By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Packing smart is often my goal when I travel. Listen to world travelers and you’ll find some helpful hints to make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free. My list of world travelers in this article showcases some prominent members of our region. Port of Seattle Executive Director Stephen Metruck […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When the World Cup began on June 14, it was a horrible day for my family. My husband’s supposed minor surgery became a major operation, which took more than three hours. To remove his appendix, it involved a technique called laparoscopic appendectomy, mainly three incisions, one umbilical and two […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Death by Dumpling By Vivien Chien St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2018 Now that she is an adult, the last place Lana Lee thought she would end up is back at her family’s Chinese restaurant. But life happened — a bad break-up and dramatic walkout from her job have landed her […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY While China and Taiwan are at odds with one another globally, Seattle’s Chinatown has quietly orchestrated the two sides into quiet acceptance. On June 10, several Chinese and Taiwan officials were celebrating in Seattle’s Chinatown, in good spirits — without creating fury or crisis — and local elected officials […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY How many of you have been alienated from your father, or even hate him? Many expect our parents to be no-nonsense, loving, kind, protective, responsible, moral, successful, and present. Think twice about what those descriptions mean in real life. Aren’t we a bit naive? How many of you long […]
On June 12, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of People’s Republic of Korea will meet face to face in Singapore. What can you expect happening after such a historic meeting? What’s going on behind the scenes?
Hi, guys! This month in pop culture news, we have it all. We have research that flies in the face of decades of racist conventional wisdom. We have an Asian dream team coming together to make what will hopefully be the best romantic comedy there ever has been. We have sex cult stuff. And we also have a Vietnamese American actor who was driven off of social media because — guess why! — people were racist dicks to her.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel By Balli Kaur Jaswal William Morrow, 2017 As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Nikki’s life is in cosmopolitan West London, where she’s a bartender at a local pub. She has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community […]
By Jason Cruz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This time, we take a look at a historic boxing match between two Filipino boxers, the amazing Chloe Kim is at it again, and we get a preview of the two Asian nations participating in the World Cup. Historical Filipino fight […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Most Asian parents assume if they have given their kids a strong education, they have done enough. And if the parents have imparted kids with wisdom to be ethical and kind, they did their job. Not quite! I didn’t teach my children how to get rich. I was unable […]