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ASTRO Predictions for the Year of the Horse » P. 13

Women are vital to the Puget Sound area’s outstanding healthcare services

The Lunar New Year celebrations start this Friday, Jan. 31, but they don’t end there. The big celebration in the International District on Saturday, Feb. 1 (see story on page 7), will be followed one week later, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Bellevue Connection’s third annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Bellevue Square’s Center Court. The Bellevue event will feature numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations.

Compiled by Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly

{see LUNAR NEW YEAR cont’d on page 16 and more celebrations on page 7}

Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

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Ground broken on Hirabayashi Place development

About 150 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hirabayashi Place, a new housing development that will be built at 424 S. Main Street in Seattle.

Located in historic Japantown (Nihonmachi), the building will house first-floor retail space, 96 affordable apartments, and a childcare center. The event featured a luncheon and music by the Seattle Kokon Taiko and Na Aikane Ukulele Band. Developed by InterIm CDA, the housing

Seattle and its surrounding areas are nationally and internationally renowned for top-caliber healthcare institutions and facilities. The upcoming Women of Color Empowered luncheon will celebrate the many significant contributions of women in the area to the medical field. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Blood Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Washington Dental Service Foundation, the luncheon will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Hong Kong Restaurant, 900 S. Jackson St., Seattle. Wendy Zheng will be the event emcee. Zheng is a regional director for the American Heart Association, host of the television health talk show A Healthier You with Wendy, and serves as a health advocate in the community. The following healthcare professionals and organizations will be celebrated at the luncheon:

complex is named for Seattle native Gordon Hirabayashi, a pacifist who stood up for social justice when Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II.

Carolina Lucero Carolina Lucero is the senior vice president of Sea-Mar Community Health Centers, where she has worked for the past 28 years. She started out as a direct service provider, and later moved onto management and senior leadership positions. As senior vice president, Lucero oversaw growing numbers of primary care clinics and preventive health services, including

{see HIRABAYASHI cont’d on page 18}

{see WOC cont’d on page 14}

Family members of Gordon Hirabayashi, along with business and community partners, broke ground at Hirabayashi Place on Jan. 25.

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly

From top left: Carolina Lucero, Claire Spain-Remy, Ekene Amaefule, Shaquita Bell, Julie McElrath, Karlotta Rosebaugh, Katie Lai, Lily Jung Henson, Maria Carlos, Mariko Kita, Sarah Patterson, Seok Bee Lim, Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, and Zeineb Mohammed

The Inside Story NAMES People in the news » P. 2

LUNAR NEW YEAR Year of the Horse celebrities » P. 7

SPORTS Olympic hopefuls » P. 9

FILMS Seattle Asian American Film Festival » P. 11

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Saanvi Kavthik and Dhwani Kavthik joined the Goddard School fashion show.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Goddard School in Bellevue on Jan. 23. The ribbon was made out of $1 and $5 bills, totaling about $150, which will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital. After the ceremony, there was a fashion show parade in which children wore their cultural clothing to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. For many of the children, Chinese is their second language. 

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Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board

Hiroshi Nakano

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) has announced the appointment of its ICHS board secretary Hiroshi Nakano to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange board. Nakano, a native of Fife, has been with ICHS for 16 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the board. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Washington and his MBA at

Cornell University. As a member of the Board of the Benefits Exchange, Nakano wants “to make sure that the Exchange stays responsive to the consumer and provides the broadest possible access to the public, especially to vulnerable and underserved populations and those who have difficulty accessing the website.” Nakano is the chief executive officer of NeoSpine, a spine

surgery and pain management practice based in Puyallup, with additional offices in Seattle and Poulsbo. 

Lunar New Year celebration held at Westminster Chapel

Teri Wong, and David Yip as new board members for 2014. In addition, the following executive committee officers were elected: Darryl Hue, Stella Leong as first vice president, Hannah Wong as second vice president, Daniel Chan as secretary, and David Lee as treasurer.  Darryl Hue

Two physicians join Polyclinic

Photo by Marino Saito/NWAW

Photo by Marino Saito/NWAW

Ribbon ceremony opens new Goddard School in Bellevue

The Seattle Chinese Community Girls’ Drill Team members Neka Ton, Sage Choi, Alison Kojima, and Kacey Ton performed at the Lunar New Year celebration at Westminster Chapel.

Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue on Jan. 25. Westminster Chapel began celebrating the Lunar New Year 11 years ago and now shares sponsorship of the event with various schools and nonprofit organizations. This event was not only about Chinese culture, but other Asian cultures, such as Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Nearly 800 people enjoyed more than 20 exhibitions and workshops, such as Chinese calligraphy and Japanese origami. In the tea room, they offered two kinds of teas like jasmine green tea and oolong peach black tea for free. At the stage, local groups performed martial arts, such as Tai Chi, Taekwondo, and traditional Japanese karate. Also, downstairs, a 10-table ping pong tournament was held. The first-prize winner received an Xbox. 

Kin On elects board & officers Kin On, the organization that supports the elderly and adults in the greater Seattle Asian American community, recently named Randy Chan, Minh Ngo, Marcella Wing,

Divya Singh

Sean Keen

The Polyclinic recently hired hand surgeon Divya Singh and orthopedic spine surgeon Sean Keen. Both physicians will be based at The Polyclinic Madison Center, located at 904 7th Ave. in Seattle. Dr. Singh grew up in India and can speak Hindi. Her practice encompasses all aspects of wrist and hand surgery with a special interest in traumatic, degenerative, and sports-related conditions, wrist arthroscopy, hand tumors, Dupuytren’s disease, and nerve, bone, and tendon issues of the hand and forearm. Dr. Keem was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. He is fluent in Korean. His practice includes all aspects of minimally invasive procedures, as well as traditional spine surgery procedures, including treatment for spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, spinal disc herniation and degeneration, and arthritis of the neck and lower back. The Polyclinic is made up of 175 physicians, including internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, and 24 additional medical and surgical specialties at a dozen locations in and around Seattle. 


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Judge OK’s anti-bias UW offers master’s in policy for Seattle police international studies SEATTLE (AP) – A federal to handle street encounters judge has approved new Sethat don’t rise to the level attle Police Department polof an arrest and give them icies designed to eliminate a clear definition of biased concerns over biased policpolicing. ing and unjustified stops. For the first time, officers U.S. District Judge James will be required to document L. Robart signed off on every time it conducts new policies on “stops and an investigative stop of a detentions” and “bias-free pedestrian. The data will be policing” on Jan. 17. Both analyzed to spot trends or policies have been developed Judge James L. Robart concerns, such as whether under a settlement between the department’s practices Seattle police and the Justice Department, have a disparate impact on minority which found in 2011 that officers were too communities. quick to use force. The new policies require additional Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says training and oversight. Supervisors will the policies set “the national standard” be required to respond to the scene of any and will clarify how officers are supposed complaint about biased policing. 

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New Chinatown store selling pipes, not pot

Richard Saguin

Trichome, a new “elevated glassware & design” store that sells pipes and other products for cannabis use, has opened for business in the International District. The new store is located at 618 South Jackson Street.

The store does not sell cannabis, “just the tools,” said co-owner Richard Saguin. Other items for sale include accessories, clothing, house wares, and vaporizers.  For information, call 206-915-6327.

