[EB God Gave Me You Featured Image from Eat Bulaga Facebook Page.] EB God Gave Me You was the Holy Wednesday presentation of Eat Bulaga. It is part of their annual tradition of setting aside regular programming for the Holy Week. It also served as an opportunity to showcase any dramatic talent that the resident “dabarkads” (hosts) of Eat Bulaga. So on the last day before all networks switch to Lenten programming. Eat Bulaga saved the most anticipated Lenten episode for last.
The EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode is about Dani, a flight stewardess who in in a relationship with Matthew (played by Jake Ejercito), a commercial plane pilot. Despite working in the same airline company, they don’t always meet eye to eye. Just when Matthew is ready to marry Dani, tragedy strikes. I won’t spoil that for you. The ripple effects that occurred after the tragedy served as the meat of the story.
Matthew is not supposed to be in a rush to propose to Dani. In fact, he already saved a day only for him and her. But since his friend, James (played by Alden Richards), was too drunk to attend to his own chores as a pilot, he had some change of plans. This caused immense guilt on James’ part for losing Matthew. He was so disheartened that he blamed God. It pushed his confidante and fellow pilot, Frank (played by Jose Manalo), to slap some sense into him at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.
Frank told James that if ever he wanted to make it up to Matthew, he should continue doing the things that make the latter happy. And James just discovered where to start at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. In Matthew’s bachelor’s pad where he found Matthew’s grieving girlfriend, Dani. In their grief, they found each other. Dani served as James’ key to penance for the indirect cause of James’ demise. Matthew’s itinerary for the supposed weekend getaway between him and Dani served as James’ guide.
With Dani and James starting to fall for each other, James’ next problem is how to clear the air to Dani. He still harbored guilt over what happened. And explaining the circumstances to her meant admitting his part in Matthew’s untimely death. Frank had to convince James to come clean to Dani. And just when he’s ready, Matthew’s dad (played by Michael de Mesa) came and sent James away from Dani. Dani learned of everything from Matthew’s dad and got angry at James too. For what James did, she called him selfish.
Frank served as the voice of reason at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. While he went downright harsh in slapping some sense to James, he had to be calm and collected in talking to Matthew’s dad. It was an accident. Nobody expected Matthew to die. It also pushed him to mention how pent-up anger only emotionally destroys the person who kept it, not the object of the anger. It almost ruined Frank when he learned of what happened to his daughter. Frank left him shortly to ponder his words.
Dani may be preoccupied with thoughts of James’ selfish brand of penance. But the other interesting subplot in the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode was Lancelot’s story. Lancelot (played by Wally Bayola) was their airline’s receptionist. He often asked Dani to send gifts to his wife at the airport. And Dani had to come clean about what she discovered about his wife.
The gifts are just at the airport with no one picking them up. Lancelot’s wife has left with another man. So Dani found it useless to send gifts. Then again, Lancelot knew all along at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. But he knew his part in the marriage was largely to blame for his wife’s abandonment. Soon, Lancelot’s behavior at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode served as a prelude to how the budding relationship between Dani and James would end. And I would not spoil that part for you anymore.
Opportunities for reflection were plenty here at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. In case you haven’t realized why TAPE Inc has turned these Lenten specials as an annual tradition, that is. And while the “kilig” scenes are still there, the somber moments served as excellent tidbits to reflect on your own life without going overboard with the dramatics. While the confrontation scene between Frank and James bordered on being physical, it did not go too hysterical to be unrealistic. No punches thrown since James was already intoxicated to begin with.
The tear-inducing scenes outnumbered the light scenes because there is no other way to tackle grief but by letting the characters grieve. The moment Matthew’s dad started bawling over his son’s loss, you understand the kind of pressure imposed by certain members of the audience on the actress that played Dani, Maine Mendoza. So certain scenes showed Dani in grief. And most performers forget losing themselves in the role to unleash an authentic performance. Maine definitely remembered that at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.
This is not about finding your best angle while crying it out in front of the cameras. If you have a director in touch with the right angles, all that is left for you is to perform. Cry if you must. No wonder some pundits referred to this method as “acting without acting”. You just lose yourself in the role to embody the character. Maine Mendoza succeeded in doing it several times at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.
The most moving part for Dani was when she dreamed of Matthew. That’s when she cried like a young girl on the edge of being left again. She wouldn’t let go of Matthew’s memory. Just like his dad. Tears were shed. Forgiveness and letting go eventually became the prominent themes here at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. Dani refuses to let go because she didn’t think she had enough time spent with Matthew. And James refuses to let go because he can’t forgive himself.
Now prior to the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. Alden Richards is already a veteran at heavy drama productions. And it’s been awhile since he was brought back to his original forte. While he occasionally finds this dramatic prowess useful in some KalyeSerye episodes, it was never maximized again until the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. And just like how Maine Mendoza allowed herself to be lost in the character of Dani to deliver a credible performance. Alden Richards used the same approach to immerse himself into the conflicted character of James.
Conflicted because let’s face it. He’s doing penance more because he can’t forgive himself and less because he was really sorry for what happened. Even if everyone else around him (including Matthew’s dad) has forgiven him, he can’t forgive himself. Dani was right. He was selfish for “making it up to Matthew” without even telling her what really happened prior to Matthew’s sudden death. He thought that by covering his tracks would help in improving the situation at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.
James had to be humble enough to admit that he can’t forgive himself. He only realized it when Matthew’s dad managed to forgive him as opposed to his inability to forgive himself. That’s when the reflection aspect of EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode kicked in. He was advised to talk to God. Because in the course of trying to do everything that would make Matthew happy, he didn’t seek God’s guidance prior to pushing through with his plan.
In the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode, James used his free will to make amends with Dani. But only remembered seeking God’s blessing when he has ran out of options. And also because blaming God for everything that he did wrong is the worst way to handle grief. It’s that part of the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode that struck a chord with several viewers. Knowing what to do without seeking God’s guidance and blessing beforehand.
Prayers helped clear James’ head on what his next step should be. He distanced himself from Dani after sending her flowers and an apology note. Clearly, by this time, Dani has loved James enough to not tear the letter even after reading it. The hopia moments that followed at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode helped brace the audience for a decent ending.
Overall, the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode helped everyone reflect on issues not usually tackled in the KalyeSerye. As to whether Eat Bulaga would upload the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode replay on their social media accounts is for us to find out. Like their official Facebook page and subscribe to their official YouTube channel to get alerted on recent uploads.
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Ending the ANSERA saga through the ALDUB You Goodbye episode recap was one episode that was tough for me to write. I have to admit that now. I fell in love with this period-serye because it’s the kind of drama I don’t see on primetime anymore. It was as if the only period worth making a series was the Spanish era. But I digress. Now I have to close this saga by writing the ALDUB You Goodbye episode recap. It’s the part of the KalyeSerye where I have to move on.
Donya Tinidora was with Lola Nidora at Alden’s den at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. She’s fed up with Lola Nidora’s sad mood. “Malungkot ka na naman. Bubugbugin na kita. Yung diary na naman ba ang iniisip mo?” (You’re sad again. I’m going to beat you silly. You’re thinking about the diary again?) Lola Nidora nods. Donya Tinidora thought of going straight to business. “Mabuti pa, ituloy mo na lang ang kwento para magkaroon naman ng closure.” (You should continue the story for the sake of closure.)
It took awhile for Lola Nidora to be convinced on reopening the diary. “Sige na nga. Eto na nga o.” (Okay, fine. Here we go.) Donya Tinidora suddenly realized how underdressed she is for the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tsitsinelasin kita. Nakatsinelas pala ako.” (I’m going to hit you with my flip flops. So I was wearing flip flops after all.) Lola Nidora then began. “Dear Diary. Matapos naming magkasundo ni Mama, agad kong pinuntahan si Anselmo.” (After an agreement with Mama, I immediately went to Anselmo.)
Anselmo woke up in time to see Nidora. “Nidora.” Nidora carried a basket of fruits. She helped Anselmo sit up. “Dahan dahan.” (Careful.) Anselmo then saw how forlorn Nidora was at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kumusta ka? Bakit namumugto ang iyong mata, mahal ko? May problema ba?” (How are you? How come your eyes are watery? Any problem?) Nidora dismissed Anselmo’s observations. “Wala ito, Anselmo. Kumain ka. Nagdala ako ng prutas para sa iyo.” (Don’t mind me, Anselmo. Just eat. I brought you fruits.)
Anselmo replied. “Salamat.” (Thanks.) It was then Nidora’s turn to ask Anselmo at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Okay ka lang ba?” (Are you alright?) Anselmo tried to dispel Nidora’s worries. “Wag kang mag-alala. Lalabanan ko itong sakit ko para sa magiging anak natin.” (Don’t worry. I will fight this disease for our future baby.) Nidora replied. “Hindi na kailangan, Anselmo. Ang importante, malakas ka. Sundin mo lahat ng bilin sa yo ng doctor. Lahat lahat ng kailangan mong gawin. Lahat ng inutos sa yo, gawin mo ha?” (No need, Anselmo. What’s important for you is to regain your strength. Follow all of the doctor’s instructions. Everything that you needed to do. Do everything that you’re told.)
Anselmo found Nidora’s tone odd. “Nidora, bakit ka ba nagkakaganyan? Makakasama natin ang ating anak. Malalampasan ko rin ito. Gusto kong makita ang ating anak. Gusto kong lumaki siya na masaya.” (Why are you talking like that? We will be with our baby. I will get over this. I want to see our baby. I want the baby to grow up happy.)
Nidora tried to sound as if she’s okay at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang kailangan mong gawin ngayon, Anselmo, magpagaling ka. Wag mo na kong masyadong alalahanin. Yun ang kailangan mong gawin. Basta lahat ng bilin ng doctor, gagawin mo. Basta ipangako mo sa akin na lalaban ka ha? Kahit anong mangyari, magpalakas ka para sa akin, Anselmo, ha?” (What you need to do now is to get well. Don’t mind me that much. That’s all you need to do. Just follow the doctor’s instructions. Promise me that you will fight, okay? Whatever happens, be strong for me, okay?)
Anselmo had to tell Nidora the guilty feelings he harbored at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.“Nidora, gusto ko sanang humingi ng tawad sa yo. Kundi dahil sa akin, hindi kayo magkakaroon ng hidwaan ng iyong ina. Hayaan mo. Pag nakalabas ako dito. Pag gumaling ako, magsisikap ako, Nidora. Para maibigay ko sa yo ang buhay na ibinibigay sa yo ng iyong ina.” (I would like to ask your forgiveness. If not for me, you will not get into a rift with your mother. Don’t worry. Once I get out of here, I will strive, Nidora. So that I can give you the life that your mother can give you.)
Nidora somewhat repeated herself in trying to pacify Anselmo. “Anselmo, hindi na kailangan. Wag mo nang alalahanin yun.” (No need. Don’t worry about that.) Anselmo looked disturbed at hearing Nidora’s tone. She insisted that Anselmo listen to the doctor. But he just stared at Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora then tried to put Anselmo to sleep. “Pahinga ka na, Anselmo.” (Take a rest, Anselmo.)
Anselmo can’t help but comment this time at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode regarding Nidora’s odd behavior. “Hindi ko maintindihan.” (I don’t understand.) Nidora tried to quell Anselmo’s worries. “Wag ka nang magalala, Anselmo. Gusto mo kantahan na lang kita. Kantahan na lang kita, Anselmo. Para makapagpahinga ka na.” (Don’t worry, Anselmo. You want me to sing for you instead. I will just sing for you. That you may rest.)
Nidora helped Anselmo back to sleep. It was easy for her knowing that Anselmo hasn’t totally recovered. “Anselmo, mahal na mahal kita. Magpagaling ka ha? Tulog ka na, Anselmo.” (I love you very much. Get well, okay? Go to sleep.) Nidora kissed Anselmo on the forehead. She doesn’t have the courage to tell him the truth. “Balang araw maiintindihan mo rin ako.” (Someday, you will understand me.) Nidora kissed Anselmo again on the forehead before walking out at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.
Donya Tinidora was moved. But she also saw how affected Lola Nidora was. “Ate, anong nangyayari sa iyo?” (What’s happening to you?) Lola Nidora’s confusion was still fresh in her mind as of the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tinidora, gulong gulo ako nang mga panahong iyon. Tanging si Beyonce lang ang kakampi ko at nasasandalan ko.” (I was so confused at that time. Only Beyonce was my ally and support.) Donya Tinidora tried to dispel Lola Nidora’s worries. “Ate, dahil gulong gulo ka, ituloy mo na yung kwento.” (Since you were confused, continue the story.)
