MANILA – Celebrate Father’s day this weekend as restaurants, hotels, and other establishments offer special deals and promos. These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News. BGC Bonifacio Global City’s “Wheels, Tech, and Grills” will showcase cars, gadgets, and more this June 16 and 17. Bonifacio High Street will transform into a car haven featuring the newest and hottest lineup of automobiles from renowned makers like Bentley, Mercedes Benz, and Harley Davidson, as well as rare classics from global car brands. A huge collection of gadgets, from the latest PCs and laptops to virtual or augmented reality gears and cameras, as well as video games from Sony PlayStation and other gaming devices are also available. Accessories and fancy items from Urban Traveler, Gouache Bags, and Pacaro Leather offered in “Market Meet Up” are perfect for style-conscious fathers. Make sure to attend the free live concert at 7 p.m. at the … [Read more...] about News Father’s Day 2018: A weekend celebration for Dad
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caption The Cirrus Vision Jet. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Cirrus Vision Jet is a small, single-engine, carbon fiber private jet. At $2 million, it’s the most affordable private jet in the world and costs roughly half as much as its closest rivals. The Vision has room for up to five adults. It has a range of 1,150 miles while cruising at 345 mph and 28,000 feet. For most of us, the jet ownership is something that is more fantasy than reality. After all, few have millions to burn on a private jet. However, Cirrus is trying to bring that dream closer to reality for more people with the new Vision Jet. At around $2 million, it’s the most affordable private jet on sale today. In fact, it’s roughly half the price of its closest jet-powered competitors. Cirrus Aircraft was founded as Cirrus design in the mid-1980s and is a company best known for its small … [Read more...] about I flew on the cheapest private jet in the world and it’s truly a game changer
By Melissa Scholes Young The Washington Post Fri., May 18, 2018 At book events, I’m often asked whether my debut novel, Flood, is appropriate for young readers. The story parallels Mark Twain’s exodus from our shared hometown, Hannibal, Missouri, and the characters are modern-day Tom Sawyers and Becky Thatchers — except grown up and wrestling with issues of race, class and rural identity. I suspect what my dear readers are really asking is, “Does your book have sex?” It does. It would be difficult to write a coming-of-age tale authentically without adult situations. The sex is subtle, though, implied rather than graphic. “My 10-year-old read it and loved it,” I say to these parents. “My 15-year-old found it tame.” I also tell them that allowing my children to read drafts of “Flood” prompted discussions about difficult topics, such as poverty and slavery, that we might not have addressed otherwise. But … [Read more...] about I don’t censor the books my children read. I think they’ll be stronger for it.
By Daphne Gordon Special to the Star Thu., May 3, 2018 After more than 20 years in the music business, Jully Black is known to many friends and fans as the “Queen of R&B.” But recently, she’s been feeling around for new ways to describe herself. “I tend to say ‘game changer’ or ‘history maker’,” mused the 40-year-old Juno-award winner in a recent interview. “I used to think my musical voice was what I had. But now I recognize, it’s my voice 360.” It was Black’s “game-changer” self in the spotlight in March when she appeared on the annual book battle, CBC Canada Reads. Article Continued Below Defending The Marrow Thieves, a young adult novel written by Métis author Cherie Dimaline, Black made a public commitment to being a voice for Indigenous issues in Canada. “It helped me find a new cause,” she said. “I’m excited to be part of this … [Read more...] about #Takeittothealter: Toronto artist turned activist Jully Black focuses on empowerment
By Jackie Burns Special to the Star Sat., April 7, 2018 There was no such thing as privacy for Danny Edell and his wife, Talia, while raising their six children in a cramped, one-bathroom bungalow. For the sake of their sanity, the parents of Gabriella, 17, Kayla, 15, Meira, 12, Avi, 9, Malka, 6 and Kobi, 2, decided a major addition to their three-bedroom North York home was in order. “Winters were unbearable in the old house,” says Edell, 41, owner of True Contractors. “There was never a moment of peace!” Talia, 40, recalls repeatedly saying: “I deserve an ensuite bathroom! This is ridiculous!” While the couple was desperate for more room, they also wanted an open-concept main floor that embraced their Orthodox Jewish family’s close-knit lifestyle. The religious holidays and weekly Sabbath, beginning at sundown on Fridays, are the focus of their home. Article Continued Below “There are no phones, no TV, no … [Read more...] about With a three-bedroom home and six kids, these homeowners learned how to supersize their bungalow