Tag Archive | "Publisher Ng’s blog"

BLOG: 9 Thanksgiving gifts for immigrants and you

BLOG: 9 Thanksgiving gifts for immigrants and you

By Assunta Ng

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Much like the Pilgrims, the Vietnamese boat people fled their country to escape persecution.

What does Thanksgiving mean to immigrants who have lived in America for decades like me? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/30Comments (0)

BLOG: One call to make a difference

BLOG: One call to make a difference

By Assunta Ng

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Tan Tho Tien (left), owner of House of Hong Restaurant and Tony Au (right), captain of the International Dance Team (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Tan Tho Tien wanted to donate a dinner to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims at his restaurant, the House of Hong. The only Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 47 | 11/17-11/23Comments (0)

BLOG: Who did they vote for?

By Assunta Ng

I asked some of my more secretive friends who they voted for governor, but not everyone is willing to share that information, especially the independents. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 47 | 11/17-11/23Comments (0)

BLOG: McKenna’s Asian supporters

By Assunta Ng

It was tough for Rob McKenna’s supporters to accept defeat. These folks had poured their heart, money, and time into his campaign. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 47 | 11/17-11/23Comments (0)

BLOG: Expensive dingy apartment

BLOG: Expensive dingy apartment

By Assunta Ng

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The Galaxy Casino in Macau (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

My mom’s 600 square foot apartment in Hong Kong costs US$2,200 to rent per month. You could both see Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16Comments (0)

BLOG: Macau: a fascinating city

BLOG: Macau: a fascinating city

By Assunta Ng

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Portuguese stir-fry with prawns (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

With a population of over 560,000, Macau, a former Portuguese colony settled in 16th century, is an exciting city to see. Its proximity to Hong Kong makes it convenient for tourists to visit in place of Mainland China.  No special visa is required if you are a U.S. citizen, and a ferry makes the trip from Hong Kong to Macau every 15 minutes. It costs under US$20 per person to ride the one-hour ferry. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16Comments (0)

BLOG: What Asia airlines have, U.S. doesn’t

BLOG: What Asia airlines have, U.S. doesn’t

By Assunta Ng

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One of ANA’s Boeing 787s (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

When you fly on Asian airlines from Seattle to Asia, you’ll discover that U.S. carriers have much to learn from their Asian counterparts. Food and services are much more superior. And Asian carriers are making money, while U.S. carriers to Asia, are often struggling. What does it say our about competitiveness? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16Comments (2)

BLOG: Sam Ung

BLOG: Sam Ung

By Assunta Ng

Sam Ung

Congratulations to Sam Ung, owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, for his new business deal at CenturyLink Stadium. You can now sample his chicken wings at the concessions. Ung will be honored on Dec. 7 at the China Harbor Restaurant as one of the Top Contributors award dinner organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and foundation. (end)

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16Comments (0)

BLOG:10 healthy eating tips with East–West cooking

BLOG:10 healthy eating tips with East–West cooking

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

How you eat effects how you feel. Eat well, and your body will feel good. Eat badly, and it won’t. One of my friends suggested eating organic, but the trouble is, sometimes, organic food doesn’t taste good. It also restricts your diet. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 45 | 11/3-11/9Comments (3)

BLOG: Temptations facing a newspaper publisher

By Assunta Ng

The recent controversy involving the Seattle Times publisher’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna by giving free advertising worth over $70,000 puzzles a little publisher like me. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 44 | 10/27-11/2Comments (0)

BLOG: Remembering Elaine Akagi

By Assunta Ng

What killed Elaine Akagi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Seattle chapter? Selflessness. A former educator, Akagi was the co-chair for the group’s national convention at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel last July. She was sick while working on the convention, but her selfless attitude pushed her to continue giving and serving the community.  Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 44 | 10/27-11/2Comments (0)

BLOG: The most stylish couple won

BLOG: The most stylish couple won

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Luuvu Hoang, Charlene Lee, Ms. T, Dwayne Clark, and Christine Lee

Although the Northwest Asian Weekly was celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Seattle Sheraton, we also wanted to create a meaningful Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 43 | 10/20-10/26Comments (0)

BLOG: Lobster hot pot

BLOG: Lobster hot pot

By Assunta Ng

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On Oct. 5, the day we celebrated the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary, one of my staff members bought me a hot pot with lobster and rice and lobster soup with mustard greens and tofu for lunch. She knew I wouldn’t have time to eat at the event, so she ordered the hot pot to go from Tea Garden on Rainier Avenue South.

I quickly ate a few bites and went back to work on the gala. The majority of the food was left in the fridge, and over the next two days, I had lobster leftovers for lunch.  Each day, it tasted better. Strange, but true! Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 43 | 10/20-10/26Comments (0)

BLOG: No free bus downtown

By Assunta Ng

I rode the Metro from downtown to the International District on Sept. 27, the last day of the free ride zone. Do I miss it? Sure. Now, I have to pay $2.25 just to take a three-stop ride. It should be just a dollar if the county government wants to charge. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 43 | 10/20-10/26Comments (0)

BLOG: Behind the scenes at the NWAW Gala

BLOG: Behind the scenes at the NWAW Gala

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Hery Setiawan, Lydia Gao, Tiee Ray, Mavis Orr, and Roger Lu of Panda Express (Photo provided by Mavis Orr)

Dragon politics

Partisan politics kicked in at the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary gala at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel last Friday, Oct. 5. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 42 | 10/13-10/19Comments (0)

BLOG: The Weekly’s worst challenges

BLOG: The Weekly’s worst challenges

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Norm Rice (left) and Gary Locke

By Assunta Ng

Being detectives and negotiators, as well as resilient and forgiving people, has allowed us to deal with many conflicts over the past 30 years.

But sometimes, even these skills are inadequate to survive the types of challenges I am going to share with you. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 41 | 10/6-10/12Comments (0)

BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

By Assunta Ng

The news business is full of conflict. I have lived through a lot of it in the past 30 years. I strive for win-win situations. But, no matter how hard I try, the result is not always favorable. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 40 | 9/29-10/5Comments (0)

BLOG: Why should we care about the U.S. embassy?

BLOG: Why should we care about the U.S. embassy?

By Assunta Ng

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Ambassador Gary Locke’s car was surrounded Wednesday, Sept. 19, by Chinese protestors as he tried to entire the American compound. Luckily, he wasn’t injured. (Screen captured. Photo by Associated Press & KOMO Staff)

My heart sank when I saw the news that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, had been killed in an attack on the Libyan U.S. consulate Tuesday, Sept. 11. I have to confess that I never cared to learn about ambassadors. Last year, Gary Locke and Sung Kim were appointed as ambassadors to China and S. Korea respectively and that changed my attitude. But it is pitiful that I, a newspaper publisher, can only name two U.S. Ambassadors out of the over 170 in the American government. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 39 | 9/22-9/28Comments (0)

BLOG: A trip to B.C. reveals a different palette

BLOG: A trip to B.C. reveals a different palette

By Assunta Ng

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Vancouver is a beautiful city with delicious food. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

What motivates me to travel long distances, spend lots of money, wait in hour-long lines, and even beg for it? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 38 | 9/15-9/21Comments (0)

BLOG: Are we better off than 4 years ago?

By Assunta Ng

The Democratic candidates said we were, at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. For the Asian Weekly, the answer is also yes.  But the real question is, are we better off because of President Barack Obama? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 37 | 9/8-9/14Comments (0)

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