As the credits roll for the last time, realization sets in during that special “work leave” you set aside for viewing. You’ve spent almost a decade of your life raving, ranting, and obsessing over Game of Thrones. You probably also noticed that they finally included lyrics (ominous chanting counts) to the famous theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi. There may be several prequels and spin-offs in the pipeline but it won’t be the same. As you bid farewell to the main storyline and the characters you’ve invested in (well, not too much since the series is known for killing off your faves), you may start thinking about your new raison d'être. Don’t be that guy who wasted his time putting up a petty petition demanding the showrunners to rewrite the entirety of season eight. While discourse and criticism is always welcome to truly appreciate the source material without the blinders on, don’t go full toxic out of grief. You’re … [Read more...] about 11 ways to cope after the Game of Thrones finale
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DIRECT LINE - Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am Even while she seldom appears in front of the TV cameras nowadays, life is definitely not boring for Christine “Tintin” Bersola-Babao who has her plate always full with new undertakings. Tintin is very much active in doing business with her Styled Pop-Up store at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza. She, too, joins in bazaars and organizes them herself under her own CBB Food, which distributes products to agents on a consignment basis. If you are interested to learn about running your own business, Tintin is sharing her extensive business know-how through the online financial literacy show called MoneyWise, which she co-hosts with business coach Chinkee Tan. Apart from that, she does her mother duties to Antonia and Nio without fail and, of course, spends quality time with them and husband Julius Babao. Her love for children resulted to her becoming an award-winning … [Read more...] about What’s Tintin up to?
MANILA, Philippines — There is a day in a year wherein children get to show their appreciation for their selfless and untiring love that only a mother can provide. There is really no way to match the amount of love that flows from the heart of a mother, but it is always a good idea to reciprocate by treating mom to the gifts that match her heart’s desires. For the pretty in pink mom Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine Pink, according to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, is the color of happiness, freedom and femininity, which is why it was among the most favorite colors and the “lucky color” of legendary designer Christian Dior. As such, the brand recently launched Dior Addict Stellar Shine, a new collection of 24 luminous pink hues, ranging from subtle nudes, to fiery corals, seductive reds and bold plums. The range also boasts of a new formula with micro-pearls for shine; natural beeswax for a lightweight … [Read more...] about LIST: Mother’s Day treats for ‘it’ moms
By Deborah Dundas Books Editor Mon., April 29, 2019 Toronto writer and illustrator Teva Harrison, who took her diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer public in efforts to bring attention to the disease, has died. She was 42. Her graphic novel In-Between Days gave voice to a struggle many woman share and became an inspiration to people across the country. “Shining a light on my experiences takes some of the power away from the bogeyman that is my cancer,” she wrote in the preface. “I’m taking my power back.” And the impact her story had across Canada was profound, as was the reaction after her husband, Walrus Talks founder David Leonard, posted this message on Twitter Sunday: “My inimitable wife, @robotpilot, died peacefully in her sleep last night. Her great joy was the kindness that people show, and the magic evident in the every day bits of living. She was a pure beating heart. Carry magic with you. Hold people close. The … [Read more...] about Teva Harrison, award-winning writer and cartoonist, dies at age 42
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?