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message 1: by anntok (new)

anntok (oiann) Tell us about yourself muna dear Moderator :)


message 2: by Lynai (last edited Feb 19, 2009 08:25PM) (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments OO nga naman. We abide by the follow-the-leader/moderator rule. :D


message 3: by Ria (new)

Ria  (reereegandanghari) | 9 comments oo nga naman.


message 4: by Apokripos (last edited Feb 20, 2009 05:10PM) (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments OK!!! The assistant moderator then follows....


Ako si jzhunagev, ang taong me pinakamahirap na bigkasing pangalan sa Goodreads... Alien kasi ang mga magulang ko kaya mukhang alien din ang anak...
Isang kong le-out artist at maramming gustong tuparing pangarap sa buhay.... paisa-isa lang... masyadong matataas yung iba eh....


Isang akong realist fiction at magical realist fiction reader... Noon pa lang mahilig na ako sa mga klasikong obra kaya mukha akong boring... Nakakainis lang hindi gaanong tinuturo rito ang mga librong ito... Namamangha ako sa mga gawa ni Ernest Hemingway... siya ang kauna-unahang Modernong maununulat na aking nabasa.. gustong-gusto ko ang konsepto niya ng tinatawag ng mga kritikong Code Hero... Sa nagyon ay sinisikap kong makabili at basahin ang ilang libro ng mga manunulat na nanalo ng Nobel Prize in Literature at Pulitzer Prize in Fiction....
Sa mga Filipinong manunulat naman ay labis kong hinahangaan ang National Artist na si Nick Joaquin at F Sionil Jose. Isa rin ako sa huhamahanga sa mga gawang tulang klasiko ni Amado V. Hernandez....tas nabasa ko na ring ang nobela niyang Luha ng Buwaya at Mga Ibong Mandaragit, ang sinasabing sequel ng El Filibusterismo....
Ako'y avid Booksale buyer... halos kilala na ko ng mga saleslady ng mga branches nito... Naiinis ako sa mahal ng benta ng libro ng National Bookstore... Sana ay may magawa sana ang gobyerno para mapababa ang presyo ng libro....
Isa sa mga librong nagbigay liwanag sa aking buhay ang The Alchemist ni Paulo Coelho... ngayon ay nasa proseso ako ng pagbili ng mga libro niya sa murang halaga mula sa mga nakaw na libro sa Recto... Naiinis lang ako sa dami ng taong naenkwentro ko na nabababawan sa The Alchemist... marahil sila yaong mga taong hinidi naniniwala sa kapangyarihan ng taong mangarap....
Sa magical realism ng mga manunulat ay hinahangaan ko sina Gabriel Garcia Marquez at Jose Saramago... parehong nanalo ng Nobel... nakakalungkot nga lang ay konti o wala pa akong libro na akda nila... mahal pa nga kasi ito sa National....
Sana naman ay may konti akong naibahagi ng aking sarili sa mga taong kabilang sa grupong ito....





P.S. nanggaling nga pala kami sa lahi ng mga Alieng sinungaling... bbbppppptttttzzzztttkkkk.........
Ryan Secreast out..... ^_^



message 5: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments ehhh di 'kaw....? Chikletz...


message 6: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments gO, CHIKLETZ!


message 7: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments pwedeng 'kaw din ang sumunod Lynai...


message 8: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Oh. Okay...mag-iisip muna ako kung papano ko ipakilala sarili ko...

*scurries off to her room to think*


message 9: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments welcome bats, ehrm, i mean, Charles! :)


message 10: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments Ang cool naman ng grandma mo, Charles. I wish mine would send me vampire books too. :)


message 11: by Apokripos (last edited Feb 24, 2009 04:32PM) (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Sorry I'm not a huge Twilight fan but am fascinated with Vampires...


message 12: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments At least the creatures of the night are coming into completion in this group... me an Alien and now we've got a Vampire...fan I mean... LOL!!!
I couldn't wish for more!!!


message 13: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments I'm neither a Twilight nor a Vampire fan. But I can still make friends with those who are. :)


message 14: by Ria (new)

Ria  (reereegandanghari) | 9 comments Mabuhay ka charles van! I can imagine your mom screaming, "Charles Van!!! You're always freaking the s*** out of me!"

