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Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,124 ratings  ·  105 reviews
ASWANG KA BA?
NARINIG MO NA BA ANG ALAMAT NG BAKLA?
MAY PAG-ASA PA BA ANG PILIPINAS?


Eleksyon, 2010. Isang baklang impersonator, si Amapola, ang naging manananggal at nakatanggap ng propesiya na siya ang itinakdang magliligtas sa Pilipinas. Ang naghatid ng balita: si Emil, isang pulis na Noranian. Ang pasimuno ng balita: si Sepa, ang lola sa tuhod ni Amapola, na nanggaling pa
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Paperback, 364 pages
Published 2011 by Philippine Writers Studio Foundation, Inc.
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K.D. Absolutely
Dec 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: tagalog, local, trashy
To my foreigner friends:

The author of this book is Ricky Lee, a popular screenwriter of local Tagalog movies here in the Philippines. I read a couple of his previous works and found one to be great while the other to be just okay. What I mean is that I never disliked any of his previous works. His stories made for silver screen were all nice or quite unforgettable at least those that I can still recall even if I saw the movie when I was a younger man. I also read his scriptwriting manual Trip to
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Junie Anne
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is my 1st time writing a review. Haha! Forgive me! :))
I don't really like reading Tagalog novels kasi wala lang. Ayoko lang talaga.
Pero nagbago lahat yun ever since nabasa ko ang unang novel ni Ricky Lee na 'Para Kay B'

You see, whenever you're going to read Ricky's work kailangan malawak ang pag-unawa mo dahil behind all those stories ay laging may pinapahayag na mas malalim na bagay si Ricky Lee. Hah! Feeling ko ang tanda and ang mature ko na mag-isip whenever I'm reading his works where
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George Manapat
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The novel by Ricky Lee is a political satire about the Philippine government system at present. It is set in Tomas Morato in QC and covers a vast scope in our history, especially the Spanish Era.

The story is open ended and will make the reader think deeper. The story does not explicitly nor implicitly state which among the 3 remaining choices for being the “Chosen One” is the real chosen one. It led me to the conclusion that the author wants the reader to conclude as Amapola concluded: There’s
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Christine
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sabihin na lang nating 3.5 ang tunay na rating.

(May kaunting spoilers)

Sa totoo lang, wala pa akong napapanood na pelikula sa panulat ni Maestro Ricky Lee. (Whaaaatttt????) Dahil siguro dito ay mas obhetibo ang aking pagbasa at paghusga sa kaniyang mga pampanitikang akda. (Naks!)

Una kong nabasa ang Para Kay B (O kung paano dinevastate ng love ang 4 out of 5 sa atin). Marami akong nagustuhan sa nobelang iyon bagamat mas nagbabasa ako ng mga akdang nakasulat sa Ingles. Mabigat, malaman, kumplikado,
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Alvin
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
May mga pagkakataong nakakatulugan ko ang pagbabasa sa librong ito. May mga pagkakataong hindi ako makahabol sa kwento. May mga pagkakataong may mga eksenang para sa akin ay pwede namang wala. Ganyan ko natapos ang pagbabasa sa librong ito.

Masyadong marami ang tauhan para sa akin. Ako kasi yung tipo ng mambabasa na nagugulumihanan pag marami na ang sangkot sa kwento idadagdag mo pa ang pahirap sa pagbibigkas ng mga pangalan at salita. Marami ring eksena sa kwento ang parang pilit na lang pinagdu
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Chom
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ang gusto lang sabihin nung libro eh kung hindi magtitino ang mga Pilipino, eh kahit pa isang daang Itinakda ang dumating eh sureballs na walang pag-asa ang Pilipinas. Sinisimbolize lang nun ang mga Pilipinong may hati-hating pagkatao na minsan eh nagiging Amerikano, Hapon o Intsik tulad ni Amapola. Pero tulad nga ng ginawang pagpatay kina Isaac at Zaldy, kahit masakit at ayaw nating pakawalan ang pagiging "Americanized" natin eh kailangan kasi sila ang pumipigil satin para maging epektibong mam ...more
Beberton Saint Laurent
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dahil walang pagibig, mga punyeta kayong pelikula at TV at mga nagbebenta ng ang mamahal na bulaklak kapag Valentine's Day! Sino ba yang si St. Valentine? At anong kuwenta ng bracelet? Hindi totoong laging nananalo ang pagibig! Ang pagibig ay para lang sa mga walang self esteem at ang tingin sa sarili ay hindi kumpleto kung wala ang minamahal!

