Our Puerto Princesa Trip – A Worth it Travel!

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It has been our (me and my fiance) dream to travel in this province, regardless of which town or island, as long as it is in Palawan.

Our chance to visit this island came when there’s a seat sale in PAL (Philippines Airlines) in which we are able to get a round trip ticket going to Puerto Princesa city for Php 1,300 per head. This seat sale was around March for their anniversary promo and the travel date we picked is Sept 4-7. As you can see, we were able to save enough budget for our hotel accommodation and tours since we know that it could be a little pricey when traveling to a well known place like this.

=== HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ===

Part of our 4 days/3 nights plan is to have a relaxing stay on one of the best hotels (not the expensive ones) in PPS (flight code for Puerto Princesa City). Gladly, there is a promo for Mastercard users in Agoda where they can avail this 10% discount when they use their card for reservation. Of course I take advantage of this promotion.

When planning on where we will stay, the things that I consider are the following:

  1. Free Breakfast
  2. Cabinet inside the room
  3. Air-conditioned room
  4. Satellite-cable TV
  5. Spacious room and bathroom
  6. Queen Size bed
  7. Average Guest Ratings/Reviews is above 7.5

I understand that people may find this very finicky but since its a once in a blue moon trip, I make sure that this will be relaxing and peaceful for both of us.

All of the above matched with Dolce Vita which is within the city proper. The price varies depending on the type of room available.

We end up having their Queen Size room (Daisy) which we do not regret. You can find our review here in TripAdvisor as their service and food is very satisfactory. Five Star rating!

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I will not mention how much is our hotel fee for 3 nights. There are hotels and bed & breakfast that has the same reviews and ratings as this hotel which has lesser price so you may also check it in Agoda or in Expedia.

=== TOURS ===

Since we are already in Palawan, we make sure that we will have a chance to visit the Underground River, Sabang Beach and Honda Bay. But before we go there, we reserved a month before our scheduled trip there to make sure that everything is already settled once we arrive.

I will recommend Top Peak Travel And Tours as they are offering discounted rates when you available both the Underground River and Honda Bay tour. For both trips, we paid Php 6,000 pesos which is inclusive of the lunch buffet, transportation fees and environmental fees.

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Though the tours seems to be free all the time, still make sure to bring some pocket money especially on the Honda Bay tour as you will need to rent for the snorkel, aquatic shoes and such. The whole gear is just Php 300 per head. You will not regret renting these things since you will definitely use them when diving with the fish and feeding them.

Our Honda Bay tour includes the Pambato Reef (a floating reef in the middle of the sea), Luli Island (has lots of sandbar) and Cowrie Island (island with lots of water activities) where we took our lunch. Our tour is a shortened because two of our tour mates will need to leave earlier for their flight.

Regardless, everything is pristine, quiet and calm. So… Don’t forget to coat yourself with sun block as you will definitely soak under the sun.

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-Luli Island-

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-Cowrie Island-

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These are just some of the images we had when having this island hopping tour.

=== CITY TOUR ===

On our last day, we opt to have our city tour with the help of Kuya Sonny who we rode his trike before going back to our hotel after a short visit to a certain restaurant. He offered his business card and mentioned that the whole tour will only cost us Php 600 for two people (in travel agencies, its Php 600 per head).

Kuya Sonny was able to pick us up on the time (with his own tricycle-a spacious one) we agreed on and started our tour on the city’s cathedral. Then to an old site where it used to be a cell of prisoner of war back in World War II. Then, after 30 minutes we went to The Butterfly Garden which has also the local tribes presentation (there’s a fee going inside the garden by the way), Crocodile Farm (Php 40 per adult), Mitra’s Ranch, Baker’s Hill and some more. But since we are catching up to our flight, we decided to cut the tour short and give Kuya Sonny an additional tip since he’s a very good tour guide around the city.

If you like to avail his service you may contact him on this number – 09204912564.

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Here you go… These are just some of our pictures together during our city tour.

After a long day, we have our dinner to make sure that we will be able to catch up on our flight.

As you can see on our smiles, we enjoy our trip here in Puerto Princesa. Though the budget we have went above, we are still happy to have this once in a lifetime experience traveling throughout Puerto Princesa.

