Lola Nidora was alone in reminding the replacement players at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Yan. Ganyan. Pagbutihin nyo ang paghahanda para sa sportsfest. Diyan muna kayo. Mag-stretching-stretching muna kayo. Mag-training kayo. Paghahandaan muna namin yung birthday ni Marvic.” (There. Like that. You better be prepared for the sportsfest. I’ll leave you for the meantime. Have some stretching exercises. And train. We’d be ready for Marvic’s birthday for the meantime.)
Lola Nidora called the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio. “Dalhin mo itong bag ko. Dalhin natin dun.” (Carry my bag. Let’s take it there.) She pointed at the direction where Donya Tinidora stood. Donya Tinidora was still her dancey self at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. But since it’s the day before the birthday party. Donya Tinidora played “Tayo’s Magsayawan” (Let’s Dance!) by VST and Company. [VST was Bossing Vic’s former pop band in the 70’s as a lead vocalist.)
Allan K immediately noticed Donya Tinidora’s backup dancers. “Ang ma-macho ng kay Tinidora.” (Tinidora’s dancers are very masculine.) Allan K was being sarcastic. Of course. Ryan saw Donya Tinidora’s antics though. “Parang DJ.” (Like a DJ.) Donya Tinidora pretended to have a turntable in front of her at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Siempre. Wala na. Yung mga bangkay ko, tumirik na.” (Of course. It’s a goner. My zombies have stiffened.)
Lola Nidora may not know what a turntable is. But at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. She saw the vinyl records that Donya Tinidora brought for the preparations. “Wow! Kumpleto pa rin pala ang collection mo.” (Your collection is still complete.) Donya Tinidora took pride in them. “Kinukumpleto ko talaga ang koleksyon ng VST & Company. Dahil fan na fan ako ni Marvic.” (I really completed the VST collection. Because I’m a major fan of Marvic.)
It made Lola Nidora reminisce at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Oo. Hindi mo nga mapigilan ang sarili mo tuwing pupunta tayo ng Broadway, ano?.” (Yes. You can’t even stop yourself every time we go to Broadway, right?) Donya Tinidora didn’t directly admit her particular fascination with Marvic a.k.a. Bossing Vic. “Ate naman. Natutuwa lang sa tuwing nakikita ko. Kaya dapat kina-career na natin itong mga sorpresa natin.” (Elder sister, please. I’m just happy whenever I see him. So we should be serious in our surprise.)
Lola Nidora agreed. “Ay. Oo naman. Eto nga’t may dala akong pancit. For long life. Meron din akong dalang cake. Para sa celebration yan ni Marvic.” (Of course. Here. I have brought some pancit. I brought a cake too. For Marvic’s birthday celebration.) Donya Tinidora was skeptical of Lola Nidora’s pancit brought at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode though. “Yung pancit mo. May sabaw pa. Panis na yan bukas.” (Your pancit is somewhat brothy. It will be rotten by tomorrow.)
As Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora discussed whether the pancit would make it on the birthday bash. Boss Joey chose to pick on Donya Tinidora’s appearance at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Hoy! Maglagay ka nga ng nipple tape!” (Put nipple tape on.) Donya Tinidora coyly covered her torso with a sheepish smile. “Sori. Nagdadalaga.” (Sorry. I just reached puberty.)
Divina shortly arrived dancing while holding a bouquet. The bouquet brought at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode looked similar to the bouquet given at the ALDUB 41st Weeksary episode. She then greeted the grannies. Donya Tinidora saw Divina’s teeth. “Yang ngipin mo! Kakakain mo ng candy. Nakadikit na lahat sa ngipin mo.” (Your teeth! You ate so much candy. It got stuck on your teeth.)
Lola Nidora downplayed the choco-stained teeth seen at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Ngiti ngiti nga dahil dito sa candy bouquet niya oh.” (She’s all smiles because of her candy bouquet.) Divina replied. “Hindi, lola. Masaya lang po ako.” (No, granny. I’m just happy.) Lola Nidora retorted. “Oo nga naman. Masayang masaya ka. Masaya rin akong nakikitang ganyan ka.” (Yes. Of course. You’re very happy. I’m happy too to see you like that.)
Divina’s overall mood at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode was upbeat. “Lola, wala naman po kasing rason para sumimangot di ba? Dapat nakangiti lang lagi.” (Granny, there isn’t any reason to frown, right? You should always be smiling.) Lola Nidora knew better. “Lalo na meron kang candy bouquet. Divina, wag kang magkunwari ha? Galing kay Alden yan.” (Especially when you have a candy bouquet. Divina, stop pretending, huh? That’s from Alden.)
Donya Tinidora knew where this is going. “Alam mo naman, ate. Kung sino talagang nagpapasaya sa apo natin.” (You already knew, elder sister. On who is making our grand-niece happy.) Allan K strongly agreed. “Naman!” (Of course!) Donya Tinidora sensed on who is about to appear next at the ALDUB Porever Mahal episode. “Ayan. Lalabas yan. Tingnan nyo.” (There. It’s about to come out. Look.) Alden then appeared on his den DUBsmashing to “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal”.
Lola Nidora greeted Alden “Hello. What’s up, hijo?” Divina saw Alden too. “Alden, thank you nga pala sa gift mo kahapon ha? Saka dito sa bouquet.” (Thanks for your gift yesterday. And for this bouquet.) Alden replied. “Oo naman. Candy na bouquet.” (Certainly. [He then highlighted a recent gaffe.]) Divina then offered some. “Ang tamis nga eh. Gusto mo ba?” (Yes. It’s sweet. Want some?) Alden liked to try at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.
Alden is fine with any piece. Divina then prepared a piece and handed it by “camera transmission”. Divina handed a piece of white chocolate to Alden. Alden then received a red jelly bean candy. The transmission allegedly changed the candy from chocolate to jelly bean. Divina then prepared a knock-knock joke at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.
Divina started it. “Knock knock.” Alden asked. “Who’s there?” Divina inserted a plug in her joke introduction. “Dahil may bago kang restaurant, Concha.” (Because you have a new restaurant, Concha.) Alden asked again. “Concha who?” Divina started singing to the tune of “Butsikik”. “Conchayla. Chichiri Conchayla!” Donya Tinidora liked Divina’s joke at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Ang galing galing ng apo namin!” (Our grand-niece is brilliant!) Allan K dared Alden. “Sagutin mo yan, Alden.” (Retort back [a joke], Alden.)
Alden has a prepared pickup line though. “Eto. Alam mo, Divina. Puede ko bang hawakan ang kamay mo?” (Here. You know, Divina. May I reach for your hand?) Divina asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden replied. “Para naman maipagmalaki ko na naabot ko na ang pangarap ko.” (So that I may be proud to claim that I finally reached for my dreams.) Alden then DUBsmashed “Ako’y Sa Iyo, Ika’y Sa Akin” at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.
Divina has another joke in store. “Eto nga, Alden. Ang tanong ko. Anong pinagkaiba mo sa halaman?” (Here, Alden. My question. What is your difference to a plant?) Alden bought some time to think about it at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Sandali. Ako sa halaman? Hindi ko alam eh.” (Wait. Me with a plant? I don’t know.) Divina then explained. “Ang halaman kasi nasa paso. Ikaw? Nandito sa aking puso.” (A plant is in a pot. You? You are planted in my heart.)
Boss Joey found more similarities with Allan K. “Walang pinag-iba kay Allan.” (It doesn’t have any difference with Allan.) Donya Tinidora had to ask. “Bakit?” (Why?) Boss Joey replied. “NanghaHALAMAN ito eh.” (He’s seeking for men.) Alden then tried to dish an actual joke at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Ano karaniwang sakit ng mga martial artist?” (What is the typical disease of a martial artist?) Divina asked. “Ano?” (What?) Alden replied. “E di KUNG FLU.”
Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” played. And Divina tried to keep a poker face at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Donya Tinidora quipped. “Kala ko, martial arthritis. Meron pa ba?” (I thought it’s martial arthritis. Got anything else?) Alden tried to crack another joke. “Divina, ano yung punong hindi puedeng akyatin?” (What tree cannot be climbed?) Divina got to think quick. “Yung nakatumba.” (The one chopped down.)
Alden pretended not to feel affected after another busted joke. “Okay lang, Divina.” (I’m okay, Divina.) Divina just retorted. “You know you taught me.” Alden somewhat cracked a joke that Divina already knew. “Parehong pareho yung iniiisip.” (We have the same train of thought.) While Allan K and Donya Tinidora discussed what could have been Alden’s answer. Alden just defended Divina at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Si Maine. Tama siya.” (It’s Maine [that is correct]. She’s correct.)
Divina tried to appease Alden’s ego. “Pero alam mo, Alden. Sa ‘kin, sana doctor ka na lang talaga eh.” (But you know, Alden. For me, I hope you’re just a doctor.) Donya Tinidora tried to anger Alden more. “Gandahan mo sagot mo, Alden. Gumanti ka.” (Answer with a good one. Avenge yourself.) Alden just asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Divina explained. “Para nasasabi ko lahat ng nararamdaman ko sa yo.” (So that I could tell you everything that I feel.)
Divina started DUBsmashing again. “Na-miss kita. Miss na miss kita.” (I miss you. I miss you very much.) Alden tried to reply at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode after Divina’s DUBsmash clip. “Kahit di naman ako doctor. Puede mo namang sabihin eh. Ano ba nararamdaman mo?” (Even if I’m not a doctor. You can tell me. How do you feel?) Divina went coy. “Secret! Ano ba? Wag mo nga akong ginaganito. Lola, mabalik po tayo sa inyo.” (What? Don’t do this to me. Granny, let’s get back to you.)
Donya Tinidora got startled for being used as a topic shifter. “Wag mo kong aanuhin.” (Don’t use me.) Divina had to get back at Alden. “Huy, Alden! Inaano ka ba?” (What have I done to you?) Alden had to change the topic at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal instead. “Di ba nagbigay ako ng malaking box?” (Didn’t I give you a big box?) Divina confirmed it. Alden then reminded Divina. “Gamitin mo yun bukas ha?” (Use it tomorrow, okay?)
Divina did not confirm if it’s the same box she received from the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Or if Alden sent her another box. “Ay! Oo naman. Ang ganda kaya. Bagay na bagay.” (Certainly. It looked great. Just suits me right.) Divina then switched her attention to Donya Tinidora. Donya Tinidora then remembered her question at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “May itatanong nga pala ako.” (I have something to ask.)
Donya Tinidora cited her vinyl collection. “Kasi nung mga collection ng VST. Me sorpresa na ba kayo kay Marvic?” (It’s the VST Collection. Have you prepared your surprise number for Marvic?) Divina said yes. Donya Tinidora admitted her skepticism. “Baka mamaya wala ha?” (You might not have prepared anything.) Alden then replied. “Actually, lola. Okay na po kami ni Divina.” (Granny. We’re okay of Divina.)
Lola Nidora was shocked with Alden’s statement. “Ano? Okay na kayo ni Alden?” (What? You [Divina] are now okay with Alden?) She interpreted it as Alden going steady with Divina as of the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. She was so shocked that Allan K saw the remote feed at the KalyeSerye location go black. “Nawala tuloy.” (We lost them.) In less than a minute, Lola Nidora was back on air. “Hindi kayo nagsasabi sa akin na kayo na pala!” (You didn’t tell me that you’re going steady now!)
Divina had to clear the air at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Okay na po sorpresa namin para kay Bossing.” (Our surprise number for Bossing Vic’s birthday is okay now.) Alden had to speak too. “Lola, relax lang po kayo.” (Granny, please relax.) It somewhat appeased Lola Nidora. Divina got worrid. “High blood again si Lola.” (Granny’s blood pressure immediately shot up.)
Donya Tinidora spoke while waiting for Lola Nidora to regain her composure. “Maganda ba yang gagawin nyo?” (Is your performance good?) It gave Alden an opportunity to slightly brag. “Naku, lola. Sinasabi ko talaga sa inyo, lola. Never before seen.” (Granny, I am telling you. Never before seen.) Divina seconded Alden’s statement at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “ Bago po ito, lola. Ngayon lang po namin gagawin ito. ALDUB po ito. Mapapanganga po kayo. Promise.” (This is new, granny. We’d only get to do this now. The ALDUB brand. You’d drop your jaw in awe.)
While Donya Tinidora was skeptical at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Lola Nidora was concerned about the embarrassment. “Baka naman mamaya. Kung anu-anong gawin nyo sa birthday ni Marvic ha? Hindi yun circus.” (You might do random stuff at Marvic’s birthday, huh? It’s not a circus.) Alden already knew some things about surprises though. “Alam nyo naman tayo, lola. Mahilig tayo sa mga surprises eh.” (You know us, granny. We’re fond of surprises.)
Divina just pleaded with the grannies. “Magtiwala po kayo. Bongga po ito. Bongga. Special po ito kasi siempre. Para kay Bossing.” (Trust us. This would be fabulous. Fabulous. This would be special because of course. It’s for Bossing.) Alden agreed albeit fumbling in his lines. “Kuya? Ay, kuya! Lola, kayo po? Ano ni-ready nyo?” (Elder! Oh snap! [Wrong line.] Granny, what about you? What did you prepare?)
[“Kuya” actually meant “elder brother”. But in the Filipino context. “Kuya” is often used to address an older person. Not old enough to be called “Tito” (Uncle). But not too young either to be called on a first-name basis as shown at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.] Donya Tinidora replied. “Eto, kuyakoy.” (Here, some “kuyakoy” [the act of swinging feet above the ground.].)
Donya Tinidora then went back to the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode format. “Kami pa ba, Alden? Wag mo kaming ginaganyan. Lagi kang ganyan, hijo. Parang lagi mo kaming hinahamon. Hindi kami magpapahuli. Kami pa ba? Hello?” (You’re trying us, Alden? Don’t treat us like that. You’re always like that, son. It’s as if you’re always daring us. We won’t be left behind. Us? Hello?) Alden denied provoking Donya Tinidora though. “Huy! Grabe ka, lola!” (You’re too much, granny!)
As Donya Tinidora discussed the preparations, the Cuando Cuando Cuando arrived at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Allan K asked. “Kala ko ba nailibing na ang mga yan?” (I thought they’ve been buried already.) Alden saw some of them on stretchers at the ALDUB 41st Weeksary episode. “Kala ko po ba hinika na mga ito?” (I thought these men had an asthma attack.)
Donya Tinidora summoned the Cuando Cuando Cuando. “Hindi. Pakikitaan lang namin kayo na ready kami para kay Bossing.” (No. We would just show you that we are ready for Bossing.) Lola Nidora looked behind her where the Cuando Cuando Cuando stood. “Kaya pala nag-amoy nitso.” (That explains the smell of the tomb.) Alden then asked for a sample of their performance. “Sige nga po, lola.” (Go ahead, granny.)
The in-house pianist at the Broadway Centrum played the keyboard for Donya Tinidora’s sample performance. Donya Tinidora altered the lyrics of one of VST & Company’s songs. [More like an improv touch by Jose Manalo through Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.] Donya Tinidora finished her performance teaser shortly. “Sample pa lang yan ha?” (That’s just a sample, huh?)
Divina liked Donya Tinidora’s performance so much. “Galing galing mo, lola.” (You were so great, granny.) At the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Lola Nidora’s high praises for Donya Tinidora were identical with that of Divina. Donya Tinidora thanked them both. Alden was just as amazed. “Idol ko talaga kayo.” (I really idolize you.)
At the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Donya Tinidora turned her attention then to Lola Nidora. “Ikaw naman, ate. Ano ba? May naihanda ka ba. Bumabalik ka na naman sa pagkabata.” (Your turn, elder sister. What now? Have you prepared anything? You’re going back to your childhood.) Lola Nidora was twiddling with her thumbs on the side. “Naglalaro lang ako ng brick game. May hinanda rin ako. Nahihiya ako.” (I was just playing [pretend] brick game. I prepared something too. I’m shy.)
Divina found it funny. Soon Lola Nidora was egged to provide a sample of her tentative performance at Bossing Vic’s birthday bash. She asked the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio to accompany her. [They were complete again. So no word as to whether Rogelia would be back or not after the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode.] Another song by VST & Company, “Rock Baby Rock”, played on the background.
Lola Nidora’s dance moves were stunted by her shyness. Alden found it entertaining though. “Lola, patingin nung hiya. Uy!” (Let me see your shy face.) The sampler performance at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode was soon done. But Lola Nidora still enjoyed singing the lyrics. “Sa bawat galaw ng iyong katawan.” (With every move of your body.) Donya Tinidora found new lyrics to alter and parody.
Divina complimented Lola Nidora’s performance teaser. “Ang galing nyo po, lola. Kahit nahihiya po kayo.” (You were great, granny. Even if you felt shy.) Alden wasn’t used to it though in a funny way. “Lola, first time ko kayong nakitang nahiya ng ganyan.” (Granny, it’s the first time for me to see you that shy.) Lola Nidora had a simple reason for her shyness at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Maraming tao.” (There are too many people.) Donya Tinidora retorted. “Patikim pa lang yan.” (That’s just a teaser.)
Alden later had instructions. With special mention on Divina at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Divina. Mga lola. Lalo ka na, Divina. Sana maaga ka dito bukas para ma-polish natin.” (Divina. Grannies. Especially you, Divina. Hopefully you’d be early enough here tomorrow so that we’d polish [our performance].) Donya Tinidora heard Alden wrong. “Paaalisin mo?” (You’re sending us away?)
Alden had to repeat what he said. “Hindi po. Polish, lola. Lilinisin.” (No, “Polish”, granny. We’d clean the performance up.) Donya Tinidora heard Alden. “Kala ko paaalisin mo.” (I thought you’re sending us away.) Alden then reminded Lola Nidora’s entourage again at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Lola, wag po kayong mawawala ha?” (Don’t go anywhere, huh?) Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm attacked again. “Alden, bata pa kami.” (We’re still young enough [to die].)
Alden had to clarify his request. “Hindi po. Wag po kayong mawawala dito sa Broadway. Sa party po ni Bossing.” (No. Don’t go anywhere other than here at Broadway Centrum. At Bossing Vic’s birthday party.) Donya Tinidora then said yes. That’s when Lola Nidora remembered the problem looming at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Pero may problema tayo, Tinidora.” (We have a problem, Tinidora.) It mildly irritated Donya Tinidora. “Ano na naman yang problema mo?” (What is your problem this time?)
Lola Nidora voiced out her concern at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Yung sportsfest ni Chairman, ala una pala magsisimula.” (Chairman’s Sportsfest would start at 1pm.) Donya Tinidora wasn’t aware of it. Not one bit. “Eh papano yan? Baka di tayo umabot sa birthday. Hindi puede yun.” (How now? We might not make it to the birthday bash. It cannot be.) Lola Nidora sounded apologetic. “Nakaligtaan ko nga sabihin.” (I forgot to tell you.)
Lola Nidora turned to Divina. “Baka puede naman niyang i-move yung schedule.” (He might be asked change the schedule though.) Divina didn’t think so. “Lola, malabo po yun. Di naman po sila maga-adjust para sa atin eh.” (Granny, that’s unlikely. They won’t be adjusting [their schedule] for us.) Donya Tinidora then suggested at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Naku, Divina. Wag ka na lang kaya um-attend sa pagmu-muse mo dyan sa sportsfest na yan?” (Divina, what if you don’t attend instead on that sportsfest as a muse?)
Divina was against the suggestion. “Lola, hindi naman po puede. Naka-oo na po ako sa kanila.” (Granny, that is not possible. I’ve already said yes to them.) Donya Tinidora quickly thought. “Akong bahala. Kukuha ako ng proxy.” (Leave it to me. I’d get a substitute.) At the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. Divina was against this suggestion too. “Lola, first time ko lang pong magmu-muse. Saka puede po ba yun? May proxy yung muse?” (Granny, it’s my first time to be a muse. And is that even allowed? To get a muse substitute?)
Even Alden wasn’t fine with getting a substitute. “Di po puede yun, lola.” (Granny, that can’t be the case.) Lola Nidora took Divina’s side at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “May point si Divina. Ang commitment ay commitment. Wala nang bawian kapag naka-oo ka na.” (Divina has a point. A commitment is a commitment. No backtracking once you said yes.)
Donya Tinidora insisted her stand at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Ate, hindi puede! Kailangan magpunta tayo kay Marvic.” (Elder sister, it can’t be! We need to go to Marvic.) Alden can’t think of a solution though “Lola, pano po yun? Pag pinupuntahan nyo po yung sportsfest? Baka hindi po kayo makaabot sa party ni Bossing.” (Granny, how now? If you went to the sportfest? You might not make it to Bossing’s party.)
Lola Nidora was just as confused at the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode. “Eh di papano nga ito? Anong pupuntahan natin? Yung sportsfest o yung party ni Marvic?” (So what now? Where do we go? To the sportsfest or to Marvic’s party?) The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB Poreber Mahal episode on a cliffhanger. Lola Nidora switched to a different pose in time for the honk.
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ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode opened with Divina training the Cuando Cuando Cuando. They were in the middle of their stretching exercises the moment the camera has panned on them. “Ganyan. Itodo nyo liyad. Ganyan. Kailangan ito.” (There. Stretch it to the limit. There. This is needed.)
Ruby commented from her seat at the KalyeSerye commentary panel. “Di kaya kumalas ang mga Cuando?” (Won’t the Cuandos’ bones snap?) Allan K agreed. Divina continued at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Relax lang. Alam nyo naman yun. Madali lang, di ba? 1 2 3 go!” (Just relax. You already know that. It’s easy, isn’t it? 1 2 3 go!) They then switched to jumping jacks.
Divina held her microphone while doing the jumping jacks herself. “Lahat kayo sumusunod. Kelangan nyo ito para sa sportsfest. Siempre di puedeng mawala yung facial.” (All of you follow me. You need this for the sportsfest. Of course you should not skip the facial.) Apparently at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Divina was referring to facial exercises.
Divina stopped to initiate the next routine. “Yung facial exercise. Kelangan natin ito. Sundan nyo ako ha? Nganga muna. Nganga. Yung pinakamalaking nganga.” (The facial exercise. We need this. Follow me, okay? Open your mouth. Open it. Open it the widest way you could.) The Cuando Cuando Cuando present tried to copy Divina’s expression at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
Divina even added tips for the Cuando Cuando Cuando that had difficulty with the facials. “Stretch nyo lang. Kasi ima-massage nyo dapat. Nakakatulong ito.” (Just stretch [your facial muscles]. You should massage them. It helps.) She was in the middle of the facial exercises when Alden appeared on the other monitor. He was also in the middle of his regimen for ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
Allan K speculated. “Nagpa-practice din si Alden. Kalaban ang Cuando?” (Alden is also training. He’s competing with the Cuandos?) Ruby thought otherwise at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Ano yan? Nagpapasikat?” (What’s he doing? Showing off?) Divina ended up talking to Alden herself. “Alden, kasali ka ba sa sportsfest? Bakit pati ikaw? Nage-exercise ka?” (Alden, are you included in the sportsfest? How come you too? You’re exercising too?)
Alden somewhat bragged. “Kala mo ha?” (So you thought, huh?) Divina was clueless at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden replied. “Para puede rin akong sumali diyan.” (So that I may join in too.) Divina liked the idea. “Ay! Ganun ba? Sige. Exercise lang. Stretching.” (Is that so? Go ahead. Just exercise.) Alden then noticed. “Parang pawis ka.” (You look sweaty.)
Divina acted surprised. “Ako? Medyo. Medyo.” (Me? A little. A little.) Alden told her to come closer. “Halika. Halika. Pawis ka na naman.” (Come here. Come here. You’re sweaty again.) While Alden tried to wipe off Divina’s forehead at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode, he DUBsmashed some lines. Divina realized how Alden made a move. “Ikaw ha? Sumi-simple ka ha?” (You’re making sly moves.)
Alden denied trying to make moves. “Sumi-simple? Eh natanggal na nga yung Scotch tape oh.” (Making sly moves? The Scotch tape was already off.) Divina replied by DUBsmashing at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode too. “Na-miss kita. Miss na miss kita. Miss mo rin. Miss na miss mo rin. Ang isang tulad ko. Miss mo rin ba ako?” (I missed you. I missed you so much. You missed. You missed a lot. Someone like me. Did you miss me too?)
Alden DUBsmashed at first. Then he ended up singing the lines from Silent Sanctuary’s “Sa Yo”. It was a little falsetto at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. But Alden came through. He felt proud. “Hindi DUBsmash yan ha?” (That’s not DUBsmash, huh?) Divina asked Alden some extra time. “Teka lang. Seryoso kaming nage-exercise dito.” (Wait. We’re having a serious exercise here.)
Alden then remembered. “Divina. Ano muna yung ipagtatapat mo sa ‘kin?” (What are you going to tell me again?) Alden ended up capturing Divina’s attention. “Ipagtatapat? Kasi Alden. Medyo nahihiya ako eh.” (What I’d tell you? You know, Alden. I’m a little embarrassed.) Alden downplayed Divina’s lack of self-confidence at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Nahihiya. Okay lang yan. Sabihin mo na.” (Embarrassed. It’s okay. Tell me.)
Divina admitted. “Ngayon ko lang ‘to gagawin, Alden.” (I’d be doing this only now, Alden.) The SUV car horn was then heard at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. [Actually, it’s Donya Tinidora copying the honking sound.] Lola Nidora didn’t like the way Divina started her statement. “Divina! Ano yang naririnig kong ipagtatapat mo kay Alden?” (What is it that I overheard that you’re about to admit to Alden?)
At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Lola Nidora found it inappropriate for a girl to open her feelings to a boy ahead of the boy. “Oo. At ikaw talaga yung babae ang magtatapat?” (And you, the girl, would admit your feelings?) Alden didn’t think of it as malicious though. “Meron lang pong ipagtatapat eh.” (She’s just about to admit something.)
It worsened Lola Nidora’s ill thoughts. “Ikaw talaga! At babae ang magtatapat sa lalaki? Ganun na ba talaga ngayon ang panahon?” (You! And the girl would be admitting herself to a boy? Is that what’s happening to times like these?) Donya Tinidora agreed with Lola Nidora at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Bakit ganun? Yung babae pa ang magtatapat sa lalaki?” (Why? The woman had to be the one admitting to the boy?) Allan K almost chastised Donya Tinidora. “Inulit mo lang, Lola Tinidora.” (You just repeated what was said.)
Divina had to inform the grannies that it is not what they think it is. “Iba po itong ipagtatapat ko kay Alden.” (What I’m about to admit to Alden was something else.) Donya Tinidora changed her mind in a minute. “Iba naman pala ang ipagtatapat eh.” (So she’s about to admit something else.) Before she could calm down at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Lola Nidora asked. “Ano ba yun?” (What is it?)
Divina was still hesitant. “Nahihiya po ako eh.” (I’m shy.) Donya Tinidora sounded pissed off. “Bakit ka nahihiya? Ayan ka na naman!” (Why are you shy? There you go again!) Lola Nidora had to tell Divina. “Sabihin mo na. Wag ka nang mahiya.” (Say it. Don’t be shy.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Divina can’t boost her confidence. “Hindi. Nahihiya po ako, lola. First time ko po gagawin.” (No. I’m embarrassed, granny. I’d be doing it for the first time.)
Lola Nidora wasn’t patient enoug at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Di wag mo nang sabihin. Nahihiya ka pala eh.” (Then don’t say it. You’re embarrassed after all.) Donya Tinidora would rather hear Divina. “Wag ka nang nahihiya, Divina. Yung mga baboy nga, baboy sila. Pero di sila nahihiya.” (Don’t be embarrassed, Divina. Pigs are pigs. But they are not embarrassed.)
Ruby felt hurt as a plus-sized woman present at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Grabe ka naman magsalita, lola.” (You speak harshly, granny.) Allan K ended up agreeing with Donya Tinidora though. “Nahihiya sila. Nakatungo sila.” (They are embarrassed. They look down.) Alden had to assure Divina. “Kahit ano pa yang sabihin mo, tatanggapin ko naman eh.” (Whatever you’re about to say, I’d accept it.)
