This is a collection of stories about the time when people were young, quite penniless and dependent on one another. Once upon not so long ago, there was a lodging house in 44A Lorong Ahmad Marzoeki that housed 19 tenants because it simply couldn't house 20. Coming to Newtown City from every corner of the world, there were 15 boys and 4 girls, collectively dubbed as Pheng iu by one of them. Life under one roof couldn't get more random than this, alright, but they were in need of each other so they could share and enjoy a cheaper rent.
What began with some cheapskate attitude soon became a very close and tight relationship. As they set out to do good and hit the big time, they found love and friendship in their togetherness.
There was never a quiet day especially when Robin and Mark were around. Love was in the air and so was shit smell. Alas, there was also too much information sometimes, thanks to the resident genius.
Those were the days. The funny moments, they were magical. Experience the once in a lifetime experience! Captured in words for the first time, here's Pheng iu, volume one...
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Now here's a book with such a title that I don't quite know how to pronounce. The cover looks fun, though, that's why I decided to give it a try. Man, I was in for a nice surprise. The writer got a style that you don't see too often nowadays. The storytelling is weird, but in a good way. While the plot is often simple and the dialog is minimum, the word play is wondrous (and that's the charming part of the book). The humor is wild, really hilarious, but some of it may not suitable for kids. There are many characters in the book. Some are obviously less developed and some are recurring, but in the end, it takes the combination of these 19 characters (yes, there are 19 of them!) to show the close-knit family life under one roof. They have different backgrounds, they irritate each other from time to time, but they somehow love one another as well. This is clearly demonstrated throughout the stories (the book has five stories), but the highlight is the paint ball wars story! You clearly don't want to miss out this one! By the way, I noticed that one of the characters is named Robin son of Robinson. Coincidence?
Humorous, lots of action, great thriller and hard to put down: this is definitely must read book. Enjoyed the characters, liked the story, recommend it to others who like this genre. I had so much fun reading this book. I knew that I shouldn’t laugh when I am alone at public places like in the train or bus or else people will think I am crazy =). But I can’t help not to laugh when reading this book especially it is about the troublemaker named Mark, my favorite character in this book. The detail description of every characters and actions by the author are brilliant. It will take you through the stories as if they are really happened and it just makes you laugh. Also, it was very interesting to read how those 19 peoples are living together under one roof. They fight, they compete, they cheat and more but still they are one big family. I specially love the ending of each story. All, in all, definitely a good read! Five star to the author.