Some intro writing about Maine Mendoza and Aldub

(Warning: some words and phrases are expressed in Tagalog)

I have previously told you guys that I have not written almost anything on this blog while I have been actively posting shoutouts on my Facebook page. If you have been visiting my Facebook page, you will notice that I have written a lot of stuff related to ALDUB (Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza) — the undisputably phenomenal love team of the year, and when I say “undisputable”, they are simply PHENOMENAL and that’s
#realtalk. I will not gonna deny, I am a fan of them, and just like the rest of my fellow AlDub fans (though unofficial to ALDUB Nation and ALDUB Warriors), I keep myself up-to-date with everything about Alden and Maine. I am getting more friends, getting more likes on my FB page though it still failed to reach 100 likes (I write to express, not to sensationalize to get likes), and lucky enough because I have friends in previous and present work who share the same admiration to AlDub as I do. I have seen Maine NOT on Dubsmash, but on one of the videos being posted by Senyora Santibañez on her FB page, a capture actually, of a video of Juan for All, All for Juan, with Wally Bayola dubsmashing pabebe warriors until I got to know her
more on FashionPulis, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, even up to her blog.

When I got to find out Maine is actually Kapamilya by heart, she does not frustrate me. When I got to find out the screenshots of her Twitter account — from her penchance to Kapamilya-related shows, to the swear words she posted years ago — it did not frustrate me either. I am a Kapuso, and Maine being Kapamilya does not frustrate me. I am the only Kapuso, while my mom, dad, two sisters are Kapamilya (bunso is absolutely neutral). Nagpapakatotoo lang naman si Maine nang HINDI NAMAN NIYA KELANGAN IPANGALANDAKAN ng paulit-ulit. When I analyze her personality, while she is being actually nice and humble, she has her share of mood swings just like my idol Marian Rivera. If there will be any accounts of her mood swings and snub moments, I will not be surprised. The only thing I expect from her is, she should stay the same Maine Mendoza like her friends and the rest of the world knew. I am not expecting her to take herself to the next level, like grabbing more teleserye projects, album, etc. I am not expecting her to be seen with some so-called “famous” people. I do not want Maine Mendoza, alongside Alden Richards, to be corrupted by the showbiz culture
just like the most celebrities we see.

And just like Marian Rivera, she IS a degree holder, just that, Maine is an honor student at College of St. Benilde. (Side note: I am proud because the celebrities whom I admire the most are degree holders — Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, Dingdong Dantes, Carla Abellana etc. Degree is not that always important, but it gives one a whole lotta’ extra miles in life. However, it would be much better if you have practiced what you have learned
once you graduate from college, and if I ever get the chance to have a one-on-one talk with her, I would rather encourage her to practice her profession, since she already had her OJT at The Sagamore in New York, USA.

If you happened to be in your teens and you are idolizing someone like Maine Mendoza, nakaka-proud, hindi ba? You are idolizing someone who is well-bred, well-educated, academically/intellectually competent, quiet but able to make you laugh your heart out. You will not regret idolizing someone like her, despite the shortcomings she has when it comes to talent department. I have been hearing some clips of her samples doing covers of some famous songs, just that it is still not yet verified if it is originally her voice. If she happens to sing, it may not be at par even with the likes of Nadine Lustre or Yassi Pressman. If she happens to dance, it may not be at par with the likes of Maja Salvador. However, still, despite some a little awkwardity (especially during the AlDub-Eat Bulaga sa Tamang Panahon last October 24), we cannot deny the fact that enjoyment is manifested from her aura. Her random antics is as funny as fuck without getting annoying. She simply does not fail to entertain everyone — people of all ages and gender.

Whenever she has the chance to talk, I can sense some relunctance from her. May pagka-mahiyain siya, and I do not question that. She is introvert, what do you expect? I am an introvert (and pessimist/optimist as well), so I can relate much with her. Also, you cannot expect that ALL ARTISTAS are EXTROVERT. Somehow, I think, it would be better if you are true-blue introvert that being just extrovert only on the surface, but off-cam is otherwise.

Anyway, there is a sheer difference between introvert and being a plain…cold…bitch; i.e., you can make yourself appear extrovert, as if you are bubbly and energetic in front of the camera but being attested to be a snob and cold bitch when not on the show. Meanwhile, you may be introvert, but not stingy enough to give even a simple nod/smile. I have been reading stories on both GirlTalk and PinoyExchange forums about few celebrities who appear to have a friendly and bubbly vibe on TV but such a cold bitch off-cam. I do not need to name such celebrities, but if you are going to bring up Marian Rivera on this thread, too bad, there are celebrities out there who are worse than her, and most of them is coming from a rival network. According to GTalkers of Female Network GirlTalk forums’ Celebrity Gabfest, a certain actress/TV host from a rival network who happens to be bubbly and energetic in front of the camera, but freakin’ cold and hard bitch off-cam — she, apparently shouted at her personal assistant, condescendingly told a waiter to make the baby stop the crying (on the other table) while dining at Chili’s, cold vibe manifested when visited a certain optical store when fitting shades, and when someone asks her for a picture, she quicksly turn her back and go away.

I think revealing your moody and introvert self should not be given a big deal. What should be given importance is that you are moody and introvert (with self-esteem issues to boot), but able to give a wave, a smile or a nod like it is free, and you do a great job at entertaining. Speaking of entertainment, sometimes, you do not need to be veeeeery exceptional at singing, dancing or even acting. You simply have to be natural at your comic antics like, you are not being conscious about looking ugly. However, there are exceptions, and Maine is one of them. Maine Mendoza, just like the pioneer lip-synchers Moymoy Palaboy and Roadfill, entertains netizens on Youtube and later, Dubsmash. What’s more, she even does it together with her friends and Janeeva Verceles. I understand that not all of us find making wacky/ugly faces entertaining, but making wacky faces is NOT for everyone, because only 1 out of 100 people can do it EFFECTIVELY, and even the likes of Vice Ganda or Anne Curtis CANNOT DO IT REALLY WELL. Not only that, if you get to KNOW MOOOOORE ABOUT HER — such as reading her Tweets, the way she answers questions on, Instagram posts and her blog posts on — you will realize she has MOOOOOORE than what she can offer, because she is very expressive, eloquent writer. She may have tagalog slips on her posts, but stil, ends up rather witty, and if she happened to have cussed on Twitter, it does not appear to be palengkera (note: Just because you scream swear words, does not necessarily mean you are uncouth). She may be introvert but the way she writes her experiences and realizations, it appears really positive. Ganyan siya mag-isip. Hindi sabaw magsulat, and wala pa akong young stars na ka-edaran niya na ganyan ka-lalim mag-post.

Grammatically-correct. Well-written. Well-expressed. Well-constructed. Introspective. That’s the way she writes. Not pabebe.

Hindi naman niya hiningi o lumapit sa kahit anong talent agency or network na magka-career sa TV. Basta lang siya kinatok ng entertainment industry while she is busy assisting her parents at their businesses.

Well, this is what I can write as of the moment. I will look forward to writing more stuff about her, Alden Richards or AlDub as love team.


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