[Featured Image Screenie from Marlon Stockinger IG Account] A simple “unfollow” of 2 high profile personalities on the Instagram feed was enough to get tongues wagging. Netizen followers of model-slash-race car champ Marlon Stockinger and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach saw how the lovebirds unfollowed one another on the image-sharing social media app. It was enough to stoke the fires surrounding rumors that they couple has split.
Primetime news program TV Patrol got hold of Stockinger in an interview dated 13 July 2017. The latter was quick to nip any speculations of a break-up in the bud. “People just talk about it. But it’s all just that, talk. They’re simply ‘tsismis’.” He added that unfollowing each other on their respective public accounts on Instagram was an effort to keep their relationship private. “You know, there are things that we both had to deal behind two doors. Things we don’t need to share with everyone else.”
An effort to share less details of their relationship on social media does not have to mean that Stockinger had less love for the crowned beauty. With memes circulating that featured their images and highlighting Wurtzbach’s ample bosom, some netizen-followers found the couple’s decision as understandable.
Stockinger expected the rumors to escalate once the act of mutual unfollowing showed up on the public newsfeed. As far as the couple is concerned, in the words of Stockinger, “We are following each other and there’s no issue.”
This was allegedly the second time that Stockinger unfollowed Wurtzbach on Instagram. The first time that it happened was a bigger issue though as Wurtzbach did not unfollow Stockinger after the latter unfollowed her. It was as if the public was more interested with whether the couple followed or unfollowed one another than the images that they uploaded on their respective accounts.
Some netizens chose to speculate though that apart from their respective “official social media accounts”, Stockinger and Wurtzbach have personal (and private) versions of these aforementioned accounts. Either account has yet to be confirmed. And neither Stockinger nor Wurtzbach has confirmed the existence of such accounts. In fact, Wurtzbach has not spoken to any media personality about her side of this mutual unfollowing incident. On whether she or Stockinger did is anyone’s guess. So screenies, as of this writing, has leaked. Perhaps it is a mutual effort to be more of an actual couple than a social media love team? Is that what Stockinger meant when said “We are following each other”?
Stockinger’s last Instagram post pertained to his return to Singapore for a hosting gig with Fox Sports Asia. Once part of the Motorsport racetrack himself, it is now his turn to provide insights about the sport he reigned. Motorsport, as he himself stated on his latest Instagram post “is my passion.” He started his stint as TV presenter for the 2017 Formula 1 as of 16 July 2017.
When can Pia Wurtzbach’s statement ever be heard? Would she even find time to answer this debacle on mainstream media? Any updates would soon be posted here. So make sure to click “Like” on our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you. Thanks for reading.
Any available function rooms for rent in Manila? Metro Manila in general, that is. Searching for that affordable venue for your next meeting or “team building session” should not be a hassle. Especially when you have a ready checklist to glance at once in awhile. Factors like how many people can a function room fit? How much does it cost per hour? What other perks are included? These served as factors in assembling this list of function rooms for rent in Manila.
(DISCLAIMER: Price tags mentioned in these function rooms for rent in Manila are the ones currently enforced as of this writing. Calling said establishments on the phone numbers provided is still the recommended thing to verify.)
Cafe Sweet Inspirations: Function Rooms for Rent in Manila
The restaurant’s name, Cafe Sweet Inspirations, gives you an idea that their specialty leaned towards cakes and pastries. It could not have been farther from the truth. Located at 311 Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. This restaurant/cafe/bakery is also known for their Mongolian buffet. This means you get to make your own Mongolian bowl depending on which ingredients found in the buffet suited your taste.
Cafe Sweet Inspirations’ function room can host up to 30 people. That’s almost half a whole class if you plan to have a class reunion or office get-together in here. Possibly one of the function rooms in Manila recommended if you expect an attendance that big. Call them up at (02)432-4200 if you plan to spend beyond 3 hours in this sweet spot in Katipunan.
Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace: Function Rooms for Rent in Manila
Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace has become the place to go for summer workshops. True to its label of being an “artspace”. But most of the buzz came from its menu that features suspended coffee and guyabano ice cream. Names alone just increased this place’s buzz-worthiness. Located at Unit G, Maginhawa Bldg, 154 Maginhawa St, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. The workshops staged here also exposed one of the best function rooms for rent in Manila if you see yourself organizing similar events.
What kind of events have they hosted in the past? 2 of them are the story-telling workshop featuring “Kuya” Bodgie Pascua of Batibot fame and the Basic Stop Motion Animation Workshop for Kids. If you have similar workshops in mind to stage at Blacksoup Cafe + Artspace. The intimate setting here would help. Now, “intimate” means an event that can house up to 20 people. That, dear readers, meant an all-inclusive package to go with the rental fee in one of the most interesting function rooms for rent in Manila. Call them up at (02) 435-2549 for specific quotations including food and drinks.
AfterShift Grill & Restaurant: Function Rooms for Rent in Manila
Sometimes, all you ever wanted in your event is a place to unwind. Some of you, readers, might interpret it as KTV night. This is where one of the upbeat function rooms for rent in Manila is recommended – AfterShift Grill & Restaurant. After securing a niche among call center employees. AfterShift Grill & Restaurant has cornered a market need for function rooms for rent in Manila. How? By having VIP rooms that can house up to 12 people for a night of partying.
Yes, some people can’t find the courage to sing their heart out unless aided by alcohol. You immediately lose your inhibitions that way. Located at 101 Urban Ave, Makati, it’s the essential watering hole to hangout with your friends. Any specifications or particular queries about their VIP rooms may be asked by calling them up at 0917-498-8764.
Ella and the Blackbird: Function Rooms for Rent in Manila
Ever had a craving for Truffle Mushroom Pasta? If you are into pasta served with toasted pan on the side while having your frappe. Ella and the Blackbird is the ideal spot for you. Rice meals like Beef Salpicao and fusion cuisine like the Adobo Pasta are some of their recent additions to their offerings in this cafe. It has also become one of the cafes that foodies troop to when searching for function rooms for rent in Manila.
Where is the function room rented here at Ella and the Blackbird? This is one of the function rooms for rent in Manila where the place itself is the one being rented out per hour. Quite economical for the owner. This would simply mean having the place reserved for an occasion of your choice. The laid back look of this cafe seemed like an ideal place for open mic events or acoustic nights. Could be an ideal place to have an intimate event. Located at 88 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, you can call in your queries by dialing (02) 294-1633.
iChill Theater Cafe: Function Rooms for Rent in Manila
Sometimes you arrive in a place that has one of the function rooms for rent in Manila that gives you several choices. A KTV night, an open mic night, a film showing night. And maybe even a night to simply celebrate birthday parties. Any occasion that could be booked in a room that could fit up to 30 people. It also helped that iChill Theater Cafe operated on a musical theater theme. Perfect for musical theater nerds.
The walls are surrounded by posters of musical theater productions from the collection of its owner/proprietor, theater actor Kuya Manzano. It has hosted several events in the past that ranged from the light hearted fare to the casual lectures to the laid back debates. Renting the function room at the second floor is on a per hour basis, regardless of how many guests you expect at your event. And it’s only for P1,400 per hour. All-consumable of food and drinks.
Located at Dos Castillas Dr, Sampaloc, Manila, it is just a few corners away from the University of Santo Tomas. As one of the function rooms for rent in Manila that is easily accessible, calling them is as easy as dialing (02) 521-0056. You can also send your queries on their official Facebook page.
Getting in touch with any of these cafes and restaurants would be a good start to choosing which among these function rooms for rent in Manila fits your bill. Chances are you have a budget to keep in check as well. For more updates regarding which batch of function rooms for rent in Manila to analyze, just follow us on our respective social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. We’d be expecting you.
Looking for affordable party venues in Manila meant picking a venue based on the number of participants expected, size of the venue and the type of event to be celebrated. Participants that numbered less than 20 is what some organizers would label as “intimate”. Still some of the venues that were researched for this article managed to rake in the patrons whenever special events are to be expected. So for this article, Manila would roughly mean Metro Manila as a whole.
Xocolat: Affordable Party Venues in Manila
Whether it’s for a business meeting or an office party, Xocolat got you covered. Located in 172 B. Gonzales St corner Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, their function room is good for 18 to 20 people. If the name hasn’t given you a hint yet, it started out as a chocolate-themed coffee shop serving flourless chocolate cake slices. With its menu now including pasta and rice meals, it has expanded its customer base beyond the chocoholic market. As for the function room, rent is priced at Php7500 per 3 hours. Ideal for young urban professionals that would like to party in chocolatey style. Reservations are best made by calling them at (02) 929-4186.
The Beech: Affordable Party Venues in Manila
Located at 121 Panay Ave, Quezon City, The Beech (yes, that’s how it is spelled) has a function room that serves as karaoke room for groups of 10 people ready to party the night away. As opposed to charging the function room by hour, The Beech chose to have it priced at Php5000 per 3 hours. You only end up worrying about consuming the next 3 hours if you exceeded the first four. Then again, there’s a night worth enjoying in one of the most affordable party venues in Manila. Highly recommended if you would need alcohol to collect enough courage to sing your heart out. So call them up at 09175805116 the soonest time possible to make your reservations.
Ella and the Blackbird: Affordable Party Venues in Manila
If there is one party venue that you can rent per hour, it would be Ella and the Blackbird. Located at 88 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, what made it one of the affordable party venues is the all-inclusive aspect to the hourly rental that it provides. For Php2500 per hour, a group of about 20 people can rent the place. Possibly more. The rent is per hour regardless of headcount. To make sure that reservation is taken note of, call them up at (02) 294-1633.
Amo Yamie Crib Coffee and Movie House: Affordable Party Venues in Manila
This is one venue that you can classify under the “intimate events” as intimate as no more than 10 people. This coffee shop is better known for its mini-theater. Hence, the term “movie house” in its name. The main branch is located at Espana Blvd corner P. Noval St, Manila. Their mini-theater can be rented at Php338 per hour excluding food and drinks. The food and drinks are to be ordered separately. Hot drinks go as low as Php65 per cup while the cold drinks go as low as Php109 per serving. One of the affordable party venues in Manila worth recommending if your event consisted of a small group of family and friends and if your only planned activity so far is watching a movie. The best way to get in touch with them is by liking their Facebook page. They are responsive to messages.
iChill Theater Cafe: Affordable Party Venues in Manila
A venue where you may stage your event or have a private film showing is where iChill Theater Cafe is at. Located at Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila, iChill has become one of the affordable party venues in Manila chosen by students and young urban professionals living around the UST compound. Only a block away, karaoke-themed parties have become the most common choice of event staged in this venue. The function room is located at iChill’s second floor area. With a karaoke machine assisted by an overhead projector, it feels like having a concert venue of your own with widescreen technology available at your fingertips. Renting the function room goes for as low as Php1400 per hour all-inclusive of food and drinks regardless of headcount.
iChill Theater Cafe may be contacted at (02) 521-0056. Their latest promos and updates may be viewed by liking their official Facebook page and by following them on Twitter. Getting in touch with them serves as a positive start to finding one of the most affordable party venues in Manila.
Finding the affordable party venues in Manila should not take that much effort as long as you have the right contact information. Let this serve as your guide in finding areas worth spending that party within the budget allotted. Happy to be of help to you. Don’t forget to like our official Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter as well. Thanks for reading.
Philippine President Duterte supported by international religious leader Rael. The international head of the movement called Raelian has pledged support for the embattled president of the Philippines. This support comes at the state leader’s claims that the United Nations is “stupid”.
Part of the comment that the international religious leader Rael made is translated as follows:
“Finally! A head of state may trigger the dismantlement of the US puppet United Nations Organization and inviting China, African nations and other countries to create a rival international body is a wonderful idea! Should be called Anti-Imperialism States Organization.”
It wasn’t the first time that the concept or idea of an international organization separate from the United Nations has been entertained in the past. Maybe the international religious leader Rael was not the first person to think of it. (And certainly, not Duterte either). Then again, for certain organizations and sovereign states that don’t feel that much UN love. They’d rather have economic and political ties with each others without minding UN again. Maybe not ever. But surely not for the long time.
Does forming a separate global organization automatically mean going against the UN? No. The European Union was formed with economic cooperation in mind. The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) was formed as a support group for the Latin American countries. BRICS emerged as a group of nations that rely on each other for economic and political power consisting of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
As of late, new acronyms like MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.) and CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.) emerged. These latter groups haven’t been “formalized” in the vein of BRICS. But one can sense an attempt to gather into groups outside the UN system. What does that say about UN’s influence then?
Let’s go back to international religious leader Rael’s comment about Duterte. Now that we have analyzed global affairs now. The last sentence says “Should be called Anti Imperialism States Organization.” It’s like a soft shade thrown at UN for having a certain level of favoritism thrown the US way. Globalization wasn’t as controversial as it used to be anymore. Some states have started thinking about themselves more and less about what the international community. This is why EU and other sympathizers feared Brexit. After UK grows a pair and packs its bags. Would the rest of the members dissatisfied with the current EU leadership follow? Could it be another source of inspiration for Duterte’s PHexit?
For Duterte, it’s simple. He’s trying to do his job and he hates interference. And he doesn’t give a rat’s ass on whether it’s the frickin’ UN. He just wanted to serve the people. He lived here in the Philippines all his life. He experienced how hard life had been here. And he wouldn’t let a bunch of bureaucrats interfere in his job when these UN “experts” earned their so-called expertise without ever setting foot in the Philippines. An act lauded by the international religious leader Rael.
As of this writing, President Duterte has returned to the Philippines after a successful stint in the ASEAN Summit and his state visit to Indonesia. Would a meeting with the international religious leader Rael be far behind? Tune in to updates here at The Philippines Web by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter. We’d be expecting you.
What happened in ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1? If you were a late-bloomer into the ALDUB fandom, what do you know apart from YayaDUB breaking into a smile upon seeing Alden? And could it really be just spontaneous for her to smile. It’s not a far-fetched possibility that it wasn’t YayaDUB that smiled on Alden but Maine Mendoza herself. Who knows? With a month away from the ALDUB Anniversary, it’s a good idea to look back.
YayaDUB was introduced a month before the ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1 as the girl Friday of Donya Esperanza Zobeyala viuda de Explorer. The latter was then known as “Lola Nidora” from “Lola ni Dora” (Dora’s grandmother/granny) at Eat Bulaga’s segment “ EB Problem Solving”. “Lola ni Dora” was the character that replaced Dok Dora de Explorer at the same segment in an effort to revamp the segment. With the hosts constantly referring to her as “Lola ni Dora” , her name eventually evolved into “Nidora”. Hence “Lola Nidora”.
As for YayaDUB, she was the proverbial “langaw sa ibabaw ng kalabaw” (fly on top of a water buffalo or carabao). It was an idiomatic expression that referred to a person that is more arrogant or haughty than the master she serves. So prior to ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. YayaDUB’s character’s bitchy arrogance is played for laughs. Hence her scenes involving selfies. Her limitation to DUBsmash lines aggravated her addiction on social media apps.
At EB Problem Solving. Lola Nidora just makes a few side comments to problems consulted to them. They are joined by resident “dabarkads” Paolo Ballesteros and Jose Manalo. If ever YayaDUB’s comment is sought, she sticks to her DUBsmashed answers. Pouty lips, big mouth and a rubber face that rivaled Mr. Bean himself. A comic relief without actual lines until she saw Alden Richards. Looking back, ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1 lasted only a few minutes.
