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Anime fan Yung Bae draws music inspiration from Japanese city pop

No, he is not South Korean or of Asian descent......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2021

WATCH: Ilocos Norte fresh grad’s amazing room renovation

Sonder Evennys Agustin talks about his room’s Japanese-inspired extreme makeover and the importance of bringing art into our lives Spending his days and nights indoors due to the health crisis is not the experience 22-year-old Sonder Evennys Agustin thought he was going to have after graduating from civil engineering. As the days went on and he tried to find things to fill up his days, he realized he had been staring at a blank canvas this whole time. Over a month, within the four walls that had become his world, Sonder transformed his room into a tranquil Japanese-inspired space. “The main reason [I transformed my room] is gusto kong maging productive ngayong lockdown (The main reason I transformed my room is that I wanted to be productive during the lockdown),” says the Ilocos Norte native in an interview with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Kaya po naisipan ko pong gumawa nga mga furniture and then naisipan ko na din pong irenovate ang room ko (I thought of making furniture and renovating my room).” A WAVE OF INSPIRATION Sonder imitates The Great Wave off Kanagawa in the face of his walls Big in Japan On YouTube, Sonder shares the process in creating his Japanese style furniture, including a chic kohiteburu, or coffee table, as well as a floating table. The eye-catching masterpiece of the room, however, is his mural recreating The Great Wave off Kanagawa created by Katsushika Hokusai in the late Edo period of Japan. It truly ties the whole room together and elevates it to a whole other level. Hokusai’s woodblock print, created almost two centuries ago, is one of the most recognizable and influential art pieces in the world. Original prints are on display top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the British Museum in London. Artist in residence Of course, any plans to travel to those museum-filled cities to see the original are grounded as of the moment. But Sonder’s beautiful recreation shows that we don’t need to travel to experience and appreciate art in our daily lives. “As a local artist, important po para sa aking na to bring art into a room,” Sonder adds. “Kasi, isa ito sa mga nagbibigay buhay sa isang lugar. Kumbaga po is sila nagbibigay lasa sa isang pagkain (Because it is a live-giving space. It is like giving flavor to food).” “And dahil love ko po ang art, dapat lang na ilagay ko po sa kwarto ko po para ipaalala sa akin na ang Diyos ay may binigay sa akin na talent na dapat ko lang pong ipagmalaki (And because I love art, I just have to put it in my room to remind me that God has given me a talent that I should be proud of).” THE GREAT ROOM Sonder’s renovated bedroom Sonder says that his artistic talents and sensibilities come from both sides of the family. As a child, he competed in various drawing and painting competitions. He even placed first in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Festival of Talents (NFOT) in 2014 when it was hosted in Olongapo City. While his extreme makeover room edition took 30 days to put together, Sonder wants to make it clear that it took a while to save up for the big renovation. Even while studying, he accepted commissions for paintings, drawings, and murals. But it was all worth it. “Kung gusto mo talagang maka-achieve ng kahit ano, huwag kang mawalan ng determinasyon na matapos ang goal mo (If there is something you want to achieve, do not lose your determination to finish your goals),” Sonder adds. “Wala pong mahirap sa taong may determinasyon sa buhay. Maging positibo lang sa buhay. Yung mga negatibo dapat naiwaksi (There is nothing difficult for a person with determination in their life. Just stay positive in life and disregard the negatives).” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Resbak ni Bitoy sa bashers ng Voltes V: Yung iba kasi naggagaling-galingan…huwag ako!

NAGLABAS ng saloobin ang Kapuso comedy genius na si Michael V tungkol sa pamba-bash ng ilang Pinoy sa gagawing live-action series ng classic Japanese anime na “Voltes V: Legacy”. Mapapanood na ito very soon sa GMA 7 at pagbibidahan nina Miguel Tanfelix (Steve Armstrong), Ysabel Ortega (Jamie Robinson), Radson Flores (Mark Gordon), Matt Lozano (Big Bert) at […] The post Resbak ni Bitoy sa bashers ng Voltes V: Yung iba kasi naggagaling-galingan…huwag ako! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

A hole new world: Japan city lights up humble sewer covers

The humble manhole cover might not seem like much of a blank canvas, but one Japanese city is reimagining the possibilities with illuminated versions featuring anime characters......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Former Pinoy world champ Malcolm Tuñacao happy working as garbage collector in Japan

