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Archive for October, 2008

Mixing It Up: Multi-racial Asian Americans Share Views

It’s a fact of life within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities: the next generations of Asian Americans will be increasingly hapa, or mixed-race.
Within the Japanese, Chinese and Korean communities, the ones who have been in the U.S. longest, it’s common to see plenty of young people who are part Caucasian, African American, and [...]

“Hapa” vs. “Mixed-Race”

Hawaiians came up with the derisive phrase, “hapa-haole” (“half-white”) to describe mix-race islanders. It’s not an insult anymore in Hawaii. Over the decades, the term “hapa” has come to refer to mixed-race Asians in general, without the stigma attached to the original meaning.
Some people still find the word offensive, and some feel that people outside [...]

The World of Wendy Woo

In many ways, Wendy Woo is the quintessential Denver-area musician, transplanted to the area, growing up amidst the excitement and artistic innovation of Boulder in the mid-seventies, and mixing with the children of the area’s best and brightest of that time period. Her various musical incarnations have had a major impact on our music scene; [...]

Halloween in Asia

Halloween is a European holiday, originating in Ireland as the Celtic harvest festival known as Samhain. It has been widely celebrated here in the US since the late 19th century as the night before the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day. But despite its western pedigree, it’s beginning to take hold of Asian imaginations in [...]

Pho 79

1080 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO. 80014
Tel: 303.344.0752
HOURS Sun - Sun 9am - 9pm
That crispness you feel in the early hours can mean only one thing: Autumn is on its way. And with the cooler temperatures comes the inevitable season of colds and flu. What’s better for keeping a body healthy with the coming of autumn, [...]

Swing Thai

845 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80206
Tel: 303.777.1777
HOURS Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

The popularity of Thai cuisine in America has grown tremendously over the past decade. In 1996, when Swing Thai opened the doors of their first restaurant, Thai restaurants were still a rarity in the metro area; today there are over thirty. Now Swing Thai has three locations [...]

Chinese Idioms and Calligraphy

Originally, this idiom comes from Analects of Qianfu. Light and Dark. It recorded: “You will be enlightened if you listen to the both sides; you will be benighted if you heed only one side.”

Asian Americans at the DNC

The DNC came to Denver on Aug. 25-28, and energized the city with its political buzz, celebrity attendees, daily political events and nightly parties and galas. And more than ever before in U.S. politics, Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) were involved in the process and a visible presence during the convention, and also the following [...]

AAPI Women’s Networking Luncheon

The first ever AAPI Women’s Networking Luncheon brought women together from diverse career and industry backgrounds on September 21st. At Dixon’s Restaurant in downtown Denver, attendees shared career and networking tips, conducted mock interviews, and established goals for future networking events to continue strengthening the bond between AAPI women in Colorado. Carol Ross, a career [...]

Korean Dancers Delight Denver Audience

Over 2,500 Denverites were treated to a unique traditional Korean performance on Sept. 6, when the Korean Consulate General sponsored a rare U.S. visit by a Korean dance troupe, Festive Lands, for a performance at the DCPA.
The dancers and musicians filled the stage with a blur of color and rhythm, with different groupings of [...]