The Port of Seattle Commission invited members of the community for a narrated boat tour of the working waterfront on Aug. 24. Guests learned about the importance of the port facilities for the region, and about the critical role the Ballard Locks and Ship Canal play in our region’s maritime industry. Guests also enjoyed an […]
Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) met with members of the community on Aug. 24. The happy hour gathering at Tai Tung restaurant was an opportunity for the APDC to engage with community members face-to-face. The APDC is a broad based membership, which comprises of over 40 executive directors, board presidents, and other high level administrators […]
Banh Mi Fest on Aug. 27 brought together Vietnamese American food, culture, and entertainment. The 7th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon festival celebrated the iconic banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich). There was a Family Pavilion with inflatable activities and games, and pho and banh mi eating contest, and many other activities. ■
The Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) and the University of Washington Bothell School of Business hosted a community reception on Aug. 25, in honor of a visiting business delegation from India. M.C. Sampath, Minister of Industries for the Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Atulya Mishra, and M.S. Shanmugham were among the guests […]
The first time I taught someone how to recycle, I was 10 years old. My family and I had just moved to Beacon Hill from China. The culture shock was powerful. Of all the new and different experiences, learning about sustainability and recycling was one concept that stood out the most.
Kshama Sawant, the normally outspoken Seattle City Councilmember and proud member of the Socialist Alternative Party, has been silent lately, especially since a lawsuit filed on Aug. 18 against her for defamation.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My recent trip to Hamburg, Germany unexpectedly tied in with the trouble in Charlottesville, when white supremacists holding Nazi flags protested a decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. What’s interesting about Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is that it’s thought to be […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Haikus With Hotties, a website and Twitter feed that brings you poetry you can read in two seconds from scorching Asian men, declared August as Hot Asian Men Awareness Month. Please keep that in mind as you read this column. And also, now you know why your summer was […]
After watching the movie, I am in consensus with Shannon Lee, daughter and CEO of Bruce Lee Company, who stated, “I think this film is a step backward for Asians in film, not to mention that the portrayal of Bruce Lee is inaccurate and insulting.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian archeologists have discovered in a sacred pre-Incan site the bodies of 16 men from China who arrived to South America almost two centuries ago as semi-enslaved workers. The secret tomb in Lima is the biggest burial site of Chinese migrants ever found in Peru and was presented to journalists on […]