By Assunta Ng I can’t believe that so few people want to honor their dads on Father’s Day. Some men are great dads, but restaurants are complaining that they don’t get much business on Father’s Day. Not many long distance calls will be made on Father’s Day either, even though Mother’s Day is one of […]
By Assunta Ng How to play Not too many Asian Americans celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a splash of fun, thrills, and originality. But Jinyoung Englund did just that on May 30. Englund, a former Dino Rossi campaign staffer from the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, has a flair for creating entertainment as well […]
By Assunta Ng What do Lloyd Hara, Sharon T. Santos, Christine Gregoire, Gary Locke, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, and Jay Inslee all have in common?
By Assunta Ng When you read that headline, you probably thought, “Is she crazy? What is she thinking?”
By Assunta Ng Gov. Jay Inslee attended a Cinco de Mayo reception last Friday at the Columbia Tower Club, and he opened his speech with a joke. Everyone laughed.
By Assunta Ng There’s a fake Din Tai Fung? According to Din Tai Fung owner David Wasielewski, a Taiwanese immigrant, Toronto’s Ding Tai Fung is not a part of the Taiwanese chain, although the restaurant’s name has the same Chinese characters. The only difference is the English translation — the “fake” one is spelled Ding, […]
By Assunta Ng Albert Shen or May Day? For decades, every Wednesday night has been thrilling, agonizing, exhausting, and — sometimes — even hysterical and nightmarish. But if you check my calendar, you would be surprised — very few events are ever listed on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, I have a date with my newspapers, and […]
By Assunta Ng How do you say goodbye to a friend who is dying? You don’t. Or, at least, I don’t.
By Assunta Ng Outsiders knew the late Cheryl Chow as intense, tough, and intimidating. One former student, now a successful entrepreneur, told me that he was scared of her when she was a principal with the Seattle Public Schools.
By Assunta Ng Will the next Port Commissioner be a male or female? Maybe a person of color? A labor advocate or community college trustee? Will it be someone from Seattle? Auburn?