 

==== TIPS ====

Here are budget friendly tips from me when you travel in PPS:

  1. Make sure to reserve your hotels and tours a month or two before your scheduled trip.
  2. When you’re there already, be polite to the locals especially when you don’t know where to go.
  3. Do not throw garbage anywhere. There’s a fine of Php 5000 to those who will be caught.
  4. Always carry small bills and coins especially when you ride a tricycle. There’s no fix rate here ever since we roam around the city.
  5. Wear light clothes as it could be humid around the city. The weather here is opposite in Metro Manila especially when its monsoon season.
  6. Carry sunblock and mosquito repellent. Palawan has cases of malaria so as an initial precaution before you start your tour, put some after taking a bath.
  7. Have a small bag with you during tours.
  8. Bring smaller bills as much as possible.
  9. For dinner, I suggest you eat in Baywalk as the food there is way more delicious than the overpriced ones in Rizal Avenue (the strip where known restaurants are located).
  10. For pasalubong, go to MCA Pasalubong Center. They have everything there. 🙂
  11. Lastly, enjoy, relax and be happy. 😉

Gokusen Season 1 (Live Action)

I decided to write something that I love on my blog which includes…. (insert drum roll here) anime, manga, J-Drama, music and many more.

I will write these things in random order so I hope you’ll understand why my posts regarding these things are not in order.

So… as for this post. I am talking about the first season of Gokusen!

This series never gets old especially all those animated characteristics of each actors on the series (especially Yankumi) and their comedic relief whenever they have this day-dreaming and over the top scenes. Of course, I find every moment very funny and cute. I can definitely say that this season shows how comedy works in a Japanese TV show. Also, there are those slice-of-life moments on this series that will definitely make heart feel their emotions which will eventually make you cry.

I also noticed that this series is funnier than the anime and the manga itself. Well the manga is just more detailed (of course!) as there are parts where the series doesn’t cover (SPOILER ALERT: Shin Sawada confesses her love to Yankumi at the last chapter!).

The characters all have their unique characteristics (of course!) and issues in life which (I guess) are relatable to other students who are going to tough times and some troubles like the 3-D studemts of Shirokin High School.

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Jun Matsumoto as Shin Sawada

In this live action series, I really love Jun Matsumoto portrayal of Shin Sawada as he embodies the introvert, mysterious, smart and quiet boy. Also, his emotions are very on point. He really acts very well on this series where you can identify his disgust, his anger, his happiness and sadness. I am also happy that his character in Season 1 somehow provide a hint on how he feels with Yankumi (at the last episode) and how he respects Yankumi’s principle in life. I am just saddened that he is not present on Gokusen: The Movie as the other four main characters like Kuma (or Kumai), Uchi, Noda and Minami came back to greet Yankumi while she is walking her way to Akado Gakuen after the incident on the campaign rally.

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Yukie Nakama as Kumiko Yamaguchi/Yankumi

Aside from the great acting of Jun Matsumoto, here comes the protagonist. Yukie Nakama‘s portrayal of Yankumi/Kumiko is so powerful that she is definitely the epitome of a badass teacher! Her animated acting especially with Goro Sawatari‘s character (Katsuhisa Namase) are the funniest moments of the series (from season 1 to 3). Also, there are cringe-worthy moments for Yankumi like treating her students like kids by playing different games. Well, of course she is being played or tricked back by her student in some funny ways as well.

Also, her naiveness is so on point that you will make her believe that she doesn’t know a lot of things in life even if she was surrounded by dangerous men while growing up. She will definitely make you laugh so hard and you love her because of ideas in life and her love and respect to her students and everyone.

She also doesn’t seem to age in other season of this series as she still looks the same even years have already passed since the start of this show (2002 and I am on my way to Grade 7 here/First Year HS).

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Oedo Family Members (not the actual family members but household members)

I also love Tetsu and Minuro in this series as they are very cute and animated. I am quite surprised that Tetsu is very handsome when he shaved his mustache after losing the bet on himself. In anime, these two are very different in terms of their characteristics as they more of gangster type and fearful in anime.

The other household members like Wakamatsu, Sugawara and the grandfather are very cool. I don’t really feel that they are members of yakuza (because my thoughts about these people is that they are harmful but since this is in Japan, I guess they are very different from gangsters and hoodlums) but mere comedic members of their clan who are also giving the viewers smile on their faces.