Maybe you are the Pinoy counterpart of batman hehe. Welcome to Goodreads. =)


message 15: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments No problem, Charles :)
Haven't read Twilight myself -- not really a fan, eh. I read the first chapter of the 3 books, I think, kase libre sa interenet. Ehehehe.
Hope you'll have fun here :)


message 16: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Charles, a moderator is the one who manages this group. But I guess our moderators are the ones who could best tell you about their roles. :)


message 17: by anntok (new)

anntok (oiann) Ann - tunay na pangalan
I work in the IT industry. I spend at least 3 hours everyday commuting. That's what you get when you live in Malabon, work in Taguig and refuse to rent a place much nearer to work.
I LOVE Neil Gaiman. I my book, he can do absolutely no wrong. I got into goodreads because of Neil Gaiman.
I'm uber jologs. I love John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual =)

My fave books include HP Series, Neverwhere and The Alchemist. I loved the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice as well. Twilight? ehehe.. next question please. Sabi ko nga, mahal ko si Neil Gaiman, kaya lahat ng i-publish niya na libro babasahin ko. :) Isa akong dakilang hoarder ng libro, siguro merong higit isang dosena sa cabinet ko na di ko pa nababasa. Kaya excited ako sa book club. Finally a reason to squeeze in that book that I received last Christmas. Bihira din ako magbasa ng local works, hirap kasi ako magbasa ng Tagalog. Masyadong mabagal. Pero nito lang nakabili ako ng Para Kay B, maganda siya subukan niyo ring basahin.

Ayan kayo naman =)


message 18: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments Masarap magbasa ng Tagalog.
Nakakabag-bag ng damdamin.
Kaya napamahal na sa akin ang manunulat ng Bata-Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?; Gapo; at Dekada 70. Si Lualhati Bautista.
Medyo mahirap lang mag-sulat ng tagalog gamit ang "keyboard" ng kompyuter.
Ang pangalan ko po ay nasa tabi lamang ng aking larawan. Makulay at medyo hango sa mga aktibidades ng simbahan.
Nagbabasa din ako ng mga libro na sulat ng mga taga-ibang bayan.
Minsan, umaapaw pa ang interes ko sa mga sulat nila keysa sa mga sulat ng mga Pilipino. Maari'y dahil dala na rin sa kultura ng mga Inglis na dumapo sa istruktura ng ating mga paaralan.
Hindi ko ikinahihiya ang wikang tagalog, kahit hindi ako tagalog. Mas malaman kasi at mas makahulugan ang mga wika natin kesa sa wika ng ibang bansa. Ika nga e, mas nakaka-antig pa sa puso natin.

Halimbawa:
a. You filled my mind. (Hindi kita maiwaglit sa aking isipan.)
b. I saw you. (Ang imahe moy nakalimbag sa aking mga mata.)

Pero okey lang. Kasi bihira na rin kasi sa mga magigiting na Pilipinong manunulat ang sumusulat ng Pilipino. Lahat nasa Inglis na. Kung may-nanagalog man e, 'yong mga tabloid na lang na ang laman ay mga mga tsismis ng bayan.

Hindi ko alam kong may-makakaunawa (relate) sa mga sinabi ko. Bagamat ma-ikokonsidera nating "language under threat" ang Pilipino (gaya ng extinct species), okey lang sa akin kung mag-Inglis kayo. Ako naman kasi'y isang Bisaya.





message 19: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments may nakalimutan lang ako.
Gustong-gusto ko nga pala ang mga libro ni Jose Rizal gaya ng El Filibusterismo (na ang kahulugan ay Touch Me Not), Noli Me Tangere, Ibong Adarna at iba pa. Sa sobrang pag-mamahal ko sa kanyang mga sulat ay pumunta talaga ako sa bahay niya doon sa Luzon at doon sa Dipolog kung saan sya ay nagkaroon ng kasintahan na ang pangalan ay si Josephine Bracken. Pinuntahan ko rin yong bahay ni Josephine.
Ang nakakalungkot lang ay parang kelangan ko pang maghanap ng isa pang Rizal na ang mga sulat ay makakabago sa ating lipunan.

