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Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan

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Paperback, 127 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Visprint, Inc.
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Joyzi
Dec 24, 2010 Joyzi rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Wala!
Recommended to Joyzi by: Goodreads
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Caution: Please bear in mind that what you are going to read is a negative review. So before reading it I suggest you should answer these questions first:

1. Are you really ready to read a rant review about the book?
2. Are you intelligent and mature enough to know that people have diverse opinions and that you should respect other opinions as well even if it's different from yours?
3. Are you logical and respectful enough to post an argument about the book and not
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K.D. Absolutely
Dec 04, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it it was ok
Shelves: local, horror, tagalog
Unang nobela na binasa kong buo na sinulat ni Bob o Roberto Ong. Ang pangalang iyan ay isang alias lamang dahil hindi pa siya talaga nagpapakilala sa mga mambabasa. Bakit? Baka para siyang si Edward de Vere (1550-1604), ika-17 Earl of Oxford, na sinasabing siya talagang sumulat ng mga gawa ni William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Hindi lang nagpakilala si De Vere dahil ang mga naunang sinulat nito ay di tinangkilik ng masa noong Victorian era. Noong mamatay si William Shakespeare ay saka inilabas ang ...more
Jofer
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hindi ko nagawang pumasok kanina, may tonsilitis kasi ako at mataas ang lagnat *post medical certificate here*. PAKER!!! Unang pasukan ng taon di ako nakapasok, paano kung bumagsak ako nito? Hindot, ayaw kong mag-6 years sa Engineering! Bakit kasi ako tinamad nagkasakit? Kaya 'yon, pumunta na lang ako ng mall at nagkape, frappe, Venti. Para mawala ang tonsilitis ko, at para magkaroon ako ng ganang simulan at tapusin ang Mama Susan na hiniram ko pa kapalit ng bulok na copy
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Janus Vielle the Erudite Artist
I was skimming through the bookshelves at National Bookstore when I saw this book upfront near the cashier. When I saw Bob Ong's name, I just immediately grabbed a copy and went straight to pay for it. So when I started out reading the book, I had no idea what it was about. Also, I've already stopped trying to figure out what Bob Ong's books were really about not until I've read it up to the last page.

I didn't compare it with his other books because, let's face it, he's one of the most unpredict
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Apokripos
Nakaka...
(Isang Rebyu ng Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan ni Bob Ong)


(Author’s Note: Pardon my self-indulgence Gentle Readers, but it seems appropriate to write and articulate my opinion on this book in Filipino, my native language, in which this book is also written.)

Sa maniwala ka o hindi, halos isang dekada nang nagsusulat si Bob Ong — peksman, walang biro, sige bilangin mo pa.

Sa loob ng maikiling panahon na ito masasabing bahagi na siya ng kulturang Pilipino — patunay dito ang naglipanang Fac
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Joey
The first book written by Bob Ong that led me to the portal of his idiosyncrasies is Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino?I was impressed by his ways of writing out his ideas or opinions in a conversational way. Reading it was like an editorial article full of facts but funny, intended not only for young but also old adults . Besides, I sensed his hidden blaze of nationalism. Amused, I borrowed Macarthur from my cousin who happened to be his avid reader. After that, I was magnetized ...more
Edil
Aug 01, 2011 Edil rated it it was ok
I was trying to review this in English but I failed. hehe

Okay naman siya. Di ko masyado nagustuhan. Parang nag-attempt si Bob Ong ng horror pero di masyadong patok. Sana mas nakakatakot pa! Umaga ko siya tinapos sakaling matakot ako o hindi ako makatulog sa gabi! hehe Hindi ako natakot, konti lang. Pero natetempt ako itranslate yung mga Latin dun sa book. Try ko nga! :p

Eto yung sa last page:

tu una cum vitiis tuis es locus pugnae inter bonum ac malum certamen universum eo modo decernetur quo daem
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Joy Lee
Dec 22, 2010 Joy Lee rated it really liked it
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Cloud.strife012
Dec 27, 2010 Cloud.strife012 rated it really liked it
one of bob ong's best. Hindi ko alam kung bakit may mga negative reviews about this book. Well, iisipin ko na lang na hindi nila naintindihan ung MAS malalim na message ng bo0k or they just d0n't care about the reality of technology vs nature.

