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 ·
Japanese electronics firm releases first Li-Fi products

Japanese electronics firm releases first Li-Fi products

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – A Japanese electronics firm has created the first devices that use a fast and cheap optical version of Wi-Fi communications, releasing a new application that instantly and automatically sends a photo taken on a smartphone to the people in the image. The visible light communication technology was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show […]

02.05.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
(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 ·