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New K-drama Miss Hammurabi zooms in on ordinary people

Miss Hammurabi ' will focus on the stories of desperate ordinary people. The story will center on three judges with completely different perspectives. Go A-ra plays a rookie judge while Kim My.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesMay 24th, 2018

Go Ara shares feelings about wrapping up ‘Miss Hammurabi’

Lead star of "Miss Hammurabi" Go Ara expressed her feelings after shooting the recently-ended series. Singles Magazine released photos of the actress alongside with a sneak peek from an interview. In the photoshoot, she experimented with the latest beauty trends and wore fake freckles with orange eye makeup, complementing her wavy light brown hair. Speaking to the publication, she said she is thankful to people around her that she has been able to be an actress for the last 15 years. Go took on the role of Park Cha Oh-reum in the JTBC hit drama series about young, competent men and women entering a society filled with old experienced people. They challenge them and win all, ...Keep on reading: Go Ara shares feelings about wrapping up ‘Miss Hammurabi’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Send-off feast for my Manong Boy

  My Manong Boy has gone home.   We will miss our only brother, my eating partner with whom I enjoyed exotic fare. I could eat out-of-the-ordinary dishes with him and my sister Aida.   Manong Boy, or Jos Luis Aspiras, knew his food and savored every morsel of a good meal.   He would brag about the parties we threw for him, was always proud of my cooking, and ever grateful for everything else we've done for him.   He loved to party, which was why we made it a point to send him off to heaven with an unforgettable spread.   Luckily, I am surrounded by people who cooked for my family when I couldn't, and further blessed by fo...Keep on reading: Send-off feast for my Manong Boy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

What not to miss in Sham Shui Po, the other side of Hong Kong

Dubbed as "Asia's World City," Hong Kong is famous for its towering skyscrapers, modern infrastructure, and state-of-the-art facilities. People from all over the world flock to this megacity to experience luxury: shopping, dining and entertainment. It is safe to say that it's not cheap to travel Hong Kong. But this former British colony is not devoid of the "ordinary." For people who are budget-conscious and looking to experience the raw Hong Kong style of living back in the day, look no further because only a few stations away from Tsim Sha Tsui on the MTR (mass transit railway) is a district called Sham Shui Po. Previously overlooked because of its reputation of being "shabby" and "...Keep on reading: What not to miss in Sham Shui Po, the other side of Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Infinite’s L earns praise for role in ‘Miss Hammurabi’

  Infinite's L, who played the male protagonist in the TV drama "Miss Hammurabi", was featured in the fashion magazine Singles which released photos Thursday. In an interview with the magazine, L, whose offstage name is Kim Myung-soo, said, "I received a lot of compliments for my recent TV drama work, but in my eyes I have a lot to improve on." He said it had been a great experience to focus on acting for five months. "To explain it in a gaming way, I think 'L' is at a level to some degree but Kim Myung-soo as an actor has only just finished the game tutorial," Kim said, adding that he wants to build up his acting ability. The drama "Miss Hammurabi" is a series where...Keep on reading: Infinite’s L earns praise for role in ‘Miss Hammurabi’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Making sense of Cousins move to the Warriors

