By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When my good friend Thach Nguyen asked if I would speak on a panel of real estate experts, I was floored and humbled. How could I say no? This was Thach Nguyen of Thach Real Estate Group and co-founder of Spring Board to Wealth — a high-energy, highly successful […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Twenty months ago, I got a phone call. I picked up and I heard a woman’s voice. “This is Assunta Ng.” My jaw dropped. Up until then, I knew Assunta by reputation only. And she was calling me. THE Assunta Ng. Not an assistant or receptionist, but Assunta Ng […]
By Shounak Bagchi Sustainable Investment Consultant and Freelance Writer Often, in hopes of escaping to some sense of a liberal utopia, I find myself watching old episodes of West Wing, the Aaron Sorkin American serial political drama depicting the fictional workings of a progressive political administration. In one quintessential Sorkin scene, White House Deputy Chief […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I never had a burning desire to have children. When I was childless, I tolerated kids. I felt uncomfortable around them, and I didn’t know what to do with them. Late last month, the younger of my two children flew the coop. Jordan took his final oath at a […]
By Rick Polintan, APACE President Seattle and Washington are home to one of the strongest AAPI communities in America. For generations, we have worked to build vibrant neighborhoods, parks, and businesses that reflect our history and dedication. Together, we contribute to Seattle and our own community, honoring the sacrifices of our parents and their parents […]
By David Lin I almost never write anything about politics. But in light of what has happened in Charlottesville, Va., I feel now is a good time to say this to you, because the enemy is more visible than ever before in our recent history. We need to support and become allies with other People […]
Contrary to recent articles written by the Chinatown International District Coalition (CID Coalition), most businesses are not opposed to plans for the development of a SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel at 8th and Lane.
The first time I taught someone how to recycle, I was 10 years old. My family and I had just moved to Beacon Hill from China. The culture shock was powerful. Of all the new and different experiences, learning about sustainability and recycling was one concept that stood out the most.
By CID Coalition For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition was dismayed by the Aug. 5 article “Chinatown-ID housing affordability measures,” which inaccurately represented community opposition against the proposed 14-story Marriott hotel on 8th and Lane, as well as new city legislation affecting the neighborhood. Over the past several months, the CID Coalition […]
Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new pledge campaign calling on Asian Americans to come together, join the fight, and take a stand against white supremacy. “We call on all Asian Americans to join us in defending our vision of democracy — one where we protect the vulnerable amongst us, resist efforts to erode […]