He found himself having to defend his girlfriend, Heaven Peralejo, from those saying that she's only after his family's money. But Jimuel Pacquiao is not the only one on that camp against those baseless rumors --he also has his own mother's side, Jinkee. Jinkee, wife of world champion boxer and senator Manny Pacquiao, has given her approval of Peralejo, saying mainly that she likes that the young actress is religious. "Tinanong ko siya [Jimuel] kung Christian siya [Heaven]. Kasi yung advice ko sa kanila na, 'Maghanap kayo ng Christian,' " Jinkee said. " 'Yung Christian talaga na malapit kay Lord, kasi 'yun, importante talaga 'yun sa akin. Ayun, ganu'n din naman sina Heaven," she said, adding that she and Peralejo get along well. Jinkee was with Jimuel during an event in which her son was launched as one of the endorsers of clothing brand BNY. Of the malicious comments about Peralejo, Jimuel said: "It's normal po na we can’t please everybody." … [Read more...] about News Jinkee Pacquiao approves of son Jimuel dating Heaven
A recent psychology study caught my eye because the interpretation seemed bizarre, and possibly misguided. The study involved a survey of several hundred newlywed heterosexual couples, which included a test to see if they were so-called maximizers, who can’t settle for anything but the perfect choice, or satisficers, who can, as the word implies, be satisfied with something that suffices. And lo and behold, the satisficers were pretty happy with their spouses, but the maximizers were only happy, for the time being, if they had attractive wives (as judged by the researchers) or rich husbands. The way the researchers seemed to be interpreting their result, published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, was that male maximizers should marry beautiful women, and female ones should marry rich men. Does this mean that even people who were really holding out for someone fun and intelligent should settle for rich or good-looking? Or is it assuming that money and looks are all … [Read more...] about Don’t date a perfectionist; they won’t settle for you
By Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 Vladimir Putin has just made the North Korean situation more complicated. But the Russian president may have also opened up a new pathway to sidestep the current impasse between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and America’s Donald Trump. Putin has done this by the simple action of reinserting himself into the middle of the on-again off-again Korean nuclear crisis. His first-ever meeting with Kim last week in the Russian city of Vladivostok served as a signal that Moscow expects to be a part of any negotiations involving the Korean Peninsula. Up to now, Putin has lain low and let others take the lead. Russia has supported, in theory at least, U.S.-led sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to end its nuclear missile program. At the same time, Moscow has supported Chinese efforts to try and end the conflict between Washington and Pyongyang on a step-by-step basis in which each side agrees to … [Read more...] about Will Putin help or hurt situation with North Korea?
THIS SATURDAY, May 4, will see the formal investiture of the current Chakri monarch with regal power when His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, accedes to the throne as King Rama X, succeeding his beloved father, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). The late King died on October 13, 2016 and the National Legislative Assembly acknowledged his heir’s accession the following month. “I accept the invitation in order to follow His Majesty King Bhumibol’s will and for the benefit of all Thai people,” the monarch said in reply to the invitation during his inauguration on December 1, 2016. More than seven decades have passed since the last Royal Coronation – that of King Bhumibol – on May 5, 1950. The coming ceremony is steeped in traditions that date back to the 13th century. The first coronation in the Chakri Dynasty was that of King Rama I in 1782, soon after he established the present Rattanakosin Era. His Majesty … [Read more...] about Stepping up to the CROWN
By David Olive Business Columnist Sun., April 28, 2019 The Bank of Canada (BoC), which last week left its key lending rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent, is under fire for errant forecasts, causing some to wonder about its current projections for a Canadian economic rebound in the second half of this year. GDP was expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent in Q4 2018 and by 0.8 per cent in Q1 2019. But the actual numbers came in at 0.4 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively, which got some analysts worrying about a recession. The BoC was overly optimistic about growing strength in exports and business investment, neither of which picked up as expected. “We were trying to capture something that is quite ephemeral, business sentiment, which translates into investment decisions,” Stephen Poloz, the BoC governor, said last week. The second-half rebound the BoC now forecasts is based on an expected housing-market recovery, wage gains and a revival … [Read more...] about Bank of Canada continues to prove it can adapt to changing economic conditions