Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Goodbye, ALDUB

It's no secret that I'm a fan of this phenomenal loveteam that broke records and gave birth to their fan base called ALDUB Nation. I shipped them so hard that together with a group of friends, we came up with the Aldub Nation Fest which we organized two years in a row. However, all it had to take was a tweeted open letter to break our collective hearts.

Shipping an LT means loving them both equally. And I did. And I still do, which makes me really sad knowing that both of them are hurting over this fiasco. Not only them but the fans as well--including me.

It has been a horribly busy weekend so I was somewhat distracted for me to comprehend the full meaning of that post. My friends have gone through the five stages of grief and as for me, I finally admitted to myself that ALDUB is no more.

I don't want to think that the past two years were a waste. ALDUB helped me get through a tough time and I will forever be thankful for that. I choose to remember how it was back then when everyone was so happy. It's just really sad that it had to come to this.

Some say that there could still be a loveteam but it just hurts knowing that what you're seeing is just play acting. The allure of ALDUB was you were always kept guessing about their status and being the hopeless romantic I am, I would want to think that there was a time that they were indeed a pair. Knowing now that they're just only "friends" puts a damper on things.

I honestly don't know how they can move forward from this. Their respective PR teams are frustratingly silent which lead me to believe that maybe, they would want this to end as well.

So thank you, Alden and Maine. You don't know how much you both helped me get through one of the toughest moments in my life. I met so many friends because of you and made me realize that I can do so many things which I thought I could not. You made me happy and I hope, someday, that both of you will be happy too. I still silently hope and pray that in the future, you'll both end up together but it is what it is.

God bless and I hope someday our roads will cross again. 

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