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Waki Tomohiro as Kuma Teruo

Kumai (Waki Tomohiro) is also my favorite character in live-action as well as in anime. He become a main stay on the whole series (season 1 to 3). For season 1, he’s the best friend of Shin and the first person to open up with Yankumi. He’s like the person I want to hug in the series and he’s so cute as well as his personality. He’s also a go-to person of Yankumi’s new student after Season 1.

All of the characters that I did not mention are lovable because all of them are very comedic and knows how to act very well. They act like a normal teenage guy who is having their fun times in life and also encountering some troubles. They have their ups and down moments which are very relatable as their emotions are close to reality.

Also, the theme song of this season Feel Your Breeze by V6 fits very well on the message of the series. The lyrics make sense and the rhythm and beat will make you sing your hearts out. The video (with the Gokusen casts) are very fun to watch as they are all enjoying the game that they are playing with Yankumi.

But of course, there are still those moments that I can say too cliche. Well… All TV dramas follow a cliche plot so I am not expecting that Gokusen is an exemption there. Well, these moments are the cheesy ones like Yankumi saving her students from being battered by the other gangs or Yankumi to provide lecture each and every episode about life (which is of course fine as it is the essence of the story after all).

Other than those cheesy and some cliche moments, the whole series is a blast and fun to watch again and again. I got addicted again on this series when I was able to find episodes available in the internet (because before, it wasn’t available).

My favorite episodes are: when Kuma got in trouble with the bag of money that Sawatari dropped in which Yankumi searched for it the whole day in the Sakura river. Next is the episode when Shin learned that she is the heir of the Oedo group, and lastly, the last episode as this is the most sad and inspiring episode among them all. People found out that Yakumi came from a Yakuza family and have a full page shot of a guy that she is beating. She choose to resign as the school director is threatening her to withdraw all of her students which will lead for her students not to graduate. This is, of course against her will as she promised them that they will all graduate together.

The special episode is also sad as it will make you recall your high school memories with your buddies during that period of your life. I, myself, get tearful on this episode as I can relate to their situation that after graduation, all of you will be apart and will follow each individual’s dream in life.

I know that this review is just plain but I hope that I was able to give you some facts that you will use in deciding which series to watch especially in Japanese TV Shows. 🙂

From here on, I have decided to study Japanese (one of my life long dream) as my ultimate dream is to go to Japan and see the beauty of this country, its culture, food and its people.

Sayonara for now. 😉

Love,
Momo

The reality and the fiction

The reality is that I have this fantasy in me whenever I am alone.

I guess everyone have it. Everyone daydream of the things that they would like to happen in their life… for the present and future tenses of our lives.

I’ve always dream of speaking in Japanese fluently or submitting my story to a mangaka to have it illustrated. Or me playing a beautiful violin piece which can only be played by pro.

A fictional me. A violinist.

Violin. A beautiful sonata in each stroke.

The thing is that I am not sure if these fictions could happen in reality.

The reality is that I am working hard to achieve each and every single fictional item in my list which all seem to be impossible in many sense but… I always believe…there’s nothing wrong in making a fictional idea become a reality.

It’s just the introvert side of me writing here.

Ups and Downs of Being an IT Support

Being a support in the IT world is a cool and rewarding job.

Yes, it is indeed stressful on many levels but this is a job that you will never get tired of as you will receive different scenarios and different problems on a daily basis.

You will learn new things and will definitely make you reach a certain boiling point in some cases as there are customers who are not that friendly or easy to work with.

You will be able to use all your powers and ideas to make the problem get resolved as there times that it needs to be done as soon as possible.

But of course, as a support, there are still limitations.

Even if you want to do your best to solve the customer’s problem, there are times that it is out of your scope and needs to wait for other team’s help to see if the issue can be fixed or not. And from that point, all you can do is update the customer and see if there is any workaround that can be done for the mean time while waiting for a fix.

Once a fix is presented, you will get the relief in your head and heart as you know that it will now fix whatever issue your customer is seeing and wishes not to raise the same issue once more.

 

It is indeed a thrilling type of work (as long as you know how to balance life and work) which will keep you move forward and learn new things.