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst This was, originally, a Twitter thread. And then, I thought: well, that’s stupid. It’s a column. Write it. But, do it in Twitter form ... ‘cause that’s what the millennials like! So, here goes: - In free agency, multiple things that seem contradictory can be true. In the case of @boogiecousins (DeMarcus Cousins), did he not get a single offer from any of the other 29 teams (including @PelicansNBA) before he made a deal w/the @warriors on Monday? Long thread, including speculation, follows. - The answer could be yes & no. (Before I go further: I am not in any way questioning either Cousins -- I respect Boogie & we've always been cool -- or my dude @MarcJSpearsESPN (Marc J. Spears), one of the best journos in the game. Don't @ me later saying I did, 'cause I'm telling you I'm not.) - So, how? First, remember: everyone in the NBA had to wait on what @KingJames decided before most teams could proceed with their free agency plans; there is a ripple effect created by what superstar players w/choices like James and @Yg_Trece (Paul George) decide to do. - There are/were numerous free agents on the "next" level below guys like James, @KDTrey5 (Kevin Durant) and George, who have/had to see where the guys on the top level go before deciding on the teams they sign with, which in turn impacts players on the next level below them, and on and on. - Those decisions also impact teams. After the top FAs commit, others often find themselves scrambling to make a deal -- and after a few days out in the cold, they're often willing to sign for less than for what they initially were asking. And many teams wait for such bargains. - Second: this doesn't include other factors like the ongoing Kawhi Leonard/San Antonio Spurs situation, which directly impacts the offseason decisions of a contending team like Philly, for example -- and, obviously, San Antonio. Bottom line for all, though: it's LeBron first, then everyone else. - If James had picked @sixers or @cavs, for example, L.A.'s money commitments/roster construction for 2018-19 would obviously be different. (Most people thought James would go to L.A.; I get that. But his reps did take a meeting with the Sixers Sunday. People do change their minds.) - Anyway: the likelihood is teams told Cousins they had to wait. Or, 'all we have is the mid-level (whichever version of the mid-level exception they had available depending on space) & it's all we have until we know what the Lakers do.' Are those "offers?" Everyone seeks ambiguity in July. - So: when Cousins' reps sought concrete offers, those teams that were interested -- given that Boogie is still rehabbing -- likely said: 'we have to wait.' And even though LBJ likes Boogie's game immensely & the Lakers wanted him, I'm guessing they still were working on a number. - The Lakers cleared cap room Monday by renouncing Julius Randle and could have stretched Luol Deng to make more. But, they didn't. Maybe Cousins didn't want to wait; maybe the Lakers wanted max flexibility for '19. Whatever the reason, they didn't commit to one another when they had a chance. - What about the Pelicans? A league source says New Orleans did make a two-year offer to Cousins after he suffered his season-ending Achilles' injury -- but the offer came at the end of the Pels' season, not this past weekend. (Don't know specifics on the offer, like options, etc.) - Cousins' camp said he wanted to test the market and see what else was out there. Which was/is understandable. The Pels, not wanting to negotiate against themselves (not that they had a choice, given that Cousins was/is a UFA), didn't change their offer. - My guess: Pels' offer was lower than what an All-Star like Boogie would get or accept under normal conditions. But New Orleans wouldn't spend big $ on him for '18-19 if he was going to miss a lot of time. Golden State can wait 2-3 months for Cousins & still be a top team in the West; New Orleans can't. - So, you could say the Pelicans made him an offer (at the end of the season, but not after July 1) or didn't make him any offer at all (once free agency actually started). Both are true -- depending on your point of view. Which doesn't make anyone outside The Town happy, I know. - The ironic thing, given all the caterwauling about how unfair both life and the NBA’s rules are that allowed the Dubs to swoop in and give Cousins their taxpayer mid-level, is that we’re almost certain to repeat this drama a year from now—with a much larger pool of teams involved. - Assuming Golden State indeed is giving Cousins a one-year deal, he would be a “Non Bird” free agent for the Dubs in 2019, meaning the most the Warriors could offer him is a deal starting at 120 percent of his 2018-19 salary—about $6.36 million for 2019-20, based on the $5.3 million he’ll earn this coming season—with 4.5 percent raises annually for up to four years. - My back of the envelope math says that’s around four years, $27 million. No chance Cousins signs up for that, no matter how well things go next season. This is a one-year rental. - If Cousins gets back healthy and plays well for the Dubs, there will a lot of potential suitors lining up in 2019, many more of whom will have more cap room next summer than they do now. If he eventually helps Golden State to a ThreePeat, all to the good for the Dubs. But he’ll be back on the market in a year, looking for a nine-figure max deal. - So, stop whining, everybody. Every one of your teams could have signed Boogie, and they didn’t. Just like every one of your teams could have drafted Draymond Green in the first round of the 2012 Draft (and that includes the teams that didn’t have first-rounders that year; if you wanted him bad enough, you should have traded back into the round). - There’s a reason Boogie called the Warriors first and offered himself for the mid-level, just as there was a reason Kevin Durant turned down Brad Stevens and Riles and Doc Rivers and went to Golden State two years ago. - Get to work. Now get off my lawn. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Gabby on the Eigenmanns: We aren’t the ‘baddies’ we often portray

