The league table of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament has been nothing short of confusing. After Sunday’s action, there are two teams who share the second seed and another set of two teams who are the sixth seed but that doesn’t mean the third and fifth seeds are in stable ground. Far Eastern University, the no. 3 team, and no. 5 Adamson University can both either go up or down in the standings on one simple whim. Amid the confusion, however, is a glaring constant and it’s the defending champion De La Salle. The Lady Spikers were perfect this week and remained atop the league with an 8-2 record securing themselves of at least a playoff for one of the spots in the Final Four. And in the middle of that perfection is Kim Kianna Dy. La Salle’s belle of an opposite hitter was the offensive focal point in both of the Lady Spikers’ victories against University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University, on her way to winning the UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week. And although the wins against the Lady Maroons and the Lady Tamaraws are as far apart as Diliman and Sampaloc, Dy seemed to be a delicate pendulum in the middle of the chaos. Dy was solid in the Lady Spikers’ three-set sweep of University of the Philippines, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19, with 14 points, five of which were aces and four were blocks, in an uneventful game La Salle easily shrugged off. It was against the Lady Tamaraws’ however that Dy showed a little more of her magic when she put up 18 points in a five-set win, 25-17, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-5. Dy, despite starting dormant against FEU, rose up like a lotus in the middle of the dirge and scored four of La Salle’s 10 points, five came from the Lady Tamaraws’ errors, in the fifth set. “Yung mindset namin coming into the fifth set was dapat mauna kami, kasi FEU is very aggressive so pag dumikit mahihirapan kami,” said Dy. “So game plan talaga is unahan sila.” Dy’s scoring may not be considered outrageous as compared to Cherry Rondina, Jaja Santiago, and Diana Carlos—all three of which average more than 18 points per game with Rondina putting up 21.2 a game—but her elegant style saw her climb the scoring table in an impressive way. After scoring a total of 32 points this week, Dy went from 11th in the total points list to sixth leapfrogging Ateneo’s Jhoanna Maraguinot, teammate Majoy Baron, Adamson’s Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat, and University of the East’s Mary Ann Mendrez......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 19th, 2018Related News

Taylor Swift s Delicate video decoded

Taylor Swift s Delicate video decoded.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: EntertainmentMar 16th, 2018Related News

On auction: ivory, porcelain, and more

DELICATE porcelain and ivory religious items and intricate ornaments highlight Casa de Memoria’s auction on Saturday. With a bidding price that starts at P600,000, the ivory “Holy Trinity Blessing Niña Maria with Saints Joachim and Anne” (18th-19th century) is the most expensive among the lots. Why would someone sell something so beautiful, historical, and intricate […] The post On auction: ivory, porcelain, and more appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 14th, 2018Related News

Your Weekend Guide (March 2, 2018)

Kinky Boots returns ATLANTIS’ production of the musical that earned every Best Musical award including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, returns with performances on March 2 to 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City. With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, and directed by Bobby Garcia, Kinky […] The post Your Weekend Guide (March 2, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMar 1st, 2018Related News

Nostalgia-fueled swoons and sing-alongs at the Playback Music Festival

We were trying our luck with the claw machine, an arcade game filled with Inquirer's Guyito stuffed toys, when a familiar high-pitched, sweet and skipping melody began playing. In huge company, we found ourselves running from one end of Circuit Makati last Feb. 10, each step going as rapidly as the piano keys of Stephen Speaks' "Out of My League." Everyone inched closer to the stage as this 1999 hit played live at the first Playback Music Festival, and loud screams accompanied its first notes. Once the lyrics were due, there was no more doubt that the crowd had fallen for the tunes of the past decade once more, on a night where everyone signed up to be vulnerable to nostalgia. ...Keep on reading: Nostalgia-fueled swoons and sing-alongs at the Playback Music Festival.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 25th, 2018Related News

