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Macarthur by Bob Ong
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Jul 11, 10

bookshelves: 2010, i-own-this, proudly-filipino, make-believe
Read on July 10, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 1

It's been awhile since I've read anything in Filipino so I felt that I was slow in enunciating the Tagalog words in my head.

I never expected this from Bob Ong. Ang nabasa ko lang kasi na libro niya noong high school pa ako ay yung "ABNKKBSNPLAKO!." All the while, my impression of him was he gets his messages across via humor. This came as a good surprise though.

Bob Ong was able to give a glimpse of what a typical Filipino living in the squatters area goes through just to survive on a day-to-day basis.

After reading the novel, I felt sadness.

Sa tuwing madadaan ako sa squatters area at sa maingay na palengke, makasalubong ang mga nanlilimos at nagpapagod na mga kapwa Pilipino, maaalala ko sina Jim, Voltron, Noel at Cyrus. Pati na si Mang Justo.

Tapos sasambit ako ng maikling dasal, na sana kumapit lang sila ng mahigpit, patuloy magpursige at umasang balang araw...aayos din ang lahat.

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