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BLOG: Avoid or endorse? — Politics can pose challenges for ethnic media

By Assunta Ng People expect the Northwest Asian Weekly, a relatively small paper, to act like a big media company when it comes to election time. Candidates’ questions cover the myriad, such as: “Do you do endorsements?” “Can you do an interview?” “Why haven’t you contacted me?” . . . These questions keep popping up […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

BLOG: Nikkei Concerns reinvents a health fair

Most health fairs are boring with information overload, lacking fun and creativity. Nikkei Concern’s (NC) health fair has reinvented its health fair program.  It will be held at the Blaine Memorial Church on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First, delicious food! Yes, you can sample as much as you want—healthy snacks for […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

BLOG: Lunch with Deputy Mayor Kim

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim of Seattle invited Northwest Asian Weekly’s summer youth leadership program to have lunch at City Hall this summer. Our kids have no social status. They still have to do something to prove their worth. Yet, Kim sent me an email to invite our kids this summer back in March! I was […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

BLOG: Honoring Warren Chan — Icon of an incredible generation

By Assunta Ng A parade of “who’s who,”— including a governor, mayor, and 19 judges from both Supreme Court to Municipal Court—gathered at South Seattle College to pay their last respects to Judge Warren Chan July 3. Chan died on June 15 at the age of 92. “A man of ‘firsts,’” said Hon. Gary Locke. […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/171 Comment

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

BLOG: A Taste of Home — A documentary about Chinese American food in the ID

By John Liu “What is your dream?” Tay and Val started in Singapore and traveled around the world asking this question for the last five years. Then they shared the stories and inspired everyone around them. Their journey brought them from Singapore to Seattle. One day they were homesick and wanted to eat Chinese dishes […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

BLOG: Devotion to WSU was more important than his life – What we learned from Elson Floyd

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The first black president of Washington State University (WSU), Elson Floyd, died of colon cancer on June 20. He was 59 years old. The last six months of his life was critical to the success of WSU establishing its own medical school, thus ending the monopoly of the University […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

BLOG: Blessed with two fathers — Thank you, Dads!

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have very few fond memories about my father from my childhood. What do you expect when you come from a broken home? Strange, but I have wonderful thoughts about my father now that I am an older woman who has experienced the world —after being a parent juggling […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

My friend got a new boyfriend, and she found a new job after sweating four years of college. Most people would feel on top of the world, celebrating success and feeling bliss. Yet, she seems to be cranky. In fact, I have interacted with a lot of grumpy people lately. They rarely smile. They enjoy […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

BLOG: Farewell to Imperial Lanes — Finishing with a strike

By John Liu Driving past the Burger King and 7-11 on Rainier Ave, it is easy to pass Imperial Lanes day after day on your commute from the International District to Beacon Hill. Sadly, Imperial Lanes is closing on May 31. Imperial Lanes and Lounge opened in Seattle’s Rainier Valley in 1959 and was run […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

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

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