By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When you hear “Cancun,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it was beaches, and warm and sunny weather. Cancun is in the northeast part of Quintana Roo (QR), a Mexican state on the Yucatán Peninsula, known for its nightlife. I celebrated my birthday there […]
By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “I’ve been going travel-crazy since I got vaccinated. Even when I wasn’t vaccinated, I was going to Hawaii once a quarter, but typically, during pre-covid, I would travel at least every other month,” avid traveler Jean Yang said. Yang has traveled a few times during the pandemic and already […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When Nancy Jecker was doing research as a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore on older adults needing care, she got to know migrant caregivers—young women who had traveled from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. Now a professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of […]
Sally was the top finisher at a pop-up ping pong tournament at Hing Hay Park on Aug. 6. She won a $100 gift certificate to Uwajimaya. More tournaments are scheduled for Aug. 20 and Sept. 10. To register, go to facebook.com/pingpongpopup.
A celebration on Aug. 7 in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) welcomed visitors back to the area hit hard by the pandemic. The event, co-hosted by CID leaders, the City of Seattle, King County, and the state of Washington, included lion and dragon dances, and Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese dance performances, and restaurant promotions.
Dr. Julie Pham of Northwest Vietnamese News announced that she received full funding for her upcoming book, 7 Forms of Respect, within 18 hours of launching a campaign on Indiegogo. “This book will give you an understanding of what Forms of Respect™ you value and how to communicate that to others. The shared language I […]
Local real estate developer Thach Nguyen has partnered with the Seattle Sounders FC’s philanthropic arm, RAVE Foundation, to build two, small-sided, turf soccer fields near where he grew up. These fields in Seattle Housing Authority’s NewHolly neighborhood will be free, open for play, and unrentable by outside groups. The goal is to raise $400,000, and […]
Seattle native and founder Christy Innouvong-Thornton, and co-founder Beatriz Aurelio-Saguin, started a snack box business centering on Southeast Asian products. They also launched a campaign, ‘Spread Asian Joy,’ in response to the significant surge in hate crimes and racism against Asians since the start of the pandemic. Tuk Tuk Box’s mission is to share Southeast […]
In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen— he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokemon and rap music.
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as “The Gambler,” has died. He was 89. Ing died on July 31 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, […]