By Assunta Ng Bellevue Square Owner Kemper Freeman raved about Bellevue Square’s Lunar New Year tradition earlier this year, an event that attracted more than 40,000 people on the snowy, freezing day of Jan. 29. Teresa Fang, president of the Taiwanese Benevolent Association, organized the event with two others, beginning in late December 2011.
By Assunta Ng My brother sent me an e-mail. “Dad has passed away, please contact Hong Kong,” it said. So began my sad trip to the funeral in Hong Kong. Despite my great sadness, I attended an exciting event for my son while I was in Hong Kong, where he served as co-emcee with a […]
By Assunta Ng “Mom, I will be emceeing in Cantonese?” said my American-born son Jason.
By Assunta Ng While I was in Hong Kong, the country was electing its new chief. The format of the debate among the three candidates looked familiar. The podium, setting, accusations, rebuttals, and surprises, combined with candidates that jeered and attacked at every opportunity were similar to those of U.S. presidential candidates. The candidates did […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “I just advise that your son marry a Chinese girl,” my friend said. “I am doing you a favor.” That happened a few years ago. I wanted to shout, “How dare you!” But I swallowed the words in my throat because I didn’t want to regret them later. “I […]
Several men, young and old, glided across the room to dance with an old, pretty woman, and she never refused. At 93, Anne Wing’s amazing figure could perform the cha cha, swing, waltz, rumba, and even a line dance without missing a beat.
I was completely lost during the first half of Celebrate Asia! at Benaroya Hall last Friday. I was the problem. Pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument similar to a guitar (except it’s played vertically), is too profound for me.
No one can truly conquer aging. However, science, medicine, and cosmetics can help to slow down the aging process.
By Assunta Ng Since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma, I lost interest in basketball. Then, Lin-fever hit me. Last Sunday morning, I finally had a chance to watch him for the first time. Lin and the Knicks played against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden in New York. What an exciting game! The Knicks […]
By Assunta Ng For those of you who got a citation for parking overnight in Chinatown/International District, you may not be surprised to learn that the parking enforcement officer is relentless these days. One morning at 8:10 a.m., I saw the guy busily putting tickets on every car that had parked overnight.