The Man Who Seldom Sleeps

Tuesday morning:

Mum woke me up at 8 AM. I had my sleep at the living room with my T-square, triangles, technical pens, and tracing papers. I am in a rush doing my plates for my CE132L course. (That course was intended only for planning and drawing the structural details of a two-storey building.

It was in the wee hours of Tuesday, I am staying late (from Monday evening) to working too early (Tuesday morning). The twist in the story was; by 9 AM the floor plan, four elevations, foundation plan, doors and windows sked, beam detail and sked, and slab are due for checking.

At that moment I was still planning the Elevation. Though I am not yet done with my work I slept by 5 AM and be awake at 8. I got so tired that I didn't notice that I was able to sleep in the sofa right at the living room.

It was 7:30 when my Mum tried to wake me up.

Mama: "Wake Up! You have classes today? At what time?"

(Gising na. Wala ka bang pasok? Anong oras ba klase mo?)

I: (I was stretching my arms) "2.8 Mum." (2.8 po ma)

I was half-awake by then so I didn't even understand what the hell was going on.

Mum: (asked the same question) (inulit ang tanong)
Ako: "I said 2.8." (2.8 nga po ma.)

At 8:30 Am, after realizing that I might arrive late, I rose even my eyes were still swollen and hefty.

Just before I took my bus off to school, my elder brother told me the story. I was ashamed of what I did. (Haha) I was dumbfounded at that time while my big bro was laughing and mocking at me incessantly. That's the way I knew my story. (LOL) (Kinuwento ng kuya ko. Hiyang-hiya ako habang siya ay tawa ng tawa. Dun ko na lang nalaman.)

ENDING: Our prof was absent that day. He attended a meeting at the main campus. (Wala si Prof. May meeting sa main campus. Ayun. Sayang ang pinagpuyatang kahihiyan.)


P.S: The 2.8 there was the height of my first floor in meters.

And this kind of thing is what keeps me busy from January until May this year. No more social life and I seldom take a slumber too. (Sighs)

But still I am happy and I love life.

Carlo Andrion y Hernandez
March 10, 2010


  1. we say the strangest things when we're asleep.

  2. Haha. Yeah. That's true.

    That was the second time that I spoke re numbers. XD

    Thanks for dropping by Neil. =)

  3. my sister woke up once saying "reynolds ballpen." for the life of her, she couldn't remember why.

  4. Haha. That's cool.

    My sister too. She had some foul words uttered. And hitherto, I dunno what are the scientific bases for that. =)

  5. that's strange... but here's my story. stranger than yours. i always wake up at 3 am to play plants vs. zombies until six. i don't know why. i guess, i'm now programmed to do that. hehehe...
    talking strange things while you're asleep or half awake is funny, dangerous too, cause you might blabber out your secrets... just reminding..

  6. sya nga pala. thanks sa pagfollow rin sa akin. wala kang mahihita sa blog ko.. walang kwenta. walang laman... hehehe... parang ako, walang laman ang utak...

  7. ung sinulat mo pala tungkol kay bob ong... i quoted your last statement there para sa article ko sa school pub namin. such a great help.. if you like, i-popost ko sa blog ko para makita mo...

  8. @Ruix: Hehe. Sure. It would be nice.

    Pero the time I wrote that, I am not yet a part of our school pub. So that would need a little bit honing to state the ideas more clearly and in brevity.

    And to your blog, I believe that every person is a genius. Talent knows no name.Thus writing too.

    I follow people, not because I like their works, I follow them cos I like their personality.


    Thanks for always dropping by.

  9. A busy life is a happy life daw e. LOL.

  10. @Victor Gregor: It depends upon the person on how she/he will have an outlook to it. =)

  11. Hahaha!!!! "Mum" --> British English? Sosyal naman!

  12. Joke lang yan Fred. Kakabasa ng Dracula. :D:D:D

  13. matulog ka naman kc..

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