Rissa Mananquil-Trillo is a leading figure in the modeling world, a beauty columnist for this newspaper, and a happily married wife and mom of three. She has also managed to build a beauty brand while pursuing an executive MBA degree. Rissa now shares what she’s learned in her journey to becoming the co-founder of local beauty brand Happy Skin in her first book published by Summit Books. Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand is part-memoir and part-business guide, writing about her failures and successes. It’s a book for anyone who wants to learn about beauty, business and life. Summit Media president Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng and Rissa. Read My Lips is divided into two parts. In the first, Rissa answers questions about entrepreneurship, helping one to start his or her own business while fully understanding both the sacrifices and fulfillment that go with this. In the second, she imparts lessons from her own life experiences that unfolded the … [Read more...] about Rissa & shine!
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We need to talk about Brandon Fiel Estrella (The Philippine Star) - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am The genre-bending premise of ‘Brightburn’ paints a damning portrait of entitlement and accountability. MANILA, Philippines — Watching Brightburn, you can’t help but try to categorize it according to different subgenres it could technically fit under. There’s superhero horror, but also alien invasion, perhaps even slasher. It’s easier, of course, to just describe it laconically according to its basic conceit: “What if Superman were evil?” Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Jackson A. Dunn in the title role, the film opens as the Breyers’ attempts at conceiving a child are interrupted when a spaceship crashes in the woods near their farm. Cut to a decade or so later, and they’ve become parents to Brandon, a bright if timid young boy, who is revealed to have been found by … [Read more...] about We need to talk about Brandon
MANILA, Philippines — Disney’s domination of global box-office continues with this week’s massive opening of Aladdin. The thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the ‘90s animated classic took in more than $100M in US box office and is expected to top majority of its international market on its first week. The success of the movie is good news not only for Disney but also for Hollywood superstar Will Smith who saw his career plateau after two decades of box-office domination in the 1990s and 2000s. The last major hit of the actor was the 2016 ensemble film Suicide Squad. “Disney magic is real,” Will told our group of journalists during the junket for the movie at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills this week. “This is my first Disney movie and there’s something that shocks the inner child within you and forces you to come alive and smile and appreciate the moment.” Will is playing the iconic Genie in Aladdin. Loosely based on … [Read more...] about Will Smith finds freedom
Black Canvas’ newest play explores the power of words (Philstar.com) - May 27, 2019 - 12:45pm MANILA, Philippines — In its newest theater piece, Black Canvas explores the power of words. Titled “Weight of Words” (WOW), it rediscovers and reflects how words transform us, how they can inspire or destroy us and how they can renew hope in this chaotic world. It also aims to rekindle our respect for words to become better speakers and listeners to each other, promoting empathy and love. WOW features a solo performance by Black Canvas’ founder Abner Delina Jr., an actor (Batibot/Gloc-9 Sirena), director and arts education advocate. His passion for devised theater brought him to the global stage for “Beautiful Trauma,” a collaboration by various Asian artists showcased at the Tokyo Festival 2018. Bringing together young artist-collaborators Mark Dalacat (Art Direction), Joyce Garcia (Video … [Read more...] about Black Canvas’ newest play explores the power of words
It’s a cruel time to be a conquistador. Every Filipino schoolboy knows by heart that Ferdinand Magellan “discovered” the Philippines. His other claim to fame was that he (or at least, his expedition) was the first to circumnavigate the world. In so doing, Magellan proved that the earth was round and not flat. This year marks the 500th anniversary of that celebrated journey, which started in 1519, culminated in the Philippines two years later and wound up in 1522 when one boat and 18 survivors limped back to Spain. A little-known book on “the greatest ocean voyage in history … a story that changed the way we look at the world and our place in it” presents the tantalizing idea, however, that it was not Ferdinand Magellan but a “Filipino” — or, more properly, a Visayan from the islands off Cebu — who was the first person to circle the globe. Thanks to Magellan’s chief chronicler Antonio Pigafetta (think social … [Read more...] about The Cebuano who beat Magellan to it