We live in a fast-paced world, and we’re used to getting things instantly: from food to information, even to relationships. Now, it’s rare to see men who would court women for several months and follow the traditional way of doing panliligaw.
AlDub, the phenomenal love team in Eat Bulaga‘s Kalyeserye; features this tradition, where waiting for “tamang panahon” is highlighted. It’s a great reminder to wait for the right time and to not rush into things. Here are five lessons we learned from AlDub and tamang panahon.
1. Waiting is never easy.
They say that waiting is probably one of the hardest things people do. After all, passing the time in uncertainty while hoping for the best could be really frustrating. Alden showed us that waiting is not entirely impossible, but it’s also worth it. Remember how he had to go through a lot of obstacles given by Lola Nidora? He had to fill up a a huge container with water all by himself, run under the scorching heat from Broadway Centrum to EDSA within 20 minutes, go through Lola Nidora’s Rogelios to stop Yaya Dub’s marriage with Frankie and other sorts of crazy things. Lola surely gave Alden a hard time, and he still persevered no matter what.
2. Waiting goes hand in hand with patience.
You have to accept the fact that waiting takes time and you need to be patient about it. This is what makes waiting difficult. It is not instant nor prompt. Alden and Yaya Dub had to wait for Lola Nidora’s go signal before they could finally meet each other. They didn’t know exactly when or where, so they really had to be patient. In the end, we all know it was all worth it.
3. Waiting is a proof of one’s maturity.
A person who knows how to wait is someone who’s mature enough to know the bigger picture when it comes to waiting: it may be out of obedience to their parents, their commitment to their studies, or the development of their career. For Alden and Yaya Dub, they waited out of their obedience to Lola Nidora, who strictly emphasized the importance of waiting. It was difficult for both Alden and Yaya Dub, but they learned to obey Lola and to wait for the right time.
4. There’s a difference between waiting and wasting time.
Waiting is time not wasted time when utilized properly. For instance, Yaya Dub did not spend her entire time staring off into space and waiting for Alden to sweep her off her feet–instead she used her time serving lola Nidora with all of her heart. Waiting for the tamang panahon did not hinder her to do her own thing. In fact, we have a feeling that Yaya’s authentic love and concern for Lola was probably the factor that convinced the latter to finally let the two meet.
5. Waiting is rewarding.
Waiting is indeed excruciating, but it could be really rewarding when the “Tamang Panahon” has finally arrived. All the hardships and pain you’ve been through will all be worth it. All eyes were on AlDub when Yaya Dub and Alden finally met in person, and lots of people were greatly moved by it because they knew what Yaya and Alden had been through. After all the obstacles they had to go through, no words can explain how wonderful it felt to see them both in one stage.
There is a time for everything, including love. It may already be at the palm of your hands, it may be just around the corner, or it has yet to arrive. Nevertheless, but don’t panic. Enjoy life and make the most out of your waiting time. Trust me, when that time comes it would be all worth it just like AlDub’s love story.
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Rox Agbayani is a trainer and a writer who loves to chill and sing with her ukulele. She loves to cook and taste food from different cultures, a nature lover and a scientist by heart. She finds serenity in her quiet time and thinks best when doodling. She dreams of healing people’s hearts through her God-given talents.