Leyte Adventure

I am back! Woke up at 9, tried my best to get back to sleep, and failed. Four hours later, I am still in bed doing nothing. So I am here, wide awake! That 3 hours of sleep I had earlier is not enough to get me through the day, so I guess I’ll just be hitting the sack early tonight. Which is why I have decided to open my blog and write instead of lying down with my eyes shut forcing myself to sleep.

So.. Leyte. 3 weeks ago Eat Bulaga assigned 3 dabarkads (Me, Alden, and Kuya Ryan) to go to 3 different places to shoot for Ms. Millennial x Eat Bulaga OBB/Opening Billboard. I was selected to go to Leyte; Alden to Batanes; and Kuya Ryan to Jolo. We had 2 days to shoot, to show the beauty of those places.

It was my first time to visit (Tacloban) Leyte. And when I stepped out of the plane, first thing that came to my mind was the tragic disaster of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan years ago. For those who do not know, Leyte was one of the most affected and devastated areas in the Philippines by Yolanda. I couldn’t help but still feel sad about what happened. In fact, I had been filled with extreme apprehension every time we’re on the road, for I could literally see that the town has not fully recovered yet from the ravages of Yolanda. We spent most of our time on the road, travelling from places to places; and while most of my companions were sleeping, I was there researching about the typhoon and watching actual videos of Yolanda onslaught in Tacloban. It was so heartbreaking. I was horrified as I watch videos on my phone and at the same time look outside the car window and see the actual place where it all happened. I was at a loss for words. Pasensya na kung huli na but I’d still say this: My heart goes out to all the typhoon victims and families who have not given up hope and faith, 4 years after. I pray that no such calamity will ever happen again.

Before I get carried away, let me just talk about our Leyte adventure. So ayun na ngaaaa.. on our first day, we went to Sambauan Island. It was a 3-hour drive from the hotel, and a 40-minute boat ride to get to the island. I was so glad I got that serene feeling again during our boat ride; I decided to stay outside the boat and let the salty waves splash over my body and the sea breeze touch my skin. You know such things bring me joy; though it was risky because the waters were a little rough that afternoon and I didn’t have my life vest on, I just thought “Bahala na pag nalaglag, sanay naman ako mag back float”.

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We got to Sambauan at around 5 in the afternoon already– daylight about to fade– so we had to rush shooting. I was supposed to dip into the water but unfortunately the person I assigned to look after my things left my bag in the car, so we ended up shooting eme-emeng aura na lamang sa dagat. I remember how annoyed I was at that time because I was really excited to plunge into the sea. Tsaka may niready kasi talaga akong swimsuit! Charotera!

leyte leyte1Anyhoo, it was already night time when we got back to the port and we were all so shocked to see so many people waiting for us! As in parang may mall show, ganun. Tuwa naman kami, lalo na si Ate Elvie (my makeup artist), kasi akala niya siya yung hinihintay. Charot.

On our second day, we went to Sohoton cave and Lulugayan falls in Samar. It was my first time to get inside a cave! Before the tour, Kuya Larry, our tour guide, told us to make use of our imagination as we get through the cave. We were able to see interesting limestones and rock formations with his help. He is quite good at putting a spin to those figures, giving them descriptive names and amusing themes; may Christmas theme, wedding theme, may pang grown-ups, and so much more!  leyte1 leyte2 leyte3 leyte4 leyte6 leyte7

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Yes naman sa turista photo! Before leaving the cave, he asked us to turn off our flash lights for us to know how dark it really is inside; and damn there was nothing but pitch black darkness– scary but somewhat peaceful! It was a fun and an educational experience, lakas maka gradeschool fieldtrip. Love how Kuya Larry gave us a whole lot of information about Sohoton cave and caves in general. Alam niyo ba yung stalagmite and stalactite? Hindi diba? Ako din eh, but with the help of this tour I was able to gain knowledge about it. Share ko na din for everybody’s information:

Stalagmite is what you call the column-like formation coming from the ground (made of calcium carbonate dripping from the stalactite), while Stalactite on the other hand is a formation that hangs from the ceiling of the cave– both grow together to form a column. According to Kuya Larry, it takes 300 years for it to grow an inch longer, so it will probably take thousands of years for it to become a pillar. Interesting!

I was supposed to go kayaking to the natural bridge but the weather did not cooperate. Sayang, Kuya Larry said it was their best tour-ender in Sohoton. Anyway, I hope to be back next time! Meron akong inaantay na stalagmite at stalactite na magmeet eh! Lol!

Salamat, Kuya Larry and Sohoton Team! larruleyteleyte10aa

After the tour, we went to Lulugayan falls next. It was an hour and a half drive from Basey, and this..
is where the adventure..
really..
begins.
*plays scoring* dun dun dun dun…. dun dun dun… DUN.

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Charot, ginawang horror?! Haha! So I mentioned earlier that it was raining the whole morning, resulting to wet and muddy roads. We opted to use a dump truck instead of our service van to get to the area because our van would most definitely not make it. I had so much fun riding the truck because it felt like riding a rollercoaster without a seatbelt. I was just laughing and screaming with joy whole time, tuwang tuwa ang bata! And guess what, the path was so muddy that even the truck had a hard time getting through the uphill stretches. At ayun na nga, in the middle of our rollercoaster ride, the truck couldn’t take it any longer. We had to stop and walk a few miles, until the habal-habals/motor taxis came to the rescue. Gusto ko yung term na rescue, kasi we were so helpless at that time.

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There was no network signal at all so we couldn’t contact anyone for help. The habal-habal took us to this small village in the Lulugayan falls’ area. Another thrilling experience because the path was both rocky and muddy– another rollercoaster-feels ride! I love my ‘muntik-na-mahulog’ moments on our way up!

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and I am amazed on how their motorcycle can fit 4 people! Actually parang kaya ng lima!

Gladly, we reached the village safe and sound. We took another 30-minute trek to Lulugayan Falls. It was still raining at that time which made it hard to walk in the woods but we were all able to reach our destination! Sad to see that the water was also muddy since it rained so we weren’t able to shoot that much. Again, excited pa man din ako maligo sa falls kasi perstaym ko din. Nonetheless, I was able to see the beauty of Lulugayan Falls– wrong timing lang talaga but it was still beautiful. (Hindi lang halata sa picture)
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It was already nightfall when we finished shooting. We took a 30-minute rest to fix ourselves before we head back. Buko buko sa kubo, ganun! What’s up, anagram!

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This is one of the best parts of the adventure, going down the hill. And a pleasant surprise, nakahabol yung dump truck sa taas! This time, the driver had a hard time manoeuvring the truck on the narrow street. It took him about 30 minutes to set the truck ready. Madami ding ‘muntik-na-mahulog’ moments yung truck! We all saw how dangerous it would be if we ride the truck, since it was already night time and the road was still muddy. Direk Pat convinced me to ride the habal-habal instead, but I refused to because I want to have that rollercoaster feels for the last time. May pa-emeng-drama pa ako, nagbigay na ako ng huling habilin sakanya. I was serious on that because there was a high chance for the truck to fall off the cliff. I am not even kidding, it only takes one wrong steer. She knew she cannot force me– dahil matigas ulo ko– so she rode the habal-habal alone and went down immediately. Good thing Ate Elvie had no choice but to join me in the truck. We actually made a short video saying how much we love our families and all that, eh kasi ngaaaa baka mahulog-log-log-log-log! Buwis buhay na talaga ito! I was still laughing and happily cheering in the first part of the ride, but as the road gets muddier and as the driver struggles steering, I found myself seated still and silent. “Lord, Kayo na po ang bahala pero kaya namin to. Kaya namin to.” I silently prayed. Thank goodness, we survived 3 ascending muddy paths. Honestly, I thought that’s gonna be my last day on Earth. THANK GOD we got back safe. Thank you also for not giving up, manong driver and your dump truck. Direk Pat was hella worried because she got no update from us. It was a hell of a ride, indeed!

On our last day in Leyte, we went to San Juanico bridge; lakad-lakad lang, aura-aura, kunwari nasa park. That was the last part of the shoot, and as you can see on the final output of the OBB, that is where we took some drone shots at doon ko din iwinagayway ang bandera ng Eat Bulaga, Juan For All-All For Juan.

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So that was it, our Leyte adventure! I had a rollercoaster of emotions too in this 3-day trip. I am glad Eat Bulaga sent me to this place. Thank You Lord for this experience and of course for keeping me alive. Hindi pa siguro tapos ang misyon ko dito. Anyway, I hope I get to see more of the Philippines!

If you have not seen the OBB yet, play the video below and get stunned by the beauty of the our country.