Watching Gabby Eigenmann on TV makes me miss his dad, Ralph (aka Mark Gil), who was a good friend of mine. The plot thickens in Gabby's riveting afternoon series on GMA 7, "Contessa." His character Vito is back with a vengeance. Let the vendetta begin! Here's my chat with Gabby: What's your unsolicited advice to bachelors who are reluctant to get hitched? When you are not 100 percent sure, don't take the plunge yet. It takes a lot of maturity and effort to make marriage work. What's something people don't know about the Eigenmanns? What they see is what they get. Our family is full of drama, just like what they see on TV (laughs). But even if most of us play kontrabida roles...Keep on reading: Gabby on the Eigenmanns: We aren’t the ‘baddies’ we often portray.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Since the heady days of Steve Nash came to an end, there have been few signs of joy from a dwindling fan base that watched the Phoenix Suns tumble to the bottom of the NBA standings and miss the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Then came the announcement that Deandre Ayton would go to the Suns with the first overall pick. A huge cheer went up from the several thousand fans at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) for the draft party. General manager Ryan McDonough, owner Robert Sarver and coach Igor Kokoskov came out of their meeting room to watch and bask in that rare moment of sheer joy from the fans. “It was a pretty special moment for our franchise,” McDonough said. Not only that, but McDonough engineered a last-minute trade for swingman Mikal Bridges of Villanova, the 10th pick. It was a spendy move because Philadelphia demanded and got Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick. But the Suns are weary of stockpiling assets. It’s time to cash in, they figured, and did it with that trade. “We weighed the pros and cons of trading it heavily and carefully,” McDonough said. “We were only going to put it in play if we had a chance to get a special player and that’s how we feel about McKell.” All four of the Suns’ picks showed up on a crowded dais in Phoenix on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) — Ayton, Bridges, French point guard Elie Okobo (chosen 31st) and forward George King of Colorado (the 59th selection). The 7'1" Ayton towered over the others, in a white unbuttoned collared shirt and a sharp blue suit, but he looked and sounded a bit weary from the whirlwind of being the No. 1 draft pick. His only sleep lately, he said, was a couple of hours on the plane ride from New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “I’m just excited to finally get a jersey on and be able to play five-on-five again,” Ayton said. Ayton had been the frontrunner for the No. 1 pick ever since the draft lottery and any doubts were erased when he went through an individual workout with the Suns, the only team which he did so. McDonough said that Ayton’s workout “in and of itself was as impressive as I’ve ever seen in my 16 drafts in the NBA.” Ayton is seen as strictly a center, so how does he fit in the modern style of the NBA, when center plays is diminished and players are essentially interchangeable, is a question. Ayton replied that he’s no ordinary center. “I don’t like it when people think I’m just a guy down low,” he said. “They haven’t watched me shoot the basketball.” Ayton and Bridges say they got to know each other well at the college awards ceremony in Los Angeles but never figured they’d be on the same team. “It’s like I’ve known him my whole life,” Bridges said. Now comes the hard work, molding a team with Ayton, Devin Booker and Josh Jackson. A billboard of those three already has been erected downtown. The Suns, so bad for so long, seem on the brink of being relevant. “We’re very hungry,” Ayton said. “I think the great team chemistry and the work ethic that we have, especially us guys coming in, we’re going to bring it to the next level. We’ve got young lets. We can run all day. ... We can really start a winning legacy.” And Ayton is the reason for the sudden leap in optimism, even though he won’t turn 20 until next month. “I embrace it a lot,” he said of the expectations placed upon him. “Through my career I’ve always had that on my shoulder, the expectations. I represent a whole nation [Bahamas] I just do that the best that I can and just help this community start over and be the best player I can possibly be. I just want to be the best great player.” Kokoskov says Ayton possesses “a unique talent for the decades.” Ayton said he wants “to be the best person on and off the court.” Now the Suns move on to the next phase. Free agency starts July 1 (July 2, PHL time) and McDonough wants some veteran players to add to this very young core. He said the team should have $15 million to $20 million to spend. “We were aggressive last night with the picks and the trade up to get Mikal,” McDonough said. “We’re going to continue to be aggressive for the next couple of weeks in free agency. We’ve got some money to spend and we’re looking to spend it on the best players we can get.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Aging like fine wine, James shines when it matters most

