[Art Expo in Manila Featured Image by Mary Jane Sadiasa] Pictures of bus tickets on canvas. Images reminiscent of a textured leather upholstery in some SUV’s. Art that presented the beloved city of Manila in full color in various mediums. Such are the images to be expected at the collaborative effort called Encounters PH.
Encounters is a group show presenting the works of Lester Babiera, Mark Evan Lopez, Romsanne Ortiguero and Jasmine Cruz. Various images with one central theme – travel. Tourism was one of the industries that boomed. And it only served as a fitted exhibit to present the kind of encounters [pun intended] that tourists from all walks of life stumbled upon. This Art Expo in Manila features works that emphasized mobility in the 21st Century.
The aforementioned Art Expo in Manila officially opened to the public last 21 November 2015 at 6pm. Here, paintings by Jasmine Cruz were included among the artworks exhibited for the audience to see. Commuters can easily relate to her bus ticket artwork. Not everyone may have SUV’s for roaming the metro. But everyone surely can commute. Cruz got some nostalgia revved up with her cute piece.
Street photography is also found here at iChill for the Art Expo in Manila. The black-and-white treatment applied on the photos add drama and allure to otherwise ordinary objects. Who would have thought a cat’s beauty in serenity is highlighted in a B&W photo? It also added a romantic feel to images of a lamp light. The same haunting beauty is seen on a captured photo of what seems like a one-way street. Some streets in Manila turned out to be lovely if given the B&W treatment in street photography.
Art is meant to be an expression. This is how it turned out to be at Encounters PH. The Art Expo in Manila that you should go into. Nothing too emotional but sentimental enough in reminiscing about the Manila not romanticized as often as it should anymore. Artists that joined the Encounters PH Art Expo in Manila presented their outlook on their own travels (presumably) in these works of art. No wonder mixed media became the appropriate term eventually. Of course, appreciating art is enjoyed best by having a tall tumbler of chilled coffee.
The venue for the Encounters PH Art Expo in Manila is iChill Theater Cafe. Possibly the friendliest coffee shop this side of Sampaloc. Enjoy some pasta or nachos with your chilled coffee while contemplating on the artworks. When hanging out in a theater-themed cafe, expect artistry all around. See it in the mixed media. Smell and taste it at iChill. Having musical theater soundtracks playing in the background surely seals the deal.
How to get to iChill Theater Cafe for the Art Expo in Manila? If you are studying in one of the high profile schools at the university belt. And if you know where the UST Medical Center is located. Then you surely can locate iChill. It’s located at 1125 Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila. Just a few meters behind McDo Lacson Ave. For more information, call them at their landline number. 521-0056. More details are at their Facebook and Twitter accounts for your perusal.
See it before it closes on 21 December 2015. You don’t have to hold back on your artistic desires. See what Encounters PH has to offer for you. With exposures earned at Manila Bulletin and at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. You are guaranteed a treat in this Art Expo in Manila. Click here to confirm your attendance at iChill Theater Cafe.
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[Featured Image from The ALDUB Runaway Episode Screencap] The ALDUB Runaway episode opened with YayaDUB writing a letter. The KalyeSerye commentator Bossing Vic Sotto had to look closer at the monitor to check the words. Fellow KalyeSerye commentator Boss Joey de Leon even helped him read. The former mistook the letter as addressed to “Dear Xerex”. Their pop culture references may be a little dated. But it helped set the mood. Is YayaDUB with Alden?
YayaDUB was shown by the living room. She doesn’t look stressed or abducted. Later she called on Alden. Alden appearing on the other monitor looking afar confirmed that he is not with YayaDUB. He was visibly distraught at the ALDUB Runaway episode. But keepign YayaDUB safe is his priority. “Dyan ka na muna. Baka masundan ako ni Lola. Kapag kasama mo naman sina Lola Nidora, wala namang mangyayaring masama sa yo.” (Stay there for now. Granny might track me down. When you are with Granny Nidora, nothing bad will happen to you.)
YayaDUB was worried too despite remaining safe in Lola Nidora’s mansion. “Eto nga sumusulat ako kay Lola Babah eh. Para maintindihan ka niya.” (That’s why I am writing to Granny Babah. So that she’d understand you.) YayaDUB saw on the monitor that Alden is not in his den for the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Ano ba ginagawa mo diyan?” (What are you doing there?) Bossing Vic even suspected him of going suicidal. “Lulundag.” (He will jump.) YayaDUB got extra worried. “Iiwan mo na ba ako? Wag kang magbibiro ng ganyan ha?” (Are you leaving me? I don’t like that kind of joke okay?) When he voiced out his suspicions, Alden denied any suicidal thoughts. “Mataas po eh.” (It was too high.) YayaDUB told Alden to not even think about leaping to his death.
YayaDUB kept on reminding Alden to be safe by clutching to the rails at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Huy! Humawak ka. Baka mamaya …” Alden knew how to calm YayaDUB down. “Baka mahulog ako sa yo?” (You think I might fall for you?) YayaDUB got too dumbfounded to answer. Alden then tried to be serious. “Hindi, seryoso. Nagiisip isip lang ako.” (No, seriously. I’m jusst deep in thoughts.) It was difficult for him to leave YayaDUB behind. But he can’t afford dragging YayaDUB along with the trouble that Donya Babah got him into.
YayaDUB was more worried that Alden’s smile is gone far too long. “Basta tandaan mo lang, andito lang ako. Alden, smile ka na. Ngiti ka na.” (Just remember that I’m always here. Alden, please smile. Smile now.) The KalyeSerye commentary panel then egged YayaDUB for a joke. “Wala ka bang joke?” (Don’t you have any jokes?) YayaDUB then reminded Alden of a previous joke. “Di ba naalala mo nung tinanong ko anong tawag sa tagabitbit ng bell?” (Remember when I asked you what do you call a bell carrier?) YayaDUB had difficulty in eliciting a smile from Alden at the ALDUB Runaway episode.
YayaDUB then shifted to asking Alden about his fall at the ALDUB Sumptuous Lunch episode. “Kumusta ka na nga ba? Di ba nadapa ka?” (How are you doing again? You fell right?) Even the KalyeSerye commentary panel got concerned too. It may look funny. But at the ALDUB Runaway episode, the concern on how bad it may be was addressed. And Alden said that it was okay.
