Young man flirts with Cristian Castro on Instagram: “I’ll get you the ticket”

According to TikTok, Christian invited a young woman to travel to see him (Image: Instagram/@cristiancastropop) Christian Castro She has been present in the headlines of.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 5th, 2022

10 things that make Alyssa Valdez phenomenal

Alyssa Valdez has arguably made the biggest impact in Philippine volleyball.   Her skills, passion and charisma endeared her to volleyball supporters, purists or casual fans, from all walks of life. She brings energy and leadership to every team that she’s joined. Valdez draws a huge crowd every time she plays. Valdez is the poster girl of the sport that for years struggled to draw mainstream attention in a nation which considers basketball as its biggest sporting event. The 27-year old pride of San Juan, Batangas is the face of local volleyball. So on her birthday today, let’s look at some of the things that makes the Phenom really phenomenal.   Two-time UAAP women’s champion Valdez is Ateneo de Manila University’s undisputed Queen Eagle. Talks about the Lady Eagles’ breakthrough championship will not be complete without the mention of her name. After two years of bridesmaid finishes, Ateneo bagged its first-ever UAAP title in 2014 after beating the thrice-to-beat De La Salle University in four games in the Finals despite leading a young band of Lady Eagles playing under the new system of Thai coach Tai Bundit. The following year, Ateneo, with Valdez at the helm, retained its crown in a tournament-sweeping fashion.      Three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Her skills during her collegiate career stood out among her peers. Valdez’s effort was rewarded with three Most Valuable Player awards in Season 76, Season 77 and in her last playing year in Season 78 in 2016. She also pocketed the Season 76 Finals MVP award.   Young phenom Valdez didn’t build her reputation overnight. It was her hard work and effort that brought her where she is right now. She was still a diamond in the rough when she was recruited by University of Sto. Tomas in a regional meet. But the Espana-based squad polished Valdez into a real gem of a player. Valdez, backed by a powerful lineup that featured the likes of Kim Fajardo and Jaja Santiago, won three straight UAAP girls’ titles and in the process collected three season MVPs. She was also named UAAP high school athlete of the year twice.        National team mainstay With her talents, dedication and good work ethics, Valdez has been a mainstay with the national team. Her first tour of duty was in 2008 when she represented the country in the Asian Youth Championship held in Pasig City. She joined the PHI Team in the 2014 FIVB Southeast Asian Zone qualifier in Vietnam. In 2015, she donned the tricolors for the Asian U-23 Championship and on the same year saw action in the country’s return in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore after a decade of absence. Since then Valdez participated in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur and 2019 Manila SEA Games. She also took part in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.     2015 SEA Games flagbearer Valdez also carries the honor as being the first-ever volleyball player to become the PHI flag-bearer in the SEA Games. She marched holding the national color in front of Team Philippines during the traditional parade of nations inside the OCBC Arena in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.   Accomplished commercial league star She has been collecting commercial league titles since high school starting from the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League. Valdez was also successful in the different conferences of the defunct V-League, racking up championships and individual accolades. In the Premier Volleyball League, she powered Creamline to three titles including a sweep of the Season 2 Reinforced and Open Conferences in 2018. She won three conference MVP awards.      Import abroad International leagues took notice of Valdez’s talents and charm so it’s not surprising that she landed offers to play abroad. Valdez played as an import in Thailand for 3BB Nakornnont from 2016 to 2017. After her stint in Thailand, Valdez flew to Taiwan to play for Attack Line.   Host, Actress, TV personality Valdez is a regular fixture in different sports shows in ABS-CBN S+A. She’s a host, courtside reporter and a game analyst.   Valdez also had a few showbiz stints. She appeared in some Kapamilya teleserye including a cameo in ‘And I Love You So’ in 2016 alongside Julia Barretto and Miles Ocampo and in the movie ‘My Letters to Happy’ with by TJ Trinidad and Glaiza De Castro.    Aside from her TV and movie career, Valdez is also one of the most recognizable athlete product endorsers.   Social media influencer She is also one of the most popular Filipino athlete on social media. As of posting, Valdez has 1.9 million Twitter followers, 1.3 million followers on Instagram and her YouTube channel has more than 76,000 subscribers.   Featured in the Olympics Channel website While the likes of Sisi Rondina, Jaja Santiago and Bryan Bagunas were featured in the FIVB website, Valdez’s impact on Philippine Volleyball was highlighted in a feature article in no less than the Olympic Channel website. The article touched about her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise and why she is regarded as the nation’s brightest star in the sport. These are just some of the things take make Valdez a true pride of our nation in the sport Happy birthday, Alyssa!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Mikoy malalim ang hugot habang nasa lock-in taping: It’s weird…I thought I was mentally prepared

