ANILA, Philippines (AP) — From five-star hotel lounges to army camps to Manila’s slums, Filipinos celebrated a victory by boxer Manny Pacquiao that gave this country a break from its financial worries.
Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.
Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.
Indian community gathers to remember Mumbai attacks
Approximately 30 community members gathered at the University of Washington for a memorial service for the Mumbai terror victims. The India Arts and Heritage Society (IAHS), Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW) and Monson Masala organized the memorial.
Chu is Obama’s pick for Energy secretary
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Energy secretary.
Lucky in love
Newlyweds Bill Huynh and Stacy Huynh held their wedding reception at New Hong Kong Restaurant on Nov. 15. More than 300 people attended and celebrated as the happy couple started off their new lives together. The groom is a self-employed landscaper. The bride is a bakery supervisor.
On Nov. 15, the Laos Heritage Foundation had a formal dinner called, “A Celebration of the Light Festival,” which signified the end of Buddhist Lent. It was its second annual cultural show.
Sake Fest a success
Densho’s seventh annual Sushi Sake Fest took place on Nov. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event was attended by more than 1,400 people, and raised over $75,000. It consisted of silent auctions, food, artist booths, and performances by local musicians.
Kimura awarded for civic excellence
Lillian Kimura, the first woman to be elected as the national president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and a long time JACL leader, received the Ina Kay Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Nov. 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Comings and goings
Zhang brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing international business relationships throughout China and the United States. He will be in charge of all operations for the Asian market. Zhang’s most recent position was being the chief representative for Weyerhaeuser in China.