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BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

By Assunta Ng Bruce Lee retrospective unifies Chinatown dancers It is rare to see so many Seattle lion dance groups perform simultaneously.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

By Assunta Ng Within months, I visited two Bruce Lee exhibitions, one in Hong Kong in July and the other on Oct. 4, at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum. For people who saw both, the reactions were similar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Farewell to the Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association

BLOG: Farewell to the Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association

By Assunta Ng After 30-plus years, the office for the Washington State Indo-China Chinese Elderly Association, which resided in the Bush Hotel in the ID, has closed its doors. One neighborhood senior heard the news and said, “I couldn’t sleep that night. We seniors will have one place less to go.”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Satya needs a public relations consultant

BLOG: Satya needs a public relations consultant

By Assunta Ng Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella created controversy last week due to his comment that women should trust in karma for a raise and shouldn’t ask for better wages. This was said  at the Women in Technology conference. Why did Satya say what he said? Three factors influenced his response. He was born and […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

BLOG: Okimoto vs. Harrell is history

BLOG: Okimoto vs. Harrell is history

By Assunta Ng A friend told me recently that Dave Okimoto is going to run against Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell in 2015. When I saw Okimoto, the former United Way executive, last Friday, I asked him, “Are you running?”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

Of all the Ivar’s restaurants, my favorite is the one that is closed for waterfront development. It is not the restaurant I will miss, but its fish bar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Hong Kong students’ protest stirs up conflicts within families and friends

BLOG: Hong Kong students’ protest stirs up conflicts within families and friends

By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong (HK) in the 1970s, but my family ties are still there. The recent HK students’ protest that started on Sept. 27 has stirred up much conversations and arguments in the former British colony—between husband and wife, among friends, between employers and employees, and among parents and children.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

By Assunta Ng The former ambassador has only returned to Washington state for a few months after serving for three years as the first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China. He’s in demand—everyone wants to use his name, have him speak, fundraise, and be a public figure. His name instantly draws traffic.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: Satya Nadella speaks, but doesn’t reveal

BLOG: Satya Nadella speaks, but doesn’t reveal

By Assunta Ng Satya Nadella gave an interview to the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 15 at the Westin Hotel. I was thrilled to see the first Asian American being the keynote speaker for the Chamber.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: George Clooney and Venice

By Assunta Ng When I heard movie star George Clooney got married in Venice last week, I sighed. Not because I was crazy about him, but because I was in Venice the same time last year. I was there a year too early. Does it matter?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Chinatown was transformed into World War II scenes in Chinatown recently. On the 600 block of S. King St., you would find Chinese dressing in Japanese kimonos, street closed down, Massive Monkees studio turned into the filming sight, Canton Alley filled with drama. What’s going on? You wondered.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

By Assunta Ng Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/31 Comment

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/261 Comment

BLOG: An egg and a rock…

BLOG: An egg and a rock…

By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Sher Kung’s life was cut short on Aug. 29 when a truck killed her while she was riding a bike in downtown Seattle on the notorious Second Avenue corridor.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

BLOG: The New York Times gives a thumbs-up for Timothy Wu

By Assunta Ng Even with a loss, Timothy Wu has already made history. The New York Times (NYT) endorsed him with a prominent headline, “Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor.”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

BLOG: What will happen to the Louisa/Hudson Hotel?

By Assunta Ng No one knows what will happen to Chinatown’s Louisa/Hudson Hotel, which was destroyed on the west side last December by a fire.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?

By Assunta Ng Hundreds came to the Chinatown/International District to meet the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. I was delighted and disappointed simultaneously.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Publisher’s Blog: Horses are crowd-pleasers in the ID… Equines get more attention than the police officers!

Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]

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Posted in 2014, August 2014, News, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 35 | 8/23-8/290 Comments

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated

By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

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