Anyway, 2 faces of horror meron ang bo0k na to; paranormals and the s0on revenge of nature (mas natakot ako sa pangalawa). Another thing kaya nakuha nito ang interest ko ay dahil sa matapang nitong pagchallenge sa faith ng isang katolik0ng tulad ko. After m
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Bianca
Aug 19, 2012 Bianca rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan is about a college student, Galo, who decides to go back to the province to take care of his Grandma. It turns out, his Grandma, and the old town his Grandma lives in, is stranger than it used to be.

If the book’s cover doesn’t give it away already, Mama Susan is a horror story. Wikipedia says it’s a “mystery novel” but Mama Susan is really a shit-in-your-pants-at-3am horror story. Or maybe I’m just a scaredy cat and I shouldn’t have read it during the wee hours of
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Leo Martin
Feb 22, 2011 Leo Martin rated it really liked it
I spent a good portion of my time laughing real hard after I finished the latest addition to Bob Ong's viral books, Ang Mga Kaibigan Ni Mama Susan. Again, Bob Ong never fails to amuse his/her (I'm not aware of the author's real gender, nobody knows, I think) readers by his amazing prowess in choosing and stringing the right set of words from the often complicated bowl of Filipino Vocabulary.

I laughed real hard cause I was scared when I was on the last page. I was paralyzed when I read that weird
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Tina
Jan 28, 2011 Tina rated it it was ok
Shelves: filipino, 2011, horror
Original post at One More Page

Note: I wanted to write this review in Filipino, but since it's cross-posted in my blog, I had to write it in English. ^^

I've been reading Bob Ong's books since college, ever since a friend brought her copy of his first book, A B N K K B S N P L A Ko (That reads as Aba Nakakabasa Na Pala Ako - literal translation: Wow, I Can Read Now). Bob Ong is one of the popular Filipino writers, who, until now, I am not sure if he is really one person or many contributing to on
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Isaiah!
Jan 01, 2015 Isaiah! rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Dear Diary Readers,

This book is epic. Actually only the ending was really epic. The whole book is like a replicate of a diary which was supposed to be the owner's school journal, since his old one got lost. Anyways, the first few entries in the diary were mostly plotless, but midway, the book gets exciting. The story begins to be scary only several entries before the final one (for me at least), but the ending was absolutely mind-blowing.

P.S. Huwag mong bibigkasin ang hindi naiintindihan.


Neil Pax
Mar 02, 2013 Neil Pax rated it it was amazing
Creepiest book Ive read so far. Part ng creep factor yung feeling ng being on your own, nasa isolated na lugar, parang wala ka pang ibang pwedeng puntahan at pwedeng hingian ng tulong for fears na, baka yung hingian mo ng tulong is one of them, tapos may pasanin at alalahanin ka pa. Isa pa sa mga reasons kung bakit creep'd out ako with this book, is my childhood fear of religious statues. As a kid dreaded ko noon ang isama ako ng lola ko papuntang Quiapo Church. Takot na takot kasi ako sa mga re ...more
Jean Claudia (Bookish Poetess)
Tanghaling tapat nang matapos ko itong basahin ngunit balot na balot pa rin ako sa takot sa kadahilanang hindi ko malaman. Nagugulat ako sa bawat bulong na marinig ko at sa bawat pagbukas ng pinto. Masyadong gumana ang imahinasyon ko kaya nga itinigil ko ang pagbabasa kagabi. Talaga namang tatayo ang mga balahibo mo sa takot habang nagbabasa nito. Kung tutuusin, sa umpisa ay hindi mo malaman kung ano ang magiging punto ng istoryang ito. Magkakaroon ka lang ng ideya sa kalagitnaan ng istorya.

