Monday, December 19, 2011

Hammy's Pick: Hey Daydreamer by Somedaydream

I cannot get out this song out of my system. It started with this Cornetto Disc commercial I saw on TV and then it became embedded in my mind.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Parallax Dimension: Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday Night

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 10, 2011. This will be the second of total lunar eclipse to happen this year with the first occurred on June 15.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Sam Pinto Sizzles as FHM Cover for the Second Time

Don't worry or bother about the sudden cold weather brought by the December wind. Sam Pinto will make it warm for you as she graces FHM Philippines December issue.

This will be the second time the FHM's 2011 Number 1 Sexiest Woman will be in the cover of the magazine. The first time she did was on July 2010 that came with the 2010 100 Sexiest Women in the World. You will enjoy sixteen pages of her sexy pictures on this holiday issue. (Yes! I did count them)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Wide Tube 2.0: The Road

It has been awhile since I have watched a movie in the movie house. I think the last one I have watched was Zombadings that I forgot to post a review.

I have been waiting for GMA Films' The Road to hit the cinemas ever since I watched a promotional segment in Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho during their Halloween Specials. As we all know Yam Laranas, who directed this was the same person behind Sigaw (2004) and its US remake The Echo (2008).

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Nikon Announces SB-910 Speedlight Release

Nikon Corporation officially announced the release of Speedlight SB-910. It is the newest high-end Nikon Speedlight.

Monday, November 28, 2011

McDonalds is Giving PHP 50,000 Everyday!

McDonalds' is giving away Fifty Thousand Pesos (PHP 50,000). Want to know how?

Friday, November 04, 2011

Wide Tube Sneak Peak: Skyfall is Bond 23

Finally, it has been confirmed that the 23rd Bond movie will be Skyfall. The project was initially set to begin in 2010, but due to MGM's financial trouble that year; it was temporarily put on hold.

Berenice Marlohe, Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris during the photocall in London.

James Bond will be portrayed by Daniel Craig for the third time. His leading ladies are French actress Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. I know Harris starred in 28 Days later opposite Cillian Murphy and was also seen in Pirates of the Caribbean as the witch doctor Tia Dalma.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Walking Dead: Save The Last One

The episode begins with Shane shaving off his head in the bathroom. Next scene was Shane and Otis running along the school corridor while chased by the walkers.

Meanwhile in the highway, with Carol crying in the RV, Daryl decided to take a walk along the woods to check and try to look for Sophia. Andrea decided to tag along with him. In the woods he shared some experience when he was nine that he was lost too and believe that Sophia can also be found.

Back at the school, Shane and Otis are on top of the lockers decided to split. Shane went to the window near the bleachers while Otis used the locker room windows. Shane breaks his leg while jumping the 20 foot window after being attacked before he can jump.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hammy's Pick: My Unforgettable Horror Movies

Halloween is fast approaching and Kabayan Noli de Castro no longer has the Magandang Gabi Bayan Halloween special episodes to scare the shit out of us. What better to do than to list the movies that scared the shit out of me and left a great impression after watching them.

Here's my pick of unforgettable horror movies:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Walking Dead: Bloodletting

Bloodletting is the second episode The Walking Dead season 2. The episode begins with a flash back scene when Rick was shot. It shows how Lori having some issues with Rick and their marriage somehow on the rocks. Shane arrives telling her that Rick is in surgery after being shot. Lori then tells Shane what happened to her father.

Back to present time, Rick and Shane is shown running with another man, later identified as Otis, the man who accidentally shot Carl. (Too bad they did not get the deer). Otis leads them to the Hershel Greene's farm who turns out to be a doctor. Carl was immediately attended to and fortunate enough that his father shares the same blood type.

The other group who is heading back to the highway even though hearing the gun shot decided to continue looking for Sophia. Dale noticed that T-Dog may be having blood infection from the cut he had from the previous episode. They tried searching the vehicles for some antibiotics.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead

The Walking Dead Season 2 began last Sunday, October 16 with the episode entitled "What Lies Ahead". So the Walking Dead invades television with their second season.

"What Lies Ahead" shows what happened after leaving CDC headquarters before it blew up due to automatic decontamination procedure of the facility. Rick Grimes decided to leave Atlanta and head to Fort Benning for a possible sanctuary. He then leaves a message to Morgan (from pilot episode "Days Gone Bye") telling them that the CDC headquarters was a dead-end and they will be leaving Atlanta.

