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Monday, May 16, 2011

A bum’s life

A bum’s life
By n.d. a.k.a. nestor/slick master
May 15, 2011
12:56 a.m.

It’s been a month since I officially ended my life as a student. Okay, no more lessons, exams, classmates, professors, or what-so-ever. However, graduation also signified the start of new life as either a professional or a bum. That’s why they called that ceremony as “commencement exercises.”

Nah, I’ll compare my usual schedule of life being a schoolman to now being a laid-ass. It usually starts with this kind. As early as 6 am is my wake–up call and by 7:45 in the morning, I should’ve left the school for my classes. From then, I’ll have some 45 minutes of travel time, which barely means that I’ll come on time. Or if worst-case scenario happens, it extends to an hour. (Thanks to those shits! I’m late again even if there’s some grace period) So, from 8:30 am, I have two 90-minute classes all the way before noontime. Then I’ll have some lunch with my classmates and friends and by afternoon I’ll just hanging around at my friend’s dorm with his barkada and his laptop, digging news, social networking on the internet as a side dish to my new hobby, which is photo-enhancing. I can’t call that photo editing yet since I’m not that skilled and not even had that as my profession. That goes all the way until 9 in the evening. By then, I’ll leave the place, go home and before 10 in the evening, I’ll have my dinner and watch television as my nightcap. Sleeping time is usually set to 11 p.m.

Now, forward to present, I used to wake up at 7 a.m. Since then, I’ll just drink coffee, wash up, took a bath and hit the court since I barely missed playing basketball. Later that day will be breakfast and cleaning the mess (okay, I mean household chores. I do for sometimes mopping the floor and scrubbing the yard. Most of it was scrubbing, washing dishes, and anything goes.) By noontime I’ll have lunch, watch newscast programs, and rest. If I’m still awake for the moment I’ll dig the desktop and do what I want, though most of them were just photo-editing and video-tripping. Otherwise, I’m definitely sleeping then. By late afternoon, I’ll hit the internet and check my e-mail (though it usually goes for like once in every 4 days) and by nighttime, watching basketball games on the summer league and late night programs on TV by 10pm. Sleeping time is like the same thing as me being a student. 12 midnight.

Nah, I can’t really tell what’s the difference of these vacations. Except for the fact that this one’s longer and had no definite length unless you apply for a job right now and get hired right away. But one thing is for sure. It’s not easy to be like one anyway, you’re gonna get stuck to somewhere else (or if you’re introvert, at home) doing the usual things until you eventually get lazy and sick of it. You’re resources slowly emptied up and you can’t do anything to recover unless you have a very thick face or like I said earlier, got a piece of luck on finding a job.

Though one thing is for sure enough: If you’re one hell professional bum, just make sure you really got the profession out of it. Relaxation is not bad, but too much of it can definitely lead you to laziness types of shit. Good luck!

© 2011 september twenty-eight productions.

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