Philippines ‘mainly a social media market’: study

MANILA — Filipino audiences online get their news mainly from social media, setting them apart from other markets where citizens come across news directly from news websites or apps, or from portals that aggregate news from various sources. This was from a study on news trends presented on Day 1, Monday evening (PH time), of a four-day worldwide virtual conference… The post Philippines ‘mainly a social media market’: study first…

Betawi Writers and their Free eBooks

There are a healthy number of Betawi writers living in Jakarta (Indonesia). The Betawis make up about 6.8 million[2] people. They have a number of subgroups: . The Betawi primary religion is: Islam – Sunni Islam. The most popular Betawi ebooks downloads are… Reconquista Cowboy – A drug-addicted and lost modern-day Cowboy feels obliged to fight the Mexicans when they invade Texas. Quanah Parker’s Hereford Bull – Quanah Parker must…

Maria Bello could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Maria Bello play a role in iconic film of Tobit Maria Bello Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Maria Bello to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Maria Bello could play a number of roles in the iconic story about…

This Welcoming Surf Town Just North of San Diego Has Everything You Could Want in a Beach Vacation

How to Plan a Surf Trip to Oceanside, California | Travel + Leisure Skip to content Top Navigation Close this dialog window Explore Travel + Leisure Profile Menu Follow Us Close this dialog window Share & More Close this dialog window View image This Welcoming Surf Town Just North of San Diego Has Everything You Could Want in a Beach Vacation this link is to an external site that may…

L.A.’s port could have been in Santa Monica. Here’s how San Pedro won out – News Nation USA

If matters had gone differently about 125 years ago, all those monster cargo ships now backed up at anchor off San Pedro would instead be waiting offshore from the sands of Santa Monica. The Great Free Harbor battle pitted two California oligarchs and their loyalists against each other over where the federal government would choose to put its money toward L.A.’s first industrial port. It was like bearded, Victorian versions…

This Oaxacan Beach Town Is a Surfer’s Paradise — and It’s on the Rise Among Digital Nomads

This Oaxacan Beach Town Is a Surfer’s Paradise — and It’s on the Rise Among Digital Nomads | Travel + Leisure Skip to content Top Navigation Close this dialog window Explore Travel + Leisure Close this dialog window Share & More Close this dialog window View image This Oaxacan Beach Town Is a Surfer’s Paradise — and It’s on the Rise Among Digital Nomads this link is to an external…

GWAR halt LA gig to recover crowd-surfing fan’s leg from moshpit

Gwar have shared heart-warming footage from their November 21 show at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles capturing the moment a crowd-surfing fan was reunited with his temporarily detached prosthetic leg.  The fan in question, one Baron Vidar, became separated from his leg while stage-diving at the show, prompting the self-professed Scumdogs of the Universe to halt proceedings while the audience searched for the missing limb. “If anybody’s got a…

Pismo Beach was once the Clam Capital of the World. Then the clams disappeared

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Pismo Beach loved its clams. More than a century ago, farmers with horse-drawn plows would comb the sand and haul the clams off by the wagon-full. The meat was fed to the hogs. Softball-size bivalves were so abundant, they could be found rolling ashore by the dozen at high tide. Californians of a certain age may remember visiting this Central Coast town and renting specialized “clam…

It has been two years since the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) closed its doors because of the COVID-9 pandemic.  

It has been two years since the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) closed its doors because of the COVID-9 pandemic.   That time, I remember we were busy preparing for Pasinaya: The CCP Openhouse Festival. But instead of writing press releases to announce the event, I was busy writing notice of closure.   The Pasinaya was the first casualty. The resident… The post It has been two years since the Cultural…