Tag Archive | "Publisher Ng’s blog"

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

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Guests remember and celebrate Luther. Note the festive red tablecloth. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22Comments (0)

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

BLOG: A Hawaiian wedding—recreated in Washington

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Guests mingle and enjoy the festivities. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

My niece Jennifer got married last Saturday. What was amazing was that the newlyweds were Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/15Comments (0)

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

BLOG: My list of summer delights is better than ice cream!

By Assunta Ng

What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer will dehydrate you. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8Comments (0)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

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View from the Ozone bar (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/25Comments (0)

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

BLOG: The largest ‘hum bow’ in Washington state? — It’s found in Pike Place Market

By Assunta Ng

Jack Fong, owner of Mee Sum Pastries. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Pike Place Market, rated as the most popular farmers market in the United States, has numerous European bakeries, but only Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/20Comments (0)

BLOG: Steve Ballmer and the Clippers

BLOG: Steve Ballmer and the Clippers

By Assunta Ng

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When I asked Steve Ballmer a question in public in 2011, it quickly created a storm. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13Comments (0)

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

BLOG: Women important in Mary Yu’s life

By Assunta Ng

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Ruth Woo, Hon. Phyllis G. McKinney, Justice Mary Yu, and Hon. Anne Levinson (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

On May 20, three women were invited by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu’s swearing-in ceremony. One of them was political guru Ruth Woo. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30Comments (0)

BLOG: What SeaTac tells us about $15 minimum wage

By Assunta Ng

While attending an event at a SeaTac hotel last week, I met two women who receive the $15/hour minimum wage. SeaTac has implemented the new law on Jan. 1. I met the women while they were working. One was a waitress and the other was cleaning the hallway. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30Comments (64)

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

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Maiko Winkler-Chin

By Assunta Ng

Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30Comments (0)

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

BLOG: Cooking live oysters is a family affair

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By Assunta Ng

I love cooking oysters, but hate all the work involved. It becomes a family affair when I cook oysters. Hey, you want to eat? I tell my family, you have to contribute and do your share of the work. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/30Comments (0)

BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

BLOG: David vs. Goliath in the battle of $15 wage

By Assunta Ng

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Audience members, both for and against $15, came prepared with signs. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

David and Goliath showed up at the Seattle City Council’s hearing on the mayoral $15 minimum wage proposal on May 13. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/23Comments (0)

BLOG: How to be a loser?

BLOG: How to be a loser?

By Assunta Ng

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Hum bow contestants, from left, Lori Matsukawa, Assunta Ng, Tomio Moriguchi, Ed Murray, and Bob Santos. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Hum Bow Celebrity Contest was a new idea at the Asian American Heritage Festival, held at the Seattle Center last Sunday. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 20 | 5/10-5/16Comments (0)

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

BLOG: Drama continues with $15 indecision

By Assunta Ng

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When the mayor finally was ready to announce the $15 recommendation, there was nothing to announce. Behind him, opposing sides of the issue held signs that announced their opinions clearly. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Anxiety struck the Asian business community on April 24, when Mayor Ed Murray was supposed to announce his plan in the afternoon for the $15 minimum wage. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/9Comments (0)

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

By Assunta Ng

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Dicky Mar congratulates Robert Murray and Josephine Tamayo Murray at the Interim CDA gala, after Robert bid $2,800 and won a trip for two to Hawaii. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi is not all about business. He is a determined leader who fights for important causes for the community. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/2Comments (0)

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

BLOG: Impressive art raises 400K for the Wing

By Assunta Ng

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Nancy Abramson, Lolan Lo Cheng, Sally Henriques, and Katherine Cheng. (Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/11Comments (0)

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

By Assunta Ng

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Sausuage makers (Photo by George Liu /NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/11Comments (0)

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

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Several children took “Year of the Horse” very seriously.

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? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/14Comments (0)

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

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The Hop Sing Tong Banquet at the House of Hong on Jan. 27. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)

BLOG: Health is wealth

BLOG: Health is wealth

By Assunta Ng

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)

BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

BLOG: Bachelor’s wedding (yawn!)

By Assunta Ng

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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici (Photo from Catherine Giudici’s Facebook page)

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 my day. I skipped the first part. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)

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