It all started when YayaDUB was trying to reply to Jose’s question. YayaDUB was cranky just like before. She was so cranky that her DUBsmash didn’t make sense either. Before she finished her DUBsmash clip, the camera on the other monitor showed Alden Richards, watching at her. She realized who was watching her and ended up smiling. Allan K saw that it was the conscious kind of smile. “Hala, yaya. Nako-conscious ka kay Alden.” (Oh no, nanny. You’re becoming conscious of Alden’s presence.) ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1 was that simple.
YayaDUB had to cover her face. She was caught smiling. A conduct unbecoming of someone like her. Paolo egged her further upon seeing her face behind the folding fan. “Tumatawa!” (She’s laughing!) Allan K kept on picking on YayaDUB. “Yaya, nagpapa-cute ka!” (Nanny, you’re trying to be cute!) Allan K’s comments were the main force behind ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. Otherwise, ALDUB remained as an afterthought/comic relief on Eat Bulaga.
What most new ALDUB fans today may not have realized is how Lola Nidora viewed Alden. “Ang pogi ni Alden.” (Alden looked handsome.) Allan K refused to stop. “Pinapanood kasi ni Alden. Hala! Nagpapa-cute si Yaya!” (Alden is watching her. Oh dear! Nanny is trying to look cute!) At the ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. Paolo joined Allan K on picking on YayaDUB. “Yaya, nagpapabebe ka! Si Yaya, nagpapabebe!” (Nanny, you’re trying to look cute! Nanny is trying to look cute!)
Boss Joey found YayaDUB’s smile to be out of character too. “Ngayon lang ba ngumiti yan?” (Did she smile only now?) Jose replied. “Ngayon lang tumawa yan.” (She laughed only now.) Boss Joey realized what made YayaDUB tick. “Yun lang pala.” (So that was it.) Prior to Alden’s appearance. Jose did everything to make YayaDUB smile or laugh. Nothing happened. All that Alden did is appear to YayaDUB and she smiled. ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1 provided a cute twist to the character of YayaDUB.
YayaDUB’s lip-sync clips are mostly dependent on what the in-house spinner would play. But the Chipmunks’ cover of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I’ve Got a Feeling” ended up supporting YayaDUB’s change of character at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. Enough to give the audience an idea how happy YayaDUB ended up feeling. It may not be the typical boy-meets-girl scenario. Then again, that’s the point.
Jose found this change in YayaDUB amusing. “Kumekerengkeng!” (She’s starting to flirt!) Alden waved at YayaDUB. Boss Joey called YayaDUB’s attention at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. “Kinakawayan ka ni Alden.” (Alden is waving at you.) Allan K repeated what Boss Joey said. Alden looked like he’s waiting for a reaction from YayaDUB. YayaDUB then waved back at Alden. Hence the first “pabebe wave” was seen at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1.
YayaDUB tried to react to how Jose and Boss Joey handled her change of character by DUBsmashing Nora Aunor’s winning line at the critically-acclaimed film “Himala”. “Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao! Nasa puso nating lahat!” (There is no miracle! The miracle is in the heart of man! In the hearts of all of us!) Alden could only reply by blowing a kiss her way since he doesn’t have a microphone at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1.
Boss Joey looked at YayaDUB again. “Si Yaya. Maganda eh, ano?” (Nanny. She’s pretty after all, right?) Jose agreed. Boss Joey then completed his statement. “Maganda iihaw.” (She’s pretty to roast with.) Everyone laughed. Boss Joey then corrected his own statement. “Hindi. Maganda. Maganda.” (No, really. She’s pretty. She’s pretty.) Jose joined in chiding YayaDUB too. “Wet lips oh!” (She wet her lips!)
Jose tried to reply to Boss Joey’s quip at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. “May hitsura naman. May hitsura. Hindi nga lang maganda hitsura.” (She has the face. That face. It’s just that her face wasn’t pretty.) Boss Joey tried to get to know YayaDUB better. “Kelan ang birthday niyan?” (When is her birthday?) Jose was sarcastic in his answer. “Walang birthday yan, Boss Joey. Singaw lang.” (She doesn’t have a birthday. She just sprouted from the earth.)
Allan K tried to make sense of Jose’s comment. “Kumulog. Kumidlat. Umusbong.” (There was thunder. There was lightning. And she sprouted.) Lola Nidora relayed the question to YayaDUB instead. “Yaya, kelan ba ang birthday mo?” (Nanny, when is your birthday?) Jose was sarcastic again. “Pano yan magsasalita?” (How will she speak?) YayaDUB DUBsmashed some techno track. Lola Nidora interpreted it. “March 3 daw.” (She said that it’s March 3.)
Allan K found the translation rather vague. “Naintindihan ni Lola?” (Granny understood it?) Paolo relayed the comment to Lola Nidora. “Naintindihan mo yun?” (You understood that?) Jose had a different speculation. “Di ba birthday mo yun?” (Isn’t that your birthday?) Lola Nidora said no. Minutes later, it rained lightly at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1.
Jose hasn’t given up on hopes that YayaDUB will finally speak though. “Ano masasabi mo sa ulan, YayaDUB?” (What can you say about the rain?) Lola Nidora ended up commenting first. “Ang lamig. Basang basa yung likod ko.” (It’s cold. My back side was so wet.) YayaDUB stuck to her schtick at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1 though. She DUBsmashed a line from Maria Sofia Love. “Pak! Pak! Legs! Pak! Katawan! Pak! Ano pa? Pak! Aray ko! Ano yun? Dios ko!” (Look at my legs! Look at my body! Ouch! What the? My God!)
Jose put a hat on YayaDUB. “Yan! Nakatingin sa yo si Alden. Kaya kailangan naggaganyan ka. Yes.” (There! Alden is staring at you. So you need to fix yourself.) YayaDUB arranged the hat and waved again at Alden. Allan K found it cute. “Gusto ko yung kaway.” (I like the way she waved.) YayaDUB then switched to DUBsmashing JaDine’s “Bahala Na”. “Naniniwala na ako sa forever.” (I now believe in forever.)
Jose was impressed. “Ang galing galing mo, YayaDUB.” (You were great, YayaDUB.) YayaDUB threw a flying kiss towardss Alden. Alden caught it with his hand. Lola Nidora was her snobbish self when she tried to get YayaDUB’s attention. “Yaya, tapos ka na ba?” (Nanny, are you done?) YayaDUB tried to go back to her stiff-upper lipped facade. She didn’t want to piss off her employer at this point at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1.
Was it a smooth transition for YayaDUB halfway through ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1? Not really. As EB Problem Solving is preceded by the Sugod Bahay segment, there was enough time for YayaDUB to revert back to her old, bitter self. But her tears were spotted by Jose towards the end of their Sugod Bahay stint. “Ba’t ka umiiyak, YayaDUB?” (Why are you teary-eyed?)
YayaDUB wiped off the stray tear from her upper cheek. Jose insisted that YayaDUB teared up. “Hindi. Umiyak siya talaga. Walang biro.” (No. She really teared up. No kidding.) Boss Joey is starting to see YayaDUB differently. “Mukhang mabait naman siya eh.” (She looked nice after all.) Jose then started chiding YayaDUB again at ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. “Alam mo si Alden. Diyan mahilig sa babaeng umiiyak.” (You know Alden. He’s into girls that tear up.)
YayaDUB stole a moment to wave at Alden again. Jose continued. “Yung iyakin. Yung mababa ang loob.” (One who tears up. One with a humble disposition.) The latter comment was more like a snide remark to YayaDUB’s snooty image prior to ALDUB KalyeSerye Day 1. YayaDUB then faked her act of trembling while crying. Boss Joey had to remind her. “Hindi yung hagulgol. Yung iyak lang.” (Not the trembling part. Just the tears.) YayaDUB then stopped. YayaDUB repeated her DUBsmash of “Bahala Na”.
No truck horn. Not even a script. But it developed a following massive enough to spin this segment into a full-blown series within a variety show. How did it evolve into a soap opera parody segment at Eat Bulaga? Succeeding episode recaps will reveal them. And the best way to get updated on the latest episode recaps is by following up on our social media accounts. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.
Divina was happily browsing some photos at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ang ganda naman dito. Naku! Tiyak pupuntahan namin ito. Hindi puedeng hindi namin malagpasan ni Alden. Ganda oh! Venice! Tapos eto rin sa Vatican. Ang dami namang puedeng puntahan. Ano pa?” (It looked so beautiful here. Oh my! For sure we’d go here. We of Alden should not miss this. Awesome! Venice! And at the Vatican too. There are so many places for us to go. What else?)
Divina browsed further. “Ay! Eto yung Leaning Tower of Pisa. Kelangan nakaganun din kami ni Alden dun. Grabe oh. Sa Milan Cathedral, naku. Dalhin kaya ako ni Alden dito?” (Here’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We should pose in a leaning way too. Damn. At the Milan Cathedral, oh my. Would Alden bring me here?) The audience present at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode screamed at the idea of Alden taking Divina to the cathedral. [If you know what they mean.]
Divina exclaimed. “Dami pa. Dios ko! Sana kumasya yung oras namin. Sana may panahon para makapaglibot-libot kami. Yung kaming dalawa lang.” (So many sights. My God! I hope we have enough time to roam. Just the two of us.) Alden appeared on the other monitor as Divina was in the middle of browsing at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. He DUBsmashed Savage Garden’s “I Knew I Loved You”.
Alden then asked Divina. “Ano sabi mo, Divina?” (What did you say, Divina?) Divina was a little startled. Alden had to clarify his question at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Anong sabi mo dun sa mga lugar? Maganda?” (What did you say about the places? They’re beautiful?) Divina looked at Alden. He continued. “Mas maganda ka diyan.” (You look more beautiful.) Divina thanked Alden in Italian. “Grazie. Grazie.”
Alden liked it that Divina is learning a little Italian. “Ayan na yung mga Buongiorno.” (There goes the Buongiorno.) Divina showed the pics from her smartphone to Alden too. “Yung mga pictures. Ayan oh! Naghahanap kasi ako ng mga puede nating puntahan. Leaning Tower of Pisa. Magpi-picture tayo. Ganun kunwari.” (Here are the pictures. I’ve been looking for places for us to go. Like the Leaning Tower. We’d have a picture like that.) Alden finished Divina’s sentence at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Tinutulak mo yung tower.” ([Like] You’re pushing the tower.)
Divina went back to browsing her phone at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Eto pa. Florence.” (Here’s more. Florence.) Alden was unfamiliar with it. “Ano yun? Parang mga tore?” (What? Are they like towers?) Boss Joey had other ideas. “Florence de Mayo. Diyan na kayo mag-Santacruzan.” (Have the Santacruzan there.) Divina agreed with Boss Joey. “Sakto. May pa. Tapos eto. Amalfi Coast. Talon tayo dito, Alden, ha?” (Perfect. It’s still May. Then this. Amalfi Coast. Let’s dive here, Alden, okay?)
Alden asked. “Gusto mo?” (You want to?) Divina replied. “Oo. Tatalon tayo dito sa ayaw at sa gusto mo.” (Yes. We will dive here whether you like it or not.) Alden remembered something else at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Sa ayaw at sa gusto mo. Eh sa Enchanted, umiyak ka eh.” (Whether you like it or not. At the Enchanted Kingdom, you cried.) Divina was taken aback. “Eh bakit binabalik mo?” (Then why are you bring it up again?) Alden immediately backtracked. “Oh hindi na. Hindi na.” (Okay I’ll stop. I’ll stop.)
Divina asked Alden. “Inaano ka ba? Weeksary na weeksary natin, ganyan ka! Inaano ka ba?” (What have I done to you? It’s the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary, and you’re doing that! What have I done to you?) Divina ended up wondering. “Saan kaya dito tayo magsu-shoot?” (Which spots will be filmed with us?) Alden tried not to spoil it for the audience present at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Pero nabasa mo yung script di ba? Kelangan talaga Italy natin i-shoot eh.” (But you read the script, right? We really need to shoot it in Italy.)
Divina remembered what Alden said. “Oo nga eh. Kelangan naman pala talaga. Kelangan sa storya eh. Kaya pala pumayag sina Lola.” (Yes indeed. It’s needed after all. It’s needed in the story. No wonder granny agreed.) Alden had to ask Divina at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Kumusta na pala yung surprise?” (How is the surprise going?) Divina directly answered Alden’s question. “Okay na. Naiayos ko na. At sana ma-appreciate nila Lola. Pero okay na. Wag ka nang mag-alala, Alden.” (It’s okay now. I got it set up. And hopefully granny will appreciate it.)
Alden agreed. “Oo. Basta galing sa puso.” (Yes. As long as it’s from the heart.) Divina wasn’t done browsing her phone when Alden DUBsmashed at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Sabihin mo sa akin. Kelan mali ang pag-ibig? Kelangan bang masaktan pa?” (Tell me. When is love wrong? Do we have to get hurt?) Alden was half-DUBsmashing the song and half-singing it. He dared Divina to sing too. She somewhat did.
When Alden DUBsmashed True Faith’s “Dahil Ikaw”. Divina replied by DUBsmashing “Miss na Miss Kita”. [Somebody tell us please the title of the song and artist who sang it.] Alden even tried to pinch Divina’s nose at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Alden DUBsmashed Blue’s “Best in Me”. Lou Bega’s “Sweet Like Cola” then started blaring in the background. It signaled Donya Tinidora’s arrival at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Divina paid her respects to Donya Tinidora. Donya Tinidora was in an okay mood. “Hay naku! Tingnan mo naman. Umulan tapos sumingaw yung init. Ang sarap dito.” (Oh my! Look at this [weather]. It rains then heat [from the ground] seeps out. It smelled great here.) Alden greeted Donya Tinidora. “Hello, lola.” Donya Tinidora greeted Alden back. “Ready na ba kayo sa Italy. Ready na ba kayong dalawa sa pagpunta nyo?” (Are you ready for Italy? Are you ready to go?) Alden replied at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Medyo hindi pa, lola, eh.” (Not that much yet, granny.)
Divina expressed her concern to Donya Tinidora. “Saka, lola, hindi pa po kasi kami marunong mag-Italian language.” (Granny, we are not yet that good in speaking Italian.) Donya Tinidora replied. “Yun na nga iniisip ko. Siempre bago nyo naisip yan, naisip ko na yan. Kaya eto. Me dala akong libro ng mga Italian language para pag-aralan.” (That’s what I thought too. Of course, before you even thought of that, I already thought of it. So here. I have an Italian language book for you to learn from.) Divina liked the idea and checked Donya Tinidora’s book at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Donya Tinidora continued. “Ayan na oh. Yan eh mga basic lang naman yan.” (Here they are. They’re just basic stuff.) Divina asked. “Pano po yung Hello?” (How do you say Hello?) Donya Tinidora was half-sarcastic when she waved “Hello.” Divina had to clarify her question at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Lola, iba po.” (No, the other one.) Both of them ended up checking the book. Divina saw it. “Ciao.”
Donya Tinidora knew a different “Ciao” at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Kumbaga sa mahjong, Ciao.” (It’s like in the mahjong board game. Ciao.) Divina almost scratched her head. “Lola naman eh.” (Granny please.) Donya Tinidora saw the alternate suggestion. “Puede ring SALVE.” (You can also use SALVE.) Divina repeated it so she could remember it better.
