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Falling in love with Tokyo

TOKYO — No, it wasn’t love at first sight......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 8th, 2018

Sabrina the teenage wish

There's one name that's been thrown around so often when you ask the rising artists of the pop music scene who they want to collaborate with. It's Sabrina Carpenter.   The 19-year-old Disney star and American singer announced a new era for her music career with the release of "Almost Love," a tenaciously feisty and catchy bop about almost lovers taking it frustratingly slow. "It's falling for someone and knowing that you're inches away from love. It either has a happy ending, or no ending at all," Sabrina tells Super. "It was very easy to write because in these young years of our lives they always say you lose people along the way, sometimes for no reason other than they w...Keep on reading: Sabrina the teenage wish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men s finals could overlap

By Howard Fendrich and Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on," he quipped. "They'll hear every point, 'Wow, love-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon." "That's how important Wimbledon is to me," the eight-time champion said, before he was eliminated in the quarterfinals this week, "and to us over here." What's a viewer to choose this Sunday? The Wimbledon final between the man who beat Federer, Kevin Anderson, and Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic could be only about halfway done in London when the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicks off in Moscow. This year's soccer final starts at 11 a.m. EDT, an unusual time: nine of the 10 World Cup finals from 1978 through 2014 started in the 2-3:30 p.m. EDT range. The exception was the 2002 finale in Japan, which began at 7 a.m. EDT. "I'm sure the change they made was to maximize their audience worldwide, considering the time in China, Japan, Russia, all the other major countries," said former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson, now an industry consultant. The soccer game begins at 6 p.m. local time at Luzhniki Stadium, which is 5 p.m. in Paris and Zagreb. The shift appears aimed at soccer's ever-increasing Asian audience, with the start time at 11 p.m. in Tokyo and midnight in Beijing. Four of FIFA's 11 top-level partners and sponsors are Chinese companies. "The kickoff times for the FIFA World Cup were set in cooperation with a range of stakeholders and taking into account a number of aspects such as the global broadcast market and feasibility for the fans — both in terms of attending the matches and reaching a wide TV audience," soccer's governing body said in an email to The Associated Press. In the U.S., the soccer is on Fox and the tennis on ESPN. In Britain, the soccer is on both BBC1 and ITV, and the tennis on BBC1. Tennis would switch to BBC2 if the finals overlap. "In due respect to the All England Club, the finals of Wimbledon is a blip on the radar when you're talking about the World Cup final," Pilson said. "It's unfortunate, and it does hurt in the United States, where tennis has a significant audience." Dates for the World Cup final have ranged from June 10 to July 30, and each has been on a Sunday except for the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930, played on a Wednesday, and the 1966 tournament in England, which finished on a Saturday at Wembley. The Wimbledon's men's singles final was scheduled for a Saturday through 1981. The World Cup final has twice been the same day as the men's singles final, on July 8, 1990, in Rome, and on July 9, 2006, in Berlin. Those soccer matches started at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT), about two hours after the tennis ended: Stefan Edberg's 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 win over Boris Becker in 1990, and Federer's 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 win over Nadal in 2006. The roots of this year's conflict go back six years. The All England Club announced in July 2012 that it would increase the time between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon from two weeks to three starting in 2015, allowing players extra time to adjust to the switch from clay courts to grass. FIFA's executive council announced World Cup kickoff times in December 2015. Wimbledon never had any intent to alter the start time of its final, traditionally about 2:10 p.m. local (9:10 a.m. EDT). Its large-screen videoboard on Henman Hill will remain tuned to tennis. Pressure for a shift would have increased had England beaten Croatia and advanced to its first final since winning the World Cup in 1966. "We're very comfortable with the long-term view that we take," said Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club. "We're not driven by short-term decisions, whether it be TV ratings or sponsorship. Wimbledon takes a long-term view. (The World Cup) is for this year. It's a one-year happening. And for the future, we'll still be at 2 o'clock on the Sunday. Nothing changes, from our point of view." ___ Fendrich reported from London......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Benjamin Alves isn’t ‘all fluff, no substance’

Not too many people know that Benjamin Alves is into writing prose and poetry. Most hunks like Benj only work on keeping their bodies well-toned without "exercising" their brain anymore. All fluff, no substance. The Kapuso heartthrob's writing prowess adds to his "pogi points." He topbills GMA 7's "Kapag Nahati ang Puso" (weekdays on the morning block starting July 16). It follows the story of Rio (Sunshine Cruz) and Claire (Bea Binene) who unwittingly become fierce rivals without knowing their real relationship as mother and daughter. They cross paths and end up falling in love with the same guy, Joaquin (portrayed by Benj). Quite a bizarre love triangle. Let the complication...Keep on reading: Benjamin Alves isn’t ‘all fluff, no substance’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Philippine basketball is something to love for new NLEX import