Lola Nidora relayed Alden’s message to Divina. “Kahit ano pa daw yan, tatanggapin niya.” (He said that whatever it is, he’d accept it.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Divina wanted some assurance from Alden first. “Hindi mo ako ija-judge, Alden?” (You won’t judge me, Alden?) Alden replied. “Hindi. Kahit na ‘Alden, ang tagal mo naman dumating’.” (No. Even if [you’d say] “Alden, you took forever to arrive.”)
Divina can’t hit Alden in person. So she ended up kicking some dirt to show Alden that she’s even more embarrassed. Alden saw Divina laughing though. “Hindi na. Hindi na.” (I’d stop. I’d stop [from throwing you under the bus].) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Divina chose to reply to Lola Nidora instead. “Lola, nahihiya ako eh. Kasi, lola. Di naman po ako sanay na ganun.” (I’m embarrassed, granny. I’m not used to it.)
Lola Nidora had a last resort just in case. “Ibulong mo na lang sa akin. Ako magsasabi.” (Whisper it to me. I’d just relay it.) Divina had to come clean. “Lola, may kumukuha po kasi sa ‘kin.” (Granny, someone was trying to take me in.) Alden asked. “Kumukuhang ano?” (Take you in for what?) Lola Nidora’s paranoia kicked in at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Dugo? Dugo? Wag kang magpapakuha ng dugo. Ang payat mo na nga eh.” (For blood transfusion? Don’t let them take you in for blood transfusion. You’re already so thin.)
Alden had to push Divina further. “Kumukuhang ano?” (Take you in for what?) Divina still kept her gaze to Lola Nidora at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “May kumukuha po sa akin na ano … Na muse po.” (They would like to take me in as … As a muse.) Alden was taken aback. “Muse? Bakit muse?” (Why a muse?) Donya Tinidora sounded relieved. “Kung muse din naman. Kung muse ang pinag-uusapan, wag ka nang mahiya. Mana ka lang sa akin talaga.” (If it’s about being a muse. If we’re talking about being a muse, don’t be shy. You just got it from me.)
Allan K sounded surprised. “Muse ka noong araw, lola?” (You were a muse in your heyday, granny?) Donya Tinidora said yes. Allan K needed clarifications though. Donya Tinidora then blurted. “Liga ng basketball.” ([Muse!] For basketball leagues.) Lola Nidora had to ask Divina. “Sino ba yang kumukuha sa yo?” (Who’s trying to take you in?)
While Lola Nidora’s tone at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode was calm. Alden’s tone sounded threatened. “Sinong kumukuha sa yo, Divina?” (Who’s trying to take you in, Divina?) Divina revealed. “Lola, eto pong mga Cuandos. Lola, wala po kasing magmu-muse sa kanila.” (Granny, it’s the Cuando Cuando Cuando. They have no one to be their muse.)
Lola Nidora had to ask again while pointing to the Cuando Cuando Cuando. “Eto? Eto?” (Them? Them?) Divina confirned it. Allan K understood. “Dapat ka ngang mahiya, Meng.” (You really should be ashamed.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Donya Tinidora could only quip. “Alam mo. Tangggapin mo na. Pag kasabay mo sila, para kang dyosa.” (You know. Just take the slot. Whenever you’re with them, you look like a goddess.)
Divina thought that it’s less about her appearance. “Hindi po. Kasi po parang tulong ko na po sa kanila kasi wala po ang mga Cuandas nila eh.” (No. It’s like my help for them because they don’t have their Cuandas with them.) Lola Nidora felt Divina was being too gracious. “Eh gusto mo pala ng tulong eh. Ba’t di mo bigyan ng abuloy?” (So you wanted to help after all. Why not give them a funeral donation instead?)
Both Ruby and Allan K were startled upon knowing there are Cuandas. Alden had a simple proposition. “Divina, siempre hindi ako papayag na hindi ako ang escort mo. Sasali ako diyan.” (I won’t allow you unless I’m your escort. I will join.) Divina asked why. At the ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Alden replied. “Kasi ikaw ang muse ng buhay ko eh.” (Because you are the muse of my life.)
Donya Tinidora knew where this is going. Alden ended up DUBsmashing “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng buhay ko”. Lola Nidora could only sigh and comment. “Yung mga banat mo ano?” (You and your pick-up lines, huh?) Alden had to apologize to Lola Nidora. At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Divina had to DUBsmash to cool some hot heads. In case Lola Nidora is not in the mood for pick-up lines.
Divina asked for Lola Nidora’s permission at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Ayun po, lola. Okay po ba?” (There it is, granny. Is it okay?) Alden didn’t have a problem with it. “Kayang kaya mo naman yun. Bagay sa yo. Basta ako yung escort.” (You can do it. It suits you. As long as I’d be your escort.)
Lola Nidora didn’t have a problem with it either. “Puede naman. Kaya mo yan, Divina. Saka pag muse ka, pakaway kaway ka. Dapat naka-smile. Di dapat simangot.” (You may. You can do it, Divina. And if you’re a muse, you should be waving your hand. Don’t frown.) Alden then asked. “Lola, patingin po ng smile.” (Granny, let me see your smile.) Lola Nidora then smiled for the camera. Divina followed suit at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
Divina then checked Lola Nidora’s expression. “Lola, bakit nakalabas yung dila?” (Granny, why is your tongue sticking out?) Lola Nidora thought it was fine. “Siempre. Mainit.” (Of course. It’s scorching hot.) Allan K thought Lola Nidora was impersonating a dog. Donya Tinidora agreed with Lola Nidora’s advice earlier at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Dapat tama yung kaway.” (You should wave the right way.)
Donya Tinidora made a brief demonstration of how a wave turns into a thumbs-up sign. She also noted how prepared the Cuando Cuando Cuando could be. “Dapat ang mga Cuandos, condition ang katawan nila.” (The Cuandos should have a conditioned body.) Divina thought they’re fine as of ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Condition naman po ang katawan nila.” (Their bodies are conditioned.)
Donya Tinidora had to compare. “Parang si Alden. Condition ang katawan. Tingnan mo. Nage-exercise pa rin si Alden di ba?” (Just like Alden. He has a conditioned body. Look. Alden is still working out, right?) Divina realized what Donya Tinidora’s point is at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Puede po. Sige po. Gawin po natin yan.” (Possible. Okay. Let’s do it.)
Lola Nidora was all for it. “Tama, Tinidora. Kailangan magaling sila kasi ang muse nila, apo natin.” (Correct, Tinidora. Their muse is our grand-niece.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Donya Tinidora thought of a way to help too. “Ako, eto. Naisip ko lang ngayon ha? Dapat meron silang ginagawa. May palatuntunan yung mga proper breathing. Tinuro natin kahapon. Ngayon naman ang ituturo natin sa kanila. Kailangan condition ang katawan nila. Meron silang endurance.”
(Here. I just thought of it now, huh? They should be doing something. There’s a program for proper breathing. We taught them that yesterday. Now we’d teach them. Their bodies should be well-toned. They need endurance.) [Prior to ALDUB Ang Pagtataka episode, the Cuando Cuando Cuando had a breathing endurance contest.]
Donya Tinidora continued. “Kelangan maliksi sila.” (They need to be alert.) Lola Nidora seconded the motion. “Dapat merong agility.” (They should have agility.) Donya Tinidora wasn’t very familiar with the word “agility”. “Basta agility, ha? Kelangan nyo yan.” (Just agility, huh? You need that.) Lola At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Nidora had to ask Donya Tinidora. “Ano iniisip mong gagawin?” (What do you have in mind for them to do?)
Donya Tinidora was either sarcastic or funny later at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Ewan ko lang. Hindi ako nakahanda. Pero gagawin ko. Susubukan kumbinsihin sila para tumakbo. Mabilis ang pagtakbo nang sa ganun, condition ang mga Cuando. Mga diskarte ang kelangan nila para di sila lalampa-lampa. At ang naisip ko ngayon. Meron akong racing game na hindi ko naman hinanda. Naisip ko lang ito. Nagtataka ako. Bakit meron dito?”
(I don’t know. I’m not prepared. But I will do it. I would try to convince them to run. They need to run fast so that the Cuando Cuando Cuando would be well-toned. Techniques that they need so that they’re not limping. And I thought now. I have a racing game that I failed to prepare. I just thought about it. I wondered. Why are these things here?)
Donya Tinidora walked on the set she allegedly did not prepare. Divina speculated on who prepared the racing game set. “Hinanda na po nila, lola. Para sa atin.” (They have prepared it, granny. For us.) Lola Nidora was not buying Donya Tinidora’s claim. “Mismo ha?” (Really, huh?) Donya Tinidora started calling the Cuando Cuando Cuando for racing game at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
Alden somewhat agreed with Lola Nidora in chiding Donya Tinidora. “Ganda ng set-up. Naisip nyo lang yan ha?” (Nice set-up. You just thought about it, huh?) Donya Tinidora maintained her statement at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Naisip ko lang yan. Para kaming nasa resort.” (I just thought about it. It’s like we’re in the resort.)
Donya Tinidora walked by the set. She scolded some of the Cuando Cuando Cuando for following her. “Wag nyong takpan yung camera! Hoy! Dito muna kayo!” (Don’t cover [my image at] the camera! Hey! Stay here!) Lola Nidora had to tell them too. “Dun kayo sa tabi.” (Stay on the sidelines.) Donya Tinidora had them set into 2 groups and started with the instructions for ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
“Ang gagawin. Yung unang member tatakbo sa gulong. Pambihira ang gumagawa nito. First time in the Philippines ito. Ngayon lang makikita ito. Lulusot dito. Tapos pupunta rito. Makikita gaano kabilis. Tutal, mga bangkay kayo. Mabilis kayo gumapang. Dere-derecho rito. Tapos itutusok yung kandila dito sa cake. Pag natusok nyo na sa cake. Tapos babalik dito. A-appear dito sa kasunod. Naintindihan nyo?”
(Here’s what you do. The first member would run over the wheels. [Donya Tinidora was sarcastic again at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.] Hardly anyone does this. This is seen for the first time in the Philippines. You only get to see this now. You then insert yourselves here [box of garters]. It will be seen how fast are you. Besides, you’re zombies. You crawl fast. You go straight ahead here [to the table of cakes]. Insert the candles on the cake. After inserting. Come back here. High five the next person [for his turn]. You understand?)
Lola Nidora even had to ask some Cuando Cuando Cuando herself. “Naintindihan mo?” (You understand?) Donya Tinidora could not hear them answer at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Uulitin ko pa ba?” (Do I have to repeat myself?) Ruby found Donya Tinidora’s zombie quip as gratuitous. She was bawling in laughter. “Grabe siya maka-bangkay.” (Her corpse comment was harsh.)
Alden liked having another set of cakes. “Tamang-tama yan, lola. Birthday ni Bossing.” (That’s great. For Bossing Vic’s birthday.) The countdown for Vic Sotto’s birthday collected several cakes. So seeing 2 more less than a week before the birthday bash was a positive thing for ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. With the Cuando Cuando Cuando implying that they understood everything. Donya Tinidora set off with the racing game.
Donya Tinidora gave the signal. “Ready. Get set. Takbo!” One Cuando tripped on the wheels. Donya Tinidora immediately spotted him. Those who made it to the cake table almost lighted the candles if not for Donya Tinidora. “Wag mo nang sindihan.” (Don’t light them anymore.) Ruby confirmed Donya Tinidora’s statement at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Lola, magaling nga sa gapangan.” (Granny, they are indeed good at crawling.)
The first who managed to finish won the racing game at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. The Cuando Cuando Cuando had some trouble with facing the camera after the game. They almost ended up blocking the grannies on the camera. Lola Nidora ended up standing up herself to put them in their place. “Dun ka nga. Magkakulay pa tayo ng wig. Parang ako ang nasabunutan.” (Get there. We even have the same hair color. It’s as I went to a hair-pulling catfight.)
Donya Tinidora seemed pleased with how the Cuando Cuando Cuando turned out. “Ayan. Importante yung nagagawa nyo. Pampalakas ng katawan. Okay lang madapa. Wag lang masubsob. Okay? Next time mabilis kayo ha?” (There. What you did is important. It strengthens the body. It’s okay to trip. Just don’t fall on your face. Okay? Next time be faster, huh?)
Lola Nidora agreed. “Dapat. Dapat. Nakakahiya. Muse pa naman nyo yung apo namin.” (You should be. You should be. It’s embarrassing. Our grand-niece is your muse.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Alden can’t help but ask. “Lola, ako? Puede po bang sumali?” (Granny, how about me? May I join?)
Donya Tinidora heard Alden. “Puede kang sumali.” (You may join.) She only had to dare him to do the long breath greeting – Happy birthday, Bossing! He simply had to break the record of one of the Cuando Cuando Cuando. Donya Tinidora just had to give Alden the signal at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. “Habaan mo, Alden. Habaan mo yung hininga mo.” (Make it long, Alden. Like make your breath really long.)
Alden then started. “Happy birthday, Bossing.” It lasted 35 seconds so far. Divina liked it too. She counted the seconds herself. “Alam mo? Puede ka na talagang mag-escort.” (You know? You may now be my escort for real.) Divina suddenly realized the exaggerated way she pronounced the word “escort”. Even Lola Nidora heard it at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode.
Allan K then dared Divina to break Alden’s record. Divina accepted the challenge and let Alden do the counting at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. And he rigged it by counting slowly. “17 seconds.” Donya Tinidora was not seen counting. But she rebutted Alden’s count. “37. 35 ka lang, Alden.” (It’s 37 seconds. You only got 35 seconds, Alden.) Allan K asked. “Bakit hindi nag-match?” (How come they didn’t match?)
Donya Tinidora concluded. “Talo ka, Alden. Ibig sabihin, hindi pa kayo.” (You lost, Alden. It only means you’re not yet an item.) At ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. Lola Nidora got slightly worried. “Masyado yata tayong nagiging physical sa sportsfest na yan. Tinidora. Divina. Alden. Meron pa tayong isang dapat paghandaan.” (You seem to be getting too physical with that sportsfest. We still have one more thing to be ready about.)
The planned sportsfest is an interesting diversion at ALDUB Ang Pagtatapat episode. This time, they’re giving the spotlight to the Cuando Cuando Cuando. But for how long? The subsequent episode recaps will analyze it. So might as well like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.
Lola Nidora was shown at the beginning of the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode watering the plants. She sang some Aegis lines in antipation of the hit rock band’s guesting the next day. Upon hearing the small talk in between the KalyeSerye commentators. Lola Nidora turned to greet them. Later, she was distracted by upbeat music blaring in the background.
It announced the arrival of Donya Tinidora and Rogelia. Lola Nidora saw their outfits. “Bakit ganyan ang hitsura nyo? At bakit kayo magkasama?” (Why do you look like that? And why are you together.?) Donya Tinidora didn’t find anything wrong with their appearance at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Eh ano ba ang masama? Kasi itong si Rogelia. Alam mo naman, ate. Sumama sa ‘kin sa Zumba. Very conscious ako sa aking health. Di ba?” (So what’s wrong? Well here is Rogelia. You know him, elder sister. He went with me to Zumba class. I’ve been very conscious about my health.)
Lola Nidora ended up asking about him too. “Kumusta naman ito?” (How did he do?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Nagpabida dun yan.” (He showed off.) Rogelia ended up happily sharing what happened at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Lola, sobrang nag-enjoy po ako at sumayaw ako ng bonggang bongga.” (Granny, I enjoyed so much and danced fabulously.)
Lola Nidora felt awkward. “Sumayaw ka dun?” (You danced there?) Rogelia continued. “Yes, lola. Reyna ako dun.” (Yes, granny. I’m the queen there.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Donya Tinidora mentioned the reaction at the gym. “Natatakot sila sa ‘kin. Kala nila nagbabayad na ko ng lalaki. Hindi nila alam. Babae din ito.” (They feared me. They thought I pay men now. Unbeknownst to them. Rogelia is a woman too.)
Lola Nidora asked for the dance moves. “Patingin nung Zumba. Papano yung Zumba? Ikaw, Tinidora. Kung saan saan mo dinadala ito.” (Let me see the Zumba moves. How were the Zumba moves? Tinidora, you’ve been taking him to places.) Donya Tinidora justified herself. “Aba! Sumama eh!” (He’s the one who went with me!) Rogelia then showed off his Zumba stuff at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
Bossing Vic himself was so impressed at Rogelia’s movements. “Matindi ito, lola.” (He’s extremely gifted [as a dancer].) Lola Nidora was almost dumb-founded. “Parang gusto ko rin mag-Zumba.” (It’s as if I’d like to try Zumba sessions too.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Bossing Vic almost wanted to try it too. “Oo. Tirik ang araw. Nagzu-zumba. Ganda!” (Yes. Zumba sessions at high noon. Brilliant!)
Donya Tinidora found Rogelia very effeminate in dancing. In a good way. “Lambot ang katawan di ba?” (Very fluid movements, aren’t they?) Rogelia finished his dance at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Maganda ba, lola?” (Was it nice, granny?) Donya Tinidora was very pleased. “Oo. Very good.”
Donya Tinidora felt good. “Nakakasigla talaga ang katawan yan. Ehersisyo. Ika nga.” (Exercise. It’s good for the body. As they say.) AT the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora was reminded of something regarding Rogelia’s performance. “Parang pinakuluan itong may tinidor ano? Natutuwa naman ako at nagba-bonding kayong dalawa ni Rogelia.” (He’s so malleably soft. He’s like boiled meat with a fork. I’m glad you’re going along with Rogelia.)
Donya Tinidora had to admit though. “Kinakabahan na ako, ate.” (I am nervous, elder sister.) Lola Nidora turned to Donya Tinidora again. “Bakit ka naman kinakabahan?” (Why are you nervous?) Donya Tinidora tried to deflect the topic at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “May bago ka na namang hobby.” (You have a new hobby.)
Lola Nidora replied. “Wala. Dinidiligan ko lang itong mga halaman. Kasi alam mo naman ang init ngayon, Tinidora. Kung tayo’y hirap na hirap. Papano na itong mga halaman? May buhay din ito. Pati mga hayop.” (Nothing much. Just watering the plants. You know how hot the weather have gotten. If we are having difficulty. What more for the plants? They have life too. Even the animals.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Bossing Vic replied. “Correct.”
At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora continued her Earth Day lecture. “Dapat pinapainom natin sila ng tubig. Kasi alam mo ba? Happy Earth Day to you. Ang ibig sabihin ng Earth Day. Pinapaalala niya sa araw na ito. Dapat iniingatan natin ang planetang Earth. Dahil isang beses lang ito mangyari sa isang taon. Pero dapat, araw araw nating pinapangalagaan ang kalikasan.” (We should let them have water. Because you know? Happy Earth Day to you. Earth Day means. That we should take care of planet Earth. Because this [occasion] only happens once a month. But we should take care of nature everyday.)
Donya Tinidora agreed with Lola Nidora. “Kaya nga. Mahalin ang kalikasan.” (Indeed. Love nature.) Lola Nidora reflected at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Nakakalungkot. Lalo ngayon, Tinidora. Makikita mo yung init. Ang sobrang sakit na ng init.” (It’s sad. Especially now, Tinidora. You’d experience the heat. It’s sickening.) Donya Tinidora agreed again. “Ay talaga. Mainit talaga. Nakakapangit yan.” (For real. It’s hot. It makes you ugly.) Lola Nidora thought. “Lukot lahat ng mukha.” (Everybody’s wrinkly.)
Alden arrives on the other monitor. Lola Nidora acknowledged Alden’s arrival at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Eto lang ang hindi lukot ang mukha.” (Here’s the only one without any wrinkles.) Alden greeted them. “Hello, lolas.” Lola Nidora greeted him back. “Hello, pogi pogi.” Alden exchanged some pleasantries with the grannies at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
Lola Nidora talked more than Donya Tinidora though. “Pagod ang lola mo. Nag-Zumba kasama si Rogelia.” (Your granny [Tinidora] is tired. She went to her Zumba session with Rogelia.) Alden observed at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Si Lola. Napapadalas ang exercise.” (It’s granny. She’s exercising more often.)
Donya Tinidora justified her newfound fascination for fitness fads at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Kelangan yan, Alden. Sa edad namin. Kelan ka pa mage-exercise? Pag nakahiga na? Wala na. Kelangan hanggang kaya mo, go! Go! Go!” (It’s a must, Alden. In our age. When do you expect us to exercise? Once we’re bed-ridden? It’s a goner. You have to do it while you can.)
Lola Nidora went back to commemorating Earth Day. “Alden. Happy Earth Day. Sabihin mo diyan sa kapareho mong kabataan na ingatan ang kalikasan. Pangalagaan araw-araw ano?” (Tell your fellow youth to take care of nature. Nurture it everyday.) Alden heard Lola Nidora clearly at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Opo. Sa katunayan nga po, lola. Nag-usap na po kami ni Divina. Nagpaplano na po kami ng mga ALDUB Trees. Tree planting for the environment.” (Yes. Actually, granny. I have talked to Divina.)
Lola Nidora liked the planned project. “Maganda yan.” (That’s nice.) Alden didn’t give any date yet. “Malapit na malapit na po yan, lola. Inaayos na po namin.” (It’s coming very soon, granny. We’re still making arrangements.) Donya Tinidora liked Alden’s plan too at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Maganda yang naisip nyo.” (Your concept is nice.)
Alden added. “Lola. At saka yung mga dabarkads din. Puedeng sumali sa min pag natuloy yung planting. Ia-announce po namin yan.” (Granny. The fellow hosts [at Eat Bulaga]. They may join too once it gets pushed though. We’d be announcing it soon.) Lola Nidora could only imagine years after the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. In case the ALDUB Tree planting project pushes through. “Meron yung pag lumaki na yun. Yan yung ALDUB Tree.” (Once it grows. People will refer to it as the ALDUB Tree.)
Alden imagined it too. “Maraming maraming ALDUB Trees po, lola.” (Lots and lots of ALDUB Trees, granny.) Donya Tinidora wanted to join too. At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora then remembered their outfits. “Masusuot na natin, Tinidora. Yung pang-hiking natin. Matagal na nating hindi nasusuot yun.” (We can finally wear them. Tinidora, we’d finally use our hiking gear. It’s been so long since we last wore it.)
Donya Tinidora liked it. Later at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora noticed Alden getting pre-occupied. “Bakit humahaba yang leeg mo? May stiff neck ka ba?” (Why are you stretching your neck? Do you have a stiff neck?) Before Alden could reply. Donya Tinidora beat him to it. “Hindi. Jumi-giraffe na naman siya. Giraffe hanapin.” (No. He’s stretching like a giraffe again. Looking for someone.)
Alden tried to answer the grannies. “May nami-miss po ako. Nasan po?” (I miss someone. Where is she?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Hanapin mo. Nandyan lang yan. Baka na-misplace mo lang.” (Look further. She’s just there. You just misplaced it.) Alden’s place at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode was a main obstacle for him. “Lola, wala ba diyan sa likod?” (Granny, isn’t she there at the back?)
An SUV car horn was heard honking at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora chose to reply to Alden. “Try harder.” Divina was then shown from behind a plant. She looked pissed. “Ayan ka na naman eh. Hinahanap mo na naman ako. Bakit ba lagi mo akong hinahanap, Alden? Bakit parang kapag wala ako? Kapag wala ako sa tabi mo? Lagi mo akong hinahanap?” (There you go again. You’re looking for me again. Why do you keep looking for me, Alden? Why whenever I’m not around? Whenever I’m not by your side? You’re always looking for me?)
Divina seemed annoyed. “Ganyan ka na ba talaga, Alden? Ha? Ano? Pag di mo ko nakikita? Maghahanap ka na lang kung saan saan? Lagi mo kong hinahanap. Nakakainis ka.” (Have you always been like that, Alden? What? What? Whenever you don’t see me? You’d keep looking anywhere? You’re always looking for me. You’re irritating.) It’s a far from happy hi/hello that Alden expected at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
Donya Tinidora thought Divina is being her capricious self again. “Sobra siya, ate. Kausapin mo yan.” (She’s too much, elder sister. You talk to her.) Divina repeated her complaint. “Nakakainis na eh.” (It’s irritating.) Lola Nidora didn’t know who to ask at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Ano nangyari dito?” (What happened here?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Ewan ko. Kausapin mo yan.” (I don’t know. You talk to her.)
Divina continued with her rant. “Andyan lang naman ako, Alden, eh. Kung saan ssaan ka pa kasi tumitingin eh.” (I’m just there, Alden. You keep looking elsewhere.) Alden tried too diffuse her foul mood at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Asan ka ba?” (Where are you?) Divina replied. “Andyan lang naman ako sa puso mo eh.” (I’m just there in your heart.) Donya Tinidora sensed where this is going.
Alden sensed it too. He started matching Divina’s mood. “Divina, bakit? Masama ba?” (Why, Divina? Is it a bad thing?) Donya Tinidora braced herself for the lovers’ quarrel brewing at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Alden almost raised his voice. “Makinig ka sa akin.” (Listen to me.) Divina replied. “Nakikinig ako.” (I am listening.) Alden continued. “Masisisi mo ba ako ha? Na lagi kong hinahanap ang tinitibok ng puso ko?” (Can you blame me? If I keep looking for the one that my heart beats for?)
Allan K saw Divina smile again. “Nangiti ka, Meng. Nahuli ka.” (You smiled. You were caught. Divina tried to keep her smile from being seen. She just tried to DUBsmash without smiling instead. Alden waited for her to stop DUBsmashing first at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode before continuing. “Ngayon mo sabihin sa akin kung masama ang ginagawa ko.” (Now tell me if what I’m doing is a bad thing.)
Divina answered him. “Alden, oo. Masama. Alam mo kung bakit? Kasi nandyan lang naman ako sa yo eh.” (Yes. It’s a bad thing. Because I’ve always been there.) Divina was almost repetitive here at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Alden kept on appeasing her though. “Pero, Divina. Hindi ka mawawala sa puso ko. Itong mga matang ‘to, Divina. Ikaw lang ang gustong makita.” (But, Divina. You were never lost in my heart. These eyes, Divina. You are the only person they want to see.)
Alden and Divina ended up having another DUBsmash exchange before their lines go repetitive. [I know this is improv. But that’s exactly why it’s meant to be spontaneous. Not repetitive at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.] Alden tried to pinch Divina’s nose despite the split screen situation. Divina ended up sneezing close to the plant.
Lola Nidora snaps out of her frustration and slams her fan down. “Kung mag-aaway kayo sa harap ko. Tigilan nyo na yan, Alden.” (If you’re going to bicker in front of me. Stop this.) Alden and Divina were startled. Alden had to ask Lola Nidora. “Lola, bakit po?” (Granny, why?) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora was close to her neurotic self.
Lola Nidora still tried to speak. “Ba’t kayo nagkakaganyan? Nagsisigawan kayo sa harap ko. Parang sinasabi nyo na mali ang decision ko sa tamang panahon.” (Why are you doing that? You are raising your voices in front of me. As if you’re telling me that I made the wrong decision at the ALDUB EB Tamang Panahon event.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Alden had to cover for Divina. “Lola, acting lang po.” (We’re just acting.)
Divina confirmed Alden’s hunch. “Acting lang po yun, lola.” (It’s just an act, granny.) Alden had to appease Lola Nidora this time. “Maghunos-dili po kayo.” (Take hold of yourself.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora replied. “Bakit? Uma-acting din naman ako.” (Why? I’m acting too.)
Alden heaved a sigh of relief. “Lola, nakakadala kayo ah. Grabe kayo sa amin ha? May phobia po ako sa mga ganung mukha nyo.” (Granny, I get horrified. You’re too much when it comes to us. I’ve developed a phobia with that kind of facial expression of yours.) Lola Nidora immediately covered her face at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Hindi na. Hindi na. Hindi na.” (Enough. Enough. Enough.)
