Tag Archive | "Publisher Ng’s blog"

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

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Display reflects the building’s past (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

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

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From left: Martha Lee, Ming Zhang, Mike Medeiros, and Michael Christ (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a business panel discussion, “Seattle meets China,” at the Sun Ya restaurant in November. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/12Comments (0)

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

By Assunta Ng

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A sample of our feast (Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

“What’s the best place for Chinese food?” many Seattle Chinese are frequently confronted with this question. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21Comments (0)

BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

BLOG: Six lion dance groups performed for Bruce

By Assunta Ng

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The Lion Dance teams included: the Seattle Kung Fu Club, International Lion Dance and Martial Arts Team, Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club Lion Dance Team, Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness, Northwest Wushu Academy, and LQ Lion Dance Team (Photo by Rebecca Ip/NWAW)

Bruce Lee retrospective unifies Chinatown dancers

It is rare to see so many Seattle lion dance groups perform simultaneously. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24Comments (0)

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

BLOG: Seattle vs. Hong Kong

By Assunta Ng

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Billy Ray and Annette Sharp pose with Wing Luke Executive Director Beth Takekawa. They were the first to attend the exhibition. Ray and Sharp flew in from Kansas. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24Comments (0)

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

BLOG: Tasting Ivar’s before it closed

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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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/17Comments (0)

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

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Protestors in Hong Kong (Photo by Jason Liu/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/17Comments (0)

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

BLOG: Gary Locke’s new hairstyle?

By Assunta Ng

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Honorable Gary Locke speaks at the Washington Place groundbreaking ceremony (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/10Comments (0)

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

BLOG: Lights, camera, action in Chinatown

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Extras on set on the intersection of King St. and 7th Ave. (Photo by John Liu/NWAW)

By Assunta Ng

Chinatown was transformed into World War II scenes in Chinatown recently. On the 600 block of S. King St., you would find Chinese dressing in Japanese kimonos, street closed down, Massive Monkees studio turned into the filming sight, Canton Alley filled with drama. What’s going on? You wondered. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/10Comments (0)

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

BLOG: Can you reverse aging?

By Assunta Ng

Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/3Comments (1)

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

By Assunta Ng

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I-Miun Liu

When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/26Comments (1)

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

BLOG: Spotlight on youth — An unforgettable summer!!!

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Ina Dash
University of Washington

“I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been declining in population.” Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/12Comments (0)

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 (65)

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