[ALDUB 2nd Condition Featured Image from Eat Bulaga Facebook Page.] As of the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. Lola Nidora still hasn’t gotten over Anselmo. It was a stark contrast to the cheery disposition that Donya Tinidora exuded. In fact, Donya Tinidora was practicing with some random Cuando Cuando Cuando. “Hay naku! Kung ikaw ang pakakasalan ko, hindi ka marunong sumayaw!” (Oh dear! If I will marry you, you don’t even know how to dance!) They decided on renting gowns made for the Vic-Pauleen wedding after the ALDUB EB Pre Wedding episode.
Donya Tinidora was then asked by Lola Nidora where was Donya Tidora. “Iniwan ko muna kay Barbara at nahihilo na ako sa amoy naptalina dun.” (I left her with Barbara [Sastre] for the meantime and the smell of naphthaline gets me dizzy.) Later, Divina entered the frame while singing a few lines from Sam Smith’s track “Stay With Me”. Bossing Vic ended up commenting. “May hangover pa ito nung Sabado.” (She’s still reeling from the Saturday episode.)
Donya Tinidora chided Divina at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Ikaw! Kinikilig ka na naman, hija, ha?” (You are getting too giddy again, dear, huh?) As usual, Lola Nidora is worried again. “Iniisip lang naman kita, Divina.” (I am just worried about you.) Later, Alden appeared on the other monitor DUBsmashing the same track. “Won’t you stay with me? Coz you’re all I need. Love is clear to see. But, darling, stay with me.”
A few minutes afterwards at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. Alden and Divina alternately DUBsmashed the same lyrics from Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”. “I have died everyday waiting for you. Darling, don’t be afraid. I have loved you for a thousand years.” Donya Tinidora found it impressive. “Aba! Sumasagot ha?” (You’re replying each other’s lines, huh?) Bossing Vic then suggested. “Sasabay na kayo ni Alden?” (Are you coming along with us [to get married]?) Alden was quick to reply. “Hindi po.” (No, sir.) But he can’t help but DUBsmash a line from Train’s “Marry Me”. “Marry me. Today and everyday.” He had to stop before earning the ire of Lola Nidora.
When asked if she already found a gown to wear at the wedding. Divina thought of wearing the same gown she wore at the aborted wedding with Frankie. Lola Nidora suggested against it at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Divina, hindi ikaw ang ikakasal. Baka mapagkamalan ka pa ng pari pag yun ang isinuot mo.” (You’re not the one getting married. The priest might even mistake you [for a bride] because of your gown.)
Lola Nidora then remembered the ALDUB 2nd Condition that Alden had to fulfill. So she asked Divina. “Divina, ano yung pangalawa?” (What’s the second [condition]?) Divina forego the second condition for the meantime. “Next time na po, lola.” She hasn’t thought about it. So Donya Tinidora gave a suggestion at the ALDUB 2nd Condition. “Pahirapan mo si Alden. Patugtugin mo ng musical instrument.” (Make it hard for Alden. Make him play a musical instrument.) Everyone had to remind her that the first condition was already done at the ALDUB EB Pre Wedding episode.
In a little while, Divina handed Lola Nidora her diary. Lola Nidora almost scolded her grand-niece for having the diary. Divina then diverted the topic to Lola Nidora’s diary. “Baka puede nyo na pong ikwento si Anselmo.” (Maybe you can share your story about Anselmo.) Lola Nidora agreed at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Sige. Ikukwento ko na lahat. Makinig kayong mabuti sa kwento ko para patuloy kayong maging matatag.” (Okay. I will tell you everything. Listen carefully to my story so that you will continuously be strong.)
Lola Nidora opened the diary on the entry dated 25 January 1945. [ALDUB 2nd Condition episode flashback features Paolo Ballesteros as Mama. Camera switches to black and white mode.] “Hoy, Pedring! Hindi pa ba tapos itong awto? Kanina pa yan! Bakit yan pa kasi ginamit mo? Ang dami-dami nating kotse! Pag nalaman kong nagkita sina Nidora at Anselmo dahil sa yo, sisante ka!” (Pedring! Are you not done yet repairing the automobile? It’s been forever. Why did you even use this? Of all the cars that we own! If I learned that Nidora and Anselmo met because of you, you’re fired!)
Lola Nidora feared her mother. Ariana Miley Zobeyala. “Matapobre si Mama. Ayaw niya kay Anselmo. Dahil siya ay mahirap.” (Mama is snooty. She hates Anselmo. Because he is poor.) [ALDUB 2nd Condition episode flashback shows Anselmo played by Alden Richards. He wore a camisa de chino and trousers that extended beyond the knees.] Boss Joey de Leon can’t help but notice Anselmo’s hairstyle. “Superman eh. May pagka-Superman pa eh.” (Looks like Superman.)
Lola Nidora mentioned the obvious once the audience sees Anselmo. “Yun ang hindi mapigilan ni Anselmo. Kumukurap-kurap. Pag may naririnig na kanta, sinasabayan with emotions. At doon nagsimula ang DUBsmash.” (That is one mannerism that Anselmo can’t help but do. Blinking. Whenever he hears a song, he hums along. And that’s how DUBsmash started.)
Lola Nidora would occasionally pause to let the events unfold at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode flashbacks. Donya Tinidora would then complain in case Lola Nidora’s pauses would lead to dead air. The KalyeSerye commentary panel can’t help but ask. “Ba’t may tiyanak?” (How come there’s a fetus monster?) Donya Tinidora’s little girl voice sounded a little like the tiyanak.
