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BLOG: Mistaken identities

BLOG: Mistaken identities

By Assunta Ng

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Jim McDermott and Joe McDermott (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

McDermott and McDermott

Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 14 | 3/30-4/5Comments (0)

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s favorite foods at Vegfest 2013

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s favorite foods at Vegfest 2013

By  Assunta Ng

Zero calories, no fat, no sugar, low sodium, all natural, and meatless are the key words in many of the food labels at Veggie Fest, which took place last Sunday, March 24 at the Seattle Center. I munched and munched so much at the fest that I must have sampled at least 50 snacks. Some of them were palatable and others were yucky. I don’t care if they are healthy or not, they should think about taste first to appeal to eaters.

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Coconut-based peanut butter (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

My favorite snacks are:

1.   Creamy peanut butter

I sneaked out at least 10 small dips of peanut butter. It’s made of coconut oil and peanuts. Yes, I love to eat peanut butter, but only without bread.

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Banana chips (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

2.   Banana chips

Asian countries produce sweet dried bananas. I like banana chips, with sugar or salt.

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Almond and olive oil dip (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

3.   Almond and olive oil dip

I couldn’t get my hands off the plate for this new product.

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Almond milk popsicle (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

4. Almond milk popsicle

I was not the only one. There were long lines begging for this snack.

My less preferred snacks are unmodified seaweed and the faux meat (made of tofu) and veggie burgers. They might be healthy, but for me to chew on those tasteless, rough imitations is quite daunting. It would immediately change my mind of becoming a vegetarian. (end)

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 14 | 3/30-4/5Comments (0)

BLOG: What can the reality show contestants learn from each other?

BLOG: What can the reality show contestants learn from each other?

By Assunta Ng

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_13/blog_people.jpgSeattle has been on the map recently. Local Filipino girl Catherine Giudici, who attended Roosevelt High School, won ABC’s reality show “The Bachelor” and is planning to wed Sean Lowe. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 13 | 3/23-3/29Comments (4)

BLOG: Hara’s mom is 98 and doing well

BLOG: Hara’s mom is 98 and doing well

By Assunta Ng

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King County Assessor Lloyd Hara and his mother, Shuko Hara

Former Seattleite Shuko Hara, mother of King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, is 98 and now living in Delaware to be close to her daughter. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 13 | 3/23-3/29Comments (0)

BLOG: ID Rotary deserves praise

BLOG: ID Rotary deserves praise

By Assunta Ng

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A play performed by students for Rotarians who helped build their school for girls.

The International District Rotary Club might be small, but it intends to produce a great international impact. Its 54 members have launched several global projects. From Zimbabwe, China, and Laos, to Brazil, India, and the Philippines, the ID Rotary is all over the map. It has done work in 26 countries, including seven Asian countries. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 13 | 3/23-3/29Comments (0)

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)

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