By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Amidst Covid stress, horrible news, and tragedies, I try to design steps to amuse myself to maintain my mental balance. I found it…accidentally… It leads me to the question, “What’s the most effective mode to destress?” HaHAHaHaHAha!!! Laughter. You might challenge me, “There’s nothing funny about Covid!” And there’s […]
For breakfast, I used to season my eggs with salt. During the pandemic, I eliminated salt as much as possible. Garlic, ginger, and turmeric are part of the list to fight Covid. So I sprinkle my egg with garlic and turmeric.
Last summer, I had predicted life would be back to normal by this September. I had imagined myself traveling on a Nile cruise, being mesmerized by the pyramids, sipping a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice, and celebrating that the virus is under control.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A University of Washington (UW) study showed how nonprofits suffered during the pandemic. Holding fundraising events became impossible, and individual donations have declined. However, some organizations have bucked the trend. They have not only survived, they have innovated and embarked on a more ambitious journey. It has been amazing […]
The Olympics may be over, and many celebrated the U.S. winning the highest number of gold medals, as well as the total overall medals. Asian American athletes have done well by achieving two gold medals, and several silver and bronze medals. Yet, one unsettling trend still lingers in my mind…
Things are going well for Mimi Lee. Her pet-grooming business is thriving, things with her boyfriend Josh are going well, and she’s got a sassy and savvy cat who talks.
The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020’” but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the coronavirus, glided to their conclusion in a COVID-emptied stadium on the night of Aug. 8.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The nation’s older Chinese restaurant vs. Seattle’s Tai Tung Recently, Harry Chan, owner of Tai Tung Restaurant with 86 years of history, attended his grandson’s graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his family drove over 2,000 miles for the event. But what made his trip more special was […]
By ROB HEDELT The Free Lance-Star SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — When he was growing up in the Philippines, Amante Marinas was fascinated with watching his great uncle practice martial arts. At 8 years old, Marinas began to learn the movements and forms of the long-pole martial art of pananandata. Working alongside his uncle, he came […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If Ruth Woo was alive, what would she say about a small group of Asian immigrants recently breaking records in raising money for political candidates? Woo was once the most powerful and recognized political guru in the Asian community. A mentor of our former governor Gary Locke, she helped […]