Kahit saan ka tumingin, kahit saang parte ng Pilipinas ka dalhin, siguradong iyong mamahalin, dahil wala ng gaganda pa sa gandang nasa mga kamay natin.
Gandang maipagmamalaki ng bawat isa.
Gandang nagdurugtong sa atin.
Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo, iisang bansa tayo.
Iisa at pare-pareho, mag Bayanihan tayo. Lahat tayo Pilipino!”

215 Comment

  1. Meng adik na adik na ko sayo. Hahaha 😂 ikaw yung inspiration ko sa pag-aaral. Ayieeeh makita sana ulit kita sa personal tsaka magkaron sana ko ng chance na mayakap ka. Love you always Meng! 😘😍

  2. Ameng says: Reply

    Sobrang nakaka proud talaga na maging part ng journery mo meng., love you as my sister, mawala man sila andito lang ako tahimik na sumusubaybay at sumusoporta sau 😍😘

  3. Trisha Abesamis says: Reply

    Nice one mommy maine😘😍

  4. Mee says: Reply

    Nice to hear you’re writing again. 😄

  5. Rizaflor B Ituriaga says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing us your wonderful but dangerous adventure,stay safe always and i love you❤️❤️❤️

  6. Jez Intong says: Reply

    Ayeeee!! di ko pa nababasa pero na screenshot ko na kasi baka magcrash na naman site mo! hahah. Labyu!

  7. Lj says: Reply

    Love you! As much as possible, don’t undersleep/oversleep so you’ll not get puyat! To more adventures & missions in life! God bless you! 💛💛💛

  8. Ana Ramirez says: Reply

    Dear Nicomaine,
    Thanks for the double treat this Sunday! But pretty please don’t live tooooo dangerously, bata ka!!! I love you baby girl and your RJ, marami kami. Take care!
    Love, Teacher Ana
    @RichMaineMF

  9. Bhabie Rose says: Reply

    Hello Maine god bless u always ingat k palagi see u sa eb tom may the good Lord guide u always ingat k palagi write more songs you are good songwriter update po sa movie project with Alden

  10. Llyrfe says: Reply

    Ganda!!! Hi Mengay!!!

  11. Dayang says: Reply

    Thank u for sharing ur adventures Meng.. Hope to read more of it soon.. Yung utang mo pa na Italy.. 😂

    1. Kristine says: Reply

      Hello maine enjoy akong basahin ang blog mo, grabe ang experience mo sa leyte buwis buhay ganyan din yung feeling ko going to benget take note nandon pa mismo yung bagyo signal 3 pray din ako nong but still enjoy namn adventure nga di ba please follow mo namn IG ko super fan mo ako may ginintuan kang puso kaya mahal ng dabarkads kasama na aming pamilya full support you god bless 😊

    2. luuna4711 says: Reply

      This is ur medium Meng. Do continue writing.

  12. Rich says: Reply

    It was an adventure worth writting. Tapang mo dun s truck ride. Ingat always gurl!.

  13. Winnie says: Reply

    Salamat, Maine, for this educational grade school field trip! 👏 You described your adventure as if I was with you out there and I just love the imagery! I’d give you an A for this! Dami ka pang magagandang gagawin just remain focused and “be anxiously engaged in a good cause” always! 😘😘

  14. jakile says: Reply

    Woohhh sounds scary. We were praying for your safety since the weather forecast was gloomy for the whole week. Normal na talaga na madaming pasahero sa habal habal. Glad to see everyone got back safe. If ever something happened to any of you over there, baka wala ng turistang pupunta dun, buti na lang wala.

  15. Bhabie Rose says: Reply

    Write more songs Maine you are good songwriter & singer see u sa eb tom Maine god bless u always ingat k palagi Maine

  16. Wow Maine! No wonder…adventure pala talaga ang experience mo sa Leyte…
    Truly first time experiences are usually the memorable ones and good thing you survived that roller coaster muddy ride in the truck… So would you like to go back and do it all over again my dear?! 😆
    Ingat ka naman sa susunod ha buti talaga ayaw pa ni Lord na mawalay ka dito sa mundo kaya nakabalik kayo nang maayos 😊
    Thanks for sharing this story my dear

  17. Joan says: Reply

    Oh my gosh maine please wag mo na uulitin ito huhu marami ka pang purpose sa life at hahaba pa ng sobra ang life mo lagi kang nasa prayers namin

  18. msgerbie says: Reply

    Ang kulit mo. Grabe ka! But thank goodness you are safe. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip.

    Anyway, thank you for the compassion to the people of Leyte where my Dad’s family hails from. 😌

    Bigyan kita ng tip to find sleep though – lie down unmoving with your eyes closed for 15 minutes and you’ll fall asleep. 😀

    And yung swimsuit mo na naiwan sa car, sinuhulan ni Manong Alden Richards yung inutusan mo. Charot.

    Thanks Maine. I enjoyed reading your blog entry. You’re quite a storyteller. 🙂

  19. JOYCE says: Reply

    Thank you Maine for sharing your Leyte adventures. God bless. I LOVE YOU MAINE AND ALDEN!

  20. Immaculate Guevarra says: Reply

    Goodeve Menggay! Cheers to more adventures for you… Thanks for sharing your Leyte trip with us. Hope you had dinner already!

  21. etxetera says: Reply

    Sarap sapatusin management. Alam ng matigas ulo ni ineng dinala pa sa suicide mission. Kung nagkataon bulaklak at kandila na lang katapat 😒 #SorryNatigokEh

  22. Cristy Canete says: Reply

    Yes, thank you for sharing your adventure in Leyte, Maine! Now I want to go also to Leyte in the summer. You really had a very productive Sunday. Hope you get that much needed sleep.

  23. Oh Maine I hope the Universe will continue keeping you safe. 💚

    Sana irelease mo yung video ng pamamaalam nyo, I’m curious. Haha!

    Kidding aside, I remembered back in college, my best friends and I wrote eulogies for each other. It’s fun (and morbid) to read them again after 10 years.

    Anyway, take care. And know that There’s a whole nation always praying for your safety, and Alden’s. Di bale, nag iingat naman daw kayo sabi ni Alden eh. 😉✌

  24. Tres says: Reply

    Proud of you!
    But pleaseeeee be very careful next time. We know you crave adventure but you’re too precious ro risk your life like that. We are just thankful to God He kept you all safe.

    More power to you Maine! We will always be proud of you and Alden…

  25. mfernandez says: Reply

    Wow sipag sa Blog update!! Thank you Maine!!💛 Lalo na akong naexcite to read your book!
    Beauty Brain and Brave! San ka pa!! I can just imagine kung gano kaganda sana yung mga scene mo if the weather was nice.😊 Oh well maganda pa rin naman dahil andun ka!! Congratulations to you at sa lahat nang involved 😊 Love you Menggay forever!!!

  26. Sabrina says: Reply

    An adventures that breaks our hearts. I knew that you can make it. Though its to hard to travel. Same here I do experience the same adventure going to Sagada but its all worth it.
    Too happy reading your blog. And waiting for your book to be launch. God is good all the time. Our Lord will always be by your side Maine. Making us happy is the biggest gift that I received from God and also my daughther. God Bless you always… 😇😇😇 your auch an angel to me..😘😘😘

  27. Laila says: Reply

    good thing you enjoyed the roller coaster of the trip though scary you still have fun all along…. take good care and listen to elderly pls your one of a kind…. God Bless you 🙇

  28. Sabrina says: Reply

    An adventures that breaks our hearts. I knew that you can make it. Though its to hard to travel. Same here I do experience the same adventure going to Sagada but its all worth it.
    Too happy reading your blog. And waiting for your book to be launch. God is good all the time. Our Lord God will always be by your side Maine. Making us happy is the biggest gift that I received from God and also my daughther. God Bless you always… 😇😇😇 your such an angel to me..😘😘😘

  29. Marge says: Reply

    Love it!!! Love you Maine!! Hahaha! ❤️😋

  30. Lynda says: Reply

    hi Maine! been always praying for your safety and thank God you are.thank you for sharing us your Leyte adventure and hoping for more.just always be safe.i remain ill stay ALDUBMAICHARD FOREVER ILY BOTH

  31. Carol Valdez says: Reply

    Wow super adventure tlga leyte trip mo pero sa susunod wgna matigas ulo ha lalo n sa mga gnyng delikadong lugar tnx for sharing ur adventure ingat lagi😊

  32. Darlene says: Reply

    Maine, you have a gift in writing . You write eloquently and you describe events, time and people beautifully that your readers can actually see what you are describing . Continue writing , you are well able to write great stories for film and theatre someday not just for books and publication . Soar high !!!

