#ALDUBRoadToForever Unlike previous episodes, the ALDUB Road to Forever opened with some specific instructions regarding the upcoming ALDUB Sa Tamang Panahon event at the Philippine Arena. Not everyone can make it to the Philippine Arena on October 24, 2015. But they would still like to donate to The ALDUB Library Project. As of this writing, BDO Universal Bank is setting up an account intended to receive donations from inhabitants of the ALDUB Nation residing outside the Philippines. Specific instructions will be given on the episodes to follow by the KalyeSerye commentators themselves.
The ALDUB Road To Forever episode also mentioned the number of chairs assembled from the donated plastic bottles as of October 19, 2015. 47 plastic chairs were made as of the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Eat Bulaga will have a live telecast on Saturday by 11:30am. But the Front Act starts at 10am. So arriving at the Philippine Arena as early as possible is highly recommended. Boss Joey warned everyone about scalpers and saboteurs. Tickets go as low as Php150 as shown on the Ticket World website.
With the announcements done, the KalyeSerye commentators – Senator Tito, Boss Joey and Allan K – shifted their attention to the developments in the KalyeSerye. Donya Tinidora had just arrived on the set on the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Senator Tito can’t help but observe. “Bakit papayat nang papayat ang mga Cuando mo?” (How come your Cuando’s are getting skinnier?) “Hay naku, Tito Sen. Cuando? Bangkay? Natural! Wag pakainin!” (Of course, Tito Sen. Cuando? Corpses? Naturally! Don’t feed them!) “It’s a Happy Monday. Graba, hindi na ko makatulog kasi 5 araw na lang ang tamang panahon.” (Damn, I can’t sleep since it’s only 5 days until the right time.) For an educational fund-raiser, it generated a lot of excitement.
The ladder skit was still present at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. But Donya Tinidora’s somewhat demure behavior in this episode was evident. She managed to explain herself though. “Naghahanda na kami. Siempre. Hindi basta-basta ito. Ito ay buong mundo. Yun ngang mga dance lessons ko, hindi ko na inaatenan.” (We are preparing. Of course. This is not just any event. This is worldwide. I don’t even attend my dance lessons anymore.) That partly explained the mellowed dance moves.
Donya Tinidora shifted her attention to her zombie army. “Kayong Cuando Cuando Cuando ha? Mag-ready na kayo. Yung pinakaguapong barong. Kelangan yun ang isuot ninyo. Siguro mukha na lag ang palitan. Wag na yung barong.” (You Cuando Cuando Cuando? You all get ready.The best barong. You should wear that. Maybe just replace your face. Not the barong.) Senator Tito suggested a barong with a bigger back slit at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
Donya Tinidora agrees. She continued with the instructions in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Kelangan naliligo kayo. Hindi puede yung ganyan. Amoy alimuom kayo lahat. Maligo kayo. Yung pinakaguapo at saka isasama ko kayo sa Philippine Arena. Wag kayong malikot. Behave!” (You should take a bath. You can’t go looking like that. You all smell like crap. Take a bath. Wear the best and I would take you to the Philippine Arena. Don’t move too much. Behave!) She somewhat ended up sounding a little like Lola Nidora. Only with more sarcastic instructions.
The mere existence of ladders at the Philippine Arena is enough to get Donya Tinidora excited. “Ang daming hagdan dun. Magpiyesta tayo!” (There are so many ladders there! Let’s have a feast!) Senator Tito asked her if she would climb all of them. Donya Tinidora happily said yes. “Opo, Tito Sen!” Then she realized how she answered the question in excitement that she backtracked at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Boss Joey himself is so excited. “Kung puede mo nga lang batakin ang mga araw eh.” (If only you could fast-track the days.)
Shortly, Lola Nidora arrived with YayaDUB and the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio to the tune of Dawin’s Dessert. She greeted Donya Tinidora. “Ang bango mo ngayon.” (You smell good today.) Donya Tinidora agreed. “Alam mo naman pag katabi ko sila, bumabango ako.” (You know that I smell good whenever I am beside them.) Boss Joey agreed with Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Amoy formalin lang naman ang mga yan.” (They only smell like formalin anyway.)