Alden then asked Divina. “Naalala mo yung tinuro ko sa yo?” (Remember what I taught you?) Divina asked back. “Ano yun?” (What is it?) Alden continued. “Yung maraming salamat sa lahat ng ginawa mo. Sige nga. Gawin mo.” (The ‘Thanks for everything that you’ve done’. Go ahead. Do it.) Divina tried to say it correctly. “Grazie per tutto quello che fai per de.” Allan K liked it. [The commentary panel present at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode consisted of Allan K, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon.]
Donya Tinidora liked it too. “Aba! Magaling ang apo ko. Magaling. Eto pa. Eto pa isa. Good morning.” (Wow! My grand-niece is amazing. Amazing. Here. Here is another one.) Divina then read the translation. “Buongiorno.” Donya Tinidora repeated it at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Buongiorno. Pag rocker, Bon Jovi. Okay? Sabi ni ate, pag may nakita kang rocker sa umaga, sabihin mo Bon Jovi.” (If you’re greeting a rocker, say BON JOVI. Elder sister said that if you saw a rocker in the morning, say BON JOVI.)
Alden asked Donya Tinidora. “Lola, pano po yung Goodbye?” (Granny, how about GOODBYE?) Donya Tinidora was tried to sound serious. “Goodbye? Dapat hawak mo yung kutsilyo. Magsaksak ka. Goodbye. Patay na.” (You should hold a knife. Stab yourself. Goodbye. You’re dead.) Divina found something else on the book. “Good evening. Buonasera.” Alden repeated what Divina learned at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Buonasera.”
Donya Tinidora asked Divina. “Tapos yung good afternoon naman?” (Then for “Good afternoon?”) Divina read the translation. “Buon pomeriggio.” At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Donya Tinidora reminded Alden and Divina. “Okay. Wag kayong malilito. Importante yan ha? Yung umaga ano?” (Don’t be confused. It’s important. What’s the morning greeting?) Alden replied. “Buongiorno.” Divina followed suit. “Buongiorno, lola.”
Donya Tinidora tested them again. “Yung gabi?” (For the evening?) Divina replied. “Buonasera.” Donya Tinidora reviewed them further at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Yung madaling araw?” (How about early morning?) Divina made a wild guess. “Buon buon?” Donya Tinidora’s answer wasn’t any serious either. “Tulog na buon buon okay?” (A sleeping buon buon okay?) Donya Tinidora then found the answer to Alden’s question. “Goodbye. Eto na yung hinahanap mo.” (Here’s what you’re looking for.)
Divina read the translation. “Arrivederci.” Donya Tinidora repeated it. “Arrivederci. Ayan. Alam nyo na ha? Bakit? Magu-goodbye ka ba sa kanya?” (There. Now you know, okay? Why? Are you saying goodbye to her?) Divina felt a little hurt in agreeing with Donya Tinidora. At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Alden found an excuse. “Hindi, lola. Marami lang po akong gustong malaman na words.” (No, granny. I just want to learn more words.)
Donya Tinidora went back to her Italian book. “Ano pa gusto mong malaman, Alden?” (What else would you like to learn, Alden?) Alden replied. “Lola, yung Thank You po.” (Granny, how about “Thank you”.) Donya Tinidora checked the book again for Divina to read. Divina read the word out loud. “Grazie.” Donya Tinidora repeated the word “Grazie.” At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Alden continued with his questions. “Eh lola, yung I Love You?” (How about “I love you”?)
Donya Tinidora let Divina answer. “Ano I love you?” (What’s I love you in Italian?) Divina understood the question differently. “I love you too.” Donya Tinidora exclaimed. “Hindi!” (No!) In less than a minute, Divina realized what she just said at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ay! Ano ba, lola?” (Wait! What, granny?) Donya Tinidora went sarcastic again. “Espanol!” (Say it in Spanish!) Divina slightly protested. “Lola naman eh!” (Granny please!)
Donya Tinidora tried to regain composure. “Sa Italiano!” (Say it in Italian!) Divina apologized halfway. “Akala ko po kasi …” (I thought …) Donya Tinidora gave Divina a tip. “Ti.” Divina then found what Donya Tinidora was referring to at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ti amo. Ti amo.” Donya Tinidora felt relieved. “Yan! Madalas ginagamit sa mga boss nyo.” (There! It’s often used when referring to your boss.)
Alden then told Divina. “Ti amo, Divina.” Divina repeated what Alden said but in an asking tone. “Ti amo?” Alden then DUBsmashed “Ikaw” to calm down Divina. Donya Tinidora had to help Divina snap back to reality. “Ti amo raw, sabihin mo.” (He said “Ti amo”, say it too.) Divina ended up DUBsmashing Coco Lee’s “Before I Fall in Love”. Then she tried to give a decent reply. “Kuya Amo.”
Alden’s eye brows almost met as he felt amused with Divina’s answer at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ano ba yun? Pangalan?” (What the? It’s a name now?) Divina repeated her answer. “Ti amo eh. Kuya amo.” [“Ti” sounds like an abbreviated “Ate” when pronounced with a Visayan accent. “Amo” in Filipino means boss or employer. Even Allan K acknowledged it later at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.]
Alden just tested his Italian knowledge to Divina again. “Mi manchi.” Donya Tinidora understood Alden differently. “Naku, si Allan yun. Manchi.” (Oh that’s Allan K.) [“Manchi” sounds a little like “matsing”. “Matsing” means monkey.] Allan K snapped at Donya Tinidora. “Bastos ka, lola.” (You’re rude, granny.) Divina had to translate it to Donya Tinidora. “Ano po yun, I miss you.” (It means “I miss you.”) Donya Tinidora repeated what Divina said at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “I miss you.”
That’s when Divina had to remind Alden. “Teka lang. Parang may nakakalimutan ka. May nakakalimutan ka.” (Wait. It seems like you’ve forgotten something. You’ve forgotten something.) Alden denied it. “Hindi ako nakakalimot.” (I don’t forget.) Divina insisted her observation at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Hindi. Nakakalimot ka eh.” (No. You’ve forgotten.) Alden had to ask. “Hindi. Ano ba yun? Ano ba yun?” (No. What is it? What is it?)
Divina then said it. “Weeksary natin eh.” (It’s the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary.) Donya Tinidora ended up remembering more. “Bakit nga walang bulaklak? Walang lobo? Walang isaw?” (How come there are no flowers? No balloons? No chicken intestines?) Divina was half-hurt. “Ano ba yan, Alden? Naninibago, Alden. Nagbabago ka.” (What gives, Alden. You’ve changed, Alden. You’ve changed.)
Alden denied forgetting the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary. “Hindi, lola. Eto po.” (No, granny. Here it is.) Divina looked around. “Wala pong riding in tandem.” (No riding in tandem.) Shortly, the SUV horn was heard on the background. A girl appeared in a red Italian dress and sung “O Sole Mio”. [While most fans watching the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode would recognize “O Sole Mio” as the Italian version of Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never”. Wikipedia says otherwise.]
Once she’s done singing. Divina thanked her. “Prego. Prego.” Donya Tinidora tried to speak Italian but failed. That’s when Alden explained. “Siempre, Divina. Hindi ko nakalimutan ang monthsary. Weeksary pala.” (Of course, Divina. I did not forget out monthsary. I mean out weeksary.) Divina confirmed her point. “Oh. Tingnan mo nga.” (See?) Alden had a ready answer to his gaffe at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Eh kasi feeling ko araw araw monthsary. Kaya ngayon pa lang, pinadala ko na yung Italy sa yo.” (It feels like our monthsary everyday. So as early as now, I sent Italy to you.)
Alden then tried to introduce the singer. “Actually yung singer natin, kaibigan siya ni Yaya Glo.” (Our singer is Yaya Glo’s friend. I just asked a favor from her.) [He should have at least mentioned her name at the ALDUB 42nd Weekend episode.] Divina thanked her. “Prego. Prego.” The singer was just as thankful to Divina. “Grazie mille, signorina.” (Thank you very much, ma’am.) Donya Tinidora can’t help but quip. “Ang galing. Siguro syota mo yung DJ dito.” (Brilliant. The spinner must be your fling.) Both Alden and Divina found Donya Tinidora’s comment awkward.
After Donya Tinidora’s half-successful attempts at speaking Italian. Alden greeted Divina. “Happy 42nd Weeksary, Divina.” The singer gave a little box to Divina. Divina tried to untie the ribbon. “Ano kayang laman nito?” (What does it contain?) It was a little heavy. Divina was startled when the box’s content almost fell. At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary. Donya Tinidora was worried about something worse. “Muntik nang magmura.” (She almost let out an expletive.)
Divina then lifted the little gift. “Ano to? Para san to?” (What’s this? What is it for?) Donya Tinidora speculated. “Divina, alam ko na yan. Padlock.” (I know what that is. It’s a padlock.) Divina asked further at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Pambagahe po?” (For the baggage?) Donya Tinidora somewhat confirmed her hunch. “Para sa maleta mo.” (For your luggage.) Divina thanked Alden.
Alden tried to correct Donya Tinidora. “Di po, lola.” (No, granny.) Donya Tinidora kept on guessing though. “Padlock para di malagyan ng bala.” (A padlock to avoid getting inserted with bullets.) [The bullet issue has yet to die down as of the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.] Alden explained. “Lola, hindi po. Ano po yan. Love lock po.” (Granny, no. It’s a love lock.)
Donya Tinidora repeated what Alden said. “Love lock ang tawag diyan?” (It’s called a love lock?) Alden clarified the object at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Yan po ang sumisimbolo po sa laman ng puso namin ni Divina. Kasi di ba, lola? Sa ibang bansa po. Halimbawa, pupunta kayo ng Paris. Ganyan. Or Korea. Meron silang mga lock lock na nilalagay.” (It symbolizes what is in our heart of Divina. Isn’t it, granny? In other countries. Like if you’d go to Paris. [Or some other destination.] They leave locks.)
Donya Tinidora then asked Alden. “So ilalagay nyo dun yan?” (So you’d place it there?) Divina felt excited. “Ilalagay natin ito?” (We’d leave this?) Alden refused to divulge the details. “Basta dadalhin natin yan.” (We’d just bring it.) Divina tried to clarify what Alden said at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Dadalhin lang natin. Hindi natin ilalagay?” (We’d just bring it? We won’t put it?) Alden didn’t reveal anything more. “Basta.”
Divina felt a little cheated but excited. “Ayaw ko yang mga BASTA mo ha? Yang mga ganyang tono mo.” (I don’t like your BASTA plans. With a tone like that.) Still, she thanked Alden for the heart-shaped lock. Alden replied. “Siempre. Ikaw pa eh.” (Of course. For you.) The singer then bade them goodbye. Donya Tinidora tried to speak Italian again. “Grazie mille. Dumaan ka ng palengke para mamile, ha?”
Donya Tinidora turned her attention back to Divina. “Handa na ba kayo sa plano nyo para kay ate? Yung mga pagkain, naayos nyo na ba? Darating na si ate any monument.” (Are you plans for elder sister ready? The food, is it all set now? Elder sister is arriving any moment.) Divina verified it. “Opo, lola. Nakahanda na po sa loob.” (Yes, granny. It’s prepared inside.) The SUV horn was heard on the background. Lola Nidora then appeared at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Donya Tinidora was amused to see Lola Nidora arrived from behind the tree. “Galing sa puno. Si ate, naging nuno sa punso.” (From the tree. My elder sister became a dwarf from an anthill.) She called out to Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora slightly explained her entrance. “Nagpahangin lang ako sa taas.” (I just refreshed myself above.) Divina paid her respects to Lola Nidora. Donya Tinidora saw Lola Nidora’s long face again at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ang lungkot mo.” (You look sad.)
Alden greeted Lola Nidora too. “Lola, kumusta po kayo?” (Granny, how are you?) Lola Nidora replied. “I’m okay.” Alden didn’t believe Lola Nidora’s answer at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. But he sounded concerned. “Di naman po namin kailangan manghula para malaman kung ano ang nararamdaman nyo eh.” (We don’t need to guess what you’re feeling.)
At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Lola Nidora was resigned to her sadness. “Hindi mo naman maalis sa akin ito, Alden.” (You can’t avoid me from feeling this way, Alden.) Donya Tinidora chose to be happy. “Dapat maging masaya ka na ngayon, ate. Kasi ilang araw na lang, aalis na si Alden at si Divina. Di ba? Makakapunta na sila sa Italy.” (You should be happy now, elder sister. Because in a few days from now, Alden and Divina will be leaving. They will get to Italy.)
Donya Tinidora thought how luck ALDUB was. “Napakaswerte. Gagawa ng pelikula. Unang pelikula, dun kaagad nila gagawin. Ayaw mo ba nun? Iba yun, ate.” (They’re very lucky. They’d be filming. Their first film would be shot there. Don’t you like that? That’s something else, elder sister.) Lola Nidora thought Donya Tinidora was too worried of her at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ano ka ba, Tinidora?” (What the heck, Tinidora?)
Despite looking sad. Lola Nidora tried to be optimistic at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Mababait naman yung mga bata. They deserve it. Alden. Divina. Mag-iingat kayo dun ha?” (The kids are well-behaved. They deserve it. Alden. Divina. You better be safe there, okay?) Alden and Divina replied consecutively. “Opo, lola.” (Yes, granny.) Alden assured Lola Nidora. “Ako pa po? Ako na po bahala kay Divina. Aalagaan ko po siya.” (Me? I would take charge of Divina. I would care for Divina.)
Lola Nidora continued with her reminders. “Magte-text kayo. Tapos mag-send kayo ng pictures.” (Send SMS. Then send photos.) Alden agreed. Divina agreed as well. “Opo, lola. Saka behaved naman po kami ni Alden dun. Makikinig po kami lagi sa director.” (Yes, granny. And we of Alden will be behaved. We’d be obedient to the director.) Lola Nidora agreed. “Dapat lang.” (You better be.) Donya Tinidora agreed as well. “Importante yun, ate.” (That’s important, elder sister.)
Divina then invited the grannies inside. Donya Tinidora thought they better be. “Oo. Wag tayo dito. Tingnan mo hitsura natin. Zoom out nyo.” (Yes. We shouldn’t be here. Look at us. Zoom out your camera.) The cameraman at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode did as he was told. Donya Tinidora mentioned the obvious. “Para tayong firing squad. Para tayong babarilin dito.” (We’re like in a firing squad. Like they’re about to shoot us.) Allan K then joked. “Fuego!”
Lola Nidora didn’t think it was reason enough to get inside though. “Bakit ba tayo pupunta pa sa loob?” (Why do we have to go inside?) Donya Tinidora replied. “May sorpresa sa yo.” (There’s a surprise for you.) Lola Nidora thought otherwise. “Puede naman dito eh.” (It can be received here.) Alden egged them to go inside. “Lola, sama na kayo.” (Granny, just go along.) Divina gave Lola Nidora some ideas at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Hinanda po namin ito para sa inyo. Kami ni Alden.” (We prepared this for you. We of Alden.)
Lola Nidora then saw the picnic set. “Bakit may ganito? Anong meron?” (Why is this here? What’s up?) Donya Tinidora reminded Lola Nidora. “Weeksary nina Alden at Divina ngayon.” (It’s the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary today.) Divina invited the grannies on the mat. Donya Tinidora further reminded Lola Nidora. “Di ba? Laging nagse-celebrate yang dalawa na yan?” (Isn’t it? That couple always celebrate [their weeksary].)