YayaDUB pressed for more info. “May pasa ba?” (Are you bruised?) Alden did not answer directly. “Gumaling agad. Dahil sa yo.” (It quickly healed. Because of you.) It was then Alden’s turn to ask at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Alam mo kung bakit nadulas?” (You know I slipped?) YayaDUB braced herself for the answer. Alden then answered his own question.”Kasi nahulog na.” (Because I have fallen.) YayaDUB then tried to connect it to her joke to make Alden laugh. “Alam mo ba yung DELICACY? Yun kasi ang sinabi ko sa yo nung madapa ka. Ayan! NagmamaDELICACY! Tatawa na yan!”
Alden then gave up and laughed. “Oo na. Di ko na mapigilan.” (Alright then. I can’t help it anymore.) Now that it seems like he’s back on track, he dished out another pickup line. “Dilim ka ba?” (Are you darkness?) YayaDUB asked why. “Kasi mula nang makita kita, wala na kong ibang makita.” (Because ever since I saw you, I saw no one else.) YayaDUB was so overjoyed. She clutched the nearest cushion and hugged it. But she never forgot to remind Alden at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Ingat ka diyan ha? Wala ako diyan para saluhin ka.” (You be careful there. I’m not there to catch you.)
Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” was then heard on the background. Turns out it’s just Lola Nidora DUBsmashing the said track at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Kaka-tone down ko lang. Kaka-tapos ko lang mag-practice ng mixed martial arts.” (I just toned down. Just got done practicing mixed martial arts.) Her idea of toning down is scratching her back with the door post. Seems like she’s been with Lola Nidora for more than 24 hours now. Lola Nidora then greeted Alden.
Lola Nidora quickly addressed Alden’s knee. “Masakit pa ba yung tuhod mo?” (Does your knee still hurt?) Alden said that it doesn’t hurt anymore. Lola Nidora was pleased. At least Alden remembered YayaDUB’s safety and returned her to her folks. It avoided another beast mode episode from Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Runaway episode. Still, she doesn’t like the idea of eloping. “Tingnan mo kasi ang nangyari sa inyo. Nagmamadali kayo na makalayo. Nadapa tuloy kayo.” (Look at what happened to you. You were in a rush to runaway. You fell down.)
Alden explained at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Lola, hindi ko naman po ilalayo si Yaya eh. At hindi ko pa po siya itatanan. Gusto ko lang pong ilayo si Yaya sa oras na yun. Kasi hindi ko po gusto yung mga sinasabi ni Lola Babah. Baka po masaktan siya.” (Granny, I will not take nanny away. I won’t elope with her just yet. I just want to take nanny away at that time. Because I don’t like the things Lola Babah is saying about her. She might get hurt.)
Lola Nidora agreed with Alden. “Kahit ako, ayoko ring naririnig yung masasakit na salita. Pero, Alden. Hindi ang paglayo ang solusyon sa problema mo. Kapag yan lagi ang ginawa mo, palagi kang madadapa.” (I don’t like hearing those biting words too. But, Alden. Going away is not the solution to your problems. If you keep on doing that, you will always fall.” Alden understood it literally and figuratively at the ALDUB Runaway episode.
Lola Nidora was happy though that Alden is now protective of YayaDUB. “Mabuti naman kung ganun. Pinoprotektahan mo lang si Yaya.” But whatever Alden’s reason may be. Lola Nidora never faltered in her reminders. [And Donya Tinidora is not around to complain about the endless reminders like this one at the ALDUB Runaway episode.] “Hintayin ang basbas. Ang pagtakas ay senyales ng pagiging duwag. Duwag na harapin ang wasto.” (Wait for the blessing. Escaping is a sign of being a coward. A coward in facing the truth.) Alden reasoned out. “Hindi naman po ako lalayo, Lola. Nagiisip-isip lang po.” (I won’t be too far, granny. I need to think things over.)
Lola Nidora also addressed the obvious upon seeing Alden runaway with YayaDUB. “Eto pa. Matagal ko na tong kinikimkim sa sarili ko. Tapatin nyo ako. Kayo na bang dalawa?” (One more. I’ve been holding it within me for so long. Tell me honestly. Are you going steady?) It took several DUBsmash tracks at the ALDUB Runaway episode before Alden and YayaDUB could reply simultaneously. “HIndi PA po.” (No. Not YET.) Lola Nidora was half-exhausted half-relieve. “Hindi pa pala. Ang tagal nyong sumagot! Pinakaba nyo pa ko.” (So you’re not yet going steady. It took you forever to answer! You got me nervous.)
Lola Nidora had to explain herself too. “Kasi ako, kaya ko natanong lang, kung umasta kayo parang kayo na eh.” (I had to ask this since you act as if you’re already going steady.) Alden and YayaDUB denied being more than friends. So Lola Nidora had to appease the couple at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Alam ko nararamdaman nyo naman na mahal nyo ang bawat isa. Pero patuloy pa rin na magkakilala kayo. Alden, tamang panliligaw. Manliligaw ka na ba?” (I know that you love each other. But you keep on knowing one another. Alden, pursue her the right way. Are you pursuing her?)
Lola Nidora then turned to her grand-niece. “Yaya, magpaligaw ka. Ikaw sasabihin ko sa yo ha? Parang gusto mo nang kagatin si Alden noong Sabado.” (Nanny, let him pursue you. I am telling you this, okay? It’s as if you wanted to bite Alden last Saturday.) YayaDUB justified her behavior at the ALDUB Sumptuous Lunch episode. “Hindi naman po. Na-miss ko lang po talaga si Alden.” (No, not really. I just missed Alden.) Lola Nidora continued. “Ganun na ba ngayon pag nami-miss? Sumasampa sa likod? Dalagang Pilipina ang tinuro ko.” (Is that what usually happens when you miss someone? You go piggybacking? I taught you how to be a Filipina maiden.)
YayaDUB ended up defending Alden at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Wala po kasi akong suot na sapatos. Nakalimutan ko na po isuot. Kaya binuhat na po ako ni Alden kasi ayaw po niyang madumihan ang paa ko.” (I was not wearing my shoes at that time. I forgot. So Alden carried me on his back since he didn’t want my feet to get dirty.) Alden almost choked on his answer. He had to compose himself for awhile before replying. “Lola, wag po kayong mag-alala. Alam naman po namin ang mga nararamdaman namin.” (Don’t worry. We know how our feelings are.)