Lola Nidora noticed the happiness in Donya Tinidora. “Ang saya saya mo!” (You’re so happy!) Donya Tinidora didn’t deny the elated feeling at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Siempre naman, ate.” (Of course, elder sister.) Senator Tito noticed the glow in Lola Nidora too. Lola Nidora could only calm herself despite the positive effects of the excitement on her. “Tito, pinaghandaan ko yan. Kaso kalma kalma lang. Masama sa puso ko ang masyadong nae-excite.” (Tito, I prepared for that. But I have to keep calm. Getting too excited is bad for my heart.)
YayaDUB was later extending her gaze again. Obviously looking for Alden at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Lola Nidora tried to take YayaDUB’s attention away towards Donya Tinidora. “Tingnan mo si Tinidora. Very lovely today. Bakit ka very lovely today?” (Look at Tinidora. Very lovely today. Why are you very lovely today?) Donya Tinidora didn’t think she’s the only one glowing today. “Ikaw, ikaw tingnan mo. You look adorable.” Lola Nidora just brushed it off. “Ano ba naman yan? Lunes na Lunes, nagbobolahan tayo.” (Oh stop you! It’s Monday and we’re complimenting each other.)
Donya Tinidora insisted that Lola Nidora is adorable today. “Alam mo pag sinabi kong pangit ka, pangit din ako. Magkamukha tayo eh.” (If I said that you’re ugly. I’m ugly too. We look similar.) She then tried to shift the attention to YayaDUB. She asked for preparations underway in the mansion by askin YayaDUB to talk. YayaDUB simply DUBsmashed “I’m so excited. And I just can’t hide it.” The ALDUB Road To Forever episode showed all 3 characters present so far as happy and excited.
Lola Nidora is excited but cautious. “Alam mo, Tinidora, bukod sa excited ako, kinakabahan talaga ako. Baka naman kasi may mga umeksena dun na hindi natin masabi.” “You know, Tinidora, apart from being excited. I am really nervous. Some folks might make a scene there that we can’t tell.) Donya Tinidora dismissed Lola Nidora’s apprehensions. “Wala na. Di ba okay na?” (It’s gone. It’s okay now, right?) Lola Nidora had other realistic concerns like the number of people coming as predicted in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Hindi maraming dadalo. Tuwang-tuwa ako kasi konti na lang mapupuno na natin ang ating bungalow.” (No, it’s about the crowd coming. I am so happy since in a matter of time we will fill up the bungalow.)
Senator Tito asked Lola Nidora what clothes YayaDUB planned to wear. Lola Nidora shared a few tidbits. “Iba ibang kulay. Puro pula.” (Different colors. All red.) Lola Nidora elaborated her feelings at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.”Alam ko at nararamdaman ko. Alam kong mabuti ang maibubunga natin sa inyo. Pero mas excited ako sa mga ALDUB libraries. Dahil maraming bata ang matututo. Tandaan natin. Napakahalaga ng education.” YayaDUB agreed by DUBsmashing Rihanna’s “We found love in a hopeless place.”
Shortly, Alden was shown on the next monitor. Donya Tinidora acknowledged his presence. “Ayan na ang lalaking saguiguilid.” (Here comes the guy on the sidelines.) Alden DUBsmashed Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”. YayaDUB replied by DUBsmashing M2M’s “Pretty Boy”. Alden then DUBsmashed True Faith’s “Dahil Ikaw”. It was a cute DUBsmash exchange in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
YayaDUB admitted seeing the pillow on Alden’s music video for his single “Wish I May”. She wrote on the clipboard. “Nakita ko yung unan mo ha?” (I saw your pillow.) Alden laughed it off. Later he wrote on the clipboard. “Ilang tulog na lang! Lapit na!” (Only a few days to do! It’s getting close!) He DUBsmashed Jay-R Siaboc’s “Hiling” while raising his clipboard for YayaDUB to see it better. YayaDUB DUBsmashed Toni Gonzaga’s “I’ve Fallen For You” while writing her reply on her clipboard. “Excited na ko makita ka ulit!” (I’m excited to see you again!) Allan K screamed in joy again at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Alden replied by writing. “Lalo ako!” (I’m more excited!)
