Baidu Inc., which operates China’s most popular internet search engine, has hired Qi Lu as group president and chief operating officer in charge of products, technology and sales. Qi, who has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, previously was Microsoft’s global executive vice president. “With Dr. Lu on board, we are confident that our strategy […]
Hunted like fugitives
Sentra Tran and Thu Tran of Atlanta, Ga. made their network television debut on Jan. 22 on the new CBS series, “Hunted.” The show is an adaptation of a British show of the same name. There are essentially two teams — “fugitives” played by the Trans and eight other pairs, and “hunters.” The fugitives need […]
Chase reopens in Uwajimaya
Chase celebrated the grand re-opening of its International District Uwajimaya Branch on Jan. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Moriguchi family (Uwajimaya owners). The newly remodeled, 2,000 -square-foot branch provides a full range of services and offer customers a new exterior entrance, exterior walk-up ATM, and the addition of three private offices.
Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans gathered at the Fisher Pavilion on Jan. 21 and 22 for Tết in Seattle — a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration. Attendees got to explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam through live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts, and a lively marketplace.
SCJ Alliance welcomes Kim Tang
SCJ Alliance announced the addition of Kim Tang to its Seattle office as a designer. Kim has an associate’s degree in civil and structural engineering. SCJ is a privately-held, majority women-owned company that specializes in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design, and public outreach.
Cooking Comics! creators at Kinokuniya
On Jan. 22, Chef Lauren Thompson provided samples of Potato Leek Soup with Brown Butter — which is one of the recipes featured in the book Cooking Comics! illustrated by Tsukuru Anderson. Thompson is currently the chef-de-cuisine at the renowned Café Juanita in Kirkland. Anderson is an illustrator, artist, and designer who lives in Seattle. […]
Figure skating: Salt Lake City’s Nathan Chen shatters records en route to national title
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nathan Chen stood on the top step of the podium and stifled a smile as U.S. Figure Skating president Samuel Auxier, preparing to drape a gold medal around his neck, bowed down before him. Indeed, all hail the new king of American skating. Chen followed a record-setting […]
Karen Chen wins women’s U.S. figure skating title at 17
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Karen Chen probably didn’t see Ashley Wagner giving her a curt nod from the ice, not with her face buried in her hands after another memorable performance at the U.S. figure skating championships. The three-time champion was focused on warming up for her free skate, yet Wagner […]
Citizenship workshop provides hope on inauguration day for immigrants, refugees
By Carly Knight NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Hundreds of volunteers showed up to McCaw Hall on Jan. 20 to participate in a day of service to help immigrants and refugees. The workshop, put on by the City of Seattle, was planned on Inauguration Day to show a different message than the one coming from President Donald […]
Womxn’s March on Seattle creates spark in Asian community
More than 100,000 people participated in the Womxn’s March on Seattle on Jan. 21, and for some Asian Americans, this protest went beyond representing just women.