Naba
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Maria Eleynita
2:55PM Natapos ko na to!! buti nalang ngaung tanghali ko ito binasa waaahhh!!

3:00PM Review time na! Oh paking syet!! hahaha nakakataas balahibo to sa totoo lang. Nung nakita ko yung cover naisip ko isang chismosang majongera si mama susan. Kakaiba pala at hindi sya masaya hahaha nakakatakot sya.. Mejo nakakabitin sa huli pero kung palalawigin mo yung pagiisip mo cguro maiisip mo din ano nangyare kay Galo sa huli. Pero yunh totoo matagal ng patay si Mama Susan di ba?? Creepy tong librong to at h
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EJay
May 06, 2012 EJay rated it it was amazing
NO. Please. Do not let me relive those goosebumps I've had on that ship bound for Mindoro as I was reading this book. Perhaps the smell of crude oil made me dizzier than I though the book had?

NO. The book was crazy. All the while you were laughing your butt off at characters who displayed the typical way stories crop up. Families fighting. College. Province trips. Yes. Typical, I say. Too typical to be even accused of a bad twist. Perhaps it was just the wind that was spine-tingling?

NO. The boo
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Karl Marx S.T.
Oct 29, 2012 Karl Marx S.T. rated it liked it
Nagkakainan kami ng librong ito.

Ito ang pangunahing komento ko sa aking nabasa.
Umiwas ako kay Bob Ong bago ko pa man mapanuod sa TV ang isang panayam mula sa manunulat –at dahil hindi naman sya nagpapakilala, tungkol sa kanyang kasikatan ang tinalakay— yung isang titser na ininterbyu –kung hindi ako nagkakamali na isa syang guro— ay nagkomento na ayaw nya raw kay Bob Ong dahil sa wala itong identity, dahil sa hindi ito nagpapakilala. Kinumpirma ng komentong ito ang malito-lito kong pagkagusto s
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Dale
Jul 16, 2011 Dale rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed, local, horror
Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong is a journal of a 16 year old guy named Gilberto P. Manansala also known as Galo. An engineering student who just broke up with his girlfriend. Just like a typical student, house, school and mall are the settings for his daily life.

Through this diary he narrated his experience for the past few months. Because it’s a requirement to Ms. Lao, his professor in college, Galo wrote his own journal and became his hobby. He lived in Manila for the sake of study
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A Rosh
Feb 28, 2011 A Rosh rated it really liked it
Oh hari o reyna ng mga pinaka malakas na ng mundo, na sa pamamagitan ng lakas sa amin ng isang walang hanggan bilang ng mga pribilehiyo, ka na, at ang kapangyarihan ng ating ina, kanino ang kapangyarihan ng mga puso ng mga isip ng mga credit na ipaalam sa amin ang mamamahala sa aming sariling mga kaluluwa, iyong tulong ay, maaaring sa mga dios, at walang kamatayan, ng mga dakilang, kami manalangin para sa. kaaway ng pananampalataya ng ating kalasag sa kanya mula sa amin. para sa bahay ng aming t ...more
Ken
Jan 05, 2011 Ken rated it it was ok
First Bob Ong book I read in its entirety. This better be the worst of his books. The concept was there but I did not find it satisfying any of the reader hunger in me. The highest point of the book is when he quoted Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel.

