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  • Scarlet Snow Marvels at Christmas Underwater 'Surprise'

    Plus, co-parents Andi and Jake mark daughter Ellie's 6th birthday, Divine Lee shows off growing baby bump in a bikini, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • This story was updated on November 23, 3:41 p.m.

    Scarlet Snow marvels at A Wonderful Christmas Underwater 'Surprise' 

    It's really beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! When you see the world through a child's eyes, you'll understand Scarlet Snow's reaction to an underwater surprise inside SM Aura's Christmas installation. "Last night was such a pleasant surprise for us at SM Aura. They have this magical Christmas tree that has 'secrets' inside its cave. If you don’t know what I mean, go and find out yourself," Vicki Belo wrote as caption for an Instagram video of her daughter all giddy seeing Nemo, sharks, and stingrays at "Christmas Under The Sea."


    The one-of-a-kind installation is located beside the gigantic 30-foot Christmas tree, in an "underwater" cave adorned with jelly fish, corals, and mystical beings like mermaids. "I found a giant 'Under the Sea' Christmas tree at my favorite mall. It looks like our tree at home but 1 million times bigger! I'm so happy!" read the caption for Scarlet's photo outside the cave. 

    Scarlet was referring to the theme of their Christmas decor at home, where there's a mermaid with a crown that can be worn upside down, as Scarlet does in her signature style. The tree was designed by, Glitterville, the same team that did their tree last year. 

    Co-parents Andi and Jake greet daughter Ellie Eigenmann a happy 6th birthday!

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    Today marks Ellie's 6th birthday and her parents gave her a shoutout on social media. "I promise to spend my life doing the same for you. I will always be by your side as you reach for your dreams! I will support you in whoever (/whatever) you choose to become, for as long as you remember to always choose kindness no matter what!," wrote the Andi on Instagram. "Thank you for being the best best friend evahh! Keep doing you! Love ya gerl!" the single mom added. 

    Ellie's father Jake also posted a birthday greeting for her on Instagram. "Happy bday to this irresistible ray of sunshine! I love you so much so many," he captioned an Instagram video of the birthday girl.



    Over the weekend, Jake and Ellie went on a birthday getaway to fulfill the birthday girl's wish to "ride a plane and go to the beach." Their first stop was Dumaguete, then Siquijor, and then Manjuyod beach in Negros Oriental. "Adding this weekend to 'one of the best weekends of my life' list," Jake wrote. Happy birthday, Ellie!


    UPDATE: The co-parents set aside their differences and bury the hatchet of their past quarrels. Andi and Jake were both present at Ellie's school birthday party. The six-year-old had a My Little Pony-themed cake from her mom and rainbow cotton candy giveaways from of her dad.  

    Divine Lee shows off growing baby bump in a white two-piece bikini


    While vacationing at Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Sabang, Puerto Princesa, the model-host showed off her tiny baby bump as she posed in a bikini. Divine is almost at the halfway mark, entering her 5th month of pregnancy. She revealed that even with a barely-there bump, her breasts are growing bigger. "Bra size pls go back to old size. Wala po akong balak mag mature roles," Divine quipped. Her husband Blake posted a similar photo, this time a clearer shot of his wife showing her baby belly. The two announced last month that they are expecting their first child. (pep.ph)

    Philips launches MOM for Moms campaign to fight maternal deaths
    The United Nations Children's Fund reports that the Philippines is one of 68 countries that contribute to the high rate of maternal, neonatal and child deaths worldwide. To help save lives, Philips launched a new campaign, "Philips MOM for Moms," and will be bringing its telepath solution to areas where expectant moms have little access to medication and affordable hospitalization. Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) is a software solution that allows community healthcare workers to perform risk assessments, receive diagnostic assistance, and assess a pregnant woman's progress via a mobile device. 

    The app enables midwives to build a relevant health profile of pregnant women by collecting data from physical examinations and tests and local nursing clinics, or even at the soon-to-be mother’s home. Data is uploaded from the app onto the central Mobile Obstetrical Monitoring server, allowing obstetricians and gynecologists to monitor patients from hospitals or home remotely. Doctors then can review the data and determine if a pregnancy might be high risk, in which case immediate care can be provided. 


    YouTube assigns more humans to moderate kids apps for violent videos
    After videos with disturbing content kept showing up on YouTube and on its supposedly kid-friendly version YouTube Kids, the Google-owned company is finally addressing the problem. The company aims to expand its use of machine learning technology and automated tools to detect inappropriate content, and promised to add more human oversight to its content and not rely heavily on algorithms. Parents, though, are still encouraged to be vigilant in reporting and flagging inappropriate videos. Aside from that, YouTube will age-restrict content with family entertainment characters but contain mature themes or adult humor and remove ads from any video depicting family entertainment characters engaged in violent, offensive, and inappropriate behavior, even if it was done for comedic or satirical purposes. It will disable all comments on videos of minors if sexual or predatory comments are made. Even with these updated policies, the company still encourages parents and individuals to flag and report content to help its team do their job better. (mashable.com)

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