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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  4,513 ratings  ·  272 reviews
Mula sa kasumpa-sumpang kahirapan at kalunos-lunos na kaignorantehan sa mundong kanyang kinagisnan, namulat si Marie sa tunay na mukha ng matamis at mapapakasakit na pag-ibig.

Ngunit makakayanan niya ba ang mga hamon ng bukas?

Ano ang kanyang magiging kapalaran?

Huwag na huwag palalampasin ang mga tagpo ngayong gabi sa telesineryenobela na kumpleto sa mga pang-aapi, paghihiga
Paperback, 186 pages
Published December 11th 2011 by Visprint, Inc.
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K.D. Absolutely
Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it
To my foreigner friends:

This is the 9th book of my most-read author: Bob Ong. His works are all blockbusters here in the Philippines. From one book to next, he explores different genres and I think he is doing this to achieve his objective: to make more Filipinos read books. His real identity is not known although I think that he is about my age: 40+. In his first book, I was able to relate to his school boy experiences maybe because we came from the same strata in society. I got hooked from the
Dec 17, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: filipino, gifts, 2012, humor
Original post at One More Page

Bob Ong was a staple among my friends in college, because he provided us with quick and funny reads that keeps us afloat during stressful school days. I guess reading his books has become a habit that I haven't shaken yet, that's why I wanted to read his latest book, Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin (loose translation: Stay Away From Me). The title is a play on one old Filipino song Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin by Rodel Naval that eventually became a title of a Filipino noontime soap
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Maria Ella
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Read this and became confused. Actually I made a love letter to the author that goes like this:

Dear Bob Ong,

Let me get this straight - GULUNG-GULU KA NA BA SA DAMI NG DEMAND SA IYO NG MGA MAMBABASA NA SUMULAT NG ROMANTIC NOVEL??? Halata kasing minadali mo itong bagong libro mo. tsk. And we both know that the comic relief crown really belongs to Kuya Manix. Why do a xerox copy of his humor? Are you challenging your die-hard fans to love your newest book though you haven't thought through it?

Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: buddy-read
Nope. Sorry. it didn't work for me.

There are three parts:

Part 1: okay
Part 2: bad
Part 3: worst

anong nangyari sa mga libro ni Bob Ong? Papangit ng papangit ang laman ng mga ito?

He is one of my favorite authors so it sucks that i didn't like this book.

mga tatlo o limang beses lang ata ako natawa habang nagbabasa ako neto. Hay.

Still, I collect Bob Ong's books. And many thanks to Em for my copy! ;-)
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Despite writing in a pseudonym and his identity is yet to be revealed, Bob Ong is one of the most influential authors in the Philippines today. I consider him as one of the agents of change. His works are always an eye-opener to the situation of the Philippines and the flaws in our system. His books are always, to a certain degree, will make you feel guilty about your actions and be an agent of change yourself. His books have become the staple source of information for those who wants to get a p ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong

"Yon yung mali sa tinatawag na 'cool factor.' Para maging 'in' ka, dapat magustuhan mo yung gusto ng iba. Pero pag sobrang dami na ng may gusto, dapat umayaw ka naman dahil magiging jologs ka na. Dapat kakaiba lagi ang gusto mo, para kunyari iba ka."

This is just one of the thoughts we can ponder upon on the recent Bob Ong's book Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin. It is his 9th book, following the success of his Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan, Kapitan Sino, MacArthur Stainless Longganisa, Alamat ng Gubat, A
Janus the Erudite Artist
I feel awful about this, but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.

I love Bob Ong, I mean, who doesn’t? He’s one of the most influential authors I’ve read. I always thought that if you want an eye-opener or a straightforward reality check on the Philippines and its citizens’ flaws, Bob Ong is your man. You only need to open one of his books to make you feel guilty of your own biases and try to change for the better. At least to me, it’s a constant feeling I get whenever I read an
Kolat Tagasaamin
Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
One of the favorite contemporary Filipino writer among young generation. Bob Ong (pseudonym) talk about reasons of a over-copy-cut type of Filipino movies that keep on existing with the same plot, same ending and some same sh*t. Well, it will become a movie soon, and i am very excited to watch it.

It was divided by three parts.

parts 1 Bala Sa Bala, Kamao Sa Kamao, Satsat Sa Satsat

It was an action slash drama slash comedy, and undetermined film genre. Combat with pick-up lines,Lazy protagonist and
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pinoy
I love Filipino authors. Definitely, Roberto “Bob” Ong is my favorite. He is such a witty but playful writer. He is known for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of Philippine life. When I saw Bob Ong’s latest book, I got excited with the idea that he has finally decided to write something “cheesy” for his avid readers. Well, at first, I thought that the book was a romantic novel. I carelessly read the title as “Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin” instead of “Lumayo Ka ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: every filipino alive
this is my third bob ong book, and i'm glad to have been able to finish this after that mess called "ang mga kaibigan ni mama susan". i hated that book and i woefully lost interest/momentum in reading his works. well that genre was experimental for him anyway, but forget about that.

what can i say about this book? brilliant. it captures the satire and humor bob ong delivered in "ang paboritong libro ni hudas", or maybe even more. when i first saw this book in 2011, i thought "wow, romance. what
Nickky Faustine de Guzman
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The book is a lampoon on Pinoy movies, how it has become clichéd, generic and passé but more than that, it is an insult on the shallowness of the Filipinos in general.

