By Staff Seattle will be one of the destinations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, according to a Taiwanese news website. Rumors have been flying for the past six months that Seattle will be on Xi’s itinerary. However, no one has officially confirmed it, including Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. […]
While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior, and it is a terrible shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through […]
It is most likely unfathomable to absorb the idea of attempting to kill your parents. However Jennifer Pan, 28, from Toronto acted on the idea. She was tried on attempted murder in collaboration with her then-boyfriend, Daniel Wong, to hire men to kill her parents, Hann and Bich, both from Vietnam. She was sentenced to […]
By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]
We have a lot of questions here at the Weekly, and most come from our readers. We try to give answers whenever we have them, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. So now we inquire. Can anyone help us out here? Public officials, residents, anyone who takes interest in the International District—we would love your […]
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]
The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]
For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I was […]
Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.
By Assunta Ng I have never encountered any YELP reviews at an Asian Weekly’s event. Last week, the review landed on my plate, and it was amazingly bad.