  33. Jessica says: Reply

    The earth has music for those who listen – William Shakespeare
    So happy that you have experienced these things Meng, its really an adventure that will really come once in a lifetime and you are so BRAVE! kaya don’t be afraid to try new things my dear coz like that adventure of yours, it will also come ONCE in your lifetime! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and sana you will continue sharing each and every adventure in your life!
    Love, @Dyekdimz on twitter

  34. Kit says: Reply

    More more more blogs to come Menggay

  35. Mussy says: Reply

    Meng naligo ka na ba? Haha! More lazy Sundays for you – more blogs?? Thanks for sharing your experience. Ingat lang lagi!

  36. Nicsmb says: Reply

    Sobrang goosebumps. Ang daming risk paea sa experiences pero siguradong ang sarap personally ikutin at libutin ang Pilipinas. Thumbs up! 👍

  37. aivee notado says: Reply

    I’m happy that seems you enjoy the scary adventure in Leyte. At my age(40+)😊😂 i love riding a motor bike, though i’m not the driver. Me and my sons bonding whenever i took my holiday. From Naga city to Matnog, Sorsogon.Well, i enjoy habal-habal as well pero hindi sa masyadong bulubundukin..😊😊 .we did habal-habal sa muddy places pero not at the side of the cliff..masarap ang mga ganyang adventure..pero dapat well informed about the place.. next time meng sa Albay naman or bulkan bulusan naman..😂😂😂👀👍👊 sama ako..

  38. Venus says: Reply

    So nice.. you write as if we were also with you. Keep it up and more blogging for you

  39. Evie says: Reply

    Thank you meng for sharing your adventures in leyte.. pinahanga mko talaga sa tapang mo na kahit delikado yung sa truck eh lakas talaga ng loob mo.. dont worry never ka nmn papabayan ni lord sa lahat ng adventures mo .. thank you again..godbless sana sa susunod na adventures mo kasama mo na si alden..

  40. arlene says: Reply

    Thank u so much, I know now the difference between stalagmite and stalactite.😊 God bless u always Maine.

  41. EVANGELINE Barrientos says: Reply

    Wow i love your experiences in leyte. more. Sa palawan nmn n balesin island

  42. AMOR OROLA says: Reply

    Dear Mis Maine,

    At first, I was scared of your story miss maine lalo na’t may lumabas na horror baby 😱…tumindig balahibo ko😨 heheheh pero binasa ko lahat napakatapang nyo po talaga…kahit na between life and death yung pag ride sa dump truck…go go go ka pa rin…Bagay sau ang title na ‘wonder woman’ ❤❤❤ At napahanga ako sa kabaitan mo…you have genuine heart that you felt the sadness and sorrow of what happened to the yolandas victims….that’s why you touched so many lives including me…..Napakabait mo talaga! I cried now while making this message kahit na baligtad or wrong grammar basta I’m happy because I knew you kahit hindi mo ako kilala ….sana po, wag kayong magbago miss maine
    Amping pirmi ❤❤❤

    Mi Amore,
    Seonduk

  43. AMOR OROLA says: Reply

    Dear Miss Maine,

    At first, I was scared of your story miss maine lalo na’t may lumabas na horror baby 😱…tumindig balahibo ko😨 heheheh pero binasa ko lahat napakatapang nyo po talaga…kahit na between life and death yung pag ride sa dump truck…go go go ka pa rin…Bagay sau ang title na ‘wonder woman’ ❤❤❤ At napahanga ako sa kabaitan mo…you have genuine heart that you felt the sadness and sorrow of what happened to the yolandas victims….that’s why you touched so many lives including me…..Napakabait mo talaga! I cried now while making this message kahit na baligtad or wrong grammar basta I’m happy because I knew you kahit hindi mo ako kilala ….sana po, wag kayong magbago miss maine
    Amping pirmi ❤❤❤

    Mi Amore,
    Seonduk

  44. EVANGELINE Barrientos wow i love ur experiences in leyte..more adventures why not palawan or balesin island.. says: Reply

    Wow

  45. Che-Anne says: Reply

    I had a mix emotion reading this blog entry…. Na excite at natakot din ako while reading.. Glad you enjoy your trip..

  46. MommyMel04 says: Reply

    Thank you Maine for sharing your Leyte adventure. Ang saya while reading your blog pero medyo may kinabahan dun sa part na pababa na kayo sakay ng truck mabuti na lang at walang nangyari sa inyo. Thank you Lord talaga your safe. Thank you again Maine and always take care. God bless you always. Till your next blog. 😘😘😘

  47. Giselle E. Letada says: Reply

    hindi pa tlga tapos mission mo sa mundo…kc marami pang tao ang npapasaya at mpapasaya mo. HINIHINTAY PA PO NAMIN ANG ARAW NG KASAL NYO N ALDEN….PATI NA RIN PO YUNG PAGLABAS NG MGA MAGIGING ANAK NYO…. Sna SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON NA PO… PLEASE!!!!

  48. Deng says: Reply

    As always, you engaged me with your impressive writing. Keep on! For when we leave, our words shall remain and turn immortal through memories. (Original quote ko yan 😉 . ss ko baka makalimutan ko, it came randomly eh 😆). Good luck on the release of your first book! God bless you alwyas Meng! ❤️

    P.S. Regards to Tisoy! 😉😍

  49. Bhabie Rose says: Reply

    Update po sa movie project with Alden see u sa eb tom Maine god bless u always ingat k palagi Maine

  50. Raquel R Panopio says: Reply

    Grabe Maine ako natakot sayo although it was quite an adventure Pero scary pa din …napapangiti ako sa kwentong mu ang cool pwede ka talaga writer dami mu talent girl swerte ni Alden sayo … waiting for your book …Thanks Maine I’m forever a fan of you and Alden ..love you both 😘…
    Ps : hope to see you both 😄

  51. Marilyn says: Reply

    Glad you’re back! Missed reading you from time to time. Thanks for sharing pieces of our country that bring pride to us all.

  52. Nancy Jeannette says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your Leyte adventure Maine. Grabeh naman pala mga pinagdaanan nyo para sa EB OBB. Thank you Lord at safe kayo lahat na nakauwi. Please wag na matigas ulo mo next time nakakatakot kaya yung mga pinagdaanan nyo.

  53. kikay says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing your Leyte experience… 🙂 try to go to Underground river in Palawan, super ganda ng mga stalagmites and stalactites formations dun…

    just like the first comment, waiting kami ng italy and germany experience m.. and of course your book… 🙂

    God Bless always maine… looking forward for more adventures and projects ni richard together… 🙂

  54. Hehehe… Ang cute mo talaga, Madam. I know you had a fun time during the habal habal ride. Scary but masaya… Tsaka piece of info din, Meng. To remember easily which is which: stalactite – from the ceiling, thus C and stalagmite – from the ground ergo G. 🙂

  55. Kim says: Reply

    Thank you for updating again meng..Natakot ako dun sa part ng habal-habal at ng truck, jusko seriously meng ako ung natakot para sayo..ang tapang mong bata ka..makahulog dilang ng puso pati kaluluwa…thanks god at nakauwi kayo ng ligtas..take care always 😘Mishu na and lamyu sagad😘

  56. Thank you for keeping your promise and giving us another update of your Leyte adventure. God loves you so much dahil marami kang napapasayang mga tao.
    I always look forward to reading your blog dahil para na rin na-experience namin ang adventure mo.
    Sana wag na magmatigas ulo mo sa susunod Menggay ha.
    Love na love ka naming sobra!

  57. Mhycz says: Reply

    I can relate to opting for a more heart pounding ride. 😂 Thank God for protecting you. ❤

  58. sheila marie bongat says: Reply

    thank you madam!! for sharing this wonderful LEYTE ADVENTURE of yours 🙂 sana sa next adventure mo jan sa leyte magkasama na kayo ni ALDEN..:)

  59. ML Medrano says: Reply

    Palpitations present while reading your story. You’re indeed an excellent writer.

  60. Melanie says: Reply

    I’m so proud of you! I’m praying you’ll be able to travel more & next time be with your BAEst travel buddy. Pls be careful nxt time at wag matigas ulo 🙂 Thank you for inspiring us.

  61. Melanie says: Reply

    We love you Maine, stay happy… God bless you always

  62. Lyn laurente says: Reply

    Wow thanks sa pag share ng experience mo sa Leyte😊 pangarap ko din yan,never pa talaga ako naka experience ng mga ganyan. Sa dagat lang talaga kc malPit lang kami sa dagat pero pumonta kung saan saan never ko pa na experience!!!

  63. Dee says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your Leyte adventures Meng. And it is true na di pa tapos ang misyon mo sa earth, because ADN is still waiting for the birth of Charmaine, Sebastian and Thirdy. Hanggang mag college sila, naka suporta kami. Half char, Lamyu Menggay!

