Ipinasok sa lungga

 

Wala talaga ako ka-plano-planong ipasok ito ngayon. pero hindi ko mapigil. gusto ko lang ibulalas ang nag-uumalpas na init ng puson ko.

Sentimyento ko lang ito. pag hindi ko i-post baka magkasakit ako sa puso.

Ha? hanuyun? puson? …anong puson? tama naman ispeling ko a:

p! — u! — s! — o! …PUSO!

Ay yung nasa first paragraph ba? honga noh!? sori ha… init kasi ulo ko e. pati daliri ko sumasablay na ng tipa sa kibord.

Nakngpota… hindi ka na nga naglalalabas ng bahay para wala kang masamang makita. kumbakit sa tuwing magbubukas ka ng TV ay nakaka-buset ang mga ibinabalita.

Kaya nga yoko ng manood ng NEWS. hindi na “new” ito e. natututo lang akong magmura… gardemet! salamagan! pakdatshet!

Dito samin sa probinsya, pag my RAT-hunting campaign, pini-flame thrower ang lungga para maglabasan ang mga daga.

Kagabi nakakita ako ng ganitong eksena sa TV. hanep full-battle gear. akala mo yung TV series nuon na sina Rik Dyeyson at Bik Morow ang istaring. nu ngang taytol? “Kembot” ba yun? …ay Combat pala. 😆

Kitang-kita nyo naman… pinagta-target. pinagti-teargas. kawawang Manila Pen. Pati yung armored vehicle ipinasok sa loob ng lobby. baka di alam parking rules. kelan pa nagka-parking space sa loob nun? ahehe

Kelangan ba yuuuuuun…!? ewan ko senyo… basta dito na anlayo-layo na sa Manila e abot pa rin ng carpyu. haruuuuuuuump!!!

Hayst… PINOY gyera PINOY. kelan mai-istap ito…

Tama na nga. mahahayblad lang ako. baka memya mo matigok lang ako sa araw na ito. bertdey pa naman ni Bonifacio.

Pansin nyo ba? si Ka Andres lang ang may berdey na pula ang araw sa kalendaryo? bakit kaya? bakit hindi dedo-dey paris nung kay Rizal? ahehe…

Baka naman kasi me gustong itago ang mga gumawa ng holiday na ito nuong panahong iyon. iwas-pusoy na pag-usapan kung paano “nagpakabayani” si Bonifacio… na iniligpit sya ng kapwa Pilipino? … ay, ewan ko uli sa inyo.

Tama na Robert. mahirap nang maging detalyado pa. 😯 baka memya maipasara nang wala sa oras ang iyong lungga. dito ka na nga lang “sa loob” malayang nakapagsasalita.

1998 (Ka Andres)
Lawton, Ermita (1998)

Ahehe… ngayon lang umiksi ang post ko a. sana laging ganito.

ay nakngpot — …! … hoy, hoy, huwag na oy!

Baog na daga

NOTE: Gusto kong ipaalala yung unang post ko kaninang umaga — Si Lolo at si Lola baka lang hindi nyo pa nababasa. May pikyur duon ng “taong-bundok” 😀

Ispidbol (♂)

One may consider Ispidbol (Speedball) as a sterile hamster. But this is far from the truth.

Technically speaking, neither Ispidbol nor Teepee (his wife) is infertile or sterile. They just failed to sire offspring on their first and second matings — and that I decided to stop aiming further for a third. The reasons may be as simple as to control my hamsters’ birth rate, to as much complex a reason unknown to non-hammie-lovers. That is what I am going to talk about.

I read from my internet surfing that in-breeding, or mating closely related individuals (maski pala sa hayop) is not advisable. Babies are more likely to die young immediately after birth resulting to less number per litter. Resulting breeds tend to be less smart (daw), smaller, have ‘undesirable’ physical appearance, sickly and have a shorter lifespan. This I learned just recently — after breeding up to almost the 7th generation!

Well… Less number per litter may be an advantage considering their fast population growth. But the poor babies who die… never mind the ‘advantage’; I have to stay away from ‘impractical breeding’.

One hamster expert in flickr commented that it is even possible for unborn babies “being absorbed back into their mother whilst they are still in the womb” (this is her exact words). Meron palang ganun?

Yes, I think this is true. Because I remember Teepee’s tummy has grown big on her second mating with Ispidbol. Obviously she was pregnant. Sixteen days had passed but no sign of babies nor blood. Her tummy just went back to its normal size after a few days. Ibang klase! But I am happy she didn’t die like the elder Beria and the younger Beria-girdel.

