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ALDUB Story Continues: Yaya In

In the ALDUB Story Continues episode, Lola Nidora just realized how difficult it can be to find another domestic helper. Surely at first it seems like just a search for another nanny. But with the search getting the wrong applicants. Donya Tinidora and Divina themselves have to join Lola Nidora in searching for the next “yaya” (nanny). As of the ALDUB Story Continues episode, the terms “yaya” and “kasambahay” (domestic helper) are interchangeably used.

ALDUB Story Continues
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The grannies had an applicant who thought she’s applying for a singing job. Another one applied with dancing as her talent. So many applicants and still no one made the cut. And the ALDUB Story Continues episode is the second day of applications. Lola Nidora ended up discussing about Dok Dora’s visit at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Si Dora. Nakaka-miss ang batang yan. Binigyan niya ako ng chewyble.” (I miss that kid. She gave me a chewable.)

Donya Tinidora was just as pleased with Dok Dora. “Very good talaga yang bata na yan. Iniwan niya yung mga gamot ko.” (That kid is really wonderful. She left me with my medicine too.) Lola Nidora verified if Dok Dora gave Donya Tinidora some medicine too. “Binigyan ka ba?” (She gave you some?) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Oo. Mabisa naman. At malakas na malakas na ako.” (Yes. It’s effective. Now I’m very healthy.) Lola Nidora was pleased at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Buti naman ano?” (Well and good, isn’t it?)

And Divina? Well, she arrived to the tune of Rihanna’s “Work”. [It seems like “Work” is about to replace “Fantastic Baby” as the other main dance anthem in the KalyeSerye as heard on the ALDUB Story Continues episode.] Lola Nidora can’t help but ask Divina. “Ano ba mineryenda mo at ganyan ka ka-energetic?” (What have you eaten and you’re that energetic?) Divina downplayed her energy at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Energetic lang po talaga ako. Kamusta po yung mga applicants?” (I’ve always been energetic. How are the applicants?)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora sounded a little exhausted. “Hay naku! Wala pa kaming nakukuha.” (Oh my! We haven’t chosen anyone yet.) Lola Nidora echoed Donya Tinidora’s frustrations at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Nahihirapan kami. Siempre. Kelangan namin ng kasinggaling mo.” (We are having difficulty. But of course. We’re looking for someone as good as you.) Divina felt a little shy. “Lola, nahihiya naman po ako. Wala naman po akong masyadong talent eh.” (Now I feel shy. I don’t have that much talent anyway.)

Lola Nidora disagreed. “Wala? Eh galing mo ngang sumayaw ngayon eh.” (No talent? You were great at dancing lately.) Divina wasn’t very confident though. “Lola, nahihiya ako.” (I am shy.) But the moment Rihanna’s track “Work” start playing in the background, she started dancing. Donya Tinidora was impressed at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Yan ang mga hinahanap namin sa yaya. Habang nagsasayaw, naglilinis ng floor.” (That’s what we’re looking for in a nanny. The kind that sweeps the floor while dancing.)

Divina found Donya Tinidora’s comment as a little too gratuitous. “Grabe naman po kayo, lola.” (That was too much, granny.) Donya Tinidora even supported her statement further. “Marunong din yan kumanta.” (She can sing too.) Lola Nidora agreed. “Oo.” (Yes.) Divina was hesitant to sing. “Lola, ayoko po.” (Granny, I don’t want to.) But it didn’t take long for her to sing at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “I don’t wanna close my eyes. I don’t wanna fall asleep. Coz I’d miss you, babe, isang ngiti mo lang. Para na kong-”

ALDUB Story Continues
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That’s when Donya Tinidora realized that Divina was already singing a different song at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Hoy! Hindi ganyan yung kanta na yun.” (Hey! That’s now how that song goes.) Divina justified the change of lyrics though. “Lola, nabago na po. Kanina sabi ni teacher.” (Granny, it was already changed. The teacher just noted awhile ago.)

Lola Nidora then remembered other talents that Divina has. “Pati pag-arte. Magaling itong apo natin.” (Even in acting. Our grand-niece is very good at it.) Divina felt conscious again at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Lola, wag kayong ganyan.” (Granny, stop it.) Shortly, Maine Mendoza’s most intense scene at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten Episode was relived by Divina. “Stop being selfish! You did this for you! Para gumaan ang loob mo! Para mabawasan yung guilt na nararamdaman mo. Yun lang. Thank you.” (So that you would feel better! So you would unload the guilt within you. That’s it.)

Donya Tinidora was so moved to tears. Lola Nidora had to remind Donya Tinidora that’s it’s just an act. “Umarte lang yung apo mo.” (Your grand-niece is just acting out.) Donya Tinidora looked at Lola Nidora. “Ang tanda mo na. Sinisigawan mo pa ako.” (You’re so old. Yet you’re still yelling at me.) Divina then apologized to Donya Tinidora. “Lola, sori po.” (Granny, I’m sorry.) Bossing Vic even had to talk it out with Donya Tinidora too at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Acting lang yun.” (It’s just an act.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora then relived her own Eat Bulaga Lenten episode. “Wag mo kong igaya sa lola mo na kayang kaya mong utuin! Umalis ka rito!” (Don’t think that I’m like your other granny that you can dupe! Get out of here!) She almost hit Divina herself. Lola Nidora had to restrain her back to reality at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

Bossing Vic tried feeding some questions too. “Ano pa alam niya?” (What else does she know?) Donya Tinidora relayed the question to Divina. “Ano pa alam mo?” (What else do you know?) Lola Nidora already thought of how talented Divina is. “Napakagaling mo talaga. Maalaga. Mapagmahal. Kaya mahal na mahal ka ni ano eh.” (You are really good at what you do. You are nurturingg. You are loving. No wonder he loves you so much.) Donya Tinidora tried to finish Lola Nidora’s sentence at the ALDUB Story Continues. “Ni Alden.” (Loved by Alden.) It perplexed Divina. “Hala.” (What the?)

Alden then appeared on the other monitor while DUBsmashing to Dingdong Avanzado’s “Mahal Na Mahal Kita”. Then Alden greeted. “Hello, Divina.” Divina replied. “Hello, Alden.” Alden then mentioned Divina’s dance video in Boracay. “Nakita ko yung work work.” (I saw the Work dance.) Divina invited Alden to dance too at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ganun dapat. Sabayan mo ko, Alden. Baka kaya mo din yung ganun.” (That should be how you would dance it. You might realize that you can do it.) Alden agreed. “Sige nga.” (Okay.) Alden then danced on the floor like Divina did at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

ALDUB Story Continues
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Divina then had to stop. “Lola! Ah!” Lola Nidora wondered why Divina laughed loudly upon calling the grannies. “Ano? Ano yun?” (What? What happened?) Divina claimed seeing something. “May nakita po akong hindi kaaya-ayang bagay sa ilalim ng lamesa.” (I saw something unpleasant under the table. Alden laughed hard at the ALDUB Story Continues episode upon realizing what it is.

Lola Nidora had to find the words to describe what Divina allegedly saw. “May pusa?” (A cat?) Divina just agreed to avoid worse metaphors at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “May pusa pong itim.” (There’s a black cat.) Donya Tinidora tried to be coy about it. “Hindi na naman tayo nakapaglinis ng bahay.” (We failed to clean the house again.) Lola Nidora suddenly remembered their pets at the mansion. “Kaya kumakahol yung mga Doberman eh.” (No wonder the Dobermans are barking.)

Bossing Vic tried to use a different term though. “May daga?” (A rat?) Divina agreed with Bossing Vic too. “Opo. Meron po, Bossing. Itim po.” (Yes, there is. It’s black.) Ruby thought about the cleanliness of the place too. “Hindi ba nakapagwalis diyan?” (Haven’t you swept the floor there?) It was an awkward situation to address at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

ALDUB Story Continues
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Alden tried to change the topic with Divina. “May naalala ka ba sa Lenten special na eksena natin?” (Do you remember some scenes we had at our Lenten special?) Divina replied although Alden might be referring to Maine at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Meron naman. Bakit?” (I remember some. Why?) Alden then asked. “Ano naman ang gusto mong ulitin ko?” (What would you like me to reenact?) Divina thought first which one. “Ah yung huli?” (The last one?) Alden agreed. “Oo. Yung dumating ako di ba? Game. Magkikita tayo ulit.” (Yes. The one where I arrived, right? We met again.)

Alden and Divina then reenacted the part where Dani and James met again after James’ stint in Europe. Later they reenacted the part where Dani confronted James about being selfish at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten special episode. Divina had to pause after seeing Donya Tinidora’s reaction at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Wait. Nagagalit na si Lola.” (Granny is upset.)

Alden then had a little request for Divina. “May ipapagamit ako sa ‘yong app mamaya. Or anytime mo gusto. Puede naman.” (I’d like you to use an app later. Or anytime you want. It’s fine.) Divina wondered and asked. “Anong APP?” (What app?) Alden replied. “Eh di APPelido ko.” (My “APPelido” [last name].) Divina found it funny. “Anytime ba talaga?” (Is that really ANYTIME?) Alden agreed at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

ALDUB Story Continues
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It was then Divina’s turn to ask. “Alden, may tanong muna ako sa yo. Ano Tagalog ng ‘she can’?” (I have a question for you. What is “she can” in Tagalog?) Alden chose to ask back instead of answering at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ano?” (What?) Divina then replied. “Eh di manok. Adodong she can.” (It’s [chicken]. Like [chicken adobo].) Later she backtracked on her laughter upon seeing Bossing Vic’s reaction. “Ay Bossing! Sori po.” (I’m sorry.)

Alden noticed how calm Bossing Vic was despite the initial upset reaction. “Pinainit mo na naman yung ulo.” (You got him hot-headed again.) Divina tried to negotiate. “Last na po yun.” (That would be my last [joke for today].) Alden then asked Divina at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Nakarinig ka na ba ng minamalat na puso?” (Have you heard a heart with a hoarse voice?) Divina replied. “Hindi pa.” (Not yet.) Alden explained. “Ako kasi yung puso ko, malat na eh.” (Well, my heart has a hoarse voice now.) Divina asked. “Malat? Bakit malat?” (Why hoarse?) Alden explained further. “Kasi kakasigaw ng pangalan mo.” (It kept screaming for your name.)

Divina tried to crack a joke again at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Alden, teka muna. Ano munang apelido ni Neil?” (Wait. What is Neil’s last name?) Alden tried to remember. “Si Neil.” Divina egged Alden to remember. “Oo. Si Neil.” (Yes, Neil.) Alden gave up and ended up asking Divina. “Ano?” (What is it?) He wasn’t prepared enought for Divina’s reply. “Si Neil Cutter.” (It’s Neil Cutter.) Divina laughed then paused midway after seeing Bossing Vic again. “Bossing, last na po yun.” (Bossing, that’s my last one.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Because Divina can’t help it, she then asked Bossing Vic for another chance at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Bossing, meron po akong hinanda para sa inyo. Medyo mahaba-haba ng konti.” (I prepared a joke for you. It’s a little long.) Bossing Vic agreed. “Sige.” (Okay.) Divina then gave it a try. “Knock knock po.” Bossing Vic played along. “Who’s there po?” Divina prepared a long phrase for her knock knock joke. “Dustpan, electric fan, kaldero at pinggan.” Bossing Vic then prepared for what he’s about to hear. “Dustpan, electric fan, kaldero at pinggan who?” Divina then started singing. “Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle all the way. All dustpan, electric fan, kaldero at pinggan. Hey!”

Alden laughed. But not without adding a little apology at the end for the visibly disappointed Donya Tinidora. “Lola, last na po yun.” (Granny, that’s the last one.) Lola Nidora got worried about Donya Tinidora again. “Okay ba pakiramdam mo?” (Are you feeling okay?) Donya Tinidora’s face was beyond upset. “Ayusin nyo buhay nyo.” (Get your lives in order.) Rogelio then comes in and whispers to Lola Nidora. Albeit hesitant. Lola Nidora obliged at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “O sige. Papasukin mo. Me maga-apply daw.” (Okay. Let her in. There was an applicant.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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The applicant was then allowed to enter. She handed her resume and introduced herself. “Hello. Hello po. Eto po. My name is Kit Marikit. Kahit kanino kumakapit. You can call me Yaya In.” (Here is my resume. My name is Kit Marikit. I stick to anyone.) Lola Nidora found her too fast of a talker. She has to ask again. “Ano pangalan?” (What’s your name?) Donya Tinidora just repeated it. “Yaya In.”

Lola Nidora remembered the sticking part of Yaya In’s introduction though at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Dapat tuko.” (She should be a newt instead.) Donya Tinidora had a different theory. “Mahilig sumama siguro kaya Yaya In.” (Maybe she liked going with random people hence Yaya In.) [“Yayain” meant inviting someone for any gimmick or hangout possible.]

Yaya In then started pitching herself. “Kunin nyo po ako. May pinag-iipunan po kasi ako. Kailangan ko po kasi siyang bilhin.” (Please take me in. I’m saving up for something. I need to buy it.) Donya Tinidora asked. “Ano pinag-iipunan mo, hija?” (What are you saving up for, dear?) Yaya In replied with her current goal as of the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Pampaputi po.” (Whitening products.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora saw how fair Yaya In is though based on what she saw at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Kulang pa ba yan?” (Isn’t that [white] enough?) Yaya In explained then. “Kasi po gusto ko pong maging Mumu In.” (I would like to be “Mumu In” [ghost white].) Donya Tinidora then hypothesized what Yaya In really wanted. “Mumu In. Gusto niyang maging aswang.” (So she wanted to be a monster.)

Lola Nidora then introduced herself and the people with her at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ako nga pala si Lola Nidora. At ito ang aking kapatid, si Tinidora. At ito naman ang aming apo, si Divina.” (I am Lola Nidora. And this is my sister, Tinidora. And this is our grand-niece, Divina.) Donya Tinidora explained how Yaya In almost didn’t make it. “Dami pang naga-apply. Ayaw na naming tanggapin. Napapagod na nga kami. Pero nagpumilit kang pumasok.” (There are still so many applicants. We couldn’t accept them anymore. We’re getting tired. But you pushed your way in.)

Lola Nidora then introduced the KalyeSerye commentary panel present at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Doon naman sa studio, makikita mo si Marvic at si Ruby.” (At the studio, you will see Marvic and Ruby.) Yaya In greeted them too. “Hello. Hello po. Ako po si Yaya In. Yayain nyo po ako. Puede po ako kahit saan po. Puede po akong pumunta sa bahay nyo. Puede po akong pumunta sa opisina nyo. Puede po akong pumunta sa studio nyo. Kahit saan po.” (I am Yaya In. Please invite me over. I can fit anywhere. I can come over your house. I can come over your office. I can come over your studio. Anywhere.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora had to slow Yaya In down. “Sandali. Sandali. Pangalan lang tinatanong. Daming sinasabi.” (Wait. Wait. They’re just asking for your name. You talked too much.) Lola Nidora felt a little run over at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Para akong nag-jogging. Hinihingal ako.” (I felt like I jogged. I was panting.) Lola Nidora then introduced Alden once the camera panned over him. “At yan naman si Alden.” (And that’s Alden.)

Yaya In recited almost the same pitch on Alden. “Hello, Alden. Ang gwapo gwapo mo, Alden. Ako si Yaya In. Yayain mo ko sa bahay nyo.” (You’re so handsome, Alden. I am Yaya In. Invite me over to your house.) That almost snapped Divina. “Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! Akin na si Alden!” (Hey! Hey! Hey! Alden is mine!) Yaya In acknowledged Divina’s claim. “Sa yo. Pero baka yayain din ako.” (He’s yours. But he might invite me over.) Divina just relented “Sige.” (Okay.) Yaya In kept talking at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ready na po ako. Puede na po akong magsimula. We’re ready. Let’s get together.” (I am ready. I can start now.)

Lola Nidora begged off some time from Yaya In “Sandali.” (Excuse me.) She then voiced her concerns to Donya Tinidora. She was apprehensive about Yaya In based on what she saw at the ALDUB Story Continue episode. Donya Tinidora felt like giving Yaya In a chance though. “Tingnan muna natin yung bata. Baka mamaya siya talaga hinahanap natin.” (Let’s check the kid first. She might be the one that we’re looking for.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Lola Nidora minced no words though despite the hushed conversation she had with Donya Tinidora. “Sa daldal nito, parang siya na may-ari ng mansion eh.”She’s so talkative, she’s sounds like she owned the mansion.) Yaya In butted in thinking the grannies are done talking to each other. “I’m confident. Yes. Confidently beautiful with a heart.”

Donya Tinidora kept whispering to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Malakas ang backer niyan. Di natin puedeng siraan yan.” (She’s got a strong backer. We can’t badmouth her.) [Kitkat, the comedienne that played Yaya In, played the president’s secretary at the late morning TV series “Princess in the Palace”.]

Lola Nidora hopes for the best. “Sana talaga magaling.” (I really hope that she’s good.) Donya Tinidora went back to interviewing Yaya In. “Ano ba kaya mong gawin? Marunong ka bang sumayaw?” (What can you do? Can you dance?) Yaya In had a very detailed answer at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ay naku! Ang galing galing ko pong sumayaw! Alam nyo po ba? Nag-aral ako sa mga dance workshop. Lagi nga po akong tinatawag ng mga teacher kasi ako po talaga nagtuturo.” (Oh my! I’m very good at dancing! Do you know? I’ve learned it from the dance workshops. The teacher would always call me since I should be the one teaching instead.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora almost threw the paperweight at Yaya In for being too talkative.“Sandali. Oo lang o hindi.” (Wait. Just yes or no.) Lola Nidora tried to calm her down. Donya Tinidora didn’t think Lola Nidora should be that worried at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Ate, hindi ako high blood. Pero naha-high blood ako sa kanya.” (Elder sister, my blood pressure is not high. But she makes my blood shoot up.)

Lola Nidora then had to ask the obvious. “Kasambahay ang hinahanap natin. Bakit kailangang marunong sumayaw?” (We’re looking for a domestic helper. Why does she have to be a good dancer?) Donya Tinidora used Divina as a barometer in looking for the next nanny. “Yaya nga natin, si Divina, marunong sumayaw. Sige, patingin natin nung sayaw mo.” (Our nanny, Divina, dances good. Okay, let’s see your dance.)

Yaya In tried to dance tai chi and a headstand [that failed]. Still she insisted at the ALDUB Story Continues episode that she’s a great dancer. “Ang galing galing ko pong sumayaw. Dun po sa school namin, sinasabi ‘Very good ka. Ang galing galing mong sumayaw. Ikaw na lang magturo sa mga kaklase mo’. Kasi.” (I’m really really great at dancing. At school, they were saying “You’re really good. You’re great at dancing. You should be teaching your classmates instead.” Because.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Lola Nidora tried shushing down Yaya In eventually. “Siya. Siya. Siya. Magaling ka nang sumayaw. Kung kumanta naman, marunong ka bang kumanta?” (Okay. Okay. Okay. You’re good at dancing. When it comes to singing, can you sing?) Yaya In pitched herself again. “Lahat po ng mga singing contest, nasalihan ko na po. Nagcha-champion po ako lagi. Tapos lagi po akong mga award. Tapos top 10 po ako sa mga awarding. Pagdating po sa singing, ako po ang top 10.” (All possible singing contests, I’ve joined them. I’m always the champion. I always gets awards. I always make it to the top 10 of awarding ceremonies. When it comes to singing, I’m always in the top 10.)

Yaya In’s blabber was too much for Lola Nidora. She asked Divina. “Kunin mo nga yung sumpak ko sa likod.” (Get my homemade gun at the back.) Before Divina could follow Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Story Continues, she tried to stop Donya Tinidora from throwing the paperweight at Yaya In. “Lola!” (Granny!) Donya Tinidora snapped at Yaya In. “Kanta lang ang tinatanong namin. Oo o hindi.” (We’re just asking for a song. Yes or no.)

Yaya In tried to shorted her reply then. “Magaling po akong kumanta.” (I am good at singing.) Donya Tinidora then calmed herself. “Sige. Parinig.” (Okay. Let’s hear it.) Yaya In then sung Regine Velasquez’s version of “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”. Alden was impressed. “Galing.” (Very good.) It was a good confidence booster for Yaya In at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Thank you. Nagalingan po sila sa akin. Opo. Thank you. Thank you.” (They were impressed with me.) She started waving to the ceiling.

ALDUB Story Continues
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Divina checked the ceilings where Yaya In waved. “Wala namang tao dun.” (There wasn’t anybody there.) Lola Nidora addressed Yaya In directly at the ALDUB Story Continues episode instead. “Ano ba iniisip mo? Nasa Araneta Coliseum ka ba?” (What are you thinking? That you’re at the Araneta Coliseum?) Bossing Vic thought there’s an audience at the ceiling though. “Pumalakpak yung mga butiki.” (The house lizards clapped.) Divina admitted being impressed with Yaya In’s singing though. “Pero, lola, in fairness, magaling po siyang kumanta.” (But, granny, in fairness, she really sang good.) Yaya In thanked Divina. “Thank you po.” Donya Tinidora continued with her questions. “Ano pa alam mo?” (What else are you capable of?)

Yaya In started pitching her acting skills at this point in the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Marunong po akong umarte. Pag umaarte po ako, lagi pong sinasabi ng mga kapitbahay namin ‘Best Actress ka. Puede kang mag-artista. Kahit saan puede kang pumunta. Puede kang pumunta sa Eat Bulaga tapos kukunin ka nina Bossing. Maga-artista ka.’ Nung bata nga po ako, lagi akong sinasabihan. ‘Pumunta ka sa Eat Bulaga. Tapos sumali ka sa Little Miss Philippines.’ Tapos po sinasabi nila. ‘Pag umaarte ka, talagang dalang dala mo kami. Naiiyak talaga kami. Yung talagang di namin kinakaya ang mga eksena.’”

(I am good in acting. Whenever I act, our neighbors would always say “You’re the Best Actress. You can be an actress. You can go everywhere. You can go to Eat Bulaga then Bossing Vic would get you [as a talent]. Be an actress” The kids always say “Go to Eat Bulaga. Then join Little Miss Philippines.” Then they would say “Whenever you act, we really get carried away. We tear up. We end up failing to handle the situation.”)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora stood up with a piece of Scotch tape in hand for Yaya In at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. Yaya In was interrupted with Donya Tinidora’s tape on her mouth. Divina reminded Donya Tinidora to restrain herself. “Lola, nage-explain pa po.” (Granny, she’s still explaining.) Donya Tinidora was fed up with Yaya In’s blabber. “Arte lang ang tinatanong namin. Oo lang o hindi. Sige. Tanggalin mo ang tape sa bibig mo. Ngayon umakting ka.” (We’re just asking about acting. Just yes or no. Now remove that tape from your mouth. Get acting.)

What Lola Nidora worried more is Donya Tinidora’s relapse. “Baka mamaya sumama na naman ang pakiramdam mo.” (You might feel bad health-wise again.) Donya Tinidora downplayed Lola Nidora’s concern. “Hindi. May gamot ako. Bigay ni Dora.” (No. I have the medicine. Dora gave it.) Yaya In then tried to act Dani’s part in her confrontation scene with James at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten special episode. She somewhat botched some lines. But she turned out okay at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

Donya Tinidora tried changing the topic. “Hindi ka ba naiinitan diyan sa suot mo?” (Don’t you find your outfit sweat-inducing?) Yaya In agreed. “Naiinitan nga po ako. Wala po ba kayong aircon?” (I feel a little warm. Don’t you have some airconditioning?) Donya Tinidora suggested removing the blazer. “Tanggalin mo kasi ang damit mo para di masyadong mainit.” (Remove your blazer so it won’t be too hot.) Yaya In asked permission at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Puede ko po bang tanggalin? Nahihiya po ako eh.” (May I remove it now? I’m a little shy.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora turned to Lola Nidora. “Ate? Ano? Ikaw tinatanong namin eh.” (What now? We’re asking you.) Lola Nidora is undecided. “Ewan ko. Malay ko.” (I don’t know. What do I know?) Yaya In again begged to be taken in at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Tanggapin nyo na po ako. Kelangan ko po talaga magparetoke.” (Please accept me. I really need it for cosmetic surgery.)

Lola Nidora then asked the final question at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Marunong ka bang mag-DUBsmash?” (Do you know how to DUBsmash?) Yaya In described how good she was. “Marunong po. Alam nyo po? Idol na idol ko po si ma’am eh. Kasi talaga pong pagdating sa DUBsmash, ang galing galing niya eh. Talaga po akong laging nagpupunta sa YouTube. Tapos titingnan ko po lahat. Ang ingay ingay po. Ang sarap sarap po pakinggan.” (I know how. Do you know? Ma’am [Divina] is my idol. Because when it comes to DUBsmash, she’s really really good. I always go to YouTube. Then I check all of the clips. It’s so loud. It’s very good to listen to.)

Divina was shown DUBsmashing Yaya In’s fast line delivery. Donya Tinidora can’t wait for Yaya In to shut up though. “Titigil ka ba o sasapakin na talaga kita? DUBsmash lang ang tinatanong eh.” (Will you stop or should I hit you? We’re just asking about DUBsmash.) Lola Nidora tried to calm down her sister again. “Tinids, baka mamaya yung blood pressure mo.” (Tinids, your blood pressure please.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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It turned out to be Lola Nidora’s chance to snap. “Ikaw naman kasi.” (It’s your fault.) Divina had to calm down Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Lola! Lola! Easy. Easy.” Donya Tinidora knew what to make Lola Nidora calm down. “Hindi ka na naman nag-ahit.” (You did not shave [your underarms] again.) It broke the ice for Lola Nidora. “Pasensiya.” (My apologies.) Donya Tinidora turned her attention back to Yaya In. “Oh. DUBsmash.” ([Start the] DUBsmash now.)

Yaya In then executed the Busta Rhymes DUBsmash attack plus Malaysian DUBsmash attack for good measure at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. Yaya In then took advantage of the opportunity to speak again. “Favorite ko po talaga mag-SLABsmash.” (SLABsmash is my favorite.) Alden heard her clear enough to comment. “SLABsmash?”

Yaya In continued whether she got the app’s name right or wrong. “SDUBsmash? Ang galing galing ko po talaga dun. Araw araw nyo po akong pa-SDUBsmash. Talagang magagawa ko po. Favorite ko po talaga STUBsmash. Maski anong music po ipapatugtog nyo, kayang kaya ko po.” (SDUBsmash? I’m really really good at that. I SDUBsmash everyday. I can really do it. STUBsmash is my favorite. You can play any music and I can do it very well.) Donya Tinidora let Yaya In talk long enough to deteriorate into verbal diarrhea at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Kala mo pipigilan kita ha?” (You thought I’d stop you, huh?)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Yaya In even tried to spell DUBsmash.“Tapos po yung spelling ng STUBsmash. S … D … Magaling po akong kumanta talaga. Tapos papaaktingin nyo po ako. Tanungin nyo pa po ano pa pong kaya kong gawin.” (STUBsmash is spelled as S … D …. I am really good at singing. Then make me act too. Ask me what else can I do.) Donya Tinidora let Yaya In. “Ano pa kaya mong gawin?” (What else are you good for?) Yaya In has reached redundant levels by this time at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Kahit ano pong gusto ninyo. Kayang kaya ko pong gawin.” (Anything that you want. I can do it.)

