Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at a college basketball player taking his team on a Cinderella run to the Final Four, a baseball manager speaking out against anti-Asian hate, and a former UW Husky football player supporting the AAPI community.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A funny thing happened to me recently—the unexpected arrival of a gigantic mushroom. Just one problem, I didn’t know what to do with it. Should I eat it? Should I save it as the darn fungi looks so beautiful. I don’t mean to stereotype, like many Chinese, my mother […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “…they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” —Martin Luther King Jr. With the current rise of violence against Asian Americans, I keep going back to this famous quote by Dr. King. The first time I heard that famous […]
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Like many famous comics, Jo Koy had early struggles at comedy clubs. But, unlike them, the half white and half Filipino comedian could only seem to book spots on ethnic theme nights like “Wonton Wednesdays’’ and “Asian Invasion.’’ “There’s a lot of comics that had to do it. I’m not […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Mayor Jenny Durkan had planned to speak at Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference in Chinatown to denounce anti-Asian hate on Mar. 22. It didn’t happen. API Chaya announced that a rally would be held on the same day, time, and place as the governor’s event a few days prior. […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I getting fat?” Mirror replies, “Yes, dear. The pandemic is making you fat!” If you have gained 15 to 30 pounds, you are not the only one. If you want to lose it quickly, that’s the wrong approach because you are going to […]
Meet Bảo Nguyễn and Linh Mai, two Vietnamese American teens who go to the same high school and whose families both own phở restaurants.
I know we’ve all had a really terrible week, and it feels a bit discordant to read frivolous pop culture news. But I hope this column gives you a break from the heaviness.
“The caged bird is finally free,” was my reaction after getting a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last Saturday.
Compiled by Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I learned about pandemics through history books, and never expected myself to live through one. Now that we are living in one, our lives will never be the same. To keep myself upbeat, I often reach out to people whom I have been or not been in touch […]