Alden on STARSTRUCK: The Elephant In The Room

Almost everyone watched Alden on Starstruck. He explained his “kilig” tips to the contestants. And several fans did not appreciate his comments about his true feelings regarding love. The storm has brewed up all over again. With Alden on Starstruck getting stuck between a rock and a hard place, his alleged reputation as an opportunist precedes him again. It’s time to address the elephant in the room.

Alden on Starstruck
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Here’s the thing after watching Alden on Starstruck. Some people need to be reminded that the KalyeSerye featuring ALDUB is just a show. I have to remind myself of that as well. Because I can get emotional. My earliest Twitter followers can attest to that when I was watching Temptation of Wife featuring Marian Rivera. It happens. And it also happened when I saw Maine Mendoza using “hugot” lines from hit rom-coms at the ALDUB The Voice Within episode of Eat Bulaga. (The rom-coms from which the Dubsmashed lines are sourced are “Maybe This Time” and “Labs Kita Okay Ka Lang?”) Then I have to remind myself all over again that it’s just a soap. Or a noontime show segment, if you like. So to quote Ms. Lea Salonga, why all the hatred?

We have seen it all before prior to watching Alden on Starstruck last 28 September 2015. A love team that captured the hearts of the nation and establishing a rabid fanbase in months. A love team who’s real feelings towards each other are unknown to us because they are actors. And when that love team goes into an unpleasant fallout, it’s bedlam. (I am looking at you, Kim Chiu. I am starting to feel bad about Gerald Anderson’s career. Not because your team-up with Xiam LIm is not as popular as the Kimerald love team, you would resort to underhanded tactics.)

On the other hand, there’s DongYan. And this is where everyone (YES EVERYONE INCLUDING ALDUB FANS) needs to be reminded. It took so long for Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera to admit that they are officially a couple. Because there are repercussions that come with a love team crossing over to real life. You admit that you’re a couple. Naysayers would think that you just have a soap/film/upcoming project to plug. You deny that you’re a couple. And fans would press their “idols” with admitting the real score. You shut up and the tabloid writers start putting words into your mouth. Seriously, after watching Alden on Starstruck, what do you really want?

Alden on Starstruck
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This brings us back to Alden on Starstruck. GMA must have been very happy for all this buzz. Because it would mean curiosity on the next Starstruck episodes. Let’s admit it. ALDUB is one of the last lifelines left for GMA in the ratings game. So much of the activities in GMA revolve around ALDUB. Alden  was upfront about his feelings. So what? Wally Bayola would occasionally remind both Alden and Maine. “Uy! Actingan lang to uy!” (This is just acting!) Not as himself but as Lola Nidora. That even if the nation is so enamored with ALDUB, this is just an act. This is just a segment on Eat Bulaga that keeps the nation preoccupied. Just because Alden Richards was honest enough in his feelings, it merited this kind of backlash?  To paraphrase a line from the film “Heneral Luna”, our greatest enemy is ourselves.

Some ALDUB fans are starting to blame whoever is that contestant that asked Alden on Starstruck the relatively generic question. I won’t give him the fame he so badly needs by not mentioning his name. He must work hard for that himself. Whether Alden’s feelings for Maine has crossed over to love and skipped the “getting to know you” part is none of his business. (He should focus on his talents instead if ever there’s any.)

Most Starstruck contestants have a lot of work on their hands. Seeing Alden on Starstruck should help them keep note of the hard work. Alden Richards did not get to where he is right now without the hard work that this industry needs. He did not even make the Starstruck Final 12. And now he’s one of the guest coaches on Starstruck. And this is the best “Sorry. We were wrong in elimination you.” from the Starstruck system? I have written about my problems with the Starstruck system before when I wrote about Steven Silva at FilipinasInShowbiz.com. So everyone familiar with my articles with them knew how I felt about the Starstruck system.

Alden on Starstruck
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Back to the ALDUB Nation. There’s a good reason why Wally as Lola Nidora would chide about the acting part in the KalyeSerye. Because fans can be so fickle. They have a tendency to overthink about ALDUB evolving into a MaiDen (Maine and Alden) relationship. Then evolving into a TiMeng (Tisoy and Meng) relationship.

The KalyeSerye is great. Everyone is welcome to overanalyze the situation as they see fit. Look at how most fans have overanalyzed Alden on Starstruck. And everyone can get emotional. That includes the Sotto brothers. Senator Tito Sotto snapped when YayaDUB’s car crashed at the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode. Bossing Vic Sotto almost ran to Alden’s den at the ALDUB The Voice Within episode if not for Boss Joey de Leon stopping him. Almost no one is exempted from emotions running high. And the most obvious case would be the bashers and the haters. With everyone now affected, aren’t we supposed to be happy that the actors in the phenomenal KalyeSerye are successful in delivering their jobs? The task of selling an illusion?

Alden on Starstruck
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Don’t worry. I don’t see the illusion as a bad thing. There’s no business like showbusiness as seen on Alden on Starstruck. Of course everyone is worried about Maine Mendoza. She hasn’t been in showbusiness for a year. Or six months if you would base the contractual tenure of 6 months. She once wanted to be an actress herself. She is a fan. How can she be that inspired to pull off all those Dubsmash videos is she isn’t inspired to act?

Also that photo of her with Alden Richards way back when he was auditioning in Starstruck Season 1 as Richard Faulkerson Jr must have been one of the most disputed shreds of evidence today of her interest in showbusiness. She knew what she’s getting into in case the Dubsmash videos led to a mainstream showbiz career. She can handle herself. For fans, being overprotective of her has its pitfalls too. The biggest pitfall is obviously the overzealousness of certain “fans” at the expense of Alden Richards’ reputation.

I am not in the position to ascertain whether you are a true ALDUB fan or not. I am not you. You are free to interpret Alden on Starstruck as an opportunist striking again. It says more about you and less about him actually. I love ALDUB. I have managed to follow Alden’s career. And right now I can’t find a copy of his only suspense-thriller “The Road” by GMA Films. (Seriously, GMA Entertainment. When will you ever fix your marketing department? Halloween is coming and no re-release or re-showing of The Road?)

Alden on Starstruck
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But I know that Alden and Maine are part of a love team. LOVE TEAM. It’s a team that will not function without each other. Maine Mendoza is Alden’s best blessing ever received. No wonder the song “God Gave Me You” has reached a whole new meaning.As the Filipino proverb goes. “Nasa Dios ang awa. Nasa tao ang gawa.” (God provides the mercy. Man provides the action.) To paraphrase Pope Francis, God is not a magician. So instead of speculating whether Alden’s feelings for Maine are for real, why don’t we just let things go organic? Let it happen naturally to interpret Alden on Starstruck. Why don’t we just allow the love between them unfold in case it existed? That’s why most ALDUB fans are accused of not having a life outside of ALDUB. We get a little too preoccupied with the little things that we fail to see the whole picture. Why not divert that energy to more productive stuff in the name of ALDUB?

Speaking of more productive stuff after seeing Alden on Starstruck. 25.6 million tweets generated for the hashtag #ALDUBEBForLove meant more donation possibilities for Eat Bulaga’s “Plastic ni Juan” project. The KalyeSerye commentators make sure to mention the number of schoolchairs made using recycled plastic bottles before every ALDUB episode kicks off. How can we convert the 25.6 million tweets into more schoolchairs? Hopefully, Eat Bulaga would provide details on how donations can be sent over. So that even ALDUB fans that don’t join the Bayanihan portion at Juan For All All For One segment get to donate. Time to mobilize the chapters, ALDUB Nation. Coordinate with Eat Bulaga through Facebook and Twitter to get this potential contribution off the ground. Tweeting Boss Joey de Leon @AngPoetNyo would also help. He might have other ideas too. 

Analytical articles come along in between ALDUB episode recaps. Besides, seeing Alden on Starstruck got tongues wagging again after the ALDUB The Voice Within episode. So follow us on our social media accounts to read more about our thoughts. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing for feedback and suggestions. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB EB For Love: No Touch Maybe

#ALDUBEBForLove Featured image from Eat Bulaga Facebook page. The ALDUB EB For Love episode is served in parts at the Eat Bulaga episode dated 26 September 2015. This recap would focus on Alden’s visit itself. Everyone knew how packed it was and how many things occurred. The ALDUB EB For Love episode practically covered the Eat Bulaga programming. Not that we’re complaining. Some ALDUB Nation inhabitants are in fact very welcoming of that spacing.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Alden kept his word regarding the live rendition of Brian White’s “God Gave Me You”. He got emotional in the middle of singing the song. Overwhelmed by the support. Alden offered his song whole-heartedly to YayaDUB. He started addressing her either as Maine or her other pet name, Meng. YayaDUB was then shown on the other half of the monitor in the ALDUB EB For Love episode in the middle of her beauty rest. She still has the rollers securing her hair as she watched Alden’s teary-eyed version. It really showed how Alden was the emotional half of the phenomenal ALDUB couple. While YayaDUB is the wacky half of this widely-loved couple.

Later, Alden was shown preparing for his departure from Broadway Centrum. He packed his things from the “bilao” of chicharon as Lola Nidora requested (2nd of Lola Nidora’s conditions) to blessings from the rest of the Eat Bulaga cast. Senator Tito Sotto wished him well. Bossing Vic Sotto wiped off some of Alden’s sweat from his forehead with the boss’s own white hanky. Bossing Vic then gave the hanky to Alden. Boss Joey’s words of wisdom were the simplest. “Sunggaban mo.” (Grab it.) He meant that Alden better grab the opportunity. It relieved Lola Nidora at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

Alden had to change the SUV at the last minute after having some problems with Allan K’s Hummer. If not for the backup car by the parking lot, he would not get on the road. It took awhile for him to reach De Explorer mansion. The driver must have been confused with Lola Nidora’s instructions. Thankfully, Alden reached De Explorer mansion as shown in the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Donya Tinidora was prancing around the mansion again. Of course there’s a ladder. It’s a mansion after all. She wasn’t with her Cuando Cuando Cuando. After her “production number”, she called out to Donya Tidora. She’s taking too long in beautifying YayaDUB. It’s the ALDUB EB For Love episode anyway. So she took extra efforts in making YayaDUB look special for this day. Men like Alden are a dime a dozen now. The kind who’s serious enough to meet the parents right in the woman’s home. While YayaDUB’s biological origins were not discussed again. The ALDUB EB For Love episode chose to focus on the ALDUB  couple itself. (It can be a good source of ideas for future episodes then.)

Alden’s car then arrived in time for Donya Tidora coming down from YayaDUB’s dressing room. Donya Tinidora then called out to De Explorer mansion’s “mayordoma” (head chambermaid), Rihanna. (Almost everyone thought she would be an all-new character. Turns out that it was Wally Bayola’s new alter ego. That’s the genius of Wally Bayola at work again.)

Rihanna happily welcomed Alden to De Explorer mansion. She was very accommodating and warm to Alden. She spoke English with an almost nasal accent. It must have been the effect of talking to her online boyfriend, Harry. She looked a little older than the age that Lola Nidora mentioned – 35 years old. Must have been the glasses. Despite getting immediately attracted to Alden, she had enough presence of mind to remember the rest of Alden’s entourage. Rihanna showed Alden the front door before escorting the rest of his entourage to the kitchen. (The ALDUB EB For Love episode showed Rihanna as a character that the ALDUB Nation will easily like.)

ALDUB EB For Love
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Prior to knocking at the front door. Alden took off his shoes. It was an advice from fellow dabarkads Ruby Rodriguez. It was in respect to the house’s residents. He then knocked on the door. From inside, Donya Tinidora called on Alden to come in. He was then greeted on his way inside by Donya Tidora with Donya Tinidora close by. The way Donya Tidora greeted Alden at the ALDUB EB For Love episode prompted Bossing Vic to comment from Broadway Centrum. “Wag nyong harassin yung bata.” (Don’t harass the kid.)

Alden managed to keep his composure though. He paid his respects to Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora. He carried 4 bouquets. One for YayaDUB and one for each of the De Explorer triplets. The sisters then showed Alden around the mansion. They were proud of their baby photos with Lola Nidora. There was some reference as how the De Explorer triplets were related to YayaDUB. So they were blunt enough to ask Alden if he is still in the deal. (As if they admitted that YayaDUB carried some of the genes that the Kalye’s Angels possessed.) Alden said yes in the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

Lola Nidora came down from the ladder with all the noise that her sisters caused. Alden then paid his respects to her too. Then handed her the bouquet of flowers. With this, Lola Nidora has formally welcomed Alden into the mansion. She also showed Alden around. While her sisters were proud of the photo gallery by the living room. Lola Nidora was proud of the fruit trees by the garden. Yes, it includes a rambutan tree as mentioned in the ALDUB EB For Love episode. She then noticed how Donya Tidora is already at the living room. And YayaDUB has not come down yet. She then called her by her name, Divina. (It’s been several episodes since YayaDUB was called Divina.)