Considering their skills and talents, I can say that my hammies are all smart, tamable, and trainable. Not one is a moron or retarded. It’s just that I see the “pay-offs” of in-breeding in the smaller body-built and the not-so-good fur coats of most of my long-haired males. But whatever, I love all my hamsters, of course.

Incidence of illness, I think, is a matter of how you foresee the possibility of it and how you respond quickly to it just in case it strikes. Lifespan? It’s just the same — two years on the average — just the same as when I had started caring for this family since 2003. But anyway, I learned a lot. This time I have to breed very carefully.

So what is my declaration? Ispidbol is not sterile! No, not even his wife. 😀 Walang baog sa daga ko, ‘no!

Okey. Watch Ispidbol’s video. Yun malimit na “ahehe” ko wag kayo mapikon. Hintayin nyo sa huling part nitong video kung ano sound ng “ahehe” na yun. Ahehe!

Ispidbol in “Bulwagang Bitoy” (Bitoy Hall, 31 Oct 2007)

Ispidbol is a fourth generation hamster. He is the current occupant and steward of the Bulwagang Bitoy. 😆 He is so far the only tenant who does not chew the woodwork of the Hall.

Ispidbol’s the most “nosey” of all my hammies. When I hold him close to my face, he stretches his body to smell my nose. Kung minsan nga didilaan pa.

In his ‘golden days’, Ispidbol is still enjoying an active retirement.

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Si Lolo at si Lola

Walang PINOY dito sa ‘Pinas na hindi alam ang kantang ito:

“Lo…!

Mabuti pa kayo… ni Lola! ♫

Namulat sa matitinong bisyo…!” ♪

Isa yan sa mga nag-hit na reggae ni Joey Formaran, ang singer na mas kilala sa pangalang “Blakdyak.”

Hindi niya ako fan, naalala ko lang — Kasi mga hamsters kong senior citizen ang kwento ko ngayon, at nagkataon pa na ang mga dagang ito ay anak ng namayapang HAMSTER ko na pinangalanan kong BLAKDYAK.

Tatlo ang matatandang hamsters ko dito ngayon: sina Isnowitwit, Isnobol at Ispidbol. Pero for a special feature, next post na lang ang BUNSONG LOLONG si Ispidbol. Bago malagas ang dahon ng araw na ito sa kalendaryo, lalabas yan ngayon, mamayang gabi siguro…

Minwayl, yung kambal muna ang ikukwento ko — isang lolo at isang lola, pero hindi mag-asawa. Pareho na silang byudo at byuda.

Granduncle in “Bahay ng mga Kuya” (25 Nov 2007)

The hamster is Isnobol (Snowball). The homecage was named after the Harurendilayk brothers Blakdyak, Bebong and Bugoy. The noisy wheel (yung parang gulong ng pison) was named “Arrowangkada”, after Arrow, the late husband of Isnowitwit.

Isnobol is my most patient hamster. He can be handled in almost any way. Maski lapirutin mo pagmumukha pag hawak mo, hindi nagpipilit kumawala, hindi nangangagat.

Grandma in hamster playpen (22 Nov 2007)

The hamster is Isnowitwit Kotonbol (Snowitwit Cottonball) in the unfinished hamster playpen. She was named so because she was round and fluffy when she was young.

In her senior days, Isnowitwit is still active and strong. She is, in fact a great grandma already. My youngest hamsters Syma and Amboy are her great-grand-offspring.

Parehong puti ang buhok ng dalawang matandang yan, pero hindi uban. Talagang puti na sila maski nung mga beybi pa — albino hamsters kasi, ahehe.

🙂 😀 😆

O… ano pang hinihintay nyo? Iyon lang… tapos na! Kwits. Wakas. Period. Tuldok! dot. com. Fin. The end.

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Pamana ng isang DAGA

The storyteller behind Ikabod tower. Right: The Tower, “aerial” shot.

Kilala nyo ba si Bitoy?

Bitoy and Bebang are the names of the first pair of hamsters in this family: They are the ancestors. If you want some detail, you can go to the second post of this blog:

A tribute to Bitoy and his girlfriend

Yung mga alerdyik sa daga e okey lang kung DI nyo type ang blog ko, no problem. Meron nga dyan alerdyik sa pusa, o kaya sa aso — maski sa surot pa nga. Alam ko naman ang feeling ng mga me “allergies” na paris nyo.

