No one has said, “I look younger recently.” In fact, many have discovered more wrinkles erupting on their faces, their skin looks terrible, and they feel much older in the last six months than in 2019 and other years. But the more serious concern is, the pandemic can age our brain.
Lunar New Year was the happiest days of my childhood in Hong Kong, where I was raised. What’s not to love? There’s no school, great food, new clothes, and lots of red envelopes (lucky money). Since we were poor, my parents never gave us much of an allowance. The lucky money would last me almost a year.
By Assunta NgNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This year, I have picked one resolution, but it’s an ambitious one— a year of relaxation. It is straightforward, but it is hard for people, living in the digital era, to strive for. The purpose is to focus on loosening up myself mentally and physically, undisturbed by short and long-term […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY After the recent wedding of my son, John, I now declare myself a “wedding expert,” sort of. I have learned a few things and earned some laughs that we could have done better. So here are some tips if you are planning a wedding. Don’ts 1. Decorations or none […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Going to college in the United States is an incredible gift, and the lessons I learned during that time still resonate with me today. Had I stayed in Hong Kong where I was raised, I would likely be a short-sighted and gutless conformist. Throughout my college adventures, six of […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My son John got married recently in Seattle. It is a major milestone for him, and for me as well. The wedding was lovely. By the way, weddings don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. It’s the countless beautiful moments and fascinating accidents (no matter how much you […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Recently, a young Asian woman surprised me with her wish at a community gathering. “I want your job,” she said. While I was flattered, her words baffled me. She said she read Northwest Asian Weekly online, fascinated by all the things we did… Yet, she has no clue about […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Most Asian parents assume if they have given their kids a strong education, they have done enough. And if the parents have imparted kids with wisdom to be ethical and kind, they did their job. Not quite! I didn’t teach my children how to get rich. I was unable […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What exactly is 250? Wild Ginger’s owner, Rick Yoder, constantly refers to it during an interview with the Northwest Asian Weekly. It’s not the number of staff members who work for him. Wild Ginger has a workforce of 350 in its downtown Seattle location, which is also its headquarters […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On April 28, it rained as I peeked out the window in the morning. “Oh no,” I thought. It was the annual cleanup day in the International District (ID). Will volunteers show up? Rain can ruin outdoor events, including picnics, weddings, hiking and biking, and even protests. As I […]