By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You might wonder why I am preaching to the choir about reading news. After all, I have been in the news business for decades. Danny Rubin’s blog for the Huffington Post wrote of the nine benefits of why news is good for you. Benefits include developing a critical mind, […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I never dreamt that I could have traveled to over 40 countries, as my demanding career allows only short vacations. I credit that to cruises. My stepfather was the one who encouraged me to take a cruise to relax. But I didn’t take his advice until decades later. I […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Meekong Bar opened only eight months ago, but its food quality has soared like an eagle recently. Located in Belltown, I was at Meekong’s grand opening in March, and I ordered take-out. At the time, I thought that the restaurant needed time to get its act together. I was […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, Aegis held an open house at its newest facility on Sept. 14. Two-hundred-thirty guests, mostly from the Asian community, attended the festive lunch held on the same day. Aegis specializes in assisted living. Looming on top of Queen Anne, Aegis at Rodgers Park is […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How often do you see Chinese immigrants avoid singing America’s national anthem? Let’s face it. An immigrant is more inclined to sing their motherland’s national song than that of their adopted country. As an immigrant, I have to admit, our national anthem is not easy to master. I know […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the two Washingtons last year, he received red-carpet welcomes — first from Gov. Jay Inslee in our state, and then later, from President Obama in D.C. On Sept. 3, President Obama, visiting China for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, got a different reception. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It’s easy and challenging to write about Uncle Bob Santos, the legend — partly because he’s fascinating, with so many gut-wrenching stories. He was full of ambition, not for himself, but for the community. He dreamed often and succeeded in achieving big goals — his fingerprints are all over […]
I am not always punctual. In fact, I admit that I am often a few minutes late. That realization hit me when I was in Japan recently.
An eyesore vanished in Chinatown when I came home after a trip to Asia. The 10-plus homeless encampments, along with the filth, trash, and smell, had been cleaned up on South King Street under the I-5 freeway on July 18.
A few of my friends have declared they will not go on cruises — for fear of overeating — irresistible temptations of 24-hour food service and worrying about dieting afterwards.