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND – The first 57 seconds came near the end of the third quarter, LeBron James finally heading over to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench after logging 35 minutes – 35:03, as long as we’re counting – of intense, frantic, backs-against-the-wall elimination basketball against the Boston Celtics in Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. James took his seat with the idea of resting as much as he could, as quickly as he could. That’s about all he gets this time of year, when subbing James out of the game too often is like the Cavaliers loosening their grip on a balloon they’re blowing up but have yet to tie off. If the air went out of Cleveland’s balloon at Quicken Loans Arena, it was going to be out for months. Heck, given James’ possible departure in free agency this summer, the air might have been gone for good. “Obviously [if] I get a minute, couple minutes here per quarter, would be great. But it's not what our team is built on right now,” James said after yet another remarkable performance to keep the Cavs’ postseason alive. With what was left of the third on the game clock and how it played out, followed by the break between quarters, the Cavaliers’ star got about five minutes in real time to catch his breath. Then promptly subbed back in for the fourth. “Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays, not only for myself but make plays for others,” James said. “It's just the way we've been playing, and we've been succeeding with it. “I was able to play 46 minutes today. I got my couple minutes, I guess.” He got another 57 seconds to be exact. They were less hurried, less nervous and absolutely earned, coming as they did at the very end. When James exited for good, his work was done. The Cavs had pushed this home-dominant series to its max, with Game 7 at Boston’s TD Garden Sunday (Monday, PHL time). James’ stats line was one of those gaudy/ordinary types he has spoiled his team and NBA fans with for so many years: 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. He also had three steals and one blocked shot, racing back in the third quarter to deny Boston’s greyhound guard Terry Rozier after finishing a Cavs fast break an instant before. James went down as if shot early in the fourth, his team up 89-82; teammate Larry Nance fell into the future Hall of Famer’s right leg. But after a few tentative, anxious moments both for him and the folks in the arena, James was back to moving, pivoting and launching as if nothing had happened. “I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg,” said James, who seems to go through more histrionics and drama than the average player when he gets clobbered, without enduring the same level of injury. “I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I've seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one's leg standing straight up.” Not long after that, though, James was draining two bak-breaking three-pointers on consecutive trips, burning young Celtics forward Jayson Tatum both times from deep on the left wing. The second sent Boston scurrying into a timeout with 1:40 to go, and had James going a little primal along that far sideline, pounding his chest and hollering out. “The love of the game causes reactions like that,” James said. “Understanding the situation and understanding the moment that you're in. It was just a feeling that you can't explain unless you've been a part of it.” James has been a part of it plenty. This was the 22nd elimination game of his career, his eighth since returning to Cleveland in 2014. He is 13-9 overall and 6-2 in this Cavs 2.0 version. His production in these win-or-go-home games is unsurpassed in NBA history. James is averaging 34.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists, performing best when it matters most. That wasn’t always the case – James had some rough-shooting, high-turnover nights in elimination games early in his career. More recently, though, he’s everything you want but cannot get in a mutual fund: His past performances definitely are a guarantee of future results. “I’ve watched him play a lot of really great games, but that one’s right up there towards the top,” said Kyle Korver, Cleveland’s 37-year-old sniper. “It’s just so much heart. He wanted this game so bad. “I think he just craves those moments. He loves those moments. When the game is on the line, when the season is on the line, he’s just been rising up, and that’s what the great players do.” Iconic players like James and, before him, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the ones who block whole NBA generations from achieving their dreams, hoarding Finals appearances and championship rings for them and theirs only. Celtics Brad Stevens, young as he is, has had to gameplan against James’ greatness and ability to dominate three times in playoff series now. “Does that ever come into our minds? Yeah, every time we watch,” Stevens said. “Every time you're standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game. Special night tonight and special night in Game 4 [44 points]. I can't say enough good things about him.” At least one of James’ own teammates didn’t always feel that way. “I've been in the league for some years and ran across him on the other side and really hated his guts,” said George Hill, the former Indiana Pacers guard who never beat James in postseason basketball before joining him via trade in February. “But to have him on our side, it kind of lets me take a deep breath of fresh air. It's just something that you really can't explain what he's doing night in, night out.” The view from the Cavaliers’ side isn’t just safer, it’s illuminating for George. “Yeah, I thought the best was when he always put us out,” the veteran said. “But to actually see it when he's on your team, I can't even put it into words. Sometimes I just think, ‘How did he make that shot?’ Or ‘How did he make that move?’ Or ‘When did he see that pass?’ Just making big plays and big shots. People always list him as not a shooter, but he's making big shots down the stretch. If it's three-pointers, layups, dunks, passes, he can do it all.” James wasn’t always so complete as a player. In some of his early forays into the playoffs, critics would pounce. Passing off a potential winning shot, for example, to less-decorated teammate Donyell Marshall. Getting ousted by a savvier, saltier Celtics crew in seven games in 2008 and in six two years later. A couple years after that, though, James would return the favor with his new crew in Miami. He dropped 45 points with 15 rebounds on Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the rest right on the hallowed parquet in Game 6, then backed it up with 31 in Game 7. Now he’s tormenting a whole new set of Celtics. “Like I said, I haven't always done it in my whole career, but I've never shied away from it,” James said. “That's either making a shot or making a play. I was taught the game the right way ever since I started playing.” So it’s talent to start, fundamentals ladled onto that and then time and experience to percolate, to ferment, to ripen James into what he is now: No one to be trifled with when there’s something to be won or to be staved off. Getting a little more introspective than usual, James talked about the maturation journey he has taken since arriving on the NBA scene still a teenager in 2003. “I've embraced a lot of situations as you grow up,” he said. “I mean, I love being a husband now. Did I embrace that at 18, 19? I don't think so. “As you get older, you just grow into more things. I didn't love wine until I was 30 years old, and now every other [social media] post is about wine, National Wine Day. So you learn and you grow and you know what's best for you as you get older. That's just all of us. I think that's what being a human being is. “At 18, I don't think I'm the same player that I am today at 33, and I shouldn't be. I'm just much more seasoned.” Fifteen seasons worth and counting, aging like all that wine. That’s the guy Boston will try to put out Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Arguably the GOAT, undeniably the BLOAT, as in Best LeBron of All Time.  Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Marian’s camera-comfy toddler now ready to be a big sis

