Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Now Reading: Juggernaut, Adam Baker

I have in my hands my eBook copy of Adam Baker's "Juggernaut". Buy the Kindle version here.

I also enjoyed Adam's article on his blog entitled "Going Out With a Bang". We remember Captain Lawrence Oates, and his courageous sacrifice and similar heroic deeds in zombie apocalypse fiction.

Read often and regularly. Our brain needs a workout as much as our muscles do.  

Stay vigilant!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Cargo", Tropfest Australia 2013 Finalist

I found this little gem of a short film. Dig it. 

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter. 

Directed by Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke

Tropfest Australia 2013 Finalist (TSI "Baloon")

How far will you go?

Stay vigilant!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013


The Philippine Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (PARA) has set up their emergency frequencies for HAM Radio users at 7.095 MHz and 144.740 MHz.

Tune in for regular updates during emergencies. At this time it should be focusing on severe weather occurrences since typhoons visit our part of the world about 22 times a year. I also expect them to be on top of other calamities. 

If any of you like-minded guys have your own transmitter, you could get on those frequencies to alert the masses against any undead attacks or the whereabouts of the Solanum Virus. If you notice a pattern of "mysterious illnesses" or "cannibal attacks" or similar strange things, something more sinister may be afoot.

Early detection could help us survive the zombie war.
Coordination through radio could help us win it.

Stay vigilant!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)

 photos from Wikipedia 

World War Z? How about World War 2?

Remember the faces of your grandfathers and grandmothers, for today we celebrate the Day of Valor, or "Araw ng Kagitingan" as we say it in Tagalog. We shall never forget the sacrifice of those who fought in Bataan and Corregidor.

My grandfater, my mom's dad, was at the Battle of Bataan. Their orders were to resist the Japanese invaders "to the limits of human endurance". Completely surrounded and outnumbered, he and his comrades were bombarded by tanks, artillery, and Japanese fighter craft for three whole months. They were starving, disease stricken, and were practically holding the mountain fortification with no hope for reinforcement.

Reminder: The Japanese are our friends today. Remembering what happened in the past is part of any real friendship between cultures. Dig?

Unable to bear further losses, Major General Edward P. King, Jr. surrendered more than 76,000 soldiers. Of these were 68,000 Filipino troops, and 11,796 Americans.

The survivors were then forced to march 80 miles from Bataan to Camp O'Donnel. Hundreds never made it as the weak and injured were shot by the invader's soldiers.

Their sacrifice was not in vain. This stand against the invaders bought precious time for Allied forces to gather their strength in the Pacific. This directly contributed to the success of the battle of Midway which was a turning point in the war.

Granddad made it, and he went on to have 8 kids. I've got a bunch of cousins as a result.


Fast forward to today, Japan is now one of our closest allies. We've patched things up quite well, I could even say that our people get along the best compared to our other Asian neighbors. Better times have indeed come along.

Still, the Day of Valor is an important day to remember how ordinary men and women fought against impossible odds. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be there when Bataan fell.

When the horde of undead rise up to threaten us with extinction, I wonder if we will fight as hard as our elders. They faced death fully believing that they may not survive and that each day would be their last.

We're so soft and spoiled compared to them! We complain on Facebook about every little thing. We've got our First World Problems, and daily rants. We're really our own worst enemy WTSHTF.

As I write this, cozy in my office chair, in an air-conditioned glass tower, I wonder if I can do what my grandparents did. They survived. I should do my best to do the same.

This one's for you granddad Andres and grandma Anastasia. Thank you for everything.

Stay vigilant!