ALDUB EB For Love
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YayaDUB was called Divina by Lola Nidora perhaps as a reminder that this is her special day. She was too nervous to come down to the living room. She even retreated a few steps. Her expression was a mixture of exhilaration, excitement and a wacky defense mechanism to that overflowing emotion of giddyness. She is giddyness personified in the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

Alden was obviously stunned at seeing YayaDUB. The best reaction from Alden was his efforts to suppress his emotions only to see his eyes glisten. He must have failed to contain himself at seeing her again. (Don’t worry. It’s less awkward now despite the shorter distance between them.) YayaDUB’s dress is a lot cuter now. Shorter sleeves and a brighter shade of red complimented the luscious color on her lips at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

Everyone from Donya Tidora to Allan K to the crowd that gathered at Broadway Centrum. Yes, everyone was screaming in delight at the ALDUB EB For Love episode. Alden then handed over the last bouquet he held to Divina. Divina could not suppress her giddyness. At the same time she felt uber-conscious at the sight of Alden that sees her in her uber-giddy state. But being the polite woman that she is. She mustered her guts to face Alden. They had eye contact for a few seconds at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Lola Nidora has a tape measure at hand. She had to make sure that Alden and Divina would keep their word. 1 foot distance to avoid any touch between the two. Lola Nidora was preoccupied with keeping them apart when Donya Tidora pointed out that they have been talking to each other. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora were then beside themselves. Donya Tidora was screaming her lungs out. Donya Tinidora was on the floor dancing around in joy. (Well, dancing around was more like an understatement.) There were talking without any of the triplets pointing a microphone at them. So no one really knew what they talked about at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

Lola Nidora was the only unhappy camper among the people in the mansion. She’s not envious. She’s more like her usual stern self. To keep everyone in the loop, Alden and Divina then resorted to a Dubsmash exchange. The ALDUB playlist staples have become apparent at this point in the ALDUB EB For Love episode. In an environment surrounded by giddy people, Alden and Divina managed to lessen that awkward feeling.

Divina then had to sit down. She almost forgot to do that. She sat on the single sofa. Alden sat on the long sofa. The space between Alden and Divina was wide enough to accommodate the De Explorer triplets. Donya Tinidora then prodded Divina to set on the long sofa as well. Among the triplets, it was Donya Tinidora who tried to pull some strings to get the ALDUB couple close enough without violating Lola Nidora’s condition. While Donya Tidora was overwhelmed with happiness, Donya Tinidora was orchestrating schemes to get the couple as close as allowable in the ALDUB EB For Life episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Is Divina feeling the pressure right now? Seems like it. It must have been the effect of meetings that are either cut short (ALDUB Battle For A Cause), stressed out (ALDUB The Abduction) or interrupted (ALDUB Most Awaited Date). Also, raging hormones. Still the third meeting in the ALDUB EB For Love episode handled the raging hormones well. Alden and Divina wanted to touch each other so badly if not for Lola Nidora’s watchful eye. So they had to make the most out of that moment – through Dubsmash. Alden was overcome with joy. Tears fell again while Dubsmashing “God Gave Me You”.

Alden was beside himself. Donya Tinidora had to push him to Divina. Lola Nidora’s nerves were already at breaking point. And Donya Tinidora is even making it worse. For Lola Nidora, she is a troll. For ALDUB, she is a welcome nuisance. Before Donya Tinidora’s antics would worsen. Lola Nidora told the young couple to go to the dining table for the merienda at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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The ALDUB EB For Love episode served as an avenue of mind games for the clever Donya Tinidora. She understood the loopholes of Lola Nidora’s “No Touch” policy. So in case something occurs, she can take the blame for it. Just like her push on Alden. The welcoming mind games came in handy again once it’s time to pick seats at the dining table.

Whether the “Trip to Jerusalem” aspect was a conspiracy between Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora, it was not so clear. But Donya Tinidora implemented what she had in mind. Donya Tidora is still beside herself screaming the day away. While Alden was gentleman enough to help Divina sit down. Donya Tinidora thought Alden should be sitting elsewhere. Somewhere closer to Divina at the ALDUB EB For Love episode. It was fun. At least it helped Alden and Divina loosen up. They were so tense at the living room minutes ago.

Then,  Donya Tinidora told Lola Nidora that she’s full. “Busog ka di ba?” (You’re full, right?) Lola Nidora knew what Donya Tinidora is up to. But the moment the Broadway Centrum crowd chanted “Busog si Lola!” (Granny is full.) Lola Nidora relented after her phone rang. Donya Tinidora left no stone unturned. She even scolded one of the maids for allegedly acting too slow. She told her to go back to the kitchen. Donya Tinidora then told Alden and Divina to serve themselves. Seems like a rushed attempt to leave the ALDUB couple to themselves in the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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At first, it seems like Donya Tinidora wanted a front seat access to the latest developments. At the same time, she watched if Alden and Divina can keep their promise to Lola Nidora. She knew that her sister meant well anyway. So she kept watch from behind Alden. By the looks of it. Donya Tinidora’s plan worked. In the ALDUB EB For Love episode, even when there is music, neither Alden nor Divina is Dubsmashing. They were talking without minding the audience elated at seeing them THIS CLOSE. And they even helped each other eat through the almost cliche “subuan”.

In the middle of eating at the ALDUB EB For Love episode, the ALDUB couple can manage to Dubsmash. But they look more natural talking to each other without worrying about any stray microphones close to them. What made Donya Tinidora’s plan work better is Alden’s courtesy. He himself brought the cake to the dining table. He sliced the cake himself and shared it with Divina. At this point, Alden knew the kind of appetite that Divina had. But he didn’t consider it as a bad thing. As early as the isaw party episode. Alden welcomed it.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Divina’s child-like demeanor made her extra-endearing to Alden. Same effects on the ALDUB Nation glued to the ALDUB EB For Love episode. Alden estimated the 1 foot distance by moving his chair closer to Divina. (If not for Allan K saying “Meng”, everyone watching the ALDUB EB For Love episode would forget the blurred lines between reel and real.)

The head chambermaid Rihanna showed up for selfie opportunities. She found Alden very handsome anyway. (Her accent makes the word “handsome” sound “antsam”.) Of course she asked Divina first for a photo-op with Alden. Divina obliged since she’s one of the closest friends that Rihanna had in the mansion. Then she had a photo-op with Divina too. An obvious reference to the pre-ALDUB days when YayaDUB liked selfies by the minute in between Dubsmash stints. Soon she herself took a photo of Alden and Divina. It was the moment that the ALDUB Nation waited for. Hopefully, there would be more REAL pics together as everyone watched the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Soon, Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora included themselves in the selfie opportunities at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.In true mind games’ fashion, Donya Tinidora stood between Alden and Divina during the group-fie. Only for her to move aside and tell Divina to look at Alden right to his eyes. Divina was half-awkward, half-giddy at looking at Alden. What made it more awkward is that Alden himself is looking at her. Donya Tidora was screaming her lungs out again.

Donya Tinidora tried to make Divina look back at Alden. It made her uncomfortable. More like conscious. Donya Tinidora is daring the limits that Lola Nidora imposed. Also she enjoyed seeing Divina lose herself in extreme happiness. Everyone is happy. And everyone awaited the time when ALDUB would be enjoying the relationship in person. Of course the novelty of split-screens would still be there after the ALDUB EB For Love episode. So as much as emotions run high here. Divina tried to make the most out of the opportunity and succeeded.

ALDUB EB For Love
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Donya Tinidora later told Rihanna to leave the ALDUB couple on their own. She obliged. She pinched Divina a little on her waist. And the couple continued their merienda date. (Right now, a dinner date is a far-fetched idea since this is a noontime show segment.) Divina is conscious. But not conscious enough to forget her appetite. She liked the cake so much. Some icing got smudged on her lips. Alden tried to wipe it off. Knowing that everyone is watching, he raised the tissue later to prove that no touch occurred between them. There was a tissue between them so that’s fine. Alden is a quick study in learning how to reason out at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

It was supposed to be Divina’s turn in giving Alden some cake. But the slicer fell. Both of them tried to reach for the dropped slicer. But both were hesitant. Could they be pushing their limits too much at this time in the ALDUB EB For Love episode? Maybe not. DIvina had a chance to wipe off the stray icing on Alden’s forehead later on. Yeah, baby! Divina’s got the moves.

And speaking of moves, Divina almost choked on the cake. Alden was quick to get a glass of water for her to drink. Both of them were panicking. Alden didn’t know whether to just hand over the glass to Divina or just help her drink. Divina though just grabbed the glass while Alden still held on to it and drank as much water as she could. The KalyeSerye Commentators, Senator Tito, Bossing Vic and Boss Joey with Allan K, were in unison in saying it’s an emergency. Divina could have lost consciousness if she didn’t drink water in time. And everything happened so fast. If Alden let go of the glass, he might end up dropping it. Divina had to drink twice just to get the choke off her chest at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

ALDUB EB For Love
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And so Divina had her fill. Also, Dubsmashing and eating at the same time might cause another choking incident on her. They shared a few Dubsmash hits by the window pane … that turned out to be open. Divina accidentally bumped herself onto the open window pane. It was hard enough to bring her back to the present moment. It was around this time that Lola Nidora came back to watch over Alden and Divina again at the ALDUB EB For Love episode.

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It was tough summarizing an episode packed with moments and sidelights. The ALDUB EB For Love episode really got the world watching. It made courting women harder for men now. Alden just elevated the standard back to traditional levels. An obvious attempt on Eat Bulaga’s part to bring back traditional values. But the episode recaps and analytical articles will continue. Just follow us on our social media accounts and you’d be updated. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB Our Mission is Love: SCREAM!!!!!!!!!

#ALDUBOurMissionIsLove In the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode, YayaDUB is still upset at Alden’s failure to find lumpia.  Lola Nidora is worried. They are already out of the mansion. And YayaDUB is still having a hissy fit. Alden was revealed on the other monitor apologetic to YayaDUB in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. He is sorry for letting YayaDUB down. YayaDUB would have none of it.

ALDUB Our Mission is Love
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Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora even brought some variants of lumpia in hopes that she would stop her tantrums. Donya Tinidora’s disciplinarian side was revealed in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. She mentioned the efforts she and Donya Tidora made in bringing lumpia. And YayaDUB is still unhappy.

(Our KalyeSerye commentators Senator Tito Sotto, Bossing Vic Sotto and Boss Joey de Leon with Allan K even saw some of the “turon” that fell while Donya Tinidora was dancing. Donya Tidora was more careful in the way she handled the “lumpiang Shanghai” that she held.) Donya Tinidora was almost livid. Senator Tito was then worried that she would make YayaDUB cry. YayaDUB eventually cried. But she still wanted the lumpia from Alden.

As Donya Tinidora was scolding YayaDUB. The riding in tandem appeared again in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. One of them hopped off to hand over a sealed styrofoam dish of lumpia. The camera panned closer to the dish that YayaDUB received. It was revealed as the fresh version of lumpia. Not fried but wrapped in flour sheets and topped with sweet sauce. Finally, YayaDUB smiled. She thanked Alden for the gift. Alden was like “I told you so”. But not in a condescending manner.

ALDUB Our Mission is Love
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Alden then revealed his gift for their 10th Weeksary. He has several cupcakes with letters on them. He then arranged the letters to reveal his Weeksary message. “I miss you.” YayaDUB revealed through her message on the clipboard that she misses Alden too. Lola Nidora wanted to taste the fresh lumpia that Alden sent. Donya Tinidora chided that it might have love potion on it. YayaDUB then shared the delivered fresh lumpia with Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode.

Alden reverted back to his clipboard to write a fresh message. He expressed how he wished to be a pillow. So that he could get closer to YayaDUB. As it turned out in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. Alden has another set of cupcakes prepared for the ALDUB Weeksary. He displayed first the letters on the cupcakes. Then he rearranged them to reveal his next message. “For you I will.” YayaDUB’s feeling was mutual. She wrote on her clipboard. “Para sa yo din, I will.” (For you too, I will.)

YayaDUB then greeted Alden using her clipboard. She wrote “Happy Weeksary”. Lola Nidora greeted them a Happy Weeksary too. Obviously her feelings regarding the ALDUB relationship is starting to go positive. She thanked both YayaDUB and Alden for keeping their word last Saturday. She is starting to trust them again. Alden then begged for one last chance. He has another “cupcake” message for YayaDUB. He rearranged the last batch of cupcakes to reveal his Weeksary message. “ALDUB You.” YayaDUB is the happiest girl in the world again in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode.

ALDUB Our Mission is Love
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Lola Nidora then told Alden and YayaDUB about the treat she has for them. Now that the couple has earned her trust in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. While Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora are away on a sugod-bahay errand. Lola Nidora has the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio pick up the boxes that contained her treat. Seems like a treat similar to those found in the ALDUB MaiDen Is Real episode.  The similarities ended in the gesture. The Rogelios turned out to be carrying boxes of brownies. It had letters on them. But it was not as legibly written in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love compared to the letters shown on the episode mentioned.

Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora then helped YayaDUB in rearranging the letters. It’s quite a long word compared to “DATE”. Boss Joey de Leon had to remind Donya Tinidora that this is not mahjong. And she cannot shuffle these brownies as if they are mahjong tiles. Almost everyone had difficulty guessing the word even the KalyeSerye commentators. Senator Tito wanted him and the rest of the panel see the letters featured at the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. “Sali kami.” (We want to join in.) The camera was then adjusted to get a better view of the brownies. Lola Nidora scolded the Rogelios anew for wearing shades. It affected the way the letters are colored over the brownies.

YayaDUB tried to arrange the letters in a way that would form a word. No clues were given whether it’s in English or Tagalog. Lola Nidora just stood close by as YayaDUB tried to arrange the letters with the granny’s sisters. Soon the word “MANSYON” was formed. What does the mansion had to do with Lola Nidora’s treat to Alden and YayaDUB in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode?

ALDUB Our Mission is Love
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Lola Nidora then explained what does the mansion had to do with YayaDUB apart from being her abode. She then made the announcement in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. Alden is now welcome to come over to her mansion. This way, he can finally formalize his pursuit of YayaDUB. YayaDUB and Alden are so happy that they are allowed to meet in Lola Nidora’s mansion itself.

Clarifications were then made. It’s still a no-touch policy between YayaDUB and Alden. Of course it’s Lola Nidora’s mansion anyway that she shared with Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora. So her rules still apply as revealed in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. Bossing Vic can’t help but put his thoughts into this revelation. How will Alden find his way to the mansion? Lola Nidora then promised that she will give guidelines to Alden. The Eat Bulaga studio audience then erupted in joyous applause. Some inhabitants of the ALDUB Nation could not help themselves but dance on the stage opposite the stage where the KalyeSerye commentators sat.

Alden was beside himself. He was either jumping around his lair, Or down on the floor (literally) overwhelmed with joy. Everyone was having fun. Donya Tinidora was rapping the developments. YayaDUB was also beside herself. She could not help herself but scream “ALDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Before anyone could react, the truck horn pushed the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode to cliffhanger mode.

ALDUB Our Mission is Love
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

[That was actually YayaDUB’s second scream. But it seems like only Alden heard it. Senator Tito was talking about the importance of visiting the girl right in her home. Seems like he’s not staring at the monitor the way Bossing Vic, Boss Joey and Allan K did. But they did not comment about it too. No acknowledgement either that YayaDUB screamed twice in the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode. But everyone reacted in the scream before the cliffhanger.]

No camera away from YayaDUB. A microphone her way. And now a new mystery for the KalyeSerye commentators to ponder. Alden heard what he had heard though. Does it mean more words on the way for YayaDUB? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Our Mission Is Love episode replay. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga to send your feedback and thank-you-notes. 

Seriously, things are getting out of hand. And we meant that in a good way. Look at YayaDUB. She can’t restrain herself from talking anymore. Surely, it would be discussed here at The Philippines Web. So might as well follow us on our social media accounts. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB More Than Words: More Words Maybe

#ALDUBMoreThanWords Image CTTO @maiden16_tarlac. The ALDUB More Than Words episode shows Lola Nidora pissed off. Her “mayordoma” (governess) of 15 years, Rihanna, is getting married. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora asked for Rihanna’s age. Lola Nidora then admitted that Rihanna is already 35. Beyond legal marrying age, yes. But she found the engagement rushed. “Nag-chat lang, mag-aasawa na?” (They just chat online and now they’re getting married?)

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: @MaiDenPILIPINAS

Lola Nidora is not against the marriage. She is just flabbergasted at meeting in person once and getting married immediately. “Okay lang naman mag-asawa. Ang problema, isang beses lang silang nagkita, magaasawa na? Ano to? Instant nodol?” (Getting married is okay. The problem is they only met in person once, then off to marriage? What’s this? Instant noodles?) Rihanna’s fiance is named Harry. That fueled Lola Nidora’s speculation that Harry is in a hurry.

Her sisters consoled her in the ALDUB More Than Words episode. When they learned that Harry made an effort to come over to the Philippines from Britain to meet Rihanna personally. They were fine with it. “Pumunta na si Harry sa bahay. Tapos nagsusungit ka pa.” (Harry went to your house. And you’re having a hissy fit.) Lola Nidora denied having a hissy fit. “Di ako nagsusungit. Di ko lang maintindihan ang Ingles niya.” (I am not having a hissy fit. I just can’t comprehend his English.) Apparently, Harry is a Brit. So imagine Lola Nidora’s nosebleed moments while talking to Harry. [New characters maybe? Or possible new alter-egos? Speculations abound in the ALDUB More Than Words episode.]

Lola Nidora took comfort at the thought of how obedient YayaDUB turned out. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora accused Lola Nidora of bitterness. So bitter that she wanted even her own servants to have miserable love lives. Lola Nidora insisted her principles. She is still upset at Rihanna’s rushed engagement. “Hindi kasi sila naniniwala sa tamang panahon.” (They don’t believe in the right time.) Lola Nidora makes it sound like Rihanna got into a Craigslist marriage. This part in the ALDUB More Than Words episode ended up looking like a critique on online dating.

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Donya Tinidora found Lola Nidora’s meddling in the ALDUB More Than Words episode as annoying. She already took control of YayaDUB’s love life. She wanted to intrude into Rihanna’s love life? What if it’s true love? So what if it’s instant? Lola Nidora yelled at her sisters. “Instant?!?!?!?!?! Tunay na nagiibigan?!?!?!?!? Kundi ko yan pinigilan ano na lang?” (Instant? True love? If I didn’t restrain her, what would become of her?)  Noticeably, the only married woman among the sisters is Lola Nidora. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora believed in instant love. But they remained single according to previous episodes like the ALDUB Love on Top episode and the ALDUB Getting Closer episode.

Donya Tinidora went on with her tirade. “Problema sa yo, wala kang love life. Kaya pinapakelaman mo yung love life nung iba” (The problem with you is you don’t have a love life. So you’re meddling with other people’s love life.) Lola Nidora is too upset to even care if her own sisters hate her now in the ALDUB More Than Words episode. That was until a Dubsmash track came along. It was fellow Dabarkads Jimmy Santos a.k.a. Jimmy Saints. He found words in Lionel Richie’s song “Hello” appropriate for greeting Lola Nidora.

Their choice of Dubsmash tracks revealed their age. It was more obvious though on Jimmy Saints. From Lionel Richie’s “Hello”. To Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Cuando Cuando Cuando”. Donya Tinidora then commanded her Cuando Cuando Cuando to dance, emphasizing the reference for her army’s name. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora found it funny to see Jimmy Saints and Lola Nidora flirt on the ALDUB More Than Words episode. As much as Lola Nidora is strict with YayaDUB and with Rihanna, she doesn’t impose the same restrictions on herself.  And so everyone started looking for YayaDUB.

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

All that Donya Tinidora had to do is count and YayaDUB appeared. She carried a plastic bag containing Lola Nidora’s snack. According to Lola Nidora, it was “pan de coco” (bread filled with sweetened coconut meat). Donya Tidora found the pieces of bread too small. They might as well be named “pan de coclet”. Donya Tinidora doesn’t appreciate bread at high noon. (Maybe she’s a rice person?) As no one could do anything about the bread anymore, Donya Tinidora changed the topic. She asked YayaDUB herself how is she doing. YayaDUB replied via the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive”.

Alden shortly appeared on the next monitor after seeing YayaDUB in her perky self at the ALDUB More Than Words episode. Later he wrote on his clipboard. “Nagpapa-miss ka ba? Ayos! Effective!” (Are you trying to make me miss you? Great! It’s effective!) YayaDUB wrote on her clipboard. “Gaano mo ko ka-miss?” (How much do you miss me?) Alden wrote in bold letters. “Sobra!” (So much!) Looks like both Alden and YayaDUB had broader sharpies this time. YayaDUB then expressed her happiness by Dubsmashing “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place”.

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

YayaDUB took the opportunity in the ALDUB More Than Words episode to thank Alden for the fruits. Alden then asked YayaDUB anything else that she liked. YayaDUB simply wrote “pritong lumpia” (fried spring rolls). Alden stood up and started looking for spring rolls in stalls nearby Broadway Centrum. Donya Tidora chided YayaDUB. Alden spoiled her. Donya Tinidora defended YayaDUB. “Ganyan talaga ang mga lalaki.” (That’s how men are.) YayaDUB simply replied by writing on her clipboard. “Chivalry is not dead”.

Alden can’t find any lumpia at the convenience store. At the ALDUB Next Chapter episode, he managed to find some “turon” at that convenience store. But not lumpia. He already went outside the Broadway Centrum parking lot and still nothing. YayaDUB wasn’t upset or angry. Just longing for the lumpia. She wrote on her clipboard “Pabebe request ko yun.” (It’s my pabebe request.) Donya Tidora suggested an alternative. “Bumili ka na lang ng sangkap. Tapos ikaw ang magluto.” (Buy ingredients instead. Then cook it.) The cameraman in the ALDUB More Than Words episode followed Alden all the way to the closest sari-sari store outside Broadway Centrum. Crossing the street to check if lumpia is sold there.

Alden found “hopia”. Not lumpia. Now YayaDUB is visibly upset. Donya Tidora suggested that Alden buy carrots instead. YayaDUB is so upset. She is starting to look like a rabbit with her front teeth protruding and wrinkled nose. Alden returned to his den sad and apologetic to YayaDUB in the ALDUB More Than Words episode. Lola Nidora then reminded YayaDUB. “Wag kang umarte nang ganyan, Yaya. Lumpia lang yan.” (Stop your tantrums, nanny. It’s just spring roll.)

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Donya Tinidora then distracted YayaDUB. “Turuan ka namin magsalita ha?” (We will teach you how to talk okay?) She asked YayaDUB first in the ALDUB More Than Words if she talked in the previous episodes, ALDUB The Trials and ALDUB Next Chapter. YayaDUB simply shook her head. Donya Tinidora then asked YayaDUB to say MAMA. YayaDUB can mouth the word MAMA. But no voice comes out of her mouth. Later she was asked to say A E I O U. Again, she just mouthed them. Alden can’t hear anything either.

Donya Tidora tried to make YayaDUB talk too. She tried making her say “Close open. Close open.” In the middle of the impromptu speech therapy, YayaDUB reacted through Dubsmashing Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song”. Alden took the opportunity to catch YayaDUB’s attention again by writing “Psssst” on his clipboard. KalyeSerye commentator “Boss” Joey de Leon ended up calling him “Boy Sutsot”. YayaDUB tried to ignore Alden in the ALDUB More Than Words episode. Alden promised that he would have some lumpia cooked for tomorrow’s weeksary.

YayaDUB wrote on her clipboard. “Promise yan ha?” (That’s a promise okay?) She then extended her pinky finger. Alden then made a pabebe swear with YayaDUB. Alden then showed his next clipboard messages. “Puede ba kitang sundan? Kasi sabi ng teacher ko, follow your heart.” (May I follow you? Because my teacher said, follow your heart.) Donya Tidora asked “Anong subject?” (What subject?) Fellow KalyeSerye commentator Allan K answered. “Home economics.” YayaDUB then Dubsmashed an Utada Hikaru song. (So she can Dubsmash J-pop too as shown in the ALDUB More Than Words episode.)

ALDUB More Than Words
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora had her own scribbled note shown at the ALDUB More Than Words episode. “Jimmy, may gout ka pa ba? Pareho tayo.” (Jimmy, do you still have gout? That makes us both.) After not seeing Jimmy again. Lola Nidora remembered the email that she asked YayaDUB to open. She’s been trying to open that email since Monday through YayaDUB. Only YayaDUB knew of the password. After YayaDUB opened the email, she handed the smartphone over to Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora was aghast at the email. As the ALDUB More Than Words episode screeched to a trunk horn, the voice was heard again. It said “ALDUB YOU”.

“Lola.” “Alden.” “ALDUB YOU.” Seems like the mysterious voice would rather limit itself to a few words. No wonder speculations abound that it is YayaDUB. And she is just about to learn how to talk. Hence starting with words more associated with her. Will the suspicions be confirmed on the ALDUB weeksary this Thursday? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB More That Words episode replay. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga to send them your feedback and thank-you-notes.

2 months and 10 weeks of a split screen relationship towards YayaDUB’s first spoken words. There would be more episode recaps and analytical viewpoints to come. Who would have thought that instead of amnesia, the concussion would cause activating YayaDUB’s speaking skills? Follow us on social media to send us feedback too. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB Next Chapter: This is the Voice

#ALDUBNextChapter CTTO @aldubmaiden Donya Tinidora is back at the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. This time the Cuando Cuando Cuando had someone to guard. Not that they don’t mind watching over Donya Tidora. But she is fine with her Bernardo Bernardo Bernardo watching over her. She has resumed her make-up workshop. And her sister Donya Tinidora is back with her steel ladder antics.