Divina explained the picnic set. “Ayan po, lola. Naghanda kami ng pagkain at saka bulaklak po para sa inyo.” (There it is, granny. We prepared food and flowers for you.) It got Lola Nidora worried about something else. “Nung nasa labas kayo, sino nagbantay nito? Baka inano ‘to ng pusa.” (When you were outside, who watched over this? The cat might have touched these.) At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Divina didn’t think so. “Hindi po, lola. Malinis po yan.” (No, granny. It’s clean.)
Donya Tinidora was her sarcastic self again. “Wag kang ano. Yung pusa talaga ang nagbantay diyan.” (Don’t be silly. It’s the cat who watched over these.) Divina told both grannies. “Tara na po, lola. Upo na po tayo.” (Let’s go, granny. Let’s sit down.) Lola Nidora thought of Alden. “Wala naman dito si Alden. Hijo, makakapunta ka ba?” (But Alden isn’t here. Son, can you make it?)
Donya Tinidora didn’t think so. Alden had to excuse himself. “Lola, me kailangan po akong asikasuhin eh.” (Granny, I need to take care of something.) Lola Nidora was slightly grumpy with Alden’s answer. “Hmp! Palagi ka namang ganyan.” (You’re always like that.) Divina explained the surprise at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Kasi, lola, ilang araw na po kayong malungkot eh. Kaya naisip po naming maghanda.” (Granny, we noticed that you’ve been sad these past few days. So we thought of preparing this.)
Alden supported Divina’s explanation at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Opo. Saka po mas ginusto ko po na magkasama po muna kayo ni Divina ngayon.” (Yes. And I chose that Divina be with you for now.) Lola Nidora felt hurt. “Akala ko kasi, hijo, pupunta ka.” (Son, I thought you’d be coming over.) Alden knew how sad Lola Nidora could get. “Para makapag-bonding po kayo ni Divina. Kasi sa totoo lang po, matagal-tagal po kaming mawawala.” (So that you would bond with Divina further. Because actually, we’d be away for quite a long time.)
Lola Nidora replied. “Yun na nga eh. Gusto ko rin sanang makita doon.” (That’s the point. I’d like to see it too.) Alden continued at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ilang araw na lang po kayong magkakasama. So para po mas marami kayong bonding moment. Para po sa inyo yan, lola.” (You only have a few days left to be together. So it would increase your bonding moments. It’s for you, granny.)
Donya Tinidora noticed Lola Nidora’s persistence. “Bakit mo ba pinipilit si Alden? Siguro crush mo talaga si Alden.” (Why are you pushing Alden? Maybe you really have a crush on Alden.) Divina chided Lola Nidora for Donya Tinidora’s comment at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Allan K could only laugh off Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm. “Malisyoso si Tinidora.” (How malicious of Tinidora.)
Lola Nidora explained. “Hindi. Siempre. Gusto ko man lang makita si Alden bago sila umalis.” (No. But of course. I just want to see Alden before they go.) At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Alden assured Lola Nidora. “Magkikita po tayo, lola. Wag po kayong mag-alala. Sa Sabado po. May sorpresa po kami sa inyo.” (We’d still see each other, granny. Don’t worry. On Saturday, we have a surprise for you.)
Donya Tinidora got intrigued with Alden’s choice of words again at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Bakit ba ganyan lagi? Para kang nagpapaalam, Alden.” (Why do you do that? As if you’re saying goodbye, Alden.) Alden has a good reason for Saturday’s surprise. “Saka, lola. Mother’s Day po. Since kayo naman, lola, yung tumayong nanay ni Divina. Celebrate din po natin yun.” (And granny. It’s Mother’s Day. Since you took over the role of a mother to Divina. We’d celebrate that too.)
Lola Nidora felt wistful at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary. “Mother’s Day. Sana maalala ako ng mga anak ko. At ng mga apo ko.” (I hope my children would remember me. And my grandchildren.) Divina replied. “Lola, ang totoo po niyan. Gusto po naming magpasalamat ni Alden sa inyo. Kasi kundi po dahil sa inyo. Baka hindi po kami magkakaroon ng pelikula. Kaya hindi po kami makakapunta ng Italy kundi po dahil sa inyo. Kaya maraming salamat po.” (Granny, the truth about it is if not for you. Maybe we would not end up having a movie. We won’t get to Italy if not for you. So thank you very much.)
Divina then introduced the surprise. “Eto po. Simpleng pasasalamat po namin.” (Here. A simple thanksgiving from us.) Alden then DUBsmashed an Italian song. Divina explained what the song is. “Kanta po yan sa pagmamahal po sa ina. Kasi kayo na po ang tumayong nanay sa ‘min.” (It’s a song about motherly love. Since you have been like a mother to us.) Alden thanked Lola Nidora too. “Lola, thank you po. Pinalaki nyong mabuting bata si Divina.” (Granny, thank you. You raised Divina to be a good person.)
Bossing Vic almost sung “O Sole Mio” himself. Allan K tried to stop him. “Nagulat lang. Nainggit sa Italian song.” (He just got perplexed. He envied the Italian song.) Bossing Vic stopped after singing only the words “O Sole Mio”. Divina continued. “Lola, kakantaan po namin kayo ni Alden. Alden sabayan mo ako ha?” (Granny, we will sing for you of Alden. Alden, sing with me, okay?) Alden got ready at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Divina just got interrupted with a minor sound. She had to suppress her laughter at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. When the commentators asked Divina, she had to explain. “Kasi po may nagpaano ng masamang hangin dito.” (Somebody [unleashed] some bad wind here.) Bossing Vic thought otherwise. “Baka may nag-text.” (Somebody might have sent an SMS.)
After regaining her composure. Divina started singing at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. She sang Tyler Collins’ version of “Thank You”. Alden joined her in singing after the first line. Shortly, both of them shifted to DUBsmash. After their duet, Divina consoled Lola Nidora. “Lola, wag na po kayong malungkot.” (Granny, don’t be sad.) Alden thanked Lola Nidora too. “Maraming salamat po sa lahat, lola.” (Thank you for everything, granny.)
Lola Nidora thanked both Alden and Divina. “Salamat. Lalo ko kayong mami-miss. Sweet kasi ng apo natin, Tinidora.” (Thank you. I’d miss you more. How sweet of our grandchildren, Tinidora.) Donya Tinidora agreed. Lola Nidora continued. “Pero masaya ako sa kanila. Salamat sa kanta ninyo.” (But I am happy for them. Thank for the song.) Donya Tinidora was pleased at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Ako rin nga. Na-touch sa kanta nila. Magaling ang mga bata.” (Me too. I was touched with their song number. The kids are great.)
Divina commented about her singing though. “Di po kami nakapag-ensayo. Pero thank you po, lola.” (We didn’t practice that much. But thanks for appreciating.) Lola Nidora replied. “Walang anuman.” (Don’t mention it.) Alden chose to be optimistic. “Mag-ensayo pa po kami, lola.” (We’d practice more, granny.) Lola Nidora went back to her reminders at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. “Mag-iingat kayong dalawa.” (You both be safe.)
Divina assured Lola Nidora. “Opo, lola. Love na love po namin kayo ni Alden.” (Yes, granny. We of Alden love you so much.) Lola Nidora reciprocated ALDUB’s love. “Love ko rin kayo. Love ko rin kayo. Tandaan nyo yan.” (I love you too. I love you too.) Divina brought her camera for the picture-taking. “Lola, hindi ko na po itataas yung kamay ko ha? Alam nyo na.” (Granny, I won’t be raising my hands up anymore, okay? You already knew why.) Alden found it funny at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Divina took a snapshot. Lola Nidora noticed how unique Divina’s camera was. “Ano bang tawag sa ganyan?” (What do you call that?) Divina replied. “Polaroid po. Mamaya po makikita po natin yung imahe natin.” (It’s called a Polaroid. Later, we’d see our images.) At the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode. Alden found Divina’s choice of word amusing. “Imahe. Ang lalim ng Tagalog.” (That’s deep Tagalog.) Divina repeated it. “Imahe. Matalinghaga na ba yun?” (Is that word metaphoric?)
Alden just reminded Divina. “Basta sa Sabado, tuloy na. Di ba, Lola Tinids?” (Just remember on Saturday, it’s set. Right, Granny Tinids?) It took awhile for the photo to be developed. Once it’s ready, Divina showed it to the camera. Once the image is clear, it was Donya Tinidora’s turn to ask. “Divina. Alden. Ready na yung mga plano ninyo?” (Are your plans set?) It turns out that Donya Tinidora has her share of plans at the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode.
Donya Tinidora proclaimed. “Ako naman ang masusunod. At ako naman ang may plano. At may ibibigay ako sa inyo. Sa Sabado, magkakaroon ng Despedida Party.” (I would take charge from here. It’s my turn to plan. And I have something to give you. This Saturday, we’d have a Send-off Party.) Lola Nidora was startled. “Aalis na sila sa Sabado?” (They’re leaving this Saturday?) Divina’s happy DUBsmash was cut short by the truck horn. Ending the ALDUB 42nd Weeksary episode on a cliffhanger.
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The ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode opens with Allan K and Boss Joey. [Joined minutes later by Ryan Agoncillo.] They saw Lola Nidora sad. Allan K thought she was playing the piano. When the camera panned over what she was staring at, it was Divina’s picture with Lola Nidora. This was when she became “the nanny” a.k.a Yaya DUB of the House of De Explorer.
Donya Tinidora was at the gate. But she refuses to enter the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode unless upbeat music played. It was no longer Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5”. “Ate, naku! Nandito na kami. Matutuwa ka. Ang dami-dami naming pinamili ni Divina.” (Elder sister, oh my! We’re already here. You’d be pleased. Divina bought a lot of items.) The Cuando Cuando Cuando are not with her anyway. Instead she was with Divina. They just got finished shopping in anticipation of Divina’s trip to Italy with Alden.
Divina was so happy. “Lola, ang saya po. Dapat sumama kayo. Namili nga po kami ng panlamig. Scarf. Dress. Yung mga gagamitin ko po sa Italy. Naku!” (Granny, it was so fun. You should have come with us. We bought some clothes for the cold weather. Items that I will us in Italy. Oh my!) Lola Nidora forced a smile at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode.
Donya Tinidora was ecstatic. “Pakita mo! Pakita mo! Pakita mo!” (Show her! Show her! Show her!) Allan K asked Divina. “Excited ka na ba, Divina?” (Are you excited?) Divina replied. “Opo.” (Yes.) Allan K liked Donya Tinidora’s high pitched voice. “Paano ulit yung taas?” (How do you do that high-pitched voice again?) Donya Tinidora obliged at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Yung iba pa.” (Show the rest too.)
Of course, Divina bought some for Lola Nidora too. “Di ko po kayo nakalimutan. Binili ko po kayo ng bestida.” (I haven’t forgotten about you. I bought you a dress.) Donya Tinidora went sarcastic in breaking the fourth wall again. “Wow! Nagamit na niya yan.” (She already wore that.) Lola Nidora ignored Donya Tinidora’s quip at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Maganda. Maganda. Salamat, apo.” (Nice. Nice. Thanks, dear.)
Lola Nidora went straight to her reminder. “Oo nga pala. Yung passport mo. Wag mong kalimutan.” (By the way. Your passport. Don’t forget it.) Divina had the passport down pat prior to the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Lola, darating na po yung passport.” (Granny, the passport is getting done.) Lola Nidora continued with her reminders. “Yung visa. Dumating na ba?” (How about the visa? Has it arrived?) Divina answered almost the same.
Divina still noticed Lola Nidora’s sadness. “Lola, bakit malungkot na naman po kayo?” (Granny, why are you sad again?) Lola Nidora denied ever feeling sad at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Hindi. Hindi naman ako nalulungkot.” (No. I’m not sad.) Donya Tinidora comforted her sister. “Ate, wag ka nang malungkot. Ano ba naman. Wag ka nang malungkot. Just praise the Lord.” (Elder sister, don’t be sad. Like, come on.) Donya Tinidora’s last line was from a charismatic song.
Lola Nidora kept denying it. Donya Tinidora had to mention what she saw. “Halata sa mata mo. Namumuo pa oh.” (It’s obvious in your eyes. Tears are forming.) Lola Nidora downplayed her sister’s observation. “Siguro dala lang ng edad ko.” (It must have come with age.) Divina had to agree with Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Lola, ngumiti na po kayo. Halatang halata po, lola.” (Granny, please smile. You’re obvious.)
Lola Nidora chose to avoid the conversation. “Sandali. May kukunin lang akong ano.” (Wait. I need to get something.) Donya Tinidora sensed how Lola Nidora would rather avoid reminders. “Kanina ka pa dito? Hindi mo pa kinuha kanina?” (You’ve been here since awhile ago? And yet you haven’t gotten it yet?) Allan K observed it too at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Kung kelan kayo dumating ano?” (Just when you arrived, isn’t it?)
Boss Joey had to ask Donya Tinidora himself. “Tinidora, wala ka bang binibilin na galing Italy kay Divina?” (Don’t you have any requests to Divina from Italy?) Donya Tinidora spoke as a matter-of-factly. “Ako? Gusto kong mag-asawa ng Italiano.” (Me? I want to marry an Italian.) Boss Joey then had to clarify his question at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Hindi. Yung mga key chain.” (No. I mean key chains. [Souvenirs.])
Divina was against Donya Tinidora’s marriage plans. “Lola, wag na po yun. Wala pong kasama si Lola Nidora.” (Granny, not that. Lola Nidora had no one with her.) [Still no feedback about Donya Tidora’s absence as of the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode.] Donya Tinidora then made requests. “Yung dinidikit sa ref ha?” (I’d like the stuff that you stick on the fridge.)
Allan K corrected Donya Tinidora. “Magnet?” Divina agreed. “I love Italy. Sige po.” Allan K wasn’t buying Divina’s train of thought at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “I love Italy ba?” (Do you really love Italy?) Divina just smiled. Donya Tinidora told Divina. “Pasensiya ka na ha? Sasamahan ko muna yung matanda dun. Sandali lang ha?” (I’m sorry, dear. I have to accompany the old hag there. Just a moment, okay?)
Donya Tinidora can’t push through walking though. “Wala bang music? E-exit ako.” (Don’t you have some music? I will exit the scene.) Allan K copied some of the sounds from Donya Tinidora’s new entrance theme. Divina was left alone just as sad as Lola Nidora. Alden appeared on the other monitor while DUBsmashing “Happy” by Pharell Williams. At the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Alden was already packing his clothes.
Allan K liked the premise. “Ayan na, Meng. Alone. Dalawa na lang kayo.” (There you go. Just the two of you alone.) Boss Joey quipped. “Impake time. Wag mong kalimutan yung bala ha? Maglagay ka ng bala.” (Packing time. Don’t forget the bullet, okay? Put a bullet.) [As of the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport still hasn’t resolved the bullets-in-suitcases controversy.]
Alden somewhat laughed off Boss Joey’s quip. He then greeted Divina. “Kumusta ka, Divina? Inaayos ko na yung mga gamit ko.” (How are you, Divina? I’m already stuffing my things into the luggage.) Alden is excited for their trip to Italy. Divina doesn’t share his excitement at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Alden sensed it. “Parang hindi. Parang malungkot ka, Divina.” (Doesn’t seem like it. You seem sad, Divina.)
