May 11, 2006
Book-ing

Kuya Ping is off for a two-week holiday in Manila this coming Wednesday and I’m almost done with my pasalubong list. I think a good read would complete my list, so I'll be asking Kuya Ping to buy me a few titles. Although I still have a stack of books left dusty and ancient as the Doctrina Christiana somewhere, I do want something refreshing and entertaining to keep me occupied until ABC-CBN gets smarter with their version of Big Brother! Hellooooo! We don’t see mammary glands, penises and vaginas kaya!
[Big Brother Australia http://bigbrother.3mobile.com.au ]

So there, I need your help guys. Your recommendation would be most appreciated. Thank you tru, you all gud pla man-meri.*


*Thank you tru, you all gud pla man-meri. (Pidgin, Papua New Guinea’s official language)

Trans. To all you good people, thank you very much.

11 May 2006
posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 5/11/2006 |



27 Comments:

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Jay said........
Ano ba gusto mong basahin? tsismis magazine? jejeje

yeah pinoy big brother is boringga compared to big brother australia, or norway. blame it to MTRCB!
 




At 2:19 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
there's enough tsismis from the filipino community to sustain me year long, so i don't really fancy some more...

light read, comedy, how-to books, autho-bio or bio...
 




At 3:56 PM, Blogger carl said........
hahaha besides who in pbb would you want to see naked?




yeah, i thought so. :P
 




At 4:14 PM, Blogger Rose said........
ah yes, i have heard about the notorious goings-on of the big brother shows in the more liberated countries of the world.

unfortunately, that probably won't be allowed anytime soon here in pinas. especially not for prime time viewing. hehe.
 




At 4:25 PM, Blogger Rose said........
you need some recommendations for books to read? don't mind if i do... ;)

if you haven't read any of these already:

if you're into the fantasy genre (think fairies, magic and what-not), you ought to try out neil gaiman. my favorite is Stardust. another book by him, Neverwhere, is ok too.

if you like it a little more contemporary, even racy, i recommend Wei Hui. her famous book is entitled Shanghai Baby.

if you want a book turned into a movie dealing with love, loss and regret, i suggest you read and watch High Fidelity (Nick Hornby), starring yummy John Cusack and of course Memoirs of a Geisha.

if you like it a bit deep, a bit inspirational, and a bit life-changing, the usual recommendations go toward paolo coelho and mitch albom.

if you want to be spiritual, try The Prophet (Khalil Gibran).

the usual bestseller list dealing with suspense, mystery and history: try The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason (sort of like Dan Brown)

bestseller romance novels: you can never go wrong with Jude Deveraux or Judith McNaught

hahaha. the list can go on and on.

hope i've helped. :)
 




At 5:22 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@carl: hehehe

@rose: my goodness rose, nagka-eyebags ako because the uncut version is shown like 2 a.m....but it's worth it hahaha... footlong anyone?
 




At 5:28 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@rose: i've read most of choelo's and albom's, no more romance for me--thank you, finished geisha--nice one

"The Rule of Four" sounds interesting...pabili ko nga

thanks rosie
 




At 5:43 PM, Blogger Jay said........
okay, here's my reco: any book by Davis Sedaris.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586214349/103-0151335-2843006?v=glance&n=283155

I've read Me Talk Pretty One Day and Holidays on Ice and I enjoyed reading him.
 




At 6:21 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
yup, i'll surely take a look... thanks jay!
 




At 9:36 PM, Blogger Kiss My Mike said........
have you read "running with scissors" by augusten burroughs?
 




At 11:17 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@mike: i cant say i have, i'll take at look at it too, thanks!
 




At 12:41 AM, Blogger Jay said........
nye! david sedaris and not davis sedaris. i'm so gaga talaga.
 




At 12:43 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
uy jay, ano oras na jan? lols 12.40 am na dito ;-)
 




At 4:05 AM, Blogger /iambrew said........
Reco: Veronica Decides to Die--One of the few books I love.

Re: Pinoy Big Brother --- i agree with Carl. who would u like to see naked anyway?

Hahaha...
 




At 8:49 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@iam: thanks for the reco,
who i want to see naked? with this edition (teen)...none really

seriously though, its not just the naked bodies and sex that Pinoy Big Brother is lacking of...

maybe i'll do a blog on this one...
hehehe ;-)

i'll get busy with my mothers' day special blog...i hope everyone does too!
 




At 1:25 PM, Blogger Momel said........
Not a big fan of nekked kids. How about someone in American Idol nekked instead? He hee
 




At 1:53 PM, Blogger carl said........
since people are recommending books, i may as well chip in my two cents.

"perks of being a wallflower" by stephen chbosky,

"hey nostradamus!" and "eleanor rigby" both by douglas coupland.

those are three of my favorite books. all three are kinda edgy in the youthful exitstentialism mode.
 




At 4:02 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
thanks for the reco @carl... nostradamus thing made my eyes glow!

@ momel...try mo tung link na to www.nifty.com, or google (i know you'll gonna hate this) "bisexual stories"
 




At 12:23 AM, Blogger /iambrew said........
@bryan:
hey thanks for the idea about the special mother's day post. im gonna get ready for that. pictures! pictures! pictures!

I ain't sure if Pinoy Big Brother would be interesting with the type of review board (MTRCB) we have. Jologs!!!
 




At 8:00 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
no worries @ iam
 




At 11:27 AM, Blogger ira said........
how about The Historian. if you like vampires and such, you'll like this. :)
 




At 1:37 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
i love vampires! cause they bite...and suck...
 




At 1:51 AM, Blogger /iambrew said........
i love vampires coz they're really classically sexy... but i wont like the biting part. but sucking? i like!!!
 




At 12:52 PM, Blogger ira said........
haha you guys need to let out your steam! ;)

vampires are waay sexy. brad pitt and tom cruise and stuart townsend can bite and suck my neck as much as they want to. lol.
 




At 8:26 PM, Blogger /iambrew said........
tom cruise lost his sex appeal...
im going for that gardener from Deperate housewives. wahehehe..
 




At 9:41 AM, Blogger ira said........
you can say that again iambrew. or mcdreamy from grey's anatomy. yum :P
 




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