By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Man-Tzu Tuan of Taiwan was fired from her job at a Chinese restaurant outside Sydney, Australia, after she told her boss that Taiwan is not a part of China, according to a New York Times article on Feb. 19. The Taiwan-China relations in Australia could raise a similar issue […]
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“I just love singing,” enthused Korean soprano Yeonji Lee, making her debut with Seattle Opera in the new production, “An American Dream.” “Singing makes me feel alive. Singing makes my heart beat. Particularly, I like singing because I’m using my whole body to create music.”
Akemi Matsumoto Being a single mom is a choice. Women can have children by themselves. It’s part of the women’s movement. At 36, I was not married and I wanted to have a child. So I went to the sperm bank and got pregnant. My dad was happy that it was a boy. I was […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Receiving President Obama’s congratulatory letter, Gene Moy celebrated his 99th birthday with many female friends on April 7 at the Renton Senior Activity Center (RSAC). Moy is impressive for his age. With no shortness of breath (typical in many seniors), he stands tall and fit, talks clearly, and smiles […]
By Irene Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese Americans built railroads, they fought for civil rights, and they brought the Chinese heritage over the Pacific Ocean.
By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In Hawaii, the concept of family emphasizes the importance of community, cultural ties, and remembering one another. Known as the word “ohana” in the Hawaiian language, it also speaks to a larger sense of community that includes one’s immediate family, as well as extended relatives, friends, and neighbors. <!–more–> […]
Remembering Kippy Remembering Kip Tokuda, two special moments will always carry with me, one light and the other serious. The former state representative passed away last Saturday while fishing on Whidbey Island.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Calling what happened downtown at the Moore Theatre last Friday night, Oct. 12, a “talent