Mandarin Advantage released its first DVD that teaches children 3-8 years old Mandarin Chinese. “Journeys to the East – The River Dragon King” makes learning fun by engaging children in an exciting adventure to ancient China where they meet the River Dragon King, rebuild a Terracotta Warrior, and fly on a magic flying cloud. Chinese vocabulary is introduced incrementally throughout the adventure so that children learn without realizing that they are “learning.”
SIS Productions announces auditions for their Northwest premiere of “The Theory of Everything” by Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Manuel R. Cawaling. The show will run Feb. 20 through March 15, 2009.
Want to brush up on your Spanish? Trying to become fluent in French? Now, if someone wants to learn a new language, he or she can just go to The Seattle Public Library’s Web site and use the new database, Mango Languages.
Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold four meetings to discuss the Center City Security Project. The Center City Security Project involves installing cameras in Hing Hay Park, Occidental Park and Victor Steinbrueck Park.
Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center in Seattle, located at 1400 South Lane St., is currently enrolling people in free classes for the upcoming session, which runs from Oct. 20 to Dec. 11. These courses teach those with significant barriers to employment valuable skills to find and keep jobs.
The deadlines for the 2003 International Special Review Boards are fast approaching. The last day for nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 21st. The last day to register to vote in the ISRD Board election is Monday, Oct. 20th.
Kathy Griffin got an Emmy for it. Denise Richards actually got renewed. Now comedienne Margaret Cho is having a go at the reality TV genre. After over a decade of absence, Cho is giving television another shot after her sitcom, 1994’s “All American Girl,” about a Korean American family bombed.
Shoko Tendo grew up a yakuza’s daughter turned into a juvenile delinquent, then a drug addict, then finally a sturdy writer with a compelling memoir. Being daddy’s girl didn’t shield her from much, and her life bore no resemblance to the Western image of a coddled “mafia princess.” Underneath her walking, talking, I-don’t-care exterior is someone who never knew love, security and stability.
I like challenges. It’s the reason why I am addicted to “Jeopardy,” trying every year to be a contestant on the show whenever they hold open casting on the Internet. That being said, when Northwest Asian Weekly assigned me to track down Asian American women who identify with Alaskan governor and Republican vice president nominee, Sarah Palin, I jumped at the chance.
Gov. Chris Gregoire made commitments to support significant investments in the API community when she entered office. We believe she has honored those commitments by providing community health services, support for API small business, naturalization services, employment training, and other programs for refugees and immigrants.