ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola: Secrets and Lies

ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola

#ALDUBAngLihimNiLola The ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode would end up focusing on the volatile relationship between the twin sisters. Donya Tidora has arrived to mess around with Lola Nidora further. Lola Nidora is already having problems raising the money needed for ransom. She also had to worry about as she keeps on getting irritated at practically anything that Alden did.

ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola
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YayaDUB was not around. Lola Nidora reasoned that she got too preoccupied with Dubsmash. She then showed some clips of YayaDUB DUBSmashing the best lines that Lola Nidora delivered on the ALDUB KalyeSerye so far. From the ALDUB Against All Odds episode to the instances where she was berating the Rogelios. To the moments where she had nothing positive to say to Alden. It was like Lola Nidora’s greatest hits compilation. Everyone was waiting whether YayaDUB would appear on the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode. It has happened before when everyone thought she wasn’t around only to pop out of nowhere.

Lola Nidora’s day was ruined again at the arrival of Donya Tidora. The ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode almost sparked into a showdown between the vertically-conflicted twins. Donya Tidora obviously took pleasure at seeing Lola Nidora feel uncomfortable at her presence. Again, she brought some gifts. A packed duck dish for Jose Manalo. And a jar of atchara to Lola Nidora so she can tolerate her face more. Lola Nidora returned the jar of atchara. Maybe because Lola Nidora viewer herself and her sister as cursed with the same face.

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Donya Tidora then went to presenting another set of incriminating photos. Days of their childhood in Massachusetts. She had them saved in her smartphone. Every photo seemed random until a picture of the twins was observed as torn. The photo showed Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. One of the founding fathers of Eat Bulaga, Joey de Leon, was one of the first to notice the torn part. As if someone was deliberately removed from the photo. The plot thickens in the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode.

This was the part in the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode were Donya Tidora started playing with Lola Nidora’s head. She deliberately slowed down her manner of talking. It was as if she was waiting for the truck horn to signal the screen freeze. But no. She just enjoyed seeing Lola Nidora squirm. With the several times that she said “Eto na talaga” (This is really it), it can get a lot of viewers burned pretty quick. And so she really went for the jugular. She spat out what Lola Nidora had been keeping for so long.

According to Donya Tidora, YayaDUB is her niece. And no, YayaDUB is not Lola Nidora’s daughter. Both Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora are YayaDUB’s biological aunts. This means that YayaDUB’s biological mother is the third sister. The ALDUB Ang Lihim Ni Lola episode teased who that third sister may be. Jose was suggesting that the third sister is dead though. With YayaDUB nowhere in sight, Lola Nidora could at least take comfort at not having her hear what Donya Tidora has to say. She just made YayaDUB believe that Donya Tidora is a bad influence.

ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola
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If YayaDUB is Lola Nidora’s biological niece, why did she end up becoming her nanny? At the ALDUB Love on Top episode, Lola Nidora openly bewailed how Donya Tidora had the best in life way back when they were toddlers. Donya Tidora already had nannies and bodyguards at her service even then. Lola Nidora on the other hand managed to have a nanny only late in life. But does it have to be her niece?

Just in case you thought that Donya Tidora has totally stolen the spotlight, Alden is shown in between the sister’s verbal tussles. He even called Jose Manalo to confirm his arrival in Bicol. Alden was then shown standing in front of a Bicolano pasalubong (souvenir) shop. Jars and jars of pili nut products for Alden to choose from. Then again why choose when you can buy as much as you want? The ALDUB Ang Lihim Ni Lola episode added another pain in the ass for Lola Nidora. She miscalculated again what Alden can do for YayaDUB. To think that by this time, Lola Nidora has received more gifts from Alden.