Back to Nidora’s time at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora confided to Beyonce. “Beyonce, tama kaya yung ginawa ko? Litong lito na ko eh.” (Am I doing the right thing? I am so confused.) Beyonce tried to be practical in her English this time around. “Nidora, that’s your decision. You have to be tough. Okay?” Nidora’s concerns just couldn’t be quelled. “Mahal ko naman si Mama. Lalong mahal ko rin naman si Anselmo. Pero bakit sa ginagawa kong ito, bakit parang pareho ko silang sinasaktan?” (I love Mama. And I love Anselmo even more. But how come I end up hurting both of them with what I’m trying to do?)
Beyonce remained neutral. “Whatever shortcoming you have to them. I know they will understand you. Even not today. Not tomorrow. But I know in the right time. Okay?” Nidora was thankful to have Beyonce around the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Salamat.” (Thank you.) Nidora suddenly had muscle cramps. “Ang sakit ng tiyan ko, Beyonce. Yung anak ko.” (My tummy hurt. My baby.) Despite being clueless wht to do at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Beyonce tried to pacify Nidora. “Be calm. Be calm, okay? Nidora.”
Lola Nidora had to admit what happened. “Tinidora, lingid sa kaalaman ni Anselmo, nawala ang batang dinadala ko.” (Unbeknownst to Anselmo, I lost the baby I carried.) Donya Tinidora tried to make light of the situation by feigning idiocy at ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang ibig mong sabihin, ate, hindi ka pa nanganganak, naglayas na yung bata? Kawawa ka naman, ate.” (You mean, elder sister, you haven’t given birth yet, the baby has ran away? How pitiful for you, elder sister.)
Lola Nidora held the diary as she contemplated on what happened. “Tinidora, sa palagay mo ba, masama akong tao?” (Do you think that I am a bad person?) Lola Nidora’s somber mood did not diffuse Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm. “Gusto mo bang sagutin ko?” (You really want me to answer that?) The KalyeSerye commentary panel present at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode found Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm funny.
Donya Tinidora tried to be sensible in an effort to be honest to her sister. “Paminsan minsan, masama ang ugali mo. Pero hindi ka masamang tao, ate. Promise.” (Sometimes, you have bad behavior. But you’re not a bad person, elder sister.) Lola Nidora tried to come clean at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Noon kasing pumayag ako sa condition ni Mama, pakiramdam ko masama akong tao.” (When I agreed to Mama’s condition, I feel like I’m a bad person.) Donya Tinidora took the opportunity to ask. “Ano ba talaga ang binigay na condition ni Mama, ate?” (What really was the condition that Mama gave?)
The ALDUB You Goodbye episode was then diverted back to Nidora. “Mama, tulungan nyo po akong mapagamot si Anselmo. Beinte mil lang po ang kailangan ko, Mama. Parang awa nyo na po, Mama. Tulungan nyo po ako.” (Help me get medical help for Anselmo. I just need Php20,000. Have mercy, Mama. Please help me.) Donya Ariana is ready to provide the cash. “Beinte mil. Gaya nga ng sabi ko, maliit na bagay. Puede ko pang dagdagan yan. Para makapagsimula si Anselmo ng bagong buhay niya.” (Php20,000. Like I said, it’s a small amount. I can add more. So that Anselmo may start a new life.)
Nidora was elated. “Talaga po ba, Mama? Maraming salamat, Mama.” (Really, Mama? Thank you very much.) She hugged Donya Ariana. Donya Ariana tried not to be moved though. “Gusto mo siyang maoperahan di ba?” (You want him to be operated on, right?) Nidora replied. “Opo.” (Yes.) Donya Ariana egged on Nidora’s vulnerability at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Gusto mo siyang gumaling. Gusto mo pang madagdagan ang buhay ng Anselmong yun.” (You want him to get well. You want to extend that Anselmo’s life.) Nidora replied. “Opo.” (Yes.)
Donya Ariana bitterly verified Nidora’s feelings. “Mahal mo siya.” (You love him.) Nidora replied. “Opo. Sobra po.” (Yes. Very much.) Donya Ariana tried to prepare Nidora for her condition. “Kung mahal mo talaga siya, dapat handa ka sa kung anumang condition ang ibibigay ko.” (If you really love him, you should be prepared for whatever condition I will give.) In her desperation at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora agreed. “Mama, kahit ano po, gagawin ko para po kay Anselmo.” (I would do anything for Anselmo.)
It was what Donya Ariana was waiting to hear from Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ganyan. Ganyan dapat. Dahil ang tunay na pagibig ay sakripisyo. Hindi puro kilig. Ang gusto ko lang naman ay makilala ang hampaslupang iyon. Pero anong ginawa mo? Itinago mo sa akin. Sinuway mo ako. Pues, eto tayo ngayon. Tutulungan ko ang pinakamamahal mong Anselmo kung maipapangako mo sa akin na hindi na kayo magkikita.”
(That’s how it should be. .Because true life is sacrifice. It’s not always about being giddy. I just want to know that scoundrel better. But what have you done? You kept [the relationship] hidden from me. You disobeyed me. Well then, here we are now. I would help your beloved Anselmo if you can promise me that you will never meet again.)
Nidora was not prepared for thiss condition. “Mama.” Donya Ariana continued at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “At pupunta ka na sa America.” (And you will go to America.) Nidora was startled. “Bakit naman po ganun, Mama?” (Why is that so, Mama?) Donya Ariana tested if Nidora would still backtrack at this point. “Ayaw mo?” (You don’t want to?) Nidora was too vulnerable to negotiate. “Wala na po bang iba, Mama? Wag naman po yun.” (Don’t I have any other choice? Please not that option.) The ball is in Donya Ariana’s court. “Ikaw ang bahala. Bente mil para kapalit ng buhay ni Anselmo.” (It’s up to you. Php20,000 in exchange of Anselmo’s life.)
Lola Nidora relayed how she handled this condition. “Naoperahan si Anselmo. Hindi ako umalis ng bansa hangga’t hindi ko nasisigurong ligtas siya.” (Anselmo was operated. I never left the country until I am not assured that he is stable.) The condition was handed down days before Anselmo’s operation at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora was then shown praying for Anselmo’s safety.
“Dios ko. Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng biyayang ibinigay nyo po sa akin. Higit sa lahat, salamat dahil ipinagkaloob nyo sa akin si Anselmo. At pinayagan nyong madugtungan pa ang kanyang buhay. Kayo po ang pinakanakakaalam kung gaano ko kamahal si Anselmo. Doon po ako humugot ng lakas para isuko ang sarili kong kaligayahan sa paghahangad na mabuhay pa siya ng mas matagal. Si Anselmo. Itinuro niya sa akin ang tunay na pag-ibig. Ang pag-ibig pala ay kapag iniisip mo ang kabutihan ng mahal mo higit pa sa sarili mong kaligayahan. Mas mamatamisin ko pang isipin na hindi ko man makasama si Anselmo, nabubuhay naman siyang masaya at masigla. Kahit sa piling ng iba. Dios ko. Sana dumating ang panahon na mapatawad ako ni Anselmo.”
(My God. Thank you very much for the blessings that you have given me. Most of all, thank you for giving me Anselmo. And you allowed his life to be extended. You, above all, knew how much I love Anselmo. It’s where I get my strength to surrender my own happiness hoping that he will live longer. Anselmo taught me true love. True love is when you are thinking of your beloved’s welfare more than your own happiness. It would sweeter for me to think that I may not be with Anselmo, but he lives happy and healthy. Even in someone else’s bosom. My God. May the day come that Anselmo would forgive me.)
Donya Tinidora was frank enough to express her disappointment at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ate, paganun ganun lang, sumuko ka na? Bakit ka sumuko, ate?” (Just like that, [and] you gave up? Why did you surrender, elder sister?) Lola Nidora tried to justify her action at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Hindi mo ako naiintindihan, Tinidora. Dahil kay Anselmo, natutunan ko kung paano magmahal ng tunay. Kung papaano unahin ang kabutihan ng taong mahal mo kaysa sa sarili mong kasiyahan.” (You don’t understand me. Because of Anselmo, I learned how to love for real. On how to prioritize the welfare of your beloved over your own happiness.)
Donya Tinidora was still overwhelmed with Lola Nidora’s revelation as she asked at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kaya niyan bigla kang pupunta ng America niyan, ate. Gayun ba?” (Is that why you’d suddenly go to the US. Isn’t it?) Lola Nidora described Donya Ariana’s rushed approach to exiling Nidora abroad. “Walang sinayang na oras si Mama. Siya mismo ang nag-empake ng maleta ko.” (Mama wasted no time. She herself packed my luggage.)
Donya Ariana was verbally abusing Beyonce again. “Beyonce, sige na. Bilisan mo. Iligpit mo na ang mga maleta at baka mahuli pa si Nidora.” (Go ahead. Hurry up. Get the suitcases in the compartment and Nidora might be late [for her flight].) Allan K saw how Donya Ariana herself threw one of the suitcases to Beyonce at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang lakas ni Mama.” (How strong of Mama.) Nidora tried some last minute negotiations though. “Mama, hindi na po ba magbabago ang isip nyo?” (Are you not going to change your mind?) Donya Ariana replied. “Hindi na. Sige na. Sumakay na kayo.” (No. Go ahead. In the car.)
Anselmo woke up seeing Pepito beside him. “Nasan si Nidora?” Allan K saw Anselmo’s head wrap not as neat as expected in the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Nakasilip yung kisme.” (The hair is peeking out.) Pepito stood like a log beside Anselmo’s hospital bed. A contrast to his concern verbally expressed. “Wag mong pwersahin ang sarili mo.” (Don’t push yourself.)
Anselmo started asking for Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Nasan si Nidora? Gusto ko siyang makausap.” (Where is Nidora? I want to talk to her.) Pepito was dumbfounded. He froze with nothing to reply to his cousin. Anselmo noticed how scared Pepito looked. “Sabihin mo nga sa akin. Yung totoo. Sinong nagpagamot sa akin, Pepito?” (Tell me. Be honest. Who had me medicated?)
Pepito’s answer worsened Anselmo’s behavior as if agitating his cousin. “Anselmo, mula nung maoperahan ka, hindi na siya bumalik. Hindi ka man sinilip o kinumusta. May isang pilantropo na gustong tumulong sa yo na hindi man lang nagpakilala.” (Ever since your operation, she never returned. She didn’t even check on you. There was a philanthropist that helped you without any introduction.) Anselmo understood Pepito’s story at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode negatively. “Iniwan ako ni Nidora? Ngayon na kailangang kailangan ko siya?” (Nidora has left me? Now that I need her the most?)
Shortly, Anselmo wept. “Bakit ka sumuko, Nidora?” (Why did you give up, Nidora?) Nidora bade Anselmo goodbye in her absence from the hospital. “Paalam, Anselmo. Sana dumating ang araw na maintindihan mo na para sa yo rin itong ginagawa ko.” (Goodbye, Anselmo. Hopefully the day would come when you would understand that what I did was for you.) Nidora paused to acknowledge Donya Ariana’s role in ALDUB You Goodbye episode too. “Panalo ka na, Mama. Mahal na mahal kita, Anselmo.” (You won, Mama. I love you very much, Anselmo.) Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” started playing in the background as Anselmo screamed. “Nidora!”
Lola Nidora’s voice trailed in the background as Anselmo shed bitter tears. “Umalis akong hindi nagpaalam kay Anselmo. Masakit pero naniniwala ako. Yun ang tanging paraan para magawa ko ang condition ni Mama. Ang iwan at tuluyang kalimutan ang aking pinakamamahal. Ang sakit.” (I left without saying goodbye to Anselmo [personally]. It’s painful but I believe. That is the only way for me to accomplish Mama’s condition. To leave and forget my beloved. It hurt.)
Anselmo wailed Nidora’s absence. “Akala ko mahal mo ako. Lumaban ako para sa wala. Nidora, ba’t mo ko iniwan?” (I thought you loved me. I fought for nothing. Nidora, why did you leave me?) This time, VST & Company’s “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal” played in the background. Anselmo had another migraine attack shortly at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.