I have been a C#.NET developer and for me, this is a more stressful work as everything will be blamed at you since you are a “developer”. I am really glad that I am working as a support because it will definitely be my stepping stone in every challenges that I will face when its time for me to take a bigger role.

~ Momo ♄

 

Budget Traveler in the future? Why not?

I am thinking (well, me and my boyfriend) is thinking of travelling around the world in a budget that we can afford and will not makes us bankrupt.

For me, this is an exciting thing as I am dreaming of seeing the world before I retire working.

For me, the essence of life is enjoy every second of it as we don’t know when it will last.

Let’s see where is our first adventure. 🙂

I Don’t Know…

Mid March and I’ve been experiencing some downfalls once again in my life.

Maybe it is really part of everyone’s life.

I’m really, really afraid to experience this again because I know how hard it is to be bankrupt.

I don’t waste to much money I earn. It’s just that I want to zero out everything. Have a zero debt to all of my credit cards so that I can save up money for my future.

I don’t know… I just suck with money but have so many plans for my future.

I don’t know…

I don’t know why I’m afraid to take risk.

I don’t know… I’m really afraid.

My December

Since there is an El Niño phenomenon, the weather is not as cold as it used to be before. Well, that is not what I’m going to tackle on this blog post.

Since year 2015 is nearing its end, I am wondering now for the next years to come in my life. I’m a 90’s kid so you’ll know my age for sure and as a breadwinner, I have plans and goals in life that I want to achieve before settling down with my guy.

I am wondering to much if I will be able to commit one of the things that I need to do before marrying, finishing our unfinished house. I promise to myself that I’ll do it since it’s just the 1/2 of the 1/4 part of our house is still unfinished. Also, pressure on saving money on my end in which I cannot do since I am still supporting my family.

I know that the past 4 years of my work life doesn’t have much money involved with it and I am hoping that I am now in a company that can provide me more from the usual pay that I am having, I can save up money for my own future.

Maybe, I am just overthinking things but you can’ t blame me… I’m really just scared for the future. A future that there is no certainty.

~ Momo

Way To Go, Meng!

This girl really deserve everything that is coming her way. I will never ever get tired of supporting and protecting this little lady against those people who only know how to bash and hate. I know that it’s very lowly to answer back those kind of creatures but I really can’t help myself. I will never let those filthy mindset be all over over “pessimist” princess.

I will never let them get over you sis. Me and other people who loves you and your LT will forever protect that innocence that captured our hearts. Just don’t let that infectious smile of yours fade away from the time you grow up. We have the same smile (oo na maraming aangal eh sa malaki din bagang at bibig ko eh hahaha XD ) big, wide grin that touches our eyes. Don’t let problems take over that smile. And if that day comes that those smiles are starting to become “showbiz”, just remember the people who loves you… most especially that special person who made that smile big.

Like what Charlie Chaplin’s song “Smile” ~

♫ Smile though your heart is aching,
Smile even though it’s breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky,
You’ll get by,

If you smile through your pain and sorrow,
Smile though it may be tomorrow,
You’ll see the sun come shining through, for you,

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness,
Although a tear may be ever so near,
That’s the time you must keep on trying,
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. ♫
~

Don’t you ever forget to smile… 🙂
Everything will be alright 🙂

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Who says you’re not perfect?

There will always be people that find fulfillment in pointing out the faults of others. They thrive in the idea that they know better. Where the truly great stumbled, there they lounge and pat themselves on the back. Where the talented and skillful flopped, there they bask in the hubristic admiration of themselves, proud of their exceptional wisdom to have seen what others failed to see all the while.

Faultfinders. They call themselves critics. The few that have never even risked out to get their feet wet but whine endlessly about the rain.

Well, they don’t matter.

You have proven, beyond all doubt, that you belong up there. All glory belongs to the player, not the spectator. Your doubts and uncertainties are all part of your greatness- they do not deter you, they encourage you to be better at everything you do! Your failures- they


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My Quotes and Thoughts

This is one my hobby, writing random things. Forgive my poor penmanship and filtering skills on each images. I’m trying to be creative as much as possible on writing and taking pictures while working here in the office.

