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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

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

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