Men get truly excited over “bad” girls. Yeah, the type that looks sultry, suggestive in a very sensual way. They are the trophies rich old men flaunt for the world to see. If you snagged one, you are the man! You are a winner! Everybody else just drool.
But most men do not necessarily fall in love with them. We fall in love with the “good” girl- the wife material, the one we want to spend the rest of our lives with, the one we can never live without. We are constantly searching for that one girl that we want to get lost with- and make us willing to give our freedom up to. Yep, that one person that we are willing to be trapped with, on a small island, in the middle of the Pacific, after a stormy shipwreck!
And that’s where Maine Mendoza made her grand entrance into our hearts.
The dubsmash videos have nothing to do with it, really. The first time we watched it was like oh, another attention seeker, just like the rest of the world, trying to make it big somewhere. Or so, we initially thought. But it all made sense later.
It was when she became Yaya Dub that we immediately sensed the raw honesty of Maine’s personality in the character. Her real emotions shined through. She is not there for the financial benefits of fame but for the realization of an ultimate dream. Her expressions are very revealing- the first time she saw Alden was looking, her eyes sparkled and grew big, she dropped her guard down and revealed the sweetest smile, the purest face a thousand ships would launch for. A few times her jaw dropped and she fell into a convulsive, very animated excitement. When she got the flowers and chocolate the first time, when she was handed the teddy bear and when she saw Alden kiss her standee, she was unable to hold back her thrill! She can’t get as real as that.
Very subtle expressions of candidness make her really endearing. We especially fall for those very slight animations, the little head twitches, the spontaneous contortion of her face, the little flaring of her nose whenever she‘s getting into a certain mood. And then there’s her eyes! By God, I could swear there’s something in them that just melts the bejesus out of any hardened heart!
And we stalk. Realtalk.
We find ourselves scouring the Internet for anything and everything about her. We feel a sense of accomplishment finding old photos and videos. It is like trying to get to know her well, without actually taking her out on a real date. We find ourselves smiling, laughing, crying over things we see and read about her. We become very involved- the infatuation has now become an obsession!
The attraction, not surprisingly, is not really sexual. Don’t get me wrong. Maine is most definitely, seriously, very sexually attractive! But this is not the primary reason why we fall head over heels. And contrary to popular beliefs that we usually try to take advantage if we find out that a girl is attracted to us, most of us do get a genuine thrill on knowing somebody is taking an interest- and we do find ourselves actually trying to reciprocate.
In reality, we identify ourselves with Alden Richards. We want to be THAT guy, the one that Maine Mendoza only has eyes for.
He is not just the man, he is the man’s Man!
And we want him to feel the way we feel, to champion the standards and principles of how real men fall in love- anything less and he becomes the bad guy. That may also be the reason why Kulas wrote the song Hopia- we feel a little angry, frustrated at the thought that Alden is merely there for the art, for the fame- that he is not so much invested in the emotion, despite Maine’s effortless expressions that she is genuinely interested- showing her real vulnerability.
We become very protective.
It is not as much as trying to win her heart from somebody else, but trying to make her feel that if that guy is not that into you, we are here. We get filled with so much emotions that we feel like the knights of old, willing to become violent to protect our one true love! But as soon as we realize that Alden is beginning to show real interest, we back off and cannot but feel happy for Maine. We get back into enjoying the show, confident and very proud that our representative is willing to do everything to get the girl of his dreams, embodying our ideals and intentions the way we expect him to.
There is more to love about Maine. We can never fathom the influence and the effect she has on people, men and women alike. But for us, the male species of this phenomenal fandom, she represents the princess in the attic. The one who live with a secret love hoping to be noticed- silently, patiently waiting for her Prince Charming. And once he finds her, he will never be the same again. He will never be able to let her go. ~ Vilo
Wished these two would really end up together. I remembered this line from the poem entitled “ruth”, it says, “i love you today, not tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come” so to Alden and Maine, go, go, go.
Was it just me…or did I really witness “an angry streak” in Alden’s personality at the premiere? Please…Alden…never ever ever hit or even try to hit Maine! You sounded rude to her at one point…then you moved your arm as if you were aiming to hit her! Even if it was just a part of your “kulitan” these did not sound and look right at all! Did I just see a glimpse of the inner Alden? What I saw was rather scary… Dear Lord..may you protect us from every deceiving spirit…
you really sound like an anti-alden to me 🙂 pakihanap pa po ng “bad habits” ni alden
It was just you. Peace! 🙂 Merry CHRISTmas!
I noticed that too. Hopefully, it was just plain teasing. Otherwise, I will get disappointed with A.
Medyo OA ka po dun sa part na yun teh,.. haha! Why would A do that? they’re just having their usual “harutan” :))))
that’s precisely the reason why people should learn how to read not only “on the line/s” but between the lines i.e. to infer. Apparently, you did not watch the entire video; therefore, you failed to contextualize their actions. Do you think he would do such a thing? I read between the lines and I must agree with @zander0906.
Cherry Sabate said:
They were only playing around. Who would do something like that in public specially if you are an actor and know all eyes are on you? Did you seriously think he was angry? You must not really know him. In all honesty, between Alden and Maine I would think that Maine is more prone to quickly get angry at something than Alden…just from my observation!
