Checking out creative director/designer Omar Quiambao’s website (omarquiambao.com), one could easily get a sense of his provocative yet sophisticated take on design and branding. An ad he did for Akademiks clothing brand, for example, has an image of a man at a podium with this copy: “Terrorist. Patriot. Activist. Scapegoat. Politician. Labels are for clothes, not people.” The said campaign was selected by US Ad Review Magazine in its “Best Ads of the Year” List in 2004. Photos on his Lookbook, on the other hand, pay homage to the Cordilleran culture—an Igorot woman carrying a winnowing basket with a pair of ASICS Tiger sneakers, the same sneakers hanging alongside native trinkets, and another picture features traditional tattoo implements. Fashion shoots for Commonwealth SS17 featured the streets of Manila and the jeepney and pedicab, two iconic Pinoy modes of transport. His design portfolio includes work for clients like 10 Deep, Clae footwear, … [Read more...] about Sneakers are men’s gateway to fashion, says this L.A. based Pinoy fashion retailer
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MANILA, Philippines — Even before Christmas comes, feel the joy of the season through these novelties, movies and activities for the entire family. ‘Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairytale’ Scenes from Repertory Philippines’ “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" Rediscover a beloved fairytale as Repertory Philippines’ Theater for Young Audiences brings you a unique spin on the classic story of Princess Rapunzel in “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale,” playing until January 27, 2019 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Twists and turns abound in this musical retelling of the childhood classic, including delightful new characters with their own mysterious stories, intersecting at just the right comical—and heartwarming—moments. Joy Virata directs the colorful cast in this magical world, including an evil would-be queen, a handsome prince, a determined hairstylist, a lovable dragon, and … [Read more...] about LIST: Holiday treats for kids and kids at heart
By Kyle Swenson The Washington Post Wed., April 4, 2018 After a single bullet cut down the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of a Memphis motel on April 4, 1968, long-simmering anger over civil rights ignited across America. Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and more than 100 other America cities went up like powderkegs, leaving behind dozens of dead, thousands of injured and millions of dollars in damage. But one American city — primed for violence after years of racial unrest and inequality — avoided upheaval after King’s assassination due to the quick thinking of its mayor, an often-forgotten civil rights figure in his own right. By 1968, Cleveland was still one of the top 10 largest cities in the country, but the once-mighty Great Lakes manufacturing hub was on the ropes after losing blue-collar jobs to the Sun Belt and homeowners to the suburbs. Racist housing policy had exacerbated tensions between white and Black neighbourhoods, a … [Read more...] about Cleveland mayor’s bold action saved his city from burning after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
By Jay Reeves The Associated Press Sun., Feb. 18, 2018 Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, wiped out lives and left friends and family struggling to cope after America’s latest mass shooting. Here is a look at the 17 people police say were killed in the massacre: “The energy in the room” Jamie Guttenberg’s father, Fred Guttenberg, remembers his daughter as being “the life of the party,” that person who made people laugh and was “the energy in the room.” With dark hair and a big smile, the 14-year-old loved to dance and hoped to become an occupational therapist and mom, an aunt said. Now, she is among the dead at her school. Article Continued Below “Back in … [Read more...] about Coaches. Freshmen. College-bound senior. These are just some of the Florida school shooting victims who were torn from community fabric