By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The name, “Donnie Chin Children’s Park” received around 95 percent of the votes at a March 17 meeting to rename the current International Children’s Park. Ninety attendees voted on three possible names: Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, Donnie Chin Children’s Park, and Donnie Chin Memorial Park. Seattle Mayor Ed […]
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.
Often perceived as an expensive hobby for old men, the art of bonsai is often overlooked by younger generations living a bustling city life.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As Seward Park anticipates a rebuild of the torii gate that used to welcome visitors to the park, Jerry Arai hopes to dedicate park benches to two very special people in the community. A retired architect and community volunteer, Arai wants to donate and dedicate two benches for Seward […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Most people visit Hawaii’s Big Island to see its volcano. But I wasn’t interested in trekking over lava and mud, as this was my third visit to the Island. What took me there recently was my desire to recuperate after a stressful month in February. All I wanted was […]
She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
A few years ago, I attended the birthday party of twins. The adults watched the 2-year-old boys celebrate their birthday by experiencing their first-ever taste of chocolate.