Divina was quick to admit at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy though. “Si Lola kasi eh. Ayun. Ang lungkot pa din niya.” (It’s Granny. She’s still sad.) Alden sounded concerned. “Ano ba nangyari?” (What happened?) Divina replied. “Nalulungkot siya kasi aalis tayo. Magsu-shoot tayo dun. Ayaw niyang mawalay sa ‘tin. Sa ‘kin. Pero okay lang naman kasi na dito tayo mag-shoot eh. Di ko naman alam bakit kailangan pang sa Italy.” (She’s sad that we’re leaving. We’d be shooting there. She didn’t want to be far from us. From me. It’s okay if we’d shoot here instead. I don’t know why it had to be in Italy.)
Alden chose to be pragmatic. “Kasi yun yung nakalagay sa script eh. Dun nakalagay yung setting eh.” (That’s what’s written in the script. The setting is there.) Divina revealed her reservations on their Italian voyage at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Kasi, Alden. Ngayon lang ako malalayo sa mga lola ko. Mahihirapan ako dun.” (You know, Alden. It’s my first time to be away from the grannies. I’d find it difficult to stay there.)
Alden cared for Divina still. “Divina, wag ka nang mag-alala. Nandito naman ako eh. Magtutulungan naman tayong dalawa di ba? Hindi kita pababayaan. Smile ka.” (Don’t worry. I’m here anyway. We will help each other, right? I won’t forsake you. Please smile.) Divina relived her Grade 5 smile at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Alden then DUBsmashed “Ngiti” by Ronnie Liang. He sung some lines too for extra effort.
Divina replied by DUBsmashing “I’ll Be There” by Aiza Seguerra. Alden retorted by DUBsmashing “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain. It was enough to make Divina feel okay at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. But wait. There’s more. Alden said. “Sandali. May joke pa ko.” (Wait. I have a joke.) Divina then asked what it is. Alden then pointed to his forehead. “Anong tawag dito?” (What do you call this?) Divina replied. “Noo.” (Forehead.)
Alden then pointed behind him. “Dito?” (How about this?) Divina had to check what exactly is Alden pointing at. “San ka nakaturo?” (Where are you pointing at?) Alden turned his back to the camera to show Divina. Divina then replied. “Batok.” (Nape.) Alden reacted. “Hindi.” (No.) Divina then had to ask what it is. Alden then revealed his punchline. “YEES.” He even had to explain the joke. “Noo. Yees.” Divina can’t laugh at this part of the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode.
Allan K had to mention the obvious. “Nabwisit si Divina.” (Divina is pissed.) Alden tried to make up for the bad joke delivered at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Meron pang isa. Last na to. Last na to. Ano to?” (I have another one. This would be my last. This would be my last. What’s this?) Alden then started swinging his forefinger up and down. Divina made a wild guess. “Kiti kiti?” (Wrigglers?) Alden said no.
Divina then remembered something similar. A dance move. “Anak neto.” (This dance move’s offspring.) Alden didn’t seem upset once his joke’s punchline was busted at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Alden made a request instead. “Smile ka na. Ikaw. Alam mo talaga lahat ng iniisip ko ha?” (Please smile. You. You really know everything that’s inside my head.)
Divina just replied. “Kasi naman WALLY.. Alden WALLY.” Alden understood the WALLY reference. [That his jokes are WALEY, meaning humorless.] “WALLY? Oo, sige. Wag ka lang malungkot.” (Okay, fine. As long as you’re not sad.) At the ALDUB Ticket to Italy. Divina assured Alden. “Hindi. Okay na ko. Salamat sa joke mo ha?” (No. I’m okay now. Thanks to your joke, okay?) Allan K had to butt in at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Hindi mo ba na-appreciate? Ang ganda!” (Didn’t you appreciate it? It’s cute.)
Divina tried to be nice to Alden. “Hindi. Thank you sa joke mo. Sobrang natawa ako mentally.” (Thanks for your joke. I was laughing in my head.) Divina tried to crack a joke too. Only to forget it at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Upon changing her mind, she excused herself. “Siguro kausapin ko lang muna si Lola.” (I think I have to talk to granny first.) Alden let her. “Sige. Malungkot eh.” (Okay. She’s so sad.)
Divina didn’t enter immediately. She sensed that the sisters were having a heart-to-heart talk. Lola Nidora can’t pretend looking happy. But she could only confide to Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Nabasa ko yung script. Talaga palang kailangan na doon i-shoot sa Italy.” (I read the script. It’s really needed to be shot in Italy.)
Divina didn’t want to interrupt the sisters. She ended up eavesdropping on Lola Nidora. “Di naman dahil gusto lang nila sa Italy. Pero malaking bahagi ng istorya ang kailangan doon maganap.” (It’s not just because they want to be in Italy. But a chunk of the story is needed to be shot there.) It sounded good for Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Bongga naman pala, ate, yung pelikula. Saka first time lang naman nila sa Italy. Kaya wag ka munang mag-ano diyan. Mag-emote-emote diyan.” (It’s fabulous after all, elder sister. And it’s their first time to Italy. So stop emoting there.)
Lola Nidora’s clingy tendencies still exist at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Alam mo naman. Pagkabata ni Divina, nakadikit na siya sa akin. Nang umalis ng bansa ang aking mga anak kasama yung mga apo ko, si Divina lang ang tanging kasama ko. Kaya nahihirapan akong isipin na mawawalay siya sa akin. Pero pangarap niya ito. Pangarap nila ito. At ayoko silang pigilan. Nandito tayo para alagaan ang mga anak. Para pagdating ng panahon, paliliparin sila. Alam mo. May bagwis na siya para makalipad.”
(You already knew this. Since Divina was a little kid, she’s been connected to my hip. When my children left with my grandchildren. Divina was my only companion. So it’s hard for me to think about her being away from me. But this is her dream. This is their dream. And I don’t want to stop them. We are here to take care of our children. So that when the right time comes, we’ll let them fly. She already got wings to fly.)
Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora sat on the next sofa as Lola Nidora continued. “Di ko maaaring pigilan. Ganyan naman tayong mga magulang.” (I can’t stop her. That’s how we are as parents.) Allan K noticed something. “Lumipat ng position?” (They switched places?) Boss Joey’s pop culture reference at the ALDUB Tickets to Italy episode was rather dated. “WEA Twins.” [A dance duo once affiliated with a record label for promotional purposes.]
Divina tried to talk to Lola Nidora. “Lola?” Donya Tinidora faked a tear. “Divina, andyan ka pala.” (We didn’t realize you’re there.) Allan K found Donya Tinidora’s reaction at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy as funny. “Wow! Naiyak pa pala yun ha? Pano? Pano?” (You teared up, huh? How? How?) Donya Tinidora ended up faking a tear again. “Andyan ka pala, Divina.” (You were there all along, Divina.)
Divina thanked Lola Nidora. “Lola, salamat po ha? Kasi kahit nalulungkot po kayo. Kapakanan pa rin po namin ang iniisip nyo. Okay na po yung pangarap namin. Kung ano po ang mas makakabuti sa ‘min.” (Granny, thank you. Because even if you’re sad. You’re still thinking of our welfare. We are fine with our dreams. On whatever is best for us.) At the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Boss Joey just got distracted with Lola Nidora. “Huy! May baller ka pa? Sinong kandidato yan?” (You even wore a baller, huh? With which political candidate is that?)
Donya Tinidora tried to play it safe despite the broken fourth wall. “Tanggalin mo na bago ka pa masuspinde.” (Remove it before you get suspended.) Lola Nidora denied that it’s an election baller. “Hindi kandidato yan. Proverbs.” (It’s not election paraphernalia. It’s about proverbs.) Despite the distraction at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy. Divina kept on comforting Lola Nidora. “Lola, wag na po kayong malungkot. Ngiti na po kayo, lola.” (Don’t be sad. Please smile, granny.)
Lola Nidora apologized for the inconvenience. “Pagpasensiyahan mo na ko, apo. Wala ito. Baka may hangover lang ako.” (Have patience with me, dear. It’s nothing much. It might just be hangover.) It was Donya Tinidora who chose to answer this at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Ate, alam mo. Yung mga ginagawa mo, okay lang sa amin yan. Sanay na sanay na kami sa yo.” (You know, elder sister. We are so used to the things that you do.)
For once, Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm became appropriate. “Alam mo nga. Pati yung pusa ng kapitbahay mo, pinoproblema mo. Hindi naman atin yun, di ba? Okay na sa amin yan. Kilala ka na namin.” (As you already knew. You worry so much including the neighbor’s cat. We don’t even own that. And we’re okay with that. We have known you for so long.) Alden gave his assurance at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode too. “Lola, wag po kayong mag-alala. Di ko naman po pababayaan si Divina eh.” (Granny, don’t worry. I won’t neglect Divina.)
That was all Lola Nidora needed to hear. “Mabuti. Aasahan ko yan, Alden.” (Good. I’be counting on that.) Alden continued at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Opo. Aalagaan ko po siya gaya ng lagi kong ginagawa.” (Yes. I’d take care of her like I always do.) Divina then asked to look at the picture Lola Nidora held. “Lola, patingin po neto. Eto po ba yung picture natin noon?” (Granny, let me see this. Is this our picture then?)
Lola Nidora then turned the frame to show the picture. Divina then recognized the picture. “Nung sumali po tayo sa program sa school, lola?” (When we participated at the school program, granny?) Lola Nidora replied. “Oo. Nung kumanta tayo ng …” (Yes. When we sang …) She forgot the song’s title. The camera focused again on the photo. Allan K can’t help but quip at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Laki ng ulo mo diyan, Meng.” (You’ve got a big head [in that photo].)
Divina liked the photo. “Ganda nyo po dito, lola. Ano pong kinanta natin diyan?” (You’re lovely here, granny. What were we singing at that time?) Lola Nidora’s memory is failing her at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “May roses yata yun.” (I think it has the word “roses” on it.) Divina replied. “Lola, naalala ko na. Tama. Paper Roses po, lola. Lola, kantahan ko kayo para ngumiti na kayo.” (Granny, I remember now. Correct. It’s “Paper Roses”. Let me sing for you so you’d smile now.)
Lola Nidora thought otherwise. “Wag na.” (No need.) Divina insisted. “Lola, maganda pa rin naman ang boses ko tulad noon eh. Gusto nyo po?” (Granny, my voice is still good like then. Would you like me to [sing]?) Allan K then made a request at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Isa ngang ALONE diyan?” (Can you please sing ALONE [by Heart]?) Divina respectfully turned him down. “Medyo nabababaan ko ako dun eh.” (I find that song a little too low.)
Boss Joey then helped Divina start. “Yung I REALIZE.” (Start with “I realize”.) Divina then started singing. “Paper Roses. Paper Roses. Oh how real those roses seem to be. But they’re only imitation. Like your imitation love for me.” At the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. Allan K saw Lola Nidora hide her face behind the picture frame. “Parang lalong naiyak si Nidora. Naiyak ka ba, lola? O natawa?” (Seems like Nidora ended up crying more. Did you cry, granny? Or did you laugh?)
Donya Tinidora ended up answering. “Naiyak. Natuwa sa iyak.” (She cried. She was so happy that she cried.) Lola Nidora had to answer Allan K’s question at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Yan ang nagpapasaya sa ‘kin. Ang marinig si Divina na kantahan ako ng mga paborito kong awitin.” (It’s what makes me happy. Hearing Divina sing me my favorite songs.)
Boss Joey had to correct Divina’s impersonation though. “Nagno-Nora Aunor. Si Vilma kumanta niyan.” (She’s impersonating Nora Aunor [through the finger sign]. But it was Vilma Santos who sang it.) Donya Tinidora had to verify with Boss Joey. “Vilma po ba?” (Was it Vilma?) Boss Joey replied. “Gumaganun-ganun ka eh.” (You’re doing this [hand gesture with the finger pointing up].) Donya Tinidora just made an excuse at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Wala akong panyo.” (I don’t have a hankie.)
Lola Nidora decided to have a song for Divina too. “Coz if you like the way you look at me. Baby, you should go and love yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to something. Baby, you should go and love yourself.” Allan K thought something else. “Parang baligtad.” (Seems like a swap.) He found it odd for Divina to sing the dated song and Lola Nidora to sing the contemporary one. Donya Tinidora liked seeing it at the ALDUB Ticket to Italy episode. “Maganda. Happy dapat. Hindi dapat tayo nag-iisip ng kung anu-ano man.” (Good. We should be happy. We shouldn’t be overthinking.)
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The ALDUB Final Script episode opens with Donya Tinidora with her Cuando Cuando Cuando. The track is no longer Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5” though. Bossing Vic greeted them. “Parang masayang masaya kayo, lola.” (You seem very happy, granny.) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Tuwang tuwa ako at proud na proud ako na part ako sa aking Team WORK. At least nakita nyo. Panalo kami sa sportsfest.” (I am so happy and very proud that I am part of Team WORK. We won at the sportsfest.)
Bossing Vic then congratulated her. One of the Cuando Cuando Cuando was so happy. He obliged when a request for a solo dance number was requested. Donya Tinidora was proud yet again at the ALDUB Final Script episode. Allan K was amused the most. “Patay?” (A zombie?) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Patay na bumigay. Magaling din.” (A zombie that turned gay. He’s just as good.)
Donya Tinidora addressed the Cuando Cuando Cuando again at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Maganda ang support nyo kahapon. Very good. Itong mga Cuandos. Effort na effort. Proud ako sa inyo.” (Your support yesterday was good. Very good. You really exerted effort. I am so proud of you.) They may be too weak to participate at the ALDUB Sportsfest episode. But they were there to give moral support to the replacement players.
The SUV horn was heard on the background. Lola Nidora has arrived. She’s still sad and oblivious to the joie de vivre that Donya Tinidora and her bodyguards exuded at the ALDUB Final Script episode. Allan K noted it. “Ba’t naman malungkot?” (Why is she sad?) Bossing Vic emphasized it further. “Eto namang isa, malungkot.” (Now the other one is sad.)
At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Donya Tinidora sounded exhausted with her sister’s drama. “Ate, ganyan ka na naman. Pati naman itong mga tao. Parang may libing. Ayan ka na naman. Malungkot ka na naman. Hindi mo pa kasi sinasabi kahapon eh. Nabitin na babanggitin mo.” (Elder sister, there you go again. Even your men [Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio]. As if there’s a wake. There you go again. You’re sad again. You haven’t said it yesterday. It got cut off in time.)
Lola Nidora opened her mouth. But she doesn’t have the strength to utter the words. The KalyeSerye commentary panel tried to wait for her to speak. Lola Nidora’s silence at the ALDUB Final Script episode frustrated Donya Tinidora. “Parati ka na lang ganyan.” (You’re always like that.) Bossing Vic somewhat copied the way Lola Nidora said “Ang”. When Lola Nidora finally found the strength to speak, she could only complain. “Ano ba? Wag mo kong ginugulat.” (What? Don’t get me startled.)
Donya Tinidora was persistent. “Ano nga nangyari sa yo, ate? Kanina pa kita kinakausap. Hindi ka sumasagot. Bingi ka ba?” (I said what happened to you? Been talking to you since awhile ago. You’re not answering. Are you deaf?) Lola Nidora still avoided giving details at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Tinidora, may problema lang ako.” (I just have a problem.)
Donya Tinidora remembered Lola Nidora of coming from the doctor. “Eto ba yung sinasabi mong sa doctor? Ano ba sabi ng doctor? Matsutsugi ka na ba? Ano ba?” (Is this the doctor’s appointment that you mentioned? What did the doctor say? Are you gonna die? What?) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora almost snapped. “Hindi!” (No!)