Mikoy Morales MALALIM ang hugot ng Kapuso young actor na si Mikoy Morales nang maranasan niya sa unang pagkakataon ang mahabang lock-in taping. Kasalukuyang nasa first leg ng lock-in taping si Mikoy para sa inaabangang fantasy adventure series ng GMA 7 na “Lolong” na pinagbibidahan ni Ruru Madrid. Ibinahagi ng aktor sa kanyang Instagram account […] The post Mikoy malalim ang hugot habang nasa lock-in taping: It’s weird…I thought I was mentally prepared appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Angel humirit tungkol sa pagpapakasal ni Kathryn; Dimples may warning sa KathNiel wedding

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Angel Locsin, Neil Arce at Dimples Romana TINUKSU-TUKSO ng mag-BFF na sina Angel Locsin at Dimples Romana ang Box-Office Queen at Kapamilya young superstar na si Kathryn Bernardo. Nagsimula ito nang mag-comment ang girlfriend ni Daniel Padilla sa mga ipinost ni Angel na mga litrato sa Instagram na kuha sa intimate […] The post Angel humirit tungkol sa pagpapakasal ni Kathryn; Dimples may warning sa KathNiel wedding appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Glaiza may gustong iwan; nagpagupit ng buhok para mas mabilis maka-move on

Glaiza de Castro MAY pinagdaraanan nga ba ngayon sa kanyang personal na buhay ang singer-actress na si Glaiza de Castro kaya bigla siya nagbago ng hairstyle? Pinusuan at umani ng sandamakmak na likes at comments ang Instagram post ng Kapuso leading lady kung saan ibinandera nga niya ang bagong gupit niyang buhok. Makikita sa litrato […] The post Glaiza may gustong iwan; nagpagupit ng buhok para mas mabilis maka-move on appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Sheryl, Jeric lantad na ang relasyon; kahit 18 taon ang agwat ng edad aprub sa mga fans

MUKHANG open na ang young actor na si Jeric Gonzales sa umano’y relasyon nila ni Sheryl Cruz dahil hinayaan niyang i-post ng aktres ang mga pasalubong niya galing Baguio kamakailan at may “love you” pang kasama. Ang caption ni Sheryl sa kanyang Instagram post, “Kilig to the Bones #PasalubongFromBaguio #ThankYou #LoveYou #blessedandgrateful.” Base sa nakita […] The post Sheryl, Jeric lantad na ang relasyon; kahit 18 taon ang agwat ng edad aprub sa mga fans appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Janella ibinandera ang pagiging hot mama sa socmed; Anne, Liza napa-wow!

AGAW-EKSENA sa social media ang paandar na swimsuit photo ng Kapamilya actress at first time mommy na si Janella Salvador. Proud na proud na ibinandera ng young celebrity nanay ang resulta ng kanyang balik-alindog journey at unti-unti na raw niyang naibabalik ang kanyang ideal weight (postpartum). Nag-post si Janella ng kanyang litrato sa Instagram kung […] The post Janella ibinandera ang pagiging hot mama sa socmed; Anne, Liza napa-wow! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

A student draws a picture of a boxing champion – Noticieros Televisa

A young woman from Hermosillo, Sonora, calls herself on social media Nikki, presented a plate of Ciel “Canelo” Alvarez Posted in Instagram A picture of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

B-day message ni Kris kay Miles: 24 naging nanay ako, utang na loob ‘wag mo akong gayahin…please!

SINORPRESA ng mag-inang Kris Aquino at Bimby ang Kapamilya young actress na si Miles Ocampo para sa kanyang 24th birthday last Saturday, May 1. Mismong ang Queen of All Media ang nagbahagi sa kanyang Instagram account ng naging kaganapan sa bonggang surprise nila kay Miles with matching cake, balloons and bouquet of roses. Mapapanood sa […] The post B-day message ni Kris kay Miles: 24 naging nanay ako, utang na loob ‘wag mo akong gayahin…please! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Hugot ni Claudine tungkol sa taong ‘sinungaling’, ‘ipokrita’ para nga kaya kay Julia?

