Marketing ideas agency WongDoody, founded in 1993 in Seattle by Tracy Wong (executive creative director/chairman) and Pat Doody (president), was ranked third on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Workplaces” list at an awards ceremony held at Safeco Field.
The International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation announced Andy Yip as its new interim executive director.
The Taiwanese American Professionals Society (TAPS) hosted more than 100 people at its dinner and raised $11,274 through dinner & raffle ticket sales and donations. Donations will benefit the Social Relief Fund of Kaohsiung County and Morakot Typhoon Rescues Fund.
More than seven stores were broken into during the week of Aug. 17. With the help of May Wan, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s senior adviser, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) summed all related complaints and appointed an officer to deal specifically with them.
Do you know what the soundtracks of the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica” and the video game “Sonic Unleashed” have in common with certain works of classical music composers John Cage and Lou Harrison?
They all contain the haunting, bell-like sounds of gamelan, an Indonesian musical ensemble.
In the last year, I wrote about tea leaf plucking monkeys in China that supposedly know how to pick tea leaves when they are good and ready. With my active mind, I immediately conjured up thoughts of the training process involved in training monkeys to pluck and deliver tea leaves and not other things like, say, a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, an errant hub cap, or an old TV Guide from the 1970s.
To the Editor:
In the commentary “Reality check: immigrants and their health care” (issue 36, Aug. 29–Sept. 4), the author, Dr. Michele Waslin, writes that “immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.”
On Aug. 21, Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, issued an apology to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for “racially demeaning language” in its recently released film, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.”
William Lum Sing died on Aug. 21 in Seattle due to complications from a stroke. A businessman, Sing was a key figure in raising funds for the Chinese Baptist Church, was an active member and former commander of Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion, and contributed to the expansion and renovation of the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle in 2008.
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki took Gio Gonzalez’s first offering for a ball. He drilled the second pitch down the right field line for a double and his 2,000th career hit.