What makes a Juan, Juan? Do the countrymen know the sickness of our motherland at this moment of time? It sharply focused about the problems of us, Filipinos from different aspects like, social, mental, behavioral and moral. As the time goes by, we Filipinos really changed. This book tackles the problems in the Philippines that may realize the Filipinos, why are we still in the third world country, like we are just changing not evolving. The book is also composed of some entry articles from BobongPinoy.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Klaro Karmeo De Asis Illustrator. Ano ang lasa ng Toning Water? Bakit sa ilalim ng overpass tumatawid ang mga Pilipino? Na-dagitab ka na ba? Saan makakabili ng aritificial fresh flowers? Paano makipagkaibigan sa bangaw? Ano ang nagpapaalat sa itlog na maalat? Kay Jesus ba talaga napupunta ang mga lumipad na lobo?
Ano ang alam ni Claire Danes na hindi mo alam? Talaga bang "best buy" ang mga Pinay? Pagod ka na bang maging Pilipino? At bakit ka nga pala baliktad mabgasa ng libro? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June by Visual Print Enterprises first published More Details Original Title. Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Joms Upside down, of course.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Feb 05, Dawn Tagala rated it it was amazing. With his signature style of witty and casual but meaningful writing, I enjoyed every bit of the book.
This book woke up my nationalistic side. It made me think on how Filipino or how less Filipino I have become. It made me confused on how to deal with my being Filipino.
The downside of this book and probably the only downside is the part about the martial law babies. Im sorry bob Ong, But I did not at least have an interest on that. But i assure everyone that I did not skip that part. I read that too only without comprehending. I let my friends read the book.
One of them texted me after reading it. She said: Tara Dawn! Baguhin natin ang mukha ng Pilipinas! View 1 comment. Shelves: borrowed , reviewed , disappointing-books , political-intrigue , non-fiction , author-filipino , read-more-than-once , humor.
Very good lots of issues were tackled about race and Filipinos, but this is my least favorite out of all books because this is more serious and less humorous. There are also boring parts in this book that I didn't like.
Aug 21, Tristan Ferrer rated it did not like it. My least favorite book of Bob Ong. I really got bored and it took me some time to finish this because I always feel sleepy whenever I read it. But don't get me wrong, I love Bob Ong and his works and his ideologies. I just find it boring because this book is just a collection of essays from different people and the author's opinion about it.
I think Bob Ong wants to somehow insult the readers and let them think of ways to change. Well I was convinced at some parts but as I said, most of the time My least favorite book of Bob Ong. Well I was convinced at some parts but as I said, most of the time it just made me sleep. Dec 13, Kitkit Villanueva rated it liked it. This book taught me how to read again and read correctly. The author, Bob Ong, showed humor in events that we did not find funny at all.
Its amazing how one presented such material, opening our minds on how we are with our "Filipino Ways". A must-read. Oct 16, Abi rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , humor , pinoy-lit , borrowed , first-person-pov , stand-alone , male-main-character , contemporary , controversial-issues , 2-stars.
This book was our project for Filipino class before semestral break and our professor told us to read this for my group's book report, but I couldn't get past the first chapter. Probably not my kind of book, I guess. Dec 09, Conrado Luis rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Finally, after 6 years, I re-read this book. Bob Ong doesn't let up, does he? He goes into the fray of the Filipino culture and the surrounding comments regarding it. Jan 20, KM Cunanan rated it it was amazing. This is my favorite out of all his books. I love the wittiness; the subtle political and social satire is impeccable. Jan 28, Elaine Leng rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction.
I bought this book when I visited the Philippines because I wanted to practice my Tagalog reading skills, and it was one of the few Tagalog books I found in National Bookstore. I think this was a very interesting and entertaining read. Bob Ong definitely hit a lot of the same frustrations I have with current Filipino culture. What I like about it though is that his way of complaining isn't to diminish Filipino culture, but to uplift it because he truly believes the nation can do better.
Unfortuna I bought this book when I visited the Philippines because I wanted to practice my Tagalog reading skills, and it was one of the few Tagalog books I found in National Bookstore. Unfortunately as it is with all kinds of complaining sessions, you do get to a point where everything becomes circular or contradicting. I found this especially true with some of the criticisms of colonial mentality.
As you can see, that's really ironic. I also balk at Nick Garcia's disdain towards Starbucks, and his condescension towards female Filipino teens. His complaints about Starbucks culture is reminiscent of the world's belittling opinion of anything that is marketed towards girls like One Direction or Twilight or the colour pink; don't get me wrong, I like none of these things, but my "I'm-not-like-other-girls" phase is pretty much over.
Gripes about materialism are understandable, but once you start picking on squatters for having washing machines, you're being myopic. That's a lot like when people here in North American cannot afford health insurance and are made to feel bad about having smartphones. Let's be real -- giving up your washing machine isn't going to make you more likely to afford real estate. These things are just symptoms of bigger issues about employment and affordability of necessities.
Overall, I did like it. It's a lot to stomach, and the constant barrage of everything wrong with the Philippines can get depressing at times. But Bob Ong does leave the reader on a higher note, and prompts us to think about how we can help fix things, now that we're done complaining. Oct 01, Shira Bea rated it it was amazing.
Bakit Baligtad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino by Bob Ong
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Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino? (Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong)
Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino by Bob Ong
It is an anthology of short stories, experiences, commentaries and self-reflections about the Filipino Culture, either positive or negative. These texts serves as an eye-opener to each and every Filipino, especially those who are ignorant on the issues regarding our race, language, beliefs, traditions, and government. In addition, many Filipinos can relate on having elders that believe on different types of sayings. Even though the first part of the written piece is wistful and entertaining, Bob Ong also exposed the readers to the different problems the Filipinos faced and are still facing up to this date. The thing is, the Filipinos gets backlash and criticisms from the other countries because they view Philippines as a place ridden of hellish concerns, from the climate, government, traffic, massive unemployment, inhumane poverty, tradition of mediocrity, lack of patriotism and the way of living itself, and the stories and self-reflections shared in the 2 nd part of the book by different authors reflect the said issues.
Critique Paper - Bakit baliktad magbasa ng libro ang mga Pilipino?
Licudo Nathalia Marie M. Martinez Approaches used: Formalistic Approach, Reader-response, and more. By Bob Ong. Bob Ong is a well-known, mysterious Filipino writer for no one has actually know his identity. Eventually, the site of BobobgPinoy.