Coming off a semifinals finish in the last conference, NLEX only has two wins two show at the end of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Falling to red-hot Magnolia, 89-116, the Road Warriors suffered their worst loss since head coach Yeng Guiao took over two years ago. Along with that, the latest loss was an unfortunate debut for new import Olu Ashaolu. “We wanted to come here and get a W and finish the conference on a positive note. Unfortunately, we didn’t do that,” he told reporters post-game. The Canadian reinforcement was impressive in his first game with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Clearly, the Filipinos’ brand of basketball was just how he likes it. “I’ve been in Japan for the past four years and here, they let you play through contact. They kind of let you play over here which is more so suited for my kind of style,” he shared. He then continued, “I’ve had to adjust the last four years in Japan, but now, I can go back to playing the way I like to play.” However, he would only get to play that basketball again in the next conference tipping off a month from now. For now, Ashaolu will turn his attention to building better rapport with his new teammates. The good news is that he and NLEX will be competing in a pocket tournament in Macau. “I feel confident about this headstart for the next conference so we can start building as a team. I feel confident about that,” he remarked. --- Follow the writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Documentary tells dark tale of triplets separated at birth

NEW YORK (AP) --- The first time that brothers David Kellman, Bobby Shafran and Eddy Galland were in the public eye, it was joyous. The then 19-year-old identical triplets, separated at birth, had just learned about the others' existence. Despite growing up separately, the three big-smiling, curly-haired kids smoked the same cigarettes and finished each other's sentences. They appeared on shows like Phil Donahue, became early '80s tabloid regulars and even made a cameo alongside Madonna in 1985's "Desperately Seeking Susan". They opened a restaurant in New York's Soho called Triplets Roumanian Steak House. "We were sort of falling in love," Kellman recalls in the new documentar...Keep on reading: Documentary tells dark tale of triplets separated at birth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Strong quake sets off fires, kills 3 people, injures 300 in Osaka

Published: 13:52 p.m., June 18, 2018 | Updated: 22:16 p.m., June 18, 2018 TOKYO --- A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 307 people were treated for injuries at hospitals. Most of the injured were in Osaka -- Japan's No. 2 city bustling with businesses. Osaka officials did not give details, but the injuries reported in Kyoto and three other neighboring prefectures were a...Keep on reading: Strong quake sets off fires, kills 3 people, injures 300 in Osaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

WATCH: Arcade Fire s new video is all about animal chemistry

Image: AFP Relaxnews Arcade Fire's new playful animated video for its upbeat single 'Chemistry' features a dog and a cat falling in love. The cat and the dog, or more precisely two p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Cry if you want to: Japanese governors back bawling babies

TOKYO, Japan – A group of 13 Japanese governors have joined forces to let babies cry if they want to – or at least create a society that is more tolerant of tearful tots. The "We Love Babies Project" comes against the backdrop of Japan's slumping birth rate and shrinking population. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Another NBA Finals brings another huge challenge for LeBron