Pero TIP lang: If you have a phobia (irrational hate or fear) there is something wrong with you — maski tanungin nyo ang bespren nyong saykayatris… Learn to overcome it. Okey lang kung hindi kayo magkahilig sa kinaa-alerdyik-an nyo, just do away with the “prejudice”. Hindi ko naman ipipilit sayo itong blog ko. Maglaro ka ng apoy hangga’t gusto mo ahehe. Daig mo pa ang sumuntok sa buwan.

Dun naman sa mga tatay na alerdyik sa ingles: Maghintay lang kayo, hane? — Tutal nakakaintindi naman kayo. May foreign readers din kasi ako (Yang allergy sa foreigners, xenophobia yan. Dapat balanseng pananaw sa bagay-bagay). Usap tayo mamaya tungkol sa mga DYUNYOR nyo. Pramis, mananagalog ako…

I was a former government employee — a desktop artist, still cameraman, video editor (sometimes), exhibit developer, and scale-model-maker. As a research photographer I loved shooting small insects in rice fields for crop protection. When public officials here and from abroad were visiting our Institute I also shoot them. Mga scientists, ambassadors, congressmen, senators; May mga barangay kapten barbel pa kung minsan, escorting presidents from Cory thru FVR (to Erap) — Sayang hindi ko na inabot si madam GMA… So that was one of my jobs — shooting insects and politicians. Nung kalaunan e hindi ko na malaman kung sino ang insekto at ano ang politiko. I resigned in 2000 — As a freelance servant, I have chosen custom-framing to earn my keep.

Now, in my framing jobs, moulding scraps littered every corner of my house. Instead of disposing, I used these materials to construct some domicile for my hamsters. Thru this, my wife and I are entertaining kids who visit our small home. Makita lang naming namimilog ang mga mata ng mga paslit sa tuwa at pagkamangha, kami ni misis ay masaya na. Entertaining these children was not part of the plan — nagkataon lang… I made the homecages because my hamsters need them; It just so happen that simple carpentry are among the things I enjoy doing.

“Bulwagang Bitoy” (Bitoy Hall) with the Lupindilayk Wheel

The hamster was Faramir, direct descendant of Bitoy. Faramir was the grandfather of Ispidbol on the father side. This video was taken in May 2005.

“Bahay ni Lola” (Bebang Pension House)

The hamster was Boromir, Faramir’s elder twin brother. Boromir was the grandfather of Ispidbol on the mother side. Taken during the house’s early stages of construction (03 July 2005).

“Mansyon ng Daga” (Hamster Mansion, still unfinished)

September 30, 2006. Ikabod tower is the structure at right. The hamster was Bebong, one of the offspring of Faramir, just like me, unable to sire. No big deal.
(Mga fathers, yung sabi ko kanina ha? Usap tayo.)

So that’s it…! A father hamster’s legacy to his sons and succeeding generations. “Ang pamana ng isang ninunong daga sa kanyang mga anak-anak at mga kaapu-apuhan.” (Yun lang? Anubayan…)

Mga bata, hanggang dito na lang tayo, hane? Maglaro muna kayo sa labas at kakausapin ko lang ang mga tatay nyo.

To my foreign readers, the next topic concerns a ‘national issue’ and is an Usapang-Pinoy lang. Thank you for reading about my hammies.

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One and a dozen

This link will show you the ancestral lines of the 13 living hamsters now under my care: Hamster family members

You may ask: “Why so many?”

Since the beginning, I do not intend to keep more than a dozen. Four is ideal, or six maybe, especially for such solitary creatures that need to be caged separately. That means if you have twelve Syrian hamsters, you need twelve individual cages. *gasp!*

Hamsters multiply at a very fast rate (buti pa sila). A female can give birth to an average of six to eight babies after only 16 days of pregnancy (sana kami ni misis ganun din). 😆 To prevent a possible complete “hamster takeover” of my house, I have chosen to give each of my female hamster only one chance of producing a litter. By the way, I am proud to tell you that my hamsters, male or female, are all monogamous. Walang kabit, walang sabit.

Kaya kayo mga ineng: huwag kayong basta pabobola sa mga ‘boys’ at baka me asa-asawa na ang mga iyan. Kilatisin nyo baka BARAKO lang yan sa unang tingin, pero sa pagiging asawa at ama ay isa palang BADING. Pagpapalahian lang kayo, kawawa naman ang mga magiging anak nyo. Hanap kayo ng tulad ng tatay ko na maski lib-in lang sila noon ng nanay ko hanggang makapag-anak ng anim e, solong asawa lang ang nanay ko ng tatay ko. 😆 Pero sa inyong mga nagli-live-in at sigurado na, ano pa bang hinihintay nyo. Me libre namang mass wedding kung ayaw nyo gumastos. Masaya pa dahil marami kayo.