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Then again, it doesn’t mean Alden won’t buy a gift for YayaDUB too. Since YayaDUB often went out with Lola Nidora, he found it sensible to buy her a hat. YayaDUB’s fainting tendencies may not have yet been totally cured. So it was very considerate of Alden to buy a hat for YayaDUB. It may not be as glamorous as Lola Nidora’s head dresses. But lovely enough to keep her face exposed. The ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode was a win-win situation for Alden and Donya Tidora.

In lieu of these revelations, what lies ahead for the ALDUB pair? Lola Nidora has gotten away with too many lies by now. It would be tough to think that Alden’s efforts would be enough. Donya Tidora turned out to be a convenient distraction for ALDUB in this case. With the secrets and lies unfolding. The ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode has just begun the end for Lola Nidora. Keep tuned in to Eat Bulaga, Monday to Saturday at noontime, in order not to miss out. Like their official Facebook page, Eat Bulaga, for the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode replay.

A monkey wrench here and several baskets of pili nut goodies later. Everyone is agitated to know more about the hit ALDUB KalyeSerye. More articles to come from us constantly posted on our social media accounts. So following them would be highly advisable to get updated. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. Much appreciated.

ALDUB KalyeSerye Hype: For You I Will

ALDUB KalyeSerye Hype

The ALDUB KalyeSerye Hype just keeps getting hotter by day. This is in stark contrast to the financial downturn that Lola Nidora is experiencing. Since the story does not show any children (because it’s a KalyeSerye depending on improvisation). Lola Nidora is expected to use her closest kin as “trust fund baby”. And that would be YayaDUB. She might have been itching to get off the moped she drove as YayaDUB and the Rogelio’s walk around her.

ALDUB KalyeSerye Hype
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It seems like the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype would keep life stressful for Lola Nidora. YayaDUB pulling out the Minnie Mouse plushie that Alden gave her served as a stress reliever. At least for her. Practically anything that had to do with Alden is stressful for Lola Nidora. Either Alden or the sound of sirens blaring in the background. She heard the latter and scampered for cover. She almost hid herself in a nearby house with a tall gate. Too bad there are guards.

And Lola Nidora will keep on having reasons for not liking Alden for YayaDUB. She found Frankie affectionate and respectful compared to Alden. Alden allegedly did not even extend some respect to Lola Nidora. Since she could not prove the latter accusation, much of her justification ended up praising Frankie. Like how she knew Frankie way back when he was a kid. Then Lola Nidora brought up again how Alden failed the first challenge. Lola Nidora is indeed the biggest thorn on the side of an audience solidifying the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype.

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Lola Nidora is visibly distraught. She only remembered how YayaDUB’s infatuation with Alden affected her job as Lola Nidora’s nanny. She still ends up mixing up the “chewy-bles” (Lola Nidora’s term) with stray buttons. She threw one towards Paolo at the thought of YayaDUB being neglectful at her duties. Lola Nidora was nagging and YayaDUB was mocking her. The old woman’s lamentations ended up as another Dubsmash material for her to fuss around with. Indeed, the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype is really dependent on how YayaDUb’s facial expressions show how she is not affected with her employer’s nagging.

Just when Lola Nidora is so upset at this ALDUB KalyeSerye hype. Alden appears on the next monitor. He plays for the cameras while getting prepared for Lola Nidora’s next challenge. He knew that he failed the first test. So the preparations meant getting some gym equipment right in the Eat Bulaga main turf to buff himself up. He was Dubsmashing “Thinking Out Loud” while warming up. Later he was shown lifting the barbel AND running on the treadmill at the same time.

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One of Eat Bulaga’s “founding fathers”, Vic Sotto a.k.a. Bossing ended up with a snide comment “Pati pagpahid ng pawis, pabebe ah!” (The main “founding fathers” of Eat Bulaga are current senator Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon. Tito, Vic and Joey for short) Snide comments from Tito, Vic and Joey distract Lola Nidora apart from Paolo constantly butting in to say “Asawa ni” (Spouse of). To which Lola Nidora always has a ready answer. Much of the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype comes from the improv approach to presenting a soap opera.

