[ALDUB Rendezvous featured image from the Eat Bulaga Telecast.] The ALDUB Rendezvous episode featured 2 events. The charity Christmas outreach that the Kalye’s Angels has turned into an annual tradition. And the special date that Alden Richards has prepared for YayaDUB. He specifically asked for Lola Nidora’s permission days ago without either of them telling YayaDUB where that date would be.
YayaDUB feared that the date in the ALDUB Rendezvous episode won’t push through. Alden called saying that one of the tires at the van went flat. Before going to the grannies’ outreach event, she was already sad. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora tried to cheer her up for the sake of the kids. It might affect the upbeat mood that the grannies has prepared for the kids’ party. She tried her best to smile. Donya Tinidora felt shortchanged upon seeing YayaDUB’s smile at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Later she DUBsmashed Aiza Seguerra’s cover of “Miss Kita Kung Christmas” (I Miss You On Christmas).
Donya Tinidora just turned her attention to the street kids that they gathered for the outreach. Boss Joey immediately asked if some young kids with blow bags are included. “Wala ba yung mga batang may dalang plastic?” (Don’t you have them?) Donya Tinidora immediately replied upon getting what Boss Joey implied at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Pina-juvenile na po.” (They were already sent to juvenile detention.) Donya Tidora then reminded the kids that fell in live. “Wag magtulakan, mga bata.” (Don’t shove your way in line, kids.)
Lola Nidora then called on her bodyguards. “Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio. tumulong kayo sa pila.” (Help in arranging the line.) The KalyeSerye commentators slightly argued and shared their insights. “Nagtatalo na kami dito kung may mga laman ang mga dala ninyo.” (We were arguing among ourselves about the contents of the gift bags.) Donya Tinidora was concerned about going beyond capacity at the ALDUB Rendesvous episode. “Pag andito pa kayo ng alas 3, wala na.” (If you’re still here by 3pm, there will be no more gifts.)
A tricycle then arrived at the outreach event at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Alden was at the back just behind the driver upon hopping off. Lola Nidora left the tasks to the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio for the meantime to welcome Alden. “Rogelio, kayo na ang mag-asikaso sa mga bata.” (You watch over the kids.) Alden paid his respect to Lola Nidora and saw YayaDUB asleep.
Donya Tinidora, ever sarcastic, egged Alden. “Kiss mo para magising. Snow White yan.” (Kiss her to wake her up. She’s Snow White.) YayaDUB woke up though. “Akala ko hindi ka aabot.” (I thought you won’t make it.) Alden assured her that the date at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode will push through. “Puede ba yun? Nakatawag ako ng kaibigan kong tricycle driver.” (Can that be? I found my friend who drives a tricycle.) This suggested that they might be in Alden’s hometown.
Before Alden and YayaDUB would get carried away in their DUBsmash exchange. Lola Nidora signaled for the parlor games to begin. Alden and YayaDUB stayed for one game at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. And so the game was revealed to be the calamansi relay. It’s a classic in holiday parties where players were grouped into 2 teams. Each player bit a spoon by the handle with a calamansi fruit at the scooping end. Then each player would walk around the chairs in a balanced manner to avoid the fruit from falling. The calamansi is then relayed by the first player to the next without any of their hands touching the fruit. Repeat until all players are back to base. Whichever makes it back to base first is the winning team.
Lola Nidora served as the referee alongside the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio. Teams were divided as Team Tinidora and Team Tidora. Alden and YayaDUB ended up joining Team Tidora. The game went and Team Tidora encountered a few problems. Once the dust settled at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Team Tinidora was declared the winner. Donya Tidora complained a little too late once she realized that Donya Tinidora’s spoon handle was cut in half though.
Later, Donya Tinidora suggested that Alden and YayaDUB would cut the spoon handles too for a closer calamansi relay. But only for them. Before they get carried away again at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Lola Nidora reminded them of the date. YayaDUB had to be back before dark. Alden don’t mind staying longer though. “Gusto ko po sana sumali sa gift giving eh.” (I’d like to join the gift-giving.) Donya Tinidora was again in a rushed mood when she talked to YayaDUB at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Ikaw naman. Sagutin mo na agad.” (Just answer immediately [yes to Alden].) Lola Nidora had to remind Donya Tinidora again. “Mamamasyal lang yung dalawa.” (The two would just go out.)
In a few minutes, the van has arrived after the flat tire was changed. And only Lola Nidora and Alden knew where he’d take YayaDUB. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora felt short-changed again. Donya Tidora found Lola Nidora’s leniency at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode amusing. “Ate, ang bait mo na ha? Baka kunin ka na ni Lord.” (Elder sister, you’re so nice now. The Lord might soon take you.) Lola Nidora then revealed her reason behind the leniency. “Uso na ngayon ang drone.” (Drones are now the trend.) While waiting for Alden and YayaDUB to reach their destination, the Kalye’s Angels went to their Sugod Bahay errand.
