An adventure in art where is the Filipino in it? Most of us have had an adventure in art. Perhaps, it started in grade school when we began drawing with pencil and crayon. And perhaps we also realized dearly that artists are special, because only a few can draw. I had dreams of becoming an artist when I was a kid. I did drawings that my teacher liked. I also watched the town painter, Wagas Manalad, at work in his studio near the town cockpit. I marveled at his paintings, landscapes, and portraits. His magnum opus was the backdrop for the float of the town fiesta queen. On it he lavished his skills, painting a mural with Philippine scenes and writing in the most artistic calligraphy, “Her Majesty Queen Teresa.” In Manila, in the late 1940s, when I started out in journalism, I was a frequent visitor to Angono. I was an early fan of Carlos “Botong” Francisco. I also visited Fernando Amorsolo at his apartment … [Read more...] about An adventure in art where is the Filipino in it?
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LAS VEGAS (NYTIMES) - A swarm of winged insects enveloped a pyramid: Sound familiar? An invasion of pallid-winged grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas this week, taking over the Strip and several of the city's most popular tourist spots, including the night skies above the Luxor hotel and casino. The resort, a 30-storey pyramid inspired by ancient Egypt, says that its Sky Beam, a powerful column of light issuing nightly from the peak of the pyramid, can be seen by airline pilots as far away as Los Angeles. But the beam has also become a magnet for grasshoppers, which experts say are drawn to ultraviolet light and could linger in Las Vegas for weeks. "What we would consider the white lights are the ones we would consider more attractive to them," Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, said, mentioning as an example the use of yellow light bulbs on porches. May Berenbaum, the head of the entomology department at the University of Illinois at … [Read more...] about Grasshopper invasion of Las Vegas may last weeks, experts say
Manny seals it in Las Vegas SPORTING CHANCE - Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am LAS VEGAS — It was Manny Pacquiao’s toughest fight in years because Keith Thurman not only tested his durability at 40, but also landed the most power shots on the fighting senator in over 40 fights since stats were used to track his performance. Pacquiao and Thurman gave it all they had in the ring before a sellout crowd of 14,356 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They battled from start to finish as fans were constantly up on their feet, applauding the effort of two gladiators out to settle who should rightfully sit on the WBA welterweight throne. It didn’t matter if the fans were celebrities or not. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Kawhi Leonard, Ruffa Gutierrez, Marc Nelson and Jokoy were caught up in the frenzy of the action just like everyone else. Thurman, 30, went overboard in hyping the fight, vowing … [Read more...] about Manny seals it in Las Vegas
Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao and defending WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman on Wednesday were warmly welcomed at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas a few days before their scheduled fight this weekend. Throngs of Filipinos in Las Vegas trooped to the hotel to witness the arrival of Pacquiao. Thurman arrived first and he reiterated how confident he is on winning the fight against the "Pacman." Pacquiao, on the other hand, said he is motivated going into the match after Thurman claimed he will end the Filipino slugger's career. The undefeated Thurman is putting his welterweight belt on the line against the 40-year-old Pacquiao on Sunday, Philippine time. For more sports stories, visit ABS-CBN Sports website. … [Read more...] about IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Thurman arrive in Las Vegas ahead of fight
US pop singer Joe Jonas married Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner in a surprise wedding on Wednesday night, with the couple tying the knot in front of an Elvis Presley impersonator in Las Vegas. They exchanged vows just hours after Jonas, part of the boy band Jonas Brothers, performed with his siblings at the Billboard Music Awards in the city. A representative for the English actress, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit TV series, confirmed the couple, who got engaged in 2017, had wed. US DJ Diplo shared several videos on his Instagram account of the couple, the first showing Turner, dressed in white, and Jonas arriving at the wedding venue with the caption "Gonna hit this wedding real quick". Other videos shared on his Instagram Stories section showed Jonas, 29, waiting at the end of the aisle with a Presley impersonator dressed in red in front. The 23-year-old bride is next seen walking down the aisle wearing a veil and holding a bouquet as country duo Dan + Shay perform their song … [Read more...] about Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner marry in Las Vegas