By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This article will serve as a brief overview of some highlights on my trip in South Korea. My girlfriend and I are fascinated by South Korean culture (e.g., K-pop, fabulous cosmetic products, great Korean BBQ, and the constant threats of war by Kim Jong Un). In November 2017, we […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When the World Cup began on June 14, it was a horrible day for my family. My husband’s supposed minor surgery became a major operation, which took more than three hours. To remove his appendix, it involved a technique called laparoscopic appendectomy, mainly three incisions, one umbilical and two […]
Capt. Michael Lewis, the commanding officer of the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio, welcomed Vice Adm. Lee Ki-sik, the commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet and his staff on board the Ohio for a tour on July 15. The Ohio is stationed out of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Ohio is visiting Busan as part of a […]
Have you ever listened to that Tony Bennett song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”? Understandably, that quirky city, with personality to spare, has left an indelible impression on those who have ventured there. Like San Francisco, the densely populated and bustling city of Taipei, Taiwan has also captured a spot in my heart.
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 […]
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.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Novelist Martin Limón lives quietly near Seattle. In his imagination, however, he’s often traveling to South Korea, where his series of military thrillers starring Sergeant George Sueño are set. The newest series title, “The Ville Rat,” set in the 1970s, follows Sueño and his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Ernie Bascom, […]
By Mai Hoang Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Northwest cherries was strong last summer, but the supply wasn’t always there. While more than 19 million 20-pound boxes of Northwest cherries — most from Washington state — were shipped in 2015, a majority of the boxes were shipped in June as the hot […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2015 was a big year in sports. Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl and came one yard from making it back-to-back NFL titles. Let’s quickly move on. May was a big month. The NFL Draft was held this month and University of […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Choi faces an uncertain future in the United States due to an immigration issue that President Obama attempted to cure but now is muddled in a prolonged legal battle. Choi, 30, who was born in South Korea but came to the United States with her parents at a […]