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 ·
(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 ·
Eight indigenous tourism experiences not to be missed

Eight indigenous tourism experiences not to be missed

(Relaxnews) – Indigenous tourism came under the spotlight this week in Darwin, Australia, at the Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2012. Here, a look at eight unique indigenous tourism experiences around the world. AUSTRALIA Ayers Rock Resort, Outback Australia Ayers Rock, or Uluru, is one of Australia’s most famous destinations and this luxury resort is now owned […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Italian wine growers aim for Asian markets

Italian wine growers aim for Asian markets

(VERONA, Italy-AFP) – Winding his way through the stands at one of the world’s biggest wine fairs, South Korean wine importer Soon-Choong Kim says Italy is on the right track in its bid to boost exports to Asia. “A lot of Korean people like to eat pasta and Italian ingredients,” Kim told AFP-TV as he […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

(Relaxnews) – Stuck in a beauty rut? Seek inspiration from this guide to this season’s most wearable make-up trends and how to achieve them. Navy smoky eyes While the smoky eyed look has been around for seasons, it’s been freshened up for Spring/Summer 2012, with designers ditching black and gray and favoring navy blue. As […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – The online commercial for Madonna’s debut signature fragrance Truth or Dare was revealed March 27, with the 30-second ad featuring the lingerie-clad star singing a remix of her latest single “Girl Gone Wild.” The singer’s online campaign was looked after by French art director Fabien Baron, who art directed her 1992 coffee table […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Art Paris returns in 2012 under a new name, Art Paris Art Fair, and new leadership and with new events. Fifty-six percent of the 120 galleries participating are new to Art Paris Art Fair in 2012 and a new section of the fair called Limited Edition will focus on cutting edge […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·