Malay natin ano kung baka isa sa inyo ay makakagawa noon.


message 20: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (scarynice) I'm Angeli (not my real name... because I don't give out my real name on the internet) :D

I'm 16, currently in 4th year HS here in the Phil. Right now all I have to take care of in school is our oral defense for our thesis and then after that we're all pretty much relaxing 'till graduation (puro practices nalang).

I don't like reading books that are "mainstream" like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Twilight series, etc. I don't like it when books are turned into movies either. I like historical fictions and family-oriented tragedies :D. My favorite author is Jodi Picoult. I hate romance novels. As for Filipino works, I'm a fan of Bob Ong and Jessica Zafra. I also liked Noli me Tangere and El Fili (required reading sa school eh :D pero maganda talaga yung kwento).

nice to meet you all :D


message 21: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Sa lahat ng mga bagong salta dito sa Goodreads... Welkom sa inyong lahat!!!!
kung may patimplalak tayo sa pinakamagandang magpakilala ng kanyang sarili sa gropung ito, iboboto ko si Violeta... Kakaunti na lang ang ganireng mga katauhan sa ating bansa... mga taong marubdob ang damdamin sa kanilang lupang sinilangan.... Ako'y lubos ngang sumasangayon sa iyong mga kasiphayuan na isa na ngang "language under threat" ang tagalog... ehhhh pano pa kaya iyong mga bernakulong hindi gaanong nabibigyan ng pansin sa mga karatig lalawigan... sila'y talagang masasabi na nating nasa dapit-hapon na ng pagkalaos...
Naniniwala akong ang wika nga natin ay may angking lambing at matalinhagang taglay... Isa sa mga adbokasya ko ang magkaroon tayo ng tinatawag na language apppreiation... ngunit sa kasamaang palad ay natatabunan ang ating lenguahe ng media boom ng wikang pangkaluranin.... Sa iyong hiling na sana ay magkarooon ng isang panibagong Rizal na babago sa lipunan... hintay lang...


message 22: by anntok (new)

anntok (oiann) charles, coolness :)

i love it here in goodreads!


message 23: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments Violeta wrote: "Masarap magbasa ng Tagalog.
Nakakabag-bag ng damdamin.
Kaya napamahal na sa akin ang manunulat ng Bata-Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?; Gapo; at Dekada 70. Si Lualhati Bautista.
Medyo mahirap lang mag-sulat ..."


Bisaya ka, day? I'm impressed -- ang galing mong mag-tagalog. I grew up here in Manila and I can't even write like that. Ironically, I always used my mom as an excuse for my poor Tagalog -- bisaya din siya eh and nahihirapan siyang mag-tagalog. :)


