Of all the Ivar’s restaurants, my favorite is the one that is closed for waterfront development. It is not the restaurant I will miss, but its fish bar.
By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong (HK) in the 1970s, but my family ties are still there. The recent HK students’ protest that started on Sept. 27 has stirred up much conversations and arguments in the former British colony—between husband and wife, among friends, between employers and employees, and among parents and children.
By Assunta Ng The former ambassador has only returned to Washington state for a few months after serving for three years as the first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China. He’s in demand—everyone wants to use his name, have him speak, fundraise, and be a public figure. His name instantly draws traffic.
By Assunta Ng Chinatown was transformed into World War II scenes in Chinatown recently. On the 600 block of S. King St., you would find Chinese dressing in Japanese kimonos, street closed down, Massive Monkees studio turned into the filming sight, Canton Alley filled with drama. What’s going on? You wondered.
By Assunta Ng Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me.
By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.
Ina Dash University of Washington “I got to see first-hand how bumblebee pollination affects crop production in Seattle’s P-patches (community gardens) through a University of Washington citizen-science project. Insect pollinators are responsible for every one in three bites of food we take and one of the biggest contributors. Sad to say that bees have been […]
By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My niece Jennifer got married last Saturday. What was amazing was that the newlyweds were
By Assunta Ng What really cools you down during a hot day? It doesn’t have to be a cold beer or ice cream. Psychologically, beer and ice cream might give you the impression that they lower your body temperature. In reality, it’s just the opposite. Ice cream will actually increase your body temperature and beer […]