@Rosario I am not sure as to why you dislike A/RJ a lot, but I will urge you to read the recent Instagram posts from Ms Christine Babao, Ninang Dub. I do not know how to attach it here. I guess she is someone who knows A and M more, and met M’s parents on few occasions. I need not say anymore on her statement, as it already confirms what M’s parents thinks of A/RJ. I also do not think that a person like A/RJ who confess, at all times, and live in fearing God has a capacity to hurt anyone, let alone M whom I believe he adore so very much. Karma kaya kalaban nya!
I saw a few versions of the videoclip. A and M were just having fun (harutan) harmlessly. He was NOT going to hit Maine. Rather, he was about to touch her nose playfully (according to an an eyewitness at the red carpet event). Check on Twitter and on Instagram. You will see what I mean.
As the old adage goes, “Look before you leap”.
“Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” ~ Proverbs 17:28
@NautilusMath @Maver @zander0906 we are slowly seeing the real intention of people with the thoughts coming out of their minds. BEWARE!
Merry CHRISTmas to all! Good vibes til the end! 🙂
yup, i reckon something like this will eventually come out no matter what explanation you dish out.. 100% support for alden and maine. on the way to forever na kaya! hihihi
Cherry Sabate said:
Isn’t this the whole purpose of the blog…to be able to express as long as it is done politely?
I actually like your perception on what’s happening to the couple. I’m also learning men’s perspective on “kilig” moments and courtship. We need more men like you who will be vocal and wouldn’t mind sharing their true feelings. Bihira yan lalo na sa mga Filipino. Anyway, I wish you continue with this blog. I do check it out daily although i don’t comment as much as I should. I have to pick and choose what i write when commenting or else my comments will be misinterpreted as bashing. I appreciate reading everyone’s comment/reply. Not only do i get to know A&M but also the people who follows them closely. Let’s all be open to opinions and not judge them as bashers rather commentator lang. This way we minimize animosity tutal we are all fans di ba? Thank you, again…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to y’all 🙂
patrick gonzalez said:
im eb hardcore fan since 79. ako yung market ng eb na laging nandyan. alam ko history nila, idol ang tvj since todas pa.
then dumating aldub. matindi ito kasi iba ang aldub, everything about it political social religious economic phenom lahat na . left ang political orientation ko and astig pa rin ang analysis ng aldub even sa radical viewpoint. singlehandedly binalik ng aldub ang sigla sa entertainment industry na sa loob ng halos 20 years wala pa ulit nakakagawa.
and yayadub/ maine talaga is the rarest find dito. alden has compelling story too, jose is the resident tambay, tvj dyan lang namanmga yan.
but yayadub/maine really ang enigma rito.
of course kung wala iba baka hindi ito ganito but yayadub/ maine is the one para sa akin na da best!
marami ako tanong comments plans na gusto ko for aldub pero i know they will surprise me. ang sa akin kasi napagaling at edgy ang aldub and the whole ensemble and i want them to contribute sa phil industry.
pare ikaw or yung iba ano tinginnyo?
nahypnotize talaga ako ng mga ito and masarap na may voice of reason and logical mga comments mo .
hope we can have a continuing discussion on aldub.
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To patrick gonzalez:
I’m 27 years old. Since I was 7 nanonood na ako ng Eat Bulaga.
Magagaling talaga silang lahat sa Eat Bulaga. The hosts are all great too. I like Pia Guanio and Ryan Agoncillo. All of the hosts are intelligent.
You are right. Nabuhay ulit ang showbiz industry. I’m just sad na ung mga TV Commercials nina Alden & Maine hindi buong pinapalabas sa kabilang channel.
Kaya ibinigay kina ALDEN at MAINE at sa buong EAT BULAGA ang kung anumang mayroon sila ngayon kasi they have the capacity, ability, and capability to handle it.
Sabi nga ni Anita Moorjani sa libro niyang Dying To Be Me: “The universe only gives you what you are ready for, and only when you’re ready”.
I think ILLUSION also played an important role why we are all hooked. Kaya nung December 2015, when there was a tweet saying Julie Ann San Jose is the GF of Alden, parang nawala ung magic ni Alden or ng AlDub.
After 36 years, Eat Bulaga is still at its peak. This is ultra-rare.
I think it’s a great loss to miss an episode of Bulaga nowadays.
Wala akong hinahangaan na artista dati pero ngayon meron na. I admire Alden. I know it’s weird. Hahaha.
I love Maine.
Please continue sharing your thoughts.
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Under the “Recent Comments” section of this site, it appears that “barbaragemao” posted a comment in the entry “Why Men Go Gaga over Maine Mendoza” but when I opened the said entry I cannot find barbaragemao’s comment. It’s 3:05 am now in the Philippines. I don’t want to sleep. I want to read everything that is being posted here.
@enochcain reply ko un dun ke @money pero nawala e n badvibes ako s comment nun nkita mo din b?
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@barbara hindi ko nakita comment ni @money. ok. huwag na natin pag-usapan kung negative iyong comment ni money. hehehe. taga saan ka?
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The comment by money was unpublished about 2 minutes after it was posted for being defamatory and nucuous. I am sorry for the confusion.
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Included din po sa hindi napublish iyong tinutukoy ko na comment posted by barbaragemao?
Thank you for being alert!
@enochcain cavite po