Lola Nidora then reminded them what made her against their budding relationship before. “Porke nararamdaman na mahal na siya, hindi na manliligaw.” (Not because you know she already loves you, you will not pursue her anymore.) YayaDUB took it from here before Alden chokes again. “Pero sabi nyo nga po, Lola, di ba? Wag magmamadali.” (Like what you said before, right? Don’t rush it.) Lola Nidora can finally breathe. “Hay salamat. Pengeng kape.” (Thank goodness. Coffee please.)
After having coffee, Lola Nidora continued with her reminders. Lola Nidora is the ultimate TITA. Full of reminders at the ALDUB Runaway episode. “Dapat gawin? Alagaan. Wag pabayaan. Pagyabungin na parang halaman. Hihintayin nating mamulaklak.” (What do you need to do? Nurture it. Don’t neglect it. Cultivate it like a plant. Wait until the relationship blooms.)
Lola Nidora kept the promise she made at the ALDUB EB Tamang Panahon special episode. “Kung anuman ang nagpapabigat sa inyo. Anuman ang gusto nyong itanong sa aming mga lola. Wag kayong magatubiling magtanong. Andito lang kami palagi. Sabi ko nga, di na ako nakaharang sa inyo.” (Whatever is burdening you. Whatever you would like to ask us grannies. Never hesitate to ask. We are always here. Like I said, I am no longer an obstacle to you.) Donya Tidora arrived shortly at the ALDUB Runaway episode for the Sugod Bahay errand.
Fast forward to today after the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. The letter that YayaDUB wrote in the ALDUB Runaway episode saved the relationship. Eat Bulaga’s hit KalyeSerye may be a parody of conventional soap opera fare. But it acknowledged one important aspect in relationships. That fighting for your love need not be defiance of parental authority. Donya Babah said it herself in the ALDUB Last Chance episode. That some things can be settled without resorting to a quarrel.
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At the ALDUB Stay Strong episode, Donya Babah constantly reminded Alden of his wedding to Cindy Kournikova. [That’s how I remember the Russian way it is spelled.] Alden still hasn’t dressed up and it’s already less than a few hours before the wedding itself. Alden was the image of the saddest groom ever. Even foundation was obviously absent on his flawless face. But it didn’t make him any less attractive.
Donya Babah made plans after the wedding. And she informed Alden about them too whether he approved it or not. Donya Babah was stuck in her bubble that Alden will be happy after the wedding. So she assumed that he will be happy upon learning that after the wedding. They will go and meet Cindy’s parents. That alone was odd at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Alden marries Cindy first before meeting Cindy’s parents? That’s how rushed this wedding is. Donya Babah basically “bought” a wife for Alden. Alden didn’t want to hear of the wedding anymore from his grandmother and walked away.
After Brian White’s live performance of “God Gave Me You” to plug his concert at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Donya Babah started looking for his “favorite grandson” again. That’s when her maids told her about a letter that arrived last Monday at the ALDUB Runaway episode. She almost scolded the maids as it might be an important message. Donya Babah glanced at the letter and realized that yes. It is an important letter. The letter was from the woman she called “Urzula”. It was the name Donya Babah called YayaDUB with.
“Dear Lola. Alam ko pong minsan sa buhay kayo, nagmahal din kayo ng totoo. Ang pagmamahal na inaasam nyo at kukumpleto sa buhay nyo. Maswerte po ang mga taong nabibigyan ng ganitong pag-ibig. Yung sa akin po, alam ko po natagpuan ko na. Pero alam ko pong mahal niya kayo katulad na rin po ng pagmamahal ko sa lola ko. Hindi ko po alam kung mamasamain nyo po itong ginawa ko. Pero susubukan ko na rin po. Ayoko pong dumating ang araw na magsisisi ako kasi hindi ko po naipaglaban. At natakot po ako na subukan ang kumatok sa puso ninyo. Ayoko pong ako ang maging dahilan para suwayin kayo ni Alden. Kaya nga po ako na po yung nagparaya. Masakit po. Pero kakayanin ko. Sa sulat pong ito, hihingi po ako ng isang pagkakataon sa inyo. Na hahanapin namin ni Alden ang kaligayahan namin. At nang malaman po namin kung kami ba ay para talaga sa isa’t isa. Maganda man po o hindi ang istorya namin, babalikan ko po ang araw na ito para ikwento sa mga magiging apo nyo na pinagbigyan nyo ang puso ng apo nyo at hindi ang yaman sa mundo.”
(Dear Granny. I know that once in your life, you attained true love. The love that you have been longing for and will complete your life.People who attain this kind of love are very lucky. For me, I have found it. But I know that he loves you in the same vein as that of my love for my granny. I don’t know if you will take my gesture negatively. But I will try. I don’t want the day to come that I will regret not fighting for it. And that I did not try knocking into your heart. I don’t want to be the reason for Alden to disobey you. That’s why I conceded. It is painful. But I will endure. In my letter, I will ask one chance from you. That we of Alden will find our happiness. And for us to know if we are really meant for one another. Whether our story turns out beautifully or not, I will recall this day to tell your future great grandchildren that you gave in to your grandson’s heart and not to the riches of the world.)
Donya Babah was visibly moved at YayaDUB’s letter. She only got to read it at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. She fought back tears fearing it would smudge off her ton of makeup. She was left to contemplate on the upcoming wedding now that YayaDUB chose to be humble and beg for her understanding.
Frankie Arenolli later arrived to meet Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. He’s dressed in Lanvin at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. [Finally! An actual brand name! Never mind if it isn’t legit.] After getting forced to change his car due to an aborted grand entrance, he approached the grannies for any updates. Of course, they are not attending the wedding. Donya Tidora spoke against attending it. “Hindi kami pupunta sa wedding ano?” (We are not going okay?) Frankie’s enthusiasm is not matched by the grannies.
Lola Nidora supported Donya Tidora’s statement at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Frankie, totoo yan. Nasasaktan na nga si Yaya. Tapos pupunta pa kami dun? No.” (It’s true. Nanny is getting hurt. Then we’d go there? No.) Donya Tidora tried to ask Frankie’s feelings though. “Pano ka na, Frankie? Yung ‘friend’ mo na si Cindy, ikakasal na.” (What now, Frankie? Your “friend” Cindy is getting married.) Frankie tried to explain his thoughts in broken English. “You know I really really sad. Look at that I’m sad.” Bossing Vic Sotto found the broken English funny.
