PBB Otso teens dream big for their families Online netizens have coined the acronym TBAY in referring to the third batch of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Otso’s Big Four, namely Tan, Batit, Ashley and Yen. Like what TBAY means, the latest PBB Big Four teens have demonstrated strength of character, resilience and determination in achieving their dreams. While they may be competing against each other to be the current season’s Big Winner, there is one common thing that holds them together — they all have big dreams for their families. Viewers have determined the batch winner few weeks ago just as the four exited the PBB house. But that’s not the end of their journey yet. According to business unit head Marcus Vinuya, the Big Four housemates from the four batches will be returning to the bahay ni Kuya soon. Marcus added that the batch winners will … [Read more...] about PBB Otso teens dream big for their families
The Future Forward Party seems to be facing a do-or-die situation only a few weeks after it won 80 or so MP seats in the March 24 election. The FFP’s two co-founders, party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkonokkul – despite their big dreams and gung-ho attitudes – failed to read the Constitution and related laws thoroughly. That is why their party is in deep trouble now. As the old Thai proverb goes: pla yai muk tai nai nam teun. Translation: Big fish almost always die in shallow waters. Vint Chavala … [Read more...] about This is how most big fish die
First of all, we want to improve the mass transport system in Cebu. We are also pushing for the LRT to be built, that is one thing that can help us with our traffic. Waste to energy (facility), renewable energy, those are the things we want for Cebu. We want to bring water to the mountain barangays. These are the things that require immediate action. I think we also need to go into the direction where Singapore has gone, which is water recycling. They recycle their water, wherein their waste water becomes so clean that they can drink it. Big dreams? Not really, if you ask Richard Edison Uy Yap who is running for congressman in Cebu City North District against a political veteran. “So far,” Richard admitted in an interview for Cebu Vote, the special election coverage of The Freeman, The Philippine STAR’s Cebu-based sister publication, “it has been going very well, I think, we’ve had a lot of resistance in the beginning. But I think people are now warming up … [Read more...] about What Richard Yap dreams for Cebu
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
How far would you travel for crabs slathered in black pepper and spicy sauce, an experience that requires more napkins than you have hands, and is likely to blemish your clothes? If the crowds flocking to Yummy Tummy in Queens, New York City - despite no subway access - are any indication, people are happy to go the extra mile for one of Singapore's most loved dishes. Long lines form outside the restaurant, especially on the evenings and weekends. Patrons come from all over New York and beyond, lured by the appetising smells of curry leaves, black pepper and chilli. Novelty may be one of the reasons for Yummy Tummy's popularity. Despite Singapore's reputation as a food paradise, its cuisine has not yet developed a profile in the United States. There are plenty of Southeast Asian flavours in the melting pot of New York, but Singaporean eateries are few and far between. For many years, Malaysian eateries like Kopitiam, Rasa, and the Nyonya chain were the closest thing New Yorkers had to … [Read more...] about Meet the Singaporean immigrants taking a bite out of the Big Apple