By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Fish is a must when we celebrate the Lunar New Year. In Asian cultures, fish is a symbol of abundance and wealth. The challenge for many non-Asians is, how do you cook it to get the full benefits of being lucky? You can also try raising koi. In Chinese […]
Small businesses often face tough challenges and at times, they don’t know where to seek help.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The lavish wedding of Pippa, Princess Kate Middleton’s sister, was held on the same day as our nephew’s modest wedding — on May 20. While Andy’s wedding might have been much smaller, it was hilarious and touching. I never cry at weddings, but I did during this one. There […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The scar between Vietnam and America remains deep even after the Vietnam War ended 40 years ago. How do you reverse the consequences of a war? Enter PeaceTrees Vietnam, founded by Seattleites in 1995. It’s about one tree at a time — it’s one landmine at a time. It’s […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You might wonder why I am preaching to the choir about reading news. After all, I have been in the news business for decades. Danny Rubin’s blog for the Huffington Post wrote of the nine benefits of why news is good for you. Benefits include developing a critical mind, […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, Aegis held an open house at its newest facility on Sept. 14. Two-hundred-thirty guests, mostly from the Asian community, attended the festive lunch held on the same day. Aegis specializes in assisted living. Looming on top of Queen Anne, Aegis at Rodgers Park is […]
A few of my friends have declared they will not go on cruises — for fear of overeating — irresistible temptations of 24-hour food service and worrying about dieting afterwards.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly What’s an ideal brief vacation? A one-day trip with terrific food, seeing old friends, and smelling the ocean will be my criteria. Where would that be? “See Pam Schell (former first lady of Seattle) on Whidbey Island” swam across my brain unexpectedly. On May 27, my husband and I […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It may sound strange, but I had a revelation when I was in Hawaii last week — it was about how to practice experiencing happiness. “Sure, Assunta,” you say. “You are in Hawaii. That’s why you have time to ponder about happiness! Seriously, we can acquire happiness and satisfaction […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It’s funny, but nobody ever asks, “What’s your favorite ‘American’ restaurant?” Yet, many are dying to know my favorite Chinese or Asian restaurant. I am a foodie. I frequent both Asian and mainstream American restaurants regularly. For a change of scenery, a yearning for a conversation without being disrupted, […]