Back to the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype. Practically everything that Alden did irritated Lola Nidora. Her ears are ringing from the sound of “Darling I”. Mispronouncing them as “Dalinay! Dalinay! Naiirita na ko diyan!” It reminded the devoted ALDUB faithful at how Lola Nidora mocks the “Twerk It Like Miley” as “Twikilay! Twikilay!” Much of her reactions are more on the phonetic side rather than getting the pronunciations right. The arrival of an elderly man with a walking stick clarified that aspect.

The elderly man was Don Francisco Arenolli. Don Franing for short. Due to old age, he could not tell earlier how he was related to Frankie. Later he then emphasized that Frankie is his son. And he’s upset with Lola Nidora. He brushed off Lola Nidora’s efforts at being nice to him. He blames her for the #YaKie wedding mishap. Also, as seen in this ALDUB KalyeSerye hype. He did not like Lola Nidora as much. He found her dumb. And the only reason why she became rich is because she found a rich man to marry. It became another opportunity for Lola Nidora to blame Alden. Don Franing then asked to see the main cause of Frankie’s problems.

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Don Franing saw Alden. And he was reminded of the days when he looked like Alden. Fair complexion and a flawless skin to boot. The kind that Frankie did not possess since, according to Don Franing, he was a fruit of negative feelings (pinaglihi sa sama ng loob). Don Franing then pressured Lola Nidora to keep Alden away from YayaDUB. He related the stressful days Frankie has been into due to YayaDUB brushing off Frankie’s advances. Frankie allegedly has lost the appetite for life. In the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype that Don Franing is now part of. YayaDUB can’t really see herself marrying Frankie. The best way that she could extend herself to the Arenolli family is by kissing Don Franing’s hand. And nothing more.

Alden then wrote on the bond paper “For You I Will”. He is prepared not to fail again. Just so he may finally meet YayaDUB in person. He then pulled out his Mickey Mouse plushie. He made the plushie look like it can do the “pabebe wave” too. Later, he wrote “Nagustuhan mo ba si Minnie?” YayaDUB then scribbled “Para sa min ni MAINEie?” in reply to Alden’s previous scribbled sign. YayaDUB has renamed her plushie as MAINEie. How cute. It made the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype way more cuter than it already is.

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But Lola Nidora butts in again to remind the audience that she exists. The ALDUB KalyeSerye hype will not shoot to the roof ratings-wise if not for heels like Lola Nidora. She then showed a box containing Alden’s next challenge. Before she could even reveal the box’s contents, the screen freezes.

By the time this article reaches cyberspace, everyone has already known what it is. Then again, the ALDUB KalyeSerye hype will keep the devoted ALDUB fanbase wanting more. Who could manage to get enough of what the Inquirer called “split screen fairy tale”? Writing about them will keep the interest at its peak for sure. So like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page. The ALDUB KalyeSerye replays plus recaps are constantly uploaded there.

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ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon: Happy ALDUB Day

ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon

#HappyALDUBDay! The ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon has no signs of slowing down or stopping. Even if Lola Nidora tried to rain on Alden’s parade, figuratively and literally. ALDUB would push through with the monthsary even if they haven’t met yet.

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There was a minor commotion in this ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon though. Alden Richards was shown onscreen for YayaDUB to see having a “date”. He is not facing the camera. But he is shown on camera having lunch by candlelight. Quite romantic except that YayaDUB is not on the Eat Bulaga studios. YayaDUB was visibly upset.

Lola Nidora was mocking the bad feeling that engulfed YayaDUB. Much to the delight of Frankie Arenoli. Frankie is still waiting for the #YaKie wedding to push through even if it risked YayaDUB’s health. YayaDUB’s sickness caused her to faint at the sight of faces as unpleasant as that of Frankie. Frankie’s face is the kind of face that would make the moon smooth by comparison. A far cry from the almost flawless complexion that Alden possessed. But with Alden acting as if he has found someone else, what about now for the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon?