PARA nga kaya sa controversial young actress na si Julia Barretto ang cryptic post ni Claudine Barretto patungkol sa isang taong “ipokritang sinungaling”? Yan ang nagkakaisang tanong ng mga nakabasa sa Instagram post ng aktres kamakalawa sa gitna ng kinasasangkutang issue ngayon ng pamangkin niyang si Julia. Mababasa sa IG account ng estranged wife ni […] The post Hugot ni Claudine tungkol sa taong ‘sinungaling’, ‘ipokrita’ para nga kaya kay Julia? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Julia pinainit ang socmed sa hot na hot na sexy birthday pictorial

HOT topic na naman ngayon sa social media ang controversial young actress na si Julia Barretto dahil sa kanyang pasabog na birthday pictorial. Ngayong araw nagse-celebrate ng kanyang 24th birthday ang girlfriend ni Gerald Anderson at sinalubong nga niya ito sa pamamagitan ng  mga sexy and hot photos sa Instagram. Bumaha ng heart at fire […] The post Julia pinainit ang socmed sa hot na hot na sexy birthday pictorial appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

Chot finds new task ‘challenging, exciting’

Comebacking TNT coach Chot Reyes looks forward to unraveling the full potential of the Tropang Giga’s young guns led by RR Pogoy and Ray Parks Jr. while reuniting with the team’s old guards like Jayson Castro......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

AC Bonifacio hahataw sa US teen series na ‘Riverdale’ season 5

BONGGA ang pasok ng taong 2021 para sa Kapamilya young actress-dancer na si AC Bonifacio. Magiging bahagi lang naman ang talentadong dalagita ng bagong season ng sikat na American teen series na “Riverdale.” Mismong si AC ang nag-post sa kanyang Instagram account ng video teaser ng isang eksena niya sa “Riverdale” season 5. Dito makikita […] The post AC Bonifacio hahataw sa US teen series na ‘Riverdale’ season 5 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed. “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else,” the statement said. “However, for us, his greatest legacy remains as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. More than a coach, he was our foundation. More than a legend, he was the voice in our ear everyday.” One of the most celebrated and polarizing figures in his sport, Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it in his unique style into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by center Patrick Ewing in 1984. Georgetown reached two other title games with Thompson in charge and Ewing patrolling the paint, losing to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina team in 1982 and to Villanova in 1985. At 6-foot-10, with an ever-present white towel slung over his shoulder, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999. One of his sons, John Thompson III, was hired as Georgetown’s coach in 2004. When the son was fired in 2017, the elder Thompson -- known affectionately as “Big John” or “Pops” to many -- was at the news conference announcing Ewing as the successor. Along the way, Thompson said what he thought, shielded his players from the media and took positions that weren’t always popular. He never shied away from sensitive topics -- particularly the role of race in both sports and society -- and he once famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCAA rule because he felt it hurt minority athletes. “I’ll probably be remembered for all the things that kept me out of the Hall of Fame, ironically, more than for the things that got me into it,” Thompson said on the day he was elected to the Hall in 1999. Thompson became coach of the Hoyas in 1972 and began remaking a team that was 3-23 the previous season. Over the next 27 years, he led Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournaments (1979-92), 24 consecutive postseason appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT), three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985) and won six Big East tournament championships. Employing a physical, defense-focused approach that frequently relied on a dominant center -- Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were among his other pupils -- Thompson compiled a 596-239 record (.715 winning percentage). He had 26 players drafted by the NBA. One of his honors -- his selection as coach of the U.S. team for the 1988 Olympics -- had a sour ending when the Americans had to settle for the bronze medal. It was a result so disappointing that Thompson put himself on a sort of self-imposed leave at Georgetown for a while, coaching practices and games but leaving many other duties to his assistants. Off the court, Thompson was both a role model and a lightning rod. A stickler for academics, he kept a deflated basketball on his desk, a reminder to his players that a degree was a necessity because a career in basketball relied on a tenuous “nine pounds of air.” The school boasted that 76 of 78 players who played four seasons under Thompson received their degrees. He was a Black coach who recruited mostly Black players to a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington, and Thompson never hesitated to speak out on behalf of his players. One of the most dramatic moments in Georgetown history came on Jan. 14, 1989, when he walked off the court to a standing ovation before the tipoff of a home game against Boston College, demonstrating in a most public way his displeasure against NCAA Proposition 42. The rule denied athletic scholarships to freshmen who didn’t meet certain requirements, and Thompson said it was biased against underprivileged students. Opposition from Thompson, and others, led the NCAA to modify the rule. Thompson’s most daring move came that same year, when he summoned notorious drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III for a meeting in the coach’s office. Thompson warned Edmond to stop associating with Hoyas players and to leave them alone, using his respect in the Black community to become one of the few people to stare down Edmond and not face a reprisal. Though aware of his influence, Thompson did not take pride in becoming the first Black coach to take a team to the Final Four, and he let a room full of reporters know it when asked his feelings on the subject at a news conference in 1982. “I resent the hell out of that question if it implies I am the first Black coach competent enough to take a team to the Final Four,” Thompson said. “Other Blacks have been denied the right in this country; coaches who have the ability. I don’t take any pride in being the first Black coach in the Final Four. I find the question extremely offensive.” Born Sept. 2, 1941, John R. Thompson Jr. grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was always working — on a farm in Maryland and later as a laborer in the city — and could neither read nor write. “I never in my life saw my father’s hands clean,” Thompson told The Associated Press in 2007. “Never. He’d come home and scrub his hands with this ugly brown soap that looked like tar. I thought that was the color of his hands. When I was still coaching, kids would show up late for practice and I’d (say) ... ‘My father got up every morning of his life at 5 a.m. to go to work. Without an alarm.‘” Thompson’s parents emphasized education, but he struggled in part of because of poor eyesight and labored in Catholic grammar school. He was moved to a segregated public school, had a growth spurt and became good enough at basketball to get into John Carroll, a Catholic high school, where he led the team to 55 consecutive victories and two city titles. He went to Providence College as one of the most touted basketball prospects in the country and led the Friars to the first NCAA bid in school history. He graduated in 1964 and played two seasons with Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, earning a pair of championship rings as a sparingly used backup to Bill Russell. Thompson returned to Washington, got his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of the District of Columbia and went 122-28 over six seasons at St. Anthony’s before accepting the job at Georgetown, an elite school that had relatively few Black students. Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Thompson sheltered his players with closed practices, tightly controlled media access and a prohibition on interviews with freshmen in their first semester -- a restriction that still stands for Georgetown’s basketball team. Combined with Thompson’s flashes of emotion and his players’ rough-and-tumble style of play, it wasn’t long before the words “Hoya Paranoia” came to epitomize the new era of basketball on the Hilltop campus. Georgetown lost the 1982 NCAA championship game when Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to North Carolina’s James Worthy in the game’s final seconds. Two years later, Ewing led an 84-75 win over Houston in the title game. The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Success allowed Thompson to rake in money through endorsements, but he ran afoul of his Georgetown bosses when he applied for a gambling license for a business venture in Nevada in 1995. Thompson, who liked playing the slot machines in Las Vegas, reluctantly dropped the application after the university president objected. Centers Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo turned Georgetown into “Big Man U” under Thompson, although his last superstar was guard Allen Iverson, who in 1996 also became the first player under Thompson to leave school early for the NBA draft. “Thanks for Saving My Life Coach,” Iverson wrote at the start of an Instagram post Monday with photos of the pair. The Hoyas teams in the 1990s never came close to matching the achievements of the 1980s, and Thompson’s era came to a surprising and sudden end when he resigned in the middle of the 1998-99 season, citing distractions from a pending divorce. Thompson didn’t fade from the limelight. He became a sports radio talk show host and a TV and radio game analyst, joining the very profession he had frustrated so often as a coach. He loosened up, allowing the public to see his lighter side, but he remained pointed and combative when a topic mattered to him. A torch was passed in 2004, when John Thompson III became Georgetown’s coach. The younger Thompson, with “Pops” often watching from the stands or sitting in the back of the room for news conferences, returned the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. Another son, Ronny Thompson, was head coach for one season at Ball State and is now a TV analyst. ___ Joseph White, a former AP sports writer in Washington who died in 2019, prepared this obituary. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Tanong ng fans: Nanganak na nga ba si Janella?

