Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 12 | March 17 – March 23"

Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

Wayne Chan, humor columnist

By Wayne Chan
Northwest Asian Weekly

I am a finicky eater. There. I’ve said it. It’s “out there.”

I’ve always been a bit squeamish about trying new things. I’ve gotten better in the last 10 years though.

I remember as a little kid trying to explain to my mom, from a scientific perspective, the real reason why I should not be forced to eat my veggies or other weird foods. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 31 No 13 | 3/24-3/30Comments (0)

LETTER: Keep safety in mind during festivities

To the Editor:

[Last month,] there were firecrackers and dragon dances at a ceremony on Maynard. When the firecrackers malfunctioned just a little, a middle-aged man stood too close … and was nearly hurt by the furious finale explosion. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

The Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center and CHAYA holds 17th annual candlelight vigil

The Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center and CHAYA holds 17th annual candlelight vigil

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Screencap from KING 5 News’ coverage of the vigil

On March 8, more than 200 people came together at the King County Courthouse to hold a candlelight vigil to honor all victims and survivors of domestic violence. The annual event, organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center along with CHAYA, is also aimed to reach out to the community to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence. The theme of the event was,“Speaking Out and Building Strength.” Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Author Angie Chau reads from her book, ‘Quiet As They Come’

Author Angie Chau reads from her book, ‘Quiet As They Come’

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On Feb. 23, the Vietnamese Friendship Association and PeaceTrees Vietnam collaborated together for an evening of conversation about connections to Vietnam. The special guest of the evening was Angie Chau, the author of “Quiet As They Come,” a collection of fictional short stories. The event was held at the New Holly Gathering Hall. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Filipino elementary school students shine in spelling bee and math competition

Filipino elementary school students shine in spelling bee and math competition

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Math and spelling bee participants with FCS members

On Feb. 29, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) announced its spelling bee and math competition winners.   Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer cancer drug

India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer cancer drug

By Katy Daigle
The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_12/world_drugs.jpgNEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable.

In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the kidney and liver cancer treatment sorefinib. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23, World NewsComments (2)

Japan recalls devastation of tsunami and earthquake one year later

By Miki Toda and Malcolm Foster
The Associated Press

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears exactly a year after the disaster. Read the full story

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Montana restaurateur recalls harrowing escape from Vietnam

By Tristan Scott
The Missoulian

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Tien Pham Windauer epitomizes the American dream, and somehow, he even manages to make it look easy. Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Bainbridge Island remembers incarceration of Japanese Americans with March 30 event

March 30 will be a “A Day of History, Honor, and Healing” on Bainbridge Island. A series of free community-wide day of events will be offered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first of 120,000 Japanese Americans to be forcibly exiled from the West Coast during World War II, and to celebrate the unique legacy of a community that stood by their Japanese American friends and neighbors and welcomed them home. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Nominations sought for Fast 50 Asian American Businesses awards

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) is now accepting applications/nominations for its annual Fast 50 Asian American Businesses awards. The awards are an opportunity for Asian American business owners to receive national recognition. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Diversity Makes a Difference  — Part 6

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 6

Compiled by Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a number of finalists who will receive $200 scholarships. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Stories about unique API families — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Stories about unique API families — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_12/shelf_terroraki.JPG“Terroryaki!”
By Jennifer K. Chung
3-Day Books, 2011

Daisy Wang’s older sister Samantha is getting married in three months, but things don’t look too promising as their Taiwanese parents are still shunning Sam’s white fiancé Patrick.

As a means of escape from the pre-wedding drama and her family’s scrutiny regarding her future, teriyaki connoisseur Daisy distracts herself by going on a search for a mysterious ever-relocating teriyaki food truck with a ghostly looking (and supposedly cursed) chef.

I really enjoyed reading about Daisy’s ongoing hunt for the teriyaki truck, as well as the reviews she writes on her blog about the different teriyaki joints she tries. This part was particularly fun because the story takes place in Seattle and Chung localizes it by setting Daisy’s food excursions in various neighborhoods and cities in the greater Puget Sound area, such as Ballard, Belltown, Southcenter, Renton, Issaquah, and Puyallup. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (2)

What the newspaper has taught me about interracial marriage  — Part 4 of NWAW’s 30th anniversary series

What the newspaper has taught me about interracial marriage — Part 4 of NWAW’s 30th anniversary series

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_12/openmind.jpg“I just advise that your son marry a Chinese girl,” my friend said. “I am doing you a favor.”

That happened a few years ago. I wanted to shout, “How dare you!” But I swallowed the words in my throat because I didn’t want to regret them later.

“I really don’t mind my kids marrying non-Chinese,” I responded. “I don’t care if they marry Black or white, as long as they are happy and he loves the girl.”

My response surprised my friend. She shocked me, too. She was born and raised in this country, had a good education, yet I, an Asian immigrant, was more keen on embracing other cultures wholeheartedly. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (1)

The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

The secrets behind a healthy smile (and the difference between men and women when it comes to teeth)

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_12/health_mar.JPGTom Mar, DDS, owns Mar Family Dentistry, located in the International District at 318 6th Ave. S. in Seattle. He was a governor’s scholar and studied at Sacramento City College and the University of California, Davis.

For this article, Mar cheerfully answered questions about teeth.

NWAW: Are there dental issues that you come across in Asian Americans or Asians more often (compared to the general population)?

MAR: Older Asians tend to put less value on their teeth and gums. Read the full story

Posted in Health, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Point, click, and send packages to loved ones in Philippines

Point, click, and send packages to loved ones in Philippines

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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David Patacsil shows a photo taken at the time of delivery to prove all ordered items are accounted for and not damaged. (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

Pia Dizon, a Filipino American woman, is a hero. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office

Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office

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Bob Hasegawa (left) and Bobby Virk

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)

Queer APIs embrace diversity in multiple identities

Queer APIs embrace diversity in multiple identities

Part 1 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity.

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_12/front_queer.jpgJulz Ignacio, Queer Network Program coordinator at the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Safety Center, leads a queer 101 class where “What is gay?” or “What is transgender?” are some of the questions students will have to answer. The course emphasizes that being gay doesn’t ensure that one is an expert on LGBTQ identity or that one can relate to other LGBTQ experiences.

“Being gay doesn’t mean you are void of committing oppressions against others because you are one of the oppressed,” said Ignacio.

“Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you’ll understand other gay people. Especially in the API community, there are many words that aren’t ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian.’ I always tell youth that just because these are the English words that exist, [it does] not mean they have to identify by them.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (1)

EDITORIAL: Don’t forget Japan, many still in need

EDITORIAL: Don’t forget Japan, many still in need

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Japanese children explore an emergency field shower unit built by JSDF and USMC personnel at Oshima Community Center following the tsunami (Photo by Leo A. Salinas/U.S. Marines)

This week saw the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that unleashed a tsunami and terrible devastation onto the Japan prefectures Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi. It was one of the top five most powerful earthquakes since modern record-keeping began in 1900. It is the most powerful, that we know of, to have ever hit Japan. It caused numerous nuclear accidents, affecting hundreds of thousands of Japanese residents. Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 12 | 3/17-3/23Comments (0)


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