Since they were having fun with DUBsmash at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. YayaDUB requested. “DUBsmash tayo.” (Let’s DUBsmash.) Even the KalyeSerye commentators are excited to see it again. Alden and YayaDUB then went for the Malaysian rant for DUBsmashing. Donya Tinidora tried to copy it. But Senator Tito ended up hearing cuss-like sounds. “Tinidora, parang nagmumura ka na ah.” (Tinidora, you sound like you’re cussing.) Donya Tinidora denied it. Alden and YayaDUB then DUBsmashed Busta Rhymes shortly.
Just outside Alden’s den at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode is little chubby Baste. Donya Tinidora immediately saw it before Alden and YayaDUB did. Albeit envious, he tried peeping at Alden’s den. Alden greeted him with a pabebe wave though. YayaDUB tried scribbling some “appeasement” for Baste. Donya Tinidora somewhat chided Alden. “Parang uupakan ka, Alden, ah.” (Looks like he’s going to smack you.) Senator Tito knew how to pacify Baste though. “Chocolate lang ang katapat niyan.” (Give him chocolate and he’s good.)
Alden then lend Baste his clipboard. Baste then tried to write what’s on his mind. After writing, Alden let Baste show YayaDUB what he wrote. YayaDUB smiled. Her smile at the ALDUB Road To Forever is enough to make him smile too. Boss Joey tried to interpret Baste’s message. “Bulate ka ba? Eh kasi kung saan saan ka nagsususuot eh.” (Are you a worm? You like inserting yourself in several places.) Besides Boss Joey thought that Baste likes inserting himself in several places anyway. Like between Alden and YayaDUB in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
This motivated Baste to DUBsmash Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. [There is no microphone close by so no opportunity for him to sing.] YayaDUB replied with her DUBsmash. “You’re my honey bunch sugar plum yummy yummy pumpkin. You’re my sweetie pie.” Donya Tinidora interrupted them briefly for another set of questions. Baste then left Alden’s den to go to the next room.
Donya Tinidora asked for Isadora. “Nasaan nga pala si Isadora? Bakit hindi siya kasama ni Yaya?” (Where is Isadora? How come she is not with nanny?) Isadora’s arrival at ALDUB The Big Surprise episode opened more questions than answers. And Donya Tinidora served as the one asking in behalf of everyone shocked with Isadora’s own surprise. Lola Nidora replied. “Sa hotel siya natulog. Hindi siya tumuloy sa mansion. Pero darating daw siya ngayon para malinawan ang lahat ng mga katanungan natin.” (She slept at the hotel. She didn’t go to the mansion. But she said she’d come over today to clarify all of our questions.)
Senator Tito supported Donya Tinidora’s questions. Just when Isadora was about to reveal what she knew at ALDUB The Big Surprise episode, the truck horn honked. Lola Nidora shared her off-cam conversation with Isadora. “Hindi niya tinuloy kasi nga ayaw niyang sirain ang kaligayahan ni Yaya noong Sabado. E mabuti nga’t mukhang nagbago na si Isadora.” (She said that she did not push through because she didn’t want to ruin nanny’s happiness last Saturday. Good thing that Isadora has changed.)
Boss Joey though was more interested in looking for Donya Tidora. She’s been absent for a week now. Lola Nidora had an answer for that too. “Si Tidora naman ay pauwi na rin. Naghanap siya ng mga eskwelahan na tutulungan natin para sa ating mga ALDUB libraries.” (Tidora is on her way home. She looked for schools that we will help for the ALDUB libraries.) Boss Joey speculated though in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Baka sabay-sabay dumating ang mga yan ha? Mahihirapan tayo.” (They might arrive at the same time right? It would be hard for us.)
Tidora and Isadora arriving at the same time? Lola Nidora can’t fathom the idea this early in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Pag sabay dumating yun, aatakihin ako sa puso.” (If they arrived at the same time, I will have a heart attack.) Donya Tinidora had a better idea though. Isadora, Tidora, Nidora and Rihanna all in one place. Lola Nidora didn’t like it either. “Hay naku, aatakihin talaga ako sa puso. Sa takot.” (Oh dear, I would really have a heart attack. In fear.)