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James will get a couple days to catch his breath, then make his annual June journey to Golden State or down to Houston to face a team far better than his. His eighth straight NBA Finals sets up as one of his most difficult, flanked by a largely unheralded set of teammates who force him to do much more at 33 than most other players are ever asked. But James keeps showing he can do it, and he can’t wait for his chance to win another ring. Dare count him out? “At the end of the day, the game is won in between the lines, and we have an opportunity to play for a championship,” he said after Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) 87-79 victory over Boston. “That’s all that matters.” James dragged an injured and inconsistent Cavaliers team out of the Eastern Conference and back to the NBA Finals, where they will be an underdog against whichever team wins Game 7 in the West on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). But after playing all 48 minutes in his 100th game of the season, punctuating one of the greatest series a player has ever had with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, he sure looks capable of more. And the Cavaliers will need every bit of it. They had to play seven games just to get out of the first round, and seven more to finish a climb out of 2-0 deficit against a younger, more athletic Celtics team. They have to be tired, and that’s no way to go into a series against Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who blew Cleveland away in five games last year, or James Harden and a Rockets team that can be every bit as potent on one end and lock teams down on the other. The only way it would appear Cleveland would have a chance would be if James can summon his highest level, the kind that perhaps no other player can reach — and then do it three more times. The Celtics have seen him do it, after he averaged 33.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists to eliminate them in the East finals for the second straight year. “I think we’ve played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years, and we started on Sept. 25th,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “That’s every day. Every day that you’re totally focused on this, and he’s gone past that eight straight times. It’s ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny. Doesn’t matter. It’s just unbelievable.” This was the year James’ finals streak looked over. Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston in the offseason, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose weren’t the answers as his replacement, and Kevin Love missed significant time with injuries. And even after the Cavaliers remade their team at the February trade deadline, it didn’t look good enough. Cleveland had finished just fourth in the East, never developing the necessary cohesiveness required to be even a mediocre defensive team, let alone a championship-caliber one. They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a flaw that seems fatal against the three-point happy Rockets or Warriors. The only obvious advantage the Cavaliers have is James, the kind of player who can win a Game 7 in Boston with a team that was without its other All-Star because of a concussion and couldn’t shoot straight deep into the first half, with Cavaliers other than James missing their first 10 3s until J.R. Smith hit one with 2:54 remaining until halftime. “I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and he’s been doing it for us since we’ve been here,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “The great quote from the great Doc Rivers is you always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player, and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7. I like our chances.” And he’ll like them again starting Thursday (Friday, PHL time) even if the oddsmakers don’t. The Cavaliers were probably far better last year and could only get a game from the Warriors. But two years ago, they also weren’t given much of a shot against the Warriors, especially after falling behind 3-1 in the finals. Nobody had ever overcome that deficit in the championship round, and Cleveland had to do it against a team that had won an NBA-record 73 games. James led that comeback to Cleveland’s first title, and now he’s got a shot for another unlikely one. “I’ll be available for at least four more games,” James said, “and we’ll see what happens.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Riverdale , Arrowverse producer directs latest YA movie Love, Simon

Acclaimed filmmaker Greg Berlanti, the force behind the most inventive and acclaimed works in film and television and who has been credited with being at the forefront of introducing gay characters and storylines into mainstream entertainment helms the upcoming funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love in “Love, Simon.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Shaina Magdayao says she’s not bothered by being single

It has been a while since Kapamilya actress Shaina Magdayao has last been a relationship. Nonetheless her affairs have always been among the most controversial in showbiz. Despite the failures of her attempts at love, she never really feared falling in love again. "Wala naman. Nothing major na fear ng commitment. Siguro nag-e-evolve lang,"she said at the press conference for her upcoming movie "Single Single" with Matteo Guidicelli. "When you're younger you're more fearless, you're more careless but as you grow older mas calculated na 'yung ginaagawa mo sa buhay mas pinag-iisipan mo yung mga risks involved," "Di naman po 'yung tipong phobia. Pero 'yun nga po, you think about yo...Keep on reading: Shaina Magdayao says she’s not bothered by being single.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

NEW YORK, USA – Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner La La Land and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations. In a Tinseltown landscape largely dominated by superheroes, 2017 still saw La La Land , The Greatest Showman , and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

