Book Reading: The Mango Bride (Philippines)

Book Reading: The Mango Bride (Philippines)

Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:00 PM Skylight Books 1818 Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA Tel: 323-660-1175 Free and open to the public. Author Marivi Soliven reads from The Mango Bride.  Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life.  Like Amparo, Beverly Obejas – a struggling Filipina waitress […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Happenings ·
Fil-Ams urged to exercise right to vote

Fil-Ams urged to exercise right to vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy today called on members of the Filipino-American Community in the United States who are registered as overseas voters to exercise their right to vote in next month’s national elections in the Philippines. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia urged the almost 85,000 Filipino and Filipino-American overseas voters across […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
STUDENT’S HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE TO BE FEATURED IN LAUSD’S 2013-2014 MENU

STUDENT’S HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE TO BE FEATURED IN LAUSD’S 2013-2014 MENU

The Recipe Selected Among 200 Entries from LAUSD Students LOS ANGELES — Panorama High School 9th Grader Guadalupe Gonzales will be eating breakfast more often at the school cafeteria come this fall.  That’s because her healthy recipe for Breakfast Fruit Puff, which is a whole grain puff that is filled with seasonal fruit, won Los Angeles […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Happenings ·
Will you earn enough ‘points’ to win new US green card?

Will you earn enough ‘points’ to win new US green card?

By Ivan Couronne WASHINGTON (AFP) – For years, millions of immigrant applicants hoped they would be lucky enough to win the US green card lottery. Under reform being considered in Congress, they may soon be asking: “Am I skilled enough?” By 2017, according to a proposed revamp of laws governing admission to the United States, […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Nike celebrates 15 years of Ronaldo’s Mercurial boots

Nike celebrates 15 years of Ronaldo’s Mercurial boots

(Relaxnews) – The French national team may have won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but Brazilian soccer phenomenon Ronaldo also captured the attention of the world that year with his innovative Mercurial silver-yellow-blue boots. The pair that he wore, the first of the kind, had been designed by the player in a special collaboration with […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
The latest stress buster: tapping

The latest stress buster: tapping

(Relaxnews) – Wellness celebs Christiane Northrup, Kris Carr, Mark Hyman, and Deepak Chopra have all been touting a New Age healing method that claims to beat stress and anxiety through the simple act of tapping. Author of a new book on the subject, Nick Ortner has been the method’s evangelist with hisWorld Tapping Summit, talks, and film about tapping. […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Toyota boss to take wheel at Nurburgring

Toyota boss to take wheel at Nurburgring

(TOKYO-AFP) – The motor-sport loving president of Japanese auto giant Toyota, will get behind the wheel in the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in Germany later this month, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Akio Toyoda, the grandson of the group’s founder, will be one of a team of four driving a Toyota car at the Nurburgring […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Natalie Portman to be Fassbender’s Lady Macbeth

Natalie Portman to be Fassbender’s Lady Macbeth

(Relaxnews) – Natalie Portman is set to join Michael Fassbender in the new movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play “Macbeth,” Film4 has announced. They will portray the Macbeth couple, who plotted and murdered in order to ascend the throne of Scotland in the 11th century and eventually met their tragic demise after years of […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ takes dive in US charts

Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ takes dive in US charts

(SEOUL-AFP) – Psy’s new single “Gentleman” has plunged in the US hit parade as the South Korean rapper struggles to repeat the success of his global chart-topper “Gangnam Style”. “Gentleman” dropped to 26th place in the Billboard Hot 100, updated on Wednesday, from fifth last week and 12th on its debut a fortnight ago. Sales […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Tom Hanks, ‘Kinky’ musical up for Tonys

Tom Hanks, ‘Kinky’ musical up for Tonys

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Tom Hanks was the big name on the nominations list Tuesday for this year’s Tony Awards, but the musicals “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” were vying for the heaviest haul of gongs. Hanks, better known for his work in Hollywood, shone in “Lucky Guy,” a Nora Ephron play about the ups and downs […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A Mediterranean-style diet packed with fish, chicken and olive oil and low on fatty dairy products and meat may lower the risk of memory problems later in life, a large US study said on Monday. But the beneficial effects of eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids do not extend to people […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said Wednesday. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a consultative body to UNESCO, told the Japanese government that the almost […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
This Time Foundation and the Apl.de.ap Foundation Int’l announce the prestigious “Time For Hope” Gala

This Time Foundation and the Apl.de.ap Foundation Int’l announce the prestigious “Time For Hope” Gala

The ‘This Time Foundation’ and the ‘Apl.de.ap Foundation International’s’ “Time For Hope” fundraiser gala will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The star studded and music filled gala promises to be a night to remember for all honorees, attendees and prestigious sponsors in […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Get free tickets to see Anne Curtis: No Other Concert at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Anne Curtis: No Other Concert at the Pechanga Theater

Pechanga Resort & Casino Philippine Independence Day Raffle Competition On June 15th, Anne Curtis, one of the Philippines’ most well known, multifaceted entertainers will be performing live at the Pechanga Theater. The event is part of Anne Curtis’ 2013 world tour titled, “No Other Concert.” Weekend Balita, in conjunction with Pechanga Resort & Casino will be […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings ·
Hyères fashion festival winners announced

Hyères fashion festival winners announced

(Relaxnews) – The international fashion and photography festival held annually in the South of France is one of the fashion calendar’s biggest predictors of future talent. Judged this year by a panel including Lacoste creative director Felipe Oliveria Baptista, Imran Amed (the creator and editor of website The Business of Fashion) and Harvey Nichols fashion […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

(Relaxnews) – When Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck was called the 33rd best restaurant in the world, the British celebrity chef sat with a polite smile, nodding to cameras zoomed in on his facial expression. It was a diplomatic reaction to bad news: his flagship restaurant in Bray, which had once upon a time […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Top spenders and top destinations in the world: report

Top spenders and top destinations in the world: report

(Relaxnews) – In what may come as little surprise, Saudi Arabians have emerged as the highest rollers when it comes to global travel, spending an average of about $6,670 USD per trip, followed by Australian and Chinese globetrotters. That’s according to a recently released report from Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study 2013, described as a […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Team PNoy on polls: All over but the shouting

Team PNoy on polls: All over but the shouting

MANILA, Apr 30 (Mabuhay) — “It could be all over but the shouting.” This is how a spokesman for the administration Team PNoy described the May senatorial election after 9 Team PNoy bets dominated the latest pre-election survey from Pulse Asia. The April 20-22 survey showed 9 Team PNoy bets making it to the Senate […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne Curtis not ready to tie the knot with Erwann Heussaff

Anne Curtis not ready to tie the knot with Erwann Heussaff

TELEVISION host Anne Curtis said that she’s not ready yet to settle down anytime soon. The “It’s Showtime” host said she plans to study an Early Education course, as she dreams to become a preschool teacher, before jumping into marriage. “I always have a heart for children. I don’t know if it’s because of ‘Showtime’ […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

Exhibitions Through November 10, 2013 Ahmanson Building, Level 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 No extra cost with general paid museum admission. Web announcement: www.lacma.org/art/installation/temptation-arjuna-tale-spiritual-triumph This exhibition showcases the recent acquisition of a rare Balinese painting from the estate of renowned Indian art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy. This […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·