gabi

“Nag-uumalpas!” (Mas maligalig kung kelan GABI at madilim)

Just in case na walang video plug-in yang pyuter nyo (o kaya tinatamad kayong manuod) eto ang kowt ni Wigwam Wigglerson sa bandang huli nyang video:

“Excited ako sa tuwing sasapit ang gabi. Kasi kung walang gabi, wala akong gagawin kundi ang matulog.”

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FACT: Hamsters are nocturnal creatures (they sleep the whole day) — That is why daydreaming is the one activity they are not capable of doing.

Kung literal mong tatagalugin ang “daydreaming” (day = araw ; dreaming = nananaginip) ang ibig sabihin ay “nananaginip sa araw”. Obyusli, hindi ka pwedeng managinip unless tulog ka. E ang hamster, tulog nga maghapon — kaya PARANG pwede nga silang mag-daydream.

Kung mas mahusay kang umintindi, figurative yan, o isang talinhaga. Ang talagang ibig sabihin ng “daydreaming” ay nananaginip nang gising 😆 (maski tanong mo sa tsipmanks Filipino subject titser mo). Ang hamster, tulog nga maghapon (hindi sila gising) — derpor HINDI sila pwedeng mag-daydream.

O di eyun — gising sila sa gabi kaya

sa gabi sila nagde-daydream!

Oist, hindi rin tugma ‘nu —

Nagde-DAYdream sa GABI? Pwede ba yun?

Hongah naman… Poreksampol: mas aceptable pa ang “Nagna-NIGHT-swimming sa gabi” (kahit redundant) — pero yung “Nagde-DAY-swimming sa GABI” anlabo yata? Kaya sa tutuo lang, kahit paano mo pagbali-baligtarin, talagang hindi ubrang mag-daydream ang isang hamster.

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Remind yu… daylight-saving tayms na naman, o ha?

life spent

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It was rainy and the sky was cloudy. The sun was not visible but the circadian clocks inside their small bodies are very precise… It’s time to wake up!

Yesterday’s sundown was the last day-start for Hr. Wigwam Wigglerson. He’d been retired from life since about one hour past midnight today.

Etymology of name: native American Indian tent + father’s alias

Gender: male

Color: white

Parentage: Wiggler Mocha + Isnohontas Kotonbol

Generation: 5th

Litter group: PanapanaIIgang. This is an unexpected litter. The Panapanagang (their young parents) were not separated until after more than 40 days from birth enabling the mating of the young pair. Only two (2) of the resulting six (6) cubs survived.

Spouse: Beria-girdel

Lifespan: 30 months 5 days

Cause of death: Illness of old age

On the eve of his 27th month, Wigwam saw the completion of the tread wheel in the pension house.

CLICK here to read more.

Published in: on 3 June 2009 at 5:00 am  Comments (7)  
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Hayem-siks

Hammie, hammie, Ayem sik

Kol may Dok Si berikwik!

Si ‘Doctor Ispongklong’ ay isang kartun karakter sa komiks nuong kabataan ko.

Habang abala ang marami sa pagtutok sa latest update tungkol sa isang Bidyoktoraper, ilang oras ding naga-sarp sa pyuter ang inyong lingkod para malaman ang lagay ng mga alagang hamster. ▼ [ ←══¬ Turok mo DIYAN ]

Renobeysyongs

Namomoblema si Boolaboy Berio

Nuong kasagsagan ng konstruksyon ng Mansyon ng Daga, eto ang listahan ng mga trabahador na building contractor (sila-sila na rin) —

• Ratchitect: Wiggler Mocha

• Foremaus: Wigwam Wigglerson

• Mga karpinterodents: Boolaboys Bebong and Berio

• Waterboy: Amboy (tiga-timpla ng kape, saka semento)

Natapos naman ang mansyon, pero may isa pang building annex na naiwan for renovation… eyun na nga sa pikyur sa itaas — ang Harurendilayk-haus, o ang “Bahay ng mga Kuya” na sina Blakdyak, Bebong (the first) at Bugoy.

