I know this is a late post. May hangover pa rin ako sa mga pangyayari last Saturday. I’ll try my best not to make a long (and possibly boring) post about this one. Anyway, pasensiya na po kayo—sa mga nagbabasa ng mga post ko kung meron man po—kung may mga boring post ako sa account kong ito. Mas marami lang po kasi akong nasasabi sa tuwing nagsusulat ako. Hopefully, my hand could keep up with my mind in writing all my thoughts about this one.
Isa lang talaga ang masasabi ko all in all. It was surreal. Honestly, kahit tinotopak ang signal ng TV sa cellphone ko kung saan ako nanonood ng Kalyeserye, I could still feel that magical feeling between Maine and Alden. Thank goodness, the most awaited time had finally arrived for both of them. Tama nga si Alden, ang tagal ding naghintay ng lahat for this grand and special day. And truthfully, it was worth the wait. Isa ito sa mga perfect example ng katagang iyon. Because the moment it all happened, the moment it all unfolded in front of us who waited, the feeling it all gave to us was overwhelming. Napaiyak pa nga tayo, `di ba? Oo, aaminin ko. Isa ako sa mga umiyak dahil sa tuwa at overwhelming na saya. Siguro, mas mararamdaman ko pa iyon nang husto kung kasama ako sa mga nanood sa Philippine Arena. But ever since talaga, Team Bahay na ako sa kahit na anong major events na nangyari. Bukod sa takot akong mag-travel nang mag-isa paalis ng Baguio, wala rin akong pambili ng ticket. So I settled in watching the events dito sa bahay.
I’m not a very vocal and active AlDub fan but I’ve been following almost every updates, news and articles about them as I watched how their story progressed over time. Sa dinami-rami na talaga ng pinagdaanan nila—despite the storyline being scripted and their emotions somehow starting to come out real (maybe?), nakakatawang isipin na higit pa sa inaasahan natin ang mga pangyayaring naganap that day. What Kalyeserye had given us that one special day was truly an event to remember. And I’m glad na nasaksihan ko iyon in this lifetime. A rarity? Definitely!
Hindi ko na ie-enumerate ang mga pangyayaring naganap. Lahat naman kasi, nagustuhan ko. All out ang lahat sa production numbers nila at ramdam mo talaga kahit sa television screen lang ang matinding suporta ng audience sa kanila. Pero mas lalong ipinakita ang pagsuportang iyon nang sa wakas ay ibinigay na ni Lola Nidora ang tamang panahon para kina Maine at Alden. I was specially touched at the part when Alden and Maine embraced a surely teary-eyed Lola Nidora after the declaration—a grateful expression of appreciation for all that was done just for that special day to finally come into fruition. I came to appreciate the song “God Gave Me You” even more because of that day when Alden sang it in front of everyone as he led Maine around the stage. At that point, I could see how overwhelmed and thankful the pair was when Alden hugged Maine in the middle of the song. Who wouldn’t be? Sa dami ng nagmamahal sa kanila na patuloy at walang sawang nagpapakita ng suporta sa simula pa lang, kahit sino ay nagpapasalamat. Wala talagang puwang ang negativity at bad vibes nang araw na iyon. Napansin ko nga, para talagang kulang ang salitang “thank you” para sabihin nila sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa kanilang dalawa. But they won’t stop saying those words to everyone even though it wasn’t enough. At least I know and I can see that.
Marami pa akong gustong sabihin sa post na ito pero ayoko nang isa-isahin pa. First and foremost, I’m writing this on a piece of paper while leaning on the wall and sitting on my bed. It’s 9:21 in the evening and I’m listening to Angela Aki’s song “This Love” (which is a Japanese song, by the way). In other words, I’m starting to get sleepy. And aga ko pa man ding nagising. Even still, one thing I can tell everyone is that words are not enough to express everything I want to say to Alden and Maine as I congratulate them for all that they’d achieved since that fateful day AlDub was formed. I’m sure they will be loved even more as they entered a new chapter of their lives.
This is surely a new beginning not just for AlDub, for Alden and Maine, but also for everyone that made Kalyeserye as it is now. Unfold more stories that will give lessons of love and life to everyone in which, hopefully, will be seared not just in their minds but also in their hearts as they apply it in their everyday lives.
**And in the end, I made this post too long. I really can’t stop myself from posting long entries.