  64. Tina Micu says: Reply

    Hi Maine. Love reading your mini Leyte adventure. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. God protected you because a lot of us prayed for your safety in that trip.
    Please don’t be matigas ang ulo. Be spirit led and listen to older ones.
    We care and love you. God bless you always!

  65. Patricia Marie D. Mendoza says: Reply

    Tapang talaga ni mah loves👏👏😘😘😘pero mag iingat ka parin minsan ahh ako ata mauunang mawala dahil sa kaba😂Ilove you Bibi😘

  66. Amy says: Reply

    Waahhh thank you so much menggay, wish granted for making this blog. I’m in awe at the same time teary-eyed sa buwis-buhay mong kwento sa lulugayan. Ramdam ko na kayo that time pa kase kachat yung kababayan friend ko yung classmate niyang MHO medtech doon sa place na yun. Juicekolord yung kaba ko sa inyo that time and I really thanked God after that na natapos din kayo at ligtas. Danas ko rin yang habal-habal sa putikan during my previous work in a mountainous areas kaya I feel u and your team. Thank you meng and to your team for visiting my province (Region 8- Leyte-Biliran-Samar). Ikaw pa talaga hayy can’t thank enough and I’m proud at nasilayan mo rin ang place where it was devastated by the typhoon Yolanda 4 years ago. Salamat meng. God bless and pls take care always, u & rj! Mwaahh mwahhh tsup tsup…

    *I hope this comment would get through, my 3rd revision kase ayaw pumasok 🙏

  67. Maricar J Hilaga says: Reply

    MAINE thank you sa pag share ng mga experiences at adventure mo sa Leyte!! Enjoy talaga akong basahin ang blog mo at hindi ako magsasawang ulit ulitin!! We love you Maine! Take care always and God bless you!

  68. HOMEBOY says: Reply

    I didn’t realize how brave you are! I thought at first baka you won’t last riding in muddy roads, dumptrucks, habal-habals and rickety boats on the high seas. OMEGAd you are braver than I am – nakakahiya ako hahaha! I hope you go on many more adventures – alone or with a good friend – (wink) – and just feel free to be who you are. Take lots of videos and pictures and write endless tales of your travels. Be safe “Maine the Globetrotter! ” Promise next wala nang “buwis buhay/huling habilin” na trip ha? Ingat.

  69. Thank you so much for writing this blog.. I really love reading all your blogs.. I hope u could do this often (just hoping🤗) coz juz like u ms.maine im also fond of expressing myself thru writing.. Thats why i love and looking forward to read ur blogs..most esp can wait for ur book to be launch….
    God bless u more…

  70. Rlene says: Reply

    Wow it was truly a wonderful experience for you. Please huwag matigas ang ulo sa susunod.magbunyi mga bashers nyan at marami malulungkot 😥😥. Thanks God you are safe. You are very productive having 2 blogs kahapon at now.you write well & excited of your book. Good luck & thank you..m

  71. Mervz says: Reply

    You are indeed very gifted when it comes to writing. Para akong kasama mo sa adventures mo sa Tacloban at sari-saring damdamin ang napukaw sa akin habang binabasa ko story mo. You gave me the feels when you sent your heartfelt message sa mga nasalanta ng Yolanda. (Marami akong relatives na nasira ang tirahan noon). Pinatawa mo ako sa habal-habal na kasya ang lima pang pasahero hehehe. Nagtayuan ang balahibo ko sabatok akala ko may horror story ka at higit sa lahat nakaramdam ako ng pasasalamat kay God kasi di ka niya pinabayaan sa dangerous ride of your life (Hindi mo pa kasi time marami ka pang paliligayahin at iinspire na mga tao).

    Thanks for sharing your adventures in Tacloban. Keep up the good work and God bless you always!

  72. Admin JoAnn says: Reply

    I am so happy you enjoyed our place Meng. Kulang pa ang adventure mo sa Leyte and Samar and I hope bumalik ka ulit next time.😊

  73. Maria B. says: Reply

    What a beautiful soul inside and out!!! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure! You’re an angel and my happy pill! Always take care Maine! I keep including you on my prayers! I’m so proud of you and feeling that you are my daughter and I know your parents and siblings are very proud of you as well! God Bless You More Maine!

  74. Mervz says: Reply

    You are indeed very gifted when it comes to writing. Para akong kasama mo sa adventures mo sa Tacloban at sari-saring damdamin ang napukaw sa akin habang binabasa ko story mo. You gave me the feels when you sent your heartfelt message sa mga nasalanta ng Yolanda. (Marami akong relatives na nasira ang tirahan noon). Pinatawa mo ako sa habal-habal na kasya ang lima pang pasahero hehehe. Nagtayuan ang balahibo ko sa batok akala ko may horror story ka at higit sa lahat nakaramdam ako ng pasasalamat kay God kasi di ka niya pinabayaan sa dangerous ride of your life (Hindi mo pa kasi time marami ka pang paliligayahin at iinspire na mga tao).

    Thanks for sharing your adventures in Tacloban. Keep up the good work and God bless you always!

    Sana payagan mo itong comment kong makapasok. please.

  75. Sarah says: Reply

    Nakakaamaze ka po tlga!👏👏 Bukod sa angking ganda, nkakaamaze lalo ang talinong meron ka po!😍❤

  76. Irene says: Reply

    Maine Sana masundan pa tong blog mo soon nakakaaliw basahin Ang blog… Hindi Siya boring… At Na fefeel ko Na napaka real mong tao Go bless you always…

  77. KyhPring says: Reply

    Great story teller,I so luv you Maineeee!Enjoy.Stay happy

  78. PauWow17 says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your adventure. Always keep safe and happy all the time. I love you and more power sa inyo ni Tubol este! Ni RJ.

  79. Christopher Genova says: Reply

    Thanks Maine for sharing your wonderful adventure… Sa uulitin wag na matigas ulo sunod n ky direct path and or sa ibang management and sa staff.. Hehe God Bless!

  80. I decided to start blogging because of you and your blog. I hope you can give me some advises to have a good one. Your such an inspiration.

  81. Yngat ka plagi Meng! 2 blogs from you today made this day awesome. I read your 1st blog upon waking up and just read your 2nd before hitting the sheets. Great day indeed! Thanks Meng! 😊💛😘

  82. Jovie says: Reply

    Yung tamad na tamad akong magbasa ngayon e kaso, na-curious ako. Boom! No dull moments ever! Sulat ka pa pls. kahit anong i-kwento mo, kahit gaano ka-haba papatusin mabasa lang ang ka-witty-han mong kami’y nahuhumaling. Ang saya, Labyu 😘

  83. Mercidita Sanchez says: Reply

    Manunulat ka nga. Napukaw mo ang interes ko na basahin pa nang higit ang blog mo. Kasama mo akong naglakbay sa iyo mga adventure. At naging interesado akong alamin pa at kilalanin ang aking bayan. Salamat. Patuloy kang sumulat ito ang Forte mo.

  84. kailabear_bear paddy says: Reply

    MAGINGAT Lang always , Ilaga mo minsan ulo mo para lumambot .sumunod sa nakakatanda lalo na kay RICHARD!!

  85. Betty says: Reply

    Thank you my dear for sharing your adventure with us. You really are a good story teller, nadadala mo ang readers mo kung nasaan ka. Salamat bibi girl. Write more. Life is an adventure as they say, take risks to unfold the mystery.
    Xoxo

  86. Hiiii. Waaaah… I so feel your story-telling,pati ako kinabahan, tumindig balahibo ko sa adventures mo, Meng.. So glad you’re safe. I love it, i love your writings, and i loveyo!

    Masaya ako kapag napapanood kita pero mas nakikilala kita sa paraang ganito, nagbabasa ng blog mo. Writing is my way of speaking din kasi, especially when others can’t “hear” my spoken words. Hehe.

    Looking forward for your book.. 😊😊

  87. Thanks Maine! I’m so excited to read your book! 😍

  88. Georlan arnaiz says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your experience and story meng… I will definitely buy your book no matter what it takes…. Hehehehe luv u menggay

  89. Ms.Maine ko wag mo na ulit gagawin yun ah!!!pinapakaba mo kami ihhhh

  90. Georlan arnaiz says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing your experience and story meng… I will definitely buy your book no matter what it takes…. Hehehehe luv u menggay ingat ka palagi

  91. MARY JEAN PANAO says: Reply

    Maine, kami din may hinhintay na stalagmite at stalactite n magmeet..kau ni alden..to tie the knot with your fans whose hearts you both stole from the start..we love you

  92. We Love You Ms.Maine ko (my twinnymaine)mwaaaahhhh

    p.s!thank you for sharing your adventure @leyte ihope you enjoy
    bsta wag mo na ulit gagawin yun ,pinakaba mo kami Ms.Maine ko

  93. Lj says: Reply

    Love you! As much as possible, don’t undersleep/oversleep so you’ll not get puyat! To more adventures & missions in life! God bless you! 💛💛💛😘😘😘

  94. Ka-shock naman tong leyte adventure!! Huhu.. Anyhoo.. 😂 thanks for this blog again.. Hoping may next ulit!! ILoveYou ate Meng!!

