Ebook ➣ It's a Mens World Author Bebang Siy – 1sm.info

It's a Mens World Disclaimer I was tasked to judge 3 books for the Essay Category for the 1st Filipino Reader s Choice Award and here s my short review of the winner, It s a Mens World by Bebang Siy I m so glad I bought a hardcopy of It s a Mens World by Bebang Siy Such a wonderful and refreshing read The author s informal use of the language, seamlessly inserting Taglish terms here and there, quickly disarmed this reader It felt like having a conversation with a close friend The author s throbbing honesty Disclaimer I was tasked to judge 3 books for the Essay Category for the 1st Filipino Reader s Choice Award and here s my short review of the winner, It s a Mens World by Bebang Siy I m so glad I bought a hardcopy of It s a Mens World by Bebang Siy Such a wonderful and refreshing read The author s informal use of the language, seamlessly inserting Taglish terms here and there, quickly disarmed this reader It felt like having a conversation with a close friend The author s throbbing honesty coupled with her unconstrained humor pervaded her essays with an authenticity that s endearing I can t help but care as well as laugh with the author I also like the way the essays were structured differently from each other, as if the stories within them were not interesting enough, these variations felt like icing in the cake I never encountered a dragging essay in this book I even read the entire Pasasalamat part hehe I just wished that she wrote an Introduction to offer some sort of beginning and a summation as well as a preparation for the reader I would definitely read whatever this promising author writes in the future No it s not a typo It s really a world of mens A collection of essays, this book tackles the life of Miss Bebang as she grows up with her family, her struggles and challenges told in a humorous way I could really relate with this book as I was reading this I even made my sister and niece read it I highly recommend this to everyone. Imagine if men had mens no, not men having culturally diverse men , and then on your first period cue celebratory fireworks some adult would step in and tell you to wipe your bloody underwear all over your face really, you have to wash it first but since you don t wash it with soap, well, don t get me started why the absence of micelles would freak me out in pursuit of a porcelain face Here s the thing, in reality you need a face of clay and heat it up to 1300degC That s masculinity bei Imagine if men had mens no, not men having culturally diverse men , and then on your first period cue celebratory fireworks some adult would step in and tell you to wipe your bloody underwear all over your face really, you have to wash it first but since you don t wash it with soap, well, don t get me started why the absence of micelles would freak me out in pursuit of a porcelain face Here s the thing, in reality you need a face of clay and heat it up to 1300degC That s masculinity being ripped out of someone s balls on his first period I ve had the pleasure of meeting Ms Bebang twice The second one was on September 15 I was held at gunpoint and either I buy this book or I die Just kidding Anyway, I understand why this book has this kind of humor, but I think this isn t even half as funny as the author herself, in person I never laughed out loud while reading this as the other reviewers have claimed and it doesn t bode well with me because something might be wrong with me, or wronger since I already am wrong in many places.To be fair, I don t really laugh at any book even if my mind says it s funny Only awful books make me laugh out loud, and always concluded with a scoff Then a physical book would hit a wall or an e book go straight to recycle bin But this book made me smile a few times I like how she uses words like pekpek, as if she s referring only to a leche flan Some stories are also relatable As a child, I often heard adults discussing adult issues It gets worse when your presence is acknowledged and you hear your parents talk about financial problems That s one of the reasons I grew up guilty enjoying small luxuries There are also stories that make your heart go out for her It seems, that Ms Bebang never really had the chance to take roots Nothing s unclear than growing up with a family falling apart as the backdrop Whenever I think