Donya Tinidora understood why Lola Nidora considered Anselmo as a special ex. “Kaya pala si Anselmo ang The One That Got Away, ate. Itigil mo muna yung kwento mo, ate. Uminom ka muna ng tubig. Ipasok nyo yung tubig.” (Now I know why Anselmo is The One That Got Away, elder sister. Stop the story first. Have some water to drink. Bring over the water.) A staff member handed a cup of water for Lola Nidora to drink at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.
Donya Tinidora then mentioned the upcoming surprise at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Mamaya lang, pasasayahin ka ni Alden. May inihanda raw siyang sorpresa para sa mga dabarkads natin sa studio. Mamimigay tayo ng papremyo sa studio. Painom, ate.” (Just a little later more and Alden will entertain you. He prepared a surprise for our friends at the studio. We’d be giving away prizes. Let me drink too, elder sister.)
Lola Nidora kept the cup away from Donya Tinidora though. “Wag ka nang uminom.” (Don’t drink anymore.) Allan K felt pity for Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Painumin mo.” (Let her drink.) Lola Nidora tried to reason out without letting go of the cup.. “Wala nang laman.” (It’s empty.) Even Senator Tito had to speak. “Uhaw na uhaw na. Painumin mo.” (She’s very thirsty. Let her drink.) Allan K then changed his mind. “Wag. Hindi naman siya umiyak.” (No. She didn’t cry.)
Donya Ariana was shown at the mansion weeping at her daughter’s departure. She only wept once she’s alone in the mansion. Anselmo tore Nidora’s farewell letter after the migraine attack. The ALDUB You Goodbye episode revealed perhaps the saddest footnote to what could have been a cute love story. [No mention though if Nidora joined her sister Tidora at Massachusetts or her other sister Tinidora at Los Angeles.]
Alden’s surprise was then revealed as an epilogue to the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Donya Tinidora reminded Lola Nidora about Alden’s effort. “Meron kasi silang sorpresa para sa iyo.” (They have a surprise for you.) Lola Nidora didn’t want the surprise all to herself though. “Bakit naman para sa akin lang?” (Why only for me?) Donya Tinidora found it fair though. “Alangan namang para sa tabi, di ba?” (Rather than for some random reason.)
Alden tried to lighten up Lola Nidora’s mood himself. “Para sa inyo po, lola. Kaya wag na po kayong malungkot.” (For you, granny. So don’t be sad.) Divina agreed. “Para po ngumiti naman po kayo, lola.” (So that you may smile again, granny.) Alden coordinated his surprise with Divina’s condition. “Sabi po ni Divina, yung pangalawang condition po niya sa akin, suyuin po kayo. Kaya meron po akong inihandang sorpresa.” (Divina told me that the second condition is for me to woo you. So I prepared a surprise.) Divina boosted Alden’s image to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Natatandaan po ni Alden yun, lola.” (Alden remembered that, granny.)
Lola Nidora then relented. “Sige. Pero ang mahalaga sa akin ay may natutunan kayo. Sa storya namin ni Anselmo.” (Okay. But what’s important for me is that you learned something. From my story with Anselmo.) Divina agreed. “Opo naman, lola.” (Of course, granny.) Donya Tinidora then tried to justify Lola Nidora’s strictness towards them prior to the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ngayon alam nyo na kung bakit mahigpit sa inyo yan.” (Now you know why she’s so strict with you.) Divina confirmed the lessons learned. “Naiintindihan na po namin, lola. Lola, smile na.” (We understand now, granny. Please smile.)
Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm kicked in again at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Sasampalin kita.” (I’ll slap you.) Alden tried taking the tickle approach though. “Arimunding munding! Arimunding munding!” Both approaches slightly annoyed Lola Nidora. “Inuuto nyo ako eh.” (You’re trying to chide me.) Alden then prepped up the grannies for his surprise from backstage. “Pakita ko na po sa inyo ang sorpresa pati na kay Lola Tidora at Lola Tinidora.” (I have to show you the surprise including Granny Tidora and Granny Tinidora.)
As the backstage door opened at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. A string orchestra was present. Alden then explained what he had in store. “May inihanda akong kanta sa inyo ngayong araw. Para hindi na po kayo malungkot.” (I prepared a song for you today. So that you won’t be sad anymore.) Alden then led Divina and the grannies to the side of the stage. There were chairs for them to sit while watching Alden’s performance. Alden then continued at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kahit di pa po Valentine’s Day, ia-advance ko na po para sa inyo. At para po kay Divina.” (Even if it’s not yet Valentine’s Day, I would advance it for you. And for Divina.)
Alden then sung his cover of “Tuloy Pa Rin” at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Part of the lyrics said. “Tuloy pa rin ang awit ng buhay ko. Nagbago man ang hugis ng puso mo. Handa na kong hamunin ang aking mundo. Kaya’t tuloy pa rin.” (The song of my life continues. Even if the shape of your heart has changed. I am ready to challenge my world. So I go on.) It was a fitting way for Lola Nidora to accept that what happened has happened.
Allan K then asked Donya Tinidora. “Ano pakiramdam, Ging Ging?” (How does it feel, Ging Ging?) Donya Tinidora agreed with the song at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tuloy pa rin ang buhay.” (Life goes on.) Lola Nidora was impressed with Alden. “Tama. Magaling ka, Alden.” (Correct. You’re good, Alden.) Alden was satisfied upon hearing Lola Nidora’s feedback. “Salamat po.” (Thank you.)
Lola Nidora looked back at the love she left behind at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tama ang sinabi mo, Tinidora. Tuloy pa rin ang buhay. Nasaktan ako. Pero bumangon. Ang mahalaga sa buhay, ang matuto tayo. Ang tunay na pagibig ay maraming sakripisyo. Tandaan nyo yan. Tandaan nyo yang lahat. Uunahin mo ang kabutihan ng mahal mo kaysa sa sarili mong kaligayahan.” (What you said was right, Tinidora. Life goes on. I was hurt. But I rose. What’s important in life is for us to learn. True love involves a lot of sacrifice. Keep that in mind. You all keep that in mind. You would prioritize your beloved’s welfare over your own happiness.)
Lola Nidora has more to say at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode later on. “Divina. Alden. Sana ay matuto kayong magsakripisyo sa ngalan ng pagibig. Ang pagibig ay hindi puro kilig. Wag maging mapusok. Wag magmadali. Sumunod sa magulang. Sa mga nakakatanda. Tandaan nyo. Pabalik na sila. Papunta pa lang kayo. Ang lahat ng sugat, naghihilom sa paglipas ng panahon. Pero ang tunay na pagibig ay nagtatagal sa mahabang panahon. Naiintindihan nyo ba ako?”
(I hope you learned how to sacrifice in the name of love. Love is not always that giddy feeling. Don’t be aggressive. Don’t rush. Follow your parents. To your elders. Remember. They are already on their way back. Just when you are on your way there [to experience]. All wounds heal as time flies. But true love lasts a long time. Do you understand?)
Alden and Divina simultaneously replied. “Opo.” (Yes.) Lola Nidora then asked the young couple. “May tanong ako sa inyo. Hawakan nyong kamay ko. Alden at Maine. Handa na ba kayong umibig?” (I have a question for you. Hold my hand. Alden and Maine. Are you ready to fall in love?) Before either Alden or Maine/Divina could reply Lola Nidora’s question, the truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.
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The ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode opens with Donya Tinidora. It’s never to late to write her own diary as Boss Joey observed. “Sarili niyang diary yan. Excited ka ba, Tinidora? Excited ka na sa diary mo?” (It’s her own diary. Are you excited, Tinidora? Excited about your diary?) Donya Tinidora was more than elated. “Excited na excited ako.” (I am so excited.) Allan K can’t help but observe though. “Love story ni Tinidora. Bakit ka naiiyak?” (Why are you crying?) Lola Nidora was heard from the background before Donya Tinidora could answer. “Rogelio, Rogelio, Rogelio!”
Donya Tinidora then admitted why she cried at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Hanggang bukas ka na lang pala.” (You’re only [staying] until tomorrow.) She was referring to Senator Tito’s last day at Eat Bulaga before joining the senatorial campaign trail. Lola Nidora tried to console Donya Tinidora though. “Wag ka nang umiyak. May mga pinamili ako.” (Stop crying. I have bought some stuff.)
Donya Tinidora was concerned about Lola Nidora’s spending. “Ano na naman ang mga pinamili mo? Ikaw! Baka mamaya, kung anu-ano ang mga binibili mong yan. Ginagastos mo imbis na gamot mo na lang ang binibili mo.” (What have you bought again? They might be some random stuff. You’re spending what could have been budget for your medication.) Lola Nidora didn’t think of the stuff she bought as insignificant though. “Eto na nga yung mga binili ko, pampaswerte mga bilog.” (I bought items for luck like round items.) Allan K then remembered that the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok is a few days before the holiday. “Chinese New Year.”
Lola Nidora took out the items from her bag. “Kiat kiat, bigas at saka Ponkan.” (Mini oranges, rice and Ponkan oranges.) Donya Tinidora looked for other items that attracted luck for the ALDUB Panibagong Pagsubok episode. “Dapat meron kang 99 na coins.” (You should carry 99 coins.) Lola Nidora was somewhat optimistic about the upcoming year. “Baka sakaling swertehin na tayo. Maibenta na yung sa Zambales.” (We might get lucky. We might finally get our property in Zambales sold.)
Lola Nidora kept consoling Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag ka na malungkot, Tinidora. Bakit ka ba malungkot?” (Don’t be sad, Tinidora. Why are you sad?) Donya Tinidora explained as she set aside her diary. “Papanong di ako lulungkot? Pag may ganyan ka, ate, mabuti pa yung pumunta ka na lang sa Broadway. Naggagaganyan ka pa. Pumunta tayo sa Broadway. Maraming swerte doon.” (How will I not be sad? Whenever you’re like that, you should have went to Broadway instead. You eve shopped. Let’s go to Broadway. There are a lot of lucky items there.) Lola Nidora got thinking again. “Ah ganun ba? E di kainin na lang natin itong pinamili ko.” (Is that so? Let’s just eat these fruits.)
Donya Tinidora thought of going to Broadway. “Dun sa Broadway tayo pumunta. Sigurado maraming pampaswerte doon.” (Let’s go to Broadway Centrum. For sure, there are a lot of lucky items there.) It was at this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok when Divina arrived. “Lola, mano po.” The sisters were peeling the little oranges when Lola Nidora suddenly remembered what happened at the ALDUB 29th Weeksary episode. “Hoy, ikaw, Divina. Nakita ko yung halik ni Alden sa ‘yo kahapon. Ano yun? Ano yun? Ha?” (You! I saw Alden’s kiss yesterday. What’s that? What is that?)
Divina tried to explain through her lapel mic. “Lola? Maski po ako nagulat.” (Even I was shocked.) Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora alternately asked her. “Pano ka nagulat?” (How were you shocked?) Divina tried to recreate the face she made at the ALDUB 29th Weeksary episode. “Huh?” Donya Tinidora saw a smile show at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode though. “Pero may ngiti ha?” (But there was a smile, huh?) Divina meant it though. “Pero seryoso. Di ko naman po alam kasi na gagawin niya yun eh. Dapat siya tanungin nyo, lola. San na ba yun?” (Seriously. I didn’t know that he’d do that. You should ask him. Where is he again?)
Allan K tried to vouch for Alden at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubook episode. “Saka pisngi lang naman yun, lola.” (It’s just on the cheek, granny.) Divina started calling Alden in case he’s at his den. “Alden? Magpaliwanag ka.” (Alden? Explain yourself.) Several knocks on the door were shortly heard. Boss Joey then asked Divina. “Yaya, nagalit ka ba?” (Nanny, did you get angry?) Donya Tinidora reached for the door beside her. “Sandali. May tao. Pasok. Halika.” (Wait. There’s someone at the door. Come in. Come.)
Donya Tinidora waited for someone to come in. Only for the guest to use the other door. “Pambihira. Sa kabila dumaan. Lagot ka, hijo.” (Oh great. He used the other door. You’re in trouble, son.) It was Alden arriving at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Lola? Bless po, lola.” He approached Lola Nidora too. She refused to extend her hand to Alden though. Donya Tinidora reminded Lola Nidora that Alden is still trying to pay his respects.“Gumagalang yung bata.” (The kid is paying his respects to you.)