  95. Gemma Pableo says: Reply

    An adventure indeed! It’s 11:30 pm here in Shanghai and I’m alone reading this when suddenly you see the creepy ….dun..dun…dun…parang advance horror treat… Love the eat bulaga new OBB. It makes me miss Philippines more.. Thank you Maine and Eat Bulaga for showing our beautiful country.

  96. Myrna Carlos Morato says: Reply

    As always, you never fail to leave me in awe with your very engaging & descriptive writing skills, the very reason I became your fan.
    Keep writing, it’s a good way to connect with us, your silent, senior but supportive fans!
    Take care always!

  97. Marcia Bansil says: Reply

    You are really something, Maine! No wonder so many are in awe & jealous of your being you. You have such a great mind &imagination . Your description of the places you’ve been too made us feel like we were there too. Awesome!
    Because you & RJ are such a caring & good persons, for sure, God will always be by your side to keep you from any harm. He will not let you down since He knows that there are so many of us who look up to you both & love you because you make us happy everyday. This is your mission. Please don’t change. Stay the way you are & continue doing what you love and making so many of us happy. We love you, Maine & RJ. Good luck always & we’re all praying for a lot more blessings for you both. Take care always & God bless.

  98. Lenny Capuchino says: Reply

    That “thank you Lord, safe si Maine at natapos nya ang blog na’to!” ♥️

  99. rochie says: Reply

    pls kung pwede lang nman pa bura na yung huling habilin video mo ha? there’s soooo much more that you can do. hndi pa complete yung bucket list mo anubah😞. pero kidding aside thanks for sharing those experiences with us. kahit wala kami dun sa sobrang galing mo mag kwento feeling ko naka sakay din ako dun sa dump truck eh. more blogs to come pa sana. excited for the book na rin 😉

  100. Bryna Ocampo says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing. For showing the beauty of the Philippines that’s rarely seen.

  101. Kris says: Reply

    Sarap basahin Ng blog mo Ms. Maine…Gusto mo ata extreme adventures jusko ako natatakot SA truck eh

  102. ranneahses says: Reply

    Ang Tapang mo talaga Meng Sobra …but one thing I observed upon reading your Leyte adventure… You are with God presence all the time …I love it knowing that in everything you do you put God first ..
    …anyway thank you for sharing with us your great adventure sana sa iba mo pang
    Adventure dalawa na kayo ni Alden
    Magkasama nanamnamin ang ganda ng pilipinas 💟😍💐 sya pala I’m @ranneahses tweeter & ig

  103. Kai says: Reply

    Okay. So Im reading this blog at 12:40am and Im shookt with the horror part. Yung BATA! JUSKO PO! 😱

  104. Mhils estoque says: Reply

    Hala grabe pla pinag daanan mo idol
    Sana lagi kang mag iingat madam i kming nagdadasal pra sayo love you maine

  105. Shine says: Reply

    Wow.idol ang galing mo talaga :).adventurer ka po talaga .ingat ka po palagi at lagi po magpray para always guided ka po ni god 🙏🙏🙏.im happy kasi nabasa q po yung blog mo na ito na naenjoy mo po yung trip nyo po sa leyte , .thank you po for sharing this adventure 🙂

  106. Millet says: Reply

    Hi Maine, I’m one of you’re avid fan kau ni Alden since day one.. Thanks for sharing with us your adventure talagang inabangan ko yan sa Eat Bulaga.. Ang galing mo.. Looking forward sa next adventure mo at mga future projects nyo ni Alden.. More power sa inyong dalawa… God bless

  107. Nadine says: Reply

    Awesome blog Maine. From the start to the last word and punctuation. You have a compassionate heart and passion to what you do. Truly a woman of substance. Stay grounded, stay blessed.
    Thank you for taking time to write this one. Kudos Ryan, Alden, Meng and Eat Bulaga fo the beauteous OBB. More power!

  108. Marilou says: Reply

    Salamat for sharing your Latte Adventure, but PLEASE take care always! We love you So much! Ang sarap basahin, next time ulit..
    GOD bless you and more blessing!
    Waiting for your movie with your Mahal, Alden!

  109. Mervina says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing your story. Galing mo talaga mag kuwento. 😊

  110. Changie says: Reply

    Thank you maine…miss reading your blog…god bless you always…

  111. Riz Aguilar says: Reply

    Hi Maine! Regarding your difficulty sleeping. May I suggest listening to white noise? Apparently they induce sleep by increasing Alpha waves & chorva whatever hahahaha.. but sure ako, you’d be out like a light in a few minutes! 😄

    There’s numerous playlists & audio of beach waves and rain sounds on Spotify. I’ve recently started listening to them, they’re usually used in meditation & relaxation. I’m sure you’d love them! My personally fave is Ocean Waves In Rock Pools.

    Hope you sleep soundly next time. Love you and Alden so much! Good night.😚

    @Miz_Riz_93

  112. Lau says: Reply

    I enjoying reading your blogs menggay, keep up the good work! 😊

  113. Lea Gutierrez says: Reply

    Going pa lang to the Falls, I had a inkling that the journey will be tough, muddy and slippery. My daily prayers for your safety and Alden’s always work (the innocence of my faith in God). Believe and it will happen. Salamat for sharing your travel experiences. It is a wonderful read. I look forward to reading your book, too. Be safe. Be happy. Thank God for the blessings and for daily guidance. Ciao! Hugs, kiddo.

  114. Rhovince12 says: Reply

    Hay naku bata ka wag matigas ulo roller coaster din ang puso ko hbng ngbbasa hihihi .Pero thank you for sharing ur adventure in Leyte .Next time ingat pa rin

  115. panotsha says: Reply

    While reading your blog entry, all I have been muttering is OH MY GOODNESS!! What were you thinking brave young girl. Thank God you all came back safe and sound. We are not ready to loose you. You still have a mission, just recently, you opened people’s eyes on mental health specifically, depression.

    Anyhoo, than kyou for sharing your experience and letting us see the beauty of the place thru your eyes.

  116. Lorna says: Reply

    Grabe ka meng buti nlang iningatan ka ni Lord. Anyways, thanks sa pagshare mo ng experience mo.. Gusto ko rin yan makalibot sa buong pinas at adventures..nakakainspire kahit buwis buhay..sobra ka nagenjoy:)

  117. Ninja says: Reply

    kwento mo pa lang nag ta tachy na ako..tsk..

  118. Josephine Remolacio says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing your adventure in Leyte napaka detailed at lively ng description mo as in nagana talaga ang imagination ng mga readers mo while reading your blog impressive at very informative keep on writing thanks God everybody was safe for bringing this fulfilled, fun, adventure Leyte trip

  119. Nurse Glen says: Reply

    👏👏👏 thanks sa updates
    God bless you more, ingat lagi 😉

  120. Mila cambal says: Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing your Leyte Adventure with us. It makes us proud to be a Filipino.. proud of our beautiful country which we take so much for granted. Never knew that the Philippines had so much to offer. But pls next time Bibi girl don’t take so much risks like with your dump truck experience. Always stay safe. God bless you and Tisoy always.

  121. @DonyadeLeyla says: Reply

    Hi Maine, thanks for your blog, and Eat Bulaga, for featuring places in the Philippines. Hindi mo naitatanong, hehehe, My sons and I walked across the San Juanico bridge from Samar to Leyte. I think it took us 25 minutes w/photo-op stops. I’m proud we have this structure. Yun lang.

  122. Thank you maine sa pg share mo smn ng experience mo jn sa leyte mhal na mhal nmn kau ni alden lg nmn kau pnagdrasal slmat meng sa ligayang bnbigay nyo smn ni alden ingat kau plagi godbless u

  123. Sarah Ardona says: Reply

    Thank you Maine for sharing your adventure with us😊 feeling ko habang binabasa to kasama mo din kami sa Leyte hihi. Your right d pa tapos mission mo kya d ka pa kinuha ni God kidding aside pro true madami ka pa kasing nappasaya isa na ko dto sa Australia. Labyu Meng take care always😘

  124. Estrella Lines says: Reply

    Kakabasa ko lang itong blog mo talagang hanga ako sa iyo wala kang kaarte-arte talagang tunay ka .At sanay pagpalain ka lagi at lagi kitang pinag dadasal sa Panginoon na sanay huwag kang pabayan. Kasi saboung mundo maramikang pinapasaya .Silent fan ako from New Zealand
    love you both with Alden

  125. Elvie Smith says: Reply

    Nice one, Maine, I hope you get to see more beautiful places around PI and more adventures for you to experience… The truth is, we have more beautiful spots, nature and all, the things and places we don’t usually see when we visit Singapore and Hong Kong. I see your brave heart and strong-willed personality here in this Leyte adventure. Ciao for now until your next adventure.

