By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It may sound strange, but I had a revelation when I was in Hawaii last week — it was about how to practice experiencing happiness. “Sure, Assunta,” you say. “You are in Hawaii. That’s why you have time to ponder about happiness! Seriously, we can acquire happiness and satisfaction […]
When former Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani called me about his new restaurant, my first reaction was, “Why?” Then, “What’s the name? Where?”
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It’s funny, but nobody ever asks, “What’s your favorite ‘American’ restaurant?” Yet, many are dying to know my favorite Chinese or Asian restaurant. I am a foodie. I frequent both Asian and mainstream American restaurants regularly. For a change of scenery, a yearning for a conversation without being disrupted, […]
Did you smile or sigh when reflecting on 2015?
Many tend to glance at their bank balance, thinking of a nice new car or a house. Some think about job advancement or finding love. I wonder how many out there would count having good health as a wonderful gift? If you do, you are perhaps one of the few smart ones. Frankly, without health, we can’t do much. Other accomplishments would quickly be overshadowed when we are sick.
Dispelling safety myths
“Is Cambodia safe?” Many readers asked me this after reading my first two blogs about my recent trip with my husband last November.
It is surprising that many have this misconception. While some may have concerns traveling to Cambodia, its tourism has actually increased 17 percent in 2013 and 7 percent last year. Just in Angkor, there are more than one million visitors every year.
WHAT: Women of Color Empowered luncheon, “Women as Bridge Builders” WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2016 — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. WHERE: China Harbor Restaurant COST: Discounted price of $35 if purchased by Jan. 9. Full price of $45 after Jan. 9. Walk-ins $50. Student price of $25 with I.D. before January 9; $30 after Jan. 9; […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese investment has transformed the skyline of Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and Tukwila from old warehouses, churches, and abandoned lands to five-star hotels, mega office towers, upscale apartments and condominiums. Recently, Kung Fu Panda (KFP), owned by a Chinese American, has struck a different path—acquiring a golf course owned by […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine a Husky basketball player shooting three points in a Shanghai arena, Yao Ming of legendary basketball fame and Jack Ma of Alibaba opening their mouths in disbelief, and a sea of Chinese fans leaping out of their seats going wild. This could be a reality on Nov. 14 […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It takes 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. Ana Mari Cauce is the first woman, the first Latina, and the openly gay president of the University. The UW Regents announced Cauce as the 33rd president of the University on Oct. 13th. Cauce is […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The oldest noodle factory in Washington state, Tsue Chong Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. It produces 80,000 fortune cookies a day. Yet, none of the millions of fortunes in these cookies could predict that the past three generations of owners have lived and continue to live […]