(April 20-22) Philippine Expressions Books and Authors Extravaganza

(April 20-22) Philippine Expressions Books and Authors Extravaganza

Friday, April 20, 2012  Filipino American Authors’ Night 6:00pm – 9:00pm Community Hall, Asian Pacific American Legal Center 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, corner Lucas Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 Free and Open to the Public. RSVP is requested. (310) 514-9139 or linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com Web announcement philippineexpressionsbookshop.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/2012-authors-night/ To celebrate the printed and spoken word and to launch ten new works by Filipino […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Microsoft’s earnings shine ahead of new product wave

Microsoft’s earnings shine ahead of new product wave

(SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 (AFP)-AFP) – Microsoft posted quarterly net income of $5.11 billion on record-high revenue on the cusp of what executives billed as a huge “product launch wave” promising even better days ahead. “We’re driving toward exciting launches across the entire company, while delivering strong financial results,” chief executive Steve Ballmer said […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
How to avoid sushi salmonella poisoning

How to avoid sushi salmonella poisoning

(Relaxnews) – Following a salmonella outbreak in the US related to the consumption of raw fish, consumers and pundits are casting a second glance at the spicy tuna roll made up of ‘scraped’ tuna scraps on their plate. Closer inspection is likely to reveal, for instance, that instead of a translucent ruby color, the raw […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

(Relaxnews) – It’s all about patterns on style sharing community Lookbook this week, with leggings adorned in geometric prints and mini dresses going floaty and floral. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Juliett K. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Grimes – Genesis / maffashion Look by Juliett K., “maffashion from POLAND.” Find out more about her style at http://lookbook.nu/user/60600-Juliett-K ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Fanny L. Special uses […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Peek inside Karl Lagerfeld’s apartment, Missoni to design residential tower in Manila

Peek inside Karl Lagerfeld’s apartment, Missoni to design residential tower in Manila

(Relaxnews) – After previously guest-editing publications including French dailies Libération and Metro, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has highlighted his interior design credentials as guest editor of the French edition of Architectural Digest. The 220-page issue will reach French newsstands April 13, with Lagerfeld’s futuristic Parisian apartment featured on the cover and photographed by him inside. […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Philippines leads the world in the number of people who believe in God, while the elderly across all countries tend to be the most religious, according to a US study out Wednesday. Belief in God tends to be strongest in the United States and Catholic countries and lowest in Scandinavia and former […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News ·
Kababayan LA Celebrates Milestone 6th Anniversary

Kababayan LA Celebrates Milestone 6th Anniversary

Los Angeles, CA—KSCI-TV (LA 18), the leading Asian language television station in Los Angeles, proudly commemorates the sixth anniversary of Kababayan LA on April 24, 2012.  The acclaimed talk show, broadcast daily at 4:30PM on LA 18, is the nation’s longest running locally-produced daily program specifically for and about the burgeoning Filipino American community.  Filipino […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Small business with big debts?

Small business with big debts?

If your small business is struggling to stay afloat, filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may help. While this strategy may not help all business owners, it is important to look and see if it is a viable option for you. The economic downturn experienced by Americans caught all of us a bit by surprise, […]

16.04.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Local News, Services ·
(April-May) Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

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

Courtesy of  UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Saturday, April 21, 2012 UCLA Thai Culture Night 2012 – “Fallen” 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30) Schoenberg Auditorium UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free Tickets: UCLA students, faculty, and staff can pick up tickets at the Central Ticket Office starting Monday, April 16 with a valid […]

16.04.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Obesity in pregnancy linked to autism

Obesity in pregnancy linked to autism

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Mothers who are obese or have diabetes during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with autism or other developmental delays, said a US study published on Monday. The findings “appear to raise serious public health concerns,” said the study in the journal Pediatrics, which comes amid an obesity epidemic in the […]

10.04.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Multi-tasking comes easier to bilingual kids: study

