This Thai feature doesn’t show us the island until very late in the film. It’s not all that big on funerals either. What it does show us, for most of its 1 hour and 44 minutes, is three people arguing which direction to go in their car. One of them is always sure that at least one of the others is wrong — that they missed a turn, took a wrong turn, blew through an intersection, or got spun around in wide, slow-going circles.
Foods you may not know but should eat for Lunar New Year!
By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is an ancient holiday that takes the tradition of partying down with your relatives back thousands of years. Here are some of the foods that different Asian cultures eat during their celebrations. CHINA — THE SPRING FESTIVAL Dumplings Dumplings are a famous delicacy that go […]
Moy appointed AIT director
Kin Moy, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, is set to become the new director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) this summer. Moy will be taking over from AIT Director Christopher Marut. He is a senior U.S. Department of State official with extensive working experience of […]
Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Meat Sheep are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, hides, and skins. The most important product we get from sheep is meat. Meat is an important component of our diets, and lamb and mutton supply us with many of the vital vitamins and proteins we need for […]
Twisp mayor leads during town crisis
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]
Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly YanFen Wang just moved from Shanghai, where she studied a Chinese classical harp called the guzheng. She says, “Sometimes, when the room is silent, and all you hear is the guzheng, your heart will fill with joy, but other times your heart will be broken. The music is really […]
Filipino mayor: Typhoon was ‘something we never imagined’
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Typhoons are a normal, generally accepted part of life in the Philippines, except for one.
A sister city gives gift of education to Mongolian students
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Mongolia is often referred to as the land of eternal blue sky. To understand this nickname, one must look back to times long ago, when a religion known as Tengriism was powerful in Central Asia. Though no longer a major religion, there are some who still practice Tengriism.
WWU prof sheds light on drastic climate change in Alaska, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The human race has been considered a race of hunter–gatherers. Groups that lived inland hunted wild animals and when the opportunity presented itself, they fished in lakes and rivers. Alternatively, groups that lived by a coast relied far more heavily on fish from the ocean, naturally leading to the […]
WWU Professor shares photos of Mongolia as part of research project on climate change
Lauren McClanahan, an associate professor of secondary education in Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education, is showing a series of photos she took this past summer in Bellingham’s sister city of Tsetserleg, Mongolia, in the Wilson Library Skybridge on campus through Nov. 27.