Have you ever heard of polyphasic sleep? It's a system where you try to decrease the amount of time you sleep by only sleeping 30min every 4 hours. For one day, the time grand total will be only 3 hours of sleep a day instead of the normal 8 hours a day. There have been many studies regarding this method. Some say it works, some say you get nasty side-effects like insomnia and that sort of thing. Scary stuff, and it wouldn't really fit my time schedule either.
However, I DO want more time, and I need to find a sleeping schedule that suits me better than the regular 8 hours/night. For once, I'll probably start doing the night shift, meaning that I'll virtually no chance to sleep nighttime. I've done some research and came to the conclusion that the so called "triphasic sleep program" would be the best route to pursue.
What triphasic sleep means is that you only sleep 4,5h a day, but in three phases, thus 1,5h bursts. Why 1,5 hours you ask? Well, according to many studies done on sleep, 1,5 hours, or 90 minutes, is the amount of time it takes for the body to go through a so called "REM cycle", which basically means that you will have passed the deep sleep cycle and returned to a point where you can easily wake up again.
Doing this, you'll be able to save approximately 3,5 hours per day. Although that may not sound much, for one week (only counting week days) you'll save 17 hours. Over one year, that's 884 hours, or to put it simple: almost 37 DAYS. That's more than a month's worth of time awake! This means that your life will be a month longer every year, giving you the time to finish your homework, finish that essay before deadline or simply slack off. In theory anyways...
I don't know if it works, but I'm going to try this out for a month to see where it'll lead me. If it works out, it'll mean that I'll have loads more time on my hands to study, which is exactly what I need to do with my free time right now.
So, I've been away for a while. Well, guess what? I've got a job! YAY! GO ME!
It's only temporary though, so I'll probably work a bit, then go back to school or something. I wouldn't mind going to Japan to search for a job either, but I feel that I need an economic ground to stand on before I can try anything like that.
Anyways, my life isn't very random at all right now. In fact, it's very predictable. I go to work, I get back home, I sleep. On the weekends I stay home and sleep.
Every year, same story, same shit. I get no work during the summer and I miss out on all the fun stuff that money can buy. I seemed to be cursed, destined to be unemployed, even though I KNOW I'm up for the jobs I apply for. When it all comes down to it it's all about connections. Sad but true.
Just the other day I actually got called to an interview. I thought "hey, maybe I'll get a job this year". Well, guess what? They called the next day, said that they had to cancel the interview because the customer (they were a recruitment firm) had "changed his mind". I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case, though. I'm sure someone's son or daughter got the job instead. Fucking nepotistic.
I made a mighty fine "rare cheesecake" today. I was supposed to make a baked cheesecake, but I found an interesting recipe and decided to try that out instead. I'll try to make a baked one later on, though. Here's the recipe:
12 "Digestive" type crackers 75g Butter 3 eggs 125g vanilla extract OR 75g of sugar 3dl whipped cream 200g Philadelphia cheese(or any other "cream" type cheese)
1. First of all you should prepare the "dough". Put the crackers in a plastic bag and crush the hell out of them until you have only crumbs left. Then melt the butter and mix it with the cracker crumbs. DONE. Now press the "dough" onto the bottom and sides of a springform pan.
2. Secondly, separate the eggs' yolks and mix them with the vanilla extract/sugar until you get a fluffy mass. Put the mass aside for a while since you're going to be needing it later.
3. Whip the egg whites and cream in SEPARATE bowls, then mix the cream with the mass you created earlier (see "2."). When you've finished mixing in the cream mix the egg whites in to complete the cheesecake's filling.
4. Pour the filling you made in "3." into the springform pan and onto the dough. Voila! It's almost done. Now you only need to put that shit into the freezer for about 5 hours and get ready to taste a piece of heaven. Don't overeat though, it's pretty rich.
COOL TI: If you don't want the cream to frost while freezing it, put something on top to cover it up. The best thing to do is to use about 6 more digestive crackers and 40g of butter and make some more dough to use as the cover. Mighty effective and mighty tasty!!!