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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

BLOG: Make her proud

By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.

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

BLOG: Congratulations to candidates…and voters

BLOG: Congratulations to candidates…and voters

By Assunta Ng Elections are an opportunity for us to speak our mind. Voters certainly spoke on the Nov. 4 election in Washington state.

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

BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

BLOG: Kenny G’s smooth approach to China ends up being silent

By Assunta Ng Former Seattleite Kenny G, the popular saxophonist (especially in China), paid a surprise visit to the students’ protest in

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

BLOG: Is eating the only thing?

By Assunta Ng I have never encountered any YELP reviews at an Asian Weekly’s event. Last week, the review landed on my plate, and it was amazingly bad.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

BLOG: Some smart campaigning and some not-so-smart timing

BLOG: Some smart campaigning and some not-so-smart timing

Will history repeat itself? Who is Eddie Yoon? I found his full-color ad in the Seattle Times. So I called him.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

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

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