By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Leche” By R. Zamora Linmark Coffee House Press, 2011 After 13 years of living in the United States, Vicente De Los Reyes is returning home. Born in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vince, came to Hawaii when he was only 10 years old. He returns after winning a contest and […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This week, two local nonprofit organizations have announced their plans to merge.<!–more–> Near the end of 2007, Sharyne Shiu Thorton stepped up to become the executive director (ED) of nonprofit International District Housing Alliance. Months later, in early 2008, Hyeok Kim became the ED of InterIm Community Development Association […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Rachel Wong will not win American Idol, but that’s fine by her. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter hopes to represent Asian American women in music as she is pursuing her passion. Without a record deal, Wong wrote, performed, and is now promoting her debut album, “Curtain Fall.”
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb.<!–more–> The Northwest Asian Weekly and its nonprofit foundation organize a yearly event, called Asian American Pioneers, which honors local Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers who have made a […]
By Assunta Ng Resolution 201 was approved by the Senate on Oct. 11, and it was a moment that was 60 years in the making — perhaps even 160 years in the making.
By Assunta Ng I snapped this photo at Daejeon Park in North Beacon Hill. Look at how beautiful the leaves are. Daejeon Park, featuring a Korean pavilion, is named after one of Seattle’s sister cities, Daejeon, South Korea. You should visit for yourself, as the leaves will soon fall as the cold settles in. […]
By Assunta Ng If you are wondering how the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) can overcome a dire economy, just look at its kick-off dinner held last Friday, Oct. 21, at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant.
By Assunta Ng You would think cooking delicious meals, finding fresh ingredients, and creating inspiring menus are a chef’s duties. But Chef Lisa Nakamura, owner of Allium on Orcas Island, has a different take on her job. “Don’t ask me what I do. I bring people to the table,” said Nakamura in a video interview, […]
By Assunta Ng InterActiveCorp IAC named Chelsea Clinton to its board. The U.S. online media holding company has offered her $300,000 a year. Obviously, IAC picked her because of her name, not because of what she has done. “Your mother’s name is nothing!” I told my son, laughing. “It would never find you a job. […]