By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Queen Elizabeth II ranted about Chinese officials being “very rude,” before President Xi Jinping’s visit in London last year, in a private conversation with a police commander on May 10. A pool cameraman recorded the conversation on the Buckingham Palace lawn. Lucy D’Orsi, the Gold Commander, was in charge […]
When she was 7 years old and living in Kolkata, India, Callie Hansen would have nightmares about fighting against evil demons. They were so realistic, she nearly lost her mind, so she and her family moved to Seattle. The nightmares stopped, but when she turned 17, they returned.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It’s funny, but nobody ever asks, “What’s your favorite ‘American’ restaurant?” Yet, many are dying to know my favorite Chinese or Asian restaurant. I am a foodie. I frequent both Asian and mainstream American restaurants regularly. For a change of scenery, a yearning for a conversation without being disrupted, […]
Fumiko Ishioka watched and chatted as George Brady played travel Scrabble with his adult daughter, Lara Brady, in between press interviews at the Hyatt House Hotel on Jan. 22. Ishioka is a Japanese national and George Brady has lived in Toronto, Canada, since 1951.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Why go to a backward country?” my friends reacted when they heard that my husband and I were going to Cambodia. “Are you crazy going alone and not with a tour?” another asked. Why people think Cambodia is not a safe country puzzles me. It could have to do […]
A public presentation, “Women of Color Speak Out – Climate Change and the Systems of Oppression” was held by the Ethiopian Community of Seattle on Nov. 18. “Women of Color Speak Out” is a collective of activists in Seattle who are working to educate communities about the climate crisis. The discussion highlighted how systems of […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly An overlooked sport that is seeking to gain more popularity held the biggest event of its sports year in Bellevue last week. The men’s squash World Championships came to the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., from Nov. 11-22. The world championships brought the best in men’s professional squash to […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lydia Ko ran away with the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday to regain the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. The 18-year-old New Zealander holed a 30-yard pitch for eagle on the par-5 12th and finished with a 7-under 65 in sunny, breezy conditions at Miramar for a nine-stroke victory. […]
By Randy Essex Post Independent GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This is a story of how two Glenwood Springs High School grads and Mr. Miyagi (yes, from “The Karate Kid”) have changed bonsai in the United States from a hobby to a rising art and industry. The Artisans Cup, the first U.S. bonsai exhibition of […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Just So Happens By Fumio Obata Harry N. Abrams, 2015 Yumiko lives in London but she was born in Japan. It has been many years since she left Japan and she has established a new life in England: She has a good job at a successful design firm and […]