October 24, 2015 the Philippine Arena, EatBulaga, the longest Philippine noon time show features the romance of AlDub with this theme “Tamang Panahon” ( the right time ) now set a new world record for tweets with an official count of 41 million tweets. Also, the sold tickets will go to create libraries for three beneficiaries across the country. The show EatBulaga also raises awareness of Plastic recycling and collects the plastic to create school chairs. The Aldub segment also promotes long forgotten values like respect, trust, decency and discipline.
The phenomenal romance of two couple trying to be with each other and prohibited by a very conservative and protective lola/grandmother Dora. It is a side show that went popular due to favorable incident when YayaDub (dub mash queen) took notice of the handsome lad actor Alden Richard during a sudden focus of the camera. It became a hit and The rest of history. Alden plus YayaDub = Aldub.
Every week, tweets got bigger and bigger and the challenge was to beat the current tweets of 35.5Million by FiFa 2014.
So how the Aldub got very very popular even being notice by some international people? Simple answer is old fashion Love story. In Filipino we call it “kilig” factor and I check there is no English equivalent word but I think the closest is “bliss”. My wife would giggle, sometimes cry, and would hold me tight, kissing my cheek frequently, remembering how we two started.
Another phenomenal of the show during noon time, traffic is very light as everyone is watching the episode. Even stores and some business establishment put “closed” just watch the show.
Modern love is about sexual relationship even benefits without strings attach. this show is about going to the basics of courtship. I am not surprise why many modern relationship are quickies and one night stand that is not good to one’s emotions and health (like Sexual Transmitted Disease, even AIDS). The AlDub romance is really back to basics.
The last quote of Lola Dora to the youth translated something like this “ kids, master the art of square roots than being boisterous“. Focus on schools.
Be in love and wait for the right person. Hope you too follow their love story.