Lynnwood seeks Korean for its diversity commission Lynnwood’s Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission, a seven-member volunteer advisory body, is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies. Special effort is being given to recruit a member of the Korean community. The 2010 U.S. Census reports that 3.6 percent of Lynnwood’s population identifies as Korean. The Diversity Commission’s mission is “to foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding for all people in Lynnwood by connecting, sponsoring, and supporting community building.” The Commission participates in community events, hosts bi-annual educational forums, conducts outreach to the community, and

advises the mayor and city council on ways to encourage mutual understanding among citizens about the city’s increasing demographic diversity. The Diversity Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood City Hall, with occasional additional events and activities. Applicants must live within Lynnwood City limits and be a registered voter.  For more information, or to submit an application, please contact Diversity Commission Liaison and Community Outreach Specialist Julie Moore at 425670-5023 or jmoore@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is accepting applications for its new 10-month Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied International Studies (MAAIS). This accelerated program is designed for U.S. and international professionals with experience in a variety of fields, including business, government, military, philanthropy, and international development. The MAAIS program expects to “benefit from Seattle’s relationships with Asian countries as a significant port city and trade partner, and the region’s many international leaders in business, technology, non-governmental organizations, and global health.” MAAIS students will engage with Jackson School faculty to study the complex interactions among major regions of the world that drive global events. “Over the years, we have received many requests for such a program from public and private agencies and foreign governments that are interested in providing their employees with the skills necessary to be successful in our interconnected world,” said Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba. “We are pleased to respond to this demand and put together a world-class program.” The program director is Jennifer Butte-Dahl, who has experience working with a small nonprofit in South Africa

and more recent experience in the telecommunications industry in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. “We need to prepare students for a world in which NGOs, businesses, and governments are working together to tackle increasingly complex global challenges,” Jennifer Butte-Dahl. “This is an area in which Seattle has so much to offer, and we want to tap into that well of expertise.” After graduating from Georgetown with a Master of Science in Foreign Service, Butte-Dahl began a career with the State Department, working in Washington, D.C., and abroad. During the course of her State Department career, she managed relations with the U.S. Congress on Middle East policy, served as the political adviser to a U.S. Army general charged with liaising between Israeli and Palestinian security forces in Jerusalem, worked for the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, and served as a senior adviser to the Deputy Secretary for Resources and Management. The first MAAIS cohort will begin in autumn quarter 2014 and conclude 10 months later, after summer “A term,” in July 2015. Applications are due April 4, 2014.  For more information and to apply, visit http://jsis.washington.edu/maais/ or e-mail degrees@pce.uw.edu or call 206897-8939 (toll free 800-506-1325).


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AALDEF applauds bipartisan bill to modernize the Voting Rights Act Asian Americans ‘continue to face significant obstacles to the vote’

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) commends the introduction of bipartisan legislation offering common sense fixes to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This bill will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by ensuring greater protections for all voters against discrimination at the ballot box and ensuring that limited English proficient Americans are guaranteed the right to vote. “We applaud the members of Congress who have come together to affirm that everyone should have equal access to the vote, including language minority citizens,” said Margaret Fung, AALDEF executive director. Asian Americans are now the fastest-growing racial group in this country, and newly naturalized citizens greatly benefit from Section 203, the language assistance provisions of the VRA. Section 203 requires written translations of all voting materials, including ballots, and interpreters in specific jurisdictions with large populations

of language minority citizens. “We are especially pleased that this bill allows federal observers to be deployed to monitor Section 203 compliance in covered jurisdictions,” said Glenn Magpantay, AALDEF Democracy Program Director. The new bill protects the right to vote by providing better public notification of potential voting changes to enhance transparency and accountability, greater authority for federal courts to shape appropriate remedies in jurisdictions with a recent history of discrimination, and the dispatch of federal observers to monitor the provision of language assistance. In its 2013 ruling in Shelby, the Supreme Court weakened longstanding protections for minority voters in the VRA. AALDEF has utilized surviving provisions of the VRA, including Section 203, to protect Asian American voters. One week after the Shelby ruling, AALDEF sued the New York City Board of Elections for failing to provide Bengali ballots in Queens County, which led to the provision of

language assistance to South Asian American voters in the 2013 citywide elections. Nonetheless, Asian Americans continue to face significant obstacles to the vote. In the 2012 Presidential Election, AALDEF poll monitors received more than 300 complaints of voting problems from Asian American voters, including the denial of mandated language assistance, racist remarks made by poll workers, misdirection to poll sites, and inadequate notification of poll site assignments or changes. All of these problems were exacerbated because many of the voters were limited English proficient. “While we have made great strides as a nation, discrimination is still a reality in too many places, especially for limited English proficient voters. This bill is an important step. We hope that Congress will take swift action to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 to ensure that the right to vote is protected for all Americans,” said AALDEF Democracy Program attorney Jerry Vattamala. 

Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence SANTA ANA (AP) – Police detectives are having trouble unraveling a nightclub brawl that left a 23-year-old Vietnamese American woman dead because they can’t identify many of the victim’s friends and others won’t talk to them. Investigators working the death of Kim Pham, 23, outside a Santa Ana hot spot have only identified one of the eight friends who were with her, the Los Angeles Times reported Jan. 26. Her ex-boyfriend — who may have tried to help her — hasn’t come forward and the one female friend that police have found won’t talk, the paper reported. Two women have been arrested in Pham’s death and police are seeking a third woman. Distrust of the government and police runs deep in Orange County’s Vietnamese American community, where many residents are refugees or the children and grandchildren of refugees who fled to the United

States during and after the Vietnam War. Although many younger Vietnamese Americans are thoroughly Westernized, they could be avoiding police on the advice of their parents or out of respect for Kim Pham their concerns, said Police Commander Tim Vu, the highest-ranking Vietnamese American law enforcement officer in Orange County. “People worry that there will be retaliation,” Vu told the Times. “They don’t know the court system and are intimidated by it.” Some may believe they could be retaliated against as witnesses — a belief that is hard to counter, Vu said. Cell phone video shows the Chapman University

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Claim filed by family of Asiana crash victim By The Associated Press The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. In legal forms filed this week in San Francisco, attorneys for the parents of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan say firefighters who first saw the girl after the July 6 crash should have examined her and moved her somewhere safe. Firefighters told investigators they assumed the girl was dead and hurried on toward the damaged aircraft. An autopsy revealed Yuan was alive before the vehicles hit her. In all, 304 of the 307 people aboard the plane survived after the airliner slammed

into a seawall at the end of a runway during final approach for landing. The impact ripped off the back of the plane, tossed out three flight attendants and their seats, and scattered Ye Meng Yuan pieces of the jet across the runway as it spun and skidded to a stop. Yuan was one of three Chinese teens who died. One died during the crash, and another later in the hospital. In their claim, attorneys at the Los Angeles law firm Kreindler and Kreindler representing Yuan’s parents name 37 specific airport, fire, and police department {see YUAN cont’d on page 15}

graduate and aspiring writer getting beaten and stomped as a crowd gathers around. A reward for information in the case stands at $11,000. The attack occurred on Jan. 18. “We need to reassure immigrants or potential witnesses that it’s not about them,” he said. “It’s about all the evidence and all other witnesses.” Pham, of Huntington Beach, was taken off life support last week. Civic leaders are now reaching out to witnesses through the Vietnamese-language media, stressing they will be treated with respect if they come forward and can meet privately with the police chief or even the mayor. “Their identities will be protected if they wish,” said Ken Nguyen, a volunteer who acts as Santa Ana’s liaison to the local Vietnamese community. “These are the things we offered the youths, and so far, they are quiet.” 

Happy Lunar New Year. From my family to yours, may the Year of the Horse be a year of peace, prosperity, and good health in the Asian American communities. Congressman Adam Smith Democrat, 9th District


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■ community calendar THU 1/30 WHAT: Meet Phil Yu, the founder of the blog Angry Asian Man WHERE: Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., Seattle WHEN: 6:30 p.m. INFO: angryasianman.com

FRI 1/31 WHAT: Chinese New Year Celebration with David Leong (NW Kung Fu) with dinner, performance, art, and demonstrations WHERE: The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle WHEN: 6 p.m. COST: $20 INFO: 206-838-4333 WHAT: Traditional Dragon Dance WHERE: Snoqualmie Casino, I-90 East to Exit 27, I-90 West Exit 31, Snoqualmie WHEN: 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. INFO: www.snocasino.com

SAT 2/1 WHAT: NWAW & SCP presents Chinatown-International District Lunar New Year Celebration, “Children’s Parade Contest” WHERE: 412 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle WHEN: 1:15-2:30 p.m.

■ briefly Japanese Americans remember wartime incarceration The stories of local Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in Idaho concentration camps during World War II are the subject of a talk by Tom Ikeda, founder and executive director of “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse Cultural Center on the Evergreen campus in Olympia. Admission is free and open to the public.  Ikeda’s presentation, “When Citizenship Didn’t Matter: Personal Stories from Japanese Americans Incarcerated during World War II,” will explore issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria, and civil rights, based on hundreds of oral histories conducted by Densho over the last 18 years. Ikeda was born and raised in Seattle. His parents and grandparents were incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka, Idaho.  A former manager at Microsoft, Ikeda graduated from the University of Washington. He has received numerous awards for his historical contributions, including the Humanities Washington Award for outstanding achievement in the public humanities, the National JACL Japanese American of the Biennium Award for Education, and the Microsoft Alumni Fellows Award. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway in Olympia. 