  126. Victoria Palacio says: Reply

    Just finished your Leyte Adventure, realizing that life goes on after the tragedy at Tacloban but help must not stop because its been years after that. Let’s continue Praying ang Helping for the recovery of all Communities there. And Also, as if I was there with you when you’re telling the story. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  127. Victoria Palacio says: Reply

    Just finished reading your Leyte Adventure, realizing that life goes on after the tragedy at Tacloban but help must not stop because its been years after that. Let’s continue Praying ang Helping for the recovery of all Communities there. And Also, as if I was there with you when you’re telling the story. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  128. Jane says: Reply

    You are an amazing story teller. You sure know how to make your readers feel the different emotions you have in your adventure. Stay happy and enjoy life. Thanks for sharing.

  129. Malou Espelita says: Reply

    Thank you Maine for sharing a bit of your life adventure with us. Please take care always coz we want more of you and Alden in this journey of a lifetime TOGETHER. WE LOVE YOU

  130. Eden Baliwag says: Reply

    I had fun and scary reading your blog now. Galing mo talaga magsulat. Good luck on all the things you and Alden is doing. God bless always..

  131. MingmingMeowk says: Reply

    I’m laughing sa huling habilin part. Meng naman I know the impulse of being the risk taker and adventurer pero ingat please mahal na mahal ka namin. Hahaha. I’m inviting you to come to Cebu, madami kaming falls and kahit maulan green pa din sha. Or wtvr you call the color. Iloveyoyuu. I’m glad you enjoyed.

  132. Madel Omandam says: Reply

    You are so beautiful and outstanding meng. Can’t get enough of you. 🤗😍 I love you so much. Sana makita na kita in person 😘

  133. Che Orate says: Reply

    I salute you, Menggay! Pero next time, please take extra care ha! Super nag enjoy ako to read ur blog again pero ooppps! Ung promised mo about your Italy and Germany trip… baka naman puede mo ng ishare sa amin.. Hehe! Keep safe, Meng! Stay happy and humble! God bless you and Rj, always! Hugs!

  134. You are really born adventurer Meng , you’re like a female Indiana Jones, always going into mischievous adventure but able to survived it all,I like your storytelling style too , you’re able to take us to places so beautifully and convincingly, can’t wait for your next blog,stay blessed,happy and safe our dear Meng.

  135. Fun and adventure at the same time! 😂 It’s early in the morning and you made me happy and laugh at the same time. Thank you! 😍

    Nakasakay na din ako sa motor o kung tawagin naming ay habal-habal. Common na din kasi yan sa place namin. Minsan nga umaabot ng 6 yung sakay (yung puros mga bata). And I swore to myself na hindi na talaga ako sasakay ulit sa ganyan. 😂 (share! 😂✌)

  136. Beth Diokno says: Reply

    Thank you maine at sa leyte ka na assign….tga roon ako sa tacloban. Nasa mla lang ako ngayon kasi dmi events. Umpisa nong opening ng mcdo mo pmunta na ako dto. Anyways nabangit mo yong yolanda ciempre d nmin malilimutan yon kya lang kailangan mag move on sabi nga. Naiyak ako uli kasi naalala ko yong hirap nmin during that time….nag flashback lahat2 uli. Buti dumating kayo ni alden at naibsan ang lungkot lalo pa nawala ang mother ko bago mag yolanda kya nga nag question ako noon k Lord bkit ang aga nya kinuha ang mither ko yon pala yon me padating na delubyo….tlagang lagi me dahilan si Lord. “Even the falling of a leaf has a reason” ika nga. Pasencia kna maine kasi mahaba comment ko naging history….sayang lang kasi wala ako nong andun ka sa tacloban…again thank you at nkarating ka sa probinsya nmin. Uwi na rib ako mlapit na…dami pa kasi events ang aldub….hehe

  137. SOFIA L. REYES says: Reply

    such a wonderful adventure!!! truly the Philippines is indeed a beautiful place to be . . . kudos to your well written blog i enjoyed reading it as if i’m with your group. . . . thanks Meng!!!

  138. muenyll says: Reply

    You are a writer, hija. Suggestion lang -Explore this talent of yours in a bigger/professional way.

  139. Jean says: Reply

    Hi,maine! Nakakatakot pala naging experience mo papuntang leyte pero at the same time enjoy ka na may halong kaba.kasama na ako na nagpray sa safety mo.glad na safe ka,pati mga kasama mo.looking forward na ako sa book mo nag pa reserve na ako dahil for sure madaling ma out of stock yun. Love you maine….also alden.team bahay ako.from day 1 to present nakatutok ako.sa susunod na may adventure ka uli ingat ingat lang. Love you maine.dpa kita nakikita sa personal pero hoping….

  140. gemma says: Reply

    thank you for sharing your adventure in Leyte.. ang ganda ng Pilipinas.. balik kayo ni alden pag dina maulan.. ganda ng falls.. nakakatakot yung experience mo pero ramdam kung nag enjoy.. your such a brave girl.. 👏 kudos sa eat bulaga at sa team Leyte.. im patiently waiting sa blog update mo.. Im so happy kasi may time kana ulit mag sulat.. Im always be for you and foe alden.. solid ALDUB iri.. more blessings.. tc always

  141. Honey Savares says: Reply

    Hay Bibi Girl nman…dami namin iiyak pag may nangyari sau…wag na pairalin ang tigas ng ulo please…c Bibi Boy bka hnd kayanin kung may mangyari sau. Magpapakasal at magkaka-Apo pa ang ADN sa inyo…So please Bibi Girl magiingat at palaging magdasal…Mahal na mahal namin kayo ng ADN…kayo ang nagpapasaya at nagpapagaan ng buhay namin sa araw araw…Salamat ng marami.😘😘😘😘

  142. Assirac says: Reply

    Nice to know you enjoyed my hometown. And I wanted you to know something caught my attention when you mentioned about the stalagmite and the stalactite * Yes! ngscroll up po ako ulit to check the spelling. 😎* balik tayo sa konting emotion na na feel ko habang binabasa ung part na yon. It made me think about you and Alden. The only difference is it only took 5 years for both of you to meet and become a pillar. Thank you meng for making smile! Keep on writing, I can’t wait for your book.

  143. Bernadette Cadaing says: Reply

    Wow double post this on Sunday. What a treat 😍😍😍😍😍

    Xoxo tita b

  144. Enjoyed reading the post Maine and the OBB output is totally WOW! Thank you for sharing this! <3

  145. Bebot Torres says: Reply

    I can clearly picture your adventure as I read your blog. Gosh ang tapang mo!. Thank God you & your team were able to come home safe & sound. Tc always!

  146. JanNJ says: Reply

    Love ur adventure, good you tried it coz most of the filipinos r doing it normally..like the people from that place.. But still, safety first always..
    I am interested inthe videos u made for your family, when u wr in the truck & yung huling habilin mo kay direk pat.. Haha..
    Thanks for sharing ur adventure, dangerous yet fun to read.. Love u Maine! 😘

  147. ellen says: Reply

    Hi meng, ngayon naranasan mo na ring sumakay ng dump truck tulad ni rj, yun nga lang ibang situwasyon. Si rj dahil sa baha at walang masakyan ikaw dahil rough ang daan di kakayanin ng van nyo so posible lang magamit ay dump truck.

  148. Maybel says: Reply

    Love your side comments Meng, tawang tawa ako. Excited for your book. 🤗

  149. reign says: Reply

    Naiyak ako reading your blog… salamat sa pagod mo, Maine… Take care always.

  150. Thanks for sharing your adventure, Meng. Hope you and Alden be given projects like this, travel documentaries.

  151. Mar Donieza says: Reply

    Parang namasyal na rin ako.

  152. terry says: Reply

    love the way you imparted your experience. glad you had a wonderful time. just be careful always, okay. may the protection of st benedict be with you & your loved ones every single time.

  153. Mayette E. Reyes says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing:) natawa ako habang binabasa, pero natakot din lalo na don sa bata… jusko po! muntik kunang hindi matapos.(sorry takot talaga ako sa mga nakakatakot, even masscot, taong grasa hindi ko alam kung bakit)

  154. Gina says: Reply

    OMG! meng please don’t do that again,
    be safe always, we love you!

  155. Amie Montejo says: Reply

    Thank you Maine for sharing how wonderful/beautiful country we have.🙂 We thank the Lord also for guiding your trip all the way. Thank you also Eat Bulaga for the wonderdul show.