Eto powt, indi pa tapowt… KLIK mo dito ▼

Lifespan

Wigwam Wigglerson still lives at 2 years 4 months and 14 days today.

Nalagpasan na pala ni Wigwam ng tatlo o apat na araw ang naging lifespan ng kanyang ninunong uncle na si Mocha Rurik?

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Lipat-lungga

DAgaIGDIG ko, akawntabol ako.

Sa mas pang-malawakang pananaw, pitong araw pa lang na nagsisimula ang tagsibol sa northern hemisphere (taliwas sa southern hemisphere, kung saan onset pa lang ng taglagas). Pero dito sa Pilipinas, ang papasok na Abril ay simula na ng tag-init o summer.

‘Parusa’ na naman ang post meridiem (pm) hours dito sa 4th floor unit ng building na inuupahan namin — mahigit limang oras ding direktang tumatama ang sikat ng araw sa kanlurang bahagi ng gusali. Kaya naman maging ang limang kaHAMSTERan, Marso pa lang ay isa-isa nang nag-martsa pasilangan upang pansamantalang matakasan ang init na nararamdaman.

Eastward migration (Ikabod tower to Bebang Pension house) 😆

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The first five crossers and their ages, to date (26 Mar 2009) :

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Para kayang napakadaling lumipat, ano?

Naiinitan ka sa maghapon? Punta ka sa ilog or beach at magswimming ka… Kung kaya mo lang, mag-holiday ka sa Boracay o Palawan; kung hindi naman, magbakasyon ka sa mga kaibigan o kamag-anak sa Tagaytay o Baguio… Marami na ngang hindi lang ang taunang init ng panahon ang iniwasan kaya napilitan na rin lumipat na for good sa mas ‘malamig-lamig’ na bansa. Wala naman akong nakikitang kaso ruon kung talagang gusto o kailangan at kaya nila. 😉

Sana naman ay hindi dumating ang panahon na ang aking mga kadagaan ay mapilitang lumipat na sa planetang MAuRSe.

Eka ni Atmaus: “Ikaw, amo… may ‘malilipatan’ ka na ba?”

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Wigol-wigol

Natapos na ang project ni Wigwam.*

The ‘tread-wheel’ that was named after his great-granddad Gandalf was finally completed.

Ang 10-inch exercise wheel ay may “mouse-pad” — isang tila rubber tire na may traction (nasa gawing loob nga lang) para ang talampakan ng mga hamster ay hindi kalyuhin.

Wi-wiggle-wiggle ang naturang gulong, lalo na pag dagang magpatakbo ay kaskasero. Nagsi-swivel kasi ang bearing joint na may spring sa axle, kaya kinakailangang lagyan ng mas maliit na stabilizer wheel sa gawing itaas.

“Mission accomplished!” 😀 eka ng Nak-ng-Wigol-Daga.

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*Wigwam Wigglerson is the last living descendant of Gandalf through son Arrow. He will be exactly 27 months… today? or tomorrow? (birthdate: 29 Nov 2006). CLICK ▼ to see ancestral line.

Published in: on 28 February 2009 at 10:48 pm  Comments (13)  
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“toro”

Sa year of the ox,

“Gudbay mga daga” (?)

Sadyang napakabilis ng buhay ng mga hamsterdaga. Maging ang year of the rat — napaiksi din yata: 354 days! (2008 Feb 7 — 2009 Jan 25)

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Isang hakbang uli

End part of video (1:25 — 2:03) : 25-month 2-day old Wigwam Wigglerson spanning the incomplete Mocha bridge of Mansyon ng Daga.

That’s all for now, folks! Baka sa isang taon na ako bloghop ha? Next year! Bukas, in other words.

Ingat kayo sa mga paputok. 😉

Last year’s post. →

Published in: on 31 December 2008 at 9:00 pm  Comments (7)  
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Iswalowaloba

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Pssst… memya ka na mag-isip uli kong saan ko nahagilap ang taytol na yan. Tinginin mo muna ‘tong dalawang naipasa sa akin this week:

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Smile award galing kay bluedreamer! 😎 Basta asul, kewl!