Alden brought some gifts too. “May mga dala po akong pampaswerte. May dala po akong tikoy po. Hello, Divina.” (I have some lucky items. I have some “tikoy” too. Hello, Divina.) Donya Tinidora immediately chastised Alden, just in case. “Ano? Hahalik ka na naman?” (What? You’re going to kiss again?) Alden tried to kiss Lola Nidora’s hand at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Lola Nidora still refused to let Alden kiss it. “Wag mo kong hawakan.” (Don’t touch me.)
Alden brought some red envelopes too. “May dala po akong ang pao.” (I have some Chinese red envelopes.) Lola Nidora refused to give in. She even stood on top of the bench. “Hindi mo ako madadala sa ganyan. Ano ginawa mo kay Divina?” (You will not get me carried away with those [gifts]. What did you do to Divina?) Donya Tinidora was happy with the red envelopes though at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag ka nang umangal. May dalang ang pao. Dalawa sa kin.” (Stop complaining. He has some Chinese red envelopes. 2 of them are mine.)
Lola Nidora cut to the chase at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Bakit mo ninakawan ng halik yung si Yaya?” (Why did you steal a kiss from nanny?) She then made the kung-fu pose. It may have scared Alden. But he still managed to explain himself. “Nadala lang po ako ng damdamin ko, lola.” (I was just carried away, granny.) That was enough to pacify Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Ah. Nadala lang ng damdamin. Maupo ka.” (Oh. You were carried away. Sit down.)
Senator Tito was just a little bothered with the lapel mics. “Maingay yung ano …” (They’re noisy.) Lola Nidora heard them too. “Maingay yung lapel mic. Wag nyong ginagalaw yung antenna.” (The lapel mics were noisy. Stop tinkering with the antenna.) The crew present at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode tried to fix the audio. Lola Nidora then turned her attention back to Alden and Divina. “Matanong ko kayong dalawa. Divina, kayo na ba nito ni Alden?” (Let me ask you two. Are you of Alden an item now?)
Divina was quick to answer. “Naku, lola. Hindi po.” (Granny, no.) Lola Nidora isn’t buying it. “Magsabi kayo ng totoo.” (Be honest.) Divina swore that she is not in a relationship with Alden. “Promise, hindi po.” (I’m not. I promise.) Donya Tinidora tried to restrain Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag mo nang pagalitan. Ang itanong natin kay Divina, ano yung pangalawang condition mo?” (Stop scolding them. We should ask Divina, what is the second condition?)
Alden knew about the second condition at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kaya po ako pumunta ngayon kasi gusto ko pong malaman kung ano yung pangalawa.” (That’s why I came today because I want to know what the second condition is.) Divina revealed some details. “Alden, ganito kasi yan. Yung pangalawang condition, hindi para sa akin. Para sa mga lola ko. Kasi sila yung pamilya ko. Gusto ko lagi silang masaya. Suyuin mo mga lola ko.” (This is how it goes. The second condition is not for me. It’s for my grannies. Because they are my family. I want them to be happy always. So woo them.)
Alden is willing to do it. “Para sa yo, madali lang naman suyuin si Lola eh.” (For you, it would be easy to woo the grannies.) Divina asked Alden just to be sure at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kaya mo?” (Can you?) Alden said he can. “Kayang kaya. Ano bang gusto nyong gawin ko, lola? On the spot.” (I can do it. What would you like me to do, granny?) Donya Tinidora’s skepticism returns. “On the spot? Pagkatapos mong nakawan ng halik yan, on the spot? Lagot ka. Pahihirapan ka ngayon niyan.” (After stealing a kiss, you’re claiming on the spot? You’re minced meat. She would make it hard for you.)
Divina felt guilty about the kiss too. Somewhat. “Na-on the spot din naman po ako eh.” (I was put on the spot too.) Lola Nidora put on her stern face at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Alam mo, eto gawin mo. Wala kang gagawin para hindi mo ako masuyo.” (You know, do this. Do nothing so that you cannot woo me.) Alden had to ask. “Bakit naman, lola?” (Why, ganny?) Divina tried to calm down Lola Nidora too. “Lola, wag naman po mainit ang ulo.” (Please don’t be hot-headed.)
Lola Nidora had to tell it like it is to Alden. “Hindi ka pa nga nagso-sorry dito eh.” (You haven’t even said sorry to her.) Divina then tried to whisper to Alden behind Lola Nidora. “Basta, Alden. Siguraduhin mo. Mapapasaya mo ang mga lola.” (Make sure. That you will make the grannies happy.) Alden whispered back to Divina. Again, behind Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag kang mag-alala. Pasasayahin ko ang mga lola.” (Don’t worry. I will make the grannies happy.)
Divina realized how loud her own lapel mic is. “Teka. Masyadong malakas.” (Wait. The mic is too loud.) Donya Tinidora saw what Alden did though at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Teka. Yung style mo. Pinatay mo yung mic mo eh para dun ka mag-mic sa kanya. Eto. Kinuha na kitang sarili mo.” (Wait. I know your style. You turned off your lapel mic so you would use her lapel mic. Here. Have your own mic.)
Donya Tinidora wasted no time in reminded Lola Nidora. “Ate, ganito gawin natin ha? Parang nagpapalamig lang muna tayo ha? Maghatid muna tayo ng swerte sa barangay bago yang mga sermon-sermon mo.” (Here’s what we’ll do, okay? Let’s cool down. Let’s bring some luck around before you chastise them.) Once Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora prepared for the upcoming Sugod Bahay errand at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Alden said goodbye too. “Magpapaalam po muna ako. May aayusin lang po ako.” (I have to say goodbye. I have to fix something.)
Divina had to go as well. “Ako rin po, lola. Alis na po ako. Magre-review pa po ako.” (Me too, granny. I have to go. I need to review my lessons.) At this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Tinidora has opened the Chinese red envelopes. And saw the contents. “Ang apelido mo ba, Tuviera? Bakit may bente dito?” (Is your last name “Tuviera”? How come there’s Php20 in here?) Alden knew that the point of these envelopes to be lucky is by putting cash in them. “Pampaswerte po.” (For luck.) Allan K got the gist too. “Kahit magkano naman.” (Any amount will do.)
Divina sent some last minute instructions to Alden before going to her room. “Basta ha? Pasayahin mo ang mga lola.” (Just make the grannies happy.) Alden asked a few minutes more from Divina though from the grannies. “May sasabihin lang po ako kay Divina.” (I just need to talk to Divina.) Alden then ended up in a DUBsmash exchange with Divina at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode.
Divina then excused herself afterwards. “Akyat na po ako, lola. Magre-review po ako.” (I’d go upstairs now, granny. I have to review.) Lola Nidora then prepped up for their errand. “Magsu-Sugod Bahay kami. Nakaharang kayo diyan.” (We’re having a Sugod Bahay segment and you’re blocking our way.) The KalyeSerye commentary panel then drew the lot for the next Sugod Bahay winner.
After the Sugod Bahay segment at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Tinidora was still perplexed at how lenient Lola Nidora had gotten towards Divina and Alden. “Ganun-ganun na lang ba yun? Si Divina at saka si Alden? Pero mababait naman yung mga bata.” (Just like that? But the kids are nice.) Lola Nidora was still being careful though. “Pinagkakatiwalaan ko naman sila. Hindi naman maaalis sa ‘kin ang mag-alala. Mapusok ako nung kabataan ko. Kaya ayaw kong maranasan ni Divina yung mga nangyari sa ‘kin.” (I trust them. You can’t stop me from worrying. I was aggressive when I was young. So I don’t want Divina to experience what happened to me.)
Senator Tito tried to make up for lost time.“Ano ba kasi ang nangyari?” (What happened?) Donya Tinidora tried to summarize the story the best way he could. “Napakapusok kasi nito nung kabataan niya.” (She was very aggressive in her youth.) Lola Nidora was setting the mood internally. Donya Tinidora turned her attention back to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Ang pusok mo. Hindi mo naituloy. Ano na ang nangyari sa yo nang lumayas ka sa mansion?” (You had raging hormones. And you haven’t continued the story. What happened when you ran away from the mansion?)
Lola Nidora reopened her diary then at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Dear Diary. Sa pagtakbo ko kay Mama, nadapa ako. Mabuti na lang may tumulong sa akin. Natakot ako sa maaaring mangyari sa akin. Walang kasing bilis ang tibok ng puso ko. Maraming pangamba. Pero nangibabaw ang pag-ibig. Hanggang sumakit ang tiyan ko. Nagpahinga muna ako.” (In running away from Mama, I tripped. Good thing somebody helped me. I got scared with what would happen to me. My heart raced like never before. I have a lot of fears. But love prevailed. Until I had stomach cramps again. I had to rest.)
Lola Nidora recalled how her mother took her escape. “Si Mama naman ay napuno ng hinanakit dahil sa aking pagtakas.” (Mama was filled with resentment because of my escape.)Later at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Ariana was shown somewhat calm compared to previous ANSERA episodes. “Parang gusto ko nang sumuko. Ginawa ko naman ang lahat para maayos si Nidora. Gusto ko lamang mapabuti ang aking anak.” (It’s as if I want to give up. I did everything to keep Nidora on the straight and narrow path. I just want my daughter the best for her welfare.)
Donya Ariana was contemplative at this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. To the point of compromise. “Gusto ko rin naman makilala si Anselmo at ang pamilya niya. Para kung sakaling silang dalawa talaga ni Nidora sa isa’t isa, alam ko na nasa mabuti ang anak ko.” (I want to know Anselmo too and his family. So if ever if they of Nidora really end up together, I know that my child is in good hands.)
Anselmo, on the other hand, was confined at the hospital. He collapsed at the ANSERA Volume 9. If not for Pepito, his condition could have worsened. Lola Nidora narrated what she remembered upon finding Anselmo at the hospital. “Nagtagpo rin kami ng aking irog.” (And I found my beloved.) Nidora wasted no time in telling Anselmo the good news at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Magkakaanak na tayo.” (We’re going to have a baby.)
Anselmo was overjoyed. But he got worried for Nidora. “Pano ka nakatakas sa ‘yong ina?” (How did you get away from your mother?) Nidora made it sound easy at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Nakausap ko si Beyonce. Kelangan ko kasing gawin yun eh.” (I talked to Beyonce. I need to do that.) Despite being bed-ridden, Anselmo DUBsmashed VST and Company’s “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal”. In no time, Anselmo had another migraine attack. Nidora called the doctor in her panic.
Boss Joey saw a different doctor come in. “Doctor Asyong pala ito eh.” (It’s Doctor Asyong.) [Asyong was Anjo Yllana’s film character from the Asyong Aksaya franchise.] The doctor checked on Anselmo, mostly on the forehead. Seeing Nidora pregnant at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode, he mistook her as his wife. “Misis, malubha na ang iyong asawa. Magpakatatag ka. Kelangan siyang operahan. Yun lang ang paraan para madugtungan ang kanyang buhay.” (Madam, your husband is in dire condition. Be strong. He needed to be operated on. It’s the only way to save his life.)
By this time, the lapel mics were a little defective. Boss Joey just thought of the period approach used in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “1945 kasi kaya ganun ang sound.” (It’s 1945 so the sound is muffled.) It allowed Lola Nidora to continue her narration though. “Nung panahon na yun, malala na pala ang kanyang TSU.” (At that time, his brain tumor has gone malignant.)
Anselmo was unconscious. But Nidora tried to talk to Anselmo knowing that he can hear her at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Anselmo? Anselmo, sana naririnig mo ako. Makinig ka sa akin. Lumaban ako. Lumaban ka para sa magiging anak mo, Anselmo.” (I hope you can hear me well. Listen to me. I fought for our love. Please fight for your baby, Anselmo.)
At the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Nidora can’t fathom the thought of life without Anselmo. “Anselmo, hindi ko alam anong mangyayari kapag nawala ka. Nang dahil sa yo, nakaramdam ako ng tunay na pagmamahal. Wag kang susuko ha? Lalaban tayong dalawa. Gagawa ako ng paraan. Naniniwala ako na mananaig ang pagmamahalan nating dalawa.” (I don’t know what will happen if you’re gone. Because of you, I felt true love. Please don’t give up, okay? We will fight. I will find a way. I believe that our love will prevail.)
