‘The Fall’ in round 1

A new day dawns this morning, signalling the ‘death’ of summer.

Today is September 21, a ‘moment’ in a year known to astronomers and meteorologists as autumnal equinox, and the autumn season “officially” begins today (In the Southern hemisphere, it’s the reverse: spring begins). In all parts of the earth, the daytime hours and nighttime hours are equal (12 hours each). The sun rises and sets at the exact eastern and western horizon.

summer solstice (last day) sunset

This photo was taken yesterday (Sep 20), the last day of summer. The sun set at a point in the western horizon (at the middle of the photo) somewhere behind the trees (compare this with my SUNSET photos of December, March and June).

One year ago…

Pinakamahabang… araw!

Today is June 21, a ‘moment’ in a year known to astronomers and meteorologists as summer solstice. Summer season “officially” begins today in the Northern hemisphere, where the daytime is at its longest and the nighttime at its shortest. The sun rises and sets at its farthest northward reach in the eastern and western horizon. Those at the Arctic circle (near the North Pole) are experiencing 24 hours of daytime each day.

(In the Southern hemisphere, the reverse is true – shortest day and longest night; people who live there are now enjoying a cool “winter”! Antarctica in the South Pole has 24 hours of ‘sunless’ nighttime.)

summer solstice sunset

Clouds above the western horizon have been hiding the sun this past few days keeping me from shooting a more recent sunset photo; Fortunately, the sun showed up just before sundown on June 21. These days, the sun sets behind the faint mountain at right (compare this with my SUNSET photos of December 21 and March 20 ).

Ito po ay “global” point of view lang naman. Medyo iba po yan sa nakasanayan na nating mga Pinoy. Maski may tinatawag tayong “Tagsibol” at “Taglagas”, a country like ours has only two distinct seasons: dry and wet – tag-araw at tag-ulan. Or as the global warming is making it more distinct, tag-tigang at tag-baha. 😆 (El niño at la niña sa español. … anhirap magtype ng “enye!”)

Tapos na ang Father’s day – lusot na naman ako sa mga “kantyaw” 😛

Ahehe, aktwali hindi naman ako napipikon diyan. Ang paminsan-minsang pagbanggit ko ng salitang “baog” dito ay hindi naman para umani ng panlalait o kaya’y simpatiya… Hindi rin naman para ibaba ang aking pagkatao – unang-una’y kumpirmado ng mga duktor na talagang hindi (defensive pa e ‘no? 😆 ); Pangalawa’y sa tingin ko nama’y bagama’t ang pagkakaroon ng anak ay sya na yatang pinakamagandang biyaya ng Diyos para sa mag-asawa, 😉 ang kawalan nito ay hindi naman talaga napakalaking kabawasan o kakulangan. Gusto ko lang i-cheer-up yung ilang mga baog ding (tsk tsk tsk… inulit pa) “walk-in” na napapasilip dito sa blog ko, lalo na duon sa mga dumadaan sa ganitong mga pagsubok. Paris ng anonymous commentor na ITO.

Mahirap kasing patulan pa yang mga kantyaw, p’re. Baka “kung saan pa tayo makarating” para lang patunayang hindi… 😆

Pero hindi pa tapos ang buwan ng Hunyo. Siguro naman may mga girlfriends pang naghahabol na maging June bride. Derpor, kasalan (uli) ang ating pag-usapan.

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Sa bandang harapan

4th floor

(Hello, Sun!) Mabilis ang pagsibol at pagtaas ng araw mula sa kalupaan. (Quo vadis, homebodyhubby?) Pakaliwa, hanggang tanaw lang; Pakanan, tatlong palapag palusong para sumayad ang paa sa lupa. (Hello, world!)

Pag ganitong mainit ang panahon, ‘parusa’ ang ‘magkulong’ ng bahay. Hindi na sapat ang mag-FRAMING nang buong araw, titigil pagdating ng dapithapon, at tatanawin sa bintana ang paglubog ng araw.