At just 3 years old, Zia Dantes, daughter of show biz couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, already seems quite comfortable being in front of big crowds. "Thank you, everyone. I will miss you!" the toddler told the press at her and Marian's recent launch as the brand endorsers of Nido Advanced Protectus 3+ preschool milk. After the TVC was shown on the screens, Zia requested---adorably so---for a replay of the video. And when her godmother actress Bettina Carlos, the event's host, asked Zia if she's now ready to be a "big sister," Zia replied with a quick and enthusiastic, "Yes!" Having seen Zia so bubbly and at ease around people, entertainment reporters couldn't help b...Keep on reading: Marian’s camera-comfy toddler now ready to be a big sis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 50 min. ago

10 can’t-miss moments in sports for 2019

2018 is already in the books. Now, we look forward to the next chapters we’re all about to read in 2019. Laban Azkals in AFC Asian Cup – January The Azkals will enter historic grounds as early as January as they play for the first time in the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. Their ticket was booked after crushing Tajikistan in a 2-1 home victory early in 2018. With a world-renowned mentored on their side in Sven-Goran Eriksson and veteran national players, the Azkals will travel to the United Arab Emirates for the continental showdown. The Azkals kick off their 2019 AFC Cup Campaign on January 7th against South Korea, followed by a match against China PR on January 11th, before closing out the Group Stage on January 16th against Kyrgyzstan.  Newest season of the oldest professional league in Asia – January After just roughly a month of break from basketball action, the oldest professional league in Asia is back. The PBA will be kicking off its 44th season on January 13 with San Miguel defending its Philippine Cup title. Aside from that, marquee rookies such as CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Paul Desiderio are all set to play their first professional games with their respective teams. Up next on Pacman’s list – January The Filipinos will be treated to quality boxing as early as January 19 when Manny Pacquiao defends his WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship against challenger American Adrien Broner. After two years of fighting outside the US, Pacquiao will be back in Las Vegas to defend his title against a tough challenger in Broner. Just like old times, Freddie Roach will be back in Pacquiao's corner, this time serving as a consultant. Fanning the flames for a place in FIBA World Cup 2019 – February For the Philippines to be back in the FIBA World Cup, these are the things that need to happen: we must sweep out last two games then Japan must lose at least one of its last two games – giving us the third spot in Group F. Alternatively, we can pin our hopes on China winding up in the top four of its group – giving Groups E and F four berths apiece. Gilas Pilipinas begins its trek through that long and winding road away from home up against Qatar. All teams are teams-to-beat in UAAP 81 Volleyball – February The exciting and highly entertaining collegiate volleyball league is back on February 16. Things to watch out for? La Salle's bid for their fourth consecutive title, Ateneo's face post-Tai Bundit era, UP's confident aura coming off two major preseason championships, and UST's game-changing rookies. Eaglets-Bullpups Finals rematch or not – March Without a doubt, Ateneo and NU, the very same two teams that battled in the Finals last year, are the favorites to go all the way back to the champipnship round in the ongoing season. After all, the Blue Eaglets still have 7-foot-1, 16-year-old Kai Sotto and the Bullpups boast of the deepest roster in all of high school. After the first round of eliminations, however, it’s also clear that RJ Abarrientos-led FEU-Diliman and Joem Sabandal-fronted Adamson have other plans. For sure, something’s gotta give. Alab Pilipinas’ shot at history – April In the almost decade-long history of the Asean Basketball League, no team has won back-to-back