Donya Tinidora somewhat shrugged it off. “Nagulat kayo.” (You’re startled.) Alden continued. “Kala ko po babalik yung dating Lola Nidora. Yung paghihiwalayin po kami ni Divina.” (I thought the old Granny Nidora will be back. The one that would separate us of Divina.) Donya Tinidora chose to be her sarcastic self at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Alam nyo. Kayong tatlo? Pag-uuntugin ko kaya kayo.” (You know. The three of you? I’m bump all 3 of your heads.)
Lola Nidora then tried to calm Donya Tinidora down. “Ikaw naman. Kagagaling mo lang ng Zumba.” (Please. You just got back from Zumba class.) Donya Tinidora wasn’t that upset though. “Ginugulat nyo akong dalawa. Me palobo-lobo ka pa ha?” (You too startle me. You even got some balloons.) Lola Nidora thought it’s a good thing at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
Alden lightened up the mood with Divina. “Lumobo pa yung ilong mo.” (You blew your nose.) Divina reasoned that it’s part of the act. [Frankly, this part of the pseudo-workshop is bordering on acting therapy. The ALDUB Aking Mahal episode is unscripted. What do you expect them to say? They are vying for authenticity. So be it if it betrayed their emotional state of mind.]
After the pleasantries were exchanged at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Divina told Alden. “Yung ano kanina? Ano lang yun ha?” (The [act] awhile ago? It’s just [an act].) Alden can sense the authenticity in the lines though. “May karga ha? Kinabahan akong very light.” (It’s a loaded performance. I got slightly worried.)
Divina insisted that it’s just a workshop phase. “Hindi. Acting lang yun. Ito naman. Alam mo naman yun di ba?” (No. It’s just acting. Come on. You already know that, right?) Alden almost felt bad at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Sobra ka na eh.” (You’re too much.) Donya Tinidora could only comment. “Naglalambingan lang pala kayong dalawa.” (So you’re just trying to be sweet to each other.)
Divina kept up with her reasons. “Nagpa-practice lang po kami, lola. Okay po ba? Convincing po ba?” (We’re just practicing, granny. Was it okay? Was it convincing?) Alden was quick to answer at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Oo. Akala ko may nagawa akong masama talaga.” (Yes. I really thought I have done you something wrong.) Lola Nidora then gave her feedback. “Convincing. Nagulat si Alden sa ‘yo.” (Alden was shocked with you.)
Donya Tinidora gave her feedback too. “Pero alam nyo? Mas maganda yan kung ang acting nyo. Ako magtuturo sa inyo.” (But you know? It would be lovelier if your acting. If I will teach you.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora had to push Donya Tinidora. “Turuan mo ang mga bata. Kasi malapit nang mag-shooting ng pelikula ito. Yung praktisado talaga.” (Teach the kids. They’re about to shoot their film. Train them well.)
Donya Tinidora had to orient Divina at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Ikaw naman, Divina. Alam mo naman ha? Actingan na ito. Yung naituro ko. Dapat mata mata lang gumagana rito ha? Mata lang ang nangungusap. Punong puno ng emosyon. Kalmado.” (And you, Divina. You already know. This is acting. Things that I have taught you [keep them in mind]. Work only the eyes. Only the eyes should be making statements. Filled with emotion. Calm.)
Lola Nidora found that tough. “Ganun ba yun?” (Is that so?) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Oo. Mata lang ang gumagana.” (Yes. Only the eyes are working.) Alden had to ask Donya Tinidora. “Patingin naman po.” (Please let me see.) Donya Tinidora even gave them a reference at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Parang si Nora Aunor. Pag umaakting, punong puno.” (Just like Nora Aunor. Whenever she acts, it’s so packed.)
Alden remembered Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Feeling ko po si Lola Nidora, kaya yung mga ganung acting.” (I think Lola Nidora can come off with that kind of acting.) Lola Nidora thought otherwise. “Di ko kaya yan.” (I can handle that.) Alden egged her on. “Lola, patingin nung acting. Mata lang.” (Granny, let me see your acting. Just the eyes.) Alden must have referred to Lola Nidora’s wide-eyed expression consistently seen even in episodes prior to the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
Donya Tinidora prodded Lola Nidora. “Pakita mo, ate.” (Show them, elder sister.) Lola Nidora eventually relented. She delivered her own lines consistent with the Earth Day theme at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Tingnan nyo. Ang init init na. Bakit di tayo magtanim ng puno? O mag-swimming? Mag-outing? Para hindi ganito ang pagmumukha natin.” (Look. It has gotten so hot. Why don’t we plant trees? Or go swimming? Go on an excursion? So we don’t look like this?)
Donya Tinidora liked it. “Ganda. Maganda. Nakita nyo yun? Nakita nyo?” (Lovely. Lovely. Did you see that? Did you see that?) Divina said yes. Bossing even commented at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Kitang kita namin. Naninilaw yung mata oh. Ba’t di ka magpatingin, lola?” (We saw it clearly. Your eyes are a little yellow. Why don’t you have a check-up, granny?)
Donya Tinidora somewhat agreed. “Baka kelangan mo ng pang-hepa na rin.” (Maybe you need to have some check-up for hepatitis too.) At the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Lola Nidora immediately thought. “Siguro nasobrahan ako ng pang-maintenance. Sa puso ano?” (Maybe I had too much of that maintenance medication. For the heart, isn’t it?)
Donya Tinidora had to tell Lola Nidora. “Inom ka ng inom ng pang-maintenance. Atay na yang inaabot mo.” (You keep taking your maintenance medication. It has affected your liver.) Divina had to tell her too. “Hinay hinay lang kasi, lola, sa chiwibols.” (Take it easy on the chewables, granny.)
Eventually at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. Donya Tinidora had to bring the workshop back on Alden and Divina. “Heto na. Mag-eksena na tayo. Sabik na sabik kayo sa isa’t isa. Nami-miss nyo na ang isa’t isa. Nasa ibang bansa si Alden. Tapos pinipilit mo nang umuwi.” (Here we go. Let’s do a scene. You are longing for each other. You miss each other. Alden is out of the country. Then you [Divina] pressure him to go home.)
Lola Nidora is confident of Divina’s skills at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode. “Naku. Ito pang apo natin. Fast learner ito.” (Oh my. Our grand-niece. She’s a fast learner.) Divina checked if she understood the instruction. “Mata lang po, lola.” (Just the eyes, granny.) Allan K tried asking Donya Tinidora for specifics. “Nagmamakaawa. Nagagalit. Na pauwi na. Ano?” (Begging. Mad. That someone’s going home. What expression exactly?)
Donya Tinidora chose to summarize what she wanted. “Basta kailangan na niya umuwi. Miss na miss eh. Siempre pag miss na miss. Malambing yan. Nakikiusap.” (That he needed to go home. They miss each other so much. Of course whenever there is longing. There will be sweetness. Begging even.) Divina heard the instructions given at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
It must have been one of the toughest acting challenges for Alden and Divina so far. Lines are okay. But they take the attention away from the eyes. So Donya Tinidora eventually discouraged any lines. It helped a lot that it’s split-screen because the focus would be on their faces. So at the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode, it’s a headshot of Alden and Divina making their eyes act.
They had difficulty acting without lines. Sometimes Lola Nidora was asked to act through her eyes again. Still no lines. Divina even occasionally put the microphone close to her eyes to make them “talk”. Nice touch. And the approach to be serious was there. It served as a nice anticipation for the live workshop to be expected after the ALDUB Aking Mahal episode.
The countdown to ALDUB’s first movie together is made less excruciating by these workshops. Would it risk slipping in some spoilers? The episode recaps might reveal Easter Eggs about the ALDUB movie. So might as well keep track of them by liking our Facebook page, The Philippines Web, and following us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.
The ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode opens with Yaya Pak by the mini-pool. Donya Tinidora and Lola Tinidora arrived later. Their drinks were of room temperature. Donya Tinidora wondered. “Itong juice natin. Walang yelo. Anong nangyari?” (Our juice drinks are not iced. What happened?) Lola Nidora enjoyed imitating the truck horn sounds on the side.
Upon realizing what Donya Tinidora said. Lola Nidora asked. “Eh nasan ba kasi yung mga yelong pinagawa ko sa mansion?” (Where’s the ice that I asked to be done by the mansion?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Pinagawa ko kay Yaya Pak yun. Para mailagay natin sa inumin.” (I had them done by Yaya Pak. So that they’d be placed on our drinks.) That’s when Yaya Pak noticed the grannies’ arrival at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Mga madam. Nandyan na pala kayo.” (Mesdammes. You’re here.)
Donya Tinidora told Yaya Pak. “Nandyan na pala kayo. Di namin kayo napansin.” (So you’re here already. We failed to notice you.) Yaya Pak jumped into the mini-pool that she prepared. Donya Tinidora kicked one of the floaters to Yaya Pak. “Binasa mo ko.” (You got me wet.) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. She wasn’t angry though. “Kaya pala wala kayo sa mansion. Nandito kayo.” (No wonder you’re missing at the mansion. You’re already here.)
Yaya Pak revealed that she already put the packs of ice into the pool. It almost got Lola Nidora upset at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Yung yelong pinagawa ko sa inyo. Ilalagay yan sa inumin. Tapos ginamit nyo diyan sa swimming pool? Ang bigat nyo! Wow!” (The ice that I told you to pack. It would be put in the drinks. Then you used it at the pool? How extreme of you!)
Yaya Pak justified putting the ice at the pool. “Eh kasi naman, lola. Sobrang init di ba? Akala ko mahi-heat stroke na ko. Kaya ginamit ko na itong yelo.” (But, granny. Isn’t it too hot? I thought I’m going to have a heat stroke. So I used the ice.) Lola Nidora got sarcastic at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Yan ang style mo ha? Ang lakas maka-relax.” (That’s how you do it, huh? It is very relaxing.)
Lola Nidora then asked. “Nasaan si Rogelia?” (Where is Rogelia?) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Yaya Pak replied. “Ayun! Nakita ko po kanina. Kasama niya si Ate Divina. Tinuturuan nya po kanina ng Long Distance Acting. Pero papunta na rin po sila dito.” (There! I saw him awhile ago. He’s with Ms. Divina. He’s teaching her the Long Distance Acting method. But they’re already on their way here.) [Sometimes, the word “ate” is used to address a woman older than the person talking. It’s closest translation when used for recognizing authority is “Miss”.]
Alden then appeared on the other monitor. After DUBmashing at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Alden greeted the grannies. After a short talk, he asked. “Nandiyan po ba si ano?” (Is she there?) Donya Tinidora asked back. “Sino?” (Who?) Bossing Vic butt in. “Si Rogelia … Ay! Di ko agad nakita. Andun.” (Rogelia … Oh! I didn’t see him immediately. He’s there.) Rogelia arrived at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode just behind Lola Nidora.
Alden continued. “Si Divina, lola.” Lola Nidora wondered too. “Kanina nandito. Umalis yata.” (Awhile ago she’s here. I think she left.) Alden asked Rogelia. “Kasama mo ba?” (Is she with you?) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary. Rogelia had to borrow a mic. “Alden, hindi. Nagmamadali po.” (No. She’s in a hurry.) Donya Tinidora speculated. “Baka sumakit na naman ang tiyan nun. Alam mo naman yung bata na yun.” (She might have gotten another tummy ache. You know that kid.)
Lola Nidora is familiar with it too. “Sumakit ang tiyan? Eh ano na naman ba ang kinain nun?” (A tummy ache? What did she eat again?) Alden asked. “San daw po nagpunta, lola?” (Where did she say she’s going, granny?) Lola almost repeated what she said at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Kanina nga nandito. Nagpaalam na aalis siya. Nagmamadali. Hindi ko natanong kung saan siya pupunta.” (Awhile ago, as I said, she’s here. She asked to leave. She’s in a hurry. I failed to ask where she went.)
Donya Tinidora heard the audience again. “Nagsisigawan na yung mga tao. Halika na nga dito, Divina.” (The audience is already screaming. Come over here, Divina.) Alden mentioned his plan to the grannies. “Lola, may surprise po kasi ako kay Divina. Gusto ko pong makita niya eh. 40th Weeksary po kasi.” (I have a surprise for Divina. I’d like her to see it. It’s the ALDUB 40th Weeksary.) Donya Tinidora felt bad. “May sorpresa pa naman si Alden.” (Too bad. Alden has a surprise.)
Lola Nidora tried to appease Alden. “Wag ka nang malungkot, Alden.” (Alden, don’t be sad.) Alden was almost inconsolable though. “Lola, pinaghandaan ko po kasi ito eh.” (Granny, I really prepared for this surprise.) Lola Nidora consoled Alden further at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Puede mo namang gawin yung surprise mo.” (You can reveal your surprise now.) Donya Tinidora added. “Ikukwento na lang namin. Ibi-video na lang namin sa cellphone.” (We would just tell her. We would video your surprise on our phone.)
Alden agreed. “Sige po, lola.” (Okay, granny.) Donya Tinidora called Rogelia. “Pahiram cellphone mo.” (Let me borrow your cellphone.) Alden tried not to describe his gift too much. “Nandito po gift ko sa kanya eh. Pero may isa pa po akong surprise. Eto po yung pinaghirapan ko.” (Her gift is here with me. But I have another surprise. Here’s what I worked hard for.) The surprise revealed at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode was a bunch of balloons that formed the number 40.
Donya Tinidora liked it. “Maganda. Sayang di niya makikita.” (It’s nice. Too bad she won’t see it.) Alden greeted the grannies just as well. “Lola, Happy 40th Weeksary po.” (Granny, Happy ALDUB 40th Weeksary.) The grannies greeted back. Donya Tinidora assured him. Wag kang mag-alala. Na-video ko naman, Alden.” (Don’t worry, Alden. I had it recorded.)
Lola Nidora greeted them too “Happy weeksary sa inyo, Alden. Maganda ang surprise mo. Napanganga ako.” (Happy ALDUB 40th Weeksary to you, Alden. Your surprise was nice. I dropped my jaw.) Alden thought of a plan. “Sige, lola. Tawagan ko na lang po si Divina.” (Okay, granny. I’d just call Divina.) Lola Nidora let him. “Sige. Tawagan mo. May load ka?” (Okay. Call her. Do you have any prepaid load?) Alden said yes. Lola Nidora replied. “Papasa.” (Please pass some to my phone.)
Divina was soon on the line. “Hello?” Alden quickly asked. “Divina. Asan ka ba?” (Where are you?) Divina explained her being late at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Naku. Me kailangan lang akong gawin eh. Meron akong dinaanan.” (Oh my. I need to do something. I dropped by somewhere.) Alden almost scolded Divina. “Umalis ka nang di nagpapaalam ha?” (You left without telling me, huh?)
Divina apologized. “Ayun nga. Sorry. Pero Happy 40th Weeksary.” (There it is. I’m sorry. Happy ALDUB 40th Weeksary.) Alden greeted her back. “Pinakita ko yung surprise ko kay lola.” (I showed my surprise to granny.) Divina asked. “Wala dun sa video?” (Wasn’t it recorded on mobile video?) Donya Tinidora replied for Divina to hear on her end. “Binidyo ko, hija.” (I had it recorded, dear.)
Alden relayed the message to Divina. Divina replied. “Papanoorin ko na lang.” (I’d just watch it later.) Alden sounded worried. “Nasan ka ba? May sakit ka ba?” (Where are you? Are you sick?) Divina denied being sick at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Wala naman. Pero me kailangan talaga akong daanan, Alden.” (No. I’m not. But I really need to pick up something somewhere.)
At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Divina almost revealed where she is though. “Labas ka.” (Come out.) Alden refused. “Gusto kong malaman asan ka. Okay ka lang?” (I want to know where you are. Are you okay?) Divina said she’s okay. “May inaasikaso lang ako.” (I just had to attend to something.) Alden almost revealed details about them too. “Okay ka naman kanina nung shooting eh.” (You were okay awhile ago when we were shooting.)
Divina replied. “Oo nga. Ikaw. Okay ka lang ba?” (Yes. You. Are you okay?) Alden held back his PO’d self. “Divina, bakit di mo ko hinintay?” (Divina, why didn’t you wait for me?) Divina almost ran out of answers at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Basta! Ano ba? Wag ka nang marami pang tanong, Alden. Bakit ba ang kulit kulit mo?” (It just is. What is with you? Stop asking too many questions, Alden. Why are you so persistent?)
Alden relented. Divina sent over some instructions. “Batiin mo na lang yung ALDUB Nation sa ‘kin ha?” (Just greet the ALDUB Nation in my behalf, okay?) Alden agreed. “Sige. Ibabati na lang kita. Happy weeksary, Divina.” (Okay. I’d just greet on your behalf. Happy ALDUB 40th Weeksary, Divina.) Divina greeted back. “Happy weeksary. Bye.”
Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora are supposed to ask some more when Alden spoke. “Lola, wala na po eh. Ibabati ko na lang po muna.” (There’s nothing I could do. I would just greet in her behalf.) Lola Nidora let him. “Sige, hijo.” (Okay, dear.) Donya Tinidora sounded concerned for Alden at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Pasensiya na kayo. Alam mo naman yang bata na yan. San na naman kaya nagpunta?” (I’m sorry. You know that kid. Where had she been?)
Lola Nidora chose to understand Divina. “May aasikasuhin daw.” (She said that she’ll handle something.) Donya Tinidora seemed disappointed. “Mahilig umalis nang di nagpapaalam yang si Divina.” (Divina liked to leave without telling anyone.) Alden went out of his den to greet the audience present at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode.
Alden spoke. “Maraming salamat. And Happy 40th Weeksary po sa inyo. Mula po sa amin ni Divina. Sana po andyan pa rin kayo. At nagpapasalamat po kami. Akalain nyo. 40 weeks na po tayong magkakasama. Sayang po. Wala siya dito ngayon.” (Thank you very much. Happy ALDUB 40th Weeksary to all of you. From us of Divina. I hope you’d stay there. And we are very thankful. Imagine. We reached 40 weeks together. Too bad. She’s not here now)
The audience present at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode started chanting. “Ilabas si Menggay! Ilabas si Menggay!” (Bring out Menggay! Bring out Menggay!) It made Alden ask the grannies again. “Nasan po ba talaga si Divina, lola?” (Where really is Divina, granny?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Kung alam namin, sana nilabas na namin. Umalis nga. Papagalitan namin yan pag-uwi.” (If we knew, we already let her out. As we said, she left. We’d scold her once she returns.)
Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” started playing in the background shortly. The camera panned to the Broadway Centrum’s exit door. Divina entered carrying coconut juice still in the shell with a stray sticking out. She danced her way at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode to where Alden stood backstage.
Alden felt more like punk’d than surprised. “Wala pala ha? Halika dito.” (So you’re unavailable, huh? Get here.) Alden pulled Divina by her hand to greet the audience present at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. She made Alden drink her gift. “Ibibigay ko muna sa yo yung dinaanan ko.” (I’d give you first the item that I picked up somewhere.) She handed the juice to Alden and greeted the KalyeSerye commentary panel present. Boss Joey de Leon, Allan K a.k.a. Miss A and Bossing Vic Sotto.
Divina returned to Alden to explain. “Eto kasi yung dinaanan ko.” (This [coconut juice] is the item I handled to bring.) Alden sounded surprised. “Dinaanan mo. Buko?” (This coconut?) Divina replied. “Oo. Umakyat pa ko ng puno.” (Yes. I climbed a tree for that.) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Alden asked again. “Para saan ba tong buko?” (What is this coconut for?) Divina explained. “Para sa yo. Ito yung regalo ko sa yo. Di mo ba nagustuhan?” (For you. It’s my gift for you. Don’t you like it?)
Alden felt relieved. “Siempre naman. Kahit ano namang galing sa yo, okay sa ‘kin eh.” (Of course. Anything from you is okay with me.) Divina then begged Alden. “Tago mo to ha?” (Keep this, okay?) She tried changing the topic at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. She turned her attention to the grannies. “Lola. Andito na po ako.” (Granny. I’m here.)
Donya Tinidora made true her promise of chastising Divina at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Ikaw ha? Kakausapin ka namin mamaya. Alis ka nang alis. Di ka nagpapaalam.” (You. We’ll talk to you later. You keep leaving. Without telling anyone.) Divina asked about the other surprise. Donya Tinidora explained. “Pero navideohan namin. Bawal sabihin. Surprise yun.” (But we recorded it. We can’t tell you. It’s a surprise.)
Alden checked again. “Andyan pa po ba sila? Yung mga lobo?” (Are they still there? The balloon holders?) Donya Tinidora wasn’t so sure. Lola Nidora chose to ask instead. “Nasan yung mga lobo?” (Where are the balloons?) The people holding the balloons are shown again. Divina saw them form the number 40 at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode.
Divina liked Alden’s surprise at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Ang sweet mo naman. May palobo ka pa sa barangay. Ikaw? Sinurprise kita. Hindi ka ba natuwa?” (How sweet of you. You even had balloons at the barangay. How about you? I surprised you. Aren’t you pleased?) Alden sounded in denial. “Anong hindi na-surprise?” (What do you mean I wasn’t surprised?)
Divina pretended to feel bad. “Ano ba yan? Naglakad pa man din ako. Tapos ganyan?” (What is with you? I walked this much. Then this?) Alden then tried to pacify Divina at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Teka. Sandali. Bukod dun. Meron pa kong isang surprise.” (Wait. Just a moment. Apart from that. I still have another surprise.)
Alden pointed to the box he held as his other surprisse at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Divina helped Alden opening the box. The KalyeSerye commentary panel allowed their table to be used in part. Bossing Vic speculated the item in the box. “Baka cake ko rin yan ha?” (It might be my cake too, huh?) In the countdown to Bossing Vic’s birthday, the Sugod-Bahay crew went the extra mile in preserving the birthday cakes. [Some of them already looked zombified as of the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode.]
Alden laughed it off. He denied that it’s a cake too. “Hindi naman, bossing.” Alden let Divina untie the ribbon. Donya Tinidora had a different speculation. More sarcastic. “Ahas yan.” (It’s a snake.) Alden just gave a little clue to ward off speculations at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Simple lang ito. Pero maraming kahulugan.” (It’s just a simple gift. But it has a lot of meaning.)
Divina opened the box. “Alden naman. Anong gagawin ko sa confetti?” (Alden, please. What will I do with the confetti?) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Alden replied. “Hindi lang confetti yan! Buksan mo kasi.” (It’s not just confetti. Open further.) Divina dug in the confetti and discovered the gift. “Wow! May pa-t-shirt!” Alden commented. “Hindi lang basta t-shirt yan.” (It’s not just a t-shirt.)
Divina unfolded the shirt and saw the design. “Bakit M?” (Why M?) Alden explained his ALDUB 40th Weeksary gift. “Maraming ibig sabihin yan, Divina.” (It meant a lot of things.) Divina asked further. “Tulad ng?” (Like?) Alden somewhat beat around the bush. “M. Mabait. Maalaga. Masipag. At yung isa pang M. Yung MAINEnamahal ko.” (Nice. Nurturing. Hard-working. And the other M. The one that I love.) Divina would like to hear it again at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Ano? Ano? Ano?” (What? What? What?)
Alden replied. “Di na puedeng ulitin. Nasabi ko na eh.” (I can’t repeat it. I already said it.) Divina felt a little short-changed. “Bakit M lang? Ikaw, wala?” (Why only M? You don’t have one?) Alden said that he already had one. Divina didn’t believe in it that much. “Ako na lang gagawa para sa yo.” (I’d just do it for you.) Alden mentioned the ALDUB 40th Weeksary concept that he had in mind. “Ikaw yung M. Ako yung A.” (You are M. I am A.)
Divina repeated the acronym. “AM. May ibig sabihin din?” (Does it mean anything too?) Alden explained the M on the shirt. “Di ba yan yung oras na gigising ka ng maaga? Yun yung sasalubong sa ‘yo.” (Isn’t that the time when you wake up early? That’s what greets you, Divina.) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Divina was half-serious in her answer. “Hindi. Hapon ako gumigising eh.” (No. I wake up in the afternoon.)
Alden knew Divina long enough to know she’s not that serious. “Maski na. AM pa rin.” (Even if [you wake up in the afternoon]. It’s still AM.) Divina just agreed. Alden then continued. “Tapos may isa pang AM.” (There is another AM.) Divina asked what it is. Alden defined AM. “Aalagaan at mamahalin.” (To nurture and to love.) They were briefly interrupted at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode with Alden’s DUBsmash performance.
Alden tried to expound on AM. “Kung anumang meron tayo ngayon. Aalagaan at mamahalin.” (Whatever we have now. We will nurture and love it.) Donya Tinidora had a different AM in mind. “Ariel Manalo.” [Jose’s real name was Ariel Manalo. He got the screen name “Jose” from his first TV series’ character “Valiente”.] Divina then tried to fit the shirt.
Boss Joey got another idea. “Merong isa pang AM.” (There is another AM.) Alden asked him. “Ano yun, Tito Jo?” Boss Joey replied. “Yung padedede nyo sa baby nyo.” (It is what you will give your baby.) Donya Tinidora immediately understood the reference at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Am naman yun eh.” (That’s am.) [Am is the broth from rice before the grains absorb it. Some mothers would give this to infants as temporary milk substitute.]
Divina just put the shirt on top of her long sleeved top. Alden saw that it fit. Divina thanked Alden. Even Boss Joey liked the shirt given as the ALDUB 40th Weeksary gift. Divina had to ask Alden again. “May iba pa bang AM?” (Is there another meanng to AM?) Alden’s answer was quick. “Aking mahal.” (My love.) Divina wasn’t sure if she heard Alden right. “Ano?” (What?) Alden stuck to his earlier alibi. “Wala na. Hindi na puedeng ulitin.” (I can’t say it again.)
Divina didn’t hear it well. It’s as if Alden let out his answer from his nose. “Linawin mo.” (Make it clear.) Divina then DUBsmashed again. “Na-miss kita. Miss na miss kita.” (I missed you. I miss you so much.) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary. Donya Tinidora finally captured the lyrics and started singing along too. Alden then asked for Divina’s assurance. “Basta ha? Ikaw ang AM ko.” (You are my AM.) Divina repeated it to verify. “Ako ang AM mo?” (I am your AM?)
Alden repeated this one line though. “Ikaw ang AM ko.” (You are my AM.) Divina tried catching Alden off-guard again with her question. “Ano ulit yun?” (What did you say again?) Donya Tinidora repeated what Alden can’t say again. “Aking mahal, sabi niya.” (My love, he said.) It got Alden caught off-guard at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode.
Divina replied to Alden. “Ikaw naman kasi. Yun na lang. Ayaw mo pang sabihin.” (It’s your fault. As plain as that. And you can’t even say it.) Alden’s tone was sweeter this time at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Kasi hindi na puedeng ulitin eh.” (Because I can’t say it again.) Divina just reacted. “Arte nito. Pero salamat nito.” (How vain of you. But thanks for this [shirt].)
At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Lola Nidora greeted them again. “Divina. Alden. 40 weeks na kayo. Masaya ako na masaya kayong dalawa. Masaya kami ni Tinidora pag nakikita kayong ganyan. Sabi nga nila. Life begins at 40. Pero mga bata pa kayo. Marami pa kayong pagdadaanan. Pero anumang pagsubok yan. Tandaan nyo. Dapat lagi kayong nakaagapay sa isa’t isa. Lalo ngayon. Magkakapelikula na ang apo natin at si Alden. Kaya dapat handa kayo.”
(You have reached 40 weeks together. I am very happy for the 2 of you. We of Tinidora are happy to see you like that. As they say. Life begins at 40. But you’re still young. You have a lot to go through. But whatever trial is it. Remember. You should always be helping each other. Especially now. Our grand-niece is about to have a movie with Alden. So you should be ready.)