Frankie could have wooed Cindy if she wasn’t engaged. He revealed this in the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “You know if Cindy is single, I will make ‘ligaw’. But later on, she is double. So no more masayang araw. No more enjoy. No more ‘pasyal’. No more ‘Isla Puting Bato’.” In short, none of the dates would happen again. Frankie got somewhat emotional. Bossing Vic and Boss Joey had to comfort him at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode before he breaks down. Frankie’s English may be broken. But he really felt hurt. “Again I have loser.”
Bossing Vic tried to distract him from the pain. “That’s true. You have a top down then it rains.” It made Frankie feel worse at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Look at the sunshine. It’s coming again.” Just when he has replaced his top down SUV with a different luxury sedan, the sun shone again. Seems like even the weather does not like Frankie. The KalyeSerye commentator panel could only laugh it off.
The weather didn’t know whether to rain or to shine. It rained due to the collective sadness of the ALDUB Nation. But it reveled at the sight of Frankie distraught. And Frankie is starting to genuinely like Cindy. “Nagugustuhan ko na si Cindy. I love her and what’s wrong with me? I’m a good-looking man.” It made the KalyeSerye commentary panel laugh more. Senator Tito even noticed the howls among the Broadway Centrum audience at Frankie’s remark. Frankie claimed that the audience agrees with him. Bossing Vic then asked the audience himself. “Is he handsome?” The audience replied. “No.” Frankie replied in broken English again at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “You know? You’re all liar!”
Lola Nidora tried to comfort him at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Darating din ang sa yo.” (Yours will come soon.) At least there is no more bad blood between Lola Nidora and Frankie after Frankie learned of Lola Nidora’s duplicity at the ALDUB Against All Odds episode. Frankie’s drama wasn’t so noticeable though. “Hindi napapansin ang luha ko sa pawis ko.” (My tears get ignored due to my sweat.)
Lola Nidora then turned her attention to Donya Tidora. “Tidora, I want to talk to Alden.” Alden then appeared on the next monitor. Finally dressed up for the wedding he never wanted. But the slicked back hair and light foundation could never conceal a sad face. Lola Nidora complimented his outfit. “Bagay na bagay sa yo. Napakakisig mo sa suot mo. Sabi nga sa akin kahapon ni Yaya, salamat sa yo. Ilang beses mo rin pinatunayan sa akin ang katatagan mo.” (It fitted you well. You look very dashing in your outfit. Just like what nanny told me yesterday, thanks to you. You have proven your endurance to me several times.)
Lola Nidora then reminded Alden of his responsibility at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Ngayon ipakita mo ulit yang katatagan mo. Sana maintindihan mo si Yaya. Nadurog ang puso ko. Pero hindi yan pagsuko. Yan ay sakripisyo. Mahirap intindihin. Balang araw, maiintindihan mo rin yan. Alden? Maging mabuti kang asawa kay Cindy.” (Now show me again your endurance. I hope you would understand nanny. My heart was crushed. But it’s not giving up. It’s sacrifice. It’s hard to understand. Soon, you will understand. Alden? Be a good husband to Cindy.) It did nothing to quell Alden’s sadness at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Lola Nidora even had to confirm if Alden heard her right. He did.
YayaDUB was at a different part of the house. DUBsmashing Ella Mae Saison’s “If The Feeling Is Gone”. Alden replied with Luther Vandross’s “I’d Rather”. When YayaDUB DUBsmashed Agot Isidro’s “Sa Isip Ko”. Alden replied by DUBsmashing Hale’s “Kung Wala Ka”. Donya Tidora’s sobs were heard in the background as Alden and YayaDUB exchanged more tracks. Their exchange was interrupted by a rushing SUV at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode.
It was Donya Babah. She found it hard to get off her SUV due to an erratic child’s lock. Her Sigue Sigue Sprutnik bodyguards are not around. But her maids are with her at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. The sound of her voice got Lola Nidora up on her feet quick enough to anticipate the worst. To avoid another outburst, she calmed herself with her newfound yoga moves. She knew that Donya Babah still has control over the mansion. But she needed to calm down especially once Divina a.k.a YayaDUB is at stake.
Lola Nidora tried her best to sound civil towards Donya Babah. “Ano ang sadya mo?” (What are you here for?) Donya Babah was not her arrogant self. “May gusto lang akong linawin. I want you to understand. I want to talk with Urzula.” (I just want to clarify something.) The sisters replied almost in unison at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Wala si Yaya dito. May binili.” (Nanny is not here. She bought something.) Donya Babah said that she will wait.
Lola Nidora asked Donya Tidora to warm up her hands just in case. YayaDUB has conceded and now Donya Babah is here. Lola Nidora was suspicious. “Di ba kasal ni Alden ngayon?” (Isn’t it Alden’s wedding today?) If not for Donya Tidora holding Lola Nidora’s hand, a knuckle sandwich might have flown at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “At sinasabi ko sa yo ngayon, Donya Babah. Hindi dito ang simbahan. Baka naliligaw ka lamang.” (And I am telling you. This is not the church. You might be lost.)
Donya Babah waited for YayaDUB. Lola Nidora isn’t done with Donya Babah yet. “Pero kung gusto mong makausap si Yaya, antayin mo. Pero binabalaan kita. Sobra sobra na ang pananakit mo kay Ursula.” (If you would like to talk to nanny, wait for her. But I am warning you. You have hurt Ursula way too much.) She extended her hand at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. But Lola Nidora asked Donya Tidora to stop her before she loses her cool.
Donya Tidora had to turn Donya Babah’s attention away at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. So she called on Frankie for a formal introduction. Frankie joined in the Tupperware party in an effort to diffuse hot tempers. Lola Nidora repeated the warnings. Donya Babah had other concerns in mind as she covered her nose and mouth. “Mag-toothbrush ka naman ng kaunti.” (Brush your teeth even just a little.)
Soon YayaDUB was back. She paid her respects to Donya Babah upon arriving. Then handed her little pack to Lola Nidora. “Yan na yung pinabili ko sa yo. Akina yung toothpaste.” (There goes my little pack. Hand me over the toothpaste.) Donya Tidora muttered under her breath to Lola Nidora. “Mahiya ka! Kanina ko pa inano yan!” (You should be ashamed! Been telling you since awhile ago!) The ALDUB Stay Strong episode is one of the few episodes where Donya Tidora can cuckold Lola Nidora.
