By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly One of my favorite things to do when the weather is cold is curl up under a blanket with a good mystery. The following are my January must-read picks: “Grave on Grand Avenue” By Naomi Hirahara Berkley, 2015 LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush is back and on the case […]
Dispelling safety myths
“Is Cambodia safe?” Many readers asked me this after reading my first two blogs about my recent trip with my husband last November.
It is surprising that many have this misconception. While some may have concerns traveling to Cambodia, its tourism has actually increased 17 percent in 2013 and 7 percent last year. Just in Angkor, there are more than one million visitors every year.
At the beginning of January, it feels natural to do a retrospective of the year before, take lessons, and think on how we’d want 2016 to look different. Here are five of our wishes: Wish 1: For no more senseless deaths in the ID There have been three known homicides in the International District (ID) […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you frequent Asian markets during the year, especially around special holidays, you are probably familiar with the colorful and interesting variety of mochi, an elastic cake that is Japanese in name but multi-national in guise. In Japan, mochi plays a pivotal role in Shogatsy (new year) celebrations. For […]
Kiyomi (left) and Sakae Hattori, in traditional kimonos, are the twin daughters of Jeffrey Hattori, CEO of Nikkei Concerns. Wearing kimonos is a traditional practice during the new year for Japanese. (Photo provided by Jeffrey Hattori)
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly From headlining ground-breaking television shows to dominating award ceremonies and industry promotions, 2015 was truly a banner year for Asian Americans in the media. Let’s reminiscence about this year’s top 15 highs — and lows. 15. “Sanjay’s Super Team” features first human protagonist of color in Pixar film Pixar […]