Donya Tinidora then relayed Yaya Pak’s earlier claim at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Kelangan lagi kayong handa. Sabi sa min ni Yaya Pak, tinuruan ka raw ni Rogelia ng long distance acting.” (You should always be ready. Yaya Pak told us that Rogelia taught you long distance acting.) Allan K a.k.a. Miss A suggested a different scene instead. “Yung naghahalikan kahapon.” (The kissing scene yesterday.)
Donya Tinidora relented. “Sige na. Mag-actingan na nga tayo ngayon. Yung kayong dalawa.” (Okay. Let’s start with the acting session. The one with the two of you.) Allan K was excited. At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Lola Nidora voiced out her concern. “Sandali. Yung kahapon, split screen. Ngayon magkadikit na. Yun ba yung kiss?” (Just a moment. Yesterday, it’s split screen. Now they’re together. Is that the kiss?)
Alden then suggested. “Sige. Lalayo ako.” (Okay. I’d stand far away.) Donya Tinidora went into director mode at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Makinig kayong dalawa. Ito yung totohanang acting.” (Listen up. This is the realistic acting.) Lola Nidora asked. “Ano yung totohanang acting?” (What is realistic acting?)
Donya Tinidora explained. “Kelangan totoo yung pakiramdam mo.” (Your emotions should be real.) Alden then changed his mind. “Lola, kelangan magkalapit po.” (Granny, we should be close.) Donya Tinidora allowed them eventually at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Lola Nidora got worried again. “Ano yung totohanang aktingang gagawin?” (What realistic acting are they about to do?)
Donya Tinidora oriented Alden and Divina on the next scene. “Eto eksena ninyo. 40 weeksary nyo na.” (Here’s your scene. It’s your ALDUB 40th Weeksary.) Bossing Vic yelled. “Rolling!” Donya Tinidora corrected Bossing Vic. “Wala pa.” (Not yet.) She turned back to Alden and Divina. “Kung ano talaga yung nararamdaman ninyo, yun ang ipakikita nyo. Okay.” (Whatever you really feel, that’s what you’ll show.)
Lola Nidora had to be sure. “Yun ang ia-acting.” (That’s what they will act out.) Donya Tinidora confirmed Lola Nidora’s observation. “Oo. Magtatapat kayo ng mga nararamdaman ninyo.” (Yes. You will admit your feelings.) Bossing Vic was waiting for the signal. “Ready? Ready?” Lola Nidora got nervous again at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Baka may kiss yan ha?” (There might be a kissing scene, huh?) Donya Tinidora assured her. “Wala.” (There isn’t any.)
Alden had to ask everyone. “Okay na po ba mga BP nyo?” (Is your blood pressure okay?) Donya Tinidora replied before anyone could. “Lagi akong okay. Ewan ko ito.” (I’m always okay. I don’t know about her.) She points at Lola Nidora. At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Donya Tinidora chided Lola Nidora further. “Wag ka na kayang manood.” (You shouldn’t watch anymore.) Lola Nidora had to ask. “San ako pupunta?” (Where will I go?)
Donya Tinidora chose to get things started. “Lights!” Bossing Vic yelled. “Rolling! … Ay lights pala. Sorry. Sorry.” He had to wait for the right signal later at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode.Alden thought of a different angle again. “May blocking po ako. Dito o ako manggagaling sa likod.” (I have my own blocking. I would come from behind.) Donya Tinidora continued sending instructions. “Do your own blocking. Find your camera please.”
Once ready, Donya Tinidora yelled. “Lights!” At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. The camera showed a single light. She yelled again. “Motor!” Bossing Vic yelled. “Rolling!” The camera panned to a motorcycle engine nearby. Donya Tinidora complained. “Pambihira. Motor naman talaga yung pinakita nyo.” (Damn it. You showed a real motor.) Bossing Vic complained too. “Motorsiklo yun eh.” (That’s a motorcycle.)
Allan K realized what the crew did at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Motorsiklo yung pinaandar.” (They ran the motorcycle engine.) Lola Nidora told Donya Tinidora. “Sabi mo kasi, makatotohanan. E di makatotohanan.” (You said you wanted it to be realistic. So they made it realistic.) Donya Tinidora had to clarify her instructions. “Si Victor na lang yun.” (Only Victor will reply.) With this, Donya Tinidora yelled. “Action!”
Alden faced Divina. As Alden delivered his lines at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Donya Tinidora was doing hand signs for them to kiss. Alden spoke. “Happy 40th Weeksary.” Divina replied. “Happy 40th Weeksary rin.” (Happy 40th Weeksary too.) Alden commented. “Tagal na ano?” (It’s been so long, isn’t it?) Divina replied. “Oo nga eh. 40 weeks na tayo. Magkasama pa din. Walang nagbago. Lumalaban pa din.” (Yes indeed. We lasted 40 weeks. Still together. Nothing’s changed. Still fighting for it.)
At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Alden continued. “Divina, gusto ko lang sabihin sa yo na marami pang mangyayari sa ating dalawa. Yung 40, numero lang yan. Dahil kapag kasama kita, hindi ko namamalayan ang oras. Hindi ko namamalayan ang araw. Kasi sa yo. Nandun ang forever.” (I wanted to tell you that there are still things to happen ahead of us. 40 is just a number. Because whenever I’m with you, I lose track of the time. I lose track of the days. Because with you. Forever lives.)
The lines at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary may be unscripted. But between the lines, there is some truth to Alden’s delivery. “Daming nagsasabi na bakit hindi pa mangyari yung mga bagay na gusto nilang mangyari? Pero naniniwala ako na darating din ang tamang panahon natin sa isa’t isa.” (So many people ask why the things they wanted to happen hasn’t happened yet? But I believe that the right time will come for us.)
Bossing Vic complained on the sidelines. “Haba ng dialogue.” (Such a long line.) At the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Alden continued. “Yung ikaw at ako? Malapit nang mangyari yun.” (You and me? It’s about to happen.) Bossing Vic thought the kiss is next. “Ayan na.” (Here it comes.) Alden is not distracted at all. “Basta ako, Divina. Maghihintay lang. Maghihintay ako para sa ating dalawa.” (As for me, Divina. I will just wait. I will wait for the two of us.)
Donya Tinidora repeated what Bossing Vic said. “Ayan na.” (Here it comes.) Divina then replied at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. “Alden …” Too bad she got distracted with the audience. “Wait lang po. Quiet lang po on the set. Quiet on the set.” (Please wait.) Bossing Vic asked the audience to be quiet. Donya Tinidora tried to threaten them instead. “Ika-cut ko yan.” (I will cut this scene.) Alden commented too. “Wala pa po.” (Nothing has happened yet.)
Boss Joey chose to be sarcastic. “Hintayin nyong mag-freeze.” (Wait for the freeze screen.) After Divina regained her composure at the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. She resumed with her lines. “Alden, ako. Lagi akong nagpapasalamat sa yo. Kasi lagi kang nandito para sa akin. Di mo ko pinapabayaan.” (As for me. I am always thankful to you. Because you’re always here for me. You never neglected me.)
Distractions are still there. But Divina pretended that nothing happened. “At alam ko naman na kahit anong mangyari. Talagang andyan ka lang. Aalalayan mo ko. Tayong dalawa. Di mo ko papabayaan. Alam mo. Ikaw rin ang AM ko. Ang aking mahal.” (And you know that whatever happens. You’re always just there. You’d be there for me. The two of us. You would never forsake me. You know. You are my AM too. My love.) The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode on a cliffhanger.
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The ALDUB Love on Cue episode happened a day before the much-awaited ALDUB 40th Weeksary episode. Anticipation for the upcoming launching movie of ALDUB is at a fever-pitch high. But the ALDUB Love on Cue episode opens with the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio working out at the outdoor gym. They were later joined by Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora.
Boss Joey realized that the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio were complete. “Yung 2, excon. Yung isa, CONFEERMED.” (2 of them are ex-con. The other one is openly gay.) Donya Tinidora liked what she saw at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Kaya bilib na bilib ako sa mga Rogelios natin, ate.” (This is why I admire our Rogelios, elder sister.) Bossing Vic commented. “Eh si Rogelia?” (How about Rogelia?)
Donya Tinidora pointed out Rogelia. “Ayan oh. Tingnan mo. Sirenang-sirena.” (There. Look at him. Looks so much like a mermaid.) Allan K was amused. “Nakabilad ng tanghaling tapat.” (Tanning on high noon.) Donya Tinidora could only be just as amused with Rogelia’s efforts at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sasali talaga ng Ms Universe. Tanghaling tapat. Nagpapaganda ng katawan.” (He really plans to join the Miss Universe. At high noon. And he’s improving his physique.)
Allan K doesn’t find Rogelia’s figure as feminine. “Batak!” (He’s pumped!) Boss Joey can’t help but spot Rogelia’s barbel at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode though. “Kulay ube pa yung ano.” (His [barbel] is even purple.) Donya Tinidora didn’t find anything wrong with it though. “Hindi naman siya halatang bumigay diyan. Yan ang kailangan natin. Alagaan ninyo ang inyong mga katawan.” (He doesn’t look too openly gay there. That’s what we need. Take care of your bodies.)
Donya Tinidora started relaying some health tips. “Pero dapat ang exercise natin, sinasabayan natin ng dyeta.” (Exercise should come with the proper diet.) Lola Nidora then tried lifting one barbel with her foot. “Dyeta. Tama yan.” (Diet. That’s correct.) Donya Tinidora continued with her advice plus some sarcasm at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Dapat nagdidyeta kayo. Balanced sa pagkain. Kelangan prutas, gulay tapos yung taba ng baboy.” (You should be on a diet. Balanced diet. Fruits, vegetables and pork fat.)
Allan K supplanted Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Wag kalimutan ang extra rice.” (Don’t forget the extra rice.) Lola Nidora finished her test exercise and talked to the Rogelios. “Kaya pala ang aga aga nyong nawala sa mansion. Nandito kayo sa gym. Sumabay tayo dito.” (No wonder you were gone earlier from the mansion. You’re here at the gym. Let’s join them.)
The 2 Rogelios stopped their routines after the grannies arrived. Only Rogelia continued his routine at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora asked him “Ilang repetition yang ginagawa mo?” (How many repetitions for your routine?) Rogelia answered. “200 po, madam.” Donya Tinidora found Rogelia intimidating for a gay guy. “Pag ito nakasalubong mo sa gabi, bumigay ka na. Kesa masaktan ka.” (If you meet this at night, might as well give in. Rather than get hurt.) Allan K laughed hard at that comment.
Lola Nidora thought Rogelia’s muscular frame as of the ALDUB Love on Cue episode is a good thing. “Maganda yan. Nagpapalaki sila ng katawan para protektahan tayo.” (It’s good. They’re getting pumped to protect us.) Donya Tinidora thought of some gays that normally frolicked at night. “Biro mo. Pag nakasalubong mo sa gabi, sasabihin sa yo. ‘Ano gusto mo? Ma-in love ka sa akin o gulpihin kita?’” (Imagine. You’d see him at night and he’d tell you. “What do you want? You fall in love with me or I’d beat you up?”)
Lola Nidora imagined the poor fellow’s answer. “In love na lang?” (I’d just fall in love instead.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora next spotted the Rogelios at the corner. “O kayo? Bumigay na rin kayo. Naka-hanging shirt ka na oh.” (And you? You’ve given in too. You’re even wearing a hanging shirt.) As always, the remaining Rogelios are too quiet to even provide adlibs.
Shortly, LMFAO’s track started playing at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden was then shown working out at the gym. Donya Tinidora saw him. “Nagwo-workout din si Alden dito. Malakas ‘to ha?” (Alden is working out too. He’s pretty strong.) Alden held the barbel on one hand and the mic on the other. Bossing Vic had to comment. “Parang mas mabigat ang mic ah.” (The mic seemed heavier.)
Lola Nidora asked Alden. “Bakit ka naman sumasabay sa pag-exercise nitong mga Rogelio?” (Why are you exercising too like the Rogelios?) At the ALDUB Love on Cue. Alden replied. “Di ba? Kelangan lagi tayong healthy. Lalo ngayong summer. Galaw-galaw tayo. Mahirap nang ma-heat stroke, lola.) (Isn’t it? We need to be always healthy. Especially this summer. We should be on the move. It’s hard to get some heat stroke.)
Lola Nidora sensed something. “Parang pinariringgan ako nito.” (He’s like talking about me.) Donya Tinidora thought Alden meant well. “Ikaw lang ang pinapaalalahanan.” (He’s just reminding you.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden somewhat asked. “Lola. May hinahanap po kasi ako eh.” (Granny. I was looking for someone.) Lola Nidora just replied. “Hanapin mo. Nandyan lang yan.” (Look for her. She’s just around the corner.)
Donya Tinidora cut to the chase. “Si Divina?” Alden answered. “Opo. At saka alam nyo po, lola. Kaya po ako naggi-gym talaga para ako yung maging Rogelio ni Divina.” (Yes. And you know, granny. The reason why I work out so that I’d be Divina’s bodyguard.) Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm attacked again at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Pano lalaki ang katawan mo? Styro yan.” (How will you pump up your body? That’s a styro [barbel].)
Boss Joey then dared Alden. “Ibagsak mo nga.” (Drop it.) Alden dropped it like he almost severed his arm. Allan K is not buying it. “Echosero.” (Liar.) Donya Tinidora chose to compliment Alden’s talent. “Magaling talaga umarte nitong si Alden.” (Alden is really an effective actor.) Alden laughed it off at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode.
Donya Tinidora then talked to Alden. “Si Divina maagang umalis. Umalis ng bahay, Alden. At pupunta ng Tuguegarao. Di natin alam kelan babalik.” (Divina left early.She left the house early. And she went to Tuguegarao. We don’t know when she’d be back.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Lola Nidora added. “Nagpaalam din sa akin. May mga requirements daw na isa-submit.” (She said goodbye to me too. She said she has requirements to submit.)
Alden was confused. “Anong gagawin sa Tuguegarao, lola?” (What would she do at Tuguegarao, granny?) That’s when the inconsistencies unfolded. Donya Tinidora said. “Magsa-submit.” (To submit requirements.) Lola Nidora said. “Maga-apply ng trabaho.” (She would apply for a job.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora added. “Na-transfer na siya dun.” (She got transferred there.)
Alden had to voice out his request. “Lola, wag nyo po akong binibiro. FUNNY po ako.” (Granny, don’t make jokes at me. I’m “FUNNY”.) Donya Tinidora asked what FUNNY meant. At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden replied. “FUNNYwalain.” [One gullible enough to believe so easily.] Lola Nidora was amused. “Babalik din yan. Ikaw naman. Masyado ka. Di pa nga tumatawag sa amin ni Tinidora.” (She’d be back. Come on. You’re too much. She hasn’t called us yet.)
Alden admitted. “Miss ko na po siya eh.” (I miss her.) He then DUBsmashed Erik Santos’ version of “Miss You Like Crazy”. Divna appeared at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode DUBsmashing too. Donya Tinidora acknowledged her presence. Allan K reacted to Divina’s sudden arrival. “Akala ko ba Tuguegarao?” (I thought she’s from Tuguegarao?)
Lola Nidora quickly told Divina. “May naghihintay sa yo.” (Someone’s waiting for you.) Alden then greeted Divina. “Divina. Kanina pa kita hinihintay.” (I’ve been waiting for you.) Divina greeted Alden back. “Uy, Alden. Hello. Galing akong Tuguegarao. Nag-pass ako ng requirements.” (I came from Tuguegarao. I passed some requirements.) It was Alden that complained about the errand at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Ang layo naman.” (That’s too far.)
Divina knew it too. Alden then asked Divina. “Ano sinakyan mo?” (What’s your mode of transportation?) Divina replied. “Naglakad lang.” (I just walked.) Lola Nidora got worried at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sa may araw?” (Under the sun?) Allan K spotted another inconsistency. “3 days?” Donya Tinidora was confident of Divina’s skills though. “Sanay kaya yan.” (She’s used to it.)
Alden asked. “Mainit ba sa Tuguegarao?” (Is it hot in Tuguegarao?) Divina admitted. “Oo eh. Obvious ba? Ang itim ko na nga eh.” (Yes. Isn’t it obvious? My skin has gotten dark.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden downplayed Divina’s complain. “Okay lang. Kahit ano namang kulay mo, maganda ka pa rin.” (It’s okay. No matter what your skin color is, you’re still beautiful.)
Donya Tinidora had to butt in. “Tuguegarao nga. May araw. Kaya mainit. Pag Tuguegabi, malamig.” (That’s why it’s called Tuguegarao. There’s the sun. It’s hot. If it’s Tuguegabi, it’s cold.) [The last 2 syllables of Tuguegarao sounds like “araw” which means sun in English.] Alden and Divina ended exchanging DUBsmashed tracks later at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode.
Alden then asked Divina. “Gusto mo bang kiligin?” (Would you like to feel giddy?) Divina asked back. “May balak ka ba ngayon? Oo. (Do you plan to now? Yes.) Alden then said. “Alam mo. Kung bibigyan kita ng math problem, ibibigay ko sa yo 1+1.” (You know. If I’d give you a math problem, I’d give you 1+1.) Divina asked why. At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden replied. “Para sagutin mo ako agad.” (So that you’d finally answer me.)
Divina feigned innocence at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Alden, actually hindi ko pa rin masasagot. Hindi ko alam.” (Actually I still can’t answer it. I don’t know.) Alden was shocked. “1+1?” Divina tried to answer it “24?” Alden had to try again. “1+1?” Divina replied in nursery rhyme mode. “Magellan.” Alden continued. “2+2?” Divina replied. “Lapu-Lapu.” Alden’s next question was. “3+3?” Divina replied. “Christmas Tree.” Alden’s next question then was. “4+4?” Divina answered. “Bagong bapor.”
Divina then told Alden. “Ang pagmamahal ko sa yo, Alden. Parang paghinga.” (My love for you, Alden. It’s like breathing.) Alden asked why. Divina explained. “Hindi ko alam kung paano ko ihihinto eh.” (I don’t know how to stop it.) Everyone present at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode liked it.
It was then Alden’s turn to ask Divina. “Ano ginagawa ni Alden kapag nalo-low batt siya?” (What does Alden too whenever he’s low batt?) Divina asked what. Alden replied. “E di nagre-RICHARDS.” Divina failed to suppress her laughter at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Allan K immediately spotted that. “Natawa ka, Meng.” (You found that funny.)
Divina has a joke too. “Alden, anong pagkain ang pabiro?” (What food is a joke?) Alden asked what it is. Divina replied. “E di chicharot.” Soon Alden had to change the topic. “Kumusta na yung pakiramdam mo?” (How are you feeling?) Divina mentioned how she felt. “Okay na. Maginhawa na.” (I feel better now.) Alden repeated what he said earlier at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Na-miss you eh.” (I miss you.)
Divina pretended not to believe Alden. “Talaga ba?” (Really?) Alden emphasized it. “Oo. Kahapon.” (Yes. Yesterday.) Divina then DUBsmashed a rather new track. Donya Tinidora got overwhelmed with the new song. “Ang daming letra.” (Too many lyrics.) Alden then tried to crack a joke again at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Anong isda ang nababasa sa ulan?” (What fish gets wet in the rain?)
Divina doesn’t remember this joke. “Ano?” (What?) Alden replied. “E di hito.” (Catfish.) Allan K asked. “Bakit hito?” (Why a catfish?) Alden then recited some lines from the musical “Rak of Aegis”. “Hito ako. Basang-basa sa ulan.” (I’m a catfish. Wet under the rain.) It failed to make Divina laugh. “Babalik na po akong Tuguegarao, lola.” (I’d return to Tuguegarao, granny.) Donya Tinidora’s face was upset again at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode.
Alden quickly apologized to the grannies. “Lola, joke lang.” (Grannies, just kidding.) Lola Nidora called out the ALDUB Love on Cue episode’s spinner. “Pasok, DJ. Bago makalimutan ang punchline.” (Play that music. Before he forgets the punchline.) Alden saw Bossing Vic’s poker face bordering on upset. “Bossing. Joke lang po. Wag po kayong magalit.” (Just kidding. Please don’t get angry.) Bossing Vic then smiled once appeased.
Divina had another joke. “Alden, alam mo ba yung faucet?” (Do you know FAUCET?) Alden thought Divina is asking for the translation. “Gripo.” At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Divina thought. “Ah yun ba yun? Hindi ba yun yung Tagalog ng SQUID?” (Oh is that it? Isn’t that the Tagalog word for SQUID?) [Squid in Tagalog is “pusit”. Whenever some Filipinos mispronounce “faucet”, they end up saying “pusit”.]
Divina suddenly felt embarrassed about her own joke. “Lola, balik na po akong Tuguegarao.” (Granny. I’d go back to Tuguegarao.) This time, the camera at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode focused on Boss Joey. Alden got worried upon seeing Boss Joey. “Tito Jo? Okay lang po kayo, Tito Jo?” (Are you okay?) Among the Eat Bulaga founding fathers, Boss Joey has the quickest temper. But Boss Joey was fine. “Okay ako.” (I’m okay.)
Boss Joey just remembered the same joke. “Nasabit na yung joke nung araw eh. Faucet. May ganun ganun pa yun eh.” (The joke already failed before. It even comes with hand gestures.) He then diverted his attention. “Wala bang hugot yang nagba-barbel?” (Does that guy with the barbel got any quotes?) Divina approached Rogelia as he doesn’t have his own mic.
Donya Tinidora relayed Boss Joey’s question at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Wala ka bang joke?” (Don’t you have any jokes?) Rogelia faintly replied. “Wala pa po, madam. Nakalimutan ko. Nagwe-weights pa po ako. 3 oras na po ako dito. Malapit na laban ko sa Miss Universe. Kelangan po ng Coca Cola body. Hindi pa po ako nag-review.” (None yet, madam. I forgot. I’m still lifting weights. I’ve been here for 3 hours. My participation at the Miss Universe is coming up. I haven’t reviewed.)
Lola Nidora shared a tip. “Gayahin mo kami. ‘Lola, gusto mo bang kiligin? Kumain ka ng kamias.’ Ganun.” (Try imitating this. “Granny, do you want to feel giddy? Eat kamias fruit.” That’s how.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Boss Joey found Lola Nidora’s “kilig” joke funnier. “Buti pa yung lola, meron eh.” (At least the granny has a joke to crack.)
Alden has another question for Divina. “Naalala mo ba yung surprise gift ko sa yo?” (Remember my surprise gift for you?) Divina remembered it too. “Yun nga eh. Di mo pa nabigay sa ‘kin nung Sabado.” (That’s the point. You haven’t given it to me last Saturday.) Alden admitted. “Nahiya kasi ako eh.” (I got shy.) Divina was taken aback with Alden’s reply at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Ano ba yun?” (What is it?)
Lola Nidora butted in. “Ano ba naman itong si Alden? Hijo, yung regalo.” (What is with Alden? Dear, the gift.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora didn’t mince her words though. Ngayon ka pa nahiya? Tinuka mo na nga yung apo namin eh. Nahiya ka pa.” (You felt shy just now? You already kissed our grand-niece. And you got shy.)
Alden almost scratched his head. “Lola naman. Nahihiya po ako. Ayusin ko po muna.” (Granny, please. I’m shy. I had to arrange it first.) Lola Nidora tried to boost Alden’s morale. “Ang mga bagay bagay, basta galing sa puso, puedeng ibigay. Hindi nakakahiya.” (Items that come from the heart can be freely given.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden agreed. Lola Nidora added. “Kaya siguro kinis mo ‘to. Galing sa puso mo eh.” (No wonder you kissed her. It came from your heart.)
Donya Tinidora disagreed. “Hindi sa puso yun. Sa nguso. Galing sa nguso.” (That’s not from the heart. It’s from the lips.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Divina told Alden. “Kahit anong ibigay mo naman. Ma-appreciate ko eh. Kasi sa yo galing.” (Whatever it is that you’ll give. I’d appreciate it. Because it’s from you.)
Lola Nidora even pointed out things that Alden said. “Yung mga joke mo ngang ano eh …” (She even tolerated your [awkward] jokes.) Divina supplanted Lola Nidora’s observation at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Kahit nakakaano yung joke mo.” (No matter how [awkward] your jokes got.) Alden ended up apologizing again. “Sorry, lola.” Alden had to DUBsmash for the meantime.
Alden then promised to Divina. “Bigay ko sa yo bukas.” (I’d give it to you tomorrow.) Divina replied with a DUBsmash. Then Divina asked Alden to show his biceps. Alden then displayed both biceps and triceps consecutively at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden explained the workout again. “Lola, may pinaghahandaan po kasi ako eh.” (Granny. I am preparing for something.)
Lola Nidora asked Alden. “Ano yan?” (What is it?) Bossing Vic can’t help but butt in. “Miss Universe.” Donya Tinidora asked Alden after hearing Bossing Vic at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sasali ka din?” (You’re joining too?) Lola Nidora disagreed. “Hindi yun!” (Not that!) Bossing Vic then replied. “Joke lang, lola.” (Just kidding, granny.) He pointed at Rogelia instead regarding his Miss Universe comment.
Boss Joey supported Bossing Vic’s statement. “Joke lang. Joke lang.” (Just kidding. Just kidding.) Bossing Vic then pointed at Allan K. “Eto, jokla.” (He’s “jokla” [gay].) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora pointed at Rogelia. “Eto rin. Jokla.” (He’s “jokla” [gay] too.) Then Donya Tinidora turned to her sister. “Nakalimutan na natin.” (We forgot something.)
Lola Nidora looked at Donya Tinidora. “Ano yun?” (What is it?) Donya Tinidora “Yung tanong mo kahapon. May kissing scene ba sila sa ano nila? Divina saka si Alden?” (Your question yesterday. Do they have a kissing scene at the [movie]?) Boss Joey waited for the answer too. “Puede nang sagutin yan. Wala nang busina.” (You may now answer that. No buzzer to worry about.)
Lola Nidora saw part of the script. “Alam mo. Hindi ko pa natatapos basahin itong script. Nasa Page 1 pa lang ako. Hindi pa ako handa.” (You know. I haven’t finished reading the script. I’m still on Page 1. I’m not yet ready.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora thought Lola Nidora is overreacting again. “Hindi naman ikaw ang hahalikan. Hindi ka pa handa? Sila ang magki-kissing scene. Bakit ikaw ang maghahanda?” (You’re not the one getting kissed. You’re not ready yet? They will be in the kissing scene. Why would you prepare?)
Boss Joey thought the grannies were not updated enough. “Pambihira. Ba’t di ninyo alam? Ako nasilip ko yung title nung movie eh. Supsupin.” (Damn it. Why didn’t you know? I already peeped into the movie title. “Supsupin.”) Donya Tinidora and Divina thought of something else at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode.
Boss Joey then explained himself. “Tungkol sa bilihan ng mangga eh.” (It’s about a mango store.) Lola Nidora got the drift. “Maliliit na mangga.” (About little mangoes.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue. Divina admitted her worries. “Lola, nakaka-pressure naman po yung kissing scene.” (I feel pressured about the kissing scene.) Allan K then suggested. “Puede rehearse ngayon?” (May we rehearse now?)
Alden asked Divina. “Nape-pressure ka ba, Divina?” (Are you pressured?) Divina said yes. Donya Tinidora’s directorial skills were put to the test again. “May tamang paghalik talaga.” (There really is a right way to kiss.) Lola Nidora was still her old-fashioned self at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sandali. Nire-rehearse ba yun?” (Wait. Is that rehearsed?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Oo. Nire-rehearse yun, ate.” (Yes. It is rehearsed, elder sister.)
Lola Nidora asked Alden. “Nire-rehearse ba yun?” (Is that rehearsed?) Alden could not answer directly. Instead he turned to Donya Tinidora. “Lola, patingin ng rehearse.” (Granny, let me see the rehearsed version.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora told Alden and Divina. “Kaya nga dapat itinuturo na sa inyo yan. Kasi yung anggulo niyan. Hindi puedeng tuka na lang ng tuka.” (That’s why it should be taught to you by now. Because you have an angle to capture. You don’t just peck for the heck of it.)