I got to admire the author's effort on getting a certain demographic to read (intentionally or unintentionally). I just hope these people would grow out of his works after a book or two. A gazillion of better stuff out there.
Hendrix
Sep 11, 2011 Hendrix rated it liked it
Ok lang, Creepy, Dadalhin ka sa 90's, (binili ko kasi cool yung kulay ng cover, tapos may nakasilip na ale sa likod).
Joy
Dec 09, 2010 Joy rated it liked it
I didn't expect the book to end that way but hey, it's Bob Ong.
Ajira
Dec 18, 2010 Ajira rated it it was amazing
One of Bob Ong's best.
Kitkit Villanueva
Feb 07, 2011 Kitkit Villanueva rated it it was amazing
1:52 AM. Natapos ko din ang bagong libro ni Bob Ong. Naibato ko nang matapos kong basahin. Halo-halo ang naramdaman ko. Masaya kasi naka-relate ako sa pagsusulat ng journal ni Galo. Tipikal. Makulit at nakakatawa ang mga entry. Malungkot naman kasi gaya ko (at ikaw na rin) ay sawi siya sa pag-ibig. Ang emo ng tula, parang flip-top pa ang dating. Dumating din sa puntong gusto ko na siyang bitawan dahil natatakot na 'ko. Isama mo pa dyan ang pang-aasar ni Arlou (kasama ko sa bahay). Sa kalagitnaan ...more
Christine
Jun 01, 2011 Christine rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who either want to get scared, or want some practical joke
Recommended to Christine by: Joanna Tamad
Page 1 (or rather, page 7): though sentences appear to be complete, they are very informal (what are the editors doing?).

Next few pages: my bad, it's a journal―a very informal one.
Not very interesting, so far. Some entries are plain nonsense (unless there's some hidden message there, somehow it gives me the impression that some of these came from the author's own journal); family story seems to be the most important part; the recurring dream appears to be just balderdash to me, though it's pract
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Reign guanizo
Dec 22, 2010 Reign guanizo rated it liked it
Yii 1st tym qng mg rereview.. Sna wlang violent reacti0n lolz.. After reading the bo0k, nkulangan aq.. D xa ganun kpangit d rin ganun kb0ngga.. Kya 3stars lng ung rate q.. Unlike s mga review ng iba, ok nman xa.. JournaL nga eh, cnusulat mu kung anu ung ngy2ri s buhay mu.. E c galo typical scho0l b0y nman, kya kung anu maicp nya cnshare nya s journal nya, lalo n mga heart aches nya.. Lungk0t at inggit nya s pinsan nya kze xa wla ng mgulang.. Nkrelate nman aq sknya du0n.. Ngenj0y aqng basahin, es ...more
DC
Feb 06, 2011 DC rated it really liked it
Shelves: filipiniana
Genre: horror, supernatural, first-person

Nakakakilabot ang librong ito.

Totoo, nag-sisimula siya bilang isang tilang pilit na panunulat ng isang lalaki sa kanyang journal dahil kailangan niya ito para pumasa sa isa niyang asignatura sa kolehiyo; ngunit habang tumatagal, nagiging tala na rin ito sa mga kakaibang kaganapang nangyari sa isang Gilberto P. Manansala.

Bagaman alam ko na may nasulat na ring medyo malagim na libro si Bob Ong (gaya ng Kapitan Sino at MACARTHUR), hindi pa rin ako nag-akala
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Haydie Enano
Jul 25, 2011 Haydie Enano rated it really liked it
i just finished reading the book last night...hmmm..at first mejo boring...ska parang di totoo ung character ni galo n sobrang sipag..hehe...but when he got to his province (i forgot the name..hehe)...biglang tumaas uli excitement ko..andaming palaisipan...maraming tnong ang gusto kong isearch ang sagot..talgang nbitin ako..parang andaming kulang...gusto ko pa ng part 2..huhu...cguro msyado lang npbilis ang basa ko...anung ngyri kila jezel at niko??..cnu ung nki2ta ni jezel n lolong maitim??..bk ...more
Samantha Oledan
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Bob Ong, or Roberto Ong, is the pseudonym of a Filipino contemporary author known for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino.

One reviewer notes (translated from the vernacular):
"Filipinos really patronize Bob Ong's works because, while most of his books may have an element of comedy in them, this is presented in a manner that replicates Fil
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