Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

Pray for good fortune at some of the most popular temples in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – Spin a wheel of fortune for good luck, make a wish at a fabled wishing tree or offer a prayer to the deity who governs the Year of the Snake in Hong Kong to start the Chinese New Year on the right foot. To promote their festive New Year itinerary, the Hong Kong […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Turn your iPhone into an ATM?

Turn your iPhone into an ATM?

(Relaxnews) – Details of an intriguing Apple patent have emerged for a technology that would turn iPhone and iPad owners into walking, talking mobile banks. Submitted to the US Patents and Trademark Office on July 28, 2011 but published this week, the patent, for an ‘Ad-hoc cash Dispensing Network’ would allow iPhone users to borrow money […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin launches Chinese New Year bonbons

French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin launches Chinese New Year bonbons

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet chocolate boutique Jean-Paul Hévin has released a special range of bonbons for Chinese New Year that includes a Sichuan chili-peppered dark chocolate ganache as well as a new mandarin-flavored chocolate macaron. Handcrafted in Paris before being flown to his Hong Kong boutiques, the limited edition chocolates have been created to help usher […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Mercedes ups the power in its C63 range

Mercedes ups the power in its C63 range

(Relaxnews) – Special 507 edition models will combine sheer driving thrills with the technological refinement associated with the premium carmaker. Just in case there were any doubters who believed it was impossible to squeeze more power or speed out of a Mercedes AMG 6.3-litre engine without resorting to a turbo- or supercharger, Mercedes has settled […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Football: FIFA test goalline technology systems in Germany

Football: FIFA test goalline technology systems in Germany

(BERLIN-AFP) – Football’s governing body FIFA has had two different systems tested at a Germany stadium as they look to introduce goal line technology into top-flight football. Both ‘Goal-Ref’, a system which can verify whether a goal has been scored by using a chip in the ball, and ‘Hawk-Eye’, the camera system already used in […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
SKorea’s star Psy to perform at Brazil Carnival

SKorea’s star Psy to perform at Brazil Carnival

(Rio de Janeiro-AFP) – South Korea’s “Gangnam Style” star Psy will take part in carnival celebrations in Rio and Salvador next week, according to the sponsors. The rapper, whose hit song made history as the most-watched video on YouTube, will perform jointly with Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte next Friday in the northeastern city of Salvador, […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars ·
For Valentine’s Day, men spend more, but on the wrong gifts

For Valentine’s Day, men spend more, but on the wrong gifts

(Relaxnews) – A new US survey finds that on Valentine’s Day, most men plan to shell out an average of $84.39 to romance their significant others. Women will spend an average of $48.13. That said, not many people get what they want when it comes to gifts. According to a survey of more than 1,100 […]

03.02.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam

Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam

(HO CHI MINH CITY-AFP) – Starbucks opened its first store in coffee-loving Vietnam on Friday, seeking to compete with local rivals in a country known for its strong cafe culture. Vietnam — the world’s second-largest coffee producer — has dozens of local chains as well as small coffee shops on nearly every street corner, presenting […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Food & Dining ·
Superbowl ad highlights: Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, ‘Prom’

Superbowl ad highlights: Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, ‘Prom’

(Relaxnews) – As the Super Bowl draws closer, the buzz surrounding both the game and the ads grows. Of the ads confirmed to air, a selection can be found below, listed in descending number of YouTube views. Super Bowl ads cost around $3.8 million for each 30-second slot and will be viewed by an audience […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Videos ·
US comedy show ’30 Rock’ bows after seven seasons

US comedy show ’30 Rock’ bows after seven seasons

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Award-winning US comedy “30 Rock” bowed out after seven seasons Thursday, with a double helping of the cult TV show starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The multiple Emmy-winning comedy show — about the cast of a TV comedy sketch show — has featured a who’s who of guest celebrities over the […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, millions of American football fans can rest assured: there is no looming shortage of their beloved chicken wings. The National Chicken Council estimates that the nation will wolf down 1.23 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend, or nearly four wings for each and every American. […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
Jennylyn Mercado remains silent on son’s relationship with ex-lover

Jennylyn Mercado remains silent on son’s relationship with ex-lover

ACTRESS Jennylyn Mercado remained silent on the relationship of her son Alex Jazz and his father, actor Patrick Garcia. In a recent interview with the “Indio” actress, Jennylyn tried to dodge the questions of the entertainment press about Patrick and said that her family is in a better place now. “Ayoko nang pag-usapan yan. Basta […]

02.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Post-Super Bowl, diehard fans may suffer ‘football withdrawal’

Post-Super Bowl, diehard fans may suffer ‘football withdrawal’

(Relaxnews) – As Sunday’s Super Bowl wraps up a season of American football, fans may be left with not only stale nachos and cold chicken wings, but also football withdrawal symptoms. Loyola University Medical Center’s Dr. Angelos Halaris, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and medical director of Adult Psychiatry at Loyola […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘jOBS’ film stars regale Apple faithful at Macworld

‘jOBS’ film stars regale Apple faithful at Macworld

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad went before the Apple faithful on Thursday, sharing the terror and elation of portraying the “two Steves” long revered by the cult of the Mac. The stars were at the Macworld Expo discussing the biopic “jOBS,” set for release in April and recently screened at […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
‘Millennium’ could carry on without Daniel Craig

‘Millennium’ could carry on without Daniel Craig

(Relaxnews) – More than a year after its cinema release, there is still no sequel to the American adaptation of “Millennium.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Craig is holding up the process by demanding a raise. In spite of the lukewarm success of the first installment “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Sony wants […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Celebrate Chinese New Year at nocturnal parties in Hong Kong

Celebrate Chinese New Year at nocturnal parties in Hong Kong

(Relaxnews) – Stilt walkers from Australia, dance troupes from Bolivia, pom pom girls from the US, and a roller-skating group from Estonia are just a few examples of the entertainment that will be on hand at this year’s Chinese New Year parade in Hong Kong. To ring in the year of the snake February 10, […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Films and Exhibitions Below) Saturday, February 2, 2013 From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants 8:00 AM – 5:00 P.M. Davidson Conference Center University of Southern California 3415 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871 (213) 740-5956 Web announcement and RSVP dornsife.usc.edu/conferences/from-prosecution-to-empowerment/ There is a […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Colina Salon Branches out in Rancho Cucamonga

Colina Salon Branches out in Rancho Cucamonga

New Year ushers new outlet for Colina Salon inside Island Pacific 2013 looks bright and busy for Marlou Colina, owner of Colina Salon.He drives from Long Beach to Rancho Cucamonga to supervise the construction of the newest Colina Salon in Island Pacific. The sign is already up , now he is looking at the interiors […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
BANKRUPTCY AND DEBT RELIEF

BANKRUPTCY AND DEBT RELIEF

The economy may have  improved slightly, but for the jobless, things have not changed very much at all. We are still experiencing continued corporate and government downsizing, which means there are still many more people suddenly losing their jobs, and can no longer meet the financial obligations incurred during more prosperous times. The first way […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
More US households buy an HDTV to watch the Super Bowl than for any other reason

More US households buy an HDTV to watch the Super Bowl than for any other reason

(Relaxnews) – A staggering 22 percent of HDTV owners claimed they purchased the device specifically to experience American football’s centerpiece event in high definition. According to the report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), no other sporting event, whether it be the NBA finals or the World Series comes close to prompting such consumerism. “Sports […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·