Lola Nidora drove the topic back to Isadora. “Mabuti nga at nagbago na si Isadora. Di ba dati, malimit agaw eksena yan noon. Ibang iba na sya. Masayahin na si Isadora. Dati napakasuplada nyan. At napakasuwail. Lahat ng bawal ginagawa niyan.” (Good thing and Isadora has changed. Remember then, she often gets the attention. She is so different now. Isadora is now a cheerful person. She used to be such a snob. And very rebellious. She would do all that is not allowed.) Donya Tinidora asked in what way was Isadora rebellious. The ALDUB Road To Forever episode served as a way to explain Isadora’s sketchy reputation.
Lola Nidora cited a few examples. “Pag sinabi mong kaliwa, pupunta sa kanan. Pag sinabi mong bawal umuwi ng late, naku, uuwi yan ng umaga.” (If you say left, she would go to the right. If you tell her not to come home late, she’d be home by morning.) The other examples that Lola Nidora suggested that Isadora might be suffering then from oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Then she mentioned other hissy fits that Isadora did in the past. At the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Lola Nidora was just laughing them off.
But most of what Lola Nidora remembered about Isadora involved their mother. “Hay naku, sobra yang si Isadora. Pinaluha niya ang Mama. Pati ako pinaiyak niyan. Natatakot kasi ako sa anumang iniisip niya. Pero kailangan nating harapin ito, Tinidora.” (Oh, dear, Isadora is too much to handle. She made Mama weep. She made me cry too. But we need to face this, Tinidora.) YayaDUB tried to appease Lola Nidora with her DUBsmash. But instead, Lola Nidora had a mini-heart attack at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
Lola Nidora tried to compose herself though. She had to. She had another set of requests for YayaDUB. “Yaya, unang una, kalabitin mo ko pag magda-DUBsmash ka. Nagulat ako. Nakaharap sa atin yung speaker.” (Nanny, first of all, tap me if you’re going to DUBsmash. I got perplexed. The speaker is facing us.) Lola Nidora sighed first before continuing. “Pangalawa, yaya, wag mo kong iiwan. Promise yan ha?” (Second, don’t leave me. That’s a promise, okay?) YayaDUB spoke “Pangako po. Hindi ko po siya iiwan.” (I promise. I will not leave her.)
Lola Nidora then asked YayaDUB at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Paano kung hingin ni Alden ang kamay mo sa akin?” (What if Alden asks me for your hand?) YayaDUB simply leaned on the wall, clueless as how to answer Lola Nidora’s catchy question. Lola Nidora slightly complained. “Tingnan mo ‘to. Ipinagpalit na ko. Kamay pa lang ang hinihingi.” (Look at her. She replaced me. And it’s just the hand being asked.)
Lola Nidora continued with her reminders at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Mahaba-haba pa ang lalakbayin nyo ni Alden. Nagsisimula pa lang tayo.” (You still have a long way to go with Alden. We are just getting started.) Boss Joey suggested a sneak peak to ALDUB Road To Forever. “Gusto mo ilitanya ko? Sa Sabado, tamang panahon. Tapos magbe-brithday si Alden. May Valentine’s Day pa. Yung unang Valentine’s nila. Kawawa ang kalaban.” (You want me to say it? On Saturday, the right time. Then Alden’s birthday. There’s even Valentine’s Day. Their first Valentine’s Day together. Poor competition.) Donya Tinidora simply reacted. “Ikaw na!” The studio audience chanted Boss Joey’s name.
Senator Tito mentioned to Boss Joey that he forgot Christmas. Allan K seconded the motion in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Saan si Alden? Sa bahay nila sa Laguna o sa bahay ni Maine sa Bulacan?” (Where would Alden be? In their home in Laguna or in Maine’s home in Bulacan?) Boss Joey remembered another thing. “Meron pa tayong nakakalimutan. Yung kasal ni Bossing. Patay na patay na talaga.” (We forgot another thing. Bossing’s wedding. The competition is so dead.)
After the Sugod-Bahay segment. Lola Nidora reminded Donya Tinidora one thing too. “Tinidora, kailangan magpatahi tayo ng bagong outfit para sa Sabado.” (Tinidora, we need new outfits made for Saturday.) As Donya Tinidora makes the KalyeSerye commentators guess her outfit, another vehicle arrives at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. It was Isadora arriving to the tune of Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby. Later she shifts to Los del Rio’s “Macarena”.
