Friday, October 02, 2015

Al Dub...as usual, blah, blah...

I was watering our plants when a neighbor's head popped up at the gate and said something about the news that day. I opened the gate and let him in. We talked. My neighbor knew a lot of Marxist-Engels-socialist-communist etc.philosophy, not surprising since he was a former labor union president and was well indoctrinated with leftist philosophy and dogmas. 

A conversation like this usually lasts hours and meanders into almost every conceivable topic under the sun from socialism, which from our many conversations he is in favor of, to conspiracy theories. We were talking about the INC incident, the coming presidential election and the presidential candidates, Marcos, Education and of course Marxist philosophy when the mention of "opiates of the people" popped up, I suddenly blurted out, "Al Dub".



"Look at what's on TV today," I have often lamented the fact that TV was not what it used to be. "I cannot make sense of AL Dub. Why are people hooked into it? Why they are mesmerized by a story that is made up along the way as if it was a well written story like in TV drama or soap or something."

I came to the conclusion that Al Dub is for idiots.

Until well written essays about Al Dub started coming out of Facebook. Some learned people are talking and thinking about it, at least the phenomenon. Why even the  Roman Catholic Church Bishops endorsed it as good for the moral health of the televiewers. the CBCP expressed their support to AlDub for its “noble cause of spreading virtue, values, and morality that our nation deserves” Who can argue with theologians? 

But it cannot be denied that it has numbed the mind of the people to an extent.

Attorney Capunan lamented the fact that the Filipinos are all tuned in to Al Dub on the news while the mention of the Chinese president going to the United States wooing the economically bankrupt superpower with promises of international cooperation maybe even loans etc. in return for the South China Sea. Do we even care about this issue? No reaction on this issue.

I did not an impromptu survey in my class. I asked my pupils to choose between Al Dub and Kathniel love team. Ninety percent voted for Al Dub despite the fact that they are in school most of the weekend and have no time to watch the kalye serye.  

I attended the DepEd Rizal's teacher's day celebration yesterday and while an actor was performing, I could hear my colleagues shouting "Aldub na yan!." It's a little embarrassing because the guy was not part of the Al Dub love team.
  

I have not seen Al Dub because of I am at work during weekdays and in the weekend I usually do gardening and bass guitar practice but my wife and my daughter love it so whether I like it or not, I catch portions of the show. 

 I find it funny but...

As to my neighbor, he left just before noon and I think he watched AlDub after our talk.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You said "
I did not an impromptu survey in my class. I asked my pupils to choose between Al Dub and Kathniel love team. Ninety percent voted for Al Dub despite the fact that they are in school most of the weekend and have no time to watch the kalye serye."

How can you question the result of the survey and write about this topic when you yourself as their teacher is in school most of the time.

George C. dela Paz said...

peace...yes i am in school like my pupils.I just made that statement and observed that they like aldub better than kathniel. i did not question the result, its there. They like aldub better than kathniel despite the fact that they are at school most of the time. its an observation, I did not make any commentary nor give any value judgment about the result.

Anonymous said...

You stated it to support your claim that aldub is for idiots.

George C. dela Paz said...

i did say that al dub is for idiot...and then the next sentence said: until I read on FB that many learned men and even theologians are writing and even talking about it. Now, read the article according to its timeline. I started with saying that its for idiot and then followed it up with the statement that learned men are writing essays about it. So, what am I saying here, that there are people who are not idiots (learned scholars even) that appreciates and even love al dub. peace again...

George C. dela Paz said...

Its obvious youre an al dub fan and you're passionate about it to the extent that you are analysing my stupid article about it. It's flattering and at the same time worrying. But let me indulge you: read it in its entirety and logically without your emotions fogging your logic. Did you not read the part where I said my WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER love al dub?

you know this writing is satirical and was written for humor and to take it seriously at its face is kinda weird. and if you're not offended, please write counter arguments for some of the stuffs I said so that we can have a conversation here.

peace my friend...