By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year 2020 will be remembered for more than just the pandemic. How about recognition for the players in a year of contradiction and conflict, drama and anti-climaxes, the highs and lows during COVID? This helps us to understand the dynamics involved in 2020. It’s also a good way […]
Get a dog if you want to feel better, said a medical doctor. I agree, but I am not an animal lover… We never imagined 2020 to be a crazy year—turning the world upside down.
Well readers, another year has gone by and goodness, what a year it’s been. With most of our regular day-to-day activities now confined to our homes, escapism took on a whole new meaning. So here are my top 10 reads (in no particular order) that helped me — and hopefully, you — take a break from the reality that was 2020.
It’s going to be hell for the next three months, some say, as COVID-19 deaths can spike up to as many as 500,000 after the holidays.
Man, I can’t wait for 2020 to be over, too! Writing this roundup was kind of hard because the high points were hard to come by, the low points were plentiful, and everything—when it comes to Asian popular culture, constantly revolved around the pandemic and how every white person thinks that Asians are the problem. (Instead of white people’s pervasive racism being the problem.)
In a 2003 Sports Illustrated article, Kim Ng, then an assistant general manager with the New York Yankees, was tapped as an individual that would one day be hired as a general manager in Major League Baseball.
As the flame grew, I stretched out my legs under the table, leaned back, and without saying a word, anyone observing could see that I was pretty proud of myself. I could see the headlines: Man conquers the elements.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If you think you have done enough for restaurants by ordering takeout, here’s how you can do better… An insensitive customer at a Chinatown-International District (CID) restaurant made me speak out. I was picking up some dim sum recently. The entrance was crowded. Most Asian restaurants have a small […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Do you let the virus win or do you win? I have decided not to let the virus control me. Even though much of the world ceases to function during the pandemic, and my calendar shows no excitement in weeks, I decide to reinvent my days. What I have […]
Nobody saw a pandemic coming. We have endured some impossible times—days that felt like years, and months like a century. Yet, we’ll survive even without family and friends to dine with us during Thanksgiving.