By ROB HEDELT The Free Lance-Star SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — When he was growing up in the Philippines, Amante Marinas was fascinated with watching his great uncle practice martial arts. At 8 years old, Marinas began to learn the movements and forms of the long-pole martial art of pananandata. Working alongside his uncle, he came […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If Ruth Woo was alive, what would she say about a small group of Asian immigrants recently breaking records in raising money for political candidates? Woo was once the most powerful and recognized political guru in the Asian community. A mentor of our former governor Gary Locke, she helped […]
Man, it’s been a rough time—for me because it was so hot and then it was so not, and I feel so robbed of an entire season—and also a little bit for Chrissy Teigen because people are mad at her—but most of all, it’s been the roughest for her many, many victims.
Before we get to the core of what I’m talking about, you have to run through a gauntlet of other celeb gossip. You’re welcome!
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Recently, I asked a supermarket cashier if she had made a mistake on a lemon I bought. “No, it’s 59 cents,” she said. A few months ago, I bought three small lemons for $1. Now, one small lemon costs 59 cents. That’s a 78% increase! I don’t usually look […]
When Meddelin Chan goes on a blind date, she doesn’t have many expectations. After all, the date was set up by her meddlesome mother. But one thing she definitely didn’t expect was that she’d accidentally kill the guy. Instead of calling the police, she turns to said meddlesome mother, who then calls Meddy’s three even more meddlesome aunties to help them get rid of the body.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Was the long, fourth of July weekend a blessing or a curse? Some were bored with nothing to do on Monday, while others who traveled for the first time since COVID-19 didn’t think the three-day weekend was long enough. Is this a post-pandemic disorder where we find ourselves unable […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Do you prefer cold or hot weather? You and I probably would not vote for summer in the last few days. You would hate the heat if you were one of my staff members. To escape the torture, she booked a hotel room for two nights in order to […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY While I am excited for June 30, the reopening of Washington state, I have some reservations. I can’t help wondering if we are ready. A month ago, I couldn’t wait. I wished reopening was immediate. Now, I have second thoughts because some people have refused to get vaccinated. I […]
Living life on the open seas, Flora becomes Florian, sailing under a false flag aboard the Dove. As an orphan-turned-pirate, she’s marauded, stolen, and worse.
Before I go any further with my thoughts on whether or not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, let me just say, I get it. Collectively, the last year has been a shock to the system. We’ve lived through a year of unknowns and tragedy, and each step along the way has raised questions.