Frankie busted Lola Nidora further. “Kinakain mo lang kasi yung toothpaste. Di mo imumog eh.” (Problem with you is that you just eat the toothpaste. You don’t gargle it.) Upon regaining her composure, Lola Nidora told YayaDUB about Donya Babah. “Yaya, hinahanap ka nito. Mag-usap daw kayo.” (Nanny, she’s looking for you. She said she wanted to talk.) YayaDUB was hesitant knowing Donya Babah’s sharp tongue. But she relented at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode.
Donya Babah repeated what Lola Nidora said. “I want to talk to you personally.” Lola Nidora snapped at Donya Babah. “Yun na nga ang sinabi ko di ba?” (Isn’t that what I said right?) Donya Babah ignored Lola Nidora to emphasize how private the conversation should be. “Private moment only.” Lola Nidora was even more distrustful of Donya Babah because of this. “Dahan dahan lang. Makakatikim ka na ngayon, Donya Babah.” (Careful. You’d get into some experience, Donya Babah.) Donya Tidora had to remind Lola Nidora though. “Pinatikim mo na nga eh.” (She already experienced it.) Donya Babah had to cover her nose and mouth again to avoid another “dose” at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Bossing Vic comforted Donya Babah. “Mai-immune ka rin, Lola.” (You’d get immune in due time.)
It took some convincing for Lola Nidora to let YayaDUB talk to Donya Babah in private. Frankie consoled YayaDUB. “Okay lang. May anti-rabies ka naman.” (It’s okay. You’ve had your anti-rabies immunization shots.) Lola Nidora revealed the reminders she gave YayaDUB in case this encounter with Donya Babah happens at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Binilinan ko si Yaya. Isang pagkakamali niya lang, uppercut mo agad yan.” (I told nanny. That if she committed one wrong move, she’d dish out an uppercut to her.)
Donya Babah and YayaDUB talked without the microphones on. So the audience could only hear Frankie and the grannies talking at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode here. The KalyeSerye commentators could see Donya Babah as if she’s scolding YayaDUB. YayaDUB was at her meek self. Frankie was worried that Donya Babah would throw an elbow. “Sisikuhin yata!” (I think she’d strike with her elbow!) Bossing Vic corrected Frankie. “Hindi siko yan. Tuhod yan. Tuhod!” (That’s not her elbow. That’s her knee!)
Donya Tidora could only ask Lola Nidora what the conversation could be. She’s the one close to the corner where Donya Babah pulled YayaDUB aside. No avail. Later, Donya Babah was seen visibly upset. But she didn’t hit YayaDUB at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. She just bit a leaf from a nearby plant. Later she fed a leaf to YayaDUB too. Frankie suspected something. “Nagnganganga yata ito eh.” (I think she’s into betel nuts.) Then to everyone’s surprise at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Donya Babah hugged YayaDUB.
Senator Tito was hungry for updates. “Teka teka teka. Pengeng development.” (Wait wait wait. Give us some developments.) Bossing Vic interpreted it as something positive. “Mukhang nagkaayos.” (Looks like they got along.) Frankie had other thoughts. “Nagkasundo na sila sa kasal?” (They agreed on the wedding?) YayaDUB ate another leaf. Donya Babah then pointed at something as if telling YayaDUB to go. YayaDUB ran to the van towards the direction that Donya Babah pointed at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode.
YayaDUB left before Lola Nidora’s entourage realized. They called out to her, checking if she can still come back to clarify things. Both grannies ran to the street. Frankie tried to chase them with his car only to find it gone. Lola Nidora prepared for the worst at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Ano nangyari kay Yaya? Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio! Kunin ang chopper! Kunin ang cellphone!” (What happened to nanny? Get the chopper! Get the cellphone!)
Donya Babah was talking in the background. Lola Nidora had to ask her. “Ano ang sinabi mo kay Yaya? Alden ka nang Alden! Wala kang camera!” (What did you tell nanny? All you could say is Alden! The camera is not on you!) Donya Babah kept her lines while trying to get back to her SUV. Lola Nidora tried to stop her. But she almost had a seizure. She had to call on the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio for her medication. Donya Babah took the opportunity to scamper. “I will go with my grandson.”
Once calmed down, Lola Nidora told the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio to bring out the umbrellas. It was a problem as they are on their way to their Sugod Bahay errand. She then settled for the phone to check where YayaDUB had been. Donya Tidora trusted YayaDUB’s judgment call though as she pacified Lola Nidora. “Okay lang, ate. Alam na niya ang ginagawa niya. Matanda na si Yaya.” (It’s okay, elder sister. She knew what she’s doing. Nanny is old enough.) All they had to wait for is Bossing Vic to draw the number of the next Sugod Bahay winner.
After distributing prizes. Frankie went back to weeping for his lost top down. Lola Nidora tried to calm him down though. “Wag ka na ngang ano. Ang dami-dami na nating mga kinalulungkutan. Yung kasal. Yung auto mo. Alam mo kahit tayo’y nalulungkot, magpakasaya na lang tayo. Magpaka-good vibes tayo. Shot!” (Stop whining. We already have so much to be sad about. The wedding. Your car. You know even if we are sad, let’s just try to be happy. Let’s try some good vibes. Have some shots!) The closest they have to shots at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode though is mugs of coffee.
Frankie got his mug of coffee too for a toast with Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. “Hindi pa ba tayo nagkaka-commercial dito?” (Haven’t we gotten an ad deal with Nescafe yet?) As they shared coffee at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Senator Tito suggested to Frankie. If Cindy is really getting married, why not go for Donya Babah? Frankie was against it. “Tito Sen, wag naman ganun. Ano naman ang hitsura namin?” (Not that suggestion please. Imagine how we’d look like together.)
Bossing Vic agreed with his brother’s suggestion. “Byuda yun.” (She’s a widow.) Frankie insisted against it. “Hayaan mo siyang mabyuda.” (Let her stay a widow.) The camera then panned over Donya Babah to convince Frankie further. Donya Babah was pacing around the living room. Boss Joey then guessed what’s on her mind at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “Tinitingnan niya kung ano yung mga mahaharbat niya.” (She’s checking which items can she take home.)
Alden then appeared on the monitor. He was still at the studio despite getting dressed for the wedding. Donya Babah then talked to him. “Aldrin, Aldrin, are you ready now my grandson?” Alden said yes. But could not help but asking Donya Babah. “Lola, matanong ko lang po. Anong ginawa nyo kay Yaya? Anong sinabi nyo sa kanya?” (Granny, just a question. What have you done to nanny? What did you tell her?) Alden doesn’t call YayaDUB anymore as “Maine” like in the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. [But when would he call her Divina?]
