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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnNov 6th, 2017

Preen Gift Guide: Get Sentimental with Presents Inspired by Movies

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Ourweekly gift guide serieswill help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we'll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more! Every holiday season, we want to give gifts that has some sentimental value, especially for those who matter to us the most. This Christmas, we are all pretty much excused to be extra cheesy, so why not go for the home run and get your friends and family gifts that will remind them of a movie they reall...Keep on reading: Preen Gift Guide: Get Sentimental with Presents Inspired by Movies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Preen Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gifts that Don’t Feel Rushed At All

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Ourweekly gift guide serieswill help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we'll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more! It's crunch time for the last-minute Christmas shoppers out there. You only have two weeks to figure out what to get your loved ones. But the challenge here isn't just braving the holiday mall rush, you also have to make sure that you exerted effort in your gifts. Of course, the thought is what count...Keep on reading: Preen Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gifts that Don’t Feel Rushed At All.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Camila bigger on the solo trail

Camila Cabello was the Zayn Malik of Fifth Harmony......»»

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Kiko: Shun violence for kids in 2018

As toy guns become a "fad" again among children during the holiday season, Senator Francis Pangilinan called on Filipinos to teach the younger generation about the culture of violence and its dangers. In his year-end message, Pangilinan said adults should guide children who were "infected" by a violent culture and prevent them from spreading it among themselves. "Toy guns are a fad again. Some children who may have received toy guns for Christmas are going around their neighborhoods playing war games, hurting themselves and bystanders and passers-by alike," Panglinan said. "This is the danger that a culture of violence promotes. The children smell it in the air, are infected...Keep on reading: Kiko: Shun violence for kids in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Grab Launches Peer-to-Peer Fund Transfer in GrabPay Mobile Wallet in the Philippines

Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, today launched its new peer-to-peer (P2P) fund transfer feature. No need for something shiny, slimy and other strange Kris Kringle gifts. This holiday... The post Grab Launches Peer-to-Peer Fund Transfer in GrabPay Mobile Wallet in the Philippines appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

5 questions ahead of the NBA s 2017 Christmas Day games

It's already December 25 in the Philippines, but that's still a few hours away in the United States, meaning we have to wait before holiday's best tradition will take place: the NBA's annual slate of Christmas Day games. This year's batch of games sees the 76ers head to MSG to play the Knicks, the Cavaliers go to the Bay to face the Warriors in an NBA Finals rematch, the Wizards tackle the Celtics in an Eastern Conference semis redux, the Rockets battle the Thunder, also a 2017 postseason rematch, and the Timberwolves face off versus the Lakers. While you're unwrapping gifts and munching on Noche Buena leftovers, here are five questions to ponder: 1. Will the injury bug play Grinch to this set of holiday games? The Golden State Warriors officially ruled out Stephen Curry from playing. The LA Lakers just announced that Lonzo Ball is sidelined. Chris Paul is a question mark, while fingers are crossed that Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will be able to go long when they face off. Injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Cleveland: Shaun Livingston (sore right knee), Kevon Looney (gluteal strain) & Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are probable. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out. — Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 25, 2017 Hurt superstars are definitely the coal in an NBA fan's stocking, but let's hope that despite the absence of some of the bigger names, the games will still be able to provide plenty of entertainment. Bonus question: We may not get Curry vs. LeBron this Christmas, but how great of a consolation gift is Durant vs. LeBron? 2. Who will be the Christmas unicorn? Kristaps Porzingis is of course, the OG unicorn, having the tag bestowed upon him by Kevin Durant. The nickname refers to the mythical convergence of height, ball-handling, skill, and three-point shooting, all of which, Porzingis possesses. He's not alone though, as the 76ers' Joel Embiid has all of that in spades too, it's just that, seeing him on court has been more rare, due to an assortment of injuries that have held him back. Imagine, I suppose, if My Little Ponies could draw DNPs. When Porzingis' Knicks and and Embiid's 76ers collide, all eyes will be on the two, as they will inevitably go head-to-head against each other. As of writing, the Knicks are in the eighth seed in the East, while a 1-9 stretch in their last 10 games has the 76ers on the outside looking in at 10th place, three back of the Knicks. Therefore, it's not just pride at stake here; the East is wide open and every game will matter, as both squads harbor postseason dreams. Bonus question: Will 76ers rookie point guard Ben Simmons wind up stealing the show? 3. Who will triumph in the Wall vs. Irving point guard duel? After some strong starts to the season, the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, the two squads most picked to be potential spoilers to the Cleveland Cavaliers' march to yet another Finals, are going through some rough patches. The Celtics of course, lost Gordon Hayward and started 0-2, but eventually righted the ship through tough defense, only to finish just 5-5 in their latest stretch (though they're still #1 in the conference). Meanwhile, injuries to John Wall and some of their role players have really prevented the Wizards from taking off. They're 18-15, and occupy the seventh spot in the East right now. If someone's going to take charge for either side in this Christmas duel, it'll be each side's respective point guards. Kyrie Irving has embraced being the man for the green and white, while John Wall is an established superstar in the Chocolate City. A Christmas day win for either team could be the foundation for a lengthy run of wins if they can maintain momentum. Bonus question: Who will be the better Morris twin - Boston's Marcus or Washington's Markieff? 4. Which nu-super team will do the most damage, the Rockets or the Thunder? The two most aggressive teams this offseason in revamping their roster to take on the defending champs were without a doubt, the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. H-Town added Chris Paul and a bevy of long-limbed, rangy defenders who can nail open three's, while OKC formed their version of a big three by trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. The early returns have looked better for the Rox than the Thunder. Even with Paul sidelined, the team was able to shoot to the top of the West standings, and looked even better when CP3 was healthy alongside the Beard, James Harden. On the other hand, it's been an on-going adjustment for reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to integrate the two other established stars. Their defense has been on-point, but their offense is prone to long, fatal droughts. Chris Paul has been listed as doubtful for this one (among several other Houston players), so we may not get the full experience, but this Western Conference Playoffs rematch from last season should still be interesting, even if it's just in an offense versus defense kind of way. Bonus question: Better odds of happening in this game, Harden scores 50+ for a third straight game or Westbrook adds another triple-double to his season tally? 5. Can Kyle Kuzma carry the Lakers? One can make a pretty convincing argument that Kyle Kuzma should be the Rookie of the Year. Despite not being a lottery pick, Kuz has had a major impact on the court, his scoring prowess adding quite the punch to a Lakers team that needs some (okay, a lot). Originally, this question was going to involve Lonzo Ball too, but with the Lakers announcing that his shoulder will keep him out of this game and the rest of the week, this could be a rare opportunity for Kuzma to steal the LA spotlight. Doubly so if Brandon Ingram remains sidelined too. Sure, he'll likely need to contend with the Timberwolves placing super-stopper Jimmy Butler on him, but wouldn't that be a fun duel to watch? Bonus question: How bummed are you that we won't be having LaVar Ball Christmas shenanigans with Lonzo out? The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents that artists will appreciate