message 24: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments Maraming salamat sa mainit na pagtanggap nyo sa akin dito.
Kaya pala medyo nilagnat ako kaninang hapon. Ngayon ko lang nawari.
Hehehe.
Charles, Maryse, Jzhunagev, Marco... maraming salamat. Pinaparamdam nyo sa akin na maging komportable ako sa inyo, kasing komportable sa pag-upo sa isang maselang kutson na upuan.
Sumasang-ayon ako sa'yo Jzhunagev na kelangan nating magkaroon minsan ng language appreciation o pagpapahalaga sa ating sariling wika. Masarap kasing mawari ang ganda ng mga wika kung ito'y sinasabi ayon sa takbo ng ating buhay at paano natin ito binigkas kasama ang ating damdamin. Gaya ng isang pag-ibig. Isang pag-ibig na namumutawi sa iyong puso na sinabi o binigkas mo ng walang batid na hiya. Parang... parang pag-ibig na walang hiya.
Pero Jzhunagev, wag mo na akong iboto dahil nagandahan ka kung paano ko ipinakilala ang aking sarili. Makakaasa ka na ako'y hindi isang politiko na maglalaro sa inyong mga damdamin o di kaya'y isang maingay na palaka sa inyong kaisipan. Ako'y isang simpleng tao lamang na walang maiaalay sa inyo kundi ang aking matinong kaisipan (tapos dinama ang puso kung tumitibok pa ba). Wagnalang isali ang puso ko... dahil duda ako kung sakto pa ba ang pintig nito.
Nakapanood din ako ng Twilight... napilitan akong panoorin iyon para maintindihan ko ang pinag-uusapan nila.
Kung bakit ba kasi di nalang natin panoorin ang mga aswang sa ating paligid. Hahaha! Siguro din naman...kaya ng mga Pilipinong aswang at bampira ang magdala ng isang magandang dilag sa taas ng pinakamatarik na puno upang doon ihayag ang makamundong pag-ibig.
Eh, ang ibig kong sabihin nito ay... doon kasi sa ibabaw ng kahoy, makikita mo ang ma-berdeng ganda ng mundo. Naranasan nyo na bang makikipagtampisaw sa tibok ng inyong mga puso sa pinakatuktok ng mataas na kahoy?
Hindi ko pa kasi naranasan ito. Malas lang at hindi ako nga-kaboypren ng bampira o di kayay aswang.
Hayaan nyo, hindi ko rin yan naging sagabal sa buhay ko o naging sanhi ng pagkabigo o pagkadama ng siphayo.
Magandang gabi sa inyong lahat!
Sana'y hindi tayo maging marupok.
Be happy...






message 25: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments LOL Marco!


message 26: by Sapphire (new)

Sapphire Pyro (sapphire-pyro) | 9 comments Nice learning about the people in this group. I just realized that I haven't really introduced myself yet, though I'm not really new ^^;

I'm a fresh graduate, already working, but my mentality is still of a ten year old's. Haha!

I have a lot of fandoms. I love to read books or comics/manga, and watch cartoons/anime or tv series/drama or movies. I am also into drawing, blogging, cross-stitch, etc.

My parents think I have colonial mentality because I don't adore much local actors and actresses nor do I stay tune on local movies or tv series, but honestly it just so happened that many of the contemporary local media are . . . not my type.

I read books in Filipino. I prefer them in pure tagalog/filipino, but not too deep because my vocabulary sucks. Though I speak/converse in taglish, I hate reading novels or watching shows/movies/dubs that are in taglish (unless there's no tagalog equivalent). I don't know why but I find it annoying.

Back to my likes . . . my tastes vary so much which makes me watch or read a little of everything. I mean, I don't only focus on the romance genre, or just young adult ones, I like almost all genres! Though of course there are ones which I didn't appreciate and I am not afraid to voice out my . . . disgust . . . towards such media. However, I don't bash fans. Our tastes differ, as simple as that. We should respect everyone's opinions ^_^

Alright, that's all. I look forward to making some friends from this community =)


message 27: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments Marco wrote: "I'm leaving this topic, I can't understand :'( haha"

LOL din. hahahahahah!


message 28: by Violeta (last edited Mar 04, 2009 12:09AM) (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments "I'm a fresh graduate, already working, but my mentality is still of a ten year old's. Haha!"
>>> I think i am going to like you Sapphire... although we cant be cinema partners. I felt my academic life immersed me to serious paradigms that's why im shifting to lighter movies... for fun. I'd prefer to feel kilig and to chuckle over simple things than on serious matters. I'd like to be a 10-year old child again... for the record... although last night, i watched "The Day when the World Stood Still'"
Made me wonder if its possible to be in love to an alien with an eye that can put off all lights and all satellite-based devices?
Haha
Feel happy here.
This barangay is filled with happy people. Very Filipino although they are speaking English.


message 29: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments I'm not really a newbie but I haven't had time to introduce meself either.

I'm Maryse, med student by day and writer/illustrator/movie addict/internet addict by night. I adore stories, fiction or not, silly or intellectual, so long as it feeds my over-active imagination.

