It is an anthology of short stories, experiences, commentaries and self-reflections about the Filipino Culture, either positive or negative. These texts serves as an eye-opener to each and every Filipino, especially those who are ignorant on the issues regarding our race, language, beliefs, traditions, and government. Sadly the website cannot be viewed today for it was taken down after Edsa II. Concrete examples written in the book is when some Filipinos see different signages, and instead of following what is written or projected, they sometimes do the actual opposite and not abide the rules. Another case is when Filipinos choose to work overseas instead of serving their own countrymen.
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The author first made clear that the book is composed of some articles from BobongPinoy. It was launched during the election of the then president Joseph Estrada and was shut down after his ouster.
In this site, Filipinos here and abroad are gathered to share their thoughts about what is happening in the country and to know some news about our current situation. Most of the topics being discussed are about politics and governance which is advantageous because this discussion is online therefore they can freely say what they want and foreigners can also observe because it is accessible.
The yellow book suggests that Erap was the symbol of a Filipino — lazy, apathetic and ignorant. Furthermore, it will open you to the flaws of the society we have. Reviews and Awards The BobongPinoy.
In the comments for Bob Ong, many praised his style of writing because in simplicity he can communicate to a wide quantity of readers encompassing gender, age and social status. He even said in his site that he is very thankful especially to the youth for valuing his works. One author said that Bob Ong should be a national artist for using his knowledge in promoting the national consciousness and based on his style of writing he can convey nationalism in each and every one of his readers.
He is like the modern Jose Rizal but the difference is that he is still anonymous. Bob Ong is also popular in the internet world. However, Bob Ong is not limited to positive reviews. He was also criticized for using street languages in writing.
In this book, he also cited authors that are not even credible to even bother. Most high profile writers tagged him as simple as his books and that he does not deserve the attention given to him.
In this book, he is criticized for presenting flaws, but he does not offer concrete actions. He wanted us to be proud and do something, but he never presented the exact things to do. In an Inquirer. Bob Ong is just a pen name and by not disclosing his identity, he can do things a normal person can do without intrusions from fans and the media.
He can control the things he wants, therefore he can hone his skills as a writer. According to him, it is not important to know the author for it is all about his works. But in his first book we can read a glimpse of his life studying in a not-so-popular college and his struggle as a student.
Bob Ong became famous especially to the young intellectuals. Because of his simple and easy to understand words, Bob Ong has conquered the hearts of his reader even without knowing the person behind every piece of art. Highlights The book highlights for me are divided into two categories; first is the actors and second is the different scenes from the novel. Actors: The book has suggested no particular actor aside from first Juan Dela Cruz who symbolizes the Filipino people - from OFW, government official, housewife, worker, writer, activist, and what not.
One part of the book said that it was Mack Magno wrote an article against Matthew Sutherland who said that Philippines is doomed country as well as Teresita Bacolcol. Through Juan Dela Cruz, Bob Ong clearly discloses the situation of our country and what can we do to help it. The second actor would be Uncle Sam who symbolizes every foreign country who influenced us, most especially the United States. The country have lots of relationship abroad like investments from China, colonialism of Spain, Japan and U.
A, tourist going in and out, celebrities. It was stated in the book that anything as long as it is from Uncle Sam is sure to be to-of-the-line and majestic in the eyes of Juan.
Because of him BobongPinoy. It was sort of fun to think that a president like him can arouse our national consciousness. Scenes: The opening of the story presents a dialogue between the foreigner boss and fellow Filipino workers. Furthermore, he illustrated how our thinking is different from other countries; how backward it is.
In the middle of the novel, the problems of Juan are slowly getting visible. There is an internal conflict between the choice to maintin our culture or to adapt the culture of Uncle Sam.
How can you paint your country in a cloth full of stains? And if ever we change the name of the Philippines, does its culture follow? These are the questions that were posed in the climax of the novel.
Alongside with these questions are answers that stirs up our nationalism, we should 8 Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino? Kailangan pa bang madaganan at madumihan ang pagkatao natin bago tayo magising sa katotohanang tayo lang ang makakapagpabangon ng sarili nating bayan?
Lumabas ang katotohanang tayo mismo ang problema. Nagkaisa man ang bansa, overnight lang at may kasama pang mga tanke, karatulang tela, wristbands at kung anu-ano pang abubot, maipakita lang na nagkakaisa sila. Pero matapos ang mga gabing iyon, larawan lang ng maduming EDSA ang nanatili. Napatalsik na ang pinuno.
Nawala na rin pati ang pagkakaisa. We have nothing to gain if we do nothing and keep blaming each other. Walang pumapansin sa nag-aapoy nitong lagnat, at walang gustong magbigay ng gamot.
Bob Ong was good at using symbolism as a tool to carry out his message. He often uses metaphor, hyperbole, apostrophe and irony and this means he is well-versed in writing. To his advantage among other authors is that his work is readable and relatable even though it tackles sensitive issues regarding the government and foreign relations. Conclusion We cannot deny the fact that what the novel said is still happening in our country.
It was when the book was published, but its and there is no difference. Have we stopped hoping? Have we forgotten all of these crises? Or maybe Juan Tamad has been lazier than ever. And I hope when that time comes, there is already a new system and the people are not afraid for change and maybe some grave insults from abroad. Hindi sa lahat ng oras ay may pupuna sa mga kakulangan mo bilang mamayanan.
Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino? (Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong)
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Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino