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Saturday, September 14, 2002

Memo to the 'body' and 'mind'

Subject: Lessons learnt during the midterms

I hope we can learn from the mistakes made during midterms, now that the endterms are here. There were many, but the biggest one was going to sleep as early as midnight with the Mr. Mind telling Mr. Body " Don't worry, the exam is at 9:30, and 4 hours of sleep is enough. So we'll set the alarm for 4:30 and then study for 4 more hours till the exam. Let us sleep now." Hate to break it to you, guys, but that does not happen. When we go to sleep at midnight, we invariably wake up a nice full 8 hours later and have time only to shower and breakfast. The alarm for some reason has been shut off by a magical hand. So let it be on the record that no 'sleeping at midnight' business until the entire course has been revised (yeah right, like that's gonna happen before midnight!)! Sleep after the course is revised, and rely on friendly neighbourhood hostelmates to bang on your door an hour before the exam to wake you up, if alarm clock does not do the trick.

Looking forward to your cooperation in this regard,

I remain,
Yours Sincerely,