By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY COVID-19 slammed us with two different Thanksgivings, one deadlier than the other. Even with the delta and other variants in 2021, I feel relieved after getting the vaccine. And lately, with the booster shot, I am even more hopeful about this year than the last. What a difference a […]
Most Asian immigrants call Thanksgiving the Turkey Festival, and they would tell you they hate turkey. I was one of them while raising my American-born children.
Justice Mary Yu’s portrait speaks a thousand words.
It illustrates that the Washington State Supreme Court system had been dominated by whites and males for close to a century. That’s changing.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Last Tuesday’s election reflected division between young and old, businesses and workers, progressives and moderates. The results were dramatic, showing the moderates’ winning and progressives’ miscalculation. Polls revealed the three business-backed candidates would win: Bruce Harrell for mayor, Ann Davison for city attorney, and Sara Nelson for City Council. […]
A nurse delivered me a surprise recently. It was about my heart, the last thing I expected.
Don’t vote for candidates who don’t give a damn about the CID
The Chinatown-International District (CID) needs a lot of help and resources, especially since the pandemic. Crime, including robbery, theft, assault, and gun violence, is high in the area. Mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez has never visited CID nor met with community leaders to see first-hand how the pandemic has affected our community. She ignores our community, while Harrell has constantly said how he could and would help change the narrative of the CID if he gets elected as mayor of Seattle.
“How have you been?” is a typical conversation opener. But with community leader Bettie Luke, that line not only deepened a dialogue, it twirled into extraordinary revelation after revelation. And eventually, it became an opportunity for healing and celebration.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In a strange world of misfits, Harry Potter found company with Transformers, weird game characters, and dolls near an Ikea store. These were part of a display at BrickCon at the Seattle Center on Oct. 2. BrickCon is an annual LEGO exhibit for fans. You would think that kids […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My grand nephew just enrolled as a freshman at the University of Washington (UW). Son, you picked the right place! However, you still have a million decisions to make, which can impact your life. I was a Husky decades ago. In retrospect, I could have done the opposite thing […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Amidst Covid stress, horrible news, and tragedies, I try to design steps to amuse myself to maintain my mental balance. I found it…accidentally… It leads me to the question, “What’s the most effective mode to destress?” HaHAHaHaHAha!!! Laughter. You might challenge me, “There’s nothing funny about Covid!” And there’s […]