Since Scott Oki left Microsoft as senior vice president in 1992, few Asian Americans were able to break the “bamboo ceiling” for a long time at the company’s top management. Then, Dr. Qi Lu was appointed as president of Microsoft’s Digital Division in 2008.
The North Cascades scenic forests and mountain lakes enticed me to escape from the city a few weekends ago. So why the Cascades? It was only a couple-hours drive from Seattle, where Internet and cell phones are usually unavailable. If you can live without them, it would be a restful haven for you. Imagine how […]
Welcome back to another hot month of entertainment news! This month, Jon Gosselin continues to be an example of a reality star gone wrong, Judith Hill emerges at the Michael Jackson memorial, Anna Sui’s new Target line undergoes controversy, and Yao Ming has foot surgery. Also, I urge you to keep an eye on some people on the big screen.
I got on Light Rail on its inaugural day at Chinatown/ID station, then rode to downtown and then to the south. I rejoiced that finally Seattle has it and can now be called an international city. But Seattle still has a long way to go compared to many European and Asian cities I visited.
If you are running for office and you just missed the Chinatown Parade on July 19, you should pinch yourself. For $100, you could join in the parade and reached over 10,000 folks. This is a hot election year.
“Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”
By Eleanor Coerr
Dell Publishing, 1977
I remember this book from my childhood, but I have never read it.
Uwajimaya’s new store in Renton Village Shopping Center just opened. As a journalist, I like to check out new places. How’s this store different from the one in the International District? Their sales items were even better than the ID store. A big selection on Filipino and other Southeast Asian grocery items shows the changing […]
In years past, there have been controversies after each Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant, especially from the families of the contestants who did not win any titles. This year though, everyone seemed to be at peace with the results. Surprisingly, no one raised any issues. But […]
Every year, an enemy of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Summer Festival is rain …