Jakarta. Jakarta Fashion Week, a week-long fashion event that features the most hyped fashion talents from Indonesia, opened at Senayan City shopping mall in Jakarta on Saturday (20/10). The event was chockablock with government officials, foreign dignitaries and Jakarta's fashionistas in their best get-ups. "In its eleventh year, Jakarta Fashion Week has become the most important [and] largest fashion week in the region, and a pride of Jakarta," Svida Alisjahbana, the Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) chairwoman, said in her opening remarks. "This week, we'll go on a collective journey filled with colors, trends and new directions for Indonesian and world fashion," she said. "We'll explore not only our historical roots, from songket to ikat, but also the fashion histories and styles from many other countries, including England, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Pakistan, India and France. All for the betterment of fashion," she said. Starting this year, JFW is also part of ID Creative Week, a … [Read more...] about JFW 2019 Opens in Splash of Colors and Collaborations
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It is common in Pakistan for people to not like to work hard. Perfectly healthy people prefer to get others to do their work for them. Asking for help while doing nothing on our own is customary practice for many of us healthy Pakistanis – and by our government. But what if someone is blind and paralyzed? What would your immediate perception of him be? You would definitely excuse him for leaning on others. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox But how would you feel if you knew that in a world of such slothful souls, this sightless person whose legs are paralyzed is enthusiastic about earning his own living? I am sure you’d be surprised. Yes, Mohsin Nawaz is a person who wrote his own life script. He had the courage to break down barriers and lifted himself up by sheer willpower. He reached out to the horizon of his field. Undoubtedly, he is an inspiration for all youth. He is the executive director of Willing Ways, an institution in … [Read more...] about Mohsin Nawaz: A story of courage and perseverance
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Fri., Aug. 31, 2018 The buzz is back. Can you hear it? Every year before the Toronto International Film Festival, the Toronto Star conducts an informal poll of savvy movie critics, programmers, bloggers and buffs for a feature we call “Chasing the Buzz.” This year, the 18th edition of the poll, we asked our panelists to give us a “wild card” pick in addition to their main rave. Each of our 30 panelists was asked to explain their top movie choice for TIFF 2018, but then to just shout out a second title of interest, with no explanations given. That combo produced a clear leader in Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, a ghost story about a cursed scarlet dress and the lives it corrupts, from the master of mind screws behind The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian Sound Studio. Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires and Gwendoline Christie, it produced the most buzz with a total of five votes. This is the … [Read more...] about These are the movies with the biggest buzz at TIFF 2018
MANILA, Philippines — After almost a decade since the destructive Typhoon Ondoy, two decades since the millennials started making an impact, and three decades since the first People Power Revolution (and the birth of The Philippine STAR), defining the Filipino has only become more complicated. We gathered insights from Filipinos who embody unconditional resiliency and advocate empowerment in the face of modern challenges; local globetrotters who have traveled around the world, to refine our idea on where we stand at present; multi-hyphenate individuals, whose list of accomplishments may give us an idea on how to improve ourselves; and modern Filipino heroes, to ground us through our continuous search for peace and freedom. * * * Manny Gonzalez How can Filipinos positively impact the nation and the whole world? Filipinos blame our problems and our poor economic performance on everything and everyone but themselves. But most of the symptomatic problems — drugs, corruption … [Read more...] about What have we learned so far?
The foibles and trials of relationships have always made for compelling comedic cinema. From the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin to Judd Apatow-produced films like “Knocked Up” and “The Big Sick,” the romantic comedy genre has evolved with and adapted to each generation. To find out which rom-coms have received the most critical acclaim, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for its historical ranking of the genre. The site ranked each film by a weighted adjustment of its average critic score to account for variation in the number of reviews each movie received. Here are the 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics: 27. “Obvious Child” (2014)Critic score: 90%Adjusted score: 95.757%Audience score: 72%Summary: “A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.”26. … [Read more...] about The 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics