By Assunta Ng My brother sent me an e-mail. “Dad has passed away, please contact Hong Kong,” it said. So began my sad trip to the funeral in Hong Kong. Despite my great sadness, I attended an exciting event for my son while I was in Hong Kong, where he served as co-emcee with a […]
By Assunta Ng “Mom, I will be emceeing in Cantonese?” said my American-born son Jason.
By Assunta Ng While I was in Hong Kong, the country was electing its new chief. The format of the debate among the three candidates looked familiar. The podium, setting, accusations, rebuttals, and surprises, combined with candidates that jeered and attacked at every opportunity were similar to those of U.S. presidential candidates. The candidates did […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The rugged climber in the wilderness — it’s not an image readily associated with Asian American women.
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Longtime activist Grace Lee Boggs was asked to make the closing statement at
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly David Gelb’s remarkable documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” opens quietly with images of a peaceful restaurant, white gloves, and a man explaining the importance of falling in love with one’s work. We soon learn that the man is 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the founder and head chef of the […]
By Abby Sun Northwest Asian Weekly In honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated earlier this month, we introduce our list of 10 women who have contributed immensely to Asian communities all around the world. These women have devoted time and effort and have dedicated their lives for the benefit of society.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin and the inaction of the Florida police that followed angered the world, but here in Seattle, we’ve been brimming over with frustration and anger over the excess of unwarranted violence from our own police force. These cases often result in an officer stepping down, but that consolation is not enough. […]