Multi-tasking comes easier to bilingual kids: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Children who grow up learning two languages are better at multi-tasking but slower at building vocabulary than their monolingual peers, two Canadian psychologists have found. Raluca Barac and Ellen Bialystok tested a total of 104 six-year-old public school children, then compared the results of monolingual anglophones with their Chinese-English, French-English and Spanish-English counterparts. […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Eating berries and grapefruits can lower a man’s risk of Parkinson’s disease: study

Eating berries and grapefruits can lower a man’s risk of Parkinson’s disease: study

(Relaxnews) – Gentlemen, you may want to up your intake of berries, tea, apples and eggplants as a recent study has found that a diet high in flavonoids can help protect against brain diseases like Parkinson’s. Flavonoids are found in many plant-based foods and drinks with yellow, purple, orange and red skins such as eggplants, […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Vote for the ‘most delicious’ magazine cover of 2011

Vote for the ‘most delicious’ magazine cover of 2011

(Relaxnews) – From towering, multi-deckered sandwiches stuffed senseless with deli meats, cheeses and red chili peppers, to a close-up of a medium-rare steak still quivering with bloody juices, gourmands are being invited to vote for their favorite food porn cover from US magazines. In the American Society of Magazine Editors’ annual Best Covers of the Year […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Promotions ·
Has the age of the flying car finally arrived?

Has the age of the flying car finally arrived?

(Relaxnews) – Among the vehicles at this week’s New York International Auto Show (open to the public April 6-15) was one which drew a disproportionate amount of attention, as cars of its ilk often do. The Terrafugia Transition picked up comment from media outlets around the world, not for its horsepower, its sleek design or […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Penang’s famed food hawkers see tradition lose steam

Penang’s famed food hawkers see tradition lose steam

(Georgetown, Malaysia-AFP) – Soon Chuan Choo has spent 45 years sweating next to a sizzling curbside wok in Malaysia’s heat, frying up flat noodles mixed with chilli sauce, prawns, tofu, cockles, egg and sprouts. It may not sound like much of a life unless you grasp the priorities of her home state Penang, where cheap, […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Japan gets back its cherry blossom fever

Japan gets back its cherry blossom fever

(TOKYO-AFP) – Millions across Japan this weekend are flocking to the best spots for viewing cherry blossoms, in a tradition that last year was overshadowed by the natural disasters that struck the nation. The national weather service announced Friday that blooming had officially started in Tokyo on March 31, using the city’s central Yasukuni Shrine […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Titanic exhibitions around the world

Titanic exhibitions around the world

12 photos (Relaxnews) – As April 15 and the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, exhibitions across three continents look back at this monumental ship and the tragedy that struck it. The Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum in Singapore, The National Geographic Musem in Washington DC, and Paris’s Museum of Letters and […]

09.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Spiced chickpea recipe from Cookbook of the Year ‘Tasting India’

Spiced chickpea recipe from Cookbook of the Year ‘Tasting India’

(Relaxnews) – An Aussie chef’s cookbook chronicling her gastronomic journey through India was named the Cookbook of the Year at the International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards in New York this week. Christine Manfield became the first Aussie chef to take home the coveted title for her book Tasting India, which features 250 recipes of authentic recipes […]

05.04.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Budget flight options making access to Asia even easier

Budget flight options making access to Asia even easier

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Asia’s airspace continues to open up like never before and the announcement this week of another budget airline continues to help make access to the region — and within the region — both easier and cheaper. Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines Corp say their new Jetstar Hong Kong carrier will come […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Studio tour opens up rich world of Harry Potter

Studio tour opens up rich world of Harry Potter

(LONDON-AFP) – J.K. Rowling has put down her pen, the films and video games have made a fortune and the actors have moved on, but Harry Potter refuses to go quietly — or at least Warner Bros won’t let him. “The Making of Harry Potter”, which opens Saturday, is the latest spin-off from the best-selling […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·