Also, most of the quotes here are not originally from my head. I got it from Google (credit to the owners of the quotes. You will notice a “quote ctto” at the bottom left of the paper).

These quotes is not related to any of my addiction (KalyeSerye and ALDUB).

It’s purely how I understand love and most especially, life.

Quote 1 – Love and Confusion

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Quote 2 – My Own View of My Guy

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Quote 3 – Love and Patience

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Quote 4 – Reciprocating Love

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Quote 5 – Strangers in Love

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Quote 6 – Love Through the Years

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Quote 7 – Be Kind

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There you go. Just part of my own weirdness. 🙂

Hopefully you’ll it good and will give you a positive outlook in many things.

Love,

Momo

Day 1/2: The Day When The ALDUB Nation Stood Still

NOTE: This will contain positive and negative thoughts. Thoughts coming out of my head. If you think you will be disheartened, feel free not to continue reading this blog. It will definitely sound like I’m a mother preaching her kid.

This blog post is not created to hate, bash or drag someone down. Feel free to comment your thoughts and I won’t stop you from doing that because I, myself, speaks up what’s on my mind.

This is going to be written informally so please, bear with my language and perkiness. It will be a roller coaster ride of emotions once again. 🙂

Thanks ♄

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Day 1 (or 2. Iyan po ang ibig sabihin nung title ng post na ito) of my rehabilitation program.

Oplan Getting Over KS ang plan ko for the whole week. Getting over my addiction if I may correct myself. (Supporter pa rin ako, okay?! Hindi na nga lang ako adik.)

It was my first time to eat Chicken Ala King in Mcdo (swear to God). Never kong inisip na kainin iyan kahit nung unang labas nung product and the TVC itself. Ayoko kasing madisappoint sa kung ano man ang pwedeng maging lasa niyan knowing that it was produced by a fast food chain (again and again… its my opinion. I’m not bashing here). Luckily, I found it good kahit konti lang yung sauce and still asks for gravy to gratify myself of its taste.

After that, I decided to go home by riding an AC bus from Chino Roces to Litex (where I currently reside. Ang layo noh? Hahaha). Masaya na sana akong sasakay ng bus nang marinig ko yung Wish I May na kanta ni Alden. Sabi ko sa sarili ko with a pout on my face, ‘Errrr… Nanadya ba ang pagkakataon? Nagmomove on nga eh.‘. I immediately sit and turn my attention to my Spotify playlist para iignore yung naririnig kong kanta. (Later that day ko na lang nalaman na it was the title of the newest TV series ng GMA). Pagka-on ko naman ng Spotify ko, BAM! God Gave Me You yung una sa queue. Natawa na lang talaga ako coz I know, affected pa rin ako sa mga pwedeng maganap sa KS. Di pa talaga ako nakakapag move on sa addiction ko sa ALDUB.

While travelling, nagbrowse lang ako ng nagbrowse in my FB and Twitter accounts. Napansin ko na mabilis na ako manawa sa pagbbrowse kasi I have nothing to browse anymore (since I unfollow all those pages and accounts related to KS and ALDUB). I also didn’t attempt to replay yesterday’s episode knowing what happened already from the posts of my friends in FB and Twitter. I just rely on the tweets of the people I still follow who are still into KS and ALDUB.

When I got home, it was already 12nn and I decided to shut the TV off ‘coz my brother is watching Princess in the Palace. He’s waiting for the KS to be shown. Hindi naman siya nagalit but he asked me why shut off the TV kung manonood din naman ako, I just told him na I’m tired and needs to wake up early. I need sometime to sleep without the noise of anything. Then, he didn’t open the TV at all. (siyempre, ako batas! hahaha. Just kidding.)

I woke up around quarter to 5pm (yeah, kulang po sa tulog araw araw) and do all the stuffs I need to do bago pumasok.

Kain. Ligo. Bihis. Biyahe. MRT!

Nang mapaupo na ako sa usual spot ko sa MRT (in between ng cars ng elders at ng mga babae. Iyong “joint” mismo nung mga carts, nandoon lang ako palagi at nakasalampak sa sahig) I check my Twitter and saw what kind of disaster had happened. Nag-aaway away na naman ang mga fans dahil sa isang walang kamali malisyang picture ni Kris Bernal and Alden Richards sa IG. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, “what’s up? Ano na namang issue?” And then out of curiosity, I tap on an HT saying #SorryKrisBernal , #RealAldubFan, and so on.

