I am an AlDub fan. There I said it. Maybe I need to shout it: I AM AN ALDUB FAN.
Now, I am not the type of person who gushes about love teams and showbiz. In fact, I dislike local showbiz with gusto. I am mostly unaffected with love teams. Well, this changed with Alden and Yaya Dub.
I confess that I didn’t like Yaya Dub when I first watched her first appearance in Eat Bulaga’s Sugod Bahay portion. I am not impressed with her dub smash and I found it OA. I even predicted that she will be gone within the month. This is what I believed until this happened:
That spark between the two started a fire that is now raging in the whole country and even the whole world. Even I was not able to reach the fire exit and thus I was now burning with AlDub Fever.
I am truly hooked with AlDub and these are the 5 reasons why:
1. Kalyeserye Makes Me Laugh Like Crazy
I rarely laugh hard at local sitcoms and gag shows. In fact, I don’t usually laugh at the many of the antics of Eat Bulaga Dabarkads. But when Kalyeserye started I go like this:
Then when AlDub came I started doing this:
Only Kalyeserye can give me this kind of laugh.
2. Kalyerserye Revives Filipino Positive Culture
Kalyeserye is not only for laughs because positive Pinoy culture is ingrained to it. It is refreshing to see Alden make “mano” to Yaya Dub’s parents. It is so nice to hear Lola Nidora spout good advice to Alden and Yaya Dub regarding relationships. The youth of today need to hear these words of wisdom.
3. AlDub Makes Me Kilig
OK. I admit it. AlDub makes me kilig. I rarely experience this with other love teams but with AlDub it is [very] hard to resist.
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Joey De Leon said that he felt kilig at his old age because of AlDub. If an old man couldn’t resist the kilig then a younger man like me don’t have the chance.
4. Kalyeserye is Scripted but Not Scripted
Critics say that Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye is scripted. Of course it has a script BUT the script is just a guide for the flow of the story. Kalyeserye will not be successful if Wally, Jose, Paolo, Alden, Yaya Dub, the Rogelios, the Bernardos, the Quando Quando Quando and all Dabarkads will just act spontaneously. Kalyeserye is interesting because there’s a story.
However, the script doesn’t dictate every action and reaction of Kalyeserye actors. I firmly believe that Alden and Yaya Dub’s reaction to one another is genuine and this is the source of all the kilig that the whole AlDub nation feels.
The writers and actors of Kalyeserye made a healthy mix of script and spontaneity and this is what made AlDub a worldwide craze.
5. AlDub Brings Out Pinoys’ Artistic Talents
Filipinos’ artistry came out because of Alden and Yaya Dub. A simple Google search will show hundreds of AlDub inspired artworks from simple drawing to digital painting and even photo manipulation.
And did I mention about the thousands upon thousands of memes created because of AlDub?
There are also AlDub inspired songs. One is “The AlDub Song” which is catchy.
My favorite would be Yaya by Jimmy Bondoc, which encapsulated all the essence of AlDub like the positive advice by Lola Nidora and the kilig.
Bonus Reason: AlDub Makes Twitter More Alive
The Twitter war is unprecedented because of AlDub. The fans of Eat Bulaga and It’s Showtime clash in Twitter. Even Ben10 was dragged in the Twitter war. The skirmish between the fans of AlDub and Pastillas Girl is fun to watch.
These are my 5 + 1 reasons why I’m an AlDub fan. How about you? What is your reason?