Nangyari na ba sa inyo ang gano'n? 'Yong moment sa pelikula at sa TV na ang bidang lalaki at ang bidang babae ay coincidence na pinagtagpo uli ng tadhana,
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Isabelle Tee
Jan 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Nana Lee
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
I was thinking, should I just accept the story as it is, or should I interpret this story as something that reflects the society? I felt that there were a lot of unimportant scenes and It really took me some time to finish this.
Mirvan  Ereon
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is very surreal and fun! Very interesting to read and it exceeded my expectations. Great job. Characters you will never forget for sure and the plot and story is simply amazing!
AennA
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
NOTE: WIth unintentional spoilers.

This is one of those few books that I like so much, but when you ask me why, I can't exactly explain the reason. I finished and put down the book with so much joy in my head, thinking "I've read another masterpiece." But then, masterpiece in what way?

Amapola, sa 65 na Kabanata is about a homosexual who happened to be a "mananangal" in a monstrous-literal way, and was tasked to save the country from any possible proverbial destruction. Amapola as the lead charac
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Lance
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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I EMBARKED on Ricky Lee's second novel, Si Amapola Sa 65 Na Kabanata, about a year ago, when I was bent on patronizing Philippine literature—contemporary or otherwise. Caught up with too much work, I set the book aside and was only able to finish it last Saturday, thanks to the cold and the rain and the awesome Rehab weekend.




The protagonist is a transvestite named Amapola who works as an impersonator in Timog and Tomas Morato. Clearly it's next to impossible to put down a novel that begins t
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DC
Dec 31, 2011 added it
Shelves: filipiniana
Mabilisang pag-tingin: Maraming konsepto rito ang nangangailangan ng medyo malalimang pag-iisip (gaya na lamang ng mitolohiyang Pinoy, pulitika, multiple personality disorder, kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, Pinoy mentality, etc.), at mas magandang medyo pamilyar ka sa ang lugar ng Morato para talagang manamnam mo ang kwento. Hindi 'ata ito librong pwedeng basahin nang pahapyaw lamang, sapagkat maraming tema rito ang, bagaman sa unang tingin ay parang simple lamang, totoong malalim ang pinag-ugatan.

[D
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Bryan
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Maliligtas ba ng manananggal ang isang bansang tila wala ng pag-asa? Una sa lahat, may naniniwala pa ba sa mga manananggal sa makabagong panahon? Eh 'di ba kakaunti na lang ang naniniwala sa kanila't binabansagan pa silang nasisiraan ng bait? 'Yan ang paghahalintulad na nabuo ko matapos kong mabasa ang akdang ito ni Ricky Lee. Si Amapola (manananggal) ay sumisimbolo sa pagbabago. Pagbabago na tila imposibleng paniwalaan sa gitna ng isang bansang hirap kumawala sa bulok na sistema. Pero kung mani ...more
Maria Ella
Maybe I am not the intended audience for this book. I was looking for more, but all I have read - especially on the latter part - was NOISE. Nakakalalake kasi sa ingay ng baklang ito. Hindi ko kinaya.

More thoughts soon.
Eidyl Khate
Jun 04, 2012 is currently reading it
Couldn't even finish this book.
I think that I'm just looking for a better story
than Mr. Ricky Lee's first book "Para kay B".
That book was magic.
Keilah Dimpas
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hindi ko alam kung anong dapat na review dito. Medyo speechless pa ako.
Post-Pilipinas "kailan ba tayo aayos" feels.
Sembel
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i cant wait for ....to infinity and beyond
Alden
Mar 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: filipino, humor
Mula kay Ricky Lee, ang premyadong scriptwriter ng mga pelikulang tulad ng Himala, Anak, Dubai, at iba pa, at ang naghatid sa atin ng nakatutuwang nobelang pag-ibig na Para Kay B (na siya ring naging dahilan kung bakit lagi tayong nag-iisip kung kasama nga ba tayo sa quota ng pag-ibig na 'yan), narito ang isa na namang nobelang tiyak na kagigiliwan ng mga Pilipinong mambabasa -- Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata. Istorya ito ng isang baklang impersonator na naging manananggal at merong ibang katauhan ...more
Gerald The Bookworm
May 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Nakakaentertain ang librong 'to, yes! Pero naguluhan ako. Hindi ko sure kung dahil ba 'to sa kakulangan ng kapasidad ng utak kong intindihin ang mga gustong ipahiwatig ng manunulat or talagang magulo.

Naloka ako kung ang gusto bang ipakita ni Sir Ricky, ito ba ay ang nakakatawang pakikipagsapalaran ng isang baklang aswang bilang tagapagligtas ng Pilipinas o itago sa nakakatawang istoryang ito ang mga political views at problema ng mga pilipino at ng bansa.

