By CRAIG SAILOR The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A roast pig rests on a table in the middle of Xuan Phan’s Lincoln District restaurant. It is surrounded by roast chickens, fruit, rice, money, flower buds, and other items. The display in the Tacoma Vietnamese eatery was for the Lunar New Year. It’s an […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the Year of the Monkey, I raise my glass, celebrating that most of my 2015 wishes for the community came true. Last February, I shared with readers my Lunar New Year wishes — to see Latino American Ana Mari Cauce become the University of Washington president — Black […]
By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response. I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]
By Assunta Ng I wish that the Year of the Snake could grant me wings, so I could fly to all the great things happening in our community.
Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, some Japanese, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnicities are all celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. While the traditions of each culture differ somewhat, there is one unifying aspect to all of them.