By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]
By Assunta Ng My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.
Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.
By Assunta Ng It’s not easy to foster diversity at the University of Washington (UW) since it’s such a big school with
By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.
By Assunta Ng Elections are an opportunity for us to speak our mind. Voters certainly spoke on the Nov. 4 election in Washington state.
By Assunta Ng Former Seattleite Kenny G, the popular saxophonist (especially in China), paid a surprise visit to the students’ protest in
By Assunta Ng I have never encountered any YELP reviews at an Asian Weekly’s event. Last week, the review landed on my plate, and it was amazingly bad.
By Assunta Ng Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella created controversy last week due to his comment that women should trust in karma for a raise and shouldn’t ask for better wages. This was said at the Women in Technology conference. Why did Satya say what he said? Three factors influenced his response. He was born and […]
By Assunta Ng A friend told me recently that Dave Okimoto is going to run against Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell in 2015. When I saw Okimoto, the former United Way executive, last Friday, I asked him, “Are you running?”