By Dipika Kohli Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Old and scruffy. Wearing thongs and the loose, elephant-printed cotton trousers of the sort you only get on holidays in Southeast Asia. Mae Sai, in this case. Thailand. But his outfit wasn’t the first thing you noticed about the heavyset man in front of TESCO. It […]
By Dipika Kohli Special to Northwest Asian Weekly My aunt told me that it might be a good idea to sit for a while outside, in the park. Enjoy the ambient sounds of kids playing cricket. So I sat for a bit on a bench on our block East of Kailash. Two older gentlemen sat […]
Last month, ANA Airlines celebrated the launch of its new route from Seattle to Tokyo (Narita), debuting the flight menu and inviting guests to experience the plane’s modern interior and spacious seats. The new route will be its first direct flight from Seattle to Japan, and will include same day connecting flights to other Asian […]
Texas was not on my list of places to visit. But I can’t say no to my loved ones. How could I resist sharing in the joyous moments with my brother, the proud father who would walk down the aisle with his daughter, passing his torch to the next generation!
Women lose weight, buy new clothes, color their hair, and fly across the ocean to seize “the moment” in their lives.
I have to confess that I am one of these vain creatures who invest lots of money — $150 worth of new outfits and shoes plus airfare to fly to Hong Kong — for a unique occasion.
A year ago, I was working for Northwest Asian Weekly as the editor when a crazy opportunity presented itself: to go work in Argentina at Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.
If uncertainties and surprises thrill you, read on. If you can walk up big steps and traverse long distances in good spirit, this is the trip for you. If you enjoy experiencing new foods and striking up conversations with strangers, continue on.
If you have to choose one place to visit in China, where should you go?
The best time to visit Beijing is now ? Cheaper hotels, less traffic, nicer weather. There is also an opportunity to get a sense of the Olympics before it?s too late.