For breakfast, I used to season my eggs with salt. During the pandemic, I eliminated salt as much as possible. Garlic, ginger, and turmeric are part of the list to fight Covid. So I sprinkle my egg with garlic and turmeric.
Last summer, I had predicted life would be back to normal by this September. I had imagined myself traveling on a Nile cruise, being mesmerized by the pyramids, sipping a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice, and celebrating that the virus is under control.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A University of Washington (UW) study showed how nonprofits suffered during the pandemic. Holding fundraising events became impossible, and individual donations have declined. However, some organizations have bucked the trend. They have not only survived, they have innovated and embarked on a more ambitious journey. It has been amazing […]
The Olympics may be over, and many celebrated the U.S. winning the highest number of gold medals, as well as the total overall medals. Asian American athletes have done well by achieving two gold medals, and several silver and bronze medals. Yet, one unsettling trend still lingers in my mind…
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The nation’s older Chinese restaurant vs. Seattle’s Tai Tung Recently, Harry Chan, owner of Tai Tung Restaurant with 86 years of history, attended his grandson’s graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his family drove over 2,000 miles for the event. But what made his trip more special was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]