By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]
First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]
Sponge invites families to an early celebration of the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – noon at its center in Mt. Baker (3107 S. Day St., Seattle). To commemorate the Year of the Goat, Sponge will offer an electrifying Chinese dance performance and a variety of activities to celebrate the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ed Hill’s start in comedy was a prerequisite. <!–more–> Then again, it was probably an elective. “I took a class when I was in graduate school,” explained the 30-year-old Taiwanese Canadian. While in graduate school at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., Hill decided to take a comedy writing […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle’s cultural festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center, will feature talented performances and activities from all cultures. Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s biggest public events and draws in diverse spectators and performers annually.<!–more–> For Melody Xie, a Chinese dance, culture, […]
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year is known as the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar — a time for families to get together. It’s like Christmas Day for Americans. The Lunar New Year starts on Jan. 31 this year. A lot of events will be held around the Seattle and […]
By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press FUSHENG, China (AP) — The daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.
Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! “My mother was a teacher who maintained high standards for her middle and high school students. She taught her sons to set high expectations for themselves, too. Without that lesson, I would never have become Executive.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “My mother Rose taught me to love without […]
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco hosted a reception in Seattle on Feb. 20 to celebrate the Year of the Snake.