British chef Gordon Ramsay opens Las Vegas restaurant

British chef Gordon Ramsay opens Las Vegas restaurant

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened up a new restaurant at a casino hotel in Las Vegas, his first in the US gambling hub. Multiple Michelin star holder Ramsay, who already has restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, joins several famous rivals, including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Gagnaire, who […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Mickey Mouse gives gay marriage thumbs up in Japan

Mickey Mouse gives gay marriage thumbs up in Japan

(TOKYO-AFP) – Just days after US President Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage, another supporter of homosexual unions emerged in Japan: Mickey Mouse. Despite their having no legal status, same sex couples are able to hold fairytale wedding ceremonies at hotels inside the popular Tokyo Disney Resort, including at the Cinderella Castle, […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Eight rivieras from around the world (that aren’t French)

Eight rivieras from around the world (that aren’t French)

(Relaxnews) – As the Cannes film festival gets underway, the French Riviera will once again be under the spotlight, in every sense of the word. But there are plenty of places around the world which offer its glamorous holiday mix — here, a selection of eight of the best. English Riviera The warmth of the […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
One billion international tourists in 2012: UN agency

One billion international tourists in 2012: UN agency

(MEXICO CITY-AFP) – More than one billion tourists will take a trip this year crossing an international boundary, a threshold never before reached, UN officials told a meeting tourism ministers gathering in Mexico this week. “We will have more than a billion tourists, that means one-seventh of humanity. This has never happened in history,” said […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

Lookbook index: top 10 street styles from around the world

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Outfits on style sharing community Lookbook have a particularly grungy edge this week, with Dr Marten boots, laddered tights and studs dominating the top rated looks. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Camille C. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Mega Woman Look by Camille C., “24 year old Fashion Designer/Blogger from Manila.” Find out more about her style athttp://lookbook.nu/camille_c […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Twitter index: Tweeps wish Pinoy Big Brother a happy birthday, would trade basketball player Carlos Boozer

Twitter index: Tweeps wish Pinoy Big Brother a happy birthday, would trade basketball player Carlos Boozer

(Relaxnews) – Tweeps are listing on Friday the numerous things they would trade American basketball player Carlos Boozer for if they had a chance after his less than fantastic on-court performance during Thursday night’s game. “If the Bulls had to do it all over again, I think they’d choose setting $80 million on fire over […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Farmville’ sequel unearthed on the Filipino version of Facebook

‘Farmville’ sequel unearthed on the Filipino version of Facebook

(Relaxnews) - Farmville 2 is on the way, according to Tech Crunch, alerted to the existence of its apparent beta test Big Harvest on the Filipino version of Facebook. It sports the same isometric viewpoint as Farmville, while graphics have been considerably enhanced. If true, Farmville would be only the second Zynga game to generate a direct sequel, after Mafia Wars. […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Cool drinks to keep Japan chilled this summer

Cool drinks to keep Japan chilled this summer

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – With Japan’s notoriously hot and sticky summer just around the corner, drinks firms here are releasing new products designed to keep consumers cool. Perhaps the most eye-catching new beverage is Kirin Mets Cola, created by the company behind one of Japan’s most famous beers, that is billed as the world’s first health-food cola. […]

11.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Brazilian foods get spotlight in China

Brazilian foods get spotlight in China

(Relaxnews) – The tropical, wild flavors of South America are being given the spotlight at the largest international food and beverage exhibit in China this week, where Brazil has been named the guest country of honor — a move that signals the growing interest in products native to this burgeoning country. SIAL China, which is […]

11.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·

(May-July) Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Courtesy of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… Films and Exhibitions below   Monday, May 14, 2012 Allos: The Story of Carlos Bulosan 6:00pm – 9:00pm Doors open: 6:00pm Show starts: 6:30pm Followed by discussion and reception University Park Cal Poly Pomona 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, California 91768 […]

11.05.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
US online spending climbs

US online spending climbs

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – US online spending in the first three months of this year surged with a little help from shoppers using tablet computers to buy clothing and other items, comScore reported on Wednesday. E-commerce sales of $44.28 billion in the quarter were 17 percent higher than in the same period last year, according to […]

10.05.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Latest Olympic app arrives on Android, iOS to follow

Latest Olympic app arrives on Android, iOS to follow

(Relaxnews) – With the world’s biggest sporting event – the Olympic games – due to begin on Friday, July 27, the mobile world is gearing up to provide tech fans easy ways to get up-to-the-minute information. The latest app of this kind is due to be released on May 9 on Android and gives users […]

10.05.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Olympics: Olympic flame lit for London Game

Olympics: Olympic flame lit for London Game

(ANCIENT OLYMPIA-AFP) – The Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece on Thursday, in a solemn ceremony filled with mystery and tradition that signals the final countdown to the start of this year’s summer Games in London. Actors in ancient Greek costume invoked the god Apollo in the ruins of the 2,600-year-old Temple […]

10.05.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Last-minute Mother’s Day brunches and hotel packages from around the world

Last-minute Mother’s Day brunches and hotel packages from around the world

(Relaxnews) – It’s Mother’s Day in much of the world this weekend, but if you haven’t got anything planned yet, don’t panic. Few Moms would say no to being pampered with a luxury travel experience — here, our pick of some of the best around the world. The London West Hollywood Los Angeles, CA The […]

10.05.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Not all in Asia are Gaga over the Lady

Not all in Asia are Gaga over the Lady

(Hong Kong-AFP) – Accused of contaminating youngsters with “satanic” dance moves and “intolerable” outfits, the cult of Lady Gaga is on a collision course with Asia’s moral guardians ahead of her mammoth world tour. In other words, the performer — who goes by the name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta when not clad in outfits […]

08.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
New purple crab species found in Philippines

New purple crab species found in Philippines

(MANILA-AFP) – Four new species of freshwater crab, bright purple in colour, have been discovered in the biologically diverse but ecologically-threatened Philippines, the man who found them said Saturday. The tiny crustaceans burrow under boulders and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and small animals in the water at night, said Hendrik […]

08.05.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Two new frog species found in Philippine forests

Two new frog species found in Philippine forests

(MANILA-AFP) – Two new species of frog have been discovered in fast-disappearing forests in the Philippines, boosting hopes for the survival of the country’s rich but threatened wildlife, scientists said Tuesday. The new discoveries are a mottled brown frog with red eyes and a broad yellow stripe running down its back, and a yellow-green one […]

08.05.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Endangered Philippine raptor bred in captivity

Endangered Philippine raptor bred in captivity

(MANILA-AFP) – A Philippine hawk-eagle feared to be heading for extinction has been bred in captivity for the first time, its breeders said Thursday. Hand-fed with ground quail meat, the chick has swiftly bulked up to 157 grams (0.04 ounces), three times its weight when hatched in an artificial incubator 16 days ago, thePhilippine Eagle Foundation said. Its […]

08.05.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Top Philippine dishes emerge from junk food shadows

Top Philippine dishes emerge from junk food shadows

(Angeles city, Philippines-AFP) – Claude Tayag sees himself as a food missionary, hoping to convert people at home and abroad to the secret cuisine wonders of the Philippines. The Southeast Asian nation’s table-fare has long suffered a poor reputation internationally compared with its regional neighbours. Across the world, Indian curry houses compete with Vietnamese noodle […]

08.05.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·

Free yourself from the effects of life’s negative experiences through Radhaa’s energy healing

Do you want to be a new person – cleared of all the negative experiences of your life – happy and being who, what and where you want to be? That is the essence of energy healing:  creating a better “you” by taking-off the trauma, shock and fear from negative experiences which may be embedded in […]

04.05.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·