As a person trying to get over this phenom, I know na mangyayari at mangyayari ito dahil sa sobrang daming tao ang tinamaan sa KS, lalo na sa ALDUB. It may be those who are mature enough not to put salt on an open wound or those who are much driven by their emotions (hindi ko po nilalahat at please take note opinion ko lang po iyan). I research on things related to the issue and it was, for me, is mababaw. You may get mad at me saying that word na mababaw pero c’mon guys, picture lang iyon na may caption from Kris Bernal’s IG account. Anong harm ang nagawa nun? And to take note, nandoon sila for a teacher’s day event. Guys, may kalaswaan ba silang ginawa doon para mag-alburuto ng ganyan yung ibang fans? Sigh… Nakakasad lang.

Pero eto ha, disclaimer. I don’t defend anyone here. I want to be equally opinionated sa lahat ng mga taong imemention ko kaya don’t say that I’m defending someone over someone. Please. Listen to your self bago kayo magalit sa akin. 🙂

Okay so… my neutrality would kick in here and I don’t want to take sides because I’m only a fan and not even close to any of those who are being dragged on this issue.

  1. Picture and caption can depict and draw thousands of words pero sa akin, anong mali sa picture na iyon? Some would say, “Bakit ngayon ka lang nagwapuhan sa kanya? Dati na siyang artista ah! Di mo ba alam yun?!! Malandi!” or “Maarte ka!” and so on. Medyo harsh words for an IG post na wala naman sanang gustong ipahiwatig. Ako personally, walang masama dun sa post. Naghalikan ba sila? NO! Nagyakapan ba sila? NO! Jusme. CAPTION LANG IYON! PICTURE LANG NILANG DALAWA IYON NAKATAYO! 

May karapatan namang humanga si Kris Bernal kay Alden Richards di ba? Hays. Wala na bang ibang babae ang pwedeng makasalamuha or makipagpicture-an kay AR? Saka, akala ko ba ang ALDUB nation eh yung may mga breeding unlike ibang fandoms na puro mga bata at isip bata lang ang members? Nasaan na yung pagmamahal na dati eh pinagmamalaki nating lahat sa buong mundo? Guys! Dahil lang sa ganoon ang caption/picture na iyon, mangbabash na tayo ng ibang tao? Nasaan ang hustisya doon? (NOTE: Hindi ko nilalahat, yung tatamaan na lang sa sinabi ko yung tamaan. Bow). Pwedeng mga nagpapanggap na ALDUB fan lang yung naninira pero marami akong kilalang “solid” ALDUB fan daw ang nambash mismo kay Kris Bernal sa FB. Binura na lang nila yung post nila out of realization that they have done it dahil sa bugso ng emotion nila. (Wow ha, ano kayo, nanay, asawa or GF lang ni Alden para mag-alburuto? Nang-aano kayo eh).

Buti na lang, mas marami yung fans na nakakaalala na ALDUB and KS was built from love, values and inspiration that’s why they do everything they can to prevent the conflicts among fans who have different opinions regarding what had happened. Kanya kanya sila ng pagpapakalat nang apology message/letter kay Kris Bernal kasi they know how some fans are over reacting to certain things na hindi naman dapat ika-paranoid.

Ang masaklap, ang pagiging paranoid ay nakakahawa na these days pero dedepende na lang iyon kung magpapahawa ang ibang fans.

NOTE ulit. Wala akong pinagtatanggol either kay Kris Bernal or Alden Richards. This is just purely my opinion and my thoughts. I’m trying to rationalize things. Doon ako sa alam kong tama. (Tama sa mata, puso at isip ko bilang isang tao na may minamahal at nasa tamang edad na).