Bubba Watson wins at Riviera for the 3rd time

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson ended two years without winning with his third victory at Riviera. Watson seized control Sunday with two par putts as everyone around him was dropping shots, then pulling ahead by holing a bunker shot on the par-3 14th hole. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory in the Genesis Open over Kevin Na and Tony Finau, and more tears on the 18th green. It was his first victory since he won at Riviera two years ago, rising to No. 4 in the world. Watson showed up this year at No. 117, coming off a year filled with so many doubts that he says he discussed retirement with his wife on a dozen occasions. If anything, the only talk of retirement should be whether settle down off Sunset Boulevard. He joined Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum as three-time winners at Riviera. Hogan's victories include a U.S. Open. Na hit a wedge close to perfection from the worst angle on the reachable par-4 10th hole for a birdie and two-putted for birdie on the 11th to briefly take the lead. He fell back with consecutive bogeys from the trees and shot 69. Finau lurked all day. His last chance was an eagle putt on the 17th that stopped inches short of the hole. Patrick Cantlay had a one-shot lead going to the back nine until he ran into tree trouble on the 12th and 13th holes. The UCLA alum could do no better than pars the rest of the way for a 71 to tie for fourth with Scott Stallings (68). Phil Mickelson also was in the hunt. He was within one shot of the lead when he hit a 4-iron from a deep bunker on the 15th hole to just right of the green. But he went after birdie and watched the ball roll 20 feet down the hill, leading to bogey. Mickelson shot 68 and tied for sixth. Coming off good weeks at Phoenix and Pebble Beach, Mickelson has three straight top 10s for the first time since 2009. Watson, meanwhile, wrapped up another fun-filled week in L.A. on and off the golf course, which included an appearance in the NBA All-Star celebrity game, where he shot an air ball from just inside the top of the key and was rejected by Tracy McGrady driving — jogging, really — along the baseline toward the basket. Far more memorable was getting his 10th career PGA Tour victory. "My goal has always been to get 10 wins. So many emotions going through my head right now," Watson said, choking back tears. "You never know if you're going to play good again. You never know if you're going to lift the trophy." Watson once jokingly said he would retire if he reached 10 tour victories, though this should only motivate him more, especially with the Masters closing in. Watson already had two green jackets. He finished at 12-under 272 and moved to No. 41 in the world, which makes him eligible for the World Golf Championship in Mexico City in two weeks. Watson had a one-shot lead going into the final round, though this was up for grabs from the start. A week of sun made Riviera firmer than usual and penalized even the slightest mistakes, especially starting on the 12th hole when the course turns back toward the west and into the wind. Watson hit a delicate chip from short of the 12th green to 8 feet and made the par putt on its last turn. Then, he came up short to a tough pin on the 13th, chipped to 8 feet and made it again to take a one-shot lead. His big moment came on the 14th. Watson hit too big of a fade toward the left pin, and it came up short and into the bunker. He blasted out and watched it bang into the pin and disappear, and he pointed at caddie Ted Scott and said, "You called it." From there, he didn't make any mistakes with regulation pars on the next two holes, two putts from 60 feet for birdie on the 17th and a safe par on the 18th. Defending champion Dustin Johnson, starting the final round four shots behind after a 64 on Saturday, made a double bogey on No. 5 that derailed him. Johnson made a triple bogey on that hole in the opening round......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

Taylor Swift shakes off lawsuit over hit song

LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song “Shake It Off” was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection. Swift’s 2014 song reached No. 1 on the pop charts and marked her evolution from […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2018Related News

Crimson moon, a unique lifetime experience

When I was younger, one of my favorite songs by Frank Sinatra, was “Blue Moon.” I still remember the lyrics all these years later and I even often sing them.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2018Related News

The Six Fix: The Best Rappers In The K-Pop Scene

These idols can spit lyrics like fire......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 29th, 2018Related News

Kendrick Lamar kicks off Grammys with powerful performance

    NEW YORK --- Kendrick Lamar kicked off the Grammy Awards with a powerful and poignant performance featuring video screens displaying a waving American flag behind him, as background dancers dressed as army soldiers marched and moved behind.   He was joined on Sunday by U2's Bono and The Edge, and also Dave Chappelle --- who told jokes in between Lamar's performance --- at Madison Square Garden in New York City.   At one point, Lamar's background dancers, dressed in red, were shot down as he rapped lyrics, later coming back to life as fire burst to end the six-minute performance.   Lamar and Bruno Mars walked into Grammy Awards with...Keep on reading: Kendrick Lamar kicks off Grammys with powerful performance.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 29th, 2018Related News

Cynthia Alexander turns Music Museum stage into a homey den

For her homecoming gig, singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander---who's been living in the United States for the past five years---turned the Music Museum stage into her private den with lots of lampshades, tables and knickknacks. She also surrounded herself with musicians who have played with her for a long time. The result was one of the most visually appealing, musically uplifting live performances to greet 2018. The new year brings good tidings to Alexander, who has just released a crowd-funded, seven-track new album, "Even Such Is Time," a few songs of which she debuted in public at the Museum gig. Saying that the lyrics to "St. Cecilia" were from an old poem by her mother,...Keep on reading: Cynthia Alexander turns Music Museum stage into a homey den.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 28th, 2018Related News

Taylor Swift just can’t shake some things off in adventurous ‘Reputation’

I swear I don't like the drama/ It loves me." That's Taylor Swift's controversial life and career in a nutshell, declared in "End Game," which also mentions the album title, "Reputation," in its typically self-aware lyrics. It seems there are things that the country sweetheart-turned-pop star can't just "shake off," as she tells of having "big enemies" in the song---a theme repeated in a few of the album's catchy tunes. "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" and "Look What You Made Me Do" are examples of Swift's penchant for immortalizing feuds, this time with hip-hop artist Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian, the conflict a "narrative" that she wished to be excluded from, a f...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift just can’t shake some things off in adventurous ‘Reputation’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2018Related News

