A few of my friends have declared they will not go on cruises — for fear of overeating — irresistible temptations of 24-hour food service and worrying about dieting afterwards.
Exercise keeps you young, energetic, and healthy. What do you need to do to motivate yourself to keep exercising? Here are some tips that have worked for me.
It was an open secret that a candidate who had sought and received the endorsement of the late Ruth Woo, the most respected political guru of the Asian community, would be a priceless advantage. What did some candidates do to win her support?
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY After two farewell dinners, the House of Hong Restaurant, once an institution in Chinatown and the favorite eatery of many, closed its doors on July 11. When our editor walked by on July 12, the sign at the Hong’s door read, “We are closed.” The lights were out. As […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Many Chinese Seattleites visit British Columbia, Canada in search of great Chinese food, even though it’s a three-hour drive. Gone are the days when I would drive enthusiastically for hours just for one meal. In the past five years, I have been there only twice to see friends. Of […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Facing rejection fearlessly was one of the themes I touched on during a graduation speech to the University of Washington’s Community, Environment and, Planning (CEP) graduates on June 11. I have experienced more rejection in life than most. And I still consider myself blessed. What are some of the […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dear Fathers, On this coming Father’s Day, I suddenly realized I have no memories of Father’s Day even though I had two fathers. How ironic! Now that you’re both gone from this world, I wonder what it would have been like if I could have just one Father’s […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Queen Elizabeth II ranted about Chinese officials being “very rude,” before President Xi Jinping’s visit in London last year, in a private conversation with a police commander on May 10. A pool cameraman recorded the conversation on the Buckingham Palace lawn. Lucy D’Orsi, the Gold Commander, was in charge […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It is said, “In Rome, do as the Romans do.” Oh, really! I seldom do when I travel. I may even do the opposite — to survive, to challenge myself, to drive my husband crazy, and to search for extraordinary experiences under unusual circumstances. 1. Is local currency necessary? […]
Asian cultures believe lucky bamboos can bring prosperity. However, I have these cute plants in my home for more important purposes.