YayaDUB tried to conceal the pain. She hugged the big teddy bear that Frankie gave her. Lola Nidora kept on her “I told you” so litany of reasons. She preached endlessly right to YayaDUB’s face that Alden’s forever is a sham. As usual, YayaDUB tried to ignore her. It was the same thing that the audience is trying to do anyway. This site’s psychological analysis of the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon has analyzed that reaction in detail here. YayaDUB was upset.

The public then clamored to show the face of Alden’s current lunch date. The “dabarkads” on the studio – Allan K, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon – also wanted to see who was the woman that Alden dated in the presence, well sort of, YayaDUB. The ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon got everyone glued to their screens (and smartphones for social media purposes). So the aching anticipation is just unbearable for the ALDUB faithful.

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It turns out that Alden celebrated their monthsary in the presence of YayaDUB’s cutest heart-heart picture. The one where she is in all of her “pabebe” glory enjoying Alden’s attention. The ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon’s devoted fanbase can breathe easy now. Even further, Alden has learned how to troll Lola Nidora and Frankie. Such is the advantage of being in a remote location. YayaDUB got rid of Frankie’s given teddy bear and starting flirting with Alden all over again.

Alden, as it turns out, has 2 stuffed toys too. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse respectively. Significant of the very cute relationship in the heart of the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon. And people around the world melted at the sight of a cute couple in love. Celebrating their love with kwek-kwek (batter-covered quail eggs) to share. YayaDUB may be in a remote location. But it did not stop Alden from offering her some.

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Lola Nidora reminded YayaDUB that Frankie is just close by. Yet she chose to flirt with Alden who is far away. And she reminded YayaDUB too that Alden failed Lola Nidora’s test. He can’t even accomplish the water-fetching job and here is YayaDUB. On the brink of melting at the sight of an affectionate Alden Richards. YayaDUB didn’t care. It flared up the flames of the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon further. She kept on tossing Frankie’s teddy bear away from her.

Lola Nidora then declared another test is underway for Alden. Frankie is shown talking to someone on the phone. Before Lola Nidora could declare the next test, sirens started blaring. Lola Nidora then wrote on the piece of paper “Itago nyo ko” (Hide me) and scampered for cover. These half-funny, half-annoying antics that Lola Nidora did made the ALDUB KalyeSerye phenomenon even more interesting.

ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon
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Still, the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon goes on. YayaDUB and Alden kept on with their pinky swear. The remote location didn’t faze them. In fact, it made them long for each other more. It was a Happy ALDUB Day indeed. From screen kisses to kwek-kwek forkings to pinky swears and signboards declaring their love for each other. Everyone is more than excited for the weekend to come.

Spoilers and recaps aside, the ALDUB KalyeSerye Phenomenon is best experienced live. For the devoted ALDUB nation that can’t get enough of Alden and YayaDUB, enjoy the replay here. Like the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga to be constantly updated.

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YayaDUB is Back: Days After Passing Out

YayaDUB is Back

#YayaDUB is back. One half of the phenomenal love team #ALDUB is back. Everyone got so worried with her after the lines between reel and real were blurred last Saturday, August 8, 2015. With so many fans shipping to the #ALDUB wagon, the hit #KalyeSerye has shown no signs of stopping. Now that YayaDUB is back. Everyone awaits the fate of noontime program’s most unique segment ever.

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The KalyeSerye opens with Lola Nidora reduced to riding a motorcycle. She would usually arrive by a van or some luxury vehicle in the past. But the cancelled YaKie wedding really exposed how low she had gotten. She can’t even provide Rogelio 5 (minus 1) each of their own motorbikes. She then had a little chat with fellow dabarkads (jargon for Eat Bulaga host), Paolo Ballesteros. They discussed the acid attack that occurred last Monday, August 10, 2015.

