Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the Chinese New Year this Thursday, February 19, foodies around the world are planning Asian-themed dinner party menus for the weekend. But what is the best type of wine to serve with Peking duck, spring rolls or steamed dumplings? Finding the perfect wines to serve with Asian cuisine is often […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

(Beijing-AFP) – Fireworks illuminated the skies across China as millions around Asia ushered in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala that got a thumbs down on social media for heavy Communist Party propaganda. Wednesday night, or Lunar New Year’s eve, was marked by loud booms as […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Lunar New Year ·
The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

The airport flyers like best? Seoul’s Incheon airport

(Relaxnews) – Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has been named the best airport in the world when it comes to customer service. In a poll that surveyed 550,000 travelers at more than 300 airports around the world, South Korea’s biggest hub scored the highest marks for passenger satisfaction. Conducted by the Airports Council International, based in […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
White House slams IS Libya ‘beheading’ of Egyptian Christians

White House slams IS Libya ‘beheading’ of Egyptian Christians

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The United States condemned as “despicable” the Islamic State group’s apparent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya after it released a video claiming to show the killings on Sunday. “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

Singer KZ Tandingan sees nothing wrong about comparisons with her “The X Factor Philippines” mentor Charice as long as it’s about music and not about sexual preference. Tandingan, who is sporting a new short hairdo these days, has been the target of speculations that she would also eventually come out as a lesbian – just […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

Summon US envoy to Mamasapano hearing – Ridon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said he will ask his colleagues to summon United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg to the Mamasapano hearings amid reports that the US had a direct hand in the operation that originally targeted Jemaah Islamiyah member Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan. “We have said this before and we’ll […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

Pacquiao fight not set yet, Mayweather says

New York, United States | AFP |  – Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather said Sunday that neither he nor Manny Pacquiao have signed a deal for a May mega-fight, but he still hopes to get into the ring with the Filipino icon. Mayweather, attending the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden, said in a brief […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Obama: ‘Terrorists’ do not speak for one billion Muslims

Obama: ‘Terrorists’ do not speak for one billion Muslims

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama urged Western and Muslim leaders Wednesday to unite to defeat the “false promises of extremism” and reject the notion that “terrorist” groups represent Islam. “The terrorists do not speak for a billion Muslims,” Obama told a Washington conference on countering radicalism that drew […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ ahead of New Year

(Beijing-AFP) – The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic “hong bao”. At the end of each lunar year, it is customary in China to give children hong bao — small sums […]

New plot and cast information released for next Pirates of the Caribbean film

New plot and cast information released for next Pirates of the Caribbean film

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released new details on the next edition of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, including cast members and the plot line. In the fifth installment of the series “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Johnny Depp will return to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, and […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sperm mutations point to risk for teen fathers: study

Sperm mutations point to risk for teen fathers: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Teenage fathers are likelier to have children with health problems because of mutations in their sperm, a study said Wednesday. Previous research had found that teens are likelier than 20- to 35-year-olds to father a child with autism, low IQ, schizophrenia or spina bifida, although the risk is low in absolute terms. […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Marc by Marc Jacobs’ runway revolution for Fall 15

Marc by Marc Jacobs’ runway revolution for Fall 15

(Relaxnews) – Clothing stamped with the slogans “Our Future”, “solidarity”, “unite”, “choice”, “suffragette” set the activist tone at the New York designer’s highly-anticipated runway show on Tuesday. Studded beret-clad models took to the runway at Marc by Marc Jacobs line in subversive fashion mixing military and utility clothing, tough chic oak-leaf camouflage, tartan, lace and […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘So Goes’

‘So Goes’

I love to travel. Who doesn’t? Whether it’s domestic, international, or even just local, exploring and discovering new places and things is an experience that definitely enriches one’s life. I have been blessed to have been given the chance to travel and sometimes, even to wander to different countries and cities all over the world; […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Jannelle So ·
Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers At Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers At Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lunar New Year Table Game Promotions If winning a brand new car sounds like a great way to ring in the New Year, make plans to come to Pechanga Resort & Casino. Between February 1 and February 27, table games players who win certain hands in Baccarat, Pai Gow, Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Let It Ride and […]

17.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians

Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   – Pope Francis on Monday expressed “profound sadness” over the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic militants in Libya, saying they had been killed for their faith. “They were executed for nothing more than the fact that they were Christians,” Francis said in impromptu remarks […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Why Isabelle Daza is not into beauty pageants

Why Isabelle Daza is not into beauty pageants

Pageant watchers have high hopes for model-actress Isabelle Daza to follow the footsteps of her mother, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz. However, Daza, 26, said she is already happy being in show business, adding that she isn’t keen on joining beauty contests. “It’s not my thing. Parang hindi ko masyadong type. Pero I respect all […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Big Yang Theory: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?

Big Yang Theory: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?

By Fran WANG Beijing, China | AFP |  – Sheep or goat? China’s coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one – but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point. Traditional astrology in China attaches different animal signs to each lunar year in […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Holidays, Lunar New Year, World News ·
Alleged US role in Maguindanao clash probed

Alleged US role in Maguindanao clash probed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The alleged US role in the infamous January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, will be covered by the ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to Secretary Leila de Lima. “Definitely,” De Lima told reporters Monday, answering questions on whether the DOJ will look into the alleged US role in […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
When it rains, it pours for Derek

When it rains, it pours for Derek

Actor Derek Ramsay’s Best Actor win for his performance in the romantic-comedy “English Only, Please” has opened more opportunities for him. In an interview, Derek admits he was offered three movies after the triumph, including one that could reunite him with her “English Only, Please” co-star Jennylyn Mercado. “Pero pwede pang mabago ’yun,” he said, […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Mercedes debuts limited edition Mille Miglia SL

Mercedes debuts limited edition Mille Miglia SL

(Relaxnews) – To mark the 60th anniversary of its remarkable win at the legendary Italian endurance-racing event, Mercedes has decided to celebrate with a special version of its current SL roadster. The Mille Miglia is so called because the course is roughly one thousand miles (1597km to be exact) and is still held every year […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·