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19 Mar 2017 Leave a comment
Filipino fighter Eduard “Landslide” Folayang feels extra motivated in his first defense of his ONE Lightweight World Championship title next month as he and his wife have welcomed a bouncing baby girl to their family.
His spouse Genevieve gave birth to their first-born child on an early Monday morning, 13 March at the Pines City Doctor’s Hospital in Baguio City. The couple tied the knot in April 2015, with Folayang describing his wife as his lifetime coach.
Folayang named his daughter Yeshuareigns, which means “Jesus reigns.” The 33-year-old mixed martial artist is a devoted born-again Christian and is also known for the public expression of his faith.
As a first-time father, Folayang was at a loss for words when he first saw and held his newborn child.
“This is a huge blessing for our family. It felt like I won another world title in mixed martial arts. I am so happy. This is one of the most momentous moments in my life. I hope and pray that I can be a good role model to my daughter. I will be the best father that I can be,” he said.
With over a month to go before he steps inside the ONE Championship again, Folayang stressed that his daughter will be his driving force to win.
“I can truly say that I am super motivated for my upcoming fight in April. My newborn daughter gives me the much-needed inspiration with the challenge that is ahead of me,” he stated.
Folayang will defend his ONE Lightweight World Championship belt against Malaysian-Kiwi sensation Ev “E.T.” Ting in the main event of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 21 April.
“I know how exceptional Ev Ting’s talent is. I am in a tough preparation for my first title defense. My main advantage over him is my experience as a fighter, especially in the lightweight division. We all know that Ev Ting came from the featherweight division, so I’m more used to fighting in this division,” Folayang said about his marquee match-up with Ting.
Knowing that Ting is driven to make history as the first Malaysian combatant to win a world title in MMA, Folayang vows to do everything in his power to make sure that he keeps the coveted lightweight strap around his waist.
“Ev Ting is an amazing competitor and has obviously earned the opportunity to challenge for the title. He is the complete package, with good striking and a really good ground game. I need to be at my absolute best to make sure I can defend the belt successfully,” he ended.
19 Mar 2017 Leave a comment
19 March 2017 – Clark, Pampanga: COLOR MANILA, currently the most aggressive ‘concept fun-run’ organizer in the country today, just capped the weekend with another sold-out event at Clark Parade Grounds for the CM Challenge Run.
This is the fourth time that COLOR MANILA had its event at Clark, Pampanga, their last event was held just last December 2016.
Thousands of runners trooped to Clark as early as 4 a.m. Some of them came all the way from overseas, while a good number came from different parts of the country.
Runners got to enjoy the various challenges, they were also seen taking selfies at the color stations. The color festival which highlighted DJ Franco Zarate also proved to be a treat. Celebrities such as JC Parker, Ms. Global England 2015 Sophie Rankin and Antoinette Taus were also seen participating in the event.
“I’m excited to join my first COLOR MANILA run. I’ve always liked obstacle courses and I’ve seen a lot of photos of their other events. I can finally join one,” says actress Antoinette Taus.
“We are so happy that all of you guys got here, for making this another sold-out event in Pampanga. We would also like to encourge our followers to start signing up for our next big event in Manila, the CM Blacklight Run, to be held on May 27, 2017, at Filinvest City, Alabang. We are most likely expecting 12,000 participants there,” says Justine Cordero, VP of COLOR MANILA.
Sponsors for the CM Challenge Run include Clark Development Corporation, Task Us, Toby’s Sports, Runnr, Fontana, Skechers, Anytime Fitness Angeles, Pascual Yoghurt, 100 Plus, Starbucks Coffee and SM Tickets.
Up next for the CM Team is the Blacklight Run in Filinvest, Alabang this May.
For more information about CM Blacklight Run on May 27, 2017, please visit www.colormanila.com
01 Mar 2017 Leave a comment
I miss my Mom each and everyday. She’s always stuck with me thru thick and thin like what every Mom should… ♥♥♥ Heavenly Hello up there, Ma!
And here we are on the 3rd month of 2017…Hey there Mighty March! and it’s gotten already hot in the city…Signalling the entry of our Summer season here in the Philippines.
