By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly (Read part one.) Rithy Yin, 33, was born in Cambodia in 1980. His memories of the country are foggy at best, though over time, the sequence of events have been repeatedly recounted to him by his family members, so much that he has adopted their memories as his own.<!–more–> […]
By Walker Orenstein Northwest Asian Weekly Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.
A gift to the University of Washington (UW) from the people of Japan, 18 flowering cherry trees, will be dedicated in a
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Weights, cardio, and Zumba. It’s an unusual regimen for an individual looking for a shot in the NBA. “It helps with my balance and rhythm,” Osamu Abe explained of the dancing, aerobic exercise. Of course, Osamu Abe is not your typical basketball player. Known as “Dinosaur Samu,” the 6’7” […]
Neighborhood House will offer in-person assistance to people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act in the following languages at the following locations: Oct. 7 — High Point 8–11 a.m.: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Swahili, Italian. Oct. 9 — Yesler Terrace 12:30–5 p.m. Somali, Vietnamese. Oct. 10 — Greenbridge 9 […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community.
On any given day, the cacophony of different languages, sight of public art on streets and sidewalks, and wafting smell of cuisines as diverse as the local citizens fill the streets