That ALDUB Effect

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

And I'm back.... I know... I know... I've been M-I-A for a very long time ... Having a writer's block is so overrated as an excuse but I have it to blame.

One conversation can lead to another though which explains this blog post...

Let me share my 2 cents... (Note: This is a back entry since I've created this post way back September 25,2015. Pardon me for posting this late.)

I have been very vocal that I have a lot of guy friends. I've practically grew up with my guy cousins as well. Technically speaking you can consider me as one of the boys minus the boyish outfit and such... Since I grew up surrounded by guys, I knew all their secrets and their carefree ways when it comes to girls and their perspective when it comes to courtship.

Gone were the days of going to one's girl's house and asking permission from the parental if they can woo their precious daughter.

Gone were the days where guys would exert effort just to get that Magical YES.

In the present time, sending SMS, instant messages from Facebook and Viber replaced handwritten letters and such...

I understand that and is completely okay with that (Hey!!! You... yes you... don't give me that eye-roll, I grew up in the modern era)

Everybody knows me well enough as one ALDUB fan girl. I'm one of those who continuously tweet and go gaga with every Kalye Serye Episode but that doesn't mean that I will rave and create a post just for that.

But what strikes me the most and one of the reason for creating this post was my previous conversation with a guy friend whom I've known since college.

Ran was one typical modern day guy. He doesn't like to put extra effort in courting the girl she has an eye for. Courtship doesn't exist in his vocabulary. For him, courtship is just putting the guy's best foot forward.

However, change is the only constant thing in this world. It is indeed inevitable.

One sunny afternoon, while sipping my favorite Caramel Frappucino Affogato Style coffee and while checking for twitter updates, Ran asked me about my thoughts on why ALDUB is an in thing and why there are a lot of people who's so into it...

CTTO: Split Screen Pa More....

I said my piece, ALDUB is an epitome of traditional romance. It depicts the Filipino fairy tale dream. A  simple girl with an over-bearing, overprotective granny being wooed by a knight in shining armor = Romance.

Simple as that.

I wasn't expecting his thoughts though.

Ran: Alam mo naman, hindi ako naniniwala sa ligaw. Arte lang yan. Kung kayo, kayo.

Me: I know.

Ran: Pero, pare nung pinanood ko yung Eat Bulaga kanina narining ko si Alden nung sinabi niya kay Sam YG na Chivalry is not dead.

Me: Blank Face (What's on my head though was, where is this convo going?")

Ran: So, sabi ko, anong pinagsasabi nito. I tried searching for the Kalye Serye episode since sabi ni Ry, panoorin ko daw ng matuto ako.

Me: Go on...

Ran: Ayun na nga, nakita ko yung ginawa ni Alden when he payed respect to Yaya Dub's parents. And I was like, pakitang tao naman to.

Me: Okay...

Ran: And then the date itself, wow... Yung feeling na gusto na niyang lapitan yung girl and gusto niyang habulin pero naisip niyang sundin yung habilin ni Wally.

Me: Yah, I'm a fan girl. I know that. I've watched every single episode. So, what's your point?!?

Ran: I've realized, this Kalye Serye is teaching me something. Alden set an example on how to win one girl's heart the right way. Sabi, nga nila, mas masarap pag pinaghirapan mo kasi alam mong kahit anong mangyari, ano mang problemang dumating sa relasyon, ipaglalaban mo kasi pinaghirapan mo. Hindi mo basta basta itatapon yun. I've learned that in order for a relationship to last, you have to learn to fix what's broken and that I should always put an effort for it to last.

Me: Dumb founded

What can I say.... Eat Bulaga and Kalye Serye is not just for that kilig effect... It is indeed a must see because of all the lessons its inculcating not only in the minds of the young ones but of those old ones.

Bravo for that.

Laters Baby....