Finally, Donya Tinidora let it out. “Marunong ka ba ng mga gawaing bahay?” (Can you do housework?) Yaya In didn’t understand the question well at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Kasi po yung bahay po namin, karpintero po ang gumawa nun. So hindi ko po talaga kayang gumawa ng bahay.” (Well, our house was made by a carpenter. So I am not into housework.) Donya Tinidora almost yelled at Yaya In. “Hindi yun ang sinasabi ko. Gawaing bahay lang. Magluto. Maglaba. Maglinis ng bahay. Hindi ko sinabing ikaw ang magkumpuni ng bahay.” (That’s not what I’m referring to. House work. Cooking. Laundry. Cleaning the house. I didn’t say that you’d repair the house.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Divina added. “Maglilinis. Ganun. Maglilinis ka lang. Mag-aayos ng mga gamit.” (Cleaning. Stuff like that. You’d just clean. Get things in order.) Yaya In’s blabber then slowed down at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. Sort of. “Ah, maglilinis kasi. Yung mga ganun. Hindi ko talaga masyadong gawain yun. Hindi ko talaga forte. Pero siempre pag tinuruan nyo naman ako, mabilis naman po akong matuto. At saka lahat ng sasabihin kaya ko naman pong gawin. Matiisin naman po akong bata. Magagawa ko. At saka masipag po ako. Kahit isang oras ang tulog ko.” (Cleaning. Stuff like that. I don’t really do those. It’s not my forte. But of course, if you would teach me, I learn quickly. And everything you say, I can do it. I am a diligent kid. I can do it. And I am industrious. Even if I have to sleep just an hour [in a day].)

Lola Nidora interrupted Yaya In’s blabber at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Marunong ka bang magluto?” (Can you cook?) Yaya In’s answer got Lola Nidora et al thinking further. “Magluto po. Hindi rin po masyado. Pero pag in-enroll nyo po ako dun sa mga culinary school. Yung mga magagandang school po, masasarap po ang mga mailuluto ko sa inyo. Talagang mage-enjoy po kayo everyday sa mga niluluto ko. Yung culinary school po sa may malayo. Sa may Taguig.” (Cooking. Not much. But if you would enroll me at the culinary school. The really nice schools, I can cook delicious food for you. You would really enjoy my dishes. I’d like the culinary school from afar. The one in Taguig.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora had to cut off Yaya In’s request. “Alam mo yung sahod mo pa lang. Pang-enroll mo pa lang, lubog na yung bahay namin sa laki.” (You know that your salary alone. For you to enroll [in Taguig], our house would sink financially [once we tried to sustain your culinary studies].) Lola Nidora threw another question at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Maglaba? Marunong ka bang maglaba?” (The laundry? Can you do the laundry?)

Yaya In tried to answer this the way she could at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Hindi rin po ako naglalaba. Pero pag tinuruan nyo po ako mag-ganyan-ganyan, kakayanin ko po kasi mahilig po talaga ako sa tubig. Totoo po niyan, swimmer po talaga ako. Talagang sa probinsya po. Magaling po talaga akong mag-swimming. Kasi mahilig po talaga ako sa tubig. Sigurado mabango po mga damit nyo. Bigyan nyo lang po ako ng panahon.” (I don’t do the laundry either. But if you thought me some moves, I can endure it since I like water. In fact, I am a swimmer. Like really in the province. I am excellent in swimming. Because I really enjoy the water. For sure your clothes will smell nice. Just give me time.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Lola Nidora didn’t wait for Yaya In to finish at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Marunong ka bang tumikom ng bibig ng basta-basta?” (Do you know how to close your mouth just like that?) Yaya In had to admit it. “Naku, mahirap po kasi yun eh. Kapag tumikom po kasi ang bibig ko, basta na lang pong nagkakasakit ako.” (Well, that is hard. If I closed my mouth, I end up getting sick.) Yaya In was still talking fluff when Donya Tinidora whistled at her to stop.

Donya Tinidora asked Lola Nidora in a hushed tone. “Ano tingin mo kay Yaya In?” (What do you think of Yaya In?) Lola Nidora tried to be fair in her feedback. “Sa tingin ko, bibo naman. Masipag pero walang alam sa bahay.” (I think she’s very upbeat. She’s industrious but not very knowledgeable with housework.) Donya Tinidora had to ask for the decision as of the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Eh anong sasabihin natin?” (What should we tell her then?)

Lola Nidora took the cudgels from this point in the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Yaya In, we appreciate you for coming here. Alam ko talented ka. Handa ka namang matuto. Pero bigyan mo kami ng tamang panahon para makapag-usap kami ng kapatid ko tungkol sa mga qualifications mo.” (I know you’re talented. You’re willing to learn. But give us enough time to discuss with my sister your qualifications.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Yaya In’s pitch started sounding like a sales pitch in hard-sell mode in this point. “Sana po mapag-isipan nyong ako talaga ang kunin nyo po. Kasi pag sumweldo po ako, papagawa po ako ng ilong.” (Hopefully you can think about taking me in. Once I get my salary, I would get a nose job.) Donya Tinidora stared at Yaya In’s nose at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Hindi pa ba gawa yan?” (That nose isn’t lifted yet?) Yaya In talked about her nose too. “Gawa na po. Mga 4 times pa lang po. Gusto ko po kasi, mga 8.” (It’s done. I’ve had 4 [nose jobs]. I would like to have as many as 8.)

Donya Tinidora had to christen Yaya In at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Dapat tawag sa yo, Yaya Pair.” (You should be called Yaya Pair.) Lola Nidora asked. “Bakit Yaya Pair?” (Why Yaya Pair?) Donya Tinidora explained. “Gusto magpa-repair ng ilong. Magpa-repair ng kung anu-ano.” (She’s like to repair her nose. And everything else.) Yaya In again begged the grannies. “Sana po ako na ang kunin nyo.” (I really hope that you’d take me.) Donya Tinidora seconded Lola Nidora’s ground. “Gaya nga ng sinabi ng ate ko, pag-iisipan namin. We’d just call you. Don’t call me, okay?” (Like what my elder sister said. We’d think about it.)

Lola Nidora emphasized Donya Tinidora’s reminder. “Don’t call us. We’d just call you. Tanggapin mo ito.” She then handed a slip to Yaya In. Divina explained it too in case Yaya In would insist herself again at the ALDUB Story Continues. “Ang ibig sabihin lang nina lola, kami ang tatawag sa yo kapag nakuha ka na namin. Mag-antay ka na lang.” (The grannies meant that we will call you once we have considered you. Just wait.)

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora then called Yaya In for a little surprise test. She checked if Yaya In can massage well. “Halika nga dito. Puedeng masahista itong batang ito.” (Come over here. This kid can be a masseuse.) Divina doesn’t remember massaging as part of the qualifications at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Pasok po ba sa qualifications ang pagiging masahista?” (Is the ability to massage part of the qualifications’ list?)

Donya Tinidora then asked Yaya In to stop. “Hindi kailangan ng mga lola. Pag-iisipan namin ha?” (The grannies doesn’t need it for now. We’d think about it.) Lola Nidora then called the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio to show Yaya In the door. “Ilabas nyo na si Yaya In.” (You may take away Yaya In.) One of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio was enough to escort Yaya In out of the room at the ALDUB Story Continues episode.

With Yaya In out, Donya Tinidora heaved a sigh of relief. “Hay salamat.” (Thank goodness.) Even Bossing Vic felt Yaya In was too much to handle. “Parang napagod ako. Nakikinig lang ako. Napagod ako.” (It’s like I felt tired. I was just listening. I got tired.) Donya Tinidora missed the silence at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Tingin ko tapos na ang putukan ng Bagong Taon eh. Ang ingay ingay.” (It’s as if the New Year’s fireworks ended. It’s so noisy.) Lola Nidora felt relieved too. “Let there be peace.”

ALDUB Story Continues
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Donya Tinidora thought the day that covered the ALDUB Story Continues episode was stressful. “Ang daming nag-apply. Pero mahirap talaga maghanap ng bagong kasambahay.” (So many applicants. But it’s really hard to find a new domestic helper.) Divina felt optimistic about Yaya In though. “Pero okay naman po siya. Mukha naman po siyang masaya kasama sa bahay. Tingnan nyo po. Kapag wala po tayong magawa, meron po tayong mapaglilibangan. Mapapasaya niya po tayo.” (But she’s okay. Looks like she’s fun to be with at home. Look. If we’re bored, we have someone to entertain us. She can make us happy.)

Donya Tinidora thought otherwise. “Tulog na tayo. Daldal pa ng daldal. Wala na. Okay na kami.” (We’re already asleep. And she’s still talking. It’s done. We’re okay now.) An SUV horn was heard outside. Lola Nidora begged off at the ALDUB Story Continues episode. “Magpapahinga muna kami.” (We’d take a break first.) It wasn’t an applicant. It was the postman. Divina relayed the message as the postman didn’t have a microphone. “Sulat daw po para kay lula.” (A letter for the grannies.)

Lola Nidora later opened the envelope. It turned out to be an invitation. It named its recipients as “Donya Nidora Esperanza Zobeyala viuda de Explorer, Donya Tinidora Zobeyala and Divina Ursula Bukbukoba Smash”. [No mention of Donya Tidora Zobeyala.] It was an invitation for the 3rd EB Dabarkads Awards. Just as Lola Nidora displayed the invitation’s logo, the truck horn sounded off. Ending the ALDUB Story Continues on a cliffhanger.

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ALDUB Going Strong: Nanny Wanted

What happened prior to the ALDUB Going Strong episode? The House of De Explorer was reclaimed. Thanks to the benevolence of Divina’s father, Dodong Smash. The details on how Dodong intercepted the sale that was hinted to be closed at ALDUB Ang Pagtatagpo episode was not revealed. It was only revealed how the mansion’s ownership was officially transferred to Divina by virtue of a Transfer Certificate of Title handed by Dodong’s wife, Caitlyn Smash a.k.a. Dudang.

ALDUB Going Strong
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With the De Explorer entourage back in their home, they had to look for a new nanny. Not only for Lola Nidora. As of the ALDUB Going Strong episode, it was revealed that Donya Tinidora herself has health problems of her own. “Tumaas ang blood pressure ko. 130 overdose.” (My blood pressure spiked up.) Bossing Vic Sotto heard differently though. “Akala ko 130 over bale.” (I thought it’s a hundred and thirty peso cash advance.) Donya Tinidora acknowledged the boss’ quip. “Hindi na nga ako nakakabale eh.” (I don’t even get to advance cash anymore.) Bossing Vic then changed the topic. “Pero ang ganda mo ngayon ano?” (But you look beautiful today, don’t you?) Donya Tinidora somewhat blushed.

Donya Tinidora has taken measures of restoring her health into her own hands. She resumed her dance exercises a.k.a. Zumba lessons at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Kaya mag-ingat sa matataba. Alam mo naman yung nangyari sa akin nung kamakailan.” (So be careful with fatty foods. You know what happened to me recently.) In this vein, she ended up welcoming the KalyeSerye commentary panel into the ALDUB Going Strong episode. Donya Tidora still hasn’t returned from whatever errand she got into. [Paolo Ballesteros’ status at Eat Bulaga is still missing in action as of this writing.]

Later at the ALDUB Going Strong episode, Lola Nidora arrived with Divina to the tune of “Work Work Work”. Donya Tinidora and Bossing Vic Sotto would sing along using the words “kwek kwek kwek” in reference to the popular street food. It was here where Lola Nidora confirmed that the search for a new nanny is on. The family may not have financialy recovered that much despite their return to the mansion. But they apparently have enough money for another nanny. With Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB now back in school, the household had to look for another nanny to watch over the grannies.

ALDUB Going Strong
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Lola Nidora shortly arrived with Divina aboard a tricycle with the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio. She immediate asked her sister.“Tinidora, okay ba ang pakiramdam mo?” (Is your health okay now?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Nage-exercise na nga ako eh. Relax na relax na ako. San ba kayo galing?” (I’ve been exercising. Been relaxing too. Where have you been?) Divina replied in behalf of Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Wala po. Namasyal lang po kami ni Lola. Nag-ikot-ikot lang po.” (Nothing much. We just strolled. Just went around the area.)

Lola Nidora felt a little apologetic about not strolling with Donya Tinidora prior to the ALDUB Going Strong episode.“Ang aga mo kaninang umalis sa mansion. Sana naisama kita.” (You left the mansion so early. I could have taken you with me.) Donya Tinidora didn’t have a problem with it though. “Okay lang. Maaga kasi akong nag-Zumba Zumba. Okay na okay na ako. Nagpa-checkup na nga ako. 130 over acting na ako.” (It’s okay. I went to my Zumba sessions early. I’m so okay now. I had a checkup too. My blood pressure is already at 130 over acting.)

Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB still hasn’t forgotten her nanny duties. “Lola, nainom nyo na po ba yung pang-maintenance nyo?” (Have you taken your maintenance medication?) Donya Tinidora replied. “Ininom ko sabay sabay para di ko na malimutan.” (I took them all in one gulp so that I wouldn’t forget.) Divina almost broke the fourth wall at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Parang may kilala akong ganyan.” (I think I know someone who actually does that.)

ALDUB Going Strong
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Lola Nidora then started with her reminders to Donya Tinidora. “Tinidora, wag mong kakalimutan ang gamot mo ha?” (Don’t forget your medicine, okay?) Donya Tinidora replied at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Hindi ko kinakalimutan. Halimbawa 3 times a day. Ginagawa ko na lang 1 time a day.” (I don’t forget. For example, taking one pill 3 times a day. I just make it once a day.) Divina had to remind Donya Tinidora how wrong this practice is. “Lola, mali po yun.” (Granny, that’s wrong.)

Divina then saw Lola Nidora pull out her medicine kit. “Chewyble.” Lola Nidora decided to share her medicine kit with her sister. “Baka nakakalimutan mong uminom ng gamot.” (You might be losing track of your maintenance medication.) Donya Tinidora insisted that she hasn’t forgotten. “Hindi. Okay na ako.” (No. I’m okay.) Lola Nidora still offered sharing her chewables. “Chewyble.” Donya Tinidora wasn’t exactly into chewables though. “Ayoko ng mga chewyble. Gusto ko yung nilulunok ko lang.” (I don’t like chewables. I just want to swallow them.)

Donya Tinidora didn’t feel like being dependent on medication. “Alam mo naman ang panahon ngayon. Mainit. Tapos puro taba pa yung …. Ay sori, Ruby.” (You know how the weather is lately. Scorching hot. Then most food is fatty …. I’m sorry, Ruby.) Ruby was at the KalyeSerye commentary panel at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. She appeared to be hurt. [Note: The “fat” joke is done tastefully in Tagalog.]

ALDUB Going Strong
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It prompted Bossing Vic to speak. [The playful banter is still present in this part of the ALDUB Going Strong episode.] “Nakakasakit kayo ng damdamin eh. Bumusina muna kayo.” (You’re hurting feelings. Honk first [before saying the word “fat”].) Ruby then asked Donya Tinidora. “Lola, turuan mo ako nung Zumba Zumba ha? Para malusaw ang taba.” (Please teach me Zumba. So that the fat in me would melt.) Donya Tinidora then taught some moves to the beat of hip hop music. Lola Nidora and Divina soon joined her.

Lola Nidora appreciated the workout. Not the music. “Bakit ganyan na yung mga tunog? Wala nang gaanong salita.” (How come music sounds like that now? They don’t contain much words.) Donya Tinidora thought it’s a trend as of the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Kaya dumadami ang foreign singer. Kasi wala na silang problema sa lyrics.” (No wonder there are getting more and more foreign singers [here in the Philippines]. They don’t have problems with lyrics.)

Donya Tinidora then invited her companions to rest. And to remind Lola Nidora as well. “Ano nga ba yung sasabihin mong hindi matuloy-tuloy?” (What is it that you’re saying again that keeps getting interrupted?) Lola Nidora then tried to speak. “Gusto ko lang naman sana sabihin sa inyo na yung-” (I just wanted to tell you-) Phone rings at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. Bossing Vic was a little fed up with how Lola Nidora keeps getting interrupted. “Ano ba yan? Baka abutin na naman ng isang linggo yung sasabihin.” (What now? What she’s about to say might take another week to be said.)

ALDUB Going Strong
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Donya Tinidora found Bossing Vic’s quip funny. “Nabubwisit na si Marvic sa yo.” (Marvic is getting upset with you.) Lola Nidora answered the phone. “Hello? Yes, Madam President.” Donya Tinidora speculated on who could it be. “Si Eula Valdez ata ‘to.” (This might be Eula Valdez.) [Eula Valdez played the role of the fictional female president at the late morning TV series “Princess in the Palace”.]

Lola Nidora repeated only a few lines from person she talked to on the phone at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Ganun po ba? Pasensiya na po kayo, Madam President. Sige po. Pupunta po ako diyan. Agad agad.” (Is that so? I apologize for the inconvenience. Okay. I would go there. Immediately.)

Donya Tinidora’s speculations refused to rest at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Madam President? Paano nangyari yun?” (How did that happen?) Bossing Vic was interested too. “Sino ba yun?” (Who was it?) Donya Tinidora relayed the question to Lola Nidora. “Sino daw ba yun?” (Who was it?) Lola Nidora replied. “E di yung presidente ng Homeowners natin.” (The president of the Homeowners’ Association.)

ALDUB Going Strong
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Divina felt relieved. “Lola, akala naman namin.” (All along we thought.) Lola Nidora summarized the call. “Pinapatawag ako. Kasi ang dami daw tao sa tapat ng mansion natin.” (She wanted me to go to her office. There are so many people in front of the mansion.) Donya Tinidora suddenly remembered the job posting Lola Nidora made on the classified ads before the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Naku, ate. Baka yung mga gustong mag-apply na kasambahay.” (They might be applicants for being our next domestic helper.)

Lola Nidora revealed the rest of the details at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Nagrereklamo daw yung mga kapitbahay dahil maingay sila sa pila. Dito muna kayo ha? Ayusin ko lang yun. Baka mamaya, ma-petition na naman tayo ng mga Homeowners. Mapalayas na naman tayo sa mansion.” (The neighbors were complaining because the queuing line was noisy. Stay here for now, okay? I’d just fix it. The Homeowners’ might have us petitioned. It might lead to another eviction.)

Divina didn’t think it was riotous enough to be worried about. “Lola, aalis na kayo agad? Hayaan na lang po natin sila dun, lola.” (You’re leaving so soon? Let’s just leave them there, granny.) Lola Nidora disagreed. “Hindi puede. Aayusin ko yung gulo dun. Tumawag na nga yung presidente.” (I can’t. I have to get rid of the ruckus there. The president herself called.) Donya Tinidora somewhat blamed Lola Nidora for the trouble. “Pambihira ka kasi. Ba’t in-announce announce mo pa nang ganun?” (Why do you have to announce a job hunt like that [on the classifieds]?)

ALDUB Going Strong
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Rihanna’s “Work” started playing on the background again. It somewhat stumped Lola Nidora’s exist as this track makes her dance like a duck at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Papano ako makakaalis nito?” (How do I leave [with this track playing in the background]?) Divina just bade her goodbye. “Lola, ingat po kayo. Balik po kayo ha?” (Careful on the way. Be back soon, okay?) Donya Tinidora just let Lola Nidora go. “Tingnan mo tong si ate. Iniwan na naman tayong dalawa. Di bale. Tayo lang naman ang magkamukha.” (Look at elder sister. She left us again. Never mind. We are the ones who are identical anyway.)

Divina agreed. “Sa inyo po ako nagmana eh.” (I got my looks from you.) Donya Tinidora replied. “Oo naman.” (But of course.) Donya Tinidora ended up justifying the need for another domestic helper. “Yung career na niya inaayos. Tapos may nanliligaw pa diyan.” (She [Divina] is now getting set with her career. She even has a suitor on the side.) Divina wasn’t expecting the last quip from Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Lola, grabe naman po kayo.” (Granny, you’re too much.)

Donya Tinidora maintained her stance at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Nakakahiya namang dadalawin ka. Tapos naka-apron ka pa rin.” (It would be embarrassing to let him see you. And you’re still wearing an apron.) Donya Tinidora was horrified at seeing Divina as a nanny way back in ALDUB Getting Closer episode. So she viewed Divina’s non-nanny status as a positive thing.

ALDUB Going Strong
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Divina admitted how Alden missed the apron too. “Nami-miss din po niya yun, lola. Yung naka-apron ako.” (He missed it too. Those episodes where I had an apron.) Upon mention of Alden, he appeared on the other monitor. He descended from a ladder from the ceiling at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. Donya Tinidora found it amusing. “Kita mo? Mana na rin sa kin itong si Alden.” (See? Even Alden has gotten some attributes from me.)

Bossing Vic found it odd. “San galing ‘to?” (Where had he been?) Donya Tinidora emphasized the ladder. “Nagha-hagdan na rin.” (He’s using a ladder now too.) Bossing Vic saw from where Alden came from. “Galing sa kisame to ah.” (He’s from the ceiling.) Later he started DUBsmashing at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. Donya Tinidora found the track weird-sounding. “Ba’t ganun yung kumakanta? Parang barado yung ilong.” (What’s with that singer? He sounds like he’s got a clogged nose.)

Alden stopped DUBsmashing and greeted them. “Lola. Kumusta po? Magandang hapon.” (Granny. How are you? Good afternoon.) Donya Tinidora replied at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Mabuti naman. At maganda pa kami sa hapon.” (We’re good. And we look better than the afternoon itself.) Alden then mentioned the De Explorer Lenten episode last Holy Week. “Napanood ko po yung Lent special nyo, lola. Parang iba po kayo dun.” (I saw your Lenten episode. You looked different there.)

ALDUB Going Strong
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Donya Tinidora downplayed the illness shown at the Eat Bulaga Lenten episode. “Okay na ang pakiramdam ko, hijo. Inaalagaan ko na yung sarili ko. Minsan inilalagay ko na sa duyan ang sarili ko. At etong si Yaya at mga kapatid ko, hindi naman ako pinapabayaan.” (I feel fine now, son. I’ve been taking care of myself. Sometimes I put myself on the rocking [adult] cradle.)

Alden then switched his attention to Divina at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Divina, kumusta ka na?” (How are you?) Divina replied to Alden. “Eto, okay naman. Masaya. Ikaw?” (I’m okay. I’m happy. You?) Alden then addressed Maine through Divina. A move that has yet to be seen in succeeding episodes after the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Pakisabi naman kay Maine, thank you dun sa blog post.” (Please send Maine my thank you about the blog post.) Divina then replied as if Maine was a third person. “Sige. Itetext ko mamaya. Replyan ka din nun.” (Okay. I’d text her. She’d reply soon enough.)

Alden implied how Maine was a blogger. “Nabasa ko lahat. Kala ko naman biglaan eh.” (I read everything. I thought it was sudden.) Divina had to shift the conversation away at the ALDUB Going Strong episode before the rest would start speculating on their “coded” talk. “Hindi sila nakaka-relate, Alden. Balik na ulit tayo sa ano …” (They can’t relate. Let’s just go back to [KalyeSerye mode].) Alden agreed.

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Divina changed the topic. “Alden, na-miss kita in fairness.” (In fairness, I missed you.) Alden disagreed. “Ako, hindi kita na-miss. Alam mo kung bakit? Kasi yung taong nami-miss. Nami-miss mo yung isang tao kapag di mo nakikita madalas. Eh paano ako? Paano kita mami-miss? Kahit saan ako tumingin, ikaw yung nakikita ko.” (I didn’t miss you. You know why? Because that person you miss. You miss that person when you don’t see them that often. How about me? How will I miss you? Everywhere I look, I see you.) It let to a brief DUBsmash exchange at the ALDUB Going Strong episode.

Alden then asked Divina. “Aso ka ba?” (Are you a dog?) Divina asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden replied. “Kasi nasa puso na kita eh. Pakinggan mo. Dog. Dog. Dog. Dog.” (Because you’re already in my heart. Listen to it. Dog. Dog. Dog. Dog.) Divina had some coffee because she can’t force a laugh. So she replied with another joke instead. “Alden, ano muna English ng PIGHATI?” (What is PIGHATI in English?) Alden then tried translating it. “Loneliness?” Divina replied at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Hindi.” (No.) Alden asked again. “Ano?” Divina eventually replied. “Pork chop.”

Alden can’t force a laugh out of him either. So he tried to pacify Donya Tinidora instead. “Lola, wag na po kayong magalit.” (Please don’t get mad.) Donya Tinidora just snapped back. “Pag-untugin ko kayong dalawa.” (I’d have your heads bumped to each other.) Alden then tried to crack another joke at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “May isa pa po ako. Ano ang tawag ng langgam sa kapatid na babae ng nanay niya?” (I still have another one. What do you call the ant’s mother’s sister?) Divina then asked. “Ano?” (What?) Alden replied. “E di ANT-tie.”

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Both Donya Tinidora and Bossing Vic are dissatisfied with Alden’s aunt/ant joke. Alden then apologized profusely to Bossing Vic. “Bossing? Joke lang po, bossing.” (Just kidding, bossing.) Bossing Vic then smiled. Divina tried to talk to Bossing Vic then at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Kay Bossing naman ako magjo-joke.” (I will tell a joke now to Bossing.) Bossing Vic agreed. “Uy, okay yan. Sige.” (Cool. Go ahead.) Donya Tinidora was impressed with Divina’s guts. “Lakas ng loob.” (Such confidence.)

Bossing Vic tried to thwart Divina’s joke though early on. “Puedeng bukas na yang tanong mo?” (Can you ask me tomorrow instead?) Donya Tinidora started addressing Bossing Vic in his other perceived name. “Wag naman, Victor!” (Don’t do that, Victor!) Bossing Vic then relented at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Ano yang tanong mo?” (What’s your question?) Divina then went forward with her question. “Ano pong tawag sa Zumba sa loob ng kulungan?” (What do you call Zumba sessions conducted in prison?)

Bossing Vic thought about it for awhile. “Teka muna. Ano?” (Wait a minute. What is it?) Divina replied. “E di Zumbang Preso.” (It’s Zumbang Preso.) Bossing Vic can’t force a laugh either. Alden laughed at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Yung sayaw mo. Yung sayaw mo.” (Do your dance. Do your dance.) He must have referred to her beach dance. Divina danced but not that beach dance. “Ayoko!” (No!)

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Alden then begged for another shot. “May tanong ako. Last na.” (I have a question. It’s the last one.) Ruby noted how Alden wanted more at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Hihirit ka pa ha?” (Want one more, huh?) Alden then started. “Merong 3 lalaking tumalon sa beach. Ilan ang nabasa ang buhok?” (There are 3 men who jumped on the beach. How many of them got their hair wet?) Divina asked. “Ilan?” (How many?)