Even Allan K a.k.a. Miss A found that question too soon. “Matsutsugi agad?” (Death so soon?) Donya Tinidora still had to push Lola Nidora more to talk. “Pinoproblema mo yung mga ganun.” (You worry about such things.) Lola Nidora tried to talk more at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Hindi pa ako mamamatay. At kung mamamatay ako, isasama kita.” (I’m not yet dying. If I’m gonna die. I’ll take you with me.)
Donya Tinidora was against Lola Nidora’s suggestion. “Ano ka ba? Busy ako. Nage-enjoy pa ko sa life ko. Ikaw? Bakit ka ba malungkot?” (What the hell? I’m busy. I’m still enjoying my life. You? Why are you sad?) Lola Nidora still refused to give details at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Iniisip ko lang sina Divina at Alden. Nalulungkot ako.” (I just thought of Divina and Alden. I feel sad.)
At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Donya Tinidora replied. “Wag kang malungkot dun. Mukhang okay na naman yung dalawa di ba? Magkasama sila sa ginagawa nila. Ano? May masama ba silang ginawa?” (Don’t be sad about that. They both look okay, right? They’re together in what they do. What? Have they done anything bad?) Lola Nidora retorted. “Wala naman. Naisip ko lang yung pelikula nila.” (Nothing much. I just thought of their movie.)
Donya Tinidora chose to be happy at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Nakaka-happy nga dahil tuloy tuloy na yung dalawa sa pelikula. Yung apo natin. Kahapon, ibinigay mo na nga sa kanila yung final script di ba? Excited na yung mga bata.” (It actually makes me happy because the couple’s movie is pushing through. It’s our grand-niece. Yesterday, you gave them the final script, right? The kids are excited.)
Lola Nidora’s demeanor betrayed her words. “Oo nga, Tinidora. Eh masaya naman talaga ako sa mga bagay lang. Alam mo na may mga bagay lang talaga na ikinalulungkot ko.” (Yes, Tinidora. But I am happy about such things. You also know that there are things that I am sad about.) Boss Joey had to ask at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Ano ba title ng pelikula?” (What’s the movie’s title?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Eh kasi bata.”
Lola Nidora admitted her reservations. “At saka, Tinidora, nagdadalawang isip ako na ibigay pa yung …” (I have second thoughts about giving …) Bossing Vic noticed how Lola Nidora’s words often get stumped at “Ah.” “Hindi matuloy-tuloy yang AH-AH na yan eh.” (She can’t speak beyond AH.) Donya Tinidora’s patience at the ALDUB Final Script episode is running thin. “Victor, nabubwisit na ko dito. Sapakin ko na ‘to.” (Victor, I’m getting irritated with this. I’d hit her.)
Bossing Vic just told her not to do it. Allan K had to remind Donya Tinidora “Wag. Ate mo yan.” (Don’t. She’s your elder sister.) Even Lola Nidora asked her not to. “Wag naman.” (Please don’t.) Donya Tinidora replied at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Oo. Magkapatid kami. Ganyan talaga kami. Yung dalawa okay naman. Mukhang binabasa na nila mga script nila.” (Yes. We are sisters. That’s how we are. The two of them looked okay. It seems like they’re already reading their scripts.)
Boss Joey trusted Alden enough. “Gentleman naman si Alden.” (Alden is a gentleman anyway.) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Donya Tinidora agreed. “Opo. Wala namang problema.” (Yes. No problem at all.) She then called out to Alden and Divina. Divina was shown close by, reading her script. Alden was shown on the other monitor at the ALDUB Final Script episode reading his lines too.
Boss Joey slightly speculated on the contents of Alden’s script. “Parang nakikita ko yung binabasa ni Alden. ‘Akina ang hiyas mo’.” (Seems like I can tell what Alden is reading. ‘Give me your gem’.) Donya Tinidora reacted. “Tiktik yun!” (That’s from Tiktik.) [Tiktik is a local tabloid known for publishing Tagalog erotica.] Bossing Vic turned to Boss Joey. “Anong klaseng script yan?” (What kind of a script is that?) Boss Joey admitted at the ALDUB Final Script episode that it’s just a wild guess.
Allan K chose a rather safe alibi. “Jewelers sila.” (They’re jewelers.) Donya Tinidora tried calling the one closer to them. “Tinatawag mo. Busy. Kayo? Busy lang ba? Busy?” (You’re trying to call them. And they’re busy. You? How about you? Just busy?) That’s when Divina heard her at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Ay! Hello po, lola. Mano po.” (Hello, granny. Bless me please.)
Donya Tinidora felt a little bad. “Tingnan mo. Kanina pa kami nandito.” (Look at her. We’ve been here since awhile ago.) Divina apologized to them at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Pasensiya na po, lola. Kasi binabasa ko po yung script eh. Sori po.” (I’m sorry, granny. Because I’m reading the script [I got you overlooked]. I’m sorry.) Alden greeted the grannies too. “Lola, hello po. Magandang tanghali sa yo.” (Hello, granny. Good afternoon to you.)
Alden greeted Divina too. “Parehas po kami eh. Binabasa din po namin yung script.” (We’re both doing it. We’re reading the script.) Donya Tinidora liked the professionalism seen at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Maganda yan. Nag-aaral kayo ng script.” (That’s good. You’re studying the script.) Divina is exhilarated. “Excited na kasi kami po talaga ni Alden eh.” (We of Alden are really excited.)
It’s been years since Alden’s last project with GMA Films. “Malapit na po, lola, eh. Kelangan po paghusayan namin ito. First movie po namin na magkasama.” (It’s getting near, granny. We need to be good at this. It’s our first movie together.) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Donya Tinidora was pleased. “Very good. Very very good naman pala kayong dalawa.” (You were both very good.)
Donya Tinidora turned to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Ate, ayan. Nakita mo. Very good yung mga apo natin.” (Elder sister, there you go. You see. Our wards are doing very good.) Divina gave some info about the script. “Lola, medyo kinakabahan nga po ako eh kasi po ang daming nabago dun sa final script. Natatakot po ako. Baka mamaya mali po yung pakikita kong emosyon. Baka pagtawag pa lang po ng pangalan ni Alden, mali na po yung emosyon na ibigay ko.” (Granny, I feel a little nervous because there were so many changes in the final script. I am afraid. I might show the wrong emotion. I might emote wrong upon hearing Alden’s name.)
Donya Tinidora appeased her grand-niece. “Kaya kailangan nyo pa rin ng workshop. Para tama ang emosyon.” (That’s why you still needed a workshop. So that you can elicit the right emotion.) Alden assured her at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Divina, nagawa naman natin yung God Gave Me You eh. Husay nga ng pinakita mo dun eh.” (We already did “God Gave Me You” together. You were great there.)
Divina tried to downplay Alden’s compliments. “Huy! Wag mo kong lokohin. Eto naman.” (Don’t fool around with me. Please.) Alden pushed Divina’s buttons further. “Patingin ng loko.” (Let me see the fooling around.) Divina replied. “Ano ba?” (STAHP!) Alden tried to downplay Divina’s worries at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Hindi. Wag kang mag-alala. Wag kang matakot.” (No. Don’t worry. Don’t be afraid.)
Donya Tinidora tried finding a solution. “Ganito na lang ang gawin natin. Kung kinakabahan ka dun sa mga delivery mo. Ipa-deliver mo na lang sa iba kasi baka mamaya …” (Let’s do this instead. If you’re nervous about your delivery. Have someone else deliver your lines because something might …) Divina immediately got Donya Tinidora’s gist at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Puede po ba yun, lola?” (Is that possible, granny?)
Donya Tinidora is not one known for saying ‘Just kidding’ at the end of her sarcasm. “Hindi. Tuturuan ko na lang kayo. Praktisin natin. Yung mga linya na ganito. Kunwari ha? Pangalan nitong si Alden. Pero dapat i-deliver mo ito ng iba-iba ang emosyon.” (No. I would teach you instead. Let’s practice. Lines like these. For example, isn’t it? [Let’s use] Alden’s name. But you should deliver it with different kinds of emotion.) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Divina agreed. “Okay po, lola.”
Donya Tinidora then switched to workshop mode at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Okay. Halimbawa babanggitin mo. Sige. Babanggitin mo yung ganito ha? Nakita ni crush. Ayan. Nakita si crush ha?” (For example, you’d mention [his name]. Go ahead. You were seen by your crush. There. You saw your crush [too], okay?) Divina then switched her facial expression saying just one word. “Asan yung camera? Ayun! Alden?” (Where is the camera? There it is! Alden?)
Boss Joey was impressed. Donya Tinidora continued. “Inakbayan ni crush.” (Your crush put his arm around your shoulders.) Divina then delivered her line. Allan K laughed hard at the ALDUB Final Script episode. Donya Tinidora kept the crush theme going. “Kinakausap ni crush.” (Your crush is talking to you.) Divina delivered yet again despite a line that’s limited to just one word. She tried to improvise though. “Alden, ano ba? Uy! Grabe ka na!” (Alden, STAHP!)
Donya Tinidora continued. “Na-fall ka na kay crush.” (You fell for your crush.) Divina somewhat took the instruction literally and fell on her chair. Donya Tinidora was startled. “Na-fall ka lang. Di ko sinabing …” (You just fell. I didn’t say [that you’d fall literally].) Divina was somewhat apologetic. “Literal po naisip ko eh.” (I ended up thinking of it literally.) She then delivered her line again at the ALDUB Final Script episode without falling on the bench.
Donya Tinidora repeated one of the instructions given at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Inakbayan ni crush.” (Your crush put his arm around your shoulders.) Divina managed to elicit a different facial expression albeit still within the “kilig” territory. Donya Tinidora then shifted. “Tumingin sa mata ni crush.” (You look right through your crush’s eyes.) Divina elicited a half-smile, half-mesmerized facial expression.
Donya Tinidora kept up the momentum. “Na-in love ka na kay crush.” (You fell in love with your crush.) Divina did as she was told. “Alden?” It was a facial expression that Donya Tinidora found weird. “Hija, ang pangit ng pagka-in love mo dito.” (Dear, the way you fall in love look creepy here.) Alden agreed. “Iba na yun.” (That was something else.) Divina then tried a different face.
The mini-workshop was quite satisfying for Donya Tinidora. “Okay. Magaling.” (Good.) Alden seconded Donya Tinidora’s quip. “Kaya naman pala eh.” (So you can do it after all.) Donya Tinidora shifted her focus at the ALDUB Final Script episode to Alden. “Ikaw naman.” (Your turn.) Alden replied. “Okay po, lola.” Donya Tinidora’s instructions to Alden were similar to Divina. “Ganito naman. Bigyan mo rin ako mg emosyon na gamit ang pangalan ni Divina.” (Here we go. Give me emotions using Divina’s name.)
Donya Tinidora then started. “Malungkot.” (Sad.) Alden looked sad based on his eye expression. Donya Tinidora went further. “Yung masaya.” (Happy expresion.) Alden then smiled. [The smile stayed on the lips. It did not go up his eyes though. To borrow Tyra Banks’ term, no “smize”.] Donya Tinidora then sent another tip. “Yung natatakot?” (How about afraid?) Alden did as he was told at the ALDUB Final Script episode.
Donya Tinidora went on with the theme. “Yung nagulat.” (Startled.) Alden ended up yelling Divina’s name. It shocked Divina and her grannies. Donya Tinidora scolded Alden at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Sabi ko nagulat. Hindi ka manggulat.” (I said you were startled. You’re not startling us.) Alden apologized. Donya Tinidor had to repeat the instruction. Alden had to repeat the act without resorting to raising his voice.
Donya Tinidora tried to be creative. “Nagutom.” (Look hungry.) Alden then sounded weak. “Divina …. Divina …” He elicited a believable facial expression. Donya Tinidora kept going. “Mas gutom.” (Look starving.) Alden looked shaking while calling out Divina’s name at the ALDUB Final Script episode. [Whether these facial expressions demanded are found at the ALDUB Final Script itself has yet to be confirmed.] Divina found Alden’s starving expression a little funny.
Donya Tinidora then shifted to a different emotion. “Yung na-love at first sight ka kay Divina.” (You felt love at first sight at Divina.) Alden then looked straight at the camera like he actually stared at Divina herself. It was enough to please Donya Tinidora. “Magaling naman pala eh.” (He’s good after all.) Alden ended up DUBsmashing Janno Gibbs’ “Fallin”.
Divina replied by DUBsmashing Aiza Seguerra’s “Para Sa Yo”. Alden retorted by DUBsmashing Damage’s “Forever”. Divina then finished the DUBsmash exchange. “Na-miss kita. Miss na miss kita. Na-miss mo rin. Miss na miss mo rin.” [Until now, I don’t know what that song’s title is. Not ever sure if Eat Bulaga plans to invite the performer over after the ALDUB Final Script episode for a live version of the song.]
Donya Tinidora thought of Lola Nidora. “Mukhang effective naman yang workshop ninyo. Ate, hindi ka pa ba masaya sa mga nangyayari sa apo natin? Ang galing galing na nila umarte.” (The workshop seems effective. Elder sister, aren’t you happy with what’s happening with our grand-niece? She’s already good at acting.) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Divina was concerned of Lola Nidora. “Lola, bakit parang hindi kayo okay?” (Granny, how come you don’t look okay?)
Alden mocked his pronunciation in an effort to make Lola Nidora cheer up. “Lola, chair up.” Divina copied it. “Chair up, lola. Ayaw po naming nakikita kayo ni alden ng ganyan eh.” (We of Alden don’t want to see you like that.) Donya Tinidora told Divina. “Hija, lapitan mo.” (Dear, get closer to her.) Divina did as she was told at the ALDUB Final Script episode. Alden tried to appease Lola Nidora despite the distance. “Lola, wag na po kayong malungkot.” (Granny, please don’t be sad.)
Lola Nidora still maintained that she’s okay. Divina didn’t believe it not until she saw her smile. Alden joined in. “Lola, patingin na nung smile.” (Granny, let me see your smile.) Donya Tinidora tried not to be irritated. “Nag-aalala lola mo.” (Your granny is worried.) Divina did what she can to cheer up Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Lola di po ba? Nung bata pa po ako. Meron po kayong mga tinuturo sa aking mga kanta?” (Granny, isn’t it? When I was young. You were teaching me some songs, isn’t it?)
Divina then DUBsmashed Pilita Corrales’ version of “Gaano Kita Kamahal”. “Ang sumpa ko sa iyo’y asahan. Ikaw lamang ang aking iibigin. Magpakailanman.” (Count on my promise to you. Only you will I ever love. Forever.) Donya Tinidora was singing along to Divina’s DUBsmash. She almost broke the fourth wall at the ALDUB Final Script episode. She was like in a funeral service. “Wag nyo munang isasara.” (Don’t close [the casket] yet.)
Divina finished her DUBsmash clip at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Lola, smile na po kayo.” (Granny, please smile.) Lola Nidora smiled a little. “Nakakatuwa. Naalala pa ni Divina yun.” (It’s nice. Divina still remembered that.) Divina replied. “Oo naman po, lola. Tinuro nyo po yun sa akin nung bata pa po ako. Kaya, lola, wag na po kayong malungkot.” (Of course, granny. You taught me that when I was still young. So, granny, don’t be sad.)