ALDUB Next Chapter
Source: @aldubmaiden

The job of updating Donya Tinidora with what she missed fell on Donya Tidora. In the ALDUB Next Chapter episode, Donya Tidora did what she can to relay ALDUB The Trials episode in a way that YayaDUB did. Donya Tinidora has a tendency to confuse Donya Tidora’s story continuity. But Donya Tidora managed to pull through. The Bernardo Bernardo Bernardo obvious got her back. Donya Tinidora may be confused. But she eventually got the gist of the story. The voice that called out “Lola …”

Lola Nidora arrived to the tune of hiphop techno music in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. (That’s odd.) Apparently Donya Tinidora found Donya Tidora’s narration a little too frivolous, confusing  and physical. She cut to the chase and asked about YayaDUB. “Ikwento mo nga sa akin anong nangyari nung Sabado.” (Tell me what happened last Saturday.) Lola Nidora broke down again upon mentioning YayaDUB. Donya Tidora advised Lola Nidora to narrate it the way she did. Lola Nidora snapped at her that she could do it better.

Apparently, seeing one of the Cuando Cuando Cuando with a head wrap brought back worrisome memories in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. But she managed to relate what happened to YayaDUB. Lola Nidora said “Naglilihi.” (She’s conceiving.) Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora were shocked. “Naglilihi si Yaya?” (Nanny is conceiving?) Lola Nidora clarified her statement. “Hindi! Yung doctor!” (No! It’s the doctor who’s conceiving!) Lola Nidora turned out to be a more confusing conversationalist for Donya Tinidora. She then shared what she taught YayaDUB. “Ang turo ko kay Yaya, Wedding Dress muna bago Baby Dress!” (I taught Yaya that the wedding dress should come first before the baby dress!)

ALDUB Next Chapter
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Alden then appeared even without YayaDUB in sight. Lola Nidora ended up having a Dubsmash exchange in YayaDUB’s absence. (Alden can’t help but find it funny in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. But he went on.) Lola Nidora Dubsmashed Selena’s “Dreaming of You” in behalf of YayaDUB. Almost everyone reacted that it should be YayaDUB’s line. Donya Tinidora was half-amused, halfway towards scolding Lola Nidora. Alden wrote on his clipboard “Kumusta na po si Yaya?” (How is nanny?)  Lola Nidora relayed in the ALDUB Next Chapter that YayaDUB is stable now. Alden was in the middle of a Dubsmash when he wished for YayaDUB to get well. Lola Nidora didn’t have a clipboard. So she wrote on her palm “Sasabihin ko.” (I will tell her.)

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora pressed for more information from Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora went with her updates. “Si Yaya, nagka-amnesia.” (Nanny contacted amnesia.) Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora are again aghast. Lola Nidora continued. “Nakalimutan kumain.” (She forgot to eat.) Whew! Both sisters then asked whose voice was it that said “Lola …” Lola Nidora’s reply in the ALDUB Next Chapter was forthcoming. “Si Yaya. Pero di ako sigurado.” (It’s nanny. But I’m not sure.) Donya Tidora was more skeptical than Donya Tinidora about the voice. Lola Nidora retorted. “Ikaw ba, sigurado? Tayo magkasama eh.” (You sure? We’re together yesterday.) Donya Tidora suggested. “Sana pina-x-ray mo lalamunan.” (You should have scanned her voice box by x-ray.)

Everyone was listening to Lola Nidora’s updates at the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. Lola Nidora mentioned the concussion. “May tama si Yaya. May tama kay Alden.” (Nanny had been hit hard. Hit hard in the heart for Alden.) Lola Nidora shifted back to taking to Alden. “Ikaw, Alden? May tama ka ba?” (How about you, Alden? Have you been hit hard?) Alden wrote on his clipboard. “Malakas po!” (Strong hit!)  Lola Nidora then told him to greet YayaDUB. He was more than happy to do so.

ALDUB Next Chapter
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

The phone rang. Phone calls get Lola Nidora frantic. But she answered the phone anyway. It was YayaDUB calling from her hospital bed in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. And she’s Dubsmashing on the phone via “The Papaya Song”. You could hear the phone’s static on air in the middle of “Tururururut! Tururururut!” Donya Tidora understood it as a request for some fruits like papaya, watermelon and pomelo. Lola Nidora relayed the message to Alden. Alden then rushed to the nearest grocery. It was just close to the Broadway Centrum parking lot.

While waiting for Alden to finish his grocery, Lola Nidora mentioned again the email. Only YayaDUB knew the password to her email. Lola Nidora’s sisters were curious about the email. Lola Nidora mentioned that it’s important. But shared no clue whatsoever to its contents. They all admired the lengths that Alden went to buy the fruits. YayaDUB’s immediate recovery is foreseen in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode.

Alden found the additional “turon” (fried banana roll) in the same convenience store where he bought the fruits. YayaDUB reacted on the phone through the song “Sugar” by Maroon5. KalyeSerye commentator “Bossing” Vic Sotto suggested. “Pasok mo nga sa kwarto yan.” (Take them to my room.) Tee-hee. Lola Nidora commented. “Alden, tama na yan. Baka i-charge mo pa sa kin yan!” (Alden, that’s enough. You might charge them to me!) Donya Tinidora chided. “Pogi lang. Kaya uto-uto.” (Just a handsome guy. No wonder he’s gullible.) Donya Tidora defended Alden “Ganyan talaga kapag may TAMA.” (That’s normal when you’re HIT HARD.) In the ALDUB Next Chapter episode, it was just YayaDUB with the requests.

ALDUB Next Chapter
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Once Alden completed YayaDUB’s requests, he returned to his den at the ALDUB Next Chapter episode. He wrote on his clipboard. “Puede bang dalhin ng personal?” (May I bring them to her personally?) The alarm clock then sounded off. YayaDUB may be in the hospital. But she did not change the alarms before collapsing on ALDUB The Trials episode. She got her medication. But no water as the scheduled medication today is not a chewable. Lola Nidora then asked for a glass of water.

Alden handed Lola Nidora a glass of water through the camera. Lola Nidora was supposed to be pleased. But what reached her is not a glass but a bottle. It’s still water. And she’s not upset. Just bewildered. She then returned the bottle to see what would Alden receive. Alden received a glass of water. Alden tried handing over the glass of water again. Lola Nidora still received a bottle of water in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode.

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora ended up asking for water too. Alden then tried handing another glass of water to Lola Nidora for her sisters. Lola Nidora received a half-filled cup of coffee. It was at this point in the ALDUB Next Chapter episode where she felt pranked. The coffee had a floating fly. Alden raised his hands as if saying that he had nothing to do with the coffee and the fly. That was when Lola Nidora finally answered Alden’s question. Lola Nidora mentioned that YayaDUB’s doctor does not allow visitors. Even Lola Nidora herself was shut out.

ALDUB Next Chapter
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Lola Nidora heard another ring. She can’t tell the phone ringing from the alarm clock’s sound anymore. Donya Tidora suggested that she should change her ringtone. It was YayaDUB calling Lola Nidora. This time the voice was heard again. It said “Lola. Lola. Alden. Alden.” Lola Nidora screamed “Yaya …” And off we go to the cliffhanger horn.

Who is that voice? Why are her choice of words limited to “Lola” (Granny) and “Alden”? The voice was heard from the phone. Can it be YayaDUB learning to speak? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Next Chapter episode replay. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga for feedback and thank-you-notes. 

Such a calming voice. Everyone is just waiting for YayaDUB’s next words. And more episode recaps would be read here on The Philippines Web. Just follow us on our social media accounts to be constantly updated. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be waiting for your comments and feedback on our walls. Thanks.

ALDUB The Trials: The Voice Sounds Familiar

#ALDUBTheTrials [Fan Art from @MaineAlden16 included] One of the founding fathers of Eat Bulaga, Mr. Joey de Leon, spoke in behalf of everyone shocked at last Saturday’s episode. What really happened to YayaDUB after the ALDUB Most Awaited Date? The episode may have come up short on the date’s activities. But interest on YayaDUB is now on an all-time high.

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @MaineAlden16

Donya Tidora was simply waiting on her spot for Lola Nidora and YayaDUB at ALDUB The Trials episode. She kept herself busy with her make-up workshop. She managed to attract some young girls to learn how to draw brows like hers. “Bossing” Vic Sotto suggested to fellow dabarkads Allan K that he should sport brows like that of Donya Tidora. Donya Tidora asked Allan K. “Gusto mo ng kilay?” (Want brows?) Allan K protested “Wag!” (Don’t!)

Lola Nidora arrived a little later at ALDUB The Trials episode. The Rogelios are being inefficient again. One walked faster than the 2 behind him. Lola Nidora ended up pinching these 2 Rogelios first. “Akayin nyo ko! Sino babantayan nyo? Ito?” (Assist me! Who are you guarding? This?) Then pinched on the Rogelio that walked ahead of the two. The KalyeSerye commentators Bossing Vic, Boss Joey and Allan K even noticed how Lola Nidora’s walking was similar to an old woman with back problems.

Donya Tidora cut to the chase. Where is YayaDUB? Lola Nidora immediately broke down. “Dahil pinayagan ko si Yaya mag-date, ayun. Eto pa ang nangyari.” (Because I allowed nanny to go on a date, there it goes. And this is what happened.) The alarm clock went off. It’s time for granny’s medicine. Lola Nidora end up missing YayaDUB more due to the inefficiency of the Rogelios. One of them just handed her brand name bag without opening it. When he opened it, he handed over the alarm clock. Lola Nidora was pissed all over again. It’s as if the Rogelios expected Lola Nidora to swallow the alarm clock. YayaDUB would usually have the medicine kit in her own bag and open everything herself. And all that’s Lola Nidora left to do is receive the medicine. She lamented. “Iniisip niya kalusugan ko kesa sa kaligayahan niya.” (She thought of my health instead of her happiness.)

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @MaineAlden16

Donya Tidora volunteered to give Lola Nidora the medicine herself. Lola Nidora doesn’t trust her enough to let her. Donya Tidora commented. “Ayan! Natuto na yung bata sa mga turo mo.” (There! The kid has learned from what you taught her.) Lola Nidora could not answer everybody’s question about YayaDUB. She tried diverting the attention to Donya Tinidora. The Cuando Cuando Cuando are in full force. But where is Donya Tinidora? Donya Tidora was quick to answer. “May inaayos sa embassy! Inayos ang US visa niya. Nasan si Yaya?” (She is at the embassy! She walked her US visa papers. Where is nanny?)  Simply mentioning YayaDUB would bring Lola Nidora back to breakdown mode in ALDUB The Trials episode.

Everyone want none of the runaround anymore. Donya Tidora was beside herself and started shaking Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora does not appreciate the gesture. She yelled at Donya Tidora. “Ano ba? Pinapaamin mo ko eh!” (What? You are interrogating me!) Donya Tidora yelled back at Lola Nidora. “Ayaw mong magsalita eh!” (You don’t want to talk!) Lola Nidora fixed the collar of her dress and her necklace. “Para kang imbestigador eh!” (You’re like an investigator!)

The sisters were barely done with talking when Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” played in the background. YayaDUB appeared afterwards with her head bandaged. The crowd at the Eat Bulaga studio was so happy. They ended up dancing too. Donya Tidora was concerned though about the bandage. YayaDUB can manage to dance. But she would occasionally pause to hold her head from the side. Donya Tidora chastised Lola Nidora for crying as if something worse happened to YayaDUB. She added what everyone speculated on Twitter. “Kala ko nagka-amnesia.” (I thought she had amnesia.) [Everyone watching ALDUB The Trials episode knew that this ALDUB segment is a soap parody. So while the amnesia angle is one of the most overused tropes on soaps.The ALDUB Nation is still interested at how Eat Bulaga’s writers would parody that angle.]

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @MAINEnatics_OFC

YayaDUB still can’t talk. But no Dubsmash tracks can fit the story of what happened last Saturday. So she had to narrate the events after the ALDUB Most Awaited Date charade-style. She pulled out the alarm clock. Donya Tidora understood it as the part where the alarm clock went off. [In ALDUB The Trials episode, Donya Tidora was again YayaDUB’s interpreter.] Then she pulled out the medicine kit in connection to the alarm clock. YayaDUB demonstrated how she ran out of Broadway Centrum into the car. The car drove and crashed to a running tricycle. YayaDUB’s head then bumped forward.

Lola Nidora supported YayaDUB ‘s story since she can talk in ALDUB The Trials episode. “Tumama yung ulo sa batok nung driver. Nagalusan nung shades nung driver.” (The head hit the driver’s nape. She got bruised with the driver’s shades.) The driver’s shades were on his nape, facing YayaDUB. So when the car collided with the tricycle, YayaDUB’s head smashed on the driver’s shades. In between YayaDUB trying to relay what happened, she kept holding to her head. Apparently it still hurt.