Dalawa ang units sa ikaapat na palapag ng gusali kung saan kami nakaupa. Pag-akyat mo ng 4th floor, nasa bandang kaliwa ang pinto papasok sa amin: isang wala pa sa 6 x 7 metro-kwadradong espasyo. Hindi ko naman iniinda ang kaliitan ng selda kong ito, dahil dadalawa lang kami ni misis, kasama ng sandosenang miyembro ng pamilya ng DAGA na hindi naman matakaw sa teritoryo. 😆 Sa apat na konkretong dingding o pader ng kwarto, isa lang dito ang may mga bintana — yaong nasa gawing likuran ng gusali na nakatapat sa kanluran. Mula sa bintanang ito ko kinunan ang mga SUNSETS.

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‘Tigok’ — pero “WAGI!”

A new day dawns this morning, signalling the ‘death’ of winter.

Today is March 21, a ‘moment’ in a year known to astronomers and meteorologists as vernal equinox, and the spring season “officially” begins today (In the Southern hemisphere, it’s the reverse: autumn begins). In all parts of the earth, the daytime hours and nighttime hours are equal (12 hours each). The sun rises and sets at the exact eastern and western horizon.

winter solstice (last day) sunset
This photo was taken yesterday (Mar 20), the last day of winter. The sun set at a point in the western horizon (at the middle of the photo) somewhere behind the trees (compare this with my SUNSET photo of December 21).

“Patay ang Diyos”eka ng matatanda… 😦 At iyon eh mula kaninang alas-tres pa daw… 🙄

Tapos na rin yung mga ilang araw na pabasa ng mga matatanda (yung mga “Pasyong Kikays” o “Sex Bagang girls” eka? :mrgreen: ). Ahehe, huwag you seryosohin ang jokes ko, ha? Sa tutuo lang, wiling-wili ako sa pakikinig ng tradisyong yan ng ating matatanda. Yung TRADISYON lang ha? Sa Day By Day Christian Ministries nga, ibinabalik nila yang Pabasang Kristyano — pero bilang AWIT NG PAGPURI, walang pana-panata. 😉

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Good morning… GOOD DAY!

“buryong!”

For the past seven years, day in and day out, as I was gazing inside the confined limits on a wall of our small rented room, I always saw a flat image of objects — canopies of trees, rusted rooftops, bare or planted rice field, a power line tower over here, a pale mountain over there… Life is boring, I thought. …Buryong!

One day, I decided to face this “western wall” and LOOK OUT once more. I have no choice. In my small enclosure, this wall is the only one that has a window in it. This time I looked up at the enormous celestial canvas. Behold…

sun behind cloud

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Ang dakilang Tita

NOTE: Have you read my post this morning? —

An exceptional bRATherhood

Today is December 21, a ‘moment’ in a year known to astronomers and meteorologists as winter solstice. The winter season “officially” begins today in the Northern hemisphere, where the daytime is at its shortest and the nighttime at its longest. The sun rises and sets at its farthest southward reach in the eastern and western horizon. Those at the Arctic circle (near the North Pole) are experiencing 24 hours of ‘sunless’ nighttime each day.

(In the Southern hemisphere, the reverse is true: longest day and shortest night; people who live there are now enjoying a warm summer Christmas! Hello to you and your wife, my best and greatest friend in Adelaide! Rain’s here, solo nyong mag-asawa ngayon ang ‘mundo’! 😉 )

winter solstice sunset

This photo was taken a few hours ago today (Dec 21). The sun sets at left — a point in the western horizon far from the power line and the faint mountain at right (compare this with my SUNSET photos).

Most rodents in the wilds have been hibernating underneath their burrows, sleeping most of the day, waking up from time to time to nibble some of their stored food to keep themselves warm and alive.

For hamsters, the onset of the cold season is quite of little significance. Hamsters are nocturnal and hoarders in nature, spending most of the daytime sleeping, waking up in the night to get some food. But of course during the winter, they almost never get out of their burrows like their distant cousins.

For Bebang-girdel this sleeping trait is somewhat at its extreme. She is my most lazy and drowsy hamster, putting the Maine coon cat Garfield into shame.

Bebang-girdel is a banded orange Boolagang, the only surviving daughter of Berio and Mochahontas. Because of what had happened to her banded brown counterpart sister Beria-girdel, I decided to make her a celibate hamster for the rest of her life. It is not my objective to deprive her of her sexual urges — I just don’t want her to die early, that’s all. I want her to live her lifespan at its fullest.

Fortunately on her part, Bebang-girdel rarely gets into “heat”.

Two Boolagirls on their 2nd month together

Bebang-girdel is the hamster at the deck, Beria-girdel is the one below.