Alden then asked Donya Tinidora. “Pano po ba yung tamang tuka, lola?” (How is the right way to peck?) Donya Tinidora can’t be serious in her answer. “Sige. Maghanap ka ng manok.” (Go find a chicken.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Lola Nidora then asked Donya Tinidora. “Pano mo naman mapapatuka?” (How can you make that [chicken] peck?) But she didn’t expect an answer.
Allan K ended up asking too. “Pikit o dilat?” (Closed eyes or eyes wide open?) Donya Tinidora gave some pointers at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sa umpisa, dilat yun. Sige. Rehearse natin itong dalawa.” (At first, it’s with open eyes. Okay. Let’s rehearse the two of you.) Lola Nidora mentioned a blunder. “Pano mo ire-rehearse? Magkalayo nga yung dalawa.” (How will you rehearse them? They’re far apart.)
Donya Tinidora mentioned the obvious. “Split-screen.” Alden is ready for it. Allan K agreed to it. Lola Nidora told Divina. “Alisin mo yung sumbrero mo. Baka tumama kay Alden.” (Remove your cap. It might hit Alden.) Alden moved to a bigger monitor. “Kelangan ba ng mga linya-linya?” (Do we need lines?) Divina is ready at the ALDUB Love On Cue episode. “Derecho na ‘to eh.” (This will be straight to the point.)
Allan K sounded concerned. “Wala nang usap-usap?” (No lines?) Donya Tinidora called the shots again. “Puesto muna kayo. Magtinginan muna kayo. Ngayon magtinginan kayo sa mata.” (Position yourselves. Stare at each other. Now stare at each others’ eyes.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Lola Nidora reminded Divina. “Wag humikab, Divina.” (Divina, don’t yawn.)
Donya Tinidora gave further instructions. “Kelangan alam nyo ang camera nyo. Over the shoulder yan ha?” (Know where your camera is facing. It should be over the shoulder.) Both Alden and Divina checked their angles without facing the camera anymore. Donya Tinidora continued her instructions at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Ngayon habang lumalapit, dahan-dahan. Nakatingin pa rin sa mata.” (Now while getting closer, gently. You should still be seeing eye-to-eye.)
At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Divina turned her cap to prepare for the scene’s rehearsal. Lola Nidora sent tips to Alden too. “Kunwari nagtatapat ka ng pag-ibig. Para may linya.” (Say you’re about to come clean with your love. So that you’d have lines.) Donya Tinidora yelled. “Ready. Motor!” Bossing Vic yelled back. “Rolling!” Donya Tinidora gave the signal. “Action!”
Alden started his line. “Nung una pa lang kitang nakita …” (When I first saw you …) Donya Tinidora yelled. “Cut!” Alden almost complained. “Lola, wala pa.” (Granny, nothing happened yet.) Donya Tinidora found the audience’s screams at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode as distracting. “Walang maingay!” (Nobody should be noisy!) Lola Nidora yelled some instructions further. “Silent nyo mga cellphone nyo! Saka walang magpi-picture ha? Walang magpo-post!” (Put your phones on silent mode! And nobody should be taking pics! Nobody should post!)
Allan K addressed the crowd present at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Crowd control. Quiet muna. Tatandaan ko mga mukha nyo! Quiet!” (I’d remember all of your faces!) Donya Tinidora went forward with the signals again and yelled. “Action!” Alden resumed with his lines. “Divina, nung una pa lang kitang nakita, minahal na kita.” (When I first saw you, I already loved you.) Allan K yelled again. “Quiet!”
Donya Tinidora yelled. “Cut! Ang ingay mo, AK!” (You’re noisy, AK!) Allan K went back to addressing the crowd. “Sabi sa inyo eh. Bawal muna maingay.” (I told you. Noise not allowed.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Boss Joey sounded half-amused half-resigned. “Hindi ba kayo makatiis? Sandali na lang eh! Kami nag-aabang eh!” (Can’t you restrain yourselves? It would just be moments! We’re waiting for it!) Donya Tinidora was almost livid. “Ititigil ko ‘to.” (I’d stop production.)
Even Lola Nidora sounded upset in her Babalu impression. “Wow! Ang ingay nyo! Wow!” Bossing Vic reminded Allan K about crowd control. Allan K partly repeated what he said to the crowd present at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Tatandaan ko mga mukha nyo! Ang mag-iingay, kokotongan ko!” (I’d remember your faces! Whoever makes noise will be fined!)
Donya Tinidora was worried about time constraints. “Ang ingay. Sige. Abutin tayo ng busina.” (It’s so noisy. Go ahead. The truck horn will catch up on us.) After some prodding, Donya Tinidora resumed production. Alden was just about to say his practice line at the ALDUB Love on Cue when Donya Tinidora yelled. “Cut! Mas malaki yung mukha ni Alden kesa kay Divina.” (Alden’s face was bigger than that of Divina.)
Alden moved to another monitor. The one beside the exit door. Allan K made a request to Donya Tinidora. “Pa-retouch mo na kay Rogelia si Maine.” (Have Maine’s makeup retouched by Rogelia.) Donya Tinidora checked on her monitor if Alden is ready. “Quiet!” With everyone set, Donya Tinidora resumed production at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode.
Alden resumed with his line. He stepped on top of a box to be eye level with Divina at the monitor used at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Kay tagal kong hinintay ang pagkakataong ito. Ang dumampi ang mga labi ko sa mga labi mo. Kaya kung pagbibigyan mo ‘ko. Puede be kitang halikan?” (I waited for so long for this moment. To let my lips touch your lips. So if you would let me. May I kiss you?)
Divina didn’t answer. Instead, she puckered up. The kiss finally happened. Then Donya Tinidora had to yell “Cut!” again. She scolded Divina. “Divina, iki-kiss mo. Hindi ka si Pac-Man.” (You kiss him. Not chomp him like you’re Pac-Man.) Allan K saw it too. “Ngumuya yung apo mo.” (Your grand-niece started chomping away.) Bossing Vic thought Divina puckered a little too pointedly. “Nagmukhang suso eh.” (She looked like a snail.)
Divina halfway scratched her head. “Lola, turuan nyo po ako. Di po kasi ako sanay kasi.” (Granny, teach me. I’m not used to it.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora kept on chastising Divina. “Basta kung hahalik ka, wag mong igaganun yung nguso mo.” (If you’re going to kiss, don’t pucker your lips that way.) Boss Joey saw something wrong too. “Nakadilat pati.” (Her eyes were open too.)
Donya Tinidora made Divina pretend that her palm is the face of Alden. Divina extended her hand and made her palm face her. It would make Divina see how kissing with her eyes open is wrong. At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden asked for some instructions too. “Pamuestra nga po, lola. Patingin nung tamang halik.” (Teach me, granny. Let me see the right kiss.)
Donya Tinidora’s tips to Alden were different. “Kelangan palapit. Sa mata. Sa mata lang ang tingin. Habang lumalapit. Palapit nang palapit. Pag padampi na, dun ka pa lang pipikit. Kasi pag nakatingin ka sa mata, makikita mo. Maduduling na kayong dalawa nun. Siempre pipikit na yung mata nyo.” (You need to get closer. Eyes on hers. While getting closer. Closer and closer. Upon landing on her lips, that’s when you close your eyes. Because if you’re staring at her eyes [while kissing], you’d see. You both get cross-eyed then. That’s when you close your eyes.)
Donya Tinidora turned back to Divina on how to react during the kiss. “Pagpikit parang … Awww.” (Once you close your eyes, it’s like …. Awww.) Allan K was perplexed. “May tunog?” (There’s a sound?) Lola Nidora realized how awkward the kissing scene rehearsal was. “Bakit may tunog?” (Why is there a sound?) Boss Joey thought he heard something else. “Parang may halinghing na.” (It sounds like a moan now.)
Donya Tinidora justified the “Awww.” sound. “Hindi po. Parang ‘Oh, Alden. Nag-toothbrush ka ba?’” (No. It’s like “Alden. Did you brush your teeth?) Alden suggested a practice session with Donya Tinidora. Donya Tinidora reminded Alden at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Sandali. Mag-dialogue ka muna.” (Wait. Say your lines first.)
Allan K chided Donya Tinidora while Alden delivered his lines. “Uy! Bibidahin!” (Lead star material!) What made it awkward was Alden addressing Donya Tinidora. “Lola. Ang tagal ko pong hinintay na magkalapit ang ating mga labi. Pagbigyan nyo po ako na maipakita ang tunay kong nararamdaman para po sa inyo.” (I waited so long for our lips to get close. Please allow me to show my true feelings for you.)
Donya Tinidora just nodded in their workshop. This time at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Lola Nidora yelled. “Cut!” Donya Tinidora asked why. Lola Nidora replied. “Naghihiwalay yung labi eh.” (Your lips are going opposite directions.) Donya Tinidora justified her lip movements. “Para walang kawala, ate. Naiinggit ka.” (So that he won’t go anywhere. You’re envious.) Lola Nidora raised her voice. “Hindi ako naiinggit.” (I’m not envious.)
Donya Tinidora went back to director’s mode. “Ganun dapat ang kissing scene. Yung usapan, ikaw sa kaliwa. Ikaw sa kanan.” (That’s how a kissing scene should be. Discuss. You go left. [Or] You go right.) Alden heard the instructions loud and clear. Divina kept them in mind too.
Later at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode, a light bulb moment occurred to Alden. “Divina, ganito na lang. Para mas madali. Bibiglain na lang natin.” (Let’s do it this way instead. To make it easier. We’d just do it suddenly.) Donya Tinidora thought it over. “Puede din. Puede din.” (Possible. Possible.) Lola Nidora didn’t like the way it sounded. “Ano yung bibiglain?” (What are you doing all of a sudden?)
Alden fumbled in his explanation. Divina tried taking the cudgels from Alden in explaining the sudden kiss. “Hindi, lola. Siya po yung mambibigla sa ‘kin kasi natural lang naman daw pong lalabas yun.” (No, granny. He will do it suddenly to me since it will naturally come out anyway.) Alden agreed. At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Donya Tinidora kept on lecturing the young couple. “Basta get ready kayong dalawa ha? Yung kissing scene.” (Just brace yourselves for the kissing scene.)
Lola Nidora got neurotic again. “Anong get ready? Tinidora, hindi pa ko ready sa mga ganyan-ganyan. Hindi pa ako handa. Eh magpakasal muna kayo. Para papayag na talaga ako.” (What do you mean get ready? I’m not ready for that stuff. Get married first. So that I’d really let you.) Donya Tinidora tried to appease her sister at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. “Ate, kasama sa pag-aartista yan.” (Elder sister, that’s part of being an actor.)
A rock song started playing at the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. It turned our to be Yaya Pak. Donya Tinidora was horrified at Yaya Pak’s appearance. “Bakit basang-basa ka? Nanlalamig ka ba?” (Why do you look drenched? Are you feeling cold?) Lola Nidora asked. “Anong nangyari sa yo?” (What happened to you?)
Yaya Pak arrived from her last task. “Madam, naglinis po ako ng swimming pool sa mansion. Matutuwa kayo, madam. Makintab na.” (I cleaned the swimming pool at the mansion. You’d be pleased, madam. It’s gotten shiny.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Alden noticed the robotic tone in Yaya Pak’s voice. “Ba’t malungkot ka, Yaya Pak?” (Why so sad, Yaya Pak?) Yaya Pak answered. “Ganito lang talaga ako sa personal.” (This is how I talk in person.)
Yaya Pak then explained to the grannies. “Madam, ito po kasing si Rogelio. Tinuruan ako ng underacting. Kaya ganito ang acting ko ngayon.” (It’s Rogelio. He taught me underacting. So this is how I act today.) Yaya Pak still hopes to go “straight”. Hence instead of Rogelia, she calls him Rogelio. Alden mentioned the important lesson in underacting. “Mata lang. Mata lang.” (Only the eyes [are acting]. Only the eyes.)
Divina had happy thoughts upon learning of this. “E di puede na tayong mag-swimming sa mansion.” (So we may now swim at the mansion pool.) Donya Tinidora agreed. “Matagal na nating inaasam-asam yang magamit yang swimming pool na yan.” (We’ve been waiting for so long for that swimming pool to be used.) At the ALDUB Love on Cue episode. Lola Nidora commended Yaya Pak. “Good job, Yaya Pak.”
The ALDUB Love on Cue episode was cut in the middle of planning for the next swimming event. What exciting stuff awaits the KalyeSerye cast while waiting for the movie to start shooting? Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web, to keep tab of the latest episode recap. Follow us on Twitter too @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.
[ALDUB Gift of Joy Featured Image from the Eat Bulaga Facebook Page.] The ALDUB Gift of Joy episode opened with Alden and Divina. They briefly discussed the gift they received at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. While Alden has done several movies with GMA Films before, this would be Maine Mendoza’s first project with them. [Also, Alden’s most famous film under GMA Films was the psycho-thriller “The Road”.]
[Note: Just an observation, Eat Bulaga. What happened to the HD-level uploads? Are you focusing on the telecasts now? As of the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode, the resolution is still at 640×360. If you have read or even just skimmed the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode recap that I just wrote, you’d see how the screengrabs I made were at a grainy level. It helped that I could embed your YouTube clips on the recaps though for the non-Filipino viewers to watch again after seeing the English transcript.]
Divina has acquired Donya Tinidora’s attribute of counting off to the time that some characters arrive. She asked Alden to join her in counting to anticipate the arrival of the grannies at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “1? 2? 3?” The SUV horn honks off. And the camera pans off to a tricycle. Yaya Pak was clinging outside the tricycle. The grannies are inside. And there are only 2 Rogelios present.
Everyone hopped off the tricycle. They danced to “Work” just like before. The Rogelios were enjoying dancing at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. They forgot to turn off the engine. Lola Nidora scolded them. “Umaandar yung makina.” (The engine is still on.) Divina just told them. “Patayin nyo muna.” (Turn it off first.) The one Rogelio driving the tricycle turned it off.
Donya Tinidora got tired from the trip. “Matutulog muna ako.” (I’d go to sleep first.) Alden had to remind her from his den. “Lola, nagsisimula pa lang po tayo.” (Granny, we’re just about to start.) Lola Nidora greeted everyone present at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Hello, Alden. Hello, Divina. Nauna ka na pala dito.” (So you made it here ahead of me.) Divina admitted. “Kanina pa po ako.” (I’ve been here for quite awhile.)
Turns out that Lola Nidora had been looking for her. “Kaya pala tawag ako nang tawag sa mansion. Walang sumasagot. Akala ko naman, tulog ka dahil kakapanood natin ng pelikula kagagi.” (Now that’s why I kept calling at the mansion. Nobody’s answering the phone. I thought you’re asleep because we’re watching movies all night.) Divina reasoned out. “Hindi po, lola. Pinapanood ko lang po yung tama pong pag-arte.” (No, granny. I was just watching the right way to act.)
Divina has been doing some preparations after the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Yung tama po pag namamali ka. Yung mga ganun po, lola.” (Like what to do when you get it wrong. Stuff like that, granny.) Yaya Pak heard Divina’s problem at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Ano ba yan, Divina? Yun lang pala problema mo?” (What gives, Divina? That’s what your problem is?)
Divina thought research as of the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode is good. “Oo. Bakit? Siempre kelangan kong pag-aralan yun.” (Yes. Why? Of course I need to learn that.) Lola Nidora reiterated the advice she gave at the previous episode. “Pag-aralan mo ang makakaganda sa gusto mong gawin.” (Learn what can produce good results to what you’d like to do.) Donya Tinidora added. “Mas maganda kung may makakatulong sa yo.” (It would be better if someone can help you.)
Yaya Pak then volunteered at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Ay naku. Mga madam. Wag na kayong maghanap pa ng iba. Because problem solved. Mga lola, hindi nyo ba alam? Dati akong pumasok sa showbiz noon. Ang dami kong alam pagdating sa pag-arte-arte. Tulungan kitang mag-practice.” (Oh my. Madams. Stop looking for someone else. Grannies, don’t you know? I once entered showbiz before. I know a lot when it comes to acting. Let me help you practice.)
Lola Nidora was both skeptical and nervous. “Ano maitutulong mo? (What help can you give?) Alden chided Yaya Pak for her showbiz claim. “Yaya Pak, patingin ng showbiz.” (Let me see your showbiz wares.) Yaya Pak heard Alden. “Showbiz? Mamaya papakita ko sa yo, Papa Alden.” (I’d show you later, Papa Alden.)
Lola Nidora has good reason to be nervous at the ALDUB Gift of Joy. “Baka mamaya kung anu-ano ang tinuturo mo dito. Pasayawin mo ‘to sa bubong ng tricycle. Paakyatin mo sa puno.” (You might make her do various stuff. You might make her dance on top of the tricyle sidecar. Of make her climb a tree.)
Yaya Pak didn’t think Lola Nidora should be that worried. “Ganyan po talaga sa mga workshop. Kasama na po yun kung gusto nyo ng action.” (It’s really part of the workshop. They’re included if you’d like some action.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Donya Tinidora thought it’s worth a try. “Sige. Tingnan natin ha? Practice kayo ni Divina.” (Okay. Let’s see. You practice with Divina.)
Lola Nidora then let Yaya Pak. “Mag-practice nga kayo.” (You practice.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Divina was clear about what she wanted from this pseudo-workshop. “Gusto kong matutunan yung mga ano. Yung mga drama. Ganun. Yung tipong may sampalan. Kung pano yung gagawin.” (I’d like to learn stuff. Like drama. That stuff. The one with slapping scenes. On what I should do.)
Bossing Vic gave a quick tip. “Sampalin mo kaagad! Sampalin mo kaagad!” (Slap her quick! Slap her quick!) Yaya Pak kept tab of Divina’s instructions. “Yun po. May sampala.” (There. Slapping scenes.) Yaya Pak then checked what area they got at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Siempre unahin mo yung blocking mo.” (You have to prioritize blocking.) [Blocking is usually noted in theater. But in TV, it’s mostly about knowing your place in front of the camera.]
Alden still held the clapper he and Divina received from the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box. “Ready na yung clapper ko.” (My clapper is ready.) Donya Tinidora tried to position Divina and Yaya Pak in front of the camera. Yaya Pak’s height was a minor concern for Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Shorter ka. Kelangan kita mukha mo.” (You’re shorter. Your face should be seen.)
Lola Nidora talked to Divina again. “Ang gusto mo, may sampalan. Ang magaling na artista, walang arte. Hindi ka mapili sa kung anong gagawin. Go agad. Ang tawag dun, professionalism. Sampalin mo agad.” (You want slapping scenes. A good actress has no inhibitions. You’re not choosy with what needs to be done. Go. That’s called professionalism. Slap her quick.) At that point in the ALDUB Gift of Joy. Allan K had a little problem though. “Walang dialogue?” (No lines?)
Yaya Pak somewhat sensed a pattern. “Parang may galit kayo sa ‘kin.” (Seems like you hate me.) Lola Nidora denied the hate. “Hindi. Hindi.” (No. No.) Donya Tinidora went into director mode at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Bigyan natin ng eksena. Eto eksena. Kunyari magkapatid kayo. Tapos naiinggit ka dito kay Divina.” (Let’s give them a scene. Here’s the scene. For example, you’re sisters. Then you’re envious of Divina.)
At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Donya Tinidora continued giving instructions to Yaya Pak. “Kasi lahat, siya na lang ang paborito. Lahat sa kanya na lang napupunta. Magagalit ka ngayon. Paglapit mo sa kanya, mag-uusap na kayo.” (Because she is everyone’s favorite. Everything ends up with her. You’d hate her. Once approaching her, you’d start talking.)
Donya Tinidora then turned to Divina. “Sasampalin mo na kaagad. Di pa bumubuka ang bibig mo.” (You’d slap her quick. You haven’t opened your mouth at that time.) Divina found the scene given at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode to be a little harsh. “Lola, wag ganun.” (Granny, not that.) Yaya Pak protested. “Agad agad? Lola, dapat may line muna.” (So soon? Granny, she should have a line first.)
Donya Tinidora just provided further instructions without any script. “Nag-aagawan kayo ng kahit ano.” (You’re fighting over any random item.) [So obviously, at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode’s pseudo-workshop, improv is still the main element.] Alden was ready with his clapper. “Scene 1. Shot 1. Take 1. 5 4 3 2 … Action.”
Donya Tinidora then declared. “Okay, sandali. Break muna tayo.” (Let’s take a break.) Yaya Pak was aghast. “Bakit break?” (Why a break?) Even Alden was perplexed. “Lola, agad?” (Granny, so soon?) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Allan K commented too. “Wala pa ngang ginagawa eh.” (You haven’t done anything yet.) Donya Tinidora justified the so-called early break. “Nagugutom ang artista eh.” (Your actors are hungry.) Boss Joey quipped. “Ang aga namang break niyan.” (That’s an early break.)
Divina’s resourcefulness was put to use again. “Lola, kelangan ko po ng kausap. Puede po ba si Alden?” (Granny, I need a sounding board. Can you let that be Alden?) Alden was willing. “Sige. Sali ako sa eksena.” (Okay. I’m in the scene too.) Donya Tinidora tweaked the supposed scene at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Tapos dadating ka ha?” (Then you’d come in [while Alden and Divina were talking].) Yaya Pak agreed.
Donya Tinidora even told Yaya Pak where she would come from while Alden and Divina exchanged lines. “Dun ka galing. Sa Katipunan.” (You’d be coming from there. From Katipunan.) The ALDUB Gift of Joy episode crew was at Marikina. Even Boss Joey found that a bit too far. “Ang layo. Mauubos ang negatibo.” (That’s too far. You’d run out of negatives.)
Donya Tinidora started channeling the director vibe at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Okay. Ready. Motor … Walang nagro-roll sa motor. Motor!” (Nobody’s rolling the motor!) Boss Joey interpreted this as a cue to answer. “Rolling!” That’s all that Donya Tinidora needed to hear. “Okay! Action!” Divina started with her sort-of-improv line to Alden. “Huy, Alden! Kumusta ka na ba?” (How are you?) Alden replied. “Okay naman ako, Divina.” (I’m okay, Divina.)
Alden’s line doesn’t sound like an adlib though. “Alam mo? Di ka mawala sa isipan ko.” (You know? I can’t get you off my mind.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Divina’s line doesn’t sound like an adlib either. “Alam mo? Ikaw din. Hindi nga ako makatulog kagabi kasi iniisip kita.” (Know what? You too. I can’t sleep last night because I was thinking of you.)
Alden ended up revealing a bit about what happened last night a.k.a. The Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards that some Eat Bulaga hosts attended. “Pero nag-enjoy ka ba kagabi?” (But did you enjoy last night?) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Divina replied. “Ay, siempre naman. Thank you sa ‘yo. Seryoso. Thank you sa ‘yo.” (But of course. Thank you. Seriously. Thank you.)
Donya Tinidora was also one of the extras behind Divina. “Papasok ako.” (I’d enter the scene.) Alden replied. “You’re welcome.” Divina quipped. “Nami-miss na talaga kita.” (I really miss you.) Alden felt the same. “Miss you too.” Divina asked. “Hindi ka pa ba pupunta rito?” (Aren’t you coming over here?) Alden asked Divina back. “Gusto mo ba?” (Do you want to?) Divina said yes. “Oo.” Alden agreed at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode.
At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Divina asked Alden again. “Pupunta ka? Aantayin kita ha? Aantayin kita mamaya. Send ko sa ‘yo address ha? Dalhin mo kotse mo dito.” (You’re coming? I’d be waiting, okay? I’d be waiting for you later. I’d send you the address later. Bring your car here.) Again, Alden’s line doesn’t sound like an adlib. “Oo naman. Lagi naman eh.” (Yes, of course. I always do.)
Allan K was just annoyed with the extras looking at the camera. “Dami naman extra. Paulit-ulit.” (Too many extras. Same people.) Donya Tinidora justified her cameos with Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Passers by.” Alden went back to talking to Divina. “Di ba sabi mo, gusto mong i-drive?” (You said you wanted to drive it, right?)
Divina had other ideas. “Gusto ko lang imaneho. Pero okay lang ba kung ibangga ko?” (I just want to drive it. But is it okay if I crash it?) It gave Alden a mini-heart attack. “Wag naman.” (Please don’t.) Divina justified her suggestion at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Sabi mo, insured naman eh. Eh ako? Insured ba ako?” (You said that it’s insured anyway. How about me? Am I insured?) Alden replied. “Oo naman. Insured ka sa puso ko.” (Of course. You’re insured in my heart.)
Yaya Pak then approached Divina to start the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode’s skit. “Hay naku. Eto na nga bang sinasabi ko. Akalain mo nga naman. Suot mo na naman yang blouse na binili ko. Sinasabi ko na nga ba. Malikot ang kamay mo.” (Oh my. This is what I’ve been saying. Who would have thought? You’re wearing the blouse that I bought. I said it. You have suspicious hands.)
Alden knew what to say in this skit. “Sandali. Sino ka ba?” (Wait. Who are you?) Yaya Pak just heard the voice since she doesn’t immediately see the monitor at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Sino yung nagsalita?” (Who spoke?) Divina replied. “Ate, si Alden.” (Elder sister, it’s Alden.) Yaya Pak’s line was. “Wag mo kong ma-ate-ate.” (Don’t call me elder sister.)
Divina acted nervous. “Alden, ate ko.” (Alden, my elder sister.) Yaya Pak heard the name. “Andyan si Alden?” (Alden is there?) Divina still acted nervous. “Ate, sori.” (I’m sorry, elder sister.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy. Yaya Pak played the bitchy elder sister well. “Siya ang kausap mo? Hi, Alden.” (You’re talking to him.)
At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Yaya Pak’s lines consisted of soap opera staples regarding sibling rivalry. “Wag kang maka-sori-sori sa mga ninakaw mong blouse sa akin. Dahil lahat na lang, ninakaw at inagaw mo. Pati pagmamahal nina Papa at Mama. Inagaw mo na rin sa akin. Bata pa lang tayo, alam ko nang inggitera ka. Ngayon? Ngayong mga dalaga na tayo, pati ba naman ang lalaking pinakamamahal ko, gusto mong agawin?”
(Don’t tell me you’re sorry for the blouse you stole from me. Because you snagged and stole everything away from me. Even the love of Papa and Mama. You stole it from me. Way back when we were kids, I knew you’re a green-eyed monster. Now? Now that we’ve grown up, you wanted the man I love too?)
Yaya Pak had to finish her line for Divina to know what to do. “Anong klaseng …? Ang kapal mo!” (What kind of …? The nerve!) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Divina, out of hesitation, tapped Yaya Pak’s cheek. She’s supposed to slap her though. “Ate. Mag-hunos-dili ka.” (Elder sister, take hold of yourself.) That’s when Donya Tinidora called out. “Cut!”
Yaya Pak complained. “Ba’t mo kinat?” (Why did you cut it?) Donya Tinidora mentioned blocking concerns at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Sapaw eh.” (You’re not seen enough.) Yaya Pak couldn’t believe it. Donya Tinidora tried to position him in a way that all cameras can capture her movements. Yaya Pak still complained. “Lola, paganti na ako.” (Granny, I’m about to slap back.)
Bossing Vic commented too based on his viewpoint. “Lola, hindi tumama eh.” (Granny, it didn’t get captured.) Boss Joey quite agreed with Bossing Vic. This is where crew jargon gets mentioned. It was minimized though to keep the focus on the workshop aired at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Donya Tinidora summed it up best. “Walang daya kasi ito eh.” (This [slap] is not done via angles.)
Divina had to apologize to Yaya Pak for the slap. Yaya Pak thought it’s fine. “Okay lang. Kasi gaganti naman ako diyan.” (It’s okay. I will retaliate later anyway.) Donya Tinidora also taught Divina the right way to slap. “Dere-derecho lang kamay mo. Ganun.” (Keep your hand straight. Like that.) She then slapped Yaya Pak. At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Yaya Pak felt hurt. “Aray! Bakit totoo?” (Ouch! Why is it real?)