Donya Tinidora tried to answer Alden’s question too. “E di wala. Tumalon lang naman eh.” (None of them. They just jumped.) Alden disagreed. “Hindi po, lola.” (No, granny.) Divina tried a different answer then at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Silang lahat.” (All of them.) Alden replied. “Mali.” (Wrong.) Divina asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden then explained. “Wala. Kasi lahat sila kalbo.” (None of them. All of them are bald.) The KalyeSerye panel was stunned. Bossing Vic, Ruby and even Ryan Agoncillo weren’t laughing.

Alden then apologized. “Dabarkads, joke lang. Joke lang po.” (Just kidding, friends.) Divina tried to outdo Alden’s jokes at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “Bossing, puede pa pong umisa?” (Bossing, may I have another shot?) Bossing Vic found it amusing. “Ah, may follow up ka pa.” (Now you have a follow up.) Divina then asked for Alden’s help. “Alden, suportahan mo ako ha?” (Help me out here, okay?) Alden agreed. “Go. Go. Go.”

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Divina then started. “Bossing. Knock knock po.” Bossing Vic wasn’t into the joke early in. “Come in.” Divina appreciated it though. “Thank you po.” Donya Tinidora started calling out Bossing Vic again. “Victor! Inaano mo yung apo ko ha?” (Victor! Stop ruining my grand-niece’s drift, okay?) Bossing Vic laughed it off though and went with Divina’s drift. “Hindi. Who’s there?” (No I’m not. Who’s there?) Divina replied. “Duling si Aga.” Bossing Vic found it an odd choice of phrase for a knock knock joke. “Duling si Aga who?” Divina then started singing. “Mag-exercise tayo. Duling si Aga.” Alden laughed.

Bossing Vic was stunned. Divina then kept her promise. “Bossing, last na po yun.” (It’s the last joke [for today].) Bossing Vic tried to make amends for not laughing to Divina’s joke at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. “May request lang ako. Si Alden na lang muna ang kausapin mo ha?” (I have one request. Just talk to Alden, okay?) Divina and Alden then resumed their small talk.

Outside, a loud voice was heard. “Backpack! Backpack!” Soon the person squealing entered the room where Donya Tinidora and Divina sat. It was Dok Dora De Explorer. Everyone was happy to see her. Alden asked her. “Kumusta ka na, Dora?” (How are you, Dora?) Dok Dora happily replied. “Okay lang ako, Alden. Ang pogi pogi mo!” (I am okay. You look so handsome.)

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Nobody expected Dok Dora to arrive. It turns out that she learned of Donya Tinidora’s health issues too. It was a brief brush with death enough to push Dok Dora to return to the Philippines and prescribe medicine to her grand-aunt. Donya Tinidora was hesitant to accept Dok Dora’s little bottle of drug. “Cuticle remover ito eh.” (This is a cuticle remover.) The bottle shown at the ALDUB Going Strong episode was pink enough to look like a cuticle remover fluid container.

Dok Dora denied that it’s cuticle remover. She even proudly showed the Dok Dora logo. For her, as long as the foot is raised in the photo, it’s legit. She also used her appearance to warn the public about fake Dok Dora drugs circulating around the community. Donya Tinidora accepted the little bottle with some reservations. Alden then wished to see Dok Dora and Lola Nidora in the same spot at the ALDUB Going Strong episode. The idea creeped out Dok Dora though.

Shortly, Divina’s phone rang. One of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio handed it to her to answer. Soon, she learned that it’s Lola Nidora calling her. And she’s having a panic attack. Divina ended up panicking herself. As she tried to get more details from Lola Nidora, the truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB Going Strong episode on a cliffhanger.

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With Divina’s status as daughter of privilege reinstated legally, will it make the search for their next nanny easier? No word as to whether Rihanna was retained as the head chambermaid. But there would be more episode recaps to come. So like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

EB God Gave Me You: Penance by Default

[EB God Gave Me You Featured Image from Eat Bulaga Facebook Page.] EB God Gave Me You was the Holy Wednesday presentation of Eat Bulaga. It is part of their annual tradition of setting aside regular programming for the Holy Week. It also served as an opportunity to showcase any dramatic talent that the resident “dabarkads” (hosts) of Eat Bulaga. So on the last day before all networks switch to Lenten programming. Eat Bulaga saved the most anticipated Lenten episode for last.

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The EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode is about Dani, a flight stewardess who in in a relationship with Matthew (played by Jake Ejercito), a commercial plane pilot. Despite working in the same airline company, they don’t always meet eye to eye. Just when Matthew is ready to marry Dani, tragedy strikes. I won’t spoil that for you. The ripple effects that occurred after the tragedy served as the meat of the story.

Matthew is not supposed to be in a rush to propose to Dani. In fact, he already saved a day only for him and her. But since his friend, James (played by Alden Richards), was too drunk to attend to his own chores as a pilot, he had some change of plans. This caused immense guilt on James’ part for losing Matthew. He was so disheartened that he blamed God. It pushed his confidante and fellow pilot, Frank (played by Jose Manalo), to slap some sense into him at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.

Frank told James that if ever he wanted to make it up to Matthew, he should continue doing the things that make the latter happy. And James just discovered where to start at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. In Matthew’s bachelor’s pad where he found Matthew’s grieving girlfriend, Dani. In their grief, they found each other. Dani served as James’ key to penance for the indirect cause of James’ demise. Matthew’s itinerary for the supposed weekend getaway between him and Dani served as James’ guide.

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With Dani and James starting to fall for each other, James’ next problem is how to clear the air to Dani. He still harbored guilt over what happened. And explaining the circumstances to her meant admitting his part in Matthew’s untimely death. Frank had to convince James to come clean to Dani. And just when he’s ready, Matthew’s dad (played by Michael de Mesa) came and sent James away from Dani. Dani learned of everything from Matthew’s dad and got angry at James too. For what James did, she called him selfish.

Frank served as the voice of reason at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. While he went downright harsh in slapping some sense to James, he had to be calm and collected in talking to Matthew’s dad. It was an accident. Nobody expected Matthew to die. It also pushed him to mention how pent-up anger only emotionally destroys the person who kept it, not the object of the anger. It almost ruined Frank when he learned of what happened to his daughter. Frank left him shortly to ponder his words.

Dani may be preoccupied with thoughts of James’ selfish brand of penance. But the other interesting subplot in the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode was Lancelot’s story. Lancelot (played by Wally Bayola) was their airline’s receptionist. He often asked Dani to send gifts to his wife at the airport. And Dani had to come clean about what she discovered about his wife.

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The gifts are just at the airport with no one picking them up. Lancelot’s wife has left with another man. So Dani found it useless to send gifts. Then again, Lancelot knew all along at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. But he knew his part in the marriage was largely to blame for his wife’s abandonment. Soon, Lancelot’s behavior at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode served as a prelude to how the budding relationship between Dani and James would end. And I would not spoil that part for you anymore.

Opportunities for reflection were plenty here at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. In case you haven’t realized why TAPE Inc has turned these Lenten specials as an annual tradition, that is. And while the “kilig” scenes are still there, the somber moments served as excellent tidbits to reflect on your own life without going overboard with the dramatics. While the confrontation scene between Frank and James bordered on being physical, it did not go too hysterical to be unrealistic. No punches thrown since James was already intoxicated to begin with.

The tear-inducing scenes outnumbered the light scenes because there is no other way to tackle grief but by letting the characters grieve. The moment Matthew’s dad started bawling over his son’s loss, you understand the kind of pressure imposed by certain members of the audience on the actress that played Dani, Maine Mendoza. So certain scenes showed Dani in grief. And most performers forget losing themselves in the role to unleash an authentic performance. Maine definitely remembered that at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.

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This is not about finding your best angle while crying it out in front of the cameras. If you have a director in touch with the right angles, all that is left for you is to perform. Cry if you must. No wonder some pundits referred to this method as “acting without acting”. You just lose yourself in the role to embody the character. Maine Mendoza succeeded in doing it several times at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.

The most moving part for Dani was when she dreamed of Matthew. That’s when she cried like a young girl on the edge of being left again. She wouldn’t let go of Matthew’s memory. Just like his dad. Tears were shed. Forgiveness and letting go eventually became the prominent themes here at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. Dani refuses to let go because she didn’t think she had enough time spent with Matthew. And James refuses to let go because he can’t forgive himself.

Now prior to the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. Alden Richards is already a veteran at heavy drama productions. And it’s been awhile since he was brought back to his original forte. While he occasionally finds this dramatic prowess useful in some KalyeSerye episodes, it was never maximized again until the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode. And just like how Maine Mendoza allowed herself to be lost in the character of Dani to deliver a credible performance. Alden Richards used the same approach to immerse himself into the conflicted character of James.

Conflicted because let’s face it. He’s doing penance more because he can’t forgive himself and less because he was really sorry for what happened. Even if everyone else around him (including Matthew’s dad) has forgiven him, he can’t forgive himself. Dani was right. He was selfish for “making it up to Matthew” without even telling her what really happened prior to Matthew’s sudden death. He thought that by covering his tracks would help in improving the situation at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode.

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James had to be humble enough to admit that he can’t forgive himself. He only realized it when Matthew’s dad managed to forgive him as opposed to his inability to forgive himself. That’s when the reflection aspect of EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode kicked in. He was advised to talk to God. Because in the course of trying to do everything that would make Matthew happy, he didn’t seek God’s guidance prior to pushing through with his plan.

In the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode, James used his free will to make amends with Dani. But only remembered seeking God’s blessing when he has ran out of options. And also because blaming God for everything that he did wrong is the worst way to handle grief. It’s that part of the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode that struck a chord with several viewers. Knowing what to do without seeking God’s guidance and blessing beforehand.

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Prayers helped clear James’ head on what his next step should be. He distanced himself from Dani after sending her flowers and an apology note. Clearly, by this time, Dani has loved James enough to not tear the letter even after reading it. The hopia moments that followed at the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode helped brace the audience for a decent ending.

Overall, the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode helped everyone reflect on issues not usually tackled in the KalyeSerye. As to whether Eat Bulaga would upload the EB God Gave Me You Lenten episode replay on their social media accounts is for us to find out. Like their official Facebook page and subscribe to their official YouTube channel to get alerted on recent uploads.

Ever used the Holy Week to reflect and meditate? The most underrated benefit of prayer is the opportunity to meditate. [This is why some vacationers pick underrated beaches to meditate better without the inconvenience of rave parties.] Soon enough, there will be more episode recaps to be published here. So like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you.

ALDUB You Goodbye: ANSERA Volume 11

Ending the ANSERA saga through the ALDUB You Goodbye episode recap was one episode that was tough for me to write. I have to admit that now. I fell in love with this period-serye because it’s the kind of drama I don’t see on primetime anymore. It was as if the only period worth making a series was the Spanish era. But I digress. Now I have to close this saga by writing the ALDUB You Goodbye episode recap. It’s the part of the KalyeSerye where I have to move on.

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Donya Tinidora was with Lola Nidora at Alden’s den at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. She’s fed up with Lola Nidora’s sad mood. “Malungkot ka na naman. Bubugbugin na kita. Yung diary na naman ba ang iniisip mo?” (You’re sad again. I’m going to beat you silly. You’re thinking about the diary again?) Lola Nidora nods. Donya Tinidora thought of going straight to business. “Mabuti pa, ituloy mo na lang ang kwento para magkaroon naman ng closure.” (You should continue the story for the sake of closure.)

It took awhile for Lola Nidora to be convinced on reopening the diary. “Sige na nga. Eto na nga o.” (Okay, fine. Here we go.) Donya Tinidora suddenly realized how underdressed she is for the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tsitsinelasin kita. Nakatsinelas pala ako.” (I’m going to hit you with my flip flops. So I was wearing flip flops after all.) Lola Nidora then began. “Dear Diary. Matapos naming magkasundo ni Mama, agad kong pinuntahan si Anselmo.” (After an agreement with Mama, I immediately went to Anselmo.)

Anselmo woke up in time to see Nidora. “Nidora.” Nidora carried a basket of fruits. She helped Anselmo sit up. “Dahan dahan.” (Careful.) Anselmo then saw how forlorn Nidora was at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kumusta ka? Bakit namumugto ang iyong mata, mahal ko? May problema ba?” (How are you? How come your eyes are watery? Any problem?) Nidora dismissed Anselmo’s observations. “Wala ito, Anselmo. Kumain ka. Nagdala ako ng prutas para sa iyo.” (Don’t mind me, Anselmo. Just eat. I brought you fruits.)

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Anselmo replied. “Salamat.” (Thanks.) It was then Nidora’s turn to ask Anselmo at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Okay ka lang ba?” (Are you alright?) Anselmo tried to dispel Nidora’s worries. “Wag kang mag-alala. Lalabanan ko itong sakit ko para sa magiging anak natin.” (Don’t worry. I will fight this disease for our future baby.) Nidora replied. “Hindi na kailangan, Anselmo. Ang importante, malakas ka. Sundin mo lahat ng bilin sa yo ng doctor. Lahat lahat ng kailangan mong gawin. Lahat ng inutos sa yo, gawin mo ha?” (No need, Anselmo. What’s important for you is to regain your strength. Follow all of the doctor’s instructions. Everything that you needed to do. Do everything that you’re told.)

Anselmo found Nidora’s tone odd. “Nidora, bakit ka ba nagkakaganyan? Makakasama natin ang ating anak. Malalampasan ko rin ito. Gusto kong makita ang ating anak. Gusto kong lumaki siya na masaya.” (Why are you talking like that? We will be with our baby. I will get over this. I want to see our baby. I want the baby to grow up happy.)

Nidora tried to sound as if she’s okay at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang kailangan mong gawin ngayon, Anselmo, magpagaling ka. Wag mo na kong masyadong alalahanin. Yun ang kailangan mong gawin. Basta lahat ng bilin ng doctor, gagawin mo. Basta ipangako mo sa akin na lalaban ka ha? Kahit anong mangyari, magpalakas ka para sa akin, Anselmo, ha?” (What you need to do now is to get well. Don’t mind me that much. That’s all you need to do. Just follow the doctor’s instructions. Promise me that you will fight, okay? Whatever happens, be strong for me, okay?)

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Anselmo had to tell Nidora the guilty feelings he harbored at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.“Nidora, gusto ko sanang humingi ng tawad sa yo. Kundi dahil sa akin, hindi kayo magkakaroon ng hidwaan ng iyong ina. Hayaan mo. Pag nakalabas ako dito. Pag gumaling ako, magsisikap ako, Nidora. Para maibigay ko sa yo ang buhay na ibinibigay sa yo ng iyong ina.” (I would like to ask your forgiveness. If not for me, you will not get into a rift with your mother. Don’t worry. Once I get out of here, I will strive, Nidora. So that I can give you the life that your mother can give you.)

Nidora somewhat repeated herself in trying to pacify Anselmo. “Anselmo, hindi na kailangan. Wag mo nang alalahanin yun.” (No need. Don’t worry about that.) Anselmo looked disturbed at hearing Nidora’s tone. She insisted that Anselmo listen to the doctor. But he just stared at Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora then tried to put Anselmo to sleep. “Pahinga ka na, Anselmo.” (Take a rest, Anselmo.)

Anselmo can’t help but comment this time at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode regarding Nidora’s odd behavior. “Hindi ko maintindihan.” (I don’t understand.) Nidora tried to quell Anselmo’s worries. “Wag ka nang magalala, Anselmo. Gusto mo kantahan na lang kita. Kantahan na lang kita, Anselmo. Para makapagpahinga ka na.” (Don’t worry, Anselmo. You want me to sing for you instead. I will just sing for you. That you may rest.)

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Nidora helped Anselmo back to sleep. It was easy for her knowing that Anselmo hasn’t totally recovered. “Anselmo, mahal na mahal kita. Magpagaling ka ha? Tulog ka na, Anselmo.” (I love you very much. Get well, okay? Go to sleep.) Nidora kissed Anselmo on the forehead. She doesn’t have the courage to tell him the truth. “Balang araw maiintindihan mo rin ako.” (Someday, you will understand me.) Nidora kissed Anselmo again on the forehead before walking out at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.

Donya Tinidora was moved. But she also saw how affected Lola Nidora was. “Ate, anong nangyayari sa iyo?” (What’s happening to you?) Lola Nidora’s confusion was still fresh in her mind as of the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tinidora, gulong gulo ako nang mga panahong iyon. Tanging si Beyonce lang ang kakampi ko at nasasandalan ko.” (I was so confused at that time. Only Beyonce was my ally and support.) Donya Tinidora tried to dispel Lola Nidora’s worries. “Ate, dahil gulong gulo ka, ituloy mo na yung kwento.” (Since you were confused, continue the story.)

Back to Nidora’s time at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora confided to Beyonce. “Beyonce, tama kaya yung ginawa ko? Litong lito na ko eh.” (Am I doing the right thing? I am so confused.) Beyonce tried to be practical in her English this time around. “Nidora, that’s your decision. You have to be tough. Okay?” Nidora’s concerns just couldn’t be quelled. “Mahal ko naman si Mama. Lalong mahal ko rin naman si Anselmo. Pero bakit sa ginagawa kong ito, bakit parang pareho ko silang sinasaktan?” (I love Mama. And I love Anselmo even more. But how come I end up hurting both of them with what I’m trying to do?)

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Beyonce remained neutral. “Whatever shortcoming you have to them. I know they will understand you. Even not today. Not tomorrow. But I know in the right time. Okay?” Nidora was thankful to have Beyonce around the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Salamat.” (Thank you.) Nidora suddenly had muscle cramps. “Ang sakit ng tiyan ko, Beyonce. Yung anak ko.” (My tummy hurt. My baby.) Despite being clueless wht to do at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Beyonce tried to pacify Nidora. “Be calm. Be calm, okay? Nidora.”

Lola Nidora had to admit what happened. “Tinidora, lingid sa kaalaman ni Anselmo, nawala ang batang dinadala ko.” (Unbeknownst to Anselmo, I lost the baby I carried.) Donya Tinidora tried to make light of the situation by feigning idiocy at ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang ibig mong sabihin, ate, hindi ka pa nanganganak, naglayas na yung bata? Kawawa ka naman, ate.” (You mean, elder sister, you haven’t given birth yet, the baby has ran away? How pitiful for you, elder sister.)

Lola Nidora held the diary as she contemplated on what happened. “Tinidora, sa palagay mo ba, masama akong tao?” (Do you think that I am a bad person?) Lola Nidora’s somber mood did not diffuse Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm. “Gusto mo bang sagutin ko?” (You really want me to answer that?) The KalyeSerye commentary panel present at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode found Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm funny.

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Donya Tinidora tried to be sensible in an effort to be honest to her sister. “Paminsan minsan, masama ang ugali mo. Pero hindi ka masamang tao, ate. Promise.” (Sometimes, you have bad behavior. But you’re not a bad person, elder sister.) Lola Nidora tried to come clean at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Noon kasing pumayag ako sa condition ni Mama, pakiramdam ko masama akong tao.” (When I agreed to Mama’s condition, I feel like I’m a bad person.) Donya Tinidora took the opportunity to ask. “Ano ba talaga ang binigay na condition ni Mama, ate?” (What really was the condition that Mama gave?)

The ALDUB You Goodbye episode was then diverted back to Nidora. “Mama, tulungan nyo po akong mapagamot si Anselmo. Beinte mil lang po ang kailangan ko, Mama. Parang awa nyo na po, Mama. Tulungan nyo po ako.” (Help me get medical help for Anselmo. I just need Php20,000. Have mercy, Mama. Please help me.) Donya Ariana is ready to provide the cash. “Beinte mil. Gaya nga ng sabi ko, maliit na bagay. Puede ko pang dagdagan yan. Para makapagsimula si Anselmo ng bagong buhay niya.” (Php20,000. Like I said, it’s a small amount. I can add more. So that Anselmo may start a new life.)

Nidora was elated. “Talaga po ba, Mama? Maraming salamat, Mama.” (Really, Mama? Thank you very much.) She hugged Donya Ariana. Donya Ariana tried not to be moved though. “Gusto mo siyang maoperahan di ba?” (You want him to be operated on, right?) Nidora replied. “Opo.” (Yes.) Donya Ariana egged on Nidora’s vulnerability at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Gusto mo siyang gumaling. Gusto mo pang madagdagan ang buhay ng Anselmong yun.” (You want him to get well. You want to extend that Anselmo’s life.) Nidora replied. “Opo.” (Yes.)

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Donya Ariana bitterly verified Nidora’s feelings. “Mahal mo siya.” (You love him.) Nidora replied. “Opo. Sobra po.” (Yes. Very much.) Donya Ariana tried to prepare Nidora for her condition. “Kung mahal mo talaga siya, dapat handa ka sa kung anumang condition ang ibibigay ko.” (If you really love him, you should be prepared for whatever condition I will give.) In her desperation at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora agreed. “Mama, kahit ano po, gagawin ko para po kay Anselmo.” (I would do anything for Anselmo.)

It was what Donya Ariana was waiting to hear from Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ganyan. Ganyan dapat. Dahil ang tunay na pagibig ay sakripisyo. Hindi puro kilig. Ang gusto ko lang naman ay makilala ang hampaslupang iyon. Pero anong ginawa mo? Itinago mo sa akin. Sinuway mo ako. Pues, eto tayo ngayon. Tutulungan ko ang pinakamamahal mong Anselmo kung maipapangako mo sa akin na hindi na kayo magkikita.”

(That’s how it should be. .Because true life is sacrifice. It’s not always about being giddy. I just want to know that scoundrel better. But what have you done? You kept [the relationship] hidden from me. You disobeyed me. Well then, here we are now. I would help your beloved Anselmo if you can promise me that you will never meet again.)

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Nidora was not prepared for thiss condition. “Mama.” Donya Ariana continued at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “At pupunta ka na sa America.” (And you will go to America.) Nidora was startled. “Bakit naman po ganun, Mama?” (Why is that so, Mama?) Donya Ariana tested if Nidora would still backtrack at this point. “Ayaw mo?” (You don’t want to?) Nidora was too vulnerable to negotiate. “Wala na po bang iba, Mama? Wag naman po yun.” (Don’t I have any other choice? Please not that option.) The ball is in Donya Ariana’s court. “Ikaw ang bahala. Bente mil para kapalit ng buhay ni Anselmo.” (It’s up to you. Php20,000 in exchange of Anselmo’s life.)

Lola Nidora relayed how she handled this condition. “Naoperahan si Anselmo. Hindi ako umalis ng bansa hangga’t hindi ko nasisigurong ligtas siya.” (Anselmo was operated. I never left the country until I am not assured that he is stable.) The condition was handed down days before Anselmo’s operation at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Nidora was then shown praying for Anselmo’s safety.

“Dios ko. Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng biyayang ibinigay nyo po sa akin. Higit sa lahat, salamat dahil ipinagkaloob nyo sa akin si Anselmo. At pinayagan nyong madugtungan pa ang kanyang buhay. Kayo po ang pinakanakakaalam kung gaano ko kamahal si Anselmo. Doon po ako humugot ng lakas para isuko ang sarili kong kaligayahan sa paghahangad na mabuhay pa siya ng mas matagal. Si Anselmo. Itinuro niya sa akin ang tunay na pag-ibig. Ang pag-ibig pala ay kapag iniisip mo ang kabutihan ng mahal mo higit pa sa sarili mong kaligayahan. Mas mamatamisin ko pang isipin na hindi ko man makasama si Anselmo, nabubuhay naman siyang masaya at masigla. Kahit sa piling ng iba. Dios ko. Sana dumating ang panahon na mapatawad ako ni Anselmo.”

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(My God. Thank you very much for the blessings that you have given me. Most of all, thank you for giving me Anselmo. And you allowed his life to be extended. You, above all, knew how much I love Anselmo. It’s where I get my strength to surrender my own happiness hoping that he will live longer. Anselmo taught me true love. True love is when you are thinking of your beloved’s welfare more than your own happiness. It would sweeter for me to think that I may not be with Anselmo, but he lives happy and healthy. Even in someone else’s bosom. My God. May the day come that Anselmo would forgive me.)

Donya Tinidora was frank enough to express her disappointment at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ate, paganun ganun lang, sumuko ka na? Bakit ka sumuko, ate?” (Just like that, [and] you gave up? Why did you surrender, elder sister?) Lola Nidora tried to justify her action at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Hindi mo ako naiintindihan, Tinidora. Dahil kay Anselmo, natutunan ko kung paano magmahal ng tunay. Kung papaano unahin ang kabutihan ng taong mahal mo kaysa sa sarili mong kasiyahan.” (You don’t understand me. Because of Anselmo, I learned how to love for real. On how to prioritize the welfare of your beloved over your own happiness.)

Donya Tinidora was still overwhelmed with Lola Nidora’s revelation as she asked at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kaya niyan bigla kang pupunta ng America niyan, ate. Gayun ba?” (Is that why you’d suddenly go to the US. Isn’t it?) Lola Nidora described Donya Ariana’s rushed approach to exiling Nidora abroad. “Walang sinayang na oras si Mama. Siya mismo ang nag-empake ng maleta ko.” (Mama wasted no time. She herself packed my luggage.)

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Donya Ariana was verbally abusing Beyonce again. “Beyonce, sige na. Bilisan mo. Iligpit mo na ang mga maleta at baka mahuli pa si Nidora.” (Go ahead. Hurry up. Get the suitcases in the compartment and Nidora might be late [for her flight].) Allan K saw how Donya Ariana herself threw one of the suitcases to Beyonce at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ang lakas ni Mama.” (How strong of Mama.) Nidora tried some last minute negotiations though. “Mama, hindi na po ba magbabago ang isip nyo?” (Are you not going to change your mind?) Donya Ariana replied. “Hindi na. Sige na. Sumakay na kayo.” (No. Go ahead. In the car.)

Anselmo woke up seeing Pepito beside him. “Nasan si Nidora?” Allan K saw Anselmo’s head wrap not as neat as expected in the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Nakasilip yung kisme.” (The hair is peeking out.) Pepito stood like a log beside Anselmo’s hospital bed. A contrast to his concern verbally expressed. “Wag mong pwersahin ang sarili mo.” (Don’t push yourself.)

Anselmo started asking for Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Nasan si Nidora? Gusto ko siyang makausap.” (Where is Nidora? I want to talk to her.) Pepito was dumbfounded. He froze with nothing to reply to his cousin. Anselmo noticed how scared Pepito looked. “Sabihin mo nga sa akin. Yung totoo. Sinong nagpagamot sa akin, Pepito?” (Tell me. Be honest. Who had me medicated?)