Donya Babah promised Alden to tell everything. But she had chest pains. “Sandali naninikip ang dibdib ko. Where is my Kargasok?” Senator Tito remembered Kargasok as an old type of medication. As Donya Babah waited for her Kargasok tea, YayaDUB was shown on the other monitor at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode on her way to where Donya Babah told her to go.
Later, Lola Nidora, Donya Tidora and Frankie tracked down Donya Babah. Doesn’t seem like it’s her mansion. Nevertheless, if they can’t make YayaDUB tell what Donya Babah told her, the grannies would ask Donya Babah herself at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Donya Babah welcomed them just the same. “Did you brush your teeth?” Lola Nidora replied. “Yeah already.” She kissed both grannies and excluded Frankie from the pleasantries.
Donya Babah shared her monitor with them to check on Alden. Donya Tidora liked Donya Babah’s other house. “Your house is very nice.” Donya Babah is proud of her property. “Of course we’re very very rich.” Frankie’s arrogance got the better of him. “Beautiful house. Like my garage.” Frankie is still moneyed compared to Lola Nidora as of the ALDUB Stay Strong episode though. But richer than Donya Babah? The story has yet to show that.
Frankie went straight to business. “I am here to say goodbye to Cindy. Where is Cindy?” Donya Babah said it would be addressed. “Later.” Donya Babah found it appropriate to have them all present in addressing Alden. She ran out of English pleasantries eventually. “Nahihirapan na akong mag-English.” (I am having difficulty with English.) Donya Babah then checked it Alden is still where he stood.
Donya Babah then started talking to Alden at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. She again addressed him as Aldren. “Aldren, are you there? You know that I love you very very much. Mahal na mahal kita, aking very very favorite na apo. And your future is very very good. But nakalimutan ko na meron ka palang sariling puso at isip. Akala ko maganda ang gagawin ko, Aldren.” (But I forgot that you have your own heart and mind. I thought what I would do for you is good.) This is where her voice broke.
Donya Babah then revealed her decision that she earlier told YayaDUB. “The letter from Urzula really opened my heart. Nabuksan ang puso ko ba. Naalala ko paano ang sakripisyo ng isang babae. Ang puso niya ay malakas, Aldren. At yun ang binuksan niya sa akin. Hindi ko yun nagawa noon. Sinubukan kong ipaglaban ang aking sarili.” (I remembered how the woman’s sacrifices can go. Her heart is strong. And that is what she opened up to me. I failed to do that before. I tried to fight for myself.)
In other words, Donya Babah married not for love but for responsibility. It was the family tradition that she tried to impose this time to Alden. “Ngayon nagsisisi na ako, Aldren. Masarap magmahal, Aldren. Hindi pa huli ang lahat. Magsimula kayo ulit ni Urzula. Pinapunta ko siya diyan.” (Now I regret it. It feels good to love. It’s not yet too late. Start anew with Ursula. I sent her there.) Alden’s smile broke out at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode.
Alden asked Donya Babah if she was serious. Donya Babah kept asking for Alden’s forgiveness at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. “I love you, my grandson.” Alden replied. “I love you too, Lola.” Lola Nidora was thankful to Donya Babah for fixing everything in time. She even imposed her newly-brushed breath. “Mabuti inayos mo na. Pero ayusin mo din si Cindy.” (Good thing you settled this. But settle Cindy too.)
Donya Babah promised to talk to Cindy at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode too. She would settle whatever business needs to settled. That was the root of the fixed marriage anyway. As Donya Babah waited for Cindy to come down. YayaDUB was shown at the other monitor racing to the stairs at the Broadway Centrum. YayaDUB then went for the first place where Alden would go anytime he’s sad or happy. The gazebo.
Donya Tidora was screaming so loudly. [Because the other screamer, Allan K, is absent.] Donya Babah complained. “Nakakabingi naman ito eh!” (She’s deafening!) Lola Nidora had to tap her hard to remind her of her legs. It might cause another MTRCB memo if unchecked. YayaDUB made it first to the gazebo. Alden sped up his walking to meet her there. Upon seeing YayaDUB, there is no turning back. They ran to each other at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode for that warm embrace they thought they have lost.
The ALDUB Nation saw Alden and YayaDUB reunited at the ALDUB Stay Strong episode. Donya Babah is more than happy to see her grandson smile again. Then again, Frankie is just as happy. Obviously, he has moved on from YayaDUB upon meeting Cindy. Frankie was bragging around having the last laugh as he watched YayaDUB and Alden in a round of embrace.
It was at this moment in the ALDUB Stay Strong episode when Cindy finally came out. She was already in her bridal dress. She tried to walk down the stairs. But she miscalculated her steps by the stairs and fell down. Frankie tried to catch her. But once the camera has panned over Cindy, she’s unconscious. Her head hit the stairs. Frankie tried to resuscitate her with some mouth-to-mouth. But Cindy regained consciousness before he could touch her lips.
The soap opera trope that the ALDUB Nation feared has already happened. But instead of Alden or YayaDUB, it was Cindy who allegedly contracted amnesia. She can’t remember who she is. She doesn’t recognize Donya Babah. Most of all, she doesn’t know Frankie. Even worse, she doesn’t speak Russian anymore. Lola Nidora called out for the medics. Frankie could only cry at losing another loved one. This time to amnesia. Cindy’s memory got a new beginning too. A clean slate that would mean no trouble anymore for Alden and YayaDUB.
Alden and YayaDUB has regained each other. Will Frankie regain Cindy as well? The Russian model who played the role of Cindy, Alina Bogdanova, has a potential of staying longer in Eat Bulaga. Either as the amnesiac Cindy or one of the mainstays/dabarkads. She is a quick study in improv. But which is closer to reality then. Tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Stay Strong episode replay.
With instant solutions in place, does it include the lost ring and the mortgaged mansion? As of the ALDUB Stay Strong episode, it’s still deadlocked. And Lola Nidora almost lost her cool. She can endure Donya Babah’s bullying tactics. But once YayaDUB gets dragged into her bullying tactics, it’s fair game. But for how long? Until the first ALDUB film “My Bebe Love” gets aired? More episode recaps to come. All that is left for you to do is 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.