Back in 2000, way before the peak of the popularity of Pinoy boxing's biggest names like Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire Jr., and Donnie Nietes, a Cebuano named Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tuñacao was riding high as the WBC Flyweight World Champion.  The then-22-year old Tuñacao defeated and dethroned Thailand's Boonsai Sangsurat to become the WBC's new flyweight king. If fact, it was a young Pacquiao that Sangsurat TKO'd to capture that very title.  In 2014, Tuñacao competed in the final fight of his career, a technical decision win over Ryuta Otsuka, to finish with a 35-3-3 professional record with 20 wins via KO/TKO.  Now, 20 years after his world title run, Tuñacao is based in Kobe, Japan and works as a garbage collector.  While most people would see his current status as a fall from grace - from world champion prize fighter to blue collar employee - Tuñacao is pretty content with where he is in life.  Speaking to Chino Trinidad on an episode of Buhay Boksingero, "Eagle Eye" shared how his life has been like after his boxing career.  “Okay lang yun, basta ang importante, yung trabaho ko, hindi ako nang-lalamang ng tao, maganda yung trabaho ko, marangal na trabaho. Sa Bisaya, ‘tinarong na trabaho," Tuñacao said of his job. “Importante may trabaho, tapos marangal na trabaho. Para sa akin, masaya na ako sa trabaho ko ngayon eh, hindi mahirap. Wala akong inargabyado na tao, wala akong tinapakan na tao, nag-sisikap ako dito para sa pamilya ko.”  Tuñacao said that in Japan, one of the cleanest countries in the world, garbage collectors are seen in a different light than in most other places.  “Mataas ang tingin sa amin, sa aming mga basurero…maraming tao na nagbibigay ng tubig, nagbibigay ng pera minsan. Kanina, binigyan kami ng pan (Japanese for bread) tapos kape.”  “Yung ibang tao, pag-kita sa aming mga basurero, masaya sila. Nirerespeto kami, yun ang importante," he added.  Tuñacao, a native of Mandaue City, says that he owes a lot to Antonio Aldeger, the man behind one of the Philippines' premier boxing stables: ALA Boxing.  “Hindi ko makalimutan yung, kasi bata pa ko nag-simula, eight years old, hanggang 38, 30 years ako sa boxing. Hindi ko makalimutan, mahirap yung pinag-daanan ko sa boxing. Kung hindi ako kinuha ni sir  [Tony] Aldeguer dati, baka wala na ako.“  He also mentioned Peñalosa as one of the driving forces behind him ultimately turning pro.  "Masaya na ako dito sa trabaho ko at nagpapasalamat ako sa mga tao na tumutulong sa akin, lalo na kay Gerry Peñalosa, isa din yun na nakatulong sa akin. Kung hindi dahil sa kanya, hindi ako nag-pro.”  Check out the full interview with Tuñacao HERE           .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Boxing champ Inoue accepts Casimero challenge but on one condition

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unbeaten Japanese world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue accepts the challenge to fight the reigning WBO world bantamweight champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero on one condition.  In his August 18 tweet, Inoue, the unbeaten Japanese boxer, the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) world bantamweight king, said […] The post Boxing champ Inoue accepts Casimero challenge but on one condition appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Yung Bae interweaves music and the internet

Los Angeles-based producer and internet sensation Yung Bae is spearheading the future funk scene at 27 — one vaporwave hit at a time. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Denied of his full incentives after winning silver in Atlanta, Onyok Velasco receives livelihood showcase from Chooks-to-Go

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics boxing silver medalist who recently complained about not receiving the full benefits promised to him by the government, got a surprise livelihood showcase on Friday from sports patron Ronald Mascariñas of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. “Nung matapos kong manalo ng silver sa Atlanta Olympics, yung hindi […] The post Denied of his full incentives after winning silver in Atlanta, Onyok Velasco receives livelihood showcase from Chooks-to-Go appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Police to bus operators: Don’t make things hard for us

    MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The top official of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) is asking operators of buses plying provincial routes to comply with new regulations that will be enforced while the province is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). “Huwag sana silang mag-attempt na mag-violate kasi although, of course, we understand yung […] The post Police to bus operators: Don’t make things hard for us appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Nesthy Petecio loses to Japanese opponent, takes silver at Tokyo Olympics

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio appeared to be the aggressor and landed cleaner shots, but the judges saw it differently and gave the day to Japanese boxer Sena Irie in the women’s featherweight gold medal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The loss frustrated the Philippines’ dream of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Boxer Paalam wins against Japanese foe, advances to gold medal round