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Pepito’s answer worsened Anselmo’s behavior as if agitating his cousin. “Anselmo, mula nung maoperahan ka, hindi na siya bumalik. Hindi ka man sinilip o kinumusta. May isang pilantropo na gustong tumulong sa yo na hindi man lang nagpakilala.” (Ever since your operation, she never returned. She didn’t even check on you. There was a philanthropist that helped you without any introduction.) Anselmo understood Pepito’s story at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode negatively. “Iniwan ako ni Nidora? Ngayon na kailangang kailangan ko siya?” (Nidora has left me? Now that I need her the most?)

Shortly, Anselmo wept. “Bakit ka sumuko, Nidora?” (Why did you give up, Nidora?) Nidora bade Anselmo goodbye in her absence from the hospital. “Paalam, Anselmo. Sana dumating ang araw na maintindihan mo na para sa yo rin itong ginagawa ko.” (Goodbye, Anselmo. Hopefully the day would come when you would understand that what I did was for you.) Nidora paused to acknowledge Donya Ariana’s role in ALDUB You Goodbye episode too. “Panalo ka na, Mama. Mahal na mahal kita, Anselmo.” (You won, Mama. I love you very much, Anselmo.) Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” started playing in the background as Anselmo screamed. “Nidora!”

Lola Nidora’s voice trailed in the background as Anselmo shed bitter tears. “Umalis akong hindi nagpaalam kay Anselmo. Masakit pero naniniwala ako. Yun ang tanging paraan para magawa ko ang condition ni Mama. Ang iwan at tuluyang kalimutan ang aking pinakamamahal. Ang sakit.” (I left without saying goodbye to Anselmo [personally]. It’s painful but I believe. That is the only way for me to accomplish Mama’s condition. To leave and forget my beloved. It hurt.)

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Anselmo wailed Nidora’s absence. “Akala ko mahal mo ako. Lumaban ako para sa wala. Nidora, ba’t mo ko iniwan?” (I thought you loved me. I fought for nothing. Nidora, why did you leave me?) This time, VST & Company’s “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal” played in the background. Anselmo had another migraine attack shortly at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.

Donya Tinidora understood why Lola Nidora considered Anselmo as a special ex. “Kaya pala si Anselmo ang The One That Got Away, ate. Itigil mo muna yung kwento mo, ate. Uminom ka muna ng tubig. Ipasok nyo yung tubig.” (Now I know why Anselmo is The One That Got Away, elder sister. Stop the story first. Have some water to drink. Bring over the water.) A staff member handed a cup of water for Lola Nidora to drink at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.

Donya Tinidora then mentioned the upcoming surprise at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Mamaya lang, pasasayahin ka ni Alden. May inihanda raw siyang sorpresa para sa mga dabarkads natin sa studio. Mamimigay tayo ng papremyo sa studio. Painom, ate.” (Just a little later more and Alden will entertain you. He prepared a surprise for our friends at the studio. We’d be giving away prizes. Let me drink too, elder sister.)

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Lola Nidora kept the cup away from Donya Tinidora though. “Wag ka nang uminom.” (Don’t drink anymore.) Allan K felt pity for Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Painumin mo.” (Let her drink.) Lola Nidora tried to reason out without letting go of the cup.. “Wala nang laman.” (It’s empty.) Even Senator Tito had to speak. “Uhaw na uhaw na. Painumin mo.” (She’s very thirsty. Let her drink.) Allan K then changed his mind. “Wag. Hindi naman siya umiyak.” (No. She didn’t cry.)

Donya Ariana was shown at the mansion weeping at her daughter’s departure. She only wept once she’s alone in the mansion. Anselmo tore Nidora’s farewell letter after the migraine attack. The ALDUB You Goodbye episode revealed perhaps the saddest footnote to what could have been a cute love story. [No mention though if Nidora joined her sister Tidora at Massachusetts or her other sister Tinidora at Los Angeles.]

Alden’s surprise was then revealed as an epilogue to the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Donya Tinidora reminded Lola Nidora about Alden’s effort. “Meron kasi silang sorpresa para sa iyo.” (They have a surprise for you.) Lola Nidora didn’t want the surprise all to herself though. “Bakit naman para sa akin lang?” (Why only for me?) Donya Tinidora found it fair though. “Alangan namang para sa tabi, di ba?” (Rather than for some random reason.)

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Alden tried to lighten up Lola Nidora’s mood himself. “Para sa inyo po, lola. Kaya wag na po kayong malungkot.” (For you, granny. So don’t be sad.) Divina agreed. “Para po ngumiti naman po kayo, lola.” (So that you may smile again, granny.) Alden coordinated his surprise with Divina’s condition. “Sabi po ni Divina, yung pangalawang condition po niya sa akin, suyuin po kayo. Kaya meron po akong inihandang sorpresa.” (Divina told me that the second condition is for me to woo you. So I prepared a surprise.) Divina boosted Alden’s image to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Natatandaan po ni Alden yun, lola.” (Alden remembered that, granny.)

Lola Nidora then relented. “Sige. Pero ang mahalaga sa akin ay may natutunan kayo. Sa storya namin ni Anselmo.” (Okay. But what’s important for me is that you learned something. From my story with Anselmo.) Divina agreed. “Opo naman, lola.” (Of course, granny.) Donya Tinidora then tried to justify Lola Nidora’s strictness towards them prior to the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Ngayon alam nyo na kung bakit mahigpit sa inyo yan.” (Now you know why she’s so strict with you.) Divina confirmed the lessons learned. “Naiintindihan na po namin, lola. Lola, smile na.” (We understand now, granny. Please smile.)

Donya Tinidora’s sarcasm kicked in again at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Sasampalin kita.” (I’ll slap you.) Alden tried taking the tickle approach though. “Arimunding munding! Arimunding munding!” Both approaches slightly annoyed Lola Nidora. “Inuuto nyo ako eh.” (You’re trying to chide me.) Alden then prepped up the grannies for his surprise from backstage. “Pakita ko na po sa inyo ang sorpresa pati na kay Lola Tidora at Lola Tinidora.” (I have to show you the surprise including Granny Tidora and Granny Tinidora.)

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As the backstage door opened at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. A string orchestra was present. Alden then explained what he had in store. “May inihanda akong kanta sa inyo ngayong araw. Para hindi na po kayo malungkot.” (I prepared a song for you today. So that you won’t be sad anymore.) Alden then led Divina and the grannies to the side of the stage. There were chairs for them to sit while watching Alden’s performance. Alden then continued at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Kahit di pa po Valentine’s Day, ia-advance ko na po para sa inyo. At para po kay Divina.” (Even if it’s not yet Valentine’s Day, I would advance it for you. And for Divina.)

Alden then sung his cover of “Tuloy Pa Rin” at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. Part of the lyrics said. “Tuloy pa rin ang awit ng buhay ko. Nagbago man ang hugis ng puso mo. Handa na kong hamunin ang aking mundo. Kaya’t tuloy pa rin.” (The song of my life continues. Even if the shape of your heart has changed. I am ready to challenge my world. So I go on.) It was a fitting way for Lola Nidora to accept that what happened has happened.

Allan K then asked Donya Tinidora. “Ano pakiramdam, Ging Ging?” (How does it feel, Ging Ging?) Donya Tinidora agreed with the song at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tuloy pa rin ang buhay.” (Life goes on.) Lola Nidora was impressed with Alden. “Tama. Magaling ka, Alden.” (Correct. You’re good, Alden.) Alden was satisfied upon hearing Lola Nidora’s feedback. “Salamat po.” (Thank you.)

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Lola Nidora looked back at the love she left behind at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode. “Tama ang sinabi mo, Tinidora. Tuloy pa rin ang buhay. Nasaktan ako. Pero bumangon. Ang mahalaga sa buhay, ang matuto tayo. Ang tunay na pagibig ay maraming sakripisyo. Tandaan nyo yan. Tandaan nyo yang lahat. Uunahin mo ang kabutihan ng mahal mo kaysa sa sarili mong kaligayahan.” (What you said was right, Tinidora. Life goes on. I was hurt. But I rose. What’s important in life is for us to learn. True love involves a lot of sacrifice. Keep that in mind. You all keep that in mind. You would prioritize your beloved’s welfare over your own happiness.)

Lola Nidora has more to say at the ALDUB You Goodbye episode later on. “Divina. Alden. Sana ay matuto kayong magsakripisyo sa ngalan ng pagibig. Ang pagibig ay hindi puro kilig. Wag maging mapusok. Wag magmadali. Sumunod sa magulang. Sa mga nakakatanda. Tandaan nyo. Pabalik na sila. Papunta pa lang kayo. Ang lahat ng sugat, naghihilom sa paglipas ng panahon. Pero ang tunay na pagibig ay nagtatagal sa mahabang panahon. Naiintindihan nyo ba ako?”

(I hope you learned how to sacrifice in the name of love. Love is not always that giddy feeling. Don’t be aggressive. Don’t rush. Follow your parents. To your elders. Remember. They are already on their way back. Just when you are on your way there [to experience]. All wounds heal as time flies. But true love lasts a long time. Do you understand?)

Alden and Divina simultaneously replied. “Opo.” (Yes.) Lola Nidora then asked the young couple. “May tanong ako sa inyo. Hawakan nyong kamay ko. Alden at Maine. Handa na ba kayong umibig?” (I have a question for you. Hold my hand. Alden and Maine. Are you ready to fall in love?) Before either Alden or Maine/Divina could reply Lola Nidora’s question, the truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB You Goodbye episode.

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ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok: ANSERA Volume 10

The ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode opens with Donya Tinidora. It’s never to late to write her own diary as Boss Joey observed. “Sarili niyang diary yan. Excited ka ba, Tinidora? Excited ka na sa diary mo?” (It’s her own diary. Are you excited, Tinidora? Excited about your diary?) Donya Tinidora was more than elated. “Excited na excited ako.” (I am so excited.) Allan K can’t help but observe though. “Love story ni Tinidora. Bakit ka naiiyak?” (Why are you crying?) Lola Nidora was heard from the background before Donya Tinidora could answer. “Rogelio, Rogelio, Rogelio!”

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Donya Tinidora then admitted why she cried at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Hanggang bukas ka na lang pala.” (You’re only [staying] until tomorrow.) She was referring to Senator Tito’s last day at Eat Bulaga before joining the senatorial campaign trail. Lola Nidora tried to console Donya Tinidora though. “Wag ka nang umiyak. May mga pinamili ako.” (Stop crying. I have bought some stuff.)

Donya Tinidora was concerned about Lola Nidora’s spending. “Ano na naman ang mga pinamili mo? Ikaw! Baka mamaya, kung anu-ano ang mga binibili mong yan. Ginagastos mo imbis na gamot mo na lang ang binibili mo.” (What have you bought again? They might be some random stuff. You’re spending what could have been budget for your medication.) Lola Nidora didn’t think of the stuff she bought as insignificant though. “Eto na nga yung mga binili ko, pampaswerte mga bilog.” (I bought items for luck like round items.) Allan K then remembered that the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok is a few days before the holiday. “Chinese New Year.”

Lola Nidora took out the items from her bag. “Kiat kiat, bigas at saka Ponkan.” (Mini oranges, rice and Ponkan oranges.) Donya Tinidora looked for other items that attracted luck for the ALDUB Panibagong Pagsubok episode. “Dapat meron kang 99 na coins.” (You should carry 99 coins.) Lola Nidora was somewhat optimistic about the upcoming year. “Baka sakaling swertehin na tayo. Maibenta na yung sa Zambales.” (We might get lucky. We might finally get our property in Zambales sold.)

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Lola Nidora kept consoling Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag ka na malungkot, Tinidora. Bakit ka ba malungkot?” (Don’t be sad, Tinidora. Why are you sad?) Donya Tinidora explained as she set aside her diary. “Papanong di ako lulungkot? Pag may ganyan ka, ate, mabuti pa yung pumunta ka na lang sa Broadway. Naggagaganyan ka pa. Pumunta tayo sa Broadway. Maraming swerte doon.” (How will I not be sad? Whenever you’re like that, you should have went to Broadway instead. You eve shopped. Let’s go to Broadway. There are a lot of lucky items there.) Lola Nidora got thinking again. “Ah ganun ba? E di kainin na lang natin itong pinamili ko.” (Is that so? Let’s just eat these fruits.)

Donya Tinidora thought of going to Broadway. “Dun sa Broadway tayo pumunta. Sigurado maraming pampaswerte doon.” (Let’s go to Broadway Centrum. For sure, there are a lot of lucky items there.) It was at this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok when Divina arrived. “Lola, mano po.” The sisters were peeling the little oranges when Lola Nidora suddenly remembered what happened at the ALDUB 29th Weeksary episode. “Hoy, ikaw, Divina. Nakita ko yung halik ni Alden sa ‘yo kahapon. Ano yun? Ano yun? Ha?” (You! I saw Alden’s kiss yesterday. What’s that? What is that?)

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Divina tried to explain through her lapel mic. “Lola? Maski po ako nagulat.” (Even I was shocked.) Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora alternately asked her. “Pano ka nagulat?” (How were you shocked?) Divina tried to recreate the face she made at the ALDUB 29th Weeksary episode. “Huh?” Donya Tinidora saw a smile show at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode though. “Pero may ngiti ha?” (But there was a smile, huh?) Divina meant it though. “Pero seryoso. Di ko naman po alam kasi na gagawin niya yun eh. Dapat siya tanungin nyo, lola. San na ba yun?” (Seriously. I didn’t know that he’d do that. You should ask him. Where is he again?)

Allan K tried to vouch for Alden at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubook episode. “Saka pisngi lang naman yun, lola.” (It’s just on the cheek, granny.) Divina started calling Alden in case he’s at his den. “Alden? Magpaliwanag ka.” (Alden? Explain yourself.) Several knocks on the door were shortly heard. Boss Joey then asked Divina. “Yaya, nagalit ka ba?” (Nanny, did you get angry?) Donya Tinidora reached for the door beside her. “Sandali. May tao. Pasok. Halika.” (Wait. There’s someone at the door. Come in. Come.)

Donya Tinidora waited for someone to come in. Only for the guest to use the other door. “Pambihira. Sa kabila dumaan. Lagot ka, hijo.” (Oh great. He used the other door. You’re in trouble, son.) It was Alden arriving at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Lola? Bless po, lola.” He approached Lola Nidora too. She refused to extend her hand to Alden though. Donya Tinidora reminded Lola Nidora that Alden is still trying to pay his respects.“Gumagalang yung bata.” (The kid is paying his respects to you.)

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Alden brought some gifts too. “May mga dala po akong pampaswerte. May dala po akong tikoy po. Hello, Divina.” (I have some lucky items. I have some “tikoy” too. Hello, Divina.) Donya Tinidora immediately chastised Alden, just in case. “Ano? Hahalik ka na naman?” (What? You’re going to kiss again?) Alden tried to kiss Lola Nidora’s hand at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Lola Nidora still refused to let Alden kiss it. “Wag mo kong hawakan.” (Don’t touch me.)

Alden brought some red envelopes too. “May dala po akong ang pao.” (I have some Chinese red envelopes.) Lola Nidora refused to give in. She even stood on top of the bench. “Hindi mo ako madadala sa ganyan. Ano ginawa mo kay Divina?” (You will not get me carried away with those [gifts]. What did you do to Divina?) Donya Tinidora was happy with the red envelopes though at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag ka nang umangal. May dalang ang pao. Dalawa sa kin.” (Stop complaining. He has some Chinese red envelopes. 2 of them are mine.)

Lola Nidora cut to the chase at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Bakit mo ninakawan ng halik yung si Yaya?” (Why did you steal a kiss from nanny?) She then made the kung-fu pose. It may have scared Alden. But he still managed to explain himself. “Nadala lang po ako ng damdamin ko, lola.” (I was just carried away, granny.) That was enough to pacify Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Ah. Nadala lang ng damdamin. Maupo ka.” (Oh. You were carried away. Sit down.)

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Senator Tito was just a little bothered with the lapel mics. “Maingay yung ano …” (They’re noisy.) Lola Nidora heard them too. “Maingay yung lapel mic. Wag nyong ginagalaw yung antenna.” (The lapel mics were noisy. Stop tinkering with the antenna.) The crew present at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode tried to fix the audio. Lola Nidora then turned her attention back to Alden and Divina. “Matanong ko kayong dalawa. Divina, kayo na ba nito ni Alden?” (Let me ask you two. Are you of Alden an item now?)

Divina was quick to answer. “Naku, lola. Hindi po.” (Granny, no.) Lola Nidora isn’t buying it. “Magsabi kayo ng totoo.” (Be honest.) Divina swore that she is not in a relationship with Alden. “Promise, hindi po.” (I’m not. I promise.) Donya Tinidora tried to restrain Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag mo nang pagalitan. Ang itanong natin kay Divina, ano yung pangalawang condition mo?” (Stop scolding them. We should ask Divina, what is the second condition?)

Alden knew about the second condition at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kaya po ako pumunta ngayon kasi gusto ko pong malaman kung ano yung pangalawa.” (That’s why I came today because I want to know what the second condition is.) Divina revealed some details. “Alden, ganito kasi yan. Yung pangalawang condition, hindi para sa akin. Para sa mga lola ko. Kasi sila yung pamilya ko. Gusto ko lagi silang masaya. Suyuin mo mga lola ko.” (This is how it goes. The second condition is not for me. It’s for my grannies. Because they are my family. I want them to be happy always. So woo them.)

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Alden is willing to do it. “Para sa yo, madali lang naman suyuin si Lola eh.” (For you, it would be easy to woo the grannies.) Divina asked Alden just to be sure at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kaya mo?” (Can you?) Alden said he can. “Kayang kaya. Ano bang gusto nyong gawin ko, lola? On the spot.” (I can do it. What would you like me to do, granny?) Donya Tinidora’s skepticism returns. “On the spot? Pagkatapos mong nakawan ng halik yan, on the spot? Lagot ka. Pahihirapan ka ngayon niyan.” (After stealing a kiss, you’re claiming on the spot? You’re minced meat. She would make it hard for you.)

Divina felt guilty about the kiss too. Somewhat. “Na-on the spot din naman po ako eh.” (I was put on the spot too.) Lola Nidora put on her stern face at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Alam mo, eto gawin mo. Wala kang gagawin para hindi mo ako masuyo.” (You know, do this. Do nothing so that you cannot woo me.) Alden had to ask. “Bakit naman, lola?” (Why, ganny?) Divina tried to calm down Lola Nidora too. “Lola, wag naman po mainit ang ulo.” (Please don’t be hot-headed.)

Lola Nidora had to tell it like it is to Alden. “Hindi ka pa nga nagso-sorry dito eh.” (You haven’t even said sorry to her.) Divina then tried to whisper to Alden behind Lola Nidora. “Basta, Alden. Siguraduhin mo. Mapapasaya mo ang mga lola.” (Make sure. That you will make the grannies happy.) Alden whispered back to Divina. Again, behind Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Wag kang mag-alala. Pasasayahin ko ang mga lola.” (Don’t worry. I will make the grannies happy.)

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Divina realized how loud her own lapel mic is. “Teka. Masyadong malakas.” (Wait. The mic is too loud.) Donya Tinidora saw what Alden did though at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Teka. Yung style mo. Pinatay mo yung mic mo eh para dun ka mag-mic sa kanya. Eto. Kinuha na kitang sarili mo.” (Wait. I know your style. You turned off your lapel mic so you would use her lapel mic. Here. Have your own mic.)

Donya Tinidora wasted no time in reminded Lola Nidora. “Ate, ganito gawin natin ha? Parang nagpapalamig lang muna tayo ha? Maghatid muna tayo ng swerte sa barangay bago yang mga sermon-sermon mo.” (Here’s what we’ll do, okay? Let’s cool down. Let’s bring some luck around before you chastise them.) Once Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora prepared for the upcoming Sugod Bahay errand at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Alden said goodbye too. “Magpapaalam po muna ako. May aayusin lang po ako.” (I have to say goodbye. I have to fix something.)

Divina had to go as well. “Ako rin po, lola. Alis na po ako. Magre-review pa po ako.” (Me too, granny. I have to go. I need to review my lessons.) At this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Tinidora has opened the Chinese red envelopes. And saw the contents. “Ang apelido mo ba, Tuviera? Bakit may bente dito?” (Is your last name “Tuviera”? How come there’s Php20 in here?) Alden knew that the point of these envelopes to be lucky is by putting cash in them. “Pampaswerte po.” (For luck.) Allan K got the gist too. “Kahit magkano naman.” (Any amount will do.)

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Divina sent some last minute instructions to Alden before going to her room. “Basta ha? Pasayahin mo ang mga lola.” (Just make the grannies happy.) Alden asked a few minutes more from Divina though from the grannies. “May sasabihin lang po ako kay Divina.” (I just need to talk to Divina.) Alden then ended up in a DUBsmash exchange with Divina at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode.

Divina then excused herself afterwards. “Akyat na po ako, lola. Magre-review po ako.” (I’d go upstairs now, granny. I have to review.) Lola Nidora then prepped up for their errand. “Magsu-Sugod Bahay kami. Nakaharang kayo diyan.” (We’re having a Sugod Bahay segment and you’re blocking our way.) The KalyeSerye commentary panel then drew the lot for the next Sugod Bahay winner.

After the Sugod Bahay segment at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Tinidora was still perplexed at how lenient Lola Nidora had gotten towards Divina and Alden. “Ganun-ganun na lang ba yun? Si Divina at saka si Alden? Pero mababait naman yung mga bata.” (Just like that? But the kids are nice.) Lola Nidora was still being careful though. “Pinagkakatiwalaan ko naman sila. Hindi naman maaalis sa ‘kin ang mag-alala. Mapusok ako nung kabataan ko. Kaya ayaw kong maranasan ni Divina yung mga nangyari sa ‘kin.” (I trust them. You can’t stop me from worrying. I was aggressive when I was young. So I don’t want Divina to experience what happened to me.)

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Senator Tito tried to make up for lost time.“Ano ba kasi ang nangyari?” (What happened?) Donya Tinidora tried to summarize the story the best way he could. “Napakapusok kasi nito nung kabataan niya.” (She was very aggressive in her youth.) Lola Nidora was setting the mood internally. Donya Tinidora turned her attention back to Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Ang pusok mo. Hindi mo naituloy. Ano na ang nangyari sa yo nang lumayas ka sa mansion?” (You had raging hormones. And you haven’t continued the story. What happened when you ran away from the mansion?)

Lola Nidora reopened her diary then at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Dear Diary. Sa pagtakbo ko kay Mama, nadapa ako. Mabuti na lang may tumulong sa akin. Natakot ako sa maaaring mangyari sa akin. Walang kasing bilis ang tibok ng puso ko. Maraming pangamba. Pero nangibabaw ang pag-ibig. Hanggang sumakit ang tiyan ko. Nagpahinga muna ako.” (In running away from Mama, I tripped. Good thing somebody helped me. I got scared with what would happen to me. My heart raced like never before. I have a lot of fears. But love prevailed. Until I had stomach cramps again. I had to rest.)

Lola Nidora recalled how her mother took her escape. “Si Mama naman ay napuno ng hinanakit dahil sa aking pagtakas.” (Mama was filled with resentment because of my escape.)Later at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Donya Ariana was shown somewhat calm compared to previous ANSERA episodes. “Parang gusto ko nang sumuko. Ginawa ko naman ang lahat para maayos si Nidora. Gusto ko lamang mapabuti ang aking anak.” (It’s as if I want to give up. I did everything to keep Nidora on the straight and narrow path. I just want my daughter the best for her welfare.)

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Donya Ariana was contemplative at this point in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. To the point of compromise. “Gusto ko rin naman makilala si Anselmo at ang pamilya niya. Para kung sakaling silang dalawa talaga ni Nidora sa isa’t isa, alam ko na nasa mabuti ang anak ko.” (I want to know Anselmo too and his family. So if ever if they of Nidora really end up together, I know that my child is in good hands.)

Anselmo, on the other hand, was confined at the hospital. He collapsed at the ANSERA Volume 9. If not for Pepito, his condition could have worsened. Lola Nidora narrated what she remembered upon finding Anselmo at the hospital. “Nagtagpo rin kami ng aking irog.” (And I found my beloved.) Nidora wasted no time in telling Anselmo the good news at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Magkakaanak na tayo.” (We’re going to have a baby.)

Anselmo was overjoyed. But he got worried for Nidora. “Pano ka nakatakas sa ‘yong ina?” (How did you get away from your mother?) Nidora made it sound easy at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Nakausap ko si Beyonce. Kelangan ko kasing gawin yun eh.” (I talked to Beyonce. I need to do that.) Despite being bed-ridden, Anselmo DUBsmashed VST and Company’s “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal”. In no time, Anselmo had another migraine attack. Nidora called the doctor in her panic.

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Boss Joey saw a different doctor come in. “Doctor Asyong pala ito eh.” (It’s Doctor Asyong.) [Asyong was Anjo Yllana’s film character from the Asyong Aksaya franchise.] The doctor checked on Anselmo, mostly on the forehead. Seeing Nidora pregnant at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode, he mistook her as his wife. “Misis, malubha na ang iyong asawa. Magpakatatag ka. Kelangan siyang operahan. Yun lang ang paraan para madugtungan ang kanyang buhay.” (Madam, your husband is in dire condition. Be strong. He needed to be operated on. It’s the only way to save his life.)

By this time, the lapel mics were a little defective. Boss Joey just thought of the period approach used in the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “1945 kasi kaya ganun ang sound.” (It’s 1945 so the sound is muffled.) It allowed Lola Nidora to continue her narration though. “Nung panahon na yun, malala na pala ang kanyang TSU.” (At that time, his brain tumor has gone malignant.)

Anselmo was unconscious. But Nidora tried to talk to Anselmo knowing that he can hear her at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Anselmo? Anselmo, sana naririnig mo ako. Makinig ka sa akin. Lumaban ako. Lumaban ka para sa magiging anak mo, Anselmo.” (I hope you can hear me well. Listen to me. I fought for our love. Please fight for your baby, Anselmo.)

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At the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Nidora can’t fathom the thought of life without Anselmo. “Anselmo, hindi ko alam anong mangyayari kapag nawala ka. Nang dahil sa yo, nakaramdam ako ng tunay na pagmamahal. Wag kang susuko ha? Lalaban tayong dalawa. Gagawa ako ng paraan. Naniniwala ako na mananaig ang pagmamahalan nating dalawa.” (I don’t know what will happen if you’re gone. Because of you, I felt true love. Please don’t give up, okay? We will fight. I will find a way. I believe that our love will prevail.)

Lola Nidora paused reading. It made Donya Tinidora ask. “Ate? Namatay si Anselmo?” (Anselmo died?) Lola Nidora cried instead of answering at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. It got Donya Tinidora nervous. “Alam mo, yang iyak mo na yan, parang nabasa ko na namatay si Anselmo.” (That cry, it’s as if I read that Anselmo died.) That’s when Lola Nidora realized how Donya Tinidora ended up seeing some pages on the diary. “Parang alam mo na yung kwento. E di ikaw na ang magtuloy.” (As if you knew the story all along. Continue it yourself.)

