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 ·
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 ·
New York’s Grand Central celebrates 100 years

New York’s Grand Central celebrates 100 years

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Built in palatial style, celebrated in movies, and narrowly saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s, New York’s Grand Central rail station turned 100 Friday. The iconic building no longer has long-distance trains, but its commuter services and multiple subway lines ensure that Grand Central remains at the heart of the […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Super Bowl beauty tutorials: support your team, or get Beyoncé’s look

Super Bowl beauty tutorials: support your team, or get Beyoncé’s look

(Relaxnews) – With the 2013 Super Bowl coming up, we take a look at a couple of beauty tutorials for the big day. Kandee Johnson – “Superbowl Make-up”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DC8p15kyoM This look uses plenty of gold as it’ll be in both teams’ colors (the Baltimore Ravens & San Francisco 49ers, in case you were wondering). Start by […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Health and fitness agenda: World Cancer Day

Health and fitness agenda: World Cancer Day

(Relaxnews) – On February 4, the world commemorates World Cancer Day, with the focus this year on dispelling misconceptions about the disease. 73rd ISPO February 3-6 Munich, Germany ISPO is one of the biggest events in the world for sports goods manufacturers and suppliers. Over 2,000 exhibitors are participating in 2013, and the event expects […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Harana makes its West Coast premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Harana makes its West Coast premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

After its critical success at the Busan International Film festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival (Audience Award winner), and the Dubai International Film festival, highly acclaimed Filipino documentary HARANA makes its west coast premiere at the 28th Santa Barbara International film festival (SBIFF) on January 24th to February 3rd 2013.  HARANA will be screened as […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
Nine Philadelphia traffic court judges indicted for fraud

Nine Philadelphia traffic court judges indicted for fraud

PHILADELPHIA—An indictment and three separate information, unsealed today, charge nine elected judges along with three other individuals in a fraud conspiracy that involved a frequent and pervasive “ticket-fixing” at the Philadelphia Traffic Court. The defendants participated in a widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations to friends, family, the politically connected, and business associates. […]

01.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Last season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to air in 2014

Last season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to air in 2014

(Relaxnews) – CBS and 20th Century Fox Television have confirmed the ninth season of “How I Met Your Mother,” starting in the fall of 2013 in the US, will be its last. The CBS show will see main cast members Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders return for the […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Sweeten Up Valentine’s Day the Red Velvet Way

Sweeten Up Valentine’s Day the Red Velvet Way

 Red Velvet Brownie Conversation Hearts (Family Features) Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show someone how much you care. Whether you want to say “xoxo” to family or “be mine” to a new Valentine, red velvet is the flavor that says it best. “Amid a sea of pink holiday confections, red velvet stands alone […]

31.01.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·