JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s constitutional court upheld a controversial blasphemy law Monday that critics say limits religious freedom in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, ruling that the law is vital to religious harmony.
Jenny Ku’s apartment is cloaked in sequins, feathers, and fishnet stockings. Her laptop is red — a shade almost as bright as her lipstick — and so is her tea kettle, which brewed jasmine tea on one of spring’s sunnier days. But that doesn’t compare to the 17 pairs of peep-toe pumps peeking out from her rows of boas, dresses, and masks.
Recently, my niece, whose married name is Kelly Kwon, held a sparkling Cinderella wedding in Austin. The venue had a smashing view of a lake and golf course. It was a well-organized event, with the help of meticulously detailed pages recorded on a spreadsheet. What a contrast to the wedding of my brother (her father) decades ago.
The reason he cited in a letter to Mayor Mike McGinn was that he did not think it was practical to take an extended medical leave. Fujii underwent shoulder surgery last Friday. According to Fujii’s assistant, it will take him two to three weeks to recover.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience held its annual dinner and auction while also celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its home, the East Kong Yick. Festivities included an art auction with works by celebrated Asian Pacific American and Northwest artists, a family-style dinner, performances, and special guests like U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and his wife, Mona. About 450 people attended.
Held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, the annual Puget Sound Affiliate Grace Notes gala raised $720,000.
The event chairs were Lisa Dawson and Albert Shen. The master of ceremonies was Jean Enersen.
Redmond resident Alexander Lu, a fourth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy, won top honors in the KING FM Ten Grands Young Artist Awards competition. The pianist will perform center stage alongside the featured artists at the Ten Grands concert on May 21.
Some 300 members of local mosques and churches participated in a dialogue on the Islamic and Christian perspectives on Jesus on March 27 at the Harambee Church in Renton.
For the 400-plus audience members at the Meydenbauer Center, it was a day for a young woman to showcase her high school senior graduation project — a variety show, which cost more than $10,000 to produce.
McKinley Smith, who was crowned as 2010 Miss Seattle, was at the Seattle Rotary Club meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, speaking about eating disorders.