Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse: […]
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]
By Mai Hoang Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Northwest cherries was strong last summer, but the supply wasn’t always there. While more than 19 million 20-pound boxes of Northwest cherries — most from Washington state — were shipped in 2015, a majority of the boxes were shipped in June as the hot […]
On Nov. 18, 2015, the Washington state chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC–WA) held a networking reception at 10 degrees in Capitol Hill that featured Ross Andrew from Ross Andrew Winery as keynote speaker. Fifty KAC–WA members and special guests, such as representatives from OneAmerica, attended the event. Guests chose the Celilo pinot gris […]
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie
Did you smile or sigh when reflecting on 2015?
Many tend to glance at their bank balance, thinking of a nice new car or a house. Some think about job advancement or finding love. I wonder how many out there would count having good health as a wonderful gift? If you do, you are perhaps one of the few smart ones. Frankly, without health, we can’t do much. Other accomplishments would quickly be overshadowed when we are sick.
On Sept. 23, 2015, Ron Chow was appointed as International Friendship Representative for Washington state by the Sichuan Provincial Government to promote trade and friendship between the two regions. Chow co-chairs the Washington State Panda Foundation with former Washington Gov. John Spellman. They aim to bring pandas to Seattle-area zoos. The majority of pandas are […]
On Dec. 15, 2015, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Angela Roarty to the Pierce College Board of Trustees, a five-member policy-making body comprising members living with the college’s Lakewood service area. Roarty is an insurance agent with State Farm. She is also chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission. Roarty’s five-year term ends September 2020. […]
On Dec. 31, 2015, International Community Health Services (ICHS) received a grant of $115,000 from the Ann Wu Liao Foundation to support a new program to develop greater awareness of hepatitis B, a virus that afflicts an unusually high percentage of Asians and Pacific Islanders, potentially leading to liver disease and death. (end)