Title: Ang Maglandi ay ‘Di Biro
Author: Dani Hernandez
Buy it: National Book Store
Aminin mo na. Anong klaseng nilalang ka man, paniguradong minsan (o madalas) sa buhay mo eh naging one-sided lover ka!
Kung ikaw ay nasaktan, umasa, pinaasa, umiyak, na-depress, na-brokenhearted, nagpakamartir, naging forever alone, NBSB, binigay ang lahat, niloko, winasak at umibig mag-isa? Para ‘to sa’yo.
Dahil pag ganito ang setup…
Ang paglalandi ay mahirap…
Dahil ang maglandi ay ‘di biro.
First of let me say how much I love the cover, the overlapping of instax prints with different illustrations plus the blue cover color just made a perfect combination. With over a hundred pages I was able to read this hilarious book in one sitting.
There might be people who might get intimidated by the word “maglandi”, well I’m telling you now, DON’T. “Maglandi” isn’t really a bad term though I’m sure most people would look at it as a negative thing but when you translate it in english it would equate to “flirting” and yes flirting is not a bad thing, isn’t it? In this book Dani included some meanings of the term “landi”, I actually love that part and you guys need to read and see it for yourself. (We don’t want any spoilers here. HAHA)
You might be in a happy relationship right now (I am happy for you) but think of the old days before you achieve that happiness or maybe you are experiencing the scenario of being one-sided lover right now (girl, don’t worry it would be over soon, I promise), like what I said we’ve all been into that scenario, that at least once in our life we’ve encountered being a one-sided lover. It doesn’t mean that if you are happy right now, you won’t be needing this book because there are a lot of lessons in this book that we could apply in the future. With those lessons there are also some parts that are really relatable that I’m sure most of us could relate to, even if we’re not in the scene of being one-sided lover at the moment.
Dani had a great way in starting each chapter by including phrases from different songs. Included in the book is also some short paragraph letters to his ex-lovers which I had fun reading as we see a little bit of the author’s life. I can guarantee you that you would not end the book without smiling or laughing. Overall, I really love the book and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.