YayaDUB paid her respects to Isadora. Donya Tinidora has warmed up again to Isadora. The same cannot be said of Lola Nidora. “Ano na, Isadora? Parang ang saya-saya mo pa. Ilang araw mong pinapakaba ang puso ko. Naiisip ko ring walang lihim na di nabubunyag. Kaya eto na ang tamang panahon.” (What now, Isadora? It seems that you are very happy. You got me palpitating for days. I thought that no secret remains undiscovered. So this is the right time.)
With Lola Nidora giving the floor. Isadora started to talk to Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Ako ang tunay mong lola. Pero hindi ko nagampanan ang pagiging lola sa yo. At si Ate Nidora ang higit pang parang ina mo. Hija, Divina. Anak ka ni Ursula. Si Ursula ay aking anak. Namatay siya dahil sa panganganak sa yo.” (I am your real grandmother. But I failed to take over my duties as grandmother to you. And elder sister Nidora become more than a mother to you. Dear Divina. You are the daughter of Ursula. Ursula is my daughter. She died giving birth to you.)
Isadora continued. “Ikinalungkot kong lubusan yan dahil tatlong taon siyang nag-labor. Malaking bata ka noon. Batang-bata pa nun siya, hija. Mga 18 years old pa lang. Eto ang larawan ng iyong nanay.” (I was incredibly saddened since it took 3 years for her to go into labor. You were a big baby then. She was very young. About 18 years old. This is the picture of your mother.) And Isadora pulled out Ursula’s photo. [An almost recent photo of Maine Mendoza.] Divina a.k.a YayaDUB looked closely at the photo at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. She agreed that she really looked like her mother.
Senator Tito and Boss Joey then asked. “Sino ang ama ni Ursula?” (Who is Ursula’s father?) Isadora had to clarify Lola Nidora’s iron hand in disciplining Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB before answering their question at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Siguro isa ito sa dahilan kung bakit naging mahigpit sa yo si Ate. Dahil ayaw ka niyang matulad sa iyong nanay. Dahil naging mapusok siya. Nagmadaling umibig kay Dodong na aming hardinero noon.” (Maybe this is the reason why elder sister was very strict with you. Because she did not want you to end up like your mother. Because she had raging hormones. She rushed in loving Dodong who was our gardener then.)
Isadora had no love lost for her daughter’s lover. “Iresponsable si Dodong. Gusto niyang mapabilang sa aming pamilya. Pero siyang basagulero. Nagsusugal. Maraming bisyo. Kaya pinaalis namin siya noon sa mansion bago manganak ang iyong nanay na si Ursula. Kaya ipinalabas naming anak kita, hija. Para maiwasan ang eskandalo sa pamilya.” “Dodong is irresponsible. He wanted to belong to our family. But he is a trouble-maker. He gambles. He had so many vices. So we booted him out of the mansion before your mother Ursula gave birth to you. So we made it look like you’re my daughter. To thwart the family scandal.) This angle in the ALDUB Road To Forever sounded a little similar to Jack Nicholson’s situation. [Except that both grandmother and mother are dead when he learned of the truth.]
Donya Tinidora then asked what most viewers of the ALDUB Road To Forever are now asking. “Apo natin si Divina. Totoong apo natin siya di ba? Pero bakit kailangan pa nating palabasin na siya ay isang Yaya? Yaya ni Lola? Bakit?” (Divina is our grandchild. She is OUR grandchild. But why do we have to make it look like she’s a nanny? Granny’s nanny? Why?) Isadora then motioned to Lola Nidora to come clean. Why is their grandchild now the household nanny? Looking back at the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. Donya Tinidora is horrified at seeing Divina as Lola Nidora’s nanny.
Turning Divina into the household nanny YayaDUB was Lola Nidora’s idea. “Eto, pinalabas nating yaya. Kasi noong papalaki na si Yaya, nagbalik at nagbanta si Dodong na kukunin niya ang anak niya. Eh sinabi kong hindi siya anak ni Ursula. Siya ay isang yaya lamang. Kaya kailangan niyang gampanan ang pagiging yaya niya. Eh para hindi siya kunin ni Dodong na nalulong sa bisyo.” (We made it look like she’s the nanny. Because when she was growing up, Dodong returned and threatened that he will take away his daughter. I told him that she is not Ursula’s daughter. She is just a mere nanny. So she had to fulfill her role as nanny. In order for Dodong not to take her away now that he’s gone fully immersed in his vices.)