“Ang dami nating maipagmamalaki. Tuwing kailangan natin ng source of pride, gumawa lang tayo ng pinaka mahaba, pinaka malaki at pinaka pinaka na maisasali natin sa Guiness World Record.” (Sorry, Largest Human Cross, I don’t mean anything.)

The book ends with a witty conclusion, the readers will just laugh on the skits of the book
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on My Book Musings.

I have to admit that I asked my boyfriend to give me this book because I thought it’s a love story filled with more quotable quotes from Bob Ong.

I put off reading this book for quite some time (he bought it for me before Valentines), but I decided to finally read it today. I usually delay reading some books because I dread that my expectations will not be met and I’ll feel that it was a waste of money.

Did it meet my expectations?


Do I regret asking f
Nirvana Time
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another new attack from the great Bob Ong of the Philippines. This book is very different to all his other books in format as it used a different style of writing (scriptwriting) but the nationalistic theme is still there. Unlike his previous books, this book has pointed out every problematic or "developing" aspect of the Philippines in a very Iight manner that even the masses of the country, who can read, will still understand. Bob Ong has written things that we see but we don't have the guts t ...more
Dec 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bob-ong
Do not judge this book by it's cover,because this ain't your typical, Filipino love story on "pocket books"?

Composed of three different stories that deals with movie and television industry's (of the Philippines) current scenario.

My favorite part of this book was the 2nd story.

Humor, realizations and has moral lesson as usual from another Bob Ong's collection. This is a must to read for all, especially for movie producers, directors and writers.

Sigurado ako 'pag binabasa mo to sa lugar na marami
Jen Zun
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very witty and entertaining! Bob Ong exposed the typical pinoy style genre when it comes to action, horror, and romance. He explains this on how it is relevant and influences the world we live today and how it has big impact to the youth.

It is funny because it is true somehow, I agree with his sounding resonance and that I felt like I am part of it, we all are. Because that is the system we grew up and that I don’t know if it will ever change. Maybe yes. Maybe not.

But I still do hope that in t
Lyra Biendima
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The usual Bob Ong novel element is present in this novel: humor, Filipino family ties, the stand of our society and the government, national and worldwide issues. This novel is three-part one portraying our nation’s most loved films that also came in three-parts like the classics, Shake, Rattle & Roll and such. Each part in this novel told a story that you’ll laugh hard into it but in the end it will opens up a lot of questions in your head and gives you a lesson you can live by.
Caroline Turla
Mar 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
What more can I say with Bob Ong? He's an anonymous guy with opinions and facts that bombard us. He is truly intelligent and put our own experiences and rants into words then publish it. And he's sort of a modern Jose Rizal who open our eyes and dispatch our ignorance about the lies and quackery of our own country, culture:commercialism.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Bob Ong's strength lies on his ability to do reproach humorously. Again, there's courage and conviction in substance and structure yet an equal injection of flair and passionate writing in it.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it
A satirical take on almost everything affecting Filipino culture. Okay, I'll try to write my thoughts in Filipino sometime soon.
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great book but the cover of the book was really awkward for a man to read it in public places :)))
Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012

Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
pure sarcasm and endless mockery. i liked it.
Sean Pobeda
Dec 27, 2015 rated it liked it
A great parody for the Cliche Filipino Movie Industry.
Jay Gayod
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this shit is amazing XD
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I so love this book because one of my bestest friends gave this to me. Yun lang. Hehe!
Kwesi 章英狮
What we talk about when we talk about Bob Ong?

Bob Ong, being anonymous, is hard to discuss. We, Filipinos, always consider the origin of an output to publicly talk about a piece of work. He criticize contemporary Filipinos throughout his successful years in publishing industry. Likewise, being anonymous is the best way to stay away from gunshots and bloody papers. The Philippine bestselling author, they say. Publishing a book a year and sold thousands of copies to support a publishing house are
Moi Baltazar
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Irick Marie
Bob Ong did it again! This time he criticized and chided the Philippine television variety shows, game shows, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and even the movies. What made me love this book so much was the fact that I could totally relate (once again) to the author's expostulations and reprehensions about the status of the Philippine movie and TV industry nowadays. How dismaying it is that what used to be enjoyable and something that is a source of Filipino pride became nothing but a laughin ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to be able to enjoy Bob Ong's books. He writes in a style that anyone can understand without sacrificing the quality. In his latest work,"Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin", he discussed movies that so are so full of cliche and have same stupid plot only with different casts.

The book was written in a film-script format. A story within a story. The book is divided into 3 parts; Bala sa Bala, Kamao sa Kamao, Satsat sa Satsat, Shake,Shaker,Shakest, Asawa ni Marie. Betwee
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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
“Walang pakealam ang mga tao sa katotohanan, sa tsismis lang sila interesado.” 134 likes
“Yon ang mali sa tinatawag na 'cool factor.' Para maging 'in' ka, dapat magustuhan mo yung gusto ng iba. Pero pag sobrang dami na ng may gusto, dapat umayaw ka naman dahil magiging jologs ka na. Dapat kakaiba lagi ang gusto mo, para kunyari iba ka.” 99 likes
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