APPLICATION: www. nwasianweekly.com INFO: rsvp@nwasianweekly. com, 206-223-5559 WHAT: Celebrates Lunar New Year WHERE: SAM, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. INFO: seattleartmuseum.org WHAT: Korean Tea Ceremony WHERE: Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma WHEN: 10 a.m. INFO: 253-383-3900

INFO: chineseradioseattle. com, 206-619-8698

Hong Kong, China INFO: snocasino.com

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WHAT: GotGreen’s “Passing the Torch” open house WHERE: 3518 S. Edmunds, Seattle WHEN: 4–7 p.m.

WHAT: NWAW’s Women Leaders in Health Care WHERE: New Hong Kong Restaurant, 900 S. Jackson St. #203, Seattle WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. COST: $20-$45 INFO: womenofcolorempowered. com, 206-223-0623, rsvp­@ nwasianweekly.com

THU 2/6 WHAT: Chinese Chamber Lunar New Year banquet WHERE: Asian Resource Center, 1025 S. King St., Seattle WHEN: 5–9 p.m. COST: $50 RSVP: 206-552-0818

WHAT: Year of the Horse Festival WHERE: SAM, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. INFO: seattleartmuseum.org

WHAT: Lunar New Year Banquet WHERE: Asian Resource Center, 1025 S. King St., Seattle WHEN: 5-9 p.m. INFO: 206-579-5233, newyearbanquet@ seattlechinesechamber.org

SUN 2/2 WHAT: Master David Leong will perform in Chinatown/ International District WHERE: Hing Hay Park, Seattle WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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WHAT: Hawaiian music by Nil Hila Boys with the Honeyville Rascals WHERE: ROCKiT Community Arts office (in the Garden House), 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle WHEN: All-you-can-eat brunch at noon, music at 1 p.m. COST: $6–$8 (little folks eat free) INFO: 206-323-7733

WHAT: Seattle Asian American Film Festival WHERE: Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle INFO: seattleaaff.org/2014

THRU FRI 2/7 WHAT: 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration WHERE: Snoqualmie Casino, I-90 East to Exit 27, I-90 West Exit 31, Snoqualmie DRAWING PIZES: February 6 & 7 PRIZES: $70,000 in cash, 1 of 2 Ford Mustangs, and a Grand Prize trip for two to

WHAT: 2014 Spring Festival Gala of Chinese Radio Seattle WHERE: Meydenbauer Theater, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue WHEN: 2 p.m. COST: $15-$50

WHERE: Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, 1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle WHEN: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. COST: $15 REGISTRATION: www. ciscwalkathon.kintera.org WHAT: Artists’ reception for Chunghie Lee and Jiyoung Chung exhibition “Tradition Unwrapped: Korean Bojagi and Joomchi Now” WHERE: ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., Seattle WHEN: 1–4 p.m. COST: Free INFO: 206-839-0377

WHAT: Traditional Dragon Dance WHERE: Snoqualmie Casino, I-90 East to Exit 27, I-90 West Exit 31, Snoqualmie WHEN: 8:30 p.m. INFO: www.snocasino.com

TUE 2/11 WHAT: Annual Refugee & Immigrant Legislative Day Rally WHERE: North steps of Legislative Building, State Capitol, Olympia WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. INFO: Ali Blum, 206-7218448 or alib@rewa.org

WHAT: Monthly Luncheon featuring Mayme Fu, People’s Acupuncture, “How does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work” WHERE: Han’s Garden, 3020 78th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. COST: $15/member, $20/nonmember INFO: luncheon@ seattlechinesechamber.org

THU 2/13 WHAT: Early Music from the Silk Road with music by Tomoko Sugawara, Asian Kugo Harp, and August Denhard, Lute WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Plaza Room, 650 Main St., Edmonds COST: Free INFO: 206-325-7066

SAT 2/8 WHAT: OCA Greater Seattle’s annual Golden Circle Awards dinner, recognizing outstanding contributions to the API community WHERE: Joy Palace Restaurant, 6030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle WHEN: 5 p.m. COST: $25–$50 INFO: dougchin3@gmail.com RSVP: www.bit.do/GCA2014

WHAT: Seattle Camera Club presents “A Proud Story of Issei Japanese American Photographers” WHERE: Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle WHEN: 6–8 p.m. COST: $5 parking REGISTER: seattlecameraclub.eventbrite. com

WHAT: CISC 5TH Annual Lunar New Year Walkathon

Washington State Chinese Language and Talent Competition School Year 2014

SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014

Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 S.W. Thistle Street, Seattle Registration deadline is March 4, 2014 Register at www.culturalexploration.org Registration fee is $5 per item For any questions, please email ce2014competition@culturalexploration.org

Purpose • To acknowledge and reward student and teacher achievements • To help inspire further interests in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture • To provide a positive venue for students with diverse background to come together to share knowledge and learning experiences Competition Categories Group Poetry Recitation, Individual Poetry Recitation, Public Speaking,

Story Telling, Talent Show, Chinese Singing, Drawing, Chinese Chess, China Knowledge Bowl Age Divisions Lower Elementary (Grades K-2); Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5); Middle School (Grades 6-8); High School (Grades 9-12) Awards All contestants will receive a gift for their participation in the competition. Awards and

scholarships (cash prize of $50 for individuals and $100 for team competitions) will be given to the top three performers in each category, division, and class. The awards ceremony will be held on the same day as the competition, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Chief Sealth International High School’s auditorium. Contact Information For further information or questions regarding the competition, please

e-mail ce2014competition@ culturalexploration.org Organizers • Cultural Exploration of Greater China Foundation (CE) • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) • Chinese Language Teachers Association Washington State (CLTAWA) • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program (OSPI-WL)


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Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

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By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates every year — a date between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. The Chinese year 4712 begins on Jan. 31, 2014. New Year celebrations usually start on the first day of the month and continue until the 15th, when the moon is brightest. People may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in China. There are also big celebration events that you should not miss here in Seattle. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the biggest Lunar New Year

Children’s Parade in 2013.

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

celebration in the area will be held at Hing Hay Park and surrounding streets in the Chinatown-International District from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 8,000 people are expected to join this celebration event. Booths will feature calligraphy, origami, temporary tattoos, face painting, and games, and attendees can enjoy nonstop entertainment throughout the day, including lion and dragon dances, Taiko drumming, and martial arts. Northwest Asian Weekly will host the annual Children’s Parade Contest at 1:30 p.m. Kids ages 12 and under can participate in the contest and show off their best cultural outfit on stage. The attire should be culturally relevant to the Lunar New Year celebration. Judges will announce winners {see EVENTS cont’d on page 13}

Plan for second China Gate still in the works

Jackie Chan

Manny Pacquiao

Bai Ling

Nicole Scherzinger

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, too talkative, and impatient. Here’s a look at some celebrities who exemplify their horse traits, some more than others. Genghis Khan, born circa 1162, was the founder and emperor of the Mongol Empire. At age 20, he built a large army with the intent to destroy individual tribes in Northeast Asia and unite them under his rule. Like a true horse, Genghis was successful in running his empire well until after his death in 1227. Fifty years after his death, his empire became the biggest in history, forging a historical link between Asia, Europe, and the Muslim world. Shinzo Abe (1954) is the current prime minister of Japan. He became Japan’s youngest prime minister since World War II, and is the first to be born after the war. During his term, with the horse’s strength, Abe has notably fortified Japan’s strategic ties with Africa, India, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. Jackie Chan (1954) has become one of

