Wednesday, January 27, 2016

10:39 PM

Chan Lim: A Launch Exhibit of Over 100 Chinese Paintings On Lanterns

Chinee New Year is coming and in celebration of SM City North EDSA , they are proudly unveils over 100 hand-painted lanterns by the notable Chan Lim Family of Artist and Students, which will be light up from January 24 to February 11, 2016.

The collection of lanterns from Chan Lim Family of Artist and Students will be the first activities of the mall's Chinese New Year festivities. As we all know, lantern is one of the traditional decoration of Chinese culture and are being widely used in grand celebrations.

SM City North EDSA presents a grand collection of tghese beautiful hand-painted lanters as a wish for a bright future. During that day, we are able to meet Mr. Alex Lim which is one of the siblings and practioner of Chinese Style Painting. He teaches us the basic on how to paint a bamboo tree and the rest was so amazing.

Mr. Alex Lim draw on the spot and it may look simple and easy but I'm telling you that it's not because we tried it and it was had to paint it. Actually, it was my first ntime to use water color as my medium to draw or to paint and I find it dificult because you can't control the blotting of the color while you paint it. I usually use pencil or charcoal before. However, I believe that through practicing it, you will achieve a better paintings.

It was indeed an interesting activity and an addition to my knowledge when in comes to painting.  Anyway, the Chinese Lantern Exhibit will be at The Block Atrium, SM City North EDSA from January 24 to February 11, 2016. Also, SM City North EDSA's Chinese New Year celebration will continues with other exciting activities such as Chinese musical performances, oriental market, astrological readings and dragon dance.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2:02 PM

JR. NBA/JR.WNBA Philippines 2016 Presented By ALASKA To Encourage Youth Basketball Participation

The Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24. The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14. 

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.  

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in Baguio (Feb. 20-21), Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists.  The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

“The Jr. NBA Philippines is the league’s longest-running youth basketball program outside the United States,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “The program continues to positively impact the lives of children, parents, and coaches, and reinforces the positive values that go beyond the four corners of the court.  Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing world-class basketball instruction to more communities to further our mission of encouraging an active lifestyle among Filipino youth.”

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future,” said Alaska Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “Moreover, this year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover unique talents across the country.”

In addition to the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan. 22 in Manila, which will be led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp.

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found. 

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at  For all things NBA, visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit

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1:41 PM

Fathers And Daughters In Cinema


FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS, a Voltage Pictures presentation is a 2015 
American-Italian emotional drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino (“Pursuit of
Happiness”).Starring RUSSELL CROWE and AMANDA SEYFRIED, it is based on a 2012 script written by Brad Desch.

The story follows a father and daughter living 25 years apart in New York City. Russell Crowe will portray a famous novelist and widower struggling with mental illness as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Amanda Seyfried will portray the now-grown daughter in present-day Manhattan as she battles the aftermath of her troubled childhood.

Aaron Paul is playing Amanda Seyfried’s love interest, and the role should come 
naturally given that he played a comparable part on HBO’s “Big Love.”

Fathers And Daughters will be in the cinemas on January 27, 2016. 

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