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Buod ng tundo man may langit din

He was in the city during that time and he and his family survived by planting "talinum" a kind of herb that they pushed by cart and sold at Quiapo. If he is still alive, he must be as old as my parents. At Liwayway Publishing, he was junior to Liwayway A. I only mentioned this so I will remember them as I have the books of these writers in my to-be-read folder and they barely have Wikipedia entries so I'd like to remember who are senior or junior to who.

The setting seems to be in the 70's even if my edition of the book was only copyrighted in 1986.

Ang Tundo Man May Langit Din

The reason why I could tell that this was in the 70's was the way the characters talk, what they do, what they study in school, and the absence of traffic.

The word "hatset" as in "Ano'ng hatset ngayon? Then I remembered that in the 80's, my cousins here in Manila, were using that word to mean "food.

Cruz used "baro" as in "Punit na ang kanyang baro" referring to the shirt of the male main protagonist when nowadays writers would refer to it as simply "t-shirt.

  1. Felt dated at times but it was a nice read. The injured enemies are alive but our cousin and his wife are now fugitives, they don't have money to put on bail, and they are hiding fearing for their lives.
  2. The reason why I could tell that this was in the 70's was the way the characters talk, what they do, what they study in school, and the absence of traffic. Flor wants to go out of Tondo and she sees no other way and experience how is it to be rich by being a mistress.
  3. You see, Tondo is a district in Manila that used to be where the slums were. I've seen some of them when they went and visit my grandmother when I was in college.
  4. There is also that kind of scene here and the way Cruz described it was so effective I thought I was in the scene.

I have not been to Tondo and have not seen that school where a couple of my friends finished their high school. These two friends of mine are both smart and readers so that must be a school with high standards of teaching.

  • There are secondary characters and subplot;
  • These two friends of mine are both smart and readers so that must be a school with high standards of teaching;
  • Alma is not the original girlfriend of Victor;
  • I have not been to Tondo and have not seen that school where a couple of my friends finished their high school;
  • These two friends of mine are both smart and readers so that must be a school with high standards of teaching;
  • I have not been to Tondo and have not seen that school where a couple of my friends finished their high school.

Then the two, the rich girl and poor guy, not Jzhun and Jam fall in love with each other, get married and they live happily ever after. There are secondary characters and subplot. Alma is not the original girlfriend of Victor.

At first, he has been in love with Flor who gets pregnant by a rich but married businessman. Flor wants to go out of Tondo and she sees no other way and experience how is it to be rich by being a mistress. Then Victor is the only hope of his poor family so he is studying very well even if his brother Lukas questions his manhood because Victor is not like him: Then there is also a writer in school who is pro-American and this is very evident with the way he praises America in his books.

You see, Tondo is a district in Manila that used to be where the slums were. I have paternal half-cousins living there at Bangkusay.

  • Alma is not the original girlfriend of Victor;
  • Then Victor is the only hope of his poor family so he is studying very well even if his brother Lukas questions his manhood because Victor is not like him:

I've seen some of them when they went and visit my grandmother when I was in college. But I've never been to their place. My grandmother used to tell me stories about them and the rumbles and fights where people are armed with knives, bolos and poisoned bow and arrows. She said the my cousins are street-smart and brave and would not hesitate to kill their enemies by disemboweling them.

When my grandmother died, we lost contact. Until last week, when their eldest asked for help from my handsome brother, a lawyer, because that cousin of ours stabbed two of his enemies over some money dispute.

  1. Flor wants to go out of Tondo and she sees no other way and experience how is it to be rich by being a mistress. The setting seems to be in the 70's even if my edition of the book was only copyrighted in 1986.
  2. At Liwayway Publishing, he was junior to Liwayway A. Then there is also a writer in school who is pro-American and this is very evident with the way he praises America in his books.
  3. I only mentioned this so I will remember them as I have the books of these writers in my to-be-read folder and they barely have Wikipedia entries so I'd like to remember who are senior or junior to who. My grandmother used to tell me stories about them and the rumbles and fights where people are armed with knives, bolos and poisoned bow and arrows.

The injured enemies are alive but our cousin and his wife are now fugitives, they don't have money to put on bail, and they are hiding fearing for their lives. That's the reason why I decided to read this book. I thought I'd like to know more about Tondo. There is also that kind of scene here and the way Cruz described it was so effective I thought I was in the scene.

Felt dated at times but it was a nice read.