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.
By Assunta Ng Most people say I am skinny, but I consider myself fit. I wasn’t that skinny and fit a while back, though. And I think it doesn’t matter whether you are skinny or fat, as long as you are healthy and feel energetic. “What’s the secret?” several friends have asked. Fitness gurus will […]
On Feb. 17, President Obama will fund raise at the Westin Bellevue. Count me out. I don’t have the resources to pay $1,000. Attendance is $5,000 per family representative (it includes a photo with the President) and $1,000 for each additional family member. This means a cost of $6,000 for two people from one household and […]
“Why are you helping the Chinese government?” asked a Taiwanese immigrant reader who complained that we wrote about the Chinese consul general sending a letter to the Seattle City Council asking them not to see Shen Yun, a show organized by Falun Gong, a group that opposes the Chinese government.
By Assunta Ng We received a tip that both Taiwan and Chinese officials would be attending the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s annual Lunar New Year dinner at China Harbor Restaurant last Thursday.
By Assunta Ng My cousin Teddy, an immigrant from Taiwan, believes so. He visited me from California last week.
By Assunta Ng The snow and rain destroyed business in Chinatown/International District during the past two weeks. Restaurants and stores were forced to shut down.
Keynote speaker Nate Miles rocked Mt. Zion Baptist Church with his fiery delivery, passionate cry for social, economic, and civil rights justices, and dramatic storytelling at “Leaders and Leadership” last Friday, an event in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Organized by the Seattle Community Colleges, the annual event brought together the young and […]
Michael So, Hong Kong opera star and former owner of Honey Court Restaurant, passed away recently. Most people are unaware that he was kidnapped in 1982. (The two criminals were Wah Mee killers in 1983.) They robbed him at gunpoint at his Queen Anne home and later locked him in his own car trunk, leaving […]