This might partly explain why YayaDUB was a bitter person on the first day that she appeared on EB Problem Solving. Before she saw Alden Richards, she doesn’t know how to smile. Not even if she’s a selfie enthusiast. And she is often viewed as way meaner and more snobbish than Lola Nidora ever was. It was a painful “demotion” from being a privileged kid in the household to becoming the household nanny. And Lola Nidora’s clingy tendencies were based on the thought of losing Divina to anyone that easily. Anyone including Alden Richards. Lola Nidora showed a little regret at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode for the rash decision.
Donya Tinidora then asked Isadora again at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Bakit hindi mo kinuha si Divina kay ate?” (Why did you not claim Divina from elder sister?) Isadora had to admit her reasons for going away. “Alam nyo, mga ate, kinailangan kong umalis noon dahil sa isang lihim ni Mama. Hindi ko matanggap.” (You know, elder sisters, I had to leave then because of Mama’s secret. I can’t fathom it.) Donya Tinidora can’t fathom it either. She can’t wrap around her head that her family had secrets this numerous. It’s as if she’s been away forever and returned to a fragmented reality.
Isadora again prodded Lola Nidora to talk. “Sige na, ate. Tanggap ko na yun, ate. Nagsisisi na rin ako.” (Go ahead, elder sister. I have accepted it. And I have regretted it now.) YayaDUB was teary-eyed. She was overwhelmed just like Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. Donya Tinidora was quick to comfort her one-time ward before losing Divina to Lola Nidora. It’s for the best as Donya Tinidora mentioned in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
Lola Nidora started her part in the story that Isadora mentioned. “Hindi natin totoong apo si Yaya.” (Nanny is not our real grandchild.) Donya Tinidora was shocked. Lola NIdora repeated what she said. Donya Tinidora quickly got close to Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB. “Ate, teka. Pinaglalaban mo tapos hindi naman natin apo. Ano to?” (Elder sister, wait. You’re fighting for her then she’s not our grandchild. What gives?) Lola Nidora was prompted to hurry up as Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB is already crying. “Dahil hindi natin kapatid si Isadora.” (Because Isadora is not our sister.)
Lola Nidora clarified her statement in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Ang sinasabi niyang hindi matanggap na lihim ay hindi siya anak ni Mama at Papa. Pinaampon siya sa atin ng ating mayordoma noon.” (The secret that she is referring to as one she already accepted is that she’s not the child of Mama and Papa. She was adopted to us by our governess.) Boss Joey asked if he heard Lola Nidora right. “Anak siya ng mayordoma nyo. Pinaampon sa Mama nyo. So yun ang lihim ng Mama?” (She is the daughter of your governess. Given up for adoption to your Mama. So that’s your Mama’s secret?)
Lola Nidora found it painful to grasp. So it revealed another reason behind her clingy disposition to her so-called nanny in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Pero, Yaya, higit pa sa tunay na apo ang turing ko sa yo. Pinag-aral. Ginabayan. Tinuruan ng tama. Alam nyo, wala sa dugo’t laman ang pagiging pamilya. Ito ay sa tunay na pagtanggap at pagmamahal maging saan man siya nagmula.” (But, nanny, I treat more than a grandchild. Sent to school. Guided. Taught proper manners. You know, being a family is not only by flesh and blood. It is in the acceptance and love wherever she may come from.)
YayaDUB’s smudged lipstick was a minor distraction in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. She must have wiped off her tears wrong. Isadora was quick to wipe off the smudged lipstick and her tears. “Naging Joker ka, hija.” (You looked like Joker, dear.) Donya Tinidora stopped wondering why among the sisters. Isadora ended up looking way prettier than them. [Then again, Donya Tidora is not around to dispute Donya Tinidora’s statement.] “Ako, hitsura pa lang namin magkapatid na kami. Kaya pala maganda tong Isadora na ‘to.” (Me, from appearance alone I can say we are sisters. No wonder this Isadora is beautiful.)