Donya Tidora then changed the topic to Alden. How did YayaDUB feel at seeing Alden again? YayaDUB did not hide the giddy feeling at seeing Alden in better circumstances. It was obvious on ALDUB The Trials episode. Lola Nidora was almost emotionless as opposed to Donya Tidora’s overflowing giddy reactions. They managed to talk despite the big-ass table that kept YayaDUB away from Alden. YayaDUB is still reeling from the head trauma. But not too painful to forget the exhilaration she felt last Saturday.

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @ALDUBPILIPINAS

Alden then showed up on the other monitor to the tune of James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”. He was worried sick at what happened to YayaDUB. He wrote on his clipboard. “Kaya mo pa ba?” (Can you still hang on?) YayaDUB gave him the thumbs up for assurance. She then wrote on her clipboard. “Para sa yo, kinaya ko.” (For you, I endured it.) Alden then replied. “Ako rin kakayanin ko para sa yo” (Me too. I would endure it for you.) Alden then Dubsmashed to the tune of Robbie Williams’ “She’s The One”. The playlist used in ALDUB The Trials episode is starting to expand. Soon the ALDUB playlist once found here on our website would get some sequels.

Alden mentioned to YayaDUB that she left something. YayaDUB thought Alden is referring to the sticks of grilled chicken intestines on the long table. Alden then wrote “Puso ko” (My heart). Alden then showed the other item that YayaDUB left when she rushed out of the building. She left her green clipboard. He archived YayaDUB’s answers that matched his answers in the second Matching Game that Lola Nidora did on the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode. YayaDUB’s only distraction is her throbbing headache in ALDUB The Trials episode.

Alden then offered to kiss YayaDUB. This time he kissed her on the forehead. Right on the bandaged part itself as seen on ALDUB The Trials episode. That was very sweet of Alden. He obviously harbored no hard feelings for the long table unlike Donya Tidora. She openly complained to Lola Nidora. “Grabe naman yung table na ginamit mo sa date ha?” (The table used on the date is an overkill ha?) Lola Nidora snapped back at Donya Tidora. “Bakit ikaw ang nagrereklamo?” (Why are you the one complaining?) Donya Tidora was almost livid in ALDUB The Trials episode. “Eh kasi nakakainis eh!” (It’s irritating.) Lola Nidora justified the long table. “Eh yun ang gusto kong table eh. Yun ang nakasanayan kong table sa mansion. Yung mahaba.” (It’s the table that I wanted. It’s the one I got used to in the mansion. The long one.)

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @RealTinidora

The kisses between Alden and YayaDUB did not escape Lola Nidora’s eyes. “Ikaw, yaya ha? Di na kayo nahiya ha? Nagki-kiss na kayo sa harap ko! Kinikilig ako!” (Nanny? You didn’t feel any sense of shame anymore? You’re now kissing in front of me! I feel giddy!) Everyone can sense the leniency in Lola Nidora here in ALDUB The Trials episode. But she didn’t forget justifying her reasons for the long table. “Puede silang magtabi pero no no no no.” (They may sit beside each other but no no no no.) Donya Tidora reiterated though how Alden and YayaDUB kept their word. “Sumunod sila sa bilin mo.” (They followed your reminder.) Lola Nidora expressed her satisfaction at ALDUB The Trials episode. “Kaya nga natutuwa ako sa mga bata.” (That’s why I am pleased with the kids.)

In ALDUB The Trials episode. Lola Nidora entertained the thought of using a shorter table. Boss Joey did not hide his skepticism knowing Lola Nidora. “Di kaya pagdating ng panahon, mahjong table na gamit nila?” (Could it be that come the right time, they end up using the mahjong table?) [An obvious reference how the mahjong table is usually for women of advanced age like the three grannies.] This pushed Alden to ask Lola Nidora in ALDUB The Trials episode. “Puede po, Lola, isa pang date?” (Granny, may I have another date?) Lola Nidora replied. “Okay lang sa akin, Alden. Sa tamang panahon.” (It’s okay with me, Alden. In the right time.) Lola Nidora assured that it will not be a split screen date anymore. Granted that Alden and YayaDUB won’t ruin her trust again. Alden was pleased. He then wrote on his clipboard. “Love you, Lola”.

Lola Nidora then asked YayaDUB to open her email. In this age of Twitter and Facebook at ALDUB The Trials episode, Lola Nidora’s advancement seems to be stuck at email. She doesn’t seem to be in a hurry. She was chatting with Donya Tidora when she heard the word “Lola …” Lola Nidora was startled. She can’t trace where the voice came from. Donya Tidora thought they were being haunted. All of a sudden in ALDUB The Trials episode, Lola Nidora went looking for YayaDUB. They then turned around to see YayaDUB unconscious on the bench.

ALDUB The Trials
Source: @ofcaldub_bicol

Lola Nidora wasn’t sure if it was YayaDUB that she heard call her. But she prompted Donya Tidora to check YayaDUB’s pulse. In ALDUB The Trials episode. Lola Nidora felt YayaDUB is cold. She called on the Rogelios to carry her to the van. Donya Tidora then asked Lola Nidora if she even had YayaDUB checked by x-ray. Lola Nidora doesn’t remember. Donya Tidora  can’t keep her mouth shut. “Nahihilo … baka buntis!” (She’s dizzy … might be pregnant!) Lola Nidora almost scolded her sister for that far-fetched idea. How can YayaDUB get pregnant with a table that long? Definitely not true. Lola Nidora is more concerned at YayaDUB’s alleged first word: LOLA.

The voice sounds familiar in ALDUB The Trials episode. But Lola Nidora herself isn’t sure if it’s YayaDUB’s voice? YayaDUB did not get amnesiac. But did the head trauma activated her speaking skills instead? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch ALDUB The Trials episode replay. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga to send them feedback. 

Would the mystique be shattered now in ALDUB The Trials episode? Everyone is excited to hear YayaDUB the character talk. But would the voice keep the interest forthcoming? More episode recaps to come here. All that is left for you to do is follow us on our social media accounts for updates and sending feedback. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB One More Day [What Did We Miss]

#ALDUBOneMoreDay What did we miss? There are loyal inhabitants of the ALDUB Nation that has not yet gotten over the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode. If 12.1 million tweets within 24 hours is not indicator enough of how emotional everyone was last Saturday, check your Twitter feed again. Because we will look back at the euphoria that was set as early as Friday. That was for the ALDUB One More Day episode.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: @ArtsOfRan

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora welcomes us on the ALDUB One More Day episode. But not with a little bit of Monica. Donya Tinidora claimed that she did not see a ladder. Despite her protestations about not playing Mambo No. 5, the spinner still spun the record the moment they found a ladder. Donya Tinidora didn’t like the warm , scathing feeling between her legs afterwards.

The car horn sounds off announcing the arrival of Lola Nidora with YayaDUB. They just got finished with the granny’s morning walks. YayaDUB was visibly upset though. Donya Tinidora asked her what’s wrong. YayaDUB replied with Gloc9’s snippet from the track “Bagsakan”. (That was the collaborative effort between Parokya ni Edgar, Francis Magalona and Gloc9) Donya Tidora immediately understood it as YayaDUB being angry. Lola Nidora though explained that YayaDUB forgot to give her the chewy-bles. The alarm did not go off as she expected. Also, she eventually shared YayaDUB’s bigger problem in the ALDUB One More Day episode.

Lola Nidora learned that some neighbors picked a fight with YayaDUB. They were bashing her. YayaDUB’s face could not hide her disgust and irritation. Lola Nidora then advised YayaDUB. “Yaya, ipagdasal mo na lang siya. Ipagdasal na lang ang mga yun ha?” (Nanny, just pray for him/her. Just pray for them ha?) She added. “Wag patulan. Magpakumbaba.” (Don’t rebut. Be humble.) “Basta ikaw, masaya.” (Just as for you, you are happy.) “At sarili lang nila ang sinisira nila.” (And they only have themselves to destroy.) It’s already ALDUB One More Day before the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. And Lola Nidora did not want anything to ruin the mood for her nanny.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

YayaDUB expressed her contentment over Lola Nidora’s advice by Dubsmashing Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World”. (Because obviously, it really seems like she’s the only girl in the world of social media. She’s always a hot topic like in the ALDUB One More Day episode.) She was in her stabilized mood when Alden appeared on the other monitor wearing sunnies. Lola Nidora suspected Alden of having sore eyes. (2 of Eat Bulaga’s resident dabarkads, Ruby Rodriguez and Paolo Ballesteros, spend a few days on sick leave due to sore eyes. It’s how rampant sore eyes had become lately.) Alden looked straight into the camera while enlarging his eyes. Both Alden and YayaDUB didn’t want to cancel the date. The ALDUB One More Day is the only day both of them are waiting to get over with before their big day. So as much as possible, no sore eyes.

Donya Tidora immediately went straight for what the ALDUB One More Day episode is all about. A dress rehearsal for the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. She prepared some clothes, make-up and perfume intended to make YayaDUB look and smell her best. Lola Nidora wanted to see the dresses too. Her conservative upbringing (more like outlook) starts to kick in again. Donya Tinidora snapped back at her again. “Wag mo kaming igaya sa yo. Kung anu-ano ang suot mo.” (Don’t pattern us after you. You just wear whatever.)

Donya Tidora picked up one of the dresses that she told the Bernardo Bernardo Bernardo to bring. The outfit she called the LBD. LBD. Stands for “little black dress”. Every girl (or pa-girl) is rumored to have at least one LBD for the special occasion. And a specially prepared first date will always be a special occasion for a woman in love. Lola Nidora didn’t like the color though. YayaDUB crinkled her nose at the dress too. ALDUB One More Day before the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. And the first suggestion for a dress is rather blah.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Donya Tinidora then pulled out her suggested dress for YayaDUB in the ALDUB One More Day episode. A sky-blue silk cheongsam dress. YayaDUB’s face looked worse at the sight of the dress. Donya Tinidora would rather make YayaDUB wear this than the LBD. “Lahat kasi ngayon nakaitim na, di ba? Pag nakaitim kayo, parang nagluluksa kayong lahat. Kailangan iba ka.” (Everyone wears black now right? When you all wear black, it’s like you’re in a funeral. You must be different.) She called this dress though as a “neon blusa” (neon blouse).

Lola Nidora didn’t like the “neon blusa” either. “Date ang pupuntahan ni Yaya. Hindi tai chi.” (Yaya goes to a date. Not a tai chi session.) Donya Tidora thought it looked like a throw pillow. And so she pulled out the next dress suggestion in the ALDUB One More Day episode. A pink dress with thick fuchsia pink ruffles for a skirt. “Hoy! Ginamit ko to nung JS namin ha? Sabi nga nila, simplicity is beauty.” (Hey! I used this dress for our JS Prom okay? As they say, simplicity is beauty.) If this is Donya Tidora’s definition of simplicity, imagine her definition of grand.

So YayaDUB wanted a simple dress after all as Donya Tinidora found out. Donya Tinidora then tried to one-up Donya Tidora in terms of simplicity. She pulled out a duster. YayaDUB hoped that Donya Tinidora is not serious. “Alam mo ang mga lalaki ngayon, gusto nila simple lang. Ang mga gusto nilang mapapangasawa yung mga pambahay. Kaya eto, pambahay.” (You know what men want now, they want it simple. They want to marry someone of housewife material. So here is a housewife material.) YayaDUB just stared at Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB One More Day episode upon hearing her reason behind the suggestion. Lola Nidora almost chastised Donya Tinidora. “Date ang pupuntahan. Hindi maglalaba.” (The destination is a date. Not a laundromat.)

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Donya Tidora then pulled out another dress suggestion for YayaDUB. A floral dress with short peach sleeves and a peach ribbon for a belt. The best reaction that Donya Tinidora could muster is “Ew!” Lola Nidora recognized the dress though. She wore it herself in a school program decades ago. Alden simply wrote on his clipboard “Kahit ano isuot mo okay lang. Ikaw lang, sapat na.” (Whatever you wear it okay. You are enough.) Donya Tinidora pulled out her next dress suggestion while the TVJ with Allan K kept reading Alden’s note again.

Lola Nidora inspected the dress. Donya Tidora even spotted some eccentricities that she noticed. “Ano yang 2 butas sa kili-kili?” (What are those 2 holes by the armpit area?) Donya Tinidora rebutted “In and out ang hangin diyan oy! Kasi itong bata na to, pawisin ang kili-kili nito!” (Air goes in and out of that dress! Because this kid has sweaty armpits!) YayaDUB then checked her armpits if they got sweaty again. Donya Tinidora speculated that she put tissue under her shirt to conceal the sweat in the ALDUB One More Day episode.

