Combat Boots

Aside from weapons, footwear is probably one of the things that you’re going to have to put a lot of thought into in a post zombie apocalypse world. Think about it: you’re going to be walking with it, running with it, and (more often than not) you’re going to kick ass with it. Either that…

The Itak

The itak, also referred to as a bolo knife, is a common household tool in the Philippines especially in the countryside. It is typically used for clearing vegetation, chopping firewood, animal butchery, and trail blazing. The typical household itak design sees the blade swell just before the tip which makes it more efficient for chopping…

Landmines

A land mine is defined as a weight-triggered explosive device which is intended to damage a target by means of a blast and/or fragment impact. Assuming that a few humans manage to survive the initial onslaught of the undead when the Zombie Apocalypse begins and manage to band together for mutual support and protection, I…

Belt Bags

I’ve always imagined that when the zombie apocalypse comes, assuming I survive the first wave of shambling undead, that one of the things that will be attached to my person is a belt bag. Also known as a fanny pack, the belt bag has been a staple of my admittedly geeky wardrobe for the longest…

Grenade Launchers

A grenade launcher is a weapon that can fire a grenade more accurately, with higher velocity, and with greater distance than a typical human being could throw it unassisted. This is a good thing because when it comes to zombies and things that go boom, putting some distance between you and them is always a…

Manong’s Big 50

Gerry Alanguilan, one of my closest friend is turning 50 today and I wanted to greet him a Happy Birthday. It’s not everyday that someone turns 50 so I wanted to write something about him to commemorate the occasion. I first encountered Gerry through one of his Timawa stories, the one published in Alamat 101….

Running Onwards

We had a novel task last Tuesday on our box last Tuesday, earlier this week: after doing our mandatory warm up and mobility exercises, we were asked to run 5km. I decided to pace myself, running a steady rhythm using a reasonable speed (not too fast, not too slow). Since this was the first time…

Monkeying Around

I got a message on Viber from my box’s head coach late December last year inviting me to join the Ape Games. Having just had a minor brush with the flu, I decided to decline as I was not feeling a 100% just yet and I didn’t feel like I had enough time to prepare…

Knives in a Zombie Apocalypse

I used to have a blog called Zombie Philippines whose given mission was to prepare the Filipino People for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. It has gotten a bit of attention during its time, most notably from an author (whose name I currently can’t remember) who mentioned the blog in his book (the title slips my…

The Captain’s Log

Late in 2015, as I began my tenure as Studio Manager of the Ladbrokes Coral Manila’s Creative Team, I also started what I half-jokingly refer to as the Captain’s Log (a not so subtle nod to Star Trek). The Captain’s Log is basically just a simple record of what I did daily using short sentences…

What do you Look for in a Potential Team Member?

Good help is hard to find these days and that’s why people are more than willing to pay to find it. Forbes estimate that the recruitment industry is over $200 billion worldwide and no surprise. People, for better or worse, make or break a business (or a Creative Team). That’s why I’m quite particular about…

My New Year’s To-do List

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve always felt that most everyone, me included, just made one up but never really get around to getting it done which I suspect has a lot to do with the very nature of these things. Still, in the spirit of self-improvement, I feel that…