Later, Lola Nidora felt weak again. Earlier in the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Lola Nidora herself revealed the results. She has diabetes. Her high blood sugar level resulted to sleep apnea. Apparently, her blood sugar is fluctuating. “Bumaba na naman ang sugar ko. Kelangan ko ng chocolate.” (My blood sugar shot down again. I need chocolate.) She then asked for Dok Dora De Explorer for her medication. The ALDUB Rendezvous cut to a commercial break before revealing the date’s venue.
After the commercial break, the KalyeSerye commentary panel was left guessing the venue for the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Most of their suggested places were located in Metro Manila. “Payanig sa Pasig!” “Big Bang sa Alabang!” Soon as Alden and YayaDUB hopped off the van, the camera panned to the entrance gate of the theme park where Alden took YayaDUB. It was at Enchanted Kingdom, located at Alden’s hometown – Santa Rosa, Laguna.
Alden and YayaDUB were like kids discovering Santa Claus on Christmas Eve upon arriving. The Wizard himself welcomed them. After receiving their freebies, Alden led YayaDUB to the Carousel. The camera had trouble showing the young couple’s spot at the Carousel. So it was nice of Enchanted Kingdom to take some shots too for the ALDUB Rendezvous episode.
YayaDUB then asked to go to the Bump Cars. She didn’t have much trouble choosing a car as there are several yellow cars. While waiting for the signal, Alden and YayaDUB even found time to exchange DUBsmash tracks. YayaDUB’s only concerns though were few. “Nasan yung susi? Wala po akong lisensya!” (Where’s the key? I don’t have a license!) The time they spent at the Bump Cars’ section was pretty limited at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode.
Alden then asked YayaDUB where she would like to ride next. YayaDUB pointed to the direction of the EK Streme. Alden had to ask her several times at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode if she’s sure. That ride won’t be called EK Streme for nothing. It’s the sudden drop most riders would go for. And it’s not for everyone. But YayaDUB said that she wanted to. So Alden took her there.
Alden helped YayaDUB sit. He even tightened the security belts. YayaDUB was on the brink of backing out. But Alden reminded her that it’s too late. YayaDUB was so nervous. She can’t DUBsmash. Alden had to be strong for the two of them though. He held her hand minutes before the lift plus a ton of assurances. The anticipation almost wrecked YayaDUB at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Then again, that’s the point of EK Streme.
As the EK Streme ascended to the top. YayaDUB was muttering. “Ayoko na! Ayoko na!” (No more! No more!) Alden was yelling loudly to help YayaDUB calm down. Allan K gave them one simple reminder. “Bawal magmura.” (Don’t cuss.) On whether he’d been in this ride and cussed his way down, he didn’t tell at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. YayaDUB removed her shoes fearing they’d fly off upon reaching the top.
Alden tried to distract YayaDUB from her nerves by pointing to the direction of his house at Santa Rosa. He loudly wished that Ms. A (Ai Ai delas Alas a.k.a. Donya Babah) was with them. “Ms. A! Ms. A!” Allan K then promised to scream in Ms. A’s behalf. He also told YayaDUB to scream instead of bottling her fear inside of her. Alden then prodded the audience to cheer for YayaDUB. Her fear is getting the better of her at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode.
From the vantage point of the KalyeSerye commentary panel, it was already a steep ascension. A stark contrast to the drop that followed at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Both Alden and YayaDUB clutched tightly on the security bars. A sudden drop then pause. It’s done. Next thing that Alden realized, YayaDUB was softly sobbing. After getting off his seat, he helped YayaDUB off her seat and hugged her.
YayaDUB was caught on camera teary-eyed. She tried to downplay it though at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. She’s half-angry half-scared when Alden helped her with her shoes. A crew member handed her some tissue. Allan K chided her. “Ikaw may gusto. Ikaw nagturo eh.” (You wanted it. You pointed at it.) Alden agreed. She was half-sobbing, half-amused when she walked out before Alden would make fun of her tears.
YayaDUB walked away from the EK Streme. Alden followed her. YayaDUB insisted that she didn’t cry. “Napuwing lang ako.” (Something just hit my eye.) Alden disagreed and told Allan K. “Napuwing? Umiyak!” (Something hit her eye? She cried!) He even pointed at YayaDUB’s face to emphasize any tears left.
YayaDUB explained the tears at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Merong nadikit sa mata ko. Kaya ako umiyak.” (Something got stuck in my eye. So I teared up.) Alden laughed and refused to believe her. “Sinungaling! Sinungaling!” (Liar! Liar!) Dok Dora De Explorer then tried to comfort her. She and YayaDUB hugged. YayaDUB assured her that she’s okay. [Seemed more like Wally Bayola breaking character in fear that Maine Mendoza might break down at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Maine then quipped “Joke lang yun” in hopes of making the situation funnier.]
