By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s ailing former King Norodom Sihanouk, his country’s dominant figure for half-a-century, vowed Sunday, Oct. 30, at a rare public appearance never to leave his homeland again. Sihanouk, his son King Norodom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen shared the podium at a ceremony […]
TORONTO (AP) — Centenarian marathoner Fauja Singh won’t have a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records after all. The 100-year-old Singh attracted worldwide attention when he completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in over eight hours on Oct. 16. But Guinness World Records told the BBC it won’t recognize Singh as the world’s […]
By Ngoc Nguyen New America Media A few years ago, my father, a former naval officer in the South Vietnamese Army, developed liver cancer. The diagnosis followed decades of struggle with hepatitis C, a viral infection he contracted through a blood transfusion during the war. A liver transplant saved his life.
According to a new report released last month by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the AAPI community is an untapped asset that is critical to both achieving the national college completion goal and ensuring the […]
Top Contributors to the Asian Community is an annual awards banquet — this means there’s plenty of food! — honoring our community leaders.
By Gideon Sanoy For Northwest Asian Weekly The phone rang. Being a new desk clerk at the Bush Hotel, which is owned and managed by SCIDpda (Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Authority), I was excited to answer, “This is the Bush Hotel. May I help you?” He asked me in what area the hotel is […]
The 2011 International Special Review District Board election will be held on Nov. 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room.
By Assunta Ng I got this from a few friends recently: “This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11.”
By Assunta Ng The other day, at a dim sum lunch I donated at a Chinese restaurant, a non-Asian woman said she didn’t eat shrimp.
By Assunta Ng Recently, an older Asian woman’s eyes caught my box of little golden, juicy, sweet tomatoes while I was waiting for the cashier at Uwajimaya.