Donya Tinidora denied peeping at the diary yet again. “Nabasa ko kasi yung iyak mo. Kaya sige na nga. Ituloy mo na lang.” (I just saw how you cried. So go ahead. Continue with the story.) Lola Nidora was dumbfounded. Boss Joey had to motivate her at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode to keep on reading. “Nidora, kaya mo yan.” (Nidora, you can do it.)

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Lola Nidora can’t find the strength to go on. “Parang di ko kayang basahin.” (I don’t think I can read further.) Donya Tinidora started speculating again at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Sabi ko na, namatay eh.” (I knew it. He died.) Boss Joey had to ask Donya Tinidora to tone down her nerves. “Hindi. Pabayaan mong manggaling sa labi niya.” (No. Let it come straight from her lips.) Lola Nidora doesn’t have her medication at hand to calm herself though. “Kinakalma ko ang sarili ko. Ipagbalat mo muna ako ng kiat kiat.” (I’m trying to calm myself. Please peel some kiat kiat for me.) Donya Tinidora then peeled some fruits for her sister.

Donya Ariana found another excuse to beat up Beyonce. “Talagang wala kang kwenta, Beyonce!” (You’re really useless!) Beyonce wasn’t searching for Nidora. So both were somewhat startled upon seeing Nidora return. Donya Ariana stopped herself from going physical on her daughter at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. Knowing that the latter is pregnant. “Nidora, mabuti naman at alam mo pa kung saan tayo nakatira.” (Good thing and you still know where do we live.)

Nidora immediately begged for forgiveness. “Patawarin nyo po ako, Mama.” (Please forgive me, Mama.) It wasn’t that easy for Donya Ariana at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Patawarin? Eh sinuway mo ako? Sa ginawa mong pagsama sa Anselmong yan, parang kinalimutan mo na rin ang babaeng nagdala sa yo ng 9 na buwan sa kanyang sinapupunan. Ang babaeng handang ibigay ang kanyang buong buhay para mapaayos ang buhay mo.” (Forgive? When you disobeyed me? When you went with that Anselmo, it was as if you have forgotten the woman who carried you for 9 months in her womb. The woman who’s ready to give her life for your welfare.)

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Nidora pleaded for understanding at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Kung mahal nyo po ako talaga, maiintindihan nyo po na. Ang tanging kasalanan ko po ay umibig. Mama, mahal ko po si Anselmo. At siya ang magiging ama ng anak ko. Kung naiintindihan nyo po, magiging ina rin ako katulad ninyo, Mama. At bilang ina, alam nyo po na gagawin ko ang pinakamakabubuti sa aking magiging anak.” (If you really love me, you would understand. My only fault is falling in love. Mama, I love Anselmo. And he will be the father of my child. If you understand, I will be a mother like you. And as a mother, you know that I would do what is good for my child.)

Nidora eventually asked Donya Ariana. “Mama, nagmamakaawa po kami sa inyo. Tulungan nyo po kami ni Anselmo. Kelangan po namin ang tulong nyo.” (We beg you. Help us of Anselmo. We need your help.) Donya Ariana then thought of Anselmo as a fortune hunter again at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Sabi ko na nga ba. Gagamitin ka lang ng Anselmong yun para makaranas siya ng marangyang buhay.” (I knew it. That Anselmo will use you for a luxurious life.)

Nidora defended Anselmo. “Nagkakamali po kayo, Mama. Malubha po ang sakit ni Anselmo. Kayo lang po ang makakatulong sa amin. Kelangan po nyang maoperahan sa lalong madaling panahon. Parang awa nyo na po. Para sa anak ko po.” (You’re wrong. Anselmo’s illness is malignant. Only you can help us. He needed to be operated on immediately. Please have mercy. For my child’s sake.)

Donya Ariana then asked. “Magkano kelangan?” (How much is needed?) Nidora replied. “Bente mil po, mama.” (Php20,000.) For Donya Ariana, it’s peanuts. ”Bente mil. Maliit na bagay. Ibibigay ko yan para mailigtas ang buhay ng pinakamamahal mong Anselmo.” (Just a small amount. I would give it to save your beloved Anselmo.) Nidora was elated at the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode. “Talaga po, Mama? Salamat po.” (Really? Thank you.) Donya Ariana isn’t done yet though. “Ibibigay ko ang bente mil sa isang condition.” (I would give the Php20,000 on one condition.) The truck horn honked off, ending the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok on a cliffhanger.

Boss Joey thought Beyonce a.k.a. YayaMot would pay the price. “Kala ko, nangangailangan ng dugo. Ibibigay dugo ni YayaMot.” (I thought they needed blood. And they would give YayaMot’s blood.) What condition is in store for Nidora to fulfill? Like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Pangalawang Pagsubok episode replay. Subscribe to Eat Bulaga’s official YouTube channel too.

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ALDUB Boojie Wonderland: ANSERA Volume 9

The ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode opens with Donya Ariana happily acknowledging Nidora’s baby bump. “Napakaswerte mo talaga na natanggap mo na ang lalaki.” (You are really very lucky with the man you ended up with.) Nidora’s baby bump was already evident by this time. Donya Ariana spoke of Anselmo fondly here. “Bagay na bagay kayo, hija.” (You really look good together dear.)

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Beyonce agreed with Donya Ariana. “I see the sparkle in your eyes. Very electrifying. See this dress? It will fit your future baby.” Beyonce gave Nidora the baby dress despite not knowing yet the baby’s gender at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Ariana liked the dress too. “Bagay yan ano?” Mamaya ha, hija? Mag-ayos ka na, hija. Mamaya darating na si Anselmo. Sana magmana ng ganda sa ‘yo ang batang yan ha?” (Looks good isn’t it? Just remember later, dear. Get dressed. Anselmo will be arriving later. Hopefully the baby gets its beauty from you.)

Apparently, this scene in the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode is just a dream sequence. Lola Nidora was soon interrupted by Donya Tinidora’s slaps. “Ano ba?” (What?) Donya Tinidora admitted slapping Lola Nidora. “Lakas na ng sampal ko, tulog ka!” (My slap is already hard and you’re still asleep!) Boss Joey had to ask. “Bakit parang bumait ata si Mama.” (How come Mama was extra nice?) Donya Tinidora mentioned how it’s all in Lola Nidora’s head. “Nananaginip!” (She’s dreaming!)

Lola Nidora was upset. “Ikaw eh. Basag-trip ka eh. Ganda ganda na ng panaginip ko, ginugulo mo.” (You and your mood-wreckers! My dream looked so good, and you pestered me.) Donya Tinidora had to ask for the whole dream at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Ano yang panaginip mo?” (What was your dream?) Lola Nidora then shared. “Sinusuklayan ako ni Mama dahil magkikita daw kami ni Anselmo. Tapos si Beyonce. Close na close ni Mama.” (Mama was combing my hair since I will be seeing Anselmo. Then Beyonce. She’s very close with Mama.)

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Donya Tinidora was immediately skeptical. “Sabihin na nating natanggap na ni Mama. Kabaligtaran talaga yun. Tandaan mo. Basta panaginip, kabaligtaran yun.” (Let’s say that Mama has accepted [everything]. It’s really the other way around. Remember. Any dream is the opposite [of reality].) Boss Joey then shared his insight at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kaya yung iba binabaliktad ang unan. Kapag may panaginip na hindi maganda.” (That’s why some people flip their pillows. Whenever there is a bad dream.)

Donya Tinidora contributed some of her views at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Pag gusto mong magkatotoo, ikwento mo. Kapag masama ang panaginip, ikwento mo.” (If you want it to be realized, share it. If the dream is bad, share it.) Lola Nidora speculated on the reason. ”Para magkaroon ng closure?” (To give it closure?) Donya Tinidora confirmed Lola Nidora’s hunch. “Tama. Kaya ngayon ituloy mo ang kwento mo.” (Correct. So now continue with your story.)

Lola Nidora wasn’t still in the mood. “Bakit mo nga pala ako ginising?” (Why did you wake me up?) Donya Tinidora had to explain at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kasi nakatunganga ka diyan. Tulog ka nang tulog. Wala ka namang ginagawa. Ginigising kita para ituloy mo na ang kwento mo.” (Because you’re just sitting there. You kept sleeping. You’re not doing anything anyway. I woke you up to go on with the story.) Lola Nidora just noticed something amiss. She opened her bag and saw that it’s empty. “Nasaan ang diary ko?” (Where is my diary?)

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Donya Tinidora tried to avoid suspicion from Lola Nidora. “Wag mo kong tingnan ng ganyan. Dalawa lang tayo dito. Pero wala akong kinalaman.” (Stop staring at me like that. It’s just the two of us here. But I have nothing to do with it.) Lola Nidora wasn’t so suspicious of her sister though at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Wala yung diary. Tinidora, tingnan mo.” (The diary is not here. Tinidora, come look.) Donya Tinidora insisted her innocence. “Basta dinatnan kita dito. Nakatunganga ka.” (All I know is that I found you here. Alone.)

Lola Nidora had to turn to her bodyguards. “Nasaan yung diary? Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio!” (Where’s the diary?) The Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio immediately responded to Lola Nidora’s call at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Lola Nidora asked them again. And they were visibly elbowing each other. Lola Nidora had to ask them again. “San nyo nilagay ha?” (Where did you put it?)

Donya Tinidora had to talk to them herself. “Baka ako pagbintangan ng kapatid ko. San nyo nilagay?” (My sister might accuse me. Where did you put it?) As expected, Donya Tinidora went a little physical and slapped one Rogelio. Allan K found Donya Tinidora’s behavior at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode as familiar. “Nagmana kay Mama.” (She got it from her Mama.)

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Lola Nidora held to her bag as she gave the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio instructions. “Halughugin nyo!” (Find it in all corners!) Donya Tinidora was again disappointed with Lola Nidora’s henchmen. “Yang mga alalay mo, napakaburara niyan. Pati ikaw, masyado ka nang nagiging malilimutin.” (Your assistants are so reckless. Even you, you’re becoming forgetful.) Lola Nidora addressed her senility at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Ulyanin na nga ako eh.” (I am becoming senile.)

Donya Tinidora tried to make Lola Nidora narrate the ANSERA saga though. “Ikwento mo na.” (Share it.) Lola Nidora doesn’t trust her memory though. “Ano ikukwento ko?” (What will I share?) Donya Tinidora thought to kill off some time at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Habang hinahanap nila, mag-Sugod Bahay muna. Pambihira naman. Akap akap niya yung bayong niya, nawala pa.” (While they are looking for it, let’s take the Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime. She’s already hugging the bag and she still lost it.)

Donya Tinidora and Lola Nidora then returned to their spot after their Sugod Bahay errand at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. The Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio found 3 “bayong” (palm bags) for Lola Nidora to pick from. Boss Joey realized how it got harder for the grannies. “Naging tatlo pa yung diary?” (They now have 3 diaries?) Donya Tinidora was so pissed off. She slapped one of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio again.

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Boss Joey then gave Donya Tinidora the signal to help Lola Nidora. She ended up channeling Willie Revillame of the game show “Wowowin”. This is when the search for the diary shifted to a random improv routine at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Tinidora asked Lola Nidora. “Diary o bayong?” (The diary or the bag?) Lola Nidora quickly replied. “Diary.”

Donya Tinidora then discovered the diary with the singing Rogelio’s bag. “Ang laman ng bayong ay …. DIARY!” (The bag’s content is …. THE DIARY!) Lola Nidora was so happy at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Nakita na ang diary. Bakit na sa ‘yo to?” (The diary is found. Why is this with you?) Lola Nidora immediately smacked the Rogelio holding the diary at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode.

The Rogelio with the bag containing the diary apologized. One of the few instances that one of the Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio spoke. “Pasensiya na po. Nagpalit po kasi ako ng bayong.” (My apologies. I switched the bag.) Lola Nidora then asked further at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “San nyo nahanap ito?” (Where did you find it?) Rogelio admitted a mix up among the bags. “Nagpalit po ng bayong. Di nailagay.” (I changed the bag. I failed to put [the diary].)

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Lola Nidora held the diary. “Magpapalit kayo ng bayong. Magpapalit din ako ng Rogelio.” (If you’re going to change the bags. I’d change Rogelio’s too.) Donya Tinidora had to chastise Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode too. “Wag kang masyadong ulyanin. Pinapahalata mong ulyanin ka na.” (Don’t be too forgetful. You’re making it obvious that you’re senile.) Lola Nidora didn’t think Donya Tinidora was the right person to lecture her about senility. “Wow! Hiyang hiya naman ako sa yo.” (I am so embarrassed to you.)

Donya Tinidora hated Lola Nidora’s episodes with her memory gap. “Nabubuko ka tuloy. Dinadamay mo pa ako.” (You’re getting busted. And I get dragged along with it.) Lola Nidora knew how to make her sister shut up though. “Babasahin ko na.” (I’d start reading.) Donya Tinidora then braced herself at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Basahin mo na.” (Start reading.) Lola Nidora is bracing herself too. “Bumubwelo pa ko eh.” (I’m still setting the mood.)

Lola Nidora begun with where she left off at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Dear Diary. Naging mapusok kami noon ni Anselmo. Kumapit kami sa dinidikta ng aming mga puso. At mula sa aming pagmamahalan, umusbong ang pagsibol ng buhay. Katibayan ng aming pag-iibigan.” (I was raging with hormones then with Anselmo. We clung to what our hearts dictated. And from our love, life sprouted. Proof of our love.)

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Boss Joey would like to know the “detailed encounter” though at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Hindi ba puedeng idetalye yun? Kung paanong nangyari?” (Can’t you narrate it in detail?) Allan K let it pass. “Hayaan mo na. Tuwang tuwa naman si Ging Ging.” (Never mind. Ging Ging is happy with what she’s hearing anyway.) Lola Nidora wrote a brief prayer in her diary entry. “Sana madali itong natanggap ni Mama.” (Hopefully, Mama would accept it soon enough.)

Donya Ariana was so upset. She almost teared up at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Lapastangan ka! At dun pa sa hampaslupang yun!” (How defiant of you! And to that scoundrel!) Nidora sat on the side of the bed crying. “Mahal ko po si Anselmo. At mahal din niya ako. Hindi pa po ba sapat yun para mapatunayan namin na para talaga kami sa isa’t isa? Handa ko po harapin lahat ng hirap. Basta kasama ko po ang taong mahal ko. Hayaan nyo na po kami.” (I love Anselmo. And he loves me too. Isn’t that enough for us to prove that we are meant for each other? I am ready to face all difficulties. As long as I am with the one I love. Please let us be.)

Donya Ariana ended up delivering an almost calm sermon at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Pano mo nagawa sa akin ito? Matapos kitang mapalaki ng maayos? Simula nang ipanganak ka, sinabi ko sa aking sarili. Bibigyan ko kayo ng buhay na maayos hanggang sa kaya ko. Pag nagkakasakit kayo, parang hinihiwa ang puso ko. Tuwing may luhang tumutulo sa inyong mga mata, parang dinudurog ang buo kong pagkatao. Naiintindihan mo ba yun, Nidora?” (How could you do this to me? After raising you properly? Ever since you were born, I told myself. I would give you a good life until I can. Whenever you are sick, it’s as if my heart is pierced. Every time tears fall from your eyes, it’s as if my very being is crushed. Do you understand that Nidora?)

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At this point in the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. Donya Ariana’s tears can’t be held back anymore. “Mataas ang pangarap ko sa inyo dahil gusto kong mapaayos ang buhay nyo! Kung mawala man ako sa mundong ito, alam ko. May nagawa akong tama. Pero dahil sa ginawa mo, pinaramdam mo sa akin na mali ako. Na hindi ako naging isang mabuting ina. Na hindi pa sapat na ibigay ko ang buong buhay ko para mahalin ko kayo.” (I have high dreams for you because I want your life to be stabilized! If ever I’m gone from this world, I know. I did something right. But because of what you did, you made me feel that I am wrong. That I am not a good mother. That my life is not enough to love you.)

It was the sermon that made Nidora feel guilty. “Mama, patawarin nyo na po ako. Hayaan nyo na po kami ni Anselmo.” (Please forgive us. Please let me be with Anselmo.) Donya Ariana refused to back down at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Malilimutan mo rin si Anselmo. Ipapadala kita sa America.” (You will eventually forget Anselmo. I will send you to the United States.) Nidora protested. “Mama, please. Wag nyo naman po akong ilayo kay Anselmo. Nagmamakaawa po ako sa inyo, Mama.” (Don’t take me away from Anselmo. I beg you, Mama.) Again, Donya Ariana want to hear none of it.

Lola Nidora continued reading at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Patuloy ang pagsusumikap ni Anselmo. Umaasa siyang makakaipon ng sapat para pagharap niya kay Mama, masabi niyang hindi lamang pag-ibig ang bubuhay sa amin. Hindi siya nagpadaig sa kanyang karamdaman.” (Anselmo kept striving. He is expecting to save enough money to face Mama, and say that love is not the only thing that will keep us alive. He refused to give in to his ailment.)

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Anselmo’s neighbor and cousin, Pepito, noticed Anselmo’s deteriorating health. “Parang namumulta ka.” (You look pale.) Anselmo dismissed Pepito’s observations at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Galing lamang ako sa paglalako ng gulay. Wag kang magalala sa akin. Kahit papaano, nakakaipon-ipon na ako.” (I just got done selling vegetables. Don’t worry about me. I managed to save anyhow.) Pepito found it harmful for Anselmo’s health though. “Di masama maging masipag. Pero parang inabuso mo na ang katawan mo. Tapos napapadalas ang sakit ng ulo mo.” (Being industrious is not bad. But you’re abusing your body. And your headache is getting more often.)

Anselmo insisted that he’s okay. “Balewala ito. Wag kang mag-alala sa akin. Dahil lang siguro ito sa init ng araw. Sige na.” (It isn’t much. Don’t worry about me. It must have because of the sun’s heat. Go ahead.) Pepito is too worried to leave Anselmo behind. He ended up seeing Anselmo’s next migraine attack at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Anselmo?” That’s when Anselmo had to ask Pepito for help. “Meron ka bang tubig diyan, insan?” (Do you have some water, cousin?) Anselmo found it hard to stand up. He even collapsed as he forced to get up from his bench. Pepito didn’t know what to do.

Lola Nidora paused at the thought of Anselmo in pain. Donya Tinidora wanted to know more. “Ate, bakit hinto mo yung kwento?” (Why did you stop the story?) Before Donya Tinidora gets a little too persistent. Lola Nidora kept on reading at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Mahirap para kay Mama na tanggapin ang mga nangyari. Sinubukan niyang ayusin ito sa paraang alam niya.” (It’s hard for Mama to accept what happened. She tried to fix it the way she knew how.)

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Donya Ariana was then shown at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode talking on the phone. “Hindi ako makapapayag na matupad ang anumang plano ng hampaslupang yun sa aking anak. Malaking kahihiyan ito sa aming pamilya. Marami akong plano kay Nidora. At hindi ang Anselmong yan ang sisira sa mga pangarap ko para sa aking mga anak. Bukas na bukas, hanapin mo ang Anselmong yan. Matitikman niya ang isang tunay na Ariana Miley Zobeyala. Magpapantay muna ang aking mga paa bago siya magwagi. Malalagutan muna ako ng hininga.”

(I will never allow any plan of that scoundrel to be realized on my child. It is a big embarrassment to our family. I have a lot of plans for Nidora. And that Anselmo will not ruin my dreams for my child. Tomorrow, find that Anselmo. He will incur the wrath of The Ariana Miley Zobeyala. I will leave this world first before he wins. I have to die first.) The manhunt for Anselmo resumed at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode.

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Lola Nidora mentioned the plans she made at that time too. “Lingid sa kaalaman ni Mama, meron din akong sariling plano.” (Unbeknownst to Mama, I have my own plan.) It was a plan that scared Beyonce. “Nidora, are you sure you want to escape? It’s bad to your condition.” Nidora was left with no choice at the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode. “Kilala ko ang Mama. Hindi siya titigil hangga’t di niya nakukuha ang gusto niya. Kelangan ko itong gawin.” (I know Mama. She will not stop until she doesn’t get what she wants.)

Beyonce’s concern was Donya Ariana’s wrath. “If your Mama will know this, she will be beast mode again.” Nidora refuses to back down. “Kelangan ko kasing gawin ito eh. Mahal ko si Anselmo. Kailangan ko siyang makapiling para sa pamilya namin. Mahal ko rin naman ang Mama. Pero sa pagkakataong ito, kelangan ko rin mahalin ang sarili ko. Pakisabi na lang sa Mama na mahal na mahal ko siya ha? Sana mapatawad niya ako sa gagawin ko.” (I need to do this. I love Anselmo. I need to be with him for our family. I love Mama too. But this time, I need to love myself. Please tell Mama that I love her, okay? May she forgive me for what I am about to do.)

Nidora hasn’t gone far when Donya Ariana spotted her. She immediately ordered Beyonce. “Beyonce, saan pupunta yun? Habulin mo!” (Where is she going? Go after her!) Beyonce helped Nidora instead. “Nidora, run!” Donya Ariana can’t get to Nidora in time because of Beyonce. “Ano ba? Wag mo kong harangan!” (Don’t block my way!) Beyonce tried to reason with her mistress. “Set her free! Set her free!” A crashing sound was heard as Beyonce stopped Donya Ariana. Donya Ariana could only scream. “Nidora!” The truck horn honked off, ending the ALDUB Boojie Wonderland episode to a cliffhanger.

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How far can Nidora go to be with Anselmo? Her pregnancy doesn’t seem like a viable solution to be with Anselmo either based on Donya Ariana’s reaction. More episode recaps to come here at The Philippines Web. So might as well like our official Facebook page. And follow us on Twitter via @pinasamazing. We’d be expecting you

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim: ANSERA Volume 8

The ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode opens with Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB wearing a summer outfit. Only Donya Tidora was onsite to greet her back. “Kumusta, hija? Napaaga yata ang dating mo. Kumusta naman ang klase?” (How are you, dear? You’re early. How are your classes?) Divina updated Donya Tidora with her lessons so far. “Ayun po, lola. Medyo challenging na po. Kasi malapit na ang finals. Pero so far so good naman po. Asan sila Lola Nidora po?” (It’s a little challenging now. Finals are coming. But so far, so good. Where is Granny Nidora?)

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Donya Tidora was clueless herself. “Ewan ko. Kakarating ko lang dine. Ang alam ko lang, kasama niya ang Lola Tinidora mo. Nagaayos ako ng mga papeles kasi.” (I don’t know. I just came here. All I know is that she is with your granny Tinidora.) One of the KalyeSerye commentators present at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, Allan K, then heard some music. “May boojie na naman?” (There’s some boogie again?)

Divina then saw Donya Tinidora by the gate. “Lola, nakakagulat naman po kayo.” (You got me shocked.) Another KalyeSerye commentator, Ruby, noticed Donya Tinidora’s change of entrance theme. “Nag-iba na yung tugtog.” (It’s a different music.) Donya Tidora almost scolded Donya Tinidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Andyan ka lang pala sa gate. Ano ka ba?” (You’ve been at the gate all this time. What is with you?)

Donya Tinidora shrugged off her sister and grand-niece. “Ano ba naman kayo? Siempre naglakad ako. Ganyan talaga ang mga sayaw noon, di ba? Di gaya ng mga kabataan ngayon. Me tumugtog lang, sayaw na.” (What is wrong with you? Of course I’m walking. That’s how dances go in the past, right? Somebody plays tunes and they call it a dance.)

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Donya Tidora warned Donya Tinidora about her hiked up skirt. “Ano ka ba? Yung kansonsilyo mo!” (What is with you? Look at your half-slip.) Donya Tinidora, on the other hand at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, found her skirt longer than usual now. “Alam mo, mahaba na nga ang sinusuot ko ngayon eh. American Eagle yan.” (You know, it’s gotten longer lately. And it’s American Eagle [brand].)

Divina wondered aloud at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Lola, ang saya po siguro ng panahon nyo ano?” (Granny, your era might have been fun, right?) Boss Joey didn’t let the American Eagle claim pass though. “Bakit? May eagle ka ba diyan?” (Why? There’s an “eagle” there?) Donya Tinidora tried to be coy about it though. “Siempre. Mahilig ako mag-alaga.” (Of course. I’m fond of nurturing them.) It got Divina remembering something else then. “Maiba po ako. Nasan po ba si Lola Nidora?” (Just to change topic. Where is Granny Nidora?)

Donya Tinidora was amused at how Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB never got used to Lola Nidora. “Alam mo, hindi ka naiba. Lagi mo na lang hinahanap ang lola mo.” (You never changed. You’re always looking for your granny.) Divina had to speak for herself at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kasi po lagi po siyang wala. Di po kami nagtatagpo.” (She’s often not around. We don’t see eye to eye anymore.)

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Boss Joey was more excited to see the ANSERA characters at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode though. “Gusto na naming makita si Mama. At saka si YayaMot. Let’s go na. Umalis ka na diyan, Tidora.” (We wanted to see Mama. And YayaMot. Let’s go. Get out of there, Tidora.) Donya Tidora just laughed it off though. Shortly Allan K saw Lola Nidora. “Ayan na si Nidora.” (Here comes Nidora.) Divina immediately helped Lola Nidora sit down. “Upo po kayo, lola.” (Have a seat, granny.)

Donya Tinidora found Lola Nidora in a forlorn state again at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Alam mo, pag dumarating ka, lumulungkot ang panahon. Para kang pinagtakluban ng langit at lupa. Umiiyak ka na naman, ate. Kasi ang bigat ng kwento niya kahapon. Kaya ituloy mo na. Dali na.” (Whenever you arrive, the weather becomes gloomy. As if heaven and earth dawned upon you. You’re crying again. It’s because of the story yesterday [at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode]. So continue now. Quick.)

Lola Nidora found it hard to continue the story at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Alam nyo, hindi ko alam kung kaya kong ituloy yung kwento ko. Sobrang sakit. Bumabalik lahat ng sakit. Sa tuwing naaalala ko yung pagbalik sa pagiibigan namin ni Anselmo. Parang muling nabubuksan ang mga sugat na matagal na rin bago tuluyang naghilom.” (I don’t know if I can continue with my story. It was so painful. All the pain comes back. Every time I remember the romance that I shared with Anselmo. It’s as if all the wounds that allegedly healed got reopened.)

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Donya Tinidora had to mention the obvious. “Bakit kinukwento mo pa?” (Then why are you sharing it?) Donya Tidora mentioned the other obvious item at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Tinatanong kasi natin.” (Because we asked for it.) Lola Nidora was more worried about the nostalgia’s effects to her grand-niece. “Kaya, Divina, sana wag kang gumaya sa akin. Naging mapusok ako.” (Don’t emulate me. I was aggressive.)

