Monday, March 23, 2009

Who is Bob Ong?

I was reading a few Friendster bulletin posts last January and that was the first time I have read his famous quotes. I find it funny and amusing and so I shared those funny quotes and post it on my other blog. I was surprised whenever I look at my blog stats and would see numbers of people searching for Bob Ong and Bob Ong Quotes, everyday, yeah as in everyday, for three months now. It makes me wonder, why a lot of people have been searching for him.

Who is Bob Ong?

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.

The six books he has published thus far have surpassed a quarter of a million copies.

It has been suggested that the poet, Paolo Manalo, is Bob Ong, but he has denied this. The books of Bob Ong are often humorous can produce feelings of nostalgia for the reader.

The pseudonym Bob Ong came about when the author was working as a web developer and a teacher, and he put up the Bobong Pinoy website in his spare time. The name of the site roughly translates as "Dumb Filipino," used fondly as a diminutive term." Although impressed," Bob Ong notes, "my boss would’ve fired me had he known I was the one behind it.” The site received a People’s Choice Philippine Web Award for Weird/Humor in 1998.

When someone contacted him after mistaking him as an actual person named Bob Ong, his famous pseudonym was born. [Source: Wikipedia]

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3 Reactions:

Pastilan said...

Paborito sad nako ni si Bob Ong, lingaw kaayo ko sa iyang writing. How I wish makasulat kog book nga pareho ka fluid ug ka intelligent ang humor sa iyang mga books :)

ark said...

Naa'y collection akuang sister sa mga libro nia so nabasa na nako almost tanan. Lingaw jud mga libro ni Bob Ong although may pagkanonsense na ang uban.

Miah Laborte said...

@gumer and ark: wehehehe ako la pa kabasa sa iyaha mga books.. hhmm ngita ko buks nya next tym.. paulo coelho akoa gnread now hehehe...


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