Lola Nidora paused reading. It made Donya Tinidora ask. “Ate? Namatay si Anselmo?” (Anselmo died?) Lola Nidora cried instead of answering at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. It got Donya Tinidora nervous. “Alam mo, yang iyak mo na yan, parang nabasa ko na namatay si Anselmo.” (That cry, it’s as if I read that Anselmo died.) That’s when Lola Nidora realized how Donya Tinidora ended up seeing some pages on the diary. “Parang alam mo na yung kwento. E di ikaw na ang magtuloy.” (As if you knew the story all along. Continue it yourself.)
Donya Tinidora denied peeping at the diary yet again. “Nabasa ko kasi yung iyak mo. Kaya sige na nga. Ituloy mo na lang.” (I just saw how you cried. So go ahead. Continue with the story.) Lola Nidora was dumbfounded. Boss Joey had to motivate her at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode to keep on reading. “Nidora, kaya mo yan.” (Nidora, you can do it.)
Lola Nidora can’t find the strength to go on. “Parang di ko kayang basahin.” (I don’t think I can read further.) Donya Tinidora started speculating again at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Sabi ko na, namatay eh.” (I knew it. He died.) Boss Joey had to ask Donya Tinidora to tone down her nerves. “Hindi. Pabayaan mong manggaling sa labi niya.” (No. Let it come straight from her lips.) Lola Nidora doesn’t have her medication at hand to calm herself though. “Kinakalma ko ang sarili ko. Ipagbalat mo muna ako ng kiat kiat.” (I’m trying to calm myself. Please peel some kiat kiat for me.) Donya Tinidora then peeled some fruits for her sister.
Donya Ariana found another excuse to beat up Beyonce. “Talagang wala kang kwenta, Beyonce!” (You’re really useless!) Beyonce wasn’t searching for Nidora. So both were somewhat startled upon seeing Nidora return. Donya Ariana stopped herself from going physical on her daughter at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Knowing that the latter is pregnant. “Nidora, mabuti naman at alam mo pa kung saan tayo nakatira.” (Good thing and you still know where do we live.)
Nidora immediately begged for forgiveness. “Patawarin nyo po ako, Mama.” (Please forgive me, Mama.) It wasn’t that easy for Donya Ariana at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Patawarin? Eh sinuway mo ako? Sa ginawa mong pagsama sa Anselmong yan, parang kinalimutan mo na rin ang babaeng nagdala sa yo ng 9 na buwan sa kanyang sinapupunan. Ang babaeng handang ibigay ang kanyang buong buhay para mapaayos ang buhay mo.” (Forgive? When you disobeyed me? When you went with that Anselmo, it was as if you have forgotten the woman who carried you for 9 months in her womb. The woman who’s ready to give her life for your welfare.)
Nidora pleaded for understanding at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kung mahal nyo po ako talaga, maiintindihan nyo po na. Ang tanging kasalanan ko po ay umibig. Mama, mahal ko po si Anselmo. At siya ang magiging ama ng anak ko. Kung naiintindihan nyo po, magiging ina rin ako katulad ninyo, Mama. At bilang ina, alam nyo po na gagawin ko ang pinakamakabubuti sa aking magiging anak.” (If you really love me, you would understand. My only fault is falling in love. Mama, I love Anselmo. And he will be the father of my child. If you understand, I will be a mother like you. And as a mother, you know that I would do what is good for my child.)
Nidora eventually asked Donya Ariana. “Mama, nagmamakaawa po kami sa inyo. Tulungan nyo po kami ni Anselmo. Kelangan po namin ang tulong nyo.” (We beg you. Help us of Anselmo. We need your help.) Donya Ariana then thought of Anselmo as a fortune hunter again at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Sabi ko na nga ba. Gagamitin ka lang ng Anselmong yun para makaranas siya ng marangyang buhay.” (I knew it. That Anselmo will use you for a luxurious life.)
Nidora defended Anselmo. “Nagkakamali po kayo, Mama. Malubha po ang sakit ni Anselmo. Kayo lang po ang makakatulong sa amin. Kelangan po nyang maoperahan sa lalong madaling panahon. Parang awa nyo na po. Para sa anak ko po.” (You’re wrong. Anselmo’s illness is malignant. Only you can help us. He needed to be operated on immediately. Please have mercy. For my child’s sake.)
Donya Ariana then asked. “Magkano kelangan?” (How much is needed?) Nidora replied. “Bente mil po, mama.” (Php20,000.) For Donya Ariana, it’s peanuts. ”Bente mil. Maliit na bagay. Ibibigay ko yan para mailigtas ang buhay ng pinakamamahal mong Anselmo.” (Just a small amount. I would give it to save your beloved Anselmo.) Nidora was elated at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Talaga po, Mama? Salamat po.” (Really? Thank you.) Donya Ariana isn’t done yet though. “Ibibigay ko ang bente mil sa isang condition.” (I would give the Php20,000 on one condition.) The truck horn honked off, ending the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok on a cliffhanger.
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The ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode opens with Donya Ariana happily acknowledging Nidora’s baby bump. “Napakaswerte mo talaga na natanggap mo na ang lalaki.” (You are really very lucky with the man you ended up with.) Nidora’s baby bump was already evident by this time. Donya Ariana spoke of Anselmo fondly here. “Bagay na bagay kayo, hija.” (You really look good together dear.)
Beyonce agreed with Donya Ariana. “I see the sparkle in your eyes. Very electrifying. See this dress? It will fit your future baby.” Beyonce gave Nidora the baby dress despite not knowing yet the baby’s gender at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Ariana liked the dress too. “Bagay yan ano?” Mamaya ha, hija? Mag-ayos ka na, hija. Mamaya darating na si Anselmo. Sana magmana ng ganda sa ‘yo ang batang yan ha?” (Looks good isn’t it? Just remember later, dear. Get dressed. Anselmo will be arriving later. Hopefully the baby gets its beauty from you.)
Apparently, this scene in the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode is just a dream sequence. Lola Nidora was soon interrupted by Donya Tinidora’s slaps. “Ano ba?” (What?) Donya Tinidora admitted slapping Lola Nidora. “Lakas na ng sampal ko, tulog ka!” (My slap is already hard and you’re still asleep!) Boss Joey had to ask. “Bakit parang bumait ata si Mama.” (How come Mama was extra nice?) Donya Tinidora mentioned how it’s all in Lola Nidora’s head. “Nananaginip!” (She’s dreaming!)
Lola Nidora was upset. “Ikaw eh. Basag-trip ka eh. Ganda ganda na ng panaginip ko, ginugulo mo.” (You and your mood-wreckers! My dream looked so good, and you pestered me.) Donya Tinidora had to ask for the whole dream at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Ano yang panaginip mo?” (What was your dream?) Lola Nidora then shared. “Sinusuklayan ako ni Mama dahil magkikita daw kami ni Anselmo. Tapos si Beyonce. Close na close ni Mama.” (Mama was combing my hair since I will be seeing Anselmo. Then Beyonce. She’s very close with Mama.)
Donya Tinidora was immediately skeptical. “Sabihin na nating natanggap na ni Mama. Kabaligtaran talaga yun. Tandaan mo. Basta panaginip, kabaligtaran yun.” (Let’s say that Mama has accepted [everything]. It’s really the other way around. Remember. Any dream is the opposite [of reality].) Boss Joey then shared his insight at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kaya yung iba binabaliktad ang unan. Kapag may panaginip na hindi maganda.” (That’s why some people flip their pillows. Whenever there is a bad dream.)
Donya Tinidora contributed some of her views at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Pag gusto mong magkatotoo, ikwento mo. Kapag masama ang panaginip, ikwento mo.” (If you want it to be realized, share it. If the dream is bad, share it.) Lola Nidora speculated on the reason. ”Para magkaroon ng closure?” (To give it closure?) Donya Tinidora confirmed Lola Nidora’s hunch. “Tama. Kaya ngayon ituloy mo ang kwento mo.” (Correct. So now continue with your story.)
Lola Nidora wasn’t still in the mood. “Bakit mo nga pala ako ginising?” (Why did you wake me up?) Donya Tinidora had to explain at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kasi nakatunganga ka diyan. Tulog ka nang tulog. Wala ka namang ginagawa. Ginigising kita para ituloy mo na ang kwento mo.” (Because you’re just sitting there. You kept sleeping. You’re not doing anything anyway. I woke you up to go on with the story.) Lola Nidora just noticed something amiss. She opened her bag and saw that it’s empty. “Nasaan ang diary ko?” (Where is my diary?)
Donya Tinidora tried to avoid suspicion from Lola Nidora. “Wag mo kong tingnan ng ganyan. Dalawa lang tayo dito. Pero wala akong kinalaman.” (Stop staring at me like that. It’s just the two of us here. But I have nothing to do with it.) Lola Nidora wasn’t so suspicious of her sister though at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Wala yung diary. Tinidora, tingnan mo.” (The diary is not here. Tinidora, come look.) Donya Tinidora insisted her innocence. “Basta dinatnan kita dito. Nakatunganga ka.” (All I know is that I found you here. Alone.)
Lola Nidora had to turn to her bodyguards. “Nasaan yung diary? Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio!” (Where’s the diary?) The Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio immediately responded to Lola Nidora’s call at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Lola Nidora asked them again. And they were visibly elbowing each other. Lola Nidora had to ask them again. “San nyo nilagay ha?” (Where did you put it?)
Donya Tinidora had to talk to them herself. “Baka ako pagbintangan ng kapatid ko. San nyo nilagay?” (My sister might accuse me. Where did you put it?) As expected, Donya Tinidora went a little physical and slapped one Rogelio. Allan K found Donya Tinidora’s behavior at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode as familiar. “Nagmana kay Mama.” (She got it from her Mama.)
Lola Nidora held to her bag as she gave the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio instructions. “Halughugin nyo!” (Find it in all corners!) Donya Tinidora was again disappointed with Lola Nidora’s henchmen. “Yang mga alalay mo, napakaburara niyan. Pati ikaw, masyado ka nang nagiging malilimutin.” (Your assistants are so reckless. Even you, you’re becoming forgetful.) Lola Nidora addressed her senility at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Ulyanin na nga ako eh.” (I am becoming senile.)
Donya Tinidora tried to make Lola Nidora narrate the ANSERA saga though. “Ikwento mo na.” (Share it.) Lola Nidora doesn’t trust her memory though. “Ano ikukwento ko?” (What will I share?) Donya Tinidora thought to kill off some time at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Habang hinahanap nila, mag-Sugod Bahay muna. Pambihira naman. Akap akap niya yung bayong niya, nawala pa.” (While they are looking for it, let’s take the Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime. She’s already hugging the bag and she still lost it.)
Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora then returned to their spot after their Sugod Bahay errand at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. The Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio found 3 “bayong” (palm bags) for Lola Nidora to pick from. Boss Joey realized how it got harder for the grannies. “Naging tatlo pa yung diary?” (They now have 3 diaries?) Donya Tinidora was so pissed off. She slapped one of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio again.
Boss Joey then gave Donya Tinidora the signal to help Lola Nidora. She ended up channeling Willie Revillame of the game show “Wowowin”. This is when the search for the diary shifted to a random improv routine at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Tinidora asked Lola Nidora. “Diary o bayong?” (The diary or the bag?) Lola Nidora quickly replied. “Diary.”
Donya Tinidora then discovered the diary with the singing Rogelio’s bag. “Ang laman ng bayong ay …. DIARY!” (The bag’s content is …. THE DIARY!) Lola Nidora was so happy at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Nakita na ang diary. Bakit na sa ‘yo to?” (The diary is found. Why is this with you?) Lola Nidora immediately smacked the Rogelio holding the diary at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode.
The Rogelio with the bag containing the diary apologized. One of the few instances that one of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio spoke. “Pasensiya na po. Nagpalit po kasi ako ng bayong.” (My apologies. I switched the bag.) Lola Nidora then asked further at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “San nyo nahanap ito?” (Where did you find it?) Rogelio admitted a mix up among the bags. “Nagpalit po ng bayong. Di nailagay.” (I changed the bag. I failed to put [the diary].)
Lola Nidora held the diary. “Magpapalit kayo ng bayong. Magpapalit din ako ng Rogelio.” (If you’re going to change the bags. I’d change Rogelio’s too.) Donya Tinidora had to chastise Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode too. “Wag kang masyadong ulyanin. Pinapahalata mong ulyanin ka na.” (Don’t be too forgetful. You’re making it obvious that you’re senile.) Lola Nidora didn’t think Donya Tinidora was the right person to lecture her about senility. “Wow! Hiyang hiya naman ako sa yo.” (I am so embarrassed to you.)
