• Aljur on Kylie's Pregnancy: It's About Making A Choice

    Plus, Shamcey Supsup's daughter Nyke turns one, watch Scarlet Snow sing happy birthday to her mom, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Aljur Abrenica posts touching birthday message to Kylie Padilla

    Since the rumors erupted and the subsequent confirmation by Pep.ph that Kylie is three months pregnant with their first baby, the Kapuso actor has not spoken about her lady love -- until now. Aljur took to Instagram to send Kylie a touching birthday message that seems to allude to the challenges that the couple is going through right now. "Love is not all about emotions. It's about making a choice and fighting for it. The road leading to 'happily ever after' is bumpy and treacherous. Countless tests are laid along the way. Only those who choose to fight TOGETHER will live happily ever after," the quote read. A day before Kylie's 24th birthday, the two got engaged, but have yet to officially confirm the pregnancy. (pep.ph)


    Shamcey Supsup's daughter Nyke turns 1!

    The Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up and husband businessman Lloyd Lee threw their little princess a fiesta-themed birthday and dedication party at the Pinoy nostalgia-themed restaurant Pedro 'n Coi, which they own. Baby Nyke's party celebration was held at the Sta. Lucia Il Centro mall's activity center, which is across their newly-opened restaurant. Two of her ninangs, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj and Miss Universe Singapore 2011 Valerie Lim, were present. Venus posted a birthday message to Nyke on Instagram. "I pray that you would grow up to be the woman that the Lord wants you to be, and that you would always honor your Daddy and Mommy. Your ninang will always pray for you. I love you Nyke," she wrote. Valerie also posted her own message for Nyke on Instagram, saying the little girl would rule the universe someday. "This little darling already has big plans at such a young age and we will be there to support her throughout as she does God's work. Happy 1st birthday, my beautiful goddaughter!" (pep.ph)


    Scarlet Snow Belo sings "Happy birthday" to her mom!

    "I know I'm so out of tune but as long as I make my mommy happy on her birthday I'll keep at it," read the caption for the video of Scarlet Snow singing happy birthday to her mom Vicki Belo, whose birthday is today January 26. Yesterday, Vicki was one of the ten women who received the prestigious "Woman of Excellence" award by Philippine Tattler. Her partner, Hayden Kho, also posted a sweet message for her. "I know of no one else who has a heart and passion for the kind of work that you do," he wrote. "Your love for God, for our country, and for our people make you worthy to receive this award. Congratulations, Pingpong," Hayden wrote. Based on Vicki's Instagram post, she and Scarlet are currently celebrating with the kids of Chosen Children Village Foundation in Tagaytay, a home for mentally- and physically-challenged children. 

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    Look: Toaster grill for frying bacon

    What if there's an easier and healthier way to cook bacon? The Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill by Nostalgia Electronics works like a bacon toaster that cooks 6 strips of bacon at a time. Just hang the strips on the non-stick cooking plate, close the door, and turn the dial for your desired cooking time, depending on how you want your bacon. And it's healthier, too, because the excess fat and grease just collects on the slide-out tray at the bottom. Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill sells for $39.99 -- that's around P2,000, plus shipping fee -- on Amazon. (fatherly.com)


    Another conjoined twins successfully separated!

    Identical twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho, who were conjoined at the base of their spine (lower back), were successfully separated after almost 22 hours of surgery on January 17 at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York. The team of experts who attended to them included neurosurgeons, orthopedic, urological, gastrointestinal, pediatric and plastic surgeons. The twins' condition was even more complicated as Ballenie was born with a heart condition. According to their surgeon Dr. Samir Pandya, things have gone really well. It's an early birthday gift for the girls, who turn 1 on February 4. They are recovering quickly and were moved out of the pediatric intensive care unit Monday. If there are no complications, the girls could go home in a month. (today.com

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