• Top of the Morning: Ai Ai delas Alas, Sancho and Girlfriend Mourn Loss of Baby

    Plus, Iya Villania likens pregnancy to running a marathon, 24-hour Hello Kitty cafe opens, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  •  1. Sancho delas Alas’s girlfriend suffers miscarriage

    Actress and TV host Ai Ai delas Alas confirmed that her being a grandmother is on hold for now. Her son Sancho delas Alas and his girlfriend Shanna Retuya had lost the baby due to a blighted ovum. “Naiiyak ako,” she said to Pep.ph when she delivered the news while Shanna was undergoing an operation in a hospital in Mandaluyong City. A blighted ovum is caused by chromosome abnormalities that result in the embryo not developing properly. Last month, Ai Ai expressed her excitement to being a lola, and had even bought baby stuff. Sancho and her girlfriend were also excited to be parents. The family is in the process of healing. Ai-Ai and Shanna posted uplifting messages on their Instgram accounts. (pep.ph


    2. Iya Villania likens pregnancy to running a marathon

    The mom-to-be posted on Instagram a throwback photo from a year ago when she completed an Iron Man race. Iya Villania likened her accomplishment to her pregnancy journey now. "I can't really remember the pain I felt during the race, but I sure remember the feeling of accomplishment after! I'm guessing delivering a baby may be similar, a pain almost unbearable but then later forgettable. We'll find out in a few more months,” she wrote as caption. Iya has been busy preparing for the arrival of her and husband Drew Arellano’s baby boy. She had attended a breastfeeding seminar at the Parenting Emporium last week. (gmanetwork.com)  


    3. NBA star Steph Curry's daughter Riley steals the show again

    When Stephen Curry became the first NBA player to be unanimously voted as most valuable player (MVP), his daughter Riley stole the spotlight... again. During the press conference after the game, little Riley patrolled the perimeter, warning reporters that she had her eyes on them. She even gestured the "I am watching you" popular sign language. The adorable toddler first stole the spotlight when she joined her father in an after-game press conference last year. She waived to the press and at one point told her dad to be quiet while he was answering questions from the press. (huffingtonpost.com)


    4. Netflix releases Voltron revival trailer

    Netflix’s reboot of the '80s hit cartoon show about lion robots that form a gigantic robot to defend the earth against alien threats had released its very first official trailer. The series Voltron: Legendary Defender is produced by Dreamworks Animation and aimed to be closer to what made the original Japanese anime a success, but tailoring the themes for kids of today's generation. As shown in the trailer, the reboot is going to tackle the original story of the teens who will pilot the giant mechanical robots. This is the second attempt to revive Voltron, but the American modern version only had a one-season run. (ew.com)


    5. The world’s first 24-hour Hello Kitty cafe opens

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    Changi Airport in Singapore is the location of the world’s first-ever 24-hour Hello Kitty cafe. The girl-cat-themed cafe Hello Kitty Orchard Garden in Terminal 3 will open its doors at 11:30 a.m., Singapore local time, today. Every Hello Kitty cafe around the globe has a whimsical garden setup with orchids, Singapore’s national flower. As with all the Hello Kitty cafes, it provides a kawaii (Japanese word for cute) interiors and Helo Kitty themed-food choices. (mashable.com)

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