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High-yatoos

This is what occupies me these days:

Framing backlogs… 🙂 And then to wind up –

Mansyon ng daga! 😆 (new additions).

Hamster Wigwam Wigglerson in Bebang Pension House testing Gandalf’s Exercise Wheel. – -►

Hamster Teepee Pompom in Ikabod Tower overseeing installation of Snowy’s Clock. – -►

Twin hamsters Wigwam & Teepee are 1 yr 10 mos 22 das today.

And this is their father Mochawonka fortifying

proposed bridge’s “Wigglerdock”…

What is mansyon ng daga?

Click the photo below ▼ to download and open a powerpoint show

[.pps file, size 1.8MB]… IF need be, hit F5 key on your keyboard to play.

Run time is less than 3 minutes.

Cages for hamsters, tips for enthusiasts allaboutteddybearhamsters.blogspot.com

Nine lives

NOTE: Hamsters’ gestation period (pagbubuntis ) is 16 days (6-12 is the normal number of pups per litter); average lifespan, between 2 and 3 years.

(‘By batch’ sila kung dumating, kaya ‘by batch’ din sila kung lumisan. 😛 )

My nine living hammies.

How are my 9 hammies doin’? (a rundown):

Panapanagang (1 year 9 months 22 days). The elders (Hamsters are already considered seniors when they reached their 18th month).

Mochawonka (). Eldest male, therefore the family chief. 😆 He’s gaining weight lately. The Hall (made available to all members as a hammy-gym) was reserved for him from 6 to 7 am, and most of the evening hours.

Mochahontas (). Grumpy grandma’s bites are not that ‘nasty’ anymore. (Obviously, the “Lola” had passed on some of her temperament trait to granddaughter Syma!)

Isnohontas (). To both humans and fellow-hamsters, the peace-loving momma remains the most amiable of all. She’s been spending most of her time sleeping, but insists on getting out of her cage when awake.

PanapanaIIgang (1 year 7 months 22 days). The new oldies are only 60 days younger than their parents, Mochawonka and Isnohontas.

Wigwam (). Still young-looking. Always wary and suspicious, ready to bite (not so hard – “nip” is more appropriate) if handled against his will. Very responsive to odors of his kind – male’s musk makes him gnash his teeth, female’s scent excites him so easily (this behavior is typical).

Teepee (). Ispidbol’s widow has a cyclical mood shift. Shows hostility toward her fellow-hammies except when she is in heat. The most vocally expressive among them.

Boolagang (1 year 4 months 16 days). Two of the three surviving male offspring of Mochahontas (A third white male named “Hamty” is still living with his foster owner). These two ‘boolaboys’ are the new ‘record-holders’ (you may want to check this out – The Lupindilayks).

Bebong II () and Berio II (). The ‘Dugyot’ (unGroomed) Brothers 😆 are the most hyperactive. Physical growth seems retarded. Sharing cage, still no sign of serious fight or struggle… just like that – carrot- and wheel-olympics 😆 (see video).

Chochobebes (1 year 1 month 17 days). The offspring of the late Isnobol. My youngest hammies have reached their ‘midlife’ last month (June 4).

Syma (). The once-bitey hamster has been learning to deal with humans. Meticulous regarding her food and toilet habits. Active in the first few hours after midnight, making all sorts of noise when I and my wife are about to sleep.

Amboy () shifted his daily sleep-and-wake schedule. At about 12 noon everyday (when all other hamsters are sound asleep), the once-thin and timid little hammy is persistent to leave his cage for a four-hour ‘workout’ in The Hall. The fact is, he is right… he’s quite big now for his homecage wheel.

Quite similar to linked cabs on a subway rail? — passing so swiftly, coming and going in quick succession (s’ensya na sa ni-sampol kong tweyn… ‘indi ako makaluwas para manyut sa MRT eh). 😛

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