Because she, her boyfriend James Reid and Sam are good friends (like brothers and sister), Nadine said doing a love scene with Sam felt like ‘incest’ Nadine Lustre has a good reason to be dancing. Her career (including movies without her perennial leading man, boyfriend James Reid) is going great, that’s why, Indak, the title of her new movie perfectly describes her present state of being — you know, mapapa-indak ka sa tuwa. It’s Nadine’s second “solo” movie (read: minus James), with Sam Concepcion as leading man. The first was Ulan with Carlo Aquino. “Like incest,” laughed Nadine. That’s how she said she felt doing a love scene with Sam in Indak, showing nationwide starting in Wednesday, Aug. 7. It’s because, explained Nadine, she, James and Sam are such good friends that they are like brothers and sister. Being professionals, Nadine and Sam beautifully acquitted themselves in the love scenes despite the initial … [Read more...] about Why does Nadine keep on dancing?
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HOTAN, China: The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China's restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building have been erased.While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face in the heavily policed region.Behind the lot in the city of Hotan, the slogan "Educate the people for the party" is emblazoned in red on the wall of a primary school where students must scan their faces upon entering the razor-wired gates.The mosque "was beautiful," recalled a vendor at a nearby bazaar. "There were a lot of people there."Satellite images reviewed by AFP and visual analysis non-profit Earthrise Alliance show that 36 mosques and religious sites have been torn down or had their domes and corner spires removed since 2017.In the mosques that are open, … [Read more...] about Wrecked mosques, police watch: A tense Ramadan in Xinjiang