By Assunta Ng The Wing Luke Asian Museum showcased a parade of impressive Asian Americans’ artwork at its annual dinner last Saturday at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. More than 50 Asian Americans created some of their most amazing pieces for The Wing’s auction, which raised $400,000.
By Assunta Ng I haven’t been able to resist going to Veggie Fest for the past eight years. I notice how full I am after every visit and how satisfying it is to bring samples home. The cereal samples will be handy when I travel overseas. It’s just hard to say ‘no’ to free food.
By Assunta Ng Chinese culture has taught my family how to savor luck during the Lunar New Year. But the Year of the Horse has created mysterious circumstances, forcing me to break good-luck rules. Will I be OK this year, or I will I be even luckier?
By Assunta Ng Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong.
By Assunta Ng Recently, the World Economic Forum in Switzerland had a panel called “Health is Wealth.” I just want to tell you readers that I heard this phrase when I was a child. The Western world shouldn’t be credited with the origin.
By Assunta Ng The two-hour show “The Bachelor” on ABC featuring the wedding of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici was so scripted and controlled that I found it hard to keep my attention on it for the whole show. ABC stretched the 20-minute wedding into two hours by including lots of old clips. TiVo saved […]
By Assunta Ng “Fire, fire!” said my staff, rushing into the Asian Weekly’s office, on Dec. 24, 2013. The alarm of a fire engine became intolerably loud, and fire engines kept coming into Chinatown until all of South King Street was blocked. I dashed out, standing among the many onlookers, watching the fire destroying the […]
By Assunta Ng Past Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee lost his mayoral bid on Jan. 6, although he wanted to have a second term. Bellevue Council member Claudia Balducci, director of King County Jail for Adult and Juvenile Detention, was elected mayor. Lee wasn’t even nominated to be a mayoral candidate. Balducci is the second female […]
By Assunta Ng The other night, I dreamed about Santa Claus delivering presents to kids in the International District. I rushed to him, waiting for my turn. Santa took a quick look at me and smiled, “You don’t need one.” “Why?” I protested. Because of my age? Like a child being abandoned, I was almost […]
By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong more than four decades ago. Each time I return to my hometown, it continues to surprise me with innovations. Seattle can learn from it, too.