It’s grandma’s birthday banquet and your aunt on mom’s side smiles warmly at you in greeting … and then exclaims that you need to get pregnant already (also, you look like you’ve gained a few pounds). At some point in your life, you’ve come across a remote control enveloped in Saran wrap.
On a warm Thursday night, Aug. 28, a dimly light Toi club was abuzz with unexpected conversations. Amid the happy hour well drinks, unlikely people from all walks of life gathered in celebration of the party’s occasion, the one-year debut of Earthwalkers Magazine.
Business owners of the world, unite! The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global network intended to advise and provide resources for entrepreneurs. It has 113 chapters worldwide with over 6000 members. The Seattle chapter is the only chapter to be headed by an Asian American, Northwest Asian Weekly’s Entrepreneur of the Year James Wong.
There was a sharp snap as two swords slammed into one another in perfect precision.
Rep. Jim McDermott cast his vote to support passage in the House of Representatives Sept. 23 of the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008.
Tomi Fujiyama’s career spans two hemispheres and half a century. The 70-year-old musician held her first American concert in over four decades on Sept. 11 at Pianos in New York City.
The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Los Angeles, the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) of San Francisco and the Asian American Institute (AAI) of Chicago — celebrated Citizenship Day Sept. 17, originally a day to mark the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and give individuals a chance to take pride in their citizenship.
According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Jason Chaffetz, Republican nominee for U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District of Utah, proposed the construction of “prison camps” surrounded by barbed wire to confine undocumented immigrants. The JACL are against this.
As expected of the wired Generation X-er I am, I Googled “Serve the People” to find out more about the book and the author. I was a little surprised; what I thought was a cleverly coined book title was actually a political slogan stemming from a speech Mao Zedong delivered on Sept. 8, 1944, in memory of a fellow Communist party member.
Novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo has a wonderfully deadpan sense of humor. This was evident in her previous book, “A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers,” which revealed, in the form of a glossary, a fraught-with-misunderstandings romance between an untutored Chinese peasant girl, who comes to London to study languages, and the bisexual British aesthete whom she meets at the movies. Likewise, Guo’s feature debut as a director, the meta-comedy “How is Your Fish Today?” was a gentle satire about a Beijing hipster trying to succeed as a screenwriter, despite having none of his scripts make it past government censors.