Genghis Khan

Ang Lee

Tamlyn Tomita

Shinzo Abe

the biggest Hong Kong celebrities to make it big in America. Known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, Chan has appeared in over 150 films since the 1960s. Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour, and Who Am I? were among some of his biggest blockbuster hits. Without a doubt, Chan resembles the ideal horse, as he has won over his audiences with his popularity and successful acting career. Ang Lee (1954) is a Taiwanese American film director, screenwriter, and producer, and two-time Academy Award recipient for Best Director (Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and Life of Pi in 2012). Success has been a common pattern for this horse throughout his directing career. Also known for his films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Lust, Caution, Lee has been able to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers to speak to global audiences. Bai Ling (1966) is a Chinese American actress who has starred in The Crow, Wild Wild West, and TV shows including Entourage and Lost. But Ling might be more known for her appearance on the Playboy magazine cover, appearance on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, or her shoplifting incident at the airport in 2008. {see CELEBRITIES cont’d on page 15}

About six years have passed since the first Chinese Gate was built in the ChinatownInternational District in Seattle. The Historic China Gate Foundation — a group of business leaders in the International District — came together in 1999 with the hope of completing two traditional Chinese gates to serve as landmarks in Chinatown. Their goal was to improve not only the aesthetic of the area, but also to promote the prominence and contribution of the Chinese community in Seattle. After nearly a decade of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars of fundraising, construction of the first gate, which is similar to ones in Vancouver, B.C., San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Yokohama, Japan, and southern China, began in 2006 and was completed in 2008 on South King Street near Fifth Avenue

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By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly

The Chinese gate

South. At that time, they raised money from English and non-English speaking residents and the foundation received help from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, South Downtown Foundation, City of Seattle, King County, MulvannyG2 Architecture, and other groups. {see CHINA GATE cont’d on page 15}

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Olympic clothing maker ensures uniforms “Made in USA”

Alex Shibutani

Felicia Zhang

Maia Shibutani

Julie Chu

By Jason J. Cruz NW Asian Weekly The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Asian American athletes will be well represented, and here is a list of APIs to look for in the coming weeks.

Madison Chock

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APIs head to Sochi Madison Chock

Chock is a 21-year-old ice dancer from Torrance, Calif., now living in Michigan. Her father is of Hawaiian Chinese descent. Chock began skating when she was just 5 years old. At 12, someone suggested that she try ice dancing. After a successful five-year partnership with her first skating partner, she found a new partner in

Official clothing maker for the U.S. Winter Olympic team, Ralph Lauren, stated that it has confirmed that this year’s clothing items were 100 percent made in the United States. The apparel designer received flack for outsourcing the manufacturing for its uniforms at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It was discovered that the uniforms were actually made in China. While this may be standard in normal production of Ralph Lauren clothing, it was important the clothes were “Made in America” for the Olympics. Learning from past mistakes, some 40 U.S. companies were hired to assist in coming up with the Olympic uniforms for Sochi. According to news reports, yarn for the clothing is from a farm in Oregon. The spinning was completed in Pennsylvania, dyed in North Carolina, and assembled in Southern California.

Jen Lee

Evan Bates. The two have been skating together since 2011 and have won various competitions across the world. The duo won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were named to the U.S. team.

The Shibutanis

Alex and Maia Shibutani are a sibling ice-dancing duo that will compete in the doubles competition in Sochi. Their parents met at Harvard as musicians and the duo has learned to take their parents’ talent for rhythm and precision to the ice rink. Alex, 22, and Maia, 19, started as individual skaters at first and then decided to partner up. The two first began competing together in 2004. In their first season competing together,

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they won the silver medal at the U.S. Junior Championships. The two have been successful ever since, as they have competed as a team for about 10 years. Not only has their career been a success on the ice, but in 2012, they were invited by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to attend a dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. The Shibutanis won the bronze medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were named to the U.S. Olympic team. They are both currently students at the University of Michigan.

Felicia Zhang

Zhang is a 20-year-old Chinese {see SOCHI cont’d on page 15}

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■ AT THE MOVIES

Film festival shares Asian experience

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, previously the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, owes its

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‘The Bachelor’ couple exchange vows in a ‘grown sexy’ setting By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly

previous and current existence to local Asian talent. “I was a loyal fan of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival,” recalls SAAFF co-director Kevin Bang,

The Bachelor cast members Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are now husband and wife, as witnessed by family and friends and millions of viewers at home. ABC aired a special episode of the dating game show The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding last Sunday at 8 p.m., a turning point of the reality TV stars unconventional love story. The couple had gotten engaged in Thailand over a year ago, Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe and announced their wedding date on television Jan. 19.  The wedding special started off with a brief montage of their relationship over the course of the show, which ended March of last year. This was followed by clips of their preparation for the wedding, and built up to the moment when the Seattle native Giudici walked down the aisle and joined her teary, hunky Texan.  Giudici repeatedly described the theme of the wedding as “grown sexy.” Her best explanation of this term was, “sophisticated, but with some air on sexy on everything.” The bride’s wish was celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss’ command. According to Weiss, “grown sexy” means a long white carpet, an overwhelming amount of white roses, and other decorations bearing a touch of

{see SAAFF cont’d on page 17}

{see THE BACHELOR cont’d on page 17}

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OPINION

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New year offers cultural opportunities

As the Year of the Horse comes galloping in, people around the world will be celebrating with family and friends, food, fun, festivities, and fireworks. Right here in the International District, the celebrations will fill the streets with colorful parades, dances, costumes, martial arts demonstrations, games, contests, and artistry. The Lunar New Year is a very important festival in the Asian American community, not just to immigrants or first generation residents, but to second, third, and fourth generations, too. It gives older people some grounding and keeps our cultural heritage and traditions alive for

the next generation. It even draws non-Asian people into the fray to enjoy the excitement party atmosphere. The Internet and increased global travel has piqued interest in Asian cultures. Parents go out of their way to expose young children to different cultures, and high schools and colleges are expanding courses in Asian studies and languages to meet the demands of American students. As different cultures mix and the number of interracial families increase, Asian Americans have more opportunities to share their rich culture (and delicious

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Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year

The Hop Sing Tong Banquet at the House of Hong on Jan. 27.

Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong. This year isn’t a hot election year. However, the highest-ranking elected officials showed up anyway. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara were present. This was the first time for the new Seattle mayor to get the gist of what a Chinatown Lunar New Year banquet was about. Never mind that many of the speeches were

in Chinese. The best part of the evening for our mayor was from a San Francisco Hop Sing Tong official, who unexpectedly congratulated Mayor Murray on the Seahawks’ championship, beating the 49ers. Also, he wished the Seahawks luck in beating the Denver Broncos. Wow! How gracious! Perhaps, what the mainstream politicians didn’t notice was that no Chinese officials attended the party, just Taiwan officials. Hop Sing Tong is one of the few Seattle Chinese community organizations that still support Taiwan. Chinese officials are not invited. 

Super Bowl Chinese dinner Super Bowl happens to fall on Lunar New Year. Why not organize a Super Bowl Chinese dinner party? The Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 31 and lasts for 15 days. Super Bowl show time begins at 3:30 p.m. on the Fox channel. It’s a perfect time for Seattle fans to celebrate Lunar New Year. You can go have Chinese dim sum lunch before and a Chinese family dinner after, and watch the game in between with your friends and family. Chinese family-style dinner would be the best for a big group. For the past five years, Chinatown’s family-style dinners are one of the best-kept secrets. Those dinners offer big portions and a low price tag. For a $168 dinner, you can feed as many as 12 to 16 hungry diners. You can’t

beat that price if you consume in a typical American restaurant. What does $168 dinner entail? You wouldn’t believe the menu. With lots of fresh seafood such as crab, prawns, and fish, you can also have your Peking duck, {see BLOG cont’d on page 18}

food) with mainstream America. Saturday’s festival is a great reason to spend the day in the International District and see those traditions in action. The past year ended not so good for community members still dealing with the aftermath of the fire that burned out so many businesses in the Hudson Building on Christmas Eve. We hope the New Year will bring them success in rebuilding their livelihoods. It will take a lot of hard work. We wish everyone a happy New Year filled with good fortune, good luck, and good health. 