Donya Tinidora then asked Alden what he would be wearing. As early as the ALDUB One More Day episode, the Kalye’s Angels should get an idea what he would be wearing too. He has a mini-wardrobe. And then he pulled out a leather jacket. It made him look like some action star. Donya Tinidora suggested against it. “Wag yan! Para kang Hagibis diyan!” (Not that! You’d look like some Hagibis boyband member!) Donya Tidora agreed with her.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Alden then pulled out a charcoal grey blazer. Donya Tinidora found the blazer too long though. Alden didn’t mind taking it off. The blazer was too thick. It would get him sweaty in no time. He removed his blazer and picked another one for the ALDUB One More Day episode.. He went behind his mini-wardrobe first before going under it to change. Alden was under the wardrobe when it was shown that his shirt is removed. YayaDUB was shocked/surprised/delighted/feeling all of the mixed emotions possible to express on her face. As Alden tried to change, YayaDUB tried to cover her eyes.

Apparently, YayaDUB did not cover her eyes enough. So the grannies tried to covering them. YayaDUB was visibly trying to outdo them but to no avail. Senator Tito Sotto asked the grannies why bother covering YayaDUB’s eyes. Donya Tinidora reasoned that YayaDUB is too young to see a half-naked man. Before Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora went numb, Alden stood up. He revealed the white shirt he wore with the matching jacket. The white shirt has a tie-dyed hem close to Alden’s waist. The jacket was a black and medium gray ensemble perfect to impress even YayaDUB’s folks. Lola Nidora suggested that Alden wear Duhrizz’s shorts. Donya Tinidora scolded YayaDUB for her enlarged eyes when she thought Alden would take his shirt off in the ALDUB One More Day episode. “Pumoporma pa lang. Ang laki na ng mata nito!” (He is just about to dress up. Her eyes widened up!)

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

The camera switched back to the KalyeSerye commentators while Alden changed. Alden was then seen wearing the same white shirt. But he changed into a deep red wine-colored jacket. Lola Nidora found it enough for the date. When Alden wore the sunnies again, Lola Nidora thought it’s the perfect attire while massaging someone. (Translation: He looked like a blind masseuse.) Donya Tinidora then concluded that with all these suggestions, it doesn’t matter what you wear. What’s important, according to Donya Tidora, is that you get bathed prior to getting dressed. In the ALDUB One More Day episode, Mr. Joey de Leon reiterated that Alden and YayaDUB would be bathing separately. (Just to ward off some dirty minds, you!)

Donya Tidora then moved on to checking YayaDUB’s nails. No nail color, just polish. Then they checked her breath. Lola Nidora said that it smelled like soup. Donya Tinidora then lectured YayaDUB on hygiene. And so in the ALDUB One More Day episode, she suggested a lesson on good manners and right conduct (GMRC). Donya Tidora noted “Hindi yung pag nakita mo agad si Alden, tatalunin mo agad si Alden.” (Not because you saw Alden, you’d jump right at Alden.) Lola Nidora agreed. She emphasized her main condition for allowing the date. No touch! Since YayaDUB can’t still talk. Donya Tidora commented on this provision. Not even a handshake?

Lola Nidora relayed how it was the custom when they were young. Donya Tinidora mentioned how different it was then compared to today. Lola Nidora insisted on her condition. “Kelangan siempre demure.” (You need to be demure, of course.) What kind of first date would this be if there would be first touch? Whatever happened to the “getting to know you” phase? Donya Tinidora somewhat agreed. Mr. Joey de Leon then mentioned how YayaDUB should learn dining etiquette too in the ALDUB One More Day episode.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

First off, YayaDUB was told not to laugh with her mouth wide open. She laughed as if there is no more tomorrow. (Oh good Lord!) Mr. Joey de Leon was quick to comment. “Hoy! Turuan nyo! Wag ganun!” (Hey! You teach her! Not like that!) Donya Tinidora was blunt enough to admit her thoughts. “Hindi naman kami sa kanya nagwo-worried eh. Kay Alden. Baka umayaw.” (We’re not worried about her. It’s about Alden. He might backout.) Lola Nidora adviced YayaDUB. “Yaya, ang sabi, tawa. Hindi hikab.” (Nanny, they said laugh. Not yawn.) In the ALDUB One More Day episode, Donya Tinidora told YayaDUB that her laugh should be poised. If she can’t help but laugh, suppress it. Just let the shoulders do the laughing without having to open her mouth.

Lola Nidora suggested covering her mouth while laughing. YayaDUB can’t help but laugh when she is exhilarated. Donya Tinidora considered it a good ploy though. YayaDUB can check if her breath stunk through a hand over her mouth. And speaking of the mouth, the ALDUB One More Day served as a way to teach YayaDUB table manners. The proper way to sit and the proper way to eat are taught to YayaDUB at the ALDUB One More Day episode.

First, soup. Soup served by one of the Cuando Cuando Cuando is nido soup with “pugo” (quail eggs). Lola Nidora protested. “First date? Pugo kaagad?” Donya Tinidora reminded everyone that this is just a dry run. So they got away with the nido soup with “pugo”. Next, look straight to the eyes of the person you are dining with. Donya Tinidora then scolded YayaDUB for the way that she smiled. “Wag ganyan! Tinatakot mo naman eh!” (Not like that! You’re scaring him!) Bossing Vic Sotto suggested “Bigyan mo kasi ng tinitingnan.” (Give her something to look at.) Donya Tinidora then told the Cuando that served the soup in the ALDUB One More Day episode.

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

The dining lessons are starting to get on YayaDUB’s nerves. She doesn’t mind being prim and proper. But dropping the quail egg at the ALDUB One More Day episode for the sake of etiquette? Donya Tinidora then skipped to the next part of the dining lessons. Since the soup already has quail eggs, they pretended that it is the main course. They then asked YayaDUB how she usually chew her food. All grannies were horrified at seeing her chew her food. “Ano ka ba naman, Yaya? Pati nguya mo nagda-Dubsmash ka na!” (What’s wrong with you, nanny? Even the way you chew goes Dubsmash mode!) YayaDUB is frustrated but she didn’t snap at the ALDUB One More Day episode.

Donya Tidora tried to appease YayaDUB. “Yan ang tinatawag na proper decorum. Kasi ang mga date ngayon, pakape-kape na lang. Mas maganda yung kumakain kayo together. Kasi diyan nyo makikilala ang isa’t isa.” (That’s what you call proper decorum. Dates lately involve just coffee. It’s much better when you are dining together. Because that’s when you get to know one another.) Lola Nidora agreed. Donya Tinidora reminded YayaDUB though to keep it natural. Just don’t overdo it. The ALDUB One More Day episode end up becoming the  episode with funniest and heart-warming messages so far.

Lola Nidora kept the reminders coming to YayaDUB. “Iba ang crush sa pag-ibig. Tandaan mo yan. At mahalin mo ang sarili mo. Sa ganyang paraan magiging handa ka ring magmahal ng iba.” (Crush/Infatuation is different from love. Remember that. And love yourself. That way you will be prepared to love someone else.) She then turned to Alden. “Makinig ka sa Lola. Kung iibig ka, ibibigay mo na ang sarili mo sa iibigin mo .” (Listen to granny. If you will fall in love, you will give yourself to the person you fall in love with.)

ALDUB One More Day
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Back to YayaDUB. Lola Nidora continued. “Pero kung masasaktan ka, dapat bumangon ka. Pag umiyak, punasan mo ang luha mo at tumayo ka ulit. At pagtayo mo kelangan mas malakas at mas matapang ka.  Tandaan mo yan. Iba ang laban ng pagibig. Maging handa ka. Bata ka pa. Marami ka pang pagdadaanan.” (If ever you would get hurt, you must get up. And upon getting up you need to be stronger and braver. Remember that. The fight for love is different. Brace yourself. You’re still young. You have more to experience.)

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ALDUB Most Awaited Date: Multiple Bases

#ALDUBMostAwaitedDate The ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode scored more Tweets than Twitter can handle. It wasn’t clear if the Twitter fail whale appeared. But there were minutes were Twitter froze. Everyone was looking forward for new photos. Preferably photos that need no photoshopping anymore.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @ineffable888

YayaDUB was shown preparing for the date by choosing which dress to wear. Most of the dresses were handpicked by Donya Tidora herself. She’s the self-appointed fashion expert among the Kalye’s Angels. With some of her hair held up by a couple of rollers, some wavy strands would fall on the rest of her hair. She is already pretty. But her appearance in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode would be much better than her appearance at the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary.

As YayaDUB is shown before hopping into Lola Nidora’s car, her dress seemed like something that Lola Nidora picked instead. Preppy looking, the dress has a floral design with the buttons closed up to her neck. The sleeves were long enough to cover her down to her wrists. Had it been a blouse, you would think of it as a school teacher’s uniform. So Lola Nidora had a hand in choosing YayaDUB’s dress after all in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode after all.

There was some regret on Lola Nidora that she allowed the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. Too late on her part though. YayaDUB managed to give Lola Nidora her medication though before getting in the car. With the way Lola Nidora’s medicine kit looked like, it seemed as if there is a different medicine per day. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora reminded YayaDUB of everything they taught her. The right way to smile. The right way to yawn. The lady-like way to laugh and any behavior that would avoid scaring Alden away. (It seems as if it’s too late to scare Alden away though.)

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @ArnobitMalou

Donya Tinidora can’t keep her mouth shut upon seeing YayaDUB’s dress. “Ang ganda ng suot ni Yaya! Mamantelin!” (Yaya’s dress is so pretty! So table cloth material!) Lola Nidora reminded YayaDUB to contain herself. Never rush things since both YayaDUB and Alden had ruined her trust before. Also, YayaDUB had to return to Lola Nidora after 30 minutes. Yes, the ALDUB Most Awaited Date should only last for 30 minutes. And that Alden should not attempt to wait for YayaDUB at the parking lot. Lola Nidora still has the blueprint for all exits and entrances at the Broadway Centrum. So he shouldn’t push it.

Then she turned to Donya Tinidora. She tried to restrain the way she gave instructions to YayaDUB. She made it sound as if she’s not going back anymore from the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. Donya Tinidora snapped back at her. “Ikaw kasi, ang naranasan mo, last date agad.” (Your problem is your date is immediately the last date.) Some fans interpreted that as a date that quickly transitioned into marriage. There wasn’t enough time to discuss how dry Lola Nidora’s marriage turned out to be. One of the Rogelios drove for YayaDUB. Two of the newer Rogelios guarded Alden back in Broadway Centrum per Lola Nidora’s instructions.

Donya Tinidora added reminders this time to Alden. “Alagaan mo yung bata ha? Alagaan mo si Yaya.” (Take care of the kid. Take care of the nanny.) Lola Nidora didn’t like the tone of Donya Tinidora’s reminders. “Kinakabahan ako sa mga bilin nyo.” (Your reminders get me nervous.) Donya Tinidora snapped back at her “Ikaw nga. Ang dami mong bilin. Hanggang ngayon andito ka pa eh.” (Look at you. You have so many reminders. And you’re still alive.) Lola Nidora was so nervous. She looked like on the brink of crying. YayaDUB is not getting married. She is just going to the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. The ALDUB Most Awaited Date hung in the balance as Lola Nidora’s car carrying YayaDUB hit the road.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @ineffable888

The resident dabarkads doing the KalyeSerye commentary are the Eat Bulaga founding fathers Senator Tito Sotto, Bossing Vic Sotto and Mr. Joey de Leon. They are joined by fellow dabarkads Allan K. They openly admired Alden’s appearance for the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. While fans already expected this to be a conservative date, Alden put on a navy blue blazer on his long sleeved shirt. Nothing too fancy. Just enough to look special for YayaDUB on their first date. Among the KalyeSerye’s default commentators, only Mr. Joey de Leon and Allan K has Twitter accounts. Boss Joey then became the reference person for Bossing Vic and Senator Tito for the Twitter count for the hashtag #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate.

After Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora were done with the Sugod Bahay segment, they can’t find Lola Nidora. It got the hosts at the Eat Bulaga studio concerned too. It is the ALDUB Most Awaited Date. And who knew what power-tripping scheme is Lola Nidora up to? Donya Tinidora was blunt in saying “Kinakabahan nga ako, Joey. Tuwing nawawala siya, may nangyayari.” (I am nervous, Joey. Every time she disappears, something happens.) Donya Tidora commented “Mataba utak nun.” (She has so much material in her brain.)