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The ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode shows YayaDUB packing her things. Donya Tidora and Lola Nidora noticed that her baggage is quite too big for a 2-day orientation. Both of them then tried to entertain her. Lola Nidora invited YayaDUB for their usual “Pabebe DUBsmash”. YayaDUB is really not in the mood to DUBsmash. She hasn’t even talked in the first minutes of the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. So since she wouldn’t, Donya Tidora thought of taking YayaDUB’s place for the meantime in their usual DUBsmash routine. YayaDUB is really not herself these past few days.
YayaDUB was already coping with a major depressive episode in her life when Cindy arrived. Cindy was still in her usual routine of trying to win the grannies over at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. Donya Tidora tried to be polite with her though and asked what was she there for. Cindy replied. “I just came here to say hello. And Frankie said that we will see each other. And he wants me to try balut and isaw.” Lola Nidora had trouble understanding Cindy due to her thick Russian accent. It took Senator Tito of the KalyeSerye commentary panel to tell them what’s going on. Donya Tidora was amused since “isaw” (grilled chicken intestines) was also YayaDUB’s favorite snack.
Lola Nidora then pulled Cindy aside for an honest question. “Do you like Frankie?” Cindy somewhat gave Lola Nidora the run around at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “You know, Lola? I’m getting married to this Alden. But Frankie is so nice and so handsome. He looked better than Alden. He is a unique guy then funny. But I’m getting married with Alden. So late.” Lola Nidora asked a clarification from Donya Tidora. The latter can understand Cindy’s answer despite the Russian accent.
Listening to Cindy gave Lola Nidora an upset stomach. Lola Nidora then asked Cindy if she has talked about it to Donya Babah. “If you don’t love Alden, you should not get married. You know, Cindy. Love is not a game. You should be sure about it.” It was a stark contrast to how Frankie genuinely loved YayaDUB. He even had to exploit Lola Nidora’s financial situation then as portrayed in the ALDUB Against All Odds episode. Cindy explained herself at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Yes. But we can always get divorced.” So Cindy would push through with the wedding only to proceed with divorce later?
The mere mention of divorce was enough to snap Lola Nidora. “Divorce? No! No! No! No! No! No! No! That’s not how it should be. We don’t believe in divorce. Marriage is sacred. It’s a promise to love each other forever.” Cindy then came clean with the real reason behind the wedding plans. “But I have to do it for my family’s business. If I will not do it, we will go bankrupt.” This is in contrast to Lola Nidora’s situation. It was Cindy’s family who needed the money. Lola Nidora minced no words at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Ipa-bankrupt mo!” (Then let it go bankrupt!) It was easy for her to say this as she got away with almost pimping YayaDUB then. Also, she retrieved her diary in time for the end of the KalyeSerye Book 1.
Frankie Arenolli then arrived with pants by Swarovski, polo shirt by Godiva and jacket by Lamborghini. In short, all brands where they should not be. He carried a bouquet of flowers and a dish of “isaw” at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. And so there was no more bad blood between Lola Nidora and Frankie Arenolli. All because of YayaDUB. Only YayaDUB was not happy to see her ex-fiance. Frankie went straight to business and gave his gifts to Cindy. Cindy was so happy. “You’re so cute.” Frankie agreed. “I know I’m cute.”
Frankie used the Filipino hospitality in being nice to Cindy. He almost forgot to pay his respects to Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. Donya Tinidora still wasn’t around as of the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. And this time, Frankie DUBsmashes too. He must have been smitten with Cindy enough to use this technique to attract. But he DUBsmashed “It’s Too Late” by Fra Lippo Lippi. It was clearly a case of attraction in the wrong time. Cindy may not have acquired Frankie’s accent yet. But Frankie clearly has acquired Cindy’s accent.
In the middle of the sweetness between the what-could-have-been couple at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. Frankie offered some “isaw” to YayaDUB too. The KalyeSerye commentary panel found it a little awkward to even remind YayaDUB about the “isaw”. YayaDUB is still not talking. Lola Nidora suggested some tricks to dupe YayaDUB into eating again. Frankie suggested against it as it might prick YayaDUB at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. Both were convincing YayaDUB to eat when an SUV horn honked outside.
It was Alden arriving on the spot at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. He arrived to stop YayaDUB from leaving. He promised days ago that he will fix this situation. But he wanted it solved with YayaDUB just close by. Alden DUBsmashed a cover of Yeng Constantino’s “Ikaw”. YayaDUB then replied by DUBsmashing Tootsie Guevarra’s “Nang Dahil sa Pag-Ibig”. Alden hasn’t entered the house yet. But he already got into a DUBsmash exchange with YayaDUB. So Alden was clearly the only one that could get YayaDUB to function again. Even just in DUBsmash mode.
Alden coughed up enough courage to enter the house where Lola Nidora’s entourage settled for the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. YayaDUB stayed close to Lola Nidora to avoid breaking down. After paying his respects to Donya Tidora and Lola Nidora. Alden directly addressed YayaDUB. “Kausapin mo naman ako.” (Please talk to me.) YayaDUB claimed that she has told Alden what he needed to know. “Alden, nasabi ko na lahat.” (Alden, I’ve told you everything.) Alden wanted none of it. “Ang labo naman.” (That’s complicated.)
YayaDUB snapped at Alden’s remark at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Ako pa ngayon ang malabo. Nilinaw ko na nga sa yo lahat kahapon tapos ako pa yung malabo. Para hindi ka na mahirapan di ba? Lola mo na lang yung piliin mo, Alden.” (So I am complicated now. I already clarified everything to you yesterday and I am the one who’s complicated. So that it won’t be difficult on you right? Choose your grandmother instead, Alden.) Alden moved closer to YayaDUB to insist his stance at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. YayaDUB used Lola Nidora as buffer instead.
Alden retorted YayaDUB’s other plans though. “Yun ba talaga ang problema? O yung kagustuhan mong mag-aral ulit?” (Is that really the problem? Or your plans to study again?) Lola Nidora sensed that Alden was furious beneath the cool exterior at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Sandali ha? Baka mabigwasan ako dito.” (Wait a minute. I might get hit here.) Donya Tidora just told her to calm down. Lola Nidora convinced them to talk in a calm manner. YayaDUB was defensive and Alden was aggressive. “Alden, Yaya, nakukuha naman ang lahat sa magandang usapan.” (Everything can be settled in a nice manner.)