MANILA, Philippines – If you have a friend on your gift list who can paint or letter their way through anything, Christmas is the best time to upgrade their art supply closet. Here are some gifts that will be appreciated for sure: These artist journals by Cogon Papers are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Christmas Gifting Hacks For Last-Minute Shoppers

It's just three days till Christmas and some of us still aren't done shopping for gifts. With the stress of having to finish everything on time, we thought we'd list some tips for all the last-minute shoppers out there. Check out the pointers below and get shopping. Check the Preen Gift Guide Series If you're not sure what to get the people left on your Christmas list, check our gift guide series. We have curated lists for different categories. You can pick from gifts for kids and even shop from different local brands. Shop online If you don't have to make your way to the mall or don't have the patience to wait in traffic, try shopping online. Whether you're looking for ...Keep on reading: Christmas Gifting Hacks For Last-Minute Shoppers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: Signature Filipino Christmas dishes

MANILA, Philippines – 13th month pay, parties, raffles, giveaways, gifts, holiday break, and lots of food – there are so many things we look forward to every Christmas. But no matter how many parties we attend and how much food we eat from restaurants and caterings, the dishes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Lara’s golden holiday memories

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? For singer Lara Maigue, the holiday season is always a magical time. "My most cherished holiday memory would be Christmas mornings when we were kids," she recalled. "The New Minstrels Christmas album playing in the background and opening the gifts Santa Claus had left under the tree with my family were golden memories to me." It's a heartfelt tradition observed every year. "We pray as a family before the clock strikes 12 on both Christmas and New Year's Eve. We exchange gifts with our relatives on Christmas Day and enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinn...Keep on reading: Lara’s golden holiday memories.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

‘Haunted Forest’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Ian Loreos; stars Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal, Jon Lucas, Raymart Santiago, Joey Marquez Regal Entertainment is known for releasing horror flicks through its long-running "Shake, Rattle and Roll" franchise during the holiday season. The tradition continues this year, but with a new film that promises to be just as scary. "Haunted Forest" tells of a dark creature called "Sitsit" that preys on women. It possesses its victims, who all go missing and are found dead in the forest. It is suspected that young Nica...Keep on reading: ‘Haunted Forest’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

BANK ADVISORIES | BDO, BPI, PSBank announce holiday sked

Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Bank and PS Bank have issued advisories to guide customers on their extended hours and special schedule for the busy holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

‘Deadma Walking’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Julius Alfonso; stars Joross Gamboa, Edgar Allan Guzman Based on Eric Cabahug's Palanca-winning screenplay of the same title, "Deadma Walking" is a comedy-drama that celebrates the life and friendship of two gay men. Cancer-stricken John (Gamboa) convinces his "beshie," Mark (Guzman), to help him fake his death and wake, so he could hear what his loved ones have to say about him. Because of its gay characters and its subject matter (death), not a few observers compare it to "Die Beautiful." Cabahug, howev...Keep on reading: ‘Deadma Walking’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Expert Tips for Packing and Shipping Holiday Gifts

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are preparing to find the perfect gift for our friends and family. To ensure your carefully selected present reaches its destination in one piece, it’s important to... The post Expert Tips for Packing and Shipping Holiday Gifts appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Homes We Love: Totally Adorable, Celeb-Approved Gifts And Decor To Inspire You In Your Shopping!

Homemakers in the limelight share eye-catching holiday treats!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘The Revenger Squad’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Joyce Bernal; stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach, Loisa Andalio, Ejay Falcon. Comedian Vice Ganda has set "exceptionally high expectations of himself" while making this fantasy-adventure film, according to director Joyce Bernal. She says the comedian "wants to do a lot of things in the movie," referring specifically to action stunts and special effects required in making it. Bernal also has good words for young star Daniel Padilla and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, whom she said was "surpri...Keep on reading: ‘The Revenger Squad’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘All of You’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival [MMFF] runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Dan Villegas; stars Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay, Kean Cipriano, Yayo Aguila The romantic drama, "All of You," follows the lives of Gabby (Jennylyn Mercado) and Gab (Derek Ramsay), strangers who eventually fall in love with each other, deeply enough to commit to a serious relationship. But after Gabby decides to move in with Gab, their conflicting views on love and marriage become apparent. "We want to show that marriage doesn't solve relationship issues---it's not a solution ... The lesson here is, take...Keep on reading: ‘All of You’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017