By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Dr. Andy Chiem first set foot in the United States 35 years ago, he never dreamed that he would be a doctor. “I did not know a word of English,” Chiem said in a speech April 26 at the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) annual meeting, when […]
Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is an ancient holiday that takes the tradition of partying down with your relatives back thousands of years. Here are some of the foods that different Asian cultures eat during their celebrations. CHINA — THE SPRING FESTIVAL Dumplings Dumplings are a famous delicacy that go […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]
A deadly shooting occurred at a homeless encampment at Airport Way and South Atlantic Street in a greenbelt adjacent to the I-5 freeway, known as The Jungle, on Tuesday night, Jan. 26, around 7:15 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi was honored by the Asian Bar Association of Washington and the Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation at their annual awards gala on Oct. 23 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. Oishi was named their judge of the year. The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) was also honored […]
By Christine Armario Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Beneath the giant red sign illuminating the Asian Garden Mall in Southern California, slabs of jumbo, white squid are seared on a smoky grill. Nearby, children pluck fried potato slices off a stick and couples dance to Vietnamese ballads. It reminds Audrey Dinh of the stories of night […]
By Assunta Ng If you whine about being lonely during the holidays, or if you don’t have many party invitations, or if your friends and family have been deserting you from Christmas to New Year’s day, you need to read this blog. If you are an out-of-state transplant, working for Amazon or Google, and have […]
By Melissa Santos The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Vuong Nguyen has spent the past 40 years feeling indebted to former Washington Gov. Dan Evans. This year, the former Vietnamese refugee finally found a way to express his thanks: by giving the former Republican governor a bonsai tree landscape. Nguyen was one of the […]
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church near Orange County’s Little Saigon to remember Tin Nguyen, 10 days after she died during the San Bernardino massacre. The 31-year-old was honored in a service conducted in Vietnamese last Saturday at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Santa Ana. Her fiance carried a portrait […]