And YayaDUB is back just in time for the conversation to switch to her. She arrived to the tune of Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby. Now that YayaDUB is back. Lola Nidora asks her, “Good to see you’re in good condition now. Okay ka na ba?” (Are you okay now?) YayaDUB replies in a way she knew best. Through beat box dubsmash. Lola Nidora is one of the few people that can interpret her. Lola said “Okay na daw siya, wag lang daw siyang malalapit sa mga pangit” (She said she’s okay as long as she stays away from anyone ugly).

“Oh lumayo ka kay Lola,” chides Paolo to YayaDUB. YayaDUB is back and Lola Nidora missed YayaDUB’s pabebe wave. And the pabebe girls’ Dubsmash segment where Lola Nidora would stick out her tongue because she has problems (?) following the dubbing procedure. YayaDUB is back and only too happy to oblige. She immediate switches to pabebe girl mode and blurt out. “Hi! Kami ang pabebe girls. At wala kayong paki kung pabebe kami sa mga video namin!” (Hi! We are the pabebe girls. And it’s none of your business if we are “pabebe” on our videos!) Lola Nidora dubs her part and goes “At wala kayong karapatan dahil nanonood lang kayo!” (And you have no right because you’re just watching!)

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YayaDUB is back including the appropriate facial expressions for the rest of the pabebe girls part. “Buhay namin ito! Walang makakapigil sa ‘min!” (This is our life! Nothing can stop us!) Those quote could also serve as an analogy to the trials and tribulations that the ALDUB couple has gone through. Can anybody or anyone really stop this couple? How can you stop a couple from finally meeting in the flesh?

YayaDUB is Back
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YayaDUB then wrote a sign that says “Wer na u? Dito na me”. (Where are you? I’m here) Now that YayaDUB is back, Lola Nidora found it appropriate to inform her of what happened to Alden. Lola Nidora told YayaDUB that the wedding should push through. And Frankie splashed acid on Alden’s face so that he would end up looking uglier (?) than Frankie. Lola Nidora told YayaDUB that Alden now lives with a pock-marked face. YayaDUB is devastated.

The song “God Gave Me You” plays in the background to the excitement of the audience. Camera then shifts to someone identified as Alden. Maybe because the music showed a man with his back turned to the camera.

YayaDUB is Back
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YayaDUB is back and too happy to contain herself, whatever Alden may have looked like after the acid attack. Lola Nidora tried to persuade her from looking at Alden’s face. She was expecting his face to be destroyed. To be at least looking worse than Frankie who occasionally shifts to Chuckie doll mode of the film “Child’s Play”. But nothing could persuade YayaDUB from looking away. She wasn’t around during the acid attack. She (and the rest of the nation perhaps) awaited this man to turn around to confirm his identity.

Lo and behold! It turned out that he’s A-okay. Still looking fresh like morning dew and more attractive than ever. Even high definition television can display how Alden managed to keep his face intact. YayaDUB is back and so is her expressive face. You can only imagine the several animated images that a face like YayaDUB can generate.

YayaDUB is Back
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Lola Nidora on the other hand was dumbfounded. As happy as she is that YayaDUB is back. She is disappointed to discovered that her plans were foiled. They then checked the little container that allegedly contained the acid intended to destroy Alden’s flawless face.

It was Brand X. And it is common knowledge in endless barrage of commercials how Brand X often fails to do the job. (Then again, don’t expect branded acid to be used even just for a mention) Paolo was holding the little bottle with a X mark clearly written. It was just some post-it type of covering where X hits the spot. They peeled away the X-marked sticker to see what got splashed on Alden’s face. The sign revealed says “pangmumog”. Instead of acid, it was mouthwash that got splashed. Lola Nidora blamed her Rogelio goons. They got the wrong bottle because they were wearing shades. Alden on the other hand, is only too happy that YayaDUB is back.

YayaDUB is Back
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This shifts to an exchange of Dubsmash clips and signboards. YayaDUB is back. Alden immediately wrote “Good luck bukas ah!” on the bond paper he held at that time. The cute exchange made everyone feel good about ALDUB all over again.

