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 ·
Netflix to release war flick ‘Jadotville’

Netflix to release war flick ‘Jadotville’

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Netflix next year will release “Jadotville,” a war film starring “50 Shades of Gray” star Jamie Dornan, the US online entertainment powerhouse said on Monday. In a statement, the streaming video service said the movie “thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion… by 3,000 Congolese troops led by […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Olympics: Cash and prestige drive race for Tokyo Games place

Olympics: Cash and prestige drive race for Tokyo Games place

(Lausanne, Switzerland-AFP) – An army of sports — from baseball to wushu — is battling for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with cash as much as prestige the driving force. Hundreds of millions of dollars in television revenues will be handed out to the lucky federations that get a place in the Tokyo […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia

Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia

(New York-AFP) – Watched by her adoring family, Victoria Beckham brought a sexy vision of fall/winter to an intimate New York runway Show Sunday and confided that she plans to open a second store in Asia. The one-time pop star, mother of four and wife of retired English football superstar David Beckham, has won plaudits […]

Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Singapore this March as Maison&Objet Asia returns to the city for its second-ever show. Featuring an expanded selection of the best of high-end decoration and home fashion by prestigious brands, the show will encompass residential, contract and hospitality projects. The salon will bring together the arts of living […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Tokyo citizens hand in $28m in lost cash: police

Tokyo citizens hand in $28m in lost cash: police

(Tokyo-AFP) – Trustworthy Tokyo-ites handed in $28 million of lost cash last year, police said Monday, with three quarters of it returned to its rightful owner, in the latest example of Japan’s startling honesty. Upstanding citizens who had chanced upon wallets full of money took a total 3.34 billion yen to their local police officers, […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

(New York-AFP) – Feted designer Tommy Hilfiger dominated New York Fashion Week on Monday with a spectacular catwalk show inspired by American football to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his clothing empire. Hundreds of fashionistas, celebrities and admirers poured into the imposing Park Avenue Armory, braving near record-low winter temperatures for a ringside seat at […]

Adidas launches ball for UEFA Champions League finale

Adidas launches ball for UEFA Champions League finale

(Relaxnews) – Real stars replace the plain old pentagons on the Official Match Ball — released Monday — for the knockout stages that are expected to bring a dramatic close to the most prestigious club competition in international soccer. This year’s UEFA Champions League Final is set to take place in Berlin on June 6, […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Roxas reiterates commitment for quick, transparent probe on Mamasapano clash

Roxas reiterates commitment for quick, transparent probe on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Wednesday vowed proper, quick and transparent investigation by the Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry into the bloody Mamasapano clash that left 44 elite police commandos dead. Roxas reiterated his commitment to a transparent investigation at the start of the House of Representatives’ hearing on […]

14.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·