Monday, November 24, 2008

Wake Up

You spend 20 years in bed, unconscious, doing basically nothing, where you’ve got absolutely nothing happening for you. That’s a good one-third of your life. Then you die.

An average person spends about six to eight hours in bed sleeping. If he’s heartbroken, only two hours are spent unconscious while the rest is taken over by wallowing. No matter. Most of that is still time wasted. I’m not saying that humans should do without sleeping. You’ll mess up with your endocrine system and deprive yourself of serotonin. In English, you’ll make yourself cranky. I learned this from Scully. Tempers would flare and if nuclear bombs don’t annihilate mankind, we will die in our own rages. It’s only that I believe in staying awake while you can.

It’s 10:30pm right now on a Sunday. You’ve got work tomorrow? So do I. get your MP3 player and with your blaring earphones, walk the streets and stop by at Burger Machine for a longganisa with egg sandwich. Buy pirated DVDs and have a movie marathon. Write. Have sex. Write about it. Text your girlfriend. Blog about it. Surf the net. Meet new people. Then have sex again. Build relationships and destroy those that aren’t healthy for you. Sit in bed drinking while waiting for Chowking to serve breakfast, although they’ve replaced the ham with paper. Visit the red-light district. Text your ex and flirt with her. Learn a difficult song and sing it and just this once let it be you who disturbs the peace of the neighborhood. Do a hundred sit-ups. Go to Starbucks and complain about their Wi-Fi fcuk it it’s supposed to be for free! There’s just too much to do and if we live to be 60, that’s practically throwing 20 years in a vegetable state. Make something happen. Right now. Sleep only when you can’t sustain a vertical position any longer because there’s just too much opportunity for that when that time comes when you aren’t able to wake up.

12 comments:

Jake Tornado said...

And to add to your bucket list, I recommend making a difference in our society in every little way you can.

And of course, have sex again. :)

lucas said...

hey, dude! nice one! i really enjoyed reading you. very spontaneous and meaningful (ass-kissing aside! ahehe)

paborito ko rin yung latenight na pagtambay sa burger machine and eat longanisa with egg! its just too bad wala ng BM dito sa lugar namin...

keep writing!

Chyng said...

Oh Borge, learn to sleep naman...

Sama ko sa SOMS!!! Mis ko na! (--,)

Lawrence said...

always do good for yourself...

wanderingcommuter said...

quarter life crisis, it reads... hehehe

xxxborgexxx said...

@ jake&lawrence - i think i'm a good enough citizen as much as i'm being good to myself. cheers :)

@ lucas - punta ka sa neighborhood ko dito ka bili sa BM pero bring some change baka matagalan sa sukli hahaha i just hate it like that

@ chyng - tara kain na!!! burger machine ayaw mo? hahahaha :)

@ wandering - grrr!!! bata pa'ko, harharhar.

~Kinesics said...

Hahaha I agree with Chyng...leart to get some sleep!!! Care for your mind and body by getting the optimal number of hours of sleep you need each night! :)

And yes, I am your mother :)

~kinesics

Anonymous said...

nice one. isanlibo at isang thumbs ups para sayo!

r-yo said...

i'm not asleep, but i'm not doing anything either. it's so damn cold here. now, just lying in the comforts of my sofa, watching ABS-CBN shows is a waste of time, right? darn!

Anonymous said...

borge! thanks for following my blog. me tanong ako? pano ba gummising kapag di ka pa natutulog? hehe. gulo nonh. bangag ang lola mo. hehe.

sexymoi said...

honga naman... feeling ko i sleep like 50% of my life. ahaaha napakatamad. well, yeah enjoy life. it's the only one we've got. :)

xxxborgexxx said...

@~Kinesics - you'd have to drag me to bed drunk haha

@JoShMaRie - matulog ka na nga! tara tulog na tayo. hehe.

@r-yo - couch potato! harharhar. i don't know about you man but there's a whole universe out there. instead of the boobtube magktv ka na lang sa labas.

@sexymoi - exactly :)