of it, my mind always wander back to the image of a young girl eating porridge that tasted nothing like food but mother s tears I only now realized that this Bebang Siy is the same Beverly Siy with Sir Ronald I met during a writing workshop around early last year with CYWA in Cavite Funny lang I think hindi pa published tong book All I know, she s one of the editors of Monster Press.Awesome lang hehe Review to follow nalang Thank you for this One of the best Filipino books I ve read. Bebang Siy s essays and poetry are oftentimes funny because she likes using humor to relate significant events in different stages of her life that otherwise would have turned shallow in the hands of another writer Prude readers would be shocked by her no holds barred use of vulgar Tagalog words but I find it quite fitting and effective because in the first place, she s telling her truth in a very personal way I find her very courageous in Sa Ganitong Paraan Daw Namatay si Kuya Dims Her Bebang Siy s essays and poetry are oftentimes funny because she likes using humor to relate significant events in different stages of her life that otherwise would have turned shallow in the hands of another writer Prude readers would be shocked by her no holds barred use of vulgar Tagalog words but I find it quite fitting and effective because in the first place, she s telling her truth in a very personal way I find her very courageous in Sa Ganitong Paraan Daw Namatay si Kuya Dims Her take on this essay reminds me that it is so muchdifficult to raise girls precisely because you have to tell them early on that they need to take care of themselves and teach them how to recognize when others are taking advantage of them and yes, you have to be quite specific And because I am a stickler for details, I got confused when I went back to reading the essay It s a Mens World because she used the word stepmother but in the later essays she did not mention that her father remarried Did I miss something Eto nga naman si Beverleh este si Bebang makulay mag kwento kasing kulay ng kanyang mga karanasana stranger yet someone so familiar to me she could be me in another life I laugh so hard, I got sad and I got mad para yata nagka bipolar ako sa pag basa ng buhay nya But this much is true I can honestly relate to so many things that happened in her life For me it was brave of her to published something about that is very personal for her What she wrote about is not uncommon but she wrote them Eto nga naman si Beverleh este si Bebang makulay mag kwento kasing kulay ng kanyang mga karanasana stranger yet someone so familiar to me she could be me in another life I laugh so hard, I got sad and I got mad para yata nagka bipolar ako sa pag basa ng buhay nya But this much is true I can honestly relate to so many things that happened in her life For me it was brave of her to published something about that is very personal for her What she wrote about is not uncommon but she wrote them like a comedy of life therefore a comedy of truths.Nagustuhan ko yung kuwentong pambata nya na Marne Marino It reminded me of The Little Prince Halos kasing edad ko ang author so I am really impressed with her many accomplishments despite the many hardships, obstacles and challenges that she experienced and still going to everyday.Ganun nga talaga ang buhay madugo din you just have to survive and be thankful for another day to live with your love ones.I rarely read local authors especially written in tagalog, as a bisaya hindi ako fluent in tagalog so i have difficulty understanding some slang tagalog words kahit na sariling wika pa ito Imagine binasa ko pa pati ang pasasalamat portion nya pagkatapos kong basahin ang libro Salamat na rin sa mga co readers ko for picking this one for our book of the month this April.Onething, i am very happy na kahit gaanong kabungangera ng nanay ni Bebang tanggap nya lahat ng imperfections nya bilang ina at mahal parin nya eto bilang ina nila For me that is one of the greatest love I have experienced a recent loss of my dear mother about two years ago, kaya I can relate kung for Bebang that there will be no other father in the world for her when he died Cancer ang ikanamatay ng mama ko Kung naging manunulat ako katulad ni Bebang at nag sulat din parang ganito, alam ko kung sino ang unang una kong pasasalamatan ang mama ko syempre Thanks for the million milk shakes