championships. Alab Pilipinas is here to change that with the Puerto Rican pair of Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos showing the way alongside two-time Local MVP Ray Parks Jr. No doubt, this is the most talented team in franchise history and as such, nothing but a second straight title will be an acceptable outcome. The NCAA is five years away from its centennial celebration – July The first collegiate league in the country is approaching rarified air. Set to open its milestone mark 95th Season, the same old intensity is to be expected in the NCAA. The protagonists, however, may very well be different as all of last year’s Final Four teams will now be missing their main men – Robert Bolick for San Beda, CJ Perez for LPU, Bong Quinto for Letran, and Prince Eze for Perpetual. Is the UAAP 82 Basketball crown Katipunan’s to keep – September In Season 82, all teams will be seeking to nip the dynasty that the Ateneo Blue Eagles are trying to build. After going for back-two-back last season, all eyes will still be on them as their enter the season with an intact core. However, just like Season 81 it will not be a walk in the park with all contenders striving to match their caliber through massive recruitment, coach changes, and tough training camps. Filipino hospitality in SEA Games 2019 – November For the first time since 2005, the SEA Games will be played in Manila. That means that, at long last, our regional neighbors will yet again experience that world-renowned warmth of the Philippines and its people. Make no mistake, however, the Filipinos are all set to go all-out and dominate the medal tally – whether that be basketball in Manila or athletics and aquatics in Clark......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Metro film fest irony: Most awarded film still needs to win cinema operators’ nod

The producer of the gay-themed drama "Rainbow's Sunset," the best picture winner among the eight finalists in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), has appealed to cinema operators not to pull out the film from movie houses despite its reportedly poor box-office performance. "It's a known fact that there aren't many moviegoers on weekdays and on Christmas Day because most of us are attending family reunions," said Harlene Bautista of Heaven's Best Entertainment. "How can people watch (Rainbow's Sunset) if it had been pulled out of cinemas on its second day?" she added, referring to the drop in the number of movie houses showing the movie. From 59 cinemas on Christma...Keep on reading: Metro film fest irony: Most awarded film still needs to win cinema operators’ nod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Why people are seeing figure of crowned woman in Mayon Volcano’s ash cloud

Social media users compared an ash cloud formation seen on Mayon Volcano to that of a woman wearing a crown. A local news outlet shared a picture that came from a social media platform and reported that people have been comparing it to a figure of a woman—specifically Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. According to science, this […] The post Why people are seeing figure of crowned woman in Mayon Volcano’s ash cloud appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

5 beauty queens share their Yuletide wishes for the Filipino people

  I really pray that this holiday season, people will remember what Christmas is all about. It's about family, it's about loving and giving." Newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray expressed this Christmas wish for the Filipino people shortly before she left for Thailand to compete in the prestigious beauty tilt. "And I would encourage people, if they could look into their homes if they have spare books, clothing or even canned goods. If you want to give gifts, give it to charity," Gray told the Inquirer in an intimate gathering organized by beauty brand Olay with other beauty queens at Caf 1771 in Ortigas. "Give someone else a Christmas season that they may not h...Keep on reading: 5 beauty queens share their Yuletide wishes for the Filipino people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

