Thursday, May 19, 2011

Walking Dead

This comic series has gotten me busy for the entire week. I've finished 83 issues and downloading the 84th right now. I can't remember when was the last time I had the same kanchiong-ness feeling, waiting for the next episode, to find out what happens next. The other zombie apocalypse I've read was Crossed, which I still thinks is more believe able then flesh-eating-animated-corpses. But it is walking dead that got me so hooked, so concerned on the well being of Rick and his small group of survivors. What I like best is how the character evolves from your ordinary law abiding citizen to an almost barbaric character in a state of lawlessness in the land of living dead.

But then again, it's unfair to compare it to Crossed as the later only comes in short mini series, about 7 volumes max, so there's little time for character development without making it look like the character is having split personality issues. Speaking of lawlessness, the recent earthquake + tsunami + nuclear crisis in Fukushima has made me thinking how different it will be if the same zombie apocalypse were to hit Japan. Whatever happened in New Orleans did not happen in Fukushima. So, if a zombie apocalypse were to happen in Japan things could still be in order. I would've taken Resident Evil as example, but its rather boring as it only focus on one player only, and there's very little interaction and relationship building as Walking Dead.

Now if you'll excuse me, the download just completed

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Video All Parents Must Watch


Sir Ken Robinson has hit all the right spots on how our current education system is killing creativity. To make matters worse, Malaysians don't really treasure creativity. We buy iPhones and iPads not because of its ingenuity, but because it's the in-thing right now, and because Steve Jobs is helluva good salesman.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is Dead

I tried to think of a witty title but failed, so there you have it, plain and simple and you probably know what I'll be talking about in this post. This few weeks has been really eventful for the history of human kind. First the wedding of Prince William, second in line for the crown. And then the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist. The later has clearly overshadowed the royal wedding as there's no more news on the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Osama Bin Laden, the man FBI hold responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack. The man that ignited two wars which drained the US economy. The man that instigated widespread islamophobia through out the world. The man that caused major inconvenience for air travelers by subjecting them to xray pornography and child molestation. Osama Bin Laden is now dead.

Meh. Nothing sums up my thoughts better then the following comic:
Source: http://www.explosm.net/comics/2409/