Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

(Relaxnews) – New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has released another addition to his “How to Cook Everything,” series, this time with a cookery book that promises to teach readers how to cook everything — fast. In the 1,056-page tome, Bittman provides ideas on how to take shortcuts on traditionally labor-intensive meals like chicken […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace welcomes the new recognition for the Philippines after the country was chosen as best destination in Asia Pacific, which could be a major boost to the Philippines aggressive tourism campaign. “Congratulations to our hardworking fellows from the Department of Tourism at nakuha po natin itong best destination in Asia Pacific,” […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court ordered boxing champ Manny Pacquiao to comment on the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to lift the restraining order and pursue the collection of over P3 billion tax due including penalties and surcharges. In a resolution, the high court gave Pacquiao 10 days to answer the […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

IN THE four years of their married life, television host Mariel Rodriguez rates herself 7 out of 10 as a housewife to actor husband Robin Padilla. In a recent interview with the 30-year-old, Mariel said that during the months when she did not had any television work, she focused all her time and attention in […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

(Relaxnews) – Frank Gehry’s impressive body of work is going on show in Paris this week in a retrospective exhibition focused on the contemporary architect. The show will feature 225 of the Pritzker Prize winner’s drawings and 67 models, accompanied by texts and documentation. It will be organized around two key themes — “urbanism” and […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

(Relaxnews) – Anthony Chen, who burst onto the international scene with “Ilo Ilo,” will executive produce three-part Chinese, Singaporean and Thai film project “Distant.” Tying the three 30-minute segments together will be a Chinese lead, but otherwise each part will be helmed by a different director and feature a different supporting cast, reports Variety. The completed […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

(Relaxnews) – A monumental Jeff Koons stainless steel sculpture has gone on show at New York’s Rockerfeller Center this week before being sold in November by auction house Christie’s for an estimated $20-30 million. The 20-foot-long “Balloon Monkey (Orange)”, which took seven years to create, is one of only five created by the American artist, with other […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Saturday it has shelved planned improvements on a military airstrip in the disputed South China Sea to support its bid for a UN ruling against Beijing over the tense territorial row. The Philippines infuriated China in March by asking a United Nations tribunal to declare Beijing’s territorial claims in […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau special agent, intercepted a stolen 60 year-old 1954 FL Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle, destined to Australia.  CBP seized it on September 9 and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sky watchers may want to mark October 8, Wednesday, on their calendars as that will be the date of a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Philippines. PAGASA’s astronomical diary said the eclipse will be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia, starting at 4:14 p.m. Philippine time and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine air carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday made its first inaugural nonstop flights between Manila and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Flight 5J-740, an Airbus 330, landed at the King Khalid International Airport at 10:30 p.m. with 259 passengers, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. “The arrival of Cebu Pacific in the […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

The City of Carson and various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer. The tribute march will start at 9 a.m. from the USW-Local 675 Union Hall, located at 1200 E. 220th Lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Heal the Bay led legislative fight to tackle plastic pollution, create green jobs SANTA MONICA, CA  – Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide. SB 270, a bill […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, who is pregnant with her fist child, revealed that she is expecting a baby girl just in time for Christmas. Moreno, who is married to Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag, is now 29 weeks pregnant and is due to give birth in December. “Sobrang (saya ng Christmas). ‘Yung first tri(mester) ko I was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

(Relaxnews) – David Fincher’s thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike took first place at the worldwide box office, grossing $62.6 million during its first weekend in theaters. “Gone Girl” is also on top of the US domestic box office, where it earned $38 million. The feature adapted from Gillian Flynn’s suspense novel is just […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

(Relaxnews) – Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.” Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight billed Journey to the Past and the Future at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·