Category: Manila

June Millington: Buddhist, Rockstar, and Pioneer

When June Millington and her sister, Jean, first began singing and performing music in their early teens, they never thought they would one day become part of one of the leading all-female rock bands of the very masculine 1970s music scene, let alone the the first all-female rock band to release an album with a major American record label. “It was like being in our own club,” Millington, now 73,…

11 Vegan Mexican Candies and Treats You Need to Try 

Across the United States, candy is often synonymous with “sweet.” Chewy Airheads, sweet-and-tart Smarties, and strawberry licorice twists are guaranteed to satisfy the inevitable midday sugar craving. Even accidentally vegan Sour Patch Kids promises a kick of sweetness after its signature sour flavor melts away. Despite the prevalence of sugary treats in the US, a visit to our southern neighbor quickly reveals that candy doesn’t always have to equal sweet. …

Update: My Hong Kong Transit Dilemma – Live and Let’s Fly

I left you hanging and owe you an update. No, I did not decide to chance it and instead cancelled my trip from Hong Kong to London due to my transit dilemma. But that has left me with another dilemma on my hands. When even Danny Lee of the South China Morning Post warmed me not to attempt the trip, I knew it would have been foolishness (at best) and…

Openings and Closings: Alba at Granduca, The Palm Downtown

Alba Ristorante, 1080 Uptown Park Boulevard, opens October 2 for dinner at the Hotel Granduca, in time for the hotel’s 15th anniversary celebrations. The hotel’s owner and developer, Giorgio Borlenghi, brought in designer Kara Childress to redesign the restaurant space, creating an intimate dining room and cozy champagne bar that carries out the elegant Italian design elements seen throughout the hotel itself. Those elements include a bar and doors from…

Best Rooftop Dining 2021

NW Second Avenue in Wynwood is known for its eye-popping murals, selfie-obsessed pedestrians, and all-around chaos, but some of the juiciest and most flavorful jerk chicken and oxtail in the city can be found in an inconspicuous eatery just a block north of the hustle-bustle, where a headless mannequin painted in the colors and pattern of the Jamaican flag marks the entrance. Ian Curtis, AKA Chef Slim, runs the kitchen,…

Homing’s In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let’s indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies’ goings-on, if they behave. ARTSDANCE, OPERA, THEATREAfroSolo Arts FestivalStreaming performances of ‘Black Men: Embracing Our Light,’ June 9-13, and ‘Courage Unde Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreCal Performances presents the world premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, streaming June…

Homing’s In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let’s get hopping, indoors and out. ARTSDANCE, OPERA, THEATREAfroSolo Arts FestivalStreaming performances of ‘Black Men: Embracing Our Light,’ June 9-13, and ‘Corage Unde Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreCal Performances presents the world premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, streaming thru Sept. 8. $5-$60. https://calperformances.org/ The Break-Up!…

Homing’s In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy. ARTSDANCE, OPERA, THEATREAfroSolo Arts FestivalStreaming performances of ‘Courage Under Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreCal Performances presents the world premiere of…

Arts Etc. – July 7, 2021 | International Examiner

Design by Kanami Yamashita Visual Arts Ruangrupa, an Indonesian artist collective will be curating the 15th edition of Documenta in 2022. This is a once-every-five-years exhibition of global art held in Kassel, Germany. Ruangrupa has invited other arts cooperatives sixth social objectives to take part in this exhibition  which should make for some interesting results. The collective told the New York Times “Our understanding of art is very fluid. We…

Cathay Pacific A321neo brings many firsts to market – PaxEx.Aero

Cathay Pacific A321neo brings many firsts to market – PaxEx.Aero We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. Manage consent…

Waiting for Godot or is it Blinken?

OKAY, Blinken is the last name of the current US Secretary of State appointed by the new occupant of the White House, President Joe Biden. In the Samuel Beckett play “Waiting for Godot,” the two main characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), were the anticipants. There has been speculation as to who Godot really is, or is he just a symbol of something religious, philosophical, psychological or visceral? Yet the…

Knott wants to break 23-second mark in the Olympics

MANILA, Philippines — Filipina sprint queen Kristina Knott wants to rewrite the country’s record books anew when she competes in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Knott, 25, qualified for the Games through the universality rule and will compete in her pet event, the 200-meters. “I’m excited to just really tailor my training and focus on the 200,” said Knott during an appearance on “Power and Play” on Saturday. Knott holds the…