Nalayo na naman tayo ano? Nabanggit kasi yung kabit e. Sayang naman kung hindi pa makakapagsermon aheheh. Okey balik tayo sa daga:

[To my readers who don’t understand Tagalog: the words in italics above is a Filipino “joke” (tsk tsk tsk) and will lose its ‘humor’ if translated in English… my apologies.]

I also give away hamsters for free, keeping only one or two from a new litter for me. My only requirement for prospective pet-owners is a safe and decent cage that is especially designed for hamsters, with an exercise wheel and a drinking bottle. There are a lot to chose from in almost all pets shops locally.

But sometimes, some people who have made ‘reservations’ don’t want to take the cost of buying a cage. In such cases I am always firm: NO cage, NO hamster. If they just want a toy for their kids, I discourage them from owning any pet. Pets are not toys… they are living animals.

Now you know why I’ve got thirteen hamsters.

Here they are, grouped according to their respective litters. Their ages as of this date are also indicated. All the photos are ‘clickable’ and will link you directly to my flickr photos.

The CHIAROSCUROGANG (age: 1 year 7 months 20 days)

The senior citizens. These three are the oldest in the family. They belong to the 4th generation. They are the litters of Blakdyak and Snow White (both departed).

Isnowitwit (♀)

Isnowitwit Kotonbol (Snowitwit Cottonball) ♀

Isnobol (♂)

Isnobol (Snowball) ♂

Ispidbol (♂)

Ispidbol (Speedball) ♂

The PANAPANAGANG (age: 1 year 1 month 16 days)

The mid-lifers, more or less. These three are the litters of Isnowitwit and the late Arrow.

Mochahontas (♀)

Mochahontas

Mochawonka (♂)

Mochawonka ♂ “the wiggler”

Isnohontas (♀)

Isnohontas Kotonbol (Snowhontas Cottonball) ♀

The PANAPANA-II-GANG (age: 11 months 16 days)

The unexpected fraternal twin. This litter was unplanned and unexpected. The Panapanagang were not separated until after more than 40 days from their birth enabling the mating of the young siblings Mochawonka and Isnohontas. Only two (2) of the resulting six (6) pups survived, the other four died upon falling on the cold and damp bottom of the cage at birth. I didn’t know their mother was pregnant until I just heard squeaking inside the cage.

Wigwam (♂)

Wigwam Wigglerson ♂ (son of Mochawonka ‘the wiggler’) is the husband of Beria-girdel (deceased).

Teepee (♀)

Teepee Pompom ♀ is the wife of Ispidbol. The couple are unable to sire on their first and second mating. After what happened to Beria-girdel, I didn’t aim for a third.

The BOOLAGANG (age: 8 months 9 days)

The posthumous litter. These three, along with three others including the late Beria-girdel, were born 11 days after their father Berio died. Mochahontas is their mother.

Bebong II (♂) & Berio II (♂)

Bebong II ♂ and Berio II ♂ are still sharing a common cage as to this date — quite remarkable for Syrian hamsters.

Bebang-girdel (♀)

Bebang-girdel ♀ is the laziest and drowsiest of all the family members. When awake, her habit, beside eating and grooming, is stretching and yawning. Mahihiya si Garfield.

The CHOCHOBEBES (age: 5 months 10 days)

The returning litter. These are the surviving litter of Chocho, a female who was given for adoption. When their mother died, Syma and Amboy were sent back to us. Isnobol is their father.

Syma (♀)

Syma ♀ is so far the grumpiest hamster in the family. She’s so ‘bitey’ nobody can handle her. It’s a real challenge to tame her, and I am optimistic about it.

Amboy (♂)Amboy (♂), his other side

Amboy ♂ is the youngest of all — the thirteenth hamster, so to speak. He was a candidate for adoption. But his physical condition the day he and her elder sister came back made me change my mind. He was then so small and skinny, nervous due to Syma continually harassing him. (Have you tried clicking on his smaller photo?)

That’s right… Amboy is a one-eye-blind hamster. This is probably(?) an injury inflicted by his sister when they were yet still babies.

And like what I was always saying: the smallest and the weakest always get most of my care and attention. The 13th hamster is now the first.

