Tag Archive | "Publisher Ng’s blog"

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)

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
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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)

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