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BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

What did Madeleine Albright wear when she met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to represent America’s might? Albright visited China in 1998 to prepare for the summit meeting between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to illustrate improved relationship between Washington and Beijing despite US-China differences. What was her symbol? Why did Albright […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Recognizing Joey Ing — A spotlight on a community leader

Recognizing Joey Ing — A spotlight on a community leader

Vera Ing, the late community leader was known as the “glue” of the Asian community. But glue does not stick if it has nothing to attach to. Vera was able to get community support because there was a force behind her, giving her strength and guidance through thick and thin, tears and laughter through all […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

BLOG: RESPECT? — What we should learn from Sawant’s actions

BLOG: RESPECT? — What we should learn from Sawant’s actions

By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

BLOG: What is the Wing’s fundraising formula for success?

BLOG: What is the Wing’s fundraising formula for success?

By Assunta Ng   The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s annual fundraising dinner is the envy of many Asian community organizations. This year yielded  another record-breaking amount, $460,000 raised, a 13 percent increase from last year. The amount they raise each year, keeps increasing. How does the Wing do it? Find champions Having a generous board […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 16 | 4/11-4/170 Comments

BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

BLOG: Nine tips for coping with stress — Creating a balance between work and fun

By Assunta Ng Years ago, I experienced severe chest pain as if I was having a heart attack. “No, you didn’t have a heart attack,” my doctor said. “You just have stress.” With print industries struggling to stay afloat, it can be stressful for me running two weekly publications. Instead, these days I am at […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

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Posted in Features 14, Health, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/32 Comments

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

By Assunta Ng   What do the late Seattle City Councilmember Wing Luke (Asian) and Admiral Herb Bridge (not Asian), have in common? They both fostered communities, found strengths in others and created goodwill and harmony out of chaos and hate. “Wing Luke and Herb Bridge were both members of the Greatest Generation,” said former Supreme […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

  Not the usual Chamber’s dinner So what was unusual? Mayor Ed Murray, who declared he’s a sheep, spoke briefly at the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year dinner at the China Harbor Restaurant last week. Murray, 60, was born in the Year of the Sheep. According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

BLOG: Harmony — Competition and coincidence between two Asian symphonies…

  By Assunta Ng When the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was planning to perform in China and South Korea in 2016 last year, it didn’t know that a Chinese symphony orchestra, hosted by Dr. Austin Huang, had already booked a concert in its own backyard in Benaroya Hall, here in Seattle on Feb. 25. Not […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 11 | 3/7-3/130 Comments

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response.  I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

BLOG: Year of the Sheep is for weaving dreams — Eight is a lucky number

The Year of the Sheep is for imagination. Just look at celebrities born in sheep years: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Will Ferrell and others, how they create from nothing to something amazing. It’s time for you to make your Lunar New Year dream list. The sheep celebrities have certainly inspired me to build my wish […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. <!–more–> The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

BLOG: Being blunt about race…

By Assunta Ng   My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

Was the Year of the Horse that disastrous for the Asian community? Or are there valuable lessons we can draw to prepare for a better year?

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Posted in Features 02, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

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Posted in Features 52, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

BLOG: Restriction to resurrection — Chinatown jailhouse transformed into an artists’ sanctuary

By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

What happens when Seattle meets China? — Romance, business, and more business

By Assunta Ng The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a business panel discussion, “Seattle meets China,” at the Sun Ya restaurant in November.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

By Assunta Ng “What’s the best place for Chinese food?” many Seattle Chinese are frequently confronted with this question.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

BLOG: A dynamic duo

BLOG: A dynamic duo

By Assunta Ng It’s not easy to foster diversity at the University of Washington (UW) since it’s such a big school with

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

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