Most of the books I've read are classics, although I've just recently started reading more mainstream books like "Harry Potter" & the best sellers. I love horror stories, so naturally I'm a big Stephen King fan. I like nonfiction horror stories, though, vs fiction.

I generally don't like romances, but thanks to my cousin's influence, that's starting to change now. Ehehehe

I like dystopian/utopian stories, morality tales and what not. Don't really know why, but I really enjoy reading them. Hence, most of my favorite books then to be dark ones like "A Clockwork Orange", "A Handmaid's Tale" & "Jurassic park". I also enjoyed "El Fili", even though I honestly didn't like "Noli".

Unfortunately, I haven't read much Filipino books. I''m hoping with our upcoming Filipino book club, that will change too. :)

I'm with Sapphire -- I don't like it when they dub TV shows taglish. I miss the days when they dubbed shows in pure Tagalog. It sounded better in straight Tagalog.

A little off topic, but it's funny that some schools insist in putting more emphasis on English than Filipino. Sure, it's helpful except when you go to Med school and have to talk to patients who speak deeper Filipino than you. They have all sorts of names for all the different body parts and ailments that I haven't even heard of. At least, my Filipino is improving thanks to them. :)



message 30: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments "A little off topic, but it's funny that some schools insist in putting more emphasis on English than Filipino. Sure, it's helpful except when you go to Med school and have to talk to patients who speak deeper Filipino than you. They have all sorts of names for all the different body parts and ailments that I haven't even heard of. At least, my Filipino is improving thanks to them. :)"

>>>> Great! I'm happy to get to know you.
How should I describe that? Language barrier or communication gap? Or, our school is too busy attuning our minds to the needs of foreign lands
that we forgot our needs...
I'm honestly nanghihinayang that many of our Filipino doctors, specially the bright ones, would leave our patients here to serve the patients of the other countries.


message 31: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments right. i remember we pay P.25 cents per word. i didn't realize its actually part of Americanization. hehehe


message 32: by Maryse (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments Hehe. Kami rin, pero it was 25 cents per syllable and the money went to fund our Christmas parties. Needless to say, we ended up with nice parties. :)


message 33: by Vince (new)

Vince (joannvince) Maayong buntag, udto, hapon ug gabie kaninyong tanan! Obyusli, yho ol nho wer aym pram. Aym Vince representing Cebu City! Mabuhay!

Instid ob introdyusing maysilp, ay wil dyast til yho a stori.

It ol started wen ay was yang (ahhh... mga 7 yirs old), may mader asked mhe wat I want por pasalubong and ay sid a buk ob periteyls (meybi ay was slaytli retarded at dat taym bekos ay did not ask por a barbi dal). And datz it, ay was hukd (hooked) por layp. Ay kanat lib widawt buks. Da end.

"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way."
— Mark Twain


message 34: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Hahaha hey Vince what a way to introduce yourself. Anyway, welcome and I hope you enjoy it here!

P.S. So do you still read periteyls until now?


message 35: by Vince (new)

Vince (joannvince) yhes, ay stil rhid periteyls bat seldom na lang. hehe.. aym habing a grand taym hir!! mabuhay ang goodreads!


message 36: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments
dayon Vince. dayon.
lingkod ug sakto. lingkod og sakto sa imong lingkuranan.
ka-bisdak jud nimo oist.

Vince wrote: "Maayong buntag, udto, hapon ug gabie kaninyong tanan! Obyusli, yho ol nho wer aym pram. Aym Vince representing Cebu City! Mabuhay!

Instid ob introdyusing maysilp, ay wil dyast til yho a stori.
..."





message 37: by Sapphire (new)

Sapphire Pyro (sapphire-pyro) | 9 comments Cool to know there's lots of jolly people here. Wahaha!

@ Vince
Hiya! Nice to meet someone from Cebu! Sorry if I don't know Cebuano though ;_;
I also suck in understanding text that are intentionally mistyped (unless it's a tex message). Yes, I'm weird.

