Reminiscing the Mel-Korina ‘Hairbrush’ saga

“I believe it was 2004 when it all began. I was a newbie at Pinoy Exchange forum and dropped by a thread entitled: “Bakit nga ba nag-aaway sila Tita Mel and Korina?” From a serious discussion on the alleged rift between two of the country’s most popular news personalities, a fiction story emerged from an inanimate object that shocked the world of PEx — a HAIRBRUSH.”

After five years, I would like to share my most favorite chapter of the  first-ever, now-defunct PExerye (Pinoy Exchange serye). First, because “kinawawa” si Mel dito. And second, read the first. This was written during the time when Ms. Kris Aquino was still hosting, Pilipinas, Game KNB? with the Pyramid Round. Korina, Angelique, and Toni (the main cast) plays in the game. Here goes:

Chapter 11 – Tatlong Puwersa: GAME N B KAU?

At nagsimula na nga si Kris sa pagtatanong.

Kris: Kamay sa dibdib players! Ang question, sa isang sikat na TV commercial ng isang softdrink, complete the phrase: “I LOVE YOU” blank!

****BUZZER****

Toni: Piolooooo!!!

Kris: Ok I’ll accept that. Pero Toni next time wait for me to call your name ok? Akyat na! Ok, next question, ibigay ang complete name ng show tuwing morning kung saan maaaring mag-request ang mga viewers! Ang initials nito ay M. R….

****BUZZER****

Kris: Toni.

Toni: Most Requested Show!

Kris: Korek! Akyat na Toni!

At hanggang sa isang bloke na lang ay nasa tuktok na ng pyramid si Toni. Nagtanong na muli si Kris.

Kris: Ok, Korina at Angelique, pwede pang humabol. This is the next question. Ano ang original meaning ng Sunday program na ASAP?

****BUZZER****

Kris: For the win, Toni.

Toni: Hay naku ha simple yan! A Sunday Afternoon Party! YES!!!

Hahakbang na sana si Toni nang biglang pigilan siya ni Kris.

Kris: Oops wag muna, ang kakaharapin ni Toni… To defend her top block, let us all welcome, Ms. Mel Tiangco!

Napalingon si Toni kina Korina at Angelique.

Korina: Ok, simula na ng tunay mong pagsubok. You need to figure out kung paano tatalunin si Mel before ka maging karapat-dapat na maging member ng Tatlong Puwersa.

Angelique: Prove it. Go sister! Kaya mo yan.

Kinakabahan si Toni.

Kris: Ok, dahil special edition ito, iba ang mechanics. Alternate kayo sa pagsasabi ng sagot ha? Unang magkamali or maubusan ng sasabihin within 10seconds ay talo na. Ok?

Toni: Ok.

Kris: O, Toni ano ang sasabihin mo kay Ms. Mel?

Toni: Lola… Este… Tita… Este Ate Mel, ako naman.

Mel: Try mo.

Kris: Ok, heto na. Give me Tagalog words starting with letter M. No proper names ha? Dapat common words lang in Tagalog. Ok, Toni, ikaw ang una. Start na!

Toni: Uhm, Mansanas.

Mel: Maganda!

Toni: Manikin.

Mel: Mabait.

Toni: Manika.

Mel: Mapagkakatiwalaan.

Toni: Masigabo.

Mel: Magpakailanman.

Toni: Uhm, magkaibigan.

Mel: Matatalo kita, iha. Magaling!

Napaisip si Toni.

***TONI***

Hmmm, mukhang matatalo ako dito. Kailangan gumawa ako ng paraan para masira ang concentration ni Mel ngunit masyado siyang focused sa ginagawa niya. Hmmm… ALAM KO NA!!!

Toni: Mapanlinlang!

Mel: Aba, uhm, Malambing!

Toni: Maasim!

Mel: Ano ba yan? Ang pangit ha.

Kris: 7 seconds left, Mel. You need to say an answer.

Mel: Uhm, Malaya.

Toni: Manggagaya!

Mel: Ha?! Masakit.

Toni: Manloloko!

Mel: Teka, namemersonal ka na ah!

Kris: Time is running out, Mel. Say any Tagalog word starting in letter M.

Mel: Mandirigma!

Toni: Matanda!

Mel: Waaaah! Ayoko na! Namemersonal na ang babaeng yan!

At nag-walk-out sa entablado si Mel. Nagulat na lang si Toni dahil nang buksan niya ang mata niya ay nasa attic na muli sila.

Korina: Winner ka! Ok karapat-dapat ka nga!!!

Angelique: Ikaw nga ang chosen one to complete the power of three!!!

Toni: Ay talagang talaga na ito! Big hug tayo diyan!!!

***

Ngayong buo na ang Tatlong Puwersa, ano na ang mga pagsubok na haharapin nila? Makuha na kaya ni Korina ang hairbrush with diamond sprinkles all over sa tulong nila Toni at Angelique? ABANGAN!

***

For the hairbrush saga, break it here.

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3 thoughts on “Reminiscing the Mel-Korina ‘Hairbrush’ saga

  1. Hi. I’m the author of Super Network Wars. For a long time, I’ve linked your seminal hairbrush saga to my much larger epic crossover story. I even have a brief backstory behind the mystical hairbrush, and also had Korina and Mel join as one of the 108 heroes, the Stars of Destiny. Needless to say, your work is one of the springboards for my much larger Super Network Wars Universe, my equivalent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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