The Rules of the Game

You’ve probably seen the movie Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Their characters meet in New York City and become friends who added sex to the equation believing that doing so will not lead to complications. Famous last words apparently as, over time, they began to develop romantic feelings for each other….

Advice for Freelancers

Neil Gaiman, from his 2012 commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, offers some great advice to freelancers. He says that freelancers who continue to get work do so because of three things: they’re good at what they do, they get their work done on time, and they’re likeable. According to the very successful…

Focus

For the most part, multi-tasking is an illusion and I mean this in an office productivity context. I’m not saying it can’t be done but when you multi-task, it is often tiring and produces get sub-par results (sometimes even below standard). I understand why it is sometimes necessary but it should be a once in…

On the Mend

I figured in an accident, a week ago. You can read about it here. Thankfully, it wasn’t that bad though, I must admit, I did underestimate the severity of my injuries. I thought I would be able to return to work by mid-week at least but I ended up taking the week off instead. The…

Stop, Look, and Listen

I got hit by a truck today. Kate and I was crossing a street earlier when it hit me from out of the blue quite literally. The driver didn’t turn on his vehicle’s signal light and was speaking to his companion as he made the turn, only noticing me probably at the last moment. Even…

Advice to my Younger Self

I’ve had a very colorful career to say the least. Like everyone else’s I’ve had my share of highs and lows, of successes and failures. There are times I wonder, more often than I care to admit, if my life would’ve been made easier or more fulfilling by knowing some of the things that I…

The Spartan Race

“What have I gotten myself into!?” It was the thought that crossed my mind as I squinted my eyes, surveying the location for the Spartan Race: the Sandbox in Alviera Subdivision in Porac, Pampanga. For those not familiar with it, a Spartan Race is an obstacle race ranging from 5 kilometers to marathon distances, varying…

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…