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Of course, Lola Nidora made sure to rain on the ALDUB parade. The anticipation for the ALDUB “eyeball” is at fever pitch. Everyone is now speculating on what that diary really meant to Lola Nidora. She’s willing to throw YayaDUB under the bus (figuratively) just so she can keep it. Allegedly it’s the one thing that keeps her jittery. For a price of fifty one million five hundred (Lola Nidora’s words).

She is willing to let Alden have YayaDUB though. For a price of fifty one million five hundred (Lola Nidora’s words). So many have joined the ALDUB bandwagon that some just don’t get why Lola Nidora won’t let the couple be. So let this serve as a short orientation. Since Alden could not provide that amount, it caused her to have YayaDUB arranged in marriage with Frankie. Because after Frankie marries, he would get his inheritance. And he can provide the bridal dowry that Lola Nidora demanded.

YayaDUB is Back
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Would today be the “tamang panahon” (right time) for ALDUB to finally meet? YayaDUB is participating in the #DabarkadsPaMore segment right in the Eat Bulaga studio. YayaDUB is back and is expected on her first ever studio appearance on Eat Bulaga. Will she finally meet Alden in the flesh? Like their official Facebook page, Eat Bulaga, to keep yourself updated with YayaDUB’s preparations. 

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YayaDUB Collapsed: What Really Happened

YayaDUB collapsed

Last August 8, 2015, YayaDUB collapsed in the middle of the #YaKie (YayaDUB and Frankie) Wedding. Everyone knew that the wedding is bound not to push through or at least get cut in the middle of the ceremony. Because YayaDUB’s one true love, Alden Richards, would come in time to stop the wedding. But YayaDUB fainting? Is that part of the deal?

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Welcome to the first ever #KalyeSerye in the Philippines a.k.a. #KiligPaMore from Eat Bulaga. It blurred the lines between reality and staged scenes. (That caused the heightened speculation when YayaDUB collapsed.)

#KiligPaMore involved fictional characters situated in the real world – Lola Nidora and her girl Friday, Divina Ursula Bocbocoba Smash. DUBSmash for short. When YayaDUB went out of her way to express her love for resident “dabarkads” Alden Richards, sparks flew. And a new love team is born. Much against the wishes of Lola Nidora. Upon realizing that she can make a “trust fund” out of her girl Friday. She arranged a marriage between YayaDUB and Frankie Arenoli. Hence the #YaKie wedding. With YayaDUB collapsed, the plot thickens.

Everyone is so carried away with the wedding. Both from the antics of Lola Nidora and Frankie and from the anticipation that Alden would arrive in the nick of time. Everyone is preoccupied with the wedding that nobody wanted. In short, everyone saw what they wanted to see. If psychological theories would be applied, the incident where YayaDUB collapsed becomes an interesting case of inattentional blindness.

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What is Inattentional Blindness?

According to Hank Green of Crash Course Psychology, “Inattentional blindness is when your full attention is directed elsewhere, you’d be astounded by the scope of things that you fail to notice”. When YayaDUB collapsed, the viewing public were half-relieved and half-nervous. Half-relieved because the wedding was stopped. Half nervous because what will become of the ALDUB love story now?

The aspect of inattentional blindness becomes applicable then the moment it was revealed. When YayaDUB collapsed, it was for real. No wonder it looked real. Also, most netizens end up replaying the wedding clip several times not only because they are rabid fans. Fans realized that so many things have been happening at the same time that YayaDUB collapsed. But everyone’s focus is on YayaDUB. For the sake of everyone still preoccupied with the antics, let’s try summing everything that occurred.