Donya Tinidora justified the realistic slap. “Hindi puedeng malambot.” (It can’t be soft.) [That scene at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode reminded me of certain veteran actresses that slap for real. Especially if their co-stars allowed them and the latter has problems inducing tears needed for the scene.] Allan K felt bad for Yaya Pak though. “Bigat ng kamay ni Lola.” (Granny had a heavy hand.)
At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Yaya Pak felt the need to ask Donya Tinidora. “Dati ba kayong director?” (Are you a former director?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Oo.” (Yes.) Yaya Pak just left the next scenes to Donya Tinidora’s discretion. “Sige po.” (Okay.) Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall again. “May mic pa kasi.” (Why do we even have these handheld mics?) The last time lapel mics were used was during the ANSERA series.
Lola Nidora told Donya Tinidora to tone down the slaps. “Baka mawalan ng malay.” (She might lose consciousness.) Donya Tinidora thought Yaya Pak should bank on her strengths at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Pagkasabi mo ng RAWR RAWR RAWR!” Yaya Pak’s garbled angry rant will be Divina’s signal to slap her. Divina was fine with it.
Donya Tinidora tried to resume the scene. “Lights! Motor!” It was Bossing Vic’s turn to reply. “Rolling!” That was Donya Tinidora’s signal to say. “Action!” Yaya Pak repeated part of her line. Divina heard the keyword and slapped Yaya Pak. At the ALDUB Gift of Joy. Yaya Pak felt her cheek. “Na-mild stroke ako.” (I feel a mild stroke.) Divina had to slap her again to bring her consciousness back to the scene.
That’s when Yaya Pak adlibbed. “Gagantihan kita!” (I will avenge against you!) Divina ducked like Neo avoiding bullets. Donya Tinidora yelled “Cut!” Allan K thought the cut was too soon. Donya Tinidora had to remind the “actresses” to stay where they are. “Tandaan nyo yung position nyo ha?” (Keep in mind your positions.) Yaya Pak agreed. Donya Tinidora planned to continue shooting from that scene in the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode.
Donya Tinidora didn’t want to waste time. “Balik muna tayo dun. Aabutan tayo ng dilim.” (Let’s get back there. [The slapping scene.] Before it gets dark.) Yaya Pak didn’t think it would take THAT long. “Sasampal lang, lola. Paanong aabutan ng dilim?” (It’s just a slapping scene, granny. Why would it take until dusk?)
Lola Nidora was impressed with how Divina tried to avoid the slap. “Divina, ang galing. Pano ang iwas?” (You’re good. How did you duck?) Divina repeated her Neo scene when she tried to duck Yaya Pak’s slap. Just when Yaya Pak was trying to slap back again. Donya Tinidora yelled “Cut!” again. Divina then mentioned. “Prepared po ako, lola.” (I’m prepared, granny.)
Donya Tinidora acted like the assistant director when she asked Bossing Vic. “Direk, tumama ba yung sampal kay Yaya Pak? Direk, okay na sa yo?” (Direk, did the slap land on Yaya Pak? Is that okay with you?) Bossing Vic acted as the default director at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Parang hindi eh.” (Doesn’t look like it.) Allan K reacted too. “Hindi kita, eh.” (It’s not that seen.)
Donya Tinidora used the feedback to reshoot the scene. “Isa pa daw.” (One more.) Allan K even suggested. “Reverse camera.” Bossing Vic voiced out his concern too at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Timing eh.” (It’s in the timing.) Boss Joey’s concern is for Yaya Pak. “Safety. Safety. Safety.” Donya Tinidora thought that the slap should be done on the other cheek. “Sapaw dito eh. Dito mo na kunin sa kabila.” (It’s gets blocked from here. Do it on the other side.)
The instructions that Donya Tinidora gave were more for the “actresses”, not the cameras. “Kaliwa naman. Para pantay.” (Slap the left side. So both cheeks get fairly slapped.) Lola Nidora also thought that the “actresses” should adjust to the camera instead. “Para kita sa camera.” (So that the slap would be seen on camera.) Same instructions given at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Both Yaya Pak and Divina agreed.
Donya Tinidora even taught Divina a way to slap. “Saka sa likod mo pagalingin ang kamay mo.” (Your hand should swing from behind.) Divina and Yaya Pak agreed. Alden sensed the force gathered from that angle. “May buelo.” (There’s momentum.) Allan K agreed. Alden supported Divina instead. “Divina, bigay mo na lahat. Bigay mo na.” (Give it your all. Just dish it.) Divina replied at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Sige. Sige. Bibigay ko.” (Okay. Okay. I’d give it.)
Donya Tinidora gave the signal and shoot. Yaya Pak and Divina delivered almost the same lines. But this was the part in the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode where both of them we’re almost yelling. Divina swung from behind for the slap. And Yaya Pak reacted. “Aray ko! Totoo yun ha?” (Ouch! That was a real slap!) Divina repeated her line in a shouting manner. “Ate, wala akong ginagawa sa ‘yo!” (Elder sister, I haven’t done anything to you!)
Since this is improv, Yaya Pak did not retaliate. She didn’t wait for Donya Tinidora to yell “Cut!” either. At the ALDUB Gift of Joy. She just pulled Divina and dished out lines in front of the camera. “Humarap ka dito. Kitang kita nyo ang ginawa mo sa ‘kin. Kaya gagantihan kita. Etong para sa yo!” (Face the camera. You all saw what was done to me. So I will retaliate. Take this!) Divina ducked again. Donya Tinidora yelled “Cut!” again. Yaya Pak was livid.
The next thing that everybody realized, Yaya Pak picked up a live chicken while complaining. “Bakit ganyan?” (Why?) She complained about the chicken that interrupted her scene at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode too. “May dumaang manok! Ano ka ba naman? Agaw eksena ka!” (A chicken crossed the road! What the heck? You’re stealing my thunder!) Both Divina and Donya Tinidora were beside themselves from laughing so hard.
Allan K can’t see the little fowl well. “Manok ba yan o kalapati?” (Is that a chicken or a pigeon?) The camera focused on the bird. It was a chicken without the red top. Yaya Pak was half-amused, half-pissed with the chicken. “Pati ba naman ang manok na to?” (Even this chicken?) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy. Donya Tinidora asked Yaya Pak. “Bakit mo hinawakan? Buzzer pa ang hinihintay niyan.” (Why did you pick it up? It’s just waiting for the buzzer.)
Lola Nidora just realized what happened at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Nagulat ako. Pagliyad ni Divina, may lumabas na manok.” (I was startled. Once Divina ducked, a chicken came out.) Donya Tinidora was mindblown. “Nanganak ka ng manok!” (You gave birth to a chicken!) Divina called Alden. “Alden!” Alden asked what. “Ano yun?” (What?) Divina told him. “Panagutan mo ko.” (Take responsibility for this.) Alden just scratched his head at the thought of having a chicken for an offspring.
Yaya Pak got mindblown with the turn of events as well. “Ano ba yan? Parang fantasy ang ginagawa natin.” (What the heck? We’re like doing a fantasy scene.) Yaya Pak went back to the scene where Donya Tinidora yelled “Cut!” and resumed her lines at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Alden, nakita mo naman kung sino sa aming dalawa ang nanakit at hindi nanakit. Ngayon mamili ka.” (You saw who slapped and who didn’t. Now, choose.)
Yaya Pak included Alden well into the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode skit. “Sinong pipiliin mo? Ako o si Ate Divina?” (Who would you choose? Me or my elder sister Divina?) Donya Tinidora yelled again. “Freeze! Yang eksena na yan. Duma-drama ka na kay Alden.” (Right there at that scene. You’re now going drama on Alden.) Allan K noticed the chicken. “Kumikilos yung manok eh.” (The chicken is moving.)
Donya Tinidora continued with the instructions. “Pareho na kayong ano kay Alden. Kung sino ang pipiliin. Pumapatak na kailangan ang mga luha natin dito. Drama tayo ngayon.” (You’re both [pleading] with Alden. On who he should choose. Your tears should be seen by here now. We’re doing drama now.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Lola Nidora suggested. “Turuan mo mag-freeze ito.” (Teach this [chicken] how to freeze.)
Donya Tinidora tried to give instructions to the chicken in chicken speak. “Pak pak pakak.” Then she turned back to Yaya Pak. “Ikaw muna magda-dialogue. Kailangan ko ng luha.” (You say your lines first. I need tears.) Donya Tinidora tried resuming the shoot again with signals given by Bossing Vic for him to yell “Action!” Yaya Pak then started with her lines at the ALDUB Gift for Joy episode.
“Alden, ilang taon akong nag-antay para lang mahalin mo ako. Tapos ano? Eto lang ang mapapala ko? Hindi mo ako pipiliin? Alden, hawak ko ang pamilya mo. Ako ang piliin mo, Alden. Dahil kung hindi, isa-salvage ko ‘tong manok na ‘to.” (I wanted for several years for you to love me. Then what? This is all that I’d end up with? You won’t pick me? Alden, I have your family. Pick me, Alden. Otherwise, I’d have this chicken murdered.)
Boss Joey waited for tears to fall. “Babagsak na oh.” (They’re about to fall.) Allan K saw the tears fall. “Bumagsak nga.” (They have fallen.) He then prompted the audience’s applause. “Palakpakan na may kasamang sigawan!” (Clap your hands and make noise!) The audience present at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode was very happy as well.
Donya Tinidora then psyched Divina for her lines at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Gaganti si Maine. Si Maine naman ang magsasalita. Ikaw naman kakausap kay Alden. Kelangan makumbinsi mo siya.” (Maine will avenge herself. It’s Maine’s turn to speak. You talk to Alden. You have to convince him.) Donya Tinidora then set everyone. “Lights! Motor!” Bossing Vic replied. “Rolling!” Then Donya Tinidora yelled. “Action!”
Divina channeled Ging Ging’s voice to sound like she’s about to cry. “Alden? Alden, di ba sabi mo sa ‘kin, mahal mo ko? Mahal kita eh. Sabi mo sa ‘kin, di mo ko iiwan. Alden, ako na lang piliin mo.” (Alden, didn’t you tell me that you love me? You told me that you won’t leave me. Alden, pick me.) The KalyeSerye commentator didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Alden’s eyes started to get watery.
Divina even quoted some lines from the film “One More Chance” in her adlibs. “Alden, ako na lang. Ako na lang ulet. Alden, ako na lang ulet.” (Make it me. Make it me again. I want it to be me again.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy. Divina just had some difficulty shedding tears. So she just poured a little bucket of water on her face to make them look like tears.
Allan K was both impressed and amused. “Ang daming luha! Kumalat sa buong mukha!” (That’s a lot of tears! It spread all over her face!) Donya Tinidora saw Alden shed tears though. “Umiyak na si Alden. Mas magaling ito.” (Alden has cried. He’s better.) At the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. Donya Tinidora then gave Alden the signal to speak. “Sasagot si Alden. Pipili na.” (Alden will reply. He’ll choose.)
Alden started his lines in the middle of his tears at the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode. “Di ba sabi ko sa yo, ako ang bahala sa yo? Pati luha mo. Sinalo ko na. Pero siguro, Divina. Malinaw na malinaw sa ‘yo.” (Didn’t I tell you that I will take care of you? I even shed tears in your behalf. I took care of it. But maybe, Divina. It’s very clear to you.) He was just interrupted with Yaya Pak’s face on his monitor. “Hindi ikaw. Hindi ikaw.” (Not you. Not you.)
Once Divina dominated the monitor again. Alden continued. “Ano pa man ang dumating sa ‘king pagsubok. Kung mawala na lahat. Ikaw ang pipiliin ko.” (Whatever trial comes to me. If I lose everything. I’d choose you.) The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB Gift of Joy episode on a cliffhanger. Boss Joey spoke like a director-producer upon hearing the truck horn. “Pack-up muna tayo. Tuloy tayo bukas same time ha?” (Tomorrow again, same time, okay?)
Yaya Pak got lured into several slaps. Even Ging Ging got the opportunity at the epilogue. Will the chicken appear in subsequent episodes? Keep subscribed to The Philippines Web by liking our official Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter to @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.
The big box was Lola Nidora’s ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift for Alden and Divina. Lola Nidora was joined by Donya Tinidora and Yaya Pak with Rogelio in opening the box. “Matagal kong pinag-isipan ito, Alden. Maine. Nararapat ko nang sabihin ito sa inyo.” (I’ve thought about this long and hard. Alden and Maine. It’s only appropriate that I finally tell you this.)
Lola Nidora asked Yaya Pak’s help in opening the box at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Mabuti pa. Tulungan nyo akong buksan ang kahon.” (Might as well. Help me in opening the box.) Alden and Divina then tried to untie the ribbon. Yaya Pak was excited herself. Donya Tinidora was a little obsessive compulsive in trying to untie the ribbon. Lola Nidora just told her. “Hayaan mo, Tinidora. Sa kanila yan.” (Let them. It’s theirs.)
Allan K a.k.a. Miss A has a mock spoiler. “Alam ko yan. Biik yan.” (I know that. It’s a piglet.) Donya Tinidora tried to scare Divina in opening the box at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Baka matuklaw ka, hija.” (That [creature] might bite you.) Donya Tinidora somewhat implied it to be a venomous snake. All that Alden could dig at first were confetti. It was a thrilling moment at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode.
Alden finally pulled out his first find at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. His assumption was a little exaggerated though. “Susi. Lola, bibigyan nyo po ba kami ng kotse?” (Keys. Granny, are you giving us a car?) Donya Tinidora recognized the ring of keys that Alden pulled out. “Kanina ko pa hinahanap ang susi ng mansion. Nandiyan lang pala.” (I’ve been looking for the mansion keys. It’s just there.)
Lola Nidora realized the package mix-up. “Pano napunta yang susi na yan?” (How did that ring of keys get there?) As it turns out. Donya Tinidora had a night life. “Ang duplicate, sa akin. Pag umuuwi ako ng gabi. Meron ako. Kaya pala nawala.” (I have the diplicate. So whenever I come home late. I have them. No wonder they’re missing.) Lola Nidora told Alden and Divina to keep digging in the box at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode.
Divina then pulled out a roll of paper secured with a thin ribbon. Alden speculated at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Uy! Titulo!” (A [land] title!) Donya Tinidora was reminded more of a diploma than a title. “Hindi ka na a-attend ng graduation. Dito na.” (You will not attend a graduation anymore. You’ll just receive [your diploma] here.) Divina then opened the paper to check.
Divina was half-shocked half-amused with what she saw. “Wedding gown?” Alden was just as shocked. “Lola, ipapakasal nyo na?” (Granny, you’re marrying her off?) Lola Nidora checked the paper too. She recognized it as Yaya Pak’s sketch. “Yaya Pak, pambalot mo ‘to.” (This is your wrapper.) Yaya Pak apologized for the other gift mix-up at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Sori po.” (I’m sorry.)
At the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. Donya Tinidora ended up chiding Lola Nidora though. “Kunyari, ayaw mong ipakasal. Ikakasal din pala. May wedding gown.” (You made us believe that you don’t want them wed. You’d like to get them wed after all.) Lola Nidora protested. “Hindi yan!” (Not that!) Alden somewhat chided Lola Nidora too. “Kayo, lola.” (Please, granny.)
The box contained Lola Nidora’s gift. But 2 mix-ups has occurred already at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. That got Donya Tinidora thinking. “Kanina naligo ako. Baka diyan ko naitapon.” (I took a bath awhile ago. I might have dumped [my used clothes] there.) Divina and Alden pulled out the next item from the box. “Baby!” It was a baby doll complete with a pacifier.
Divina was almost nervous upon asking Lola Nidora. “Lola, bakit may …?” (Granny, why is there a [baby]?) Allan K a.k.a. Miss A thought the situation at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary escalated quickly. “Baby agad?” (So soon?) Lola Nidora was aghast. “Hindi ito.” (Not this.) Even Bossing Vic was surprised. “Ano yan, lola?” (What is THAT, granny?)
Donya Tinidora’s suspicion of Lola Nidora went a little too sinister even by the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode’s standards. “Sabi ko na nga ba eh. Minsan sumasakit ang balakang ko. Yan ang ginagamit mo eh.” (I knew it. Sometimes my hip aches. You’re using that [for witchcraft purposes against me].) Lola Nidora recognized the baby doll though. “Eto yung sa belen natin dun sa mansion.” (It’s from our Nativity Set at the mansion.) Strike 2 for Yaya Pak for the gift mix-up. “Namali lang po kami ng lagay diyan.” (We just put it there in error.)
Divina was hesitant to go on. “Meron pa po ba, lola?” (Is there another one, granny?) Alden still wanted to dig deeper in the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box. “Last. May isa pa sa loob eh.” (Last chance. There’s another one inside.) Lola Nidora’s nerves are getting the better of her. “Ano ba naman kayo? Ninenerbyos ako sa inyo. Baka kung ano ang sumunod diyan ha?” (What are you doing? I get nervous with you. Something else might come out.)
Divina paused for awhile. “Wait lang po. Si Alden kasi, pawis na pawis.” (Please wait. Alden is all sweaty.) She left the box and went beside Alden to wipe the sweat off his forehead. She DUBsmashed again after returning to her spot beside the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box. Alden DUBsmashed in return.
Donya Tinidora had to interrupt Alden’s DUBsmash at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Sandali. Pano nyo makukuha? Magkahawak kayong dalawa.” (Wait. How will you get it? You’re holding hands.) In the previous digs, Alden and Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB were pulling out the items together. It was a minor interruption in their search for Lola Nidora’s gift. Both Alden and Divina just laughed it off.
Alden tried searching again. None of them removed the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box lid. So that’s a tip of how much of a major surprise this is. Alden somewhat touched something. “May isa pa po akong nakapa sa loob.” (I could feel another one inside.) Seems like Divina dug it too. “Medyo matigas po.” (It’s a little hard.) Donya Tinidora sounded perplexed upon hearing the word “matigas”. Like something wooden.
Divina was trying to dig it again when she told Alden. “Kamay ko yan. Ano ba?” (That’s my hand. What’s wrong with you?) Alden had to apologize. “Sorry.) Lola Nidora half-confirmed what both Alden and Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB dug in the box. “Magtataka ako kung lumambot na yan diyan.” (I’d wonder if that item softened inside there.) Neither Alden nor Divina has pulled it out of the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box though.
Lola Nidora gave the young couple the signal to pull out said item from the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box. It was a clapper commonly used in movies. On it were the words “Movie” and their names “Alden Richards” and “Maine Mendoza”. Lola Nidora then told Alden and Divina to go in front.
Lola Nidora explained the item that Alden and Divina dug from the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift box. “Eto na ang panahon para sa hinihintay ng marami. Eto na ang panahon para magkaroon ng sarili nyong pelikula. Deserve nyo ito. Kaya pumapayag na ako.” (This is the time that everyone has been waiting for. This is the time for you to have your own movie. You deserve it. So now I allow you.)
Donya Tinidora thought of this as a pleasant surprise. “Maga-artista ka na? Maga-artista na ang apo natin.” (You’re becoming a movie star? Our grand-niece is becoming a movie star.) That’s when Donya Tinidora thought about it in hindsight at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Kaya pala puro pansit ang ulam natin. Magpo-produce ka pala ng movie. Pambihira. Tinitipid mo ako.” (Now I know why we always eat noodles. You’re about to produce a movie. Damn it. You’re scrimping on me.)
Alden and Divina were so thankful. Divina somewhat broke the fourth wall at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode when she thanked Lola Nidora. “Lola, alam nyo naman po na simula po nung magsimula yung ALDUB, andami na pong nangyari sa buhay namin ni Alden. Lalo na po sa akin, lola. Kasi first time po lahat ng ginagawa ko dito. Parang lahat po puro una.”(Granny, you know ever since ALDUB began, so many things have happened to us of Alden. Especially to me, granny. Because everything that I did here were done for the first time. Seems like all of them are firsts.)
Divina continued at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Yung iba po, nagmamadali. Pine-pressure po tayo. Ako po. Yung may hawak sa akin na sana gawin ko to. Gawin ko yan. Pero, lola, alam nyo naman po na hindi ko naman po kayang pagsabay-sabayin lahat, di ba? Na lahat naman po ng bagay. Na lahat po ng tatahakin ko po dito, may tamang panahon. Kaya, lola, ngayon po siguro ang tamang panahon na magkaroon kami ng sarili naming pelikula ni Alden.”
(Others are in a rush. We’re being pressured. Me. My talent manager [were pressured] that I should be doing this. I should be doing that. But, granny, you know that I can’t do everything at the same time, right? That all things. That every road that I take here has a right time. So, granny, now perhaps is the right time for us of Alden to have our own movie.)
Divina was almost emotional as Maine in the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Kaya maraming salamat po sa inyo, lola. Saka sa lahat-lahat po ng sumusuporta sa amin ni Alden. Maraming salamat po. Kasi dream come true po ito sa amin ni Alden. And promise na gagalingan po namin. Yay!” (So thank you very much, granny. And to everyone that supports us of Alden. Thank you very much. Because it’s a dream come true for us of Alden. And we promise to do our best.)
Divina tried staying in character though when going back to Alden. “Bakit ba pawis na pawis ka?” (Why are you so sweaty?) Alden was almost a loss for words. “Eh kasi naman eh.” (Just because.) Divina wiped the sweat off Alden’s forehead again at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode.
Alden then took his turn to talk at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Lola, nung nagsimula po ang paglalakbay namin ni Maine, hindi po naging madali. Sa lahat. Sa amin. Sa mga nagmamahal sa amin. Sa mga tao na bumuo ng KalyeSerye. Marami po kaming pinagdaanan. At patuloy na pinagdadaanan sa araw araw. And ang masarap lang po talaga at the end of the day is makakita ng mga nagmamahal sa inyo kagaya nyo na nandito ngayon sa studio.”
([At the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode.] Granny, when my journey with Maine began, it was not easy. To everyone. To us. To the ones that love us. To the ones who consisted of the KalyeSerye. We went through so much. And we continue to go through much every day. And the best feeling at the end of the day is to see people who love you like all of you here in the studio.)
Alden admitted his frustration too. “And sa lahat po ng naghihintay. Sa lahat po ng minsan nagdududa po sa amin ni Maine.” (And to everyone who waited. To everyone who occasionally doubted us of Maine.) Donya Tinidora almost snapped upon hearing this at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Ituro nyo!” (Point them out to me!)
It broke the ice for Alden and cracked up. “At sa lahat po ng hindi na makapaghintay. Eto na po.” (And to those who can’t wait any longer. Here it is.) The audience present at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode chided Alden “Iiyak na yan! Iiyak na yan!” (He’s about to cry! He’s about to cry.)
Alden continued. “Excited na po kami ni Maine na gawin itong proyektong ito. Para sa lahat lahat po ng sumusuporta at nagmamahal.” (We of Maine are excited to do this project. For everyone who supported and loved us.) Alden then turned to Divina at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Maine. Hinintay ko ‘to eh. Para sa ating dalawa. And I can’t wait to do this movie with you. And let’s prove them wrong.” (I waited for this. For the two of us.)
Soon, even the grannies were seen crying and hugging at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. Bossing Vic was quick to spot them. “Ba’t kayo umiiyak, lola?” (Why are you crying, granny?) Donya Tinidora replied in between tears to Lola Nidora. “Ang baho ng damit mo.” (Your dress stinks.) Donya Tinidora repeated her answer to Bossing Vic. “Eto kasi. Ang baho ng damit. Aakap pa.” (She’s the problem. Her dress stunk. Then she hugs me.) Lola Nidora was busy laughing to answer Donya Tinidora.
Donya Tinidora turned her attention to Alden and Divina instead. “Congratulations sa inyong dalawa.” She used this opportunity in the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode to address the ALDUB Nation. “Mga kaibigan, maraming salamat. Yung mga pinagdaanan ng apo namin. Etong si Alden. Lahat ng mga pagsubok, andyan kayo palagi, di ba? Wag kayong aalis. Diyan lang kayo.” (Friends, thank you very much. For all of the things that our grand-niece went through. Of Alden. Of all the trials, you’re always there, right? Don’t go. Stay there.)
Lola Nidora eventually regained her composure at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Happy monthsary. Pumapayag na ako pero alam mo.” (I already allowed them but you know.) The audience present at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode started chanting. “Kiss! Kiss!” Lola Nidora heard it loud and clear. “Anong kiss?” (What kiss?) Donya Tinidora had to answer. “Sa movie nyo na abangan yung kiss.” (Watch out for the kiss at the movie.)
Lola Nidora agreed with Donya Tinidora. “Abangan nyo sa pelikula.” (Wait for it at the movie.) Alden agreed with the grannies at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Naka-reserve. Naka-reserve.” (It’s reserved. It’s reserved.) Lola Nidora then reminded Alden. “Alagaan mo ‘tong apo namin sa pupuntahan nyong mga lokasyon.” (Take care of our grand-niece on your location shoots.)
Donya Tinidora asked Lola Nidora. “Sasama ka, ate? Ayaw mo ba?” (You’re going, elder sister. Don’t you want to?) Lola Nidora laughed before replying at the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode. “Mahina na ang tuhod ko. Bawal na sa akin magpupupuyat.” (My knees are weak. I’m not allowed to stay awake late at night.)
Lola Nidora reminded Divina of her priorities after the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift. “Mag-aral kang mabuti. Ikaw rin, Alden. Pag-aralan nyong mabuti kung paano maging propesyonal na artista. Eto na ang tamang panahon para sa inyo. Wag nyong sayangin ang tiwala ng lahat ng taong nagmamahal sa inyo.” (Study well. You too, Alden. Learn how to be a professional performer. This is the right time for you.)
Lola Nidora mentioned the ALDUB 9th Monthsary gift as if it’s a baby to be delivered. “Sapat sa buwan. Tama sa edad at after 9 months, eto na ang anak nyo. Ang pelikulang tatatak sa kasaysayan ng pelikulang Pilipino.” (With enough number of months. Sufficiently mature and after 9 months, here is your baby. The movie that will mark in the history of Philippine cinema.)
Divina replied. “Opo, lola. Pangako po yan. Ang tagal ng hinintay nila. 9 months din sila naghintay, Alden. Para dito.” (Yes, granny. That’s a promise. They’ve waited for so long. They waited 9 months, Alden. For this.) Lola Nidora then took the clapper to condition Alden and Divina. “Basta ready. Lights! Camera!” Lola Nidora then gave the signal to the audience to finish the line. “Action!” Lola Nidora produced the clapper’s sound. Divina then told Alden. “Kaya natin ‘to ha? Di mo ko papabayaan. Pangako ha? Promise?” (We can do this, okay? You won’t forsake me. Promise?)
Alden replied. “Promise.” They made the pinky swear and hugged. The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode cleanly. [It was not mentioned in the ALDUB 9th Monthsary episode whether the movie was produced by GMA Films, APT Entertainment or whether it’s a joint venture. The only sure thing is it’s the launching movie of Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards.]
Expectations are high. It wasn’t mentioned if it’s heavy drama, romantic comedy or some other sub-genre under the category “Romance.”. The subsequent episode recaps would be coming up. So like us on Facebook, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. Updates are constantly posted there. We’d be expecting you.
[Spanish Filipino Showbiz Personalities Featured Image from Morguefile.] Seeing Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities as early as the 1940’s in Philippine entertainment is no longer uncommon. Surely, most Filipinos are a mixed race. Chinese. Arabian. Malay. Spanish, American and Japanese. A mixed bag even. But this list would list showbiz personalities whose Spanish ancestry are mentioned. Whether it’s their parent or grandparent who’s Spanish. They will be noted and classified in our list of Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities.
Spanish Filipino Showbiz Personalities.
Various Performing Arts.
