By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Two different reactions after I got my Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine weeks ago. The immediate one was envy and jealousy as some people also wanted the one-shot J&J instead of the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer. Soon, these same people were worried about me when federal officials paused the […]
When Harry Manaka was in the band Somethin’ Else, they played for crowds of 500-600 people—the majority of whom were Asian American.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Let’s have lunch,” said my friends after I told them I got my COVID vaccine. Before saying “yes,” I have pondered some practical tips after lockdown. We have all missed our friends after months of isolation. We can’t wait to see them face-to-face. Some consider sitting next to outsiders […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at a college basketball player taking his team on a Cinderella run to the Final Four, a baseball manager speaking out against anti-Asian hate, and a former UW Husky football player supporting the AAPI community.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A funny thing happened to me recently—the unexpected arrival of a gigantic mushroom. Just one problem, I didn’t know what to do with it. Should I eat it? Should I save it as the darn fungi looks so beautiful. I don’t mean to stereotype, like many Chinese, my mother […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “…they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” —Martin Luther King Jr. With the current rise of violence against Asian Americans, I keep going back to this famous quote by Dr. King. The first time I heard that famous […]
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Like many famous comics, Jo Koy had early struggles at comedy clubs. But, unlike them, the half white and half Filipino comedian could only seem to book spots on ethnic theme nights like “Wonton Wednesdays’’ and “Asian Invasion.’’ “There’s a lot of comics that had to do it. I’m not […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Mayor Jenny Durkan had planned to speak at Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference in Chinatown to denounce anti-Asian hate on Mar. 22. It didn’t happen. API Chaya announced that a rally would be held on the same day, time, and place as the governor’s event a few days prior. […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I getting fat?” Mirror replies, “Yes, dear. The pandemic is making you fat!” If you have gained 15 to 30 pounds, you are not the only one. If you want to lose it quickly, that’s the wrong approach because you are going to […]
Meet Bảo Nguyễn and Linh Mai, two Vietnamese American teens who go to the same high school and whose families both own phở restaurants.