The marriage celebration for Mira Su Clutter and Travis Clutter on Oct. 20 included a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, in which the bride and groom serve tea to their loved ones, who in turn present the couple red envelopes full of “lucky money.” Here, the newlyweds, in traditional Chinese wedding dress, serve tea to the […]
The biggest festival in Nepal, called Dashai, began its 15-day celebration with a festive event at the Shoreline Conference Center on Oct. 5. Guests included Mayor Mike McGinn, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, Mr. Habib Habib, cochair of the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), and Debadutta Dash, cochair of WASITRAC and president […]
The winner of Miss Washington Teen USA 2014 is Filipino American Starla Sampaco of Bellevue. Miss Sampaco is a freshman at the University of Washington, where she is working toward a degree in journalism, with the hopes of becoming a broadcast journalist. She is currently the senior host of a Seattle youth media show called […]
Cornerstone Medical Services CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jai Jun Byeon will be awarded the 2013 Molina Healthcare Champion award at the Renton Pavilion Event Center on Oct. 24. Dr. Byeon will receive a $1,000 grant to donate to any nonprofit organization. He has selected Cornerstone Medical Services to receive this award. Dr. Byeon is one of seven […]
By Justine Drennan and Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prosecutors at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal requested life imprisonment for two of the regime’s surviving leaders, issuing an emotional appeal for justice for the millions who died or suffered through the group’s reign of terror nearly 40 years ago.
By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.
By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press FUSHENG, China (AP) — The daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Pacific Rim” may be an American movie with a Mexican director using Japanese ideas, but the accompanying video game comes direct from a Japanese company, Yuke’s Co. Ltd. Naoto Ueno, head designer of the game, took some questions over email.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “There’s ‘Marine Boy,’” said Mom, poring over the TV listings. “You want to watch ‘Marine Boy’?” That was Mom, circa 1975. I was seven. Or it could have been circa 1978. I was 10. “Marine Boy,” originally created as “Kaitei Shōnen Marin” (“Undersea Boy Marine”) for Japanese kids in […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Vampire,” from the celebrated Japanese director Shunji Iwai, takes to the opposite extreme in artistry. Iwai, in his first English-language film, wants to explore vampire nature, but he wants to do it in an anti-“Twilight” style. Tough, gritty, bloody, and smeary.