Running two weeklies for 37 years is daunting in this internet age. I credit my strength to… nuns.
By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — After being tricked into selling her Singapore home and traveling to China to invest the proceeds, Mary Seow eventually found herself homeless in Hong Kong, having lost touch with her family. Nearly five years after she was reported missing, and after her story was told this […]
By Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 98-year-old South Korean man cried loudly and repeatedly buried his face in a handkerchief as his elderly North Korean son, who last saw his father as a 5-year-old, watched calmly from across the table. Meanwhile, an 88-year-old South Korean woman sobbed uncontrollably as she […]
For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I was […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall <!–more–>my previous silly assumptions, and then I cherish the joyful moments and appreciate all the incredible work of my high school classmates who planned our reunion. I graduated from Sacred Heart Canossian […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I watched on live television about how the Hong Kong (HK) government shut down students’ <!–more–>protest-for-democracy camps last week. The conversation I had with the students in HK in November was still vivid in my memory. Ironically, I was in HK for my high school reunion. To be defiant […]
By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other
By Donna Bankinship and Josh Lederman Associated Press SEATTLE (AP)—Kenneth Bae arrived home after two years of imprisonment in North
Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return. Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]
By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong (HK) in the 1970s, but my family ties are still there. The recent HK students’ protest that started on Sept. 27 has stirred up much conversations and arguments in the former British colony—between husband and wife, among friends, between employers and employees, and among parents and children.