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The Arctic and Antarctic in Ocean Park Hong Kong

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The Arctic and Antarctic in Hong Kong 
By Walter Ang
Dec. 29, 2012
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Guests visiting Ocean Park Hong Kong now have a new attraction to enjoy: Polar Adventure, whose exhibits simulate the natural environments of both the North and South Polar regions.

In other words, guests can now get to see a small slice of the Arctic and the Antarctic and the animals that live there.

Cantopop superstar Andy Lau (yes, the same Andy Lau that comedienne Eugene Domingo "demanded" a kiss from at this year's Asian Film Awards when she won the people's choice favorite actress award) graced the grand opening ceremonies led by Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with Allan Zeman, Chairman of OPHK.

Polar Adventure's North Pole Encounter section is home to a variety of arctic species, including spotted seals, Northern sea lions, Pacific walruses, snowy owls, and arctic foxes. The entire area is maintained at a cool 15°C.

Jay Españo Does Movement for 'At The Flash'

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Jay Españo Does Movement for 'At The Flash,' Runs Through Dec. 16
By Walter Ang
Dec. 6, 2012
Broadwayworld.com
http://chicago.broadwayworld.com/article/Jay-Espao-Does-Movement-for-AT-THE-FLASH-Runs-Thru-1216-20121206#ixzz2ENjIzCna

CHICAGO — Former Tanghalang Pilipino actor Jay Españo has taken assistant director and movement coordinator responsibilities in the recently opened "At the Flash," a one-actor, five-character play that condenses LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) history from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Written by Sean Chandler and David Leeper, this comedy features a closeted man in the 1960s, a black drag queen in the 1970s, a club kid in the 1980s, a budding lesbian activist in the 1990s, and a family man/entrepreneur in the 2000s as they relate their stories in the gay club The Flash.

For its world premiere, presented by Pride Films and Plays (PFP), co-playwright Leeper stars under the direction of David Zak, PFP's executive director.