@ Maryse
Oh cool! You like Stephen King works too! And you're also annoyed with taglish dubs and stuff. Haha.
Could we be friends here at GoodReads? Yes or YES? Haha!

@ Violeta
Same mentality as I do! Awesome! Feel young and feel alive! Wheeee!
Mind we become friends at GoodReads too? Yes or YES? Heehee!


message 38: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments of course, we will be friends Sapphire.


message 39: by Vince (new)

Vince (joannvince) grabeh Violeta! nag-antos jud ko pag-take ana nga pic.. dili jud lalim nga maglingkod nga walay lingkuranan.. salamat diay sa pag-add... really appreciate it!!

@Sapphire
It's hard to unlearn what you have learned since grade one like reading words that are properly spelled. So you're not weird, I'm the weird one, or maybe we are both weird. hehehe...


message 40: by Violeta (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments di jud ka mag-ingon ana... gibasa bya jud naku ang imong blag. hay! susme, ma-inspired jud pud ko mga musuwat ug bisaya nga artikulo. halaa hapit na jud ang mga bisdak mag-dumala sa kalibutan. kadtong ning-adto ko sa manila, pwerti jud naku binisaya oist bisan pa five star hotel ang ako nasudlan atong tungura. aysus, bisaya pud bya ang ilang mga ambungan ug nindot nga mga hawskiper. halos tanan restawran sa manila, mga bisaya man sad ang gabantay. bisan gagmay nga tindahan. puhon, duna ra jud websayt nga www.bisayatanan.com

nindot man sad na ang imong posing oist. pang-famas nga postyur. yelow pa jud kaayo. pang-cory ug benigno ang dating. dili kaayo makita nga ga-antus ka ana.

Translation/Synopsis: A whole new world. A new fantastic point of view.


message 41: by Maryse (last edited Mar 09, 2009 10:45PM) (new)

Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments Vince wrote: "Maayong buntag, udto, hapon ug gabie kaninyong tanan! Obyusli, yho ol nho wer aym pram. Aym Vince representing Cebu City! Mabuhay!

Instid ob introdyusing maysilp, ay wil dyast til yho a stori.
..."


LOL. Very funny, Vince. And no, I don't think you're slightly retarded for not asking for a Barbie doll. :)

@ Sapphire: Sure, we're all friends here at Goodreads :)

@ Violeta: Hehe. I get nostalgic every time I hear Bisaya. And yes, there are a lot of Bisaya-speaking people in Manila and its fun meeting them and getting to hear Bisaya again. Don't know why, but I always smile when I hear it :)


message 42: by Vince (new)

Vince (joannvince) Violeta wrote: "di jud ka mag-ingon ana... gibasa bya jud naku ang imong blag. "

whaaa... na-uwaw na hinuon ko... about sa akong lovelife bya to nga blog...


message 43: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments uhmmm can we please speak in a language we all understand? daw na nosebleed na ako... hehehehe


message 44: by Sapphire (new)

Sapphire Pyro (sapphire-pyro) | 9 comments Yay new friends!

@ Vince
Haha! LOLz! I thought it was weird because I can understand it or won't have difficulty in getting it if it's through tex message, but through a computer screen or even a piece of paper or . . .basta hardcopy . . . hindi ko ma-decipher yung message for some reason o_O

Or maybe we're just both weird nga? Haha! Hooray to weirdness!!!!

@ Lynai
Same, na nosebleed din ako O_O


message 45: by Violeta (last edited Mar 13, 2009 12:03PM) (new)

Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments Vince, no reason to be ashamed. Be proud oi. Be proud nga tawo ka! Mahigugma (ma-inlove) and ma=praning sa pag-ibig. Hahahaha.

Lynai, i thought its the foreign tongue that can cause nosebleeding. Now, Bisaya can.