Health is wealth Recently, the World Economic Forum in Switzerland had a panel called “Health is Wealth.” I just want to tell you readers that I heard this phrase when I was a child. The Western world shouldn’t be credited with the origin. “Health is Wealth” has its roots in Chinese society. How I learned about it was during Lunar New Year in Hong Kong decades ago. Usually, the temples were packed during the New Year. People prayed to be rich, find good mates, and give birth to sons in their families. But the wise elders frequently warned the younger family members to ask for health. Without health, you can’t achieve anything. In the Year of the Horse, also the year of 4712, I wish all my loyal readers “Health and Joy” in what you do. 


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By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Coming fast on the heels of the Year of the Snake, the Year of the Horse is stampeding through to a ruckus start on Jan. 31, 2014. There are five elements which are associated with each Chinese Zodiac animal for any given year, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. For 2014, this will be the Year of the Wood Horse. For many, the end of the Year of the Snake could not come fast enough. Having endured all manner of things this past year, the Year of the Horse brings with it a fresh, vibrant outlook. This brighter perspective will surely invigorate all with a renewed sense of purpose. The spirit of the horse nudges us along to better ourselves and push the limits of our boundaries. New horizons are within reach this year, provided that one puts aside conventional wisdom and finds a more personalized path. To that end, the following are predictions of how the Year of the Horse could make for a very interesting ride in the areas of work and love. Rat The seeds of change are right before your eyes. It will only be a matter of time before you are a part of the movement. Work: Having honed your skills over the years, you are a master of your craft. A new challenge awaits you, if you choose to accept it. Love: Recent events shed light on where you have been and are headed. If you want a different outcome, take action soon.   Ox Like a runner racing on a track, you are firmly focused on crossing the finish line. Remain steadfast in your resolve until your quest is complete. Work: Don’t be surprised if you need to kick up the volume a notch. It’s no secret that in order to be heard, you must speak up. Love: The synergy between you and your partner could produce a net result that is much greater than either of you ever imagined possible.   Tiger You are used to seeing the world in one way and are now realizing that it is by no means the only way. This newfound insight can only serve to help you go forward. Work: In order to achieve true growth, be willing to listen to critiques that help you find a better way of doing things. Love: Disagreements aside, you are now able to empathize with someone whom you clashed with before. Understanding is the first step in bridging the gap between the two of you.

Rabbit Ever wonder about what might have been? It’s time to stop daydreaming and turn your dreams into reality. Work: There are tradeoffs to security and stability. You may think that you know what is going to happen, but there are no guarantees. Love: After analyzing from all angles, it is to your advantage to realize that theory can be very far off from actual practice. Dragon With additional resources opening up to you, there are a wealth of options to choose from. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, so allow some time to let it all sink in. Work: Steering your own ship can be as daunting as it is freeing. Knowing that you are ultimately responsible for your own successes, and mistakes, it’s worth it. Love: Though skepticism tempers other areas of your life, when you love, you love unconditionally. In turn, that devotion will be mirrored back to you in kind.   Snake Although you want to bring everyone with you, some journeys are meant to be done solo. Bring mementos with you to remind you of what is waiting for you at home. Work: Don’t ignore your health in the rush to get ahead. Make an effort to balance your lifestyle, so that the sole focus isn’t just on accumulation of material wealth. Love: The generosity and tenderness that you show to those closest to you will be remembered long after the actual deed is done.   Horse Excitement is mounting as you can already tell that this is going to be a watershed year for you. The places you will go and the people you will meet along the way will define what follows. Work: Having operated within a certain framework for quite a while, here is your chance to travel in entirely different circles and network across borders. Love: Letting go of someone who once meant so much to you can be difficult. However, once you have allowed yourself to move on, a special person is waiting for you.   Goat While you can hope that circumstances work out well, hope is not a plan. Put a strategy in motion, so you take an active part in what happens next.

Work: Carry forward the momentum you have built over the year. Don’t let up until you have cleared the hurdles that have been laid before you. Love: Unless you are upfront with what you really want, the guessing game will continue. Avoid resentment and be honest about your feelings. Monkey Let bygones be bygones. The longer you carry around the weight of animosity, the heavier it will grow. Cast it off and start fresh this year. Work: It’s fair to say that people respect your unique abilities. Know your strengths and don’t be afraid to capitalize on them. Love: Your capacity to care for others is not in doubt. Allow yourself to be pampered and taken care of for once.   Rooster Finding your true passion involves a soul searching process. It is not something that someone can dictate or hand over to you. Work: The best and worst days are probably skewed from the rest. If not, then it is a sign that you should look for satisfaction elsewhere. Love: Attracting attention has not been a problem for you. Just remember that a deeper connection is preferable to a superficial one.   Dog It’s never too late to start doing what you have always dreamed of. Don’t waste another day with regret. Work: Are you tired of playing second fiddle? Take steps to elevate your game so that you become a serious contender. Love: For a healthier relationship, cultivate pursuits — outside of the things that you do together — that speak to you as an individual.   Pig Leave the calculations aside and rely on your instincts instead. Your gut will tell you when you have ventured too far. Work: There is no doubt that you are good at what you do. However, branching out a little could be beneficial to your career. Love: A good friend could turn out to be much more. It really depends on whether you want to risk the friendship to find out what that could be. Sun Lee Chang can be reached at info@nwasianweekly. com.

What’s your animal sign? Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Goat 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

*The year ends on the first new moon of the following year. For those born in January and February, please take care when determining your sign.

{EVENTS cont’d from page 7} and prizes. Prizes will be awarded to first ($100), second ($50), and third ($25) place winners, plus many other prizes. All contestants will receive a fortune cookie and a stuffed panda. An application form is available on page 19. Participants can preregister by downloading the application on the website or sign up on the day of the competition (Saturday, Feb. 1) before 1:15 p.m. at the registration table. The registration table will be located in front of Seattle Chinese Post/Northwest Asian Weekly at 412 Maynard Avenue South. No tickets are needed to attend this event.

More details are available at http://www.cidbia.org/events/2014-lunar-new-year/lunarnew-year-celebration-2014-year-of-the-horse. In addition, on Feb. 8, the Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) will host its fifth annual Lunar New Year Walkathon at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, 1301 East Yesler Way, from 9 a.m. to noon. In celebration of the Year of the Horse, all are welcome to walk to raise funds supporting programs serving the Asian community and other immigrants across King County. Last year, over 300 participants enjoyed festivities and supported CISC. Attendees can enjoy the live cultural entertainment, raffle prizes, Asian market, and other exciting

family fun in the auditorium. King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilman Joe McDermott will kick off the festivities. The Chinese Information and Service Center was founded in 1972 by student volunteers to meet the needs of Chinese immigrants, particularly seniors, and has grown to become one of the area’s largest providers of referral and direct services to bilingual/bicultural individuals and families. For more information, visit www.ciscwalkathon. kintera.org.  Marino Saito can be reached at info@nwasianweekly. com.


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{WOC cont’d from page 1} maternity support services, WIC, and health education services throughout western Washington. Currently, her primary area of responsibility is overseeing long-term care services, including the Child Development Center, which is part of the intergenerational service delivery model at the Care Center. She is involved in many of Sea-Mar’s community outreach projects and has devoted the last 35 years to advocacy for underserved communities in the areas of health and education. Ms. Lucero is actively involved in addressing the issues around nursing education and the continued shortage of bilingual and bicultural nurses in Washington state. She was instrumental in the development of a successful career ladder CNA to RN program at South Seattle Community College. She has also been the catalyst and a key player in the development of two international nursing programs at Bellevue College and South Seattle Community College, with Spain and Mexico, respectively. Claire Spain-Remy Claire Spain-Remy, MD, joined MultiCare Medical Associates in 2008, following 12 years in private practice. Dr. Spain-Remy, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has served in several medical leadership roles, including most recently as the medical vice president for specialty care for MultiCare Medical Associates. She earned her medical degree from Duke University and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Madigan Medical Army Center. She received her master’s in medical management at the University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives. Jayashree Srinivasan Jayashree Srinivasan is a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medial Center. Dr. Srinivasan began her post-education career as an assistant professor in the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She returned to private practice in Swedish Medical Center and joined Neurosurgical Consultants of Washington in 2004. Dr. Srinivasan performs surgery to address a number of spine and brain diseases, including tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, and degenerative spinal conditions. She has been recognized by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as a top doctor. Dr. Srinivasan belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and American Board of Neurological Surgery. In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Srinivasan has published a number of articles and given numerous presentations. Ekene “Kennie” Amaefule Ekene “Kennie” Amaefule has been a nurse for over 10 years. She is currently the nurse manager of the rehabilitation inpatient unit at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration Medical Center. Amaefule has been working on medical projects with the Imo State Government of her native country, Nigeria, for the past 10 years. She has made both teaching and service contributions to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital. As the national director of her nonprofit organization, Caring Hearts International, Amaefule has set up programs for Nigerians that provide scholarships, purchase school supplies for children, and assist women with micro loans. While establishing an education fund for the children in her native village, she adopted twin baby boys who had been abandoned. In recognition of her humanitarian and philanthropic work in Nigeria, Amaefule was crowned the first female “chief” in 2002. In the United States, Amaefule is an active mentor and tutor to minority students, as well as a community volunteer. As an adjunct professor at Seattle University and guest lecturer on international health at the University of Washington, Tacoma campus, she is known for giving motivational speeches to students. She has received numerous awards for her dedication and exemplary service to the practice of nursing. Julie McElrath Dr. Julie McElrath is senior vice president and a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), where she is director of the vaccine and infectious diseases division. She is a professor of medicine, laboratory medicine, and global health at the University of Washington. She also attends on the FHCRC, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and UW Infectious Diseases consult service. Dr. McElrath’s research investigates natural immune responses to HIV for the purposes of vaccine development. She has built a productive and world-renowned HIV vaccine laboratory program, where she has conducted

