Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

(Tokyo-AFP) – Tokyo fashion week drew to a close at the weekend showcasing a sexy new twist on the kimono, as the Japanese classic makes a quiet comeback into women’s wardrobes. In a departure from the heavy silk usually used to make the traditional garb, designers are turning to other fabrics such as jersey, wool […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

(Relaxnews) – In Gibraltar, at the southern point of the Iberian Peninsula, over 50km of tunnels are being transformed into a gigantic wine cellar. The Rock of Gibraltar is a tourist attraction on the coast of the Iberian Peninsula with peaks of over 400m above sea level. The area attracts many visitors curious to discover […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Spreading antibiotic resistance could have disastrous consequences for patients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy, a study said Thursday. In the United States, up to half of infections after surgery and over a quarter of infections after chemotherapy are caused by organisms resistant to standard antibiotics, researchers found. A 30-percent reduction in the efficacy […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Arjo steadily works his way up

Arjo steadily works his way up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Arjo Atayde is a remarkable actor who has received the thumbs-ups even from esteemed colleagues. He downplays the praises. “Of course, there are people behind the camera, my very good co-artists who are helping me out. So, it’s not just me, you know, it’s always gonna involve others who are tirelessly helping […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon “Lando” has slightly intensified and is expected to linger in the landmass after decelerating as it approaches Aurora province, the state weather bureau said in its weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m. Saturday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said that as of 11 a.m. Saturday, the eye of […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon Lando has intensified further and may bring heavy rain in almost all areas in Luzon for more than 24 hours, weather bureau PAGASA said before noon Saturday. “Kahapon six to 12 hours, pero ang huling model ay posibleng more than 24 hours. Ang tagal po ang kaulapan ng bagyo sa Luzon […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Campaign for Filipino Children pledges similar gifts to four other regional hospitals in the country (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Allen Pineda Lindo, or better known as Apl.de.ap of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, is legally blind. So it was only appropriate that when his international foundation decided to launch its first healthcare initiative it […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

(Tokyo-AFP) – Bubblegum-pink hearts, tulle skirts and polka dots: the unapologetically feminine fashion that originated in Tokyo has exploded in the West with Hollywood celebrities earning brickbats for adopting the “girly” style. The hugely popular “kawaii” (cute) look, which blends traditional Japanese concepts of purity and innocence with the doll-like aesthetic embodied by Hello Kitty […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

(Relaxnews) – Disney is teaming up with Nation Ltd. to produce a capsule collection dedicated to the beloved Disney character, Tinker Bell, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Disney will partner with the California-based T-shirt company to create T-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts, featuring a vintage print of Tinker Bell and complete with fairy dust. Items will retail […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan is set to start hearing the new batch of cases involving several former and incumbent government officials recently charged by the Office of the Ombudsman. Based on the results of Friday’s raffle, the Sandiganbayan First Division, chaired by Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz, will handle the case filed against Taguig […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice presidential candidate Senator Chiz Escudero on Friday defended his running mate, Senator Grace Poe, from accusations that he is the one calling the shots in their tandem, seen as one of the formidable ones in the 2016 elections. “Tila minamaliit nila si Senator Grace kapag sinasabi nila ‘yan,” Escudero said. “Malayang […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How Jericho feels about replacing JM in ‘Walang Forever’

How Jericho feels about replacing JM in ‘Walang Forever’

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Jericho Rosales does not mind that he is only the second choice to play the male lead in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie “Walang Forever.” The role was originally offered to JM De Guzman but it was reported last week that Rosales will be replacing the “All of Me” actor. Rosales […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

(Paris-AFP) – A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management company by the October 5 deadline, Charles […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

(Relaxnews) – For the end-of-year celebrations, the US cosmetics brand Kiehl’s has teamed up with the German artist Peter Max to produce a psychedelic collection inspired by pop art. The pope of pop art, as he is called by some, has had fun redesigning the bottles for iconic Kiehl’s products, inspired by his masterpiece “The […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Zoren shares happy life secrets with Carmina

Zoren shares happy life secrets with Carmina

ZOREN Legaspi gets to romance both Alice Dixson and Ina Raymundo in the latest version of “Marimar”. The soap started recently with him as Gustavo marrying Alice as Mia despite the resistance of his parents, then Ina as Brenda comes along to seduce him. Alice gets terribly jealous and runs away. An accident happens at […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

(Relaxnews) – The nominees for the 2015 British Fashion Awards have been announced. J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham have been put forward for the womenswear category while Tom Ford, E. Tautz and J.W. Anderson find themselves up for the menswear award. Designers including Charlotte Olympia and Sophia Webster are competing in the accessories […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast salutes and supports Filipinos working in U.S. NEW YORK  – According to a recent survey of Filipinos who live in the U.S. and send money home, the majority of respondents say they are overqualified for their jobs and find their U.S. workplace to be more stressful than workplaces in the Philippines. And yet, they overwhelmingly […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Now is the time for a flu shot

Now is the time for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. “Annual […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·