Once upon a time, or in 2023, there was a rebellion in Heaven. Angry at being looked over and never breaching Heaven’s glass ceiling, Niu Mowang, the Bull Demon, set out to steal the magical staff of the Monkey God, Sun Wukong, and overthrow the Jade Emperor.
It’s not easy growing up
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Metropolitans By Carol Goodman Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017 Meet Kiku, Madge, Joe, and Walt, four 13-year-olds who find themselves at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City when Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and pulls the United States into World War II. As everyone tries […]
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Asian Superman?
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Superheroes aren’t people,” said Daniel Nguyen, an account manager. “The comics medium makes it very difficult to show them as anything other than a faceless list of attributes. Flight. Strength. Laser eyes. Whatever. And I specifically use the word ‘faceless’ because who knows what Superman looks like? What are […]
Behind the scenes at the Owen celebration
Many in the audience at the NW Asian Weekly’s event knew that Owen could play the saxophone well, but no one knew that he had been secretly practicing a Chinese song for the occasion. After the saxophone performance, he sang a rendition of Teresa Teng’s “The Moon Represents My Heart.” …
An organization for all Asians
By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Associated Students of the University of Washington Asian Student Commission (ASC) spends weeks organizing the ASC Talent Show, finding student organizations to participate and trying to equally represent the more than 10,000 Asian and Asian American students on campus.
Whoa and wow! — 30 years of challenges and wonders
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In September 1981, when I dreamed of starting a newspaper, I was a mother with a baby and toddler. Most people called me nuts, thinking a woman should put her family first and ambition second. In addition, it would be a risky venture.
Blog: Why can’t Asian Americans speak their native tongue?
A child can be bilingual if the parents speak both Asian and English languages at home. But there are unusual circumstances.
Martial-artist reflects on a career of triumphs and the challenges of ADD
In his early 20s, when the local martial arts community referred to him as a “black sheep martial artist” for developing his own unique style called yee jong kune do, he could reach higher than six feet from the ground.