'Royal Ending' dominates Twitter trending topics
MANILA, Philippines -- Moments after the "royal ending" of "Princess and I" that aired Friday night, fans of the top-rating Kapamilya series took to micro-blogging site Twitter to air their reactions.
In the final scene of the popular series, Mikay (Kathryn Bernardo) and Gino (Daniel Padilla) are seen leaning in for an apparent kiss on the lips before the screen fades to black.
Online, "MiGi" fans -- the term refers to the first syllables of the characters' names -- expressed their excitement over the scene.
Twitter user @DanielRocksMUNT said, "Ano? Lagi niyo na lang kaming bibitinin?! #cto #ElRick #JaBi #MiGi"
Another fan of Padilla and Bernardo, netizen @itsme_____Alena, said, "Sino ba ang nabitin dito? Nakakakilig!!!! @imdanielpadilla @bernardokath #MIGI #Kathniel #PerfectCouple"
She added, "yung na excite ka dahil malapit na sila #MIGI mag kiss...and then na tpos. Ano yun technical difficulties lang. Kahit sa cheeks na lng sana."
Like many fans of the show, Twitter user Gemmalyn Ubaldo was pleased with the ending of "Princess and I": "Hindi maganda yung ending ng Princess and I. SOBRANG GANDA LANG NAMAN! :)"
Netizen @imcdbernardo shared the same sentiment, saying, "Cried my eyes out for #PrincessAndI THE ENDING WAS SOOOO CUTE OMG. #MiGi"
In the final episode of "Princess and I", Dasho Jao (Enrique Gil) is seen retelling his journey of love and redemption to a group of children. The character is then revealed to be the "I" in the series' title.
Although the title pertains to Gil's character, it was Gino who ended up being betrothed to Princess Areeyah/Mikay.
Referring to the ending, Twitter user @sheenapeyton said, "Didn't jump out of my chair for the end of #PrincessAndI. Not bitter about #MiGi. Ending was ok. Just wanted #JaoMik to have better closure!"
Similarly, netizen @skinnymaring tweeted, "Jao is the man behind the "I", but Gino's the one who won the heart of the princess. Without Jao, the story would be impossible. #PAI #MiGi"
After watching the show throughout its 10-month duration on air, several fans said they will miss seeing the characters of the popular Kapamilya series.
Twitter user @MariJeiii said, "Hinde ko na alam ang gagawin ko sa monday wala na akong aabangan pa. :( Mamimiss ko talaga ang #PrincessAndI lalo na ang #MiGi <3"
Another netizen, @ohmissallen echoed the sentiment: "I will surely miss the #MIGI scene lalo na ung mga part nakakakilig ung halos malaglag puso mo eh haha.:) wla ng #princessandi sa monday"
Leading up to the final episode of "Princess and I", hashtags and terms related to the show were among the trending topics on Twitter on a daily basis.
On Friday night, several terms made it to the top trending topics on the popular micro-blogging site. Locally, the hashtags "#MIGIKahitNaAtKahitPa," "#MIGITillTheEnd," "#MIGIForever" were in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, respectively.
"The Royal Ending" ranked 8th in the same list, moments before the show ended.
World-wide, the same terms also figured in Twitter's most talked about topics -- "#MIGIKahitNaAtKahitPa" was 3rd; "#MIGIForever", 5th; and "#MIGIEndGameHasBeenWorthTheFight," 6th.