By Assunta Ng What motivates me to travel long distances, spend lots of money, wait in hour-long lines, and even beg for it?
BLOG: Asian Weekly Foundation’s summer youth program
By Assunta Ng In case you see 40 students walking and dining around the International District from now until July 13, know that they’re part of Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program.
The long journey home — Part 2 of 2: Indian mother and son find divide after miracle reunion
By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press KHANDWA, India (AP) — Saroo Brierley pulled up to the train station and stepped out of his car into the chaotic landscape that had haunted his dreams.
Nine Lives announces possible last performance at Seattle Center
Popular 1970s band Nine Lives will perform again on stage for the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at Seattle Center. Nine Lives was a Seattle dance band that played from 1970 to 1972, influenced by the sounds of Chicago, Buddy Miles, Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, and Cold Blood. Unlike other […]
EDITORIAL: For Lunar New Year, get out of the house and support your community!
Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, some Japanese, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnicities are all celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. While the traditions of each culture differ somewhat, there is one unifying aspect to all of them.
Vietnam-born woman to reunite with aid worker who saved her
By Jackie Hutchins Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Tobi Snyder has had a special wish for much of her life. And just before Christmas 2010, she sent off an e-mail with the hope that wish could be fulfilled. Just after Christmas, she got an answer — and it set off a year of […]
BLOG: Three big-wigs in Seattle
By Assunta Ng Three important leaders were in Seattle recently. I saw two of them. Ironically, the one that I didn’t meet was the one the Northwest Asian Weekly wrote the most about.
Bert and Josie Golla: Dynamic leaders for Filipinos, locally and abroad
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bert and Josephine “Josie” Golla may be two of the busiest people in Seattle. When he’s not working on his clients’ finances and taxes and when she’s not managing her adult care facility, they’re helping the Filipino community in Seattle and those in the Philippines in a huge way. […]
BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?
By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area […]
BLOG: Remembering Diana
By Assunta Ng Choose a celebration party and not a funeral, my mom always said. When my high school classmate Diana (Wong) Chan e-mailed me in January that her cancer was incurable, she had only a few months, maybe a little longer. When deciding whether I should visit her, my heart said, “Yes, Diana,” even […]