immunological research, contributing a fundamental understanding of how HIV establishes infection, and identifying persons with low levels of HIV DNA who otherwise lack evidence of infection. She has assembled invaluable cohorts to elucidate mechanisms of risk for HIV infection and disease, and productively mentored young investigators and students. She has also provided major contributions and leadership to many national and international programs to tackle the HIV epidemic, including the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, the Gates Foundation Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery, the Microbicide Trials Network, and the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. Karlotta Rosebaugh Karlotta Rosebaugh has served as the director of the Health Sciences Center Minority Students at the University of Washington for the past 24 years. She has assisted in the writing of several teaching grants, resulting in over $12 million in funding for educational initiatives for high school and undergraduate students in the health and biomedical/ biobehavioral sciences. She has also been involved as an advisory board member for the program. Ms. Rosebaugh annually teaches a seminar on “Cultural and Global Citizenship Competency” for the Harvard School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program. Prior to her current position, she was an elementary school teacher and district ethnic studies coordinator in Bothell. She has continued to rely on her strong teaching skills throughout her career. She received the Golden Acorn Award for teaching and was nominated twice for a University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. Katie Lai Katie Lai is a clinical pharmacist at Harborview Medical Center. When she began her career there in 1997, it was unheard of for pharmacists with her advanced training to work where they were not involved in clinical activities. Yet with perseverance, dedication to progress in the field of pharmacy, and motivation to help patients beyond dispensing medications, she was able to pioneer progressive clinical services in several primary care clinics at Harborview. During her 17 years at Harborview, she helped establish and develop clinical services at several primary care sites, including the International Medicine Clinic that serves non-English speaking patients at the county hospital. Now, it is a standard at Harborview to have clinical pharmacists help co-manage patients’ chronic diseases. As a result of Lai’s initiative, pharmacists are working closely with doctors and other medical professionals to help determine patients’ medication regimens and monitor the therapies selected. Lily Jung Henson Dr. Lily Jung Henson has just completed her tenure as the first chief of staff at Swedish Issaquah, the newest Swedish Medical Center campus, which just won the 2013 Leapfrog Award for Top Hospital. She remains the medical director of neurology at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute Eastside Neurology Services. She is responsible for the coordination of neurology services for the Swedish system on the Eastside. Dr. Jung Henson has been involved in advocacy. She is the current chair of the board of directors of the American Academy of Neurology’s Brain PAC, and serves on many other government committees related to neurology. As a busy MS neurologist, she has been involved in clinical trials resulting in many of the newer MS therapies released in the past decade. She is a co-leader of the Providence/Swedish MS group of neurologists who have developed a treatment algorithm for MS disease modifying therapies, and started a system-wide case review meeting to discuss complex cases, as well as other collaborative efforts. Her peers have named her as one of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Best Doctors for several years. Dr. Jung Henson was one of the founders of the Washington State Neurological Society. She is a clinical associate professor of neurology at the University of Washington and has trained over two decades of physicians. Maria Carlos G. Maria Carlos, MS, is a program manager in the parent child health program at Public Health-Seattle and King County. She has managed the HOPE (Healthy Outcomes, Prevention & Education) program for 15 years, supporting community efforts to engage women in the hardest of life circumstances and do whatever it takes to help them get healthcare. Ms. Carlos has more than 15 years experience working in the field of infant mortality prevention and outreach, and over 25 years in maternal and child health program

management. Prior to her current role, she worked as executive director and regional program coordinator for the March of Dimes in Utah, Colorado, and California. She continues to be humbled by communities’ commitment to health of their youngest members, and strives to support their leadership in eliminating racial disparities in birth outcomes. Mariko Kita Mariko Kita, MD, is the chief of the neurology section at Virginia Mason Medical Center and director of the Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center. She is a clinical assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of Washington and an affiliate investigator at the Benaroya Research Institute, where she serves as the director of neurology clinical trials. The author or co-author of numerous articles and abstracts pertaining to multiple sclerosis, Dr. Kita’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as NEJM and Neurology. She is a reviewer for Neurology and Archives of Neurology. She remains an active clinical investigator in novel MS therapeutics. She is a speaker locally and internationally in the field of MS. Dr. Kita is the founder of Pacific Northwest Alliance of MS Centers, as well as a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Washington State Neurological Society, and Washington State Medical Association. She has been recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Top Doctor by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and voted into America’s Best Doctors® in 2010. Sarah Patterson Sarah Patterson has been a member of the leadership team at Virginia Mason Medical Center for 30 years and currently serves as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. She helped Virginia Mason set up a pioneering lean production system to eliminate waste, improve quality, and focus on patient safety. She has responsibility for all operations of the clinic and hospital, along with the Kaizen Promotion Office, human resources, quality and compliance, facilities, and pharmaceutical services. Ms. Patterson was elected board chair of the Washington State Hospital Association in 2010 and 2011. The association represents all Washington hospitals and healthrelated organizations. She also has served on the board of directors of the Horizon House Retirement Community. In November 2013, she was recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the 2013 Women of Influence. Seok Bee Lim Seok Bee Lim, D.M.D., has been a staff dentist at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic since 1981. She is also on the faculty for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. From 1986 to 1991, she was the clinic’s dental chief. Currently, her primary responsibility is providing patient care. Additionally, she provides clinical instruction to residents who rotate through the clinic. These residents are from UW pediatric dental residency, UW general practice residency, Swedish Hospital general practice residency, and Seattle Children’s Hospital pediatric residency. Outside of her commitment to Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Dr. Lim supports the mission of Refugee Women’s Alliance and Seattle Urban Academy. Shaquita L. Bell Dr. Bell is currently a pediatrician at the community health center Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. She is the site coordinator for residents and helps to run the foster care program there. Dr. Bell is also a faculty member at Seattle Children’s Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington in the division of general pediatrics. Born and raised in Minnesota, Shaquita is Cherokee on her mother’s side and African American on her father’s side. She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in 2006. Dr. Bell then went on to pediatric residency at the University of Washington, which she completed in 2009. In 2010, she remained at Seattle Children’s Hospital for a chief residency year, becoming the first Native American chief resident in the program’s history. Zeineb Mohammed Zeineb Mohammed is the Eritrean community health promoter for the nonprofit Global to Local. She began as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the organization in 2011. Ms. Mohammed worked as a nurse’s assistant and nurse {see WOC on the next page}


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{WOC from the previous page} midwife in Eritrea since 1999. After arriving in the United States in 2010, she became recertified as a registered nurse. Her fluency in Tigrinya, Saho, Amharic, and Arabic has allowed her to support several immigrant populations in SeaTac and Tukwila. Ms. Mohammed has a passion for bringing people together and exploring ways to collectively address some of the key barriers facing people from Eritrea in Washington, ensuring they receive the tools and supports to lead successful and sustainable, healthy lives. As the senior member of the community health promoter team, her experience teaching nutrition and diabetes prevention classes has been instrumental in training incoming health promoters. {SOCHI cont’d from page 9} American figure skater from Ellenton, Fla., by way of New Jersey. She will be competing in her first Olympics and is teaming with Nathan Bartholomay in doubles ice skating in Sochi. Zhang began skating after attending a skating party at the age of 7. Although she has only teamed up with Bartholomay since 2011, they placed second in the U.S World Championships and were picked to represent the United States. Zhang is currently a student at the University of Southern Florida.

