Often perceived as an expensive hobby for old men, the art of bonsai is often overlooked by younger generations living a bustling city life.
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Way back when China’s Jade Emperor held the Great Race to determine the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, three animals stood before a river that separated them from the finish line. The monkey, who wittily picked out lengthy branches as makeshift paddles, helped the sheep and the rooster cross the […]
In the heart of downtown Seattle, in the Skinner Building, lies a hidden architectural gem with Chinese-inspired interior design that evokes the sacred palaces and a temple of Imperial China — it’s the 5th Avenue Theatre.
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday. Phuong Dinh, 18, is at the Seattle Keiro Nursing Home. She suffered a broken leg […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Searching for love often requires courage and originality. In the case of the Akira, it means combining the wisdom of the traditional Japanese fairytales he heard from his great-grandmother with the mystical domain of the Internet. Presented by Pork Filled Productions, “Online Dating Tales of Old Japan” by Kirk […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Walking into the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Asian Art Museum from now through March, you find yourself immersed in the paradox of modern Korean society. The “Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art” at the museum showcases new media art in diverse forms from six prominent Korean artists. The common […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly When 10-year-old Ming Zhang first saw the 24-story Shanghai Park Hotel in 1973, the tallest building in China at that time, he was amazed by its height and architecture. For the next few decades, Zhang held onto that moment of inspiration. Fast-forward to early this year—Zhang ventured from being […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Following its initial success last year, Sleepless in Seattle is planning to deliver more sleeping bags and care packages this year to the homeless community in the hopes to warm up the city’s street corners. Led by its 24-year-old founder Eddie Wang, the team aims to raise $75,000 between […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Walking into Davidson Galleries at Pioneer Square in October, you will likely find people connecting the dots at Eunice Kim’s latest printmaking exhibition, “2005-2015: Ten Year Survey.” The exhibition is both a celebration and display of Kim’s journey in creating art by using a nontoxic technique to achieve a […]
By Jocelyn Moore Northwestern Asian Weekly While speed dating may not be at the top of your list of date ideas, it may be a trending way to meet new people soon, at least at your local libraries. The Beacon Hill Branch of Seattle Public Library hosted its first speed dating event on August 29, […]