James Reid given creative freedom in third album

Some time back, James Reid received an offer to go to New York for a music project and "sign with someone there." He turned it down. If he were to make a name for himself as a recording artist, he said he would rather grow his roots first in the Philippines. "I want my music to come out here---I want to represent the country. My goal is to contribute to our local industry by coming up with something we can be proud of," James told the Inquirer in a recent interview. The first step toward realizing that goal was releasing his third studio album, "Palm Dreams," which---for the first time---saw James taking the reins of the creative process. He penned the lyrics and melodies...Keep on reading: James Reid given creative freedom in third album.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2018Related News

Ryan Agocncillo’s daughter cheers him on through a touching letter

  Ryan Agoncillo received more than an ample encouragement from his daughter Johanna "Yojan" Louis as he tried to learn playing an instrument. He shared the short handwritten letter on Instagram and captioned it, "When your musically gifted daughter walks in on you majorly struggling to learn the chords and lyrics of her favorite song #mysingingbuding" Netizens were also touched by the short message of encouragement. Yohan celebrated her 13th birthday last Nov. 7. /ra RELATED STORIES: LOOK: Kim Chiu achieves a 'life goal,' cries in front of Judy Ann Santos Maymay Entrata sends heartfelt IG birthday message to her mom Belgium crowns Filipina as rep...Keep on reading: Ryan Agocncillo’s daughter cheers him on through a touching letter.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2018Related News

In Focus: 5 Girl Power Lyrics From Cardi B To Get You Through The Week

Boost your confidence with these sorry-not-sorry tracks!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 16th, 2018Related News

Fil-Am artists join George Takei’s ‘Allegiance’ in LA staging

LOS ANGELES --- Filipino American theater artists Marc Macalintal and Cesar Cipriano will be part of East West Players' staging of the musical "Allegiance," which opens in February.   Lea Salonga played Kei Kimura, the sister in a Japanese American family forced to stay at an internment camp during World War II, in the musical's Broadway run in 2015.   George Takei reprises his role as the brother in this staging, to be helmed by EWP's artistic director Snehal Desai, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center's Aratani Theatre.   With music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Kuo, Marc Acito, and Lorenzo Thione, the musical is inspired by Ta...Keep on reading: Fil-Am artists join George Takei’s ‘Allegiance’ in LA staging.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 10th, 2018Related News

‘Torete’ tops Billboard PH 18 years after its release

Eighteen years after its release, the mellow pop-rock song "Torete" by the band Moonstar88 remains popular even to this generation's young music fans and singers. Moira dela Torre, for instance, covered it last year for the romantic comedy "Love You to the Stars and Back." The hit single is currently at the top spot of Billboard Philippines' Catalog Chart (for songs at least three years old), and remains one of those tunes almost every aspiring guitarist learns early on. For Moonstar88 lead singer, Maysh Baay, the enduring quality of "Torete" can be attributed to its accessible and no-fuss structure. "The formula of the lyrics is honest, organic. The chords and arrangement are ...Keep on reading: ‘Torete’ tops Billboard PH 18 years after its release.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 8th, 2018Related News

Bombo Music Festival: Bigger, Stronger, Wider

By: Jonas Chan and Jethro Zamora TALENTS are God’s precious gift to every person. You just have to discover something that is special about you and distinguishes you from others. Through hard work, sacrifice, passion, courage and determination, anything can happen. Bombo Music Festival, a songwriting competition of wholly-original melody and lyrics and a Corporate Social […] The post Bombo Music Festival: Bigger, Stronger, Wider appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2018Related News

The most amazing noodles and other quick Tokyo meals

At a tiny store underneath a railway overpass in Tokyo, the chef and I tried our best to communicate with one another. He sounded as though he might be describing the delightful kaki-age in tempura batter that he was currently frying for me. But he might also have been miming the lyrics to "Baby Shark." I was, irresponsibly, utterly lost somewhere in the biggest city in the world, so I wouldn't be able to tell you how to get back to that udon noodle shop---and they were the most amazing noodles I've ever had. The tempura bowl of noodles is the Japanese equivalent of the Pret A Manger bacon sandwich: a quick snack or a light lunch. The British have a cold lump of protein sandwiched ...Keep on reading: The most amazing noodles and other quick Tokyo meals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 4th, 2018Related News

Lyrics, K-pop stars, Marawi, and a hurricane: Pinoy’s top Google searches of 2017

LUIS FONSI’s hit “Despacito” — arguably one of the biggest hits of the year — not only managed to dominate the airwaves but also the searches of Filipinos as its lyrics landed the top spot in the 2017 Google Year in Search’s Overall Top Trending Searches. The annual list from the tech giant compiles and […] The post Lyrics, K-pop stars, Marawi, and a hurricane: Pinoy’s top Google searches of 2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 21st, 2017Related News