Donya Tinidora hated Lola Nidora’s episodes with her memory gap. “Nabubuko ka tuloy. Dinadamay mo pa ako.” (You’re getting busted. And I get dragged along with it.) Lola Nidora knew how to make her sister shut up though. “Babasahin ko na.” (I’d start reading.) Donya Tinidora then braced herself at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Basahin mo na.” (Start reading.) Lola Nidora is bracing herself too. “Bumubwelo pa ko eh.” (I’m still setting the mood.)
Lola Nidora begun with where she left off at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Dear Diary. Naging mapusok kami noon ni Anselmo. Kumapit kami sa dinidikta ng aming mga puso. At mula sa aming pagmamahalan, umusbong ang pagsibol ng buhay. Katibayan ng aming pag-iibigan.” (I was raging with hormones then with Anselmo. We clung to what our hearts dictated. And from our love, life sprouted. Proof of our love.)
Boss Joey would like to know the “detailed encounter” though at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Hindi ba puedeng idetalye yun? Kung paanong nangyari?” (Can’t you narrate it in detail?) Allan K let it pass. “Hayaan mo na. Tuwang tuwa naman si Ging Ging.” (Never mind. Ging Ging is happy with what she’s hearing anyway.) Lola Nidora wrote a brief prayer in her diary entry. “Sana madali itong natanggap ni Mama.” (Hopefully, Mama would accept it soon enough.)
Donya Ariana was so upset. She almost teared up at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Lapastangan ka! At dun pa sa hampaslupang yun!” (How defiant of you! And to that scoundrel!) Nidora sat on the side of the bed crying. “Mahal ko po si Anselmo. At mahal din niya ako. Hindi pa po ba sapat yun para mapatunayan namin na para talaga kami sa isa’t isa? Handa ko po harapin lahat ng hirap. Basta kasama ko po ang taong mahal ko. Hayaan nyo na po kami.” (I love Anselmo. And he loves me too. Isn’t that enough for us to prove that we are meant for each other? I am ready to face all difficulties. As long as I am with the one I love. Please let us be.)
Donya Ariana ended up delivering an almost calm sermon at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Pano mo nagawa sa akin ito? Matapos kitang mapalaki ng maayos? Simula nang ipanganak ka, sinabi ko sa aking sarili. Bibigyan ko kayo ng buhay na maayos hanggang sa kaya ko. Pag nagkakasakit kayo, parang hinihiwa ang puso ko. Tuwing may luhang tumutulo sa inyong mga mata, parang dinudurog ang buo kong pagkatao. Naiintindihan mo ba yun, Nidora?” (How could you do this to me? After raising you properly? Ever since you were born, I told myself. I would give you a good life until I can. Whenever you are sick, it’s as if my heart is pierced. Every time tears fall from your eyes, it’s as if my very being is crushed. Do you understand that Nidora?)
At this point in the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Ariana’s tears can’t be held back anymore. “Mataas ang pangarap ko sa inyo dahil gusto kong mapaayos ang buhay nyo! Kung mawala man ako sa mundong ito, alam ko. May nagawa akong tama. Pero dahil sa ginawa mo, pinaramdam mo sa akin na mali ako. Na hindi ako naging isang mabuting ina. Na hindi pa sapat na ibigay ko ang buong buhay ko para mahalin ko kayo.” (I have high dreams for you because I want your life to be stabilized! If ever I’m gone from this world, I know. I did something right. But because of what you did, you made me feel that I am wrong. That I am not a good mother. That my life is not enough to love you.)
It was the sermon that made Nidora feel guilty. “Mama, patawarin nyo na po ako. Hayaan nyo na po kami ni Anselmo.” (Please forgive us. Please let me be with Anselmo.) Donya Ariana refused to back down at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Malilimutan mo rin si Anselmo. Ipapadala kita sa America.” (You will eventually forget Anselmo. I will send you to the United States.) Nidora protested. “Mama, please. Wag nyo naman po akong ilayo kay Anselmo. Nagmamakaawa po ako sa inyo, Mama.” (Don’t take me away from Anselmo. I beg you, Mama.) Again, Donya Ariana want to hear none of it.
Lola Nidora continued reading at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Patuloy ang pagsusumikap ni Anselmo. Umaasa siyang makakaipon ng sapat para pagharap niya kay Mama, masabi niyang hindi lamang pag-ibig ang bubuhay sa amin. Hindi siya nagpadaig sa kanyang karamdaman.” (Anselmo kept striving. He is expecting to save enough money to face Mama, and say that love is not the only thing that will keep us alive. He refused to give in to his ailment.)
Anselmo’s neighbor and cousin, Pepito, noticed Anselmo’s deteriorating health. “Parang namumulta ka.” (You look pale.) Anselmo dismissed Pepito’s observations at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Galing lamang ako sa paglalako ng gulay. Wag kang magalala sa akin. Kahit papaano, nakakaipon-ipon na ako.” (I just got done selling vegetables. Don’t worry about me. I managed to save anyhow.) Pepito found it harmful for Anselmo’s health though. “Di masama maging masipag. Pero parang inabuso mo na ang katawan mo. Tapos napapadalas ang sakit ng ulo mo.” (Being industrious is not bad. But you’re abusing your body. And your headache is getting more often.)
Anselmo insisted that he’s okay. “Balewala ito. Wag kang mag-alala sa akin. Dahil lang siguro ito sa init ng araw. Sige na.” (It isn’t much. Don’t worry about me. It must have because of the sun’s heat. Go ahead.) Pepito is too worried to leave Anselmo behind. He ended up seeing Anselmo’s next migraine attack at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Anselmo?” That’s when Anselmo had to ask Pepito for help. “Meron ka bang tubig diyan, insan?” (Do you have some water, cousin?) Anselmo found it hard to stand up. He even collapsed as he forced to get up from his bench. Pepito didn’t know what to do.
Lola Nidora paused at the thought of Anselmo in pain. Donya Tinidora wanted to know more. “Ate, bakit hinto mo yung kwento?” (Why did you stop the story?) Before Donya Tinidora gets a little too persistent. Lola Nidora kept on reading at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Mahirap para kay Mama na tanggapin ang mga nangyari. Sinubukan niyang ayusin ito sa paraang alam niya.” (It’s hard for Mama to accept what happened. She tried to fix it the way she knew how.)
Donya Ariana was then shown at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode talking on the phone. “Hindi ako makapapayag na matupad ang anumang plano ng hampaslupang yun sa aking anak. Malaking kahihiyan ito sa aming pamilya. Marami akong plano kay Nidora. At hindi ang Anselmong yan ang sisira sa mga pangarap ko para sa aking mga anak. Bukas na bukas, hanapin mo ang Anselmong yan. Matitikman niya ang isang tunay na Ariana Miley Zobeyala. Magpapantay muna ang aking mga paa bago siya magwagi. Malalagutan muna ako ng hininga.”
(I will never allow any plan of that scoundrel to be realized on my child. It is a big embarrassment to our family. I have a lot of plans for Nidora. And that Anselmo will not ruin my dreams for my child. Tomorrow, find that Anselmo. He will incur the wrath of The Ariana Miley Zobeyala. I will leave this world first before he wins. I have to die first.) The manhunt for Anselmo resumed at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode.
Lola Nidora mentioned the plans she made at that time too. “Lingid sa kaalaman ni Mama, meron din akong sariling plano.” (Unbeknownst to Mama, I have my own plan.) It was a plan that scared Beyonce. “Nidora, are you sure you want to escape? It’s bad to your condition.” Nidora was left with no choice at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kilala ko ang Mama. Hindi siya titigil hangga’t di niya nakukuha ang gusto niya. Kelangan ko itong gawin.” (I know Mama. She will not stop until she doesn’t get what she wants.)
Beyonce’s concern was Donya Ariana’s wrath. “If your Mama will know this, she will be beast mode again.” Nidora refuses to back down. “Kelangan ko kasing gawin ito eh. Mahal ko si Anselmo. Kailangan ko siyang makapiling para sa pamilya namin. Mahal ko rin naman ang Mama. Pero sa pagkakataong ito, kelangan ko rin mahalin ang sarili ko. Pakisabi na lang sa Mama na mahal na mahal ko siya ha? Sana mapatawad niya ako sa gagawin ko.” (I need to do this. I love Anselmo. I need to be with him for our family. I love Mama too. But this time, I need to love myself. Please tell Mama that I love her, okay? May she forgive me for what I am about to do.)
Nidora hasn’t gone far when Donya Ariana spotted her. She immediately ordered Beyonce. “Beyonce, saan pupunta yun? Habulin mo!” (Where is she going? Go after her!) Beyonce helped Nidora instead. “Nidora, run!” Donya Ariana can’t get to Nidora in time because of Beyonce. “Ano ba? Wag mo kong harangan!” (Don’t block my way!) Beyonce tried to reason with her mistress. “Set her free! Set her free!” A crashing sound was heard as Beyonce stopped Donya Ariana. Donya Ariana could only scream. “Nidora!” The truck horn honked off, ending the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode to a cliffhanger.
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The ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode opens with Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB wearing a summer outfit. Only Donya Tidora was onsite to greet her back. “Kumusta, hija? Napaaga yata ang dating mo. Kumusta naman ang klase?” (How are you, dear? You’re early. How are your classes?) Divina updated Donya Tidora with her lessons so far. “Ayun po, lola. Medyo challenging na po. Kasi malapit na ang finals. Pero so far so good naman po. Asan sila Lola Nidora po?” (It’s a little challenging now. Finals are coming. But so far, so good. Where is Granny Nidora?)
Donya Tidora was clueless herself. “Ewan ko. Kakarating ko lang dine. Ang alam ko lang, kasama niya ang Lola Tinidora mo. Nagaayos ako ng mga papeles kasi.” (I don’t know. I just came here. All I know is that she is with your granny Tinidora.) One of the KalyeSerye commentators present at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, Allan K, then heard some music. “May boojie na naman?” (There’s some boogie again?)
Divina then saw Donya Tinidora by the gate. “Lola, nakakagulat naman po kayo.” (You got me shocked.) Another KalyeSerye commentator, Ruby, noticed Donya Tinidora’s change of entrance theme. “Nag-iba na yung tugtog.” (It’s a different music.) Donya Tidora almost scolded Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Andyan ka lang pala sa gate. Ano ka ba?” (You’ve been at the gate all this time. What is with you?)
Donya Tinidora shrugged off her sister and grand-niece. “Ano ba naman kayo? Siempre naglakad ako. Ganyan talaga ang mga sayaw noon, di ba? Di gaya ng mga kabataan ngayon. Me tumugtog lang, sayaw na.” (What is wrong with you? Of course I’m walking. That’s how dances go in the past, right? Somebody plays tunes and they call it a dance.)
Donya Tidora warned Donya Tinidora about her hiked up skirt. “Ano ka ba? Yung kansonsilyo mo!” (What is with you? Look at your half-slip.) Donya Tinidora, on the other hand at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, found her skirt longer than usual now. “Alam mo, mahaba na nga ang sinusuot ko ngayon eh. American Eagle yan.” (You know, it’s gotten longer lately. And it’s American Eagle [brand].)
Divina wondered aloud at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Lola, ang saya po siguro ng panahon nyo ano?” (Granny, your era might have been fun, right?) Boss Joey didn’t let the American Eagle claim pass though. “Bakit? May eagle ka ba diyan?” (Why? There’s an “eagle” there?) Donya Tinidora tried to be coy about it though. “Siempre. Mahilig ako mag-alaga.” (Of course. I’m fond of nurturing them.) It got Divina remembering something else then. “Maiba po ako. Nasan po ba si Lola Nidora?” (Just to change topic. Where is Granny Nidora?)
Donya Tinidora was amused at how Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB never got used to Lola Nidora. “Alam mo, hindi ka naiba. Lagi mo na lang hinahanap ang lola mo.” (You never changed. You’re always looking for your granny.) Divina had to speak for herself at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kasi po lagi po siyang wala. Di po kami nagtatagpo.” (She’s often not around. We don’t see eye to eye anymore.)