YayaDUB took awhile to decide which way to go next. She then bought some food with Alden. They then talked despite the chopping audio at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. Alden remembered YayaDUB [or Maine] telling her that she’d been to Enchanted Kingdom before. “Ilang beses ka na bang nakabalik dito?” (How many times have you been here?) YayaDUB wasn’t so sure. “Di ko alam eh. Parang wala pang limang beses.” (I don’t know. It’s as if less than 5 times.)
Alden then tried to recall. “Wala pang limang beses? Kala ko ba naabutan mo na yun.” (Less than 5 times? I thought you’ve already been from there [points to the direction of EK Streme].) Alden must have been referring to the ride formerly known as Condor. But YayaDUB still remembered the ride she knew as EK Streme as of the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Nakasakay na dun. Pero hindi mawawala ang kaba ulit.” (I’ve taken that ride. But the nerves will never be lost.)
Alden brought up the tears again. “Takot na takot. Umiyak eh.” (You were so scared. You cried.) YayaDUB still denied ever tearing up. “Hindi naman. Hindi naman masyado.” (Not really. Not that much.) They exchanged DUBsmash tracks for the meantime while waiting for the audio to normalize. In a matter of minutes, Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora along with the little beneficiaries joined them at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode.
YayaDUB was surprised at how quick they followed at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Buti nakasunod kayo agad.” (Good thing you followed us soon enough.) Donya Tinidora explained whe the sudden arrival. “Siempre, naglakad kami ano? Kayo sumakay kayo.” (Of course, we walked, right? You, on the other hand, had an SUV.) Alden and YayaDUB shared one shake using separate straws.
Donya Tinidora was quick to ask Alden and YayaDUB too. “Nakapag-rides na ba kayong dalawa?” (Have you had rides?) Alden said yes. He then told the grannies that YayaDUB cried. YayaDUB denied crying again at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Hindi nga ako umiyak. Napuwing ako.” (I said I didn’t cry. Something hit my eye.) Alden continued despite YayaDUB’s denials. “Sabi niya ‘Sakay tayo. Sakay tayo dun sa ..’ Ayun, wala na.” (She said “Let’s take that ride. Let’s ride …” There it went.)
Alden and YayaDUB then excused themselves for a heart-to-heart talk. Alden broke the ice before their moment at the ALDUB Rendezvous turns awkward. “Nag-enjoy ka ba?” (Did you enjoy it?) YayaDUB agreed. “Oo lalo na dun sa sinakyan natin. Ang boring!” (Yes especially on our last ride. That was boring!) Alden then asked her one thing. “Next time, wag ka nang iiyak ha? Joke lang.” (Don’t cry next time okay? Just kidding.)
Alden then went serious at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. He plucked the ring out of his pocket. “Maine, di ba nakita ko na to? Di ba nakita ko na yung singsing? Gusto ko ikaw ang magtago neto. Mula pa ito sa mga lola mo. Alam mo naman ang laman ng puso ko. Handa akong maghintay sa panahong handa ka na. Sabi sa diary, kung sinuman ang makakakuha muli nito, nararapat na ibigay mo ito sa taong nagpapatibok ng puso mo. Sa taong gusto mong makasama habang buhay. Yung gusto mong pag-alayan ng pag-ibig na wagas. At handang alayan ng walang katapusan na pag-ibig.”
ALDUB Rendezvous episode translation. (Isn’t it that I’ve finally found the ring? I want you to keep it. This is traced from your grannies’ ascendants. You know what my heart contains. I am willing to wait for the day that you will be ready. According to the diary, whoever finds the ring again must give it to the person that makes your heart beat. To the person whom you wanted to be for life. The one you’d like to offer eternal love.)
Alden continued in what looked like a pre-nuptial moment at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Iningatan ko ito. Paalala na pareho nating hintayin ang tamang panahon. Sarilinin natin sa pagharap ng bagong kabanata ng ating buhay. Kaya kahit anong sabihin nila. Ikaw at ako. Sabay tayo sa paglalakbay.” (I nurtured it. A reminder that we will both wait for the right time. We’d own it in facing a new chapter in our lives. So no matter what they say. You and me. We will be together in our journey.)
YayaDUB then asked Alden. “Promise?” Alden knelt down and reached her hand. “Promise.” Instead of making YayaDUB wear the ring, he put it in the palm of her hand. YayaDUB accepted it like accepted some coins/arras from the wedding ceremony at the ALDUB Rendezvous episode. “Itatago ko ito. Iingatan ko ito bilang paalaala na pareho nating ihahanda ang sarili natin sa pagharap sa bagong kabanata ng buhay nating dalawa.” (I will keep the ring. I will nurture it as a reminder that we will both prepare ourselves in facing a new chapter in our lives.)
Alden asked YayaDUB. “Promise?” YayaDUB affirmed the promise. “Promise.” Then they made the pinky-swear-heart promise. They were having a moment when Dok Dora De Explorer entered the scene clucking like a duck. She was on the phone talking to Rihanna. Something must bad must have happened to Lola Nidora. On what it is, both Alden and YayaDUB didn’t know. The truck horn has honked, signaling the end of the ALDUB Rendezvous episode.
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