They then reached a part of the highway with overturned vehicles. As they try to search a way to pass thru, the RV drove by Dale blows a hose, leaving the stranded in an open area. While the RV is fixed they decided to look for usable items like food, water and clothing.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

When Criminals Attack

I just had some news this week about several stories from my co-workers about their close encounters with muggers and robbers.

A female colleague had a brush-up with men in the bus demanding her cell phone in a low voice. What happened was she was on a north-bound bus on EDSA when these men sat beside her. She was on her way to work and a little sleepy when she heard one of the men telling her "Ibigay mo na yan" in a low voice manner. Startled, she stood up and asked the man "Ano po yun manong?" which caught the attention of the other passengers and in turn made the group of the said men to alight the bus unexpectedly.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Hammy's TV: Zombie Apocalypse Survival Tips Part 2

It's been almost a year since I posted the first survival guide against zombie attacks. With the 6 webisodes that has just been released here are some additional tips that will ensure that you will live longer.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hammy's TV: The Walking Dead Webisodes

AMC Network just released the webisodes for The Walking Dead in preparation for the second season of the series which will start on October 16.

The Hiatus Excuse

I've been gone for almost 2 months with no blog post or any updates. So I came up with a list of things that prevented me from blogging.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Who are The Smurfs?

I have posted previously The Smurfs Happy Meal toys as it coincides with the showing of movie this month. It seems that some of my friends don't know who they are because the cartoon series was shown during the eighties. Good thing my father was abroad during that time and was able to record the cartoon series. Together with Woody Woodpecker and Super Friends, I was introduced to these cartoons through the betamax tapes my father brought when he got home. Later, the cartoon series was then shown by a local channel.

The Smurfs Adventures that ran from 1982-89 by Hanna-Barbera

Sunday, July 31, 2011

McDonald's Presents The Smurfs Happy Meal

As the movie adaptation of The Smurfs comes into theater this coming week, McDonalds launches the new set of Happy Meal toys featuring the characters from the movie. The Smurfs Happy Meal toys consist of 8 characters from the movie which includes Papa Smurfs, Smurfette and others.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Much Have I Visited the Philippines?

I recently noticed a number of posts in Facebook of a picture of the map with some shaded areas. Upon further checking, I found out that it was from a website that gauges how much of the Philippines have you gone to already.

The site was Lakbayan by Eugene Alvin Villar. On the site itself, there is a list of places from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Opposite on the name of the place are five section wherein you can put a tickmark corresponding to categories whether you have been that place or not.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo Seminar-Workshop

The Colayco Foundation for Education (CFE) will be having seminar-workshop about financial management entitled "Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo". Based on Francisco J. Colayco's book with the same name, this workshop will equip you with the skills to make your own Financial Plan to be Wealthy. It will also equip you with the right Investing Mindset.

This workshop is recommended for those who are serious about taking control of their personal lives by preparing their own financial plan to be wealthy.

Chyng Reyes' Traumatic Experience as an Alleged DRUG TRAFFICKER in Bali Indonesia

I do not know Chyng Reyes personally. I only know her from some of my blogger's group from the office. What I am to post here is her own experience when she and her friend traveled to Indonesia and their horrific experience upon arriving there. I am posting her experience as sign of support to spread a reality that our government should be making an action.

Here is the complete post from her blog:

For first time readers..
My name is Chyng Reyes. I graduated with a degree of Electronics and Communications Engineering in a state university in Intramuros. I work in a BPO company in MoA complex as part of Systems Development team. Im a blogger who frequently travels. And Im an individual who has never taken prohibited drugs.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

DPP Magazine # 38 Will Enlighten You

Digital Photographer Philippines issue number 38 is now out. This issue gets you a pass for an exclusive access to DPP's 5th Anniversary on June 4 at Bonifacio High Street, Global City.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DPP Magazine #37 is Super Hot!

Finally I was able to get my copy of Digital Photographer Philippines issue number 37 after a long search in all bookstores I know on the way home. Their newest issue makes the summer season hotter as they feature Lovi Poe and Solenn Heussaff on the cover with the swimsuit issue.

Monday, May 09, 2011

INVESTability: Mutual Fund

Do you want to know about Mutual Funds? If you are, then read on. According to Wikipedia, a mutual fund is a professionally managed type of collective investment that pools money from many investors to buy stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments, and/or other securities. That is just a basic definition of mutual funds and to know more about it you may want to attend this seminar.

