1. Empress Schuck reveals baby bump for the first time
Apart from her new-hair selfie and her baby’s ultrasound pictures, this is the first time that Empress Schuck proudly showed off her baby bump on her Instagram account. The 22-year-old actress was three months along the way when she announced her pregnancy last April. She’s now currently six months pregnant with her partner Vino Guingona’s first child. (abs-cbnnews.com)
2. Teachers make disaster-preparedness music album For those who may not have the time to read articles or even look at infographics, there’s another way to learn and instill disaster-preparedness tactics: a group of teachers who call themselves Guro sa Sining ng Bayan came up with an album with 13 songs about how to prepare for disasters such as typhoons and the impending big earthquake. Through the melody and the lyrics, they dish out informative and easy-to-remember tips. Just put the tracks on repeat, and you’re good to go. (abs-cbnnews.com)
3. See Princess Charlotte's $200K christening gift!
The new royal princess has been given an amazing unique piece of artwork worth $200,000 featuring Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The almost seven-foot canvass —- the original billboard advert for the 1937 movie —- was privately commissioned by “someone very close to the family” and was created by artist Stephen Cawston, who specializes in reproducing original movie posters by hand. It’s probably one of the more lavish presents the two-month-old princess received on her christening. (usmagazine.com)
4. “Wreck-it Ralph” actor announces new movie Actor John C. Reilly, who voiced Wreck-it Ralph in the hit 2012 Disney movie, announced that he has signed on to work on a sequel. He was at Ireland over the weekend to attend the Galway Film Fleadh festival. In 2013, director Rich Moore once said that the film’s actors would “jump at the opportunity” to work on a “Wreck-it Ralph 2.” Co-actor Sarah Silverman also confirmed back in 2012 that there would be a sequel. However, other details about the sequel are yet to be made available to the press. (huffingtonpost.com)
5. Newborn’s first poop is good for something A baby’s first stool can be an indication that the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn. Researchers found that high levels of fatty acids ethyl esters in a newborn’s meconium (baby’s first poop) are from a mother’s high alcohol use, and this can alert the doctors that a child is at risk for cognitive problems. Project Newborn studied nearly 400 children for 20 years since their births. (sciencedaily.com)