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“Avengers: Endgame” gave us a proper swan song to 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. One of the highlights in the movie was noticing familiar cameos. And that includes Harley Keener.

Who is Harley Keener? Well before we proceed, consider this your final warning as the following post contains heavy spoilers from the blockbuster film.

Many were left scratching their heads wondering who’s the mysterious kid that showed up at Tony Stark aka Iron Man’s funeral. It’s none other Harley Keener, who may be unrecognizable now that he’s a young adult.

Played by Ty Simpkins, we first saw Harley as a boy in “Iron Man 3”. In case you can’t remember, he helped Tony rebuild his Mark suit after Iron Man after the superhero was left stranded in Tennessee. After the battle in New York, the billionaire inventor not only gave the kid some advice on handling school bullies but also left a whole bunch of goodies in his garage.

Ty was only 11 when “Iron Man 3” came out in 2013. He’s now 17. “(It) was cool. He stayed in characters the whole time, but he was really nice, and he made it easy to work with him,” he previously talked about his experience on set with Robert Downey Jr.

In speaking with Entertainment Weekly, directors Anthony and Joe Russo explained why Harley appeared at the memorial service. “Clearly Tony had an effect on him,” Joe Russo said. We have a feeling that this isn’t the last time we’ve seen Harley. As in the case of Marvel, there are usually no coincidences.

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In the midst of the Avengers: Endgame fever sweeping the region hard, we are bound to see unique versions of the superheroes popping up throughout Asia. From cosplays to Avengers-inspired food, our creativity knows no limits.

A cat in Vietnam with his Avengers costumes takes the cake when it comes to dressing up as our favorite comic superheroes. The feline fashionista, Cho, proves to everyone that only a cat can cosplay better than anyone else.

Here are some of our favourite outfits.

Cho as LOKITTY

Cho as CAPTAIN AMEOWRICA


Cho as THOR THE GOD OF THUNPURR

Cho as IRONMEW

Cho as CATHANOS

Be sure to follow Cho’s Instagram for more cosplay looks!


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Filming violence and posting it on social media has long been an in thing with Malaysians these days.

From school children to restaurant owners, Malaysians seem to possess an inner gangster waiting to come out at the slightest of provocations.

This seemed to be the case when a group of men thought that it’d be fair for them to gang up on a one-legged man, in their effort to get even.

The video shared by a netizen on Twitter featured a group of men beating a handicapped man for allegedly hitting an elderly man and attempting to slash the said man with a parang.

But no matter the situation, justice should not be served by anyone other than the authorities.

Those tweeting about the incident mentioned how unfair the situation had become.

One tweet writes, “My heart breaks. Nothing can justify beating and kicking a person who has only one leg.”

“Why are people just so cruel?”

The incident which took place in Kelantan (based on the accent), is just one example of how one should never resort to violence no matter what the cause.

Horrified netizens slammed those involved in the incident.

“Wow, beating a handicapped man senseless. These people are idiots.”

“He does not deserve to be beaten up whatever the reason. He is not even able to stand on one leg for god’s sake.”

We sincerely hope that those who are involved in the incident are brought in for further investigation by the authorities.

Incidents like this should not be the norm.

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A three-year-old girl has been hailed “an absolute hero” after she kept her two-month-old baby brother alive for days following their parents’ murder-suicide.

The two children were reportedly trapped in a home, in the Chatsworth neighbourhood of Los Angeles, for more than three days after their father shot and killed their mother before taking his own life.

Police believe the shooting took place on Thursday 18 April around 6am, according to Los Angeles Daily News.

The newspaper said the children were rescued on Easter Sunday after their concerned grandfather rang police.

He was said to have been aware his 46-year-old son, David Parsa, had mental health issues such as depression and stress.

The mother has been named as Mihoko Koike Parsa, 38.

The children were said to have been found dehydrated and hungry but fully-clothed, with the girl possibly dressed for school and the boy inside his cot.

They were both unharmed and were treated at a local hospital, with no indication they had witnessed the shooting, the newspaper quoted police as saying.

But neighbours who helped rescue the children, who are now in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services, said the girl remembered hearing a loud noise and her mother crying.

“Our little angel was able to keep herself and her brother alive,” said Los Angeles police captain Maureen Ryan, as reported by Fox 5.

“The baby is a miracle baby, and the little girl is a hero. She’s an absolute hero.”

The girl is described as bright by her pre-school teachers and is said to love to sing and dance.

Locals have raised $2,000 (RM8,226) in donations for the children, along with baby supplies.

Police have reportedly been in touch with the mother’s family in Japan.

Skynews

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The biggest forbidden when it comes to the latest Marvel movie, Avengers: Endgame is revealing the spoilers to the people who have not watched it!

Marvel fans have been pleading everyone not to spoil the latest movie, but it seems like one Hong Kong man didn’t care.

