Louisa Chu, 27, is considered to be a caring adult. Her previous experience in helping senior citizens and her current job as a pharmacist for two different hospitals demonstrates her interest in making an impact in other people’s lives.
Each year, South Korea’s Jeonju Film Festival supports three filmmakers to shoot a half-hour film using digital cameras. Each filmmaker receives a budget of 50 million Korean won (about $44,000). The results from last year’s show featured three up-and-coming Asian directors using their electronic tools in distinctive manners.
Last Saturday, Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a commentary that we got excited about. It was titled, “America’s Real Dream Team,” and it detailed a swanky, black-tie event that Friedman attended in Washington, D.C. The event was the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, which honors the top math and science high school students in America.
Last week, my challenge was not only to address Asian American professionals, but Hispanics, too. I was a speaker at the Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) kick-off leadership program at the SeaTac Airport Double Tree Inn.
When the conflict over censorship between China and Google broke out in January, I asked a Microsoft executive about his thoughts on the issue. He said Google will most likely pull out of China since its Chinese market is minor compared to Google’s global market share.
Larry Matsuda’s essay, “Minidoka Fences,” was published by Cerise Press, an online journal of literature, arts, and culture based in the United States and France, in its spring 2010 issue.
Larine Chung, from Woodinville, Thu Nguyen, from Everett, and James Kurihara, from Seattle, are showing their paintings at Gallery at the Bay in Stanwood in its Unclad 2010, an annual festival celebrating the nude figure in its 9th year.
A 26-member Thai delegation was led by Princess Vudhichalerm Vudhijaya Gilbert, Major Suradhaj Bunnag, president of the World Tipitaka Project, and Kraisi Kannasut, president of the University of Washington (UW) Alumni Association of Thailand. They presented volumes of the “World Tipitaka Edition,” the Buddhist canon, to Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, dean of University Libraries.
The Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) presented its 2010 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award to Mary Flowers, a citizen leader, to Eric Liu, author, educator, and founder of the Guiding Lights Network, and to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
Hannah Shinsato and her partner, Elijah Clayton, won in the syllabus championships for their age-group at the National Dance Council of America National Ballroom Championship. This is their third year in a row winning.