Lola Nidora recalled how harsh Ariana Miley was to everyone including her own children.“Mabigat ang kamay ni Mama.” (Mama dealt with a heavy hand.) As Ariana Miley scolded the driver, she thought of Nidora. “Bilisan mo diyan at susunduin pa natin si Nidora. Baka maunahan tayo ni Anselmo.” (Hurry up and we have to fetch Nidora. Anselmo might arrive ahead of us.) [ALDUB 2nd Condition episode flashback features Maine Mendoza as the young Nidora.]
The KalyeSerye commentary panel noticed a double heart image at the background where the young Nidora walked. An obvious loophole to what could have been a period angel of the KalyeSerye.“May mga Mama Mary na pala sa Aurora.” (So there’s a Mama Mary image [Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary] at Aurora then.) [Good thing, Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo tried to stay in character despite the minor quibbles. It’s live anyway. And it’s improv so anything goes in the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode.]
Lola Nidora recalled the erratic manner that she walked in looking for Anselmo.“Lakad na mabilis. Nagwo-walling. Alalang alala ako kay Anselmo habang naglalakad.” (I walked fast. I leaned to the wall. I was so worried of Anselmo while walking.) Allan K had to mention the obvious at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Ang ganda mo pala nung bata ka. Anyareh?” (You were beautiful when you were young. What happened?)
Lola Nidora kept with her story as if she didn’t hear Allan K at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Mukhang naligaw ako. Alalang alala ako. Tumitingin ako sa kanan, sa kaliwa, sa baba, sa taas. Mataas na ang araw. Alalang alala ako kay Anselmo habang hawak ko ang larawan hanggang nakita ko paparating na si Mama. Tumakas ako at nakitago sa isang bahay.” (It looks like I’m lost. I was so worried. I looked to the left, to the right, below, above. The sun is up. I am so worried of Anselmo as I held his picture until I saw Mama. I scampered and hid in a house.)
The young Nidora asked to be taken in temporarily in fear of her mother. Too late. Ariana Miley has seen her. She made a scene at the gate.“Hoy! Nidora! Ilabas nyo si Nidora!” (Let Nidora out!) Nidora sat beside the gate as the house’s owners didn’t interfere. Ariana Miley was yelling outside the gate. “Pag nakita kita, ikukulong kita sa mansion. Hindi mo na makikita si Anselmo. Nasan ang pamalo ko?” (If I catch you, you’re grounded at the mansion. You will never see Anselmo. Where’s my stick?) She picked up a random stick to discipline Nidora at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode.
Lola Nidora related the fear that lingered above her head. “Napaupo ako at umiiyak sa takot. Galit na galit si Mama.” (I sat and cried in fear. Mama was furious.) Ariana Miley acted like some random erratic matron with a big mouth outside the gate. “Nidora! Labas! Labas! Lumabas ka diyan! Nagwawala ako!” (Out! Out! Get out! I just snapped!) [The moment Ariana Miley said “Nagwawala ako!” is where the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode enters parody territory. And it helped in the consistency in the KalyeSerye overall theme.]
Lola Nidora teared up again at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Tinidora, masakit pa rin pala. Kala ko nakalimutan ko na. Parang naninikip ang dibdib ko. Mag-Sugod Bahay muna tayo.” (It still hurt after all this time. I thought I have forgotten about it. I feel my chest tighten. Let’s go to the Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime.) Donya Tinidora is a little upset. But she then relented. Lola Nidora had to ask Donya Tinidora. “Bakit naging ganyan ang boses mo?” (Why did your voice sounded like that?)
Boss Joey then suggested. “Gusto kong makita anong hitsura ni Tinidora noong dalaga pa.” (I’d like to know how does Tinidora look like when she was young.) Donya Tinidora replied at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. “Kamukha ni Chiquito.” (Looks like [the late comedian] Chiquito.) On why Donya Tinidora is clueless about their mother’s strictness was explained in the ALDUB Love on Top episode. Lola Nidora stayed mostly with Ariana Miley while Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora were educated abroad.
Lola Nidora suggested that her relationship with Anselmo has been going on behind her mother’s back. Prior to the attempted meet-up shown at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. Nidora has set expectations for Anselmo. “Pag di tayo nagkita sa araw na yun, dahil takot na takot ako kay Mama.” (In case we did not meet that day, it’s because I feared Mama so much.) Lola Nidora implied that Anselmo still waited despite the risk. “Iginuhit niya ang aking mukha habang siya’y naghihintay.” (He sketched my face while waiting for me.)
Lola Nidora directed her story back to her mother, Ariana Miley. “Hindi nagpatalo ang Mama. Nakita ako ni Mama.” (Mama refused to back down. And she saw me.) The gate wasn’t closed enough. So she got to open it. Upon seeing Nidora, she dragged her out of the house where she hid. Lola Nidora recalled the cruelty under her mother at the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode.
“Halos ayoko nang mabuhay nang ako ay saktan niya. Sabunot, sampal ang inabot ko sa kanya. Malupit ang Mama. Kinaladkad ako. Pinahiya ako. Napaupo ako kahit mainit na mainit ang panahon.” (I almost lost the will to live when she hurt me. She pulled my hair and slapped me. Mama was cruel. She dragged me out. She shamed me. I sat on the concrete despite the hot weather.)
Lola Nidora was just about to learn defiance at this point. She had enough of the physical and psychological pain and stood up. She ran away from her mother and called for Anselmo’s name. Anselmo sensed something wrong and ended up running from his spot too. The ALDUB 2nd Condition episode ended with Anselmo and Nidora looking for each other.
The ANSERA Saga was an interesting tweak to the KalyeSerye as presented in the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode. What else did we miss the first time that it was aired? For now, tune in to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime. Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB 2nd Condition episode replay.
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