NANGANAK na nga ba ang Kapamilya young actress na si Janella Salvador? Yan ang tanong ng mga fans at netizens matapos mag-post ang kanyang boyfriend na si Markus Paterson sa Instagram ng litrato ng isang bagong panganak na sanggol. Bukod dito, isa pang photo ng babae na nakahiga sa hospital bed at tila natutulog ang […] The post Tanong ng fans: Nanganak na nga ba si Janella? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

A new girl to watch out for

Her birth name is April Rose Dizon Matienzo, but ABS-CBN top gun Charo Santos-Concio has given her another name, which turned out to be the young talent’s golden ticket to local Tinseltown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Enrique nagluluksa sa pagpanaw ng abuelita: She’s a legend, a rockstar

NAGLULUKSA ngayon ang Kapamilya actor na si Enrique Gil at ang buong pamilya sa pagpanaw ng kanyang “abuela”. Ibinahagi ng binata ang malungkot na balita sa pamamagitan ng kanyang Instagram account kaninang madaling araw. Ipinost ng young actor sa IG ang ilan sa kanilang family photo kung saan kasama pa nila ang yumaong lola na […] The post Enrique nagluluksa sa pagpanaw ng abuelita: She’s a legend, a rockstar appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Heaven Peralejo umalma sa P100K ‘ayuda’ mula sa pamilya Pacquiao: Wala akong hinihingan ng pera