2. People are getting tired of the guy’s antics and for not answering Maine’s tweet.

Sigh. Guys, bakit ninyo sila pinapangunahan? Do we even know exactly if Maine’s tweet is about the 4th Rogelio (Alden)? If it is really meant for him, do we need to know if he responded to it? Kaano ano ba tayo nung dalawa para malaman pa natin ang mga ganoong bagay? Saka, does he need to answer it via Twitter as well? Like this –> “Yes. I will take care of myself.” Too showbiz! Kung totoong lalaki si Alden, hindi niya idadaan sa social media ang pagsagot sa pag-aalala ni Maine. Ano ito, TwitterSerye?Hindi ba niya pwedeng gawin ang pagsagot sa bagay na iyon privately? or in any means of communication without the knowledge by many of us? Again, hindi ko siya pinagtatanggol! Ang akin lang, hindi ba kayo napapagod kakasita sa bawat kilos, tweet, at salita ng batang ito? Wala naman siyang ginagawang masama sa inyo para ibash niyo siya. Dahil lang sa pagiging “manhid”, “slow”, “torpe” at kung ano ano pa eh magiging wagas na ang pangbabash sa kanya. *face palm*

Oo, maski ako nababagalan at naiinis sa kawalan niya ng aksyon sa mga nagaganap sa KS, lalo na sa kanila ni Maine (not Yaya Dub anymore). Unlike Maine who is open about her thoughts and feelings, Alden is secretive and playing safe (in my opinion). Well… Let him be like that. Don’t stress and frustrate ourselves kung hindi kumikilos yung bet natin for Maine. Hindi robot ‘yang batang iyan. Check niyo itsura niyan simula nung nagboom ang ALDUB. He has the biggest eyebags I’ve ever seen. Tinalo pa niya yung eyebags ko! In short, pagod, stress at nagkakasakit yung bata. Wala ba kayong pakialam sa welfare niya? Puro na lang ba kilig yung gusto nating makuha sa ALDUB kaya yung ibang fans (di ko alam kung yung iba eh legit na fan eh) kung makareact wagas! Mawala lang sa KS yung bata, sasabihin na.. “Ay ang boring. Wala si Alden!”. C’mon guys, siya lang ba ang reason kung bakit gumagana ang KS magic sa ating lahat? Please be rational! Lagare ng lagare yang batang ‘yan. Alam ko namang pinagsasabihan na din siyang magpahinga at hinay hinay dahil wala na yatang naranasang 8 hrs of sleep ‘yan simula ng lumakas ang ALDUB pero I understand kung bakit hindi siya ganyan, breadwinner ako kaya alam ko ang feeling.

Saka sa mga nagsasabing baka maunahan siya ng ibang lalaki, in my opinion. Choice pa rin naman ni Maine kung sino ang gusto niyang maging BF di ba? Kung mabagal si Alden (Richard), wala na tayong magagawa doon. I know its the opposite of what I’ve said sa earlier post ko pero… kung ang problema ng ibang fans eh yung pagiging “insensitive” nung bata… hayaan lang natin. Malaki naman na siya para sa mga ganyang bagay. Hindi naman siguro totally manhid si Alden para hindi pa niya mapansin ang mga bagay bagay sa paligid. Kung maunahan siya ng iba (against ako sa idea na ito kasi hindi naman naguunahan dapat sa love. Hindi naman karera yan.), edi naunahan siya. It’ll be a big regret on his part (in my opinion as a girl).

3. I remember why I am so damn proud of this nation because I know that everyone here knows how to spread love, inspiration, and passion. This nation knows how to use and execute the word “bayanihan” like one of the segment of EB. Dito ko rin nakita kung paano natuto ang lahat sa maniwala sa “FOREVER”, sa “DESTINY”, kay “SERENDIPITY” at tumibay ang paniniwala kay God (as in! Seriously!). Sa dumaang mahigit na dalawang buwan (mag tatatlong buwan na nga eh) marami nang naganap sa buhay ng mga taong involve sa KS lalo na ng pinakamamahal natin na ALDUB. Nag grow sila pareho at lalong tumibay yung kapit natin sa kanila. Nakakagawa nga tayo ng almost impossible na tweets dahil sa pagmamahal natin sa kanila. REMEMBER… PAGMAMAHAL NATIN SA KANILA! Big word di ba? Pero, possible lahat sa kanila dahil sa PAGMAMAHAL natin.

