By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Some travel to escape, others to refresh themselves. Those are my goals, too. I am not hunting for inspiration. But my recent trip to the Panama Canal was quite inspiring. My appreciation towards the United States peaks, not on Thanksgiving Day or July 4 — it’s when I travel […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY So you want to be an entrepreneur, but have no idea what business to get into. I can name over 50 businesses being killed or hurt by the internet. Are there any businesses that give you a decent chance at success? Even though the business you choose might not […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Man-Tzu Tuan of Taiwan was fired from her job at a Chinese restaurant outside Sydney, Australia, after she told her boss that Taiwan is not a part of China, according to a New York Times article on Feb. 19. The Taiwan-China relations in Australia could raise a similar issue […]
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.