Julie Chu

Chu is a 31-year-old hockey forward for the United States women’s team. She is the first Asian American woman to play for the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team. Chu is a veteran of the Olympics, having played in 2002, 2006, and 2010, making this her fourth appearance in the Winter Olympics.

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Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization The primary mission of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization is to provide financial aid and scholarships to students of African heritage, who pursue studies leading to careers in professional nursing. The institution is named to honor the pioneering African American nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney. Graduating from the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston in 1879, Mahoney was the first black graduate nurse in the United States. For more than 40 years, she devoted her life to professional nursing, delivering services to patients in their homes, clinics and hospitals, and promoting organizational development for nurses. Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization was first established as the Mary Mahoney Registered Nurse Club in

1949. Anne Foy Baker invited 12 other registered nurses to a meeting in her home to discuss the idea of establishing a professional organization. Under her leadership, the organization was created with a two-fold mission: to provide information and support to one another, and to provide scholarship support to students pursuing education and careers in nursing. 

She will be the oldest Olympic women’s hockey player in U.S. history. In fact, she is four years older than the next oldest player on the U.S. team. Chu is a veteran of women’s hockey having played for Harvard. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award for best collegiate hockey player. She was the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and was the team captain. Chu will bring a lot of experience to this year’s team, which will be searching for a medal.

on the short track. He has over 5,800 Instagram followers and nearly 20,000 Twitter followers. He also touts sponsors including Nike, Oakley, and TD Ameritrade.

J.R. Celski

Picking up the skates where Apolo Anton Ohno left off, Federal Way native J.R. Celski looks to add to the two bronze medals he won at the Vancouver Olympics. Celski, 23, was a standout at the U.S. Championships, which determines the short track team. He will compete in the 500, 1,000, and 1,5000 meter short track races at the Olympics. Celski, who is part Filipino, could be the media darling

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Unlike her other horse peers, her success and popularity has been impeded by her public image and troubles over the years. Tamlyn Tomita (1966) was a beauty queen before she got her big break as an actress in The Karate Kid II. Her other major role was in The Joy Luck Club, which was based on the eponymous 1989 novel by Amy Tan. Tomita had a few other minor roles in films, such as The Day After Tomorrow and The Eye, but has taken on more TV roles since then. Tomita also spends a lot of time giving back to the Japanese American community in California. Although she hasn’t seen as much success in the film world, Tomita should be on track for a prosperous year with her philanthropic activities. Nicole Scherzinger (1978) is probably best known for her lead singer role in the Pussycat Dolls. This exotic beauty (father is Filipino and mother is Hawaiian Russian) has been singing since she was a teenager, competing in singing contests and eventually landing back-up vocal gigs for various musical groups. With her natural talent, Scherzinger eventually joined the Pussycat Dolls and they became one of the top-selling artists in 2006, despite the initial controversy of them being too provocative and sexy. She left the group in 2010 to pursue individual projects, such as being a contestant of Dancing with the Stars and a judge on America’s Got Talent, as well as being involved with charity work. Manny Pacquiao (1978) is the first and only eight-division world champion of boxing. Affectionately known as “PacMan,” he is the pride and joy of many Filipino boxing fans around the world. Pacquiao has won many awards over the years, and was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news outlets and boxing websites. Not only is he known for boxing, but he is also a politician. He was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. Like his horse companions, Pacquiao was been blessed with talent, success, and popularity. 

“We are planning to build the second Chinese Gate, but no location has been decided yet,” said Tuck Eng, president of the Historic China Gate Foundation. “But we are thinking Eighth Avenue South and South King Street would be a good location, because it is in line with the first gate and the east entrance to Chinatown.” Eng said the foundation originally planned to build the second gate at 12th Avenue, but noticed that the location might infringe on the Vietnamese community’s boundary. The Historic China Gate Foundation already has some funds for building the second gate, but not enough to complete it. It cost about $950,000 to build the first gate, and the group expects the next one to cost $800,000.

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{YUAN cont’d from page 5} employees, saying they and others “breached their duty of care.” They do not specify damages. In an obituary, Yuan was described as a champion athlete who excelled at literature, playing piano, singing, and public speaking. Her given name means “wish come true” in Chinese. It is still unknown how Yuan got out of the plane, but the claim says

All these women will be honored Friday, Feb. 7, at the Women Leaders in Health Care luncheon at the New Hong Kong Restaurant, located at 900 S. Jackson in Seattle. For more information, call 206-223-0623 or visit www. womenofcolorempowered.com. Signe Predmore can be reached at info@nwasianweekly. com.

Jen Lee

Although the Paralympics are lesser known, it will begin after the Olympics end. It is for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. Among the U.S. representatives for the Paralympics is goalie Jen Lee, a member of the Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Lee, 28, had his left leg amputated above the knee when he was injured in a motorcycle accident in 2009. However, he did not let this unfortunate accident deter him. A sergeant in the United States Army, he was introduced to the game of sled hockey through a program assisting injured U.S service personnel. Lee has played since 2010.  Jason Cruz can be reached at info@nwasianweekly. com.

The foundation still continues to fundraise to maintain the first gate, which costs about $8,000 each year for insurance, city street permits, electricity, and pressure washing. The city had refused to accept the gate as a gift due to the liability and maintenance costs. “We are hoping to start building the second Chinese Gate whenever the economy improves, like in two or three years from now, but there is another big problem,” said Eng. “The Historic China Gate Foundation must get approvals from adjacent property owners.” Eng said it was taking a long time to get those approvals. “We need to prove and convince them that the gate does not obstruct or interfere with their operation, but is very beneficial to their property,” said Eng.  Marino Saito can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com. she was possibly taken out by rescuers. Interviews for an ongoing National Traffic Safety Board found Yuan was covered with foam and struck twice — once by a fire rig spraying foam whose driver had seen and driven around her earlier in the chaos, and again 11 minutes later by a second truck that was turning around to fetch water. Her death has prompted new training for firefighters who work at San Francisco International Airport, including 40 to 80 hours of advanced instruction at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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{LUNAR NEW YEAR cont’d from page 1} Family activities will include face painting and Chinese calligraphy. “We are so pleased with the community response to this wonderful celebration of culture through performances and educational presentations,” said Jennifer Leavitt, vice president of marketing for the Bellevue Collection. As a place where people love to gather and connect with each other, we are proud to be a location for the acknowledgement

of this enriching cultural experience.” The weekend kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with “Techno Third Prince Nezha” by the Taiwanese Youth Alliance, followed by two afternoons filled with music, dance, activities, more martial arts, and a Chinese lion and dragon parade. Festivities will continue until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and run from 1–5 p.m. on Sunday. “Lunar New Year is such a beautiful celebration that touches our guests on many different levels,” said Leavitt. “There is such delight in children’s eyes with the colorful

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Giudici, 27, as she explained to one of her bridesmaids the idea of taking professional photographs of her wearing the lingerie Lowe bought her as a wedding gift. metallic gold that reminded the couple of Thailand. The newlyweds will start a life together in Dallas. ABC paid for everything, from engagement rings, dresses, Giudici’s hair and make up artists (aka her glam squad) to Curiously, not much of Giudici’s family or background as a Seattleite was mentioned in the two-hour long wedding honeymoon expenses.  As the clips went back and forth to the months of wedding special. Giudici is half Filipino. Giudici and Lowe first met in The Bachelor, where Giudici preparation, a tiny square appeared on the lower left corner of the TV. It was the Honeymoon Cam. Shortly after their joined 25 other women, all competing for Lowe’s attention engagement, the couple decided to save themselves until and love. On the season finale, which was shot in Thailand, their honeymoon. Prior to the wedding, they had been living Lowe had to pick from the two remaining women. You know separately two blocks away from each other in Dallas, Texas.  the rest.  Giudici and Lowe are the fourth couple from the show I’m like a butterfly waiting to be exposed to him, said {THE BACHELOR cont’d from page 11}