LeBron scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the game's first 16 points and had 29 at halftime, dominating the way he has in so many previous postseasons. But in a season in which nothing has been easy for the Cavs, Cleveland was lucky that Indiana's Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open three-pointer that would have tied it with 27 seconds left. Kevin Love scored 15, but Cleveland's All-Star center injured his left hand, the same one he broke earlier this season, with 3:43 left. Love's status could affect the remainder of this series — and perhaps Cleveland's season. Kyle Korver added 12 points, all on three's, and made several hustling plays for the Cavs. Oladipo scored 22 — he was in early foul trouble — and Myles Turner 18 for the Pacers, who shocked the Cavs with an overpowering win in Game 1. Indiana clawed back from an 18-point deficit and was within 95-92 when Oladipo, who scored 32 in the opener, somehow came free but missed maybe his easiest shot in two games. James grabbed the rebound and made three free throws over the final 22 seconds as the Cavs avoided falling behind 2-0 on the series. Game 3 is Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Indianapolis. The 33-year-old James was expected to be more aggressive than in Game 1, when he was unusually passive, deferred to teammates and suffered the first playoff-opening loss of his career. But James was his unstoppable self again, and there wasn't a whole lot the Pacers could do about him in the first half. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue shook up his starting lineup, going with Korver and J.R. Smith over Jeff Green and Rodney Hood. Green didn't score in the opener and Hood only started because Korver was dealing with a sore right foot. While the changes weren't that surprising, Oladipo leaving after 62 seconds was stunning. Indiana's lightning-quick guard picked up an offensive foul and then got his second when he knocked over James, who was setting a screen. With Oladipo off the floor, the Pacers didn't have an offensive answer to James. Nobody does. The three-time champion was in attack mode from the start. After not attempting his first shot in the opener until 1:52 remained in the first quarter, he dropped a short jumper just 16 seconds into Game 2. And he was just getting started. James made his first five attempts and scored Cleveland's first 16 points, making a pair of 3-pointers and then picking up assists on three's by Love and Korver. James outscored the Pacers 20-18 in the first 12 minutes. TIP-INS Pacers: Shot 6-of-22 on three-pointers. ... Oladipo became the fourth player in Pacers history with at least 30 points and six three-pointers in a postseason game in the opener, joining Reggie Miller, Chuck Person and Paul George. ... Dropped to 22-22 in Game 2s, including 6-18 on the road. Cavaliers: Improved to 40-0 when leading after three quarters. ... It was the 20th time James has scored at least 40 in the playoffs. ... Lue refused to reveal his lineup changes two hours before tip, saying by doing so he would give the Pacers — or any team in the postseason — and advantage. "Being strategic in the playoffs, if you tell your lineup, they can see what matchups they want to do and who's going to guard who, what matchups they want to guard," Lue explained. ... James needs 56 rebounds to become the seventh player in league history with 2,000 in the playoffs. UP NEXT Game 3 is Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

TOKYO, Japan – A relaxing soak in a hot tub is a time-honored stress reliever but the advantages are not confined to humans – with monkeys also benefiting from spa time, researchers in Japan say. Japan's "snow monkeys" are known for their love of hot springs in the country's northern Nagano region, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Magnolia should stop playing catch-up ball vs San Miguel, says Jalalon

MANILA, Philippines – If Magnolia wants to slay the giants in San Miguel for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup title, they have to stop falling in love with playing catch-up basketball.  That is what Jio Jalalon learned in the first two games of the best-of-7 All-Filipino ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Real lovers JaDine on the downside of making romantic films

  Being real-life lovers makes working on romantic movies easier for James Reid and Nadine Lustre for the most part. The only downside? Pretending that they're falling in love with each other for the first time. "It's hard to act as if [what we have] is new love, because we're so comfortable with each other already; we're so close. Acting like it's our first kiss ... it gets hard," James said at a recent press conference for his and Nadine's new movie, "Never Not Love You," which opens in cinemas on March 31. Nadine agreed, adding that, her mannerisms and tendencies when interacting with James do betray her at times. "I would get too touchy and I had to be reminded b...Keep on reading: Real lovers JaDine on the downside of making romantic films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Acclaimed Greg Berlanti Behind Riverdale & Arrowverse Directs Latest Ya Movie “Love, Simon”

Acclaimed filmmaker Greg Berlanti, the force behind the most inventive and acclaimed works in film and television who has been credited with being at the forefront of introducing gay characters and storylines into mainstream entertainment helms the upcoming funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

It’s okay to fall in love with your boss, labor group says

An employee falling in love with her/his boss is okay as long as it is exercised across-the-board, says labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Piano-driven ballad marks Maja’s collaboration with Thai heartthrob

Maja Salvador loves to sing. But while it may not always look like singing loves her back, she jested, she continues to work on it. For her, the most crucial step toward improving is acknowledging her limitations. "I have learned to accept my voice and tone. In whatever we do, we need to recognize our capabilities and work around them," Maja told reporters at the recent press launch of her new single "Falling Into You," a duet she recorded with Tor Saksit, a classical pianist and pop singer-songwriter from Thailand. "Falling Into You," a piano-driven love ballad originally written by Tor in a higher key, was lowered accordingly to suit Maja's range. "They encouraged me to use m...Keep on reading: Piano-driven ballad marks Maja’s collaboration with Thai heartthrob.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo

After getting married on the island paradise of Boracay, newlyweds Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil headed to Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate the city where they got engaged last year. The couple looked sweet as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, as seen in this photo Mananquil posted on Instagram. You are God's best gift to me. Thank you for your love and support, my sweet Valentine #iROBtokyoveryMAXX . . Photo by @sweet.escape A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananquil) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:18am PST Showing off his photography skills, Mananquil then took an amazing shot of the Japanese capital. Believe A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananq...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018