  PINALAGAN ng young actress na si  Heaven Peralejo ang tsismis na nanghingi siya ng “ayuda” mula sa pamilya ng kanyang ex-boyfriend na si Jimuel Pacquiao. Nagdesisyon nang magsalita ang dalaga tungkol dito dahil na rin sa kaliwa’t kanang pamba-bash sa kanya ng mga netizens. Nagsimula ito sa Instagram post ng entertainment columnist at talent […] The post Heaven Peralejo umalma sa P100K ‘ayuda’ mula sa pamilya Pacquiao: Wala akong hinihingan ng pera appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

NU s Clarin shares Mamba mentality to young female ballers

Clarin, a UAAP champion, shared a personal message to Gracie Reyes, 14, and Alyssa Talao, 20, on her Instagram account, to inspire them to continue to be better every day in everything they do, down to the last detail – true to Bryant's work ethic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

LOOK: Anonuevo, Tolentino train with Pelicans Hayes

US training is underway for FEU's Cholo Anonuevo and and Fil-Am big man Sage Tolentino. East-West Private shared a photo of the two getting private runs with Jaxson Hayes.         View this post on Instagram                   Thank you @sideshowjax_ for mentoring these young men! Payton you always know how to host a great run. And @akunk05 you always bring it! #blessed #giveback #sideshowjax #nba #letsgo #griffinboys #ewp A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:17pm PDT Hayes, the no. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, recently wrapped up his rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Anonuevo, FEU-Diliman's 6'4" forward went to the US back in July for training after signing with EWP. Meanwhile, Tolentino is a legit 7-foot teen that played high school ball in Hawaii. The Fil-Am prospect recently received an offer to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Anonuevo and Tolentino also both received offers to play for Tennessee State.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Taiwan grandparents become Instagram stars modeling abandoned clothes

Taiwan’s trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers — they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation by modeling abandoned clothes. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral (AFP Photo/HSU Tsun-hsu) Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral. They have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. The couple have run a laundry for decades in a small town near the central city of Taichung. Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom. “My grandpa and grandma were staring blankly at the streets because business wasn’t good,” he told AFP. “I wanted to find something new they could enjoy doing.” The pair were naturals in front of the camera. “Modelling these clothes makes me feel 30 years younger,” beamed Chang, when AFP paid a visit to the store earlier this week.  “Many people are telling me ‘You are famous now and you look younger’.” Hsu felt so, too. “I am old in age but my heart is not ageing,” she said. “I like to put on pretty clothes and go out to have some fun.” Worldwide fame It was while modelling other people’s garments, Hsu came to remember that she also had many forgotten outfits in her closet which she has since rediscovered. “I even found some clothes I bought 30 years ago and I can still wear them. It’s a happy surprise,” she said. The couple’s Instagram account — @wantshowasyoung — is managed by grandson Reef.  Chang currently only uses the Line messaging app to make free phone calls but Reef says his grandfather is keen to learn how to make the perfect Instagram post. The account first started going viral abroad and around 400,000 new fans have started following in the past week alone after major international media picked up on their success. Reef said he translates and reads out fan mail pouring in from all over the world. “We’re very moved by the messages,” he told AFP, “Many people are saying that ‘Wantshowasyoung’ is the first happy news they’ve seen in this dark year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic and problems in many countries,” he added. The couple’s worldwide fame has also prompted a few forgetful customers to pick up old clothes, while some local fans have started visiting their sleepy town to see the store. The shop is named “Wan Sho” — a combination of the middle character of their Chinese names. Re-use clothes The couple tied the knot in an arranged marriage six decades ago, a practice then common in Taiwan. Chang said he had thought about retiring but decided to stay on as long as he can as the laundry business has become less labour-intensive thanks to machines.  “Elderly people should keep moving and remain active or we will age faster… When I am working and being kept busy, I don’t have time to worry,” he said. Chang says he has lost count of how many garments have gone uncollected in his shop over the decades but he thinks there are at least 400 items at the moment. Many more have been donated to charities and impoverished families over the years. The couple hope to use their new social media clout to promote the concept of “environmental fashion”.  “Instead of following ‘fast fashion’ and keep buying new clothes, we hope people can see that old and second-hand clothes can be fashionable if you arrange and combine them in new ways,” said Reef Chang.  “This would cause less damage to the earth and the environment.” .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020