Swerte pala ang pang-trese??? 😐 😦 😥 😕 😮 😡 🙄 8) 🙂 😀 😛 😉 😆 Acheche…! Dyoks lang syempre. … See you next week!

Next: “Pamana ng isang DAGA” — Bitoy’s Legacy (November 21)

Twelve… or thirteen?

What is so special about the number 12? Or the number 13? Is there, really?

The ‘love’ for the number 12 dates back during the times of the Romans who had weighs and measurements based on the duodecimal system of base twelve. The Romans in turn owed it to the Sumerian who might have used the human hand as an abacus by using the 12 articulation or phalanges of the four fingers. Look at your palm. Don’t you worry, I won’t give a damn thing to tell your fortune there because I do not rely on palmistry or any fortune-telling… Just look at your palm. Each of the four fingers should be distinctly divided into three by the joints — unless there is something peculiar with your hand (I mean NO offense if this exception applies to you). Three divisions for each of the four fingers make 12 divisions or articulations. The thumb was excluded because that was used as the pointer for counting.

This hypothesis is, as yet, unproven but this method of easy counting does exist and is still in use today in the middle East and some parts of India (source: TIME by Alexander Waugh). I will not go on detail how the Sumerian used it; my point is the number 12 was that significant.

Seven thousand years later, today we still buy eggs by the dozen, watch our clock on a 12-hour basis, and count the length of the year by 12 months. Twelve may be a complete or, as you may say, a ‘lucky’ number. …I DON’T say it is.

Thirteen, on the other hand, for some is ‘hated’ or associated with something odious or unwanted. The thirteenth day of the month is even worse if it falls on a Friday. Some horror movies are titled “Friday the 13th”, the “13th Ghost”, and “13 (thirteen)” — as what my wife was watching on cable TV channel last night. Some architect or building designers stay away from making a plight of stairs ending on a thirteen. On high-raised structures, thirteenth floors are usually denied of their real identification. Some parents may even find the number ominous — for by this age their sons or daughters are starting to become ‘explorative’ and rebellious. I only found one instance where the number 13 is favorable: in workers and employees eagerly expecting their 13th month bonus. Malapit na, mga bosing…! pa-meryenda naman kayo… 😆

Twelve and thirteen may have some significant meaning still clouded in mystery. But why bother to know something which is mysterious? The Bible says:

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NIV)

Pero bakit ganun? Eto na ngang matagal nang nakasulat ayaw basahin at sundin. Samantalang yung mga kung anu-anong bagong ‘kaalaman’ na hindi mo naman sigurado kung saan nanggaling, ngayon pa lang nagsisisulputan ay yun pa ang nakahihiligang alamin?

If you believe in the BIBLE, well stick to it; if you believe in ancient or modern MYSTICISM, well good for you, so be it. Pero alam nyo namang magkataliwas yan, kaya huwag nyong paghalu-haluin. Para kayo nyang mga balimbing.

Okey… read all the books that you want to read. …I do. Watch all the movies you want to see. I have seen even movies like the “Da Vinci code”. Haven’t seen it yet? go ahead watch it. …now, what? Am still here — unshaken. We should have an opened mind. But take heed. Listen to what other people say but do not just believe or do everything what they say. It’s your choice… it’s your life anyway.

Then why I am talking about the number 13?

Well… nothing so significant. It just so happened that this is the number of my hamsters living today. No big deal…

Thirteen? …unlucky number?

Today may not be a Friday, but still is November the 13th. If I do believe and rely on good or bad luck, I’d rather NOT be posting today.

Twelve, thirteen — or any number, are just that: …numbers.

Good day to all. 😉

Hello, life…

( Hello, world…, part 2 )

Narinig nyo na ba itish?

In the chase between a cat and a mouse, the mouse mostly wins. This is because the cat is running for its FOOD and the mouse for its LIFE. PURPOSE is more important than NEED.

Ow kayo naman… sa cellphone text message lang yan na-received ng misis ko. Mainit-init pa nga e. Kayo kasi… blogging lang nang blogging ang inaatupag nyo komo bago yang mga laptop nyo. Hindi nyo na pinapansin ang mga cellphones nyo. So cheap at low tech na, eka nyo. Akin na lang…!?

Bakit eka nyo nabanggit ko? Ala lang… kasi bida yung mouse?

