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BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

By Assunta Ng Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi is not all about business. He is a determined leader who fights for important causes for the community.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

BLOG: Green Village closed after family tragedies?

By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum showcased a parade of impressive Asian Americans’ artwork at its annual dinner last Saturday at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 Asian Americans created some of their most amazing pieces for The Wing’s auction, which raised $400,000.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

By Assunta Ng I haven’t been able to resist going to Veggie Fest for the past eight years. I notice how full I am after every visit and how satisfying it is to bring samples home. The cereal samples will be handy when I travel overseas. It’s just hard to say ‘no’ to free food.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

By Assunta Ng Celebrate Asia, which was designed to highlight the merits of Asian cultures as part of the Seattle Symphony program, got mixed reviews last Friday. Even with much effort and investment in its sixth year at Benaroya Hall, the audience gave a thumbs-down to the first part of the program — especially “Nam […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

BLOG: Helicopter tragedy hits home for journalists

BLOG: Helicopter tragedy hits home for journalists

By Assunta Ng The KOMO-TV helicopter crash near the Seattle Center on Tuesday, resulting in the death of the pilot and photojournalist, troubles me.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

BLOG: My ‘rainbow breakfast’ for health and taste

BLOG: My ‘rainbow breakfast’ for health and taste

By Assunta Ng If you saw me eating breakfast, you would say, “That’s fancy!”

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

BLOG: Uncle Bob still fools us

Bob Santos, unofficial mayor of the International District, who hardly looks 80, celebrated his 80th birthday at the Nisei Vets Hall last Saturday with more than 200 guests. Well, Uncle Bob, if you follow comedian Billy Crystal’s advice, you are going to celebrate your birthdays for at least 20 more years.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

By Assunta Ng Did you see there were few Asian countries participating in the Sochi Olympics? Well, most Asian countries are located in the tropics. They’d rather go for Summer Olympics — tropical sports. There were only 89 countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which was considered a record high, as opposed to over 200 […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

BLOG: Who stole the party?

BLOG: Who stole the party?

By Assunta Ng Ming Zhang, president of Mulvanny G2, celebrated his accomplishment and birthday at the Imperial Garden Restaurant, inside the Great Wall Mall, last Friday with many prominent guests. He was invited to join the prestigious America Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows AIA recently.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

BLOG: T&T boss

BLOG: T&T boss

By Assunta Ng Very few Asian restaurateurs knew how to deal with the Seahawks’ Super Bowl success like T&T Chinese Restaurant.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

BLOG: Martha Choe — a leader’s leader & community mentor

BLOG: Martha Choe — a leader’s leader & community mentor

By Assunta Ng Martha Choe began her Life Achievement Award acceptance speech with Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote at the Seattle Business magazine’s Executive Excellence Awards dinner recently. At the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, most people in the room were aware that Choe, chief administrative office for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), works with smart, remarkable, […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

BLOG: Mom, I broke all the Lunar New Year lucky rules

BLOG: Mom, I broke all the Lunar New Year lucky rules

By Assunta Ng Chinese culture has taught my family how to savor luck during the Lunar New Year. But the Year of the Horse has created mysterious circumstances, forcing me to break good-luck rules. Will I be OK this year, or I will I be even luckier?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year

BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year

By Assunta Ng Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

BLOG: Health is wealth

BLOG: Health is wealth

By Assunta Ng Recently, the World Economic Forum in Switzerland had a panel called “Health is Wealth.” I just want to tell you readers that I heard this phrase when I was a child. The Western world shouldn’t be credited with the origin.  

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

BLOG: Super Bowl Chinese dinner

BLOG: Super Bowl Chinese dinner

By Assunta Ng Super Bowl happens to fall on Lunar New Year. Why not organize a Super Bowl Chinese dinner party? The Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 31 and lasts for 15 days.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

By Assunta Ng The two-hour show “The Bachelor” on ABC featuring the wedding of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici was so scripted and controlled that I found it hard to keep my attention on it for the whole show. ABC stretched the 20-minute wedding into two hours by including lots of old clips. TiVo saved […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

BLOG: A dream wedding for Catherine Giudici — You’re invited to “watch”!

BLOG: A dream wedding for Catherine Giudici — You’re invited to “watch”!

By Assunta Ng How would you like to announce your wedding on television for free, and even get a sponsor to pay for a lavish wedding?

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 5 | 1/25-1/311 Comment

BLOG: Ref lecting on our 32nd anniversary…

BLOG: Ref lecting on our 32nd anniversary…

By Assunta Ng “Fire, fire!” said my staff, rushing into the Asian Weekly’s office, on Dec. 24, 2013. The alarm of a fire engine became intolerably loud, and fire engines kept coming into Chinatown until all of South King Street was blocked. I dashed out, standing among the many onlookers, watching the fire destroying the […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/243 Comments

BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

By Assunta Ng Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant gave a fiery speech, overshadowing other City Council members’ swearing in at City Hall last Monday. A Socialist, Sawant gave a hard-line approach to push for her $15/hour minimum wage platform by creating a mass movement to pressure the mayor and City Council. She […]

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Posted in Features 03, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 3 | 1/11-1/170 Comments

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