Alden thought of making Lola Nidora smile too. “Lola, eto po. Para mapangiti ko naman po kayo. Meron po akong ano. Pagbigyan nyo na po ako. Meron po akong joke.” (Granny, let me. So that I can make you smile. I have something. Please allow me. I have a joke.) Lola Nidora agreed. Alden started. “Lola, knock knock po.” Lola Nidora replied. “Who’s there?” Alden then answered. “Ibakod ang plywood.” Donya Tinidora found Alden’s knock knock keyword somewhat long. “Uy! Ang haba niyan!” (That’s a long one.)
Lola Nidora let Alden. “Ibakod ang plywood who?” Alden then started singing to the tune of The Calling. “Ibakod ang plywood. I’d go wherever you will go.” Only Allan K a.k.a. Miss A was heard laughing. Donya Tinidora’s face soured. Divina’s face looked confused. Lola Nidora’s mood at the ALDUB Final Script episode worsened. Allan K saw it. “Parang napikon sila eh.” (They look pissed.)
Alden saw that even Bossing Vic’s face at the ALDUB Final Script soured. “Bossing? Pasensiya na, bossing.” (I’m sorry, Bossing.) Bossing Vic let this pass. “Hindi. Hindi. Okay lang. Sige. Tuloy! Tuloy! May isa pa.” (No. No. It’s okay. Go ahead. Continue! Continue! You have another one.) Alden then went to take his second chance. “Lola, bakit po dahan dahan ang pagbubukas ng medicine cabinet?” (Granny, why do you have to open the medicine cabinet very carefully?)
Lola Nidora asked why in return. Alden replied. “Sshh, lola. Kasi baka magising yung sleeping pills.” (You might wake up the sleeping pills.) Allan K thought Divina would retaliate with a joke of her own. She somewhat did at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Di po ba birthday ni Kuya Wally ngayon? Alam nyo po ba yung WALLY? Yung joke po ni Alden, WALLY!” (Isn’t it elder Wally’s birthday today? You know what WALLY means? An example of that is Alden’s joke.) Allan K got the gist. “Waley yun.” (It means useless.)
Alden just focused on Lola Nidora. “Ayan. Smile ka na, lola.” (Smile now, granny.) Lola Nidora unleashed her Babalu smile. “Naka-smile na ako.” (I am smiling.) Divina picked on Lola Nidora’s smile. “Lola, hindi naman po yan ang totoo nyong ngiti eh.” (Granny, that’s not your real smile.) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora can’t force herself. “Eh papano nga ako mangingiti ng totoo? Eh nalulungkot ako. Alangan namang plastikin ko ang sarili ko.” (How will I smile genuinely? I am sad. Rather than be a hypocrite to myself.)
Divina had to ask Lola Nidora then. “Lola, matanong ko lang po pala. Kelan po ba kami magsisimula ng shoot po ni Alden?” (Granny, I had to ask. When would I start shooting [the movie] with Alden?) Lola Nidora fell silent again. Donya Tinidora tried catching her attention at the ALDUB Final Script episode. When she saw that it wasn’t enough. Donya Tinidora slapped her. “Ate?” (Elder sister?) Lola Nidora felt hurt. “Aray ko!” (Ouch!)
Donya Tinidora had to repeat what Divina asked. “Tinatanong ka. Kelan daw mag-schedule ng shooting?” (She’s asking you. When would shooting start?) Alden had to ask too. “Opo, lola. Kelan po? Me idea na po ba kayo?” (Yes, granny? When? Do you have an idea now?) It got Donya Tinidora thinking. “Producer ka ba? Nasa yo ang advice?” (Are you the producer? You had to make the decision?) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora found it sensible. “Siempre. Sinong papayag. Yung go signal, tayong dalawang maglola.” (Of course the go signal would come from the two of us grannies.) [Still no word on whether Donya Tidora would return to the KalyeSerye as of the ALDUB Final Script episode.]
Lola Nidora reminded Divina yet again at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Divina, simula pa lang. Kapakanan mo na ang iniisip ko palagi. Pinalaki kita sa paraan na alam kong tama. At hindi ako magsasawang ipaalala sa yo kung gaano ka namin kamahal ng lola mo.” (From the very beginning. I’ve always thought of your welfare. I raised you in a way that I know is right. And I will never get tired of reminding you of how much we of your granny love you.)
Lola Nidora then turned to Alden. “Alden, aaminin ko sa yo.” (Alden, I will admit to you.) Donya Tinidora interrupted Lola Nidora. “Crush mo siya?” (You have a crush on him?) Lola Nidora rebutted. “Hindi.” (No.) Donya Tinidora asked. “Ano?” (What?) Lola Nidora bought time to get back on track. “Mag-research ka pa ng joke.” (Research more jokes.) Alden apologized at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Opo, lola. Di na po mauulit.” (Yes, granny. It won’t happen again.)
Lola Nidora then found where she got interrupted. “Alam mo, hijo. Nung dumating ka sa buhay ni Divina, natakot ako. Natakot ako sa anumang puedeng mangyari. Maraming alinlangan. Marami akong pinag-iisipan.. Pero dahil mabuti kang bata. Naging mabuti kang impluwensiya dito kay Divina.” (You know, son. When you came to Divina’s life. I got scared. I feared what could possibly happen. There were so many doubts. I thought about a lot of things. But since you were a good boy. You were a positive influence to Divina.)
At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora called them both. “Divina. Alden. Alden. Divina.” The couple then replied. “Lola?” (Yes, granny?) Lola Nidora continued her sermon at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Hinding hindi ko pipigilan ang pag-abot sa inyong mga pangarap. Kahit alam kong malulungkot kami. Eto kasi si Tinidora. Malakas ang loob. Pero ako di ko kayang mag-pretend kung ano ang nararamdaman ko. Nalulungkot ako dahil mawawalay kayo sa akin.” (I will never stop you from reaching your dreams. Even if I know that we will be sad. You know Tinidora. She’s tough. But I can’t pretend about how I feel. I am sad because you well be far from me.)
Divina found Lola Nidora’s quip as odd. “Lola, bakit naman po kami mawawalay?” (Granny, why would we be far away?) Alden asked. “Saan po, lola?” (Where to, granny?) Divina told Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Puede naman po kayong sumama pag nagsu-shoot na po kami ni Alden.” (You can come with us once we of Alden has started shooting.) Alden agreed. “Puede naman po.” (You may come with us.)
Lola Nidora’s answer baffled Alden and Divina more. “Hindi namin kaya. Di namin kakayanin ang sumama pa ng lola mo.” (We can’t. We of your granny can’t endure going.) Donya Tinidora wanted to cut to the chase at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Ate? Sige. Derecho mo na. Ano ba naman yang sinasabi mo? Bakit naman mawawalay yung mga bata sa atin? Hindi pa naman mag-aasawa yan. Magsu-shooting lang.” (Elder sister? Go ahead. Straight to the point. What are you talking about? Why would the kids be far from us? They’re not getting married yet. They’d just go shooting.)
With a heavy heart at the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora continued. “Oo nga. Dahil bukod sa final script. Kailangan ko ring ibigay sa inyo ito. Para matuloy ang pelikula ninyo.” (Yes indeed. Because apart from the final script. I need to give you this. So that the movie may push through.) Divina saw the envelope on Lola Nidora’s hand. “Ano po ba ito, lola?” (What is this, granny?)
Donya Tinidora commented. “May envelope ka nang binigay. Another envelope na. Ano na naman ang laman niyan, ate?” (You already gave them an envelope. And here’s another one. What does it contain, elder sister?) Lola Nidora replied. “Para kay Divina at Alden ito.” (This is for Divina and Alden.) Alden asked. “Ano pong laman?” (What does it contain, granny?) At the ALDUB Final Script episode. Lola Nidora partly described the contents. “Ang laman nito ay ticket.” (It contains the ticket.)
Alden asked again. “Ticket po saan, lola?” (Ticket for what, lola?) Bossing Vic speculated. “Sa lotto.” (Lottery tickets.) Allan K snapped back at Bossing Vic. “Anong sa lotto?” (What lottery?) Lola Nidora got distracted with the KalyeSerye commentary panel’s banter at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Para mapanood nyo ang finals ng volleyball.” (Tickets for the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Championship.)
Divina felt short-changed. “Lola naman eh.” (Granny please.) Allan k corrected her. “Tapos na! Champion na ang La Salle!” (It’s over! La Salle is now the champion.) Donya Tinidora remembered how she lost the bet. Lola Nidora had to regain her composure to get back to what she’s trying to say at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Ticket ito papuntang Italy.” (This is your plane ticket to Italy.)
Alden wasn’t expecting it. “Bakit po sa Italy?” (Why to Italy?) The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB Final Script episode on a cliffhanger. Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall again. “Sandali. Ang aga naman ng buzzer. Hindi nagbabasa.” (Wait. The horn honked too soon. They’re not reading cues.) Allan K sensed what Donya Tinidora is planning to do. “Magda-drama pa lang si Tinidora. Take 2” (Tinidora is just about to go dramatic.)
They decided to go back to the part where Lola Nidora revealed the contents of the envelope. “Ticket ito papuntang Italy.” (These are plane tickets to Italy.) Even Bossing Vic reacted. “What?” Allan K went into director/narrator mode at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Tatayo. Tatayo. Wag munang mag-truck. At siya’y humaplos sa poste.” (She’d stand up. She’s stand up. No truck horn please. And she held to the iron post.)
Allan K a.k.a. Miss Allan continued. “Malungkot na malungkot. Kiniskis ang mukha sa poste. Nasaktan ang kalawang.” (Very sad. She rubbed her face to the iron post. The rust winced in pain.) It offended Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Sobra ka.” (How harsh of you.) [Jose Manalo’s face had been a comedy gold mine for Eat Bulaga as demonstrated at the ALDUB Final Script episode.] Donya Tinidora saw Divina and Lola Nidora laughing.
Divina and Lola Nidora switched back to their sad faces quickly. Bossing Vic spotted them. “Huli kayo. Huli kayo ha?” (Got you! Got you, huh?) Allan K was laughing at the ALDUB Final Script episode again. Bossing Vic went further. “Masaya ka naman pala, Lola Nidora, eh. Kala namin malungkot kayo.” (You were happy after all, Granny Nidora. We thought that you were sad.)
Allan K egged it further. “Di ka naman totoong malungkot.” (You were not really sad.) Lola Nidora tried to rewind that scene. Alden make the rewinding noise. Lola Nidora had to call out Alden on that sound effect he tried to make. “Bawi! Bawi! Alden, wag kang nagjo-joke kasi.” (Alden, cut out the jokes.) Donya Tinidora sounded genuinely hurt in the middle of laughter between Allan K and Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Tuwang tuwa kayo pag ako na yung …” (You’re all happy whenever I’m the one [getting picked on].)
Donya Tinidora quit breaking the fourth wall shortly. “Ate? Bakit sa Italy?” (Elder sister? Why to Italy?) The truck horn honked off again. Boss Joey then sealed the ALDUB Final Script episode. “Totoo na yan.” (This is for real.) Ging Ging summarized the ALDUB Final Script episode before cutting to the sponsors.
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For the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Bossing Vic, the birthday celebrant himself, is joined at the KalyeSerye commentary panel by Boss Joey and Ruby. He first saw Donya Tinidora’s replacement players warming up. “Ngayon na ba yung sportsfest?” (Is the sportsfest today?) Boss Joey slightly confirmed it. He’s more concerned about Donya Tinidora upon seeing her arrive. “Nag-tape na kaya ito? May nipple tape ka na?” (Has she used tape? You got nipple tape now?)
Donya Tinidora’s answer was not heard that clearly. The audio was somewhat choppy at first at the remote location at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. It was already audible once she started talking to the replacement team. “Stretching, boys. Ayan, ready’ng ready na yung team ko. Mayamaya susunduin na tayo. Para sa sportfest.” (We are so ready of my team. Later, they will pick us up. For the “sportfest”.)
Bossing Vic heard Donya Tinidora’s pronunciation mishap. “Ngayon ba yung sportfest?” (Is the “sportfest” today?) Donya Tinidora kept up with her mishap. “Opo. Ngayon yung sportfest.” (Yes. The “sportfest” is today.) Bossing Vic enjoyed the mind games with Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Isa lang yan di ba?” (It’s only one, right?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Isa lang, bossing. Pagka marami SPORTSFESTS. Pag isa, SPORTFEST lang.” (Just one, bossing. If it’s plural, it’s “sportsfests”. If it’s singular, it’s “sportfest”.)
Bossing Vic changed the topic instead. “Ready na ba yung mga bata mo?” (Are your boys ready?) Donya Tinidora was confident. “Naku. Gagalingan nila. Nasan na ba sina ate?” (They will be great. Where is elder sister?) Bossing Vic switched the topic back to the sportsfest. “Asan na yung mga kalaban?” (Where are your competitors?) At the ALDUB HBD Bossing. Donya Tinidora had to clarify the venue. “Wala pa, bossing. Papunta pa lang kami dun. Malamang kami lang.” (They’re not here. We’re just about to go there. It might just be us.)
Ruby saw the jersey that the team wore. “Lola, basketball ba yan?” (Granny, is that for basketball?) Donya Tinidora explained. “Iba iba.” (Their gear is for all sporting events there.) Bossing Vic heard another VST & Company song playing at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ayan na! Ayan na! Ayan na!” (Here she comes! Here she comes! Here she comes!) Donya Tinidora immediately greeted Lola Nidora upon her arrival.
Lola Nidora was dancing while walking towards Donya Tinidora. Bossing Vic saw how Lola Nidora tried to be refined. “Wow! Si Lola!” Donya Tinidora went sarcastic again. “Ate. Dahan-dahan ang sayaw. Mapaanak ka.” (Careful in your dancing. You might end up giving birth.) Lola Nidora’s dance teaser at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode was half-refined, half-safe. “Ano ba ginagawa nyo?” (What are you doing?)
Donya Tinidora stated the obvious. “E di nag-stretching.” (Stretching exercises.) Bossing Vic thought the grannies were not appropriately dressed for the sportsfest. “Pambihira. Di man lang kayo nag-sports bra.” (My goodness. You didn’t even bother wearing a sports bra.) Boss Joey made it sound worse. “Oo nga eh. Di nga naka-tape eh.” (Yes indeed. They’re not even wearing [nipple] tape.) Donya Tinidora knew that Boss Joey was still referring to her at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Wala na. Matanda na pag nagte-tape eh.” (No need. We’re really that old the moment we decide to use tape.)
Lola Nidora then greeted Bossing Vic a.k.a. Marvic Sotto. “Marvic! Happy birthday.” Bossing Vic replied. “Salamat po, lola.” (Thank you, granny.) She then complained. “Itong si Tinidora. Tawag ng tawag. Nagre-rehearse ako eh.” (It’s Tinidora. She kept calling me. I’m trying to rehearse.) Bossing Vic was curious at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ano po nire-rehearse nyo?” (What are you rehearsing?)
Lola Nidora chose to play it safe. “Eh siempre. Hahabol kami diyan sa birthday party mo, di ba?” (Of course. We’d try to make it to your birthday party, right?) Donya Tinidora agreed. “Oo naman. Kaya eto. Kumpleto na ang mga players ng team WORK IT.” (But of course. So here. The players now form the Team WORK IT.) At the ALDUB HBD Bossing. Lola Nidora didn’t get where Donya Tinidora got the team name. “Anong team WORK?” (What team WORK?)
Donya Tinidora explained. “Yan ang tinatawag na teamwork. Kasi nga tulong-tulong sila para maitayo itong ano natin. Sama sama silang nagtrabaho. Kaya team WORK ang tawag.” (That’s what you call teamwork. Because they worked together to build this [team]. That’s why it’s called Team WORK.) The moment Donya Tinidora finished her explanation at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Rihanna’s “Work” played in the background.
