#CulturePH - How to stay positive according to Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead’s Akira Tendo

How’s your day going?

Netflix’s Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, which is currently at No. 1 on the Top 10 Movies on Netflix in the Philippines, is the dose of positivity that you need when things are not so great. The main character, Akira Tendo (Eiji Akaso), works at an exploitative company where he suffers endless hours and harassment from his boss. He spends his days feeling more dead than alive. One day, the town is overtaken by zombies and Akira gets excited for he doesn't need to go to the office anymore rather than facing the fact he has to survive the zombie apocalypse. Akira comes up with a bucket list of 100 things he decided to accomplish before he becomes a zombie and makes his bucket list checked traveling with Shizuka (Mai Shiraishi) and Kencho (Shuntaro Yanagi). 

Like Akira, you don’t need a big weapon to take on a big challenge. Being optimistic is even more powerful! Here are ways to stay positive so you can live your best life under the worst circumstances.

Look at the bright side

Akira, who’s more worried about being late for work rather than zombies trying to eat him, eventually realizes the advantage of being in a zombie apocalypse: He doesn’t need to go to work! Having a rosy outlook helps him survive, giving him the focus to think of important things like his bucket list.

Listen to your favorite music

Music can be a powerful source of inspiration to keep you going. It’s part of Akira’s personal arsenal when he’s out on the streets of Tokyo looking for supplies. Listening to his favorite jam while outrunning a zombie horde is next-level superhero stuff.

Eat delicious food

Trying to survive a zombie apocalypse without having any survival skills sounds like a lost cause. But props to Akira for staying alive and rewarding himself with good food while he’s at it.

Think of your crush

Like Akira, thinking of your crush can give you the motivation to finish the task at hand. That kilig feeling will instantly put a smile on your face and boost your energy.

Find a friend

Two heads are better than one. No man is an island. Teamwork makes the dream work. All are true, especially when it comes to survival. Akira, Kencho, and Shizuka may have their differences but when working together to survive, they’re golden.

Make time for self-care

Life’s problems can get overwhelming that’s why it’s important to relax and recharge your mind and body. Be like Akira and his friends. In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, they found time to do SUP yoga and swim in a hot spring. Mindfulness achieved!

Look awesome while you’re at it

Akira may look like the living dead trying to beat deadlines but he sure knows how to take on a zombie shark in style. Facing difficulties is a fact of life. So why not look good while trying your best? 

Make a list of goals

Having goals gives you purpose and achievement. In Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Akira created a bucket list to help him live his best life before he becomes a zombie’s meal. Starting a gratitude list is a good way to stay positive, too.

Do good, be good

Being kind comes naturally to Akira. He loves helping people and has a can-do attitude that keeps him determined. Being good is not always easy but it’s a surefire way to channel positive vibes. 

For more life lessons, silly saves, and zombie gore watch Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead now streaming, only on Netflix.


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