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  • Before YayaDUB collapsed, the officiating minister read the introduction. Then Lola Nidora asked him to read it again. Frankie was agitated to get the wedding done and over with since the marriage would guarantee his inheritance. Then YayaDUB clung to Frankie’s shoulder and whispered “Kuya”. Jose Manalo (playing Frankie) then removed the monitor from his ear and looked at YayaDUB. His reaction is not seen on the camera.
  • Before YayaDUB collapsed, she moved her hand to cling to Frankie’s arm. Minutes later, YayaDUB collapsed before Alden could arrive in time to stop the wedding.
  • When YayaDUB collapsed, most of the folks that rushed towards her were the crew from Eat Bulaga. Not the Rogelio 5 (Bodyguards of Lola Nidora who were all named “Rogelio”) Some were fanning her. Later, Lola Nidora was screaming “Maine! Maine!” YayaDUB’s real name was Maine Mendoza. Only a few heard Lola Nidora’s scream. One of them was Frankie.
  • This is where reality and the script started getting blurred. Seeing YayaDUB collapsed caused Lola Nidora to scream “Maine! Maine!” Frankie then corrected her. “Anong Maine? YayaDUB!” It seemed as if Wally Bayola (playing Lola Nidora) was overcome with nerves.
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So YayaDUB collapsed. What did we miss then? Inattentional blindness occurs when we fail to notice some things. But selective attention is also at work here. That falls on the audience preoccupied with the wedding. Again, quoting Hank Green of Crash Course Psychology, selective attention “keeps us focused and filter out all the chatter to actually get stuff done”. The stuff that the audience wanted to get done is watching the wedding. Once Alden arrives, everyone will just wait for the episode to end and call it a day.

It did not happen. YayaDUB collapsed before Alden arrived to stop it. And she was nowhere to be found. On whether there was any plan for ALDUB to finally meet last Saturday, it’s hard to tell. But selective attention was already at work. Lola Nidora is talking her guts out just to distract everyone else from what is going on. Next thing everyone realizes is that YayaDUB is gone.

In other words, there are things that we fail to notice (inattentional blindness). And there are things that we deliberately ignore (selective attention). We deliberately ignore Lola Nidora because everyone is worried that YayaDUB collapsed. And Lola Nidora put the blame on Alden. To think that it can easily be viewed that Alden is late. There is a nagging suspicion that the fainting is staged because it is YayaDUB’s only way out.

YayaDUB collapsed
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The part where Alden thrashes the wedding – from the flowers to the sign that read “Frankie and YayaDUB” – is where some things cannot be ignored anymore. There was a fist fight between Alden and Frankie with the Rogelio 5. Lola Nidora just won’t shut up. And Alden tore down the wedding sign. Putting the folded sign and showing the part that read “YayaDUB” under his face. The minor problem that occurred after YayaDUB collapsed? You can’t tell the adlibs from the script to reality anymore.

What made the incident where YayaDUB collapsed even more suspicious to the audience? Some of the resident “dabarkads” (mainstays and regulars of Eat Bulaga) also collapsed while joining JoWaPao (the trio of Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros) on the road. These incidents make the segment “Juan For All All For One” as an acid test for EB hosts. Either you get to participate on the road or you breakdown.

YayaDUB collapsed
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Of course, YayaDUB more than earned her spot in the Eat Bulaga universe. Before ALDUB became an item, she was already one of the main attractions of Eat Bulaga’s “EB Problem Solving”. While her lines are totally dependent on whatever the resident DJ or spinner would play. YayaDUB’s facial expressions and timely delivery made her shared segments with Lola Nidora memorable. Then YayaDUB started flirting with Alden and the rest is history. Including the part where YayaDUB collapsed.

Would you realize all of these observations if they were not mentioned here? Watch it all over again by clicking here and see for yourself the professionalism. Kudos to Eat Bulaga staff. After YayaDUB collapsed, everyone was so worried for her. Would ALDUB finally meet in the flesh? To borrow the words of Lola Nidora “Sa tamang panahon” (In the right time) Like Eat Bulaga’s Facebook page as well for more updates.

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