Category Archives: Arts

San Francisco’s Westfield Mall To Redo Inverted Christmas Tree

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Photo credit: Jing Monsanto

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Like any other shopping mall elsewhere, Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco has its focal point when putting up its holiday decoration for shoppers and tourists to enjoy.

For the mall, its focal point is the preserved dome from the old Emporium Department Store.

For this year’s holiday attraction, Westfield decided to hang a giant Christmas Tree from the top of the dome.

So off went the interior designers and construction workers to build the tree in time for its unveiling this Thanksgiving weekend — the start of the holiday shopping season.

But alas, when the tree was unveiled yesterday, something was terribly wrong. They hang the tree upside down!

Embarrassed, the mall management immediately ordered the construction crew to redo the work and to make sure the tree is hung upright this time around.

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Japanese Protester Is An Avid Duterte Supporter

AD2A6A27-EB70-4930-A265-DB84D22E9668MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Although the issues raised at a recent protest rally in Mendiola were varied — from Martial Law to U.S. Imperialism — the venerable ABS-CBN focused on a Japanese national which the news network claimed was protesting against extra-judicial killings under the Duterte government.

The man was photographed mimicking a dead body and writing a chalk message in Japanese.

But lo and behold, the Japanese national is actually an avid supporter of Duterte.

What he wrote translates into “I love Tatay Digong!”

Sometimes, being multi-lingual is a plus for journalists and news photographers.  It prevents embarrassment.

Philippine Senator Trillanes Wants To Subpoena Justin Bieber To Show His New Tattoo

99AC0A83-C91E-4BB8-B3BD-EA664EA8A492.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Apparently, it was not just Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte that Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes wants to strip before the Senate.  He wants Canadian singer Justin Bieber to do the same.

”I have asked the appropriate committee of the Senate to issue a subpoena to Bieber so he could show us his new tattoo,” Trillanes told The Adobo Chronicles.

Bieber had recently  posted a photo on his social media account showing his new tattoo which all but covers his entire front upper torso.

In his request for the subpoena, Trillanes said that many Filipino youth idolize Bieber so it is important for the Senate to make sure that the singer’s new tattoo is real.