DOT Praises Catriona for Promoting PH

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday praised newly-crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray for “raising the Philippine flag” and reintroducing the country and its people before the world through her wit and action. “A passionate advocate of Philippine tourism and a partner of the DOT in and out of the Miss Universe stage, Miss Gray […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Wizards Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Bryant's perfect night was something the NBA hadn't seen in nearly a quarter-century. Bryant's 14-for-14 effort from the floor in Washington's triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle's win over Cleveland on Jan. 4, 1995. "It's amazing," Bryant said. "I had no idea throughout the game and I had no idea after the game until people started telling me about it." They will be telling him about this one for a long time. Bryant became the fifth player to have a 14-for-14 game or better, joining Payton, Bailey Howell, Billy McKinney and Wilt Chamberlain. Howell was 14-for-14 for the Baltimore Bullets — the Wizards' franchise — against San Francisco on Jan. 3, 1965, and McKinney was 14-for-14 for Kansas City against Boston on Dec. 27, 1978. Chamberlain had four such games — he was 15-for-15 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20, 1967, an NBA-record 18-for-18 against Baltimore on Feb. 24, 1967 and 16-for-16 against Baltimore again on March 19, 1967, recording all of those for Philadelphia. He was 14-for-14 for the Lakers against Detroit on March 11, 1969. Bryant scored 31 points on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), more than he had posted in any other two NBA games of his career. He easily exceeded his previous career-highs for points (was 16), field goals (was five) and field goals attempted (was eight). Bryant was 3-for-3 in the first quarter, 1-for-1 in the second quarter, 2-for-2 in the third quarter, didn't take any shots in the fourth quarter, 4-for-4 in the first overtime, 3-for-3 in the second overtime and 1-for-1 in the third overtime. The previous high for shots made without a miss in a game this season was 12, by Indiana's Domantas Sabonis against New York on Oct. 31 (Nov. 1, PHL time). "I had no idea," Bryant said. "I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me. Then as soon as I felt that I was in a rhythm, I just went out and took it." Bryant was also 3-for-3 from the foul line — adding to his perfect night. Of the others to go 14-for-14 from the field or better in a game, only Payton also didn't miss from the foul line, as well. "MVP, by far, by far," Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had a triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, said when seeing Bryant's stat line from the night'. "That's my boy. He plays his tail off every minute." Going back to Washington's game against Houston on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), Bryant is 19-for-20 from the field and has made his last 16 shot attempts. The Wizards play at Indiana on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

‘Otlum’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 44th Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019.) Directed by Joven Tan; stars Jerome Ponce, Ricci Rivero, Buboy Villar, Kiray Celis, Michelle Vito, Vitto Marquez and Danzel Fernandez "Otlum"---multo (ghost) spelled backwards---is a suspense-drama film about revenge and yearning for belongingness. Fred (Buboy), who has never felt a strong connection with his family and other people around him, seeks to join a group of friends---a mix of spoiled brats and nice students---composed of Allan (Jerome), Dindo (Ricci), Verna (Michelle) and Caloy (Danzel). After a series ...Keep on reading: ‘Otlum’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Catrionas victory makes haircuts today a great idea | Inquirer Lifestyle

MANILA, Philippines --- Needing a haircut? You might want to do it today, according to people on social media. The explosion of social media reactions after Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was announce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

and this evening with our loyola schools community and vp leni at ang mga sari-s…

and this evening with our loyola schools community and vp leni at ang mga sari-saring istorya ng pag-asa. we are graced with the stories of people who incarnate hope in their ordinary lives. maligayang pasko po at magandang bukas sa ating lahat. Source link: and this evening with our loyola schools community and vp leni at ang mga sari-s….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Miss Japan does Lifestyle shoot: More than just pretty Sailormoon

  Miss Japan Yuumi Kato has become the talk of the Miss Universe town in Bangkok because of her Sailormoon national costume.   But beneath that kawaii faade, Kato is a fighter, and days before the finals on Dec. 17, people are pegging her as one of the strongest delegates from Asia.   Lifestyle had a recent fashion shoot with her wearing holiday pieces from Rustan's, before she flew to Bangkok for the Miss Universe pageant.       ...Keep on reading: Miss Japan does Lifestyle shoot: More than just pretty Sailormoon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Quirky superhero drama Umbrella Academy debuts kooky trailer | Inquirer Lifestyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMeqY7ogdF8 Most people probably know Gerard Way as the lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance, but Way has already carved his way into the comic book world he lov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018