The Colayco Foundation for Education (CFE), Inc. will present a seminar entitled Investability: Mutual Funds on May 21, 2PM - 5PM at the Social Hall, 7/F, Citystate Center Condominium, 709 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Wide Tube 2.0: Thor

Since I was a follower of Marvel Comics characters, I did not pass the chance to watch Thor in its first week of screening. Unlike Spider-Man, I am not familiar with Thor's character. I am just curious since this movie is interconnected to Iron Man and other movies that is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This means that almost all of Marvel Comics movies will somehow be related or will have connection with each other. Well, except for others which has been under different movie studios (namely Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, and Elektra)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wide Tube 2.0: Source Code

What would you do if you only had one minute to live? What if you need to re-live the last 8 minutes of a person to witness a painful death over and over again? This is the main plot of Source Code, a sci-fi movie with a twist of time travel and parallel universe concepts.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Nikon Releases D5100

After releasing the D3100 last year, Nikon officially announces the release of Nikon D5100 this April. The D5100 that succeeds D5000 is a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a vari-angle monitor, and a CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine.

Nikon D5100's predecessor, D5000, was the first Nikon Digital-SLR to be equipped with the vari-angle monitor that allows users to enjoy flexible shooting from a wide variety of angles.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Lessons Learned from iBlog 7

The recently held iBlog: The 7th Philippine Blogging Summit or iBlog 7 was the first major blogging convention I have attended. I was able to meet new people and make new friends in the blogging community.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Choose Your Own Apocalyse

With the earthquakes and tsunamis happening more frequently all over the world, assumptions of an apocalyptic event nearing is one of the hottest topic people talk about. Another factor that can add to it is the alleged Mayan prediction that the world will end by 2012.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

On March 26, Saturday at 8:30 in the evening I will try to check if I will be able to join Earth Hour 2011. I am normally asleep during this time since my work ends on Saturday noon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SEx 101: Public Display of Affection in Workplace, Good or Bad?

It has been a long while since I have written something about Social Experiments 101 (SEx 101). I have decided to expand the things I can post in this section. Previously I try to conduct experiments and check how people will react on it. But now I decided to include people's behavior and attitude that I encounter everyday.

I decided to post something about public display of affection (PDA) for quite some time now since I have been wanting to write about it for sometime.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

DPP Magazine Discusses Portraiture

Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) features all about portraiture on their 36th issue. The magazine tackles articles about different type such as newborn and child portraiture and environmental portraiture.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Job Openings @ Trend Micro Inc.

Trend Micro Inc. are offering job openings for more than 100 positions. There will be opening for positions like System Engineers, Team Leaders, Quality Assurance Managers, Technical Account Managers and more. For additional information of other posts needed, requirements and job descriptions you may check it here -Trend Micro Inc. Job Openings, and check the PH section for job openings.

Interested applicants may send their resume to You may also visit its office during Recruitment Open House from March 14-16.

Trend Micro Inc. is located at 8th Floor, Rockwell Business Center Tower 2, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. The building is located between Medical City and Meralco Compound. Should you visit the office on the said date, please include referral information by Merck OseƱa and leave comment on this post.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Through a Rapist Eyes

Got a post from Facebook about an assault or attack made on a girl who was a friend of Jim Paredes' son. The girl was able to survive the attack and the assailant was arrested and currently in custody. It was known she had the courage to fight the attacker due to the article "Through a Rapist Eyes". I would like to re-post this article in my blog so that readers will be informed and may forward this to their friends and loved ones.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Taxi Fare Increase - Comparison Table

It is March already and in two months time majority of the taxi cabs will have their meters re-calibrated with the new fare increase applied. Last December, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that they have approved the petition for fare increase on taxi cabs. The new flagdown rate for taxicabs will be up to P40 from the previous P30. There will also be a new rate of P3.50 for every succeeding 300 meters from the present rate of P2.50.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wide Tube 2.0: Just Go With It

What would happen if you are used to tell lies to get laid? What happens when you realize that it's time to stop the lies but you cannot control it anymore? Do you Just Go With It as the title suggest in Adam Sandler's latest movie with Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lessons Learned at the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Here are some of the list of things I learned when I watched the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta:


I think most buses bound to north pass and stops at Mabalacat Bus Terminal. If you are going to take the bus ride, make sure you contact the bus company to check for their schedules. I was able to call Five Star Bus Company and checked their schedule, it turns that they have buses leaving the Cubao terminal every 30 minutes.

If you have to bring your own vehicle on an event like this, make sure to allot 3-5 hours before the event schedule to give you ample time. Expect a heavy flow of traffic on the way to the site and also going inside to the parking area.