06 Feb 2017 Leave a comment
Ballet Manila Opens 2017 with a Classic Masterpiece
I personally always look forward to every shows and productions mounted by one of the country’s premiere ballet company, Ballet Manila. Most especially their year opener of a well loved classic—- DON QUIXOTE which I haven’t seen or watched in full on the ballet stage.
Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and on February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater, Don Quixote is known in the ballet world as one of the most technically challenging pieces ever created, with some of the choreography raising the already high international standards when it first premiered in 1869at the Tsar’s Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. It is especially known for its compulsory quick and strong movements, high vertical takeoffs, one arm lifts, quick fouettes, quadruple pirouettes, and Kitri’s signature move, the Plisetskaya head-kick.
Don Quixote is the closing act for Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season.Set in Spain, the story tells the tale of Don Quixote,who decides to become a knight and embark on a journey to find Lady Dulcinea, a lover that he has only made up in his head. The ballet places special focus on the love story between Kitri and Basilio, a pair he encounters during his adventures.The production combines great acrobatic feats, lively music, colorful sets and costumes, and a lot of comedic elements. Specially for this run, Ballet Manila will bring in Kremlin Ballet Theater star and principal danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, to play Basilio.
“Our 21st performance season, Revenge of the Classics, has allowed us to mark so many milestones not just for Ballet Manila, but for the country as well,” says Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila’s CEO and Artistic Director. “Therefore, we only find it fitting to close it with a true classic—one that’s opulent, captivatingly elaborate, and serves as a true testament to the strength, passion, and skills of our dancers, who are all trained in the Vaganova Academy Style of dancing.”
She continues, “Don Quixote is kind of like my signature ballet. It’s the ballet that reallybrought me to the spotlight, and Kitri is my most performed role. I’m so excited for this production because I feel like this is me handing down the role to Ballet Manila’s next generation of principal dancers.” Alternating for the role of Kitri are Katherine Barkman, Pia Dames, andDawna Mangahas, who will be partnered by Martynyuk,
Lisa adds that the public should also watch out for the ballet’s production elements. “We are revamping some elements of our staging from previous ones. We are going all out with stage designs, props, and costumes. We’re not holding back for Don Quixote. Everyone should really watch out for it.”
Don Quixote is co-presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City, and Aliw Theater. Other sponsors include ACS Manufacturing Corporation, First United Corporation, Papa John’s Pizza, Hot Star Chicken, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Microtel Wyndham Hotels, Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, City Garden Suites Malate,Island Rose, and Philcom. Official ride partner is Grab Philippines. To learn more about it, visit http://www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 8919999 or visit http://www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information.
27 Jan 2017 Leave a comment
Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year greetings to all my Chinese friends and followers! May the Year of the Fire Rooster bring us more blessings and less of the unfortunate events.
Always here for the good vibes!
21 Jan 2017 Leave a comment
In time for the Chinese New Year 2017 ushering in The Year of the Rooster, our ever favorite and legendary martial artist and natural comedian Jackie Chan has collaborated with his consistent director Stanley Tong and came up with the Sino-Indian movie, “Kung Fu Yoga”. What an exciting film title and premise right?
Although this is not the first it ever happened Jackie has previously starred opposite Bollywood actors. And now he’s back with some of India’s superstars like Malika Shewarat, Disha Patani and Sonu Sood who have very high regard and respect to Jackie’s iconic reputation.
The film follows celebrated Chinese archeology professor, Jack (played by Chan) as he searches for ancient treasures scattered all around the world.As with a Jackie Chan film, expect lots of fun and humorous moments in “Kung Fu Yoga” plus JC’s signature action and death-defying stunts and a lot of action-packed road scenes.
Reportedly spending 65 million, this film that took a year to make will take you almost around the world, I am personally excited for the scenes filmed in Iceland, Dubai, most parts of China and of course mystical India. Jackie will even sway and dance to a famous Bollywood number choreographed by Farah Khan.
Kung Fu Yoga also stars Lay Zhang and Aarif Rhaman so watch out for their action scenes and hilarious moments with Jackie. Perfect movie date bonding with family and friends. Will definitely not miss this! Big JC fan here ☺ Love you, Jackieeeeeee!!! ♥♥
Save the date, here in the Philippines, Kung Fu Yoga opens in theaters nationwide February 1st and distributed by Star Cinema.