If there’s one thing that moms want most when celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s spending time with the entire family. If you’re out of ideas on how to make bonding time with Mom extra special this coming May 9, let SM Supermalls give you a few fun and creative suggestions to make your date with the most important woman in your life one for the books. 1. Make it a blessed Mom’s Day. Start the day off with a special mass dedicated for mothers at participating SM malls or online through SM Supermalls’ Facebook page. It’s a great way to make Mom feel blessed and grateful for all the best things she receives in her life. 2. Enrich her career. It’s never too late for Mom to learn something new! Gift her with the special “ SuperMOMpreneurs Power Up Webinar ” presented by SM and Facebook Philippines this May 5 at 11:00AM. In celebration of International Small Business Week, the webinar, which will be released on SM Supermalls Facebook Page and #WatchSM YouTube Channel, will … [Read more...] about 8 best bonding ideas for an awesome Mother’s Day celebration
Halal business ideas
The dust has settled, the blood has been mopped up, and heads have rolled. Mortal Kombat was an undeniable success, topping the US box office and bringing in nearly 4 million viewers on its opening weekend for HBO Max’s biggest at-home success to date. Surely, a Mortal Kombat sequel beckons. Director Simon McQuoid has already teased the briefest of ideas for Mortal Kombat 2 , while writer Greg Russo said (via Collider ) that he has outlined plans for a trilogy. The creatives are ready; all that’s needed now is an official greenlight. But waiting is hard. In the interim, we’ve been brewing up some brutal and fiendish ideas of our own. Mortal Kombat may have been a hit, but it wasn’t perfect. There are plenty of areas to zero in on, refine, and reform before the next entry in the series – including some more inspiration from the games. Here are just some of things we want from a Mortal Kombat sequel, and we encourage you to share your own. A proper tournament Mortal … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat 2: What we want from a Mortal Kombat movie sequel
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
On Anzac Day, former cybermoat conjurer and secretary of the Department of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo issued a provocative missive on the beating of the drums of war . A nanosecond of thought is all that is needed to reveal the target of the missive -- China -- and as if to hammer the point home, this week saw Beijing cut off China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue talks. Then the Australian prime minister, in a revealing feat of geopolitical misspeaking, used the words "one country, two systems" when talking about Taiwan. One country, two systems is the way Beijing handles its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. This is the backdrop upon which two Vocus executives spoke this week at CommsDay Summit, with both reinforcing the company's pitch as being able to provide sovereignty to its customers. "Sovereignty is a factor which Vocus increasingly sees as a competitive advantage in a market where security is critical to success," Vocus general … [Read more...] about Vocus turning to sovereignty as its competitive advantage
Ivan Ayr’s Milestone (Hindi name: Meel Patthar), which is set to release on Netflix, has no background score. It is, therefore, full of sounds you hear on the road, on the kind of industrial-belt pathways the film is set in. The truck engine’s spectrum of sounds, drivers checking up on each other (and on the possibility of police stoppages ahead) in the middle of a hectic evening, the banter overheard at a line hotel — it is authentic in the extreme, which is just one of the movie’s many fine qualities. Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our weekly newsletter from the world of cinema, in your inbox . You can subscribe for free here Milestone, which premièred in the Orrizonti (Horizons) section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival in 2020, is the story of Ghalib (Suvinder Vicky), a truck driver going through a phase of existential despair. His wife recently died and he’s dealing with a compensation claim from her family. Plus, there’s the prospect of his bad back … [Read more...] about A trucker’s tale: director Ivan Ayr on his latest, ‘Milestone’