Divina had to ask Lola Nidora herself at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Eh, lola, ano po ba talaga ang nangyari?” (Granny, what really happened?) Donya Tinidora then volunteered. “Ako na babasa.” (Let me read that diary.) Lola Nidora protested against it. “Mamaya ko na ikukwento. Wag nyo sanang husgahan ang buhay ko. Sa buhay minsan may nangyayaring di inaasahan. Kaya nga iniingatan ko itong si Divina. Pati na rin si Alden.” (I will read it myself later. Please don’t judge my life. In life, certain things happen that cannot be avoided. That’s why I take care of Divina. And Alden too.)

Alden then appeared on the other monitor to check on Lola Nidora too. “Lola? Kumusta po kayo?” (Granny? How are you?) Lola Nidora managed to reply despite feeling exhausted. “Alden. Eto. Humihinga pa.” (I’m still here breathing.) Alden had to assure Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag po kayong magalala, lola. Marami naman po kaming natututunan sa kwento nyo eh. Aalagaan ko po si Divina.” (Don’t worry, granny. We learned a lot from your story. I will take care of Divina.) Divina heard Alden. “Talaga? Aalagaan mo ako?” (Really? You would take care of me?)

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Alden and Divina ended having DUBsmash exchange at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. The first after several episodes of the ANSERA saga. Alden then reminded Divina. “12 days na lang. February 14. Ano ba yun?” (Just 12 days to go. And it will be February 14. What is it again?) Divina tried to remember. “Birthday mo.” (Your birthday.) Allan K had to butt in. “Tapos na.” (That was done.)

Divina tried to remember again. “Ah, oo. Valentine’s. Ang bilis ng panahon ano?” (Oh, yes. Valentine’s. Time flies, isn’t it?) Alden tried to throw a random question. “Oo. Wala ka bang magawa?” (Yes. Got anything to do?) Divina tried to check her answer first. “Pick up line ba yan? Bakit?” (Is that a pick up line? Why?) Alden confirmed Divina’s hunch at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Bakit di mo ko subukang mahalin?” (Why don’t you try to love me?)

Divina turned out to have some lines in store too. “Alden, alam mo nung sinabi ko sa sarili ko na hindi kita gusto. Nabusog ako.” (You know, I told myself that I don’t like you. I had my fill.) Alden had to ask. “Bakit?” (Why?) Divina replied at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Eh kasi kinain ko rin yung sinabi ko eh.” (Because I ate my words.) Alden then tried to dish another line at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Yung love ko kasi sa yo, parang biro eh.” (My love for you is like a joke.) Divina had to ask. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden replied. “Wala. Kaso napikon ako. Kaya sineryoso ko.” (Nothing. I got pissed off. So I took it seriously.)

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Divina got another line in store for Alden. “Favorite subject mo ba yung geometry?” (Is geometry your favorite subject?) Alden asked why. Divina replied. “Eh kasi kahit anong angle, ang cute mo eh.” (Because you are still cute at any angle.) Alden then had another question at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Time machine ka ba?” (Are you a time machine?) Divina asked. “Bakit?” (Why?) Alden answered. “Wala. Kasi kapag tinitingnan kita, nakikita ko ang future ko eh.” (Nothing. Because whenever I look at you, I see my future.)

Divina was about to run out of lines at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Tama na nga, Alden. Alam mo ba bubuyog ako?” (Enough, Alden. Do you know that I’m a bee?) Alden got interested. “Bakit?” (Why?) Divina then replied with another question. “Puede ba kitang maging honey?” (Can you be my honey?) That got one of the KalyeSerye commentators present at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode, Ruby, exclaiming. “Gusto ko yun. Derecho!” (I like that! Straight to the point!)

Alden then quipped to Divina. “Alam mo. Okay lang na friends tayo.” (You know. It’s okay that we’re just friends.) Divina had to ask why. “Bakit?” Alden then brought out the clincher. “Basta akin ka sa tamang panahon.” (As long as you’re mine at the right time.) Divina then pulled another question at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Calculator ka ba?” (Are you a calculator?) Alden asked why. Divina replied.“Eh kasi solve na solve na ako sa yo eh.” (With you alone, I’m all solved.)

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Alden is impressed with Divina’s lines at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Daming baon ah.” (You’ve got a lot of stash now.) Divina had to step on the brakes then. “Bukas na ulit.” (Let’s do it tomorrow again.) It got Boss Joey quipping later on. “Me tanong ako sa inyong dalawa. Wala ba kayong ginagawa na dalawa?” (I have a question for you two. Don’t you have anything else to do?) Alden asked Boss Joey then. “Bakit po?” (Why?) Boss Joey then asked Alden back. “Ba’t di pa kayo magpakasal?” (Why don’t you get married?)

Allan K loved Boss Joey’s line. “I love you, Joey de Leon!” Boss Joey found the exchange between Alden and Divina at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode as entertaining. “Ang cute ng mga ginawa nila ah.” (What they did was cute.) Alden shifted his attention back to Divina. “Basta sa Valentine’s Day ha?” (Remember on Valentine’s Day, okay?)

Divina was a little clueless. “Anong gagawin ko sa Valentine’s?” (What would I do on Valentine’s?) Alden gave some hints at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Siempre. First Valentine’s Day natin together. Dapat special.” (Of course. It’s our first Valentine’s Day together. It should be special.) Divina then remembered the conditions prior to the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag kang masyadong masaya ha? Meron pa kong mga condiciones sa yo. Baka nakakalimutan mo.” (Don’t be too happy, okay? I still have some conditions in store for you. You may have forgotten.)

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Alden acknowledged Divina’s conditions. “Oo. Alam ko naman yun. Kahit ano. Pero dalawa na lang ha? Kasi lahat na lang ng matamis, natikman ko na eh. Matamis mo na lang na oo ang hindi pa.” (Yes. I know that. Whatever. But just 2 left, okay? Because I have tasted everything that’s sweet. Everything but your sweet “yes”.) Divina was perplexed at Alden’s line at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Akala ko ba tapos na? Bukas na ako sasagot.” (I thought this phase is done.)

Alden then changed the topic at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kumusta nga pala school?” (How’s school by the way?) Divina replied. “Eto. Okay naman. Malapit na ang finals kaya eto, medyo busy.” (Here. I’m fine. Finals are approaching so, I got a little busy.) Alden then had to ask that question. “Wala bang tumatawag-tawag diyan?” (Isn’t anybody calling you anymore?) Divina nipped Alden’s suspicions quick enough. “Wala! Waley!” (Nothing! No one!)

Alden was glad that Divina got the gist. “Sana wala ha? Basta wag mong pababayaan ang sarili mo.” (I hope there’s no one. As long as you won’t neglect yourself.) Divina assured Alden. “Oo naman. Siempre para sa yo. Para sa mga lola.” (Of course. For you. For the grannies.) Alden and Divina then got into another cute DUBsmash exchange. It was long enough for Allan K to realize how cute the duet looked like. “Taray. Parang Just Duet.” (Just like the Just Duet segment [at Eat Bulaga].)

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Alden can still see Lola Nidora sad. “Lola, di po kami sanay na nakikita kayong malungkot eh.” (Granny, we’re not used to seeing you sad.) Lola Nidora replied. “Masanay ka na, hijo. Ilang araw akong iyak nang iyak.” (Get used to it, son. I have been crying for days.) Donya Tidora tried to steer Lola Nidora’s attention back to her diary at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ate, ngayong nandito na ako. Baka puede mo nang ituloy ang kwento mo.” (Elder sister, now that I’m here. Maybe you can continue with your story.)

Divina wanted to hear more too at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wala po rin kasi kami ni Alden eh.” (We of Alden weren’t allowed either.) Donya Tinidora then tried to read. “Sige. The search for a person’s success …” Divina then realized Donya Tinidora was reading her textbook. “Lola, book ko po yan eh.” (Granny, that’s my book.) Lola Nidora still found it hard to reopen her diary. “Mag-Sugod Bahay muna tayo.” (Let’s take the Sugod Bahay errand for the meantime.) That upset Donya Tinidora. “Nambibitin ka na naman eh.” (You keep us hanging again.)

Alden himself was upset too. “Lola, ngayon nga lang po kami andito para makinig sa istorya nyo tapos …” (Granny, we only get to be around today to listen to your story and then …) Allan K noticed how upset Alden was at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nagtatampo si Alden.” (Alden is feeling a little bad.) Donya Tinidora then spoke to push Lola Nidora to reopen the diary. “Sige, itutuloy niya. Walang aalis ha? Tingnan natin. Matigas ulo nyo ha? Sige, tuloy mo, ate.” (Okay, she will continue. Nobody leaves. Let’s see. You’re all hard-headed, huh? Continue, elder sister.)

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Ruby found Donya Tinidora’s temper as funny. “Si Lola Tinidora, mainit ang ulo.” (Granny Tinidora got hot-headed.) Donya Tinidora can’t help but get mad at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ang kulit nyo eh. Kawawa naman ang ate ko eh.” (You’re all pesky. I feel bad for my elder sister.) Alden felt bad for his behavior. “Sori po, lola.” (I’m sorry, granny.) Donya Tinidora helped Lola Nidora set the mood prior to reopening the diary. “Huhugot muna yan, siempre.” (She needed to psych up, of course.)

Allan K agreed. “At saka si Mama. Akala nyo madali maglagay ng nunal?” (And Mama. You think it’s easy to attach a mole?) Lola Nidora pleaded for patience at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wag namang agad agad. Mabigat pa ang dibdib ko. Mabuti pa, habang nagsusugod bahay tayo, asikasuhin mo muna yung mga papeles. Isama mo na si Yaya pabalik.” (Not so fast. My chest still hurt. For the meantime, [turns to Donya Tidora] have the documents processed. Take nanny on your way back.)

Donya Tinidora was pissed with her elder sister too. “Alam mo, ikaw, dapat wag ka nang pumunta rito eh. Bad vibes ka rin eh.” (You shouldn’t have gone here. You bring bad vibes too.) Lola Nidora ignored Donya Tinidora to finish her instructions to Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Pagbalik nyo rito, saka ko itutuloy ang kwento.” (Once you get back here, I’d continue the story.)

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Donya Tidora tried to promise though. “Babalik na lang ako kaagad.” (I’d just be back quick enough.) Donya Tinidora heard Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Babalik ka. Promise ha?” (You’d be back. Promise?) Donya Tidora picked up the Manila envelope. “Eto nga, dadalhin ko na ito kay attorney.” (Here they are. I’d be bringing them over to the attorney.)

Donya Tinidora got suspicious. “Ikaw, lagi ka na lang kay attorney ha? Baka may relasyon na kayong dalawa.” (You are always with the attorney. You might be having a relationship already.) Donya Tidora ignored Donya Tinidora’s quips at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “O sige na. Mauna na kami ni Yaya.” (Okay. I have to go now with nanny.) Alden bade Divina and Donya Tidora goodbye. “Ingat, Divina. Ingat, Lola.” (Be safe, Divina. Be safe, granny.)

Ruby wanted Divina a.k.a. YayaDUB to stay though at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Makikinig pa si Yaya.” (Nanny still had to listen.) Donya Tidora may have laughed off Ruby’s comment. But she remembered to break the fourth wall. “E di dalawa na ang ibibihis ko?” (So I would end up dressing for two [characters]?) Everyone then let Donya Tidora go. Divina bade Alden goodbye. “Bye, Alden.”

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Alden then bade everyone goodbye too. “Lola, may kukunin po ako. May naka-schedule po akong pupuntahan.” (Granny, I have to get something. I have something scheduled.) Allan K then tried to stop Alden from leaving the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Wala. Walang naka-schedule.” (No. Nothing’s on schedule.) Lola Nidora let Alden go. “Ikaw, Alden. Gawin mo na rin kung anong gagawin mo.” (You, Alden. Do what you have to do.) Alden then prepared to leave as he bade Lola Nidora goodbye. “Sige po. Babalik din po ako, lola.” (Okay. I will be back soon, granny.)

After the Sugod Bahay errand. Boss Joey told Donya Tinidora to behave. “Ging Ging, wag malikot.” (Don’t be too precautious.) When she realized that she can handle the diary at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Lola Nidora started reading. “Eto ay isinulat ko ng ikalawa ng Pebrero taong 1945. Nahihirapan ako sa aking kalagayan. Nawalan ako ng ganang kumain. Parang umiikot ang paningin ko sa tuwing makaaamoy ako ng hindi ko gusto.” (I wrote this on the 2 February 1945. I had difficulty with my situation. I lost appetite. As if my head spins whenever I smell something that I don’t like.)

Beyonce is so worried about Nidora. Her English is still broken. But some improvements are evident at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Lately your emotions is not good. You have to fight for Anselmo. If you don’t eat, where is your strength?” Nidora was too weak to reply. Beyonce brought Nidora food again. “I have a surprise. You have to wait. You like it, right? Small intestines. Your favorite. I made that. Special.”

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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Nidora was happy to see grilled chicken intestines brought to her room. But after a bite, she felt like throwing up again. Ruby had a minor slip at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Naduduwal si Yaya.” (Nanny looks like she’s about to puke.) Allan K commented without going specific on which nanny. “Pag nagduwal din si Yaya, delikado tayong lahat.” (If nanny threw up, we’re all in trouble.) Boss Joey could only imagine the kind of trouble it would bring. “Aalamin pa natin kung sino.” (We even had to check who DID it.)

Beyonce’s English is still broken. “Why you burp?” She actually meant to ask about Nidora throwing up. And Nidora herself didn’t know. “Di ko alam, Beyonce. Nasusuka ako sa lasa. Di ko gusto.” (I don’t know. The taste gets me throwing up. I don’t like it.) Beyonce immediately got worried more about Nidora’s mother. “What if your Mom know this? You might have nervous breakdown.” Nidora downplayed Beyonce’s concerns at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Hindi, Beyonce. Baka di lang okay ang pakiramdam ko.” (No, Beyonce. I might just not be okay.) Beyonce can’t pretend that she knew what Nidora felt at that time. So she kept asking. “What happened to you?”

Unbeknownst to Beyonce. Donya Ariana was already close by. “Anong sinasabi mo, Beyonce? Ano yung sinasabi mong malalaman ko?” (What are you talking about? What are you referring to that I would know?) Beyonce had a ready answer for it though. “I’m just worried about Nidora. Because lately, no appetite.” Donya Ariana was shocked. And reacted in a way that Beyonce already anticipated at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Ano? Hindi kumakain si Nidora? Kasalanan mo yan! Di ba inutos ko sa yo, alagaan mo si Nidora?” (What? Nidora is not eating? It’s all your fault! Didn’t I tell you to take care of Nidora?)

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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Nidora tried to stop Donya Ariana. But she’s too weak. “Mama, tama na yan.” (Stop.) Beyonce talked back despite the threat of physical violence at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Senyora, don’t put the blame on me. Look at this place. Look at this place. Open your eyes.” Donya Ariana hated Beyone’s guts. Boss Joey was appalled at how a maid can talk back like that. “Aba! Sinisigawan ka!” (She’s raising her voice at you.) Beyonce continued. “The place is very messy. Very dirty. A lot of mosquitoes.”

Donya Ariana hated Beyonce raising her voice at her. “Aba! Ang kapal ng mukha mo ha? Ako pa talaga sinisi mo ha?” (You had the nerve! You even blamed me, huh?) Donya Ariana headbutted Beyonce. Beyonce had to speak up again. “Senyora, stop it. You’re making it a habit.” Nidora could only beg her mother at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Mama, tama na yan.” (Mama, stop that.)

Donya Ariana immediately stopped Nidora from speaking further at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nidora, wag ka nang magsalita kung babanggitin mo lamang ang hampaslupang kukurap kurap. Sige, Beyonce. Palabasin na at pakainin yan. Dalhin mo sa kanyang silid.” (Don’t talk if you would only mention that blinking scoundrel. Go ahead, Beyonce. Take Nidora out to feed. Take her to her room.)

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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Lola Nidora remembered how tasks as simple as eating was difficult for her then. “Pinilit kong kumain at magpalakas. Ang lagi ko na lamang iniisip ay ang muli naming pagkikita ni Anselmo. Si Anselmo ang aking pinakamamahal.” (I tried to eat and regain strength. I always think about meeting Anselmo again. Anselmo is my one true love.) Anselmo was later seen at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode selling stuff to earn money.

Allan K was impressed with the improvement in production value at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “In fairness, ang mga extra, naka-costume ha?” (Even the extras wear period costumes now.) Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall to by spotting a minor blip. “Pero may building.” (But the building is showing.) Anselmo sat down for awhile once his head hurt again.

Lola Nidora then continued with how she remembered Anselmo. “Kahit na may dinaramdam si Anselmo ay pinilit niyang maghanapbuhay. Sa gitna ng init at pagod. Lagi pa rin niya akong inaalala. Ngunit naging madalas din ang pagsumpong ng kanyang sakit.” (Even if he’s having health problems, he tried to make a livelihood. In the middle of the heat and fatigue. He still remembers me. But his migraine attacks got more often.) Donya Tinidora felt bad for Anselmo at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kawawa naman siya, ate. Meron na naman siyang nararamdaman. Nakuha pa niyang magtinda. Wag ka nang umiyak, ate.” (Poor thing, elder sister. He’s feeling something again. And he even tried to sell. Don’t cry, elder sister.)

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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Beyonce noticed how Nidora’s complexion worsened. “Nidora, why don’t you have blood circulation? You want to go out? Let’s see the sunlight.” Nidora insisted at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode that she’s okay. “Okay lang ako, Beyonce. Ewan ko. Parang pagod ako.” (I am alright. I don’t know. It’s like I’m tired.) Beyonce’s questions continued. “What did you do last night?” Nidora collapses before she could even reply. Beyonce panicked. “Nidora! Nidora, wake up! What happened? Senyora! I will call your Mom.”

Donya Tinidora’s reaction was somewhat exaggerated. “Ate, bakit ka naman hinimatay? Ano ba naman kayo? Lahat na lang kayo may sakit noong araw.” (Why did you faint? What is with you? You’re all sick in the past.) Lola Nidora didn’t spoil the story at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. though. “Nahihilo ako, Tinidora.” (I just felt dizzy.) Donya Tinidora thought that Lola Nidora felt dizzy too. “Wag mong sabihing sa ganyang edad mo, ate. Itigil mo na yan, ate. Ano bang nangyayari sa inyo? Napanood ko na yan, ate.” (Don’t tell me that at your age. Stop that. What is happening to you? I have seen that before.)

Lola Nidora pushed through with the pages of the diary. “Sige. Itutuloy ko.” (Okay. I’d continue.) Donya Tinidora could only weep at the turn of events at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Lola Nidora “Matigas man ang puso ni Mama. Hindi pa rin niya ako kayang tiisin. Mahal niya ako bilang anak niya. At hindi niya ako kayang makitang nahihirapan. Walang kaalam alam si Anselmo sa mga nangyayari sa akin. Paminsan-minsan ding sumasadya sa mansion sa pag-asang masilayan ako. Pero lagi siyang nabibigo.” (Mama’s heart may have hardened. But she can’t withhold her concern. She loves me as her daughter. And she can’t bear seeing me having difficulty. Anselmo was clueless to what happened to me.)

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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Donya Ariana asked the doctor. “Doctor, anong nangyayari sa anak ko? Bakit siya nawalan ng malay?” (What happened to my daughter? Why did she lose consciousness?) Ruby can’t help but notice again. “Bakit lahat ng doctor? Malulusog? Lahat ng doctor, malalaki.” (How come all of the doctors? They’re all full-figured? All of the doctors are big.) She’s obviously referring to her own cameo in the ANSERA saga.

Donya Ariana could not wait for the doctor to answer. She immediately pinned the blame on Beyonce.“Kasalanan mo tong lahat!” (This is all of your fault!) Beyonce tried to absolve herself of the blame. “I have nothing to do.” Donya Ariana found Beyonce’s broken English annoying at this point in the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Kundi mo siya pinatakas, hindi niya makakasama si Anselmo. Tingnan mo! Nahawaan tuloy ng mikrobyo! Nagkasakit siya! Sa susunod, kukurap-kurap na rin si Nidora. Kasalanan mo yan, Anselmo.” (If you didn’t let her escape, she will not be with Anselmo. Look! She got infected with germs! She got sick! Eventually, Nidora will start blinking too! This is all your fault, Anselmo!)

Ruby noticed how odd the doctor looked. “Bakit yung doctor, albularyo?” (How come the doctor looked like a quack?) Donya Ariana noticed it too at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. She blamed Beyonce again. “Sabi ko sa yo, kumuha ka ng doctor. Si Doctor Kwak Kwak kinuha mo!” (I told you to get a doctor. You ended up getting Doctor Kwak Kwak!) She pushed Beyonce’s head towards Nidora’s bed. Beyonce insisted that the doctor is legit. “He is a licensed doctor.”

ALDUB Panibagong Lihim
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The doctor tried to speak for himself too. “Kalma lang po kayo!” (Please calm down!) It failed to calm Donya Ariana down. “Ayokong kumalma!” (I don’t want to calm down!) The doctor got shoved to the bed too. But he maintained his professionalism. “Maghunos-dili po kayo. Doctor po ako.” (Get hold of yourself. I am a doctor.) Donya Ariana then regained her senses at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Pasensya na po. Doc, anong nangyayari sa anak ko?” (I’m sorry. Doc, what’s wrong with my daughter?)

The doctor then explained the situation. “Kalma lang po, Senyora. Normal po at walang sakit ang anak ninyo. Normal lang po ang kanyang kalagayan.” (Calm down, madam. Your daughter is normal and not sick. Her condition is normal.) Donya Ariana found the diagnosis as odd. “Anong ibig mong sabihin, doc?” (What do you mean?) The doctor continued at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Senyora, congratulations po sa inyo. Madadagdagan na po ang inyong miyembro ng pamilya.” (Your family will welcome a new member.)

Donya Ariana was horrified. “Hindi!” (No!) The truck horn honked off at the end of Donya Ariana’s scream at the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. Allan K’s suspicion was realized. “Confirmed!” Boss Joey tried to find the words to sum up the situation. “Ibig sabihin eh …” (It means …..) Allan K tried to use a light term. “Tesbun.” (Pregnant.) Boss Joey could remember some rather wholesome terms to use. “May nilalaman? Dahil lang sa pagbu-boogie, nagkaganun?” (With baby? Just because of boogie, it happened?)

Donya Tinidora through Ging Ging tried to make a better summary of the final minutes of the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode. “Nag-boojie lang sila? Nadagdagan na ang pamilya.” (Just because of boogie? There will be a new family member.) To view the ALDUB Panibagong Lihim episode replay, like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page. Subscribe to their official YouTube channel too.

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ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama: ANSERA Volume 7

The ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode opened with a rather sweet number. A DUBsmash performance by Donya Tidora to the tune of Jim Brickman’s “The Gift”. She didn’t DUBsmash the male part of the song though. That was done by the man [not seen] who gave her flowers and a paper bag of food. Donya Tidora was so happy to accept both. She quickly walked towards her sisters.

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Donya Tinidora immediately saw Donya Tidora come close to their table. “Kumusta ka na? Ang tagal mong nawala.” (How are you? You’ve been away for so long.) Donya Tidora was just as happy to see them again at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Mga sisters. Kumusta na kayo?” (How are you both?) Lola Nidora gladly replied. “Eto. Okay lang kami. Halika’t umupo at kumain na tayo. Nakapagsupot kami ng pagkain galing sa kasal.” (Here. We’re okay. Come and sit and let’s eat. We packed some food from the wedding.) They still have some food left from the Vic-Pauleen wedding featured at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode.

Donya Tidora saw the packed lunch as focused by the camera at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode.“Ah ito yung galing sa kasal.” (So these are from the wedding reception.) Donya Tinidora confirmed Donya Tidora’s quip. “Oo. Ito yung galing sa kasal. (Yes. From the wedding reception.) Donya Tinidora then turned her attention to Lola Nidora. “Ate? Hindi kita nakita sa picture sa kasal, ate. Bakit wala ka dun?” (I didn’t see you at the wedding photos. How come you’re not there?)

Donya Tidora remembered it too. “Oo nga.” (Yes indeed.) Lola Nidora tried to find her alibi at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Eh kasi naman …” Allan K confirmed seeing someone else. “Andun si Wally.” (Wally was there.) Donya Tinidora reiterated Allan K’s statement. “Andun si Wally. Wala ka dun.” (Wally was there. You’re not.) Lola Nidora clarified her presence at the wedding. “Andun ako. Eh walang tumawag sa akin. Nakatulog ako.” (I was there. But nobody called me [when it’s photoshoot time]. I fell asleep.)

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Donya Tinidora chided Lola Nidora further. “Ate, kitang kita kita dun. Kung makaiyak ka, akala mo ikaw yung magulang nung ikakasal.” (I can see you clearly there. You cry as if you’re the parent of the one getting wed.) Donya Tidora was a little surprised. “Talaga? Umiyak ito?” (Really? She cried?) Lola Nidora downplayed the tears she shed at the wedding. “Ano ba? Naiyak ako sa tuwa. Tuwang iyak yun. Hayaan nyo na ako.” (What now? I cried out of joy. They’re happy tears. Let me be.)

Lola Nidora had to remind Donya Tidora. “Teka nga muna. Tidora. Kumusta yung pinaayos ko sa yo?” (Wait, Tidora. Any updates on the errand I asked you to do?) Donya Tidora shared a little at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Ate, ang dami dami pa palang aayusin na papeles para maibenta natin yung farm sa Zambales. Kailangan pa natin ng malaking halaga para pambayad dun sa mga abogado.” (Elder sister, there are still so many documents to process to sell our farm in Zambales. We need a large amount to pay the lawyer.)

Lola Nidora is cash-strapped herself as of the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Anong gagawin natin? Alam mong makakatulong yan para makakuha tayo ng medyo maganda-gandang bahay. At para sa mga pangangailangan natin. Pero ang dasal ko talaga ay maibalik sa atin yung mansion. Pero mukhang malabo na.” (What will we do? You know that it will help in order for us to get a decent home. And for our needs. But I’m really praying that the mansion be returned to us.)

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Donya Tidora comforted her sister. “Ate, ayan ka na naman eh. Habang may buhay, may pag-asa.” (Here you go again. While there is still life, there is hope.) Donya Tinidora agreed. “Tama. Nasaan nga pala si Divina?” (Correct. Where is Divina by the way?) Lola Nidora addressed Divina’s absence at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Pauwi na yun. May report daw sa school. May inaayos sa klase.” (She’s on her way home. She said she’s got to report in class. She had to arrange something.) Donya Tinidora thought otherwise. “Nagbabakasyon na ha?” (Taking time off, huh?)

Donya Tinidora took the opportunity to get the story continued at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Naalala ko yung kwento ha? Akala ko masaya yung Sabado. Pero biglang dumating yung si Mama.” (I remembered the story huh? I thought it’s already fun last Saturday [ANSERA Volume 6]. But Mama suddenly arrived.) Donya Tidora was perplexed. “Ha?” Donya Tinidora tried to pack the story as quick as possible to Donya Tidora. “Ang ganda na. Nagsasayawan na eh.” (It was already going great. There was dancing.)

