When you are bored.....

This arrived in the inbox recently. Since I've got nothing interesting to share (buntu lar), I'll post this instead. I'm really bored... need something to amuse myself.

See what's in your neighbour's rubbish/trash (Amusement Potential: 20-30 minutes)
You can learn a lot about people by what they throw out. You might uncover some dark secret about them. Plus, they might be throwing out something with value that still works, like a VCR or some magazine

Step off a curb with eyes shut, imagine it's a cliff (Amusement Potential: 2-5 minutes)
To get any benefit out of this one, you have to have a good imagination. Don't step off immediately, build up to the jump. Study the ravine below. Feel the winds at that altitude. Step off and...AHHHHHH!!!!!

Burn things with a magnifying glass (Amusement Potential: 5-30 minutes)
Ants are always fun to use for this, but burning the face of someone you don't like, under some circumstances, can be just as entertaining.

Blink wildly and then close your eyes really tight for an interesting light show(Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
See a variety of blobs, stars and flashes. Try to make out shapes and see if your subconscious is trying to send you a message (perhaps that funny shape is saying, 'send all your money to urban75.com'?)

See how long you can hold a note (Amusement Potential: 4-20 minutes)
Not that much fun, but it sure passes the time. Play with a friend, or try to beat your own personal best. Inhale deeply and then try and make a noise for as long as you can. Earn extra points for making your partner laugh or ending on an amusing note.

Try to not think about penguins (Amusement Potential: 1-5 minutes)
This is especially hard, because by trying too much, you remember what you were trying to avoid thinking of. If you try too little, you end up thinking about penguins anyway.

Use your secret mind power (Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Pick a passing by and try to use your mind power to command them do something, like drop their bag or knock into someone. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, so you can convince yourself that you really have super human powers and waste even more time trying them out.

Scratch yourself (Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
Go ahead, scratch yourself now. Even if nothing itches, go ahead. Doesn't that feel pretty good?

Rate passers by (Amusement Potential: 10-15 minutes)
Secretly award passers by marks out of ten as you go along, offering (unsaid) expert criticism over their clothing, hairstyle and footwear choices.

Pinch yourself (Amusement Potential: 1-3 minutes)
What is pain? Why is it unpleasant? There's nothing physical about it - it's all in your mind. Plus, after pinching yourself for awhile, boredom will seem nice next to being in pain.

Try to swallow your tongue (Amusement Potential: 1-2 minutes)
There's not much to say about this one. It is possible, but really stupid.

When watching TV – especially shows like CSI or Heroes - , repeat everything said in Manglish.(Amusement Potential: 5-10 minutes)
Sort of entertaining.

When watching TV, tune into Malay Dramas.(Amusement Potential: Lifetime)
Make sure you watch Drama Melayu with scripts that go like: “Ini failnya Tuan.” or “Adakah anda menemui kesukaran di dalam menghadapi pembelajarananda di sini?” (instead of “Okay ker kau belajar kat sini?”)


cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Mior,

Oh no, bro! Oh no! Everything else you put down, I can go along. But please, oh no, not the last one, Tuan! :)

Mior Azhar said...

Yes, i know, the last one is not for the faint hearted...hehehe