By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY People often ask how I manage stress being the publisher of two newspapers. I often say, “If you love what you do, you don’t feel the stress.” But that’s not exactly true. If you have deadlines week after week, it wouldn’t be much fun year after year. Even though […]
I would like to bring up a business scam that we had encountered recently. Perhaps it will allow other Asian restaurants, whom I think were the targets, to be aware and to be able to prevent this from happening. We
By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]
By John Liu Every Wednesday, I walked into Chinatown’s Green Village restaurant, not knowing that April 9 would be the last time I could pick up food from Wendy Lu, the owner. Green Village closed on April 10.
By Assunta Ng Chinese culture has taught my family how to savor luck during the Lunar New Year. But the Year of the Horse has created mysterious circumstances, forcing me to break good-luck rules. Will I be OK this year, or I will I be even luckier?
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, the first ethnic mayor for the City, will end his two-year term on Jan. 6. He’s also the only person of color at the City Council. Lee, 74, wants to be mayor again for another two years. The trouble is that five other Bellevue council members are also interested in the […]
By Assunta Ng The other night, I dreamed about Santa Claus delivering presents to kids in the International District. I rushed to him, waiting for my turn. Santa took a quick look at me and smiled, “You don’t need one.” “Why?” I protested. Because of my age? Like a child being abandoned, I was almost […]
By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sen. Ed Murray for winning the election as our next mayor of Seattle. You’ve made history by being the first openly gay mayor of Seattle, though you said on election night that you are not making history, you want to “make a difference.”
It’s been called the coldest war, the forgotten war. Their service sandwiched between — and overshadowed by — World War II and the war in Vietnam, veterans of the three-year-long Korean War have largely gone unrecognized in American society.
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a former contender for the mayor’s race, has announced his endorsement to Sen. Ed Murray on Sept. 6. Former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck also ran for mayor in the primary but has yet to decide who to endorse.