Donya Tidora checked if she heard Donya Tinidora right at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Dumating si Mama?” (Mama came?) Donya Tinidora confirmed it. “Yung kwento ni ate. Nagbabasa siya. Kinukwento niya. Eh ang ganda na ng kwento. Nagsasayawan na sila dun sa caracol. Biglang dumating ngayon si Mama. Ang sungit ni Mama. Ang salbahe ni Mama.” (That is according to elder sister’s story. She read it. She narrated it. The story already was great. They were dancing at the venue. Then Mama arrived. Mama was mean. Mama was savage.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Donya Tidora tried to mention Donya Ariana’s positive attributes. “Pero maganda di ba?” (But she’s beautiful, right?) Donya Tinidora disagreed at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Hindi rin. Alam mo ang tao, kahit gaano kaganda, pumapangit pag pangit ang ginagawa.” (No. A person, no matter how beautiful, becomes ugly whenever their deeds are ugly.) This was consistent to Lola Nidora’s claim in the ALDUB Love On Top episode that Donya Tidora was their parents’ favorite child. Donya Tinidora still remembered how Donya Ariana mentioned her at ANSERA Volume 6 like a topic worth sweeping under the rug.

Donya Tidora remembered the main attribute she got from their mother. “Mana ako kay Mama eh.” (I inherited it from mom.) Donya Tinidora thought Donya Tidora is referring to Donya Ariana’s bad genes. “Yung masama ugali?” (The mean streak?) Donya Tidora clarified at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode which genes though. “Hindi. Yung ganda.” (No. The beauty.) Allan K acknowledged their similarities as mother and daughter. “Carbon copy ka nga ng Mama n’yo eh.” (You are your Mama’s clone.) Donya Tidora mentioned an actress that looked a little like Donya Ariana though. “Bumi-Bing Loyzaga. Ganun.” (She reminds me of Bing Loyzaga [mole-wise].)

Donya Tinidora went back to pestering Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Ate?” (Elder sister?) It took awhile before Lola Nidora snaps back to the present day. “Alam nyo ba, mga sister, pag ako’y nalulungkot, binabalikan ko ang mga alaalang dala ni Anselmo nung sumasayaw kami sa baile. Kung minsan, may mga alaala tayo ng ating nakaraan na nakakagaan ng ating kasalukuyan.” (You know, sisters, whenever I am sad, I look back to the memories of the dance party with Anselmo. Sometimes, we have memories that make light of our present situation.)

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Halfway through Lola Nidora’s nostalgia, the events at the dance party in ANSERA Volume 6 are shown onscreen. It reminded Boss Joey of another classic love team made famous by their dance shows. “Parang Nida-Nestor.” (Just like the days of Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa.) Lola Nidora recalled being with Anselmo. “Yung panahon na sumasayaw kami ni Anselmo. Sana tumigil na lang ang mundo.” (At that time when I danced with Anselmo. I wished that the world would stop spinning.) Allan K expressed in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode how great Nidora was as a dancer. “Lola, ang galing mo dun sa boojie.” (Granny, you were great at dancing boogie.)

Donya Tidora soon heard music even where she sat. “Ayan o! Naririnig ko na. Mag-boojie ka nga. Patingin.” (There! I can hear it. Do the boogie. Let me see it.) Donya Tinidora doesn’t remember the steps that much though as of the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Paano ba yung boojie mo?” (How was your boogie again?) Lola Nidora summed it up best through her feelings. “Nakakakilig at ang saya saya.” (It gets me giddy and so much fun.)

Donya Tinidora can’t help but observe though. “Alam mo, nung bata ka pa, mahaba ang biyas mo. Umiksi ha?” (You know, when you were young, you had long legs. They got shorter, huh?) Donya Tidora’s heart-stopped upon seeing Lola Nidora’s death-defying dance move for the first time in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “AY!” KalyeSerye commentator Ryan was optimistic that it can be done again though. “Tingin ko, kaya pa ni Lola yan.” (I think granny can still do that.) Boss Joey disagreed. “Hindi na kaya. Maiksi na ang biyas niyan eh.” (No she can’t. Her legs have gotten shorter.)

Mr And Mrs Sotto

Donya Tidora is already worried if Lola Nidora can even do the cartwheel at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode now. “May cartwheel. Kaya mo?” (Can you still do the cartwheel?) Lola Nidora had to be honest. “Hindi na.” (Not anymore.) Allan K suggested trying to dance the boogie again just to check. “Pasayaw nyo kay Rogelio.” (Make the Rogelio dance with you.) Lola Nidora got even more skeptical herself. “Baka itapon lang ako niyan. Saka delikado.” (They might throw me around. And it’s dangerous.)

Donya Tidora thought of her sister’s age too. “Malulutong na kasi ang mga buto mo ngayon. Ang galing mong sumayaw nun ha?” (Your bones have gotten brittle now. You danced great though, huh?) Albeit happy, Lola Nidora tried to divert the topic. “Kumain kayo.” (Come eat.) Donya Tidora can still hear the boogie music. “Sumayaw daw tayo. Ayan na yung boojie oh. Ate, turuan mo kaming mag-boojie.” (They’re asking us to dance. The boogie music is there. Teach us how to boogie.) Donya Tinidora called on the Rogelio’s. “Isayaw nyo si ate.” (Dance with elder sister.) It took Lola Nidora to call all of them at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Rogelio Rogelio Rogelio! O tatatlo kayo. Tig-iisa tayo.” (There’s 3 of you. We [sisters] should have a partner each.)

Ryan saw the most muscular Rogelio go with Lola Nidora. “Yan! Kaya kayong ibalibag niyan, ‘la.” (There! She can throw you around, granny.) Lola Nidora tries to cartwheel but stops upon seeing the hesitation in Rogelio’s face. “Mukhang hindi ako sasaluhin nito eh.” (He doesn’t look like he’ll catch me.) Donya Tidora partnered with the slim Rogelio. She also saw Donya Tinidora slap the latter’s partner at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Isa pang sampal. Hindi nakita.” (One more slap. It wasn’t shown on the camera.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Turns out that Donya Tinidora’s old habits die hard. She may be dancing with a Rogelio instead of one of the Cuando Cuando Cuando. But she’s still the slapping kind of dancing partner. “Um! Sadista ako nung araw!” (I used to be a sadist!) Donya Tinidora may be dancing. But she can still see Lola Nidora dance still. “Okay! Talon, ate!” (Jump!) Lola Nidora did. But she can’t bring herself to cartwheel at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. Also, Rogelio did not even lift her up to set the stunt. She almost scolded the bodyguard. “Niyakap mo lang ako eh.” (You just hugged me.)

All sisters were dancing at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode when the phone rang. Donya Tinidora was the first to hear it. “Me tumatawag.” (Someone’s calling.) Lola Nidora thought that it’s her phone. Donya Tidora checked her phone too and it was hers that rung. She quickly answered it. “Hello?” Donya Tinidora found Donya Tidora’s tone in answering the phone ay a little too effeminate.

Donya Tidora didn’t hear Donya Tinidora. “Yes, attorney? Ah sige, papunta na ko diyan. Dala ko na yung mga cedula at resibo ng mga amelyar. O sige, bye.” (Okay. I’m on my way there. I already have the community residence certificate and the real estate tax receipts.) Donya Tidora finished the call and excused herself. “Ate, aalis muna ako.” (I have to go.) Donya Tinidora tried to stop Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Sandali lang. Kararating mo lang. Aalis ka na naman?” (Wait. You just arrived. You’re leaving again?) Donya Tidora replied. “Naghihintay pa si attorney.” (The lawyer is waiting.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Unfazed, Donya Tinidora tried to make Donya Tidora stay by holding her. “Dito ka muna. Kakain pa tayo.” (Stay here. We have to eat.) Donya Tidora tried to let go. “Kelangan kong ayusin itong mga papeles.” (I need to process the papers.) Lola Nidora reminded Donya Tinidora of Donya Tidora’s errand. “Hayaan mo na. At nang magawa na ang mga papeles na yan.” (Let her be. So that she may process those documents.) Donya Tinidora refused to let her sister leave the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Ate, wala akong katulong makinig. Puro ako na lang ang nakikinig dito.” (I don’t have anyone with me to listen. I’m the one who’s doing all the listening.)

Donya Tidora tried to boost Donya Tinidora’s confidence. “Kaya mo yan. Sandali lang ‘to.” (You can do it. I won’t take long.) Donya Tinidora started sounding more like Ging Ging by the minute. “Dito ka na. Wag ka nang umalis.” (Stay here. Don’t go.) Seeing that Donya Tinidora still held Donya Tidora’s hand, Donya Tidora broke the fourth wall in a funny way. “Dito ako magbibihis.” (I’ll dress up here [as Donya Ariana].) Everyone was laughing when Donya Tinidora finally let go of Donya Tidora at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode.

Donya Tidora still tried to promise to Donya Tinidora. “Babalik din ako agad. Sige.” (I’d be back in a jiffy. Okay.) Donya Tinidora broke the fourth wall too. “Sige. Sige. Magiingat ka ha? Babagalan ko lang ang mga tanong.” (Okay. Okay. Take care, huh? I’d slow down on the questions.) Donya Tinidora was referring to the conversation in the Sugod Bahay segment. It would give Paolo Ballesteros ample time in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode to change outfits.

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Donya Tinidora then turned to Lola Nidora. “Ate, basahin mo na uli yung diary.” (Start reading the diary.) Lola Nidora opened the diary as requested. “O sige.” (Okay.) Lola Nidora was checking the page where she stopped when Donya Tinidora changed her mind. “Mag-Sugod Bahay muna tayo. Para mamaya, dere-derecho na yung babasahin mo.” (Let’s go to our Sugod Bahay errand first. So that later, you can narrate without continuously [at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode].)

Lola Nidora considered the advice shared at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode as sound advice. “Para hindi na mapuputol.” (So that there will be no interruption.) Donya Tinidora then aired her biggest beef with the way Lola Nidora narrated her diary. “Kung kelan nasa kagandahan, binibitin mo kami eh. Kita mo ‘to. Sinasadya mo talaga eh. Gusto kong malaman anong nangyari sa inyo. Anong nangyari sa sakit ni Anselmo? Si YayaMot, ginulpi ba?” (Just when it starts getting better, you leave us hanging. Look at you. You’re being deliberate. I want to know what happened to you. What happened to Anselmo’s disease? Was YayaMot beaten up again?)

Donya Tinidora has all of these questions. And Lola Nidora only has this to say to set the tone at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Napakasakit ng ginawa sa akin ni Mama. Naging mapusok ako. Naging malupit naman si Mama. Hindi talaga kami magkakaintindihan.” (What Mama did to me was painful. I was raging with hormones. And Mama was cruel. We didn’t meet halfway.) Being the sadist that she is. Donya Tinidora admitted enjoying seeing Beyonce a.k.a. YayaMot. “Gusto ko yung ginugulpi si YayaMot.” (I like how YayaMot gets beaten up.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Lola Nidora felt bad for the closest thing she ever had to a nanny 70 years ago. “Kawawa naman si YayaMot.” (I feel bad for YayaMot.) Donya Tinidora doesn’t share the same sentiment at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Hindi. Okay lang. Ang ganda nga kaya nung ganun.” (No. It’s okay. It’s awesome to see it that way.) [The woman who played Beyonce, Anne Boleche a.k.a. Hopia, was a constant butt of jokes among the resident dancers of Eat Bulaga.] Lola Nidora and Donya Tinidora were off to the next Sugod Bahay winner while waiting for the ANSERA characters to get dressed.

After distributing prizes and entertainment on their next Sugod Bahay winner. Lola Nidora started opening her diary at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Makinig ka na.” (Listen up.) Donya Tinidora is all set. “Nakikinig na ako. Dalawa lang naman tayo dito, ate.” (I am listening. It’s just the 2 of us here.) Boss Joey had to check though. “Hindi pa ba bumabalik si Tidora?” (Has Tidora returned?) Donya Tinidora then complained. “Ang tagal tagal nga.” (She took forever to come back.) Lola Nidora excused Donya Tidora in the latter’s behalf. “Hinatid nga yung cedula at yung amelyar.” (She handled the community residence certificate and the real estate tax receipts.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Once everyone is set for the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode narration. Lola Nidora began. “Dear Diary. Unang araw ngayon ng Pebrero. Pero lubos na nagluluksa ang puso ko sa pagkawalay ko sa aking irog na si Anselmo. Susuko na ba ako? O ipaglalaban pa ba ang pag-ibig namin? Sa bawat hampas at suntok ng mga tauhan ni Mama, parang ako na rin ang binubuntal nila. Kayanin man namin ang sakit ng katawan. Pero ang sakit ng puso ay parang maliliit na tinik na unti-unting tumutusok sa aming buong pagkatao. Bakit ganun ang pag-ibig? Ikulong man ako ni Mama, ang puso ko’y mananatiling kapiling si Anselmo.”

(It’s the first day of February. But my heart is in deep mourning for getting uprooted from my beloved Anselmo. Should I give up? Or should I keep on fighting for our love? For every blow and punch by Mama’s henchmen, it seems as if they’re punching me too. Even if the body endures the pain. Heartaches are like little thorns that seep little by little into our very being. Why is love like that? Even if Mama locked me up, my heart will continuously be with Anselmo.)

Nidora is locked up some place that the audience would find darker than usual. She prayed the rosary in silence. Anselmo is shown at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode DUBsmashing to “Bituing Marikit” by Ric Manrique. Nidora inadvertently replied by DUBsmashing to “Saan Ka Man Naroroon” by Pilita Corales. Anselmo DUBsmashed again. This time to the tune of “Ang Tangi Kong Pag-Ibig” by Diomedes Maturan. Nidora DUBsmashed too. Hers was “Dahil Sa Yo” by [according to Boss Joey] Armida Siguion Reyna.

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Anselmo is pacing around the room when someone arrived. “Pepito. Insan.” Pepito got worried for his cousin. “Hindi ka ba pupunta sa bukid? Tanghali na.” (Aren’t you going to the farm? The sun is up.) Anselmo tried to commit though. “Susunod ako. Magpapalakas lang dahil medyo masakit pa ang aking ulo.” (I’d be following suit. I just need to regain my strength since my head still hurt.)

It didn’t mention if the community knew about Anselmo’s incident with Donya Ariana. But Pepito gave Anselmo something to regain his strength. “Eto. Pinadala ni Nanay itong gatas na ito. Magpalakas ka daw. At dun ka na raw sa amin mananghalian.” (Here. Mother sent it for this [bottle of carabao’s] milk. She told you to get healthy. And have some lunch at home too.) Anselmo appreciated Pepito’s efforts. “Salamat, insan.” (Thanks, cousin.)

Lola Nidora longed for Anselmo at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Sabik na sabik na ako kay Anselmo. Ipinipikit ko lang ang mata ko tuwing maaalala ko siya. Alam namin na kayang kaya namin. Kaya tuwing tanghali, ipinipikit namin ang aming mga mata at iniisip ang isa’t isa. Iniisip namin na magkapiling kami. Iniisip namin na kami’y magkatabi.” (I am so excited for Anselmo. I just have to close my eyes whenever I remember him. We know that we can really do it. So every noontime, we close our eyes and think of each other. We think that we are together. We think that we are beside each other.) Another “magic realism” moment in the ANSERA saga like what happened in the ALDUB 28th Weeksary episode.

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Donya Tinidora liked the premise though. “Ate, ang ibig sabihin pala nun, sabay kayong pumipikit. Parang split-screen lang.” (It means you close your eyes together. Just like a split-screen.) Lola Nidora confirmed Donya Tinidora’s hunch at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Ganun na nga, Tinidora. Puede mong gawin yun.” (Exactly, Tinidora. You can do that too.) Donya Tinidora had to ask to be safe though. “Iisipin ko lang?” (I just have to think it?) Lola Nidora agreed. “Para kahit magkalayo kayo, sa takdang oras, titigil kayong dalawa at ang isa’t isa lang ang iisipin.” (So that even if you are apart, at the designated time, you will both stop and just think of each other.)

Donya Tinidora now loves the process. “Maganda pala yun. Masubukan ko nga. Kaya lang, baka maisip namin, patay na kami. Hindi na ako makakadilat.” (It turned out to be good. I should try it. But we might mutually think that we’re dead. I might not open my eyes again.) Lola Nidora didn’t think so. “Hindi. Diyan ang connection ng puso. Walang malayo. Walang pader. Walang posas. Walang harang. Ituloy ko?” (No. That’s the connection of the heart. Nothing’s far. No walls. No handcuffs. No obstacles. Shall I continue?) Donya Tinidora prodded Lola Nidora at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Tuloy mo.” (Continue.)

Lola Nidora started. “Dear Diary.” Donya Tinidora got distracted at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode again. “Uy, bago yan! Sino si Diary?” (That’s new. Who’s Diary?) Lola Nidora reminded Donya Tinidora of how diary entries usually begin.) “Hindi. Ito yung diary.” (No. Just this diary.) Lola Nidora then resumed reading out loud. “Parang may nararamdaman ako sa katawan ko. Siguro dahil sa pagkakakulong sa akin ng Mama.” (I feel something in my body. Maybe an effect of getting locked up by Mama.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Donya Ariana was at the living room when she called out her maid at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Beyonce. Huling pagkakataon mo na ito, Beyonce. Pag hindi mo inayos ang trabaho mo, pati pamilya mo, pati EB Babes, papalayasin ko kayo sa hacienda! Kailangan hindi na sila makapag-usap ni Anselmo.” (This is your last chance. If you failed to brush up on your job, I would send you, your family and the rest of the EB Babes out of the farm! They must never speak to each other of Anselmo again!)

Beyonce spotted the inconsistency in Donya Ariana’s statements. Her English has minor improvement too. “I thought you don’t want Nidora to bite mosquitoes. You want her in the aircon. So why arrest her, Senyora? Why you have to put her in the stockroom?” Donya Ariana beat up Beyonce again for being too meddlesome in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. Boss Joey partly blamed the maid’s overzealousness. “Sagot pa kasi ng sagot.” (She kept talking back.)

Donya Ariana scolded Beyonce a.k.a. YayaMot again. “Pakialamera ka ha?” (How meddlesome of you!) Beyonce could only complain. “You’re very hurting, Senyora. Violence is bad. Parental guidance. Keep this in mind. What you’re doing is against the RA 9262 law. Anti Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.” This was more like the KalyeSerye crew’s reaction to how domestic violence is passed off as comedy in the ANSERA saga like in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode.

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Then again, the same crew has an answer to the complain that Beyonce echoed from social media. It was expressed through Donya Ariana at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Tumigil ka! Hindi pa uso yan ngayon! Wala pang ganyang batas! Kaya tumigil ka! Isa kang hampaslupang alipin ko! Kaya’t sasaktan kita kung gusto ko!” (Shut up! That law is still not the trend today! That law doesn’t exist yet! So stop! You are my scumbag slave! So I will hurt you whenever I feel like it!) She then dealt Beyonce with an elbow drop. Allan K found Donya Ariana harsh. “Grabe si Mama ano?” (Mama is too much, isn’t she?) KalyeSerye haters often forget that the parody concept is still very much alive in this segment.

Donya Ariana’s twisted sense of parenthood got even weirder though at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Katulad ni Nidora, tinuturuan ko lamang kayo ng leksyon. Ako na lang ang magpapahirap kay Nidora. Kaysa naman paghihirap dulot ni Anselmo na dala ng kanyang kahirapan.” (Like Nidora, I am just teaching you a lesson. I will just make Nidora suffer myself. Rather than she suffer due to Anselmo’s poverty.) [Loose Translation: I don’t care if may daughter suffers as long as I dish out the lessons.] Beyonce found it disturbing too. “Bad ka, Senyora. That is bad, remember.”

Donya Ariana hates getting her methods questioned too. Especially by her own maid. “Papalabasin ko rin naman siya eh. Pakialamera ka lang kasi. Sige na. Pakainin mo na si Nidora. At kakausapin ko siya mamaya.” (I will be sending her out anyway. You just like to butt in. Go ahead. Feed Nidora. I will talk to her later.) Beyonce saw how Donya Ariana used her crutch as weapon again. “Can you please get my crutch?” Donya Ariana held the crutch pointed at her as the sound of artillery was heard at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Sige. Pakainin mo na.” (Go ahead. Feed her.)

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Apart from the “split-screen” moments. Lola Nidora knew little of what happened to Anselmo. “Ilang araw na akong walang balita kay Anselmo. Kamusta na kaya siya?” (It’s been days since I last heard anything about Anselmo. How is he?) Boss Joey saw on the other monitor how Anselmo winced in pain again. “Sumasakit yung kisme.” (His hair hurt.) At the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. Lola Nidora felt physical pains too. “Nararamdaman ko ang pangungulila. Kasabay ng iba’t ibang sakit na nararamdaman ko.” (I could feel the longing. Alongside various feelings in me.)

Beyonce carried Nidora’s tray of food despite having difficulty in walking with a crutch. “How are you? You’re still pretty like YayaMot.” Nidora felt guilty at the sight of Beyonce’s wounds. “Hindi pa pala nawawala ang mga sugat sa katawan mo. Sorry ha? Pasensiya na.” (Your wounds haven’t healed yet. I’m sorry. My apologies.) Beyonce didn’t want Nidora to worry about it anymore at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “No worries. As I told you, they will be back, remember? I will endure everything for you. All the punch to the right, punch to the left. Hit back and forth. I don’t care. As long as you’re okay. I’m okay.”

ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama
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Nidora could only thank the maid. “Maraming salamat sa yo, Beyonce.” Beyonce felt a little guilty at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode too. “I just want to apologize. Coz nowadays I can’t go to Anselmo. Before your Mama has few guards. Now so many. They are looking after me. I can’t sit. I can’t go. But you know what? I have a strong feeling. You and Anselmo will have perfect life. Okay. Just hold on. Don’t give up. Okay? I love you.” Nidora thanked her again for the little info she provided. “Salamat, Beyonce.” Beyonce prodded Nidora to eat. “You eat now. I bring you a lot. Drink your milk.”

Nidora wasn’t feeling well. Later, she ran to the toilet room. Beyonce got worried for her ward. “Nidora … What happened to you?” Nidora didn’t answer. But the sound of Nidora throwing up is heard. Beyonce had to ask Nidora again. “Is your tummy cold? Have you eat not better last night?” Nidora tried to appease Beyonce while staying in the toilet room. “Okay lang ako, Beyonce. Okay lang ako.” (I am okay.) But at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. Beyonce started fearing the worst. “Nidora? … Cannot be. Cannot be.” Beyonce had to wait for Nidora to come out before asking. “Nidora, are you pregnant?” The truck horn honked off. Ending the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode on a cliffhanger.

Boss Joey thought that it escalated quickly. “Ano kayang nangyari? Biglang naduduwal ah. Nag-boojie lang eh.” (What could have happened? She’s suddenly throwing up. It was just boogie.) Allan K heard Nidora throw up too at the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. “Oo nga. Naduduwal eh.” (Yeah. She puked.) All Boss Joey thought of was the boogie at ANSERA Volume 6. “Yung pagikot-ikot na yan. Baka may nangyari na. Di lang natin alam.” (That spinning. Something might have happened. That we don’t know.)

What kind of “boogie” could it be? It takes 2 to tango. Or in the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode, it take 2 to boogie. And it takes to like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode replay. Subscribing to Eat Bulaga’s official YouTube channel would also help satisfy your curiosity.

Things are heating up after the ALDUB Bagsik ni Mama episode. Did the KalyeSerye go where the story is not supposed to be? Or expected? Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza has yet to even kiss. And there’s a speculation of a character pregnancy. More episode recaps to come just to check if ever we missed anything. To keep yourself abreast of the latest episode recaps, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We’d be expecting you.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: Why So Negative?

Who let Ms. Kara Ortiga get away with an article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH? Everyone including me was expecting a feature article. Not an editorial or an opinion article about how the ALDUB Phenomenon revolved around a girl like Maine Mendoza. Like seriously. I’ve read tabloid articles way better than the article published on Esquire PH’s February 2016 issue. I had to read the article again to check what else did I miss. Also, as of this writing, Ms. Kara Ortiga has set her Twitter account to private.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

Why all this ruckus when the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH is not the first article that critiqued ALDUB? Sure. It’s just Maine Mendoza and JOWAPAO (amalgam for Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros) on the cover. But not even Alden Richards was spared from the spiteful prose that failed Ms. Ortiga failed to suppress in the article. Same bitterness is also evident the moment she wrote about the fans.

About fans of ALDUB and Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “Fans frantically wave their AlDub tarpaulins, hoping the cameraman decides to pan left.”

Bad choice of words right there. Early in the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH and there’s a slight shade to the fans. Can’t fans simply be enthusiastic because they are happy at the sight of Alden Richards as mentioned in the screengrab? It is unfair to generalize fan clubs as camera-grubbing individuals. And all the more unfair that you attributed that image to the AlDub fan club mentioned.

About Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “When Maine Mendoza arrives at our shoot, she is three hours late, …”

Why embolden these words? While the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH is not a PR stunt or an advertising feature, putting your subject on a bad light would immediately scoff off some readers. Some may still be unaware of who Maine Mendoza is at this time. What if it’s their first time to read about her and chanced upon your article with the second paragraph looking like this? Why bother mention it when the magazine cover does not show it? It seems as if you want to make her pay for the wasted 3 hours.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

About Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “Her smile cannot hide exhaustion, and her face shows the most signs of it – eyes droopy, skin sagging in some places, the result of the wear and tear from early call times, overdone makeup, and late night wrap-ups.”

Ms. Ortiga really went the extra mile in describing Maine Mendoza’s appearance before the stylists managed to come up with her look. Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH revealed a stunning woman happy to be featured on a magazine again. A stark contrast to the woman Ms. Ortiga just described. If she is trying to make her owe her appearance on the magazine to the Esquire PH staff, they should have said so without mentioning specifics. The moment the phrase “overdone makeup” appeared on the article. I am immediately reminded of the days when Maine Mendoza would get bashed for not being pretty enough. That she only got pretty lately because of getting caked up. (I don’t need to name those tabloid writers.)

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

About Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “Maine could lip-sync, all right – but that was about all she could do.”

This is the part in the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH starts to really feel more like an opinion piece than a well-researched feature article. Ortiga made the effort to transcribe what little she knew of the audition interview that Ms. Jenny Ferre conducted for Maine Mendoza. Worse, she did not even interview Maine Mendoza herself. But more on that later since we see that Ms. Ortiga can’t even spell Wally Bayola’s name correctly. It’s BAYOLA, not BAYONA. He’s in the photoshoot. She should have at least made the courtesy to ask the man himself if she got his name right.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

About Alden Richards on Esquire PH: “Alden Richards, a C-list actor who was still awaiting his break.”