Boss Joey was more excited to see the ANSERA characters at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode though. “Gusto na naming makita si Mama. At saka si YayaMot. Let’s go na. Umalis ka na diyan, Tidora.” (We wanted to see Mama. And YayaMot. Let’s go. Get out of there, Tidora.) Donya Tidora just laughed it off though. Shortly Allan K saw Lola Nidora. “Ayan na si Nidora.” (Here comes Nidora.) Divina immediately helped Lola Nidora sit down. “Upo po kayo, lola.” (Have a seat, granny.)
Donya Tinidora found Lola Nidora in a forlorn state again at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Alam mo, pag dumarating ka, lumulungkot ang panahon. Para kang pinagtakluban ng langit at lupa. Umiiyak ka na naman, ate. Kasi ang bigat ng kwento niya kahapon. Kaya ituloy mo na. Dali na.” (Whenever you arrive, the weather becomes gloomy. As if heaven and earth dawned upon you. You’re crying again. It’s because of the story yesterday [at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode]. So continue now. Quick.)
Lola Nidora found it hard to continue the story at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Alam nyo, hindi ko alam kung kaya kong ituloy yung kwento ko. Sobrang sakit. Bumabalik lahat ng sakit. Sa tuwing naaalala ko yung pagbalik sa pagiibigan namin ni Anselmo. Parang muling nabubuksan ang mga sugat na matagal na rin bago tuluyang naghilom.” (I don’t know if I can continue with my story. It was so painful. All the pain comes back. Every time I remember the romance that I shared with Anselmo. It’s as if all the wounds that allegedly healed got reopened.)
Donya Tinidora had to mention the obvious. “Bakit kinukwento mo pa?” (Then why are you sharing it?) Donya Tidora mentioned the other obvious item at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Tinatanong kasi natin.” (Because we asked for it.) Lola Nidora was more worried about the nostalgia’s effects to her grand-niece. “Kaya, Divina, sana wag kang gumaya sa akin. Naging mapusok ako.” (Don’t emulate me. I was aggressive.)
Divina had to ask Lola Nidora herself at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Eh, lola, ano po ba talaga ang nangyari?” (Granny, what really happened?) Donya Tinidora then volunteered. “Ako na babasa.” (Let me read that diary.) Lola Nidora protested against it. “Mamaya ko na ikukwento. Wag nyo sanang husgahan ang buhay ko. Sa buhay minsan may nangyayaring di inaasahan. Kaya nga iniingatan ko itong si Divina. Pati na rin si Alden.” (I will read it myself later. Please don’t judge my life. In life, certain things happen that cannot be avoided. That’s why I take care of Divina. And Alden too.)
Alden then appeared on the other monitor to check on Lola Nidora too. “Lola? Kumusta po kayo?” (Granny? How are you?) Lola Nidora managed to reply despite feeling exhausted. “Alden. Eto. Humihinga pa.” (I’m still here breathing.) Alden had to assure Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag po kayong magalala, lola. Marami naman po kaming natututunan sa kwento nyo eh. Aalagaan ko po si Divina.” (Don’t worry, granny. We learned a lot from your story. I will take care of Divina.) Divina heard Alden. “Talaga? Aalagaan mo ako?” (Really? You would take care of me?)
Alden and Divina ended having DUBsmash exchange at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. The first after several episodes of the ANSERA saga. Alden then reminded Divina. “12 days na lang. February 14. Ano ba yun?” (Just 12 days to go. And it will be February 14. What is it again?) Divina tried to remember. “Birthday mo.” (Your birthday.) Allan K had to butt in. “Tapos na.” (That was done.)
Divina tried to remember again. “Ah, oo. Valentine’s. Ang bilis ng panahon ano?” (Oh, yes. Valentine’s. Time flies, isn’t it?) Alden tried to throw a random question. “Oo. Wala ka bang magawa?” (Yes. Got anything to do?) Divina tried to check her answer first. “Pick up line ba yan? Bakit?” (Is that a pick up line? Why?) Alden confirmed Divina’s hunch at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Bakit di mo ko subukang mahalin?” (Why don’t you try to love me?)
Divina turned out to have some lines in store too. “Alden, alam mo nung sinabi ko sa sarili ko na hindi kita gusto. Nabusog ako.” (You know, I told myself that I don’t like you. I had my fill.) Alden had to ask. “Bakit?” (Why?) Divina replied at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Eh kasi kinain ko rin yung sinabi ko eh.” (Because I ate my words.) Alden then tried to dish another line at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Yung love ko kasi sa yo, parang biro eh.” (My love for you is like a joke.) Divina had to ask. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden replied. “Wala. Kaso napikon ako. Kaya sineryoso ko.” (Nothing. I got pissed off. So I took it seriously.)
Divina got another line in store for Alden. “Favorite subject mo ba yung geometry?” (Is geometry your favorite subject?) Alden asked why. Divina replied. “Eh kasi kahit anong angle, ang cute mo eh.” (Because you are still cute at any angle.) Alden then had another question at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Time machine ka ba?” (Are you a time machine?) Divina asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden answered. “Wala. Kasi kapag tinitingnan kita, nakikita ko ang future ko eh.” (Nothing. Because whenever I look at you, I see my future.)
Divina was about to run out of lines at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Tama na nga, Alden. Alam mo ba bubuyog ako?” (Enough, Alden. Do you know that I’m a bee?) Alden got interested. “Bakit?” (Why?) Divina then replied with another question. “Puede ba kitang maging honey?” (Can you be my honey?) That got one of the KalyeSerye commentators present at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, Ruby, exclaiming. “Gusto ko yun. Derecho!” (I like that! Straight to the point!)
Alden then quipped to Divina. “Alam mo. Okay lang na friends tayo.” (You know. It’s okay that we’re just friends.) Divina had to ask why. “Bakit?” Alden then brought out the clincher. “Basta akin ka sa tamang panahon.” (As long as you’re mine at the right time.) Divina then pulled another question at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Calculator ka ba?” (Are you a calculator?) Alden asked why. Divina replied.“Eh kasi solve na solve na ako sa yo eh.” (With you alone, I’m all solved.)
Alden is impressed with Divina’s lines at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Daming baon ah.” (You’ve got a lot of stash now.) Divina had to step on the brakes then. “Bukas na ulit.” (Let’s do it tomorrow again.) It got Boss Joey quipping later on. “Me tanong ako sa inyong dalawa. Wala ba kayong ginagawa na dalawa?” (I have a question for you two. Don’t you have anything else to do?) Alden asked Boss Joey then. “Bakit po?” (Why?) Boss Joey then asked Alden back. “Ba’t di pa kayo magpakasal?” (Why don’t you get married?)
Allan K loved Boss Joey’s line. “I love you, Joey de Leon!” Boss Joey found the exchange between Alden and Divina at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode as entertaining. “Ang cute ng mga ginawa nila ah.” (What they did was cute.) Alden shifted his attention back to Divina. “Basta sa Valentine’s Day ha?” (Remember on Valentine’s Day, okay?)
Divina was a little clueless. “Anong gagawin ko sa Valentine’s?” (What would I do on Valentine’s?) Alden gave some hints at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Siempre. First Valentine’s Day natin together. Dapat special.” (Of course. It’s our first Valentine’s Day together. It should be special.) Divina then remembered the conditions prior to the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag kang masyadong masaya ha? Meron pa kong mga condiciones sa yo. Baka nakakalimutan mo.” (Don’t be too happy, okay? I still have some conditions in store for you. You may have forgotten.)
Alden acknowledged Divina’s conditions. “Oo. Alam ko naman yun. Kahit ano. Pero dalawa na lang ha? Kasi lahat na lang ng matamis, natikman ko na eh. Matamis mo na lang na oo ang hindi pa.” (Yes. I know that. Whatever. But just 2 left, okay? Because I have tasted everything that’s sweet. Everything but your sweet “yes”.) Divina was perplexed at Alden’s line at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Akala ko ba tapos na? Bukas na ako sasagot.” (I thought this phase is done.)
Alden then changed the topic at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kumusta nga pala school?” (How’s school by the way?) Divina replied. “Eto. Okay naman. Malapit na ang finals kaya eto, medyo busy.” (Here. I’m fine. Finals are approaching so, I got a little busy.) Alden then had to ask that question. “Wala bang tumatawag-tawag diyan?” (Isn’t anybody calling you anymore?) Divina nipped Alden’s suspicions quick enough. “Wala! Waley!” (Nothing! No one!)
Alden was glad that Divina got the gist. “Sana wala ha? Basta wag mong pababayaan ang sarili mo.” (I hope there’s no one. As long as you won’t neglect yourself.) Divina assured Alden. “Oo naman. Siempre para sa yo. Para sa mga lola.” (Of course. For you. For the grannies.) Alden and Divina then got into another cute DUBsmash exchange. It was long enough for Allan K to realize how cute the duet looked like. “Taray. Parang Just Duet.” (Just like the Just Duet segment [at Eat Bulaga].)
Alden can still see Lola Nidora sad. “Lola, di po kami sanay na nakikita kayong malungkot eh.” (Granny, we’re not used to seeing you sad.) Lola Nidora replied. “Masanay ka na, hijo. Ilang araw akong iyak nang iyak.” (Get used to it, son. I have been crying for days.) Donya Tidora tried to steer Lola Nidora’s attention back to her diary at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ate, ngayong nandito na ako. Baka puede mo nang ituloy ang kwento mo.” (Elder sister, now that I’m here. Maybe you can continue with your story.)
Divina wanted to hear more too at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wala po rin kasi kami ni Alden eh.” (We of Alden weren’t allowed either.) Donya Tinidora then tried to read. “Sige. The search for a person’s success …” Divina then realized Donya Tinidora was reading her textbook. “Lola, book ko po yan eh.” (Granny, that’s my book.) Lola Nidora still found it hard to reopen her diary. “Mag-Sugod Bahay muna tayo.” (Let’s take the Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime.) That upset Donya Tinidora. “Nambibitin ka na naman eh.” (You keep us hanging again.)
Alden himself was upset too. “Lola, ngayon nga lang po kami andito para makinig sa istorya nyo tapos …” (Granny, we only get to be around today to listen to your story and then …) Allan K noticed how upset Alden was at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nagtatampo si Alden.” (Alden is feeling a little bad.) Donya Tinidora then spoke to push Lola Nidora to reopen the diary. “Sige, itutuloy niya. Walang aalis ha? Tingnan natin. Matigas ulo nyo ha? Sige, tuloy mo, ate.” (Okay, she will continue. Nobody leaves. Let’s see. You’re all hard-headed, huh? Continue, elder sister.)
Ruby found Donya Tinidora’s temper as funny. “Si Lola Tinidora, mainit ang ulo.” (Granny Tinidora got hot-headed.) Donya Tinidora can’t help but get mad at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ang kulit nyo eh. Kawawa naman ang ate ko eh.” (You’re all pesky. I feel bad for my elder sister.) Alden felt bad for his behavior. “Sori po, lola.” (I’m sorry, granny.) Donya Tinidora helped Lola Nidora set the mood prior to reopening the diary. “Huhugot muna yan, siempre.” (She needed to psych up, of course.)
Allan K agreed. “At saka si Mama. Akala nyo madali maglagay ng nunal?” (And Mama. You think it’s easy to attach a mole?) Lola Nidora pleaded for patience at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag namang agad agad. Mabigat pa ang dibdib ko. Mabuti pa, habang nagsusugod bahay tayo, asikasuhin mo muna yung mga papeles. Isama mo na si Yaya pabalik.” (Not so fast. My chest still hurt. For the meantime, [turns to Donya Tidora] have the documents processed. Take nanny on your way back.)
Donya Tinidora was pissed with her elder sister too. “Alam mo, ikaw, dapat wag ka nang pumunta rito eh. Bad vibes ka rin eh.” (You shouldn’t have gone here. You bring bad vibes too.) Lola Nidora ignored Donya Tinidora to finish her instructions to Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Pagbalik nyo rito, saka ko itutuloy ang kwento.” (Once you get back here, I’d continue the story.)
Donya Tidora tried to promise though. “Babalik na lang ako kaagad.” (I’d just be back quick enough.) Donya Tinidora heard Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Babalik ka. Promise ha?” (You’d be back. Promise?) Donya Tidora picked up the Manila envelope. “Eto nga, dadalhin ko na ito kay attorney.” (Here they are. I’d be bringing them over to the attorney.)
