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Filipino Cuisine Poised to Break Gastro Ceiling

Filipino Cuisine Poised to Break Gastro Ceiling

Odette Keeley March 21, 2012 0

SAN FRANCISCO – The Year of the Dragon will be the Year of the “Adobo” if some local foodies are predicting it right. Braised chicken or pork in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic, Adobo

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Couple Responds to Gay Marriage Bill Passage

Couple Responds to Gay Marriage Bill Passage

Atia Musazay March 21, 2012 0

Gay right supporters across the state of Washington celebrated the passage of the momentous bill to legalize gay marriage on Feb. 8. For lesbian Asian Americans “Faith” Kong and “Tawny” Ha (pseudonyms to protect

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“Hello Mama”: Growing Up in the Chinatown Laundry Biz

“Hello Mama”: Growing Up in the Chinatown Laundry Biz

Dean Wong March 21, 2012 0

One by one, the Filipino bachelors would return from the Alaskan canneries with a pocket full of cash and a duffle bag full of dirty clothes. Walking into the Re-New Cleaners, they would greet

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Remembering David Ishii

Remembering David Ishii

Alan Chong Lau March 21, 2012 1

a man talks to his food (for david) it’s after midnight and this guy in a fishing hat sits in a diner arms on the formica counter eyeing the plate the sizzle of this

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Ah,the Language of Love:  “Recipese”

Ah,the Language of Love: “Recipese”

Diem Ly March 21, 2012 0

Our whole lives, my mother spoke non-stop. And she could change the subject and tone in a heartbeat. She’d follow sharp admonitions with lessons about life and stories from her childhood in Saigon. While

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What’s It Like to Be a Foreign Student?

What’s It Like to Be a Foreign Student?

Eddie Lu March 7, 2012 0

The U.S. currently has about 210,000 international students, about 1 percent of the total U.S. college student population, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE), a nonprofit that studies international students. Having been

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From the Silk Route to Meals on Wheels: Bicycling the World

From the Silk Route to Meals on Wheels: Bicycling the World

Celina Kareiva March 7, 2012 0

When Amie Thao moved back to her hometown of Seattle several years ago, after attending school in Los Angeles, she wanted to find a way to reintegrate herself into the community. Thao proposed that

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The Cultural Gap Narrows in Vietnam

The Cultural Gap Narrows in Vietnam

Soyon Im March 7, 2012 0

Several days before Christmas, my husband and I traveled to Vietnam to take part in a wedding. My husband’s cousin Jan (pronounced with a silent J), a lawyer from Berlin who’d been living in

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Asian Americans and Small Town Life

Asian Americans and Small Town Life

Nan Nan Liu March 7, 2012 0

Across from Seattle’s city lights, there is a small, maritime town called Bremerton. Even on a sunny weekend, Bremerton remains quiet and sleepy. Like other small towns in Washington, the Asian Pacific Islander population

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The Meter Maid’s Here!: Community Bands Together To Create Better Rules For Parking Fees

The Meter Maid’s Here!: Community Bands Together To Create Better Rules For Parking Fees

Ravi Ventkataraman March 7, 2012 0

Tong Chen, owner of Hong Kong Bistro, had two words to express how parking fees have affected his business: “Too bad.” Since August 2011, many restaurants in the International District have been reeling from

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