Napansin nyo siguro “taglish” pa rin ang tirada ko. Kase hindi pa naman purong tungkol sa ka-DAGA-an ang ibibida ko ngayon. Sa tutuo lang, mas gusto ko ngang puro tagalog ang gamitin dine dahil garil ako sa ingles. Namimilipit ang mga dalire ko sa pagtuldok sa kibord. Kaso mo lang, anong magagawa ko inglis-ispokening ang mga hamster ko. 😆

Ngayon… eka nyo ule, baket first post part 2?

Mga wordpress.com bloggers kayo kaya dapat alam nyo ito. Pag hindi, dapat kayong suspindihin! Anlupet. Hanep! — sa unang hirit ng pagba-balag nyo e “Hello, world” ang bubulagang depolt na taytel ng first post nyo. O di ba? Naaalala nyo na! Yung iba nga hindi na binabago ang title paris nung ginawa ko sa first post ko nung September 7.

Oebaket nga me part 2 pa (eka nyo ule), meron pang ‘first’ na ‘second’?

Well ganire po ayon. Pwede nyo tignan maski ano sa tatlong sumusunod ang gusto kong ipakahulugan sa pamagat na yaon. Kung gusto nyong pakdawan yung iba e kayong bahala, pero kung babasahin nyo lahat e mas lalong mainam. Sige na pliiiiis…!

O etong title ule ha:

Sep 7, 2007 — Hello, world… (first post part 1)

Nov 7, 2007 — Hello, life… (first post part 2)

Eto naman yung gusto kong ipakahulugan:

  • viewpoint # 1 : Mas malalim at may espiritwal na kahulugan,
  • viewpoint # 2 : Pangkaraniwan at usapang buhay-buhay lang, at
  • viewpoint # 3 : Pinakamababaw at usapang-DAGA la-ang

DISKUSYON: i-KLIK MO ITO, ay…

Balik sa lungga

2007-02-08 (Isnohontas)

Pagkatapos ng mahaba at nakakapagod na bakasyon nitong nakaraang undas, ang inyong lingkod ay muling ipamumuhay ang kanyang ipinamumudmod na screen name o pangalan. “homebody” — salitang ingles na ang kahulugan ay isang taong mas piniling mamarati sa bahay. “hubby” — mula sa salitang ingles na “husband” — asawang lalaki, sa tagalog.

Ang pangunahing layunin ng PET BLOG na ito ay ang isalaysay ang kasaysayan ng aking mga alagang imported na daga na kung tagurian sa wikang ingles ay “hamster”. At dahil kakaunti naman, o maaaring ako lang ang Pinoy na nahihibang dito sapat upang magpakahirap pang igawa ng natatanging blog ang mga ito, minarapat kong sa simula’t-simula pa lang nang i-launch ang blog na ito ay sa wikang ingles ilapat ang pagsasalaysay nito.

Gayunpaman, bilang isang makabayang Pilipino na humahanga sa mga kaugalian at kulturang likas na maka-Pinoy, hindi po mapigilan ng inyong lingkod na hindi lumabas pa-minsan-minsan sa kanyang ‘lungga’ at makihalubilo sa mga usaping napapanahon sa tuwing sasapit ang anumang pagdiriwang o selebrasyon. Ang mga usaping ito ay mas lamang na nasusulat sa wikang Tagalog at matatagpuan sa katergoryang “Usapang Pinoy la-ang.”

Tapos na ang undas. Sa madaling salita, ang inyo pong lingkod ay muling mawawala sa sirkulasyon ng mga Tagalog WordPress.com bloggers dahil aking ibabalik sa ingles ang “interface language” sa general options ang blog na ito. Mananatiling bukas ang pinto ng blog na ito para sa lahat ngunit asahan nyong sa mga susunod na araw ay pawang mga daga na naman ang inyong masusumpungan.

Kaya mga friends, for the meantime, goodbye muna sa inyo… “PASS” nyo muna ako sa mga tag-ing gimik natin. Balik muna ko sa once-a-week posting schedule ko. Balik din muna akong Flickr at YouTube. Pag may pagkakataon, lagi akong papasyal sa mga blog nyo. Anyway nandyan lang naman sa sidebar ko ang mga pinto (links) na maghahatid sa akin papunta sa inyo.

Salamat higit sa lahat sa mga nag-comment (ang kukulit nyo 😀 eniway, I layk et…! tenkyu sa mga panakot-sa-daga na nangagsisulputan sa sidebar ko 😆 dyok onli!). Salamat din sa mga panay lang ang basa at tawa pero ayaw namang magsipag-comment (ang kukunat nyo…!) dahil miski papano nakatulong kayo sa pagtutulak, hindi ng shabu (tsk tsk tsk, bad yun, ha!), kundi ng mga post at blog ko pataas, dahilan upang maibandila ko ang mga mensaheng nais na iparating ko. I doubt it kung talagang binasa nyo! pero for your convenience, ginawa kong parating available ang dalawang post na ito sa sidebar ko.