Donya Tinidora got suspicious. “Ikaw, lagi ka na lang kay attorney ha? Baka may relasyon na kayong dalawa.” (You are always with the attorney. You might be having a relationship already.) Donya Tidora ignored Donya Tinidora’s quips at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “O sige na. Mauna na kami ni Yaya.” (Okay. I have to go now with nanny.) Alden bade Divina and Donya Tidora goodbye. “Ingat, Divina. Ingat, Lola.” (Be safe, Divina. Be safe, granny.)
Ruby wanted Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB to stay though at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Makikinig pa si Yaya.” (Nanny still had to listen.) Donya Tidora may have laughed off Ruby’s comment. But she remembered to break the fourth wall. “E di dalawa na ang ibibihis ko?” (So I would end up dressing for two [characters]?) Everyone then let Donya Tidora go. Divina bade Alden goodbye. “Bye, Alden.”
Alden then bade everyone goodbye too. “Lola, may kukunin po ako. May naka-schedule po akong pupuntahan.” (Granny, I have to get something. I have something scheduled.) Allan K then tried to stop Alden from leaving the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wala. Walang naka-schedule.” (No. Nothing’s on schedule.) Lola Nidora let Alden go. “Ikaw, Alden. Gawin mo na rin kung anong gagawin mo.” (You, Alden. Do what you have to do.) Alden then prepared to leave as he bade Lola Nidora goodbye. “Sige po. Babalik din po ako, lola.” (Okay. I will be back soon, granny.)
After the Sugod Bahay errand. Boss Joey told Donya Tinidora to behave. “Ging Ging, wag malikot.” (Don’t be too precautious.) When she realized that she can handle the diary at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Lola Nidora started reading. “Eto ay isinulat ko ng ikalawa ng Pebrero taong 1945. Nahihirapan ako sa aking kalagayan. Nawalan ako ng ganang kumain. Parang umiikot ang paningin ko sa tuwing makaaamoy ako ng hindi ko gusto.” (I wrote this on the 2 February 1945. I had difficulty with my situation. I lost appetite. As if my head spins whenever I smell something that I don’t like.)
Beyonce is so worried about Nidora. Her English is still broken. But some improvements are evident at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Lately your emotions is not good. You have to fight for Anselmo. If you don’t eat, where is your strength?” Nidora was too weak to reply. Beyonce brought Nidora food again. “I have a surprise. You have to wait. You like it, right? Small intestines. Your favorite. I made that. Special.”
Nidora was happy to see grilled chicken intestines brought to her room. But after a bite, she felt like throwing up again. Ruby had a minor slip at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Naduduwal si Yaya.” (Nanny looks like she’s about to puke.) Allan K commented without going specific on which nanny. “Pag nagduwal din si Yaya, delikado tayong lahat.” (If nanny threw up, we’re all in trouble.) Boss Joey could only imagine the kind of trouble it would bring. “Aalamin pa natin kung sino.” (We even had to check who DID it.)
Beyonce’s English is still broken. “Why you burp?” She actually meant to ask about Nidora throwing up. And Nidora herself didn’t know. “Di ko alam, Beyonce. Nasusuka ako sa lasa. Di ko gusto.” (I don’t know. The taste gets me throwing up. I don’t like it.) Beyonce immediately got worried more about Nidora’s mother. “What if your Mom know this? You might have nervous breakdown.” Nidora downplayed Beyonce’s concerns at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Hindi, Beyonce. Baka di lang okay ang pakiramdam ko.” (No, Beyonce. I might just not be okay.) Beyonce can’t pretend that she knew what Nidora felt at that time. So she kept asking. “What happened to you?”
Unbeknownst to Beyonce. Donya Ariana was already close by. “Anong sinasabi mo, Beyonce? Ano yung sinasabi mong malalaman ko?” (What are you talking about? What are you referring to that I would know?) Beyonce had a ready answer for it though. “I’m just worried about Nidora. Because lately, no appetite.” Donya Ariana was shocked. And reacted in a way that Beyonce already anticipated at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ano? Hindi kumakain si Nidora? Kasalanan mo yan! Di ba inutos ko sa yo, alagaan mo si Nidora?” (What? Nidora is not eating? It’s all your fault! Didn’t I tell you to take care of Nidora?)
Nidora tried to stop Donya Ariana. But she’s too weak. “Mama, tama na yan.” (Stop.) Beyonce talked back despite the threat of physical violence at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Senyora, don’t put the blame on me. Look at this place. Look at this place. Open your eyes.” Donya Ariana hated Beyone’s guts. Boss Joey was appalled at how a maid can talk back like that. “Aba! Sinisigawan ka!” (She’s raising her voice at you.) Beyonce continued. “The place is very messy. Very dirty. A lot of mosquitoes.”
Donya Ariana hated Beyonce raising her voice at her. “Aba! Ang kapal ng mukha mo ha? Ako pa talaga sinisi mo ha?” (You had the nerve! You even blamed me, huh?) Donya Ariana headbutted Beyonce. Beyonce had to speak up again. “Senyora, stop it. You’re making it a habit.” Nidora could only beg her mother at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Mama, tama na yan.” (Mama, stop that.)
Donya Ariana immediately stopped Nidora from speaking further at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nidora, wag ka nang magsalita kung babanggitin mo lamang ang hampaslupang kukurap kurap. Sige, Beyonce. Palabasin na at pakainin yan. Dalhin mo sa kanyang silid.” (Don’t talk if you would only mention that blinking scoundrel. Go ahead, Beyonce. Take Nidora out to feed. Take her to her room.)
Lola Nidora remembered how tasks as simple as eating was difficult for her then. “Pinilit kong kumain at magpalakas. Ang lagi ko na lamang iniisip ay ang muli naming pagkikita ni Anselmo. Si Anselmo ang aking pinakamamahal.” (I tried to eat and regain strength. I always think about meeting Anselmo again. Anselmo is my one true love.) Anselmo was later seen at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode selling stuff to earn money.
Allan K was impressed with the improvement in production value at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “In fairness, ang mga extra, naka-costume ha?” (Even the extras wear period costumes now.) Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall to by spotting a minor blip. “Pero may building.” (But the building is showing.) Anselmo sat down for awhile once his head hurt again.
Lola Nidora then continued with how she remembered Anselmo. “Kahit na may dinaramdam si Anselmo ay pinilit niyang maghanapbuhay. Sa gitna ng init at pagod. Lagi pa rin niya akong inaalala. Ngunit naging madalas din ang pagsumpong ng kanyang sakit.” (Even if he’s having health problems, he tried to make a livelihood. In the middle of the heat and fatigue. He still remembers me. But his migraine attacks got more often.) Donya Tinidora felt bad for Anselmo at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kawawa naman siya, ate. Meron na naman siyang nararamdaman. Nakuha pa niyang magtinda. Wag ka nang umiyak, ate.” (Poor thing, elder sister. He’s feeling something again. And he even tried to sell. Don’t cry, elder sister.)
Beyonce noticed how Nidora’s complexion worsened. “Nidora, why don’t you have blood circulation? You want to go out? Let’s see the sunlight.” Nidora insisted at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode that she’s okay. “Okay lang ako, Beyonce. Ewan ko. Parang pagod ako.” (I am alright. I don’t know. It’s like I’m tired.) Beyonce’s questions continued. “What did you do last night?” Nidora collapses before she could even reply. Beyonce panicked. “Nidora! Nidora, wake up! What happened? Senyora! I will call your Mom.”
Donya Tinidora’s reaction was somewhat exaggerated. “Ate, bakit ka naman hinimatay? Ano ba naman kayo? Lahat na lang kayo may sakit noong araw.” (Why did you faint? What is with you? You’re all sick in the past.) Lola Nidora didn’t spoil the story at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. though. “Nahihilo ako, Tinidora.” (I just felt dizzy.) Donya Tinidora thought that Lola Nidora felt dizzy too. “Wag mong sabihing sa ganyang edad mo, ate. Itigil mo na yan, ate. Ano bang nangyayari sa inyo? Napanood ko na yan, ate.” (Don’t tell me that at your age. Stop that. What is happening to you? I have seen that before.)
Lola Nidora pushed through with the pages of the diary. “Sige. Itutuloy ko.” (Okay. I’d continue.) Donya Tinidora could only weep at the turn of events at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Lola Nidora “Matigas man ang puso ni Mama. Hindi pa rin niya ako kayang tiisin. Mahal niya ako bilang anak niya. At hindi niya ako kayang makitang nahihirapan. Walang kaalam alam si Anselmo sa mga nangyayari sa akin. Paminsan-minsan ding sumasadya sa mansion sa pag-asang masilayan ako. Pero lagi siyang nabibigo.” (Mama’s heart may have hardened. But she can’t withhold her concern. She loves me as her daughter. And she can’t bear seeing me having difficulty. Anselmo was clueless to what happened to me.)
Donya Ariana asked the doctor. “Doctor, anong nangyayari sa anak ko? Bakit siya nawalan ng malay?” (What happened to my daughter? Why did she lose consciousness?) Ruby can’t help but notice again. “Bakit lahat ng doctor? Malulusog? Lahat ng doctor, malalaki.” (How come all of the doctors? They’re all full-figured? All of the doctors are big.) She’s obviously referring to her own cameo in the ANSERA saga.
Donya Ariana could not wait for the doctor to answer. She immediately pinned the blame on Beyonce.“Kasalanan mo tong lahat!” (This is all of your fault!) Beyonce tried to absolve herself of the blame. “I have nothing to do.” Donya Ariana found Beyonce’s broken English annoying at this point in the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kundi mo siya pinatakas, hindi niya makakasama si Anselmo. Tingnan mo! Nahawaan tuloy ng mikrobyo! Nagkasakit siya! Sa susunod, kukurap-kurap na rin si Nidora. Kasalanan mo yan, Anselmo.” (If you didn’t let her escape, she will not be with Anselmo. Look! She got infected with germs! She got sick! Eventually, Nidora will start blinking too! This is all your fault, Anselmo!)
Ruby noticed how odd the doctor looked. “Bakit yung doctor, albularyo?” (How come the doctor looked like a quack?) Donya Ariana noticed it too at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. She blamed Beyonce again. “Sabi ko sa yo, kumuha ka ng doctor. Si Doctor Kwak Kwak kinuha mo!” (I told you to get a doctor. You ended up getting Doctor Kwak Kwak!) She pushed Beyonce’s head towards Nidora’s bed. Beyonce insisted that the doctor is legit. “He is a licensed doctor.”
The doctor tried to speak for himself too. “Kalma lang po kayo!” (Please calm down!) It failed to calm Donya Ariana down. “Ayokong kumalma!” (I don’t want to calm down!) The doctor got shoved to the bed too. But he maintained his professionalism. “Maghunos-dili po kayo. Doctor po ako.” (Get hold of yourself. I am a doctor.) Donya Ariana then regained her senses at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Pasensya na po. Doc, anong nangyayari sa anak ko?” (I’m sorry. Doc, what’s wrong with my daughter?)
The doctor then explained the situation. “Kalma lang po, Senyora. Normal po at walang sakit ang anak ninyo. Normal lang po ang kanyang kalagayan.” (Calm down, madam. Your daughter is normal and not sick. Her condition is normal.) Donya Ariana found the diagnosis as odd. “Anong ibig mong sabihin, doc?” (What do you mean?) The doctor continued at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Senyora, congratulations po sa inyo. Madadagdagan na po ang inyong miyembro ng pamilya.” (Your family will welcome a new member.)
Donya Ariana was horrified. “Hindi!” (No!) The truck horn honked off at the end of Donya Ariana’s scream at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Allan K’s suspicion was realized. “Confirmed!” Boss Joey tried to find the words to sum up the situation. “Ibig sabihin eh …” (It means …..) Allan K tried to use a light term. “Tesbun.” (Pregnant.) Boss Joey could remember some rather wholesome terms to use. “May nilalaman? Dahil lang sa pagbu-boogie, nagkaganun?” (With baby? Just because of boogie, it happened?)
Donya Tinidora through Ging Ging tried to make a better summary of the final minutes of the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nag-boojie lang sila? Nadagdagan na ang pamilya.” (Just because of boogie? There will be a new family member.) To view the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode replay, like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page. Subscribe to their official YouTube channel too.
So the KalyeSerye trope went that route. The ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode confirmed a storyline that involved something edgy. How far can they let this pass? Like the official Facebook page of The Philippines Web to see the episode recaps and analytical views. It would help if you follow us on Twitter too @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.