  156. Rujealyn Cancino says: Reply

    Thanks Meng for sharing with us your experiences. With what you’ve written in your blog, I had a vivid picture of the places you’ve been to. As if I was there with you. Glad to know you enjoyed the shoot despite the danger of.going through it. Eh dun sa ‘habilin’ videos mo nagbilin ka ba sa iyong uyab na si Richard FR. Faulkerson,Jr.? Hehehe..ingat lagi and mahal ko kayong dalawa ni RJ. Khit wala akong sariling lovelife makita ko lang kayong dalawa na happy masaya na ko..

  157. Leciram says: Reply

    All I can say is…..you’re such an amazing person and admirable. After 41 years, this is my first time reading a blog. First time ko rin magfollow sa isang celebrity. Yes I admired some artist but never ko sinubaybayan pero Ikaw huhuhu grabeee hanap ko lagi update about sayo and Alden. Adik na ata ako sa inyo. hahaha what a joke. Lakas ng KARISMA nyo ih parang mi magnet na nanghahatak.
    Any way my way by the way thanks for sharing your exciting adventure. I look forward too to hear your next story
    sa pagmemeet ng Stalagmite at Stalactite😄😄😄 God bless always and take care

  158. Marites Gonzaga says: Reply

    You are a very good story teller Maine. You are truly gifted.

  159. Elizabeth Marquez says: Reply

    I am just so proud of you for taking the challenge and this particular adventure.. You are always a brave girl but be careful still..We will continue to pray for you and Alden’s safety.. LABYU! PS.. You really write well and that makes us more excited about your gift.. your BOOK…YOU!

  160. Daisy says: Reply

    You are such a brave woman. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Sana marami ka pang mapuntahang lugar at karanasang maipon 😄 Thank ypu again, Maine. You are a ray of sunshine for all of us. Mag-iingat ka palagi and continue to be happy always always. God bless you and RJ a.k.a Alden Richards 😍❤💙💜💛💚

  161. Gayle says: Reply

    Glad nakapasok ulit sa blog mo Meng. One of my dreams for you and Alden is a travel show or travel vlogs. Sana marami pa kayong mapuntahang lugar sa Pilipinas at sa mundo. Ingat palagi. God
    bless!

  162. Hi maine, salamat sa pagshare samen ng mga adventures mo in life. 🙂 sana palagi ka lang magiingat, at lagi ka dn naming ipinagdarasal 🙂 Glad to see na super happy ka sa adventure mo. Thankyou.

  163. Assirac says: Reply

    Nice to know you enjoyed my hometown. And I wanted you to know something caught my attention when you mentioned about the stalagmite and stalactite *Yasss! ngscroll up po ako ulit to check the spelling. 😎* balik tayo sa konting emotion na na feel ko habang binabasa ung part na yon. It reminds me of you and Alden.The only difference is it only took 5 years for both of you to meet and become a pillar. Thank you meng for making me smile! Keep on writing!

  164. Mel says: Reply

    Woaaah…thank u meng for sharing your adventure in Leyte. Im so happy to know thar u really had fun. Though it was difficult and dangerous but u survived. I thank God for keeping u safe.

  165. Cora Gerardo says: Reply

    Hello.Maine, thanks for sharing your wonderful experience. Thanks be to God for protecting you. God is good😍😙😘😗

  166. grace says: Reply

    thanks for the wonderful story of your Leyte adventure, i feel u MAINE, , IT BRING me BACK IN TIME, ……..
    when I was assigned to LEYTE after yolanda to document , the devastation of the place, lets all pray that it will never happened again. your trip is really an amazing experience that can be shared to everyone . ingat k palagi. always praying for your safety.

  167. Karen says: Reply

    Thank you maine for sharing your adventure in leyte nakaktawa habang nagbabasa ako napapatawa nalang ako sa kalokohan na ginawa nyo

  168. Jhun Esteban says: Reply

    Kakainggit ka meng khit ako hindi pa nakakapunta jan pero ikaw tapang mo pa. thanks for sharing for our wonderful place soon if i will take my vacation next year i will drop some of the area that i would love to relax thanks also for EB…god bless you and alden more blessing and guidance from our LORD love you both….

  169. Shane Pegarum says: Reply

    Ate! Meng your such a brave woman!! Grabe! Ate meng! Ayaw pa po namin na mawala ka sa mundong ito! We love you so much , buti nlng po Safe kayo thanks God!
    Take care! Always ate meng!! Wag n’yo pong papabayaan sarili nyo po We Love very very very much!!Nandito lang po kaming mga Fans nyo po na hindi-hinding mag sasawa na susuportahan po kayo ni Kuya RJ!! We love you po!!! God bless you po and also kuya RJ! Mhuwahh!! I Love you po😊😍😘😘😘😘

  170. Charlamagne Santos says: Reply

    This is so amazing! You,Alden and Kuya Ryan has beautiful souls like the nature!

  171. Ann says: Reply

    Push natin ang more adventures… Kasama na dapat si bae para feeling safe parin

  172. Rexen says: Reply

    😘

  173. Thank you so much Menggay for sharing your Eastern Visayas adventure. Para na rin kaming nakisakay sa iyong banca, habal habal at dump truck. Naputikan ang mga paa at sumuot sa cave. We learned how to appreciate the beauty of nature thru your experience. Pero sa loob ng 3 araw habang nasa leyte at samar ka hindi rin kami mapalagay sa pag alala sa iyo our dear menggay. we love you and Rj. Take care always.

  174. Sheryl_silay says: Reply

    Thank you maine for sharing your adventure in Leyte…I’am a proud ALDUB FAN pareho na kayo ni Alden nakapunta sa my beloved hometown..❤❤❤

  175. Ann says: Reply

    The EB Video made me teary-eye and proud at the same time of our beautiful country. Thanks Meng for going thru such adventure here in the Visayas and thank you EB for making me one Filipina proud of this ‘Bayang magiliw’.

  176. christine says: Reply

    what an adventure! i will surely buy the book from you…pero please lang maine, being risky is good but if it’s about life, think again. wag matigas ulo and be safe! love you!

  177. ... says: Reply

    Paano ba ma-approve ang isang comment sa latest blog post mo? Pang ilang try ko na nakakatampo.

  178. issay says: Reply

    thanks maine,para narin kming nakarating sa leyte.ang ganda ng lugar.quite an adventure u took,glad u made it. we got to see the beauty of tacloban thru ur blog.hoping for more adventures!🙏love u meng😘

  179. issay says: Reply

    thanks maine! pra ko nrin nakita beauty of leyte thru ur blog. for people who is not fond of travelling like me prang na rin ako nkrating sa sohotan cave and nakasakay sa habal habal😄quite an adventure u took ,gld u got back safe.hoping for more adventures.🙏

  180. cristina says: Reply

    thanks meng sa pag share mo ng experience mo sa leyte.. you are brave talaga hangga ako sa tapang at paninindigan mo.. ingat lagi

  181. Josie D Penaflor says: Reply

    Hi Maine,

    You are one hell of a writer_ very detailed, so extemporaneous! You have a very good command of English, no doubt ’cause you’re an honor graduate of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. As you describe your 3-day trip, it seems like I am also with you discovering and enjoying the beauty of the places. So mesmerizing!

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and please continue to write. I’ll enjoy anything you’ll put in writing and this is the very reason why I miss you in Twitter plus I am so anxious to get a hold of your upcoming book!

    I admire you a lot not just because you are an artist but because of your true personality, your Family background and your achievements in such a short period of time!

    wish you all the best in everything you do and please continue to inspire us in your many distinct ways! God Bless You!!!

  182. Hi Maine,

    Additionally, you are a role model to all the young ladies of your generation in terms of discipline, attitude, respect to all kinds of people. You are one unique person who I don’t consider a showbiz personality because you act so real, so full of humility and most of all, you are one such gorgeous lady_ simple but full of natural beauty!!!

  183. Tsenzy says: Reply

    Your blog is a roller coaster of emotions! I was laughing and got scared of the GIF of the boy and got scared we’d lose you. And I’m so proud of how humble you are. Kids should emulate you. Thanks for sharing! I love how it’s written.

  184. delikado yung ilog..

  185. Thank you Lord for save of Maine.

  186. Great read! Engaging ang prose mo, ang ganda kasi ng flow 🙂 Yong pictures din, added a lot to the narrative.

  187. Marilou says: Reply

    You are really a talented one and tapang pa! Most of the celebrities don’t have i think the guts that you have. Continue to use your talents to give happiness to everyone.
    Fan here from Minneapolis, USA

  188. 😙😙😙

  189. Ate Baks says: Reply

    omg! bakit so brave? iiwanan din kita parang ginawa ni patchiepie. lol…takot ake e!

