By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What do you get when the Seattle CEO who made headlines in 2015 for announcing he will pay his employees a minimum of $70,000, partners with a Thai computer engineer? A successful partnership that helps the Thai restaurant community work more efficiently and profitably. Saksit Udompanit, CEO of SmilePOS, […]
When it comes to Lunar New Year, your year is what you eat. Want luck, prosperity, good fortune, and longevity?
Where do you go for great food, fast service, and variety? The Chinatown/International District (ID).
Last week, eight hungry souls bundled up in thick jackets, with Seahawks hats and scarves, were hovering around the Uwajimaya Food Court in the International District. I recognized one of them as my former mentee.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The contrasting emotions between the two generations of King Donuts, a family business, couldn’t be more obvious at its farewell party last weekend. Located at 9232 Rainier Avenue South, King Donuts announced early this year that the husband and wife owners, Chea Pol and Heng Hay, would be retiring […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly John Yin of Everett pleaded guilty to wire fraud for selling revenue-suppression software that allowed businesses to cheat on their taxes. The scam cost the U.S. government more than $3.4 million. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a Dec. 2 news release that Yin sold software built by […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Wichit Phisaikul emigrated from Thailand to be with family and works as a contract driver with both Uber and Lyft in Seattle. He decided to be a rideshare driver because he feels he has more freedom (“I am the boss”) and likes the money. On a typical Saturday in […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There will be a new kid on the block in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood on the corner of 8th Avenue South and South Lane Street beginning summer of 2017. The proposed land use application at 616 8th Avenue South states that there will be a 14-story, 230,060 squarefoot, mixed-use […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jessica Louie and her fiancé Alex Vo bought what they call the Hudson House in the winter of 2015, and that’s when their home restoration journey began. Their home in Columbia City is almost 100 years old, and there was a lot of work to do, as it had […]