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Experience

I have been longing to see the hot air balloon show since last year. So when I learned that another show will be made this year at Clark Air Field, Pampanga, I made sure that I will be able to watch and take pictures of this event.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Hammy's Hangout: Foot Zone

I have been longing to go to Foot Zone, Greenhills because I have been feeling a lot of stress lately especially with my back. I am not sure if this is caused by work, lack of sleep, or pressure from getting a date this coming Valentine's day (Ha!Ha!Ha!). I have been asking friends or colleagues to have body massage with me for the past 2 weeks but to no avail nobody heeded my call.

So last Sunday, I decided to go alone. This will be my second time to go to Foot Zone and the first was last November. As advised by menardconnect on his post, it is recommended to call them for a reservation instead of being a walk-in client. This way, you will avoid the hassle of waiting for an available therapist or room.

So I called a reservation for 6 PM and I was asked by the receptionist which one I prefer, a local therapist or a Chinese specialist. I have asked him what's the difference between the two, he informed that the Chinese specialist knows acupuncture and can identify the pressure points needed to be attended to. I opted for the regular therapist since I do not feel the need of any specialist as of the moment.

I arrived past 6 PM and I was immediately ushered to a small room with two lazy boy chair. One thing I like about their rooms is that they have cable television that you can watch while waiting for your therapist or even during the massage session.

Their massage style differs greatly with the style we normally see in the other massage clinics as they specialize in foot reflexology. They use less oil so you feel less grease after the session. They also have this wooden hammer or mallet tapped in your leg area continuously which at first will be uncomfortable but will provide soothing relief afterward.

My overall experience with Foot Zone was one of the best. I would recommend you to visit them especially if you want a good massage service. A session that usually takes an hour and 20 minutes will cost 500 PHP for regular therapist and 600 PHP for the specialist. I will say this is a good deal for a relaxing massage.

Here are the address details of Foot Zone: G/F Richbelt Tower 17 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan

How to get there:
Public Transportation: Take a bus or jeepney that passes Greenhills Shopping Center. You may take a cab once you're in Greenhills shopping center or ride a jeepney bound to Crame with terminal at the back of the shopping center.

Foot Zone is open from 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM during Mondays thru Fridays and 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM during weekend. For inquiries and reservations, please call their land line 7051301/7267742 or cellphone 09062616626/09214988889.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hammy's Surprise: Thank You

I would like to thank all the people who continuously patronized my business for the past 2 years. I hope to continue serving you in the future!

Happy Chinese New Year Again!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 8

The rabbit keeps on giving surprise!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 7

My rabbit brings a gift for you!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 6

The rabbit keeps on giving surprise!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 5

Is the rabbit never running out of presents?

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 4

Another gift from the rabbit hole!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 3

The rabbit brings another gift for you!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 2

Another present from the rabbit!

Hammy's Surprise: Chinese New Year Giveaway 1

What does the rabbit bring this Chinese New Year?

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Rabbit has come out of its hole!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hammy's Pick: Samsung Galaxy 551

Finally! I was able to come back to blogging after almost 3 weeks of hiatus. So what kept me busy from posting for that long period of time? Let's see. I had extended holiday season, met with college friends, had to adjust for my new schedule at work and I just bought myself a smart phone.

This is the first time I am going to have a smart phone. I have been thinking since last December to upgrade my mobile phone since it's more than a year old. And so I have checked the net and even asked my friends what they recommend. I also checked the stores to see what are the models currently in the market.

Then I saw Samsung Galaxy 551 in the display case and I was instantly attracted to the phone. But before I decided to buy it, I asked one of my colleague who is fond of smart phones to check if Samsung Galaxy 551 is a good phone. Upon checking the phone's specifications, he gave me a thumbs up to go for the phone.

I am not really a techie guy that can tell you what are the good functionality of the phone. I can say it's good with the large screen which is a good feature of a smart phone. Since I am adjusting with the touch screen, the sliding QWERTY keyboard makes sending SMS easier instead of using the screen keyboard.

One main reason I wanted a smart phone is because of the mobile internet functionality which is easier compared to ordinary mobile phones. I can now update my status on Facebook wherever there's a Wi-Fi access in the area. I might also post blog entries in the future using this phone.

They also say that with the Android OS, applications are free since it is open source. Hopefully, I will be able to post apps review in the future. For the mean time I'll enjoy using the phone as I explore its full potential.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Welcome 2011!

Let me greet you all with a Happy New Year!