I appended the “girdel” in their names because both have a girdle-like band of color pattern underneath their abdomen.

A third Boolagirl named Chocho was given for adoption. She died while staying with her foster owner, leaving her husband Isnobol with their 28-day old babies, Syma and Amboy. (More about my two youngest hamsters on 28 Dec 2007)

On their 3rd month, Beria-girdel began do harass Bebang-girdel, I needed to separate them.

Bebang-girdel in a ‘Hamtaro’ pose

Drowsy Bebang-girdel

Aside from eating and engaging herself into a frequent body-grooming frenzy, what you saw are Bebang-girdel’s ‘favorite habits’ — stretching and yawning.

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Masasayang araw

Ano navi-visualize nyo pag nakikita nyo ang emoticon na ito: 🙂 ? …o kaya ito: 😀 ? …o ito: 😛 ?

oo… ako din nakikita ko nakangiting mukha ng TAO. pero parang hindi bagay? …kasi bilog sya. …tapos dilaw pa. maliban na lang siguro kung may MANAS at HEPA ka. (patingin ka na!)

Ang mas nakikita ko ay mukha ng isang nakangiting ARAW. kasi naalala ko yung “SMILEY” na icon na nipauso ni “Pores gam” — ang slogan nun ay “Have a NICE day!”

Ano? …hindi nyo kalala si “Pores gam”? …yun yung movie na pinasikat ng “baks op sokoleyt” ni Tom Hanks! 😆

Nung ‘sang araw namasyal ulit ako sa Europe at nikalabit ko si Kengkay. hinihintay na pala ng peborit kong blogger ang paglabas ko ng lungga. kaya ayun… pigdating ku dun, may bi-TAG nang nakaumang!

Hokey lang Kengkay… di bale nang TAG — huwag lang maws-trap ehehe…

Alam ko namang hulog ka ng langit sakin. hindi ako nagsisisi na nikalabit kita nung undas. totot yun — peborit kitang blogger. 😛 …sekon si ‘maldito’, den si… oops! …huwag nyo ko tag ng ganito ha?

Ang TAG nya sakin e yung SUNSET. hindi ko nagawa agad kasi p’rati makulimlim dito… pero okey sakin ito. kita nyo naman hitsura ng avatar ko.

Ayoko nang tawagin itong “ARAW-ARAW”. kasi yung unang tag sakin ay “PITO-PITO”. tapos yung pangalawa ni eloiski e “BUWANG-BUWANG” ahehe.

So hayun ang taytol ko ngayon sa taas. hay salamat… sa wakas hindi na rin “MURA” at “KABASTUSAN”! … sana hanggang new year …pwede siguro kung medyo “discreet” lang. :mrgreen:

Gusto ko ring ipaalam sa inyo ang bagong kategori ko dyan sa blogroll ko. mahirap naman na puro yung ARAW na lang na ke-layu-layo ang parati nating tinatanaw kung di naman natin mapansin itong MUNDO na ating tinatapakan… nasa mundo ko na ba kayo?

Olrayt… eto po ang sunset photos ko. puro shot yan sa nag-iisang bintana ng aming nasa 4th floor na kwarto. ineksakto ko nang pito para isa kada isang araw sa loob ng isang linggo. vertical shot muna ha? nekstaym maski indi nyo ko tag, mag-post ako ng horizontal naman.

sunset 1sunset 2sunset 3sunset 4sunset 5sunset 6

sunset 7

Napalaki itong huli… ibig sabihin, sa loob ng one week, pahinga naman kayo maski isang araw lang… tignan nyo o — nakalubog na yung araw… mahirap yang masyado WORKAHOLIC… take it from me.

Oops! …huwag muna kayo alis me VIDEO bonus pa ako... 2 mins 39 secs lang ‘to.

Ang gawin nyo para di kayo inip sa pagda-download e iwan nyo muna. pag nadawnlod na lahat saka nyo panoorin para diri-diritso …para hindi rin mawala ang “suspengs”.

SERIOUS:

To MKB-XXX,

“Your music” and stories have inspired me to ‘produce’ this very short video. With GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. may all your POEMS be heard, all your PRAYERS answered.

This video is dedicated to Filipino couples — and especially to you…

‘MINE’

PAMILYANG PINOY — MABUHAY KAYO!

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