Para itong pancit canton na hindi maayos
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Stanley Guevarra
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Hmmm. Nag-enjoy naman ako kahit papaano. Laganap lang sa libro ang paggamit ni Lee ng mga archetypes: baklang may diva complex, hardcore fan, nanay, at lola (time-traveller lang ang naging unique sa kanya). Parang lazily-written din ang kabuuang kuwento. Predictable, karaniwan, at generic. Yung tipong may “The Chosen One” na unexpectedly ay magiging tagapag-ligtas ng bayan at samakatuwid ay susundin ang landas ng tipikal na experiences ng mga vigilante. Ang hindi lang naging predictable ay ang w ...more
Rizza Maruja
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Lahat ng bagay, maski mahirap, natatanggap. Pinoproseso lang.”

Iyan ang isa sa mga tumatak sa akin (actually ginoogle ko lang uli, kasi nakalimutan ko kung ano yung pinaka sinabi) sa libro. Gusto ko rin yung konsepto na isang manananggal ang magliligtas sa bansa, despite of the fact na kinaaayawan ito ng mga tao at pinupugso pa nga. Well, maihahalintulad sa karamihan ng mga baklang pilit na hindi kinikilala ng karamihan.

Hmm, entertaining ang Amapola. Sobrang layo niya sa Para Kay B, pero katulad
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Crisel Blenda Fernandez
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: local
I admire and fully acknowledged, despite my lack of enough knowledge in the Philippine cinema and literature, that Ricky Lee is indeed one of the greatest writers that this country has. However, just like his previous book – Para Kay B, this book, Si Amapola sa Ika-65 na kabanata is another frustration for me as a reader.

Amapola is an impersonator suffering from multiple personality disorder with two alter egos - Zaldy the naïve, hopeless romantic and shy gay while Isaac is the brusque and rough
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Charisma
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Si Amapola sa 65 na kabanata. Akala ko pang halloween na basa pero biglang naging comedic and political parang ang labo kasi nalito na ako sa plot and point nito, saan ba tayo pupunta mula dito? It had its moments pero it was an okay read. Sorry, Ricky Lee. Mahal pa din kita. #damikongsinabi
Michaela
trippy yet entertaining. reads like a teleserye
Hannah Torres
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Gem
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75
Bernard
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hindi ka naman bibiguin ni Ricky Lee sa mga libro niya. Kumpleto tulad ng mga pelikulang pinoy--may drama, may love story at syempre,komedya. Pero hindi lang naman ito tungkol sa mga "hati" ang kasarian, para rin ito sa mga "hati" ang pagkatao sa maraming bagay--sa trabaho, kaibigan at pamilya. Kung pano natin ililigtas ang nakararami na may iisang misyon.
Vincent Samaniego
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-lit, favorites
Dito atah inilabas ni Mang Ricardo ang pagiging 'witty ng kanyang panulat,second book from him at sa toto'o lang (para sa akin) hindi parin ako binigo ng may akda ang 'matawa ,Nalito at ma inspire matapos mabasa ang nakaka lokang kwento ni Amapola.Matatawa marahil sa protagonist ng kwento dahil hati ang kasarian,hati ang persona dahil may 'Dissiociative Identity Disorder at literal na hati dahil isa siyang manananggal.Na lito sa dami ng tauhan na sangkot sa kwento at Na inspire sa mensahe ng bo ...more
Sabrina Marielle
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All
Shelves: filipino-books
This is another creation of a very wonderful writer, Mr. Ricky Lee.

When I buy this book, I have no idea what it will be or if I am going to like it. At first, I was hesitant of buying this book because I am afraid of not liking it afterwards but then again, I ended up buying it because I wanted to support Filipino authors and of course, it is my pleasure to read books.

Reading the summary at the back of the book, I expected it to become a witty type of book. Why? Because it's not our regular boy
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He has written more than 150 film screenplays since 1973, earning him more than 50 trophies from various award-giving bodies, including a 2003 Natatanging Gawad Urian Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Critics). As a screenwriter, he has worked with many Filipino film directors, most notably
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“Kaloka! Ito ba ang Pilipinas na gustong iligtas nina Lola Sepa at Emil? Iligtas mula saan? Kung sarili nga ayaw nitong iligtas! Ang gusto lang ng mga ito'y kumain, tumae, mag-Glutathione, saka pumunta sa weekend markets, mag-malling para makalibre ng air-con, mag-text ng corny jokes, sumingit sa pila ng bigas, saka umasa ng suwerte sa lotto o sa TV! Kapag may bagyo o lindol o anumang problema'y laban pero susuko din agad at makakalimot, o kaya ay magma-migrate! Ilang taon na ba ang bansang ito pero bakit hanggang ngayo'y wala pa ring pinagkatandaan?” 23 likes
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