By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Most people visit Hawaii’s Big Island to see its volcano. But I wasn’t interested in trekking over lava and mud, as this was my third visit to the Island. What took me there recently was my desire to recuperate after a stressful month in February. All I wanted was […]
A few years ago, I attended the birthday party of twins. The adults watched the 2-year-old boys celebrate their birthday by experiencing their first-ever taste of chocolate.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It may sound strange, but I had a revelation when I was in Hawaii last week — it was about how to practice experiencing happiness. “Sure, Assunta,” you say. “You are in Hawaii. That’s why you have time to ponder about happiness! Seriously, we can acquire happiness and satisfaction […]
“How did you become successful in the newspaper business?” asked Sarah Lubitz, a Bellevue College student who interviewed me for a class project. To be honest, I don’t consider my business successful. The more I think about it, the more I feel like I have failed. I flunk the vision test not just a little — but a lot — I have been completely off base.
When former Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani called me about his new restaurant, my first reaction was, “Why?” Then, “What’s the name? Where?”
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It’s funny, but nobody ever asks, “What’s your favorite ‘American’ restaurant?” Yet, many are dying to know my favorite Chinese or Asian restaurant. I am a foodie. I frequent both Asian and mainstream American restaurants regularly. For a change of scenery, a yearning for a conversation without being disrupted, […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the Year of the Monkey, I raise my glass, celebrating that most of my 2015 wishes for the community came true. Last February, I shared with readers my Lunar New Year wishes — to see Latino American Ana Mari Cauce become the University of Washington president — Black […]
Thirty-four years of running a newspaper and learning how to turn struggles into miracles
Will newspapers last?
Did you smile or sigh when reflecting on 2015?
Many tend to glance at their bank balance, thinking of a nice new car or a house. Some think about job advancement or finding love. I wonder how many out there would count having good health as a wonderful gift? If you do, you are perhaps one of the few smart ones. Frankly, without health, we can’t do much. Other accomplishments would quickly be overshadowed when we are sick.