By Assunta Ng
McDermott and McDermott
Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, 45, dress in the same outfit at the Congressman’s Annual Potato Fest? Are they father and son? Brothers?
No, they are not related. So why did they coordinate their wardrobe by both wearing white cable-knit sweaters?
Did they text each other the night before to discuss what to wear? Do they think like twins?
It’s a coincidence, said Joe; Such a coincidence that no one else in the room of 160 guests had the same clothes that they did!
Habib and Habib
“(State Rep.) Cyrus Habib is not my son,” said Habib Habib, co-chair of WASITRAC, and one of the honorees at the Potato Fest.
“I am not half the man of Habib Habib,” Cyrus, who was in the room, quickly responded to Habib’s statement. An attorney, Cyrus is the newly elected 48th district state representative.
Born in Africa, Habib Habib is of Indian descent. Born in Maryland, Cyrus Habib is the first Iranian American and legally blind representative to be elected in Washington state.
Nature vs. Nurture
Could Anaïs Bordier of Paris and Samantha Futerman of Los Angeles be identical twins?
We don’t know. But they will soon find out after a DNA test when they reunite with one another. Both were adoptees, born in South Korea with the same birthday in 1987. They discovered each other when Anaïs’ friend watched a video on YouTube earlier this year and told Anaïs that someone looked like her. Anais is French, an art student, and she lives in London. Samantha, an actress who has a role in the movie 21 and Over, was raised in New Jersey.
A documentary is planned to follow both girls as they prepare to meet in person for the first time. Before they meet, they connected with each other through Skype, Facebook, and Twitter. The power of social media is unimaginable! Their reunion is meant to be!
For more information about the project, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746892989/twinsters.
John Liu vs. John Liu
New York Comptroller John Liu has just announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. Lately, many candidates have entered the race, and it has become the joke of our family.
“Son, sorry, you don’t have a chance,” I told my son, who is also John Liu.
Incidentally, there are many John Lius in the United States. Although they don’t have the same Chinese character, the romanization for them is the same in English.
Can a woman be the boss?
When someone introduces my husband and me together and says that I am the publisher, I don’t know why folks always turn their eyes towards my husband. They think that he is the publisher.
Years ago, when I visited my uncles in Kobe, Japan, I presented them my business card formally, with both hands. They gave me the strangest look.
“Your husband is a publisher,” they responded.
“No, I am the publisher,” I replied.
“You are doing a man’s job?” one uncle said with a puzzling frown.
There are folks who often think that Assunta Ng is a man. They send me letters and e-mails addressing me as Mr. Assunta Ng.
I often laugh. I need a wife to help me do my domestic duties. I’m glad my husband is never offended when invitations arrive addressed to Mr. and Mrs. George Ng. (end)