In honor of our inaugural Year of the Monkey Fun Fashion Show to be held at House of Hong on Feb. 6, here’s a rundown of the fun, flirty, and often wackiness that is Japanese street fashion!
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
Do you like lunar new year activities? Do you like fashion? Do you like monkeys? Do you like creating clothing ensembles featuring monkeys and lunar new year themes?
Well, you are in luck. Northwest Asian Weekly is holding a competition, Celebrate with Style! Year of the Monkey 2016 Fun Fashion Contest and Show.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.) <!–more–>Takei is perhaps most widely known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” TV […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Part 1 Part 2 Rithy Yin, 33, pointed toward his church, Victory Outreach Church, from the kitchen of his sister and brother-in-law’s townhouse, where he lives with his new wife, Jackie, and stepson, Jacob.<!–more–> “We go to the streets and we minister to people — to the homeless or […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly (Read part one.) Rithy Yin, 33, was born in Cambodia in 1980. His memories of the country are foggy at best, though over time, the sequence of events have been repeatedly recounted to him by his family members, so much that he has adopted their memories as his own.<!–more–> […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I burglarized a gas station. I was young, naïve. I just — wasn’t thinking,” said Ram Son, a Cambodian man who lives in South Seattle. <!–more–> Son’s parents fled Cambodia’s killing fields and the genocidal Khmer Rouge. He was 7 years old when their family arrived in a Thai […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical<!–more–> and ecological arenas,” Duc Nguyen said at a screening of his documentary “Stateless” in Seattle last week. “Immigration is really hard to pinpoint, to understand. What we’re doing with the film through community […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer <!–more–>e-mailing someone, writing letters to someone. I feel bad. I feel like I’m not entirely present. I try to be. We try to maintain as much normalcy as possible. I try […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, retired U.S. Navy Commander Paul Jacobs and Navy historian Jan Herman went on <!–more–>a Vietnamese television show in Virginia. They explained that they were seeking out a South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) pilot who ditched a CH-47 Chinook and survived, after transporting and unloading his family, passengers, […]