By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Local chef Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura appeared on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show on March 5. It was a packed house at Tini Bigs Lounge for the viewing party of “Beat Bobby Flay” where folks gathered to watch and support Kitamura as he […]
EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions
We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We
Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest. She […]
Top Contributor: Celebrating a lifetime of community service — Fred Yee
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]
Diversity at the top: Mary Knell
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Hardworking. Persistent. Collaborative. These are just some of the adjectives that describe Mary Knell.
SPAM: Love it or hate it?
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly SPAM. It’s more than just junk mail in your inbox. People have called it different names like “shoulder of pork and ham,” “spiced ham,” “specially-processed American meats,” and skeptics have called it “something posing as meat.”
Marijuana is legal, now what?
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer.
A look at Year of the Horse celebrities
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, […]
Top Contributor: Rey Pascua
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Rey Pascua was the persistent and committed man who helped proclaim October as Filipino American
Anomo: New mobile app for meeting new people — “It can be bigger than Facebook”
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Facebook recently announced that it was losing its popularity among teenagers. Could the new social discovery app Anomo be one of the reasons why?