Boss Joey’s infamous toilet humor eventually returned to Eat Bulaga when he saw the jersey’s label. “Ano ba yung EB? Ba’t di nyo pa kinumpleto? Eat Bulaga Athletic Club?” (What does EB stand for? Why not complete it? Like Eat Bulaga Athletic Club?) [In case you didn’t get Boss Joey’s joke at the ALDUb HBD Bossing episode, congratulations.] Bossing Vic’s reaction wasn’t seen much though.
Lola Nidora just turned to Donya Tinidora. “Teka. Yung susuotin mo mamaya sa party ni Marvic. Ayos na ba?” (Wait. How about your dress for Marvic’s party later? Is it done now?) Donya Tinidora is proud of her dress for the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Last week pa nakaayos ang damit ko para kay Marvic. Okay na okay na yan.” (My dress for Marvic was already prepared way back last week. It’s more than okay now.)
Donya Tinidora temporarily forgot about the sportsfest. “Halika na. Pumunta na tayo. Baka di tayo umabot sa birthday ni Bossing.” (Let’s go. We might not make it to Bossing’s birthday.) Lola Nidora ended up thinking more about Divina. “Nasan na ba si Divina?” (Where is Divina?) Donya Tinidora was clueless at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Hindi ko nga alam. Yung muse natin.” (I don’t even know. She’s our muse.)
Lola Nidora chose to think lightly of it though. “Sabi nagbibihis lang daw yun. Kasi pinapaayusan ko yung apo natin. Siempre. First time na magmu-muse sa sportsfest yun.” (I was told she’s just getting dressed. I had our grand-niece made up. Of course. It’s her first time to be muse at the sportsfest.) Alden appeared on the other monitor shortly while DUBsmashing to VST & Company’s “Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko”. Half-DUBsmash and half-singing in an effort to learn the lyrics. He then greeted the grannies present at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Hello, lolas.”
The grannies greeted him back. After an exchange of pleasantries at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Alden had to ask them. “Makakaabot po ba kayo dito? May sportsfest pa po kayo.” (Will you make it here in time? You still have a sportsfest [to worry about].) Lola Nidora still plans to keep her commitment. “Basta mamaya. Hindi pa kami makakapunta diyan. Ayus-ayusin muna natin itong sportsfest.” (Just later. For now, we can’t go there yet. We’d handle getting into the sportsfest first.)
Alden was worried. “Lola, aabot po ba kayo?” (Granny, can you make it?) Donya Tinidora had a different understanding of Alden’s question at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ano ba ang tinatanong mong aabot? Aabot pa ba kami o ano?” (What exactly are you trying to ask? Would be live long enough to make it or what?) Alden had to rephrase his question. “Aabot ba kayo sa Broadway po?” (Will you make it to Broadway Centrum?)
Lola Nidora is still hopeful. “Aabot naman siguro kami. Siempre ayaw naming mawala sa celebration ni Marvic.” (I think we can make it. Of course, we don’t want to miss Marvic’s celebration.) Alden then started looking. “Lola, nasan po ba si Divina? Hindi ko pa po nakikita.” (Granny, where is Divina? I haven’t seen her.) Donya Tinidora just waited for the cue at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Tutal nabanggit mo. Lalabas na yun.” (Since you mentioned. She’d be out in time.) Alden got excited.
Lola Nidora started counting nonchalantly for Divina to arrive. Alden reasoned out. “Magre-rehearse pa po kasi kami eh.” (We have yet to rehearse more.) Divina was soon seen at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. DUBsmashing “Oh. I’m thinking about her.” After some lines, she paid respect to the grannies. “Lola, sori po. Napatagal po ako ha?” (Granny, I’m sorry. I ended up taking longer than usual.)
Donya Tinidora felt proud. “Yan ang aming muse.” (That’s our muse.) Divina was apologetic. “Nag-ayos pa po kasi ako eh. Okay po ba hitsura ko, lola?” (I had to fix myself. Do I look good, granny?) Lola Nidora was pleased. “Maayos naman. Hindi naman masyadong maikli.” (You look neat. You skirt wasn’t that short.) Divina had to ask Donya Tinidora too at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Hindi naman masyadong maiksi?” (Wasn’t it too short?)
Donya Tinidora commented. “Tamang-tama lang yan, Divina. At siguradong ikaw na ang mananalo ng Best Muse diyan sa sportsfest. Tandaan mo yan. Di ba, Alden?” (It’s just right, Divina. And surely you’d win the Best Muse Award at the sportsfest. Right, Alden?) Alden was so mesmerized at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. He ended up DUBsmashing to Elvis Costelo’s “She”.
Donya Tinidora had to repeat the question. “Tinatanong kita di ba? Kung siya ang mananalo.” (I’m asking you, right? If she will win.) Alden had to regain his composure. “Lola. First time ko po kasing nakitang magdamit pang-muse si Divina eh.” (It’s my first time to see Divina in a muse outfit.) Divina asked Alden at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Bagay ba?” (Does it suit me?) Alden replied. “Oo naman.” (Of course.)
Divina was proud of the label on her outfit that says “MUSE”. It was Donya Tinidora’s idea. “Halata bang muse siya. Baka hindi mahalata. Kaya nilagay na namin yung muse.” (Isn’t it obvious that she’s the muse? They might not notice it. So we attached the muse label.) Alden then had to ask at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Lola, sinong escort?” (Who would be escorting her?)
Donya Tinidora mocked her pronunciation again. “Hay naku. Si X-Men. Walang Xcort. Lahat na yan.” (Some X-Men. There would be no “xcort”. [Anyone from the team will do.]) Alden then turned to Divina. He reminded her of a question that Boss Joey and Bossing Vic gave them at the Sugod Bahay segment. [Long before the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. The Sugod Bahay segment has been a segment separate from the KalyeSerye segment.]
Boss Joey knew that one question that Alden and Divina find difficult to answer. So he gave them tips to answer “Yes.” “No.” or “Maybe.” using their hand gestures. These tips came handy at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. It was Alden that had to throw the question. “Ito, ito o ito?” (This [eyes for yes], this [nose for no] or this [lips for maybe]?) Divina pointed her left eye.
Alden realized how tough it was for Divina. So he helped her out. “Sabay tayo.” (Let’s do this together.) Boss Joey then counted. “1, 2, 3.” Alden and Divina pointed towards their respective eyes. Boss Joey then got the gist. “Okay naman pala.” (So it’s okay now.) Now at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Donya Tinidora was either playing it dumb. Or she has more colorful questions in mind. “Ano ngayon yung tanong? Pareho kayong nagturo sa mata.” (Now what is the question? You pointed both your eyes.)
Now it’s the question that either Alden and Divina didn’t say. Alden chose his words well at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Alam na po namin yun, lola. Yun na po yun.” (We already knew, granny. That’s it.) Lola Nidora noticed more how the movements complimented their facial expressions. “Alam nyo. Yes plus yes equals oo.” (You know. Yes plus yes equals yes.) It made Donya Tinidora think.
Alden then tried swinging the topic back to the sportsfest. “For sure, kung sinong makakalaban mo sa sportsfest na yan, olats na yan.” (Whoever you’re gonna face on the sportsfest would lose to you.) At the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Divina somewhat agreed. “Oo nga eh. Pero mas okay sana kung nandito ka ano? Para ikaw yung escort.” (Yes indeed. But it would be better if you’re here, isn’t it? So that you’d be escorting me.)
Alden is still worried though. “Pano yan? Makakaabot ba kayo dito? Birthday ni Bossing. Siempre yung surprise natin di ba?”(How now? Can you make it here? It’s Bossing’s birthday. It’s about our surprise, right?) Bossing Vic talked away from the mic to avoid interrupting Alden and Divina at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. But he is still heard in the background. Divina replied. “Oo. Makakaabot kami. After parade, pupunta na kami diyan.” (Yes. We will make it. After the parade, we’d go there.)
Alden is known for being talkative. But he tried not to share too much at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Sayang. Pinaghandaan pa naman natin yung surprise natin. Yung gagawin mo? Never mo pang ginawa yun.” (It would be a pity [if you didn’t make it]. We prepared real well on our surprise number. What you’re about to do? You’ve never done that before.)
Bossing Vic was too excited to keep from commenting away from the microphone. It’s the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode after all. [HBD Bossing is short for “Happy birthday, Bossing”.] Divina assured Alden. “Mamaya. Pa-polish natin. Sandali lang naman parade.” (Later. We’d polish it. The parade won’t take that long.) Bossing Vic then said [still away from the mic]. “Ngayon na.” (Do it now.)
Alden’s reminders to Divina were endless. “Sige. Sayang yung ni-rehearse mo kundi matutuloy. Dun pa naman sa …. Kung aabot.” (Okay. What you rehearsed would go to waste if it won’t push through. Especially on the part where …. That is, if you would make it.) It made Divina self-conscious at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Baka mapahiya na naman ako. As usual.” (I might be embarrassed again.)
At the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Alden kept the reminders going. “Basta tapusin nyo agad yung sportsfest ha?” (Just get the sportsfest done and over with, okay?) Divina was confident. “Oo. Siempre. Di kami puedeng mawala sa birthday ni Bossing.” (Yes. Of course. We can’t miss Bossing’s birthday.) Lola Nidora had a sad situation in mind. “E di magpapatalo tayo. Para tapos na agad.” (Then we let ourselves lose. So that it’s over.)
Divina was against it. “Hindi. Hindi po ganun, lola. Parade lang po. Tapusin lang po natin yun.” (No. Not that, granny. Just the parade. We’d just finish the parade.) Donya Tinidora was already impatient at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ano na? Tuloy pa ba natin ito? Halika na. Umalis na tayo.” (What now? Shall we push through with this? Come on. Let’s go.)
The entourage is ready to go when Lola Nidora spotted Alden’s shirt. She thought Alden’s shirt has the same statement as that of Divina. Divina then tried to read it. “Music is my …” Boss Joey mocked his pronunciation. “BIBE.” Alden then finished the statement on his shirt worn at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “… Is my vibe.” Donya Tinidora supported Boss Joey’s mocked pronunciation. “May bibe.” (There is a duck.) [When “bibe” is read as /bee-beh/, it sounds like a Filipino word for “duck”.]
Divina pushed the mocked pronunciation even further. “Ako BIBE niyan.” (I’m his baby.) Alden retorted. “Of course.” Donya Tinidora failed to finish her line after a car horn honked off. Boss Joey started looking for Ging Ging at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Turns out to be a barangay tanod with a letter. “May pinapaabot po si Chairman.” (A letter for you from Chairman.)
Divina asked what is it for. Apparently it’s for the sportsfest. “Basahin ko na, lola, ha?” (Let me read it, okay?) Boss Joey prompted Divina to start reading at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Divina obliged. “Sa mga kalahok ng taunang sportsfest, mawalang-galang na po. Nais naming ipaalam na pansamantalang hindi muna matutuloy ang nakatakdang palaro.” (To the participants of the annual sportsfest, pardon for being rude. We’d like to inform you that the upcoming games are temporarily postponed.)
The grannies were aghast. Divina continued at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ito ay dahil sa hindi inaasahang pagbabaha sa covered court kung saan sana gaganapin ang sportsfest.” (This is due to the unexpected flooding at the covered court where the sportsfest is supposed to be held.) Alden forgot to keep track of his words. “Ayos. Baha.” (Cool. There’s a flood.) [He should have been a little more considerate with his words.]
Donya Tinidora found it odd. “Ang init-init. Bumabaha?” (It’s scorching hot. Flood?) Divina continued reading at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Nagulat nga din po kami. Gaya ng sabi ko, hindi ito inaasahan.” (We were just as startled. Like what I said, this is unexpected.) Donya Tinidora complained. “Eh papano na yan? Handang handa na yung teamwork natin.” (What now? We’re all set for the teamwork.)
Alden was still too happy to contain himself. “Lola, ayaw nyo yun? Makakahabol kayo dito?” (Granny, don’t you like it? You can make it here.) Turns out that Divina isn’t done reading yet at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Relax lang po. Matutuloy pa rin naman ang ating palaro sa Lunes, 2 May 2016. Kaya mag-ready pa rin kayo.” (Please relax. The game would still push through on Monday. So remain prepared.)
Divina went on. “Sa ngayon maaari nyong ituloy ang anumang lakad tulad ng pagdalo sa birthday party.” (For now you may go to your other appointments like attending a birthday party.) It was enough to make Bossing Vic happy at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Okay ka, Chairman!” (That’s cool of you, Chairman!) Alden can’t help but think who could Chairman be. “Sino yan?” (Who could it be?)
Boss Joey heard it as well. “Malinaw ha?” (It’s clear, huh?) Donya Tinidora retorted. “Tuloy pa rin ang pagdalo ng birthday party. Sure na ba yan?” (We’d still go to the birthday party. But is that already sure?) By some stroke of improv hilarity, the letter replied as read by Divina at the ALDUB HBD Bossing. “Sure na. Paggalang, Chairman.” (It’s for sure. Respectfully yours, Chairman.)
Divina realized it too. “Lola, nakalagay po. Sure na. Sumasagot din.” (Granny, it’s written here. It’s for sure. And it replies.) Alden found it hilarious at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Ibang klase yung letter na yan.” (That letter is something else.) Alden turned his attention to the grannies. “So, lola, postponed. E di makakapunta na kayo dito.” (So, granny, it’s postponed. It means that you can make it here.)
Donya Tinidora’s sadness somewhat lessened though. “Okay naman ako kahit baha.” (I’m fine despite the flood.) Lola Nidora couldn’t contain her happiness though. “Ibig sabihin makakapunta na tayo sa birthday ni Marvic!” (It means we can finally attend Marvic’s birthday party!) Big Bang’s hit song “Fantastic Baby!” started playing in celebration. The crew danced only briefly before the truck horn honked off. Ending Act 1 of the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode.
As Lola Nidora’s entourage scampered their way to the van. Ging Ging rushed her lines before she gets left behind at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. “Hindi na po tuloy ang sportsfest. Kaya tuloy na po kami sa birthday party ni Bossing. Abangan nyo po kung anong mangyayari sa birthday ni Bossing. Babay!” (The sportsfest didn’t push through. So off we go to Bossing’s birthday party. Watch out what will happen to the party. Bye!)
And so the final part of Eat Bulaga’s birthday special was opened with Boss Joey de Leon providing some trivia about his collaboration with Bossing Vic Sotto. Not many viewers of the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode knew the VST & Company formula. Bossing Vic would compose the music. While Boss Joey would write the lyrics.
For “Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko”, Boss Joey already had the lyrics while Bossing Vic already has the music done. All that is left for them to do is put them together. Boss Joey then sung “Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal” for his special performance at the ALDUB HBD Bossing episode. Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora then appeared to play the ukulele. Turns out that they were the opening act for Bossing Vic’s wife, Ms. Pauleen Luna.
What was the surprise of Alden and Divina at the ALDUB HBD Bossing? Divina had a cocktail dance as Alden channeled his Sunday PinaSaya alter ego, DJ Bae. It was followed by a dance number. A swing performance to the tune of VST & Company. And since it was The Boss’s birthday. Boss Joey put Alden and Divina on the spot. Their answer was simple. Divina rubbed her eyes. Alden in turn touched Divina’s right eye. It can finally be said. Or can it be?
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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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