ma For a while, this book was out of stock at Powerbooks I rely on this bookstore for local titles Fully Booked s Filipiana sections are quite disappointing I read a feature on Bebang Siy on The Philippine Star Or Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of those and immediately became intrigued If you think that the title is a big grammatical error, think of it this way Bebang Siy is a woman It s a mens world is short for Yup Unang nagka mens ang kapatid kong si Colay kesa sa akin Ten ye For a while, this book was out of stock at Powerbooks I rely on this bookstore for local titles Fully Booked s Filipiana sections are quite disappointing I read a feature on Bebang Siy on The Philippine Star Or Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of those and immediately became intrigued If you think that the title is a big grammatical error, think of it this way Bebang Siy is a woman It s a mens world is short for Yup Unang nagka mens ang kapatid kong si Colay kesa sa akin Ten years old siya noon at ako, magtu twelve Sabi ng mga pinsan ko, nauna raw si Colay kasi mas mataba siya at mas aktibo sa paggalaw galaw kesa sa akin Naging sentro ng atensiyon si Colay noong araw na reglahin siya Lahat kami, nasa labas ng kubeta, naghihintay sa paglabas ng bagong dalaga Pagbukas ng pinto, itong stepmother ko, biglang pumasok Hinanap niya ang panty ni Colay sa loob ng kubeta Gulat na gulat si Colay siyempre Bakit Tanong niya sa stepmother namin Labhan mo Tubig lang Wag kang gagamit ng sabon Kusot kusot lang Tapos ipunas mo sa mukha mo yang panty Tapos sabihin mo, sana maging singkinis ng perlas ang mukha ko Ulit ulitin mo Habang ipinupunas mo sa mukha mo ang panty Sumunod si Colay Walang tanong tanong Mas matanda yon, e The collection of essays is just like the title it teeters between funny, trivial, and sometimes, downright serious An entertaining read, light enough for a day of doing nothing Unang Nagka Mens Ang Kapatid Kong Si Colay Kesa Sa Akin Ten Years Old Siya Noon At Ako, Magtu Twelve Sabi Ng Mga Pinsan Ko, Nauna Raw Si Colay Kasi Mas Mataba Siya At Mas Aktibo Sa Paggalaw Galaw Kesa Sa AkinNaging Sentro Ng Atensiyon Si Colay Noong Araw Na Reglahin Siya Lahat Kami, Nasa Labas Ng Kubeta, Naghihintay Sa Paglabas Ng Bagong Dalaga Pagbukas Ng Pinto, Itong Stepmother Ko, Biglang Pumasok Hinanap Niya Ang Panty Ni Colay Sa Loob Ng Kubeta Gulat Na Gulat Si Colay Siyempre Bakit Tanong Niya Sa Stepmother NaminLabhan Mo Tubig Lang Wag Kang Gagamit Ng Sabon Kusot Kusot Lang Tapos Ipunas Mo Sa Mukha Mo Yang Panty Tapos Sabihin Mo, Sana Maging Singkinis Ng Perlas Ang Mukha Ko Ulit Ulitin Mo Habang Ipinupunas Mo Sa Mukha Mo Ang Panty it was an easy read that was super familiar When I was reading it, I kept thinking about my own memories I also grew up in Manila, also ate in The Aristocrat, also played Langit Lupa and also been to Pangasinan several times It was funny and nostalgic but at the same time serious and contemplative I like this book, it brings back a lot of happy and sad memories Coelho once said Remembrance is for the old and I feel so old when I was reading it hahaIt s for the Filipinos out there who g it was an easy read that was super familiar When I was reading it, I kept thinking about my own memories I also grew up in Manila, also ate in The Aristocrat, also played Langit Lupa and also been to Pangasinan several times It was funny and nostalgic but at the same time serious and contemplative I like this book, it brings back a lot of happy and sad memories Coelho once said Remembrance is for the old and I feel so old when I was reading it hahaIt s for the Filipinos out there who grew up in a world without computers, who played in the streets, who have eaten snacks less than P1, who have went to Divisoria to buy school supplies, who had lost a best friend, etc You wouldn t be dissapointed


About the Author: Bebang Siy

Si Beverly Siy ay nagtapos ng BA Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino cum laude sa UP Diliman Naging fellow na si Bebang sa UP at UST National Writers Workshops at naging aktibong bahagi ng pamunuan ng UP Writers Club at LIRA noong Hulyo 2006, inilabas ang kanyang maikling kuwento bilang bahagi ng Hilakbot I, Loyola High, at City Lights, mga aklat na pang adolescent Sa Setyembre, lalabas na ang kanyang nobelang Mingaw.


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