On the day the movie was released, many fans queued in front of the cinema waiting for their first-hand Endgame experience. It’s reported that a man in a white shirt exited the cinema and started revealing the spoilers LOUDLY at the entrance. OMG, other people were there just for this movie!

According to TVBS News, a few cinema goers were enraged as this man uncovered key spoilers, so they attacked him and beat him up to the point where his face was covered in blood!

Netizens commented that he “got what he deserved”, and they also “felt great seeing this”. Some people also speculated the credibility of this circulating photo, but several Netizens claimed that they were at a cinema in Causeway Bay, and they did hear someone revealing the spoilers at the entrance.

It’s not the best idea to beat people up to avenge the fans who have yet to watch this movie, but is there anything else that they can do to stop people from spreading spoilers?

We understand that it’s difficult to contain the excitement after watching Avengers: Endgame, and it’s absolutely fine to discuss this movie with your friends who have watched it, but please consider other people and let them enjoy their experience!

What are your thoughts about this incident? Let us know in the comments! Remember, no spoilers guys!

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The Raya celebrations is less than 2 months away and preparations are already underway. To ensure everything goes smoothly, why not “Raya with Shopee”?

From 25th April till 6th June 2019, Shopee is offering exciting deals and discounts to enhance customers’ Aidilfitri shopping experience. That way, you can start stocking up provisions, home appliances, and shop for the latest baju Raya.

With discounts up to 80% from the 600 brands on Shopee Mall and 450,000 sellers, here are 5 major highlights in conjunction with the “Raya with Shopee” campaign:

  • 200% cashback daily with upsized Cashback Day every Monday where vouchers will be released at a certain time to enable refunds.
  • Shocking Sale daily with deals from as low as RM1, and increased frequency of eight times on Wednesdays.
  • Goyang Shopee rewards users with Shopee Coins, vouchers and gifts worth up to RM5 million.
  • Shopee Live on weekdays, at 8:30pm and 9:30pm, featuring favourite local influencers and celebrities.
  • Shopee Quiz takes place on weekdays at 12pm; test your knowledge by answering eight trivia questions.

Iftar will also be more convenient during the fasting month:

  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Up to 47% off on beverages during weekday Shocking Sale. Valid from 16th May 2019 onwards; vouchers are only applicable to outlets within the Klang Valley except Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Kenny Rogers Roasters: Up to 40% discount on Family Value Set meals from 6th May 2019 onwards.
  • Buffet Deals: 30% off at Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, 20% discount at The Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur and RM20 off at Royale Chulan Seremban.


You can plan your online shopping based on the chart above. Do note that the more important sales will take place between 6th – 8th May and 21st – 24th May.

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After Taiwan’s famous bubble tea Xing Fu Tang (幸福堂) made its debut in SS15, Subang Jaya, there’s never been a day when the shop is not full. There’s always a super long queue in front of the store.

Due to high demand, Xing Fu Tang is opening a 2nd outlet in the Klang Valley area so that it is easier for people around Kuala Lumpur to get the drinks, and that location is Sri Petaling!

The famous bubble tea branch has its soft opening yesterday (27th April) and today (28th April). In conjunction with the opening of its 2nd store, Xing Fu Tang is offering a 50% off for every 2nd cup of purchase.

Xing Fu Tang opened its first store in Taiwan on January 2018, but in just a year, the bubble milk tea company has already opened more than 60 stores across the globe.

The brand is most known for its flagship and bestseller, the stir-fried Brown Sugar Boba Milk, a combination of fragrant brown sugar accompanied with fresh milk and super chewy boba.

So what are you waiting for? Get a cup or two now!

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Avengers: Endgame surpassed all expectations and has gone on to break box office records and become the highest-grossing box office opening of all time.

Disney announced that the film had taken home $1.209 billion(RM4.96 billion) worldwide in its opening weekend, breaking the opening-day record of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War which took home $640.5 million(RM2.6 billion).

If that’s not enough, Box Office Mojo has stated the film took $1.015(RM4.19 billion) billion at the global box office in its opening weekend, meaning it is definitely the first film to join the billion-dollar club in its opening weekend.

This is the eighth Marvel Studios film to join that special group of films.

The following records were also taken home by the Mickey Mouse studio, which also owns huge properties such as the Star Wars franchise and its Pixar animation films.

Disney’s statement today claimed the film took home $350 million(RM1.4 billion) in domestic gross over Avengers: Infinity War at $257.6 million
(RM1.06 billion) , with International gross at $859 million
(RM3.5 billion) , beating The Fate of the Furious, which earned $443.1 million(RM1.83 billion) in non-U.S. ticket sales.

The film also made a domestic  US single-day gross of $156.7 million (RM644 million) on Friday, while in China it made $107.8 million on its opening day, along with $330.5 million(RM1.36 billion) in its opening weekend there.

Endgame also has the biggest IMAX global debut ever at $91.5 million(RM378 million).

Mirror.co.uk

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Video footage of a Shanghai doctor being handcuffed and taken for questioning by police after a dispute with a patient has reignited a debate about the often fiery relationship between medical professionals and the public in China.

In the film, Zhao Xiaojing, a 48-year-old thoracic surgeon at Renji Hospital, can be seen tussling with officers before being wrestled to the ground, cuffed and taken away for questioning.

The incident happened on Wednesday after the husband of one of Zhao’s patients apparently tried to jump the queue on behalf of his wife and entered the doctor’s treatment room. When Zhao refused to see him and asked the man to leave the situation turned ugly and the pair ended up fighting.

The police said in a statement issued on Friday that Zhao’s patient was a 52-year-old woman called Chen and her husband was a 60-year-old surnamed Han. Han was reported to have broken a rib in the scuffle, while Zhao suffered bruises to his arms and neck.


The 48-year-old doctor suffered bruises to his arms and neck in the scuffle. Photo: Weibo

In the video, several other patients are heard criticising the police’s strong-arm tactics and complaining about how they had travelled from outside the city to see Zhao and would be unable to if he were taken away.

The doctor was taken to the nearby Tangqiao police station for questioning but released 15 minutes later so he could return to work. He later went back to the station to give a statement, news portal Thepaper.cn reported.

Police defended their use of force, saying that after being called to the hospital Zhao refused to go with them for questioning on the grounds he had patients to see.

They said they allowed him 20 minutes to arrange a replacement doctor but when he still refused to co-operate after that time they resorted to the use of handcuffs, which was in line with procedure.

The incident sparked debate online and in the press, with groups on both sides expressing their views.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Chinese Medical Doctor Association said doctor-patient conflicts should not be treated like other civil disputes.

“White gowns and blue police uniforms are both the signs of trusted professions. They should support and co-operate with each other,” it said.

“Respecting health care workers should not be just a slogan but demonstrated in law enforcement actions. Police should be discreet in their use of handcuffs on medical staff out of respect.”

The incident sparked a heated debate online and in the press. Photo: Weibo

Huang Bo, director of Tangqiao police station, was quoted in the online news report as saying the use of handcuffs was legal, but “not quite reasonable”.

“How to balance law and reason, stubborn and flexible, is what we must reflect on and improve in our work,” he said.

Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily said on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, that both sides in the dispute had room to improve.

“If the patient had an awareness of obeying rules, the doctor understood law enforcement procedures, and officers sympathised with the doctor’s hard work, the result wouldn’t have been like this.”

Doctors, unsurprisingly, voiced their support for their colleague.

“Why did the police handcuff the doctor? This is ridiculous!” wrote a surgeon on Dxy.cn, China’s top medical website.

“If every patient doesn’t queue up, won’t it be a mess? What’s wrong with this doctor trying to maintain order in his workplace? I feel we, as doctors, almost don’t have any basic rights.”

Another wrote: “The group most hurt by this incident is the doctors, then the police officers and lastly the patients. I think it’s necessary to punish this couple and make their names public.”

Not everyone agreed. On news portal 163.com a person wrote: “However good a doctor you are, you can’t turn a blind eye to the law.”

“Everybody, including doctors, is equal in front of the laws. I support the police,” said someone on WeChat, China’s top messaging app.

-AsiaOne

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Durian lovers, rejoice.

The durian season is expected to begin as early as next month. Durians from Malaysia are already trickling into Singapore, though the best ones are yet to arrive.

Durian sellers The New Paper spoke to predict the season will be in full swing only sometime in June.

Mr Ooi Meng Lee, 57, owner of 211 House of Durian, said: “The peak of the durian season this year will be in June. That is when the quality of the durians will be the best.”

Echoing this assessment, the owner of Durian Culture, who wanted to be known only as Ms Lim, said the season is divided into three phases.

The first, the early harvest phase, is expected over much of the next two months.

Phase two may begin around mid-June and go on till August.

Ms Lim, 40, added: “I would recommend that durian lovers buy from mid-June to August. The supply of durians is greater, which means consumers get to choose better quality.”

After that comes phase three. Although durians will still be harvested, Ms Lim said they are likely to have been on the trees for a long time. The quality may no longer be so good.

Prices are naturally expected to fall with the increase in supply.

As for the types of the fruit entering the country, Mr Goh Kwee Leng, 67, owner of Durian Empire by 717, said Singaporeans can expect to see a huge variety from Malaysia next month, including Mao Shan Wang, D13, D24 and XO durians.

He told TNP: “Mao Shan Wang durians usually fall from the trees first, whereas D24 ones drop slightly later.

AsiaOne

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