By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For folk singer and songwriter Vikesh Kapoor, he is a musician first and a social observer second. A first-generation Indian American, Kapoor draws on observations and reactions to the world around him for inspiration. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, his first taste of the larger world came when […]
People sneak into America for all sorts of reasons: more freedom, better economic opportunities, escape from repression, the American Dream. Some people come for no reason other than it’s where their parents brought them when they were too young to know what was happening.
“The American Dream is absolutely alive; my own experience is testament to this! The freedom
By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.
By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly Before actor Trieu Tran turned his personal story into a play, it was hard to imagine the torment Vietnamese immigrants had to
Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW)’s staff member and reporters garnered seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented in Everett at the WNPA’s 124th annual convention. Winners from NWAW:
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Kenichi “Ken” Uchikura didn’t travel to America as a child of immigrant workers. He did, however, travel to America for what many call the American Dream, one of entrepreneurship and success. This year, Uchikura, chair of Pacific Software Publishing Inc., will be honored for his leadership and vision at […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Kenny KwangSul Lee arrived in Seattle in 1976 with one suitcase, one duffle bag, 200 American dollars, and many dreams. “When I first came to the U.S. … my American Dream was [to] make a lot of money by working very hard and [to] buy a big mansion […]
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Among the cities in Washington with a large Korean American community presence, Shoreline stands out. Having had three Korean American elected officials, two of them women, Shoreline is a beacon for local Korean Americans aspiring to enter the state’s political scene. It is also a thriving hub for local […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song. Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once […]