Frankie tried to intervene at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Hi, Alden. You know I don’t want fight okay? Maybe I can help you. I can marry Cindy if you want.” Frankie’s suggestion shocked Cindy. Cindy had to speak for herself. “But it’s not so easy.” Frankie nipped any perceptions Cindy had about the wedding. “No. It isn’t easy for me. It’s really hard for me.” Then Frankie faced Lola Nidora’s entourage about his true feelings about the possibility of marrying Cindy. “Kahit lugi ako. akakasalan ko ito.” (Even if I’m at a loss. I’d marry her.) Donya Tidora was perplexed in asking Frankie. “Ikaw pa yung lugi?” (You’re at a loss?) The KalyeSerye commentary panel can’t suppress their laughter at Frankie’s claim.
Cindy had to clarify herself to Frankie.“I like you too. But you know I have committed to Lola Babah.” Frankie justified his intention to marry Cindy right there and then. “But I’m starting to like you.” Cindy insisted on going through the wedding even after it’s clear why she agreed to it. “But it’s impossible. It can’t be.” Frankie then asked Cindy herself. “You want to marry me?” Cindy’s reply further implicated her at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “I can’t think about it. It’s already tomorrow.” Cindy herself announced the wedding date at the ALDUB Runaway episode. 28 November 2015.
Frankie gave Cindy time to think about it. Cindy had to admit it. “I don’t know.” Frankie was exasperated at Cindy’s indecisiveness. “Ikaw pa magiisip? Ano ito?” (You even had to think about it? What the heck?) Just like in the days when he wanted to marry YayaDUB. Frankie still considered himself to be quite a catch. With Frankie unable to convince Cindy, Alden found time to beg YayaDUB to talk to him. Lola Nidora thought it best to go to their Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. .
Lola Nidora gave the “friends” some advice at the ALDUB Dont Give Us On Us episode. “Sana pagbalik namin ay magkaroon na ng linaw ang usapan nyo. Kung anuman yung decision nyo. Bahala kayo. Basta Yaya, andito lang kami para sa inyo. Sabihin nyo lang. Hindi naman ako puedeng mangialam. Kasi buhay ni Alden yan. Alam mo yan. Matapang ako. Pero hindi ako puedeng mangialam kasi eh.” (I hope once we return, everything may be clarified in your discussion. Whatever your decision it. It’s your call. Just remember, nanny, we are just here for you. Just say so. I can’t intervene. Because it’s Alden’s life. You know that. I am usually brave. But I really can’t intervene.)
Lola Nidora and the rest of the entourage were praising Frankie’s generosity. But Alden and YayaDUB still hasn’t talked after all those minutes. It was YayaDUB though who broke the ice. “Ano ba tong nangyayari sa atin ngayon? Kasi hindi pa tayo, hindi ganun kasakit.” (What has happened to us now? We’re not yet a couple; it should not be that painful.) Alden easily understood that conundrum at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. “Naghahanda pa lang naman tayo papunta dun eh. Nagsisimula pa lang, sumusuko ka na.” (We are just preparing ourselves towards a relationship. It has just begun and you’re quitting.)
YayaDUB justified her decision. “Alden, para naman sa yo itong ginagawa ko eh. Sana naiintindihan mo.” (I am only doing this for you. I hope you understand.) Alden cannot accept YayaDUB’s logic. “Pakinggan mo ko ha? Paano ako lalaban kung wala akong pinaglalaban?” (Listen to me okay? How will I fight for love if what I am fighting for is gone?) Alden broke down at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode.
Alden knew that YayaDUB had dreams too. “Alam mo naiintindihan naman kita eh. Naiintindihan ko ang mga pangarap mo. Alam ko namang gusto mo ring bumalik sa pagaaral. Pero yun ba talaga ang dahilan? Yun ba talaga? Sabihin mo sa akin.” (You know that I understand you. I understand that you have dreams. I know that you wanted to study again. But is that really the reason? Is that really it? Tell me.) YayaDUB still can’t answer his questions at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. Alden hugged YayaDUB when he can’t elicit an answer from her.
Alden was persistent at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode.“Tumingin ka sa akin. Alam mo, nung sinabi mo nang hindi mo na ako mahal at may mahal kang iba, dun pa lang, nadurog na ako eh. Ngayon tumingin ka sa akin, please. Ngayon sabihin mo sa akin na wala na. Sabihin mo sa akin na tapos na. Titigil na ako. Susundin ko na ang gusto ng lola ko. Sabihin mo kung wala na.” (Look at me. When you told me that you don’t love me anymore and you love someone else, that alone crushed me. Now look at me, please. Now tell me that it’s gone. Tell me that it’s over. I will stop. I will obey my grandmother. Tell me that it’s gone.) YayaDUB hugged Alden instead. Both of them were teary-eyed.
Alden would still press YayaDUB for an answer. “Ngayon sabihin mo sa akin kung wala na ba kong dapat hintayin. Titigil na ako.” (Now tell me that I don’t have anything else to wait for. I will stop.) The grannies were just watching from the door. Donya Tidora’s mascara and eyeliner ran over. A stark contrast to Lola Nidora’s calm demeanor at the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode. YayaDUB tried to speak. “Alden, wala na. Ayoko na. Ayoko na.” (Alden, it’s gone. I want none of it. I want none of it.)
Alden knelt down to beg YayaDUB. YayaDUB helped him stand up. She even tried to wipe the tears off his face. But she was steadfast in her decision. “Alden, salamat sa lahat ng sakripisyo mo. Maraming salamat. Hindi ko makakalimutan lahat yun. Sana maging masaya ka.” (Thank you for all of your sacrifice. Thank you very much. I will never forget all of it. I hope you will find happiness.) After hearing YayaDUB, Alden thanked YayaDUB and walked away.
YayaDUB was left distraught in her decision. Donya Tidora and Lola Nidora tried to comfort her. But it was Lola Nidora who was seen as trying to be strong. Alden then drove away in defeat. What kind of wedding are we expecting then? Cindy is clearly just after the alimony. Would this mean missing a bigger pot of gold in Frankie Arenolli? Tune in to Eat Bulaga, Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode replay.
Not everyone may agree to divorce. But even divorce has served its purpose when it comes to fortune hunters. But how long will financial constraints keep Cindy from deciding for herself? And how powerful Donya Babah really is to push her own grand-son into hiding for several days? More episode recaps to come like the ALDUB Dont Give Up On Us episode recap. All that is left for you to do is to 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.