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BLOG: Lunar New Year food surprises Americans

BLOG: Lunar New Year food surprises Americans

By Assunta Ng

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Pork tongue with fungus and dried oyster (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

When non-Asians learn that Asian folks love chicken feet, their eyes roll. But we Asian immigrants actually eat more than the feet during Lunar New Year.   Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 11 | 3/9-3/15Comments (0)

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s Lunar New Year Awards — And the winner is …

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s Lunar New Year Awards — And the winner is …

By Assunta Ng

The crowd at the Bellevue Square Lunar New Year Celebration (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Over 50 local Lunar New Year events took place in February, and they were all competing for attendees and attention. So, which one had the better food, larger crowds, strongest organization, and the most memorable performances? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 10 | 3/2-3/8Comments (0)

BLOG: The death of print, will we be next?

BLOG: The death of print, will we be next?

By Assunta Ng

Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW

Witnessing the digital attack on publication has been a nightmare for those of us in print media. It hasn’t mattered how big, rich, or strong publications have been before, or how many prestigious writing awards they’ve won. Advertising revenue continues to bleed out, and many die as a result. Some publications, like Newsweek, have ended their print editions, continuing their online versions only. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/1Comments (0)

BLOG: Passing the torch

BLOG: Passing the torch

By Assunta Ng

Jim McDermott and Adam Smith shaking hands (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

In case you don’t know, Congressman Adam Smith of the 9th district is now representing part of the Chinatown/International District, after redistricting. It used to only be Congressman Jim McDermott. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/22Comments (0)

BLOG: Can our community collaborate?

BLOG: Can our community collaborate?

By Assunta Ng

This year’s Lunar New Year Festival was the most highly attended festival, well, ever. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

I wish that the Year of the Snake could grant me wings, so I could fly to all the great things happening in our community. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/22Comments (0)

BLOG: The port seat is for ladies only

BLOG: The port seat is for ladies only

By Assunta Ng

From left: Don Blakeney (LNY festival organizer), Jan Drago, and Erin Abu-Rish at the Hong Kong Association gala one day after the commissioner announcement. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Twenty-nine applicants were interested in the vacant Port of Seattle Commissioner’s seat, vacated by Gael Tarleton, who had left to become a state representative for the 36th District. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/22Comments (0)

BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

By Assunta Ng

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_07/blog_oysterrecipe.jpgWhen I was a child, I followed some silly Lunar New Year traditions. My family wouldn’t bathe on the first day because in Chinese culture, it is believed that all your wealth will be washed away. We wouldn’t clean our house either, because we’d be doomed to lose our fortune.

But there’s a fine line between traditions and superstition. Looking back, it was more of the latter that my parents and I were scared of taking a bath on that “first holy day” of the New Year.

It’s foolish to follow traditions blindly. How can you be happy when you live with unnecessary restrictions on your life? Sure, I can skip cleaning my home because I am lazy, but skipping a shower, no way. I have been showering on New Year’s day for decades. Maybe, that’s the cause of all my poverty! Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/15Comments (0)

BLOG: Success at Celebrate Asia

BLOG: Success at Celebrate Asia

By Assunta Ng

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Nobu performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Never in my life had a concert moved me to tears until I experienced the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. I wasn’t the only one who cried. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/8Comments (2)

BLOG: Lessons learned from the Aloha spirit

BLOG: Lessons learned from the Aloha spirit

By Assunta Ng

I spent my New Year’s in Maui, and I didn’t want to come home. The photos of palm trees and Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 4 | 1/19-1/25Comments (0)

BLOG: The Face and the Brain. What I’ve learned about youth, age, and anti-aging.

BLOG: The Face and the Brain. What I’ve learned about youth, age, and anti-aging.

By Assunta Ng

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What would you choose: A beautiful mind or a beautiful face? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/18Comments (0)

BLOG: 2012’s Top 10 Moments of Thrills, Triumph, and Sadness

BLOG: 2012’s Top 10 Moments of Thrills, Triumph, and Sadness

By Assunta Ng

The numbers tell us that we have conquered many mountains in 2012, even though some of them seemed impossible to beat at the beginning of the year. Like a child keeping a Christmas list, I had a wish list for the Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 2 | 1/5-1/11Comments (0)

BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

By Assunta Ng

Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/28Comments (0)

EDITORIAL: Seattle Police reform is better late than never

The Asian Pacific American community and the Seattle Police Department have never had the best relationship. In 1974, the state of Washington created the Commission on Asian American Affairs to address issues concerning the Asian Pacific American community. In 2010, the commission released a report, which included their policy recommendations. What was at the top of their list of needed changes in the criminal justice system? Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 31 No 52 | 12/22-12/28Comments (0)

BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

BLOG: 10 holiday gift-giving tips to help you shop better

By Assunta Ng

Holiday gift givers often have misconceptions. They think that gifts have to be material or that they have to be valuable. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

BLOG: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

By Assunta Ng

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Movie theaters hate people like me. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: Substitute guilty pleasures

BLOG: Substitute guilty pleasures

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By Assunta Ng

Don’t laugh if I tell you that I am a big fan of potato chips. That’s the first thing I shoot for when I attend holiday parties. It’s not just the crackling sound I enjoy when biting into it, but also the flavor of potato chips. But I don’t really need the grease, sodium, cholesterol, or the unhealthy saturated fats. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: Rich districts vs. poor districts

By Assunta Ng

King County has released data showing which districts voted Democrat and which districts voted Republican during the governor’s race. Rich districts such as Medina, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point voted for Republican Rob McKenna, while poor districts, such as the International District, went for Inslee. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: Mak leaves KING

BLOG: Mak leaves KING

By Assunta Ng

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Robert Mak

Robert Mak, anchor of KING TV program “Up Front,” resigned last Friday. There are speculations about the station’s motive for cutting the program. As a publisher, I understand why KING cut the program. Network news is a cut throat business. Anchor changes happen faster than ice melts under the sun. In this tough economy, if it doesn’t make much business sense, it will not make sense to the company. Sadly, journalism is secondary. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: Holiday party at the White House

By Assunta Ng

Three lucky Seattleites are invited to the White House Holiday Party. Albert Shen, a force for President Obama’s fundraising campaign and Debadutta Dash, co-chair of Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee will leave Dec. 12 for Washington D.C. Matt Barreto, professor  of political science at the UW, will be attending a separate party. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 50 | 12/8-12/14Comments (0)

BLOG: The race is on

BLOG: The race is on

By Assunta Ng

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_49/blog_candidates.jpgYou might say that Seattle’s 2013 election will be boring after the dramatic presidential and governor races that happened this year, but that’s not true.

On the contrary, thanks to Mayor Mike McGinn’s vulnerability, eight contenders have thought about replacing him, according to a Nov. 25 Seattle Times article.

The prospective candidates are State Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess (who officially announced his intent to run on Nov. 26) and Bruce Harrell, former councilmember Peter Steinbrueck, former King County Executive and federal official Ron Sims, businessman Charlie Staadecker, engineer and businessman Albert Shen, Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant, and former Mayor of Bellevue and Bremerton Cary Bozeman. What a fascinating mix of talent eyeing to be the No. 1 guy in Seattle!

It’s times like these when I wish I were a comedian who could craft jokes about McGinn and his challengers bullfighting at the Key Arena, firing missiles at each other from Mt. Rainer and the Space Needle, or maybe even roundhouse kicking each other during a martial arts tournament in Chinatown’s Hing Hay Park. But I’m not and I can’t. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (0)

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