So… ano na? Nasaan na yung pagmamahal na iyon? May nagpost lang ng pic nung other half na kasama yung isang artista, mabagal lang kumilos (medyo masarap ngang kutusan o alugin kung pwede lang eh >_< ), hindi “responsive” sa mga tweets ng other half ng LT at kung ano ano pa… eh kaagad nawala yung PAGMAMAHAL na iyon? Dang it! What kind of fans would bash people who give them smile, kilig and love? It starts with letter “T” eh…

I’m a fan. Naging over-thinker and over-analyzer din ako pero I was able to realize my wrong doing at nagbalik loob ako sa isang pagiging simpleng viewer and fan na ineenjoy lang kung anong nakahain sa harap ko. Kung ano lang ang episode ng KS sa araw na iyon. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Sa mahigit kumulang na tatlong buwan na iyon, hindi ba natin naisip na mahirap din yung ginagawa nila? Nang mga writer, nang mga characters, nang mga tao sa paligid nila lalo na ng pamilya nila? Writers are always sleepless to think what to do next after every pasabog Saturday events. Characters in KS who have different commitments other than EB. Pamilya nila na hindi na nila masyadong nakakasama dahil sa mga nagaganap ngayon. Ganito na ba ka-selfish tayong mga fans na pati yung simpleng mga bagay na nagagawa nila nung wala pa tayo (o nung hindi pa tayo karami ng isang bansa) eh ipinagkakait na natin sa kanila? Ganito ba yung isusukli natin sa halos araw araw nilang pagpapasaya sa atin? Medyo walang utang na loob ang labas natin pero totoo. Hard di ba? (para ito sa mga fans na mabilis mag change of heart dahil sa pagkahawa sa iba. And again, hindi ko nilalahat.).

Guys… Relax lang tayo. Alam kong ulit ulit niyo nang nababasa iyan pero totoong payo iyan from a 25 year old girl. Please calm down and enjoy what they have to offer sa ating mga viewers. They are doing their best to give us happiness. Please remember that KalyeSerye is a FICTIONAL story with FICTIONAL characters. And like every FICTIONAL story will have its high and lows. It will have its own struggles dahil lahat ng nagaganap dito eh LIVE. Huwag nating iistress masyado ang sarili natin sa lahat ng nangyayari around the characters involving it. Ipinanganak ba sa stress ang KalyeSerye? HINDI DI BA? Oh, eh bakit natin iniistress sarili natin kung hatid nila is happiness? Sigh. *face palm* basta yan ang paniniwala ko. Enjoy lang kasi iyan ang pinopromote nila. Feeling ko nga nasasayang lang mga turo ng mga Lola kasi wala eh, hindi natin naisasabuhay yung mga turo nila. Hindi dapat hanggang tainga ang payo, dapat isinasapuso at isinasagawa iyan.

Okay. Stop na ako sa mala-sermon kong blog post kasi medyo nakakabeast mode namang talaga ang mga nagaganap sa paligid (take note, hindi na sa KalyeSerye ang concentration ng tao, sa Twitter at FB na halos). Pinapagaling ko na ang sarili ko sa addiction ko sa kanila (KS at ALDUB) and yet, eto yung nakikita ko. As a fan and supporter pa rin ng ALDUB, I care for this nation (this shouldn’t be tagged as fandom).

Sana talaga natuto na tayo sa ibang fandom na nasira, nagkawatak watak, at higit sa lahat eh naging alaala na lang dahil sa kagagawan na rin ng ibang fans (legit or mga fakes). Fans ang buhay at inspirasyon ng EB at ALDUB. Huwag naman sanang umabot na ang mga FANS ang sisira sa inspirasyon na iyon.

Marami pa sana akong sasabihin kaso, masyado nang mahaba ang post ko na ito. Para na akong nagsulat ng isang chapter ng story ko WP hahaha.

Be happy guys. Always be positive sa lahat ng mga bagay sa buhay. 🙂
and remember the reason why we are united, that is becaue of LOVE.

NOTE: Hindi po ako galit (swear to God po talaga). Naka-emphasize lang yung words diyan. Don’t get me wrong kung naka all caps and bold yung ibang words. Once again, Its only my opinion and thoughts that I would like to share sa lahat.

I love this nation and I will never forget it as long as I live.
How can I move on and get over my addiction if the people of this nation is at war?

Oh well… I don’t have the answer to that yet.

Love,

Momo Ryoma