Tengkyu mga friends:

Kengkay… hindi kita malilimutan habang ako’y nabubuhay… ikaw ang naging dahilan ng pagratsada papailanlang ng pito-pito at abakadabra ko…
Maldito salamat sa pagpapasakit mo sa tyan ko… parati kitang aalalahanin pag nalulungkot ako.
Jeckass maski hindi mo namamalayan, para akong dagang parating sisilip-silip mula sa mga imburnal ng kalye vente-siyete mo.
Paurong tuloy lang ang pagsulong ng buhay. tuloy lang sa pagsusulat. nawa’y masumpungan natin ang pinakamimithi ng lahat na isang plantsadong buhay.

Salamat sa inyo at paalam… I’ll be back on Christmas! 😉 hanggang sa muli… li… li… li… li… l… (echo yan)

…ooops ops ops! bago maglaho ang eko saun. gusto ko habol yung indi makitang blog:

Gasti… hehehe. sayang din yung hams-tartel…! akyen kelangan na bili mulami akwalyum! :mrgreen:

okidok! babay uli… li… li… li… li… l…

Published in: on 6 November 2007 at 12:00 am  Comments (7)  
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Ang pito-pito at abakadabra ni homebodyhubby

Nangaluluwa ako sa blog ni Kengkay nung undas, ayun ni-tag tuloy ako… yari ako. (sabi ko na, sana nagpunta na lang akong sentemeryo hehehe.)

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

The 7 Facts about Robert (homebodyhubby):

1. ipinaglihi ako ng nanay ko kay Leonardo ‘da Bingchi’, kaya may pagka-artistic ako. artistic, sa tagalog ‘maarte’.

2. metikuloso ako at perpeksyonista dahil naniniwala akong ang perpeksyon ay kung ano ang abot-kaya mong gawin.

3. pag nasa katwiran talagang lumalaban, maski magkahambalusan.

4. madaling kausapin huwag lang kukulit-kulitin.

5. may takot sa Diyos …at kay misis (love ko kasi eh).

6. imbyerna sa mga plastic at masyadong magpa-glamour. dun sa mga ipokrito at mapagmataas na hindi marunong makinig kapag nakikipag-usap dahil ang parating iniintindi ay yung susunod na sasabihin nila. yung mga sarado ang utak, kumbaga.

7. hapi sa piling ng mga taong totoo at mapagpakumbaba. kalimitan naman ang taong mayabang at matapobre ay yung mga mangmang at maraming insecurities sa buhay.

Ang aking abakada:

A – Age: T6 – oo nga’t wala na sa kalendaryo, pero nakasulat pa rin sa BINGO
B – Band Listening To Right Now: Petra (Christian ROCK music) meron ding ROCK ang born-again, ano!
C – Career: sa bahay lang, pa-framing-framing at pakompyu-kompyuter — homebody husband nga e!
D – Drink or Smoke: hindi na pwede… nahihilo ako dahil may vertigo
E and F- Easiest Friends To Talk To: yung hindi binge, marunong makineg, yung walang bara o tulo ang tenga
G – Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: ano ba ito? sige gummy bears na lang
H – Have a Boyfriend: hindi ‘nooo!!! lalakwe akwoooo…!
I – In love: oldataym basta si misis lang
J- Junk Food You Like: maneng may sili at bawang
K – Kids: wala…!!! hindi kami makabuo ng BATA, kaya nagpaparami na lang ng mga DAGA!
L – Longest Ride Ever: RTR Agusan to Butuan to Lake Mainit to Lipata Surigao to Tagum thru Digos Davao to Midsayap Cotabato walang stop (dyingel lang) — diridiritso (eka nga ni Pacquiao)

– nasan ang M? bakit walang eMMMMMM…!? 😡 sinong promotor nitoooo!?
N – Names For Your Future Kids: angkulet… ‘ala na nga e! basahin mo blog ko para malaman mo bawat pangalan ng mga DAGA ko. i-kilik mo ito.

