By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Every Sunday, Supakit (Duke) Bhuphaibool goes to Thai temple for Thai language classes. There is only one non-Thai person in attendance. But, few Thai Americans attend temple to reconnect with their culture. One Sunday a monk at the temple inquired whether Bhuphaibool is Thai.
He didn’t know it then, but his effort transformed what was formerly an open space along the trail from Seattle to what is now a thriving city of 90,927 people