Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sept. 16 that Seattle has been confirmed as the first stop for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation who will be visiting the United States next week. Gov. Inslee, who visited China in 2013 as part of a trade mission to Asia, invited President Xi to Washington State in recognition […]
By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]
By Assunta Ng People expect the Northwest Asian Weekly, a relatively small paper, to act like a big media company when it comes to election time. Candidates’ questions cover the myriad, such as: “Do you do endorsements?” “Can you do an interview?” “Why haven’t you contacted me?” . . . These questions keep popping up […]
Seattle Goodwill is celebrating Earth Day with local musicians, CEOs, athletes and community leaders who are “breaking up” with an outfit, Breakup4Good, and publicly donating it to Goodwill – and keep it from the landfill. Some of the outfits will be auctioned off to benefit Goodwill’s job training and education programs. Over 60 individuals […]
Anyone who works with print understands how the paper can pile up. And here at the Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post, it definitely piles up. Although we are adamant about recycling, it’s fun to be creative and think about how you can use that paper instead of just immediately tossing it into […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]
By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response. I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]
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 […]
The popular website Buzzfeed is producing a video called “Ask An Asian” and they called out on Facebook to ask for contributions.
By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?