Donya Tinidora tried to grasp what she heard in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Ang alam ko, hindi ka naman namin tunay na kapatid. Kahit di ka namin kapatid, kapamilya ka namin. Miyembro ng pamilya.” (I know that you are not our real sister. Even if you are not our sister, you’re family. A family member.) “Alam nyo, mga ate, hindi na sana ako babalik eh. Pero kelangan talagang malaman ito ni Yaya. Aalis din ako agad.” (You know, elder sisters, I am not supposed to return. But nanny really needs to know these. I’d be leaving in awhile.)
Senator Tito would not let Isadora go without answering the still-hanging question. Who is Ursula’s father? Apparently, she really found it hard to answer herself in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. She wept before she could muster the strength to reveal it. Donya Tinidora comforted her too. Isadora managed to say his name. “Si Antonio po.” (It’s Antonio.) Donya Tinidora muttered under her breath. “Sabi ko na nga ba eh. May-ari rin ng Eat Bulaga.” (I knew it. The Eat Bulaga owner.) Senator Tito then asked if it’s Tuviera or another Antonio. [Antonio Tuviera is one of the top execs in TAPE Inc., producer of Eat Bulaga.]
Lola Nidora answered after sensing that Isadora is too embarrassed to admit which Antonio fathered Ursula. “Si Antonio ang nagpintura ng ating bakod Ang apelyido ni Antonio ay Palais.” (Antonio painted our mansion gate wall. Antonio’s last name is Palais.) Isadora wanted to nip the topic in the bud real quick. “Bayaan na natin si Antonio. Maligaya na siya.” (Let’s leave Antonio alone. He’s happy now.) Apparently, he did more than paint the walls and the mansion. He painted the town red. At least that part of town where Isadora once lived as stated in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
If Isadora didn’t want to talk about Antonio. Donya Tinidora went back to another hanging question. Why did Isadora come back? “Bumalik ako para malaman ni Yaya ang katotohanan. Dahil sa pagharap niya sa tamang panahon. Dapat alam niiya kung sino siya.” (I came back for nanny to know the truth. Because she is facing the right time. She should know who she is.) Scenes like these really make the Eat Bulaga Sa Tamang Panahon seem like a new chapter or book for YayaDUB. With this, Isadora embraced YayaDUB.
Isadora spoke further about setting Divina’s past with YayaDUB’s future in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. “Kung minsan isang yakap lang, sapat na para malimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob. Kaya, hija, wag na nating balikan isa-isa yung mga hinanakit. Ang mahalaga dapat magpatawad. Dapat mag-move on. Sa nakaraan tayo natuto. At sa kinabukasan naman tayo naghahanda.” (Sometimes one embrace is all you need to forget all of the bad feelings. So, dear, let’s not go back to the pain. What’s important is we should forgive. We should move on. We learned from the past. We prepare for the future.)
In short, a simple wish for Divina not to end up like her mother, Ursula. And her grandmother, Isadora. Both fell in love and got a child. But neither got a happy ending. Isadora thought it over upon seeing Divina though. “Hindi pa ito ang tamang panahon para magkasama tayo, hija. Pero masaya ako na pinalaki ka ni ate nang mahusay. Higit pa sa tunay na apo. Eh ang gusto ko lang naman eh araw-araw tayong makapag-usap. Babalik din ako para dalhin ko sa yo at makilala mo ang mga pinsan mo.” (This is not yet the right time for us to be together. But I am happy that elder sister raised you well. More than a biological grandchild. All I ever wanted is for us to talk everyday. I will be back to bring over and introduce to you your cousins.)
Isadora then looked for Alden. “Alden, sana, hijo. Alagaan mo si Divina ha?” (Alden, hopefully, dear. You would take care of Divina, okay?) Alden may often forget calling YayaDUB as Divina. (He often ends up calling her Maine instead of YayaDUB or Divina.) But he clearly cared for the nanny he loved. He stood up in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode and tried wiping off Divina’s tears. It was a heartwarming gesture shown in the ALDUB Road To Forever episode. He sealed his affection with a kiss.
Isadora returned her gaze to Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB. “Kung anumang paglalakbay ninyo, nandito lang ako. Alam kong maganda ang hangarin sa yo ni ate.” (Whatever journey you take, I’m only here. I know that elder sister’s intentions are noble.) Divina just nodded to accept Isadora’s advice. It was a clean takeaway towards the truck horn’s honking. Signaling the end of the ALDUB Road To Forever episode.
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