. 12. Read the full story

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LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction

LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction

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LIHI Board member Pearl Leung with King County Council Chair Larry Gossett (center) and Phil Fujii of Vulcan (Photos by Dave Greer)

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LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee with Congressman Jim McDermott at LIHI’s annual gala

The Low Income Housing Institute celebrated 20 years of providing housing and services to the community with its 9th annual gala and auction at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on Oct. 28.

During the past two years, LIHI staff have developed more than 3,600 units stretching across six counties. Their portfolio includes 1,845 units housing over 3,871 people, and 1,332 units house previously homeless households. (end)

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Class assignment becomes book for dad of adopted Chinese girl

Class assignment becomes book for dad of adopted Chinese girl

By Katie Lovett
The Gloucester Daily Times

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A burly court officer at Newburyport District Court, Mick Verga of Gloucester interacts with prisoners all day and keeps his cool.

But when it comes to his 9-year-old daughter, Amanda, it’s a different story. Read the full story

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After a rough presidency, Arroyo fights to stay free

After a rough presidency, Arroyo fights to stay free

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

By Hrvoje Hranjski
The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With a sense of entitlement and a life of privilege familiar to a scion of the political elite, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully weathered coup attempts and corruption scandals during her nine years in power.

She once even banished her husband abroad when he became a liability.

Last week, like a common criminal, she was booked and fingerprinted by police on electoral fraud charges and barred from traveling abroad for medical treatment. She could spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted.

Arroyo will be the biggest test of President Benigno Aquino III’s election promise to prosecute corruption, no matter how high, and restore public credibility, as well as investor confidence. With her arrest, Aquino has struck a chord among Filipinos, fed up by a long line of corrupt leaders, starting from Ferdinand Marcos, who epitomized greed and was removed in 1986 by Aquino’s mother, also a president.

“If she’s not guilty, why is she trying to escape?” asked Manila parking attendant Gerry Rimorin. “When she was president, she committed a lot of abuses and now it’s all coming back to her. It’s karma.” Read the full story

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Future cancers from Fukushima may be hidden

By Malcolm Ritter and Mari Yamaguchi
The Associated Press

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out.

Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: For Thanksgiving, maybe give your relatives (and Obama) a bit of a break?

EDITORIAL: For Thanksgiving, maybe give your relatives (and Obama) a bit of a break?

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President Barack Obama

For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on.

Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an extended family get together, we’d like to remind everyone that
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, to let bygones be bygones — even if it’s just for one day.

Last week, President Barack Obama was in Hawaii, where he was born. When asked a question about budget cuts, he said, “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia …” Read the full story

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BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

By Assunta Ng

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Gary Locke relaxes during an interview with Northwest Asian Weekly’s publisher, Assunta Ng, at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman frequently walked to restaurants near the embassy to buy his own lunch box. Read the full story

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BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Winnie Chin, Gary Locke, and Ark Chin (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Much was said, at his funeral, on what Ark Chin did for the Kin On Nursing Home and Chinese orphanages. Yet, what he contributed in education and politics was barely touched upon. Read the full story

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Emi Meyer, on being a biracial jazz pianist and her latest album

Emi Meyer, on being a biracial jazz pianist and her latest album

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Emi Meyer

Bouncing between continents, and cultures, could leave a young Read the full story

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Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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By Margaret Dilloway
Berkley Books, 2010

Growing up, Shoko was very close with her brother Taro. But when she got older and decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan after the end of World War II, Taro was not happy about it — among other things.

After half a century with an ocean between them, Shoko plans to return to Japan and reconcile with Taro.

But a chronic heart condition (most likely caused by radiation from the atomic bombs dropped by Americans) prevents her from traveling, so she asks her daughter Sue to go in her place. So Sue and her teenage daughter Helena travel to Japan to connect with a branch of their family they’ve never met.

During their trip, the mother-daughter duo meets a number of extended relatives in addition to Taro. And through these meetings, they learn more about Shoko and her life in Japan.

What I liked about “Housewife” is the balance between the past and present. Read the full story

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Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before Read the full story

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Our top 10 burning questions with Dianne Chong

Our top 10 burning questions with Dianne Chong

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/30_48/top_chong.jpgDianne Chong is vice president of Assembly, Factory & Support Technology in the Boeing Read the full story

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Our top 10 burning questions with Paul Killpatrick

Our top 10 burning questions with Paul Killpatrick

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/30_48/top_killpatrick.jpgDr. Paul Killpatrick is president of Seattle Central Community College and vice chancellor Read the full story

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Our top 10 burning questions with Sue Anderson

Our top 10 burning questions with Sue Anderson

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Sue Anderson

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sue Anderson is CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager (VP/GM) Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: America — no place for moderates

COMMENTARY: America — no place for moderates

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Susan L. Cassidy

By Susan L. Cassidy
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Where has my country gone?

I am one of the millions of Americans who has no interest in my neighbor’s religion. I care that they obey the law and rake their leaves. I am grateful that they welcomed me into the neighborhood with brownies. I have no idea what choices they make for themselves regarding the private issue of abortion.

And I don’t think I’m alone. Read the full story

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Dr. Youn shares the pratfalls (and joy) behind becoming a plastic surgeon

Dr. Youn shares the pratfalls (and joy) behind becoming a plastic surgeon

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Anthony Youn

Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon, doesn’t believe that there was one
moment when he realized his calling as a doctor. Rather, he explains that his journey has been a series of moments with patients.

“I think in any physician’s practice, there is a handful of patients that stick with them all their lives,” said Youn. “For me, one of the patients who always stuck with me is Phil. Part of it was because of his deformity, what he struggled with was so impressive …”

Phil was an overweight Black 14-year-old when he met Youn, near the beginning of Youn’s practice. Phil had severe gynecomastia — he had breasts. Phil’s physique gave him cripplingly low self-esteem. It made him withdraw and completely isolate himself from friends and his grandma. In Youn’s office one day, Phil, with tears in his eyes, looked at Youn and implored him to help.

Youn promised he would. It was a vow he didn’t take lightly.

And he did help. Read the full story

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