C-list by whose parameters? Halfway through the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH and the sarcasm is already reverberating through the halls. Who measures celebrities today as A-list, B-list and C-list? If having 5 soaps – top-billing 3 of them all on primetime – is not enough to remove the snooty view on Alden Richards, what could? Better yet, what television network is Ms. Ortiga actually viewing before she first laid eyes on Alden Richards? If Ms. Ortiga just used the term “C-list” to declare her superiority over anyone that fawns on Aldub, bad move. More like bad choice of words. And we’re only halfway through the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH.

About ALDUB on Esquire PH: “As Anna Mangipol of YES! Magazine points out, think about it: have you ever heard of a love team who could dictate the storyboards of advertisers?”

“Dictate” is different from “adjust”. I may not know the level of adjustments that advertisers made to cater to the logistic demands of a love team like ALDUB. But it’s still not the same as “dictate”. And it’s a sign that this article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH is screaming/begging for attention with the kind of quotes that Ms. Ortiga highlighted. It seems as if she highlighted more of the bad ones because there isn’t anything good worth highlighting anyway. I now have to finish the article just to check anything worth salvaging.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

About Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “I catch her wobbling.”

Apparently, the fault-finder in Ms. Ortiga is very much alive in the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH. She went further by writing “A stylist steps in to fix the creases on her clothes, and she holds on to his arms lightly, steadying herself to keep from being caught off-balance”. She obviously doesn’t trust in her subject enough to let her be in this pictorial-slash-photoshoot.

About Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH: “It’s sad that our only encounter is a short e-mail exchange.”

The most disturbing thing in the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH? Ms. Ortiga claims that the only encounter she had with Maine Mendoza is that email. She doesn’t count the photoshoot as the other encounter with the subject. She might be referring to the only time that she got to talk to Maine Mendoza ON EMAIL. Like she had the nerve to write and highlight everything negative about the cover girl and only talk to her by email? Does Ms. Ortiga have any issues with one-on-one interviews? How come it would be the “only” encounter Ms. Ortiga would get with Maine Mendoza? She spent more time documenting her flaws.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH
Screengrab from Esquire PH February 2016 Issue

Okay, she may be more of a skeptic and less of a hater towards ALDUB as expressed in the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH. But reading the whole article contained 10% about Maine Mendoza and even less about JOWAPAO. She was already there watching the cover girl (and men) in action. She had the opportunity to interview them in person. Instead of doing that, she used the space given to her FOR HER OWN RAMBLINGS about how much of a skeptic is she.

While it’s easy to blame the negative writeup about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH on Ms. Ortiga alone, the bigger question is why did Esquire PH let her get away with this? Is it that time of the month where she’s a flaming hemorrhoid and she needed an outlet of her fury? Furthermore, does she even want to write about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH? It really comes across as a vengeful article to me. Like “You make me write about a topic that I don’t like? I will give you an article that you don’t like!” And now, seems like her goal of taking Esquire PH down the drain with her slightly worked.

I don’t know what issue does she have with Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH. But reading the article courtesy of some screengrabs online got me thinking that Ms. Kara Ortiga has some issues. Well, some people have some issues with Maine Mendoza for real. But not all of them get the opportunity to write in a magazine of nationwide reach like Esquire PH. Not all of them get away with writing a list of bad memories. All narrated in the point of the view of the writer and not of the subjects that she is supposed to interview. This is basically why it reads more like a ranting opinion article than a feature article.

Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH

What could have made the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH better?

If I ended up buying a copy of the February 2016 issue of Esquire PH magazine. I’d expect an interview conducted with JOWAPAO and Maine Mendoza. You don’t put them on the cover and write an interview so brief towards the end of the article that it looked more like footnote or an afterthought. All of them. You never disregard the importance of JOWAPAO in the career of Maine Mendoza. (And Alden Richards as well.) You fail to point that out? It will reveal how you, as a writer, view their importance in the ALDUB Phenomenon.

Instead of an interview, you packed your article with unsavory observations from the fans to Alden Richards to Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH. Opinions. If you can’t tell the difference between an opinion article and a feature article, how did you get a job in a magazine? I don’t know if you have done this before to other celebrities featured on your publication. But surely, other celebrities might start having second thoughts about gracing your cover again. What’s the use of being your cover girl if the article ended up sounding spiteful and bitter?

It was an interesting detour from the episode recaps. Perhaps because the article about Maine Mendoza on Esquire PH really got some heads shaking. (And thumbs sore from tweeing Ms. Ortiga for days now.) For the rest of the episode recaps, just follow us on our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. We’d be expecting you.

Mr and Mrs Sotto: ANSERA Volume 6

[Today’s episode title, Mr and Mrs Sotto, is in reference to the wedding between one of the founding fathers of Eat Bulaga. Bossing Vic Sotto and co-host Pauleen Luna. One of the few episode titles that does not have the word “ALDUB” in it.] Donya Tinidora was plucking a flower to the rhyme of “He loves me. He loves me too.” Lola Nidora hugged her diary to continue reliving her love story with Anselmo.

Mr And Mrs Sotto

Donya Tinidora had to orient her sister [and the viewers as well] of Bossing Vic’s absence at the KalyeSerye commentary panel. “Andun na ha? Nagre-relax na si Marvic. Tapos yung bride, andun na ha? Nagme-make up na rin.” (He’s already there. Marvic is now relaxing. The bride has also relaxed too. She’s started on her makeup.) Boss Joey had to verify at this point in the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Yung pari ha? Hindi yan yung paring nagkasal sa pamangkin ni Nidora.” (The priest. He’s not the one who wed Nidora’s grand-niece.)

Donya Tinidora assured Boss Joey at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ay hindi po. Hindi yung nagkasal kay Frankie? Yung dinakip.” (No. The one who wed Frankie? The one who got arrested.) Senator Tito inserted a little inside joke to elicit Donya Tinidora’s reaction. “Naghirap daw si Frankie eh. Natalo sa basketball.” (Frankie allegedly fell into hard times. He lost at the basketball bet.)

Donya Tinidora denied it. “Hindi. Ikaw ang natalo. Kala mo, nakakalimutan na ni Jose yan ha?” (No. You lost. You thought Jose has forgotten about it, huh?) Senator Tito can’t help but laugh it off at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. Donya Tinidora then reminded Lola Nidora to continue her story. “Ate, ituloy na natin ang kwento. Tungkol sa baile.” (Elder sister, let’s continue with the story. About the dance party.)

Mr And Mrs SottoLola Nidora opened her diary at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Eto na ang pagpapatuloy ko. Dear Diary. Eto na siguro ang pinakamasaya kong araw. Ngayon lang kami magiging malaya bilang magkasintahan. Yun lang ang iniisip ko sa oras na yun. Ang baile ang pinakamasayang araw sa buhay ko.” (Here is the continuation. Dear Diary. This might be my happiest day. We only experienced freedom as lovers today. That is all on my mind at that time. The dance party is the happiest day of my life.)

Nidora was outside the venue with Anselmo. “Handa na ako, Anselmo.” (I am now ready, Anselmo.) Anselmo’s happiness at the Mr and Mrs Sotto was boundless. “Nasasabik ka na ngang makilala ng mga kaibigan ko. Lalo na yung kababata kong nagkakaroon ng kaarawan.” (My friends are excited to meet you. Especially my childhood friend who’s having a birthday.) Both of them stood up and prepared themselves. Nidora volunteered to check on Anselmo’s clothes. “Teka. Ayusin ko muna ang damit mo.” (Wait. I need to prep up your clothes.)

Nidora just dusted off some dirt from Anselmo’s shirt and fixed his collar. “Ayan. Kitang kita na ang pagkakisig ng katawan mo, Anselmo.” (There. Your handsome physique is now obvious, Anselmo.) Anselmo was a little worried about his trousers. “Hindi ba masyadong mataas ang bewang?” (Isn’t it a little too high for my waist?) Nidora thought otherwise. “Hindi naman. Uso yan eh.” (Not really. It’s the trend.)

Mr And Mrs SottoAnselmo can’t help but hear things close to where they stood. “May naririnig ka ba?” (Do you hear anything?) He must have been referring to some commentary in the background. [Not loud enough to be heard on TV though.] Nidora didn’t hear them. “Hindi. Ikaw lang ang naririnig ko.” (No. You’re all that I hear.) Anselmo got extra worried at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Parang may nagsasabi kasing itaas ko raw ang pantalon ko.” (As if someone is telling me to raise my pants.) Nidora just thought that Anselmo is hearing things. “Guni guni mo lang yan, Anselmo. Tara na.” (They’re just in your head. Let’s go.) Hand in hand, Anselmo and Nidora entered the venue.

Elsewhere at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. Donya Ariana’s entourage kept the search for Nidora. Whether it included the presidential assistance that Donya Ariana requested in ANSERA Volume 5 is uncertain. Donya Ariana “Pakiramdam ko, andito lang sina Anselmo at Nidora. Naaamoy ko sila …. Ano ba? Sabi ko, mag-deodorant ka!” (I fell that Anselmo and Nidora are just nearby. I can smell them ….. What the heck! I told you to apply deodorant!)

Beyonce was outside the car, walking with a crutch. Donya Ariana asked her henchment at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Si Beyonce ba yang nakikita ko?” (Is that Beyonce that I see?) Her driver Crispin answered. “Opo, Senyora. Kasama po.” (Yes, Madam. She’s with us.) Donya Ariana must have forgotten that she’s part of the entourage since she made her walk on her own. “Pues, very good. Kunin nyo si Beyonce. Bilis!” (Very good. Fetch Beyonce. Quick!)

Mr And Mrs SottoApparently, Beyonce wasn’t part of the entourage. On why she walked alongside Donya Ariana’s car was unclear. Nevertheless, Beyonce was appalled at seeing Donya Ariana. “Senyora? Why you here? I thought you’re in Zambales.” Donya Ariana’s mind games started functioning at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Akala mo lang yun. Nagbago nang isip ko. Sayang lang ang oras. Kailangang matagpuan ko na si Nidora at si Anselmo.” (That’s what you thought. I changed my mind. Time is wasted. I need to find Nidora and Anselmo.)

Donya Ariana revealed how worried is she of Nidora at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Nagaalala ako sa aking anak. Baka walang aircon ang kanyang silid. Sensitive pa naman ang balat nun. Isang kagat ng lamok, kurikong agad.” (I am worried for my child. Her room might not have airconditioning. She has sensitive skin. A minor mosquito bite would induce warts.) Allan K found it a little exaggerated at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Talaga? Wala sa hitsura.” (Really? It wasn’t very obvious.)

Donya Ariana mentioned how high her expectations are. “Ayokong mabuhay nang mahirap ang aking anak. Napakaganda ng aking anak. Ng mga anak ko. Lalo na si Tidora. Si Tinidora …” (I don’t want my child to be poor. My child is so beautiful. My children [are so beautiful]. Especially Tidora.) Boss Joey tried to ask indirectly at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ano si Tinidora?” (How about Tinidora?) Donya Ariana almost dropped the topic. “Change topic.” Donya Tinidora felt a little hurt. “Okay ha?” Almost. Donya Ariana then mentioned her youngest daughter among the triplets. “Sa father’s side siya nagmana. Hindi ko siya kamukha.” (She got her looks from her father. I don’t look like her.)

Mr And Mrs SottoBeyonce, despite the broken English, still tried to talk some sense to Donya Ariana. “Senyora, but they love each other. Let them love each other.” Donya Ariana does not appreciate advice from a slave. “Let them? Shut up! I do not need your opinion!” Donya Ariana steals Beyonce’s crutch and cocks it. The sound of gunfire is heard. Donya Tinidora found the sound of gunfire from a crutch to be funny. “Pinatay.” (Killed it.) Allan K thought how it escalated quickly at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Saklay yun. May bala?” (That’s a crutch. It has a bullet?)

Beyonce could only complain. There is some improvement on her English though. “You’re so bad, Senyora. Parental guidance is recommended. Violence is bad.” Donya Ariana had enough of Beyonce’s broken English. “Tama na yan, Beyonce. Samahan mo ako. Hindi matatapos ang araw na ito. Makikita ko ang dalawang yun. Ipamigay ang posters.” (Enough, Beyonce. Come with me. Before this day will end. I will see those two. Distribute the posters.) Beyonce tried to get her crutch back. “Senyora. Senyora, my crutch! Senyora, how can I walk?” Donya Ariana left Beyonce to fend for herself. “Kaya mo na yan.” (You can handle yourself now.)

Lola Nidora remembered the blindside that Donya Ariana committed at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Lingid sa kaalaman namin, hindi naman pala umalis sa aming bayan si Mama. Ang araw na ito para sa akin ay Valentine’s Day kahit Enero pa lang.” (Unbeknownst to us, Mama did not go out of town. This is an early Valentine’s Day for me even if it’s just January.)

Mr And Mrs SottoAnselmo braced himself in introducing Nidora to his closest friends. “Nasasabik na akong makilala ka ng aking kaibigan.” (I am thrilled to introduce you to my friends.) Nidora was just as thrilled. “Ako rin. Malapit na ba tayo?” (Me too. Are we getting close now?) Anselmo was by the doorstep. “Konti na lang. Konting tiis na lang.” (Just a little more.) A big band played boogie music live onstage upon their arrival at the venue. People were dancing on the floor having fun. Nidora had some punch drinks on the side. [Dancers consisted of the That’s My Bae finalists and the EB Babes at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode.]

Outside, Donya Ariana kept berating Beyonce for her inefficiency at distributing the posters. They had new posters using a different photo of Nidora. This was a stark contrast to the festivities going on at the dance party. Anselmo was delighted at the dancers that he and Nidora saw upon their arrival. “Napakahusay!” (Magnificent!) Nidora enjoyed what she saw while having some fruit punch to drink at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ang huhusay naman nila.” (They are amazing.)

Anselmo then approached the celebrant while talking to Nidora at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ipapakilala kita kay Camilo. Camilo, maligayang kaarawan.” (Let me introduce you to Camilo. Camilo, happy birthday.) Nidora greeted Camilo too. “Maligayang kaarawan, Camilo.” (Happy birthday, Camilo.) Anselmo presented Nidora to Camilo and his friends. “Ang aking irog na si Nidora.” (My beloved, Nidora.) Camilo and the rest of the guests was just as happy to see her.

Mr And Mrs SottoAnselmo could only be amazed at how grand the party is. “Napakaengrande ng iyong kaarawan, kaibigan.” (Your birthday party is so grand, my friend.) Camilo and the rest of his close buddies then asked Anselmo. “Ipakita mo naman kay Nidora yung napakagaling mong sayaw. Ang husay husay mo naman eh.” (Show Nidora your dancing skills. You’re very good at it.) Nidora egged Anselmo just as well at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Sumayaw ka naman.” (Please dance.) Anselmo was hesitant. “Hindi na. Ako’y nahihiya.” (No need. I am shy.)

Nidora believed Anselmo can dance brilliantly. “Kaya mo yan!” (You can do it.) Anselmo’s friends [and the audience present at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode as well] started cheering for him. “Anselmo! Anselmo! Anselmo!” Soon, Anselmo gave in to the request. “O sige.” (Okay.) Anselmo entered the stage on his own. But not before dedicating his dance to Nidora. Anselmo noted at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Nidora, para sa iyo ang sayaw na ito.” (This dance is for you.) Nidora wished him good luck. “Galingan mo, Anselmo.” (Make it good, Anselmo.)

Once Anselmo was done with his number. Nidora ran to hug him. “Napakahusay! Napakahusay mo, Anselmo! Payakap nga. Ang husay mo. Hindi ko alam na sanay ka palang sumayaw ng ganun.” (Magnificent! You’re brilliant, Anselmo! Let me hug you. You were amazing. I didn’t know that you are used to dancing like that.) Soon, it was the girls’ turn at the Mr and Mrs Sotto to urge Nidora to dance. “Nidora, kami naman ang ayain mo sa sayawan. Sanay ka namang sumayaw sa kolehiyo natin.” (Take us dancing too. You were used to dancing in college.) Nidora may be with her college friends. But she’s having apprehensions. “Hindi ako sanay. Nahihiya ako.” (I’m not used to it. I’m shy.)

Mr And Mrs Sotto

Anselmo urged her to dance too. “Ikaw naman ang pinakamaganda sa kanila. Ipakita mo ang iyong galing. Naaalala mo? Tayo’y nag-ensayo.” (You are the most beautiful among them. Show them how good you are. Remember? We practiced.) Nidora acknowledged it. “Ng boogie [/boo-jee/]. Naaalala ko.” (Boogie. I remember.) Anselmo emphasized the practice sessions further at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Boojie Wonderland.”

Anselmo’s words were not enough to boost Nidora’s confidence. “Nahihiya ako, Anselmo.” (I am shy, Anselmo.) Anselmo kept convincing her. “Sige na. Ipakita mo na, Nidora.” (Come on. Show them what you’re got, Nidora.) After some further prodding. Nidora agreed. “Sige na nga. Para sa iyo ito, Anselmo.” (Okay. This is for you, Anselmo.) Boss Joey found Anselmo’s choice of words a little “dated”. “Boojie Wonderland ha?”

Nidora was already on the dance floor when she felt like backing out. Her friends only stopped her. That’s when she just let herself be. Once she started dancing, the rest of the girls followed her at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. This happened while Crispin and his cohorts started pasting posters under the orders of Donya Ariana.

Mr And Mrs Sotto

Nidora apologized after her dance number was done. “Pasensiya. Hindi ako masyadong nakapaghanda.” (My apologies. I was not very prepared.) Anselmo found her claim incredulous. “Seryoso ka ba talagang hindi ka nakapaghanda?” (Are you serious when you said that you failed to prepare in time?) Nidora confirmed it slightly at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Hindi masyado, Anselmo. Pero sana nagustuhan mo.” (Not really, Anselmo. But I hope you liked it.) Anselmo loved it. “Pero napakahusay ng iyong sayaw.” (But your dance was great.) Camilo then signaled the dance party to continue. “Tuloy ang sayawan.” (Keep on dancing.)

Nidora and Anselmo started dancing together the boogie at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. They still call it the “boojie” after Anselmo’s pronunciation mishap. Their feet wasn’t sore enough unlike Donya Ariana. Shown in a different area. Donya Ariana’s feet are sore from walking all over town. Anselmo and Nidora then performed once of the high-risk moves ever performed on the dance floor.

Senator Tito felt his heart stop upon seeing the performance.“Takot ko ah.” (That scared me.) Boss Joey was more than impressed. “Hanep! Buwis-buhay!” (Awesome! And high risk too!) Allan K was shocked in a good way. “In fairness!” Anselmo then acknowledged the talent that Nidora had. “Sabi ko naman sa yo. Tayo’y hindi mapapahiya.” (I told you. We will not be embarrassed.) Nidora didn’t think that she practiced enough. “Hindi tayo nag-ensayo ng lagay na yan.” (We don’t have enough practice at that case.)

Mr And Mrs Sotto

Anselmo confirmed the lack of practice. “Hindi tayo nag-ensayo. Ika’y napakahusay on the spot.” (We did not practice that much. You were amazing on the spot.) Nidora found Anselmo just as great. “Ikaw din. Napaligaya mo ako, Anselmo. Salamat sa pag-imbita sa akin dito.” (You too. You made me exhilaratingly happy. Thanks for inviting me here.) Anselmo felt the same at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Mas lalo ako. Ako’y lubusang naliligayahan. At nawawala ang aking mga nararamdaman kapag kasama kita.” (All the more for me. I am overflowing with joy. I lose my pain whenever I am with you.)

Nidora had to catch her breath at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Teka lang, Anselmo. Huminga muna tayo.” (Wait, Anselmo. Let’s breath for awhile.) Upon regaining her strength. Nidora invited Anselmo to the dance floor again. “Gusto ko pang sumayaw, Anselmo.” (I want to dance more.) Anselmo felt the same too. “Gusto ko pang sumayaw. Ano? Tara na?” (I want to dance more. What now? Let’s go?) Nidora agreed.

Anselmo and Nidora returned to the dance floor. Sweet music played to the tune of “Blue Moon” at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. Allan K recognized the tune and sang along. It was at this point in the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode that Donya Ariana arrives at the party venue. Furious that the lovebirds managed to party in her supposed absence. Anselmo was also feeling bad at this point. A clear sign that he’s out of energy.

Mr And Mrs SottoFor a doyenne perceived as educated, prim and proper. Donya Ariana tends to act like some uneducated housewife who left her manners at home as of the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Tama na yan! Itigil ang kaguluhang ito!” (Enough! Stop this ruckus!) Nidora hid behind Anselmo at Donya Ariana’s arrival. Donya Ariana suddenly remembered her manners the moment she realized the crowd present at the dance party.“Nidora. Anak. Halika na, anak. Sumama ka na kay Mama.” (Child. Come. Come to Mama.)

Donya Ariana’s mind games kept on. “Hija, nagaalala lang naman ako na baka di ka alagaan ni Anselmo.” (Dear, I am just worried that Anselmo will not take care of you.) Nidora kept hiding behind Anselmo. Donya Ariana mentioned the rest of her plans at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Hija, pupunta tayo sa America. Hindi ba, anak, gusto mong pumunta dun?” (We will go to the United States. Isn’t it, child, that you wanted to go there?)

Nidora’s defiance stayed on. “Mama, sa piling lamang po ni Anselmo ako magiging maligaya. Mama, pabayaan nyo na po kami.” (I will only be happy in Anselmo’s place. Please let us be.) Donya Ariana broke the 4th wall again. “Wag mong painitin ang ulo ko! Mainit na sa wig!” (Don’t get me furious! This wig is getting me sweaty!) Allan K laughed hard again at Donya Ariana’s quip at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode.

Mr And Mrs SottoDonya Ariana set aside her manners again. The audience present be damned. “Masama akong magalit, Nidora. Alam mo yan!” (I have a bad temper, Nidora. You know that!) She pushed Beyonce aside to prove her point at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. Nidora asked her mother to stop her cruelty to the poor maid. “Huwag!” (No!) Beyonce could only complain in futility. “It’s very ouch ha?” Anselmo had to beg Donya Ariana’s mercy in case there is still any mercy left in her. “Senyora, nagmamakaawa po ako sa inyo. Patawarin nyo po kami.” (Madam, I beg you. Please forgive us.)

Donya Ariana found it useless to talk to Anselmo at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ayaw kitang kausap, Anselmo. Isa kang hampaslupang kukurap kurap!” (I don’t want to talk to you, Anselmo! You’re just a scoundrel that keeps on blinking!) Nidora tried to tell Donya Ariana to watch her words. Anselmo though was hurt. “Ang hard nyo naman po.” (You’re too hard on me.) Donya Ariana ended up giving Anselmo a piece of her mind though. “Hindi ikaw ang nababagay sa anak ko. Halika na, Nidora.” (You are not the one who deserved my daughter. Let’s go, Nidora.)

Nidora still refused to obey her mother. “Mama, ayoko.” (No.) Donya Ariana repeated what she announced at the venue. “Pupunta na tayo sa America.” (We will go to America.) Nidora and Anselmo tried to run outside. Beyonce tried to keep Donya Ariana distracted at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Go away! Go away! Go away!” Anselmo and Nidora ran outside the venue only to encounter Crispin and his men.

Mr And Mrs SottoNidora feared the worst. “Anong gagawin nyo? Tigilan nyo! Ano ba?” (What are you going to do with him? Stop! What are you doing?) Donya Ariana laughed like a hyena on steroids hungry for fresh meat at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Akala mo, makakatakas ka, Anselmo.” (You thought you can get away with this, Anselmo.) The men immediately separated Nidora from Anselmo. Then they started beating on the poor man.

Nidora could only scream as another henchman held her away. “Bitawan nyo siya!” (Let go of him!) Donya Ariana urged her henchmen to continue. “Sige! Bugbugin nyo yan!” (Go ahead! Beat him up!) Nidora found Donya Ariana too cruel. But she tried to ask her to stop. “Wag! Tigilan nyo yan! Mama, patigilin mo sila.” (Stop! Mama, make them stop.) Beyonce tried to ask Donya Ariana too. “Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!” Apparently, Donya Ariana has no concept of human rights. She was a worse power-tripper than Lola Nidora herself though. “Ilang beses bang bugbog ang gusto mo?” (How many times do you want to be beaten up?)

Anselmo tried to be polite in his defiance at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Senyora, kahit ilang beses pa po ninyo akong ipabugbog. Hindi po matatawaran ang pagmamahal ko kay Nidora. Ang totoo po niyan, mamamatay na po ako. Kaya’t ang hiling ko sa inyo’y ibigay nyo na ang huling sandali ng aking buhay kasama ang anak nyo. Parang awa nyo na po. Yun lang po ang aking hiling.” (Madam, no matter how many times you get me beaten up. My love for Nidora is boundless. The truth is I am dying. That’s why my request is that you grant the last moments of my life with your daughter. I beg you. That’s all I ask for.)

Mr And Mrs SottoNidora only learned of Anselmo’s terminal illness at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Mama, parang awa nyo na. Pakawalan nyo na po si Anselmo, Mama.” (Please have mercy. Let go of Anselmo, Mama.) Donya Ariana’s more of a sadist than a protective mother at this point. “Hindi nyo ako makukuha sa pakiusap nyo. Crispin, isakay na itong si Nidora sa auto. Bilis!” (You can’t move me with your request. Crispin, take Nidora to the car. Quick!) Nidora tried to get away. “Bitiwan nyo ako!” (Let go of me!) Nidora got away from the henchmen and embraced Anselmo. The men failed to stop the hug from happening.

Anselmo begged Nidora. “Nidora, wag mo kong iiwan.” (Don’t leave me.) The men tried to separate them again. They continued with their cruelty to Anselmo as Nidora screamed. Donya Ariana blocked the path so in case Nidora escapes from the henchmen again, they don’t get to embrace again. Nidora confronted her mother despite Crispin’s tight grip. “Mama, tapusin na natin ito! San nyo ba ko dadalhin?” (Let’s get this over and done with! Where are you taking me?)

The men continued beating up Anselmo. They weren’t efficient enough. Anselmo’s having migraine attacks again. Yet he escaped the thugs in time to see Nidora in the car. Also, the car didn’t run fast enough to stop the lovers from seeing each other. [Also, at this point in the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode, the audio started going choppy.] Anselmo’s suspenders have fallen off. Once he ran out of energy, the car ran out of gas too. Donya Ariana ended up pushing the car herself. Crispin et al were really inefficient at the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode.

Mr And Mrs SottoDonya Tinidora realized how hard it must have been for Lola Nidora as of the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode. “Ate, ang sakit pala ng dinanas mo.” (What you went through was hard.) Lola Nidora’s story was a tough one. “Oo. Yan ang nagpatigas ng puso ko.” (Yes, it hardened my heart.) Donya Tinidora closed the Mr and Mrs Sotto episode once the truck horn honked off. “Napakasakit po ng nangyari kay ate. Naiiyak po ako. Napakalupit naman po ng Mama. Nagawa niya po ang lahat ng yun na pigilin ang kaligayahan.” (What happened to elder sister was painful. I felt like crying. Mama was so harsh.)

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