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Patricia Nangkal: Sabai-Sabai and Taking Chances at Full Speed


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By Utami Diah Kusumawati

Having born and raised in the states does not make Patricia Nangkal, or also known as TwishHoney, forgets her Asian roots.

“My father is from Bangkok, Thailand. An interesting value that has resonated with me is the saying,’Sabai-Sabai’, which means what will be will be,” she said, adding that Sabai-Sabai was a lifestyle embedded in the Thai culture meaning happiness in a multitude of layers including physical wellness, tranquility and contentment.

Read more: [Chinese American Writer Reflects on New Book Inspired by Chop Suey and Family History]

Nangkal said adopting Thailand lifestyle had impacted her in a more positive way. Calmness and inner peace came when she surrendered herself to what was coming along her way.

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Asian American Journalist Tweets on Whites Stir Up Heated Debate


A heated debate is being waged on Twitter about the newly hired lead technology writer for the New York Times, Sarah Jeong. Conservatives brought attention to her tweets which made sarcastic remarks about Whites. Public outrage followed.

Liam Emsa @LiamEmsa tweeted that he ‘can not support @nytimes if the editorial board has someone on it who feels it’s OK to make blanket bigoted statements about an entire race.

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Big Spike In Asian American Population In Seattle


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Aerial capture of Seattle. Source: Wikimedia Commons .

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.

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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 Chinese readers and is also a best-seller in the United States.

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