And so YayaDUB finally arrived at Broadway Centrum. Donya Tinidora, ever mistrustful of Lola Nidora yelled at her. “Yaya, tumingin ka sa taas! Baka may plywood na naman!” (Nanny, look up! There might be a slab of plywood again!) You then realize that Lola Nidora’s knowledge of the Broadway Centrum backstage area rivals the Opera Ghost’s knowledge of the Paris Opera House. She has trapped Alden before in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. Truth be told, Alden had been very lenient on Lola Nidora simply because of her advanced age. Then again, the ALDUB Most Awaited Date showed that Alden would rather be respectful than spiteful of Lola Nidora’s overbearing control over YayaDUB.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @MAINEatics_OFC

YayaDUB did not expect the Broadway Centrum to be that complicated. She found though the same covered plywood that blocked her from Alden. She then left a note on it in reply to notes that Alden wrote. Alden can’t get to where she is as the Rogelios are guarding him. Then Lola Nidora appeared on a separate screen revealing another challenge for the two. Yes, the challenge applied to YayaDUB as well. Lola Nidora created a mini-maze for Alden and YayaDUB to conquer. The ALDUB Most Awaited Date made the ALDUB nation wait for so much longer. Thanks to Lola Nidora’s capricious whims.

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora ended up finding Lola Nidora in one of the houses nearby. They joined her to keep an eye on whatever she may be up to. Lola Nidora almost cancelled the ALDUB Most Awaited Date at the last minute. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora though were concerned that YayaDUB’s inability to keep herself poised would scare Alden away. And so another compatibility test  was set. [Episodes that superseded the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode would be recapped later. There is still Sunday to make up for lost time.] They need to complete 5 bases. At the end of the road is the dining table where Alden and YayaDUB will face each other.

For the first compatibility question. “Babe, love or honey?” Lola Nidora still didn’t believe that Alden and YayaDUB are officially a couple. She openly expressed this in the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode. So once they physically become a couple, what would be their choice of endearment? Turns out that they both wanted LOVE. Both Alden and YayaDUB then stepped on the first base. For the second compatibility question. “Eyes or lips?” Both of them answered LIPS. The ALDUB Most Awaited Date might be cut short with the maze that Lola Nidora prepared.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @ReyesArco

Some of the bases shown in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode contained quotes. The KalyeSerye commentators chose Bossing Vic to read each pit stop that came with a message. “Love is sweet when it’s new. But it’s sweeter when it’s true.” Boss Joey then announced that the hashtag #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate has finally reached 8.1 million tweets. And the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode has yet to end.

The three grannies took turns in asking questions. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora found Lola Nidora’s questions deliberately hard. Bossing Vic then reminded Lola Nidora to choose her questions carefully in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode. Otherwise she will earn the wrath of the ALDUB Nation. The Eat Bulaga studio audience cheered when he said this. He may not have any social media accounts whatsoever. But he knew the power of mob mentality online. (So be careful of the Vic Sotto accounts that you follow online. Either they are posers or parody accounts.) As Lola Nidora contemplated on the next question, Bossing Vic read the next quote on one of the bases. “Sa pag-ibig walang malalim na dagat. Sa pag-ibig walang malayong landas.” (In love no sea is too deep. In love no destination is too far.)

Lola Nidora then asked “Ring or necklace?” Alden’s answer then to take longer than it should. He tends to draw images on his clipboard too. Both Alden and YayaDUB then answered RING. This put the ALDUB couple on the next base. Another quote was found posted on the next base. Bossing Vic then obliged when asked to read it. “Words can’t say what love can do.” On another base, he read “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, iba na yan (that is something else)”.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @MAINEatics_OFC

The ALDUB couple though had different tastes. When Lola Nidora’s question was “Sweet or spicy?” YayaDUB had a different answer to that of Alden. Only Lola Nidora happily danced for the couple’s failure to meet minds. To cut short her celebration, everyone decided to move on to the next question. “Puso o isip?” (Heart or mind?) Alden answered “Pareho”. He took to heart everything that Lola Nidora told her. YayaDUB answered “Both”. And the ALDUB Nation in the Eat Bulaga studio erupted in applause again.

Lola Nidora then asked “Madilim or maliwanag?” (Dark or bright?) It sounded like a question she pulled out of her ass. It produced the second incompatible answer from Alden and YayaDUB. The Eat Bulaga audience’s boo can be clearly heard from the background. The tweet count has yet to reach 10 million. But Bossing Vic already reminded of the number of tweeters. They would be after Lola Nidora for making it hard for Alden and YayaDUB in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode.

Donya Tidora then took it upon herself to throw the clincher question. She made it deliberately easy to annoy Lola Nidora and appease the crowd that booed. She then asked “Now or Forever?” Chicken feed level of easy. Both Alden and YayaDUB answered FOREVER. And the end of the bases has been reached. Alden and YayaDUB are now ready to sit down on the dining table.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @Aldubarkads

It might be the longest table ever prepared for a first date. Lola Nidora really did not trust Alden and YayaDUB enough to keep their promise. The table was so long. It made most wedding reception tables short by comparison. Alden and YayaDUB tried to get near to each other. But they didn’t touch. After Lola Nidora egged them to renege on their promise. both sat down for the date. [The camera could catch them talking to each other from the opposite ends of the table. Only Alden heard her voice in person as no mics are around for the ALDUB Most Awaited Date.]

Alden and YayaDUB managed to share a meal despite the distance between them. YayaDUB ended up forgetting some of the manners that Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora taught her. She remembered covering her mouth though when she could no longer suppress her laughter. Just when the fun is getting started. YayaDUB’s alarm goes off. She forgot to leave behind the medicine kit for Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora then understood why she felt weak in the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode. Alden and YayaDUB were stuck in a rut all of a sudden. Alden can’t stop her. But he can’t touch her either. YayaDUB wanted to stay. But she hasn’t talked that much with Alden yet. She had to leave. By the time Lola Nidora changed her mind. YayaDUB was already at the Broadway Centrum exit.

ALDUB Most Awaited Date
Source: @officialaldub16

Donya Tinidora chastised Lola Nidora. She accused the latter of deliberately forgetting to ask YayaDUB to leave her medicine kit behind. Lola Nidora could only say that her condition wasn’t that bad after all. Donya Tinidora mentioned how YayaDUB really can’t turn her back on her. She is such a nice girl. She is willing to leave her date to maintain her responsibilities with Lola Nidora. YayaDUB was such in a rush that she left her clipboard on the table. It was all Alden could have for now. YayaDUB was then shown in the car. As the camera panned away from where YayaDUB sat, the sound of a car crash was heard in the background. All that Lola Nidora could do is scream.

What happened to YayaDUB this time around? It seemed as if bad luck followed the poor couple on a weekly basis. Just when the relationship has secured 3 eyeball events. YayaDUB is in peril again. And it produced more speculative tweets from the ALDUB Nation. What’s the worst that could happen from here? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Most Awaited Date episode.

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ALDUB 2nd Monthsary: Love Notes And Roses

#ALDUB2ndMonthsary The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode opens with Lola Nidora. She arrived ahead of her sisters with YayaDUB. She was talking on the phone with her doctor. Hopefully it’s not Dr. Tan-Ning. The fake physician that she hired on the ALDUB Against All Odds episode. She used him to emotionally blackmail YayaDUB into marrying Lola Nidora’s family friend, Frankie Arenolli.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

YayaDUB looked extra blooming today. She had always been blooming ever since “meeting” Alden. But today is the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode. So the extra touch of letting her hair down is obvious. Hence the Filipino slang “Haba ng hair!” (Such long hair.) to emphasize efforts applied in being extra beautiful for the special day. And YayaDUB is extra motivated to work. Lola Nidora is starting to loosen up when it comes to YayaDUB’s communication with Alden Richards. Also, Lola Nidora views her nanny’s renewed vigor as a positive effect of being in love.

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora arrived happily on the spot where Lola Nidora sat. They immediately greeted YayaDUB. “Happy Monthsary!” Lola Nidora reacted in what old-fashioned people would expectedly do. For her, there is no such thing as a monthsary. It was not a physically feasible relationship. The lack of personal physical contact keeps Lola Nidora a skeptic to the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary. YayaDUB and Alden only met in person twice. A chunk of their communication is spent on monitors and it’s a relationship? Lola Nidora’s sisters just brushed it off as her refusal to acknowledge modern relationships. Both mentioned that the biggest reason behind Lola Nidora’s bitterness is her refusal to live and let live.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode then shows Alden. He is not in his usual den. He’s close to the audience. He chose a spot in front of the audience and sat down. He then told YayaDUB that it is the very spot where YayaDUB still remembers it. 16 July 2015 at 1:47pm. No one remembers it more than YayaDUB herself. It was the day she started smiling more and snobbing less. The day when Jose Manalo (before he channeled his alter egos) practically gave up on making YayaDUB laugh. The rest as they say is history.

The day before the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode. Alden promised YayaDUB that he has a gift. In the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode itself, he went into his spot to get it. Eat Bulaga founding father “Bossing” Vic Sotto referred to Alden’s room as his “lungga” meaning den. He even speculated “May lahi yatang ermitanyo ito eh.” (I think being a hermit runs in his blood.) Perhaps because he spent more time in his dungeon with the HD monitor. Alden then took out the locket.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: @officialaldub16

The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary card contained a note long enough to be considered to be a love letter. Now that it’s the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary. Alden found the opportunity to give it to YayaDUB. He also prepared a card containing his ALDUB 2nd Monthsary dedication to YayaDUB. He opened the card and revealed a message longer than what he usually writes on his clipboard. Since the font was smaller, he read it with the montage he prepared for the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary. Every highlight in the 2 months that passed are mentioned in the love letter. Translation is as follows:

Hi, Maine, how are you? Even if only 2 months have passed, a lot has happened. Some are happy, some are sad, some are painful. But in all of these we learned lessons. And there is nothing that we will not endure as long as we are ready and this is what we want. If there are people who will believe in us and if there are people who believe and love us, do we have to quit now?

Changes occurred in our lives. A lot. But a lot would never ever change.

You already know that. And we know that whatever we go through, the right time will come.

AlDub You,

Alden

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

The camera caught YayaDUB wiping off some tears. It turned out to be the most touching gift that Alden had done for her. And he addressed her as “Maine”. It’s his way of making up for lost time. Who would not be touched by such a gesture? For a man viewed by Lola Nidora as someone not serious with her nanny. Alden is willing to go the extra mile. Alden has personally seen YayaDUB twice. There is no turning back now. The fact that Alden himself read the letter in his own live voice moved YayaDUB to tears. After reading the letter, Alden gave the locket to YayaDUB.

The ALDUB Nation first saw the locket last week during the search for the then abducted YayaDUB. YayaDUB almost ate it thinking it’s food. Donya Tinidora yelled at her “Hindi kinakain yan!” (That’s not food!) Bossing yelled “Hindi isaw yan!” (That’s not chicken intestine!) Donya Tidora screamed. “Kwintas yan!” (That’s a necklace!) Donya Tinidora even compared YayaDUB to snatchers that swallowed stolen necklaces to hide the evidence. It must have been YayaDUB’s defense mechanism kicking in. The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary preparations that Alden made overwhelmed her to tears.

Donya Tinidora suggested that Alden should hand over the locket with a special dedication. She then told YayaDUB to temporarily return the locket to Alden. Alden should be handing the locket over while narrating his special message to YayaDUB. Alden is still the speaking half in the phenomenal ALDUB couple. So he found it fit to sing as well in the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Alden sang a few lines from Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” a.k.a. “Dalinay! Dalinay!” (Lola Nidora misheard the lyrics. This caused the majority of Eat Bulaga’s viewers to call this song as “Dalinay! Dalinay!”) While YayaDUB and the three grannies are preoccupied with Alden’s singing, a kid approached YayaDUB with a stem of rose. Alden signaled to YayaDUB that there are more roses to come. Soon kids came one by one giving roses to YayaDUB in behalf of Alden for the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary.

Lola Nidora stretched out her hand to the kids for the “pagmamano”. It’s almost a lost gesture in Filipino culture to give respect to elders by putting the elder’s hand on the kid’s forehead. So it served as an opportunity to teach kids simple respectful gestures. And Lola Nidora is proud of being old school. She doesn’t mind admitting her actual age anyway. So letting her presence be felt turned out fine. It was not disruptive anyway. No event is too disruptive for an old woman to remind kids today the value of respecting their elders.

Donya Tinidora is openly touched with the kids’ niceties. They show respect not only to Lola Nidora but to Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora as well. Alden then moved to his carrier single “Wish I May”. It was unofficial anthem for the ALDUB Nation hoping that the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary would transition into something real. From ALDUB (Alden and YayaDUB) to MaiDen (Maine and Alden). Alden made sure that everyone knew that his song is live, not a lip-sync.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

YayaDUB has lost count of the number of roses handed to her. And Donya Tinidora was blunt in saying that her hand is numb. She just adjusted her posture to accommodate the kids. She has a hunch that Alden bought the entire supply from the Dangwa flower market. In the middle of Alden’s last stanza, YayaDUB asked for a kiss from Alden. After Alden’s song, he simply said “Happy Monthsary”.