O – One Wish You Have Now: PINOY bati-bati, magkaka-akbay at kilala ang tutuong Kristo na sinasabi sa Bible (koreksyon: hindi ako Iglesia ni K_ _ _ _ _, or “Dumating Doon” ano? at lalong hindi ako miyembro ng maski na anong kulto!)
P – Phobias: ipis na bigla na lang dadapo sa mukha ko sa gabi habang natutulog ako… yaaaiiiiks!!!
Q – Favorite Quote: “Hirit ng busog: dighay (dig-high) sa itaas, utot (dig-low) sa ibaba”. utot yung tinaguriang “mababa ang ubo”… ingat lang kayo mga guys… baka pag-ubo nyo e me sumamang sipon!
R – Reasons To Smile: ang aking misis, ang aking mga ka-DAGA-an, at ang mga ‘walang kapararakang’ pinagsasasabi natin (daw) dito sa mga blog ng WP

S – Sleeping Time: depende sa ingay ng mga DAGA
T – Time You Woke Up: pag nakatindig na si manoy dahil ihing-ihi na ako
U – Unknown Fact About You: dalawa itlog ko… ay ganun ba talaga? malay ko ba? yung akin lang ang nakikita ko eh, hindi akwo bakla anoh!?
V – Vegetable You Hate: wala… laman-tiyan din yan
W – Worst Habit: pangangalabit kay misis sa gabi maski hindi makabuo… 😆 oks lang…
X – X-rays You’ve Had: sa balls din paris ni maldito (e sa duon din e, baka isipin nyo nangopya lang ako). mahirap na baka may TB (tumaas-bumabang) itlog na ako
Y – Yummy Foods: maski ano… laman-tiyan din yan. pero sa tutuo lang yung Bicol Express. yung authentic na maanghang ha? yung “bicol express” habang kinakain, “bicol express” pa rin habang ini-ebs
Z – Zodiac Sign: virgin ako!

Walandyo, Kengks… pinuyat mo ako. pero tenkyu, miski papano nakilala nyo ako …masaya pala dito. 😆

pero nakngtete, pano pa ko makakapag-tag e mukhang na-tagged na yata ang buong mundo!? 😥 tag-nang buhay ‘to… hmp!

‘arooo… me nasiklot akong isa. ‘ere o: eloiski

Published in: on 4 November 2007 at 8:58 am  Comments (13)  
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On friends… and souls

Today is November 2, or what the ‘world’ celebrates as the All Souls’ Day. Take time to remember your ‘living’ friends and neighbors.

Idamay nyo na rin pati mga kaaway nyo…

You Forgot My Soul!

You lived next door to me for years,

We shared our dreams, our joys, our tears

A friend you were to me indeed

A friend who helped me in my need.

My faith in you was strong and true

We had such trust as would endure

No spats between us ever rose

Our friends were like — and so our foes.

What sadness then, my friend, to find

That after all, you weren’t so kind

The day my life on earth did end

I found you weren’t a faithful friend.

For all those years we spent on earth

You never talked of second birth

You never spoke of my soul

And of the Christ who’d make me whole.

I plead today from Hell’s cruel fire

And tell you now my last desire

You cannot do a thing for me

No words today my bonds to free.

But do not err, my friend, again

Do all you can for souls of men

Plead with them now quite earnestly

Lest they be cast in hell with me.

— anonymous

May mensahe ako para sa mga kulto (who speak love in lies)

On births … and deaths

Today is what the ‘world’ celebrates as the All Saints’ Day. Pinoys popularly call it Undas, Araw ng mga patay, Pista ng mga patay, or — as our older folks refer to it — by its spanish equivalent Todos los Santos. Bugtong, or riddles, usually abound during these times when I was young.

Now… before you die (I hope it won’t be soon enough so that you will be given ample time on this — ), I want to leave you a two-millennium-old paradox(?), or ‘riddle’ for you to ponder upon.

Have you heard about this:

  • ONE birth, TWO deaths ?
  • TWO births, ONE death ?

This, in fact, is not just a riddle — these two are your only options. And if you are living at these times, well-informed enough to use a computer and browse or surf the internet, even if you do not make a choice, you are left stuck at the first option.

Hamsters, or any animals, have only ONE birth, ONE death; but each person (that includes you) — unless he or she is a faithful believer of and will be caught up in the ‘Blessed Hope’ (in which case there is TWO births and NO death) — has to ‘pick’ one out of the two choices. I am not scaring you. This is not a threat, only a warning. There is nothing new in it and my only basis is the Scriptures. I have to tell you that the faithful believers I am referring to above have chosen the second option. If you want to know more, you can post your questions to me as a comment. I will answer your questions via your e-mail.

Or if you prefer, you can just click on the links below and ask me about it later.