By Assunta Ng The numbers tell us that we have conquered many mountains in 2012, even though some of them seemed impossible to beat at the beginning of the year. Like a child keeping a Christmas list, I had a wish list for the Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary. <!–more–> I wanted to celebrate this milestone […]
By Assunta Ng It is to some participants who were in the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Newspaper Fashion Contest. A few were disappointed when we announced the results of the contest, with three winners picked by our parade’s sponsors, last Sunday at our award reception at the Bush Asia Center.<!–more–> What about the fun, excitement, and […]
Foreign words in a foreign country Because I knew a few Japanese phrases, I thought I could shop in Japan easily. “How much?” I asked a street vendor in Japan years ago. <!–more–> However, the vendor instantly clouded my brain. As unloading bullets from a gun, he spoke five to six sentences ceaselessly. I wanted to […]
When looking for holiday presents, there are certain criteria that many of us consider. We want the gift to be a perfect representation of our affection for the receiver.