Even the grannies received flowers at the end of Alden’s song. Only Lola Nidora is known to have grandchildren herself. But even Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora are happy to accommodate kids that know the “pagmamano”. The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary confirmed one lost gesture when in comes to Filipino courtships. That a man serious enough with his lady love would try to woo not only the woman herself. The family receives niceties from the man too. The Kalye’s Angels are the closest that YayaDUB had for a family. And speaking of family, Alden prepared his next gift. (While waiting for Alden’s next gift for the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary, they had the Sugod-Bahay winner accommodated first.)

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Alden carried a bouquet of flowers and handed it to the Sugod Bahay winner last 5 September 2015, Nanay Nena. Along with the flowers, Alden also handed the prize money that YayaDUB won in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. Nanay Nena was very thankful. She thanked Alden and YayaDUB. Alden then asked her if there is any message she has for everyone. She simply replied “Kung totoo ang pagmamahal, pagbigyan.” (If love is true, give it a chance). She viewed the love between Alden and YayaDUB (whom Alden addresses as “Maine”) as true. Alden then said “Maine, binigay ko na.” (Maine, I already gave it to her)

It was consistent to Lola Nidora’s advice. Alden and YayaDUB should use their talents to make other people happy. And Nanay Nena was also referred to as the one who greeted Bossing’s engagement before it was even confirmed. So would her blessing work on the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary too? Alden openly hoped that the next monthsary or weeksary would be spent with YayaDUB herself. Nanay Nena then wished that she would end up with Alden.

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

YayaDUB wrote on her clipboard “Sana” (I wish). Alden then replied with a message on his clipboard. He said “E di ngayon na!” (Then make it today!) YayaDUB then scribbled her message without letting go of the stems of roses handed to her. She marked the day Alden agreed with Nanay Nena when she said “Sana magkatuluyan kayong dalawa”. 16 September 2015 at 2:15pm. “Panindigan mo yan” (Stand up for it) YayaDUB scribbled further.

Alden wrote “What’s bound to happen will find its way”. Both YayaDUB and Alden were scribbling at the same time. So they ended up revealing their messages at the same time. Alden wrote “Darating din ang tamang panahon.” (The right time will eventually come.) YayaDUB on the other hand wrote “Paalam ka muna sa tatay ko.” (Ask permission from my Dad first.) YayaDUB then cleared which Dad – YayaDUB’s Dad, Dodong. The ALDUB 2nd Monthsary ended up looking like a few steps short of an engagement party.

[Dodong has yet to be revealed as a character in the ALDUB KalyeSerye. The part where YayaDUB’s mother is being searched is still hanging in the balance though. No confirmation in the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode if they still plan to push through with unearthing YayaDUB’s identity. Lines are starting to get blurred between YayaDUB the fictional character and Maine Mendoza playing the role of Lola Nidora’s nanny. So we have yet to see if that angle would be revived.]

ALDUB 2nd Monthsary
Source: Eat Bulaga Telecast

Alden went back to serenading YayaDUB. When was the last time men serenaded women to woo them? It’s the kind of charm that very few men now do. Alden then wrote on his clipboard “Ready na ako!” (I am ready!) Just when YayaDUB and Alden are getting in on with their clipboard exchange, Lola Nidora interfered. Lola Nidora revealed that she has a gift for the couple too. And the truck horn abruptly sounded off. Bossing got a little concerned. ALDUB might end up getting married ahead of him. Fellow Eat Bulaga founding father Joey de Leon assured him that it will not happen. He will not let it happen. What if Bossing’s wedding to fellow dabarkads Pauleen Luna would be done today? Bossing though had some film shootings in hand. So the idea was shelved. For now.

Would it be a double wedding  for ALDUB and the Bossing/Pauleen couple? Even Bossing himself is getting deep into the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary himself. What could possibly be Lola Nidora’s gift for Alden and YayaDUB then? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary episode replay. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga to send feedback, comments and suggestions.

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ALDUB For Talk N Text: Forgive and Let Go

#ALDUBForTalkNText The ALDUB For Talk N Text episode opens with Donya Tinidora dancing with her army of Cuando Cuando Cuando. More like Cuando ad infinitum. Everyone had lost count of how many Cuando men Donya Tinidora has. Donya Tidora can’t make it today. According to Donya Tinidora one of Donya Tidora’s toenails died. So she had to forego the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode for the poor toenail’s wake.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora then arrives with YayaDUB on foot. YayaDUB is noticeablly extra attentive to Lola Nidora. From behind, the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio follows them. One of them carried a basket of fruits intended for Lola Nidora. It looked like an initiative on YayaDUB’s part. It won’t be healthy for Lola Nidora to be totally dependent on medication. While the chewables are still in stock. YayaDUB made sure Lola Nidora eats fruits. It shows in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode how Lola’s health has improved.

[For the sake of the non-Filipino speaking fanbase of ALDUB. The ALDUB For Talk N Text episode happens after the ALDUB For Talk N Text ad was debuted on Eat Bulaga’s ad load. This caused Donya Tinidora’s comment about YayaDUB. “Panay ang talk. Panay ang text.” (Always on talk mode. Always on text mode.) Eat Bulaga’s marketing ploys set in with the help of such mentions.]

Lola Nidora expressed satisfaction in her health’s improvement. The best thing about YayaDUB’s efforts is that the medication works. Chewable, edible and drinky-ble. She disclosed why she did not allow fruits into her diet here in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode. Her stomach rejects the citrusy ones like calamansi and ponkan orange. Her tummy can tolerate grapes and apples though. Donya Tinidora egged YayaDUB to feed Lola Nidora with more fruits. She should not miss doing this simply because the ALDUB 2nd Monthsary is on the next day. YayaDUB tried to suppress her laughter at Donya Tinidora’s quips.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Alden was then shown on the next monitor having ice cream. YayaDUB saw the ice cream and tried to ask some. It may just be a monitor between them. But Alden managed to share his cone of ice cream with YayaDUB. YayaDUB was beyond happy. She almost forgot that the winner for ALDUB Battle For A Cause would be announced on the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode. Lola Nidora is less annoyed though. She saw the improvement in YayaDUB’s service. For her, Alden is more of a distraction to her duties as her nanny.

Lola Nidora managed to remind YayaDUB of her duties. Whether YayaDUB is really her niece or not, it is obvious that she is a little possessive of her. She mentioned to Donya Tidora the day the latter arrived how Lola Nidora only ended up having a nanny at an advanced age. Among the 3 sisters, she’s the late bloomer in terms of having a nanny. In the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode though. YayaDUB is more of a caregiver and less of a nanny. She even added a logbook and an alarm clock to Lola Nidora’s daily medication. This is how she gets to monitor better her health.

The way YayaDUB improved in her duties rubbed off positively on Lola Nidora. On ALDUB The Abduction episode, Alden and YayaDUB shared a straw. Now they are sharing an ice cream cone. And it was all fine for Lola Nidora. She noticed how positive the effects were to YayaDUB anyway. With this in mind, Lola Nidora’s motherly instincts kicked in. She warned YayaDUB that falling in love is okay as long as you use that love to be inspired. Inspiration is essential to motivation. Love is supposed to bring out the best in you. So as long as Lola Nidora is served well, there would be less interference from her. At least for now.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora’s main concern is Duhrizz. She is disappointed with her. It’s the worst that she can feel instead of anger. She just didn’t expect her envy to escalate to such levels. So much that she would abduct first YayaDUB and later Alden. The final culmination occurred in ALDUB The Abduction episode. Duhrizz already texted her. She said she’s sorry for everything that she did. She has realized her mistakes or so her SMS said. Lola Nidora still wanted to talk to her even just on the phone. Donya Tinidora thought that Duhrizz might still be ashamed of what happened. In the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode. Lola Nidora chose to wait.

She also took the opportunity here in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode to apologize to YayaDUB in behalf of Duhrizz. She herself is a little ashamed. Perhaps because in the past, she had YayaDUB locked up in their van just to keep her away from Alden. And she had Alden abducted in the past too. She even had him beat up by the Rogelios. Duhrizz knew these and thought that she would get away with it like Lola Nidora did. But no. Now she’s living in guilt. YayaDUB and Alden jointly forgave Duhrizz for Lola Nidora’s sake.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

YayaDUB was quiet. Alden as always is optimistic. Forgiveness came easy for him. He even thanked Lola Nidora for all the lessons she imparted. She’s the closest that YayaDUB had for a parent. So Alden’s respect for her is understandable. In return, Lola Nidora sees the “tamang panahon” (right time) for them to be together for real. She felt in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode that the right time is getting near. With someone like Alden who is resilient enough to cater to Lola Nidora’s requests, the strict granny eventually lessened the hissy fits for everyone’s sake.

The phone rang. Lola Nidora is back at her old phone with the very long password. Everyone thought that she gotten rid of it. Turns out that she hasn’t. She yelled on the phone. It was Duhrizz. Lola Nidora apologized for yelling at her. She is a little paranoid that more and more people and learning her mobile number. She could hear her granddaughter crying on the other line. She then tried to calm her down. Lola Nidora reminded Duhrizz that granny loves her so much. The ALDUB Nation ended up with another set of thoughts to ponder from Lola Nidora here at the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode.

Lola Nidora told Duhrizz, “Tandaan mo, Duhrizz. Mahal na mahal ka ng Lola. Laman ka lagi ng aking panalangin. Wag inggit ang pinapairal mo.” (Remember, Duhrizz. Granny loves you so much. You are always in my prayers. Don’t let envy prevail in you.) “Di ko man malimit na naipapadama ko pero ikaw ang nasa puso ko. Walang araw na hindi kita ipinapanalangin.” (I may not always tell you this. But you are in my heart. There is not a day that I didn’t pray for you.) “Duhrizz, makinig ka. Binibigyan tayo ng pagkakataon na itama ito.” (Duhrizz, listen to me. We are given an opportunity to correct this.) “Tama ang Lola Tinidora mo. Ang inggit ay kalawang na sisira sa pagkatao mo.” (Your Grand Aunt Tinidora is right. Envy is the rust that will consume your very being.) The ALDUB For Talk N Text episode shared valuable thoughts on how people should handle envy.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
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Donya Tinidora ended up quoting the late rapper and fellow dabarkads Francis Magalona (RIP). “Iwasan mo ang inggit sa napala ng iyong kapatid” (Avoid envy over your brethren’s fate) Lola Nidora advised Duhrizz to stop comparing herself to other people. Duhrizz was crying on the other line. So Lola Nidora was trying to shush her into listening to her. Lola Nidora then passed the phone to Donya Tinidora in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode.

Donya Tinidora added her thoughts apart from what she told Duhrizz in ALDUB The Abduction episode. “Wala tayong ibang kalaban kundi sarili natin.” (We have no other competitor but ourselves.) The translation parts seemed like an acknowledgment of the non-Filipino speaking fan based that ALDUB has earned. Lola Nidora later had her blood pressure checked. After seeing the blood pressure safe, her next medication was given.

With Duhrizz now forgiven, the next concern is the Bulaga Pa More Wild Card Edition. Who won between Maine Mendoza and Richard Faulkerson Jr? That was the part where lines between real and reel were blurred. Looking back at the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. Alden Richards introduced himself as Richard Faulkerson Jr of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. A schtick for his chosen Eat Bulaga segment, Mr. Pogi. YayaDUB on the other hand was introduced as Maine Mendoza for her FHHM performance.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
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Both Alden and YayaDUB are conceding. Alden assured YayaDUB that whoever wins, she is still a winner in his heart. YayaDUB assured him just the same. Donya Tinidora doesn’t have the strength to announce the winner. She thought it would be better that one of the Eat Bulaga founding fathers himself would announce it. She chose Bossing Vic Sotto. Of course the Boss himself would announce it. He has the results in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode.

But first, the man better known as Bossing chose to show the highlights first. YayaDUB’s performance consisted of the same routine she did in the elimination round. She then added Donya Tinidora’s ladder routine. Then the drumming part. Bossing then had the VTR rolled for Alden’s highlights. He had climbing routines too. But no ladders. He had the jumping footwear as upgrade for his performance. Then the metal wings. With both contestants’ highlights done, the drumroll in the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode began.

ALDUB For Talk N Text
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With 54% of the total text votes (yep, it’s that close), the Wild Card Winner is …… Maine Mendoza! YayaDUB! She almost fainted. Donya Tinidora warned her not to faint as no one will catch her from behind. Alden was the happiest loser ever televised. But for YayaDUB, Alden is also a winner. She wrote on her clipboard. “Panalo ka pa din sa kin, Den.” (You’re still a winner to me, Den.) That was the first time she ever called him Den.

It’s the day before the much-awaited 2nd Monthsary. So it was only appropriate that the Wild Card Round’s results were announced on the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode. What surprises did Alden prepare this time around? He had to make up for the lost opportunity. Last week was their 8th weeksary. Will Alden pull all of the stops to get closer to YayaDUB? Is he getting close to YayaDUB or Maine Mendoza? Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Catch the ALDUB For Talk N Text episode replay at Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page

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