“When you don’t know the right word, you’re going to keep your mouth shut,” said Sharon Victor, president of the Literacy Council of Seattle. In its 40th year, the Literary Council aims to “teach adults the English skills they need to be successful in their job, families, and the community,” according to its mission statement.
Christopher Kang made a quick correction to his introduction about where he worked before he gave his speech to a room full of members of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA).
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For Shaun White, Kim Yu-na, and a few other household names, spectacular triumphs at the Vancouver Games will enhance an already immense earning power. For lesser-known Winter Olympians, cashing in is not so easy.
BEIJING (AP) — China expressed regret at a decision by international gymnastics officials to recommend stripping an Olympics bronze medal won 10 years ago after the athlete was found to be only 14 at the time, saying there was insufficient evidence.
On the front page of this issue, we ran an inspiring story about Olympic athlete Alexa Loo. At age 37, Alexa Loo realized her dreams of snowboarding for Canada in her home city of Vancouver. Loo wasn’t able to do it alone though.
I read your publication each week with great interest and I was especially excited when I found coverage of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol in [the Feb. 20–26 issue] of the Northwest Asian Weekly.
1. This year, we will remember short track speed skater Apollo Ohno earning his eighth Olympic medal, setting a new record for the United States for the Winter Olympics.
It was a rare treat to see China’s Romeo and Juliet dance concert performed by the Beijing Dance Academy Youth Dance Company at the Paramount Theater last weekend. I stayed for the 25-minute dance drama even though it was placed last on the program.
A Korean movie titled “Late Autumn” is being filmed partly in Seattle’s International District. Filming started on Jan. 27. The film crew spent the entire day in Chinatown, filming in the alley behind Maynard Avenue South. Filming continued last Sunday, outside of Union Station. Filmmakers say they only needed to capture the scenery.
At its Lunar New Year Banquet at the House of Hong Restaurant, the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce honored Ted Choi Tam for his work for the community and with the Chamber.