Born Luis Antonio Dominguez Manzano. Kuya Manzano is one of the most recognizable Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities in the theater scene. His Spanish ancestry is traced to his Spanish father. Albeit seen in some mainstream movies like Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo and Felix Manalo, he also appeared on television projects like GMA News TV’s Katipunan and ABS-CBN’s On The Wings of Love. He donned significant characters in the Filipino-produced musical, Marco Polo: An Untold Story. His last musical project was San Pedro Calungsod The Musical.
Born John Charles Edward Pamintuan Celdran. Carlos Celdran’s Spanish ancestry is traced to his father’s side. He rose to prominence among Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities as a performance artist. His talent was mostly seen in gigs where he is a tour guide or as a cultural activist or as a political satirist. His most-renowned project is Livin’ La Vida Imelda.
Born Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao. Alodia is better known as a model, host, celebrity endorser and cosplayer. She is less known as one of the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. And more as one of the top cosplayers today. Her Spanish ancestry is traced to her Spanish Filipina mother. She was one of the top Asian cosplayers featured in print media in Japan and United States, to name a few appearances.
Spanish Filipino Showbiz Personalities:
Born Lucy May Gritz. Delia Razon was one of the the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities that graced the silver screen in the 1950’s. Her Spanish ancestry is traced to her half-Spanish mother. She’s mostly associated with sword-and-sandal epics of her era.
Born German Molina Moreno. German Moreno a.k.a. “Kuya Germs” was more known for being a talent manager and variety show host. As one of the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities listed here. Moreno’s Spanish ancestry is traced to his half-Spanish father.
Born Pilar Garrido Corrales. Pilita Corrales was dubbed “Asia’s Queen of Songs”. Her Spanish ancestry is traced to her Spanish-born mother. She became one of the prominent Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities not only because of her ancestry. But also due to her Spanish songs performed on the radio.
Born Armida Ponce Enrile, she was better known by her married name Armida Siguion-Reyna. She was the daughter of Spanish mestizo and brother of current senator Juan Ponce Enrile. As one of the prominent Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. She was once known as a film producer. During Estrada’s regime, she was the chairwoman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. But her trademark TV program will always be “Aawitan Kita”.
Born Jorge Eduardo Pickett Gutierrez. Eddie Gutierrez became one of the obvious Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. It was due to his Spanish ancestry traced to his half-Spanish mother. He was one of the classic movie star heartthrobs of his time due to his Spanish mestizo looks. He was last seen at the hit KalyeSerye as the elder version of Lola Nidora’s ex-boyfriend, Anselmo.
Joey de Leon.
Born Jose Maria Ramos de Leon, Jr. Joey de Leon is one of the founding fathers of the longest-running noontime variety show in the world today, Eat Bulaga. His Spanish ancestry is traced to his Filipino-Spanish father. A rare breed among the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. He is one-third of the comedy troika of Tito, Vic and Joey. He is also a songwriter and painter.
Born Jesus Garcia Verchez. Eddie Garcia’s Spanish ancestry is traced from the descendants of Spanish Pinaminomons settlers in the Bicol region. He was a prominent Spanish Filipino showbiz personality not only in blood but also in performance. He was once associated with Spanish-speaking roles among his villain roles in his filmography encompassing more than 400 films. His latest project is the primetime series “Ang Probinsiyano”.
Fernando Poe Jr.
Born Ronald Allan Kelley Poe. Fernando Poe Jr was better known in his other names “FPJ” and “Da King” (bastardized spelling of The King). The King of Action movies’ father, Fernando Poe Sr., was half-Spanish. His grandfather is a Catalan migrant from Majorca, Spain. He was one of the few Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities that cemented their legacy in Philippine entertainment.
Spanish Filipino Showbiz Personalities
Contemporary TV and Film
Born Eduardo Barrios Manzano, Edu Manzano lately is more associated with Philippine politics than with Philippine entertainment. While he was born in the United States, his paternal bloodline included Spanish ancestors. His bio as one of the top Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities is best summarized in this Facebook video.
Born Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual, Piolo Pascual was also known as “PJ” and “Papa P”. As one of the top Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. His Spanish ancestry is traced to his half-Spanish half-German father. As an actor, he starred in films that ranged from romantic comedy like “Starting Over Again” to “Dekada 70”. As a producer, he was behind the hit Kimmy Dora series. His last high-profile film project was “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis”. (International release title: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery.)
Born Kristine Hermosa Orille. Kristine Hermosa used her half-Spanish mother’s maiden name once she entered Philippine showbiz. While known as one of the top Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities, her most memorable role is that of Yna Macaspac in the original version of “Pangako Sa Yo”. She’s also one of the first mainstream celebrities to gain a following in Southeast Asia.
Born Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana. Her Spanish ancestry is traced to another inclusion in our list of Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. Her grandmother is Delia Razon, one of the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities included in the Veterans section of this article. She first rose to fame upon bagging the title role for the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda. She currently hosts a weekly drama anthology series, Karelasyon.
Ellen Adarna is one of the Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities who’s name is more often found under “controversial”. From her bra-less fitness ad to her viral photos of kissing another girl. She’s the sultry rebel that the audience can easily fall for. No wonder the last mainstream projects that she was known for are the equally steaming hot TV series Moon of Desire and Pasion de Amor. Hello, raging hormones.
Born Marian Rivera Gracia. Marian Rivera earned the monicker “Primetime Queen” for top-billing several primetime TV series prior to her marriage to Dingdong Dantes. Her Spanish ancestry is traced to her Spanish father, a native of Madrid. It made her the most recognizable name in our list of Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. She is one of the few actresses that played comic book characters Darna and Dyesebel. Her most memorable mainstream project is the historical fiction epic, Amaya. She is set to appear in the upcoming remake of the hit fantasy series, Encantadia, for the role of Ynang Reyna Mine-a.
As the top pick in our list of Spanish Filipino showbiz personalities. Marian Gracia-Dantes is currently one of the main draws of the weekly comedy show, Sunday PinaSaya. And soon, she will host her morning talk show, Yan Ang Morning. It was a play on her nickname, Yanyan.
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Everyone awaited the result at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. But before seeing the results, Donya Tinidora had her workout session. Ruby liked what she saw. “May pa-Zumba.” (A Zumba session.) She is joined in the KalyeSerye commentary panel by Allan K a.k.a. “Miss A” and Ryan Agoncillo.
Donya Tinidora was kinda bored halfway into her Zumba session at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Wala namang ka-thrill-thrill ‘to.” (This isn’t so thrilling.) It didn’t stop her commentary though. “Very good naman yung instructor natin. Okay ito ha? Naku. Nasasanay na ang katawan ko sa exercise. Importante ito sa mga da-matan niyan. Nakita nyo? Kahit may edad na ko, sexy pa rin. At may Madam Auring.” (Our instruction is very good at what she does. Oh my! My body will be accustomed to exercise. It’s very important for us elders. See? Even if I’m old, I’m still sexy. And I still got some Madam Auring.)
Allan K got the contemporary pop culture reference that Donya Tinidora referred to. “May asim.” [In local slang, “may asim” was a phrase popularized by psychic Madam Auring. It was a reference to how despite her age, she still attracts men half her age in a sexual way.] Donya Tinidora liked it that Allan K immediately understood her at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Korekek.” (Correct.)
Ruby chose a more positive term. “Alam mo na. Fresh.” Donya Tinidora then asked her Zumba instructor. “I need a break.” The instructors stopped along with Donya Tinidora’s backup dancers at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Ruby flattered Donya Tinidora further. “Lola, sa lahat naman ng nagsu-Zumba, ikaw ang fresh.” (Of all Zumba enthusiasts, you’re the one who’s fresh.) Donya Tinidora asked Ruby to STAHP. “Alam mo, huy!”
Ruby flattered Donya Tinidora even further at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ang fresh na fresh mo!” (You look so fresh!) Allan K fueled the flattery even. “Ang amo ng mukha.” (Her face is so tame.) Ruby added. “Bibidahin oh!” (Lead star material!) Allan K mentioned which kind of lead star. “Yung parang sinasampal ng mga kontrabida.” (The lead star often slapped around by the villains.) Donya Tinidora was slightly taken aback. “Hoy! Iba yun!” (Not that kind!)
Alden appeared on the other monitor with a ukulele while DUBsmashing. Donya Tinidora acknowledged his presence. “Alden.” Alden was quick to ask. “Hello, lola. Lola, bakit po kayo nage-exercise?” (Why are you exercising?) Donya Tinidora had to refresh Alden’s memory at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Siempre. Importante yan. Hindi porke matanda ka na, magpapahinga ka. Ehersisyo. Kailangan ng serbisyo para sa bayan.” (Of course. It’s important. Not because you’re old, you’d just rest. Exercise. It’s needed for serving the nation.)
Alden found Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm funny. “Community service. Kumusta po kayo, lola?” (How are you, granny?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Okay naman. Napaaga ka ata ng labas, Alden.” (I’m okay. You were out early.) Alden realized it too. “Opo.” (Yes.) Donya Tinidora was quick to notice Alden’s cheerful facade. “Parang ang saya saya mo ha?” (You seem enthusiastic.) Alden implied the reason behind his delight at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Magkasama kami kahapon eh.” (We were together yesterday.)
Donya Tinidora knew which event Alden referred to at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Oo nga. Magkasama kayo kahapon.” (Yes. You were together yesterday.) Alden mentioned something that non-viewers of Sunday PinaSaya might not relate to. “May kasama po kaming lolo.” (We were with a grandpa yesterday.) Of course, Donya Tinidora knew that. “Napanood ko yun. Ang guapo ng lolo mo. Kamukha mo yung lolo mo.” (I saw that. You’re grandpa is handsome. You look like your grandpa.)
Alden agreed. “Opo.” (Yes.) Donya Tinidora pushed the topic further. “Ano? Gusto mo pa bang tumanda?” (Do you still want to grow old?) Alden laughed before trying to stay within topic at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sana nga po nakilala nyo, lola. Kasi single si Lolo Erning eh.” (I hope you met him, granny. Grandpa Erning is single.)
Donya Tinidora verified if she heard Alden right. “Yung lolo mo, single pa?” (Your grandpa is still single?) Alden confirmed it. “Opo.” (Yes.) Donya Tinidora didn’t bat an eyelash. “Ah, pabayaan mo siyang tumandang binata.” (Let him grow old and single.) Allan K reacted “Huy!” Donya Tinidora remembered that Jose Manalo’s temporary alter ego is a character in a marketing promotion for Magnolia Ice Cream. “Pero yang si Lolo Erning. Alam mo, pihikan yan.” (But your Grandpa Erning. He’s a choosy guy.)
Alden acted like Lolo Erning was a real person. “Nag-meet po kayo?” (You’ve met?) Donya Tinidora revealed what she knew. “Nanligaw sa ‘kin yan.” (He pursued me.) It was Allan K’s turn to react at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Talaga?” (Really?) Donya Tinidora justified what she earlier knew. “Kaya nga pihikan. Hindi basta-basta namimili ng kung sinu-sino yan. Mapili talaga yan. Kaya lang hindi siya pumasa sa akin.” (That’s why he’s choosy. He doesn’t pick just anyone. He’s selective. No wonder he never made it to my shortlist.)
Allan K can’t help but ask Donya Tinidora. “Choosy ka, lola? Choosy?” Donya Tinidora replied. “Oo.” (Yes.) Alden then sensed something. “Pero alam mo, lola. May nararamdaman ako eh. Parang malapit na.” (But you know, granny. I can feel something. It’s getting closer.) Donya Tinidora interpreted it as something else at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Alden, mag-CR ka.” (Go to the toilet room.)
Alden insisted that it’s something else. “Hindi po, lola. Parang ….” (No, granny. It’s like ….) Donya Tinidora’s poker face was on in this part of ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Anong malapit na?” (What’s near?) Alden continued. “Parang eto na yung … Lalabas na yung taong tinitibok ng puso ko, lola. Lola, sandali lang.” (It’s as if … The one my heart beats for is coming, granny. Just a little bit more.)
Donya Tinidora gave the same tip [that she’s usually give to Divina] to Alden. “Bumilang kang tatlo, Alden. Lalabas yun.” (Count one to three. She’s come out.) In a short while, Divina appeared while dancing to Rihanna’s “Work”. Allan K was impressed with Divina’s low dancing skills. “Ang baba oh!” (That was low.) Alden saw how Divina got too low at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Huy! Madumi diyan!” (That’s dirty!)
Divina remembered her thorough cleaning skills at the ALDUB Yaya Who episode with that song. “Lola. Kasi talagang napapalinis na ako. Automatic na yun kapag naririnig ko yung work.” (Granny. I really end up cleaning. I go into auto-pilot every time I hear the song Work.) Donya Tinidora was amazed at how talented her grand-niece is. “Apo, lahat ng double, ginagawa mo na. Yaya. Kwek kwek.” (Dear, you’ve done all doubles [that I know of]. You’re a nanny. And you’re a quail egg.)
Divina corrected Donya Tinidora.“Work work po. Pati work work po. Hi, Alden.” (It’s work work. And I work double too. Hi, Alden.) Alden greeted Divina back at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Hi, Divina. Happy ka?” (Are you happy?) Divina happily replied. “Ay! Oo naman. Ano ka ba? Alam mo yan.” (Of course. What have you been thinking? You know that.)
Donya Tinidora spotted Divina’s shirt at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kaya nga nakadilaw o. Happy.” (No wonder she’s wearing yellow.) Divina agreed. “Happy thoughts.” Alden had to ask Divina. “At saka saan ka ba galing? Ba’t ngayon ka lang?” (Where have you been? How come you arrived just now?) Divina implied that she’s not late. “Hindi. Hinatid ko lola ko. Si Lola Nidora.” (No. I went with Granny Nidora.)
Alden asked. “Nasaan?” (Where?) Divina elaborated on her reply earlier at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Hinatid ko nga. Ikaw naman. Magkasama na tayo kahapon. Parang hinahanap mo ko agad. Hinatid ko lang si Lola sa airport.” (I went with her. Come on, you. We’re together yesterday. You’re looking for me again. I took granny to the airport.) Donya Tinidora then remembered Lola Nidora’s destination.“Sa Bicol nga pala.” (She went to Bicol.)
Divina ended up explaining to Donya Tinidora. “Opo. Excited na excited nga po si Lola kaninang umaga. Kaya ang aga rin po namin nakarating sa airport.” (Yes. Granny was exhilarated this morning. So we ended up going early to the airport.) Donya Tinidora was relieved. “Mabuti naman.” (Well and good.) Divina caught Alden staring at her. “Ano, Alden?” (What?) Alden asked back at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ano?” (What?)
Divina just tried to initiate small talk with Alden. “Ayun nga. Sabi nga ni attorney, me mga kailangan siyang asikasuhin sa Bicol. Yung mga tanim na sili.” (So there. The attorney said that she had to handle the farm at Bicol. The chili farm.) Alden asked. “Kelan babalik si Lola?” (When would granny be back?) Donya Tinidora didn’t think it would take long. “Nung isang araw pa yun. Tamang-tama na rin yan. Magagapas na rin yung mga ano.” (In a few days. And it would be good. So that the harvest would be collected.)
Alden then relived his time with Maine at Sunday PinaSaya. “Nabusog ka naman kahapon?” (You had your fill?) Divina replied. “Oo naman. Sa ice cream ha?” (Of course. With ice cream, mind you.) Allan K realized at ALDUB The Search is Over episode that Alden and Maine are stuck in their own world. Again. “Alam mo, may mga usapan na sila-sila lang ang nakakaalam.” (You have conversations that only you understand.)
Ruby noticed it too. “Oo nga. Bakit ganun?” (Yeah. Why is that?) Allan K would like to join in. “Isali nyo naman kami. Huy!” (Join us in your chat.) Alden implied a promise to Allan K. “Pag may time na lang po, Miss A.” (Once we get the time, Miss A.) Ruby didn’t understand much of the ice cream banter at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kayo lang ang nagkakaintindihan.” (You understand only each other.)
Donya Tinidora shushed the KalyeSerye commentary panel at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Bayaan nyo na yung mga bata. May edad na kayo eh.” (Let the kids be. You’re old.) Alden had to switch topics for eveyone’s sake. “Kamusta na nga pala yung mga yaya? Yung apat na yayang naglalaban-laban?” (How are the nannies? The contenders?) Divina tried to roll call them shortly. “Ah, yung mga yaya? Alam ko nga nandito eh. Teka lang ha? Sunduin ko. Teka lang. Yaya Glo. Yaya In. Yaya Pak. Yaya Git.” (The nannies. I know they’re here. Wait. I’ll fetch them.)
They were having coffee at a nearby table. Divina ended up joining them instead with Donya Tinidora. “Kumusta?” (How are you?) Alden picked on Yaya Git again. “Yaya Git. Raise the roof.” Yaya In still felt tired after the ALDUB 3rd EB Awards episode. “Eto. Pagod na pagod kami dun sa racing.” (Here. We’re tired from the challenge.) Yaya Git felt otherwise at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ako. Hindi ako napagod. Nagutom lang ako.” (Me. I wasn’t tired. Just hungry.)
Divina asked them. “Kanina pa ba kayo dito?” (Have you been here since awhile ago?) Yaya Pak somewhat fumbled in her answer. “Kanina pa po. Actually nung Sabado pa kami dito, Yaya Dub.” (Yes. Well, actually we’ve been here since last Saturday [ALDUB 3rd EB Awards episode].) Yaya In echoed Yaya Pak’s claim. “Hindi na kami umalis.” (We haven’t left.) Alden asked them too. “Hindi pa kayo umuuwi?” (You haven’t gotten home?) Divina relayed their answer. “Hindi pa daw.” (No they haven’t.)
Alden teased Yaya Git again. “Yaya Git, raise the roof.” Yaya In even tried to demonstrate how Yaya Git should do it. “Hello. Ganyan.” (There.) Alden saw how defiant Yaya Git is. “Ayaw talaga eh.” (She really won’t do it.) Ruby then made a request to Divina at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Divina, pakilala mo raw si Miss A sa mga yaya.” (Please introduce the nanny contenders to Miss A.)
Divina did as she was asked. “Miss A, eto nga po pala yung mga yaya na nag-apply po. Si Yaya In.” (Here are the applicants for the nanny position. Here is Yaya In.) Donya Tinidora added some instructions for Divina at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ipaliwanag mo bakit Yaya In.” (Explain why Yaya In.) Divina then prodded them the contenders to speak too. “Magpakilala kayo dali. Isa-isa.” (Introduce yourselves. One by one.)
Yaya In followed instructions.“Ako po si Yaya In. Yaya In. Yaya In ang itawag sa akin. Yaya In kahit saan. Kit Marikit. Kahit saan sumasabit. Hello po, Miss A.” (I am Yaya In. Yaya In as they call me. Invite me everywhere. Full name is Kit Marikit. I hang around anywhere. Hello, Miss A.) Allan K greeted her back. “Hello, Yaya In.” Divina then turned to Yaya Glo. “Si Yaya Glo naman. Pakilala ka dali.” (Yaya Glo’s turn. Introduce yourself quick.)
Yaya Glo was a little starstruck at ALDUB The Search is Over episode.. “Hi. Hi. You know what? You’re my idol.” Allan K laughed but didn’t believe her. “Echusera.” (Stop pulling my leg.) Yaya Glo’s broken English is still there thoughl “I’m Yaya Glo. Short for Yaya Glota. And you know what? I’m confidently beautiful in my own. And remember. I am a simple girl. With a simple dream.”
Donya Tinidora introduced the nanny contender beside her. “Eto naman si Yaya Pak.” (This is Yaya Pak.) Yaya Pak praised Allan K first at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Hi po, Miss A. Ang ganda ganda nyo po pala sa personal. Ako nga po pala si Yaya Pak dahil ako po ay laging nakayapak. Nakasuot po ngayon ng polka dots. Pero ang balat, polka dirt.” (You look beautiful in person. I am Yaya Pak because I am always barefoot. I wear a polka dot dress. But my skin has a polka dirt tone.)
Allan K then spotted the last nanny contender. “Yung isa.” (The other one.) Donya Tinidora pointed the last contender. “Eto na nga. Si Yaya Git.” (Here she is. Yaya Git.) Yaya Git greeted Allan K first at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Hi, Miss A. Ang ganda nyo po pala sa TV.” (You look beautiful on TV.) Allan K was skeptical. “Sa TV lang? Hindi sa personal?” (Just on TV? Not in person?) Yaya Git was half-sarcastic. “Sa personal, magkamukha po tayo.” (In person, we look alike.)
Yaya In ended up butting in again at ALDUB The Search is Over episode.“Gusto nyo po ba yun?” (Would you want that?) Yaya Git ignored Yaya In and continued in introducing herself. “Ako po pala si Yaya Git. Ang may misteryosong armpit.” (I am Yaya Git. The one with the mysterious armpit.) Alden asked Yaya Git again to show her armpits. “Pakita na kasi.” (Just show them.)
Yaya Git raised her hands. But she kept her elbows down. Allan K demonstrated how Yaya Git should raise them at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Taas. Taas.” (Up. Up.) Divina asked Yaya Git too. “Isang sulyap lang.” (Just one peek.) Yaya Git quickly raised her hands. “Argh!” Then lowered them again. Still, her elbows were down. Ruby tried if Yaya Git would grant her request. “Pasilip lang.” (Just a peep.)
Donya Tinidora relayed the nannies’ claim. “Hindi sila umuwi. Kaya hanggang ngayon, andito ang mga ito. Kailangan po natin.” (They didn’t go home. So until now, they are here. We really need [a nanny].) Yaya In spoke again. “Hindi po kami umuwi. Kasi siempre baka maunahan kami. Baka mag-announce ng winner. Wala ako. Tapos kailangan nandito kami. Para kapag nag-announce ng winner lahat kami, makakaalam.” (We didn’t go home. Because we might get beat to it. They might announce the winner. Without me. Then we have to stay here. So that once they announce the winner, we all know.)
Donya Tinidora had to shush Yaya In. “Sssst. Sssst. Hoy! Daldal na naman.” (You’re being too talkative again.) Yaya Glo just tried to continue where Yaya In got interrupted at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Yes. Yes. We are here because you know. Maybe you know. That’s why we’re here to wait for the … For the …. To call the announce.” Donya Tinidora sensed how Yaya Glo struggled to speak in English again. “To call?” Yaya Glo “So we’re here.”
Yaya Pak ended up squealing about Yaya Git. “Eto po si Yaya Git. Tinuloy niya yung pagkain niya. Naku. Kayo. Masyado kayo ha? Busog po siya ngayon. Are you hungry still?” (Here is Yaya Git. She continued with her meal. On my. You. You’re harsh. She’s full. Are you hungry still?) Yaya Git replied. “Yes. At mamaya may eat-all-you-can pa daw doon.” (And there’s an eat-all-you-can promo nearby.)
Yaya Pak was appalled at Yaya Git’s gluttony at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sobra naman siya.” (She’s too much.) Yaya In butted in again. “Alam mo kaagad pag pagkain.” (You’re quick to know as long as it’s food.) Donya Tinidora openly admired the nanny contenders. “Alam mo, hangang-hanga ako sa mga katatagan ng mga yaya na to ha?” (I admire the resilience of these nannies.) Divina agreed. “Oo nga po. Ni isa sa kanila. Walang sumusuko.” (Yes. Not one of them quit.)
Donya Tinidora’s words boosted the nanny contenders’ morale at ALDUB The Search is Over episode.“Pursigido. Walang sumusuko. Pursigido sila. Kahit anong mangyari. Final test natin. Eto na ang mangyayari ngayon ha? Yung mga pinagdaanan ninyong physical, mga mental challenges noong Sabado. Nakayanan nyo lahat ito. Ang gagaling ninyo. Palakpakan natin ang mga batang ito.”
(Relentless. Nobody surrendered. They pushed through. No matter what happened. And this is our final test. This is what happens today, okay? The physical and mental challenges that you went through last Saturday [ALDUB 3rd EB Awards episode]. You endured them all. You were great. Please clap for these kids.)
All the nanny contenders were thankful. “Salamat po. Salamat po.” (Thank you. Thank you.) Donya Tinidora gave them a little idea for the next challenge at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kaya napag-isipan namin nina Yaya at saka ni Ate. Gagawin natin ngayon yung … Ano kaya?” (So we of [Divina] and elder sister thought about it. We’d do today the … What could it be?)
Donya Tinidora’s speech emphasized the crucial moment at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kinonsulta ko na ito kay ate ha? Sinabi ko na kay ate. At alam niya kung ano ang mangyayari ngayon ha? Eto na. Dahil sa may edad na kami, mahina na ang katawan namin. Kelangan na namin ng makakasama sa mansion. Bukod sa matalino, maliksi, magaling, malakas din. Eto na. Eto na ang sasabihin ko sa inyo. Ngayon ay susubukan namin kayo. Sasabak kayo ngayong lahat sa isang pagsubok. At titingnan ko kung makakayanan nyo.”
(I have consulted this with elder sister. I’ve told her. And she knew what’s about to happen today. Here we go. Because we are old, our bodies are weak. We need help in the mansion. Apart from being smart, alert, brilliant, you need to be strong too. Here it is. Here is what I’d tell you. Now we’d test you. You will encounter a new challenge. And we’ll see if you can endure it.)
Yaya Pak had to ask Donya Tinidora. “Anong pagsubok po, lola?” (What challenge, granny?) Donya Tinidora finally went straight to the point at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Bunong-braso.” (Arm wrestling.) Yaya Git got overconfident again. “Lamang ako diyan. Kayang kaya ko yan.” (I have an advantage. I can do it.) Yaya In wasn’t that sold in the idea. “Pano yun?” (How?)
Donya Tinidora clarified this round. “Ang mananalo, siya ang papasok at kukunin naming magiging bagong yaya sa mansion.” (The winner will be taken in and accepted as the new nanny of the mansion.) Alden asked .“Eh, lola, sinong kalaban?” (Granny, against whom?) Donya Tinidora looked for the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio. Or some other contender that she may have hired. But then she had to decide. “Ako na lang. Ako na lang.” (Against me. Just me.)
Yaya In sounded skeptical. “Ikaw, lola?” (You, granny?) Donya Tinidora seemed resigned to her fate at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Eh walang makakalaban eh.” (There aren’t any challengers.) Ruby sounded surprised. “Ikaw lalaban, ‘la?” (You’re fighting them, granny?) Yaya Git seemed concerned. “Lola, nakakahiya. Nirerespeto kita. Ginagalang kita ha?” (Granny, it’s embarrassing. I respect you. I honor you, okay?)
Divina herself sounded concerned. “Hindi, lola. Kaya nyo pa po ba? Kasi malalakas po sila.” (No, granny. Can you still do it? Because they’re strong.) Yaya Pak added. “Saka may edad na po kayo, lola.” (And you’re old, granny.) Donya Tinidora had 2 words for them. “Zumba. Ehersisyo.” (Exercise.) It quickly changed Divina’s mind at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Tama. Zumba. Malakas pa si lola.” (Correct. Zumba. Granny is still strong.)
Donya Tinidora rephrased what she earlier said at ALDUB The Search is Over. “Pinag-isipan namin yan ha? Alam ko na ang paraan. Wala nang aatras. May panahon pa kayo. Gusto nyo nang umayaw?” (We’ve thought it over. I know the way. Nobody backs out. But you still have time? Who wants to back out?) Yaya In instantly replied. “Hindi pa. Kayang kaya.” (No. I can do it.) Yaya Pak shared the same sentiment. “Hindi. Lalaban po kami.” (No. We’ll fight.) Yaya Git all the more got confident. “Hindi kami aayaw.” (We won’t quit.)
Alden just watched where he sat. “Sigurado ba kayo diyan, lola? I’m just worried.” (Are you sure about that, granny?) Donya Tinidora explained in a way that can convince Alden at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kaya ko to, Alden. Parang 365 years old lang ako. Ano ba naman? Alangan namang si Divina ang isalang ko dito. Gusto mo si Divina ang lalaban?” (I can do this, Alden. I just feel 365 years old anyway. And what gives? Rather than let Divina take over. You want Divina to fight?)
