Goodbye sleep, hello coffee.

It’s that time of the semester where work begins to pile up on an exponential level.

It’s annoying, really. I have to sacrifice a lot of my favourite activities (for example, kungfu *sobs*) so that I can spend an entire day doing nothing but reading and writing.

This coming week, I have THREE things that are due. What this means is that I have to say good bye to sleep, and hello to good ol’ coffee!

I’m glad I’ve found a really good brand of coffee that’s both delicious and effective. If you haven’t tried it, please do. The brand is called: Trung Nguyen (pronounced: “zhong ng-yuen”). Coffee goes well with philosophy because – at least for myself – it opens up the mind to think really really fast. It’s like the sci-fi fiction, “Dune”. Where the mentat, a human with extraordinary brain powers, will drink some mind-enhancing juice (known as the Juice of Sapho – or in my case, coffee!) such that it can do a heavy load of computation. I love the old Dune movie. One of the mentats, by the name of Piter De Vries, will drink the Juice of Sapho, and begin chanting his mind-enhancing mantra:

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains,
the stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

Dune. Directed by David Lynch.

Here’s my mega huge mug of mind-enhancing juice:


It’s actually a french press that can make coffee for 2-3 mugs. I brewed my coffee, emptied it out into a big bowl, rinsed away the ground coffee beans, and poured it back in, and voila – a mega-mug of coffee. To set things in perspective, I’ve put it beside a normal mug to give you an idea of how big this mega mug is.

Alright. It’s time to get down to work. I’ve drank more than half of this mega-mug already. It’s time to set the philosophical-mentat mind in motion.

“It is by will alone I set my mind in motion…”