Big Spike In Asian American Population In Seattle


By Utami D. Kusumawati The growth in the population of Asian Americans in King County in Washington is outpacing all other races, reports The Seattle Times. The newest data released by the U.S Census Bureau shows the county is becoming more diverse with the number of minorities increasing significantly. The Census Bureau reports the Asian …

Chinese American Author Debuts with Novel on “Flying Tigers”


By Utami Diah Kusumawati Chinese American novelist Iris Yang released her first novel, “Wings of a Flying Tiger”, just last month. The novel, published by Open Books, centers around heroism and romance in which Chinese villagers rescue the life of a dying American pilot. The novel as reported by Xinhua News has been well-received by …

Jeannie Mai Celebrating Asian women’s potential


Despite growing up as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who entered the United States by boat, Jeannie Mai never felt ashamed of her background. Instead, she set a high bar for herself, to successfully bring out her exuberant personality and bold fashion style in the US. “My mom emigrated from Vietnam two years before I …

Mario Blanco: Stepping out of his father’s shadow


Being the only son of a legendary artist is not easy, a fact Mario Blanco, an artist and photographer from Bali, knows all too well. Mario is the only son of world-renowned painter Antonio Blanco, who lived much of his life in Bali and was famous for his fantastic artistic creations. As Antonio’s only son, …