That changed Alden’s mind at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Lola, please po. Wag na.” (Granny, no. Please.) Donya Tinidora didn’t find it too hard anyway. “Ako na lang. Kaya ko ‘to. Para di sila masyadong mahirapan.” (I’ll do it instead. I can do it. So that they won’t find it that hard.) Divina asked the nanny contenders. “Handa na ba kayo?” (Are you ready?) Without waiting for the contenders to reply. Donya Tinidora asked. “Sino gustong mauna?” (Who wants to go first?)
Yaya In raised her hand. “Ako! Ako! Ako!” (Me! Me! Me!) Divina called Yaya In. “Ikaw mauna. Sige.” (You go first. Go ahead.) Donya Tinidora asked to clear the table. “Tabi muna natin itong Nescafe ha?” (Let’s set aside these Nescafe mugs, okay?) The contenders picked up their respective mugs as Donya Tinidora asked of them. Yaya In was more nervous for Donya Tinidora than for herself at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Lola, parang ang hirap mo naman po talunin eh. Ma-muscle ka po eh.” (Granny, you seem hard to defeat. You have muscles.)
Donya Tinidora knew Yaya In was referring to Jose Manalo’s muscles. “Hoy! Wala akong muscle. May edad na ko oh. Eh ikaw nga yung muscle mo, bagong gawa na naman.” (I don’t have muscles. I’m old. Look at your muscles, they’re freshly toned.) Divina wished them all well. “Good luck. Good luck sa inyong lahat.” (Good luck to all of you.)
Donya Tinidora almost broke the fourth wall again. “Ang laki ng dibdib nitong bata na to.” (This kid has big cans.) Yaya In heard her. “Puede po bang yun na lang ang gamitin?” (Can I use them instead?) Donya Tinidora switched back to her granny old self at ALDUB The Search is over episode. “Matanda na ko. Subukan mo kay Jose yan.” (I’m old. Try that ploy with Jose.)
Divina served as the referee in ALDUB The Search is Over episode.. “3, 2, 1, go!” The difficulty of the arm wrestling challenge did not shut up Yaya In. “Pag naggaganito ako, hirap na hirap talaga ako. Lalo na kung si Lola. Parang effortless. Ang hirap-hirap naman nito. Lola, please naman. Wag nyo naman masyadong galingan. Ang hirap hirap po.” (Whenever I do this, I’m really having difficulty. Especially with granny. It seemed effortless. This is so tough. Granny, please. Don’t be too good. It’s so hard.)
Allan K saw how Donya Tinidora smiled throughout Yaya In’s blabber. “Pinapaypayan ka lang ni Lola oh!” (Granny is just fanning at you.) Yaya In was down in more or less a minute. Divina was impressed. “Okay. Okay. Grabe, lola. Ang lakas pa rin nyo po talaga. Sori, okay lang yan.” (Damn, granny. You’re still strong. [Facing Yaya In.] I’m sorry. It will be okay.)
Yaya In sadly faced Divina. “Divina.” Divina comforted her. “Okay lang yan. Ginawa mo naman ang makakaya mo eh.” (It will be okay. You did what you can.) Donya Tinidora spoke. “Kelangan namin talagang malakas. Pasensiya ka na.” (We need someone strong. I hope you understand.) Divina prodded Yaya In at ALDUB The Search is Over. “Sige na. Bigay ka na ng farewell speech mo.” (Go ahead. Deliver your farewell speech.)
Yaya In was against the idea. “Farewell speech agad?” (So soon?) Divina rephrased what she said at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Yan yung huli eh.” (It’s the last one.) Yaya In can’t even accept it. “Sa dami ng pinagdaanan namin, yun lang yun? Farewell speech na agad?” (Of all the things that we’ve went through, that’s it? A farewell speech so soon?)
Donya Tinidora explained. “Dun nasusubok ang lakas at talino. Kasi ang bunong-braso, kala nyo puro lakas yan? Ginagamitan ng utak yan.” (That is where your strength and intelligence are put to the test. You think arm wrestling is all about strength? It comes with using your brain.) Yaya In protested. “E di po sana, utak ang pinang-bunong-braso natin.” (We should have used our brains in arm wrestling.)
Donya Tinidora pointed out what she meant at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kaya nga ganun ang ginagawa ko. Pinapaypayan kita. Para mahilo ka. Talo ka di ba?” (That’s what I did. I fanned at you. So that you will get dizzy. You lost, right?) Divina was still diplomatic despite Yaya In’s outburst at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sige na. Bigay ka na ng farewell speech.” (Go ahead. Give us your farewell speech.)
Yaya In had a rough start in her speech. “Maraming salamat po sa opportunity. Pero talaga pong ano eh.” (Thank you very much for opportunity. But I really did …) Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall again. “Biro mo, lumagari ka pa. From Tanay.” (Imagine, you came all the way from Tanay. [Tanay was a town far south of Manila as implied in ALDUB The Search is Over episode.])
Yaya In tried to restart her speech. “Eto na nga. Maraming salamat po. Pero hindi po talaga ako mapapagod na mag-apply. Kung saan po talaga kailangang kailangan ko ng trabaho. Hindi po talaga ako titigil.” (Here I go. Thank you very much. But I really won’t get tired of applying.) Divina had to stop her before she runs off course talking at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Thank you. Thank you.”
Donya Tinidora seconded Divina’s quip. “Okay na. Okay na. Okay na. Sino nang susunod. Sino nang gustong sumunod?” (We’re okay. We’re okay. Who’d like to be next? Who wanted to be next?) Yaya Glo raised her hand. “Grandma. Grandma.” Donya Tinidora called Yaya Glo for the next round at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ikaw na? Pambihira. Bagong gawa din ito ha?” (Your turn? Damn it. She had some repairs done too.)
Divina braced Yaya Glo for the worst. “Handa ka na ba talaga diyan? Sigurado ka na ba?” (Are you really ready? Are you sure about this?) Yaya Glo was scared but motivated. “Yes. Grandma, I respect you a lot. But I need this for the opportunity.” Donya Tinidora nonchalantly replied. “Me too.” Divina set their hands for the arm wrestling round at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “For the opportunity, okay. 3, 2, 1, go!”
Yaya Glo was down in a second. It shocked Yaya In. “Ay! Talo agad!” (She lost so quickly.) Alden was perplexed too. “Di man lang pinahinga eh.” (She didn’t even flinch.) Divina found the match too quick. “Lola, grabe naman kayo.” (Granny, that was too much.) For the first time in ALDUB The Search is Over episode, Ryan reacted. “Ganun-ganun lang yun?” (Just like that?) Allan K felt bad for Yaya Glo. “Lola, di mo man lang binigyan ng pagkakataong makabuwelo?” (Granny, you didn’t even let her gain momentum?)
Donya Tinidora feigned innocence. “Tapos na ba?” (Is it over?) Ruby tried to suppress her laughter. “Parang pinitik lang eh.” (It’s as if you just flickered at her.) Divina had to ask Yaya Glo. “Anong nangyari, Yaya Glo?” (What happened, Yaya Glo?) Yaya Glo was so heartbroken. She teared up at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Because I did my best in the last. So I lost my strong today.”
Donya Tinidora felt bad for Yaya Glo.“Bigyan pa kita ng isang pagkakataon.” (I’d give you another chance.) Divina tried to cheer up Yaya Glo at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Isa pang pagkakataon. Ayan ha?” (Another chance, okay?) Ryan sympathized with Yaya Glo. “Baka nabigla lang.” (She might just got taken aback.) Alden felt more like bullying Yaya Glo. “Iyakin naman pala itong si Yaya Glo.” (Yaya Glo is a cry baby.)
Divina kept comforting Yaya Glo. “Wag ka nang umiyak.” (Stop crying.) Yaya Glo had to regain her composure after Donya Tinidora gave her another chance at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Divina then set the hands for Yaya Glo’s second chance. Ryan then signaled Divina to count. “Bilangan mo. Bilangan mo.” (Start counting. Start counting.) Divina did as she was told. “3, 2, 1, go!”
Yaya Pak cheered at her competitor. “Go, Yaya Glo.” It somewhat boosted Yaya Glo’s confidence. Divina saw the renewed strength at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Aba! Lumalaban! Lumalaban!” (She’s fighting! She’s fighting!) Yaya Glo motivated herself too with self-talk “For my grandma. Please. For the maintenance. Please.” Unfortunately, she still lost in less than a minute.
Allan K seemed resigned to the results. “Wala. Talo talaga eh.” (Nothing we can do. She really lost.) Donya Tinidora slightly mocked Yaya Glo’s tears at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Pero umiiyak talaga ha? Humahabol pa sa awards night. Luha talaga nakikita ko eh.” (But she really teared up, huh? She’d like to make up for the awards night. I really see tears.)
Allan K heard about the maintenance that Yaya Glo mentioned. Ruby had to repeat the question. “Yaya Glo, for what daw is the maintenance, sabi ni Miss A?” Yaya Glo again had difficulty describing which parts of her body needed maintaining. “For the maintenance of my body. For outer and inner. You know.” Donya Tinidora summed it up for Allan K at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Pang-gluta niya.” (For her glutathione supply.)
Divina prodded Yaya Glo for her farewell speech at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sige na. Bigay ka na ng farewell speech.” (Go ahead. Deliver your farewell speech.) In between tears, Yaya Glo delivered her speech. “Grandma. Divina, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be with you. Sad to say that I cannot continue with the legend of my grandma, YayaMot. But this is life. But I must go on and move on. So for now. I’m a simple girl with a simple dream. So you better go. Thank you.”
Divina still thought of Yaya Glo fondly. “Simple girl ka pa din. Yaya Glo, ingat.” (You’re still a simple girl. Take care.) Donya Tinidora apologized once more. “Pasensiya na kayo. Wala tayong magagawa.” (My apologies. There’s nothing we can do.) Divina called out for the next contender at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sino pong susunod?” (Who’s next?)
Yaya Git excused herself at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Nagwa-warm up lang.” (I’m still warming up.) Divina asked Yaya Git. “Nagwa-warm up pa?” (Still having a warm up?) Ruby saw Yaya Git shadow-boxing. “Naku, palaban ito.” (Oh, she’s a fighter.) Alden’s favorite seemed to be Yaya Git. “Aabangan ko yan, lola. Kayo nang bahala.” (I’d be looking forward to that, granny. I’ll leave it to you.)
Yaya Pak volunteered to be next. “Mag-warm up ka muna diyan, Yaya Git.” (Continue with your warm-up, Yaya Git.) Divina confirmed Yaya Pak as next. “Si Yaya Pak na yung susunod.” (Yaya Pak is next.) Donya Tinidora checked Yaya Pak first at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Ikaw? Ready ka na?” (You? Are you ready?)
Yaya In stared at Yaya Pak. “Parang nanghihina.” (She looked weakened.) Yaya Pak was in a contemplative mood prior to her match at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Kinakabahan po ako. Pero saglit lang po.” (I am nervous. But just a little bit.) Yaya Pak continued with her deep breathing exercises. Yaya In got curious. “What are you doing? What is that?”
Donya Tinidora saw something else with Yaya Pak. “Hoy! Magpagupit ka na ha? Mahaba na yung buhok mo sa ilong.” (Get a trim, okay? Your nose hair had gotten long.) Yaya Pak agreed halfway. “Sige po. Asset po yan.” (Okay. It’s my asset.) Donya Tinidora somewhat chided Yaya Pak. “Asset ha? Hindi asim. Ready ka na?” (Are you ready?) Yaya Pak finished her deep breathing exercises at ALDUB The Search is Over before replying. “Ready na po, lola.” (I am ready, granny.)
Donya Tinidora asked Yaya Pak to give the losing contenders advice. “Pagsabihan mo muna ‘tong mga ‘to. Para alam nila.” (You tell them. So that they may know.) At ALSUD The Search is Over episode. Yaya Pak was at her motor mouth self again. “Next time kasi kayo. Pag naga-apply kayo, siguraduhin nyo na kaya nyo. Hindi yung ang puputi ng balat ninyo. Tingnan nyo ko. Ang dumi. Kaya ang ganda sa TV oh!” (Whenever you’re applying, make sure that you can do it. Not that you’re so fair-complexion and all. Look at me. I look dirty. No wonder I look good on TV.)
Yaya In was a bit offended.“Wag ka namang ganyan.” (Don’t say that.) Yaya Pak snapped again at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Bakit naman kasi? Rawr!” (Why the hell?) Yaya Git saw Yaya Pak snap again. “Kanina ka pa nang-aaway.” (You’ve been picking fights since awhile ago.) She pretended to have a gun, made gun sounds and pretended to shoot Yaya Pak at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Yaya Pak pretended to fall.
Donya Tinidora found them funny. “Binaril.” (She shot her.) Yaya Pak regained consciousness. “Kaya ko yan.” (I can do that.) Donya Tinidora asked Yaya Pak again at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Handa ka na ha?” (Are you ready?) Yaya Pak nodded. “Inhale. Exhale.” Divina got their hands secured and started the count-off. “Okay. In 3, 2, 1, go!”
Their hands shook. Yaya Pak wasn’t so easily swayed. Ruby found Yaya Pak durable. “Malakas ito.” (She’s strong.) Mind games took over this round at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Yaya Pak scratched her nose bridge in the middle of arm wrestling. It grossed Donya Tinidora enough to be distracted. Soon, Yaya Pak defeated Donya Tinidora. “Talo.” (You lose.)
Donya Tinidora protested. “Puede ba yun? Sinundot sa ilong eh.” (Is that allowed? She picked her nose.) Divina was almost speechless. “Pero, lola.” Allan K interfered at this round in ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sabi mo kasi gagamitan ng utak eh.” (You said she should use her brain.) Ruby saw how Donya Tinidora’s game plan backfired. “Ayan! Ginamitan ka ng trick tuloy, lola.” (You got tricked, granny.)
Ryan saw how Yaya Pak poked her nose while her hand is locked in arm wrestling with Donya Tinidora. “Derecho sa utak yun.” (It pointed straight to her brain.) Donya Tinidora was livid. “Ginanun sa ilong tapos hinawak sa kamay ko eh.” (She poked her nose then held my hand.) Yaya Pak didn’t think it was a big deal. “Lilinisin ko din naman after.” (I’ll clean it afterwards.)
Yaya In commented again. “Talo ka, lola.” (You lost, granny.) Yaya Pak admitted using Donya Tinidora’s game plan against her. “Eh sabi pag napatumba, talo eh. Kanya-kanyang strategy ito, lola.” (You said if you got slammed down, you lose. We have our own strategies, granny.) It made Donya Tinidora even more livid at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Eh bakit ginamitan mo ko nun?” (Why did you use it against me?) Yaya Pak was practical. “Eh sa gusto ko eh. Natalo ka eh.” (I want to. You lose.)
Donya Tinidora insisted her bitterness. “Bakit kelangang ganun?” (Why does it have to happen?) Yaya Git pretend-shoots Yaya Pak. Yaya Pak pretends to fall at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Lola, napatumba kita. So ibig sabihin nun, talo kita.” (I slammed you down. So it means, I defeated you.)
Donya Tinidora tried to reason out with Yaya Pak. “Pero dapat, di mo ko ginagamitan ng mga ganun.” (But you shouldn’t use such tactics with me.) Yaya Pak had to remind Donya Tinidora at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Eh pano? Meron pa naman si Yaya Git. Rawr! Meron pa naman si Yaya Git, lola. Malay mo.” (But how? Yaya Git is still there. What do you know?)
Divina had to remind Donya Tinidora of it too. “Teka lang. Teka lang. Hindi pa po tapos. Nandito pa si Yaya Git.” (Wait. Wait. It’s not done. Yaya Git is still here.) Alden heard Divina wrong though. “Panalo na si Yaya Pak.” (Yaya Pak wins.) Divina corrected Alden at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Hindi pa. Meron pa si Yaya Git.” (Not yet. Yaya Git is still here.)
Donya Tinidora had to make adjustments at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sandali. Binago ko ang kumpetisyon. Nanghina na ako sa bunong-braso. Hindi ko na kaya ang bunong-braso.” (Wait. I changed the competition. I got weak with arm wrestling. I can’t do it anymore.) Yaya Pak asked. “Ano na po?” (What is it now?) Donya Tinidora tried some chest press on the ceiling. This was her suggested game change for Yaya Git.
Divina saw how easy it is for Donya Tinidora to lift herself up the ceiling. “Ang lakas ni lola oh.” (Granny is strong.) Yaya In thought of Yaya Git’s weight. “Naku, babagsak si Yaya Git niyan.” (Yaya Git will fall.) Alden agreed to Donya Tinidora’s suggestion. “Ayan. Dapat ganun.” (That is how it’s done.) Divina informed Yaya Git of the change. “Yaya Git, nabago na raw.” (Rules have been changed.)
The rules were explained off-mic. Yaya In got scared. “Magsitabi tayo.” (Let’s go to the sidelines.) Yaya Pak understood what Yaya In meant. “Baka bumagsak. Baka bumagsak.” (The roof might fall. The roof might fall.) Donya Tinidora gave her instructions to Yaya Git for the final round at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Taas mo yung kamay mo.” (Hands up.) It miffed Yaya Git. “May problema ba?” (Got a problem with me?)
Due to Yaya Git’s refusal to raise her hands at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Donya Tinidora switched back to arm wrestling. “Halika. Naku, kaliwete ito.” (Come here. Oh great, she’s left-handed.) Yaya Git can adjust though. “Kahit saan.” (Any hand will do for me.) Yaya Pak helped Yaya Git sit down. But she pulled the chair further from her. Yaya Git almost hit Yaya Pak for pulling back the chair.
Donya Tinidora announced the clincher if Yaya Git wins. “Pag ito nanalo. Pag tinalo ako nito, ibig sabihin meron pa isa ulit pagsubok.” (If she wins. If she defeats me, it means there is another challenge.) Ryan got the gist at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “May isa pang round.” (There is another round.) Allan K saw Yaya Pak’s pranks to Yaya Git too. “Hinila agad.” (She pulled the chair.)
Yaya Pak verbalized some moral support for Yaya Git. “Kaya mo yan. Kaya mo yan.” (You can do it. You can do it.) Ryan clarified one issue at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “So si Yaya Pak ngayon. Siya ang leading.” (So Yaya Pak now. She is leading.) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Oo. Si Yaya Pak ang leading.” (Yes. Yaya Pak is leading.) Ryan made a wild guess. “Si Yaya Git, may tsansa.” (Yaya Git stands a chance.)
Donya Tinidora asked Yaya Git.“Ready ka na?” (Are you ready?) Yaya Git replied. “Ready.” Donya Tinidora used her right arm. “Kanan.” (Use right.) Yaya Git saw how Donya Tinidora extended her hand up high at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sa ere ba tayo?” (We’re doing it up there?) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Sa ere tayo magbubunung-braso.” (We’re arm-wrestling up here.) Yaya Git was having none of her schemes. “Tatayo ako.” (I’d stand.) She stood up and held Donya Tinidora’s hand.
Donya Tinidora didn’t stand up. “Upo.” (You sit down.) Divina was amazed at how secretive Yaya Git is of her armpit. “Teka. Ano ba kasing nakatago diyan?” (What’s hidden in there?) Alden had to ask too. “Ano ba kasing nandyan? Parang awa mo na naman.” (What’s in there? Have mercy on those who asked.) Yaya Git’s answer at ALDUB The Search is Over wasn’t even serious. “Birhen ng Guadalupe. Nandito ang Marikina fault line.” (The Virgin of Guadalupe. And the Marikina fault line.)
Donya Tinidora asked Yaya Git again. “Ready ka na? Walang gamitan ng kilikili.” (Are you ready? Don’t use your armpits.) Yaya Git replied. “Wala. Amoy lang ito.” (No. It just smelled.) Divina started counting once the hands are secured. “3, 2, 1, go!” As expected, Yaya Git was strong. It was so easy for her. She’s basically whistling at ALDUB The Search is Over episode.
Yaya In saw that Yaya Git’s food is not yet finished. “Hindi pa nauubos ang pagkain, uy!” (You haven’t finished your food yet.) Yaya Git asked Donya Tinidora. “Pakiabot nga yung pagkain ko.” (Please hand me my food.) Donya Tinidora picked up the fried fish and put it in Yaya Git’s mouth. Head first. Yaya In butted in again at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Yan! Tamang-tama. Matipid yan.” (There! Saves a lot on budget.)
Alden saw how Yaya Git gets easily distracted. “Ulo ng isda.” (That’s a fish’s head.) Yaya Pak contributed to the distraction further. “Kanin. Kanin.” (Add rice. Add rice.) At ALDUB The Search is Over episode. Yaya Git was totally distracted enough for Donya Tinidora to take her down. Ryan wasn’t so surprised. “Ginamitan ng strategy, lola.” (There was some strategy applied.) Divina saw what happened too. “Kakaibang strategy yun, lola.” (That is some strategy, granny.)
Donya Tinidora reiterated what she said earlier at ALDUB The Search is Over episode. “Sabi na sa inyo, ginagamitan ng utak. Gaya ni Yaya Pak. Ginamitan ako ng utak. So mga kaibigan, buong mundo. Eto na po.” (I told you, brains are needed. Just like Yaya Pak. You need to use your brain. So to announce to friends. To the world. Here it is.) Divina joined Donya Tinidora in announcing. “Ang nagwagi.” (The winner.)
Donya Tinidora declared the winner for ALDUB The Search is Over episode’s Search for the Next Yaya. “Congratulations! Ang bagong yaya ng mansion. Yaya Pak!” (The new nanny of the mansion. Yaya Pak!) Divina raised the hand of the winner. Yaya Pak was so happy. “Yay! Thank you.”
Divina thanked the others who joined too. “Maraming salamat sa inyo ha? Yaya Glo. Yaya In at saka Yaya Git. Maraming salamat.” (Thank you for joining. Thank you very much.) Donya Tinidora gave Yaya Pak her first instructions as her employer. “Bukas na bukas, magre-report ka na. Simula sa iyong pagtatrabaho sa mansion. May orientation.” (Tomorrow itself, you’d be reporting for work. It’s your first day at the mansion. There will be an orientation.) As soon as Yaya Pak received the instructions, the truck horn honked off. Ending ALDUB The Search is Over episode on a cliffhanger.
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What ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic did I just bring up? A little bird told me about the conflicts that occurred regarding the current phase of the KalyeSerye. I admit that I try to downplay the complaints that I see online regarding how the KalyeSerye’s storyline is getting stagnant. Or how the storyline is becoming less about Alden and Divina. Or how certain episodes have become blatant fillers. Or how certain fans are starting to sound less like fans and more like nitpickers. Hmm. Sounds familiar.
Anyway, for the loyal followers of The Philippines Web, most of you are aware of our site’s edge over other blogs that tackle ALDUB. We transcribe and translate lines from the KalyeSerye for the sake of the non-Filipino fanbase of ALDUB. And in the course of skimming through the lines and adlibs of the recent episodes, I then understood the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic that caused the online ruckus on social media. Just when you thought “bashers” are the only sources of concern for the ALDUB fanbase, you discover internal conflicts that exploded on your timeline.
Don’t worry about the bad vibes. Consider this article discussing the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic as a way to address the elephant in the room. I am notorious for addressing the elephant in the room in the past for discussing issues that people try to bury under the premise of “good vibes”. So let that be a warning. And just like the response article to Mr. Josiah Go, I would try to discuss the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic on the business side i.e. AD GENERATION.
ALDUB vs KalyeSerye Dynamic Issue #1
It has become more about the story and less about the “kilig”.
Of course, the main thing that propelled ALDUB to stardom is the organic “kilig” (giddy feeling) generated ever since 16 July 2015. So to analyze the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic, ALDUB preceded the KalyeSerye tag. Some fans might contest claim here until someone can spot when did the term “ALDUB” was first uttered on Eat Bulaga. [Ryan Agoncillo credited Boss Joey de Leon’s son, Keempee de Leon, for coining the term “ALDUB” in the ALDUB Songwriting Contest.]
Story-wise, it’s a challenge to focus the story on Alden and Divina at the moment. Why? Because you don’t have a villain anymore. Fans don’t want Lola Nidora to go back to her sadistic days of terrorizing Alden. Isn’t that the purpose behind the introduction of the characters of Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora? So that Lola Nidora’s sense of entitlement and false notion of privilege be destroyed? It served as a positive tweak to the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic.
Lola Nidora’s penchant for challenges hasn’t waned as seen in the ALDUB 3rd EB Awards episode. But fans should not mistake it as a sign of putting Alden and Divina on the sidelines. Remember. Divina will never go back to her yaya status again. As of the ALDUB 3rd EB Awards episode, almost nobody calls her YayaDUB anymore. Alden may still occasionally slip and address Divina as “Maine”. But for me, I see this as a sign that Divina as a character is seen to grow. Especially now that the House of De Explorer is under her name.
The ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic existed because after The Maine Event, there wasn’t any real interesting angle that involved Alden and Divina. Most of the great angles involved Divina. From the arrival of Dodong’s wife and Divina’s stepmother to the official Transfer Certificate of Title handed over to the new owner of the mansion. The only real villain I expect to come out of that angle is Duhrizz because of envy.
On the other hand, it would be an opportunity for Alden to be presented as the knight in shining armor for Divina. Someone who would be there for her because the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio are not that reliable when it comes to security. [Donya Tidora’s Bernardo Bernardo Bernardo simply disappeared off the face of the earth. Donya Tinidora’s Cuando Cuando Cuando are more like plot devices to execute slapstick comedy in the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye Dynamic.]
ALDUB vs KalyeSerye Dynamic Issue #2
ALDUB as a brand as opposed to MaiChard
Let’s face it. ALDUB is a brand. Whether TAPE Inc has trademarked the name or not is something we have yet to confirm. And it was formed after the nation got swept off their feet with Divina’s smile at an unassuming spectator named Alden Richards. It was an improv moment where an actress forgot to stay in character and did something that her character was not supposed to do. As far at the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic is concerned, it wasn’t Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB that smiled but Maine.
Is that enough reason for fanbase to propose changing their fan club names from ALDUB to MaiChard? I’d rather leave that to the discretion of their respective fan club committees. Besides, the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic produced such amalgams like MaiDen (Maine and Alden), MaiChard (Maine and Richard) and, for some hardcore fans, CharMaine (see the ALDUB Pagbangon episode to see why). In short, it still attracts the attention from all walks of life massive enough to cause a ruckus online. Ratings equal more ad placements and product endorsements.
There are some Facebook groups that chose to play it safe and put amalgams in one group name = ALDUB/MaiDen/MaiChard. It becomes a concern once fans that can’t tell reel from real get so immersed in this love team euphoria that they blur the lines between ALDUB, MaiDen and MaiChard. Some fans knew better though how to handle the concerns that popped up in the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye Dynamic.
ALDUB is a brand consisting of characters Divina Ursula Bukbukoba Smash and the fictional version of Alden Richards. It was strengthened after Alden overcame all of the challenges (more like torture schemes) of Divina’s “employer” Lola Nidora. MaiDen became a buzzword once Eat Bulaga has started presenting Maine Mendoza as a personality distinct from that of Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB.
MaiChard? Well that was born out of the perception that the fictional version of Alden Richards and the fictional character Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB are just extensions of their true identities Maine Mendoza and Richard Faulkerson, Jr. And fans are free to think of them that way. Pundits aware of the ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic are just aware how interest in certain love teams wane after admitting that they have been officially a couple. Certain love teams, okay? Not all of them. So the MaiChard factor keeps the “Are they? Or aren’t they?” dynamic of keeping the public’s interest aroused.
Bottomline is if certain fan clubs want to change ALDUB into MaiChard in their fan club name, they don’t have to impose that factor on other fan clubs as well. Surely, ALDUB consisted of fictional characters in an improv skit. But they are aware of the potential career boosting opportunities that await Maine and Alden outside the ALDUB universe. The ALDUB vs KalyeSerye dynamic would still be there. But just like in most career moves, birth pains are expectation when reinvention becomes a necessity.
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