For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on. Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before <!–more–>you run away, ask yourself, “What would I do if my Chinese mother-in-law is planning a hostile takeover of my Thanksgiving dinner?” or, “What would I do if my 13-year-old cousin ignores grandma’s pleas for […]
By Colgan Chan For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Being fans of his blog, “The ABCs of China,” which details the adventures and cultural differences he experiences in Asia, we asked Colgan Chan if he’d write something special for the newspaper. Chan is an American student studying in China. When I was asked to write […]
By Betty Wang Northwest Asian Weekly I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions. We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and […]
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly “My father (Chinese-born in the Philippines) says he never had a preference on what gender his kids would be, but I heard my mother, [who passed away when I was a year old], really wanted to have a son,” said Johanna Martinez, a Filipino-Chinese American student of International Studies […]
Today, wearing power suits, women dominate certain industries. But not many are wearing hard hats …
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Danielle Kang became the first player in 15 years to successfully defend the U.S. Women’s Amateur title, beating Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn 6 and 5 last Sunday, Aug. 14, in the 36-hole final in rainy and windy conditions at Rhode Island Country Club.
By Assunta Ng Talking to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke before he left Seattle for China was exhilarating and absolutely frustrating. You might think that he shies away from talking about juicy details. But he doesn’t.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly In the West, one common way to show affection is to kiss someone. In many non-English speaking Western countries, such as European or Latin American countries, people kiss one another on the cheek to show friendship, to greet, or to congratulate. In the East, however, such a gesture may […]
By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former stockroom worker for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sued the clothing retailer in federal court Monday, saying she was illegally fired after refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf while on the job.