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam cruises to the gold medal round after manhandling Japanese Ryomei Tanaka in the men’s flyweight semifinal bout of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Japan.  The 23-year-old Paalam’s victory assured him of at least a silver medal in the boxing event of the […] The post Boxer Paalam wins against Japanese foe, advances to gold medal round appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

JPS Zamboanga draws first blood

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The fifth-seeded JPS Zamboanga City took down the second-seed Clarin Sto. Niño, 70-68, in Game 1 of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg semifinals on Sunday evening, August 1, 2021, at the Pagadian City gymnasium in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.  Mac Cardona played his best game in a Zamboanga […] The post JPS Zamboanga draws first blood appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Zamboanga draws up Hidilyn statue

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will have a statue of her built in the heart of Zamboanga City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

A haven for sushi lovers

If you dine frequently in Quezon City’s “Scout” area and love Japanese cuisine, do try the newly-opened Sushi Shokunin......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Face to Face closing ceremonies still not allowed: DepEd-Bicol

By Connie Calipay LEGAZPI CITY – As the school year 2020-2021 draws close to an end, the Department of Education (DepEd) in Bicol reminded school officials on Monday that holding face to face (F2F) closing ceremonies are still not allowed in the region. Gilbert Sadsad, DepEd-Bicol regional director, in a virtual press conference on Monday said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Inigo todo kayod para sa ipatatayong dream house, ayaw umasa kay Piolo

ANG tarush ni Inigo Pascual dahil na-feature sa “Simply K-POP” na ipinalabas sa Arirang TV ang album niyang “Options” na ni-release nitong Hunyo 25. Base sa kuwento ng handler niyang si Caress Caballero, ang lakas daw kasi ng K-Pop influence ng binata, lalo pa’t kinunan sa Korea ang isa niyang music video. “‘Yung Simply K-Pop […] The post Inigo todo kayod para sa ipatatayong dream house, ayaw umasa kay Piolo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Cristine binago ang lifestyle para sa anak: Gusto kong maging role model ako sa kanya

NANG masilayan ni Cristine Reyes ang anak niyang si Amarah Khatibi ang hinding-hindi niya malilimutang “encounter” sa kanyang buhay. Yan ang pahayag ni AA (palayaw ng aktres) sa face-to-face presscon ng TV series nila ni Diego Loyzaga, ang Pinoy version ng Korean drama na “Encounter” na ginanap kanina sa Botejyu Capitol Commons, Pasig City. “’Yung […] The post Cristine binago ang lifestyle para sa anak: Gusto kong maging role model ako sa kanya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

‘Sa Cebu Ra Ni’ stories rundown: Brgy. Kalunasan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — CDN Digital’s “Sa Cebu Ra Ni” series is a collection of past and newly-discovered stories from a barangay in Cebu City that share inspiration, ideas, and hope for the Sugbuanons. For our second barangay, CDN Digital featured Barangay Kalunasan. From the popular dancing inmates to the challenging mountain bike trail, here […] The post ‘Sa Cebu Ra Ni’ stories rundown: Brgy. Kalunasan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Barangay Kalunasan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — CDN Digital’s “Sa Cebu Ra Ni” series is a collection of past and newly-discovered stories from a barangay in Cebu City that share inspiration, ideas, and hope for the Sugbuanons. For our second barangay, CDN Digital featured Barangay Kalunasan. From the popular dancing inmates to the challenging mountain bike trail, here […] The post Barangay Kalunasan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Rescuers fight time, weather in Japan landslide; some 80 missing

TOKYO — More than a thousand Japanese rescuers combed through crumbled houses and buried roads on Monday two days after landslides tore through a seaside city, fighting time and poor weather to search for some 80 people believed missing. At least three people have been killed in Atami after torrential rain at the weekend – […] The post Rescuers fight time, weather in Japan landslide; some 80 missing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

Two feared dead, 20 missing in Japan as torrential rains unleash landslides – NHK

TOKYO — At least two people were feared dead on Saturday after landslides triggered by heavy rains hit the central Japanese city of Atami, where about 20 people were still missing, public broadcaster NHK said. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who convened an emergency task force to tackle the crisis, asked people in the affected areas […] The post Two feared dead, 20 missing in Japan as torrential rains unleash landslides – NHK appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021