  190. sheela says: Reply

    late achoe ( always naman ) hehe, anyhoo! , ganun! haha. labyu tlga gurl when u write blogs., I’m a superr duperr fan!!! keep writing, hah ,- anything. ( proud stalker here =) ) lol. basta! just stay happy because that gives life to the neyshen! Thank youuuuu and #VERY #stokedaboutyourbook na!!! #sanamakaabotdinsaken. ♥♥♥

  191. Laine says: Reply

    Love it. Pero wag na buwis buhay ulit pleaaaaath. 😂 love the shot with san juanico as background. IG worthy din!!! 💕

  192. Jeani says: Reply

    In fairness, kahit alam kong tapos na yung Leyte adventure mo Meng pinag-pray kita dun sa truck moment mo hahaha. Di pa kami ready kahit ready ka na, adik ka talga hahaha. More blogs pa Meng ;-P

  193. JeyEm says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing your adventures w/ us..
    Ingat lagi.😃😃

  194. JeyEm says: Reply

    Ingat kayo lagi ni richard faulkerson jr.😃

  195. Ma Fe P Carcamo says: Reply

    Hoping to meet you personally.
    Im giving all my blessings and to Alden. Hope you follow my wattpad story, DESTINY’s Promise (DTBY rewrite).
    Love u MaiChard

  196. Kimberly says: Reply

    Scary nga 😭 Grabe ka talaga ate Maine. Sabagay kung hindi pa talaga oras ng tao, hindi pa ito kukunin ni Lord. Thank you sa pagshare ate Maine ng adventure mo sa Leyte. Yung utang mo po sa Italy, hintayin pa rin namin yun hihihi. God bless.

  197. ern says: Reply

    OMG! Thank you for this update Maine! I hope you’re doing well. Im so sad, I was not able to watch this (OBB) on TV. It would have been a better ‘feels’ charot. Hehe. Thanks God, you and your team were safe! Indeed, it’s more fun in the Philippines! Wu-hoo! ^_^

  198. hays! buti na lang god si good to you always. naku! be careful everytime na magadventure.. kc marami n aqong namatay na idol.. pero cla talagang kinuha na ni LOrd! ikaw wag mong ipagsapalaran yung life mo.. Kurutin kita dyan eh! oh joke lang.. your my idol.. how i love you. basta dapat lagi mag-ingat ha! bilang ate mong fangirling,.. love you meng. god bless and take care always!!!!

  199. Cleta says: Reply

    Your blogs have been my happiness, Maine. This particular blog feels like we are part of your adventure; the thrill and excitement and added laughter along the way. I’ve never come across of anyone like you who is such a prolific writer, full of wit, wisdom and with such charisma. I am one of those fan of yours who look forward to more of your stories/blogs and yes, your much awaited book! By the way, I am 67 years old, lives overseas, life revolved around work, family and have no interest in show business at all until ALDUB came into my life through FaceBook in 2015! Life is different since then….

  200. Lyra Pasatiempo says: Reply

    My first time to be in your blog site. Wow.. just wow. I am impatiently waiting for your book.. (as in, di ko na maintay) haha.
    Hope to see you also in person..wahhh! ❤ love your Leyte advanture, and your OBB exposuuuure…. loveyou meng!

    -Lyra 💞 (just your fan from the very far away land of San Narciso, Quezon 😁😁)

  201. Michelle anne isip says: Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your blog! Nakakatuwa na shinare mo saamin yung adventures mo sa leyte na sa likod ng instagram post mo na, ang rami palang kwento sa likod ng photo na yun. Masasabi ko lang na grabe napakatapang mo sa totoo lang kung ako matatakot akong sumakay sa dump truck dahil super nerbyosa ako.. Idol talaga kita I super like your personality. 😊😘

  202. M. Raquel Acala-Taylor says: Reply

    Thank you Maine!😘😘 This makes me sooo homesick!! The last time I’ve visited sohoton caves was almost 30 yeara ago…like you I was hoping to see MY stalactite and MY stalagmite met…at that time there was about 48-50 inches between them…they were special because I felt that the stalactite was trying to reach down so hard against all odds to reach it’s designated stalagmite. In my mind they were so meant for each other that time wasn’t an issue…whatever happens they will meet and become one and feel stronger bonded together!!! I THOUGHT IT WAS THE MOST ROMANTIC THING TO SEE AND WITNESS!!! I have tried to mark it will h my initials using charcoal😂😂😂I really hope to see it again before I’m 70 and I’m also hoping that against all odds!!! I hope they have met and formed a pillar!!!❤️❤️❤️

  203. Yrica says: Reply

    Ang dami pa pong magagandang lugar po dito sa leyte na dapat niyo pong try puntahan siguradong mag eenjoy po kayo. Maraming maraming salamat po sa pagkakataon at pagbisita po kasi po mas nakilala na po ngayon ang lugar namin dahil po sa inyo at sa eat bulaga. At kayo din po ang naging inspirasyon ko para po magsikap ako sa pag-aaral ko po kasi napakahumble niyo po kahit supeeeeeer sikat na po kayo at ang bait niyo po soobra. Sayang lang kasi di po kita nakita dito sa leyte, kasi po busy sa school, sabi ko nalang po sa sarili ko na hindi pa to ang tamang panahon para po makita kita in person. I hope po makita kita soon. More power at tulog po para sa inyo. God bless po and thank you 🙂

  204. Jhasmein Lei Dantes says: Reply

    Ganda mo talaga ate Maine!!!!!

  205. Enjoy and adventure experience eb obb its more fun and beautiful nature here in the Philippines

  206. Malouski says: Reply

    This is my second reading and comment …LOL! Hi @tita Cleta, on your comment, same here! I was never a fan lady until i started watching Maine Mendoza. Started to follow her also 2015 at age 50. Life becomes different afterwards. My relaxation after work is by watching the replays of eat bulaga and etc because of her. First time to see a discovery talent like her. She is exceptional. May God continue to grant her and her family the special grace to be a good example to filipino people, having the a good heart and humility in spite of their status.

  207. Mavic says: Reply

    I enjoyed reading your blog @mainedcm …much more excited for your book “Yup, I Am That Girl”. Looking forward to buy some copies of it, I’ll display other copies in our school library where I work (high school). I am sure our students will be inspired by your life adventures in as much as I am, and at my early 50’s am still kinikilig!!! You & Alden are the perfect models to Millennials, you are both (You & Alden) our everyday Happy Pill. I pray to God that You and Alden will be FOREVER IN LOVE to each other, God Bless you Both!

  208. Kreyz says: Reply

    Every time I read what you wrote it gives me kilig you always inspire me to write I don’t know why. thank you ate Meng! Iloveyou without an end <3

  209. FanboyingJay says: Reply

    Madam! Please be safe on your next adventures, PLEASSSEEE! we all know how you love adventures, pero konting ingat nman po sana at wag masyado matigas ulo 😭😭✌✌ marami magwawala pag may nangyaring masama sayo. Anyways, we’re glad you’re safe. Ingat ka palage madam. 😊

  210. Tams says: Reply

    Isang libo’t
    Isang tuwa
    Buong bansa 🎼
    Eat Bulaga!

    Wow Maine! So proud of your courage, simplicity and good working attitude. Wala kang ka keme-kyeme sa mga buwis buhay na pinagawa sa’yo for an OBB. Napaka-role model! I am impressed and encouraged to do the same. Really, Maine effect yun. My normal maldita self gets tamed when I watch you – opo, sa tagal ng AlDub wala pa akong personal interaction. I pray for your safety all the time, and long may you live. Good job sa Love Is TV-movie. 👍🏼👏🏻

    Love,
    Lola tamslabs

  211. Katherine Quinain says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing, Meng! I will always be here for you no matter what. God bless you. Pinagpipray kita. I love you, Meng! Thank you for making me happy.

  212. Jen says: Reply

    Thankyou maine for the telemovie na ginawa nyo ni alden about depression. It’s very timely, especially ngayon i’m fighting this sickness alone and i dont want na malaman ng mga mahal ko sa buhay ang pinag dadaanan ko. Thankyou for sharing sa mga tao what really depression is. I came to a point of almost giving up but then narealize ko na kelangan kong lumaban. Thankyou so much!! This means a lot sa ginawa nyo. I comment it here to express my deepest gratitude sa inyo. God bless

  213. Jennylyn Flores says: Reply

    I’m so proud of you Meng. Always! You inspired me a lot. You are the only reason why I finally made my dream of writing a blog. Keep it up. You encourage everyone to be inspired from all of your works. Continue reaching your goals and reaching your dreams. I myself will continue to reach my dreams as well. Continue to be an inspiration from your colleagues. Love you, Maine. Aldub You!

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