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 ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

May 2-12, 2013 Various times and venues Ticket prices vary.  Student and senior discounts available. Website: asianfilmfestla.org/2013/ There are numerous short films from/about many Southeast Asian countries.  The following are the SEA feature films in the program: A RIVER CHANGES COURSE May 04 – 12:15 PM  Directors Guild of America 2 Cambodia, United States 2012 | 83 […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines)

Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines)

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines) 12:00 – 9:00 PM Norris Cinema Theatre, Frank Sinatra Hall University Park Campus University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089 Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Questions and RSVPs can be sent to Viet Nguyen at vnguyen@usc.edu. In a one-day festival, screenings and […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813 Free and open to the public. For general information: Susan Needham, sneedham@csudh.edu or Pasin Chanou, Cambodia Town, Inc.,cambodiatown@yahoo.com Cambodia Town Culture Festival is a lively celebration of Long Beach’s Cambodian community, the largest concentration of Cambodians outside Southeast […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

April 26 – May 4, 2013 The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles would like to invite you to enroll in a 4-hr Thai Cooking Class, which will be held at Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena on various dates between April 26-May 4, 2013, for the special price of 150 USD. This year, Royal Thai Consulate […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Happenings ·
ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

Largest Filipino media network’s popular channels – TFC, Bro, Cinema One Global & ANC – available on OSN starting May 1 REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 24, 2013 – ABS-CBN Corporation, a publicly listed Philippine firm and the country’s largest Filipino multimedia network, announced today that its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Middle East, has partnered with OSN, the leading […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
List of films in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

List of films in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

(PARIS-AFP) – Here is a list of the feature films selected for the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar to the main competition at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. The May 16-26 competition is organised by France’s Film Directors’ Guild with films competing for its Camera d’Or prize. English titles are given where cited by festival organisers. DIRECTORS’ […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, International Stars ·
Chinese tourists sail to disputed islands: report

Chinese tourists sail to disputed islands: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – The first Chinese tour ship to visit disputed South China Sea islands set sail on Sunday, state media reported, a move likely to stoke a long-running territorial row between Beijing and its neighbours. Plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands is the latest stage in China’s development of the territory, which […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Invitation to the 11th Annual “Brown Strokes on a White Canvas” Art Exhibit

Invitation to the 11th Annual “Brown Strokes on a White Canvas” Art Exhibit

In commemoration of Asian American Pacific Heritage Month, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. Cordially invite you to the 11th Annual “Brown Strokes on a White Canvas” Art Exhibit Featuring established and future famous artists from the Filipino-American Community May 29 to May 31, 2013 […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
The Philippine Madrigal Singers on May 11, 2013, 6:00 PM in Washington, DC

The Philippine Madrigal Singers on May 11, 2013, 6:00 PM in Washington, DC

       

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch on space walk

Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch on space walk

(MOSCOW-AFP) – Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the deputy head of the Russian space agency said Sunday. “It will not be a copy but exactly the same as the torch at the Olympics,” deputy head of […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
What it takes to be a chef at Buckingham Palace

What it takes to be a chef at Buckingham Palace

(Relaxnews) – If you’re an experienced chef who has worked in five-star establishments, aren’t daunted by having to prepare luncheons for some of the most powerful heads of state in the world, or thousands of canapés for parties of 800, Buckingham Palace wants you. The Royal Family has posted a job vacancy for a sous chef, […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, International Stars ·
International box office: record opening for ‘Iron Man 3′

International box office: record opening for ‘Iron Man 3′

(Relaxnews) – The Rentrak institute announced that the third installment of the Iron Man franchise generated a whopping $195.3M worldwide during its opening weekend. While North American fans will have to wait another week to see the film, the debut of “Iron Man 3″ (outside North America) ranks as the ninth biggest of all time, […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

PH No Longer the Dark Horse of Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Philippines is no longer a dark horse in Asia, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia told a prominent organization in Chicago as he urged its members to consider investing in a country that is now considered a new economic tiger. “With all the good news coming out of the Philippines lately, the country is […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Clenching your hands into fists can boost memory: study

Clenching your hands into fists can boost memory: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study suggests that to boost your memory, simply clench your hands into fists. To help form memories, clench your right hand, and to recall the memory, clench your left hand, they said. Researchers divided 51 right-handed study participants into different groups and assigned them an activity involving memorizing and recalling 72 […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Exercising, even when you don’t want to, reduces stress: study

Exercising, even when you don’t want to, reduces stress: study

(Relaxnews) – A new US study finds that exercise can help reduce anxiety and depression, even when you don’t feel like working out. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that being forced to exercise — for instance by a doctor or gym instructor — helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression just as well […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New York to boast world’s biggest ice sports arena

New York to boast world’s biggest ice sports arena

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York City plans to turn an abandoned armory into the world’s largest sports complex for ice skating and hockey. It is scheduled to be operational in 2017 and cost $275 million, which will come from private investors. The so-called Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx will have nine indoor rinks […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·