{SAAFF cont’d from page 11} “the previous iteration of SAAFF. NWAAFF ran from 2002 to 2007. I wanted the festival back after a six-year hiatus and teamed up with Vanessa [Au] in 2012 to organize and lead the revival of the festival.” Explains Bang, “The [NWAAFF] began in the 1980s by a team of writers, editors, and photographers from the International Examiner. It also had a three-year run between 1994 and 1996. Wes Kim ran it from 2002 to 02007. I contacted Wes in 2012 to ask, one — why the festival had gone into hiatus, and two — if he knew others who were interested in helping me revive it.” Kim resigned as director of the festival in 2007 due to time constraints, said Bang, and nobody replaced him. “The team dissipated as a result. Wes connected me to Vanessa, who also expressed interest in reviving the festival. We met at Café Ladro in Capitol Hill in

April 2012 and began organizing SAAFF. We decided to change the name to ‘Seattle’ instead of ‘Northwest’ because the name of the city would resonate better, both locally and nationally.” Bang was born and raised in Seattle. “My parents are Chinese,” he said, “but lived most of their lives in Vietnam, so growing up, we spoke Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English in the house. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2005, with a Bachelor of Arts in communication – new media. “It was through college that I understood the importance of mass media representation for Asian Americans. There is a large population of Asians and Asian Americans in Seattle, so it’s important to share those stories and cultural experiences. Bang and Au led the planning, recruiting, and organizing of the festival’s revival and intend to continue moving it forward. “Our selection committee watched and rated all the films and democratically discussed and picked which one’s would be screened at our festival,” said

Bang. “All of us have full-time day jobs or are full-time students, and running a festival is similar to another full-time job, so the effort we get from our team is tremendous and the passion and dedication to the festival is apparent.” One of the many locally grown talents on display at the festival is actor Eddie Mui, who was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. He’s one of the leading actors in Someone I Used To Know, directed by Nadine Truong, a sometimes-funny, sometime-dark dramatic account of three childhood friends who reconnect amidst the glitz of Hollywood. They discover how much different they’ve become and how much they’ve stayed the same. “I feel that we made a film that many people would enjoy watching, with a very strong ensemble cast and it was beautifully shot,” Mui reflects. “Someone I Used To Know is mainly about past and present friendships and how everyone values certain people in their lives that may have come and go. I think our film will make

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to marry. The majority of The Bachelor couples break up shortly after. In attendance of the wedding were so-called more successful couples from the show, including Molly and Jason Mesnick, who married in 2010; Trista and Ryan Sutter, who have been married for 10 years; and Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum, who are in their second year of marriage. Of course, at the end of the wedding special, host Chris Harrison did not fail to remind viewers to watch tonight’s episode of The Bachelor and follow the journey of Juan Pablo in his own unconventional love story.  Alia Marsha can be reached at info@nwasianweekly. com.

you think about your own friends and what they truly mean to you over the years... and perhaps even change your thoughts about your own self when you are around them. The overall vibe of our picture is kind of like past movies, from The Breakfast Club, Less Than Zero, and The Anniversary Party,” but of course, this film happens to be written, produced, directed by, and mostly starring Asian Americans telling an ‘American’ story that just happens to be taking place on one wacky night in LA... and not Chinatown.” Asked his favorite films in the festival, Bang singled out Linsanity, directed by Evan Jackson Leong, a documentary study of basketball player Jeremy Lin, who Bang calls “a pioneering figure” for Asian Americans. “His unprecedented rise from a basketball nobody to become a global sports sensation makes it the feel-good movie of the year,” he said. Another one of Bang’s picks is Raskal Love, directed by Byron Q, which the festival co-director calls the true story of Seattleite

Vanna Fut and how he overcame great adversities to pursue dreams in the arts — becoming a pioneering b-boy in Seattle during the 1990s, and then an actor. “This is a documentary gem from our own backyard,” Bang said. Asked how the festival will conclude, and about future plans, Bang said, “We’ll do a post-mortem after the festival and talk about our year. We talk about lessons learned and think about ways to improve next year. We foresee needing more volunteers as the festival and team grows.” They also organized an outdoor summer film series last year during the offseason.  The Seattle Asian American Film Festival runs from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9 at Ark Lodge Cinemas, located at 4816 Rainier Ave. S. in Seattle. For film titles, venues, prices, and show times, visit http:// seattleaaff.org/2014/. Andrew Hamlin can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.


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Several members of Mr. Hirabayashi’s family joined the groundbreaking ceremony, including his sister, Esther Furugori, who remembered Gordon as the older brother who always took care of her. Furugori said she began to see her brother in a new light after reading a book another brother, along with her nephew, wrote using Gordon Hirabayashi’s own writings and diaries. A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. the United States was published by University of Washington Press in 2013. “When I read A Principled Stand, a book mostly relating his own words, I met another person with deep thoughts and conviction to stand up for his rights,” said Furugori. “I am very proud of my brother and what he stood for.” Furugori also thanked InterIm and its associates for their hard work organizing and planning how the art and artifacts of her brother’s life will be depicted for future generations “to learn about Gordon and

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An artist’s rendering of what the Hirabayashi Place will look like once it’s built.

Members of Gordon Hirabayashi’s family attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hirabayashi Place. Gordon’s sister, Esther Furugori, in the red coat, is the only surviving member of their immediate family. Jay Hirabayashi, right, is Gordon’s son. Both spoke during the ceremony.

his action for social justice, not only for Japanese Americans, but for all citizens.” Mr. Hirabayashi was imprisoned for defying curfew and internment during WWII, and again later for refusing induction into the army. Although he lost his case before the Supreme Court, in 1987 his conviction was overturned when a federal appeals court ruled the

{BLOG cont’d from page 12} beef, pork, chicken, and veggies. These dishes are all created with a name of fortune. If you can’t read Chinese, it won’t be a problem. Just ask for a Chinese family dinner in Chinatown restaurants close to the price range you want — $108, $138, $168, or $238, depending on the number of guests you have. Prices ranges are a little different from restaurant to restaurant, but they all end up with No. 8, signifying the Chinese word, faat, making wealth. By the way, you can do takeout, too. 

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internment of Japanese American citizens was unconstitutional. Mr. Hirabayashi died in 2012 at the age of 93. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Andréa Akita, acting InterIm’s executive director, said she was excited to bring private and public partners together

to create the 96 housing units, and honored to name it after Hirabayashi because he stood for courage and social justice. “It’s that kind of spirit which we hope to memorialize in that building and that site,” Akita said. “That part of Nihonmachi — Little Japantown — has never recovered since World War II and the removal of Japanese citizens from their homes and communities.”  Sue Misao can be reached at editor@ nwasianweekly.com.

Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici

The two-hour show “The Bachelor” on ABC featuring the wedding of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici was so scripted and controlled that I found it hard to keep my attention on it for the whole show. ABC stretched the 20-minute wedding into two hours by including lots of old clips. TiVo saved my

day. I skipped the first part. Had it not been for Catherine, I wouldn’t have watched it. There was no fun, excitement, or surprises during the wedding. Part of the fun of weddings comes when the guests roast or toast the newlyweds with their silly but irresistible romantic stories. If Asian culture had been part

of the wedding theme, that would have made the whole show more colorful and interesting. The couple couldn’t invite many of their friends to participate — ABC was the boss, not the couple. Food is also a big part of wedding rituals. But you can’t see any of those elements in a television-sponsored wedding. The wedding was made for the convenience of television production. It simply lacked creativity, as well as the couple’s style and personalities. The only real part is that Sean and Catherine are a gorgeous couple and very much in love. Perhaps Sean and Catherine should hold their own private wedding party afterwards, creating their own signature event. The good things about this wedding were that ABC paid for everything, and lots of people watched, whether admiringly or disapprovingly. Oh well, that’s life! You can’t have everything. 

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