Another round of the Jakarta Great Sale Festival will begin on Thursday, targeting millennials , with 26 shopping malls participating. Themed “Shopping Spirit”, the festival will run from May 25 until June 23, chief organizer Ellen Hidayat said. "We are specifically targeting millennials," Ellen said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday. Introduced in 1982, the festival is usually held to celebrate Jakarta’s anniversary, which falls on June 22. In 1982, the city administration held an event called Festival Pertokoan (Shopping Festival). The name was later changed to Pesta Diskon (Discount Party). In the 1990s, the city starting calling the festival the Jakarta Great Sale before changing it to Jakarta Great Sale Festival. This year's sale festival will be conducted in several malls across Jakarta. Participating shopping malls include: Kuningan City, Transmart Cilandak, Senayan City, Pejaten Village, Plaza Blok M, Kalibata City Square, Kota Kasablanka, … [Read more...] about Jakarta Great Sale 2019 to target millennials
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., May 9, 2019 “Put that down!” Dr. Ruth commands me, not for the first time and with no room for argument. I am using a tape recorder, in an interview with the legendary New York sex therapist during Toronto’s recent Hot Docs festival, where Ryan White’s doc Ask Dr. Ruth had its Canadian premiere prior to a May 17 general release. I’m not using a pen, so there’s nothing to scribble anything down with. But Dr. Ruth — full name Ruth Westheimer — couldn’t care less, as you might expect of someone who turns 91 in a few weeks. She knows what she wants the media to write about her, and if they have to cut a finger to scrawl notes in blood, then they should do it, dammit. It occurs to me that she would have made a good dominatrix, though she stands just 4-foot-7 in her coral-coloured blouse that almost matches the shade of her eyeglasses. She’s also a trained sniper, a skill … [Read more...] about Dr. Ruth talks millennial sex, robot lust, and more
Pablo A. Tariman (The Philippine Star) - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am Film review: Tayo sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon MANILA, Philippines — Heavy downpour rendered some parking areas of the UP Film Center partly flooded and it could have been evocative of the valley of tears director Nestor Abrojena tried to wrench from his audience in his latest output, Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon. The romantic drama is about couples moving on after heartbreaks but then they meet again some five years later and the polite greetings and friendly banter gradually turn into ennui and painful emotional retribution. This tableau found fairly good acting challenge in the hands of actors Nicco Manalo (as Sam), Alex Medina (as Frank), Emmanuelle Vera as Isa and Anna Luna (as Anna). At the same time, the film unfolds like a personal remembrance of things past with characters always in deep reverie as they ride the LRT train and walk along the historic buildings around … [Read more...] about Millennial heartbreak
caption Samsung revealed a TV designed for millennials that can rotate into a vertical smartphone-style screen. source Samsung/arrow by Business Insider Samsung announced a new TV designed for millennials that can rotate from a normal horizontal TV design to a vertical smartphone-style design. Samsung says the TV, called “Sero,” is designed to let people mirror their smartphone screens onto the larger screen so they can view their mobile apps and content more easily on their TV. There’s some merit to Samsung’s idea, but the Sero TV also costs $1,623, which isn’t especially millennial friendly. Samsung revealed a new TV for millennials called the “Sero” – meaning “vertical” in Korean – that can swivel from a regular widescreen TV to a smartphone-style vertical display, the company announced on Monday. Here’s what the Sero looks like when it’s in normal TV mode: source … [Read more...] about Samsung revealed a $1,600 TV for millennials that rotates to turn into a massive screen for your smartphone
By Judith Timson Life Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 I have a close friend in her late 60’s, who delivers a deadpan line at social gatherings that never fails to elicit rueful laughs: “My husband and I have decided not to have grandchildren.” If you don’t know why that’s funny –as well as poignant—then you’re not an aging baby boomer yearning for grandchildren to arrive. And deeply fearing they may never show up. And you’re certainly not their millennial offspring – like my friend’s two 30-something sons—feeling no rush to produce adorable grandchildren no matter how much their parents want them. Millennials not having kids. It might be a thing. It might not. For a variety of reasons—economic and personal-- they are waiting longer to settle down and when they do, they are not reproducing at the same rate as previous generations. But as Nora Spinks, Chief Executive Officer of the … [Read more...] about Baby boomers angst over childless millennials, but whose biological clock is really ticking?