Tag Archive | "Publisher Ng’s blog"

BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

BLOG: Lessons from Leaders of Power

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

From left: Bruce Harrell, Florence Chang, Bill Gonzales, Sue McLain, Cindy Ryu, and Shaker Chandrasekaran (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

 

Six prominent leaders shared their inspiring stories and advice for men and women who want to be better leaders; they presented at a luncheon held at the House of Hong on Sept. 16. Organized by Executive Development Institute, the Washington Leaders of Power luncheon has been held annually for the past five years.  This was the first time that male panelists were invited to participate. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7Comments (0)

BLOG: Meter Man, have mercy?

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Imagine angry folks who get a ticket when they park in Seattle because they don’t know that they have to pay the meter until 8 p.m. I have seen that rage roar on some faces. There is no way you cannot get caught. Sometimes, there are two officers working simultaneously in Chinatown/International District — there used to be only one. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7Comments (0)

BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

BLOG: Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Bill Bryant at Seattle Pinball Museum (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Last week, Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, spoke to the Seattle Rotary Club at McCaw Hall, strictly on the port’s business. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 40 | 10/1-10/7Comments (1)

BLOG: Rising star challenges Cantwell

BLOG: Rising star challenges Cantwell

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Phillip Yin at a wedding where he was a groomsman (left) and Sen. Maria Cantwell

Republicans have been recruiting people to run against Sen. Maria Cantwell, including a young Asian American. Phillip Yin, 38, an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg television’s Asia–Pacific region, is planning to announce his 2012 senate campaign.

Yin, who recently returned to Seattle, is now organizing a kick-off event. Born in Yakima and a University of Washington business grad, he also holds an MBA from Georgetown University. He worked for investment companies before he went to Asia in 2004. He spent a part of his childhood in Yakima, where his dad worked as an architect. ♦

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (0)

BLOG: I miss President Emmert

BLOG: I miss President Emmert

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Mark Emmert (left) and Michael Young

Is the real Michael Young as dynamic as the mainstream news stories say?

Recently, I attended a reception for Young, the new president of the University of Washington. The mainstream press have given him a lot of good coverage.

“He’s no rock star,” someone said.

On diversity, Young told the audience that he relied on the help of the alumni. This didn’t sound very inspiring to many UW supporters. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (0)

BLOG: Behind the news

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Several people congratulated the Northwest Asian Weekly this week for blogging about Mayor Mike McGinn’s quick departure at a scheduled meeting with local community and ethnic media on Aug. 23. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (0)

BLOG: The role of Asian Weekly

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Managing one weekly is tough enough, and I am running two in this economy. Friends have suggested that I do away with one, so I don’t have to work that hard. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/23Comments (0)

BLOG: Seeing “Mission Impossible” in action

BLOG: Seeing “Mission Impossible” in action

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Bettina Knaack from Washington Air National Guard Public Affairs is taking pictures of the boom (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

 

“Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song.

Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once we reached Oregon. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 37 | 9/10-9/16Comments (1)

BLOG: A new American Dream

By Assunta Ng

In this stagnate economy, can we achieve the American Dream? In the old days, owning a house, a car, and having a solid education and well-paid job defined the American Dream. However, today’s high unemployment rate has changed the definition.  Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 37 | 9/10-9/16Comments (0)

BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?

BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?

By Assunta Ng

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SYLP guest speaker, University of Washington Provost Phyllis Wise, with the students (Photo by Ina Dash)

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area high school students each year. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 36 | 9/3-9/9Comments (0)

Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

By Assunta Ng

From left: Former Gov. Mike Lowry, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Ruthann Kurose, former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, and his wife, Constance (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The guest list of Ruthann Kurose’s surprise 60th birthday party was a Who’s Who in politics. The party was held at the house of former Mayor Norm Rice and his wife, Constance. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

By Assunta Ng

Guests at the WASITRAC event (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

On Aug. 15, a group of Indian Americans were celebrating India’s 64th Independence Day at Il Terrazzo Carmine. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

By Assunta Ng

From left: Robert Wang, Gary Locke, wife Mona and kids

When I switched on the television news this Saturday morning, it was great to see two former Seattleites so visible in China. Robert Wang, a 1972 University of Washington alum, was among the U.S. embassy delegation welcoming Ambassador Locke and his family at the Beijing airport.

Wang, who is number two at the embassy, was in charge of the embassy before Locke’s arrival. ♦

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Locke frustrating, but that’s OK

By Assunta Ng

Talking to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke before he left Seattle for China was exhilarating and absolutely frustrating. You might think that he shies away from talking about juicy details. But he doesn’t. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Flying to China

By Assunta Ng

The Locke family left Seattle with 10 pieces of luggage, a cat, and a dog on Aug. 11, flying Delta Airlines to Beijing. Immediately, a reader who saw him at the SeaTac International Airport called me and asked me why he took Delta instead of Hainan Airlines. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Bainbridge: an island of dark history with reconciliation on the horizon

Blog: Bainbridge: an island of dark history with reconciliation on the horizon

By Assunta Ng

Right photo: A Seattle P-I photo of Fumiko Hayashida holds her daughter, Kayo Natalie Hayashida Ong, on Bainbridge Island in 1942, before they were taken to Manzanar. Left: Fumiko and Natalie, who is the youngest internment survivor from Bainbridge, today (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

What if you and your family were forced to leave your home suddenly, then were locked up for four years? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 33 | 8/13-8/19Comments (0)

Blog: Chinese food helps Republicans and Democrats forge a deal

By Assunta Ng

When the Republicans, the White House, and Democrats tried to broker a deal last weekend, lots of Chinese food was ordered during the meetings, according to the New York Times. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (1)

Blog: What’s Ambassador Locke’s reward in Beijing?

By Assunta Ng

Well, Beijing has some of the best Chinese food. I was there three years ago and was fortunate enough to taste incredible Shanghaiese, Shandong, Beijing, and other ethnic foods. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (0)

Blog: No need to beg Asians to run anymore

Blog: No need to beg Asians to run anymore

By Assunta Ng

Darshan Rauniyar (left) and Steve Hobbs

Now that Congressman Jay Inslee has announced his run for governor in 2012, two Asian Americans have declared their candidacy for Inslee’s seat.

A few years ago, the Asian community had to persuade folks to run for open seats. Now, we are automatically dreaming big and thinking ahead. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (0)

Blog: Locke makes history, always

Blog: Locke makes history, always

By Assunta Ng

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke with his kids (from left) Madeline, Dylan, Emily, his wife, Mona, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo from Judd Lee)

Gary Locke’s political career for the last 30 years has offered nothing but excitement and historical milestones. Although he wasn’t the first Asian American legislator when he ran in 1982, he did beat an incumbent who had been in office for 12 became the first Asian American to run for and win the office of King County Executive, managing 39 cities in our state. After serving only two and a half years, he ran for governor. He won with 54 percent of the vote to become not only the first person of color as governor of Washington state, but the first Chinese American governor in the whole country and the first Asian American governor on the mainland. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (0)

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