But Charles, don't yah dare bill us. Its just nice to be us: real and real. hehehe


message 46: by Sapphire (new)

Sapphire Pyro (sapphire-pyro) | 9 comments Nyak! Being told to pay 'coz of the dialect? I see inconsideration and smell . . . discrimination


message 47: by Kayzee (new)

Kayzee Jusayan | 6 comments Hi guys! Interesting topic, paying for speaking in the dialect. We did that in school too. I usually made a deposit to our treasurer and spoke all the Ilonggo I wanted. I was too arrogant to practice. Wahaha

That said, let me introduce myself. I'm Kayzee. I'm a nurse 8 hours a day and bibliomane the rest of the time. After all these years, I am still on the hunt for a job that will pay me to read all the books I want. Clearly, I have had no such luck.

I am such a huge blibliophile I remember the first word I learned to read. THE. Yes, THE. Not cat, or dog or even my name. I also remember the first book - the first non-storybook - I read. Nancy Drew. The Mystery of the 99 Steps. I was 9. And it has been a wonderful love affair ever since.

I read a lot. And I read quickly. I'm afraid I'll run out of time and not read all the books I want. I'm not picky about genres. In fact, I despise the questions "What kind of books do you read?" and "What is that book about?". I love fiction. But I'll read a memoir or a non-fiction book every now and then.

Apart from required reading in high school, books of Jessica Zafra and excerpts from Bob Ong's writing, I am not a fan of Filipino literature. I find them too deep - I'm not THAT cerebral. I mean, did anyone enjoy dissecting "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife"? Who knew such a short simple story could contain so much! I'm not big on Tagalog either. Everytime I see a Tagalog sentence or paragraph my mind just goes blank. So I apologize to the guys who introduced themselves in Tagalog. I only got to the third line.

That said, I look forward to getting to know you guys and having discussions on this group.


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Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments @ Sapphire, i agree.
@ Charles thanks.
@ welcome Kayzee.
Great that you finally dropped your introduction. Guess it will make this group lovely if the rest of us joins for lively exchange. Other groups are either too boring or senseless or too traditional and too serious.
Just in case, someone takes interest on that story "How my Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife?", i'm pasting it here.
I am wondering really why Maria is symbolically referred 'like a papaya in bloom.' Hear! Hear!

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(American Colonial Literature)
By Manuel E. Arguilla

She stepped down from the carretela of Ca Celin with a quick, delicate grace. She was lovely. SHe was tall. She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth.

"You are Baldo," she said and placed her hand lightly on my shoulder. Her nails were long, but they were not painted. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom. And a small dimple appeared momently high on her right cheek. "And this is Labang of whom I have heard so much." She held the wrist of one hand with the other and looked at Labang, and Labang never stopped chewing his cud. He swallowed and brought up to his mouth more cud and the sound of his insides was like a drum.

I laid a hand on Labang's massive neck and said to her: "You may scratch his forehead now."

She hesitated and I saw that her eyes were on the long, curving horns. But she came and touched Labang's forehead with her long fingers, and Labang never stopped chewing his cud except that his big eyes half closed. And by and by she was scratching his forehead very daintily.

My brother Leon put down the two trunks on the grassy side of the road. He paid Ca Celin twice the usual fare from the station to the edge of Nagrebcan. Then he was standing beside us, and she turned to him eagerly. I watched Ca Celin, where he stood in front of his horse, and he ran his fingers through its forelock and could not keep his eyes away from her.

"Maria---" my brother Leon said.

He did not say Maring. He did not say Mayang. I knew then that he had always called her Maria and that to us all she would be Maria; and in my mind I said 'Maria' and it was a beautiful name.

"Yes, Noel."

Now where did she get that name? I pondered the matter quietly to myself, thinking Father might not like it. But it was only the name of my brother Leon said backward and it sounded much better that way.

MOre here-->>>: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/Li...


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Violeta (violetagloria) | 46 comments Hi Vince, if ever you'll have the time to drop here, i'd like you to know that you made me laugh with your recent blog post. write more.


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Maryse (belle_maryse) | 151 comments Hehe, "How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife" -- I remember that from high school, I think. I didn't enjoy dissecting it but I thought it was an okay read. And thanks for posting it, Violeta,after all those years I couldn't quite remember the story.

Oh, and welcome to the group Kayzee :)


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